Oak Park resident carjacked on South Boulevard | Police reports Sept. 23-29

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park resident was carjacked Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. in the 200 block of South Boulevard. A man wearing a black ski and displaying a black handgun reportedly approached the victim and demanded the keys to the vehicle before getting in and driving away.

The suspect was described as a black male, between 23 to 27 years old, about 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds and wearing a light brown jacket and dark blue jeans.

The stolen vehicle was found by Chicago police 45 minutes later, undamaged and unoccupied, in the 300 block of South Lotus Avenue in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. The suspect has not been apprehended.


Vehicle theft

A vehicle was stolen by an offender who had the vehicle's keys in the 500 block of North Marion Street during the overnight hours of Sept. 22-23. The vehicle has an estimated worth of $30,000. Police did not say how the offender obtained the leys to the vehicle.

An offender took a victim's vehicle the morning of Sept. 21 from the 1000 block of South Boulevard. Loss is estimated at $14,000.

On Sept. 23, Oak Park police arrested a male juvenile from Chicago for possessing two stolen vehicles from Oak Park residents. One vehicle was taken three days prior and the other was stolen that day. 

The juvenile was reportedly seen driving one of the vehicles prior to his arrest. The offender was also wanted on a warrant for discharging a firearm. He was apprehended in the block 5900 block of West 14th Street in Cicero. 

Between 10 p.m. Sept. 26 and midnight Sept. 27, someone stole an unattended vehicle left running with the keys in the ignition in the 1200 block of North Harlem Avenue. 


Residential burglary

During the overnight hours of Sept. 23- 24, someone entered an unlocked door of a residence in the 800 block of Highland Avenue and took a set of car keys. The offender then stole the car, an estimated loss of $2,500, from the victim's garage.

Oak Park police responded to three residences in the 1100 block of Scoville Avenue to investigate one home burglary and two attempted break-ins sometime between 10 p.m. on Sept. 25 and 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 26.

The offender reportedly entered one home through an unlocked basement window and took an Xbox One videogame system, three Xbox One controllers, two Dell laptops, a Samsung S9 cell phone, a black shoulder bag, a black and white Fossil wallet, cash, a state ID and driver's license, Visa gift cards and a set of keys. 

The offender also took a white GMC Denali road bike from the backyard.

There were two attempted break-ins on the same block that night. An offender unsuccessfully attempted to enter a residence in the 1100 block of South Scoville Avenue by removing a screen but was confronted by a locked kitchen window. 

An offender unsuccessfully attempted to enter a third residence as well, police said.

On Sept. 27 in the 400 block of South Taylor Avenue, an unknown offender entered a residence through an unlocked window and took an Apple MacBook

 Pro, an Xbox videogame system, a PlayStation videogame system and jewelry, a total estimated loss of $4,700.


Vehicle burglary

Someone broke a car's glass sunroof, taking a Hummingbird GPS Fish Finder with two Navionics GPS software chips, AirPods and Maui Jim sunglasses during the overnight hours of Sept. 23 and 24 in the 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue. The total estimated loss is $3,250.

Police reported that someone opened an unlocked vehicle door and took a woman's wallet in the 1000 block of South Humphrey Avenue during the overnight hours Sept. 23-24.

Sometime between Sept. 23 and 26 someone broke into a car in the 900 block of South Taylor Avenue and took $1 in change.  

Oak Park police reported that at 2 a.m. on Sept. 27 a someone wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood over his head, black sweatpants and a black backpack opened an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of North Taylor Avenue and ransacked the inside. 

During the overnight hours of Sept. 26-27, an offender opened an unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of South Taylor Avenue and took loose change and three sets of keys.

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue during the overnight hours of Sept. 26-27 and ransacked the interior.



Two juveniles took bicycles from two victims as they were riding them 6:20 p.m. Sept. 26 in the 500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. One of the offenders was described as a black male, around 5-foot-7 with a medium build, a shaved head and riding a black BMX bike. He was last seen wearing a red Polo shirt and dark jeans. 

The other offender was a black male with a dark complexion, thin build and approximately 5-foot-10. He rode a blue men's bike and was last seen wearing a black tank top, red shorts and gray sweatpants. Both offenders had an earring in one ear. 

The offenders rode off on their own bikes southbound on Fair Oaks Avenue with the two stolen bikes. Total estimated loss is $680.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Sept. 23-29 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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