Thursday, October 18, 2018

City Officials Want No More 'Naps' Offered at the Rainbow Motel

'Naps' Are Legal, Rainbow's Attorney Says; Neighbors Say 'Naps' May Open the Door for Hookers

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

City officials are pressuring a Garfield Ridge motel to end its practice of offering “nap rate” short stays—but the owners appear to be pushing back.


The disagreement surfaced again at a City Hall meeting late last week, convened by the Chicago Department of Business Affairs to check on progress made with a honey-do list they gave the Rainbow Motel, 7050 W. Archer, a month ago.

City law says hotels may offer short stays only if they are located within three miles of an airport. The Rainbow appears to fall within that protected area, but the law also outlines conditions under which a hotel could be declared a nuisance--especially if police document that criminal activity occurs there with knowledge of hotel management.

If a hotel is declared a nuisance by City officials, it could be the first step to license revocation.

At last week's meeting in City Hall, Chicago Lawn (8th) District Commander Ronald Pontecore mentioned calls for police assistance at the motel--as he did at a similar meeting last month--and seemed to imply that police have problems at the site.


A local community leader who has voiced crime-related complaints about the Rainbow Motel said he has problems with short stays.

“For the motel’s attorney (Adeena J. Weiss-Ortiz) to push back against the City on this, is essentially pushing back against the wishes of community,” said Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch President Al Cacciottolo. “I think that by offering these four-hour naps, the Rainbow Motel is leaving the door open for prostitution and possibly other illegal activity. That’s not what we want in Garfield Ridge.”

In response to a request for comment, Weiss-Ortiz said, "Rainbow Hotel’s representatives and I appeared at the follow-up meeting at City Hall. It was a pleasure to advise all those present that Rainbow had complied with all of the City’s requests. The City did inquire as to hourly room rentals. It should be noted that the City ordinance on point states that motels located within a three-mile radius from Midway Airport may, in fact, rent rooms on an hourly basis. Rainbow is located within said perimeter and thus is compliant with all relevant ordinances.

"Despite the odd undercurrent at the meetings, Rainbow remains glad to comply with all applicable City requests," she added.

Weiss-Ortiz did not elaborate on what she meant by "odd undercurrent."

BACP officials said they will convene another meeting with Rainbow representatives, as well as other interested parties, at 1 p.m. Nov. 13 in Room 805 of City Hall.

Background


More than 200 Garfield Ridge residents have signed a petition urging City Hall to bring a “nuisance case” against the Rainbow Motel.

In recent weeks, a number of Garfield Ridge residents—many with the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch crime fighting group—have complained to 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares and 13th Ward Ald. Marty Quinn that the motel is a haven for misdemeanor crimes like prostitution, drug abuse, public urination and defecation, harassment of local school children and more.

Those with questions about the petition are invited to call Tabares’ office at (773) 582-4444.

At both City Hall meetings thus far were Tabares and Quinn, as well as Chicago Lawn (8th) Distict Police Commander Ronald Pontecore and senior staff, as well as several representatives from the GRNW—in addition to Rainbow owners, management and their attorney.

To address concerns by neighbors, BACP last month made a list of suggestions to Rainbow officials:

• Keep a log of registered guests and visitors, and make that available to BACP, to ensure that no more than two people are in any room at any given time.
• Maintain a cleaning log showing that both the inside and outside of the premises are cleaned twice daily.
• Keep a log of calls made by motel employees to 911, reporting suspected criminal activity.
• Link their security cameras to the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
• Increase the hours of their security staff from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturdays to 3 p.m. to 6 a.m.
• Reach out to the community to address concerns, by attending CAPS Beat 811 meetings, as well as GRNW gatherings.

Cacciottolo said that as best he can tell, Rainbow officials
have made significant progress in implementing the suggestions.

“But that four-nap thing—that’s the sticking point right now,” he said. “That’s not something that the community is comfortable with, in my opinion.”

The Rainbow Motel has been around since 1954. Its tall sign was reportedly erected in the early 1960s so that motorists on the new Southwest Expressway (which opened in 1964 and was later renamed the Stevenson).

The Rainbow expanded in the 1970s when it absorbed what had been a fast-food restaurant, according to a WBEZ-FM report last year that quoted manager Sagar Patel.

Over the years, its imaginative and occasionally outlandish “theme rooms” have included a pink palace, a space-walk room, Valentine’s suite, a Las Vegas room, a “night in Paris” room and more.

Its promotional video describes the Rainbow as “one of Chicago’s hottest spots for romantic getaways.”

Currently, a four-hour nap can be had for as little as $70. Overnight stays start at $110.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

St. Sym's Hosts Oktoberfest Bingo

Our friends at St. Symphorosa Parish are inviting everyone to the Oktoberfest Bingo, set for Sunday, October 21 at the Sharp Center, 62nd and Mason.

Doors open at noon, games start at 1 p.m.

Admission is $20 at the door and includes a set of game cards and a card for the jackpot coverall game. Players must be at least 18 years of age.

For details, click of the image below. Sounds like lots of fun!


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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Crime News Update

Editor's note: The crime news reported by the Southwest Chicago Post---taken directly from Chicago Police Department incident reports---is not by any means an exhaustive catalogue of all crime reported in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District. For example, it typically does not include news of crimes committed in the eastern and southern sectors of the district---because the Southwest Chicago Post's coverage area is primarily the neighborhoods that border Midway Airport and secondarily because including the relatively large volume of crime news from elsewhere in the district would be a logistical challenge. We make this note to offer a little helpful perspective and remind everyone that while crime is definitely a concern in all parts of the district (as it always has been), crime remains relatively low overall in the western section of the district. May all of us work together diligently to keep it that way. May all of us also remember that a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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Man shot in leg on 54th Street
Police said that a 19-year-old man was shot in the upper left leg as he walked down the street in the 4000 block of West 54th Street just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The victim was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition. Police said that an “ unknown male offender approached the victim and fired shots, striking the victim.” No one is in custody.


Woman charged with reckless driving after head-on crash
Taylor Langley


A 22-year-old Gage Park woman was charged with reckless driving after police investigated a head-on crash in the 6500 block of West Archer at 8:29 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

A vehicle driven by Taylor K. Langley, of the 2700 block of West 59th Street, crossed the center line and swerved into oncoming traffic, police said.

She also was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, using a cellphone while driving, driving without a license and other traffic offenses.

According to public records, Langley was arrested by CPD in 2016, near 44th and Pulaski, and charged with retail theft. She is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 17 at the Daley Center.


The crash, as recorded by an eastbound motorist.

Gold watch stolen in home burglary
Burglars kicked in the back door of a home in the 3500 block of West 73rd Place, ransacked the residence and stole a gold watch and other items. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 32-year-old man, at about 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.



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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 811 (see map), come to Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 5550 S. Merrimac, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear updates on crime in your neighborhood and learn how you can work with neighbors and police to make the community safer and better for all.




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Bust man on drug, weapon charges
Fabian Magdaleno


A 24-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon after police searched his home in the 3800 block of West 51st Street at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Fabian R. Magdaleno was taken into custody after police, acting on a warrant, “recovered a large amount of narcotics (suspect heroin and cocaine) and a shotgun,” a CPD spokesman said.

According to public records, Magdaleno has been arrested 11 times by CPD since 2014, on charges that included possession of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license, drinking alcohol on the public way and failure to appear in court.

Bust man on drug, weapon charges
Brian Magdaleno


A 27-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and other offenses after a traffic stop in the 5200 block of South Springfield at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Brian Magdaleno, of the 3800 block of West 51st Street, was stopped because he was recognized as a man wanted on a warrant, a CPD spokesman said.

“Officers had knowledge that [Magdaleno] had a suspended driver’s license and conducted a traffic stop,” the spokesman added. “Magdaleno's driver’s license was suspended, and he was placed into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed suspect narcotics and a loaded handgun.”

According to public records, Magdaleno has been arrested seven times by CPD since 2014, on charges that included DUI and reckless conduct.




Home on Kilbourn burglarized
Burglars forced open the back door of a home in the 6300 block of South Kilbourn, but it was initially unclear if anything had been stolen. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 47-year-old woman, at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

Arrest man who allegedly bumped bumpers
Mario Aguilar



A 53-year-old man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at his home in the 6500 block of West 63rd Place.


Mario A. Aguilar “intentionally followed the victim, 26, inside his vehicle and stuck the victim's bumper with his bumper,” a CPD spokesman said.







No sign of forced entry in Scottsdale burglary
A 37-year-old woman reported that someone entered her home in the 8100 block of South Scottsdale and took a TV set. The crime was discovered when she came home at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Police saw no sign of forced entry, and the victim said that an ex-boyfriend has access to the residence.

Charge man with shoplifting
Tyrone Gray


A 53-year-old man was charged with theft after he was arrested at a CTA bus stop in the 8400 block of South Pulaski at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

Tyrone Gray “was arrested after passing the last point of purchase of a retail store with items he did not pay for,” police said. “A supervisor at the store showed responding officers a photo of the offender and then relayed to officers that [Gray] was standing at a bus stop across the street. He was positively identified by the supervisor.”

Police said they have no home address for Gray. According to public records, Gray has been arrested 15 times by CPD since 2015, on charges that include retail theft, criminal trespass to land and aggravated assault.





Gold necklace, checkbook taken in burglary
Burglars forced open the back door of a home in the 6400 block of South Kenneth and stole a gold necklace and a checkbook. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 56-year-old woman, at 7:37 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

Burglar fails to break into travel agency
A burglar tried but failed to break into Travel Forum, 6835 W. Archer. The travel agency’s owner reported the crime to police at 9:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. The storefront’s door and window were damaged in the attempt.




Claim Alsip man was panhandling on Cicero

Leonardo Tiscareno



A 21-year-old Alsip man was charged with obstruction of traffic by a non-motorist after he was arrested at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in front of 7925 S. Cicero.

Leonardo T. Tiscareno, of the 12600 block of South Central, “was observed walking in and out of moving traffic while holding a sign requesting money,” police said. “This caused vehicles to stop suddenly to avoid hitting him.  He was later observed running into a retail establishment and was placed into custody by officers.”





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Scottsdale home ransacked by burglars
Burglars broke into a home in the 7900 block of South Kolmar and ransacked the premises—although it was initially unclear if anything had been stolen. The crime was discovered at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 by a 43-year-old Oak Lawn man who was checking on the home while his 74-year-old mother was away on vacation.

Scottsdale home ransacked by burglars
Burglars broke into a home in the 7800 block of South Keeler and stole a TV, a laptop computer, a watch and a diamond ring. The crime was discovered at about 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 by the sister-in-law of the victim, a 45-year-old woman who was away on vacation. The crime was reported to police at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.





Welding unit swiped from construction site
Burglars broke into a construction site in the 3500 block of West 51st Street and stole a Bobcat welding machine valued at about $10,000. The crime was reported by an employee of a South Lombard construction company at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Man says guns, tools taken while wife sleeps
A 35-year-old man told police that burglars entered his apartment in the 7100 block of South Hamlin and stole a gun safe with two handguns inside, as well as a tool bag with power tools inside. He reported the crime at 3:02 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. Police said they saw no sign of forced entry, and the victim added that his wife was inside the apartment, sleeping, when the crime occurred.





Say man was aggressively panhandling on 63rd Street
Jesse Cobbins



A 37-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with panhandling and disorderly conduct after he was arrested at 6300 S. Austin at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.


Jesse M. Cobbins, of the 6500 block of South Claremont, “was positively identified as the offender who was aggressively panhandling,” a CPD spokesman said, adding that a 40-year-old woman said that Cobbins “was asking her for money while she was sitting in her vehicle and attempted to open her car door.”





Bust West Sider who allegedly trespassed in back yard
Charles Williams


A 27-year-old West Side man was charged with criminal trespass to property after he was arrested at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the 6000 block of West 63rd Place.

Charles Williams, of the 2700 block of West Harrison, allegedly “entered the back yard of the victim without her permission,” police said.

According to public records, Williams has been arrested seven times by CPD since 2014, on charges that included manufacturing/delivering heroin and possession of a controlled substance.


Cite Ashburn woman in Evergreen Park
An Ashburn woman was charged with driving with a suspended driver's license after being stopped in Evergreen Park. Tanja M. Carter, 28, of the 3400 block of West 83rd Place, was charged with driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 29 at 87th and Rockwell. Evergreen Park police said she was also cited for not obeying a traffic signal at a crosswalk.









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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

You're Invited to a Pancake Breakfast at St. Mary Star of the Sea's Duggan Hall

Our friends at Boy Scout Troop 1441, sponsored by St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, are inviting everyone to their annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, November 4 at Duggan Hall, 6435 S. Kilbourn.

Pay just $6 at the door and feast upon delicious pancakes right off the griddle, and more. Click the image below for details.

So grab your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers and head on over there and support our local Boy Scouts!





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Friday, October 5, 2018

Kyra White does it again; volleyball star sets record at College of Coastal Georgia

Congratulations to Kyra White, a 2015 graduate of De La
Kyra White
Salle Institute and a 2011 graduate of St. Daniel the Prophet School, who on Friday night became the College of Coastal Georgia's all-time kills leader during the Mariners' 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21) win at Keiser.


Kyra entered the match only needing five kills to break Allie Shannon's mark of 1,240. She her fifth kill of the match during the second set, and ultimately ended the night with nine kills. She now has 1,245 kills in her career.

In addition to Kyra's nine kills, a trio of Mariners had double-digit kills. Both Alexis Downey and Azure Werner had a team-high 14 kills, while Sam Kepler added 10. Downey also added seven blocks. Ashley Kot made 48 assists, while Yorelis Rios Gonzalez dug 15 balls.

Coastal Georgia hit .312 for the match, making 58 kills. The Mariners also had 10.0 blocks for the match.

The Mariners overcame an early four-point deficit, using several runs to help the momentum swing towards Coastal Georgia's advantage. A kill from Kepler sparked a five-point spurt that allowed the Mariners to take their first lead of the match, going up 14-12. Coastal Georgia later pulled away after a kill from Molly Fletcher was the first of four-straight points and the Mariners held a 21-15 lead. After swapping points, a Kepler kill closed out the set.

A strong second set lifted the Mariners to a 2-0 match lead. Coastal Georgia hit .393, getting 15 kills off 28 attack with four errors. Kyra's record-breaking kill came during the set as her point put the Mariners up 10-6. Coastal Georgia continued to separate itself from Keiser before ending the set on a service ace from Kot.

A 7-1 run for the Seahawks was the difference maker in the third set as Keiser went up 18-12 on Brooklyn VandeHei's kill. Coastal Georgia attempted to make a late-set rally, and came to within three before the Seahawks went on a 3-1 run to force a fourth set.

In a close final set, a timely block by Kyra and Kot sparked a late four-point run that put the Mariners up 20-17. The three-point lead was the largest of the set at that time. Coastal Georgia pushed its lead to four several times in the closing points, ultimately ending the set and match with a four-point advantage after a block from Fletcher and Downey.

Coastal Georgia is back in action on Saturday afternoon with a match at Florida Memorial at 2 p.m.

Earlier this year, Kyra was chosen the College of Coastal Georgia’s 2018 Female Student-Athlete of the Year as voted by the head coaches and administrative staff of the Mariners’ athletic department.

In the classroom, Kyra was one of two Mariner women’s volleyball players who was chosen a 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete last December.







Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Crime News Update

Editor's note: The crime news reported by the Southwest Chicago Post---taken directly from Chicago Police Department incident reports---is not by any means an exhaustive catalogue of all crime reported in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District. For example, it typically does not include news of crimes committed in the eastern and southern sectors of the district---because the Southwest Chicago Post's coverage area is primarily the neighborhoods that border Midway Airport and secondarily because including the relatively large volume of crime news from elsewhere in the district would be a logistical challenge. We make this note to offer a little helpful perspective and remind everyone that while crime is definitely a concern in all parts of the district (as it always has been), crime remains relatively low overall in the western section of the district. May all of us work together diligently to keep it that way. May all of us also remember that a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Charge Brighton Park man with aggravated battery
Mark Mendez


A 23-year-old Brighton Park man was charged with aggravated battery after he was arrested at his home in the 4300 block of South Drake at about 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24.  

Mark D. Mendez “was arrested by the CPD Fugitive Apprehension Team after he was identified in a photo array as the individual who struck a 19-year-old man about the head and body with a closed fist in the 4400 block of South St. Louis on Aug. 25,” a CPD spokesman said. “The victim suffered lacerations to the head and scalp while requiring stitches.”

According to public records, Mendez has been arrested five times by CPD since 2014, on such charges as DUI and criminal defacement of property.



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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 812 (see map), come to the Clearing Branch Library, 6423 West 63rd Place, at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear updates on crime in your neighborhood and learn how you can work with neighbors and police to make the community safer and better for all.




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Man with bloodied hand charged with burglary
A 19-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with burglary after he reportedly was caught inside Revolution Barber Shop, 3906 W. 55th St., at 9:57 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Police responding to a “burglary in progress” call said they found Abian D. Ramirez, 19, of the 5100 block of South Avers, inside the shop—near a broken window, with blood on his hands.

Woman roughed up, robbed on sidewalk
A 48-year-old Scottsdale woman was roughed up and robbed of her purse as she walked down a sidewalk in the 7900 block of South Knox at 6:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. The victim told police a man came up behind her, put his hand over her mouth and twisted her head sharply, so that she fell to the ground. He grabbed her purse and ran away east. He was described as a black man age 18-22, about 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, with brown eyes, short black hair and a medium complexion. He wore a yellow jeans-jacket and black pants. The purse contained a cellphone, about $200 cash, prescription medications and other items. The victim sustained injuries to her right shoulder, elbow and knee but refused medical attention, police said.




Bust Berwyn man who allegedly stole, crashed pickup truck
Andrew Haegele


A 32-year-old Berwyn man was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle after he reportedly crashed a Chevy pickup truck into a light pole in front of 4654 S. Pulaski at 2:27 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24.

Andrew Haegele, of the 2700 block of South Kenilworth, “was driving at a high rate of speed when the pickup truck he was driving struck another vehicle and then a light pole,” a CPD spokesman said.

He was transported to a hospital, although police declined to say which one. Hargele also was charged with reckless driving, driving on a revoked license and other traffic-related offenses.

According to public records, Haegele has been arrested five times by CPD since 2014, on such charges as DUI, aggravated DUI and retail theft.




Unlocked window is entryway for burglars 
Burglars opened an unlocked kitchen window at a home in the 5500 block of South Keeler and stole a watch, a tablet computer and about $2,500 cash. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 25-year-old man, at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Charge man with domestic battery, again
Antonio Villanueva


A 40-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with domestic battery, violating an order of protection and violation of the terms of bail after he was arrested at 12:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 in the 5400 block of South Karlov.

Antonio Villanueva, of the 3800 block of West 57th Street, was apprehended “after striking the female victim with a closed fist to the face and pushing her to the ground,” police said. “The victim refused medical treatment.”

Bond was set at $50,000, and Villanueva is due in court on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

According to public records, Villanueva was arrested at the same address on Karlov back on July 10 and charged with domestic battery. In May 2016, he was arrested at 55th and Karlov and charged with public intoxication, battery and two counts of resisting a peace officer.




Computer, checks, cash swiped from home
Burglars entered the front door of a home in the 7700 block of South Kostner and stole a desktop computer, personal checks and assorted gold jewelry. The crime was discovered by a neighbor at 1:14 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 who called police and said he saw a man walk out of the home with a computer and leave in a beige SUV. The burglar was described only as a Hispanic man wearing a white T-shirt and beige pants. The victim, a 35-year-old man, walked through the home with police to ensure that no one else was inside.




Claim Clearing man swiped charger from van
James Obrzut


A 39-year-old Clearing man was charged with burglary after he was arrested in the 6100 block of South Parkside at 10:14 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

James Obrzut, of the same block, allegedly entered a van parked on the block and stole a cellphone charger.

A witness told police that when she confronted Obrzut, he threw the charger on the ground and ran inside his home. Police said that a short time later, the victim came outside, saw the charger on the ground and called 911.

Police added that when they booked Obrzut, they learned he was wanted on a warrant; but they declined to say what he was wanted for or where the warrant was issued from.



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Failed home invader damages front door
A would-be home invader fled when he heard a woman inside the house in the 5500 block of South Kolin, in a crime that occurred at 12:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. The victim, a 40-year-old woman, told police that she did not get a look at the offender. The home’s front door was heavily damaged in the attack.

Lawnmower taken from garage
Burglars kicked in the service door of a garage in the 5100 block of South Lamon and stole a lawnmower. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 67-year-old man, at 9:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24.





Bust man on theft rap
Bruce Jones


A 39-year-old West Lawn man was charged with theft after he was arrested at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the 4000 block of West 59th Street.

Bruce D. Jones, of the 5900 block of South Keeler, “was placed into custody after he was positively identified for removing items off the victim’s front landing,” police said.

They did not say where the victim lives, when the crime occurred or if the missing items were returned.

According to public records, jones has been arrested four times by CPD since 2014, on such charges as possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespass to state land.




Jewelry taken from 59th Street home
Burglars broke the basement window of a home in the 6200 block of West 59th Street, entered and stole a box with assorted jewelry. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 61-year-old man, at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Three bikes, car jack stolen from garage
Burglars kicked in the service door of a garage in the 6700 block of South Tripp and stole three bicycles and a car jack. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 55-year-old woman, at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24.





Say man refused to leave Jewel-Osco
Zbigniew Stopka


A 25-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with criminal trespass to land after he allegedly refused to leave the Jewel-Osco at 6107 S. Archer at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24.

Zbigniew Stopka, of the 6000 block of West 55th Street, was apprehended at the scene. 

According to public records, Stopka has been arrested four times by CPD since 2014, on such charges as theft, assault and domestic battery.









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