Cyclist struck with egg while riding in River Forest

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By Megan Dooley

Staff Reporter

A 49-year-old man was riding his bike on the 7700 block of Greenfield, Sept. 5, when he was struck in the back with an egg, thrown by unknown offenders in a yellow midsize vehicle last seen fleeing southbound on Park Avenue.


A pry-type tool was used to defeat the deadbolt lock on the rear door of a business located on the first block of Chicago between Aug. 27 and 29. Entry was possibly gained into the business, but there was no reported loss. Estimated loss due to damage was $200.

The window of an office on the 800 block of Ontario was broken, Aug. 29-30 to unlock the door, and a vending machine key was used by someone to remove an unknown amount of change from the vending machine. Estimated loss is $125.

Residential burglary

A hidden key was possibly used by an unknown offender to gain entry into a residence on the 400 block of N. Kenilworth between Aug. 27 and 28. Once inside, the offender removed an Apple iBook and several bottles of alcoholic beverages. The offender also broke out a stained glass window and window frame. Estimated loss is $6,000.


A packaged Apple iPhone was removed from a location on the 300 block of N. Maple, where it had been delivered Aug. 26. Estimated loss is $680.

25 Chicago Tribune newspapers were removed from the front of a business on the 100 block of N. Oak Park where they were delivered at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 28. Estimated loss is $50.

An offender described as a male, 14-16 years old, 5-feet-6 with a thin build and black hair, was observed removing a grey Kodak digital camera from a backpack on the first block of Lake on Aug. 29. Estimated loss is $80.

Two gas-powered lawnmowers were removed from a garage on the 1200 block of N. Ridgeland, Aug. 30-31, after someone entered the victim's garage through an open overhead door. Estimated loss is $300.

An unknown person opened a UPS box left in the vestibule of an apartment building on the 900 block of Washington, Aug. 15, and removed a surge protector and a memory module for an HP Compaq computer. Estimated loss is $80.

A red flip phone was removed from the counter of a business located on the 100 block of Madison, Aug. 31. Estimated loss is $80.

Five bicycles and a bike ramp were removed from outside a residence on the 1100 block of Wenonah, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, after being left unlocked and unattended. Estimated loss is $750.

An unknown man, approximately 30 years old, 5-feet-8, 150 pounds with brown hair, posed as a Commonwealth Edison employee when he came to the door of the victim's residence on the 1000 block of Bonnie Brae, Aug. 29. The offender said he needed to check the fuse box, and the victim allowed the man into his home. The victim said the subject was talking to another person on a walkie-talkie while he was in the home. After he left, the victim discovered $600 missing from a suitcase in the master bedroom.

Two sets of Kwik Goal soccer goals were removed from behind the River Forest Park District garage on the 7800 block of Lake between Aug. 26 and 31. Total estimated loss is $2,000.

A victim reported to police on Sept. 2 that someone picked up his prescription for 100 pills of Norco pain medication without his consent from the CVS Pharmacy on the 7900 block of North Ave. The subject was known to the victim.

Bicycle theft

A brown Diamondback bicycle was removed from a bike rack on the 200 block of Flourney, Aug. 29. Estimated loss is $300.

Theft of motor vehicle

Someone entered a garage on the 500 block of S. Humphrey, Aug. 28-29, via a missing overhead door and by possible means of a spare key. The offender then removed a tan 2004 Nissan Frontier. Estimated loss is $7,000.

Burglary to motor vehicle

Three vehicles parked on the 200 block of Chicago were broken into between Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 by an unknown offender who then removed a total of 15 boxes of ice cream from the vehicles. Estimated loss and damage is $350.

Someone entered a vehicle parked on the 100 block of Washington, Aug. 19, through an open window. Once inside, the offender removed a black iPhone 4. Estimated loss is $400.

Two offenders were observed burglarizing a vehicle parked on the 6100 block of North Ave. on Aug. 31. The first offender, seen sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, was described as a male 30-40 years old, 5-feet-10, 175 pounds, with a mustache. The second was standing outside the vehicle, and was described as a male 30-40 years old, 5-feet-5, 200 pounds, bald with a mustache. The second offender removed a red electric Chicago brand hammer from the rear of the vehicle. Estimated loss is $200.

Theft from motor vehicle

A man described as 20-24 years old, 5-feet-10, with a medium build and black hair was observed removing a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on the 200 block of Lake, Aug. 30. Estimated loss is $1,200.

Driving under the influence

Anthony Lewis, 31, of the 1100 block of W. 110th Place in Chicago, was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and cited for various traffic violations after being pulled over on the 800 block of Ridgeland, Sept. 1.

Criminal sexual assault

Emanuel Robinson, 27, was caught by police at the corner of William and Lemoyne on Aug. 30 and arrested for criminal sexual assault after he allegedly approached a victim at the corner of Lathrop and North while she was sitting on her bicycle and squeezed her buttocks, then fled on foot. The victim signed a refusal to prosecute.

These items were obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, and 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.

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Foghorn Leghorn  

Posted: September 12th, 2011 2:02 PM

Was it a chicken egg or an ostrich egg?

Violet Aura  

Posted: September 7th, 2011 6:25 PM

@OP Resident: Why the hell not? I was once hit by an egg and it hurt! I don't understand why you are minimizing this, unless you do the same. Sheesh indeed!

Another OP Resident  

Posted: September 7th, 2011 4:52 PM

It's important to report that a cyclist was hit with an egg - sheesh!

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