A man wanted by River Forest police for more than six months for an armed home invasion was captured without incident in a Lombard laundromat on May 7 by a team of officers from River Forest and Forest Park in the West Suburban Enhanced Drug and Gang Enforcement (WEDGE) task force.
Travone T. Norris, 25, of the 100 block of Kenilworth Avenue, was arrested Thursday, May 1, around 7 p.m. after he was identified in both a photo and a live lineup by a 14-year-old Oak Park juvenile who was robbed, the afternoon of April 20, near the Austin Boulevard Blue Line stop.
Cook County Sheriff's officers executed a child protection warrant to recover an 8-month-old baby in Oak Park on April 22. The child's 41-year-old mother had left a Chicago alcohol and drug addiction treatment center without permission on April 9, a sheriff's spokesperson said.
Oak Park police reported that a pair of phony contractors made off with two diamond rings and credit cards on April 18 in the 600 block of S. Lyman. Police said a 65-year-old homeowner flagged down the men, who were reportedly driving through his alley in a red late-model pickup marked with white writing.
Oak Park police reported a series of auto burglaries overnight April 13-14. A bag containing a breast pump kit and gym bag with clothes and women's shoes was removed from an unlocked Hyundai parked in the 200 block of Elmwood Avenue.