Tuesday, December 17, 2013

MONDAY BLOTTER: Boystown Thief Busted 18 Miles From Home; More

A thief wound up in jail after he stole a woman's wallet at Caribou Coffee, 3500 N. Halsted, around 8:15 Monday night. The offender, who is described as male, black, 20 years old, and wearing a brown puffy coat, traveled nearly 18 miles to get to Boystown from his home at 95th and State.

Nothing That Poor Lighting Can't Fix
Colorful suspect descriptions always brighten up our day. The good folks in Uptown provided us with yet another one Monday evening.

A security guard who tried to apprehend a shoplifter at the Uptown Target store around 6:15PM backed off when the offender brandished a utility knife with a "five- to six-inch blade," according to police.

Officers were unsuccessful in locating the perp, who may win the award for best suspect description of the year:

Male, black, dressed as a woman. 40 years old, very thin, wearing a women's three-quarter length beige faux fur, skin tight blue jeans, long brown hair, a skull cap, lots of stubble, and carrying a tan purse. Also, he has the guard's handcuffs attached to his left wrist.

CPD case #HW573201

15 comments:

  1. 18 miles...the coffee is just that good.

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  2. Thanks CTA for finishing the Red Line project in time for the holidays . . . . .

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    1. I've also made that comment before and been told I'm wrong.
      Can't remember if it was the CWB guys or someone else who said the majority of the criminals that haunt Lakeview are from the western and north side neighborhoods of the city.
      With a good chunk of the perpetrators fleeing in cars, I have to stop assuming they're all coming here via the CTA train.

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    2. No, there are some from Rogers park, a few from the west side but the Red line brings most from south of 63rd

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  3. Has the COH thought about relocating so its patrons don't have to travel so far?

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    1. The best suggestion I've heard here was someone suggesting that COH be sold to the OUT hotel.
      And COH can use the proceeds to move to a new location where their patrons live.

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  4. They can move to the other end of the #8 bus route at 79th & Halsted and not change their name.
    But then they would not make as good on robberies/beatings/muggings, and maybe just get shot for trying.

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    1. I would buy tickets to see Tom Elliott reporting for work at 79th & Halsted.

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  5. Forget about relocation for the COH - Money talks and Bull S*** walks.

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    1. Exactly and those people that work there make more than most do in finance jobs in the loop.

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  6. Community pressure got Lara Brooks removed as director of the Broadway Youth Center. How about some community pressure on COH to get director Modesto Tico Valle removed?

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    1. Removing people is not the point. Changing the services' attitudes toward law enforcement and neighborliness is.

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    2. Shutting them down at this point....is the point. They've had YEARS to prove themselves worthy.

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  7. CWB the way you change attitudes is by changing (removing) people. New management is needed. A new approach is needed. Lara Brooks needed to go and Modesto Tico Valle needs to go. Change will not happen unless you overhaul the people.

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