$33K in Jewelry Stolen and More: Oak Park Police Blotter

Oak Park police reports, Sept. 25-29.


Paper Beats Rock, Rock Beats Glass

Police learned that a rock had been used to break the front glass panel of a Cash America, in the 6300 block of west North Avenue at about 12:35 a.m. The damage was estimated at $3,000.

Burglary Prevented

A resident who heard noises coming from the rear door of a home on the 900 block of Lake Street reported that they saw a man, described as black, about 30 years old, with a blue striped shirt at this back door. The man fled when seen at about 1:13 p.m. Police observed pry marks on the rear window and doorframes.

Retail Theft Arrest

Wesley S. Race, 51, of the 3100 block of south Kedvale in Chicago, was arrested and charged at Dominick’s, in the 200 block of Lake Street, at about 2:17 p.m. for retail theft and held in lieu of bond.

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Man Arrested on Warrant

Isaiah Anderson, 28, of the 2000 block of west Adams Street in Chicago, was stopped for a traffic violation and later arrested on an active warrant from the Cook County Sheriff's Office for contempt and held for bond court.

Van Stolen

Someone stole a van parked in the 200 block of South Boulevard between 9 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 28, police learned. The loss of the silver 2001 Chrysler Town and Country was reported at $3,000.

Backpack and Swim Suit Stolen

Police learned that sometime between 9:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 28, someone broke into a car parked in a garage on the 1100 block of Clinton and stole a backpack containing a women's swimsuit and $10 in coins. The loss was reported as $100.

Car Stolen

An Oak Park resident reported that their silver 2001 Chevy Cavalier was stolen in the 100 block of Washington between 9 p.m. Sept. 27 and 8:15 a.m. Sept. 28 by unknown means. The loss was reported at $1,500.

Garage Burgled

A garage in the 800 block of south Maple was reported burglarized sometime between 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28. A red Schwinn and a silver bike of unknown make were stolen. The loss was reported as $1,100.

Bike Stolen

A dark grey women's Specialized bike was stolen from the front yard of a home in the 800 block of Woodbine between 1:15 p.m. and 2:10 p.m., police learned. The loss was reported as $300.

Home Burglarized

A home in the 800 block of Home was reported burglarized between 10:45 a.m. and 1:42 p.m. A pry bar is believed to have been used to gain access to the home through the rear door. Three televisions, three computers, a digital camera and various jewelry and clothing were stolen. The loss was reported as $8,900. 

Mailbox Stolen

A brass mailbox attached to the side of a home was reported stolen between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the 600 block of Grove worth $40.

Sex Offender Arrested on Warrant

Parnell Hood, 48, of the 6500 block of south Eberhart in Chicago was arrested in the 5900 block of west Washington in Chicago at about 5:24 p.m. after a name check found he was wanted on an active warrant from Lake County for failing to register as a sex offender. The subject was held in lieu of bond.

DUI Arrest

Bridget Rice, 28, of the 8000 block of west Lake in River Forest, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she was involved in an accident in the 100 block of south Marion at about 11 p.m. Rice was later released after posting bond.

Two Locks Cut to Steal Bike

Police reported that someone used a cutting device to break two locks used to secure a woman's Cannondale mountain bike in the 300 block of Washington between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The loss was reported at $1,492.

Home Burglarized

Police believe a man described as black, in this 30s and wearing a blue and white striped shirt is responsible for a residential burglary in the 900 block of Lake between 7 a.m. Sept. 28 and 1:14 p.m. Sept. 29 where a pry bar was used to break into the home through the front door. Once inside, someone stole a laptop, an iPod Shuffle, a Kindle and headphones. The total loss was estimated at $1,520.


Brass Kick Plates Stolen

Police learned that several brass kick plates—the metal strip at the bottom of doors—was stolen from an office in the 300 block of Austin Boulevard between 11 a.m. Sept. 25 and 10:15 a.m. Sept. 27. The total loss was reported at $320.

Bike Stolen

A green Mercier Bike and a black wire lock were stolen in the 1100 block of North Boulevard between 7:45 a.m. and 5:25 p.m. The estimated loss was $175.

Grille Damaged

An Oak Park resident reported that someone had damaged the front grille of their 1999 Acura while parked on the 400 block of south Austin Avenue sometime between 9 p.m. Sept. 26 and 8:45 a.m. Sept. 27.

Jeep Burglarized

Someone broke into a 2006 Jeep Liberty in the 900 block of south Lombard. The Jeep was unlocked and parked in the rear carport of the home. Stolen were a hydraulic jack, a wrench set, a two-way radio and about $30 in coins sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 27. The loss was estimated at $640.

Jewelry Box Stolen

A jewelry box was reported stolen in the 500 block of Highland between 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 28. According to police, the box contained a white gold and diamond necklace, earrings, a pendant and three rings. The total loss was reported at $33,000.


iPhone Stolen From Display

A black 8GB iPhone was reported stolen from a display area of AT&T, in the 400 block of north Harlem Avenue between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.


Pick Pockets

An Oak Park resident told police that they believed they were pick-pocketed in the 1000 block of Madison at about 10 a.m. The victim described two suspects as women, white and in their 30s. The victim believes the women stole his wallet and $1,500 from his jacket pocket.

Police Blotter information is provided by the Oak Park Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor at matthew@patch.com. We will verify and report the outcome.


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