Two Dell laptops were stolen from the Oak Park Regional Housing Center during a burglary of the nonprofit’s offices at 1041 South Blvd., which occurred sometime between 5 p.m., Feb. 7 and 9 a.m., Feb. 8.

The police report from the incident states that the offender or offenders could have gained access to the offices through a door that was possibly unlocked. The value of stolen laptops is estimated at $2,000.


  • An Apple iPhone 13 Pro cellphone and a Vera Bradley gym bag containing clothes were taken from a 1995 Buick Century left unlocked outside the Shell gas station at 1 Harrison St. between 12:53 and 12:55 p.m., Feb. 11. The estimated loss is $3,000.
  • Someone broke into a black Hyundai Elantra that was in the parking garage at 1000 Lake Street and removed a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses and the access key to the parking garage between 11:30 p.m., Feb. 11 and 9:55 a.m., Feb. 12. The estimated loss is $250.


  • Someone took 30 bottles of South African wine from an unlocked storage unit inside a building in the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue around 7 p.m., Feb. 7. The estimated loss is $400.
  • Two unknown individuals were observed removing the catalytic converter from a red 2008 Toyota Prius at 4:41 a.m., Feb. 8, in the 1100 block of Clarence Avenue. The offenders fled in a light-colored sedan, traveling northbound on Clarence.
  • The catalytic converter was cut from a 2007 Toyota Prius while it was parked in the 200 block of North Kenilworth Avenue between 6 p.m., Feb. 8 and 8 a.m., Feb. 9.
  • Someone cut the catalytic converter from a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander while the vehicle was parked in the 100 block of North Kenilworth Avenue between 4:30 p.m., Feb. 8 and 10:51 a.m., Feb. 9.
  • A package containing snow boots was taken from the front of a residence in the 400 block of Washington Boulevard between 1:15 and 1:25 p.m., Feb. 10. The estimated loss is $60.
  • Three Amazon packages were taken from the victim’s front doorstep in the 1000 block of Lyman Avenue between 1:16 and 4:27 p.m., Feb. 13. The packages contained two books, 16 floor protectors, 14 Velcro strips and a bag of 300 dice.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports, Feb. 8-14, 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.

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