Friday, April 12, 2013
River Forest police reports, April 2-3.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 Lew Hawekotte, 24, of the 6300 block of Diversey in Chicago, was charged with retail theft after police were called to Dominicks, 7501 W. North Ave. in River Forest. Police said he stole two bottles of Tide laundry detergent and left in a silver Volkswagen. Hawekotte later turned himself into police. He was released after posting bond. Brussie Bolar, 19, of the 500 block of N. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, was charged with theft and resisting arrest after police were called to Mobil gas station, 754 N. Harlem Ave. Police said Bolar fled from the store after stealing $15 in merchandise, and led police on a brief foot chase and struggle. TUESDAY, APRIL 2 Christian Ruiz, 20, of the 5600 block of W. 23rd Pl. in Cicero, was …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
River Forest police reports, Sep. 4-7.
FRIDAY, SEP. 7 A Concordia University student reported at 3:42 p.m. that someone entered her locked locker at the Koenecke Community Center (7400 Augusta) and took a 15-inch HP laptop and the associated charger. Police said that a Lojack device in the computer had been activated that will allow it to be traced. Kelvin D. Smith, 20, of 3231 W. 83rd St., Chicago, was arrested at 2:03 p.m. on the 7300 block of Lake and charged with felony burglary. Police said that Smith was located after a search for a "suspicious man" looking around an alley riding a purple Magna Glacier Point bike with a flat rear tire. The bike had been previously taken from a residential garage on the 500 block of Bonnie Brae, police said. Michael A. Sebastian, 20, of …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
River Forest police reports, Aug. 20-27.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Casey Cora
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
AUG. 20 A new employee at the 7-Eleven Store at 1140 Harlem Ave. is suspected of stealing nearly $1,200 in cash. A rear door window of a home in the 600 block of Clinton Street was broken in what police belive may have been a burglary attempt. Entry was not made into the home. AUG. 21 A computer monitor and keyboard valued at a combined $300 were reported stolen from an office building at Dominican University, 7900 Division Street. Two 17-year-olds from Oak Park were ticketed after police busted up a group of teens partying in Thatcher Woods. One of the teens was caught with a case of beer; the other was caught with a "quantity" of marijuana and paraphernalia inside a backpack, police said. AUG. 22 A black and silver Giant bicycle locked …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
River Forest police reports, Aug. 16-20.
AUG. 16 The lock of a foreclosed, vacant home in the 200 block of Franklin was broken, but no damage was reported inside the home A gold Specialized Crossroad Elite bicycle valued at $400 was stolen from an open garage in the 200 block of Park Avenue. AUG. 17-18 Two back-to-back wallet thefts were reported at Panera Bread, 7349 Lake Street. The first took place Aug. 17, when a woman's wallet containing coins and various ID and credit cards were stolen and later used to purchased about $1,650 worth of merchandise. The second took place Aug. 18, when a wallet containing various ID and credit cards was stolen, but the victim reported the cards stolen before any purchases could be made. A black and green Schwinn bicycle locked to a rack …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
River Forest police reports, Aug. 6-13.
AUG. 6 A BMX bicycle valued at $200 was stolen from the front yard of a home in the 1500 block of Franklin Avenue. Estimated loss was $200. AUG. 7 A phony $10 bill was used at the Whole Foods Market, 7245 Lake St. The bill was inventoried and placed into evidence. AUG. 8 A resident of a condominium in the 1500 block of Monroe Avenue reported she was pushed by a member of the condo’s board. No injuries were reported. AUG. 9 A laptop valued at $800 and Gucci wristwatch valued at $350 were reported stolen from a Dominican University dorm room earlier this summer. AUG. 10 Alek Pedersen, 18, of the 1100 block of Highland Avenue in Oak Park, was charged with underage possession/consumption of alcohol, marijuana possession and possession of drug …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
River Forest police reports, July 30-Aug. 5 .
JULY 30 A green and white bike valued at $250 was stolen from outside McDonald’s, 624N. Harlem Ave. Mario Boccia, 57, of the 0-100 block of Glenview Drive in Northlake, was charged with drunken driving after a traffic stop in the 7200 block of North Avenue, police said. Because of two previous DUI convictions, Boccia was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as speeding, improper lane use and failure to yield to right of way to an emergency vehicle. AUG. 3 A red Schwinn bicycle valued at $550 was stolen from a bike rack outside the Metra station in the 7900 block of Hawthorne. A River Forest teen, part of a trio caught loitering in Priory Park in the 7200 block of Greenfield Street after dusk, (it …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
River Forest police reports, July 23-30
JULY 23 A black bike locked to a rack in the 7200 block of Division Street was stolen. JULY 25 A 2007 Lexus GX470 vehicle while it was parked at the intersection of Berkshire and William Streets was keyed overnight. JULY 26 A wallet containing $360 cash, ID cards and credit cards was stolen from a customer's purse at Panera Bread, 7349 Lake St. The credit cards were later used to make purchases at stores in Forest Park and Riverside. Kirk Winters, 24, of the 2100 block of South 11th Avenue in Maywood, was cited for speeding in the 7600 block of Division Street, 39 mph in a 25 mph zone. He was also arrested on a Cook County warrant for violation of conditional discharge in a traffic offense for driving 103 mph in a posted 55mph zone, police…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Police link four more incidents to same group that has been damaging property in one area of town since mid-June.
Four more instances of egging homes and cars have been linked to a group that has been damaging property in River Forest for the last few weeks, police said Monday. The incidents, believed to be the work of teenagers, all took place July 18 in the 1300 block of Monroe Avenue, in an area that has seen a lot of the instances since July 4. Earlier: Vandalism on the Rise in River Forest. Here's the latest: The incidents began as innocent pranks June 14 when people found their lawn furniture stacked up in their yards and hoses were tangled. The pranks turned into criminal damage shortly before July 4 when someone's Smart car was slathered in deli meat. Police are continuing to work the case and have stepped up patrols particularly in the …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
River Forest police reports, July 16 - July 23.
SUNDAY, JULY 22 A 14-year-old from River Forest was charged with driving without a license after he was stopped for hitting another car in the alley in the 00 block of Ashland Avenue, police said. The 14-year-old also was cited for driving without headlights and violating curfew. His 14-year-old passenger was cited for violating curfew. Both were released to their parents. FRIDAY, JULY 20 Jamie Laureano, 29, of Chicago was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after admitting to having hypodermic syringes in his possession, police said. An officer spotted a suspncious person in the area of Jackson Avenue and Augusta Street and eventually stopped him in the 7700 block of Chicago Avenue. Jenae L. Smart, 24, of Romeoville was …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
River Forest police reports, July 9-16.
MONDAY, JULY 9 Criminal Trespass to Property/Disorderly Conduct A pair of River Forest teens, one 16 and the other 17, were ticketed for criminal trespass to property and curfew violation after they were caught lurking inside Roosevelt School, just before midnight July 9, police said. Burglary to Auto About $3 in change was stolen from a 2006 Jeep Liberty parked in the 1100 block of Harlem Avenue sometime between July 9 and July 10. Burglary to Auto About $6 in coins were stolen from a 2007 Nissan Altima parked in the 7200 block of Oak Avenue sometime between July 9 and July 10. TUESDAY, JULY 10 Retail Theft Barbara L. Cooper, 59, of 5200 block of West Ferdinand in Chicago, was charged with felony retail theft July 10 after she was caught …