Oak Park police arrest man for attempted armed robbery

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police arrested Jaylynn Mosby, 27, of the 2100 block of West Maypole, Chicago, and charged him with an attempted armed robbery that took place on May 21, in the 900 block of South East Avenue. 

That incident took place at 8:33 a.m. at the CTA turnstile, where Mosby allegedly approached a woman, stuck something hard in her back and tried to take her purse. 

He then struck her on the left side of the face and then fled.


Fireworks ignite small fire
at school

Someone gained access to the roof of Horace Mann Elementary School, 921 N. Kenilworth Ave., sometime around 9:30 p.m. on July 28, and ignited multiple fireworks, causing a small fire. No loss was reported, but the Oak Park Fire Department was called to investigate the fire.



A residential garage was burglarized in the 1000 block of South Kenilworth Avenue sometime between 10:39 a.m. on July 25 and 2:42 p.m. on July 26. The offender was recorded on a surveillance camera entering the unlocked garage and stealing a mountain bike and Burley Bee children's carrier. The estimated loss is $700.

Someone broke into a construction site in the 6500 block of North Avenue sometime between 8:30 p.m. on July 24 and 7 a.m. on July 25 and stole several tools. The extent of the loss was not immediately known.

An apartment was burglarized in the 1500 block of North Austin Boulevard sometime between 8:20 a.m. and 9 p.m. on July 25. The offender entered the apartment by removing a screen from an unlocked window next to the stairwell of the building. The offender then stole two laptops, a video camera, a digital camera, a cellphone, a suitcase, a sleep apnea machine, glucose meter and $200 in cash. The estimated loss is $5,225.

Criminal damage

Someone broke a windowpane on the front door of a residence in the 600 block of North Harvey Avenue at 5:45 p.m. on July 26. The offender broke the window by throwing a tomato, according to the report. The estimated loss is $50.

Someone slashed the tires of three vehicles between July 23 and 27 in the 600 block of South Austin Boulevard. The estimated total loss for all three vehicles is $830.


Aggravated robbery 

Two Oak Park juveniles were arrested in the 100 block of North Grove Avenue at 5:19 p.m. on July 26 for an aggravated robbery and aggravated battery that took place in the 400 block of South Oak Park Avenue on July 23.


A catalytic converter and an 18-inch section of exhaust pipe was stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of South Maple, sometime between midnight on July 11 and midnight on July 19. The estimated loss is $120.


Unlawful use of a weapon

A 20-year-old Chicago resident was arrested in the 500 block of Lyman at 12:48 a.m. on July 27 and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and criminal damage to property.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, July 22-29, 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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