Thursday, June 14, 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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Man shot in drive-by in Parkview neighborhood
A 19-year-old man was shot in his left hand and left leg in a crime that occurred in the 3800 block of West 85th Street at 11:53 a.m. Monday, June 11. The victim told police he was sitting in his parked vehicle when a silver, four-door car pulled up next to him and its passenger started shooting before speeding away northeast on Southwest Highway. The victim was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition. The driver and the shooter were described only as black men, according to police.

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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 811 (see map), come to Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 5550 S. Merrimac, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 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.


Walking to Orange Line station, robbed on Kedzie
A 36-year-old Gage Park man was robbed at gunpoint as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 4900 S. Kedzie at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The victim told police he was walking north to the CTA Orange Line station when two men walked up. One pulled a pistol while the other went through the victim’s pockets, taking his wallet and cellphone before running away. They were described as black men about 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds.



Charge man with spitting on McD’s employee

A 27-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with misdemeanor battery after he allegedly
Jonathan Michalik
spat on an 18-year-old woman at McDonald’s, 6720 W. Archer, at 2:24 a.m. Sunday, June 3.


Jonathan M. Michalik, of the 5400 block of South Narragansett, was arrested at the scene. 

Witnesses told police that Michalik walked up to the drive-thru window of the restaurant, was irate and engaged in an argument with the employee and then spat on her.

Michalik told the Southwest Chicago Post that he was drunk at the time, got into "a dumb argument with a group of people who work there" and in the heat of the argument may have accidentally spit on one of them. "But it was never intentional," he added.

He is due in court on July 23 at 51st and Wentworth.

According to public records, Michalik has been arrested four times by CPD since 2014, on such charges as assault, battery and battery of a peace officer.




Arrest West Lawn man six weeks after gas station fight

A 24-year-old West Lawn man was charged with battery after he allegedly punched a 23-
Roberto Montano
year-old man in the face while at the BP gas station at 6700 S. Pulaski.


Roberto D. Montano, of the 6500 block of South Karlov, was arrested at 8:49 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 while he was in a vehicle in the alley behind his home.

Police said he was identified as the offender in the crime at the BP station, which occurred at 12:42 a.m. Sunday, April 22.

According to public records, Montano has been arrested four times by CPD since 2015, on such charges as assault, domestic battery and possession of a controlled substance.



Tried to carjack me on 79th Street, woman says
A 26-year-old Gage Park woman told police that several men tried to carjack her at 79th and Tripp at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. The victim said she had just put gas in her car at the Shell station at 79th and Cicero and was headed east on 79th Street when an older red Volkswagen Jetta cut her off in traffic. When she stopped her car, a man jumped out of the Jetta, ran to her car and started cursing loudly, pounding on her window and pulling on the door handle. The victim then sped away east on 79th Street and north on Pulaski. The offenders followed but eventually abandoned the pursuit. The man who got out of the Jetta was described as a Hispanic man age 30-35, about 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds, with brown eyes, short black hair and an olive complexion. He wore a dark blue shirt and blue jeans.



Elderly man showers, scares off three home invaders
A 73-year-old Archer Heights man chased three home invaders from his house in the 4800 block of South Ridgeway at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, June 7. The victim told police that his daughter had left the front door unlocked when she left the home at 1:25 p.m. As the victim took a shower in a basement bathroom, three men entered and started taking valuables. The victim discovered the crime when he emerged from the bathroom and spotted a man carrying his TV up the basement steps. When the home invader saw the victim, he dropped the TV and ran up the stairs. The victim gave chase into the backyard, but was pushed to the ground by the offender. As the victim, got up, he saw two more home invaders flee his home. All three offenders ran into the alley and jumped into a black Honda SUV. As they sped away, the victim threw a piece of wood at the vehicle, breaking the front passenger window. All three offenders were described as Hispanic men. The first was age 20-30, about 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds with a medium complexion. He wore a cream-colored, long-sleeve polo shirt and khaki pants. Descriptions of the other two were vague. They succeeded in stealing a cellphone, the victim told police.


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Charge Scottsdale man with criminal trespass to vehicle
Sidney Warren


A 21-year-old Scottsdale man was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle after he reportedly was found in a vehicle he does not own.

Sidney N. Warren, of the 8400 block of South Knox, was arrested at 7901 S. Cicero at 5:40 p.m. Monday, June 4.

According to public records, Warren has been arrested six times by CPD since 2015, on such charges as assault, battery and possession of a stolen vehicle.






Charge felon with failing to register with police

A 22-year-old convicted felon was charged with failing to register with police after he was
Davion Givens
arrested at his home in the 3600 block of West 49th Place at 12:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. 


Davion D. Givens is required by law to register as a gun offender.

According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Givens is a convicted burglar. In an unrelated crime, he was sentenced in 2016 to four years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He was released from prison on parole in March of this year.




Charge felon with failing to register with police

A 21-year-old Archer Heights man was charged with failing to register with police after he
Michael Nares
was arrested at his home in the 4800 block of South Archer at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, June 2. 


Michael Nares is required by law to register as a gun offender.

According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Nares was convicted in 2016 of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon; and then in 2017 for obstruction of justice/destruction of evidence.

He was sentenced to two years in prison but was paroled in March of this year.

Nares has been arrested five times by CPD since 2015, all in the Archer Heights/West Elsdon area, on such charges as reckless conduct, retail theft and unlawful use of a weapon.



Bust Oak Lawn man again near Midway

A 28-year-old Oak Lawn man was charged with obstruction of traffic by a non-motorist after
Ahmad Omar
police arrested him in front of 6701 S. Cicero at 7:31 p.m. Monday, June 4.


Ahmad Omar, of the 5600 block of West Edge Lake Drive, was apprehended "after he was observed walking in the roadway obstructing traffic," police said.

According to public records, Omar has been arrested eight times by CPD since 2014, on such charges as panhandling and criminal trespass to land.

Five of those arrests have occurred this year, in a four-block stretch of Cicero Avenue just southeast of Midway Airport.





Burglar bleeds before fleeing apartment
A burglar broke into an apartment building in the 4700 block of West 65th Street and stole a pair of work boots in a hallway. The crime was discovered by one of the victims, a 55-year-old man, at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, June 9. The offender smashed the glass on two entry doors, leaving broken glass and his own blood at the scene. He also destroyed two decorative vases and damaged a metal shoe rack before leaving. He was described only as a man age 35-40 with a shaved hairstyle.

Home on Harding burglarized
Burglars broke into the basement of a home in the 4500 block of South Harding and stole two TVs, assorted jewelry, assorted tools, a lawn mower, a bicycle and about $4,000 cash. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 43-year-old man, at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday, June 5.

Burglar in Lexus hits garage
Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 4700 block of South Harding and stole three car radios, a car amplifier and a battery charger. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 34-year-old man, at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 5. A neighbor’s surveillance-camera footage showed the burglars sped away in a gold Lexus.



PlayStation swiped from home on Kildare
Burglars entered a home in the 6800 block of South Kildare and stole a PlayStation video console. The crime was reported by the victim, a 34-year-old man, at 7:11 p.m. Thursday, June 7.

Burglars hit elderly man’s garage
Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 5300 block of South Keeler and stole a lawn mower, a weed trimmer and a grass edger. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 78-year-old man, 6:20 a.m. Monday, June 4.

Burglars hit elderly man’s garage
Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 3600 block of West 55th Place and stole a lawn mower. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 72-year-old man, at 6:30 a.m. Monday, June 4.

Man sees burglar flee his home
A burglar pried open the rear basement door of a home in the 5000 block of South La Crosse and stole a jewelry box from a bedroom. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 67-year-old man, at 3:15 p.m. Friday, June 8. The victim saw the offender run out a door on the main floor. The burglar was described as a white man about 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, with short grayish hair, blue eyes and a light complexion.



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