Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BIKE LOCKED: 3 Charged In Lakefront Cycle Shop Burglary

Aviles and Perez. (Cook Co. Sheriff's Office)
Three men have been arrested for allegedly stealing $20,000 worth of high-end bikes and parts from a lakefront cycle shop.

CBS2 reports that the arrests came after local bike cops who frequent the business while on patrol launched an investigation on their own time.

Mauricio Franco, 22; Jeremiah Aviles, 19; and Israel Perez, also 19, are charged with felony burglary in connection with the September 14 break-in at Lakeshore Bikes, which is located east of Lake Shore Drive near Addison.

Aviles and Perez are each jailed in lieu of $25,000 bond. CWB could not immediately locate bond information or a mugshot for Franco.

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12 comments:

  1. My car was broken into and a hammer used to break the window was left on the front seat. First, getting the cops to come out was impossible. About the hammer? I asked them to come fingerprint it and was told "we don't fingerprint hammers". Investigating a burglary beyond taking a simple report is rare. These guys need to be awarded for taking the initiative to solve this crime-even on their own time. Better yet, this should be an example of how a crime can be solved if CPD had the manpower and initiative to do it.

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  2. Kudos to these police officers who took it upon themselves to investigate this on their own time. Proper manpower and officers showing initiative like this will work wonders.

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  3. Move along, nothing to see here............

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  4. September 7th break-in? Shouldn't it be September 14th?

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  5. Hats off to the officers who used their own time to get some justice. Otherwise, the CPD has little to no interest in taking reports for burglaries or thefts. They seem annoyed that you're bothering them with it and show zero interest in figuring out who was responsible. I'd love to see the percentage of burglary cases that are solved in this city. It has to be minuscule.

    Burglars will continue to feast on residents in this city as long as the city doesn't care about stopping them. At least 2 are now off the street until some dopey Judge cuts them loose.

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    1. According to the most recent CPD Annual Report available (2010) there were a total of 26,347 burglaries reported in 2010. Of those, 9.1% (2,408) were classified as cleared. A lesser number results in an actual arrest and prosecution.
      Keep in mind that many burglaries are not reported, and still others are routinely downgraded to theft.

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  6. These officers are true public servants going well above the call of duty. It's a shame their boss and mayor use them as pawns in their game to get re-elected or keep their comfy desk jobs.

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  7. It would be nice to know the names of the two officers responsible for solving this crime, so that if we run into them at some point we can congratulate them and share our thanks.

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    1. Hear Hear! Thank you, officers, for an excellent job, and that, on your own time.

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    2. Post a simple thank you sign along the path, they'll see it on their beat. Also a good way to spread the word that bike thefts will be pursued.

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  8. AnonymousWednesday, 24 September, 2014

    These officers are true public servants going well above the call of duty. It's a shame their boss and mayor use them as pawns in their game to get re-elected or keep their comfy desk jobs.

    AnonymousWednesday, 24 September, 2014

    It would be nice to know the names of the two officers responsible for solving this crime, so that if we run into them at some point we can congratulate them and share our thanks.

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    AMEN! Thank you, CPD officers, for your diligence and perseverence. We sure appreciate you.

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