Armed thugs carjack couple
Two criminals remain at large after they carjacked a couple in Garfield Ridge last weekend. A 33-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were sitting in a car parked near 53rd and Rutherford at about midnight Sunday, November 7 when two gunmen approached (one on each side of the car). The thugs brandished handguns and ordered the victims out of the vehicle. They complied, and the 26-year-old handed over the keys. One of the criminals jumped in the car (a 2016 Toyota Corolla) and sped away west on 53rd Street. The other thug ran to a nearby alley and sped away south through the alley. Both criminals were described as Hispanic men. Police said the stolen car was recovered a short time later in Back of the Yards, near 45th and Paulina.
Charged with punching elderly man in face
A 59-year-old Archer Heights man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5200 block of South Keating at 10:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.
Stanislaw Szatlarski allegedly punched a 70-year-old man in the face during an argument.
According to public records, Szatlarski has been arrested four times by CPD since 2017 on charges that included battery and reckless conduct.
Claim Burbank man drove drunk, caused crash
A 24-year-old Burbank man was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and leaving the scene of an accident after he was arrested in the 5300 block of South Massasoit at 7:48 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11.
Lukasz K. Palenica, of the 7800 block of South Narragansett, allegedly was driving a vehicle that struck a taxicab.
The cab driver gave chase and called 911, police said. Palenica also was cited for failure to stay in his lane.
Hit me with a wine bottle, man says
A 29-year-old Clearing woman was charged with domestic battery after she was arrested at her home in the 7000 block of West 63rd Street at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Esmeralda E. Martinez allegedly used a wine bottle to hit a 30-year-old man in the arm during an argument.
Claim man threatened woman
A 69-year-old West Lawn man was charged with assault after he was arrested at his home in the 6200 block of South Kilbourn at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17.
Richard F. De Michael allegedly threw a TV remote control device and a Kindle at a 64-year-old woman during an argument—and then threatened to kill her, police said.
According to public records, De Michael has been arrested four times by CPD since 2015—three times at his home on a domestic battery charge.
Woman charged again with drug crime
A 25-year-old Brighton Park woman was charged with possession of controlled substance after she was arrested outside in the 4400 block of South Lawler at 8:29 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.
Paige K. Santana, of the 4000 block of South Richmond, was reportedly found to be in possession of two bags of a powdery substance believed to be heroin, a CPD spokesman said. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was added after police reportedly found a glass pipe inside a cigarette package on Santana. She also was wanted on a warrant, although police declined to say what she was wanted for or what jurisdiction issued the warrant.
According to public records, Santana has been arrested 15 times by CPD since 2018 on such charges as possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespass to a vehicle, soliciting rides on a public roadway and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Say man dented car hood
A 45-year-old man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested at 45th and Cicero at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.
Nickie Anderson allegedly used his fist to pound on the hood of a car, denting it.
A charge of obstructing identification was added after Anderson allegedly gave police a false name.
According to public records, Anderson has been arrested seven times by CPD since 2014 on such charges as assault, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, resisting arrest, possession of a deadly weapon and drinking alcohol on the public way.
Say man violated order of protection again
A 41-year-old West Lawn man was charged with violating an order of protection after he was arrested at his home in the 6500 block of South Keating at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.
Fernando M. Salgado allegedly violated the terms of an order designed to protect a 71-year-old woman.
According to public records, Salgado has been arrested four times this year by CPD: three times for violating an order of protection and once on a warrant charge.
Claim man punched woman in the head
A 25-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested on a sidewalk in the 6700 block of South Pulaski at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.
Ardan J. Caruthers, of the 6100 block of South Fairfield, allegedly punched a 24-year-old woman in the head during an argument.
According to public records, Caruthers was arrested by CPD in April 2015 at 71st and California and charged with robbery.
Man arrested twice in one week
A 55-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with violating an order of protection after he was arrested in the 6200 block of South Archer at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.
Marek Krzywinski, of the 5500 block of South Mayfield, allegedly tried to visit a 60-year-old woman, in violation of a court order.
A week earlier, at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, Krzywinski was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he was arrested in the 6100 block of South Archer. He allegedly drove his vehicle into a parked car a short distance from where he was arrested.
According to public records, Krzywinski was arrested in August in the 6600 block of West 64th Place and charged with domestic battery.
Allegedly punched teen in the face
A 20-year-old Auburn Gresham man was charged with battery after he was arrested in the 6500 block of West Archer at 12:29 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.
Fernando Vargas Jr., of the 7500 block of South Seeley, allegedly punched a 17-year-old boy in the face during an argument after a traffic crash, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Charge man with reckless driving after crash
A 26-year-old Clearing man was charged with reckless driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he was arrested in the 4000 block of West 63rd Street at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.
Kyle B. Wunderlich, of the 6100 block of West 64th Place, allegedly drive a vehicle that ran a red light at 63rd and Pulaski, crashing into another vehicle—which, in turn, crashed into another.
According to public records, Wunderlich was arrested by CPD in September 2020 in the 5700 block of West 63rd Street and was charged with robbery, battery and assault.
Charge man with trespassing at MDW
A 52-year-old South Side man was charged with criminal trespass to state land after he was arrested at Midway International Airport at 2:08 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.
Lloyd C. Adell, of the 9200 block of South Wabash, was apprehended in a restricted baggage area.
He reportedly told police he was trying to retrieve a cellphone he said he left on a passenger jet.
Charged with DUI after crash
A 46-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash after he was arrested at 56th and Kostner at 8:44 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.
Fernando Ferrer, of the 5900 block of South Tripp, was the driver of a vehicle that crashed into four parked cars before flipping upside down, a CPD spokesman said.
He also was cited for driving without a license.
Airport worker allegedly swiped cash
A 31-year-old man from suburban Cicero was charged with theft after he was arrested at Midway International Airport at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Edwin Chinos, of the 5900 block of West 35th Street, allegedly stole cash from a cash register at a business where he worked in the terminal.
A CPD spokesman declined to say how much cash allegedly was stolen.
Claim man made threats on 58th Street
A 27-year-old West Lawn man was charged with two counts of assault after he was arrested in the 4000 block of West 58th Street at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3.
Miguel A. Mendez-Guzman, of the 6200 block of South Kostner, allegedly made verbal threats against a 28-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man during an argument on the street.
According to public records, Mendez-Guzman was arrested twice by CPD in 2019, on charges that included theft and driving on a suspended license.
Charge man again with drunk driving
A 34-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated DUI and driving on a suspended license after he was arrested in the 6700 block of South Komensky at 3:16 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.
Julio Flores, of the 6700 block of South Kedvale, was encountered by police responding to a call of a man slumped over the steering wheel of vehicle.
Police said Flores was asleep at the wheel, and his vehicle was stopped.
According to public records, Flores was arrested by CPD near 35th and Damen in 2014 and charged with aggravated DUI, aggravated fleeing, illegal transportation of open alcohol in a vehicle and driving on a suspended license.