Sunday, October 7, 2012
Oak Park police reports, Sept. 25-29.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 Police learned that a rock had been used to break the front glass panel of a Cash America, in the 6300 block of west North Avenue at about 12:35 a.m. The damage was estimated at $3,000. A resident who heard noises coming from the rear door of a home on the 900 block of Lake Street reported that they saw a man, described as black, about 30 years old, with a blue striped shirt at this back door. The man fled when seen at about 1:13 p.m. Police observed pry marks on the rear window and doorframes. Wesley S. Race, 51, of the 3100 block of south Kedvale in Chicago, was arrested and charged at Dominick’s, in the 200 block of Lake Street, at about 2:17 p.m. for retail theft and held in lieu of bond. Follow Patch on Facebook for…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Oak Park police reports, July 21 - July 25, first watch.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 A backpack containing a cell phone, flat iron, gym shoes, wallet and cash was stolen from a victim after one man demanded the item while his accomplice stood by. The incident took place in the 900 block of Ontario Street. Estimated loss was $1,180. TUESDAY, JULY 24 Calvin Shumate, 53, of Chicago was charged with criminal trespass to real property after the owner of a home in the 600 block of North Grove Avenue saw him in her garage for a period of time and called police, police said. Tanya A. Michiels, 38, of Lombard was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance after she was seen by police passing a substance on to another person at Austin Boulevard and Madison Street, police said. Confiscated were two …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Oak Park police reports, July 6 - July 9, first watch.
SUNDAY, JULY 8 Two iPhones were stolen from two different lockers from a business in the 1100 block of Lake. Total estimated loss was $600. Ten men and women left Denny’s, 711 N. Harlem Ave., without paying for the food and beverages they were served. Estimated loss was $48.62. JULY 7 – JULY 8 A rented 2012 Chevrolet Impala parked in front of a building in the 0-100 block of Superior Street was stolen. Estimated loss was $26,000. SATURDAY, JULY 7 A wallet containing $12, credit/debit and identification cards was stolen from a table outside of the Buzz Café, 905 S. Lombard Ave. The thief fled the scene on foot south on Lombard to west on Garfield Avenue. Estimated loss was $32. Charles E. Branscum, 47, of Chicago, was charged with theft for…
Monday, July 9, 2012
Oak Park police reports, June 26 – July 6.
THURSDAY, JULY 5 A road bicycle was stolen from the backyard of a home in the 00 block of Superior Street. Estimated loss was $200. The hair, face and tee-shirt of a 11-year-old girl were sprayed with an unknown liquid while she was looking out the window of her home in the 800 block of North Austin Boulevard. The offender walked by and sprayed her from a clear plastic bottle he was carrying. An unattended duffel bag containing a pair of gym shoes, state identification and social security cards and a birth certificate was stolen from the front porch of a home in the 900 block of South Boulevard. Estimated loss was $100. Nicholas J. Bradley, 26, of Bellwood, turned himself into Oak Park police after a client filed a complaint that he …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Oak Park police reports, June 22-26.
JUNE 24-25 Several CDs and miscellaneous papers were stolen from an unlocked 1999 Toyota Sienna parked in the 1100 block of Wesley Avenue. Estimated loss was $70. A mountain bike was stolen from the rear of a home in the 500 block of South Cuyler Avenue. Estimated loss was $499.99. SUNDAY, JUNE 24 A bicycle was stolen from the garage of a home in the 600 block of Lyman Avenue. Entry was gained through a closed, but unlocked, side service door. Estimated loss was $350. JUNE 23-24 Music equipment, two bicycles and a razor scooter were stolen from the garage of a home in the 1100 block of South Elmwood Avenue. Entry was gained through an unlocked side service door. Estimated loss was $2,480. FRIDAY, JUNE 23 A verbal altercation nearly turned …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Police say teen jailed after break-in, woman busted for DUI after argument in vehicle.
An 18-year-old Oak Park resident with an extensive criminal record is being held without bond in Cook County Jail after stealing money from a home and church late last month, authorities said. James Ussery stands accused of burglary and felony theft for two incidents on May 27, taking cash from a home in the 900 block of Wesley Avenue and stealing $750 from an office at Calvary Memorial Church, 931 Lake St. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 27. Here's how Ussery's arrest came about: River Forest police picked up James M. Ussery at the Metra train station around 5:15 a.m. on June 20 after someone contacted police about a suspicious person walking in the area of Lake Street and Forest Avenue. Ussery first offered up a fake name, …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Oak Park Police Reports, June 8 - June 13
JUNE 12-13 Criminal Damage to Auto The front windshield of a Chevrolet Cavalier parked in the front of a home in the 300 block of South East Avenue was broken with a brick. Estimated damage was $1,000. TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Unlawful Possession of Cannabis Arrest Danielle C. Johnson, 18, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis when officers stopped her car in the 5900 block of West Division Street in Chicago. Johnson also had an outstanding warrant out of DuPage County for battery. Possession of a Controlled Substance Arrest Christopher Young, 22, of Chicago, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and traffic violations after he was stopped in the 300 block of North Austin Boulevard, police said. Police said …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Garage burglaries, car break-ins and more reported in weeklong stretch.
Lock your garages and your car doors, Oak Park. A mini-crime wave has swept across the community. Multiple burglaries to garages, cars and homes were reported in a five-day stretch, June 7 to June 12, according to Oak Park police reports. The haul? Computers, jewelry, bicycles, tools and lawnmowers and bikes, among other items. In some instances, bandits raided unlocked cars or ransacked sheds. A detective has been assigned to each category of crimes to find potential links, police said. Patrol officers will beef up patrols of hard-hit areas, said Oak Park Det. Sgt. Michael Lepczynski. "We're on top of it," he said. Here are the crimes by category:
Monday, June 11, 2012
Oak Park police reports, June 5-8.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7 A Track phone and several CDs were stolen from an unlocked 2002 Buick parked in the 200 block of Lake Street. Estimated loss was $80. Two hair weaves were stolen by two women who concealed them in a bag and fled a business in the 00 block of Lake Street without paying for them. Estimated loss was $94.98. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 Angelo A. Alesia, 19, of Oak Park, was charged with unlawful delivery of cannabis, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop in the 700 block of South Taylor Avenue, police said. An unattended bag containing two footballs, house keys and a cell phone was stolen from outside a home in the 1000 block of South Lombard Avenue. Two youths were seen fleeing the scene on …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Oak Park Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Theft Arrest: A 17-year-old from Oak Park was charged with theft May 30 for stealing a teacher's cellphone from a desk drawer in a classroom at Oak Park-River Forest High School earlier this month, police said. A parent of brought the student in to the police station, where he was booked. Burglary to Auto: A bag containing $10 in change was stolen sometime between May 29 and May 30 from a 2008 Infiniti SUV parked in the 00 block of Iowa Street. Estimated loss was $160. Battery Arrest: Rodjzae Funches, 18, of Oak Park, was charged with battery May 30 for punching a 57-year-old woman in the face over a disagreement about a traffic altercation in the 200 block of North Scoville Avenue, police said. The victim was walking her dog and claimed …