While waiting at the Lombard Avenue and North Avenue bus stop, a man was shot in the leg at 9:25 p.m. March 4 in the 6100 block of North Avenue. 

According to Oak Park police, the man said he saw two people from the Chicago side of North Avenue cross to the Oak Park side, prior to being shot. He also stated that he did not know the two people. 

While no one witnessed the shooting, residents reported hearing gunshots. Oak Park police believe the incident is related to an earlier incident that occurred in Chicago.

The man was transported to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood for the wound to his leg and a graze wound on his hand. Police say that the man will recover.


Armed robbery

 Two men, one of whom had a black handgun, stole cash from the register and cigarettes from behind the counter of 7-Eleven, 240 Chicago Ave., at 1:40 a.m. March 3.  

 Police describe the men as being 18 to 20 years in age, black and of thin build. One of the men was last seen wearing a blue hooded jacket, while the other, who carried the gun, was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, yellow surgical mask and gloves. The total loss is unknown.



 Someone cut the catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Washington Boulevard between 2 and 4 a.m. March 3. The estimated loss is $1,900.

 Two delivered packages, containing a black Wyze camera and clothing, were taken from the vestibule of a residence in the 1100 block of Randolph Street between 11:13 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 6. The estimated loss is $440.

 A young man was seen removing money from a donation jar at 7-Eleven, 661 South Blvd., March 6 at 6:25 p.m. The estimated loss is $5.

 Someone stole a black fortified seven speed mountain bicycle with a black basket attached to its rear that was locked to a bike rack in the 1100 block of North Boulevard between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 6. The estimated loss is $400.

 A black Dell laptop bag, containing a black Dell laptop and black headphones, left unattended by the victim’s garage was taken between 6:30 p.m. March 6 and 11:30 a.m. March 7 in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue. The estimated value of the loss is unknown



 Someone pried open the rear basement door of a home and removed three necklaces in the 500 block of North Marion Street between 5 p.m. Feb. 22 and 5:45 p.m. March 2. The estimated loss is $500.

 Someone broke into a home by shattering the glass front door; once inside, the person damaged a book and ransacked the residence between 9 a.m. Feb. 26 and 11:08 a.m. March 4 in the 400 block of Forest Avenue. The loss was unknown at the time of report.


Criminal damage to property

 Someone smashed two 18-by-24-inch basement windows belonging to a house in the 1000 block of South Euclid Avenue at 1:56 a.m. March 3. No entry was gained. Estimated damage is $300.

 A young man broke into a crawl space and damaged several plastic storage containers containing books and movies between 2:15 and 2:25 a.m. March 5 in the 600 block of Wesley Avenue. The total loss is unknown.

Two tires belonging to a Volvo XC70 were punctured between 12:30 a.m. and 1:24 p.m. March 7 in the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue. The estimated damage is $300.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports March 2-9 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 Stacey Sheridan 

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