Oak Park and River Forest police reports Dec. 15-Jan. 6

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Vehicular invasion while stopped at a red light

A man described as between 40 and 50 years of age stole a black HTC cellphone from an Elmwood Park resident stopped at a red light in the 400 block of Madison Street around 9 a.m. on Jan. 5. The offender, who wore a green jacket and was missing a front tooth, reached into the open window of the victim's car and stated, "Give me that," and stole the phone. The loss was an estimated $200.

 Armed robbery

A female victim was robbed at gunpoint in the 100 block of South Ridgeland around midnight on Jan. 2. Two men approached her from behind, grabbed her around the throat, displayed a black handgun and stated, "Empty everything from your pockets." The victim refused and one of the offenders removed the victim's black Android cellphone, black earbud headphones and a pink, sock-shaped purse containing cash. The two offenders were last seen running southbound on Ridgeland. The offenders are described as a man wearing a light gray or dirty white jacket and gloves and a man about 25 years old, roughly 5-feet, 5-inches tall with an average build, about 160-180 pounds with black dreadlocks, brown eyes, dark brown complexion and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black quilted vest and black pants.

A Chicago resident was robbed at gunpoint in the 500 block of South Austin Boulevard on Jan. 6 about 12:55 p.m. The victim was at a gas station when the offender — described as a black male about 20 years old, approximately 5-foot 8-inches tall, about 140 pounds, with a light complexion, black hair and wearing a black puffy coat and blue jeans — approached with a semi-automatic handgun and said, "Where it at? Where it at? I'll shoot you." The offender removed a white iPhone S6 and wallet containing IDs and credit cards from the victim's pants pockets. He then entered the victim's white 2016 Hyundai Sonata and drove off. He was last seen headed eastbound on Austin. The loss is an estimated $25,100.

 Theft from motor vehicle

An Illinois registration sticker was stolen from a 2008 black Nissan Sentra in the 100 block of South Maple between 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 24 and 12:20 p.m. on Jan. 2. The loss was an estimated $20.


A square-cut, solitaire, white-colored stone, set in white-colored metal, a white stone tennis bracelet, and cash were stolen from the 200 block of South Maple Avenue between 9 a.m. on Dec. 15 and Jan. 1. The loss was an estimated $4,000.

An unattended Samsung Galaxy S6 phone was stolen from the sideline of a basketball court in the 200 block of South Marion Street between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 3. The loss was an estimated $350.

 Criminal damage to motor vehicle

The passenger side window of a 2010 silver Saturn Aura was smashed in the 800 block of South Elmwood Avenue between 4:45 a.m. on Dec. 17 and 9 p.m. on Jan. 2. The loss due to damage was an estimated $200.

 Criminal damage to vehicle

The rear window was broken out of a vehicle parked in a parking lot in the 400 block of Madison Street between 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 4:47 p.m. on Jan. 5. The estimated damage to the Oak Park resident's vehicle was an estimated $150.

 Robbery arrests

Oak Park police arrested two individuals — a 17-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man — and charged them with the robbery of an Oak Park resident for an incident that occurred at 845 S. East Ave. The arrest of Shaquan S. Price and the juvenile occurred on Jan. 5, at 10:24 a.m. in the 600 block of North Cuyler. The minor, a Chicago resident, also was charged with no valid driver's license and other traffic violations. Price was identified as being from the 5300 block of N. 34th St. in Omaha, Nebraska.

 These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Dec. 15-Jan. 6, 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 Timothy Inklebarger

Email: tim@oakpark.com

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