Officer sprains ankle in pursuit | Police reports May 11-18

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Oak Park police officers responded to a report at 7:03 p.m., May 17 of two people fighting in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue. Upon arrival, the officers discovered it was a domestic dispute between a woman and a man.

The man fled on foot after seeing the police, prompting an officer to chase after him. The officer slipped on wet grass, spraining his ankle. The officer will need crutches for a few days but is expected to return to full duty shortly. 

Police apprehended the man who tried to run away.



  • Someone entered a residential garage through an unlocked door and removed two sets of keys, then opened the victim's vehicle and removed a stereo and a pair of red and white sunglasses from inside between 9:30 a.m. and 10:36 a.m., May 13 in the 600 block of South Taylor Avenue. Estimated loss is $550.
  • A black-green Huffy bicycle was removed from a residential garage with an unlocked side service door in the 1100 block of South Elmwood Street between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., May 17. The estimated loss is $150.


Vehicle theft

A brown 2016 Chevrolet Cruze was taken from the 1000 block of South Elmwood Avenue between 10 p.m., May 10 and 8:25 a.m., May 11. Estimated loss is $9,000.



  • A teenage boy was observed with a cutting instrument underneath a vehicle, trying to remove the vehicle's catalytic converter at 4:45 p.m., May 13 in the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue; the boy fled in an unknown direction in a black vehicle. The catalytic converter was damaged but not removed. 
  • The catalytic converter was cut from a 2002 Honda Odyssey parked in the 600 block of South Euclid Avenue between 9 p.m., May 1 and 9:30 a.m., May 9. 
  • The catalytic converter was cut from a 2013 Kia Soul parked in the 1300 block of North Harlem Avenue between 7 p.m., May 13 and 7:30 p.m., May 15. Estimated loss is unknown.
  • Two juveniles were caught on video surveillance taking an unsecured 24-inch gray Giant XTC Jr. bicycle from the victim's driveway in the 1100 block of Wesley Avenue at 4:10 p.m., May 11. Police estimate a loss of $356.
  • A package containing children's clothing was removed from the front of the victim's residence in the 1100 block of South Taylor Avenue between 6:30 a.m. and 8:02 a.m., May 15. The clothing was recovered on the 1100 block of Lyman Avenue.


 Vehicle burglary

  • A black wallet, two pairs of sunglasses, miscellaneous credit cards and identification were stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in the 1000 block of Hayes Avenue between 5 p.m., May 10 and 6 a.m., May 11. Estimated loss is $400.
  • An Apple iPad tablet was stolen out of a vehicle with an unlocked door between midnight and 9 a.m., May 11 in the same block.
  • A pair of Rayban sunglasses were taken out of an unlocked vehicle in the 1100 block of South Highland Avenue between 9 p.m., May 9 and 7 p.m., May 11. Estimated loss is $200.
  • An Apple iPad tablet was stolen out of a vehicle with an unlocked door between midnight and 9 a.m., May 11 in the same block.


Criminal damage to property

  • A man entered Laury's Bakery, 12 Madison St., caused a disturbance, threw items on the floor, then broke a table at 2:36 p.m., May 11. 
  • Someone cut a small hole into the screen of a resident's rear window between 10 p.m., May 11 and 7 a.m., May 12 in the 1000 block of Washington Boulevard. Estimated damage is $25.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports May 11 - 18 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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