Monday, January 20, 2014

HOT WHEELS: Honda-Targeting Thieves Return In Nearby Lincoln Park

Two Hondas stripped of their wheels sit on Briar Place in November.
Lock down your import car 'cuz they're back.

At least three Hondas have been found up on milk crates and stripped of all four wheels in Lakeview and nearby Lincoln Park today. A rash of similar thefts hit that area as well parts of Lakeview in November.

The thieves target Hondas and other imports that have small wheels, which are popular accessories for tricking out cars.

Crated cars were found this morning in the 2400 block of N. Stockton, 2900 block of N. Pine Grove, and the 2600 block of N. Orchard.

Also Today…
19th district officers responded to a call for assistance from two off-duty officers working security at the Center on Halsted at 1:51 this afternoon.

Initial reports stated that the officers were "fighting" with a man on the second floor.

The man, described as a 51-year-old Asian man, was released without charge.

His arrest record in Cook County includes allegations of aggravated assault in June 2012, shoplifting in October 2012, and trespassing in April 2013.

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11 comments:

  1. No police report = no problems. Looks like everything is still perfect over in COH-land.

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  2. I think this incident works this way. Since the 2 off duty police officers are employed by the COH, a person in authority from COH has to sign complaints. I am not a lawyer so please correct me if I am wrong.

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  3. There was a wheelless white Honda on blocks this morning in the 3700 block of Magnolia. I do not know if foul play was involved, but it seemed a bit strange.

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    1. Yeah, the owner probably already sold the wheels/tires on Craigslist and took a few days off work while waiting for the delivery of his 20's.

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  4. Those guys hit Uptown last summer. I remember seeing at least 4 or 5 civics and prius' the same way

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  5. The Honda Fit in this photo was on the 500 block of W. Briar Place, FYI. THanks for posting all of this information CWB.

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  6. "Import"? Most of those cars are built right here in the U.S. and I'm sure most "aware" people would be absolutely floored if they knew that.

    What would help is if everyone didnt follow each other, ventured out a bit and didnt buy a car that everyone else has just because its perceived to be better than something built in the US (even though it was anyway). The demand for the parts wouldn't be as strong.

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  7. I think 2900 Pine Grove is Lake View, not Lincoln Park.

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    1. Yep. That's true. Diversey is the cut-off point. We'll make the correction. Thank you!

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    2. Notice that Days Inn calls itself Lincoln Park, yet technically lies within Lakeview East.

      The main entrance to the Diversey "L" station switched sides of the border with the rebuilding and extension of the Brown Line stations and platforms. This bit of minutia could affect whose Ward an "L" station robbery can occur in.

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