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Men Posed as Maintenance Workers Attempt Burglary

Oak Park police reports, Sept. 18-19

Oak Park police
Oak Park police
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Oak Park Man Arrested for Bike Theft

Police charged Robert Gardner, 20, of the 900 block of South Boulevard in Oak Park, for stealing a bike in the 300 block of South Kenilworth Avenue on Sept. 17. He was processed and released on bond.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Men Pose as Building Workers, Try to Steal Files

Two men posed as maintenance workers who needed to fill up their water bucket to get into an apartment in the 500 block of Harrison Street about 1 p.m. Once inside, while the resident was distracted by one of the men in the kitchen, the other man used a pry tool to try to break into a file cabinet in the bedroom. Nothing was reported stolen, police said. 

Man Threatens Uncle at Train Stop, Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

A Hillside man was charged with disorderly conduct for following his uncle to a CTA platform, then yelling at him and threatening to harm him, police said. 

Police said Adel Feratovic, 33, of Hillside, on Sept. 12 followed his uncle to the Blue Line platform at the Oak Park Avenue stop about 10:47 a.m. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia because he had a marijuana pipe with him at the time of his arrest, police said. He was released on bond. 

Warrant: Driving While License Revoked

Police charged Ollie Lee, 60, of Chicago, with a warrant out of Oak Park for driving while his license was revoked during a traffic stop about 9:20 a.m. in the 5800 block of Division Avenue. He was also cited for not having valid registration or insurance. He was processed and released on bond. 

Bike Stolen

Someone stole a $400 bike from a rack in the 900 block of South Lombard Avenue between 7 a.m. and 6:40 p.m.

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