An unknown subject broke into a vehicle in a parking lot in the 800 block of South Boulevard sometime between 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 1:30 a.m. Nov. 16. The center console of the vehicle was ransacked. A black cellphone charger was stolen, along with a black sun visor holder containing a bank card and an Illinois driver’s license.
Arrest in shattering of glass door
Rakeem A. Scatton, 18 and of Oak Park, was arrested for allegedly shattering the front glass door window of a home in the 900 block of S. Oak Park Ave. Estimated loss resulting from the incident was $300 in damages. Scatton was taken into custody at 4 p.m. Nov. 15 in the 600 block of Clinton. No charges are listed.
Retail theft arrest
Andre Cummings, 43 and of Chicago, is charged with felony retail theft for allegedly shoplifting unspecified items from a food market at about 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the 6200 block of North Ave.
Arrest in theft of lawn equipment
Gene R. Poole, 51 and of Chicago, was identified from a photo lineup as the suspect who stole a lawnmower and hedge trimmer from a resident of the 200 block of Randolph. The alleged theft occurred July 29, and Poole was arrested at 10 p.m. Nov. 14 in the 200 block of Madison.
Theft at Brooks Middle School
An iPod and $10 were stolen from a locker at Brooks Middle School between 9 a.m. and noon on Nov. 14.
Suspect arrested for theft at Oak Park Village building on Forest
Kathleen Evans, 52 and of Chicago, is charged with felony retail theft for allegedly stealing merchandise from an Oak Park Village building in the 100 block of N. Forest at about 4 p.m. Nov. 13.
A man entered a garage in the 1200 block of N. Forest through an unlocked service door shortly before 6:25 p.m. Nov. 13. He told police that he saw another man run out of the side service door as he approached the garage. He then discovered his Raleigh men’s bicycle moved within the garage from where it was stored.
Theft suspect found hiding behind garbage cans
Brian Lust, 21 and of Oak Park, is held in lieu of bond for allegedly shoplifting from a grocery store at 8:48 a.m. Nov. 13 in the 1100 block of Home. Police allegedly discovered Lust hiding behind a garbage can in the rear of the store, where he appeared to be concealing two boxes of Tylenol under some leaves. Lust allegedly admitted stealing the items and was positively identified by a store employee for removing items from a shelf.
Police, firefighters rescue baby left in car
River Forest police assisted the fire department in removing an 18-month-old child from a car inside a garage in an unspecified block of Auvergne Place. The car was not running and the child was unharmed. Police responded to the call at 10:48 a.m. Nov. 13.
Political argument on bus gets cops’ attention
Officers responded when two bus passengers had an argument over politics. The bus driver brokered an agreement between the passengers to stop the conversation. Officers responded at 3:40 p.m. Nov. 11 near the corner of Harlem and Lake.
Car burglary outside Walgreens
An unknown subject broke into the front passenger window of a car parked in front of Walgreens in the 7200 block of Lake on Nov. 11. Police responded shortly before 6 p.m. A navigation device was stolen.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Oak Park and River Forest Police departments from Oct. Nov. 2 to Nov. 9. 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.