Woman Fights Off Attacker in Attempted Sexual Assault: Blotter

Oak Forest police items, Sept. 21–23.


Stranger Danger

A victim in the 4800 block of 157th Street reported an attempted sexual assault. According to the victim she was drinking alone when a male Hispanic, who appeared to be about 30 years old, came to her apartment with two beers. She let the unknown man in and began drinking with him. He then threw her to the ground and removed her pants. She fought with the man, choking him, and he eventually fled. She told police she ran out of the apartment pants-less and screamed for help. Neighbors said they did not see or hear her.

The victim told police the suspect left his cell phone at the scene, which was logged into evidence.

Where's My Wallet?

A victim contacted police about a stolen wallet, after trying to check out at Food 4 Less. After noticing her missing wallet in the checkout line, she contacted her husband. Her husband told her $600 had already been charged to her credit cards. She canceled her cards before contacting police.

Who Throws a Dart Board?

Richard J. Arellano, 25, of the 16800 Block of S. 92nd Avenue, Orland Hills, was charged with battery after throwing a dart board at a woman. The victim said he threw it because she and her boyfriend, who witnessed the event, were trying to kick him out of their apartment that night.

Arellano is scehduled to appear at the Bridgeview Courthouse Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m.


Make Sure Your Doors are Locked

Victim told police that sometime within last two weeks someone removed a leather CD case containing 50 CDs from her car. The car was unlocked and parked at a parking lot in the 15900 block of LeClaire Avenue.

Police Blotter information is provided by the Oak Forest Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Bob Laird September 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Let's analyze this. Unknown male hispanic knocks on your door with offer of cerveza. Sure, c'mon in, let's party. DOH!!! I know we can't live our lives inside a bubble, but seriously.


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