An Oak Park resident who was robbed at gunpoint in the 300 block of Wisconsin, at about 5:43 p.m. on Aug. 23 said one of the two people who held him up appeared to be no more than 10 years old.

According to the police report, the victim said that he was approached by two males, one of whom he described as approximately 18 and the other about 10 years old. Police did not provide any other description.

One of the two displayed a black handgun and demanded the victim’s keys and wallet. The victim complied and the two offenders fled in the victim’s vehicle, which was later recovered in the 200 block of North Latrobe Avenue in Chicago at 1:13 a.m. on Aug. 24. No one has been arrested.

  • Naussan Harrison, 18, of the 3800 block of West Wilcox, Chicago, and Ladarian Frazier, 18, of the 8200 block of South Shore Drive, Chicago, were arrested in the 100 block of Adams at 7:44 p.m. on Aug. 19, and charged with the attempted armed robbery of a Forest Park resident in the 200 block of West Madison Street. Police did not provide information on when that incident occurred.

A Chicago juvenile also was arrested in the 7:44 p.m. on Aug. 19 in the 100 block of Adams Street and charged with armed robbery of an Evanston resident. No additional information was given.


  • A residence was burglarized in the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue in Oak Park sometime between 8 a.m. on July 27 and 10:02 a.m. on Aug. 19. The offender kicked in the rear door to gain entry and then ransacked the victim’s belongings, which were in moving boxes. The loss is unknown.
  • A residence was burglarized in the 900 block of Wesley Avenue sometime between 7:34 a.m. and noon on Aug. 24. The offender gained entry by unknown means and removed two sets of keys. The estimated loss is $150.
  • A Chicago Heights resident’s vehicle was burglarized in the 100 block of Madison Street sometime between 6 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 12:36 a.m. on Aug. 26. The offender gained entry through unknown means and stole a pair of gold earrings and cash. The estimated loss is $120.
  • A residence was burglarized in the 1100 block of Clarence Avenue sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 21. The offender gained entry through an unlocked sliding glass door and then stole three wallets, an iPad and a leather purse. The estimated loss is $820.  
  • A vehicle was burglarized in the 1100 block of South Boulevard sometime between 10 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 19. The offender broke the rear passenger side window and stole a backpack, two pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, an iPad, a forest-green motorcycle helmet and two guitars. The estimated loss is $4,605.
  • An apartment was burglarized in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 22. The offender entered through a partially opened kitchen window and stole a laptop computer, two Samsung tablets, a cell phone, miscellaneous men’s jewelry, three pairs of sunglasses, a black and green Timberland backpack and $1,000 in cash and change. The estimated loss is $6,000.

Traffic stop ends in gun, drug charges

Oak Park police arrested a 20-year-old Chicago man at noon on Aug. 18 in the 300 block of South Euclid Avenue and charged him with unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm without a concealed carry license and possession of cannabis.

The police report stated that a police officer officer witnessed the man violate a “right-turn only” traffic signal and pulled him over. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer smelled “fresh cannabis,” according to the police report. The officer also smelled “a new strong odor of car fragrance” known to be a “cover-up scent.”

The officer searched the vehicle and found a silver and black Charter Arms Undercover-brand .38 Special revolver and a sandwich bag with 12 clear baggies of a green, leafy substance believed to be cannabis.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Aug. 19-26, 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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