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A 36-year-old Ashburn man--said by police to be a city worker and an admitted gang member--was arrested after he allegedly threatened a 33-year-old Scottsdale man with a pistol.
Anthony D. Garcia of 77th Place and Hamlin is scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit
Court Branch 34-4, 155 West 51st Street, on Tuesday, November 5, according to police.
At about 10:45 p.m. Monday, October 14, Garcia reportedly was driving his SUV near Bogan High School, allegedly pointed a pistol at a man waiting at a bus stop and hollered "You want to get crazy, motherf~cker?" The man called 911 and gave a description of the vehicle. Police responding said that Garcia's SUV matched the description, and they curbed him near Garcia's home.
Police said that as they approached Garcia's SUV, they saw him throw something onto the back seat, which reportedly turned out to be a handgun with nine live rounds. A plastic bag with five grams of marijuana was found in his pants, police added.
Garcia was positively identified by the man at the bus stop, according to police.
Police officials have not released a mug shot of Garcia because the charges he faces are misdemeanors.
According to City of Chicago records, Garcia is paid $44,782 a year to work as a garage attendant with the Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM).
|David J. Reynolds|
"Mr. Garcia was not on duty at the time of the alleged assault. When the Police Department learns that an arrestee is a City employee, standard practice is that the Department provides the report to the Office of the Inspector General who then provides the report to the employee’s department. The employee’s department examines the report, does additional investigation if needed, and determines if the arrest impacts the employee’s ability to do their job."
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A 36-year-old Scottsdale man--said by police to be a gang member--was arrested and charged with burglarizing a house near 51st and Lavergne.
Adolfo Delgado of 78th and Komensky is scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court
Delgado was arrested by police responding to a residential burglary call as he stood in a back yard at 5119 South Lawler at about 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, October 16.
The victim, a 28-year-old man, told police that he had heard noises near the back of his home. When he went to investigate he allegedly saw Delgado inside the house, walking up a set of steps. The home invader fled when confronted, the victim told police. The victim followed him outside, called 911 and gave police a description and direction of flight.
After police took Delgado into custody, they brought him back to the victim, who positively identified him. Further, police said they searched Delgado and found a stainless steel wristwatch that the victim said belonged to his father.
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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, October 22. 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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Two thugs snatched a purse away from a 73-year-old West Elsdon woman and knocked her to the ground as she walked down a sidewalk near 54th and Kildare at 6:45 p.m. Friday, October 18.
The woman refused medical treatment and described the robbers as white Hispanic men age 18-25, 5'9 to 5'11 and 150-180 pounds, light complexion, and one with long black hair, the other short.
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Two people--a 36-year-old Chicago Park District employee and a 19-year-old Hearst area
Police said the fight may have been between two rival gangs. One of the men involved in the fight used a baseball bat to hit the Park District employee in the mouth and chin. The other victim was hit in the mouth with the bat. Neither required medical attention, police said.
Those involved in the fight fled when police arrived. The person wielding the bat is described as a black Hispanic boy or man age 16-18, 5'5 to 5'9 and 120 to 145 pounds, short black hair, wearing a black baseball cap, gray sweatshirt and black sweatpants.
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A 44-year-old Clearing man told police he was robbed by two teen thugs as he waited for a bus at 63rd and Central at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, October 12.
The victim said that as a bus approached, he pulled his wallet out of his pants to get his bus pass. At that point, one of the two offenders grabbed his wallet, while the other shoved him to the sidewalk. They then fled on foot south on Central. They are described only as white Hispanic boys age 16-17.
The man told police he then made his way to a V.A. hospital, complaining of soreness in his right shoulder. He reported the crime to police the following day.
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Burglars entered a garage near 62nd and Mayfield and stole two bicycles. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 29-year-old man, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 18. The victim told police the service door may have been unlocked.
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Burglars pried open the rear door of a home near 85th and Kolmar and ransacked the master bedroom. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 48-year-old woman, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17. The victim told police she was not immediately certain what had been stolen.
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The next meeting of the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 21 at Bridgeview Bank, 6366 South Archer. One of Chicago's most active and successful citizen-led crime prevention organizations. If you live and/or own a business in Beat 811 (Garfield Ridge west of Central Avenue), this is the group to join and get active with. Hear updates on a wide range of community concerns and learn how you can help build a better and safer Garfield Ridge. This month's featured topic--dealing with nuisance wildlife and nuisance pet owners, as well as steps everyone can take to keep pets safe. Featured speaker from Chicago Animal Care and Control.
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Burglars pried open the service door of a garage near 48th and Kildare and stole a snow blower, a leaf blower, a battery charger, a power washer, and various hand and power tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 65-year-old man, at 9:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17. The criminals also scratched the exterior of a 2011 Subaru parked inside.
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Burglars forced open the service door of a garage near 67th and Springfield and stole a generator, assorted tools, and a stereo from a vehicle parked inside. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 31-year-old woman, at 5:30 a.m. Friday, October 18. She told police that the crime was the third burglary at her residence in the last two months.
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Burglars entered a garage near 49th and Knox and stole a car stereo and two shovels. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 34-year-old man, at 10:00 p.m. Friday, October 18. The victim told police he may have left the service door open.
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Burglars pried open the patio door of a home near 49th and Kilpatrick and stole assorted jewelry, personal identification and bank checkbooks. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 67-year-old woman, at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, who said the home was ransacked.
A neighbor told police he had seen two white Hispanic men in the victim's backyard at about 4:00 p.m., but did not call police because he assumed they were workers hired by the victim.
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Burglars pried open the service door of a garage near 68th and Karlov and stole a lawn mower, a weed whacker, a hedge trimmer and a leaf blower. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 42-year-old man, as he took out the trash at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, October 12.
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