Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HASTA LA ALTA VISTA: Cops Snag Three Burglary Suspects In Historic District

 Alta Vista Terrace as seen on Curbed Chicago
The burglary of a home on Wrigleyville’s historic Alta Vista Terrace was foiled Monday when a flood of police responded to a neighbor’s 911 call. Three offenders were arrested.

Police got the call reporting three men entering the back door of a landmark home in the 3800 block of Alta Vista at 3PM. Two of the intruders were peeled off of the home's roof and the third was found hiding in a window well.

Demetrius P. Hill, 18, faces charges of criminal damage to property, criminal trespassing, and violating conditions of bail. The other two arrestees are juveniles.

One-block-long Alta Vista Terrace is listed on the U.S. Register of Historic Places and is a U.S. Historic District and Chicago Landmark.

CPD case HX315626.
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  1. Everyone charged with misdemeanors and released

    1. You try and get the states attorney to approve felony charges... Great job CPD typical bs states attorneys office... Remember this when "Toni "why lock criminals up" Preckwinkle runs against Rahm... You're damned if you do, damned if you don't...

  2. Thank you CPD for your quick response. Let's hope the Judge takes this seriously too.

  3. And not even charged with Burglary?
    Talk about killing crime for the sake of stats.
    What a farce.

    1. In this case, the police department has classified the incident as an attempted burglary (at least initially). The charges are determined by prosecutors.

    2. They didn't make it into the house before they were caught. The ET was able to lift some prints off the back window where they tore the screen off so hopefully they'll upgrade the charge or link them with other crimes (now that they are in the system).

      The court date for the non-minor is july 8th at branch 29 (2452 w belmont) at 9am
      case # 14220665

      They claimed they hopped the 8 foot privacy fence because they saw a lighter and wanted to light their cigarettes -- you can't see into my yard so that is BS.

      One of the trash bins had been moved right up against the small access door the day before. I don't know if they were previously casing the joint or are using it as a signal to see if anybody has been home lately.

  4. To "The Owner" that is CRAZY! Did they really think someone would believe such a BS story?