Gunfire broke out in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard at 8:30 p.m., Dec. 18, when the victim walked up to the male offender in his car and exchanged words. The offender then exited a 2004 white Toyota and fired approximately five rounds toward the unknown male victim. The offender then got into the vehicle and fled southbound. The victim had left the area before police arrived, according to the Oak Park Police Department.

Oak Park police reports describe the offender as a Black male, about 6-feet-5, with a large build. He was last seen wearing a black coat. The victim is described as a Black male, short and small, wearing a blue and white hooded jacket.

Armed robbery

  • A Cicero man was robbed at gun point by two men, one of whom was armed, at 3:10 p.m., Dec. 13 while walking in the 700 block of South Austin Boulevard. The first offender approached the male victim and demanded his property. When the victim brushed the offender’s hand away, the offender grabbed the victim’s jacket and pointed a handgun at him as a second offender also demanded the victim’s property. The victim took an estimated $35 from his wallet and threw the cash on the ground. The offenders grabbed the cash then fled in an unknown direction.


  • Someone broke into a residence by unknown means and removed a 50-inch television, three diamond rings, eight crystal heirlooms, five crystal elephants, three glass vases, two glass lidded candy jars and two jade elephants between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Dec. 19 in the 400 block of Home Avenue. The estimated loss is $7,450.
  • Someone broke the driver’s side front window of a Chevrolet Equinox with a brick, took a White Sox jacket from inside and ransacked the vehicle’s interior between 10:15 p.m., Dec. 14 and 10:15 p.m., Dec.15 in the 6000 block of Roosevelt Road. The jacket was later recovered in the rear yard of a building in the 1100 block of South Humphrey Avenue.
  • A gray 10-speed Fuji bicycle and an air compressor were removed from a garage in the 500 block of Clinton Avenue between midnight, Nov. 1 and 10:26 a.m., Dec. 12. The estimated loss is $550.
  • Someone shattered the front passenger’s side window to a 2013 Toyota Prius and removed multiple DVDs from inside the vehicle between 7:30 p.m. and 7:55 p.m., Dec. 16 in the 800 block of North Harlem Avenue. The total damage and loss is estimated at $300.


  • A witness observed three unknown men remove the catalytic converter from a Mitsubishi SUV parked in the 300 block of South Harvey Avenue around 4:43 a.m., Dec. 14, then flee in a black four-door Jeep.
  • An Amazon package of clothing was removed from the front porch of a residence in the 600 block of Lyman Avenue between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Dec. 14. The estimated loss is $170.
  • A man was observed via Ring doorbell camera removing an Amazon package, containing a Steve Madden coat, from the front porch of a residence in the 600 block of Lyman Avenue at 7:23 p.m., Dec. 15. The estimated loss is $130.
  • A man was seen removing the plastic menu attached to the exterior of the building, near the speaker, at Popeye’s, 610 Madison St., at 5:45 p.m., Dec. 14. The estimated loss is $50.
  • The catalytic converter belonging to a gold 2000 Honda Accord was removed while the vehicle was parked in the first block of Le Moyne Parkway between 10:30 p.m., Dec. 14 and 5 a.m., Dec. 15.
  • Someone cut the catalytic converter out of a tan 2013 Lexus RX350 between midnight and 7 a.m., Dec. 13 in the 800 block of Lyman Avenue.
  • All four hubcaps and the passenger’s side front wheel cover belonging to a white 2009 Lincoln MKX were removed between 6 p.m., Dec. 15 and 1 p.m., Dec. 17 in the 800 block of North Austin Boulevard. The estimated loss is $300.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports through Dec. 14 to Dec. 20 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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