Oak Park and River Forest police reports March 16-21

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

River Forest police honored for heroic action

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council has awarded River Forest Police Officer Daniel Humphreys and Sergeant Christopher Pate for heroic actions in the line of duty.

Humphreys and Pate responded to a 911 call on July 12, 2015, about a woman who was having difficulty breathing. They were greeted at the doorway of the residence by a man covered in blood and wielding a shotgun. The officers exchanged gunfire with the man who was struck and later died of his wounds.

In the house, the officers found a man killed by a gunshot wound to the chest, and the shooter's mother.

"These River Forest officers risked their own lives without hesitation to save people in their communities," FOP Executive Director David Wickster said in a press release. "Officers Humphreys and Pate exemplify what it means to put on the badge and protect and serve the public."

 Arrested, 3 years later

Anthony Hickey, 24, of the 6100 block of West Roosevelt Road, was arrested by the WEDGE Drug and Gang Task Force and charged with one count of residential burglary. 

The burglary occurred on March 21, 2013 at a residence in the 1000 block of South Austin Boulevard. Oak Park evidence technicians were able to link fingerprints recovered at the site to Hickey, who was taken into custody in the 5800 block of West North Avenue in Chicago.

 Residential burglary

A residence was burglarized in the 100 block of North Euclid on March 16, between 7:20 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. The offender used a pry tool to defeat the lock on the front door and then stole a Lenovo ThinkPad, a black Dell laptop, a black iPhone 5, and a men's silver Bulova watch. The loss was an estimated $3,450.

A residence was burglarized in the 600 block of Madison on March 16 at approximately 9:35 p.m. The offender used a pry tool to access the rear door to the residence and stole a PS4, Nintendo Wii game system, an Apple iPad Mini, an iPad 1, a DVD player and a Comcast cable box. The loss was an estimated $2,000.  

 Arrested for criminal damage 

to property

A River Forest man was arrested at 1:27 p.m. on March 18 in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Road after he was observed throwing a rock through a parked vehicle's windshield.


Offenders gained entry to a building in the 100 block of North Marion using a ¼-inch pry tool on the door, sometime between 6 p.m., March 18 and 2 p.m., March 20. Once inside, the offender made a hole in the drywall in an effort to enter the adjoining room. The loss due to damage was an estimated $800.

A garage was burglarized in the 900 block of Fair Oaks, sometime between 5:30 p.m., March 19 and 8 p.m., March 20. The offender entered the garage through an unlocked side door and stole a men's dark green Raleigh Talus 3.0 bicycle, a black and gray bicycle and a light green Bontranger helmet. The loss was an estimated $630.

 Theft from motor vehicle arrest

A catalytic converter was stolen from a silver, 2002 Honda Odyssey in the 800 block of Madison on March 16 between 4:52 and 4:56 a.m. The loss was an estimated $500.

 These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, March 16-21, 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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