The following crime update details recent activity within the OP-RF-FP communities. All information was gathered directly from the Village of Oak Park police summary report.
Keep in mind this is not a complete list of criminal activity, but a selection of the most noteworthy headlines that have taken place between Saturday, Sept. 25, and Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.
Sex offender registration violation and battery
Sept. 27 at 10:37 a.m. on the 300 block of N. Ridgeland
34-year-old Chicago native Richard Harris was arrested for battery after grabbing a victim around the waist outside of the Oak Parker’s home. Upon further investigation, police found that Harris is a convicted sex offender who failed to properly register, an Illinois requirement by law.
Criminal trespass to residence
Sept. 25 at 3:55 p.m. on the 600 block of N. Oak Park
A 43-year-old from Chicago was positively identified by a homeowner for gaining access to their house without permission. Police say that the suspect gained entry through the front door, which was left unlocked.
Sexual assault at Harlem/Lake Green Line
Sept. 28 at 2:16 a.m. at 1116 South Boulevard
A CTA employee told police that a 30-year-old male placed his hands on their genital area after exiting an elevator at the train station. The victim (CTA employee) began to scream and ran but the offender followed.
Following the interaction, the suspect then punched the victim in the chest. The victim then began to defend against the attack by striking the offender in his face with a set of keys.
The suspect then fled down the platform and into the train yard but was not caught.
Burglary to motor vehicle
Sept. 29 at 4:13 p.m. on the 100 block of S. Grove
After seven weeks, police arrested a 20-year-old from Oak Park for burglary to a motor vehicle. The original incident took place on the 1100 block of Westgate on Saturday, Aug. 14.
Manufacturing and delivering of cannabis
Sept. 27 at 12:38 a.m. on the 0-99 block of Chicago
Following a traffic stop, a 22-year-old from Chicago was found in possession of 37 grams of cannabis. The subject had the material packaged in various small containers within a large Ziploc bag. Officers uncovered this after citing that the suspect was driving on a suspended license, according to the Oak Park Police Department.
All data for this crime update has been compiled from the Oak Park Police Department. Anyone named in this report has been charged with a crime(s) but cases are still pending.
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