Whittier Elementary surveillance cameras stolen

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Someone stole at least three surveillance cameras on two separate occasions — July 5 and 9 — from Whittier Elementary School, 715 N. Harvey Ave. The July 5 theft took place at 7 a.m. when the thief took the southeast corner security camera from the building. On July 9, the offender took security cameras from both the northwest and northeast sides of the building at 6:56 a.m. The estimated loss is $1,050. 



A Chicago resident was robbed in the 100 block of North Austin Boulevard at 7:40 p.m. on July 10. The victim was approached by two men, one of whom ordered the victim to hand over cash, while the other checked the victim's pockets. The two then entered the victim's vehicle, which was running, and fled southbound on Austin Boulevard. The victim's iPhone, which was in the vehicle, also was stolen. The estimated loss is $16,100.

An Oak Park resident was the victim of robbery in the 800 block of South Oak Park Avenue about 2 p.m. on July 9. The victim was approached by two men, both approximately between the ages of 18 and 20, who went through the victim's pockets and removed Beats Bluetooth headphones, an iPhone and a Canon Rebel XSI camera. The estimated loss is $1,400.

An Oak Park resident was robbed in the 700 block of Austin Boulevard at 2:24 p.m. on July 8. The victim was approached by two males, estimated to be between the ages of 16 and 18, who forcefully removed a black Acer S135 laptop after a brief struggle. The estimated loss is $600. 



Two Oak Park juveniles were arrested in the 700 block of Lake Street at 4:23 p.m. on July 10, one of whom was charged with battery and the other with three counts of aggravated battery. The arrests stem from an incident that occurred on July 9 in the 100 block of North Grove. 



Laureano Trevino, 48, of the 3400 block of West 37th Place, Chicago, was arrested in the 500 block of South Maple at 7:28 p.m. on July 10 and charged with burglary to a garage that took place in the 1100 block of South Oak Park Avenue. 

A residence was burglarized in the 1000 block of Wenonah Avenue, sometime between 1 and 6 a.m. on July 8. The offender gained entry through an unlocked rear door and then stole a pair of bronze prescription glasses, a brown wallet with cash, a women's tan purse, a black flip phone and a brown Van Heusen wallet. The estimated loss is $1,440. 



A 15-year-old Oak Park male was arrested in the 700 block of Lake Street at 4:23 p.m. on July 10 and charged with the theft of a bicycle that occurred in the 200 block of North Scoville.

An Oak Park resident was the victim of theft in the 1100 block of Lake Street, sometime between 10:15 and 10:35 a.m. on July 9. The offender gained entry to the office and removed a gray Asus laptop computer valued at $1,500.

Aaron Hicks, 26, of the 5200 block of West Lake Street, Chicago, was arrested in the 600 block of Madison Street at 8:36 a.m. on July 9 and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of stolen registration. Hicks also had two active outside warrants for felony retail theft.

A Chicago male juvenile, 17, was arrested in the 100 block of Iowa at 6:29 p.m. on July 9 and charged with attempted motor vehicle theft, criminal damage to property and obstructing identification.  

Catalytic converters were stolen from three vehicles — two in the 100 block of South Boulevard and one in the 300 block of South Maple Avenue — on July 10 and 11. The South Maple Avenue incident took place between 6 p.m. on July 10 and 2 p.m. on July 11. One of the South Boulevard thefts took place between 8 p.m. on July 10 and 5:48 p.m. on July 11 and the other between 11:30 p.m. on July 10 and noon on July 11. The estimated losses ranged between $120 and $500.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, July 8-12, 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

Email: tim@oakpark.com

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Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: July 16th, 2019 2:02 PM

Was their on disk video of the person, as they were stealing the video surveillance cameras? Had to ask. There should be.

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