A black 2017 Chevrolet Spark, left unlocked and running near Barrie Park in Oak Park, was stolen about 6 p.m. on Jan. 25.

According to police, one of a group of four men entered the vehicle, which was parked in the 1000 block of South Lombard Avenue, and sped off. He headed southbound on Lombard, eastbound on Harvard, northbound on Taylor and then eastbound on Garfield.

The other three men ran eastbound through Barrie Park, and police believe they may have been picked up by the stolen vehicle.

The vehicle contained the driver’s purse, cellphone, wallet, cash and a driver’s license. The estimated loss was $14,300.

The vehicle was recovered at 6:21 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the 1200 block of West Roosevelt Road in Chicago.

Aggravated fleeing, manufacturing cannabis

Santino Roseburr, 40, of the 3400 block of Thomas Street in Melrose Park, was arrested in the 1100 block of Ontario at 12:22 p.m. on Jan. 23. He was charged with aggravated fleeing and manufacturing and delivering cannabis. Oak Park police report that Roseburr was pulled over by police and fled the scene and crashed. He fled on foot and was later taken into custody. He was found to be in possession of cannabis. No other detail was given.


An Oak Park juvenile was arrested for stealing beef jerky and cookies from the 7-Eleven at 661 South Boulevard at 6:49 p.m. on Jan. 23. 

A Maywood resident’s rose and gold iPhone 6 Plus was stolen from the Subway sandwich shop, 208 Lake St., about 12:24 p.m., after she left it on the counter.

A brown wallet containing cash and identification was stolen from a Maywood resident’s backpack in the 1200 block of North Harlem Avenue sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 24.

A sign was stolen from a yard in the 600 block of South Grove Avenue sometime between 5 and 10 p.m. on Jan. 21. The estimated loss is $10.

A 63-year-old resident of the 1700 block of Meade St. in Chicago was arrested in the 800 block of North Humphrey at 4:01 p.m. on Jan. 22 and charged with theft.

A man attempted to sell someone a Louis Vuitton men’s belt at the Wendy’s restaurant, 11 N. Harlem Ave., at 3:05 p.m. on Jan. 28. The buyer took the merchandise without paying the man and ran northbound on Maple and eastbound in the South Washington Boulevard alley. The estimated loss is $400.

Someone by unknown means stole two leather jackets, a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and a crystal decanter from a residence in the 900 block of North Kenilworth sometime between 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 6:04 p.m. on Jan. 28.

Armed robbery

Charles A. Davis, of the 700 block of North Parkside in Chicago, was arrested in the 2700 block of South California in Chicago, at 9:25 a.m. on Jan. 23, and charged with an armed robbery that took place in Oak Park. Police did not give details about when or where the armed robbery occurred.

Criminal damage to property

Someone broke the glass door at McCarthy Eye Center, 7055 W. North Ave., sometime between 5 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 12:13 a.m. on Jan. 24. The estimated damage is $500.

Someone broke the lobby entrance glass window of an apartment building in the 200 block of South Oak Park Avenue at 2:15 p.m. on Jan. 24. The estimated loss is $500.

A vehicle parked in the Holley Court Garage, 1125 Ontario St., was vandalized with several scratch marks sometime between midnight on Jan. 19 and 8:47 a.m. on Jan. 26. The estimated damage is $1,000. 

Sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on Jan. 26, someone broke the glass container boxes to six fire extinguishers on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of the Holley Court Garage. They also exhausted the extinguishers onto several vehicles and the floor. The estimated damage is unknown. That same evening, someone took the front license plate from a vehicle on the fourth floor. The estimated damage for that was $220.


A 24-year-old resident of the 400 block of South Taylor was arrested at Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St., at 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 24, and charged with battery. No other details were provided.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Jan. 19-28, 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
and Nona Tepper

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