Thursday, February 13, 2014

REPORT: Career Burglar Arrested

UPDATE 10:14PM: Additional information on the arrest and the offender is now up HERE.
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Members of the old 19th district burglary mission team identified and arrested a career burglar who has been "very active" in our area as well as to our south in the 18th district. That info came in to CWB via email as well as overnight reader comments:
This just in !!!! I just learned THAT 3 members of the OLD BURGLARY TEAM have IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED a CAREER BURGLAR for 3 BURGLARIES earlier today !!!!! He is also responsible for a large amount of Burglaries in the 19th and 18th districts ! GREAT JOB GUYS , HOPEFULLY YOU'LL BE BACK AS SOON AS YESTERDAY ! I don't see why not !
The 19th district disbanded its burglary team several weeks ago. A recent blizzard of burglaries in Wrigleyville prompted district brass to assign a very limited number of officers to work burglary missions over the past week or so.

Based on witness descriptions of burglary suspects who've been seen in action, there are almost certainly other break-in artists working the area. Continued vigilance will be rewarded.

Suspicious
Meanwhile, neighbors in nearby west Lake View tell us that the wandering bands of fake ComEd workers came a-knocking Wednesday afternoon.
Thought you should know the scammers have moved west. We're on Bosworth. This persistent little sh#t visited the building three separate times today. 
He's a tall, slender, African American. I'd guess 5'10. 160lbs. He had some sort of ID badge on his coat and a clipboard. Carrying a back pack. Young looking. Late teens, early 20s…Looked kind of preppy. 
...Noticed him at the door ringing all the buzzers. Thought he was a canvasser. Seemed odd that he left the building and did not stop at any other buildings.
Lone Report
Only one burglary report was filed yesterday. A two-flat in the 3800 block of Marshfield was hit. No force was used to enter, which indicates that a door may have been left unsecured. Case #HX148786.

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15 comments:

  1. Wow, nothing like tooting your own horn for responding to a call.and doing basic police work. Anyone can see through this story. Sounds like somebody wants their jobs back. They make it sound like they are the only ones that can catch burglars. From what I know, beat cars caught more burglars than this team over the last 5 years. These guys think they are stars because they were called the burglary team. If you guys think you are better than the officers on the watch then it was time for you to get dumped, Any copper can do the job you did if your not expected to do the rest of the job. Go tell your friends and family how great you are and can't live without you, the rest of the coppers in the district are laughing. Ok now that your outed, come back with personal attacks and lies about what you've done.

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    1. Rough crowd. Thanks to all of the officers here who try to make a difference.

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    2. Cops tell it like it is, no sugar coating. We leave that for citizens who live in todays society where everyone is a winner and no one is mean. Real world. Sorry for the dose of reality. It wasn't the story that is bad, its the comment of GREAT JOB GUYS , HOPEFULLY YOU'LL BE BACK AS SOON AS YESTERDAY ! I don't see why not ! That came from one of the dumped officers and any police officer can read into that.

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    3. The primer for this arrest was the detective division mission team that had been following this guy for several days and requested "help" from the old burglary team members to conduct surveillance etc. The simple fact is that good police work made this arrest, not any one person or team.

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  2. If he came to my door or approached me on the street I wouldn't hesitate asking him what's in the back pack or what he needed it for. That's suspicious enough right there. Ask.

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    1. They won't be back. Nobody confronts them and they know they won't either.

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  3. Did the person who posted about the fake ComEd worker call 911 right away?

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  4. WOW! He or she sounds pretty upset ! Thanks because now we can all see how GREAT you guys work with each other! No wonder crime is up! Instead of praising them, you bash their good work. I'm sure you never pat yourself on the back. Thank you officers for your good work !

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  5. You know, I did call 911 a few weeks ago. There were "youth" in yellow vests inside my courtyard wanting to talk about "after school jobs." I thought that they were probably ON their after school job!

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  6. Regarding these "ComEd workers." If you encounter one of these dirtbags in person, don't duck inside to send an email to CWB or call 311. Look them in the eye and say "I know what you're up to. If I see you around here again, we're going to have a serious problem." These types thrive on the fact that no one challenges them or calls them out on their criminal bullshit.

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    1. They got 'em by the ba**z there.

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  7. in the past few weeks in 17, there has been an increase in couples banging on doors of single family homes demanding money for help. do not open your doors. these people are desperate for money

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  8. Any cop can tell you that the beats with a combination of higher incomes and lots of condo buildings (3-6 units) have the higher burglary rates. Lakeview/019 is not alone in this regard.

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