Thursday, April 19, 2018

Earth Day Cleanup Set for Nearby Forest Preserve; Everyone Invited to Volunteer

Garfield Ridge family leads effort near 47th and Harlem

By Joan Hadac
Editor and Publisher
Southwest Chicago Post

All are invited to take part in a hands-on Earth Day
celebration set for 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 22 at the Ottawa Trail Woods South, immediately west of 47th and Harlem.

Participants will spend a few hours cleaning up a local bit of Cook County Forest Preserves.

Garbage bags and gloves will be provided, and refreshments will be served.

There will be goodie bags given to the first 50 attendees, as well as a raffle for a door prize.


Rick and Lisa Heurich visit the millionth tree planted.
The event is hosted by Garfield Ridge residents Rick, Lisa and Megan Heurich, who have been brand partners with the Shaklee Corporation since 2005.

“We celebrate other holidays, such as the Fourth of July, but on Earth Day no one really does a lot,” Lisa Heurich said. “Earth Day is really important to us. We take from the planet, and we need to give back to the planet.

“This is a way to get the community together, to have people meet each other, share some refreshments and clean up the environment,” she added.

For details, call (708) 955-0600 or visit heurichs.myshaklee.com.

“Shaklee is all about keeping the environment safe,” Heurich continued. “Our products are completely safe for water ways and safe for the environment.”

Since joining Shaklee, the Heurich family has taken part in a campaign that planted a million trees. They planted three trees by St. Joseph School in Summit, where their daughter is an alumna.

The Heurich family likes to keep their efforts local, cleaning up the greater Garfield Ridge area that Lisa Heurich has called home her entire life. 

“This neighborhood is important to us,” she said. 

Her husband, Rick, is a steward of the Cook County Forest Preserves. He has helped take care of the Portage area just north of the Stevenson Expressway, as well as and other nearby forests.

Founded in 1956 by Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, the Shaklee Corporation is based on "Living in Harmony with Nature® and committed to developing products to improve the health of people and the planet," according to a corporate description. "Since Shaklee’s inception, we have worked consistently on groundbreaking environmental initiatives. In the 1960s Shaklee introduced Basic-H® Concentrated Organic Cleaner, one of the first nontoxic biodegradable cleaners. We became the first Climate Neutral™ certified company in the U.S. We also lead in environmental achievements, embracing climate change initiatives, and eco-alliances. Plus, we offer everyone the chance to make a healthier income while not harming the planet."


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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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Bust West Lawn man in shooting
A 36-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly shot
Jesus Arteaga
a Parkview man in the arm as the victim took out the trash in the alley behind his home in the 3900 block of West 85th Street at 6:54 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Jesus Arteaga, of the 7100 block of South Ridgeway, was arrested near his home, about 13 minutes after the shooting occurred. Police were combing the area after the victim said the shooter was his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend and said where he lived. Police said they spotted Arteaga driving a vehicle they pulled over for a traffic stop. He also was charged with driving on a revoked license and possession of cannabis. Police did not say if they found a weapon on Arteaga. The victim, described by a law enforcement source as a documented gang member, was said to be recovering from his injury.



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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beats 813 or 833 (see map), come to West Lawn Park, 4233 West 65th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 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.


Reputed gang member from suburbs shot on Mozart
A 23-year-old Chicago Ridge man said by police to be a gang member was shot in the elbow as he sat in a car in the 7100 block of South Mozart at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Police responding to a “shots fired” call found the victim pacing on the sidewalk, holding his arm. Police said they found 12 bullet holes in the vehicle and shell casings nearby. The car’s driver, a 27-year-old Chicago Lawn man said to belong to the same gang as the man shot, told police that the shooter walked up, fired multiple times and then fled through a gangway. He was described as a Hispanic man age 20-29, about 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds. The victim was taken by CFD ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.


Broken nose for man in argument over woman
A 43-year-old West Lawn man was beaten by two other men during an argument in an apartment in the 3200 block of West 55th Street at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, April 15. The victim, described by police as intoxicated, said he had been drinking at a party and began arguing with two men who were talking to his girlfriend. They punched and kicked the victim, breaking his nose and leaving him with cuts on his face and a bruise on his forehead. He was taken by CFD ambulance to Holy Cross Hospital for treatment. The attackers were described only as Hispanic men between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot-4.



Subway on 63rd Street robbed
The Subway sandwich shop at 6452 W. 63rd St. was robbed at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 10. A 37-year-old clerk told police that a masked man walked in, threw a white plastic Walmart bag on the counter and said, “Gimme cash. Gimme cash, fast, fast!” He then put his hand in his pocket, implying he had a gun and threatening to shoot the clerk and a 59-year-old woman seated at a table in the restaurant. The clerk surrendered about $130 cash, and the bandit ran away north on Natchez. The thug was described as a white man age 25-30, about 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds, wearing a black baseball cap and blue jeans. That Subway shop has been robbed several times in recent years, according to public records.



Masked bandit robs soccer store
An armed bandit robbed the Originales Soccer Store, 5093 S. Archer, at 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 13, making off with about $900 cash and a laptop computer. An employee told police that the robber walked in, implied he had a weapon by putting his hand in his pocket and demanded cash. The employee complied, and the thug ran out of the store. He was described as a black Hispanic man age 20-26, wearing a black face mask and a black hoody.



Punched, knocked down, robbed
A 20-year-old Scottsdale man told police he was punched in the chest, knocked to the ground and robbed of his cellphone in front of his home in the 8100 block of South Kolmar at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. The victim said he saw a man sitting on his front porch and that when he confronted him, the thug attacked and robbed him, running away north on Kolmar. The bandit was described as a Hispanic man about age 28, 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, with black hair in a “fade” style. He wore a black hoody and black sweatpants.



Clearing man arrested again for domestic battery
A 44-year-old Clearing man was arrested and charged with domestic battery—for the third
Joseph Holubek
time in the last 14 months—after he allegedly punched a 40-year-old woman in the face at his home in the 6000 block of South Massasoit at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12.


Joseph Holubek was expected in court this week. The victim, who police said suffered swelling and bruising, declined to go to the hospital.

According to public records, Holubek also was arrested for domestic battery at his home last month, as well as in February 2017.






Charge Stickney men with assault on 51st Street
Two Stickney men were charged with assault after they allegedly threatened a man in the
Oscar Ledesma-Murillo
5900 block of West 51st Street at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 9.


Oscar Ledesma-Murillo and Jose Guisar allegedly implied they were carrying weapons, the victim told police.


Guisar was also charged with criminal damage to property after he allegedly threw a can at the victim, causing minor damage to a vehicle.




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Gun to his back, teen gives up phone, bookbag
A 19-year-old West Elsdon man was robbed at gunpoint as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 4274 W. 54th St. at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. The victim told police he was walking home from a nearby fitness center when a man walked up behind him and held what felt like a gun to his lower back. He was ordered to stand still and not turn around, or he would be shot. A second criminal then emerged from a nearby gangway. The victim surrendered his cellphone and bookbag, and the bandits ran away east on 54th Street. The gunman was described as an Asian man about 20-25 year old, about 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds. He had brown eyes, black hair in locks and a dark complexion. He wore a blue skull cap, a green jacket and blue jeans. The second robber was described only as a black man age 20-25.


Robbed in bathroom stall at Target
A 45-year-old Gage Park man was robbed at gunpoint in a bathroom stall at Target, 4433 S. Pulaski, at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. The victim told police that one of two bandits put a gun to his head and demanded money. When the victim replied that he had none, they stole his cellphone and fled, reportedly getting into a white sedan with an Uber sticker. The young thugs were described as black boys or men age 16-19, about 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds, with black hair.



Reputed gang member busted on gun rap
An 18-year-old West Lawn man said by police to be an admitted gang member was charged
Jesus Valencia
with unlawful possession of a handgun after a chase that ended at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12.


Jesus Valencia, of the 6400 block of South Kilpatrick, was taken into custody in front of 4200 W. 63rd St.

Police responding to a “suspicious vehicle” call said they spotted Valencia in a sedan in an alley behind 6250 S. Pulaski.

Working in tandem with a CPD helicopter, police on the ground followed Valencia through several nearby streets.

Police said they later recovered a fully loaded pistol on the ground in front of 4131 W. 61st St. Valencia allegedly admitted that he threw the gun away once he knew he was being followed by police, who also confiscated a bag of suspect cannabis from him.



Vacant home hit by burglars
Burglars broke into a lockbox outside a vacant home for sale in the 3900 block of West 58th Place, used the key inside to gain access to the house and stole a refrigerator, a stove, a microwave oven and a dishwasher. The crime was reported by the victim, a 40-year-old Hickory Hills man, at about 7 p.m. Friday, April 13.



Blankets help cover burglars’ entry into store
Burglars broke into the T-Mobile store at 5123 S. Pulaski, but it was initially unclear if anything had been stolen. The crime occurred at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, when an alarm was tripped and a manager notified. He waited until about 9 a.m. to investigate and told police it appeared that the offenders broke in through a roof vent and lowered themselves into the store on a rope made of blankets tied together.

Big cash haul reported in home heist
Burglars forced open the side door of a home in the 6600 block of South Kildare and reportedly stole three TVs and antennas, an iPod, about $15,000 cash, a Coach purse, eight cellphones, a Playstation 3 video game console and five checks. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 40-year-old woman, when she and her family came home at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

Burglars hit elderly woman’s home
Burglars forced open the kitchen window of an apartment in the 8000 block of South Pulaski and stole assorted jewelry, as well as food from a refrigerator. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 70-year-old woman, when she returned home at about 6 a.m. Thursday, April 12.



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

St. Nick's Hosting Taco Night

Our friends at St. Nicholas of Tolentine School are hosting a Taco Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the school, 3741 West 62nd Street.

Dinner includes tacos, rice, beans, salad and dessert.

Tickets are $9 at the door, $7 in advance. Tickets may be purchased at the school office. For details, call (773) 735-0772

Click the flyer below. See you there?



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Friday, April 13, 2018

Eat at Chipotle, help Archer Manor LL

Our friends at Archer Manor Little League have asked us to
share details about their fundraiser set for Saturday, April 14 at Chipotle, 5330 S. Pulaski.

Just stop in between 10:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., show the flyer below on your cellphone to the cashier, and Chipotle will donate half of all proceeds to AMLL. No online orders. You must walk inside, order inside and pay inside for your purchase to count towards the AMLL total.

If you're not familiar with Chipotle, check out their menu: https://www.chipotle.com/menu.

Since 1952, AMLL has provided athletic opportunities for thousands of boys and girls in Archer Heights and West Elsdon. It's one of the best youth sports organizations in the city.

Let's all give the kids a boost! See you there on Saturday?


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Monday, April 9, 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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Football star charged with carjacking, kidnapping, robbery
An 18-year-old Ashburn man known as a star offensive and defensive player for the Goode
Jakeith Anderson
STEM Academy Knights football team has been arrested and charged with armed vehicular hijacking, armed kidnapping and armed robbery. Jakeith Anderson was arrested at his home in the 3700 block of West 82nd Street at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Police said that on Monday, March 26, Anderson and others approached a 24 year-old man who was in a vehicle in the 2900 block of South Canal and forced him into the rear of the vehicle at gunpoint. Anderson and the others then allegedly drove the man to an ATM and forced him to withdraw cash. Anderson was ordered held without bond and is due in court on Wednesday, April 11. According to public records, Anderson was charged with threatening a Goode STEM teacher or other employee in February of this year.




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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, April 11 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.


Bust Ashburn man on Red Line robbery rap
A 23-year-old Ashburn man is due in Cook County Circuit Court on April 27, held without bond and charged with two felony counts of armed robbery and one felony count of robbery.
Denzel Boykin
Denzel J. Boykin, of the 
3200 block of West of 85th Place, was apprehended at his home at about 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1 after police said they identified him as an offender involved in three armed robberies that occurred on the 1600 block of North Clybourn on March 30, between 12:45 and 1 a.m. Police added that during two incidents a weapon was implied and property was demanded from the victims, 19- and 41-year-old men who were aboard a CTA Red Line train. During a third incident a 22 year-old man was struck in the face and received treatment at the scene.








Elderly man shot in shoulder
A 72-year-old man was shot in the shoulder as he sat in a vehicle parked in the 3000 block of West 52nd Street at 5:27 a.m. Sunday, April 8. According to police, the victim was the target of the shooter. The elderly man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. No one is custody, and police offered no description of the shooter, who was said to have walked up and fired at the victim.


Man shot in Gage Park drive-by
A 24-year-old Gage Park man was shot in the lower right leg as he walked down the street in front of 5600 S. Campbell at 11:06 p.m. Sunday, April 8. The victim told police he had just been dropped off by acquaintances near 56th and Artesian when he saw a beige SUV make a U-turn and head towards him. As it neared, two men inside hollered, “What’s up, n~gga?” and fired three shots at him. The SUV then sped away south on Campbell. The victim was later transported by CFD ambulance to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. The shooter and driver were described only as Hispanic men.



Fiance’s ex shot him, Parkview man says
A 36-year-old Parkview man—said by a law enforcement source to be a documented gang member--was shot in the right arm as he took out the trash in the alley behind his home in the 3900 block of West 85th Street at 6:54 p.m. Thursday, April 5. The victim told police that the offender is a West Lawn man who is the former boyfriend of the victim’s fiancĂ©. The shooter fled on foot west, then north. The victim gave police the name of the former boyfriend. Police said they were questioning a person of interest.


Reputed gang member’s girlfriend shot in head
A 25-year-old Chicago Lawn woman suffered a graze wound in the back of her head when she was shot while riding in an SUV with her boyfriend—a 28-year-old Chicago Lawn man—at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, April 7 in front of 6100 S. Francisco. The victim told police that her boyfriend—described by police as a documented gang member—was driving when another vehicle started chasing them. The shooter then pulled a black revolver, leaned out a window and started firing, hitting the victim’s vehicle. When the shooting started, the victim ducked down but felt pain in the back of her head. Her boyfriend drove her to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. The shooter was described as a Hispanic man wearing a white T-shirt. His passenger was described as a Hispanic woman wearing a red shirt. Their vehicle was described as a newer model, white Chevy Malibu.


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Bus driver attacked, suffers eye injury
A 32-year-old CTA bus driver suffered a detached retina when an angry passenger threw coins in her face during an altercation on a bus at 7833 S. Western at 9:12 p.m. Sunday, April 8. The victim told police that the passenger refused to pay his fare. When she told him he had to pay, he called her a b~tch and said, “You trippin’.” When the driver said she was calling police, the offender then threw the coins. The victim was transported by CFD ambulance to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was listed in good condition.



Charge Cicero teen with domestic battery
An 18-year-old man from suburban Cicero was arrested and charged with domestic battery,
Angel Reyna
as well as criminal damage to property, in an incident that reportedly occurred in the 5100 block of South Melvina at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Angel Reyna, of the 3100 block of South 53rd Avenue, is due in court this week to respond to the charges. Police said that Reyna was arguing with a 22-year-old woman when he allegedly pushed her into a wall, grabbed her by the neck and hit her in the face. The victim refused medical attention, they added. According to public records, Reyna was charged with criminal trespass to land last October after he was arrested in the 5100 block of South Meade.








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Bust man on weapons charge
A 24-year-old Chicago Lawn man was arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a
Ricardo Gonzalez
firearm outside his home in the 3500 block of West 65th Place. Ricardo Gonzalez was apprehended after police responded to a ShotSpotter report of five rounds fired at the address. Police said as they approached Gonzalez and another man in front of his home, he fled inside. As they pursued, they reportedly saw five spent shells in the gangway next to the home. When police entered the home through an open back door, they encountered Gonzalez—reportedly pointing a cellphone at them and taking video. He denied shooting a gun. Police said they then searched the premises and confiscated a .45 caliber Ruger handgun with an extended magazine and an open box of ammunition. According to public records, Gonzalez has two past arrests from 2015: one for reckless conduct at his home on 65th Place and another for obstruction of a roadway by a non-motorist near 55th and Menard.





Teen couple shot with paintballs on 79th Street
A 16-year-old Scottsdale girl and a 16-year-old West Lawn boy were shot with paintballs as they walked together down a sidewalk in front of 4232 W. 79th St. at 4:18 p.m. Sunday, April 8. The victims told police that the shooter fired from a black, four-door vehicle headed west on 79th Street. The boy was struck in the neck and chest—suffering a minor cut and bruising on his neck. The girl was hit in the chest but was not injured. The girl’s mother arrived on the scene and refused medical care for both. There was no description of the shooter.


Construction tools swiped from garage
Burglars kicked in the service door of a garage in the 5800 block of South Neenah and stole about $5,000 worth of construction tools. The crime was reported by the victim, a 35-year-old woman, at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 5. It was discovered three hours earlier by a neighbor who saw the garage’s overhead door open and contacted the victim.



Garage burglar flees when alarm sounds
A burglar forced open the service door of a garage in the 5100 block of South Keating and rummaged through an SUV parked inside. The crime occurred at 2:28 a.m. Thursday, April 5. The burglar fled when he triggered an alarm. The victim, a 41-year-old woman, reported the crime to police eight hours later. It was initially unclear if anything had been stolen, and the victim shared video with police.



No sign of forced entry in West Lawn heist
A 31-year-old West Lawn man told police that his home in the 6100 block of South Kolin was burglarized some time after 10 a.m. Thursday April 5. He said when he returned from work later in the day, he noticed that his TV, Playstation 4 video game console and a speaker were missing. Police said they saw no sign of forced entry at the home. 


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Monday, April 2, 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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Bust man on drugs, weapons charges after raid on home
A 20-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with four felony counts of drug possession,
Damian Lopez
as well as a weapons charge, after police--acting on a warrant--searched his home in the 7200 block of South Troy at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 29. 
Damian Lopez was taken into custody after police reportedly found controlled substances, including suspect LSD, MDMA, Xanax, cannabis, as well as a loaded firearm. Police released a photo of what they reportedly recovered (below).




              




Charge man with armed robbery at drive-thru
A 21-year-old Gage Park man has been charged with armed robbery after he allegedly used
Joel A. Vasquez
a handgun to rob his cousin’s friend while in the drive-thru of the Wendy’s restaurant at 5729 S. Kedzie at about 11 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Joel A. Vasquez, of the 5600 block of South Spaulding, was arrested by police in the drive-thru at a bank in the 3500 block of West 63rd Street after the purported victim, a 27-year-old Gage Park man, said he bolted from Vasquez’s vehicle and ran across the street to Chicago Lawn (8th) District police headquarters to flag down an officer. He said that he picked up Vasquez at his home and drove him to Wendy’s, and that while in the drive-though at Wendy’s, Vasquez pulled a revolver and said, “You pay for the food. Then we’ll go to the bank to take out money.” The victim said he complied. Later at the bank, he said he saw an opportunity to bolt from the vehicle and did. Police said they found an iPhone on Vasquez that belonged to the victim. According to public records, Vasquez has arrests dating back to 2015 for theft, reckless conduct, criminal trespass to a vehicle and domestic battery.


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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beats 815 or 821 (see map), come to St. Bruno School (south entrance), 4839 S. Harding, at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 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.


Man stabbed, robbed on Cicero
A 37-year-old Humboldt Park man was stabbed and robbed as he sat in his car in a parking lot at 4731 S. Cicero at 12:30 a.m. Monday, April 2. The victim told police that he was sitting in his vehicle when a man and woman approached. The woman placed items on the hood of the car, while the man opened the passenger door, pulled a knife and demanded his valuables. When the victim resisted, a struggle ensued and he was stabbed in the upper right arm. The robbers stole his wallet, which the victim said contained about $200 cash. The bandits ran away across Cicero Avenue. They were described only as a black man and woman wearing dark-colored clothes.


Masked intruder flees when woman wakes up
A 60-year-old West Lawn woman reported that a masked intruder entered her home in the 4300 block of West Marquette Road, but left when she woke up and confronted the intruder, at about 8:17 p.m. Sunday, April 1. The victim told police that she woke up to see the intruder standing outside her bedroom door. When she asked, “What the hell are you doing here?” and then said, “Get out of here!” the intruder ran out of the home. The intruder was described only as a person about 5-foot-2, wearing a ski mask and a wool cap.


Walks to hospital after beating
A 41-year-old Vittum Park man reported that he was beaten and robbed as he walked down a sidewalk in the 6100 block of South California at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31. The victim told police that three men punched him and went through his pockets, stealing $200 cash before fleeing. The victim said he then walked eight blocks south to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was treated for a cut above his right eye. Descriptions of the offenders were vague.


Leaves bar, punched and robbed
A 35-year-old Englewood man told police that he was knocked to the ground and robbed as he walked down a sidewalk at 4700 S. Kedzie at about 11 p.m. Saturday, March 31. The victim told police that he had just left a nearby bar when two men with black pistols walked up, knocked him down, stole his wallet and fled. He claimed his wallet contained about $500 cash. A friend drove him home, where he called for an ambulance. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and treated. The robbers were described only as black men.


Goateed man swipes surveillance camera
A 33-year-old Garfield Ridge man reported that someone stole a high-definition security camera off his garage in the 5100 block of South Massasoit at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, March 25. He reported the crime a week later and said that another one of his cameras recorded the incident. The offender was described as a black or Hispanic man age 45-55, about 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, dark complexion and a “bald” hairstyle. He had a salt-and-pepper goatee and a birthmark on his face. He wore a gray, long-sleeve Chicago Bears shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes. He drove away in a silver 2007 Chrysler Town & Country minivan with a damaged rear panel cover.

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Air compressor stolen from auto shop
Burglars entered Greg’s Auto Repair, 5724 S. Archer, and stole an air compressor. The crime was discovered by a 56-year-old employee at about 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29. Police were told that the shop’s front door was found open but not damaged.



Change taken from garage
Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 5000 block of South Lawler and stole assorted change from a vehicle parked inside. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 52-year-old woman, at 5:25 a.m. Friday, March 30.








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