Oak Park police seek help locating missing infant | Police reports Sept. 1-7

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The Oak Park Police Department and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services are seeking the community's assistance in locating a month-old boy, who they believe may be in the company of his parents, Jasmin Salgado, 26, and Jorge Pesce, 27. 

Julian Pesce was born last month at West Suburban Medical Center and has been missing since Sept. 2, according to police.

Pesce, born Aug. 5, is Hispanic with light brown hair and brown eyes. He weighs 9 pounds and is 1-foot, 11-inches long. Jorge Pesce has visible tattoos on his neck. 

Anyone with information regarding Pesce's whereabouts are directed to call the Oak Park Police Department 1-708-386-3800. 

 

Armed robbery

Three men, one carrying a firearm, robbed a person they met through social media at 7:10 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the 700 block of Lake Street.

According to police, the offenders and the victim spent time hanging out together then eventually went for a drive, during which one of the offenders produced a firearm and demanded the victim's cellphone. 

The victim handed over the cell phone and then exited the offenders' vehicle. The estimated loss is $200.

 

Burglary

• Someone removed a 1-by-8-foot glass window on the front door of Cignot, 101 N. Marion St., and entered the business at 2:03 a.m. on Sept. 2. Once inside the offender removed pipes, torch lighters, and batteries. The estimated loss is $300.

• Someone broke into a vehicle, ransacked its interior and removed a black bag containing a HP Surface laptop, white Apple AirPods with pink case and a silver wallet containing a driver's license and credit cards during the overnight hours of Sept. 1-2 in the 700 block of Garfield Street. The estimated loss is $1,200.

• Someone entered a residence in the 1000 block of Gunderson Avenue after cutting open the screen door and unlocking the rear door between 12:30 and 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 2.

The offender then removed car keys, a black leather wallet and a purse containing another wallet with credit cards and identification. The offender then ransacked one of the vehicles parked in the rear carport and then drove off in the victim's 2019 Mazda CX. The estimated loss is $32,000.

• Someone entered a residential garage through an unlocked service door in the 300 block of North Cuyler Avenue between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sept. 5 and removed a silver Schwinn bicycle, a black Bianchi bicycle and a wireless Bluetooth speaker. The estimated loss is $1,250.

 

Motor vehicle theft 

An unlocked 2008 blue Toyota Prius, possibly left with the keys inside it, was taken from the 1000 block of Adams Street between 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 2. The vehicle was recovered by Illinois State Police at 7:27 a.m. from Sept. 3 in the 300 block of South Western Avenue in Chicago.

 

Theft

• Someone removed a 3-by-5-foot rainbow pride flag that was hanging from a front porch in the 300 block of South Taylor Avenue during the overnight hours of Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The estimated loss is $15.

• A woman reportedly stole a cellphone from another woman at about 5:20 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the 900 block of South Euclid Ave.

According to police, the offender approached the victim, asked to use her cellphone and then walked off with it after the victim handed it over. The estimated loss is $800. 

Police described the offender as Black, with a thin build, between 5-foot-3-and 5-foot-4, and her in long braids. She was last seen wearing a Victoria's Secret "Pink" brand White Sox shirt, black leggings and Nike Air Jordan tennis shoes.

 

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Sept. 1- 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 Stacey Sheridan

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