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Man Grabs Woman in Traffic Spat, Toys Stolen in Burglary: Police Blotter

Oak Park police reports, Aug. 9-11, include an armed robbery, battery charges, thefts and more.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

Man Grabs Woman in Traffic Spat

Police charged Jerry McKee, 33, of Chicago, with battery after he threw a bottle at a car window and grabbed a woman by the arm and threw an unknown liquid on her during a traffic altercation about 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Boulevard. He was released after posting bond. 

Warrant: Battery

Police charged Laura Smith, 51, of Berwyn, with an active warrant out of Oak Park for battery. She was given a Sept. 16 court date and held on $10,000 bond, police said. 

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AC Units, Toys, Christmas Decorations Stolen From Porch

Someone stole two air conditioner window units, a set of surround sound speakers, two bins of kids toys and two bins of Christmas decorations from an enclosed porch in the 600 block of South Boulevard between 11 a.m. Aug. 9 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11. The total estimated loss is $5,700, police said. 

Camera, Driving Gloves Stolen

Someone stole a digital camera, two pairs of men's driving gloves and a CD audio book from a car parked in the 900 block of Lake Street between 2 and 4:45 p.m. The total estimated loss is $315, police said. 

Car Damage

Someone damaged the driver's side mirror of a Lexus parked in the 800 block of Ontario Street between 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 12:30 p.m. Aug. 11. The total estimated loss is $400, police said. 

Car Stolen on Elmwood Avenue

Someone stole a 2000 Dodge Ram from a carport in the 300 block of South Elmwood Avenue between 10 p.m. Aug. 10 and 9 a.m. Aug. 11. The total estimated loss is $2,000, police said. 

Dine and Dash at Denny's

A woman in her late teens to early 20s left without paying for her $6.54 meal at Denny's, 711 N. Harlem Ave., around 4:30 a.m. The woman was with seven other people, who got into a light-colored sedan a dark blue sedan and left the area, police said. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

Driving Without a License

Police charged Derwin Bobo, 18, of Chicago, for driving without a valid license, insurance and leaving the scene of an accident in the 0-100 block of Austin Boulevard around 1 a.m. He was held on bond.

Spare Tire Stolen

Someone stole a spare tire from a Honda CR-V parked in the 200 block of Pleasant Street between 6 p.m. Aug. 9 and 8 a.m. Aug. 10. The total estimated loss is $250, police said. 

Bike Stolen

Someone stole an unattended bike left in the 1200 block of Edmer Avenue between 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 9 a.m. Aug. 10. The total estimated loss is $500, police said. 

Vandals Throw Candle at Door

Someone stole a decorative candle from a porch in the 400 block of North Grove Avenue and threw it at the front door of the home. Police said three teenage boys were seen leaving the area after the incident around 9:40 p.m. The estimated cost of damage is $25, police said. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Theft, Battery Arrest

Police charged Alejandra Cano, 39, of the 100 block of North Kenilworth Avenue in Oak Park with retail theft and battery for a July 24 incident at Fair Share Foods. She was arrested in Chicago, given a Sept. 23 court date and held on $1,500 bond.

Retail Theft Arrest at Dominick's

Police charged Ivan Acevedo, 24, of Bellwood, with retail theft at Dominick's, 259 Lake St., about 5 p.m. He was given a Sept. 30 court date and held on $1,500 bond.

Warrant: Driving While License Revoked

Police charged Bobby Moore, 44, of Chicago, with driving while license revoked and a warrant out of Kane County for driving while license revoked. He was arrested about 5:45 p.m. in the 7000 block of Roosevelt Road, given an Aug. 26 court date and held on $1,500 bond.

Phone Stolen From Open Car

Someone reached through an open window of a car in the 100 block of Madison Street and stole a Galaxy cell phone between about 8 and 8:10 p.m. The total estimated loss is $440, police said. 

Barrel Stolen

Someone stole a barrel from a yard in the 400 block of Washington Boulevard between noon July 31 and 4 p.m. Aug. 9. The total estimated loss is $80, police said.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Bike Stolen

Someone stole a mountain bike from a yard in the 500 block of South Lombard Avenue between noon and 5 p.m. The Total estimated loss is $300, police said. 

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