OAK PARKTUESDAY, AUGUST 20
Men Surround, Threaten Resident on ChicagoThree men surrounded an Oak Park resident and threatened him in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue and threatened him between 11 and 11:20 a.m. Police said the men got out of a black car at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Taylor Street and surrounded the victim while one of the men made verbal threats. They left in an unknown direction, police said.
Purse, Wallet Stolen From CarSomeone stole an orange leather Coach purse containing a pink leather wallet, diabetes medication, cash and IDs and cards from an unlocked 2008 Ford in the 100 block of Madison Street between 7:30 and 7:35 p.m. The total estimated loss is $720, police said.
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Bike StolenSomeone stole a $320 men's bike from a rack in the 400 block of South Euclid Avenue between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Kids Arrested for Theft of ServicesPolice charged five Chicago juveniles with theft of services at T.G.I. Fridays, 401 N. Harlem Ave., between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m.
Break-in AttemptSomeone activated the burglar alarm of a garage side door in the 100 block of South Harvey Avenue about 4:20 a.m. No loss reported.
Warrant: Property DamagePolice charged Richard Harris, 26, with a warrant out of Cook County for property damage. He was arrested about 2:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Lake Street.
Brick Thrown Through WindowSomeone threw a brick at the front window of a home in the 500 block of Lyman Avenue about 3:30 a.m. The estimated cost of damage is $300, police said.
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
Bike StolenSomeone stole a men's bike that was locked to a street pole in the 400 block of South Kenilworth Avenue between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. The total estimated loss is $410, police said.
Battery ArrestPolice charged Richard Lee, 38, of the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue in Oak Park with battery around 1 p.m. in the 1100 block of West Lake Street. He was given a Sept. 9 court date and released on bond.
Car Trespass ArrestPolice charged Derrick Allen, 28, of Chicago, for trespassing a vehicle in the 500 block of North Harvey Avenue around 1:15 p.m. He was given a Sept. 30 court date and held on bond.
Break-in Attempt on MadisonSomeone tried to break into a building in the 300 block of West Madison Street between 9 p.m. Aug. 18 and 8 a.m. Aug. 19. The estimated cost of damage is $100, police said.
Cable Modem Stolen From Shipping BoxSomeone stole a cable modem from a shipping box in the 500 block of North Grove Avenue between 1:30 and 4 p.m. The total estimated loss is $100, police said.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
Tires SlashedSomeone slashed three tires of a Chevy parked in the 400 block of South Maple Avenue between 10 p.m. Aug. 17 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18. The estimated cost of damage is $105, police said.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Felony Retail Theft
Police charged Darryl Bragg, 59, of Chicago, with retail theft about 6:20 p.m. at Jewel, 7525 Lake St. in River Forest, after a store employee saw him take $28 in food products from the store. Because of a previous retail conviction, he was charged with Felony Retail Theft, police said.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
Man Arrested for Carrying Crack Look-Alike
Police arrested a man who was carrying several backs of a crack cocaine look-alike at the River Forest Metra station around 9:30 a.m. Police responded to a call about a man carrying a gun in the area and arrested Mordell Galbreth, 32, of Hoffman Estates, who had the fake drugs and a pair of broken scissors. He was charged with Misdemeanor Possession of a Look-alike Substance, police said.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
Someone stole two mountain bikes from a garage in the 1500 block of Bonnie Brae Street in River Forest during the night between Aug. 14 and 15. The total estimated loss is $600, police said. The resident told police the garage may have been open at the time.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
Copper Gutters Stolen
Someone stole 60 feet of copper gutters from St. Vincent's School, 1515 Lathrop Ave. in River Forest, between Aug. 13 and 14. The approximate loss was valued at $2,000.00, police said.
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