Thursday, April 19, 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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Bust West Lawn man in shooting
A 36-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly shot
Jesus Arteaga
a Parkview man in the arm as the victim took out the trash in the alley behind his home in the 3900 block of West 85th Street at 6:54 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Jesus Arteaga, of the 7100 block of South Ridgeway, was arrested near his home, about 13 minutes after the shooting occurred. Police were combing the area after the victim said the shooter was his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend and said where he lived. Police said they spotted Arteaga driving a vehicle they pulled over for a traffic stop. He also was charged with driving on a revoked license and possession of cannabis. Police did not say if they found a weapon on Arteaga. The victim, described by a law enforcement source as a documented gang member, was said to be recovering from his injury.

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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beats 813 or 833 (see map), come to West Lawn Park, 4233 West 65th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. 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.

Reputed gang member from suburbs shot on Mozart
A 23-year-old Chicago Ridge man said by police to be a gang member was shot in the elbow as he sat in a car in the 7100 block of South Mozart at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Police responding to a “shots fired” call found the victim pacing on the sidewalk, holding his arm. Police said they found 12 bullet holes in the vehicle and shell casings nearby. The car’s driver, a 27-year-old Chicago Lawn man said to belong to the same gang as the man shot, told police that the shooter walked up, fired multiple times and then fled through a gangway. He was described as a Hispanic man age 20-29, about 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds. The victim was taken by CFD ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.

Broken nose for man in argument over woman
A 43-year-old West Lawn man was beaten by two other men during an argument in an apartment in the 3200 block of West 55th Street at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, April 15. The victim, described by police as intoxicated, said he had been drinking at a party and began arguing with two men who were talking to his girlfriend. They punched and kicked the victim, breaking his nose and leaving him with cuts on his face and a bruise on his forehead. He was taken by CFD ambulance to Holy Cross Hospital for treatment. The attackers were described only as Hispanic men between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot-4.

Subway on 63rd Street robbed
The Subway sandwich shop at 6452 W. 63rd St. was robbed at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 10. A 37-year-old clerk told police that a masked man walked in, threw a white plastic Walmart bag on the counter and said, “Gimme cash. Gimme cash, fast, fast!” He then put his hand in his pocket, implying he had a gun and threatening to shoot the clerk and a 59-year-old woman seated at a table in the restaurant. The clerk surrendered about $130 cash, and the bandit ran away north on Natchez. The thug was described as a white man age 25-30, about 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds, wearing a black baseball cap and blue jeans. That Subway shop has been robbed several times in recent years, according to public records.

Masked bandit robs soccer store
An armed bandit robbed the Originales Soccer Store, 5093 S. Archer, at 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 13, making off with about $900 cash and a laptop computer. An employee told police that the robber walked in, implied he had a weapon by putting his hand in his pocket and demanded cash. The employee complied, and the thug ran out of the store. He was described as a black Hispanic man age 20-26, wearing a black face mask and a black hoody.

Punched, knocked down, robbed
A 20-year-old Scottsdale man told police he was punched in the chest, knocked to the ground and robbed of his cellphone in front of his home in the 8100 block of South Kolmar at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. The victim said he saw a man sitting on his front porch and that when he confronted him, the thug attacked and robbed him, running away north on Kolmar. The bandit was described as a Hispanic man about age 28, 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, with black hair in a “fade” style. He wore a black hoody and black sweatpants.

Clearing man arrested again for domestic battery
A 44-year-old Clearing man was arrested and charged with domestic battery—for the third
Joseph Holubek
time in the last 14 months—after he allegedly punched a 40-year-old woman in the face at his home in the 6000 block of South Massasoit at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12.

Joseph Holubek was expected in court this week. The victim, who police said suffered swelling and bruising, declined to go to the hospital.

According to public records, Holubek also was arrested for domestic battery at his home last month, as well as in February 2017.

Charge Stickney men with assault on 51st Street
Two Stickney men were charged with assault after they allegedly threatened a man in the
Oscar Ledesma-Murillo
5900 block of West 51st Street at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 9.

Oscar Ledesma-Murillo and Jose Guisar allegedly implied they were carrying weapons, the victim told police.

Guisar was also charged with criminal damage to property after he allegedly threw a can at the victim, causing minor damage to a vehicle.

Jose Guisar

Gun to his back, teen gives up phone, bookbag
A 19-year-old West Elsdon man was robbed at gunpoint as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 4274 W. 54th St. at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. The victim told police he was walking home from a nearby fitness center when a man walked up behind him and held what felt like a gun to his lower back. He was ordered to stand still and not turn around, or he would be shot. A second criminal then emerged from a nearby gangway. The victim surrendered his cellphone and bookbag, and the bandits ran away east on 54th Street. The gunman was described as an Asian man about 20-25 year old, about 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds. He had brown eyes, black hair in locks and a dark complexion. He wore a blue skull cap, a green jacket and blue jeans. The second robber was described only as a black man age 20-25.

Robbed in bathroom stall at Target
A 45-year-old Gage Park man was robbed at gunpoint in a bathroom stall at Target, 4433 S. Pulaski, at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. The victim told police that one of two bandits put a gun to his head and demanded money. When the victim replied that he had none, they stole his cellphone and fled, reportedly getting into a white sedan with an Uber sticker. The young thugs were described as black boys or men age 16-19, about 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds, with black hair.

Reputed gang member busted on gun rap
An 18-year-old West Lawn man said by police to be an admitted gang member was charged
Jesus Valencia
with unlawful possession of a handgun after a chase that ended at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

Jesus Valencia, of the 6400 block of South Kilpatrick, was taken into custody in front of 4200 W. 63rd St.

Police responding to a “suspicious vehicle” call said they spotted Valencia in a sedan in an alley behind 6250 S. Pulaski.

Working in tandem with a CPD helicopter, police on the ground followed Valencia through several nearby streets.

Police said they later recovered a fully loaded pistol on the ground in front of 4131 W. 61st St. Valencia allegedly admitted that he threw the gun away once he knew he was being followed by police, who also confiscated a bag of suspect cannabis from him.

Vacant home hit by burglars
Burglars broke into a lockbox outside a vacant home for sale in the 3900 block of West 58th Place, used the key inside to gain access to the house and stole a refrigerator, a stove, a microwave oven and a dishwasher. The crime was reported by the victim, a 40-year-old Hickory Hills man, at about 7 p.m. Friday, April 13.

Blankets help cover burglars’ entry into store
Burglars broke into the T-Mobile store at 5123 S. Pulaski, but it was initially unclear if anything had been stolen. The crime occurred at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, when an alarm was tripped and a manager notified. He waited until about 9 a.m. to investigate and told police it appeared that the offenders broke in through a roof vent and lowered themselves into the store on a rope made of blankets tied together.

Big cash haul reported in home heist
Burglars forced open the side door of a home in the 6600 block of South Kildare and reportedly stole three TVs and antennas, an iPod, about $15,000 cash, a Coach purse, eight cellphones, a Playstation 3 video game console and five checks. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 40-year-old woman, when she and her family came home at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

Burglars hit elderly woman’s home
Burglars forced open the kitchen window of an apartment in the 8000 block of South Pulaski and stole assorted jewelry, as well as food from a refrigerator. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 70-year-old woman, when she returned home at about 6 a.m. Thursday, April 12.

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