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.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Crime News Update
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A 48-year-old West Lawn man was charged with battery after he was arrested in the 4700 block of South Karlov at 7:55 p.m. Friday, June 18.
Jaime Hernandez, of the 6700 block of South Karlov, allegedly touched the breast of an 18-year-old woman without her consent, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
According to public records, Hernandez has been arrested 16 times by CPD since 2016 on charges that included retail theft, criminal trespass to property, possession of a controlled substance and drinking on the public way (11 times).
A 35-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated DUI after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 3900 block of West 66th Street at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 19.
Felipe de Jesus Cruz, of the 3800 block of West Marquette Road, was driving a vehicle curbed after police spotted it driving erratically, a CPD spokesman said.
Cruz also was changed with driving on a revoked license, as well as illegally transporting open alcohol (a can of beer) in a vehicle.
According to public records, Cruz has been arrested three times by CPD since 2016 on charges that included aggravated DUI, driving on a revoked license and leaving the scene of an accident.
A 51-year-old West Lawn man was charged with DUI after he was arrested after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at 44th and Pulaski at 3:41 p.m. Monday, June 21.
Luis Antonio Rivas-Maya, of the 6800 block of South Kedvale, also was charged with failure to yield, as well as illegal transportation of open alcohol in a vehicle.
A CPD spokesman said officers found an empty bottle of tequila in Rivas-Maya’s vehicle.
A 46-year-old Little Village man was charged with DUI after he was arrested in the 6100 block of South Pulaski at 8:35 p.m. Saturday, June 26.
Hector H. Martinez, of the 2600 block of South Millard, also was cited for illegally transporting open alcohol after police reportedly found a half-empty bottle of tequila in the back seat of his vehicle.
Police said Martinez attracted their attention when they spotted him throwing things out the window of his vehicle.
A 30-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5800 block of South Archer at 2:04 a.m. Friday, June 25.
Edward A. Lopez allegedly punched a 29-year-old man in the face during an argument.
According to public records, Lopez was arrested by CPD in January 2015 and charged with domestic battery.
A 35-year-old Archer Heights man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5200 block of South Archer at 1:05 p.m. Friday, June 25.
Sergio Sauceda allegedly hit a 32-year-old woman in the head and torso with a wire hanger, during an argument—causing a cut near her eye.
According to public records, Sauceda has been arrested eight times by CPD on such charges as aggravated assault, battery, domestic battery (three times), criminal damage to property, aggravated DUI, illegally transporting open alcohol in a vehicle and drinking alcohol on the public way.
A 22-year-old Little Village man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested in the 4100 block of West 47th Street at 11:09 p.m. Friday, June 25.
Alejandro Garcia, of the 2200 block of South Drake, allegedly grabbed a 25-year-old woman’s neck and pushed her against a wall during an argument.
A CPD spokesman said the woman suffered a cut on her elbow. According to public records, Garcia was arrested by CPD in August 2018 near 23rd and Kedzie and charged with battery.
A 33-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5200 block of South Tripp at 4:35 a.m. Saturday, June 26.
Jhony Argueta allegedly grabbed a 43-year-old woman by the neck and punched her in the face during an argument.
A 47-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated assault after he was arrested near his home in the 7100 block of South Millard at 9:18 p.m. Saturday, June 26.
David Ruiz allegedly pulled a pistol and threatened a 31-year-old man in a garage near his home, a CPD spokesman said.
A 26-year-old West Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 3800 block of West 70th Place at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 27.
Jorge Rodriguez allegedly hit a 28-year-old woman in the cheek during an argument.
A CPD spokesman said the woman suffered a cut on her cheek.
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Posted by Southwest Chicago Post at 4:50 PM