An 18-year-old Concordia student is being held in Cook County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond after being charged with the alleged Aug. 25 Criminal Sexual Assault of an 18-year-old female Concordia student. According to River Forest police, New Jersey resident Daniel T. Lyman was arrested Sept. 12 after allegedly forceably assaulting the woman. He has a Sept. 19 court date at the Maybrook Courthouse.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

Oak Park police are dealing with an uncooperative victim of a late-night shooting in the 6100 block of West North Avenue, Sept. 12. A 27-year-old man who had just left a nightclub at North Avenue and LaVergne before 4 a.m. was followed by an assailant to an Oak Park gas station. The man pulled a silver semi-automatic handgun and shot at the other man, wounding him in the left ribs and left hip before fleeing on foot. The wounds are not life-threatening.

Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking

A man parking his 1994 Toyota Camry in a lot at 286 Madison St. just after 11 p.m., Sept. 14, was accosted by two men. One man reportedly poked a “sharp object” in the victim’s back, grabbed his collar and said, “Give me your money.” When the victim pushed away, he dropped his keys to the ground. The first offender then picked up the keys and the two men, both of whom the victim said displayed revolvers, got in the car and drove off eastbound on Madison. The car was found three days later near Lorel Avenue and Madison Street in Chicago. No one has been apprehended yet.


Tyrone Carr, 17, and three juvenile Chicago accomplices were arrested the afternoon of Sept. 13 for the alleged attempted robbery of an Oak Park youth near Lake Street and Austin Boulevard. According to police, Carr punched the victim about the head and face as he tried to wrest the bike away from him. The four youths fled when a witness yelled at them.

?  Three Chicago juveniles aged 11, 14 and 15 were arrested near Lake Street and Keystone Avenue the afternoon of Sept. 18 after one of four boys riding three bikes bumped a child off a bike and attempted to steal it.

Attempted abduction

A 12-year-old Oak Park girl was approached by a man as she walked near Oak Park Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on her way to Brooks Middle School the morning of Sept. 13. The man, whom the girl described as 38 to 40, thin build, with black hair and a goatee, was driving a black, newer model Geo Tracker SUV with pink and teal stripes on the side. He approached the girl and said, “Get in the car.” After the girl repeatedly declined, the man drove off southbound on Oak Park from Jackson.


Luis A. Donahue, 24, of 1180 S. Gunderson was arrested after being IDed as the person who allegedly punched an Oak Park man in the face several times, knocking him down, then kicked him several times in the face.n Gregory A. Grover, 29, of 307 South Blvd. was arrested on Domestic Battery charges the night of Sept. 17 after allegedly grabbing an Oak Park woman by the neck, then striking her on the cheek three times.

Aggravated Assault

Stanley Jones, 41, of Chicago was arrested the evening of Sept. 13 on a signed complaint for Aggravated Assault.

Criminal Trespass to Property

Gene R. Poole, of 153 N. Waller, Chicago, was arrested after allegedly soliciting employees of the Carleton Hotel, 1110 Pleasant, in a harassing manner the afternoon of Sept. 16.


A man riding a bike approached a woman loading groceries into her car in the Jewel parking lot, 438 Madison St., around noon on Sept. 17. The man grabbed her purse, containing $150, a digital camera, cellphone and assorted credit cards, and rode off. Loss was $780.

?  A man ran up behind a woman disembarking from a Blue Line train between Austin Boulevard and Lombard Avenue just after 11 p.m., Sept. 12, and grabbed a bag off her shoulder. He was last seen running northbound on Lombard with the purse, which contained a digital camera and a cellphone worth $420.

?  Early the afternoon of Sept. 15, a man approached a woman from behind in the 100 block of South Oak Park Avenue and pulled her purse off her shoulder, pulling the woman to the ground. The man fled northbound on foot. Lost were assorted IDs.

?  Eight wooden tables valued at $2,800 were stolen from an unlocked trailer parked behind the rear of a park district building at 900 S. East Ave. sometime between Sept. 10 and Sept. 14.


Brandon E. Valentine, 21, of Naperville was a passenger in a suspicious auto at 1 Harrison Street around 1 a.m., Sept. 13. A name check revealed he was wanted on one Aurora bond forfeiture warrant and two Naperville warrants, all for driving while his license was suspended. A subsequent custodial search allegedly turned up a foil packet in his shoe containing heroin, and another packet was retrieved from under his car seat. The driver of the car, Michael J. Burgermeister, 21, of Aurora, was allegedly determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Retail Theft

Jessie C. Williams, 38, of Chicago was arrested after allegedly placing $87.92 worth of toiletries down his pants and attempting to leave the Dominick’s Store, 259 Lake St., without paying the evening of Sept. 15.

? Aaron J. Marshall, 35, a felon out on parole for three of five prior convictions, was arrested and charged with Felony Retail Theft the afternoon of Sept. 15. Marshall allegedly tried to leave the Dominick’s at 7501 North Ave. with assorted toiletries without paying.


Someone pushed in a basement window of a home on the 500 block of Forest Avenue in Oak Park overnight Sept. 17. Once inside, they took cars keys from a work bench and drove off in a 2005 Mazda valued at $18,000.

? These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, Sept. 12-19. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.

?#34;compiled by Bill Dwyer

Half-truth, full tatoo

When police confronted Tommie Kimble for allegedly soliciting near Chicago and Cuyler the evening of Sept. 14, he reportedly told them his name was Tommie Thomas. However, police were able to determine he was in fact Tommie Kimble, 34, a paroled felon with six convictions going back 15 years for theft, armed robbery and drugs. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Kimble, who was charged by Oak Park police with obstructing a police officer, has a tattoo on his right hand that indicates membership in the Traveling Vice Lords street gang.


People who shouldn’t be attracting attention, Part III

Steven Smith, 37, of 14 N. Menard, Chicago was arrested the afternoon of Sept. 15 after police responded to a disturbance call on the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard. A name check revealed he was wanted on warrants by Oak Park and Broadview police, as well as the DuPage County Sheriff.

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