Monday, November 04, 2013

BELMONT SEXUAL ASSAULT UPDATE: Sketch, Details Emerge

The Chicago Tribune has posted a fuller report of the criminal sexual assault that CWB reported first at 8AM yesterday.

The Chicago Police Department community alert describes the attacker as "a male African American, medium complexion, early 30's, 6-feet tall, 180 to 190 pounds, with a well defined scar running down [his] left cheek."

7 comments:

  1. This is a nightmare for the victim. This and other potential violent crimes are also nightmares for Lakeview residents. I've been reading about the epidemic of robberies and other violent crimes in Lakeview, and I'm astonished and disappointed Tunney and leadership in the Police Department haven't dealt with this problem. Rather than a decrease in crime, we have an escalation of more frequent and more violent crimes. My fear is crimes such as this are the thin edge of the wedge, and we will only have further escalation. There needs to be a very obvious and very intense police presence in Lakeview to protect residents by making arrests and driving criminals out. Shame on Alderman Tunney and our other civic leaders for not taking more serious action to date.

    CWB, I've signed your petition. Once you reach your goal, what is your plan?

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    1. Hello, Anonymous. CWB is not a sponsor of the petition. It and other efforts have been undertaken by concerned citizens in the neighborhood.

      Thank you for signing it, by the way. Every signature adds a little more force in the drive to correct what has been allowed to happen here.

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    2. Hey anon. The Citizens for a Safer Lakeview is hosting that petition. From what I hear, they are active on a few fronts with the police and the alderman. If u want to get involved, there's a help article posted here or drop an email to Paul@justoneperson.net. either way, they can steer u in the direction to help. Getting police is part of the solution, but the way budgets are going for Chicago ...

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  2. I was awake, reading a book around 5-ish and heard an ambulance. I live at 420 W. Belmont and face Belmont. I remember hearing a siren and a few blasts of the ambulance's horn. It was unusual to hear the horn since there's usually very little traffic along Belmont at that hour. Several residents of my building say the rape was in the 432 building. There's no doorman at that particular building (it's only 7 floors), and it's one of the few that hasn't had its facade spruced up, apartments renovated or had its driveway refinished. I notice there's always someone hanging out in the front of the building.

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    1. yes is was my building and the property management has yet to notify all residents in this building to be aware of your surroundings and to NOT LET anyone in even if the try and come in behind you they should have a key to the front door. Some one let this person in to my building he did not break in. There is no security cameras in the lobby which again I fault Surf Properties. They need to at the very least notify their tenants and also put in a camera in the lobby. They would have had a clear picture of this guy and of the tenant that let this person in.

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  3. After checking the Chicago Police Department's crime map, I noticed that on Sept. 22, there was a case #HW467032, Sun, 22 Sep 2013 05:00:0, 400 W BELMONT AVE ; 0281; CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT ; NON-AGGRAVATED; No Arrest; beat 1934; Ward 44; NIBRS 02. I can find no news mention of this incident. Are the residents of Lakeview on the alert for a serial attacker?
    My heart breaks for this young lady.
    .....a concerned mom

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  4. Police Alert from Tunney:

    http://www.44thward.org/site/epage/147765_1026.htm

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