A black Ford SUV flipped on its side after the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit two parked cars on Washington Boulevard between Ridgeland and Harvey avenues on Thursday afternoon.

Two witnesses at the scene said a child was in the vehicle at the time of the crash, but no one appeared seriously injured. The Oak Park Police Department could not immediately be reached for comment.

Oak Parker Lori Teague, the owner of a white Ford Escape struck by the SUV, said her vehicle is not drivable.

She heard a loud bang from her nearby apartment and went outside to find her car and another vehicle, a Buick sedan, had been struck by the SUV.

Ann Samar and Steve Mantooth, both of Oak Park, who also live in a nearby apartment building, are the owners of the Buick.

“We came outside and saw our car hit in the back and a black SUV flipped on its side,” Samar said.


An Oak Park man was robbed in the 1100 block of Wesley Avenue at 1:11 a.m. on Oct. 28. Two males, both approximately in their late teens to early 20s, approached the man and said, “Give up your stuff.” They then took his backpack and black card holder-type wallet and fled southbound to Fillmore. The estimated loss is $27. The two offenders were 5-foot-8 to 6-feet with slim builds and wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts and dark pants.

A juvenile Oak Park girl was robbed in the 200 block of North Cuyler at 3:47 p.m. on Oct. 27. The girl was approached by three males who struck her in the face with closed fists, searched her clothing and took a piece of paper. They were last seen walking away southbound.

An Oak Park resident was robbed of their iPhone in the 600 block of North Kenilworth Avenue at 5 p.m. on Oct. 22. According to police, the offender approached the victim and asked for the time just before pushing the victim and grabbing an iPhone. Police described the offender as a black male between the ages of 18 and 25, about 5-foot-6, with a medium build and wearing a brown or orange windbreaker with the hood up. The estimated loss is $800.


An apartment was burglarized in the 800 block of South Austin Boulevard, sometime between 9 a.m. and 6:58 p.m. on Oct. 26. The burglar entered through an unlocked rear kitchen window and ransacked the residence, stealing a bottle of tequila, a Ralph Lauren black hooded down jacket and $10. The estimated loss is $160.

A 2004 Infiniti G35X was burglarized in the 800 block of Garfield, sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 26. The interior was ransacked and a pair of Ray-Ban prescription sunglasses, a Visa gift card, a black phone charger and a Sacagawea coin were stolen. The estimated loss is $216.

A Nissan Rouge was burglarized in the 100 block of North Scoville between 8 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 26. The burglar ransacked the center console and stole an orange backpack, blue JBL studio headphones, two carabiners and a tin of keys. The estimated loss is $170. 

A vehicle was burglarized in the 200 block of Superior between 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Oct. 22. Entry was gained through unknown means and cash, a laptop and a laptop mouse were stolen. The estimated loss is $1,820.


A Cicero resident was the victim of battery in the 1000 block of South Humphrey at 9:56 a.m. on Oct. 24. A man exited a silver KIA and approached the victim. After a verbal exchange, the offender hit the victim in the face with an open hand and left the scene. He was last seen driving southbound on Humphrey.


A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle in the 300 block of South Boulevard between 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 24. The estimated loss is $2,000.

Criminal damage to property

Two residents reported rocks thrown at the windows of their residences, one in the 700 block of North Lombard at 8:16 p.m. and the other in the 200 block of Iowa at 8:27 p.m., on Oct. 23. The damage to both windows were estimated at $500 each. 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Oct. 22-28, 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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