Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Local Crime Roundup

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 Sector 1. 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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An argument in an Archer Heights alley has led to the arrest of two people for aggravated assault.

Arrested were Archer Heights resident and purported gang member Felipe Mijares, 28; and Little Village resident Veronica Davila, 33.

At about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, Mijares and Davila were allegedly in an alley near 48th and Springfield, attempting to enter a backyard. When a 41-year-old resident of the address refused to open the back gate, Mijares reportedly became belligerent and threatened a 27-year-old Ashburn man in the back yard, allegedly saying "I'll get you. Come over here. You're dead."

Mijares then allegedly brandished a small black handgun, pointed it in the air and said "I'll kill you all" to the 27-year-old man and two other people in the yard.

In another attempt to gain access to the back yard, Davila allegedly raised a beer bottle in a threatening manner against the 41-year-old, who still refused to open the gate.

When police arrived, they said that Mijares and Davila fled. Police later arrested the pair at Mijares' apartment near 52nd and Kostner.

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A 19-year-old Brighton Park man who attends Curie High School was robbed of a laptop computer as he waited for a bus at the CTA facility at 5106 South Pulaski, at 11:10 a.m. Friday, May 25.

Two offenders committed the crime. First, a 16-17-year-old girl snuck up behind the victim and pulled the laptop out of his bookbag. When he pursued her, he was stopped by her accomplice, a 17-year-old boy who swung a lock and chain at him---which the victim blocked with his arm. The pair of robbers then ran east, away from the CTA facility.

The victim described both as white Hispanics and told police he believes they attend Curie. He said he would check his yearbook to see if he can identify them.

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Burglars broke into the rear door of a home near 59th and Springfield and stole three laptop computers and two rings. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 47-year-old woman, when she arrived home at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, May 27.

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A 40-year-old West Elsdon woman was the victim of a strong-arm robbery as she walked on the sidewalk near 5301 S. Pulaski at about noon Friday, May 25.

A thug ran up to her, knocked her to the ground, yanked two gold chains off her neck and fled east through a vacant lot.

The woman described the criminal as a white Hispanic teenager, 15-19 years old, 5'9 to 6'0 tall, 160-170 pounds, olive complexion, wearing a light-colored t-shirt, tan pants with the cuffs rolled up, and a blue ski cap with dark, braided strings.

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Burglars broke into a home near 60th and Kildare and stole a notebook computer before apparently being frightened off by two people living there.

At about 9:00 a.m. Friday, May 25, a 19-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man sleeping in the upstairs bedrooms were awakened by a loud bang. They heard someone on the main floor of the home, hollered to indicate they were in the home, and then came downstairs to discover the crime and report it to police.

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1 comment:

  1. How about the 2 "African Americans" who exposed their penises to two young girls playing in a sprinkler on 64th Street just east of Harlem today? An off duty Sgt. called it in and one of the offenders was caught.

    This is why you SHOULD NOT allow Section 8 housing on your block, at all costs.