In one particularly unsettling case, a prowler broke in to a woman's fourth floor apartment as she slept at 1:45 Monday afternoon. The burglar took the woman's purse and fled in the 2800 block of Cambridge, one block east of Broadway and Diversey.
Other burglaries reported Monday:
9:48AM — Auto shop in the 900 block of Dakin. Forcible entry. Case #HX145807
10:54AM — A doctor's office in the 2800 block of Sheffield. No force used for entry. Case #HX145944
7:29PM — Third floor of a graystone in the 3800 block of Wilton. Forcible entry through the front door. Case #HX146679. This is at least the second break-in on that block of Wilton since late January.
On Thursday, the Chicago Police Department and 44th ward alderman Tom Tunney warned area residents of a significant burglary problem that has developed over the past six weeks.
Assault at Center on Halsted
Police responded to the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, at 5:30 Sunday night after two people were said to be causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. When the dust and threats settled, an assault report was filed. CPD case HX145272. The offenders were gone when police arrived.
...At 9:20 this evening, police responded after a 14-year-old boy with "torn up clothes" sought help at the Center on Halsted. The boy was taken to the police station at 10PM.
UPDATE 10:28AM FEBRUARY 11: After asking the public for assistance, police have identified the boy who had been "placed in a residence through a social service agency" after being "displaced" on 111th Street two months ago, the Chicago Tribune reports. He is now being reunited with his family, the paper says.
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