Thursday, March 29, 2018

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 the western section of the district. 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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Archer Heights man charged with swiping parcel off porch
A 39-year-old Archer Heights man has been charged with theft after he allegedly stole a
Martin Watson
package from a porch in the 5200 block of South Oak Park at about 2:27 p.m. Thursday, March 29. A witness reportedly saw Martin Watson, of the 5200 block of South Archer, follow a UPS truck, swipe the parcel off a porch and flee in a vehicle. Police responding to the witness' 911 call spotted Watson in the 5100 block of South New England and apprehended him. Police added that Watson was in possession of the package, and that it was returned to its owner. They did not say what was inside the parcel.






Trio robs McKinley Park pizzeria
Police are appealing to the public to help identify three men who robbed a McKinley Park pizzeria at gunpoint at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. On store surveillance video released by CPD, the trio enters Humberto’s Pizza, 1858 W. Pershing, with their faces mostly concealed by hoods, scarves and hats. At least one of them was armed with a pistol. After announcing the robbery, the bandits took about $500 cash from a register, as well as an iPhone 7 and a set of car keys from a female employee. The robbers then left the store and fled in a red Ford Escape, a 2013 or newer model. Those with useful information to share about the crime are asked to call CPD Detective Toner at (312) 747-8227 or Area Central headquarters at (312) 747-8380. Anonymous tips also may be submitted at CPDtip.com.

See the video here:

https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoPoliceDepartment/videos/10155036577331534/

Woman busted on Archer prostitution rap
Police have charged a 55-year-old woman with prostitution, as well as operating a
Dong
massage establishment without a license, after they visited a storefront at 6302 S. Archer at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 14. Guiqin Dong was taken into custody after police acted on a tip about massage services touted at the location in an online advertisement. Dong is due in court later this week.









Teen shot in arm in Mozart drive-by
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm as he stood outside in the 5700 block of South Mozart at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, March 25. The victim told police that the shooter fired from a light-colored sedan. The teen was transported to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. No one is in custody.

Plainfield couple dead in crash in Archer Heights
Two people from suburban Plainfield were killed when their motorcycle crashed into a semi-trailer truck at 1:16 a.m. Friday, March 23, at 41st and Pulaski. Jason Richard Kenealy, 22, and Lindsey Morgan, 20, were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said that the motorcycle struck the truck as the larger vehicle was turning left onto 41st Street. The truck driver was not injured or ticketed, police added.








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1 comment:

  1. Do you happen to have the phone number of that massage parlor?

    ReplyDelete