Tuesday, March 18, 2014

BOYSTOWN: Two More Burglaries Discovered; At Least 6 Incidents Since Friday

Two more Boystown-area residents have reported burglaries to their homes, bringing the number of incidents reported since Friday to six. The break-in locations are generally located on side streets along Broadway between Belmont and Grace.

The two new incidents are:

• The 600 block of Roscoe. Reported at 8:27PM last night, this is the only case in which an alleged offender did not use force to enter the targeted residence. CPD record HX188805.

• The 600 block of Grace. Reported at 3:05AM today, this incident is believed to have occurred sometime on Friday or Saturday. Forcible entry was used. CPD case HX188921.

CWB previously reported on four break-ins that were discovered Friday and early Saturday:
  • 600 block of Stratford
  • 3500 block of Broadway
  • 600 block of Melrose
  • 3200 block of Clark.

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19 comments:

  1. It makes you wonder if the jerk they caught before isn't out on bail. Seems like it would be par for the course.

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  2. but I thought we have a new burglary team? What are their hours? Seems like they should be on in the early morning hours if they are not already.

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    1. Yes, post the hours of the new burglary team. Signed, "the burglar" While your at it tell me the time when the robbery team works, I want to expand my career. It would also help to know when the narcotics team works so I can stand on the corner and sell my drugs. Just one more question, can you post the hours of the tactical team, I'm just curious when additional officers are working in our area.

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    2. My house was burglarized. Perp left prints and a year later I was in juvenile court where he plead guilty and is not incarcerated. The police, states attorney and detectives were very helpful and supportive. Interesting side note, the perp was in court the same day for another burglary the same night not far from where i live!

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    3. I can tell you for a fact that the narcotics team doesn't show up until after 6:00PM. I went to the 19th precinct at 1:00PM one day to personally report drug dealing in the afternoon in front of my apartment building and told the desk officer it was going on right now as we speak. The desk officer looked at the clock and told me to call back after 6.

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    4. What the officer should have told you was squads aren't dispatched through the district (not precinct in Chicago) station and to call 911 in the future. He the should have directed you to CAPS for further discussion. But a smart ass retort? Don't put up with that BS. Ask the officer for his name and badge #. Then ask to speak to the District Station Supervisor. If you're still not satisfied go to chicagopolice.org and file a complaint online.

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    5. Or, dial 911 and call it in so a car is dispatched. The station is not the place to go or call when a crime is in progress. 911. And it wasn't a wise ass comment. It was a fact. Idiot.

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  3. Can I send you a picture of a door "lock" I requested to be replaced in my lease agreement on Brompton/Broadway? They never replaced it and I moved.

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    1. You must live in a Beal building...I feel your pain.

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    2. Yup. They've got ALOT of buildings in Lakeview. There's a list of the addresses on a yelp.com review about them (if you have hours to sift through them.....condistently 1 star even though people wish they could give less).

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  4. As a police officer I can you that a good number of burglaries can be prevented if people would lock all their doors and windows EVERY time they leave their residence. You would be astounded by how many burglaries are unlawful entry through an open/unlocked door or window. Don't make it easy for the bad guy. Every little bit of prevention helps your police officers.

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    1. Alot of them don't even have proper locks Mr. Officer. Many are functionally obsolete as well. If you can't get a screen for the window to keep the pigeons out of the stairwell, your not going to get a door lock properly fixed either.

      I lived in two places in Lakeview. One was a rented condo and the "association" would rather spend their money on flowers then update the circa 1920 lock on the main entrance door.

      You have a notorious well known "management" company that operates many buildings in Lakeview that is the worst offender.

      If you dismiss this as not being a serious problem in that area, the cycle will continue.

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    2. Additionally, when were advised by the offsite/clueless management company that we could retrieve our stolen bikes and other items at the Addison station and to "make sure the courtyard gate is closed at all times, , the onsite "building engineer" (janitor) advised to leave the courtyard gate open because the code box had been malfunctioning for weeks and they had no idea when it would be fixed. At the same time the main building door was propped open with wires hanging out of the door jamb as we couldn't get mail delivered because the key that USPS had would not work to buzz the door open to access the mailboxes.

      These are $1,100+ apartments. People move because of the problems and the next transplants drawn to the popular area move right in.

      Is it possible the police can team with the proper city authorities to clamp down on these buildings? It would make your job easier in the long run. I'm sure alot if money could be made in fines too.

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    3. Lakeview isn't suburban Columbus or Lansing, nor is it your college campus. Securely lock your doors and windows ANY TIME you leave your apartment or condo. That also goes for the interior doors leading to garages and gangways (people LOVE to leave those unlocked). If not for yourself, do it for the safety and security of other people living in your building.

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    4. Dont have proper locks? then go out and get whatever you need, install it and be secure. You can haggle with mr.moneyinthemattress landlord later. Just secure your stuff from these shitheads 1st.

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  5. Were the residents home at the time these occurred? That would be especially concerning if so.

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  6. I'm sure the new members of the 019 burglary team have vast experience in analyzing patterns and utilizing all the other tools needed to solve the problem...... oh my god, just fell out of my chair laughing.

    As long as the burglars wait until after the teams' 4 hour tour, they should be in the clear.

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  7. Again, disgruntled dumped burglary officer. Keep telling people how good you were, the rest of your career. Now its war stories. Move on, already. We only have an area burglary team now which is manned with detectives.

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  8. 019 does not have a burglary or robbery team, they have a very small entertainment team and 3 tactical teams who are more concerned with uptown than the taxpayers of wrigley, lincoln park and boys town. Your "burglary team" is a group of detectives from the area that also have to deal with several other districts. Good luck, but hey you have a blog you can complain on instead of going to meetings in mass, or going to the media.

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