Monday, April 22, 2013

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 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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A 27-year-old Clearing woman told police that her Rottweiler came to her aid and scared off
Man's Best Friend. (stock photo)
two thugs who had attacked her in her back yard near 61st and Natchez.

The woman said that at about 3:25 a.m. Friday, April 19, she heard a noise near her back gate. She related that when she went outside to investigate, two men emerged from the shadows. One reportedly punched her in the face and knocked her to the ground. The other held her down on the ground while the first offender cut her on the chest and arms---reportedly saying "We are gonna leave something for you and your husband to remember us by."

The victim said that when she started screaming, her Rottweiler charged out of the house and scared the attackers, who fled on foot.

The assailants were described only as a black man and a white Hispanic man.

The victim was treated and transported via CFD ambulance to MacNeal Hospital.

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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 813 or 833 (see map), come to West Lawn Park at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. 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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A 51-year-old man from south suburban Harvey was arrested on Saturday, April 20 and charged with misdemeanor battery after he allegedly used a box cutter to slash two men during a fight.

Arrested was Earnest Singleton of 152nd and Lexington.

The incident occurred at 6:10 p.m. on the street near 4100 South Cicero. The victims were a 31-year-old Brighton Park man and a 35-year-old Bridgeport man. One was cut on his hand; the other on his head. Both were treated and transported by CFD ambulance to MacNeal Hospital.

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A 38-year-old Archer Heights woman was stabbed in the arm during an argument, allegedly by her roommate's boyfriend.

The incident occurred at 3:49 a.m. Sunday, April 21 at the victim's residence near 51st and Keeler. The victim was treated and transported by CFD ambulance to Holy Cross Hospital.

The CPD incident report did not indicate if the boyfriend was in custody.

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Burglars forced open the patio door of a garage near 52nd and Parkside and stole an auto jack and an air compressor. They also damaged a 2008 Honda CR-V parked inside.

The crime was discovered by the victim, a 41-year-old man, at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 19.

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Burglars pried open the back door of a home near 50th and Lawndale and stole two TVs, a pair of earrings and $1,500 cash.

The crime was discovered by the victim, a 55-year-old woman, when she came home from a dental appointment at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, April 18 to discover her bedrooms ransacked.

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Burglars pried open the service door of a garage near 52nd and Kilbourn and stole four tire rims. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 32-year-old man, at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 17.

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Burglars broke through the window of a garage near 54th and Kilbourn and stole assorted tools, as well as a set of stereo speakers from a 2008 Scion parked inside.

The crime was discovered by the victim, a 48-year-old man, at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 17.

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Burglars entered the back window of a home near 53rd and Ridgeway and stole assorted jewelry and an Xbox 360 video game console.

The crime was discovered by the victim, a 46-year-old woman, at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. The crime was apparently interrupted, because a TV that had been stacked near a window by the criminal was not stolen.

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Burglars forced open the front doors of a home near 82nd and Tripp and stole $1,000 cash and several important personal identification documents.

The crime was discovered by the victim, a 56-year-old woman, at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.

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Protect yourself, your loved ones and your property! Learn how to reduce your risk of being a burglary victim, with tips straight from ex-burglars themselves. Mark your calendar for 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 and come to the west entrance of Kennedy High School, 56th and Narragansett. Sponsored by the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch.

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1 comment:

  1. And can anybody explain to me why it is against the law to conceal carry in Chicago? A gun would have not only protected the 27 year old, but would have also prevented those two dirtbags from doing anything to anyone else in the future. Yeah that is what I mean - kill the dirtbags.

    We have no police protection because all the money that the City could spend on police goes to pay for precinct captains' overpaid city jobs with pension and healthcare.

    Corruption happens because we become part of the corruption and thus we allow corruption to flourish and grow until that point that we can not even live in the mess that we created.