Shot in the elbow on Pulaski
A 21-year-old man was shot in the right elbow as he rode as a rear-seat passenger in a southbound vehicle in the 5200 block of South Pulaski at about 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. Police said the shooter fired from the street. No one is in custody.
Accused murderer arrested at MDW
A Morgan Park man arrested at Midway Airport at 11:51 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 was charged with murder, police said.
Hezekiah L. Jackson, of the 11800 block of South Ashland, allegedly shot and killed 20-year-old Ceasar Calvin Shears Jr. in the 2600 block of East 85th Street on July 5.
Jackson was charged with two counts of resisting arrest when he allegedly resisted being handcuffed. Police would not say why Jackson was at the airport or offer any other information.
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Charge pair with attempted murder
Two Southwest Side men were each charged with five counts of attempted murder after they were arrested on Sept. 13 in the 800 block of East Avenue in suburban La Grange.
Isaiah Renteria, 22, of the 6500 block of South Kedvale, and Pedro Molina, 23, of the 3600 block of South Damen, allegedly opened fire on a group of people in the 1800 block of West 21st Place, a short time before they were arrested.
Police said a 12-year-old boy was shot and critically injured. Four other people: two more 12-year-old boys, a 20-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were fired upon but not hit.
Bond was denied for both men. They are in custody of the Cook County Department of Corrections and are scheduled to appear in court again on Friday, Sept. 23.
According to public records, Molina was arrested by CPD near 19th and Seeley in April 2018 and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
According to public records, Renteria has been arrested five times by CPD since 2019, on charges that included possession of burglary tools, burglary, theft, criminal trespass to a vehicle, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and being an armed habitual criminal.
Claim woman stole laundry soap
A 60-year-old Clearing woman was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at the Jewel-Osco at 6107 S. Archer at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Teresa J. Bajic, of the 6100 block of South Nagle, allegedly stole a bottle of laundry detergent and other items, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Charge man with aggravated sexual assault
A 31-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault after he was arrested at his home in the 6200 block of South Kildare at 11:31 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.
Christian Mondragon allegedly assaulted a 32-year-old woman and hit her with the handle of a knife during the attack. A CPD spokesman said the victim escaped by locking herself in a room until police arrived.
Two days earlier, Mondragon was charged with aggravated assault after he was arrested outside a home in the 6400 block of South Karlov at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. He allegedly came to the home of a 62-year-old man and threatened him, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
According to public records, Mondragon has been arrested seven times by CPD since 2016 on such charges as reckless conduct, public indecency, DUI and battery.
Say man threatened to slap airline worker
A 62-year-old South Side man was charged with assault after he was arrested at Midway Airport at 4:52 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Donald Hank Smith, of the 1100 block of West 110th Street, allegedly threatened to slap an airline employee during a disagreement.
Charge man with damaging property
A 42-year-old Northwest Side man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested at a home in the 6400 block of South Kedvale at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Miguel A. Lopez, of the 4100 block of North Marmora, allegedly damaged property while engaged in an argument with a landlord, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Say man punched elderly man in the face
A 31-year-old man from suburban South Holland was charged with battery after he was arrested at the CTA Orange Line terminal, 4612 W. 59th St., at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19.
Darron C. Talmadge, of the 15200 block of South Drexel, allegedly punched a 79-year-old man in the face, on a train platform. Because of the victim’s age, police requested aggravated battery charges, but were turned down by an assistant state’s attorney.
According to public records, Talmadge has been arrested five times by CPD since 2019, on charges that included criminal trespass to land, aggravated assault of a state employee, aggravated assault of a transit worker and violation of terms of bail.
He punched and choked me, woman says
A 37-year-old man from suburban Northlake was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated kidnapping and criminal damage to property after he was arrested in the 7800 block of South Kolmar at 3:58 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.
Steven J. Gonzalez, of the 200 block of West Grand, allegedly punched and choked a 39-year-old woman in her home and damaged some of her property, a CPD spokesman said.
According to public records, Gonzalez has been arrested five times by CPD since 2014 on charges that included unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and theft.
Claim man pushed boy off bike
An 18-year-old West Rogers Park man was charged with battery after he was arrested at Wentworth Park, 5600 S. Mobile, at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Jay Halloway, of the 2600 block of West Estes, allegedly pushed a 14-year-old boy off his bicycle in the park on July 27.
A CPD spokesman did not explain the gap between incident and arrest, or why police believe it was Halloway who committed the crime.
Charge Worth man with DUI after crash
A 30-year-old man from suburban Worth was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving an uninsured vehicle after he was arrested in front of 5958 S. Narragansett at 12:56 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
Kreshnik Rysha, of the 7400 block of West 111th Street, allegedly drove a vehicle and crashed it into a parked vehicle.
Police at the scene added a charge of illegal possession of a pellet gun.
Charge man with domestic battery
A 28-year-old Clearing man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 6000 block of South Mulligan at 12:27 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Sergio D. Lopez allegedly pushed a 28-year-old woman against a fence and then threw her to the ground during an argument, a CPD spokesman said.
Say man damaged barbershop window
A 32-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested in the 4300 block of West 63rd Street at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Cory D. Patterson, of the 3100 block of West 71st Street, allegedly threw an object at a window of a storefront on the block where he was arrested. A CPD spokesman declined to name the business, but a source in the neighborhood identified it as the Elite Cuts barbershop.
According to public records, Patterson has been arrested 17 times by CPD since 2014 on such charges as criminal trespass to land, battery, aggravated battery of a peace officer, assault, aggravated assault, reckless conduct, reckless driving and violating terms of bail.
Arrest man on 63rd Street
A 32-year-old Auburn Gresham man was charged with failure to yield the right of way after he was arrested by police investigating a traffic crash in the 5100 block of West 63rd Street at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
Hassan I. Abdur-Rahman, of the 9000 block of South Laflin, also was cited for driving an uninsured vehicle and driving on a suspended license.
According to public records, Abdur-Rahman was arrested by CPD in March 2021 near 60th and Menard and charged with domestic battery.
Charge man with battery
A 33-year-old from suburban Elmwood Park was charged with battery after he was arrested in the 6000 block of South Tripp at 11:06 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
Victor M. Gonzalez Lopez, of the 2400 block of North 75th Court, allegedly pushed a 39-year-old woman and struck her in the face during an argument.
Claim Ohio man stiffed driver
A 30-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio was charged with theft after he was arrested outside Midway International Airport, 5701 S. Cicero, at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Riley Austin Horton allegedly refused to pay what he owed a rideshare driver, a CPD spokesman said with elaborating.
Claim man harassed woman via text
A 28-year-old Gage Park man was charged with assault and telephone harassment after he was arrested at 63rd and Kostner at 7:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.
Isaac Mora Jr., of the 3400 block of West 54th Place, allegedly sent threatening text messages to a 27-year-old woman, a CPD spokesman said.
According to public records, Mora was arrested by CPD in December 2020 and charged with aggravated domestic battery.
Say man violated court order
A 39-year-old Gage Park man was charged with violating an order of protection after he was arrested at a home in the 6200 block of South Tripp at 10:53 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.
Asencion Barojas, of the 5500 block of South Sawyer, allegedly entered the home of a 37-year-old woman, in violation of a court order.
According to public records, Barojas was arrested by CPD in April 2021 near 63rd and Kenneth and charged with violating an order of protection.
Say woman punched man in face
A 38-year-old Clearing woman was charged with battery after she was arrested in her home in the 6800 block of West 65th Street at 4:24 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
Crystal Figueroa allegedly punched a 38-year-old man in the face during an argument.
Claim man molested teen relative
A 47-year-old man from Indianapolis, Ind. was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault of an underage family member after he was arrested at Midway Airport at 11:31 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5.
Luis Andrade Lopez allegedly molested a 15-year-old girl in a home in the 1700 block of West 32nd Street in October 2021, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Say man carried pellet gun
A 26-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with illegal possession of a pellet gun after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 6200 block of South Pulaski at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.
Cristian Balbino, of the 3400 block of West 59th Place, also was cited for driving on a suspended license, failure to have a front license plate and failure to have a registration sticker on the vehicle’s rear plate.
According to public records, Balbino has been arrested seven times by CPD since 2015 on such charges as obstructing identification, battery, aggravated arson and violating an order of protection.
Crash leads to weapons charge in Vittum Park
A 34-year-old man from suburban Mokena was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested by police investigating a traffic crash in the 4900 block of South Lamon at 4:11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9.
Guillermo A. Villasenor also was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, possession of cannabis and driving without a license. A CPD spokesman did not elaborate on the weapons charge.
Police make bust at illegal car gathering
A 23-year-old Southeast Side man was charged with assault after he was arrested in the 4700 block of South Cicero at 2:51 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
Ricardo Marin, of the 10800 block of South Avenue G, was allegedly part of an illegal gathering of motorist drag racing and drifting on Cicero Avenue. A CPD spokesman said Marin tried unsuccessfully to flee.
He also was charged with illegal possession of fireworks, as well as illegal modification of a license plate (police said he had put tape over his license plate). A CPD spokesman did not elaborate on what led to the assault charge.