Claim boy helped carjack driver on Pulaski
A 15-year-old boy was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking after he was arrested by members of the CPD Vehicular Hijacking Task Force at 12:19 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in the 7700 block of South Honore. Police said the teen was positively identified as one of the offenders who, hours earlier, took a vehicle at gunpoint from a 30-year-old man in the 8100 block of South Pulaski.
Back to prison after traffic stop
A 28-year-old Roseland man was charged being an armed habitual criminal after he was arrested during a traffic stop in front of 3703 W. Marquette at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Javontay J. Langford, of the 11200 block of South King Drive, was reportedly found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and ammunition magazine.
According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Langford has served time for residential burglary, as well as gun and drug convictions. In 2017 he was sentenced to eight years in prison for a weapons conviction. But he was released in April 2021. Langford is currently back in IDOC custody.
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Charge man with aggravated battery
A 22-year-old Northwest Side man was charged with aggravated battery after he was arrested in the 6500 block of West 64th Place at 12:58 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1.
Max M. Lemus, of the 7100 block of North Overhill, allegedly hit a 27-year-old man in the head with a gun during an argument.
Two charges of aggravated assault were added after Lemus allegedly threatened two police officers at the scene.
Charge man with domestic battery
A 31-year-old Clearing man was charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct after he was arrested at a home in the 6100 block of South Oak Park at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1.
Robert J. Pettis, of the 6400 block of South Oak Park, was allegedly involved in an argument and snatched a child away from her, leading to a standoff with police, according to a CPD spokesman.
According to public records, Pettis has been arrested 10 times by CPD since 2016 on such charges as urinating/defecating on the public way, criminal trespass to land, battery, burglary, theft and retail theft.
Say suburban man fired gun
A 37-year-old man from suburban Tinley Park was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm after he was arrested in the 6900 block of West 60th Street at 11:51 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5.
Mohammed Kahla, of the 9100 block of West Basswood Drive, was apprehended by officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert.
A CPD spokesman said Kahla fired a handgun once into the ground and then hid the weapon but later admitted to the crime.
Charge woman with domestic battery again
A 19-year-old Clearing woman was charged with domestic battery after she was arrested at her home in the 6100 block of South Moody at 4:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6.
Alexis Frazier allegedly restrained a 15-year-old boy and tried to prevent him from packing his personal belongings, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
According to public records, Frazier was arrested by CPD at her home on Dec. 15 and charged with domestic battery.
Claim man tried to strangle woman to death
A 26-year-old Garfield Ridge man was charged with attempted murder after he was arrested in the 5300 block of South Laramie at 10:56 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29.
Juan Cortes, of the 5300 block of South Long, was apprehended by police after a brief foot chase, a CPD spokesman said. Cortes allegedly tried to kill a 28-year-old woman in his home. He also was charged with aggravated domestic battery/strangulation, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated criminal sexual assault.
According to public records, Cortez has been three times by CPD in the last four years. He was arrested in May 2022 near 45th and Richmond and charged with domestic battery. In January 2019 he was arrested at 56th and Narragansett and charged with throwing bottles at passing vehicles.
Also arrested on Dec. 29 was 74-year-old Juan Cortes, also of the 5300 block of South Long. He was charged with kidnapping after he allegedly helped the younger Cortes force the woman into the home.
Bond was denied for both men, and they are set to appear in court on January 26.
Charge man with aggravated domestic battery
A 49-year-old Hearst area man was charged with aggravated domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 4500 block of South Leclaire at 9:44 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8.
Jameica Brown was identified as the man who allegedly hit a 49-year -old woman and threatened her with a knife back in November. A CPD spokesman offered no other details.
Traffic stop leads to gun charge
A 25-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested during a traffic stop in front of 5932 S. Pulaski at 1:04 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Giovanny Ibarra, of the 3800 block of West 59th Street, allegedly was in possession of a loaded handgun, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
‘Suspicious vehicle’ call leads to arrest
A 21-year-old Brighton Park man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested in an alley behind 5532 S. Kenneth at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29.
Ruben Valle Jr., of the 2600 block of West 46th Street, was found sleeping in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle, a CPD spokesman said, adding that officers spotted a pistol in the driver’s side door.
Say man drove recklessly
A 27-year-old Gage Park man was charged with reckless driving and driving on a revoked license after he was arrested during a traffic stop in front of 4028 W. 63rd St. at 8:23 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
Enrique Sanchez, of the 5800 block of South Mozart, also was cited for driving without insurance.
Charge Bridgeport man with DUI after crash
A 26-year-old Bridgeport man was charged with DUI, driving without insurance and failure to notify authorities of a vehicular crash.
Joe Alejandro Mora Benitez, of the 3400 block of South Lituanica, was arrested as he walked in front of 4339 W. 55th St. at 12:55 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1.
Police said minutes earlier, Benitez crashed his vehicle into a parked vehicle on the same block.
Say man had alcohol in vehicle
A 23-year-old West Lawn man was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol after he was arrested during a traffic stop near his home in the 6100 block of South Kildare at 12:44 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5.
Cesar Zaragoza also was charged with resisting arrest after he allegedly refused to get out of his vehicle when ordered to do so.
According to public records, Zaragoza has been arrested eight times by CPD since 2017 on such charges as obstructing identification, possession of a deadly weapon, robbery, battery, DUI and violating an order of protection.
Claim man used knife to threaten elderly woman
A 36-year-old man from suburban Dolton was charged with aggravated assault after he was arrested in the 8500 block of South Kilpatrick at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25.
James E. Haynes, of the 15600 block of South Dobson, allegedly used a knife to threaten a 69-year-old woman, a CPD spokesman said.
According to public records, Haynes was arrested by CPD in January 2015 near 63rd and St. Lawrence and charged with violating the terms of parole by having contact with a street gang member.
Say woman punched man in mouth
A 36-year-old Ashburn woman was charged with domestic battery after she was arrested at her home in the 3900 block of West 83rd Street at 1:18 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
Maria M. Gomez allegedly punched a 40-year-old man in the mouth during an argument.
Charge man with DUI on New Year’s Day
A 38-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with DUI, driving on a revoked license and illegally transporting open alcohol after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 3200 block of West Columbus (Southwest Highway) at 2:27 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1.
Antonio L. Adams, of the 6300 block of South Campbell, was encountered by police who said he was slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle.
Allegedly threw a blanket over her
A 32-year-old Scottsdale man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 8600 block of South Kenneth at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Thomas R. Babczak allegedly threw a blanket over a 61-year-old woman and struck her, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Bust man on weapons rap at Ford City
An 18-year-old Southeast Side man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of armor piercing bullets after he was arrested at a store in Ford City at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30.
Tyrann D. Mayhorn, of the 9500 block of South Chappel, was stopped by a store security officer, who discovered a loaded handgun in his duffel bag, a CPD spokesman said while declining to name the store.
Allegedly punched her in the head
A 23-year-old West Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 6500 block of South Knox at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Flavio J. Catalan allegedly punched a 22-year-old woman in the back of the head during an argument, cutting her ear, a CPD spokesman said.
Bust man on gun rap at Ford City
A 36-year-old South Side man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and possession of body armor after was arrested at a store in Ford City at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5.
Andrew C. Hopkins, of the 8100 block of South Harper, was reportedly working a security job at the mall.
A CPD spokesman declined to give further details, but public records indicate that Hopkins was arrested by CPD February 2017 for failing to register as a convicted sex offender.