A man was carjacked at gunpoint in the 900 block of South Lyman Avenue just before noon on Feb. 22, according to the Oak Park Police Department.

According to police, the victim was sitting in the passenger seat of his silver 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, which was parked on the street, when a thin black man in his early 20s, about 5-foot-7 and wearing a black beanie hat, a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants exited the passenger seat of a dark-colored Nissan and approached the victim’s car.

The offender reportedly revealed a black semi-automatic handgun and said, “Give me what you got.” 

The victim turned over his car keys, a white iPhone and a black Calvin Klein wallet. The offender then ordered the man out of the car and got in and drove away westbound on Flournoy Street. 

The Nissan also left in the same direction, driven by an unknown subject. The loss was an estimated $13,120.


A Forest Park resident was a victim of theft in the 1000 block of Lake Street on Feb. 23 at 4:08 p.m. The victim dropped a $20 bill, and a man stepped on it. The victim attempted to pick up the cash, and the offender pushed the victim and took the money and left. The offender is described as a black man between the ages of 40 and 50, roughly 6 feet tall and wearing a black leather hat and jacket.

An LG phone was stolen from a woman who had checked her bag at the counter of a store in the 6000 block of Roosevelt Road sometime between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 23. The loss was an estimated $450.

Residential burglary

A residence was burglarized in the 700 block of South Elmwood Avenue sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 and 1:30 a.m. the next day. The offender entered the residence through an unlocked rear door and took a green and gray purse containing miscellaneous cards, an Illinois W-2, an Illinois driver’s license and cash. The loss was an estimated $100.

Theft arrest

A 19-year-old Oak Park man was arrested at 3:37 a.m. in the 100 block of Adams Street on Feb. 24 for a theft that occurred on Jan. 15, 2017 in the 200 block of South Marion Street.

A 38-year-old Chicago man was arrested Feb. 18 at 7:09 a.m. in the 5900 block of West Chicago Avenue after being found in possession of stolen property from Waste Management, police said. 

A 39-year-old Chicago man was arrested in the 500 block of South Ridgeland Avenue at 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 20, after being found in possession of stolen merchandise from CVS Pharmacy. 

Burglary to motor vehicle

A silver Subaru Forester was burglarized in the 800 block of West Washington Boulevard sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m. the next day. The offender entered through an unlocked door. No loss was reported.

A black 2006 Infiniti QX56 was burglarized in the 900 block of South Wesley Avenue sometime between noon on Feb. 18 and 8 a.m. on Feb. 21. No loss was reported. 

Aggravated battery arrest

Dante Givens, 29, of the 300 block of West Lexington in Chicago, was arrested in the 1100 block of South Oakley in Chicago at 9:04 a.m. on Feb. 24 for an aggravated battery that occurred on Dec. 9, 2016 in the 200 block of Lake Street. Givens was processed and held for bond hearings. 

Criminal damage to government supported property

A small rock was used to break a pane of glass on a PACE bus shelter in the 1100 block of North Boulevard at 8:49 a.m. on Feb. 26. The estimated loss due to damage was $500.

Robbery arrest

A 13-year-old and a 16-year-old, both from Chicago, were arrested in the 100 block of South Taylor Avenue at 8:42 a.m. on Feb. 23 after being positively identified as the two who approach a victim from behind and removed an iPhone from his pocket. Both were referred to court and released to their parents.

Theft from a motor vehicle

The spare tire mounted underneath a white 2010 Nissan Xterra was stolen in the 900 block of North Harvey Avenue sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on Feb. 17. 

Attempted burglary 

A residence in the 800 block of South Clinton Avenue was the target of an attempted burglary at 8:58 p.m. on Feb. 23 by a 6-foot tall man last seen wearing dark clothing with something reflective on his pants. The man attempted to gain entry through an unlocked rear door but left through the rear yard after being observed by the resident.


A white coin-operated washing machine and dryer were stolen from a basement laundry room in the 1100 block of South Austin Boulevard sometime between 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 8 a.m. the next day. The loss was an estimated $1,200.

Electronic harassment arrest

A female juvenile Oak Park resident turned herself in to the Oak Park Police Department at 3:48 p.m. on Feb. 21 in reference to the electronic communication harassment that occurred on Dec. 13, 2016. She was processed, given a station adjustment and released to her mother.

Disorderly conduct 

An older, bald white man wearing glasses and green plaid shorts was observed grabbing his genitals over his shorts before pulling them down and exposing his genitals in the 800 block of Washington Boulevard between 2:55 and 3 p.m. on Feb. 21. 

Vehicle theft conspiracy arrest

Three 16-year-old Chicagoans were arrested in the 5700 block of West Huron Street at 4:27 p.m. on Feb. 21 and charged with theft conspiracy, burglary to motor vehicle and attempted theft of a stolen motor vehicle that occurred in the 100 block of North Lombard Avenue. The three were processed, referred to juvenile court and released to their parents.

Burglary arrest

Akil K. Ellis, 37, of the 6900 block of South Peoria Street in Chicago was arrested in the 100 block of Lake Street at 4:27 a.m. on Feb. 20 after being positively identified by the victim of a residential burglary.

Burglary to auto arrest

Jovonte Lyles, 20, of the 200 block of West 17th Street in Chicago, was arrested in the 900 block of South Oak Park Avenue at 9:02 p.m. on Feb. 20 for burglaries to automobiles that occurred in the 1000 block of South Kenilworth Avenue and the 1000 block of South Grove Avenue.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Feb. 17-26, 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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