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Man Brandishes Knife at Train Station, Juvenile Charged With Marijuana Possession at OPRFHS

Also in recent Oak Park police reports: Man crashes into residence, intruder tries to break into Cash Advance.

Tuesday, December 3

Man Charged With Brandishing Knife at Train Station

Police charged Richard Nosek, 28, of Chicago, with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon after he brandished a knife, threatening a CTA employee and patron at the Green Line station in the 1100 block of South Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. He was held on bond. 

Burglary Attempt

Someone wearing a full face mask and dark clothing broke into a vacant storefront in the 6400 block of North Avenue and hammered through the drywall, then crawled through the hole he made to enter the Cash Advance next store and tried to open the safe without success between 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 7:20 a.m. Dec. 3. 

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Marijuana Possession, Intent to Deliver Arrest at OPRFHS

Police charged an Oak Park juvenile with marijuana possession and intent to deliver after police found 1.2 grams of marijuana packaged in foil packages at Oak Park and River Forest High School round noon. He was given a Dec. 4 court date and released to a parent. 

Video Shows Teen Stealing Wallet

Police charged Derrion Young, 18, of the 8200 block of Lake Street in River Forest, with theft after video surveillance showed him stealing someone's wallet and $13 from a pair of sweatpants on a basketball court in the 1100 block of Lake Street. He was given a Jan. 13 court date and released on bond. 

Monday, December 2

Intruders Target Lake Street Offices

Offender enters through unlocked window, iPad stolen, Nov. 29-Dec. 2
Someone broke into an office in the 700 block of Lake Street and stole an iPad between 3 p.m. Nov. 29 and 8 a.m. Dec. 2. Police said the offender entered through an unlocked window. The total estimated loss is $500, police said. 

Offices ransacked, Nov. 27-Dec. 2
Someone pushed an air conditioner unit through a window to break into an office in the 700 block of Lake Street between 4 p.m. Nov. 27 and 9 a.m. Dec. 2. The offender ransacked the office, then exited through a door leading to a rooftop and broke into another area of the locked office, police said. The estimated cost of damage is $400. 

TV Stolen in Burglary

Someone stole a TV from an apartment in the 200 block of South Marion Street between 1:30 p.m. Nov. 25 and 5 p.m. Dec. 2. The total estimated loss is $399, police said. 

Woman Robbed on Oak Park Avenue

A man in his 30s approached a woman from behind in the 100 block of South Oak Park Avenue and stole her laptop from her black shoulder bag between 5:35 and 5:55 p.m. 

Man Charged After Driving Into Home, Leaving Scene

Police charged Kofi Jamison, 35, of the 800 block of North Lombard Avenue in Oak Park, with leaving the scene of an accident after he reportedly hit a residence in the 100 block of Augusta Avenue. He was released on bond. 

Sunday, December 1

Tools Stolen From Vacant Home

Someone broke into a home undergoing renovations in the 200 block of South Grove Avenue and stole miscellaneous hand and power tools sometime between 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and 7:50 a.m. Dec. 1. Police said the offender entered the home through an unlocked window. The total estimated loss is $2,786, police said. 

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