Oak Park and River Forest police reports-Nov. 24-Dec. 8

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Bears tickets go missing in River Forest

A River Forest woman reported eight Chicago Bears tickets, worth $920, had been removed from her residence in the 1300 block of Lathrop Avenue, Nov. 3-10. The woman said she thought associates of her daughter were responsible for the theft. Police reported the loss to the ticketing agency, which said they would void the tickets and issue new ones.

Threatening knife display on the Green Line

Police arrested a 28-year-old Chicago man who displayed a knife in a threatening manner to two passengers on the Green Line around midnight, Dec. 3. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon. 


Someone entered a vacant house in the 200 block of South Grove Avenue via an unlocked window, Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Hand and power tools were removed. Estimated loss was $2,786.

Someone entered an office in the 700 block of Lake Street via an unlocked window, between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, and removed an iPad tablet. Loss was $500. Another office in the 700 Lake Street block was ransacked during the same period when someone pushed in a window air-conditioner unit near the rear fire escape. The burglar(s) exited through a rooftop doorway where they pushed in another air conditioner and ransacked another area of the locked office. Estimated damage was $400.

A Sony Bravia 32-inch television was removed from an apartment in the 200 block of South Marion Street, Nov. 25-Dec. 2. Estimated loss is $399.

An apartment in the 300 block of North Cuyler Avenue was burglarized, Dec. 4, during the day. Burglar(s) took two Nintendo game systems, two iPad tablets and miscellaneous jewelry. Total estimated loss was $3,498.

Someone pried open the rear door of a house for sale in the 1100 block of North Humphrey between Nov. 30 and Dec. 5. Offenders ransacked the drawers of staging furniture inside, but removed nothing of value. Damage was estimated at $500.

Someone broke into a house in the 700 block of Clinton Avenue during the day, Dec. 5, by kicking open the front door. The residence was ransacked and cigars and jewelry were removed. Estimated loss was $970. 

Laptop snatching in alley

A woman told police a man approached her from behind while she walked in the alley behind the 100 block of Oak Park Avenue around 5:30 p.m., Dec. 2, and snatched a black bag containing a silver laptop from her shoulder. He then fled on foot. Estimated loss was not given. 

A woman's orange Arcadia purse was removed around 1 p.m., Dec. 6, in the 100 block of Oak Park Avenue by an unknown man. Loss was estimated at $1,750.


A toaster was removed from the storage area of an apartment building in the 1200 block of North Austin Boulevard sometime between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. 

Police arrested an 18-year-old River Forest man who was observed on video surveillance allegedly removing the wallet and $13 from a pair of sweatpants on a basketball court at a health club in the 1100 block of Lake Street around 5:30 p.m., Dec. 3. He was charged with theft.

A victim told police someone removed $1,200 from a locker at the fitness club in the 1100 block of Lake Street around 8 p.m., Dec. 4.

A man bought $30 worth of gas with a fake credit card at the Amoco gas station in the 7100 block of Roosevelt Road around 1 p.m., Dec. 7, and drove off in a Blue Dodge Caravan. 

Someone stole a Cobra golf bag from a porch in the 400 block of Greenfield Avenue during the afternoon, Dec. 6. Loss was estimated at $150.

Two thefts of wallets lifted from purses were reported to River Forest police from the Panera Bread restaurant, Nov. 27 and Dec. 1.

A locked bike was removed from the YMCA bike rack during the afternoon, Dec. 4.  

Pot arrest at OPRF H.S.

Police arrested a juvenile student at Oak Park and River Forest High School, Dec. 3, and charged him with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after he was found at school to possess 1.2 grams of cannabis in three foil packets. He was processed and released to a parent.

Garage burglaries

Unlocked garages were burglarized in the 800 block of South Humphrey Avenue, Nov. 6-27, in the 400 block of North Taylor Avenue and the 500 block of North Lombard, overnight Dec. 3-4, and from the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue, Dec. 4. A locked garage was burglarized in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue, Dec. 5. 

Auto burglary

Someone threw a brick through the window of a Saturn parked in the 1100 block of South Wesley around 8:15 p.m., Dec. 4, and removed an iPhone and iPod nano. Loss was valued at $800.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Nov. 24-Dec. 8 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 Jean Lotus

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