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Arrest made in March carjacking incident

September 25th, 2018 3:41 PM

Justin Ward, 18, of the 5000 block of Quincy, Chicago, was arrested at 11:01 a.m. in the 2700 block of South California and charged with a vehicular hijacking that occurred in Oak Park on March 28 in the 700 block of Van Buren.

 

Theft

A River Forest resident's black 2016 Chrysler 300, which was reported stolen on Sept. 13, 2018, was recovered in the 3600 block of Sunset, Markham, by the Country Club Hills Police Department at 7:07 a.m. on Sept. 20.

A Wheaton resident's black 2009 GMC Sierra, reported stolen on Aug. 29, was recovered by the Maywood Police Department in the 300 block of Legion, in Maywood, at 2:02 a.m. on Sept. 21.

An Oak Park woman was the victim of theft at 6:06 p.m. on Sept. 18, in the 900 block of South Oak Park Avenue, when a man approached the victim and grabbed her black purse and ran. The purse contained credit cards, $20 and an iPhone 6. The perpetrator was last seen running east. The estimated loss is $890. The thief was described as a black man between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot, thin and last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants. 

 

Burglary

A 2017 Dodge Journey was burglarized in the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue, sometime between 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 20. The offenders ransacked the interior and took a women's black wallet, adorned with multicolored skulls, which contained an Illinois ID, a Social Security Card and miscellaneous cards. The estimated loss is $15.

A residence was burglarized in the 800 block of South Maple at 2:13 p.m. on Sept. 18. The burglar broke a glass panel on the front door to gain entry, then stole a check book with a brown leather cover. The estimated loss is $50.

A residence in the 400 block of South Kenilworth was burglarized sometime between 3 a.m. on Sept. 12 and 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 20. The offender entered the apartment through an unlocked window and then ransacked the residence, stealing two MacBook computers. The estimated loss is $4,000.

A residence was burglarized in the 400 block of Harrison, sometime between 7:45 and 8:50 a.m. on Sept. 18. The burglar gained entrance through an unlocked window and stole an iPhone 7, cash, a sapphire ring, an emerald ring and a gold wedding band. The estimated loss is $2,720.

A 2015 Toyota Highlander was burglarized in the 400 block of North Lombard, sometime between 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 10:02 a.m. on Sept. 18. The burglar entered the vehicle by unknown means and stole a wallet, which contained credit cards and IDs that were recovered in the alley. The estimated loss is $120.

Quentin Carter, 50, of the 1600 block of North Mobile, Chicago, was arrested in the 2700 block of South California, Chicago, at 9:50 a.m. on April 30 and charged with a residential burglary that occurred on June 15, 2017, in the 100 block of North Cuyler.

An apartment was burglarized in the 900 block of South Humphrey, sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. The burglar entered through the closed but unlocked kitchen window. Two bedrooms were ransacked. The estimated loss is unknown.

A Toyota Camry was burglarized in the 700 block of Lake Street, sometime between 5 and 9:58 p.m. on Sept. 18. The burglar stole a pink wallet that contained miscellaneous ID, credit cards and $5. The estimated loss is $30.

A shed was burglarized in the 900 block of South Taylor, sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sept. 17. The burglar used a pry tool to break the lock of the shed and then took a two leafblowers, a weed whacker and eight golf clubs. The estimated loss is $1,160.

A Wilmette resident's 2011 Toyota Camry was burglarized in the 6800 block of Roosevelt Road about 1:10 p.m. on Sept. 17. The intruder gained entry by breaking the front driver side window. Once inside, access to the trunk was gained and a black suitcase containing cash was stolen. The estimated loss is $5,000.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Sept. 12-21, 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