Monday, January 13, 2014

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Glass Breaks On Halsted; Jewel Shoplifter Gets Felony Charges; Alderman Responds To BYC Good Neighbor Status

Two more Halsted businesses had their glass broken overnight. It does not appear that either establishment was burglarized.
• Police were called to 3171 N. Halsted when a business owner found a window broken upon arriving at 7:45 a.m. Classified as a criminal damage to property in CPD case HX112449.
• Police on patrol found the front glass door of Cellblock, 3702 N. Halsted, broken at 8:15 a.m. Officers report that the second door in the double-door entry remains intact. No report filed at that time.

Jewel Shoplifter Faces Felony Charges
A CWB police source reports that a shoplifter who tried to steal liquor from the Boystown Jewel-Osco store yesterday morning is now facing felony aggravated battery charges.

As we reported yesterday, the thief tried to bite, kick, and spit his way out of capture inside the store near Broadway and Addison.

According to the information we've received, the felony upgrade came because, after repeatedly biting the store security guard, the chronic offender reportedly screamed "I got AIDS" in an attempt to win his freedom.

His attempts failed.  CPD case HX111576.

Alderman's Office Responds To BYC Good Neighbor Agreement Status
From our comments section today:
This is the response from Erin Duffy of Tunney's office just received via email:
"Thanks for your comments. The Broadway Youth Center has not rejected the Good Neighbor Agreement. They have made revisions to the agreement, which has been submitted to the SELVN board, and BYC will be distributing copies of this agreement tonight for the community to review and vote on. Alderman Tunney is waiting for SELVN’s advisory vote tonight before he takes a position. It is important for him to hear from the community and what their recommendation will be before arriving at a decision."
SELVN's published agenda (HERE) does not mention plans to vote on a Good Neighbor Agreement.