An Oak Park pedestrian was killed after being hit by a semi-tractor truck in the intersection of Madison Street and Harlem Avenue on Feb. 25. The truck driver, a 58-year-old man, has been charged with leaving the scene of the fatal crash.

The unidentified victim suffered multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Oak Park police arrested the driver at 11:52 p.m. the night of the incident in the 700 block of Lake Street. He was transported back to the police station, where he was processed and held for a bond hearing.

The Oak Park Police Department did not respond to requests for more information.

Aggravated assault, armed robbery arrest

A 26-year-old Chicago man from Chicago was arrested at McDonald’s, 111 Madison St., at 8:06 p.m., Feb. 20, for two counts of attempted armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault against an Oak Park resident and a Country Club Hills resident.

Aggravated battery arrest

A 47-year-old man from Chicago was arrested at Rush Oak Park Hospital, 520 S. Maple Ave., for the aggravated battery to a police officer and a nurse at 8:35 a.m., Feb. 20.

Battery and theft arrest

A 37-year-old Chicago man allegedly drank a bottle of wine without paying for it at the Beer Shop, 1026 North Blvd, and battered a Forest Park resident at 8:39 p.m., Feb. 26.


  • Two cargo vans, a 2013 Chevrolet Express and a 2015 Chevrolet Express both owned by the same Oak Park resident, were broken into and ransacked overnight on Feb. 23- 24, in the 400 block of Harrison Street. No items were removed from the vehicles. The estimated damage done to the vans is valued at $400.
  • A vehicle’s owner watched a man enter his unlocked 2014 Mercedes Sprinter work van and make off with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses at 9:23 a.m., Feb. 21, in the 800 block of North Linden Avenue. The offender was last seen running away down an alley. The estimated loss is $200.
  • A resident caught two men using a crowbar to break into the resident’s home in the 1000 block of South Humphrey Avenue at 1:22 p.m. on Feb 22. After the victim shouted at them, the two men fled eastbound on Garfield Street in a 1990s hatchback vehicle. The total estimated damage is valued at $500.

Motor vehicle theft

  • A 2012 Hyundai Elantra parked in the 300 block of South Maple Avenue was removed overnight on Feb. 21-22. The vehicle was recovered by Chicago police at 3:46 p.m., Feb. 23, in the 1500 block of South Laflin Street in Chicago.
  • A 2017 Hyundai Sonata parked in the 800 block of South Boulevard was stolen between 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 21, and 7:20 p.m. on Feb. 22.
  • A 2021 Nissan Versa rental vehicle was stolen from the 1000 block of North Boulevard between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.
  • Someone broke the rear passenger’s side window of a 2021 Hyundai Elantra then damaged the vehicle’s steering column and ignition while unsuccessfully trying to steal it around 7 a.m., Feb. 26, in the 100 block of North Grove Avenue.


  • Two packages, which contained a fleece and jacket from the North Face, were taken from the front of a residence in the 800 block of Washington Boulevard between 11 a.m. on Feb. 22 and 11:05 a.m. on Feb. 24. The estimated loss is $130.
  • An Oak Park resident reported Feb. 23 the theft of a 25-foot aluminum downspout that was attached to the northwest corner of the resident’s house in the 1200 block of Forest Avenue. The timeframe of the theft is unknown. The total loss is $100.
  • The catalytic converter was cut from a 2009 Honda CRV parked in the emergency room parking lot of West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Ct., overnight on Feb. 20-21.

Criminal property damage

Someone broke the rear passenger’s side window of a 2014 Dodge work van parked in the 900 block of South Humphrey Avenue, but did not remove any items from the vehicle, sometime between 1 p.m. on Feb. 23 and 7 a.m. on Feb. 24. The estimated damage is $200.

These items were obtained from Oak Park Police Department reports dated Feb. 21-27 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.

Compiled by Stacey Sheridan

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