Spate of burglaries reported in Oak Park

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

  • Someone broke into a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Edmer Avenue overnight on Sept. 15-16 and removed a laptop and loose change. The estimated loss is $800.
  • A blanket and a bicycle were removed from a residential garage whose side service door was left unlocked in the 300 block of South East Avenue between noon on Sept. 15 and 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 16. Estimated loss is $1,025.
  • Three men broke into an unlocked residence in the 800 block of Clinton Avenue around 7: 40 p.m. on Sept. 16 and took an Apple iPad tablet and cash before fleeing when confronted by the victim. The loss is estimated at $400.
  • Someone broke into a residential garage with an unlocked side service door in the 1000 block of North Marion Street between 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 11 a.m. on Sept. 14 and removed a snow blower and two bicycles. Estimated loss is $1,004.
  • A man wearing dark clothing was recorded by a security camera breaking the lock of an outdoor shed at a property in the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue at 3:50 a.m. on Sept. 15 and removing a snow blower and leaf blower from inside. Estimated loss is $870.
  • Someone removed a bicycle from an open garage in the 1150 block of South East Avenue overnight on Sept. 18-19. Estimated loss is $600.
  • Someone broke into a residential garage by breaking a glass window and once inside, removed two bicycles during the overnight hours of Sept. 18-19 in the 200 block of South Elmwood Avenue. The estimated loss is $1,600.



A male juvenile removed the victim's bicycle from his possession in the first block of Lake Street at 4:50 p.m. on Sept. 20. 



Chrome lug nuts were removed from a vehicle while parked on the street in the 300 block of South Grove Avenue between 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. The estimated loss is $200.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Sept. 14- Sept. 21 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 Stacey Sheridan

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Liz Picone from Oak Park  

Posted: September 23rd, 2020 4:12 PM

Do we really need another bank??

Ernie Morales  

Posted: September 23rd, 2020 2:09 PM

I will never understand why some people do not close their service/utility garage doors. This isn't Mayberry folks! I sold a Tandem bike to a couple from the Palos Hills area and they were shocked to see the chains and bolts I used to secure my garage doors. welcome to OP I said!

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: September 23rd, 2020 12:15 PM

What better way to celebrate Trustee Walker trying to get rid of our police protection than a spate of burglaries. If she gets her way this can be the constant around here, until there is nothing left to steal.

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