Garages burglarized

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

A garage was burglarized in the 600 block of South Kenilworth Avenue sometime between 10 a.m. on March 30 and 4 p.m. on April 5. The burglar entered the garage through an unlocked door and stole a Bosch table saw valued at $500.

Video surveillance revealed that a man attempted to burglarize the True Discount store at 1155 Garfield St. at 12:07 a.m. on April 13. The offender kicked in the glass front door and unsuccessfully attempted to open the cash register. The only loss reported was $400, as a result of the damaged glass door.

A garage was burglarized in the 700 block of North Hayes Avenue sometime between 5 p.m. on April 9 and 12:30 a.m. on April 10. The offender, by unknown means, used the side service door to gain entry to the garage and then removed two Mikita impact drills, one DeWalt table saw, a DeWalt chop saw, two Paslode nail guns and a yellow and black Suzuki dirt bike. The burglar also entered the victim's unlocked Mercedes Benz E500 and stole two bags of miscellaneous clothes. The estimated loss was $9,600.


Motor vehicle theft

A maroon 2016 Honda Odyssey was stolen from the 300 block of North Humphrey sometime between 10:30 p.m. on April 10 and 7:20 a.m. on April 11.


Battery arrest

An Oak Park juvenile was arrested and charged with battery after surrendering to police at 123 Madison St. at 8:22 a.m. on April 11.


Burglary arrest

Joshua Porter, 18, of the 1900 block of Lewis in Waukegan, was charged with residential burglary after fingerprint evidence connected him to a burglary that occurred on Dec. 28, 2016, in the 700 block of South Maple Avenue in Oak Park.

Porter, who was arrested by Chicago police on April 2, is also suspected of four burglaries in Forest Park. Porter was in possession a handguns stolen in one of the Forest Park burglaries when he was arrested by Chicago police, and fingerprint evidence left at the scene of the Forest Park home burglary matched Porter, police said. 

He later admitted to the burglary, and Forest Park police say they have now cleared three other burglaries in the village in December 2016 and January 2017.

Porter is being held at Cook County Jail awaiting trial, with his bond set at $75,000.


Residential burglary

A residence in the 1100 block of North Elmwood Avenue was burglarized sometime between 11:15 p.m. on April 9 and 5:15 a.m. on April 10. The burglar entered the residence through an unlocked rear door and stole a brown Louis Vuitton purse containing a black Coach wallet, cash, various identification and credit cards and house keys. The estimated loss was $1,205.


Criminal damage to vehicle

A maroon Ford C-Max was damaged in the 800 block of South Clinton Avenue sometime between 8 p.m. on April 9 and 6:25 a.m. on April 10. An unknown person attempted to break the front and rear passenger window using a paver brick. The estimated loss due to damage was $700.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, April 5-13, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public's help in making an arrest.

Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger


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Tom Alan from Oak Park  

Posted: April 26th, 2017 3:54 PM

Every time I read these I am amazed at how many say that the garage, house or car was entered through an unlocked door.

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