A sleeping man woke up to a male intruder in his bedroom, at 3:25 a.m., May 1 in the 400 block of South Kenilworth Avenue. After confronting the intruder, the man was struck by the intruder with an unknown object. The intruder then fled with the man’s computer. 

At 10:30 a.m., the man discovered his 2016 Audi A6 was stolen. Police recovered the vehicle at 4:32 a.m., May 2, in the 1100 block of Madison Street in Maywood. 

Police describe the intruder as being a black man, around 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches in height and weighing 200 lbs. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. The estimated loss of the computer is $1,000.

Aggravated vehicular hijacking

A Chicago woman was opening her car when a man with a knife approached her from behind; the woman threw her keys into the car, then the man pushed to her to the ground and drove off in her white 2019 Chevrolet Trax at 9:45 a.m., April 27 in the 500 block of South Cuyler Avenue. 

Chicago police recovered the vehicle in the 3400 block of Walnut Street, Chicago, without an apprehension. The police report describes the man as being black with a dark complexion, between 18 to 25 years in age, 5 feet 11 inches and of medium build. He was last seen wearing a red jacket with a gray hood and blue jeans.


The catalytic converter was cut out of a 2009 Honda CRV in the 400 block of South Maple Avenue between 7 a.m., April 18 and 4:30 p.m., April 25.

A 2012 Kia Sportage had its catalytic converter cut from it between 4 p.m., April 19 and 9 a.m., April 26 in the 200 block of South Maple Avenue. Unknown loss.

Someone entered a closed, but unsecured construction site and took 113 sprinkler heads, all in their original boxes, between 7 a.m., April 27 and 7 a.m., April 29 in the 6000 block of North Avenue.

Vehicle theft

Someone removed a 2017 Ford Focus, possibly using a spare key, between 8 p.m., April 27 and 6:30 a.m., April 29 in the 900 block of South Garfield Street. Estimated loss is $12,000. 

Someone entered an unlocked 2004 Nissan Quest, peeled the steering column and damaged its ignition in a failed attempt to steal the vehicle between 9 a.m., April 27 and 12 p.m., May 1 in the 300 block of North Lombard Avenue.

Recovered stolen vehicle

A stolen white 2017 Toyota Prius was recovered in the 1100 block of Westgate Street at 10:03 a.m., April 29; the Prius was reported stolen Sept. 10 from the 900 block of North Boulevard.


Someone broke a glass window and entered True Discount Food Mart, 1155 Garfield St., then removed an unknown number of lottery tickets at 3:21 a.m., May 1.

Burglary to motor vehicle

Five cars were discovered with their driver’s side windows broken and their interiors ransacked in the 1100 block of Westgate Street on April 27. The first break in occurred between 1 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Nothing was taken. Estimated damage is $400.

The second break in occurred between 2:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. As in the first instance, nothing was taken from the vehicle and the damage is estimated at $400.

The third vehicle was broken into between 4 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. Nothing was removed and the estimated damage is unknown.

The fourth vehicle break in is believed to have occurred between 12:01 a.m., March 15 and 9:56 p.m., April 27, while the fifth vehicle was broken into between 4:30 p.m. and 9:10 p.m., April 27. In the last two cases, the estimated damage for both is $500.

Someone damaged the plastic bag covering the damaged window of a vehicle in the 1100 block of Westgate Street between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m., April 28. 

Criminal damage to property

A man was observed knocking over garbage cans and stationed safety barriers at 2:30 a.m., May 2 at Oak Park Elementary School District 97, 260 Madison St.; a flowerpot was thrown against the door and four small bushes were pulled out of the ground. The estimated damage is unknown.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports April 27-May 1 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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