One juvenile was arrested and detained in Cook County Juvenile Detention Center Aug. 28 on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated robbery and aggravated possession of a stolen vehicle. 

Earlier that day, the juvenile with another juvenile accomplice had forced an Oak Park resident to the ground, injuring the victim’s arm and ankle, in the rear of the victim’s residence in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Road at 5:03 p.m. The two juveniles took the victim’s purse then fled in a black four-door SUV. A vehicle that was reported stolen from Chicago and matching that used by the juveniles was found at 6:31 p.m. in the 1300 block of Gunderson Avenue in Berwyn.  The victim’s purse was found inside.

The two offenders were spotted by Oak Park police officers at about 10:12 p.m. in the 7000 block of West Roosevelt Road. Following a foot chase, police apprehended one offender five minutes later in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Road. The offender was found in possession of the robbery victim’s identification and credit cards, as well as the key fob belonging to the stolen SUV. 

Police reports specified neither the genders of the two juveniles nor the location of the detainee’s residence.

Armed robbery

After parking his car, the victim was confronted by the offender, who pointed a black handgun, and took the victim’s Samsung Galaxy S9 cell phone, Lenovo laptop, vehicle and apartment keys and the victim’s wallet, which contained identification and various debit and credit cards, at 6:27 a.m., Aug. 31 in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard.


Berwyn residents were accosted and assaulted by three individuals, one wielding a bat, while stopped at a traffic light traveling southbound in the 600 block of South Austin Boulevard at 10:08 p.m., Aug. 29. Police reports state that two of the offenders got out of their vehicle and started yelling at the victims, while a third “appeared out of nowhere” and hit one victim in the face with a closed fist before doing the same to the other victim. One offender then hit the victims’ vehicle with a bat, shattering the front passenger’s side window and damaging the windshield. The first two offenders reentered their vehicle and fled while the third left in an unknown direction.


A black and silver Taurus PT111 Millennium G2 9mm pistol was stolen from an unlocked gray 2017 Infiniti QX60 in the 100 block of North Cuyler Avenue between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Aug. 28.

Motor vehicle theft

Witnesses saw someone in a black ski mask exit the passenger’s side of a black SUV and hop into an unlocked and running gray 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse then drive away westbound at 3:34 p.m., Aug. 29 in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue. The offender was last seen traveling southbound on Ridgeland Avenue. The estimated loss is $20,000.

Recovered stolen auto

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson reported stolen Aug. 13 from the 900 block of South Humphrey Avenue was recovered in the 5000 block of West Madison Street in Chicago Sept. 2 at 1:11 p.m. 


The catalytic converter was cut from a dark blue 2009 Toyota Prius between 10 p.m., Aug. 29 and 8:43 a.m., Aug. 30 in the 400 block of North Elmwood Avenue.

The catalytic converter was cut from a silver Honda CRV between 5 p.m., Aug. 31 and 6:30 a.m., Sept. 1 in the 1300 block of North Harlem Avenue.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Aug. 27 through Sept. 3 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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