Seven laptop computers disappeared from the Beye School library, 230 N. Cuyler Ave., over the summer, police reported Monday. The white, Apple Macbook computers were said to have been removed sometime after July 7, said Cmdr. LaDon Reynolds of the Oak Park police department.
Six juveniles were detained by River Forest police after throwing rocks at moving southbound traffic on Harlem Avenue at 7:38 p.m. on Sept. 12. After a rock broke a driver's windshield, he observed the children run into a home near LeMoyne and Harlem.
"Fight until the end." That's the advice given by the female victim of an attempted River Forest kidnapping to a small group of residents who met Friday with Deputy Police Chief Craig Rutz and other officers to talk about crime in River Forest. "You are responsible for your own safety," she said.
Oak Park police curbed a driver they suspected of texting and violating radio noise ordinances in the 1600 block of S. Harlem on August 31 around 9 p.m. While speaking with Kurt Thoemke, 36, of the 600 block of Louis in Franklin Park, they noticed a baseball-shaped package in the car that turned out to be 354.5 grams of cocaine, worth almost $30,000.
The 17-year-old Oak Park and River Forest High School student who landed a handful of felony charges last month after a search of his apartment turned up large quantities of drugs, cash, and allegedly stolen goods apparently got some of the drugs via a FedEx shipment from California.
A handful of River Forest residents are refusing to take crime and violence sitting down. By all appearances, the village is a relatively safe place to live. Weekly police reports consist mostly of minor infractions, along with the occasional theft or burglary.
US Bank, 11 W. Madison St., was robbed Monday evening just one minute before a 5 p.m. closing time. Several other customers were in the bank at the time. According to police reports, a man placed a black duffle bag on the counter and handed the teller a note demanding money.
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.
Representatives of Community Justice Center Westside from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office joined forces with members of the Oak Park Police Department, village staff, and the Madison Street Business Association to stage a walking tour of Madison Street businesses last week, to make their presence known to local business owners.