Vehicle hijacked on Lake St. | Police Reports March 31- April 6

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By Maria Maxham

Staff Reporter

A vehicular hijacking occurred on April 6 at 7:16 a.m. on the 200 block of Lake Street. A black male, approximately 40 years old and 6 feet tall entered the passenger side door of the victim's parked car. He demanded the victim exit the vehicle and pushed the victim out. The offender then got into the driver's seat and fled. The vehicle was later recovered in Chicago.

 School buses vandalized

Three parked school buses in the Fenwick High School parking lot on the 500 block of Washington Boulevard were vandalized on March 30 between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Unknown offenders spilled brake fluid inside two of the buses and discharged a fire extinguisher inside the third. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

 Handgun and laptop stolen

A Glock 9mm handgun and a laptop computer in a brown leather satchel were stolen from a car on the 400 block of S. Maple Avenue on March 30 between 7:17 and 8 p.m. The car was not locked.

 Cash taken from mailbox

$2,000 in cash was stolen from a locked mailbox on the 1000 block of Pleasant Street on March 31 between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Vehicle robbed

Several items including cash were stolen from a vehicle on the 100 block of N. Kenilworth Avenue sometime between March 30 and 31. Items included a radar detector, a black umbrella, and jumper cables. The total estimated loss was $1,320.

 Bike taken from back porch

A bicycle, valued at $338, was taken from a resident's back porch on the 800 block of S. Clinton Avenue between March 19 and March 21. The dark blue specialized hard rock bike had been secured.

Rubik's Cube stolen

A package containing a Rubik's Cube, valued at $10, was stolen from the front steps of a residence on the 700 block of Scoville Avenue on March 30 at 5:50 p.m.

 Thief walks off with
T-shirts and deodorant

A male offender stole eight white T-shirts and six containers of Old Spice deodorant from Walgreens on the 6400 block of Roosevelt Road on April 2 at 6:23 p.m. He took the items and walked out of the store without paying. The estimated loss is $163.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports March 31-April 6 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 Maria Maxham

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