Student at Braun School Charged with Battery: Police Blotter

Oak Forest police items, Oct. 25–30.

TUESDAY, Oct. 30

Smash and Grab

Police were called to a home in the 16000 block of Forest Avenue, after a victim reported a burglary to their car. The victim told police that sometime between 10 p.m. Oct. 29 and 5:54 a.m. Oct. 30, an unknown suspect broke the rear driver's side window of their car and removed a 64GB iPod touch from the center counsel.

MONDAY, Oct. 29

Supposedly Stealing From Family

Police received a call from a resident in the 5800 block of Edward Drive. The victim told officers at the scene that her wallet was taken from her purse and she believed her daughter was responsible. The victim told officers that her daughter had previously stolen from her and that she was a known drug user.


Some Friend

Police were called to Potenzo Auto, 15324 Cicero Avenue, after the owner of the business reported criminal damage to the business. At the business, police spoke with the owner, who said that sometime 5 p.m. an unknown suspect broke all the windows and glass in the doors on the east side of the business.

The victim told officers that he believed he knew the suspect, with whom he had just rekindled a friendship, and that the suspect previously damaged the victim's vehicle earlier at the victim's home.

Police went across the street and viewed security footage and noted a white, covered car park and a suspect dressed in all black exit the car. The suspect then removed an item from the trunk and smashed all the windows.

Police are investigating the matter.


They Really Liked Their Room

Police responded to the Best Western, 4375 Frontage Road, after a member of the staff called to report a theft. At the hotel, officers spoke with the complainant, who said a guest checked into the hotel at 8:19 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and checked out at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

The complainant said that during that time the suspect removed a 32-inch LG television from room 117, where she was staying.

The complainant said the hotel has security footage of the suspect and her male companion, along with a photocopy of her Illinois id and a copy of the rental agreement. Police tried to contact the suspect, but could not get a hold of her.

Worse Than Detention

A 16-year-old male student, from the 147000 block of Harvey, was charged with battery and criminal damage to property after an incident at Braun School, 6020 151st Street.

Police were called to the school after the student began pushing another student while being placed in a time-out room. The victim said that the student pushed the other student twice, breaking the victim's glasses in the process.

The teen was placed under arrest and taken to the Oak Forest Police Department, where he was charged and released to his mother.

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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