Monday, January 06, 2014

CRIME *IS* DOWN!: Wintery Blast Keeps Criminals At Bay; Gun Arrest Update

We've found the solution to the neighborhood's problem.

Sub-zero temperatures and seemingly endless snowfall seemed to put a damper on the criminals' drive.

Only a couple of items to share:

• Wellington Cleaners' front door glass was broken early Sunday morning. Police entered the business at 3011 N. Halsted around 4AM to look for signs of burglary, but could not determine if anything had been disturbed due to generally messy conditions. A burglary report was subsequently filed by the owner. Case HX104197.

• An auto theft in progress was reported outside of Charlie's Chicago, 3726 N. Broadway, at 4:30 this morning. Witnesses reportedly tried to detain the offender for police. The officers' response was hindered by poor road conditions. No report filed at this time.

Will's Northwoods Inn Update
Following up on the story at CWB broke late last week regarding a man who was arrested at a nearby Lakeview bar after police responded to a call of a counterfeit $20 bill and then found the suspect was carrying drugs and a defaced, loaded firearm on his person and an assault rifle and shotgun in a vehicle:

A reliable police department source has informed CWB that, while the assault rifle is identified as an AK-47 in police reports and in court, the firearm was actually a different model. "Something I haven't heard [of] before," the source said, "it looked insane."

A second source half-joked that the offender in the case, "has alphabet soup up his ***," referring to the number of federal law enforcement agencies who are interested in the guns, drugs, and other thorny issues Troy A. Waite has waded into.

RELATED STORIES
UNEXPECTED: Counterfeit Bill Call Leads Cops To Handgun In Bar; Shotgun, Assault Rifle Also Found
UPDATE: Lakeview Gun Arrest Involves Fully-Loaded AK-47 

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13 comments:

  1. I just looked up the ginger menace, Ryan Brandis, on the state website.

    He's now in a 'bootcamp' program, which means potentially if he completes it he could be out around the end of April--this April. The program is 120 days long and the end of April is early in the biking season. Plenty of time for him to start up his hobby of bike theft!

    http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/offender/pages/inmatesearch.aspx

    The bootcamp program probably explains his shorn head.

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  2. At least for one day, being CHI-beria is better than being CHI-raq?

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    1. CHI'm sick of these CHIism. But it is a nice change.

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  3. The Center on Halsted and Broadway Youth Center should run Boot Camp programs. At a minimum, a GED and job internship/placement program should be mandatory for all "clients" who have neither HS diploma nor job. Maybe that would help with their accountability issues.

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  4. They should both hand their "clients" snow shovels and tell them to go help out the neighborhood.

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    1. If people are getting whacked with hammers, lets not encourage the weaponization of snow shovels.

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    2. The City will respond by banning shovels. Bludgeons are illegal after all.

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    3. Had to check that out and it is true! Can't carry a bludgeon, but can carry a gun. Guess I'll have to consider a walking stick.

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  5. The citizens wandering around this neighborhood are such easy prey that there is no need for the thugs to get cold. They've got prize pickings here so they can stay well rested and focused.

    Me wonders if the crime to the north has decreased with the thugs coming here now, or if it's just as bad up there and they are now filtering their way down to our neck of the woods.

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    1. This may help answer your question.

      http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2013/08/heat-map-robberies-abandon-uptown_8.html

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  6. I don't know how this is possible. According to McCarthy weather has nothing to do with crime trends.

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  7. Of course, we have just a "perception" that the temperatures are below zero...

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  8. I'm sure the criminals are out there, the people with something worth stealing just aren't. The Red Line and its heat lamps still work in subzero temps.

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