While responding to reports of shots fired in the 1200 block of North Taylor Avenue at 1:44 a.m., Nov. 13, officers found blood and a bullet shell casing inside an empty apartment unit, the door to which was open. The blood and casing were in plain view, according to police reports.

The male victim was later found near North Avenue and Taylor Avenue with a gunshot wound to his foot but would not cooperate with the investigation. He was transferred to Loyola Medical Center where he was treated and released.

 Death investigation

  • Police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old white male Chicago resident who was found unresponsive lying on train tracks at 3:55 a.m., Nov. 14 after being struck by an eastbound train at the CTA Blue Line station, 854 S. Oak Park Avenue. The man was pronounced deceased via telemetry by Advocate Hospital and the body was transferred to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
  • The traffic death of a 54-year-old white male is being investigated by police. The man was struck by a vehicle Nov. 3 after darting into traffic at Interstate 290 and Harlem Avenue and was transported to Loyola Hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries Nov. 14 and his body was transferred to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Aggravated battery

  • A man was hit four times with yellow paintballs that were fired at him from the passenger’s side of a black sedan while he was walking in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Road at 2:48 p.m., Nov. 14.

Recovered stolen automobile

  • The 2012 Hyundai Elantra that was reported stolen Oct. 31 from the 100 block of South Harvey Avenue was recovered by Chicago police Nov. 10 in the 4000 block of West Adams Street in Chicago at 10:28 a.m. without apprehension.

Burglary   

  • Security footage captured a man forcing open the drive thru window of Buona Beef, 7025 North Ave., and climbing into the restaurant at 11:15 p.m., Nov. 9; once inside, the man kicked open the office door and ransacked the office. No loss was reported, but the damage is valued at $100.

Motor vehicle theft

  • An unlocked white 2010 Acura MDX was taken between 3:17 a.m. and 3:25 a.m., Nov 11 in the 200 block of South Maple Avenue. The estimated loss is $10,000.

Theft

  • The catalytic converter was cut from a white 2015 Nissan NV200, which was parked in village of Oak Park lot 59 in the 100 block of South Kenilworth Avenue between 2 p.m., Nov. 5 and 6:30 a.m., Nov. 8. 
  • Someone cut the catalytic converter from a 2009 Toyota Prius that was parked in the 500 block of South Boulevard between 7 p.m., Nov. 7 and 10 a.m., Nov. 8.
  • The catalytic converter was cut from a brown 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander between 10 p.m., Nov. 8 and 2 p.m., Nov. 9 in the 700 block of North Humphrey Avenue.
  • Someone cut out the catalytic converter from a white 2017 Chevy cargo van between 12:52 p.m., Nov. 9 and 12:45 p.m., Nov. 10 in the 200 block of South Maple Avenue.
  • The catalytic converter was removed from a gray 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander between 9:30 p.m., Nov. 3 and 8:30 a.m., Nov. 4 in the 1000 block of Randolph Street.
  • Someone removed the catalytic converter from a blue 2008 Kia between 2 p.m., Nov. 6 and 5 p.m., Nov. 11 in the 900 block of Wesley Avenue.
  • A package delivered by the U.S. Postal Service was removed from a locked mailbox in the 400 block of North Humphrey Avenue between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Nov. 6.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Nov. 9 through Nov. 14 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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