Friday, July 12, 2013

WRIGLEYVILLE THUG BUST: Foot Chase, Manhunt End With Arrests; 4 Cops Hurt

Brave action, a strong response, and the dogged determination of the 19th district's hard-working graveyard shift led to the arrests of three strong arm robbery offenders in Wrigleyville this morning. Four officers were injured in the struggle to arrest the primary offender.

The dramatic story began to unfold when an officer on routine patrol encountered the victim just moments after the  attack near the Addison Red Line station. The officer bailed out of his car and chased the primary offender up Wilton Avenue, but he lost the thug in an alley behind Murphy's Bleachers, across from Wrigley Field.

Officers swarmed the area, launching a manhunt in the alleys, yards, and gangways in the 3700 blocks of Sheffield Avenue, Wilton Avenue, and Fremont Street.

For more than 30 minutes, cops played cat and mouse with the primary offender, a male, black, in his 20's, wearing a striped shirt, jeans, and a white du-rag.

Finally, at 3:53AM, officers got their man in the alley behind 3729 N. Sheffield, a half-block north of Murphy's. Four officers were injured in the struggle to get the attacker in custody, with one officer seeking treatment at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

During the manhunt, officers touring the peripheral streets rounded up two additional members of the robbery team.

Friday 12 July 2013
3:21AM
Chicago Police Department Case #HW358696

13 comments:

  1. Woo-hoo! One for the good guys.

    Well done CPD19.

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  2. Too bad that none of the thugs reached into their waste band for something metallic in an appearance while fleeing.

    Oh well.

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  3. Off topic here, but everyone is complaining about the lack of coverage in the media about the situation festering Lakeview...has anyone notice how silent Windy City Times has remained on the subject? You would think it would be an on-going major story being covered in their pages, but they've completely turned their head, and if they do cover something that happened it's watered down and practically dismissed as minor.

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  4. GREAT JOB OFFICERS!!

    I SUPPORT OUR CHICAGO PD 100%!

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  5. Great work by the police. I actually live at 3729 N Sheffield and the assailant tried to come in the door to my home at about 3:50am.

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  6. Michael said...
    Off topic here, but everyone is complaining about the lack of coverage in the media about the situation festering Lakeview...has anyone notice how silent Windy City Times has remained on the subject?

    ^ That's because the alderman, TWCT, and certain other people are in bed with each other. Or so I'm told ...

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  7. Being a writer for the WCT is like being a volunteer at CoH...It is just a popularity club for cliquey gays.

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  8. They're allowed to throw them up against a squad car and tell them to "Now get the F out of here!" at the 7-11 on Addison/Sheffield but ony whisper to them to "just hush hush now skippy" at the 7-11 at Halsted/Roscoe. Why is that? A Chicago phenomenon........

    Will Tunney emotionally "choke up" over this too?

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  9. >>Off topic here, but everyone is complaining about the lack of coverage in the media about the situation festering Lakeview...has anyone notice how silent Windy City Times has remained on the subject?

    ^ That's because the alderman, TWCT, and certain other people are in bed with each other. Or so I'm told ...
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    Does not surprise me one bit. You'd think WCT would be blaring that out the window, but no - they are more interested in writing articles about transgendered seminars with all sorts of statistics ..I'm a little exaggerating - but you get the idea.

    You all need to write the Tribune and find out why the Austin article, tragic as it is, is reported but not in Boystown with everything going on -- unless someone needs to DIE or get SHOT on Halsted before they will cover it.

    asege@tribune.com
    rhuppke@tribune.com

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-hate-crime-charge-20130712,0,2480133,full.story

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  10. Great work by CPD! I live nearby too and wish I could have helped. Let's get a mugshot of every perp assaulting people in Wrigleyville and Boystown so we know who they are.

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  11. The Windy City Times is no longer worth even using as a litter box liner. The publisher refuses to acknowledge reality and will defend criminal behavior to the end.

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  12. If the thugs in the neighborhood are so dangerous and savage that just one can injure 4 cops trying to detain him, what hope is there for just an individual without police combat training?

    It is obvious that we will all have to start carrying a gun just to walk to the corner store in Lakeview.

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  13. Thanks CPD19!

    Boycott the Windy City Times.

    Fireworks are going off at Roscoe/Halsted at 3:30a Saturday morning. WTF?

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