Saturday, December 21, 2013

BREAKING: Carjacked Minivan In Fatal Crash Was Stolen Here Friday

CWB can now confirm that a green minivan that crashed during a police pursuit on  the South Side Saturday afternoon, killing an 11-year-old boy who was ejected from a vehicle, was stolen Friday morning at the BP service station on Irving Park at Broadway.

CWB reported on the carjacking immediately after it went down Friday. (Story HERE)

We withheld the vehicle's license plate number, as is our general practice, but are able to confirm that the plate shown on the green van in news footage matches that of the vehicle stolen Friday.

Contrary to some news reports, there was no indication during yesterday's carjacking that a weapon was implied or displayed. The offender did possess or claim to possess a gun during a second carjacking as he fled the scene of the fatal crash on Saturday, reports say.

ABC7 report on today's events HERE.

Sun-Times

WGN report.

NBC report.

Fox report.

13 comments:

  1. And to think seat belts have been in Detroit cars for decades.....and airbags were invented there!

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  2. Damn...

    Isn't ABC wrong about theft locations? No mention of the gas station on Irving Park. Several vehicles stolen and that vicious thug's still on the loose. And no explanation of the relationship between that poor young boy so recklessly killed and the criminal. This menace needs to be taken off the streets now before someone else dies. Do you know if there's a BOLO out for him?

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  3. Why do I feel like this is going to have a violent conclusion???

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    1. Uhm, probably because the thug crashed the stolen van and an 11 year old was killed. Can't get much more violent than that for a conclusion.

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  4. Once again, good reporting CWB for being on top of this story from the beginning.

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    1. Thank you, Anonymous. Let's hope it all ends quickly and without more innocent people being drawn into this.

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  5. What the dumb fuck mayor does not get is that crime travels and you cannot compartmentize the police precincts as corporate cost centers, being the bungling CEO that he is, cutting the 19th by 25%, and think it will not have an effect on the South Side, which is what keeps Chicago in the national news as Fort Apache, Bronx, NY once did.

    This story proves it.

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  6. Again bolstering the idea of where our "local" criminals actually live

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    1. Yeah, before I moved to Chicago I heard only the south and west sides were bad.

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  7. Has the press let the police off the hook on this story? Not one news broadcast has even mentioned that this carjacking spree started up by us. That would be embarrassing for the police in that the carjacker was able to have the car for 24 hours before killing that 11 year old boy. I'm glad you guys are filling in the blanks and keeping them honest.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. This is a tragic story to be sure.

      This story is an excellent example of why the old school philosophy of "news" having to come from a "credible" source is outdated. Every major news outlet is citing police spokespeople. Many are continuing to say this was a "South Side" carjacking. Key elements of the "credible" and "properly sourced" stories are flat-out wrong.

      This started as a North Side carjacking on Friday morning, followed by at least one other street crime in Wrigleyville that evening.

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    2. I suppose it is possible that the same vehicle that was carjacked on the North side was then carjacked again from the first carjacker by another carjacker on the South side? But what are the odds of that happening?

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  8. Boy, there is such an opening for a real media / reporting organization to establish in Chicago (and in the US for that matter). The media is virtually dead in regards to journalistic reporting. No truth is ever sought that doesn't fit their beliefs any longer, they simply are like sheep repeating what their masters tell them to say. People are craving the truth and the real story. The Sun Times used to fill this role in Chicago, now they are pretty much a tabloid.

    It's sad that the Walter Cronkite of our day must come from an anonymous blog! Many thanks to the blogger, but shame shame shame on the "media" outlets.

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