Oak Park and River Forest police reports Aug. 14-24

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Cops: Dunkin' Donuts robbed at knifepoint

The Dunkin' Donuts in the 7100 block of North Ave. was robbed at knifepoint at 7:32 p.m. on Aug. 22, according to Oak Park police. 

A black male between the ages of 40 and 50, standing about 6-feet-2 inches tall and wearing a gray hat, navy blue T-shirt with a blue stripe on the shoulder, reportedly entered the business and displayed a red-handled knife. 

The offender allegedly said to an employee, "I don't want to mess up your pretty face. Open the register drawer and give me money." He also reportedly said he was armed with a gun. 

The offender was given $250 from the cash register and fled the scene eastbound on North Avenue in a navy blue Pontiac Grand Prix.

 Burglary to motor vehicle

A 2015 Honda Odyssey was burglarized in the 600 block of North Elmwood Avenue sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 20 and 12:41 a.m. on Aug. 21, according to Oak Park police. The center console was ransacked. No loss was specified in the report.

 Burglary to garage

A garage in the 1100 block of Home Avenue was burglarized sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 5:45 a.m. on Aug. 19, according to Oak Park police. The offender entered the garage of the residence by using a pry tool to force open a service side door. The loss due to damage was estimated at $50.

A garage in the 300 block of South Humphrey Avenue was burglarized on Aug. 17 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Oak Park police report. The offender used brute force to open a garage side door to the residence and then entered and removed a gray men's 26-inch Standard/Torker bicycle. 

The loss was estimated at $600.

 Public indecency

Oak Park police are searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., on Aug. 21. Police report that at approximately 2:45 that day, a man exposed himself at a computer station. 

The victim looked over and reportedly saw the man with his pants down and holding his exposed penis. When the victim notified his father of the incident, the offender fled the library. 

He is described as being a black male between the ages of 20 and 21, standing about 5-foot-10, with a thin build, short black hair, a light mustache, wearing a black leather jacket and jeans and carrying a black leather backpack.

 Residential burglary arrest

Darryl Williams Jr., 21, of the 1500 block of Augusta in Chicago, and Alonzo Steiner, 20, of the 200 block of Washington in Oak Park, were arrested on Aug. 21 for a residential burglary that occurred on Aug. 14 in the 700 block of North Elmwood Avenue, according to Oak Park police. The arrests were made in the 400 block of Park Avenue in River Forest.

 Theft of motor vehicle

A silver 2002 Chrysler Sebring was stolen from the rear of a residence in the 900 block of South Home Avenue sometime between 10 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, according to Oak Park police. The loss was estimated at $6,000.

 Attempted theft of motor vehicle

Someone attempted to steal a Gray Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 1000 block of Home Avenue sometime between 6 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 12 p.m. on Aug. 22, according to Oak Park police. 

The offender entered the vehicle through an unlocked door and pulled the ignition cylinder from the steering column in an attempt to steal the vehicle, according to police, but was unsuccessful. The estimated loss, due to damage, was $500.

 These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports filed Aug. 14-24 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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