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The Village of Oak Lawn is launching a multi-year project to make needed repairs to our parking garage which will extend the lifespan of the facility.

The garage will remain open during the renovations, however:  Please be advised that certain sections of the garage primarily on the 4TH and 5TH floors will be closed off during the repair work. No Parking signs will be posted. PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNS OR YOU WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWEDTraffic patterns will be maintained, however travel lanes will be shifted with traffic control. While work is occurring there may be some occasional dust created as concrete and joint repairs are being made. 

Temporary additional permit parking for users will be located at:  North side of 96TH St. between 52nd Ave and Cook Ave. South side of Yourell Ave. between 52nd Ave. and Cook Ave. 

The First Phase of Repairs Will Begin on May 1St, and Continue Until Approximately August 15TH, of 2017.

This is the first of two scheduled phases of construction. For questions about the repairs please contact Steve Barrett at sbarrett@oaklawn-il.gov.

 

Crime Alerts

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Robbery

On 3/10/17 at 1:10 PM the Oak Lawn Police responded to a robbery that occurred in the 8700 block of S Central Ave. The victim reported he had just returned from the bank and was walking north on the sidewalk on the east side of Central Ave.  A male subject (unknown race), 6’00”-6’02” tall, 150-165 lbs, wearing a dark colored hoodie approached him from behind and grabbed the bank bag he was carrying from his hand. No weapon was displayed or inferred. The subject ran east on 87th St, turned south on 55th Ave to Avery Pl where he entered a dark colored vehicle with temporary plates and fled the area. No injuries were reported. If you observe suspicious subjects or vehicles in your neighborhood please call 911 immediately.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Oak Lawn Police at (708) 422-8292.

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Attempted Armed Robbery

On 3/9/17 at 8:03 PM the Oak Lawn Police responded to an attempted armed robbery that occurred in the 8900 block of S Nashville Ave. The victim reported while walking with his headphones on, a subject described as a young looking male, darker complexion (possibly of middle eastern descent), 5’06” tall, 130 lbs wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and  gray sweatpants approached him from behind, displayed a black handgun and demanded money. The subject fled the area southwest bound on Nashville on foot. No injuries were reported. Oak Lawn Police are investigating the possibility this offender is involved in a similar incident in Oak Lawn and a neighboring community. If you observe suspicious subjects or vehicles in your neighborhood please call 911 immediately.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Oak Lawn Police at (708) 422-8292.

 

Armed Robbery

On 3/8/17 at 9:51 PM the Oak Lawn Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the 9100 block of S 52nd Court. The victims reported a young looking (early 20’s), male Hispanic, approximately 5’08” thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants approached them from behind, displayed a black handgun and demanded money. The subject fled the area southbound on 52nd Court on foot. No injuries were reported. Oak Lawn Police are investigating the possibility of this offender being involved in similar incidents in a neighboring community.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Oak Lawn Police at (708) 422-8292.

 

Catalytic Converters Thefts

(3-8-2017)

The Oak Lawn Police are alerting residents of recent thefts of catalytic converters that have occurred in the following areas:

  • 9700 block of Brandt Ave

  • 10400 block of Austin Ave

  • 10400 block of Georgia Lane

  • 10700 block of Washington St.

  • 10700 block of Kilpatrick Ave

It appears Acura, Honda, and Cadillac vehicles have been targeted in these thefts. A dark colored GM SUV was observed in the area prior to these thefts. If you observe suspicious vehicles or individuals in your neighborhood please call 911 immediately. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Oak Lawn Police at (708) 422-8292.

 

 

How to Avoid Becoming a Burglary Victim

 

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Watch detective Thomas Cronin tips.

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1. Every 15 seconds, a residential burglary occurs somewhere in the United States.

2. Some of these burglaries are Ruse Burglaries, scam artists who pose as legitimate workers who will talk their way into the victims’ home. Some even unlock a window or a door for illegitimate entry at a later date and time. Some are opportunists who just happen to spot an easy target, such as the elderly, or an open door or window.

3. The neighborhood is our best defense, don’t hesitate to be nosy. Obtain descriptions of vehicles and license plates. If you see anything out of the ordinary, call the Police.

4. Tell close neighbors that you trust if you plan to be away or expect any deliveries. If they are in the know, they may notice something you didn’t mention and spot unexpected callers at your home. Burglars often stop at the front door of a home, ring several times then knock to see if anyone is there.

5. Use timers on interior lights if you are away from the home. Cancel newspapers and mail delivery or have a trusted friend pick them up daily.

6. A dog is an asset and deterrent. Burglars are more likely to avoid a house with a dog. Small dogs make a lot of noise and bark longer and louder than some big dogs.

7. Survey your property, inside and out to determine any weak links in your home security. High risk areas are windows and doors in secluded spots, the door from your garage into the house, side breezeways where a burglar can’t be seen. Keep landscaping trimmed and remove large shrubs that can provide cover for a burglar.

8. Take action to increase protection in these vulnerable areas. Install keyed locks on windows and use deadbolts on doors. If windows are left open on the second floor, make sure your ladder is locked away.

9. Be wary of who you allow into your home. Do not give any information to those you don’t know such as what you own and your travel schedule. This applies to neighbors as well, those you know little about or don’t trust. Do not leave valuables in plain view from inside the home or outside.

10. When you can, vary the times you enter and leave your home. If you own several cars, switch drivers frequently making it more difficult for an observer to know who is home and when.

11. Residential security systems are becoming more available and less costly. You can research these on-line to determine what may best suit your needs. Even fake cameras can be a deterrent but only if they resemble the real thing. Fake signs and stickers don’t work but if you do have an alarm, real stickers and signs help.

12. Install and utilize motion detector lighting on your garage, rear yard, and front door. Motion activated cameras are another powerful weapon as a burglary deterrent and can be linked to a computer. Deer and trail cams are inexpensive and can be hung high and out of direct sight. Some of these cameras can be linked to your cell phone and can store pictures on an off-site back up such as your G-Mail account.

13. A visible alarm system linked to your local police is also an effective deterrent.

14. Avoid creating temptation for the thieves. Don’t leave valuable property such as lawnmowers, snow blowers, and bikes unattended in the yard. These items are easily stolen and easily sold by the offender.

15. Do not leave a key hidden anywhere on the outside of a home. The burglars know all the "Secret" hiding places. (Elicka Peterson-Sparks , 2015)

16. If you have ever been burglarized, you are six times more likely to be victimized again. Do take extra precautions. Burglaries can be much more than that, if your personal identifiers are taken, you could wind up being an Identity Theft victim as well.