Home burglary on Humphrey nets $22K

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Someone entered a residence in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue, possibly through an unlocked rear window around noon on Sept. 4. A laptop computer and four Rolex watches, all valued in total at $22,200 were stolen.

Kevin E. Lenox, 21, of far south suburban Matteson was stopped near Ontario Street and Taylor Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Sept. 4 after a report of a suspicious person. Police say Lenox was found in possession of items taken in an August 29 burglary on the 800 block of Clinton. He was also charged in relation to an alleged burglary that occurred at the same address on August 17.

A television and microwave oven valued in total at $600 were stolen from the storage area of a building on the 400 block of South Maple sometime between August 5 and Sept. 2.

Someone pried the rear door of a home in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue during the day Sept. 7 and stole a laptop computer valued at $1,695.

Someone broke into a common storage area in a building in the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue the afternoon of Sept. 3. $500 in personal items were stolen from one locker, and three others were damaged.


A man described as being white, 6-feet, 2-inches, 170 pounds, and balding, reportedly grabbed an Oak Park girl by her wrist as she walked on the sidewalk by the east parking of the Jewel Store, 428 Madison St. When the girl pulled away from him, the man fled eastbound.

Rayshawn M. Wooten, 17, of the 200 block of South Lombard Avenue was arrested August 31 on signed complaints that he allegedly beat an Oak Park girl.

Andre D. Common of the 600 block of South State Street, Chicago was arrested the evening of Sept. 2 on the 900 block of Washington Boulevard after allegedly choking and striking an Oak Park boy.

An Oak Park boy was arrested after he was identified as the person who grabbed an Oak Park girl by the head as she was walking home from school Sept. 6.


Anthony S. Begovich, 38, was arrested the afternoon of Sept. 4 after police allegedly found a stolen satellite radio in his car at CVS Pharmacy, 7929 North Ave. Begovich was also charged with driving on a revoked license.

DeShaun M. Walker, 18, of the 1100 block of South Austin Boulevard was arrested on the 300 block of Van Buren Avenue and charged with felony theft after being identified as the person who allegedly stole mail from a mail box. Amounts of cash were withdrawn on two occasions from the victim's bank using his debit card.

A woman had her wallet stolen from her purse while in Panera Bread, 7349 Lake St. the afternoon of Sept. 6. Her credit cards were used in four area stores before she could cancel them.

Dennis Morgan, 48, and Lonnie Burke, 31, both of Chicago were arrested after they allegedly attempted to steal liquor from the Jewel Store, 7525 Lake St., the afternoon of Sept. 9.

Marie T. Gable, 48, and Julian Quezada, 42, were arrested after they allegedly attempted to pay for liquor at the Jewel Store, 7525 Lake St., with a stolen credit card.

A 14 year old boy pushed an Oak Park boy off his bike on the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue and stole it the afternoon of Sept. 1. The evening of Sept. 9 a Chicago boy riding a small girl's bike in the 100 block of Superior Street was detained after it was determined the bike had been stolen out of a yard in the 400 block of North Cuyler Avenue. Other bikes were stolen in the 700 block of South Harvey, the 1100 block of North Boulevard, and the 200 blocks of Thatcher Avenue and 300 block of Gale Avenue in River Forest.


Christian D. Arceo, 24, of Cicero reportedly ran into a fence and a parked car while driving in the 400 block of South Harlem Avenue around 7 a.m. Sept. 2. Police say Arceo was "disoriented and confused" when he exited his car and had a strong odor of alcohol about him. He was charged with having a blood alcohol level over .08, and ticketed with making an improper turn, failure to reduce speed and having no vehicle insurance.

An Oak Park girl reportedly crashed into a parked car and a garage in the 700 block of South Oak Park Avenue on Sept. 6 . The girl was determined to be driving under the influence, and was also ticketed for a number of traffic violations.

John T. Martin, 43, was arrested for DUI and other traffic violations after he allegedly drove at a high rate of speed on the shoulder of the road near Chicago and Harlem Avenues the evening of Sept. 7, reportedly narrowly missing numerous parked cars.

Arasil Torres, 24, of Chicago's South Side was reportedly involved in an accident in the 300 block of Washington Boulevard around 5 a.m. Sept. 8. Police say Torres's blood alcohol level was over the legal limit of .08.

Aggravated reckless driving

Juan C. Gutierrez, 19, of Berwyn was arrested shortly after midnight Sept. 3 after reportedly being involved in a car crash that involved injuries in the 800 block of Garfield.

Criminal trespass

For the fourth time in the past month, Jeremiah Lee Ollison was arrested by police and charged with criminal trespass to property the morning of Sept. 4. Ollison, 18, had reportedly been previously warned not to return to the Walgreen's in River Forest Town Center.

Morris E. Shannon, 34, of Westchester, was arrested after police were called to Whole Foods Market, 7225 Lake St., after it appeared he was attempting to leave without paying for groceries. Shannon left the cart at the door, but was arrested due to his having been previously warned not to return to the store.

A River Forest resident in the 100 block of Gale Avenue encountered a large man standing in his basement after he returned from a brief trip outside around 4 a.m. Sept. 8. The intruder told the owner "I have a gun," at which time the owner ran into the upstairs living area. The intruder then fled. A nearby car was found to have been broken into and ransacked by investigating police.

Violation of court order of protection

Donald Hoffenkamp of the 600 block of Gunderson was arrested the afternoon of August 31 on a signed complaint that he allegedly violated a court order of protection signed by an Oak Park woman.

Outside warrants

Undra D. House, 29, of Maywood was stopped for an alleged traffic violation on the 100 block of North Austin around midnight Aug. 31. A name check revealed House was wanted on warrants from the Cook County Sheriff for domestic battery and the Rockford police for violation of an order of protection.

These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Oak Park and River Forest police departments from Sept. 1 to Sept. 10. Not all incidents that occurred are listed. Anyone named in reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated.

-compiled by Bill Dwyer

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