Oak Park and River Forest police reports - Aug. 26-Sept. 1

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Setting hospital bedsheets aflame

A 52-year-old Chicago man being treated in the emergency room of Rush Oak Park Hospital around 2 a.m., Aug. 27, allegedly used a lighter to set fire to the soft restraints and bedsheets in his room. He was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property.

Park vandalism

Police arrested a 29-year-old man in the 600 block of Lake Street, Aug. 29, in connection with criminal defacement of public property at Scoville Park.

Pedestrian struck in the face

A Western Springs man told police he was walking in the 100 block of North Harlem Avenue around 10:30 p.m., Aug. 30, when an unknown man approached him from behind and struck him with a closed fist on the side of his face.

Drug possession in Chicago

Oak Park police arrested a 38-year-old Chicago man in the 100 block of North Mayfield Avenue, Chicago, after a traffic stop. Police recovered an unreported amount of a controlled substance and took the man into custody around 4 p.m., Aug. 31.

Burglary

An apartment in the 100 block of South Austin Boulevard was ransacked the morning of Aug. 30. No loss was reported.

Someone pried open the rear door of a residence in the 100 block of North Ridgeland Avenue during the day, Aug. 28, and removed a backpack, cash and a silver Apple laptop. Estimated loss is $1,980.

Persons unknown pushed in a window air-conditioning unit and entered an apartment in the 100 block of South Austin Boulevard, the morning of Aug. 30. Once inside, they removed a Panasonic flat-screen TV, an Xbox 360 game console, a game controller and DVD. Estimated loss was $830.

Garage burglary roundup

Garage burglaries occurred in the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue, the night of Aug. 27; the 1100 block of South Maple, overnight Aug. 26-27; the 1100 block of South Clarence, overnight Aug. 26-27; the 1000 block of Lyman, overnight Aug. 29-30; in the 300 block of South Scoville Avenue, July 28-Aug. 28; in the 100 block of South Taylor Avenue; Aug. 11-26; in the 700 block of South Cuyler Avenue, Aug. 27-29; in the 1100 block of South East Avenue, overnight Aug. 28-29; and on the 1000 block of South Grove Avenue, overnight Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

Auto burglaries

  • A spare tire was stolen from a parked Nissan Pathfinder in the 100 block of South Boulevard, Aug. 23-26.
  • A wallet and a box of blank checks were stolen from a car parked overnight in the 100 block of South Boulevard, Aug. 27-28.
  • A laptop worth $1,800 was removed from an unlocked Cadillac Escalade parked overnight, Aug. 28-29, in the 700 block of North Taylor Avenue.
  • Five dollars in cash was removed from an unlocked Toyota parked in the 300 block of South Lombard, overnight Aug. 29-30.
  • Someone entered and ransacked a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Randolph around 1 a.m., Sept. 1. No loss was reported.
  • A GPS unit was removed from an unlocked Chevy Equinox parked in the 600 block of South Scoville Avenue, overnight Aug. 31-Sept.1.
  • An unlocked Honda Odyssey parked overnight in the 300 block of South Lombard Avenue was ransacked.
  • Someone smashed the driver's side window of a Toyota Corolla parked overnight in the 1000 block of Lyman Avenue, Aug. 31-Sept.1. Estimated damage was $200.

Thefts

  • Two packages of boys' clothes were removed from a front porch during the day in the 700 block of South East Avenue, Aug. 28.
  • A pink backpack, left unattended outside Oak Park and River Forest High School, was removed in the early morning, Aug. 30.
  • A white Apple iPhone was removed from an unattended book bag in the 200 block of South Marion Street, the afternoon of Aug. 31. Estimated loss was $370.

Bicycle thefts

  • A locked men's bicycle was removed from the 1000 block of North Boulevard during the day, Aug. 26.
  • A locked bike was removed from Oak Park and River Forest High School's bike rack sometime between Aug. 23 and 26.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Aug. 26-Sept. 1and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public's help in making an arrest.
—Compiled by Jean Lotus

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