Over $30K in jewelry stolen

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

An Oak Park resident was the victim of theft in the 200 block of North Kenilworth, sometime between 10 a.m. on April 10 and 4 p.m. on April 15. Someone removed a red square box containing a white gold diamond ring from the victim's nightstand. The estimated loss is $32,414.



  • A blue 2005 Mercedes E320, which was reported stolen on May 7 in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue, was recovered in the 300 block of North Avers, Chicago, at 1:20 a.m. on May 11. No arrests were made. The vehicle had been left running and unattended at the time it was stolen. It is valued at an estimated $5,000.
  • A gray 2013 Chevrolet Impala, reported stolen out of Oak Park on Aug. 7, 2018, was recovered in the 4600 block of West 91st Street, Oak Lawn, at 11:31 a.m. on May 8. No arrests were made.
  • A business in the 400 block of Madison Street was the target of theft at 7:30 p.m. on May 8. Three men, described as being in their late teens or early 20s, took donuts, candy, chips and drinks and left the business without paying. The offenders entered a gray Honda and fled southbound on Ridgeland. The total loss is unknown.
  • A black 2017 Jaguar XE was stolen from the first block of Harrison Street at 10:12 p.m. on May 7. A man in dark clothing entered the vehicle and drove away, last seen headed southbound on Austin Boulevard, followed by a dark blue Acura SUV. The vehicle was recovered by Chicago police in the 3600 block of Congress, Chicago, on May 8 at 1:30 a.m. No arrests were made.
  • A blue 2015 Nissan Altima, reported stolen on May 3, was recovered by Chicago police in the 400 block of West 61st Street, Chicago, at 12:28 p.m. on May 5. No arrests were made.
  • A Franklin Park business owner was the victim of theft in the 1000 block of Hayes, sometime between 7 and 10:30 a.m. on May 6. The offender stole two Stihl concrete handheld saws from the bed of the victim's red and black 2015 Ford. The estimated loss is $2,000.



  • A residential garage was burglarized in the 100 block of South Lombard, sometime between 6 p.m. on May 9 and 7 a.m. on May 10. The offender used a pry-type tool on the secured side service door to gain entry to the garage. Once inside, a Milwaukee power drill was taken, estimated loss $400.
  • A 2005 Ford Explorer was burglarized in the 800 block of Wisconsin, sometime between 5:30 p.m. on May 9 and 9:45 a.m. on May 10. The offender gained entry through unknown means and then ransacked the glove compartment, stealing $5 in cash.
  • A 2018 Honda Odyssey was burglarized in the 1000 block of South Lombard, sometime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. on May 11. The offender entered the parked car, ransacked the glove compartment and center console, and took the victim's black purse. The estimated loss is $47.
  • A 2013 Toyota Prius was burglarized by a man estimated to be between the ages of 20 and 25 in the 1000 block of Highland at 11:50 a.m. on May 12. The suspect ransacked the center console but was interrupted by the victim and fled westbound on Fillmore. No loss was reported. The man was described as Hispanic with acne on his face, rotting teeth and wearing a New York Yankees jacket, blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, blue jeans and blue shoes with white outsoles.
  • An Oak Park resident's silver Dodge was burglarized in the 200 block of South Maple, sometime between 10 p.m. on May 7 and 9 a.m. on May 8. The offender gained entry to the parked vehicle, ransacked the center console and took a bag containing a laptop computer, three passports and a wallet containing a driver's license, credit cards and cash. The estimated loss is $480.
  • A 2007 Sienna was burglarized in the 200 block of South Lombard, sometime between noon on May 5 and 12:50 p.m. on May 7. The offender gained entry to the vehicle by unknown means, ransacked the interior and then used an unknown tool to damage the ignition. The estimated loss is $100.



A male juvenile from Oak Park was arrested in the 200 block of South Grove at 6:48 p.m. on May 8 and charged with an attempted robbery that took place in the 100 block of North Grove


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, May 3-13, 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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