A male juvenile from Chicago was arrested in the 4700 block of Gladys in Chicago, at 5:01 p.m. on April 16, and charged with an armed carjacking that occurred on April 14 in the 900 block of South Elmwood in Oak Park.

In the April 14 incident, a white 2015 Acura rear-ended a gray 2013 Acura TSX. Two of four teenagers inside the 2015 Acura ordered the victim out of her car. When she exited the vehicle, the alleged offenders pushed her down and stole her purse, iPhone and other items. They then fled in both vehicles.

Two of the four suspects were apprehended on April 16 and charged with the carjacking, following a chase from North Riverside to Chicago’s West Side.

Man attacked, robbed on Washington Blvd.

An Oak Park man was beaten and robbed in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard sometime around 9:15 p.m. on April 19.

Oak Park police reported that the man was walking eastbound when he was approached by three young men who struck him several times in the head. They reportedly removed his black-and-white Vans shoes and fled in an unknown direction.

The estimated loss is $60.

The three men were described as black and in their late teens and 20s. The first was about 5-foot-10 with a thin build and wearing a Gucci hat with a red-and-green stripe, a black Nike coat with white stripes and blue jeans. The second offender had an average build and wore a red coat. The third was 6-feet tall with an athletic build.


  • A Chicago man was the victim of theft on CTA bus in the 100 block of South Austin Boulevard at 11:55 a.m. on April 19. A man wearing a red jacket reportedly took the victim’s iPhone 8 from his hands and fled the bus eastbound on Madison with four or five other people. The offender was described as a black male, 17 to 19 years old with a thin build, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, 150-160 pounds, with black braids and wearing a red jacket. No description was provided for the other men. The estimated loss is $1,000.
  • Someone stole the outdoor speakers from Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar, 151 N. Oak Park Ave., sometime between 8 a.m. and 3:59 p.m. on April 19. The estimated loss is $1,000.
  • A rose gold iPhone 7 was stolen from a gym locker at Oak Park River Forest High School, 201 Scoville Ave., at 2:15 p.m. on April 19. The estimated loss is $600.
  • A 2006 Nissan Altima that was reported stolen in Oak Park on April 12, 2018, was recovered by the Chicago Police Department in the 5500 block of West Race Avenue at 9:50 a.m. on April 18.
  • A 2001 Pontiac Montana reported stolen in Oak Park on March 14, 2018, was recovered by the Chicago Police Department in the 1800 block of North Mobile at 9:26 a.m. on April 18.
  • Justin Ward, 18, of the 5000 block of West Quincy in Chicago, was arrested in the 900 block of South Elmwood Avenue at 5:01 p.m. on April 16, and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
  • A silver 2016 Dodge Dart that was stolen from Hertz, 629 W. Madison St., on April 9, 2018, was recovered by the Chicago Police Department in the 700 block of North Sacramento in Chicago at 9:44 a.m. on April 17.
  • The rear license plate was stolen from a vehicle in the 7000 block of West Roosevelt Road, sometime between 5 p.m. on April 15 and 8 a.m. on April 16. The estimated loss is $50.


A vehicle was burglarized in the 100 block of Division Street sometime between 2 p.m. on April 15 and 8:20 a.m. on April 17. The offender shattered the rear passenger side windows and rear window to gain entry and the stole a 10-inch television that was attached to the interior roof. The estimated loss is $4,000.

Criminal damage

Someone shattered the front windshield of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of North Humphrey Avenue sometime between 8 p.m. on April 15 and 8:51 a.m. on April 16.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, April 12-19, 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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