A juvenile from Chicago is in very serious condition after being shot multiple times by an unknown individual at 1:35 p.m., Jan. 15 in the 400 block of North Taylor Avenue. The juvenile was taken to Loyola Medical Center following the shooting.

The Oak Park Police Department is investigating the incident, which Commander Paul Kane said he does not believe to be a random event. Kane was unable to provide more information at this time as he said giving out specific details could directly affect the investigation.

Unlawful use of weapon arrest

  • Chicago resident Rachel Franklin, 23, was arrested 12:19 a.m., Jan. 21 in the 200 block of Harlem Boulevard after a witness identified her as the person who reportedly pulled out a handgun and was pushed out of a vehicle during a verbal altercation. An investigation found Franklin to be in possession of a loaded handgun without a concealed carry license. Felony unlawful use of weapon charges for Franklin were approved by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Hit and run arrest

  • A Chicago resident was charged with a felony Jan. 16 for fleeing the scene of an accident that injured one pedestrian in the 1000 block of North Harlem Avenue. The resident was also found to have been driving under the influence and was also charged with a misdemeanor DUI. The resident was identified by a witness of the accident driving a vehicle with damage on its front end.

Aggravated carjacking arrest

  • A 14-year-old male juvenile was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking Jan. 20 for an incident that occurred in the first block of West Madison Street Aug. 2 and a second incident that occurred in the 900 block of South Oak Park Avenue Aug. 9. An investigation into the second incident identified the juvenile’s fingerprints and a security camera captured the act on film. He was processed and remains in custody at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, 1100 S. Hamilton Ave., Chicago.

Traffic and unlawful weapon possession arrest

  • An Aurora man was charged for driving with a revoked license while his passenger also of Aurora, was charged with a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of weapon after police found a loaded handgun underneath her seat while the couple was stopped for a minor traffic violation at 1:34 a.m., Jan. 15 in the 900 block of North Austin Boulevard. The firearm was not discharged.

Attempted robbery

  • A clerk at the 7-Eleven store at 240 Chicago Ave. thwarted a robbery by pulling out a knife on a male subject, who implied he had a handgun and demanded money at 4:19 a.m., Jan. 20. No loss was reported. The man was last seen traveling on foot eastbound on Chicago Avenue.

Motor vehicle theft

  • A 2004 silver Lexus was removed from the 200 block of South Oak Park Avenue between 11:45 p.m., Jan. 20 and 9:40 a.m., Jan. 21. The estimated loss is $15,000.
  • A man saw his gray 2011 Chevy Malibu, which was left running with the keys in the ignition, being taken from outside the gas station he was inside in the 6100 block of North Avenue at 11:46 p.m., Jan. 21. The estimated loss is $7,000.
  • A black Dodge Durango, left running and unattended, was removed from the 800 block of South Maple Avenue at 9:28 p.m., Jan. 15. The vehicle was spotted traveling eastbound on Interstate 290 by Oak Park police officers and was recovered a short time later in the 1900 block of South Pulaski Road in Chicago. The Durango was towed and processed for evidence before being returned to its owner.

Criminal property damage

  • Someone threw eggs and rice on a gray 2004 Toyota Hatchback, damaging the vehicle’s paint, between 2 p.m., Jan. 14 and 3:18 p.m., Jan. 18 in the 900 block of Gunderson Avenue. The estimated damage is $200.
  • The rear tires of a white 2018 Nissan Rogue were slashed between midnight, Jan. 16 and 11:30 a.m., Jan. 16 in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports through Jan. 17 to Jan. 24 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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