Play With Chalk, Get Arrested; IHOP Dine-n-Dash: Police Blotter

Oak Park police reports, March 30-31.


Car Damaged

The passenger's side tail light was broken on a car parked in the 900 block of Noth Boulevard between 5 p.m. March 29 and 1 p.m. March 31. The estimated damage is $50. 

Spare Tired Not Spared in Theft

A spare tire was stolen from the carriae of a Chevy parked in the 400 block of Washington. The estimated loss is $200. 

IHOP Dine-n-Dash

A large group of young adults ate meals at IHOP, 6501 W. North Ave., and then fled from the restaurant without paying at 3:21 a.m. They were in a white 2010 PT Cruiser and a white 2007 Monte Carlo. The cost of their meals was $185.29.

Postal Box Tipped Over

A postal box at Cuyler and South was pushed over, damaging all four legs. The estimated damage was $150. 


Play With Chalk, Get Arrested

An Oak Park juvenile was charged with criminal defacement of property after writing in chalk on a tennis court and sidewalk at Lindberg Park.

Attempted Car Break-in

Someone caused $750 in damage using a prying tool to try opening the door locks, trunk locks and window trim of a car parked in the 900 block of N. Taylor. 

2 Bikes Stolen

Two Schwinn bicycles, one red and one blue, were stolen from a garage in the 1100 block of S. Humphrey. The estimated loss is $500. 

Residential Burglary

Someone tried breaking into a home in the 1000 block of Woodbine by cutting a screen, removing a storm window and smashing a window. The estimated damage is $100.

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