River Forest Police Blotter, July 16-23
Updated: September 24, 2012 1:29AM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the River Forest Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Loose coins and assorted small valuables were stolen from seven unlocked cars on driveways overnight on July 19. Car burglaries were reported on the 1000 block of Lathrop Avenue ( I-Phone charger, a pair of sunglasses and $2 in coins), the 900 block of Keystone Avenue ($2 in coins and a book of checks), the 1000 block of Ashland Avenue ($2 in coins and sunglasses), and the 600 block of Clinton Avenue ($5 in coins).
Three other cars were burglarized on a single driveway on the 600 block of Clinton, with between $10 and $15 in coins stolen.
Between 10 p.m. and midnight July 20 someone broke out a bedroom window to a residence on the 7200 block of Oak Avenue in an apparent burglary attempt. No entry was made into the residence and the loss from the damage was unknown at the time the report was made.
At 9:43 p.m. July 19, officers were dispatched to a residence on the 700 block of Bonnie Brae for a report of a person pounding on a resident’s door. Police did not locate a suspect, but it the door’s strike plate and a front windowpane had been damaged by unknown means.
Charles P. Almendarez, 42, of 3414 St. Paul, Bellwood, was arrested at 7:12 p.m. July 16, at the Jewel/Osco, 7525 W. Lake St. Officers were called to the store to deal with a panhandler. Lmendarez was charged with criminal trespass based on a previous ban from the River Forest Town Center. He was released on bond with an August court date.
Two 14-year-old Maywood boys were arrested on the 900 block of Ashland Avenue at 5:32 p.m. July 18 and charged with disorderly conduct. Police dispatched to Willard School, 1250 Ashland Ave. for an activated burglar alarm found one of the doors propped open. The two boys told police that they had climbed up to an open second floor window, removed the screen and entered the school. They were both released to their parents or guardians after being processed.
Rosalyn D. Nance, 40, of 5643 W. Iowa in Chicago was charged with retail theft at 8:37 p.m. July 17. Nance was detained by security personnel at Jewel/Osco, 7525 W. Lake St. after she was observed allegedly taking merchandise off the shelf and place it into a white plastic bag that she had carried into the store. She was found in possession of various personal hygiene products and cold medicine valued at $74.32. She was charged with misdemeanor retail theft and released on bond with an August court date.
At 12:36 p.m. July 19 police were dispatched to the Dominick’s, 7501 W. North Ave., for a retail theft. Store personnel said a white female in her 20s, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 pounds, was observed removing eight bottles of infant formula and eight bottles of pain reliever valued at $274. She fled when confronted by store employees and was not located by police.
An unlocked bike was stolen from a sidewalk on the 1300 block of Ashland between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 17th.
Jamie Laureano, 29, of 1645 W. LeMoyne St., Chicago, was stopped on the 7700 block of Chicago Avenue at t 12:10 a.m. July 20 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Two homes and two cars on the 1300 block of Monroe Avenue were hit with eggs the night of July 17. Besides possible damage to one car from “egg residue,” no damage was reported.