Oak Park crime briefs: Man walked with pants down, exposed himself

Oak Park police car | Sun-Times Media File

OAK PARK PUBLIC INDECENCY

  • A woman told police that she was in the rear alley of the 1000 block of Pleasant Street at around midnight on June 11 when a man who appeared to be about 18-year-old walked by her “with his shorts pulled down fully exposing himself.” The suspect then fled southbound on Home Avenue.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

  • On July 7, an unknown offender entered the vestibule of an apartment building on the 200 block of South Boulevard, gaining entry through a malfunctioning front door, police said. Once inside, the suspect pried open the door of one of the units and proceeded to ransack the apartment, removing a laptop, a card reader and a backpack. The stolen items were estimated to be worth $1,230 in total. The incident occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 5:50 p.m.

THEFT OF BICYCLE

  • An unknown man was observed stealing a bicycle on the 700 block of Garfield Street on July 10. The man, who appeared to be in his 30s and was at the time wearing sunglasses, was seen cutting a lock and removing a black REI Novara Express bicycle from a street pole. The offender was last seen placing the bicycle in the trunk of a gold Dodge Caravan before driving southbound on Euclid. The stolen bicycle, which belonged to an Oak Park resident, was estimated to be worth $1,100.

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE

  • On July 12, an unknown person broke into a car parked on the 0-100 block of Superior Street, gaining entry “possibly by using a softball sized rock” found near the car to break the vehicles passenger side window, police said. The incident occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The owner of the car, an Oak Park resident, told police that once inside, the suspect removed a book bag containing brown prescription sunglasses in an orange case. The stolen items were estimated to be worth $270.

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