Weed Arrests, Locker Theft at OPRF: Police Blotter

Oak Park police reports, March 12-15.


Garage Burglaries

Someone broke into a garage in the 700 block of Lyman between 11 p.m. March 14 and 12:30 a.m. March 15, then broke the driver's side window and stole a Garmin GPS unit, two cell phone charges and a Kia iPhone radio adapter. The estimated loss was $535. 

Another garage was burglarized in the 700 block of S. Humphrey between 10 p.m. at 12:32 a.m. The burglar entered an unlocked service door, then broke the driver's side window and ransakced the interior. The estimated damage was $180. 

Criminal Trespass

Chasity S. Wright, 36, of Albany, IN, was charged with trespassing and property damage after being removed from a property in the 500 block of S. Humphrey and told not to come back. Police said Wright returned and broke a window pane in an attempt to break in at 4 a.m. She was released on bail.

OPRF Locker Theft

An Oak Park-River Forest High School student said a cell phone and iPod were stolen from his unlocked gym locker around 8 a.m. The estimated loss was $750.

Weed Possession at OPRF

Two Oak Park juveniles, one male and one female, were charged with possession of marijuana and released to their parents after police he was found with weed at Oak Park-River Forest High School.

A 16-year-old from River Forest was also charged with weed possession a few blocks away from the school in the 500 block of N. Scoville. 

Retail Theft

Darryl Fleming, 37, of the 4900 block of Ferdinand in Chicago, was charged with retail theft in the 200 block of Lake Street. He was held in lieu of bond.

Carol White, 48, of the 900 block of Bellwood Avenue in Bellwood, was charged with felony retail theft in the 400 block of N. Harlem.


Dorian Smith-Ward, 19, of the 100 block of S. Kenilworth in Oak Park, was charged with criminal trespassing at about 9 p.m. in the 100 block of Madison Street. He was released on bond.


Warrant Arrest

Kirk J. O'Connor, 41, of the 600 block of Romeo Road in Romeoville, was booked on an active warrant out of Berwyn.

Purse Stolen

Someone stole a purse from a restaurant in the 100 block of N. Harlem when it was left unattended in a booth. The estimated loss was $65. 


Property Damage

A garage door in the 700 block of S. Humphrey was damaged using a prying tool sometime between 4 p.m. and and 7 p.m.

Garage Burglary

Someone broke into a garage in the 700 block of S. Humphrey and then ransacked the car inside, causing $180 of damage and stealing the garage door opener. The burglary occurred between 6:30 p.m. March 12 and 2 p.m. March 13. 


Planter Stolen

Someone stole a $200 cement planter from the porch of a home in the 200 block of S. Maple.

Copper Theft

Ten feet of copper downspout was stolen from a home in the 1200 block of Fair Oaks. The estimated loss was $800.

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Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies. 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. We will verify and report the outcome.

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