An 18-year-old Chicago man was arrested at 9:12 p.m., Nov. 4 in the 100 block of North Central Avenue, Chicago after Oak Park police found him entering the 2007 Toyota Camry allegedly taken during an armed robbery three days before. The stolen possessions were returned to the victim.

According to police reports, the suspect and another teenage male allegedly approached a woman from behind on the 200 block of Washington Blvd. as she walked into the courtyard of her building. One of the men allegedly showed a black handgun and demanded her property. The victim handed over a set of keys including a car key, a pink Apple iPhone 13, a backpack containing a silver Apple iPad, a silver HP laptop computer, a black Apple iPhone 13 and an orange wallet with miscellaneous identification and credit cards at 6:59 p.m., Nov. 1. The offenders then allegedly fled out of the courtyard in an unknown direction.

Right after the incident, the victim went to check on her vehicle which was parked in the 400 block of South Harvey Avenue and found her Camry was gone. The estimated loss of the vehicle is $8,000.

 Aggravated battery

  • A Chicago resident was shot in the face with paintballs while walking northbound on Ridgeland Avenue after a black sports utility vehicle pulled up next to him. The victim heard 10 “pop” sounds coming from the vehicle then felt a paintball strike him in the face, injuring his right eye at 10:56 p.m., Nov. 1.

Recovered stolen automobile

  • The 2018 blue Honda Civic reported stolen Oct. 31 from the 300 block of South Kenilworth Avenue was recovered at 4:30 a.m., Nov. 2 in the 3300 block of West Maypole Avenue in Chicago. The vehicle had been involved in a hit and run accident, according to police reports.
  • The black 2010 Ford Escape reported stolen Sept. 21 from the 600 block of South Austin Boulevard was recovered at 8:50 p.m., Nov. 2 in the 5900 block of Roosevelt Road in Chicago. The vehicle had been illegally parked and towed on Sept. 26.


  • A 9mm Taurus handgun was taken during a garage burglary in the 200 block of North Harvey Avenue between 1 p.m. and 5:05 p.m., Nov. 7. The offender used a coat hanger to break into the victim’s black Honda CR-V, then used the garage door opener inside the CR-V to open the locked garage. Once inside, the offender got into a gray Honda Odyssey and removed a gun safe from inside the van that contained the handgun and ammunition. The estimated loss is $790.
  • Two men were captured via video surveillance entering Jewel Osco grocery store, 438 Madison St., at 10 p.m., Nov. 5, and going to the storage room in the back, where they loaded bottles of alcohol into a cart then left the store out of the service entrance wheeling the cart full of stolen alcohol. The estimated loss is $2,000.


  • The catalytic convertor was cut from a 2004 blue Honda Odyssey that was parked in the 300 block of South Kenilworth Avenue between 11:59 p.m., Oct. 30 and 6:45 a.m., Nov. 1.
  • Someone cut the catalytic convertor out of a 2008 blue Honda CR-V parked in the 300 block of North Oak Park Avenue between 7 p.m., Oct. 30 and 9 a.m., Nov. 1.
  • A sewer camera and monitor were removed from the front yard of a residence in the 1100 block of South Humphrey Avenue at about 1:16 p.m., Nov. 1. The estimated loss is $15,000.

Criminal damage to property

  • Someone broke a second-floor window of a residence in the 300 block of Chestnut Lane around 5:05 p.m., Nov. 1. The estimated damage is $500.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Nov. 2 through Nov. 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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