Oak Park police nabbed two Chicago men caught committing a burglary in the 100 block of Randolph around noon Oct. 24. By working with information shared through the West Suburban Drug and Gang Enforcement (WEDGE) unit, police were able to recover five laptop computers and a digital camera believed to have been taken during five other recent residential burglaries in the area.
A week ago Tuesday morning there was an altercation on a stairwell at OPRF. One student pushed another and the second student went over a railing, falling to the landing a floor below. Thankfully for those of us who have walked those stairs, the student's injuries were less than we would have expected. No head injury. Damage to ribs and legs and then back in school the next day.
A new trial date has been set for a former North Chicago police officer, his son and an acquaintance who authorities say were involved in the fatal shooting of a Chicago woman in the parking lot of a River Forest park in 2011.
Oak Park police said a 17-year-old Chicago resident was walking in the 1500 block of North Austin Boulevard around 5:45 p.m., Oct. 14, when a man, roughly 18 years old, exited a black Chevy Trailblazer and approached the victim from behind, pressing an unknown object into his back and saying, "Give me everything," and "Give me what's in your pocket."
In the second case of child-luring in two days, River Forest police arrested a 31-year-old Oak Park man and charged him with disorderly conduct after a female student told them he had followed her through a 7-Eleven in the 7300 block of Division Street and then repeatedly offered her a ride to school in his car, the morning of Oct. 8.
Justino Correa, 19, of the Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago was taken into custody by Chicago police in connection with the murder of the woman whose remains were found in Thatcher Woods in River Forest Thursday night.
Two men talked their way into the home of an Oak Park couple, age 86 and 84, in the 900 block of Wisconsin Avenue around 4 p.m., Sept. 30. While one distracted the owners by engaging them in conversation, the other removed miscellaneous jewelry from a bedroom. Loss was estimated at $500.