West Lawn man busted on gun charge
A 21-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he
was arrested in the 7100 block of South Avers at 1:17 pm. Saturday, April 24.
Rashaun Brooks, of the 3800 block of West 71st Street, was apprehended by officers responding to a 911 call of a man waving a gun at passers-by on 71st Street.
A CPD spokesman said that when he saw police, Brooks ditched a handgun and tried to hide behind nearby bushes.
According to public records, Brooks has been arrested five times in the last three years on charges that included criminal trespass to a vehicle, reckless conduct, criminal damage to property and possession of a controlled substance.
Claim man had gun near Hearst School
A 26-year-old Hearst area man was charged with illegal carrying of a firearm near a school, as well as possession of a controlled substance, after he was arrested in the 4600 block of South Lamon at 6:45 p.m. Monday, April 26.
Brandon Robinson, of the 5000 block of West 45th Street, was reportedly spotted carrying a holstered handgun while he was in close proximity to Hearst School, a CPD spokesman said.
Claim man molested two girls
A 52-year-old West Englewood man was charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault after he was arrested at 47th and Cicero at 9:44 p.m. Thursday, May 6.
Reginald Starks, of the 6200 block of South Seeley, allegedly molested two girls—ages 5 and 12—back in 2016-17 at his home, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Say Summit driver hit pedestrian
A 25-year-old Summit man was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, as well as leaving the scene of an accident, after he was arrested in front of 5012 West 63rd St. at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, April 27.
Carlos A. Barrera-Vega, of the 5300 block of South Hunt, reportedly drove a vehicle that struck a 38-year-old woman pedestrian and then struck another vehicle, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Barrera-Vega also was cited for failure to carry a license while driving.
Arrest woman again for retail theft
A 48-year-old West Englewood woman was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at the Walgreens at Archer and Cicero at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27.
Felicia A. Ligon, of the 7100 block of South Honore, allegedly stole merchandise but was detained by store security until police arrived.
A CPD spokesman did not say what merchandise was allegedly stolen.
According to public records, Ligon has been arrested nine times by CPD since 2015 on such charges as theft, retail theft, aggravated assault, violating an order of protection and possession of a controlled substance.
Traffic stop leads to gun charge
A 21-year-old Gage Park man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested during a traffic stop at 6400 S. Pulaski at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, May 8.
Juan J. Valdes, of the 5500 block of South Mozart, was pulled over after police said they spotted him passing a vehicle on the right. A search yielded a handgun, they said.
According to public records, Valdes has been arrested four times by CPD since 2018 on charges that included cannabis possession and theft or labor or services.
Alleged road-rage leads to assault charges
A 32-year-old Auburn Gresham man was charged two counts of assault after he was arrested at 5749 S. Harlem at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday, April 28.
Clarence D. Hill, of the 1500 block of West 77th Street, allegedly threatened a 49-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman with bodily harm during what a CPD spokesman called a road rage incident that occurred in a parking lot.
According to public records, Hill has been arrested three times by CPD since 2016—twice on DUI charges.
Claim suburban woman drove drunk
A 46-year-old Prospect Heights woman was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and illegally transporting open alcohol after she was arrested in the 7100 block of West Archer at 6:24 p.m. Sunday, May 9.
Stephanie A. Patrasso, of the 1200 block of River Road, was apprehended without incident.
Charged with damage to sandwich shop
A 25-year-old Clearing man was charged with criminal trespass to land, criminal damage to property and theft after he was arrested in front of 6330 W. 63rd St. at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, May 2.
Adrian Israel Barcenas-Buendia, of the 6500 block of West 64th Street, was apprehended after he allegedly caused a disturbance in the Subway sandwich shop at 6456 W. 63rd St. minutes earlier.
A CPD spokesman said that Barcenas-Buendia threw sandwiches around, damaged a credit card reader and knocked over a tip jar.
Charge man with DUI, drug possession
A 42-year-old Clearing man was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he was arrested in the 7100 block of West 63rd Street at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, May 9.
Marek Capiak, of the 6200 block of South Neenah, also was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a search of his vehicle yielded a plastic bag containing suspect heroin, a CPD spokesman said.
Traffic stop leads to gun charge
A 25-year-old Back of the Yards man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 5600 block of South Pulaski at 8:25 p.m. Saturday, April 17.
Justin J. Ross-Haymer, of the 5200 block of South Paulina, allegedly was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.
Claim man violated order of protection
A 27-year-old Little Village man was charged with violating an order of protection after he was arrested in the 6200 block of South Kenneth at 5:08 p.m. Monday, April 19.
Asencion Barojas, of the 2700 block of South Spaulding, allegedly violated the order by trying to visit a 35-year-old woman.
Charge woman with domestic battery
A 19-year-old Scottsdale woman was charged with domestic battery after she was arrested in the 8500 block of South Karlov at 5:19 p.m. Sunday, April 18.
Catera C. Turner, of the 8500 block of South Komensky, allegedly cut a 25-year-old woman during an argument that occurred on April 13, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Traffic stop leads to ‘criminal damage’ charge
A 25-year-old West Humboldt Park man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 4800 block of South Archer at 2:14 a.m. Saturday, April 17.
Isa Z. Allan, of the 800 block of North Christiana, allegedly damaged the living room window of a home by throwing a piece of wood at it. A CPD spokesman provided no other details.