An 18-year-old Oak Parker was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly threatening a worker at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., with a pellet gun on Nov. 17.
According to Oak Park police, the young man was approached by a library employee after causing a disturbance on the 2nd floor of the library. The young man was asked to remove his feet that were propped up on a library table, and the worker asked another group of people to "quiet down."
The library employee then walked back to the young man and asked if he'd just gotten out of Cook County Jail. The offender said "that's not your problem" and another person involved in the incident responded, "You ain't going to do nothing."
The worker responded, "What are you going to do?" before walking back to the service desk. While at the service desk, he was approached by the young man and his associate. Both apologized for the incident, saying, "No disrespect, we were just talking."
The young man then lifted his shirt to reveal a black gun tucked in his waistband and said, "Just to let you know we don't fight anymore."
The library worker escorted the two men out of the library without incident and called police. The young man was later positively identified by police in the 600 block of W. Lake St., and arrested for aggravated assault.
Man arrested for sexual abuse at West Suburban Hospital
A 31-year-old Oak Park man was arrested in the first block of Erie Court at 10:31 on Nov. 16 and charged with criminal sexual abuse.
According to a police report, Ramus was being treated as a patient at West Suburban Hospital, 3 Erie St., at about 10 p.m., when he allegedly groped a female nurse. The nurse told him that his behavior was unacceptable. He then attempted to expose his genitals by pulling down his boxer shorts and went on to make a series of sexually explicit comments.
When she observed him trying to pull down his boxer shorts, she physically pulled them back up to prevent him from exposing himself. Ramus was treated and then taken into custody.
A residence was burglarized in the 800 block of South Austin sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 6:17 a.m. the next day. The burglar broke a window pane on the rear door to gain entry and then stole a wallet with cash and credit cards, a black duffel bag containing four pairs of athletic shoes, a silver Apple MacBook Pro, a Bose speaker and a black Chicago Bulls jersey. The loss was an estimated $2,810.
Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger
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