The following items were taken from police reports:
A 10-year-old Oak Park girl said a man in a black, four-door car called out to her and offered her candy at 3 p.m. Jan. 21 outside Irving School on the 1100 block of South Cuyler Avenue. She ran back into the school, and the man drove south on Cuyler. He wore a black ski mask, ski goggles, black jacket and black mittens.
A 19-year-old man was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting arrest and battery after he slapped an officer who came to his house at 12:34 p.m. Jan. 21 to arrest him on a previous complaint of battery to a police officer. On Jan. 6, police went to the man's house on the 300 block of North Maple Avenue after his mother reported that he was out of control and punching holes in the walls. When she opened the door for officers, her son pushed it closed, hitting the officer. The teen then fled out the rear door. His mother declined to sign a complaint, but the officer wanted to press a charge.
An Oak Park boy was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to distribute after he was found with seven individually packaged brownies containing marijuana at 11:37 a.m. Jan. 21 at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave. The brownies weighed 328 grams. He was given a 21-day court referral and turned over to a parent.
A 49-year-old Berwyn man was arrested at 9 p.m. Jan. 21 by Berwyn police on an Oak Park warrant for battery.
An 18-year-old woman and two 15-year-old boys, both from the same block in Chicago, were arrested at 3:36 a.m. Jan. 20 in an alley on the 400 block of South Boulevard after they were stopped for riding bicycles without headlights. Registrations were traced to a theft from an unlocked garage in the 200 block of South Lombard Avenue. The woman had three global positioning system units, one of which had been stolen from the unlocked garage, and phone chargers that had been stolen out of an unlocked car parked behind a different address on that same block. She was charged with two counts of burglary. The boys were referred to juvenile court and released to their parents or guardians.
A man 20 to 25 years old and wearing black clothing tried to rob an Oak Park boy on the 1000 block of Lyman Avenue at 4:29 p.m. Jan. 20. The man approached the boy from behind, grabbed him by his coat collar, pulled him to the ground, squeezed his neck and demanded money. The boy broke free, and the man ran east in the Garfield alley from Lyman.
An Oak Park boy was charged with possession of cannabis at 12:11 p.m. Jan. 17 at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201. N. Scoville. He was referred to juvenile court and released to his legal guardian.
A 29-year-old Oak Park man turned himself in Jan. 17 after being identified as a suspect in a Jan. 11 criminal damage to property incident. The offense took place on the 500 block of South Harvey Avenue, where the suspect lives.
A 39-year-old Cicero man was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, driving under the influence and no valid driver's license after he was stopped at 12:51 a.m. Jan. 18 on the 300 block of South Ridgeland Avenue for a traffic offense.
A 30-year-old Chicago man was charged with two counts of deceptive practice for an incident at Fitness Formula Club on the 1100 block of Lake Street at 4 p.m. Jan. 17. He also was wanted on a Northwestern University warrant for criminal trespass to real property.
A 77-year-old Chicago man was charged with criminal trespass to real property. The offense occurred on the 1100 block of South Humphrey Avenue at 8:24 p.m. Jan. 18.
A keyboard, a gray Toshiba Tecra computer, a gray Toshiba satellite laptop computer, a black Apple Mini iPad and a black Apple 3G iPhone were stolen between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 from a house on the 800 block of South Taylor Avenue. Loss was estimated at $1,777. The rear basement door had been forced open.
A silver Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer and a tan backpack, worth a total of $1,200, were stolen between 7 a.m. and 3:46 p.m. Jan. 23 from a house on the 800 block of South Lombard Avenue. The rear basement door had been pried open.
Four milk crates containing 40 to 50 copper pipe fittings worth $1,200 were stolen between 6 p.m. Jan. 20 and 7 a.m. Jan. 21 from a business on the 200 block of Madison Street. A steel door had been pried open.
A black Samsung Galaxy I cell phone and a car owner's manual, worth $104, were stolen between 9 p.m. Jan. 20 and 7:40 a.m. Jan. 21 from an unlocked vehicle parked in a garage on the 100 block of North Austin Boulevard. The overhead door was partially open.
A burglar alarm sounded at 10:34 a.m. Jan. 20, scaring away someone who had removed a window screen and tried to pry a basement window on the south side of a house on the 200 block of South Cuyler Avenue.
A red leather Lancome makeup bag worth $20 and $5 in coins were stolen between 10 p.m. Jan. 19 and 9:13 a.m. Jan. 20 from a car on a garage apron behind a building on the 1100 block of Highland Avenue. Entry was made because of a partially open window.
An Xbox 360 game console and a Lenovo Edge laptop computer were stolen between 10:40 and 11:35 a.m. Jan. 20 from a house on the 100 block of North Elmwood Avenue. Loss was estimated at $850. Entry was made through an unlocked rear door.
Someone kicked the rear door of a house on the 0-100 block of Augusta Boulevard between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in an attempted burglary. Damage to the door frame was estimated at $50.
Dollar bills and change totaling $115 were stolen between 12 and 6 a.m. Jan. 17 from an unlocked car in a garage on the 800 block of Clinton Avenue. The side door had been forced open.
An 18-volt DeWalt power drill worth $200 was stolen between 11 p.m. Jan. 16 and 7 a.m. Jan. 17 from a garage on the 800 block of Home Avenue. The side door had been pried open.
A gold bracelet with diamonds, a platinum Breitling watch with diamonds and cash were stolen between Jan. 15 and 17 from a house on the 900 block of North Boulevard. Loss was estimated at $10,400.
Nothing was reported stolen after someone forced open the side door of a garage on the 700 block of Home Avenue between 6 p.m. Jan. 16 and 7 a.m. Jan. 17.
Cash was stolen between 7 p.m. Jan. 16 and 7 a.m. Jan. 17 from an unlocked car in a garage on the 800 block of Wenonah Avenue where the door lock was forced open. The loss of cash and the damage totaled $115.
Three packages were stolen between 10:21 a.m. and 4:30 p.m Jan. 23 from the front porch of a house on the 900 block of South Home Avenue. Two packages were found intact in the alley. The third package, which contained a Ninjago Lego set worth $33.50, was found empty.
An Oak Park man said he left his cell phone worth $510 on a counter at a business on the 100 block of Madison Street between 11:30 a.m. and noon Jan. 21. When he returned minutes later, it was gone. A surveillance video shows a man, about 20 years old, taking the phone when its owner walked away.
A box containing baby food and formula was stolen between 2:18 and 5 p.m. Jan. 21 from the front porch of a house on the 1000 block of North Elmwood Avenue. Loss is estimated at $50.
A Chicago woman's purse was stolen between 9:24 and 9:28 p.m. Jan. 17 while she was doing laundry in a business on the 0-100 block of Chicago Avenue. The purse was found in a rear lot minus $3, a credit card and a CTA card. Two boys, about 15 years of age, who had been in the business, were seen going through the purse.
A catalytic converter worth $200 was cut from underneath an Oak Park resident's car in a lot on the 200 block of North Austin Boulevard between 6 p.m. Jan. 16 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17.
An Oak Park resident's white Samsung Galaxy cell phone with a black case was stolen between 6:15 and 7 p.m. Jan. 20. It had been left unattended on the front counter of a business on the 6100 block of Roosevelt Road. Loss is estimated at $500.
A River Forest resident's blue Apple iPhone 5C worth $520 was stolen between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19 out of a coat pocket in an unlocked room at the Berkeley Nursing Rehabilitation Center on the 6900 block of North Avenue.
A thin boy, about 16 to 18 years old, stole a tip jar containing $25 from the front counter at Cold Stone Creamery on the 100 block of North Marion Street. The theft occurred at 8:25 p.m. Jan. 18.
A 27-inch black-and-white television set, a Kenmore window air-conditioning unit, a tan-and-black king-size comforter and a black carry-on suitcase, worth a total of $350, were stolen between Dec. 14 and Jan. 19 from a locked basement storage unit in a building on the 1000 block of North Harlem Avenue. Someone had entered an adjacent, unlocked storage unit and removed two wooden slats to enter the locked unit.
An Oak Park resident's white 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass that had been stolen Jan. 16 from a village parking lot on the 500 block of South Boulevard was found at 1:28 a.m. Jan. 19 on the 4700 block of Washington Boulevard by Chicago police, who arrested three people.
A Chicago resident's 2004 Nissan Xterra, reported stolen Dec. 28 in Oak Park, was found Jan. 18 at S&S Towing in Melrose Park. The vehicle had been towed, not stolen.
A glass pane was broken between 10 p.m. Jan. 22 and 7:30 a.m. Jan 23 on an outer door to a building on the 600 block of Harrison Street. Damage was estimated at $300.
A small silver Bluetooth speaker was used to break a window pane in a garage on the 800 block of South Kenilworth Avenue between 2 p.m. Jan. 16 and 2 p.m. Jan. 17, causing $100 damage.
A 20-year-old Chicago man was charged with possession of cannabis when the car in which he was riding was stopped at Harlem and Central avenues for a traffic violation at 1:57 a.m. Jan. 18. Police smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. The man was found with seven grams of marijuana.
A 23-year-old Oak Park man was charged with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses when his car was stopped near Augusta Boulevard and Harlem Avenue at 2:58 a.m. Jan. 17 for several traffic violations. He appeared drunk, failed field sobriety tests and his blood-alcohol content was .153, almost twice the .08 legal limit.
A camera and two laptop computers were stolen between 8 and 11:50 a.m. Jan. 14 from a house on the 0-100 block of Ashland Avenue. Entry was made through an unlocked basement door.
Two Elk Grove men, ages 28 and 29, were charged with felony possession of fictitious identification after they showed altered Illinois identification cards while trying to exchange gift cards for cash at the customer service desk of the Jewel food store, 7525 Lake St., at 6:41 p.m. Jan. 13.
A Mac Pro laptop computer worth $2,300 was stolen the morning of Jan. 13 from the front seat of a van parked in the River Forest Town Center, Harlem Avenue and Lake Street. A window was broken for entry.
A 42-year-old Chicago man was charged with retail theft after he admitted to stealing seven bottles of liquor from the Jewel food store, 7525 Lake St., on Jan. 12. Four days later, police and security saw him enter the same store at 7:18 p.m., but he left without taking anything. He said he planned to steal liquor, but saw security and police, so he left.
Police stopped a car near Chicago Avenue and Bonnie Brae Place at 12:03 a.m. Jan. 12 in connection with a hit-and-run accident near Harlem Avenue and Lake Street in Oak Park. A 27-year-old passenger from Bensenville was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing identification when he attempted to flee the car. He gave false information to officers but was identified through fingerprints. He was wanted on a DuPage County warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver of the car was turned over to Oak Park police.
A 26-year-old Melrose Park man was arrested on a Broadview police warrant after his car was stopped at 12:22 a.m. Jan. 11 on the 7900 block of Lake Street for a traffic offense. The man was wanted for driving with a suspended license in 2013.
A FedEx package containing more than $300 in clothing was stolen from the front porch of a house on the 800 block of Franklin Avenue on Jan. 8.
—Ken Manson Special to the Tribune