Sunday, August 4, 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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An alert neighbor who said something when she saw something helped foil an apparent burglary of her neighbor's home near 58th and Narragansett.

Jennifer Frieri
Four Brighton Park residents were arrested and charged with the crime: Jennifer Frieri, 32, Jacklyn Frieri, 21, and Jasmine Ramirez, 20, all of the same address near 42nd and Washtenaw; and Juan Avila, 22, of 43rd and Maplewood.

They are all scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court Branch 48, 155 West 51st Street, on Thursday, August 8, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

The neighbor, a 61-year-old woman, dialed 911 when she
Jacklyn Frieri
saw people taking a TV and other items out of her neighbor's home, police said. She gave a description of the car they loaded and fled in--a white Chevy Caprice with temporary license tags, headed south on Narragansett.

Police on patrol at about 9:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1 spotted a car matching the description and curbed it near the southwest corner of Midway Airport, at about 6251 South Central. The driver of the car, Jennifer Frieri, was found driving without a valid driver's license and was placed into custody. The other three were detained, pending a search of the car, which yielded two TVs, a stun gun, two scales, an iPod, a socket set, a digital picture
Juan Avila
frame, a gold watch, a gold ring with diamonds, and other items.

The neighbor was transported by police to 63rd and Central, where she positively identified the car and its occupants, police reported. They added that a 15-year-old boy also witnessed the scene on Narragansett.

The owner of the home burglarized, a 48-year-old man, was contacted. He came home and attempted to determine what had been stolen from his house. He then was transported to 63rd and Central, where he identified the items in the car as his. They were all returned to
Jasmine Ramirez
him, except a religious medallion (with depictions of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary) which was missing. Police said they later found the medallion being worn by Ramirez.

The car was impounded.

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A 57-year-old pizza delivery driver returning to the back entrance of Villa Rosa Pizza, 5786 South Archer, foiled an armed robber by simply refusing to hand over his wallet.

Alley behind 5786 South Archer
The man told police that he was accosted by a would-be robber with a pistol at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30. "Give me your wallet," the thug demanded. "No," the employee replied and walked into the pizzeria. In response, the unsuccessful robber jumped in a dark-colored vehicle and sped away east through the alley. He is described as a white Hispanic man age 30-35, 5'6 to 5'9 and 150-170 pounds, short black hair, light complexion, wearing a white baseball cap, dark green shirt and dark blue pants.

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An 89-year-old West Elsdon man told police that he was robbed in his garage near 57th and Kolmar at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 30. The man said he had just gotten out of his car when he was hit from behind. He fell to the ground, and the attacker went though his pants pockets.

Stolen was the victim's wallet, which contained a credit card, a driver's license and a military veteran's ID card. The man refused medical treatment and said he did not get a look at the criminal.

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Burglars kicked in the service door of a garage near 64th and Komensky and stole a Chicago Blackhawks "Toews" jersey, a cell phone, and a grave marker. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 38-year-old man, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, August 1.

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Burglars pried open the front door of an apartment near 51st and Cicero and stole two TVs. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 38-year-old man, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

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Burglars entered the service door of a garage near 80th and Kilbourn and stole a golf bag and clubs, two portable sound systems, and a GPS unit. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 61-year-old woman, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

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Burglars entered a home near 85th and Kildare and stole a safe and $50 cash. The crime
was discovered by the victim, a 58-year-old Burbank woman, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3.

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A 39-year-old man looking out a window at his home near 65th and Keeler told police he saw a burglar riding a bike away from his garage and carrying the victim's leaf blower. The crime occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, August 1. The offender is described as a black boy or man age 15-25, 5'9. No other information was given.

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Burglars pried open the service door of a garage near 52nd and Springfield and stole a drum set, sound mixers and speakers, and assorted tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 38-year-old man, at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 2.

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Burglars pried open the rear basement door of an apartment near 58th and Kenneth and stole assorted jewelry and two Social Security cards. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 24-year-old woman, when she came home from work at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 2.

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