Armed teen hijacks car | Police Reports Nov. 9-16

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A woman was sitting in her black 2016 Hyundai Elantra when a teenage boy approached with a firearm drawn and demanded she get out of the car at 5:20 p.m., Nov. 12 in the 1000 block of Home Avenue. As she got out, she noticed a second teenage boy nearby.

The two got into her car, then drove off westbound on Lexington Street. The estimated loss is $10,100.

The first offender is described by police as male, Black, approximately 17 years old and 5-feet-10-inches with a thin build wearing dark pants and a dark green hooded sweatshirt. Police describe the other offender as male, Black, approximately 17, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.


  • Someone climbed into a residence through an unlocked window and took a set of car keys and a wallet containing credit cards and cash; the intruder then used the keys to remove the victim's vehicle between 2:30 a.m. and 2:45 a.m., Nov. 9 in the 200 block of Flournoy Street. The loss is estimated at $13,000.
  • Someone took an HP laptop computer from an unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard between 4 p.m., Nov. 11 and 6:30 a.m., Nov. 12. The estimated loss is $300.
  • The rear driver's side window of a vehicle was broken and a laptop removed from inside the vehicle in the 1200 block of Forest Avenue between 10:30 p.m., Nov. 10 and 7:35 a.m., Nov. 11.
  • Someone broke into an automobile and removed about $3 in cash between 7 p.m., Nov. 11 and 10 a.m., Nov. 12 in the 300 block of South Lombard Avenue.
  • Someone walked into a garage with an open overhead door, then entered the vehicle parked inside and took about $30 in cash from the vehicle between midnight and 6:30 a.m., Nov. 12 in the first block of Washington Boulevard.

Motor vehicle theft

  • A 2003 Honda Civic was removed from the first block of Chicago Avenue between noon and 8:30 p.m., Nov. 11. The estimated loss is $2,000.
  • A black 2011 Acura MDX was taken from the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue between 11:30 p.m., Nov. 13 and 7:45 a.m., Nov. 14. Estimated loss is $31,140.
  • A running vehicle, left unlocked and unattended, was removed from the 7100 block of Roosevelt Road about 6:30 p.m., Nov. 14. The estimated loss is $20,000. 


  • Two women's Trek bicycles were taken from a backyard in the 800 block of South Elmwood Ave. between 6 p.m., Nov. 9 and 2:10 p.m., Nov. 10. Estimated loss is $900.
  • Someone took a delivered package containing a curling iron from the vestibule of a building in the 900 block of Washington Boulevard between 10:17 a.m., Nov. 8 and noon, Nov. 9. Estimated loss is $70.
  • The front license plate to a vehicle was taken between 10:30 p.m., Nov. 11 and 11:30 a.m., Nov. 12 in the 900 block of Washington Boulevard.
  • A package containing Bearpaw boots was taken from the 700 block of Erie Street between 1 and 4 p.m., Nov. 12. The estimated loss is $50.
  • A package was taken from the front porch of a residence in the 1100 block of North Taylor Avenue between 7 a.m., Nov. 12 and 12:30 a.m., Nov. 13. Estimated loss is $40.

Criminal damage to property

  • Someone damaged the screen to a window in the first block of Madison Street between midnight, Nov. 3 and 4 p.m., Nov. 10. The estimated damage is $100.
  • Two paver bricks in the retaining wall of an outdoor classroom at Whittier Elementary, 715 N. Harvey Ave., were broken at 9:47 a.m., Nov. 11. Estimated damage is worth $100.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department came from reports, Nov. 9-16, 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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Bill Maxwell  

Posted: November 18th, 2020 6:44 PM

About 40 percent of these Police reports seem preventable by securing property and not putting properly on display. The Police reports are very helpful to learn from

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