According to the Oak Park Police Department, two victims were approached at their car on the 900 block of Madison Street by two subjects who had just exited an automobile. The offenders showed firearms and demanded the victims’ property. The victims handed over a cell phone and the keys to an orange Dodge Charger. The two offenders then fled in the victims’ vehicle, which was observed traveling in Forest Park by a River Forest police officer. The offenders then crashed the stolen vehicle in the area of Circle Avenue and Roosevelt Road in Forest Park.

The 16-year-old offender was apprehended by officers from Oak Park and Forest Park following a short foot chase. Police recovered a handgun, and a custodial search revealed the juvenile was in possession of heroin, a controlled substance. The second offender has not yet been located.

Home intruder

  • An unknown man entered the victim’s residence through an unlocked rear door then was confronted verbally by the victim and exited through the rear door and fled in an unknown direction at 6:02 a.m., Oct. 3 in the 400 block of Home Avenue.


  • Someone broke the padlock on a garage service door and took from inside the garage a DeWalt table saw, a chain saw, two Milwaukee reciprocating saws, a Black & Decker 7-inch circulating saw, a CRAFTSMAN socket wrench set, a DeWalt jigsaw, a tri-pod construction light, 120-piece drill bit set, a Makita heavy duty construction sander, a PORTER CABLE hand sander, two DeWalt cordless power drills, three rechargeable batteries, two charging stations and two black containers, one empty and one containing electrical supplies, between 11:45 p.m., Oct. 4 and 6 a.m., Oct. 5 in the 300 block of South Grove Avenue. Estimated loss is $3,000.
  • A black and green RYOBI lawnmower and an orange DuPont leaf blower were taken from an unlocked garage in the 900 block of Fair Oaks Avenue between 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27 and 5 a.m., Sept. 28. The estimated loss is $220.
  • Someone entered a garaged by prying open a south-facing window then removed a black “Pelican” case containing several pieces of audio equipment, a space heater and a black and white Cannondale mountain bike between midnight, Oct. 2 and 4:41 p.m., Oct. 3 in the 800 block of North Ridgeland Avenue. Estimated loss is $8,016.          

Motor vehicle theft

  • An unlocked and unattended gray 2022 Hyundai Tucson was removed at around 12:23 p.m., Oct. 1 in the 7000 block of Roosevelt Road.

The vehicle was recovered unoccupied at 6:53 a.m., Oct. 2 in the 300 block of Woodstock Drive in Bolingbrook and the owner was notified.

  • A 2008 black Ford Escape was removed between 5 p.m., Oct. 3 and 8:30 a.m., Oct. 4 in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard. The estimated loss is $8,000.

The vehicle was recovered without apprehension at 3:48 p.m., Oct. 5 in

the 6600 block of West 21st Street in Berwyn.

  • An unlocked silver 2006 Ford Fusion, with the keys left inside, was removed between 12 p.m., Jun. 1 and 11:21 a.m., Oct. 4 in the 500 block of Home Avenue. The estimated loss is $15,000.

Recovered stolen vehicle

  • The black 2014 Volkswagen Passat reported stolen Sept. 25 in Oak Park was recovered by the Chicago Police Department at 12:57 p.m., Oct. 4 in the 6300 block of West Highland Avenue in Chicago.


  • The catalytic converter was cut from a silver 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander parked in the 300 block of South Oak Park Avenue between 1 p.m., Oct. 6 and 5 p.m., Oct. 7.
  • Someone removed the rear license plate to a 2019 black Toyota RAV4 while parked in the 200 block of Randolph Street between 8 p.m., Oct. 6 and 1 p.m., Oct. 7
  • Someone stole a student’s saxophone from the music room of Percy Julian Middle School, 416 S. Ridgeland Ave., between 12 p.m., Sept. 22 and 12 p.m., Sept. 30. The estimated loss is $1,000.

Criminal damage to property     

  • A patio table was broken, and potted plants overturned in the backyard of a residence in the 100 block of Forest Avenue between 3 p.m., Oct. 2 and 1:30 a.m., Oct. 3. Estimated damage is $125.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Oct. 1 through Oct.8 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.

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