He gives back what she takes away 

In the 100 block of Adams at 9:45 p.m., June 17, a girl was riding her bicycle when a teenage girl reportedly pulled her off her bike and stole her cellphone. The offender was accompanied by a large group of male juveniles. One of the males retrieved the stolen property and returned it to the victim. 

Aggravated Hijacking

Two male juveniles from Chicago were arrested, June 16, at 10:38 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Menard for an aggravated vehicular hijacking and aggravated robbery that occurred earlier in the 800 block of North Ridgeland. 


In the first block of Madison at Austin, at 12:45 a.m., June 19, two men approached an Oak Park man and began to punch him, then robbed him of a leather messenger bag. The offenders were accompanied by three more men. The bag contained an Armani raincoat, two designer shirts and a Movado watch. The victim told police his attackers and their companions were black males ranging in age from 18 to 20. 

Attempted child luring

A female juvenile was walking in the 500 block of Gunderson at 7:50 p.m., June 19, when a man in his 30s, wearing a black T-shirt and a thick gold necklace, approached the child in a black Ford Focus and demanded that she come to him. The victim fled; the Ford reportedly left the scene southbound on Gunderson.


The night of June 15-16, someone in the 800 block of South Scoville entered the unlocked service door to a garage and stole a $700 bicycle.

On June 17, around 1:10 p.m., someone entered the common storage area of a building in the 400 block of Washington, despite a closed and locked rear door, then cut the lock and stole a bike.

Two cars parked unlocked in the 700 block of Clinton were discovered, the morning of June 17, to have been entered during the night. A $4,000 Tag Heuer watch was reportedly stolen from one.

In the 1000 block of South Cuyler between 5 and 6 p.m., June 17, someone entered the unlocked front door of a residence and stole two iPods and a laptop for a total estimated loss of $1,960.

Also June 17, at 2:19 p.m. in the 900 block of Bonnie Brae, the owner of an unlocked Mercedes and an unlocked Jaguar told police unknown persons entered the two cars and stole a phone from each, for a loss of $925.

An unlocked door allowed someone to enter a garage in the 500 block of Keystone, sometime between June 10 and 17, and steal a $50 red 10-speed bike.

A maintenance engineer called police to a church in the 7600 block of Lake Street on June 19 at 8:40 a.m. to report that the previous afternoon, someone entered the building through an unlocked handicap door, then tried to get into the west vestibule by breaking a stained-glass window.

Between 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., June 18, in the 200 block of Washington, someone broke a windowpane of a door to enter an apartment building’s common area, then pried the lock off the door to a flat and ransacked it. Stolen were a gaming system and controllers, video games, jewelry, a backpack and some baseball caps.

During the night of June 18-19 in the 200 block of South Boulevard, someone entered an office via an unlocked closed window and stole two laptops.

In the 700 block of Hayes, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., June 19, someone entered a residence through the unlocked rear door and stole a Tablet and a red wallet containing a driver’s license and four credit cards.

In the 300 block of South East Avenue, midday June 20, someone entered and ransacked an apartment, then stole a red grocery cart, cash, credit cards, jewelry, checkbooks and a phone charger.

Through an unlocked side door, an offender slipped into a garage in the 200 block of South Lombard at some point between June 17 and 21, and stole a toolbox full of tools and an air compressor.

When a woman came to her unlocked red Toyota, parked in the 500 block of North Humphrey, June 21 around 10:20 p.m., she found her purse — containing her iPhone, $200 and various cards — was gone. The suspect was a woman seen walking near the victim’s car. 


A Yamaha motor scooter was stolen from the sidewalk in the 500 block of North Harvey during the night of June 16-17.

Someone entered a backyard in the 1000 block of Forest, mid-morning June 16, and stole an unlocked and unattended $350 bicycle.

In the 900 block of Garfield on June 17 between 8 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., someone stole the rear-mounted spare tire from a Toyota Rav4 parked there.

A FedEx package containing a laptop sleeve, delivered to the porch of a residence in the 600 block of Clarence, was stolen, June 18, between 5 and 6:30 p.m.

Criminal Damage

Someone used green paint to deface a 2001 black Honda parked in the 400 block of Lake Street, during the night of June 16-17.

A black Range Rover parked in the 100 block of North Humphrey got keyed by persons unknown along both passenger side doors during the night of June 17-18.


At 1:22 a.m. on June 26, a River Forest police officer stopped a car on North Avenue for several traffic violations. Driver Ana Hernandez, 33, of Cicero, failed field sobriety tests and blew a .150 when her blood alcohol level was tested via Breathalyzer, nearly double the legal limit. Since she also lacked a valid license, Hernandez was charged with a felony.

Along Harlem on June 21 at 2:23 a.m., another River Forest officer tried to stop a car for having no registration, speeding 60 mph and several lane violations. Driver Damon McCain, 41, of Maywood, reportedly showed signs of impairment then failed field sobriety tests and gave a breath sample that showed a blood alcohol level of .135, higher than the legal limit of .08. McCain was charged with DUI, several traffic violations and transporting open liquor.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed June 16-22 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public’s help in making an arrest. 

—Compiled by Amy Malina

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