A woman, out walking her dog at 10:35 p.m., Oct. 29 in the first block of Chicago Avenue, was assaulted by a man who approached her from behind and forcefully grabbed her genital area outside of her clothing. The woman screamed and ran away. The offender was last seen heading southbound on Austin Boulevard then westbound on an unknown street.

Police reports describe the person as a Black male, 5-feet-8 with a skinny build, light complexion and black ear-length dreads with brown tips, wearing all black clothing and black Nike tennis shoes.

 Armed Robbery

  • Amstar gas station, 622 Madison St. in Oak Park, was robbed at 7:09 a.m., Oct. 27, by a man in a ski mask, who walked behind the counter and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the gas station clerk and demanded money. The victim handed over cash from the register and the man also took money from a red tray beneath the counter. He then exited the store and was last seen heading westbound. The estimated loss is $364.

Police reports describe the offender as a Black male, about 6 feet in height with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a black ski mask, black pants, white shoes and a black Pelle Pelle jacket with a fur-lined hood and a gold “PP” on the left breast.

Motor vehicle theft

  • A white 2020 Toyota Camry, rented by an Uber Eats driver, was taken after the driver left the vehicle running with keys in the car while dropping off a delivery between 8 and 8:13 p.m., Oct 25 in the 1100 block of Lake Street. According to police reports, the driver saw three men on Divvy bikes nearby when he exited the vehicle and a witness reported seeing the three men enter and drive off in the Camry, leaving the bicycles behind. The estimated loss is $24,000.
  • A gray 2019 Chrysler 300, parked in the 900 block of Ontario Street, was taken at 5:50 a.m., Oct. 26. The estimated loss is $30,000.
  • A gray 2015 Infiniti Q50, parked in the 200 block of North Grove Avenue, was taken between 10 a.m., Oct. 24 and 6:30 p.m., Oct. 26. The estimated loss is $20,000.


  • Someone removed a white 5-gallon bucket, two cordless drills and miscellaneous hand tools from a gray Dodge Caravan with an unlocked passenger’s side door between 6 p.m., Oct. 25 and 7 a.m., Oct. 26 in the 100 block of South Taylor Avenue.
  • Someone broke the passenger’s side window of a silver 2006 Scion XB and took the vehicle’s radio between midnight, Oct. 15 and 6:31 p.m., Oct. 28 in the 400 block of South Boulevard. Loss unknown at time of reporting.


  • A Ruger 3758 compact handgun was taken from an Oak Park resident’s possession between 9 a.m., Sept. 21 and 9 a.m., Oct. 21 in the 400 block of South Humphrey Avenue. The estimated loss is $509.
  • Someone cut the catalytic converter off a black 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander while the vehicle was parked in the West Suburban Hospital parking lot, 3 Erie Ct., between 8:20 a.m. and noon, Oct. 26.
  • The catalytic converter of a Mitsubishi Highlander Sport was removed between 11 p.m., Oct. 25 and 8 a.m., Oct. 26 in the 1500 block of North Austin Boulevard.
  • Someone cut the catalytic converter from a 2009 Honda CR-V between 4:30 p.m., Oct. 27 and 7:35 a.m., Oct. 28 in the first block of Washington Boulevard.

Criminal damage to property

  • A witness observed a man throw a brick at the front window of a business in the 100 block of Madison Street at 8:50 p.m., Oct. 28. The estimated damage is $3,000.
  • Four male teenagers sneaked through the security fence and were observed by a witness spray painting a Chicago Transit Authority train car at the station at 1116 South Blvd. between 3:30 a.m. and 3:34 a.m., Oct. 29. The teenagers ran down the stairs of the platform and exited on North Boulevard. The estimated damage is $10,000.
  • Someone threw a pumpkin at the rear driver’s side door of a silver Honda CR-V between midnight and noon, Oct. 31 in the 300 block of South Kenilworth Avenue.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Oct. 27-Nov. 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.

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