Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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 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.

* * *

Say man drove without a license
Richard Lopez

A 19-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with driving without a license after he was arrested in the 6300 block of South Archer at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Richard Lopez, of the 5600 block of South Nagle, was driving a vehicle that was curbed by police after they saw him failing to signal a lane change. He also was cited for driving without insurance.

According to public records, Lopez has been arrested five times by CPD in the last 14 months, on charges that included possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

public service announcement

What are you doing at 3:28 p.m. Saturday, March 28? The Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch has something they'd like everyone in the community to do. Details at http://www.swchicagopost.com/2020/03/fly-flag-raise-your-voice.html

public service announcement

Hit man with ‘revoked license’ charge
Moises Gonzalez

A 49-year-old South Side man was charged with driving on a revoked license after he was arrested in the 5600 block of South Natchez at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.

Moises Gonzalez, of the 5200 block of South Green, was driving a vehicle that was curbed by police when they saw it emerge from the mouth of an alley, a CPD spokesman said. 

Gonzalez also was ticketed for driving without insurance.

Arrest suburban man on DUI rap
Ian Gore

A 54-year-old man from suburban Riverdale was charged with DUI/drugs, as well as failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he was arrested in the 5000 block of South Pulaski at 7:43 p.m. Friday, March 6.

Ian Gore, of the 300 block of North Longcommon, was apprehended without incident.

He slammed a door on my arm, woman tells police
Jesus Acosta

A 41-year-old Vittum Park man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5500 block of South Archer at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8.

Jesus Acosta allegedly held the arm of a 27-year-old woman and slammed a door on it several times, during an argument. 

Claim man smashed vehicle window
Michael Casey

A 24-year-old South Shore man was charged with criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to a vehicle after he was arrested at 8:39 a.m. Sunday, March 8 in the 8200 block of South Pulaski.

Michael Casey, of the 7500 block of South Eggleston, allegedly used a rock to smash the rear window of a vehicle because he wanted to get inside and go to sleep, a CPD spokesman said.

According to public records, Casey was arrested by CPD in December 2018 near 79th and Morgan and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Charged with driving on a suspended license, again
Rolando Ramirez

A 39-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with driving on a suspended license during a traffic stop in the 4500 block of West 55th Street at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

Rolando Ramirez, of the 5200 block of South Ridgeway, also was cited for driving without insurance and operating an unregistered vehicle.

According to public records, Ramirez has been arrested four times by CPD since 2016—each time changed with driving on a suspended license.

Say she stole from Target
Annette Wieckowski-Harper

A 38-year-old Archer Heights woman was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at Target, 4433 S. Pulaski, at 5:55 p.m. Monday, March 2.

Annette Wieckowski-Harper, of the 4500 block of South Ridgeway, was apprehended without incident. Police declined to say what was allegedly stolen.

According to public records, Wieckowski-Harper has been arrested three times by CPD since 2014—twice on retail theft charges and once for child endangerment.

# # #

No comments:

Post a Comment