More Oak Park Police Blotter: Lawnmowers, Laptop Stolen

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

Outside Warrant Arrest: Martin Torres, 48, of Chicago was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Cook County May 3 for driving on a suspended license, police said. He was apprehended in a traffic stop in the 400 block of Washington Boulevard.

Burglary to Garage: Two lawn mowers were stolen sometime between April 19 and May 3 from the garage of a home in the 300 block of South Taylor Avenue. Entry was gained through a closed, but unlocked, garage side service door. Estimated loss was $230.

Theft: A laptop computer was stolen May 3 from a desk inside an office in the 500 block of Madison Street. Estimated loss was $1,800.

Burglary to Auto Arrest: Michael Booker, 27, of Oak Park, was charged with burglary to auto May 3 after he admitted to taking several quarters from a 1994 Toyota Camry parked in the 800 block of South Boulevard, police said.

Theft Arrest: Bobby Williams, 48, of Chicago was charged with theft May 3 for taking two bicycles and helmets from a garage in the 900 block of Mapleton Avenue, police said. On getting a call of a suspicious person riding a bicycle, police responded to the area and found a person matching Williams’ description holding his dog while riding one bike and dragging along the second. Police said Williams also had the flat-head screwdriver, flashlight and gloves that he used to steal the items.

Burglary to Auto: A baby bag containing toys and clothes, wireless headphones and $7 in change were stolen sometime between May 1 and May 2 from an unlocked 2011 Toyota van parked in the 700 block of Clarence Avenue. Estimated loss was $177.

Burglary from Auto: Approximately $8 in change was stolen sometime between May 1 and May 2 from an unlocked 2004 Pontiac Vibe parked in the rear of a home in the 500 block of South Scoville Avenue.

Residential Burglary: A laptop, Xbox system and a hunting knife were stolen from the living room and three watches and a bracelet from the bedroom May 2 of an apartment in the 100 block of Forest Avenue. A spare key to the apartment also was taken. Estimated loss was $1,765.

Sharon Figueroa May 09, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Someone has a police record because the took a few quarters from an auto, someone actually called that one into the police, I am shocked the person who missed the few quarters would take up anyone,s time for that. Please
Troy DeForrest May 09, 2012 at 05:57 PM
So where do you draw the line? A few quarters? A few dollars...? Where


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