Burglar steals keys from house and vehicle from garage

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A residence was burglarized in the 500 block of South Taylor, sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 5:48 a.m. on Aug. 24. The burglar gained entry through an unlocked second-story side window. A Playstation 4, a Macbook Air, a wallet with miscellaneous IDs and credit cards and a set of keys to the victim's vehicle were taken. The victim's garage was entered through an unlocked side service door and the intruder stole the victim's vehicle. The estimated loss is $75,000.



Oak Park police arrested a male juvenile from Chicago at 3:24 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Taylor on Aug. 29. Police report that they charged the juvenile with an attempted vehicular hijacking, aggravated battery and a burglary that took place in Oak Park on May 19. 



Anthony Neudeck, 39, of the 800 block of East 4th Place in Los Angeles, California, was arrested at 1:31 a.m. in the 700 block of South Austin Boulevard on Aug. 28 and charged with attempted robbery. No additional information was provided.



A home was burglarized in the 1100 block of Wesley Avenue, sometime between 12:30 and 5 a.m. on Aug. 30. Someone gained entrance to the residence and stole: an iPhone 7; a Microsoft Surface Pro; an HP laptop; cash; a wallet containing the victim's driver's license, Illinois Supreme Court attorney ID, Cook County attorney ID,  and miscellaneous credit cards. The burglar also made off with two key fobs and a house key. The estimated loss is $2,065.

A garage was burglarized on the same block, sometime between 4 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 30. The burglar entered through an unlocked side service door, entered the victim's vehicle and stole a pair of black Maui Jim sunglasses. The estimated loss is $300.

A vehicle was burglarized in the 100 block of North Humphrey Avenue, sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 and noon on Aug. 29. The burglar broke the driver's side window to gain entry to the vehicle and then stole an iPad mini and a pair of black Gucci sunglasses with polarized lenses. The estimated loss is $1,160.

A residence was burglarized in the 200 block of South Oak Park Avenue, sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 28. The burglar gained entry to the front door by use of a pry tool. The burglar then ransacked the interior and stole jewelry and an iPad. The estimated loss is unknown.

A vehicle was burglarized in the 100 block of Bishop Quarter Lane, sometime between 2 p.m. on Aug. 28 and noon on Aug. 29. The burglar gained entry to the vehicle through an unlocked door and stole a jewelry box with miscellaneous jewelry valued at an estimated $4,000.

Leon Dukes, 32, of the 100 block of Adams, was arrested in the 100 block of Jackson Boulevard at 2:48 a.m. on Aug. 26 and charged with residential burglary and theft in the 100 block of Jackson Boulevard. No additional information was given.



Someone stole an unattended iPhone 7 left on a bench at the CTA Blue Line stop, 1050 S. Austin Blvd., about 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 28. The estimated loss is $500.

Someone stole a 2009 GMC Sierra that was parked in the 600 block of Wenonah Ave., sometime between 2:58 and 3:58 p.m. on Aug. 29. The estimated loss is $7,000.

A Cicero woman was the victim of theft while leaving the Jewel-Osco grocerystore, 7036 Roosevelt Rd., at 10:27 p.m. on Aug. 28. As she was leaving the store, the woman was approached by two males, who police say "removed" from her shopping cart a black Tommy Hilfiger purse, which contained $500, a Galaxy 7 cellphone and miscellaneous ID cards. The two men were last seen fleeing eastbound on Wenonah on foot. The two offenders were described as being between the ages of 16 and 20 and having a slim build. They both wore hoodies, according to police.

An unattended Samsung Galaxy S8 was stolen in the 1100 block of Westgate, sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. on Aug. 23. The estimated loss is $900.

A group of teens stole a victim's unattended fanny pack in the 100 block of Lake Street at 7:32 p.m. on Aug. 25. The fanny pack contained a credit card, U.S. passport, keys, cash and a health card. The estimated loss is $70.


Driving under the influence

Emilio Zuniga, 24, of the 1300 block of South Ridgeland in Berwyn, was involved in an accident at Austin Boulevard and the Eisenhower Expressway at 3:28 a.m. on Aug. 28. He was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and a bond forfeiture warrant out of Lyons.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Aug. 23-30, 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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Natalie Rauch Kelly  

Posted: September 5th, 2018 10:41 AM

I was surprised today to see just how many more police reports are reported in the Chicago Tribune for the same time period. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-blotter-tl-0906-story.html

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