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Robbery, Buglaries Reported: Oak Park Police Blotter

Oak Park police reports, Dec. 10-13.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

Criminal Trespass arrest

Lawrence Hanks, 54, of the 5900 block of west Rice in Chicago, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass to property in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue at 2:33 p.m. Police said Hanks was previously warned not to return and was held in lieu of bond.

Burglary Reported

An Oak Park resident told police that someone broke into their home in the 800 block of south East Avenue between 8:20 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. Once inside, the offender stole several electronic items including a 37-inch flat screen television and a Wii game system for an estimated loss of $2,550.

Resident Says 'No' to Robbers

An Oak Park juvenile reported that while walking in the 1000 block of south Lombard, two men in a dark-colored Cadillac got out and approached the victim from behind. One of the men asked if he had a cell phone and the victim replied, "No." The other man then began to pat him down. The victim ran off when the man reached into his pocket and both men fled the scene in an unknown direction.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

Willie Funches, 24, of the 1100 block of Columbian was arrested for drug paraphernalia in the 500 block of Ridgeland at 1:51 a.m. Funches was issued a court date and released after posting bond.

Theft Reported

An Oak Park resident reported that someone stole the green Christmas lights off the bushes in front of their home in the 800 block of north Cuyler. The estimated loss was $36.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 11

Armed Robbery Reported

A Chicago resident reported they were the victim of an armed robbery in the 500 block of Highland at about 6:10 p.m. The victim told police he was approached from behind and the offender displayed a knife and demanded money. The victim complied and the offender fled the scene. The estimated loss was $15. The offender was described as male, black, of medium height and build, wearing black clothing and possibly having a thin mustache.

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MONDAY, DEC. 10

Aggravated Assault Arrest Leads to More

Kurt A. McKenzie, 37, of the 4900 block of north Winchester Avenue in Chicago, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault at 2:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of Home. Police found McKenzie was additionally wanted on active warrants from Chicago for retail theft and from Cook County Sheriff's police for domestic battery.

Man Charged With Multiple Thefts

Police charged Anthony T. Johnson, 51, of the 5000 block of west Jackson in Chicago with seven counts of theft at 11:32 a.m.

Door Broken in Attempted Robbery

An Oak Park resident reported to police that the rear door lock and door frame of their apartment, located in the 200 block of Pleasant, was damaged when someone attempted to enter the apartment for a burglary between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The estimated loss was $130.

Retail Theft Arrest

Clifford Perkins, 51, of the 100 block of north Mayfield in Chicago was arrested and charged with retail theft in the 500 block of south Harvey at about 3:21 p.m. Perkins was issued a court date and held for bond court.

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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