Oak Park police have charged a 14-year-old Chicago boy with hijacking a vehicle at gunpoint in the 700 block of Wesley Avenue on June 25.
The teenager, who was not named, was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking after he reportedly was identified by the victim.
He was arrested in Berwyn on June 26, along with another juvenile, and was transferred to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago. The other juvenile was not positively identified by the victim, according to police.
The carjacking took place at 4 p.m. on June 25. A man was reading a newspaper in his vehicle when he was approached from the rear by two males, both described as teenagers, one of whom had a gun.
The man was ordered out of his vehicle. One of the teenagers drove off in the victim’s 2012 Honda Accord and the other drove off in a green or gold SUV.
A Palos Heights woman was the victim of disorderly conduct in the 1000 block of South Lombard Avenue about 3:59 a.m. on June 29, when three males, all described as about 18 years old, approached her in her parked vehicle. One of the men began pulling on the locked driver’s door handle but was unsuccessful in getting in. They all fled on foot eastbound through the north Roosevelt Road alley. All three were described as black. One was about 5-foot-10 with a thin build and wore a plain T-shirt. The second was described as thin and wore camo pants and a black hooded sweatshirt. No description was given for the third man.
A 16-year-old Bellwood male was arrested in the 1000 block of Randolph at 3:06 p.m. on June 29 and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, no valid driver’s license, and leaving the scene of an accident.
A Minneapolis man reported that a man in a white, mid-sized sedan pointed a silver handgun at him in the 1000 block of South Ridgeland Avenue at 8:11 p.m. on June 30. The sedan, which was occupied by three other men, all four of whom were described as in their 20s, was traveling southbound on Ridgeland.
Two Oak Park juveniles were robbed by two men in their 20s in the 100 block of Lake Street at 1:07 p.m. on July 1. The two robbers, both described as black and in their 20s, pulled up in a blue Ford sedan and two men exited the vehicle. The first offender approached the first victim and asked for the time and requested to use his phone. The second offender then grabbed the second victim from behind. The first offender then took the second victim’s iPhone and took an iPhone from the first victim’s pocket. The two then ran eastbound on Lake Street. The first offender was described as 6 feet tall with dreadlocks and wearing a black T-shirt and red pants. The second offender was 5 feet 10 with a heavy build and wearing a white tank top and light-colored jeans. The estimated loss is $1,150.
About three hours later, another juvenile Oak Park resident was robbed by a man with a similar description — a black male in his 20s with a thin build, black dreadlocks — wearing a white tank top and driving a blue 2006 Ford Fusion. Police report that the man approached the victim at 3:08 p.m. in the 200 block of South Marion Street and took the victim’s Motorola DX2 cellphone. The estimated loss is $299.99.
Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger
These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, June 23-July 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 Timothy Inklebarger