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Police Blotter: Car Stolen, Men Grab Person's Phone

Oak Park police reports, March 12-13.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Men Rob Person of Phone

Two men pushed a victim from behind and stole their phone at about 7:40 a.m. in the 200 block of Ontario. One man was described as a black man, about 19 years old, 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds. He had a mustache and was wearing a red hoodie and tan pants. After pushing the victim, two men grabbed an iPhone from the victim's hands and fled. 

Auto Theft

A gold 1999 Lexus LS400 was stolen while it was parked in the 900 block of Clarence between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. The estimated loss is $9,000.

Garage Burglary

Someone entered an unlocked garage in the 1100 block of S. Taylor and then smashed the passenger's side door of a car parked inside. The estimated damage was $300.

Man Hides, Runs From Police

Police arrested a Chicago juvenile who was reportedly hiding from police in the rear of 224 N. Harvey. Someone called him in reporting a suspicious person, and the juvenile ran from police when they tried to stop him. He was charged with disorderly conduct and disobediance. 

Criminal Trespass

Gerald Richardson, 31, of the 700 block of Reba in Evanston, was charged with crimin trespass to state-supported land. Police said he went onto Oak Park Health Care property at 11:34 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Car Damaged

Someone put a small hole in the driver's side door handle of a car parked in the 100 block of Adams. The estimated damage was $500. 

Warrant Arrest 

Vernon J. Meadores, 59, of the 500 block of Gunderson in Oak Park, was booked on an active warrant for his arrest in Cook County for driving with a suspended license. He was released after posting bond. 

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