A 21-year-old Indiana man was arrested at Dream Town Shoes, 1117 Lake St., on April 21 at 6:48 p.m. and charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon.

The man was at the store for a new-shoe-release event, when an Oak Park police officer working crowd control noticed a silver and black Ruger SR45 handgun protruding from his waistband.

The man explained that he possesses an Indiana Concealed Carry License, be he did not have one for Illinois. Officers explained that concealed carry licenses are not transferrable between the two states. 

Oak Park man robbed, struck with metal object

An Oak Park man was robbed in the 700 block of Wisconsin Avenue at 10:30 p.m. on April 25.

The victim was walking his dog when he was approached by two men, who pushed him to the ground and struck him with a metal object, according to police. The offenders stole his cell phone and fled the scene.

The phone was later recovered near the scene of the crime. Police Commander Roger Grivetti said the victim did not seek medical attention.


All four tires were stolen from a vehicle in the 700 block of Garfield sometime between7:30 p.m. on April 24 and 4:30 a.m. on April 25. The estimated loss is $2,000.

Criminal damage

Someone broke the rear passenger window of a vehicle in the 200 block of North Oak Park Avenue sometime between 7:30 and 9:34 p.m. on April 25. 

The driver’s side window of a vehicle in the 100 block of North Boulevard was broken sometime between 6 a.m. on April 22 and 6:31 a.m. on April 26.

Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, April 20-26, 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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