Crime Blotter, Sept. 4

By Dana Bitto

September 4, 2013

Garage burglary report-At 9:28 a.m. on Aug. 15, a River Forest police officer responded to the 1500 block of Bonnie Brae Avenue in reference to the theft of two mountain bikes from a garage. According to the police report, the theft occurred between Aug. 14 and 15. The total loss was valued at $600.

Copper theft-At 9:09 a.m. on Aug. 16, the River Forest Police Department responded to St. Vincent’s School, 1515 Lathrop Ave., for the reported theft of 60 feet of copper gutters. According to the police report, the theft occurred between Aug. 13 and 14. The total loss was valued at $2,000.

Felony driving while license revoked- At 4:29 a.m. on Aug. 21, Jose Rojano of the 2700 block of Keeler Avenue was stopped on the 7300 block of North Avenue for an alleged traffic violation. When unable to provide a license or insurance, a computer check revealed Rojano’s license had been revoked for a previous DUI conviction. Rojano was immediately placed into custody.

Suspected gang member shot- At 10:13 a.m. on Aug. 22, Oak Park and Chicago police responded to a call of a suspected Chicago gang member being shot in an alley east of the 900 block of North Humphrey Avenue. According to witnesses, the man was seen running southbound down the alley before collapsing due to a gunshot wound in his abdomen on Division Street west of Austin Boulevard. The alley is currently closed off and the investigation is pending.

Hammer wielding man arrested- On Aug. 22, a Chicago man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after approaching two boys who were walking a dog in the 700 block of North Ridgeland Avenue. According to police, the man pulled a hammer from his waistband and allegedly threatened to kill the dog.

Marijuana in the mail-At 3 a.m. on Aug. 24, a Russian national from Siberia, Vasily G. Baycharov, was arrested and charged with marijuana possession. According to witnesses, Baycharov was seen removing a package from the porch of an apartment building in the 400 block of South Oak Park Avenue. The package had been delivered to a false name and contained 483.3 grams of marijuana. The total loss was valued at $1,000.