River Forest police have arrested a man for stealing a showering Dominican University student’s backpack. Roy F. Schaffer, 42, a homeless man whose last address was on Chicago’s South Side, was taken into custody Wednesday morning at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street in Oak Park.
In a week filled with robberies, even a literate man was dangerous. A man bought a newspaper the evening of Dec. 6 from 7-Eleven, 240 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, but then went back to the counter and asked for a refund.
Two teens robbed an Oak Park man in his backyard a week ago Tuesday night, but only got away with $12. The man was in his backyard on the 800 block of South Euclid Avenue just after 5:30 on Nov. 30 when the two boys approached him.
Andrew Cade packed up his family on Thanksgiving. He piled them into the car on Thursday afternoon, trimmings and trappings in tow, pulled out of the garage of his house on the 800 block of South Harvey Avenue, heading to his in-laws' house in Chicago.
Oak Park police finally nabbed a retail thief last week — 16 years after his crime. Ireneo S. Rivera of Phoenix, Ariz., 44, was arrested by Oak Park police early on the morning of Nov. 28 on the 800 block of Sheridan Road in Winthrop Harbor after he was turned over to Oak Park police on a 1994 warrant for retail theft.