Two Oak Park residents were arrested last Saturday after being found in a Chrysler minivan that was reported stolen, July 15, from the 400 block of South Humphrey Avenue. One of the offenders was found to be in possession of a firearm that he was not legally entitled to carry.

Nick Razzino, of the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue has been charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, as well as aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Razzino’s companion, Harold J. Barnes, of the first block of South Boulevard, was charged with trespass to motor vehicle.

The two were arrested after an Oak Park detective spotted the vehicle being driven in the 400 block of Madison Street at 4:25 p.m., July 16. The detective subsequently pulled the minivan over and discovered 19-year-old Razzino in the driver’s seat and 23-year-old Barnes in the front passenger’s seat. The two were then transported to the police station and processed.

Barnes, who was also wanted on a warrant out of Forest Park for resisting arrest, was released on bail, while Razzino was held for bond hearings.

Aggravated vehicular hijacking

A rideshare driver was carjacked by three male passengers after driving them to their destination in the 700 block of South Lyman Avenue at 1:55 a.m., July 15. The passengers were all sitting in the backseat, when the driver stopped to let them out. The first passenger, who said he had a gun, exited the vehicle then opened the driver’s side door, and ordered the driver out of the gray 2021 Honda Insight, while the other two grabbed the victim from behind in the backseat. The victim complied and the three offenders fled eastbound on Jackson Boulevard in the victim’s vehicle. The estimated loss is $30,000.

Aggravated assault arrest

Chicago resident Roberta Walker, 48, was arrested for aggravated assault after she used what was believed to be a knife to threaten a witness that confronted her for stealing a package in the 800 block of North Austin Avenue at 4:26 p.m., July 17.

Aggravated assault

An unknown man brandishing a knife approached a Forest Park resident and threatened to kill him and his dog but was pepper sprayed by the victim at 2:30 a.m., July 11 in the 1100 block of South Boulevard. The offender fled on foot northbound through an alley.

Public indecency

Two Oak Park juveniles were walking home when a man driving in a black sedan pulled up beside them and exposed himself to them at 8:58 p.m., July 14 in the 1000 block of South Grove Avenue then drove off in an unknown direction.


  • Someone broke into a garden apartment by pushing in a window air-conditioning unit and removed a black Glock handgun, a 43-inch Roku television, a brown and red Gucci purse and a brown and orange Coach purse from the victim’s bedroom, as well as a 58-inch RCA television and a Singer sewing machine from the living room, between 4:30 p.m., July 10 and 4:30 p.m., July 11 in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard. The loss is estimated at $3,205.
  • Someone broke into an apartment by breaking the glass of a rear kitchen window and reaching inside to unlock the door, then ransacked the apartment and took a silver 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop, an 18-karat gold chain, a gold and sapphire ring, as well as other rings, chains, necklaces and beads, between 1 p.m. and 2:46 p.m., July 11 in the 900 block of Ontario Street. The estimated loss is $2,700.
  • A green and silver Trek bicycle and a silver Milwaukee sander were taken from an open garage in the 700 block of South Scoville Avenue between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., July 13. The estimated loss is $500.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports, July 12-18, 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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