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.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Crime News Update
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Shot in the arm on 47th Street
A 21-year-old man was shot in the right arm as he stood outside in the 4100 block of West 47th Street at 5:39 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Police said the shooter fired from a vehicle that pulled up near the victim. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. No one is in custody.
A 48-year-old North Loop man was charged with aggravated battery after he was arrested at Computer Zone, 7951 S Cicero, at 10:04 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.
Samer A. Ghannam, of the 1000 block of North State, allegedly hit a 33-year-old man with a samurai-style sword during an argument.
According to public records, Ghannam has been arrested three times by CPD this year on charges that included criminal trespass to land, reckless conduct and violation of bail terms.
A 35-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with battery after he was arrested outside Bree Thai restaurant, 5306 S. Central, at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.
Charles Seitz, of the 5200 block of West 55th Street, allegedly pushed another man during an argument at the restaurant, a CPD spokesman said.
According to public records, Seitz has been arrested six times by CPD since 2014 on charges that included assault, aggravated assault, domestic battery and drinking alcohol on the public way.
A 39-year-old man from suburban Elk Grove Village was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested in the 6200 block of West 64th Street at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, July 31.
Andrew Hirsimaki, of the 800 block of Oakton Street, allegedly grabbed a 35-year-old woman by her feet and dragged her down a flight of stairs during an argument.
According to public records, Hirsimaki was arrested by CPD in January 2014 on the Far Northwest Side and charged with battery.
A 27-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with aggravated domestic battery after he was arrested in the 4500 block of West Marquette Road at 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.
Kamil Bochula, of the 5600 block of South Mayfield, allegedly grabbed a 26-year-old woman by the neck and pushed her onto a couch during an argument.
According to public records, Bochula has been arrested six times by CPD since 2014 on such charges as reckless conduct, criminal trespass to land, domestic battery and drinking alcohol on the public way.
A 40-year-old man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested in the 6000 block of South Tripp at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, July 29.
Paul T. Rafalski allegedly punched a 31-year-old woman in the face during an argument, causing swelling and bleeding, a CPD spokesman said.
A 25-year-old Scottsdale man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested at a home in the 4500 block of West 79th Place at 6:37 p.m. Saturday, July 24.
Noah J. Holloway, of the same block, allegedly damaged the lid of a deep-chest freezer and broke a mirror belonging to a 67-year-old woman, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
According to public records, Holloway was arrested by CPD in December 2019 near 69th and State and charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
A 70-year-old Woodlawn man was charged with DUI and illegal transportation of open alcohol in a vehicle after he was arrested in the 4300 block of West 79th Street at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, July 28.
Sammy L. Carroll, of the 6900 block of South Lafayette, was curbed by officers who said he was not wearing a seatbelt. He also was ticketed for driving on a suspended license and not having a current city vehicle sticker.
According to public records, Carroll was arrested by CPD in June 2016 near 74th and Stewart and charged with criminal damage to property.
A 31-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5100 block of South Laramie at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29.
Rolando Dominguez allegedly banged the head of a 31-year-old woman against a refrigerator during an argument.
According to public records, Dominguez was arrested by CPD in April 2020 near 52nd and Knox and charged with possession of a controlled substance and three counts of criminal damage to property.
A 21-year-old West Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 3600 block of West 67th Place at 7:20 a.m. Friday, July 16.
Isaiah Barco allegedly punched a 21-year-old woman in the head and forearm during an argument.
According to public records, Barco has been arrested four times by CPD since 2018 on such charges as aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated battery of a peace officer, and resisting arrest.
A 67-year-old Clearing man was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after he was arrested near his home in the 6000 block of South Narragansett at 8:16 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.
Robert C. Aderman allegedly drove a vehicle that crashed into a vehicle parked nearby, a CPD spokesman said.
A 36-year-old Southeast Side man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested on the street in the 6100 block of South Parkside at 1:16 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.
Rasheedy Y. Harkness, of the 2400 block of East 93rd Street, allegedly grabbed and twisted the wrists of a 40-year-old woman during an argument.
A 35-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with being an armed habitual criminal after he was arrested on the street in front of 4216 W. 63rd St. at 10:39 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.
Jose A. Serrano, of the 5200 block of South Mobile, was stopped by officers responding to a 911 “man with a gun” call made by a customer at a nearby bar. During a pat down, officers reportedly found a handgun on Serrano.
A CPD spokesman said Serrano is a convicted felon, but did not elaborate.
A 41-year-old Little Village man was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and illegal transportation of open alcohol in a vehicle after he was arrested in front of 5840 S. Pulaski at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8.
Juan Salvador Martinez, of the 2500 block of South Homan, also was charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving without a license. He also was wanted on an arrest warrant, although a CPD spokesman declined to say what Martinez was wanted for or which jurisdiction issued the warrant.
According to public records, Martinez has been arrested four times by CPD since 2019—twice on domestic battery charges and once for allegedly violating an order of protection.
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Posted by Southwest Chicago Post at 9:10 AM
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