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Oak Park Police Blotter: Chicago Man Arrested for Pushing, Choking 13-Year-Old

The following information was supplied by the Oak Park Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Theft: A pre-teen’s unattended backpack was stolen April 2 from in front of the Shell station, 401 Madison St. Estimated loss was $80.

Resisting Police Officer: A 16-year-old from River Forest was charged with resisting police and other offenses April 3 when he became agitated while an officer was handcuffing him, police said. The teen had been stopped in the 100 block of North Scoville Avenue for underage smoking, and after he was taken to the station, a search revealed he had a plastic baggie full of pot. He also was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of tobacco by a minor, police said. He was released to the custody of a guardian.

Unlawful Soliciting: Curtis Jackson, 51, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful soliciting on the highway April 3 after he was caught begging for cash in the 7100 block of North Avenue, police said.

Theft: A lawnmower chained and padlocked underneath the front porch of a home in the 500 block of South Austin Boulevard was stolen sometime between April 2 and April 3. Estimated loss was $150.

Possession of Tobacco: A 16-year-old was given an official warning at the Oak Park police station April 3 for possession of tobacco by a minor, police said. Police said an officer explained to a youth, who was smoking and walking in the 400 block of Ontario Street, that it was illegal for him to have tobacco. His mother arrived on the scene and the three went to the station to talk about the matter, police said.

Theft: Clothing and cash were taken April 3 from the emergency room at West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Ct. Estimated loss was $213.

Theft Arrest: An 11-year-old and a 14-year-old, both from Chicago, were given official warnings by Oak Park police after they were picked up April 3 for stealing an Xbox system and games from an office in the 1500 block of North Harlem Avenue last month, police said. The pair was apprehended in the 6400 block of West North Avenue and later turned over to their legal guardians.

Burglary to Auto: A GPS system was stolen April 3 from a 2007 Acura TL parked in the 6400 block of South Roosevelt Road. Entry was gained by means of a pry tool. Estimated loss was $740.

Criminal Trespass Arrest: Theius Cavanero, 34, of Chicago, was charged with criminal trespass to residence April 3 when he kicked in the front door of his ex-girlfriend’s house in the 00 block of Thomas Avenue, as part of an ongoing, domestic-related dispute, police said.

Theft: An American flag and pole were stolen sometime between April 1 and April 2 from an apartment complex in the 900 block of Ontario Street. Estimated loss was $50.

Theft: Unattended surveying equipment valued at $10,000 was stolen April 2 from the 1000 block of Augusta Street.

Theft: A cell phone was stolen April 2 from the school bag of a student at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave. The value is unknown.

Possession of Cannabis: A 17-year-old from River Forest was charged with possession of cannabis April 2 after he was found in possession of four clear plastic baggies and a small metal canister containing a total of 5.1 grams of marijuana, police said. The youth was apprehended in a dean's office at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

Battery Arrest: Donald Williams, 40, of Chicago, was charged with battery April 2 after he pushed a 13-year-old against a wall and then choked her in front of officers, who were called to the scene, police said. Police said officers then restrained Williams, who had attacked the girl because she was late coming home. The 13-year-old was uninjured, police said.

Theft: A cell phone and wallet were stolen April 2 when someone broke a lock and took the items at the West Cook YMCA, 255 S. Marion St. Estimated loss was $364.

Criminal Damage: The front door frame of a home in the 0-100 block of North Austin Boulevard was damaged with a pry tool on April 2. Estimated damage was $200.

Criminal Damage: The passenger rear window was shattered sometime between March 24 and April 2 on a 1998 Volvo V80 station wagon parked in the 1000 block of North Elmwood Avenue. Estimated damage was $300.

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