Oak Park police have not yet located Mary Windham, who was reported missing Aug. 15. 

Windham, 65, has dementia and “other conditions that put her in danger,” according to police.

Police describe Windham as 5-foot-2 with black hair and brown eyes and may possibly be wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a reusable shopping bag with a floral pattern on it. 

Windham was last seen around 3 a.m. on Aug. 15 at Berkeley Nursing and Rehab Center, 6909 W. North Ave., according to reports.

Windham is among three people, all seniors, reported missing from Oak Park between the end of July and August. Police recently located another woman who was reported missing. 

Rose Czartoryski, 83, was found Aug. 31 after being reported as missing Aug. 28, according to Oak Park police. Czartoryski is reportedly safe.

A third Oak Park resident, Claude Hughes, 77, missing for almost two weeks, was found dead in a forest preserve near the Des Plaines River in River Grove on Aug 7. Hughes, who had dementia, was reported missing after he left his home sometime between July 26 and 27.

Armed robbery

  • A man went into Metro PCS, 6319 North Ave. in Oak Park, demanded a refund, then allegedly became aggressive and took out a glass bottle from his back pocket, while threatening the to harm the employee and demanding cash from the register at 4:48 p.m., Aug. 24. The man took an estimated $170 in cash and fled. Police describe the man as Black, in his 30s, about 5-feet-11 and 190 pounds with a beard. He was last seen wearing a Grizzlies basketball jersey and a white and turquoise hat. 
  • Jaheim Henyard, 18, of Chicago, was charged with four counts of armed robbery after being arrested at 1:35 p.m. on Aug. 29 in the 3100 block of West Harrison St. in Chicago.  The armed robberies for which Henyard was charged reportedly took place in Oak Park on July 17 in the 100 block of Garfield Street and on Aug. 1 in the 1000 block of South Harvey Avenue and 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue. 


A young woman was seen picking up the victim’s mislaid wallet containing cash and credit cards at 11:30 a.m., Aug. 29 in the 100 block of South Austin Boulevard. 

As the victim attempted to run after the woman, two men allegedly stood intimidatingly in the victim’s pathway and advised the victim not to chase after the woman. All three were seen running south in the alley. Estimated loss is $800.

Police described the young woman as Black, about 20 years old and 5-feet-4 with long straight brown hair and wearing a white T-shirt and gray jogging pants. 

One of the men was described as Black, about 17 years old, 5-feet-9 and thin, wearing a blue T-shirt and cotton shorts. Police described the other man as light-skinned Black, about 17 years old, with a thin build, about 5-feet-8 with a tattoo on his cheek.

Vehicular hijacking

Oak Park police reported that three people approached a woman as she sat in her blue 2014 Ford Focus at 6:47 p.m. on Aug. 27 in the 200 block of Washington Boulevard and pulled her out of the vehicle.

All three offenders then got in the victim’s vehicle and drove off. Chicago police recovered the vehicle unoccupied and without keys in the rear of a building in the 200 block of North Pine Avenue. 


Someone broke into a parked vehicle in the 800 block of North Elmwood Avenue between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Aug. 24, ransacked the interior and took a Dell laptop from inside. Estimated loss is $2,000.

Motor vehicle theft

  • Someone stole an orange 2018 Jeep Compass parked in the 500 block of South Clinton Avenue between 10:30 a.m., Aug. 25 and 8:50 p.m., Aug. 27. The estimated loss is $20,000.
  • The owner of unlocked and running 2017 Nissan Altima saw someone drive off in her vehicle between 7:25 p.m. and 7:34 p.m. on Aug. 29 in the 200 block of Washington Boulevard.  Chicago police recovered the vehicle on Aug. 30 in the first block of North Central Avenue in Chicago.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Aug. 25-Sept. 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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