A white 2015 Chevy Captiva that was left running an unattended was stolen from a parking lot in the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue, Oak Park, at 8:50 on Oct. 13. The estimated loss $15,000.

  • Someone attempted to steal a vehicle in the 900 block of South Taylor, sometime between 5 and 6:20 p.m. on Oct. 14. The make and model of the car were not given by police. The offender forced open the rear driver’s side window and gained entry to the vehicle. They then damaged the plastic casing surrounding the ignition cylinder but failed to steal the vehicle. No estimated loss was given.
  • A blue 2017 Nissan Versa that was reported stolen out of Matteson, Illinois, on Oct. 5, 2018, was recovered in the 600 block of Madison Street, Oak Park, at 2:55 p.m. on Oct. 11. The vehicle was identified as a Hertz rental car.
  • A gray 2001 Chevrolet Silverado that was reported stolen on Oct. 4, 2018, in Chicago was recovered in the 100 block of North Cuyler Avenue in Oak Park at 4:38 a.m. on Oct. 10.


  • A garage was burglarized in the 300 block of South Cuyler Avenue, sometime between 5 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. The offender entered the garage through an unlocked side service door and stole a Cannondale and a Trek bicycle. The estimated loss is $1,350.
  • A 2006 Honda Odyssey was burglarized in the 1300 block of North Austin Boulevard, sometime between 4:30 and 5 p.m. on Oct. 8. The offender took a wallet from the center console valued at $20.
  • Johnnie E. Jackson, 54, of the 2700 block of West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, was arrested in the 5600 block of West End, Chicago, at 8:48 p.m. on Oct. 8, and charged with a burglary that occurred in the 300 block of South Elmwood Avenue in Oak Park. The date of the burglary was not given.

Criminal trespass

Someone forced open a basement door to gain entry to a building in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard in Oak Park sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 8.

Once inside, they broke a third-floor window and a section of exterior railing and left traces of a substance believed to be cannabis on the floor. The estimated loss due to damage is unknown.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Oct. 8-15, 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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