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Oak Park police officers are investigating the reckless discharge of a firearm in the 100 block of Garfield Street that occurred last Wednesday. No injuries were reported. While responding to reports of gunfire, officers arrived on the scene at 8:39 p.m., Dec. 14, and canvassed the area. Officers identified damaged property and collected evidence, according to the Oak Park Police Department. 

Aggravated robbery

  • An Oak Park resident was robbed by three men, one of whom implied he was armed, at 11:04 p.m., Dec. 12 in the 1000 block of Hayes Avenue. The victim handed over his Apple iPhone 8, his keys, and his wallet, which contained credit cards and identification. The offenders fled in a red four-door sedan, possibly with Indiana license plates. The estimated loss is $1,150.


  • A .38 Special Ruger revolver, a 1-ounce gold nugget and a birth certificate were stolen after an intruder entered into a residence through an unlocked window in the 1000 block of Randolph Street between 5 and 11:45 p.m., Dec. 18. A Black & Decker jigsaw, a Microsoft laptop and a pair of AirPods were also taken during the burglary. The estimated loss is $5,000.
  • Someone removed a toolbox containing various tools from US Bank, 6729 North Ave., between 4 p.m., Dec. 13 and 8 a.m., Dec. 15. The value of the loss is estimated at $5,151.

Motor vehicle theft

A 2015 Hyundai Sonata was removed from the 500 block of North Taylor Avenue between 5 p.m., Dec. 13, and 6 a.m., Dec. 14.


  • The catalytic converter was cut from a 2008 Honda CRV, parked in the 1200 block of Rossell Avenue between 12:25 and 12:30 p.m., Dec. 17.
  • Someone took a package from the front porch of a residence in the 1000 block of South Elmwood Avenue between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m., Dec. 18.
  • Three UPS packages were removed from a front porch in the 200 block of South Elmwood Avenue between 3:57 and 4:02 p.m., Dec. 15.
  • A witness observed two individuals cutting the catalytic converter of a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe at 3:52 a.m., Dec. 17 in the 300 block of South Cuyler Avenue.

These items were obtained from Oak Park Police Department reports, Dec. 13-19, 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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