Man Tells Cops 'Arrest Me': Police Blotter

Oak Forest Police items, Oct. 11–16.


Great, Now I Have to Ask For Directions

Police were notified of a burglary in the Metra parking lot, 4801 W. 157th Street, after someone stole a Garmin GPS for a person's car. At the scene, the victim told police that sometime between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. an unknown suspect(s) smashed in the driver's side window of the vehicle and took the device. The victim said the window and GPS were worth up to $550 total.

'Arrest Me!'

Roberto Lara, Jr., 36, of the 15100 block of Chestnut Drive, was charged with battery, following an incident at his home.

Police were called to the scene by a witness, who said Lara was intoxicated and being verbally abusive to their son. At the scene, police found Lara in the living room, where he began yelling, “Arrest me! Arrest me right now!” at officers. He then bumped the officer in the chest, and then was placed in handcuffs.

Lara was transported to the Oak Forest Police Station, where he was charged and placed in a holding cell to await a bond hearing. A courtdate was set for Nov. 20 at the Bridgeview Courthouse. 


How'd They Get In?

Police responded to a call for burglary in the 15700 block of Terrace Drive. At the scene, the victim told police that sometime between11 a.m. and 11:22 p.m. an unknown suspect(s) entered their apartment and removed $52 in cash and approximately $800 in items, including jewelery and silver coins.

The victim told police that the apartment was dead-bolted and locked when they came home, and there were no signs of forced entry.

Police are investigating the matter.

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.


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