The combination of snowy weather and Sunday’s Super Bowl likely combined to keep criminal incidents in Oak Park near zero over the weekend. Over a 48-hour period between 8 a.m., Saturday, and 8 a.m., Monday, police reported only one serious crime-a car burglary on the first block of Van Buren Street. The only other incident of note was a car that had been reported stolen being pulled over. The occupants of that vehicle were released without being charged.
During the earlier part of the week, unfortunately, it was business as usual:
n Russell Derbas, 52, was arrested, the afternoon of Feb. 2, after allegedly stealing items from the Whole Foods Market, 7245 Lake St.
n Ollie T. Sharkey, 46, of 5870 W. Lake St., Chicago, was arrested on the 200 block of South Boulevard, the morning of Jan. 29, after allegedly being observed taking a package off a front porch on the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue.
n Other packages were stolen from the porch or foyer of residences on the 200 block of North Lombard Avenue and 800 block of Lyman Avenue, Jan. 30, and the 400 block of North Elmwood Avenue, Jan. 31.
n A man who had been directed to take an item to the self-pay aisle in the Jewel grocery store, 7036 Roosevelt Road the afternoon of Jan. 31, dropped several bottles of vodka from under his coat. Store staff attempted to stop him, but he elbowed one of them and fled to a waiting car.
n An iPhone, valued at $520, was stolen from a secured locker inside Julian Middle School, 416 S. Ridgeland Ave., during the day, Jan. 28. Three days before, an MP3 device was stolen from a locker at the school.
n A cellphone, gym shoes and $15 cash were stolen from a locker in the girl’s locker room at Oak Park and River Forest High School, the morning of Jan. 31.
n A resident of the 1100 block of Ontario Street reportedly observed a tow truck hauling away a 2006 Ford Explorer, the afternoon of Jan. 28. The car is valued at $20,000.
n Detectives arrested a Chicago juvenile at his home on the 4900 block of South Princeton Avenue, the morning of Jan. 30. The boy was charged with burglaries, Jan. 10, on the first block of Washington Boulevard and on Jan. 13 on the 300 block of South Humphrey Avenue.
n Sometime during the day, Jan. 29, someone broke a rear glass door of a home on the 300 block of Forest Avenue in River Forest. Various electronic games and equipment were stolen, though a canvas bag filled with items was left by the back door.
n A snowblower, valued at $700, was stolen from a garage on the 200 block of North Cuyler Avenue used by the Trinity Lutheran Church, 233 N. Ridgeland Ave.
n Someone stole a snowblower valued at $700 from an open garage on the 1000 block of Clarence Avenue.
n Someone took a purse containing $200 cash from an unlocked car on the 1100 block of South East Avenue the morning of Jan. 29.
n Someone stole a purse containing $40, a driver’s license, and assorted credit cards from an unlocked car in a lot on the 400 block of South Oak Park Avenue, the evening of Jan. 28.
n Someone stole a bike, valued at $1,000, from a garage on the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.
n Three laptop computers and a Blackberry device were stolen from a home on the 900 block of Forest Avenue in River Forest, overnight Feb. 3.
An unidentified man grabbed a designer purse from a woman as she walked on the first block of Madison Street, the afternoon of Jan. 28. The purse reportedly contained $660 cash.
n Norma P. Ochoa, 23, of Chicago, was stopped for an alleged traffic violation, the afternoon of Jan. 31. Besides allegedly having no valid license, Ochoa was found to be wanted on a DuPage County arrest warrant for failing to appear in court.
n Frank J. Ringhofer, 37, was stopped on the 400 block of South Oak Park Avenue, the afternoon of Jan. 31. He was arrested after a name check found he was wanted on a warrant out of Villa Park.
A Bellwood juvenile was arrested for criminal trespass to state supported land the afternoon of Jan. 30 after he was told to leave the Oak Park main library, 834 Lake St., and refused to do so.
Driving while license suspended, etc.
The latest incidents of driving without a license or with suspended or revoked licenses:
n Darren R. Thomas, 39, was stopped for an alleged traffic violation near Harlem Avenue and North Avenue around 7 a.m., Jan. 28. Police say his license was suspended and he had no proof of insurance.
n Corey R. Buckner, 26, was stopped for an alleged traffic violation near Thatcher and North avenues, the afternoon of Jan. 30. Besides a traffic ticket, he was cited for driving on a suspended license and a suspended registration, and unlawful use of a license.
n Marcos Carrillo, 28, was stopped near Harlem Avenue and Franklin Street around 11 p.m., Feb. 2, for an alleged traffic violation. Police say he possessed no valid driver’s license and had no proof of insurance.
n Jerry W. McKelthan, 46, was stopped for an alleged traffic violation on Harlem Avenue at Franklin Street around 1 a.m., Feb. 2, and reportedly was found to have no valid driver’s license.
Police and fire department personnel responded to a call of an unresponsive child in a residence on the 1000 block of North Euclid Avenue, the afternoon of Jan. 28. The child was rushed to Gottlieb Hospital but was pronounced dead. The body was turned over to the Cook County Medical Examiner.
Criminal damage to property
Someone broke the side window of a car parked on the 100 block of North Oak Park Avenue, overnight Jan. 28.
An Oak Park boy was arrested, the afternoon of Feb. 1, for striking a woman in the shoulder three times while on the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue. He was turned over to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Oak Park and River Forest police departments from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4. 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.
-Compiled by Bill Dwyer