Suspected Oak Park carjacker arrested in Chicago

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police arrested two male juveniles from Chicago at 7:41 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the 1100 block of South Pulaski Road, Chicago. 

One was charged with vehicular hijacking, burglary and other related offenses, according to the police summary report. The other was charged with tampering with a security system. No additional information was provided. 


Vehicle break-ins

A vehicle was burglarized in the 400 block of North Scoville Avenue sometime between 10 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 10. The offender gained entry by means of an unlocked door and stole a flashlight, lactose medication, loose change and a Garmin GPS system. The estimated loss is $633.

A vehicle was burglarized in the 600 block of North Cuyler sometime between 4:27 and 9:10 a.m. on Sept. 10. The offender gained entry by means of an unlocked door and stole a Speedo gym bag containing a kickboard, flippers, goggles, DaVinci Vaporizer liquid and a cell phone charger. 

A vehicle was burglarized in the 400 block of Washington Boulevard at 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 10. The offender gained access to the vehicle by means of an unlocked door and took a portable jumpstarter, a Samsung tablet and an air compressor.


Residential burglary

A residence was burglarized 100 block of Washington Boulevard sometime between 7:20 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 10. The offender gained entry by means of an unlocked bathroom window and stole miscellaneous jewelry, a Sony digital camera, a women's black Coach wallet, a Bank of America debit card and a MacBook computer. The estimated loss is $1,500.



Someone used a key or swipe card to gain entry to a suite in a building in the first block of Erie Court, according to police. The thief then stole two HP laptops. No additional information was provided. The estimated loss is $1,480.

A white 2017 Toyota Prius was stolen from a residence in the 900 block of North Boulevard sometime between noon on Sept. 5 and 9 a.m. on Sept. 10. 


Criminal damage

Someone used a rock to shatter the front glass door of a residence in the 600 block of South Taylor Avenue at about 6 p.m. on Sept. 12. The estimated loss is $300.



A Chicago resident was groped in the 1100 block of North Harlem Avenue at 2 a.m. on Sept. 9. The police report gave few details but noted that the offender grabbed the victim's chest. 

Disorderly conduct

A Forest Park woman was arrested in the 1000 block of Garfield Street at 1:43 p.m. on Sept. 9 and charged with criminal damage to property, battery and disorderly conduct. There were no other details about the incident released by police.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Sept. 9-13, 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


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