An Oak Park woman with dementia was reported missing Saturday, Aug. 15. Mary Windham, 65, has dementia and “other conditions that place her in danger,” police say. She was last seen around 3 a.m., Saturday at Berkeley Nursing and Rehab Center, 6909 W. North Ave., according to reports.

Police describe Windham as 5-foot-2-inches tall. She has black hair and brown eyes and may possibly be wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. She may also be carrying a floral reusable shopping bag. 

Anyone who has seen Windham or who has any information regarding her whereabouts should call the Oak Park Police Department at 708-356-3800.

Armed robbery

A man exited the passenger side of a white vehicle, showed a firearm and demanded the victim’s property; the victim handed over a North Face bag containing a pair of black jogging pants, earbuds, a white shirt, a Michael Kors wallet with ID and credit cards and a red Apple iPhone 10R at 10:10 a.m., Aug. 15 in the 1000 block of South Euclid Avenue. The man fled in the vehicle. Estimated loss is $2,103. 

Police describe the offender as Black, 18 to 22 years old, 5-feet-7-inches, cleanshaven with short black hair and wearing a white T-shirt, shorts and black baseball cap.

Two men exited a red four-door sedan vehicle and approached the victim with firearms drawn then demanded the victim’s property; the offenders removed a studded belt, cash and a pair of Apple EarPods at 3:05 p.m., Aug 16 in the 1100 block of South Maple Avenue. The estimated loss is $228.

Police describe the first offender as Black, 18 to 22 years old, 6-feet to 6-feet-2-inches tall, wearing a white T-shirt and having face tattoos. The second man is described as Black, 18 to 22 years old, 6-feet to 6-feet-2-inches tall, wearing all black with a colorful scarf over his face. 

Aggravated vehicular hijacking

Three men, one armed, carjacked a male Berwyn resident after he exited his gray 2015 Ford Edge in the 500 block of Wesley Avenue at 10:05 p.m., Aug. 10; the first offender approached the resident, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his property. The second offender struck the victim while the first offender removed the victim’s wallet and cell phone. A third offender drove away northbound with the two other offenders in tow in the victim’s car. The loss is estimated at $15,000.

Two male juveniles from Chicago were arrested in the 700 block of Austin Boulevard at 11:28 a.m., Aug. 11 for aggravated battery to a senior citizen, mob action and aggravated vehicular hijacking, all of which took place in the 800 block of South Wesley Avenue. Police recovered the vehicle.


A residence was broken into and appears to have had some one living in it for an extended period of time between 12 p.m., July 24 and 1:53 p.m., Aug. 12 in the 900 block of South Humphrey Avenue. Loss unknown at time of report. 

Someone broke into a vehicle and removed an Apple laptop computer, a pair of Bose wireless headphones and a Canon EOS M5 camera between 9 p.m., Aug 12 and 6:30 p.m., 13 in the 800 block of Hayes Avenue.

Motor vehicle theft

A maroon 2004 Chevy Impala was removed, possibly using a key, from the 900 block of North Humphrey Avenue between 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., Aug. 10. The estimated loss is $3,000.

The victim was driving in his 2018 Chevrolet Malibu when the vehicle was hit from behind by another vehicle, when the victim exited his vehicle, a man came out of the passenger seat of the striking vehicle and drove off in the victim’s Chevrolet Malibu at 11:18 p.m., Aug. 14 in the 100 block of North Kenilworth Avenue. 

Cicero police recovered the vehicle in the 2300 block of Cicero Avenue, Cicero at 2:45 a.m., Aug. 15.


A man met up with the victim under the pretense of buying a pair of Nike Air Jordan “Tokyo” shoes, then gave the victim counterfeit money and drove off with the shoes Aug. 13 at 12:10 p.m. in the 500 block of South Lombard Avenue. Estimated loss is $320.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Aug. 10 – Aug. 17 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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