Someone took a silver Apple Macbook Air laptop, a 12-gauge Browning shotgun, and jewelry from a home on the 800 block of South Oak Park Avenue. The break-in happened on Aug. 28 between 3 and 10 p.m. Total loss is estimated to be $4,000. Entry was gained through a rear first-floor window.

Someone took a silver Apple Macbook Pro computer and silver Apple iPad tablet from a home on the 300 block of East Avenue on Aug. 26 around 11:30 p.m. The home’s backdoor, according to police, was open at the time of the burglary. Total loss is estimated at $3,400.

Someone took a MacBook Pro laptop from a business on the 100 block of South Oak Park Avenue sometime between 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 27 and 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 28.  Total loss is estimated to be $1,600.

Aggravated vehicular hijacking

A 20-something man stole a 2016 BMW X3 on the 700 block of South Elmwood Avenue, Aug. 26 around 7 a.m. The man, according to police, approached the car, which had two passengers inside. He reportedly flashed a hand gun and said, “Get out of the car,” followed by “do you have any money?” The passengers got out; the perpetrator then got in and drove off. No injuries were reported. The BMW was reportedly found by Chicago police on Aug. 28 around 9 a.m. on the 4800 block of South Federal Street in Chicago. 

Criminal damage to property

Someone used a BB gun to shatter the rear window of a 2007 gray Nissan Altima on the 600 block of Lake Street between Aug. 15 and 21. Estimated cost of repairs is about $287. 

Car burglary

Someone broke the front passenger window of a parked gray 2016 Honda and stole a Garmin GPS device, and a bag containing cleaning supplies. Total loss is estimated at $300. The incident occurred between 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 and 6 a.m. on Aug 25. 


A 29-year-old Chicago woman was arrested on Aug. 25 around 6 p.m. for theft at Walgreens, 811 Madison St.

Oak Park police arrested a 48-year-old Chicago man for theft on the 600 block of Maple Avenue around 3 p.m. on Aug. 26. The man was picked up on the 500 block of Maple Avenue. 

Someone took two Trek bikes from a bike rack on the 800 block of South Boulevard between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Aug. 28. Total loss is estimated at $200. 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Aug. 28-Sept. 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 Thomas Vogel

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