A Forest Park man has sued the River Forest police for allegedly altering a police report and manipulating a lineup during its investigation of a July 2010 armed robbery for which he spent 894 days in jail before being found not guilty.
An Oak Park man was approached in the 1200 block of North Austin Boulevard around 11:30 p.m., Nov. 20, by five men. One asked him if he had any weed for sale. When the victim responded no, one offender punched him in the face and the victim dropped his iPhone and fled. Total estimated loss was $250.
An unknown man, roughly 18 years old, approached a 40-year-old man around 3 p.m. in the first block of Pleasant Avenue, Nov. 10, displayed a black handgun and said, "What's good?" The victim struck the offender who fled.
Oak Park police warned residents Nov. 13 to secure window and door locks after a series of overnight burglaries that took place during the early morning hours in single family homes in the 800 blocks of South Kenilworth and Clinton Avenues and in the 100 and 200 blocks of South Elmwood and Scoville Avenues.
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 is still working with Oak Park police to investigate the summertime theft of 47 brand new iPad mini tablets from the D97 administration building, said Director of Policy, Planning and Communications Chris Jasculca.