Weed Possession, Hit-and-Run, More: Police Blotter

Oak Park police reports, April 1-5.


Laptop Stolen

Someone stole a black IBM laptop and tan Louis Vuitton purse containing $25 cash, an Oak Park Library card and medicine after they were left unattended in the 800 block of Lake Street. 


Car Burglary

A resident saw a man enter a car parked in the 1000 block of S. Elmwood, but nothing was reported taken. 



Eddie L. Jones, 36, of the 800 block of N. Austin in Oak Park, was charged with failure to give info and speeding after police said he hit property and kept driving. He was released after posting bond.

Weed Possession

Rashad I. Tapia, 19, of the 900 block of North Boulevard in Oak Park, was charged with possession of cannabis following a call to police about a "suspicious person" in the 0-100 block of Superior at 11:20 p.m. Police found nine small bags of cannabis that totaled .44 grams.

Property Damage

Someone damaged the service door of a garage in the 100 block of N. Harvey in an attempt to break in. The estimated damage was $120. 

A car parked in the 400 block of South Boulevard was damaged, causing aout $350 in damage. 


Fire Extinguisher Stolen

A fire extinguisher was taken from the parking garage at 720 North Blvd. between 9 a.m. April 1 and 9 a.m. April 2. It was taken from the sixth floor of the garage. 

Weed Possession

William J. Durham, 34, of the 3700 block of N. Odell in Chicago, was charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop. Police said they saw someone litter from the car and pulled it over. The driver, John V. Ashmore, 34, of the 7800 block of Cressett in Elmwood Park, was cited for driving with a suspended license. Police said Durham was in possession of .6 grams of marijuana, and was also cited for littering. 

Copper Theft

Fifteen feet of a copper downspout was stolen from a home in the 600 block of Highland. The estimated loss is $300. 


Stolen Car Recovered

A gray 2012 Nissan Rogue that was reported stolen March 23 in Chicago was found undamaged in the 400 block of N. Humphrey. 


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