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Man Punched and Robbed, Car Stolen and Hole Cut in Roof For Burglary: Oak Park Police Blotter

Oak Park police reports, Sept. 19-23.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23

Punched and Robbed

Police learned of a robbery on the 1100 block of Randolph at about 1 a.m. The victim was hit in the face and then robbed of his wallet after falling to the ground. The attacker, described as a white male, in his 20s, bald with a plaid shirt and dark jeans, returned the wallet to the victim after finding no money inside and fled on foot.

Car Stolen

A Forest Park resident told police that his green 1995 Toyota Corolla was stolen in the 200 block of north Oak Park Avenue between 12:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The loss was estimated at $1,000.

Arson Reported

Police believe a fire in the 300 block of south Kenilworth was started intentionally by unknown means at about 4:17 a.m. Firefighters arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire, which had damaged part of a garage as well as the inside vestibule of the building. The estimated loss is unknown at this time.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

Cars Damaged

Police learned that someone used a brick to break the front driver's side window of a vehicle parked on the 0-100 block of Elizabeth Court sometime between 2:40 a.m. and 2:50 a.m. The damage was estimated at $200.

Another Oak Park resident told police that, by unknown means, someone broke the rear window of their car on the 200 block of Kenilworth between 2:40 a.m. and 2:50 a.m.

Mercedes Smashed by Rock

A Lincolnwood resident told police that some damaged their loner, 2013 Mercedes by using a rock to break the windshield and cause damage to the roof, doors and mirror on the 300 block of Forest Avenue between 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 22. The damage was estimated at $2,000.

Light Globe Broken

Also on the 300 block of Forest Avenue, someone smashed a light globe on the victim's home by unknown means between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., police learned. The damage was estimated at $50.

Two Thefts Reported at One Location

Police learned of a case of retail theft at about 10:10 a.m. in which two women, described as black, in their 20s, with one wearing an orange shirt and dark pants and the other wearing a grey sweat suit, walk out with merchandise in their arms without paying. The two women got into an older green Pontiac Bonneville, which drove off. The loss was estimated at $200.

A short time later, police learned of another case of retail theft at the same location at about 10:50 a.m. The offender, described as male, black, in his 20s, wearing a black and white baseball cap, green jacket, and khaki pants was seen on video surveillance putting items into a clothing bag and then leaving the store without paying. The loss was estimated at $120.

GPS Stolen

Someone entered a locked car on the 200 block of Humphrey between noon and 6:50 p.m. by unknown means and stole a black Tom Tom GPS estimated at $120, police reported.

Arrested for Liquor Theft

Holly Esterland, 31, of the 1300 block of Surrey Road in Batavia, was arrested at Dominick's Foods, in the 200 block of Lake Street, and charged with felony retail theft. Police said Esterland removed liquor and other store items and passed the point of sale without paying. Felony charges were approved and Esterland was held for a bond hearing.

Window Shattered, Nothing Stolen

Someone shattered the driver's side window of a car in the 100 block of south Lombard between 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 22, in the process of using a pry type tool to break car's power lock, police learned. Nothing was taken, but the damage was estimated at $400.

Bike Stolen

A girl's Schwinn mountain bike was stolen from the gangway of a home in the 1100 block of Home sometime around 4:30 p.m., police learned. The loss was estimated at $500.

Arrested for Battery and Outside Warrant

Jeanette Ivy, 52, of the 1100 block of south Lombard was arrested and taken into custody for aggravated battery in the 400 block of south Humphrey at about 8:25 p.m. Ivy was charged with battery and held on a outside warrant from the Cicero police department for driving with a suspended license. Ivy was processed and held for a bond hearing.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

Man Arrested on Two Warrants

Police arrested Rashun L. Manney, 24, of the 400 block of Clinton at about 4:40 a.m. on the same block for two outstanding warrants—one from the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the other from Chicago police.

Hole Cut Through Ceiling for Robbery

Someone had gained entry to a business on the 6100 block of North Avenue by cutting a hole in the ceiling and drop ceiling and jumping down into the business. Once inside four black Apple iPods and a gold Techno Swiss wristwatch was stolen. The loss was estimated at $1,650.

Stolen Auto Found

Police found a stolen Ford F-150 pickup truck reported stolen Sept. 20 in the 1000 block of north Ridgeway in Chicago.

Employee Robbed

Police learned that at 2:20 p.m. while an employee in the 900 block of Madison was servicing a customer's iPhone, a man described as black, in his 20s, wearing a red hat, white shirt and tan pants, grabbed the phone from her hand and fled the store. A second man described as black, in his 20s, wearing a green hat, black jacket and red Adidas shoes appeared to be serving as a look out. The loss was estimated at $800.

Telephone Harassment Arrest

Shenita D. Hardin, 27, of the 600 block of 10th Street in North Chicago was arrested and charged with harassment by telephone in the 200 block of south Austin Boulevard at about 1:15 p.m.

Robbery Arrest

A Oak Park juvenile was arrested in the 5700 block of west Ohio in Chicago and charged with a robbery that occurred in the 300 block of south Lombard at about 10:03 p.m. He was processed at the station and released to his mother.

Theft Reported

An unknown person removed a wallet from the purse of an Oak Park resident in the 0-100 block of Harrison between 8:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m., police learned. The wallet contained $165 and various credit and ID cards. The loss was reported as $168.

Bike Stolen From Garage

Agirl's mountain bike was stolen from a garage in the 100 block of south Lombard between 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 22. The loss was estimated at $200.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

Pay Box Damaged

Sometime between 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 6 a.m.Sept. 21, someone damaged a pay box in the 1000 block of North Boulevard at the Holley Court Parking Garage. The offenders broke the window display, coin exchanger and receipt guard for an estimated loss of $500.

Skylight Broken in Attempted Burglary

A Skylight was damaged in an attempted burglary sometime between 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 21 on the 1000 block of South Boulevard, police learned. The damage was estimated at $150.

Window Broken By Projectile

The font window of a home in the 6800 block of west North Avenue was broken by a projectile—police believe it was a BB gun—sometime between 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 21 with an estimated loss of $500.

Fleeing and Eluding

Dewayne Carr, 40, of the 6600 block of south Walcott in Chicago was arrested after he was stopped for a traffic violation in the 800 block of Randolph Street at 9:03 a.m. Carr was later charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, cigarette tax act and unlawful use of an identification card. Carr was held pending a bond hearing. No more information was available.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19

Aggravated ID Theft

Police arrested and charged Sandra R. Decosola, 39, of the 1200 block of south Harlem Avenue in Berwyn with two counts of aggravated identity theft in the 800 block of north Lombard at about 7:30 p.m.

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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