An Uber driver managed to thwart a carjacking in Oak Park over the weekend. The driver picked up four teenage males from an address near Congress Parkway in Chicago at 1 a.m., June 19, and then drove them to their destination in the 600 block of Lyman Avenue. 

Once they arrived, three of the men exited the vehicle, while the fourth grabbed the Uber driver’s hand and tried to force him out of his red 2021 Toyota Rav4. Instead of getting out of his car, the Uber driver drove off with the remaining passenger still in tow. He finally deposited the would-be carjacker near the intersection of Adams Street and Lyman Avenue.

Attempted carjacking and burglary arrest

Chicago resident Sean Jones, 50, was arrested for an attempted vehicular hijacking and burglary that occurred around 8 p.m., June 16 in the 1000 block of South East Avenue; Jones allegedly approached the victim as the victim was parking in their garage, he then reportedly followed the victim as they drove to the front of the house. Jones reportedly threatened the victim’s spouse before fleeing the scene on foot and was located by Oak Park police shortly after.

Burglary

Someone took a silver iPad with a gray cover and a book from a dark blue Hyundai Elantra with an open rear window between 9:45 p.m., June 12 and 9:45 a.m., June 13 in the 300 block of South Lombard Avenue. The estimated loss is $327.

An orange concrete saw, a yellow DEWALT electric chipping hammer and a red Honda portable generator were taken from an unlocked and unattended Chevrolet Silverado between 4:15 p.m. and 4:20 p.m., June 14 in the 200 block of North Elmwood Avenue. The estimated loss is $2,500.

Two men were caught on security camera forcing open the glass front door of True Discount Food Mart, 1155 Garfield St., then attempting without success to break open the ATM inside with a crowbar at 2:13 a.m., June 15. The two subjects fled the in a black sedan with unknown license plate numbers. The estimated damage is unknown at this time.

A yellow Gary Fisher mountain bicycle was taken from a garage with an unlocked side door between 6:30 p.m., June 15 and 5:04 a.m., June 16 in the 400 block of South Kenilworth Avenue. The estimated loss is $500.

Theft

The catalytic converter was cut from a silver 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander parked in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard between 11 p.m., June 12 and 6 a.m., June 13.  

The catalytic converter was removed from a 2021 Nissan NV200 between noon, June 11 and 7:45 a.m., June 14 in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue.

Someone cut the catalytic converter out of a 2013 Kia Soul between 4 p.m., June 9 and 7 a.m., June 14 in the 400 block of South Harvey Avenue. 

Someone opened an Amazon package, taking the clothes from inside the box, which was delivered to the lobby of a building between 9 p.m., June 14 and 10:15 a.m., June 15 in the first block of South Boulevard. The estimated loss is $50.

The catalytic converter was cut from a silver 2019 Mitsubishi parked in the 200 block of Lake Street between 9 p.m., June 14 and 12 p.m., June 16. 

An unattended and unsecured black electric bicycle was taken from the 200 block of South Euclid Avenue around 11:30 a.m., June 16. The estimated loss is $750.

The catalytic converter was cut from a 2015 Toyota Prius parked in the 100 block of Forest Avenue between noon, June 12 and 7:45 p.m., June 16. 

Someone took an unattended and unsecured black girl’s Nishiki mountain bicycle from a driveway in the 1200 block of Belleforte Avenue between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., June 18. The estimated loss is valued at $300.

Criminal property damage 

A security camera captured a man striking the window of Barnard’s Schwinn, 6109 W. North Ave., and damaging it at 1:06 a.m., June 17. The estimated cost of the damage was unknown at the time of reporting.

Someone scratched the front hood of a maroon 2002 Chevy Venture parked in the first block of North Harlem Avenue between 8:15 a.m. and 11:21 a.m., June 18.

Someone used a large rock to break the driver’s side window to gain entry into a brown 2018 Kia Optima and then pried the steering column cover off in an attempt to steal the vehicle between 1 p.m., June 19 and 2:44 a.m., June 20 in the first block of Augusta Street. The value of the damage is unknown at this time.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports, June 13-20, 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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