Monday, February 2, 2015

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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Police armed with a search warrant arrested Oscar Sanchez, 26, of 54th and Kenneth, at
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his home at 6:48 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26. Police said they confiscated a pistol and ammunition, as well as cannabis and cocaine. Sanchez, said by police to be a gangbanger, was ordered held without bond, and his next court date is set for Feb. 17 at Cook County Circuit Court Branch 44, 155 W. 51st

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A thug armed with a knife robbed Wing Stop, 6188 S. Archer, at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26. An employee told police that the robber made off with about $400 and sped away north on McVicker in a white or gray Buick Rendezvous. The criminal was described as a white man age 18-22, 5-foot-10 and 130 pounds, with blond, curly hair and a light complexion, wearing a blue ski mask.

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

A criminal who tried to rob the currency exchange at 5354 S. Archer ran away empty-handed. A clerk told police that the would-be robber walked in at 4:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 and slipped her a note that read, “Give me your money and no one will get hurt.” She responded by slipping the note back to him and hitting a panic alarm. The offender fled and was last seen running east on Archer.

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Burglars broke into the Boost Mobile cell phone store at 6922 S. Pulaski and stole an unknown amount of cell phones, as well as a cash register with an unknown amount of cash inside. The crime was reported to police at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27. Surveillance video indicated that the burglars were three black men about 5-foot-8 and 200 pounds, according to the police report.

The owner of Brilliance Beauty Studio, 4346 W. 51st St., told police that a burglar smashed the glass front door with a large rock, entered and stole a TV. The crime was discovered at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.

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A 51-year-old Clearing woman reported that burglars used a large rock to smash the bedroom window of her home near 64th and Lorel and stole an Xbox and $50 cash. The crime was discovered by her 15-year-old son when he came home from school at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.

Burglars pried open the front door of a home near 52nd and Central and stole assorted jewelry. The victim, a 40-year-old woman, was alerted to the crime by a home security company at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28.

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A 34-year-old West Lawn man told police that burglars entered the front door of his home near 59th and Kildare and stole about $300 in coins. Police were alerted to the crime by a person who called 911 to report an open door at the home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Police investigating the crime were told by a neighbor that a middle-aged man knocked at her door at about noon that day; and that when she answered, he said, “Wrong house” and walked away.

A 55-year-old Scottsdale woman told police that burglars pried open the service door of her garage near 84th and Kostner and stole a snowblower. She discovered the crime at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

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Burglars broke into a garage near 46th Place and Hamlin and stole food, drink and catering supplies worth about $350. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 48-year-old man, at 2 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26.

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Burglars forced open the back door of a home near 51st and Leamington and stole assorted jewelry, a laptop computer and an iPod. The victim, a 36-year-old man, told police that the crime was discovered by his children when they came home from school at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.

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1 comment:

  1. The best was the currency exchange,the cashier slipped the note back.