A man estimated to be between the ages of 25 and 30 broke into a residence through an open bedroom window in the 1100 block of South Taylor at 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 17 and, according to police, used a frying pan from the kitchen to strike one of the residents there in the head.

The offender then left the residence and was last seen walking through an alley north of Roosevelt Road. He was described as Hispanic, 6 feet tall, 190 pounds and wearing a black Under Armour hooded sweatshirt and dark athletic pants.


A man robbed 7-Eleven, 661 South Blvd. at 8:13 a.m. on Oct. 19.

The man reportedly entered the business, walked behind the counter, demanded the cashier open the register and then stole $592. He held his hand in the pocket of his hoodie, implying he had a gun.

The offender was described as black, 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall, with a thin build and wearing a black ski mask, a dark-gray hoodie, black pants, black gloves, black shoes and red underwear. He was last seen headed southbound on Euclid Avenue.


  • A silver 2012 Infiniti G37 that was left unlocked was stolen from the 1400 block of North Austin Boulevard, sometime between 9:37 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 19. The vehicle was possibly stolen by use of a spare key left in the glove compartment. The estimated loss is $16,000.
  • A Chicago juvenile was arrested in the 800 block of Wenonah Avenue at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17 and charged with possession of a motor vehicle that had been stolen from Berwyn.
  • An Oak Park resident was the victim of theft in the 400 block of Randolph Street at 12:50 p.m. on Oct. 16, when a man approached and asked to borrow their cell phone. The offender took the phone and did not return it, fleeing eastbound on Randolph Street and northbound on Humphrey. The estimated loss was $200.

Criminal damage

Someone threw a brick into the front window of a residence in the 100 block of North Lombard Avenue, sometime between 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 19. The estimated damage is $1,000.


  • Carlos Brown, 18, of the 5400 block of North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, was arrested at the Maybrook Courthouse in Maywood at 10:34 a.m. on Oct. 19 and charged with residential burglary and two counts of unlawful use of a credit card. No other details were given.
  • A residence was burglarized in the 800 block of Wisconsin Avenue sometime between 5 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 10:25 p.m. on Oct. 20. The offender forced open the front door to gain entry and then stole an unspecified amount of jewelry.
  • A residence was burglarized in the 1000 block of Washington Boulevard sometime between 6:45 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. on Oct. 16. The offender entered by cutting the screen on an unlocked rear kitchen window and stole a Playstation 4 gaming console, and Xbox, a silver Hewlett-Packard laptop and a black and gray backpack. The estimated loss $1,340.

Criminal trespass

Aubrey Jones, 23, of the 2300 block of South Kirkland Avenue, Chicago, was arrested in the 800 block of Wisconsin Avenue at 11:26 a.m. on Oct. 17 and charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle.  

Conducting massage without a license

A 49-year-old Chicago woman turned herself in to police at 123 Madison St. at 9:11 a.m. on Oct. 16 for conducting a massage without a license. No other information was provided.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Oct. 16 – 20, 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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