Gun fired into Oak Park home

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Oak Park police are investigating a gunshot fired into a home in the 700 block of North Humphrey at 3:11 p.m. on Sept. 10.

The police report notes that the shot was fired from a small-caliber handgun into the victim's main floor bathroom, damaging the window and the wall. The estimated damage is $150.


Armed robber tricked by health monitor alarm

An Oak Park resident was the target of an attempted armed robbery in the 300 block of South Taylor Avenue at 5:35 p.m. on Sept. 5. 

The offender, who was in his late teens, approached the victim and demanded money. His hand was on the handle of a silver handgun in his right side pant pocket, according to the police report. 

The victim pressed a personal health monitor service alarm button, prompting the offender to flee eastbound on Washington Boulevard. No loss was reported.



A garage was burglarized in the 600 block of North Grove Avenue sometime between 11 p.m. on Sept. 6 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 7. The offender entered through an open overhead door and removed a black Raleigh Talus 2.0 bicycle valued at $300.

The basement of a home in the 400 block of Wisconsin Avenue was burglarized sometime between 5 p.m. on Aug. 31 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 7. The offender entered by forcing open the door and removing a black BMX-style bicycle with gold handle bars, a black men's 26-inch Cannondale bicycle and a brown men's Schwinn Tourist bicycle valued at a combined $650. 

A garage was burglarized in the 300 block of South Oak Park Avenue sometime between 6:30 and 7:40 p.m. on Sept. 6. The offender entered through an open overhead door and stole a black and gray Specialized/Camber Elite 29 bicycle. The estimated loss is $3,000.



A 32-year-old Chicago man was arrested for retail theft at Pete's Fresh Market, 259 Lake St., after he was seen allegedly putting four packs of Red Bull energy drink in his bag and leaving the store without paying.

A man between the ages of 30 and 40 was seen at Lively Athletics, 109 N. Oak Park Ave., allegedly taking two pairs of athletic pants and one pair of running shorts from the hangers, concealing them in his large, white Macy's bag and leaving the store without paying at 6:22 p.m. on Aug. 30. He was described as 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-11, between 170 and 200 pounds, and wearing a long, white short-sleeved T-shirt, dark jean shorts and a black backpack. The loss was $201.

A package containing a black Nespresso coffee maker was stolen from the front porch of a residence in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard, sometime between 2:59 and 5:58 p.m. on Sept. 6. The estimated loss is $75.


Criminal damage to vehicle

A 2004 Lexus LX470 was vandalized in the 300 block of Ontario Street sometime between 10 a.m. on Sept. 3 and 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 5. The culprit keyed a single line along the driver's side door and the letters "TIL" on the hood of the vehicle


Recovered stolen motor vehicle

An Oak Park resident's Dodge Caravan, which was reported stolen on Sept. 4, was recovered by the Chicago Police Department in the 5000 block of West Harrison Street at 3:22 p.m. on Sept. 6.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Aug. 30 and Sept. 7, 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

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