Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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 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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Arrest woman on domestic violence charge
Yesenia Montero



A 46-year-old Clearing woman was charged with domestic battery after she was arrested at her home in the 6100 block of South Menard at 2:39 a.m. Sunday, June 23.


Yesenia Montero was apprehended after she allegedly struck a 44-year-old man.





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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in and/or own a business in Beat 812 (see map) make plans to attend your next CAPS meeting, set for 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at the Clearing Branch Library, 6423 West 63rd Place. 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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Claim man hit woman on 63rd Street
Joel Moreno



A 32-year-old man from south suburban Lansing was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested on the street at 63rd and Kilbourn at 4:51 a.m. Saturday, June 22.


Joel A. Moreno, of the 2000 block of 185th Street, was apprehended after officers reportedly saw him scuffling with a 29-year-old woman.








Man charged again with domestic battery
Eduardo Aragon



A 53-year-old Scottsdale man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested in the 8300 block of South Kolmar at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 25.

Eduardo Aragon, of the 8100 block of South Knox, was apprehended without incident. He allegedly punched a 49-year-old woman, police said.

According to public records, Aragon has been arrested five times by CPD since 2016, on charges that included domestic battery (three times) and aggravated DUI.





Claim man threatened his family
Jaime Carlin



A 42-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with three counts of aggravated assault after he was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 17 at his home in the 4100 block of West 57th Place.

Jaime Carlin allegedly threatened to kill three members of his family.

According to public records, Carlin was arrested at his home last month and charged with domestic battery.





Bust Summit man at Dunkin’ Donuts
Jose Mendoza



A 42-year-old Summit was charged with battery and criminal trespass to land after he was arrested at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 5615 S. Harlem at 8:53 a.m. Saturday, June 22.

Jose Mendoza of the 7600 block of Lawndale, allegedly walked into the shop although he had previously been told never to come back, a CPD spokesman said.

He also allegedly threw a drink on another person. Police declined to say what the drink was or if the other person was a customer or employee.



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Arrest Scottsdale woman on shoplifting rap
Justina Anaele



A 43-year-old Scottsdale woman was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at a Ford City store at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.


Justina Nkechinyere Anaele, of the 4100 block of West 80th Place, was apprehended with out incident. Police declined to say what allegedly was stolen or from which store.






Claim man stole from store on Pulaski
Thomas Beach



A 32-year-old Oak Forest man was charged with retail theft after he was arrested at a store in the 4400 block of South Pulaski at 3:45 p.m. Friday, June 21.

Thomas E. Beach, of the 5900 block of Condado Drive, was apprehended without incident. Police declined to say what was reportedly stolen or from what store.

According to public records, Beach has been arrested eight times by CPD since 2014 on charges that included identity theft, possession of a controlled substance, panhandling and criminal trespass to land.




Arrested again on shoplifting rap
Gwendolyn Washington



A 64-year-old South Shore woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly stole cosmetics from a store at Ford City.

Gwendolyn Washington, of the 7300 block of South Perry, was held by store security and arrested by police at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

According to public records, Washington has been arrested five times by CPD since 2015—each time on a retail theft charge.








Charge woman with 7-Eleven theft
Yvette Moss



A 53-year-old West Englewood woman was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at the 7-Eleven at 4353 W. 55th St. at 3:57 a.m. Friday, June 14.

Yvette Rhonda Moss, of the 5600 block of South Honore, was arrested without incident. 

According to public records, Moss has been arrested three times by CPD since 2016—once on a retail theft charge at Ford City.





Palos Hills woman charged with felony after bust at Walgreens
Amani Abraham


A 40-year-old Palos Hills woman was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, as well as using a fraudulent prescription, after she was arrested at the Walgreens at 7150 W. Archer at 12:25 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

Amani Abraham, of the 9700 block of South Kingsbury Court, was reportedly arrested at the pharmacy with a controlled substance in her possession.

Police did not say what the substance was. A pharmacist told police that Abraham said she was dropping off a prescription for another person.

The pharmacist contacted the man listed on the prescription, but he stated he did not authorize anyone to pick up a prescription for him, police said. Then the pharmacist contacted the doctor named on the prescription, and he said he did not authorize the prescription and that it was false, police added.






Say man had illegal gun, crack cocaine
Jashun Lambert



An 18-year-old Vittum Park man was charged with armed violence and possession of a controlled substance after he was arrested at a home in the 4500 block of South Lawler at 6:53 p.m. Friday, June 14.

Jashun M. Lambert, of the 4800 block of South Laporte, was arrested by police executing a search warrant, a CPD spokesman said.

Police reportedly recovered a handgun and suspect crack cocaine from Lambert.







Bust woman on prostitution rap
Kaitlyn Kwak



A 23-year-old Vittum Park woman was charged with prostitution after she was arrested in the 4700 block of West 51st Street at 10:27 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.


Kaitlyn Rose Kwak, of the 4700 block of South Lamon, was arrested after she allegedly told an undercover CPD officer that she would perform a sex act for money.




Charge woman with prostitution
Dawn Schackart



A 37-year-old Hearst area woman was charged with prostitution after she was arrested by police at 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 17 in front of 5135 S. Cicero.

Dawn H. Schackart, of the 4500 block of South Lawler, was arrested by a specialized unit working in an undercover capacity.

According to public records, Schackart has been arrested five times by CPD since 2014.






Bust man on cannabis rap
Leonel Pfeifer



A 21-year-old Clearing man was charged with cannabis possession after a traffic stop that occurred in the 6100 block of South Archer at 10:05 p.m. Saturday, June 22.


Leonel O. Pfeifer, of the 6200 block of South Meade, was apprehended after police reportedly found cannabis in his vehicle.









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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Patriot's Day Parade Brings out the Best

The 2019 edition of the Patriot's Day Parade is in the history books.

The event, which stepped off at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, was
sponsored by Third District Congressman Dan Lipinski, the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch, the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Garfield Ridge Civic League. 

This was the eighth year that the Southwest Chicago Post was out there with a camera. This year, we were near a historic relic of years gone by: the Bartlett Gatepost on the northwest corner of Archer and Melvina--one of the last of dozens that used to line Archer.

As usual, the kids at the curbs were at least as photogenic as those marching in the parade.

Here are a bunch of photos we shot--in no particular order, of parade units and people at the curb. Enjoy!

May your Independence Day be meaningful, joyful and safe.


















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