Tuesday, October 29, 2013

STUPOR MARKET: Man Battered, Chased Into Jewel-Osco; 1 Arrest

Police were called to the Jewel-Osco on Broadway near Addison at 8:30 Tuesday night after witnesses reported that "a bunch of gangbangers" battered a man and chased him into the store. The "gangbangers" were said to be waiting outside for their victim to come back out.

When police arrived, the offenders were gone, but the victim was still on-hand. He toured the area with an officer, concentrating on the area near the Night Ministry's outreach service site at Belmont and Halsted.

The offenders were described as:
1) female, black, 5'9" tall, dressed in all black
 2) male, black, 5'8" tall, wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.
One offender was located and positively identified outside of the condominium complex at 3232 N. Halsted around 9pm.

He has been taken into custody for battery as recorded in CPD case #HW512499.

9 comments:

  1. My congratulations to the police for catching one of them. I just hope he isn't back out on the street by this weekend.

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  2. I agree. Good work by the victim and police in pursuing the offenders and filing a report.

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  3. Love it------ CPD------Thank You!!!! One less scumbag on the street, even if temporary, is a positive step forward. How can these aggressive low life's be disemboldened? That is the question!

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  4. Great work by the police, but we have to deal with the organizations inviting the offenders into the neighborhood. The police can't solve the problem, they can only react. Serious changes need to made in what is being allowed to happen in this neighborhood.

    ...and once again, early in the evening, no alley, no drunk wandering out of a bar.

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  5. Why can't these thugs mug shots be placed online or some place where the public see who these thugs are?

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  6. ^^ Good question.

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  7. Once an individual is charged, his photo/mugshot is public. I’d like to see the 019th Police District create a webpage with all of the mugshots of those charged or wanted. With the pictures online, victims of other crimes could look and see if they recognized any of the offenders for other crimes. Also, the public may be able to identify or help locate those who are wanted but whose identity is not known. I’d also like the last known address included.

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  8. Anonymous, would you come to the CAPS meeting on Nov 6th @ 7PM at the Addison Police Station and ask that question, please? We need to insist on this happening (all mugshots online). Commander Voulgaris has asked that we help him help us. Here's one good way. We shouldn't have to go through the rigors of making FOIA requests for every individual. We'd never get anything done around here!

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  9. Also, Anonymous, you could email the Commander and make your request. He asks for us to communicate with him and I think this is a very viable and reasonable request. His email address is Elias.Voulgaris@chicagopolice.org. It might actually work out better if you email him ahead of time because he'll be able to look into the possibility of doing this and how it could be done prior to the meeting. But yes, as Lisa said above, please do come to the next CAPS meeting.

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