Man throws flowerpot | Police reports Jan 4-11

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An incident of disorderly conduct occurred in the 100 block of North Ridgeland Avenue at 2:48 a.m., Jan. 8 when a man rang the doorbell to a home twice and then threw a plastic flowerpot, striking the front screen door of the residence. 

When the victim yelled at the man, he fled eastbound on Ontario Street.


Someone removed the lock on the front passenger door of a vehicle and then removed construction tools from inside between 6 p.m., Jan. 4 and 7:29 a.m., Jan. 5 in the 200 block of South Austin Boulevard. Loss unknown.

A bag of makeup, three sets of keys, wrapped Christmas presents and five light fixtures were taken out of an unlocked vehicle between 9:30 p.m., Jan. 5 and 7 a.m., Jan. 6 in the 600 block of North East Avenue. The estimated loss is $6,390.

Someone entered an unlocked residential garage then ransacked the interior of a vehicle parked inside between midnight, Jan. 5 and 2 p.m., Jan. 6 in the 200 block of Iowa Street. No loss was reported.

Motor vehicle theft

Someone took a red 2018 Toyota Corolla left running in the 400 block of North Lombard Avenue at 10:48 p.m., Jan. 5. It was last seen going eastbound on Superior Street. The estimated loss is $15,000.



Someone cut the catalytic converter from a vehicle in the first block of Washington Boulevard between 3 p.m., Jan 1 and 8:30 a.m., Jan. 4. The estimated loss is unknown.

A person was observed underneath the victim's vehicle cutting its catalytic converter at12:06 a.m., Jan. 7 in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard. The estimated loss is $200.

Criminal trespass

Someone entered an apartment through an open bathroom window in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard at 9:55 p.m., Jan. 4. No loss was reported.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Jan. 4 – Jan. 11 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 Stacey Sheridan

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Bill Maxwell  

Posted: January 14th, 2021 1:44 PM

Janet Haisman people are very slow to learn. I was at a location, watched the driver get out of the vehicle with a child. The driver left the 6 to 8 year old other child in the front passenger seat. The car was left running with the doors locked. I waited for a little over 10 minutes and did not call the Police since I thought the woman and child would be out before the Police could arrive. That did not happen and I should have called for at least the Police Officer to explain the stories you hear about a vehicle stolen with a child inside. So keep pushing out the information although there are people who just are rather low on their own vulnerability and worse, is the vulnerability towards a child

Janet Haisman  

Posted: January 14th, 2021 11:32 AM

It's clear that we all make mistakes, and we are all in a time of deep confusion. But could we please try hard to remember to lock our cars, homes, and windows and to NEVER leave the car running - for ANY reason? The police really do need to be spared these incidents. Please - let's all try harder!

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