Saturday, October 12, 2013

BOYSTOWN GUN THREAT: Suspect Arrested Near Halsted & Waveland

A gunman who threatened a victim with a gun near Halsted and Waveland early this morning allegedly stashed the gun in a nearby parked vehicle before attempting to flee on foot. His plan was foiled by a passing patrol officer.
Patrol officers stand guard over a 1998 Lexus that allegedly contains the
handgun used in an aggravated assault near
Halsted and Waveland this morning. (Image: CWB Reader "R")
Full details are incomplete, however we do know that the officer took the alleged gunman into custody on Waveland Avenue near the Center on Halsted.

Meanwhile, officers learned that the man's gun may have been stashed inside an older model Lexus that was parked in front of Whole Foods, 3640 N. Halsted.

Police on scene stated that they saw something "of interest" inside the Lexus, which sat under police guard for three hours before being towed by authorities.

Several minutes after the apparent gunman was arrested, for reasons that are not clear, officers on the scene deployed pepper spray while dealing with a combative individual in a matter "related to" the man with a gun case.

The primary case is classified as an aggravated assault with a handgun in Chicago Police Department case #HW489782.

UPDATE 12 OCTOBER 2013 7:50AM: Restructured story. Added case number and photo.

13 comments:

  1. Ahhh, never mind, just send the little scamp to boot camp for a couple months. That'll learn em'. He's sure to be rehabilitated!! (end sarcasm).

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  2. good job police. I do strongly believe though that there should be police officer stationed at center on halsted at all times or have the center hire an off duty officer to handle everything that has been happening on that corner.

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  3. This is fantastic! Great job Chicago PD!!

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  4. The call to organize the fragmented neighborhood groups was not only heard but in process. I'm told by one of the neighborhood group's board members that the Lakeview Citizens Council (LVCC) is forming a "Crime Committee". The LVCC includes and is the umbrella organization for all the smaller neighborhood groups. LVCC represents all of Lakeview. With a more unified voice representing close to 100,000 people, perhaps this will now go much higher up - Mayor, Police Chief, etc. Let's hope for some attention and action.

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    1. The LVCC has been and always will be an arm of the regular democratic machine. This started with Schulter and now Rahm and his aldermen keep it as their pitical arm. If you actually think these people will actually stand up to Rahm Tunney or Pawar, you are sadly mistaken.

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  5. This is an ongoing story that's not going to end well in our neighborhood. It's only a matter of time (and not much) before the thugs start killing here like they do in their other thug hoods.

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  6. Picket Center on Halsted and The Crib.

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  7. Stop and frisk. No profiling. Stop and frisk worked in New York and it could help us.
    The other thing that would help is if the City demanded that cellular carriers turn stolen phones into boat anchors that can't be activated anywhere. The technology is there.
    I love our neighborhood but I've never been as frightened. Avoiding walking alone late at night used to be enough but now we are hearing of armed robberies in daylight and mace incidents at 9:30 at night in East Lakeview. Enough!

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  8. Anonymous said...
    The call to organize the fragmented neighborhood groups was not only heard but in process. I'm told by one of the neighborhood group's board members that the Lakeview Citizens Council (LVCC) is forming a "Crime Committee". The LVCC includes and is the umbrella organization for all the smaller neighborhood groups. LVCC represents all of Lakeview. With a more unified voice representing close to 100,000 people, perhaps this will now go much higher up - Mayor, Police Chief, etc. Let's hope for some attention and action.
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    This is a positive step if--and this may be a big if--it does not turn into a watering down of the problem.

    As CWB has stated repeatedly, the violent street crime issue is not about crime in Lake View. It's about issues that are specific to the Wrigleyville and Boystown areas with some fringe neighborhoods affected.

    For example, the experiences of someone who lives around the 4200 block of N. Hermitage is much, much different from someone who lives in the 800 block of Aldine.

    The police department routinely tries to downplay our neighborhodds' very real crime problem by citing districtwide statistics.

    As you have seen time and again here on CWB, violent crimes--particularly street robberies--continue to escalate in our part of Lake View.

    We hope that an "umbrella group" will be a positive force and not a diluting one.

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  9. "I'm told by one of the neighborhood group's board members that the Lakeview Citizens Council (LVCC) is forming a "Crime Committee"."

    Considering they refer to the Alderman as "Tommy" don't expect much out of them. They've been silent since this problem began. NOW they suddenly get involved?

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  10. Great idea to start including photo's of crime scenes. Thanks once again CWB.

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  11. That and a weekly recap of mugshots! CWB continues to be the go to source for facts about our battle with thugs.....Tunney and City Hall.

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