A person was robbed in the 200 block of Division St. on Oct. 31 at around 8:55 p.m. The victim was riding his bike, when a black 4-door sedan drove up next to him and someone inside shot an air-soft gun in his direction. Three black male teenagers exited the sedan and approached the victim, and one punched him in the face and demanded money. The victim handed over a single dollar and the teens left in the sedan eastbound on Division.

Burglary to motor vehicle

A black Ford Explorer was burglarized in the 900 block of Home sometime between 8 p.m. on Oct. 30 and 8:30 p.m. the next day. The burglar gained access to the vehicle by unknown means and stole a Garmin GPS unit worth an estimated $100.

Residential burglary

A residence was burglarized in the 300 block of N. Harvey sometime between 10 p.m. on Oct. 31 and 5:47 a.m. the next day. The burglar entered the residence through an unlocked rear door and stole two black briefcases, a silver Apple Macbook Pro laptop, a silver HP laptop, a red Coach wallet with cash, credit cards and an Illinois driver’s license. The loss was an estimated $3,330.

A residence in the 800 block of S. Taylor was the target of an attempted burglary sometime between 8 a.m. and 7:36 p.m. on Nov. 1. The burglar entered through an unlocked door and left the premises when the homeowner returned. No loss was reported.

Attempted robbery arrest

A male juvenile Chicago resident was arrested in the 1000 block of S. Austin in Chicago at 3:37 p.m. on Nov. 1 and charged with attempted robbery. He was transported to the station, processed and released to a parent.

Public indecency

A black man estimated to be in his 30s, standing about 5-feet 11-inches, with a medium build and short hair was seen standing on the northeast corner of the 500 block of Humphrey naked except for a pair of shoes at 4:18 a.m. on Nov. 1. The man was reported to have been masturbating and then left in an unknown direction.

Motor vehicle theft

A blue 1995 Toyota Tercel was stolen from the 300 block of S. Ridgeland sometime between 4 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 7:30 a.m. the next day. The offender used a key to gain entry and steal the car. The loss was an estimated $1,000.


An Apple iPhone 6 that was left on the counter of a business in the 400 block of Madison was stolen at about 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. The victim was a Chicago resident and the loss about $700.

Attempted burglary to garage

A heavyset man in his 20s, wearing a yellow hat was observed standing in the doorway of a garage in the 200 block of S. Harvey at 4:51 a.m. on Nov. 2. He was confronted and fled through the victim’s yard.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 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 Timothy Inklebarger

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