Saturday, July 25, 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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An apparent burglary was thwarted at the door of a medical office in the 4400 block of South Archer at 8:40 a.m. Monday, July 13 when the offender was surprised to find a physician looking at him and asking, “Hey, what’s going on here?”

The doctor later told police that the would-be criminal then swung a hammer at him, missed and fled on foot. The suspect was described as a white boy age 14-16, 5-foot-1 and 100 pounds, brown eyes and short black hair, wearing a T-shirt with blue stripes and black pants.

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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, July 28. 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 27-year-old West Elsdon man told police that he was robbed by a gun-wielding assailant in an alley behind 3636 W. 55th St. at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. The victim said the offender pointed a handgun at him and said, “Give me your money and your phone, b~tch.”

The victim handed over his wallet, which he said contained $300 cash, and the robber sped away in an older Chevy pickup truck, blue in color, with a damaged passenger door and rear fender. The robber was described as a Hispanic man age 20-25, 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, brown eyes and short black hair, light complexion, wearing a maroon shirt.


 A Chicago Park District employee sitting on a park bench with a co-worker had her cell phone--worth $600--snatched away by a pair of teen hoodlums when they ran away east. The crime occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at Hale Park, 6258 W. 62nd St.

The offenders are described as Hispanic boys age 16-18, 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, short black hair, wearing blue jeans.

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Burglars climbed a fire ladder, broke in through the roof of a warehouse at 4532 S. Kolin, and used a forklift to steal a pallet of computer-related items belonging to Rapid Displays, a manufacturer of retail merchandise displays. The crime was discovered at 9 a.m. Monday, July 13. The stolen materials are worth $30,000, a company representative told police.

Burglars cut open the side fence of the A & M Intermodal trucking firm, 4043 W. 52nd Place, and stole six tires off three trucks. The crime was discovered at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 12 by an employee. The tires are worth a total of $6,000, according to a company representative.

Burglars forced open the service door of a garage near 53rd and Natchez and stole a snowblower and a bicycle. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 46-year-old man, at 2 p.m. Friday, July 17.

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A 61-year-old Back of the Yards woman told police that someone broke into the garage of a house she owns near 52nd and Monitor. She discovered the crime at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 10. Stolen were a 1985 Cadillac Deville, a lawnmower, a tree trimmer and assorted tools. The house had belonged to a recently deceased friend, who had owned the car and other stolen items.

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Burglars pried open the rear window of an apartment near 63rd and Austin and stole two TVs, a gold ring and prescription-strength pain relievers. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 45-year-old man, at 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 14. The crime may have been interrupted, because the victim told police he found a pillowcase containing some of his belongings, sitting by a door.

A 62-year-old man told police that someone pried open the service door of his garage near 53rd and Kolin. The crime was discovered by the victim at 2 p.m. Monday, July 13. It was initially unclear what, if anything, was missing.

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