Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BOTCHED HOME INVASION: Rifle, Shotgun, Handgun, Offenders In Custody

An officer inspects a shotgun recovered after a home invasion in the 1800 block of Belmont.  (Chris Lalla)
Two gunmen are in custody after a home invasion led to a dramatic police pursuit across Roscoe Village and Lake View during the Tuesday evening rush.

An officer on routine patrol was flagged down at Belmont and Ravenswood at 6PM by a citizen who informed him of a home invasion that had just occurred. The witness pointed to a shotgun, shells, and a rifle that the offenders ditched in some nearby grass.

Police outside the targeted home. (Chris Lalla)
19th district officers immediately launched a dragnet for the two young offenders who fled on foot, still armed with a 45-caliber handgun.

The two made their way to the nearby Paulina Brown Line stop and boarded a westbound train that was packed with home-bound commuters. Police stopped the train at Montrose where one offender leaped from the platform onto the roof of a nearby home, then shimmied to ground level and continued his escape attempt.

After a short search process, both offenders were taken into custody—one on the Metra train tracks in the 4400 block of Ravenswood and the other in an alley behind the 4300 block of Honore.

Neither was armed at the time of arrest, so police launched another search for the missing handgun. It, and a supply of ammunition, were found lying near the Paulina Brown Line station.

What did the offenders get in the home invasion? According to the victims' initial statement to police, "a couple of Xboxes and a couple other things." The Tribune's list is more extensive.

CPD home invasion case HX430962. A generous list of charges is expected to be announced on Wednesday.
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17 comments:

  1. excellent job, cpd!!! thank you!

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  2. Excellent, excellent work by the law enforcement officers! Hell yeah!!!! Good stuff all around, from the witness who reported it, to the police officers who found the perpetrators AND the weapon and ammo. Now I hope whatever judge gets this case will nail the offenders' asses to the cross for a good long time. Bravo!!

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    1. Brovo CPD. Nice that they had enough cops available so they could be out on patrol and the victim was able to flag them down. If they were in RAP status, the perps would still be free.

      Now, this goes to the judges. And as we've read on CWB, all too often the judges dish out extremely light sentences. For example, that tool of a judge that "ordered the burglary tools destroyed" and gave the perp a 2-day jail sentence.

      Is there anything we, as concerned citizens & voters, can do regarding the ridiculous sentences, low bail, parole boards that turn violent offenders free. Seems we vote to "retain" judges. So if only one person votes to retain the judge, does he get to stay in office? Seems like the whole thing is fixed, and the judge stays in for life.

      Another example, the shit head that raped the pregnant woman. He was on "house arrest" and should have been locked up. Whomever allowed that to happened should be held accountable for that poor woman's rape.

      And what about the monster that murdered teen, Kelli O'Laughlin? The parole board who freed that worthless piece of shit should be held accountable for her murder. Her parents should be able to sue and win for a wrongful death.

      Makes my blood run cold when I think of that poor baby being stabbed to death in her own home; the terror she went thru. That evil beast sent taunting texts to her mother after he killer her daughter. I shudder to think what he was saying as he killed Kelli.

      The parole board should be held accountable for unleashing savages among law-abiding, peaceful citizens. If they want them out so bad, they should invite them to stay in their own homes. I see no difference if they unleash anthrax or a violent offender. They are guaranteed to do the same destruction.

      Sorry for the rant, but I'm pissed!!!

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    2. Great comment and excellent police work!We need to know more about judges, the parole board and their decisions. We the taxpayers are paying their salaries while they inflict these demons on society.

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    3. Speaking of felons, does anyone know what happened to the entitled CoH kid who mugged the 60-year old woman on Halsted for her purse? I thought I saw him on Halsted last night.

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    4. He is still in jail, although he is not yet a felon.

      http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/details.asp?jailnumber=2014-0820256

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    5. Thank you for the info CWB! I guess he isn't technically a convicted felon YET, although by my values he is a total douche, convicted or not.

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  3. Good work! And thank you.

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  4. Thank you, CPD, for your excellent job on this one! So frightening and ridiculous that these bozos are bold enough to do this in broad daylight. This city...smh

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  5. The new details added to the Tribs story sure make it sound like the victim/homeowner was probably a dealer. I doubt they picked his house at random, and it says they stole a bunch of cellphones, both firearms, a knife, and cash as well as electronics?

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    1. Drug Deal gone bad? This needs to be an episode on Shameless! LOL.

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  6. The two offenders ran past my daughter and me as we were walking up Ravenswood and asked me where the nearest train was. They overshot the Paulina stop by running up to Newport and then over to Lincoln. They called me ma'am.

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    1. If they called you ma'am, I am sure their mothers would call them 'good boys'.

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  7. Tribune now reporting offenders grabbed the home owner's weapons. It will be interesting to find out why they targeted this home.

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  8. Something is hinky with this story. Why would you open your door to strangers? I refuse, under any circumstance, to open my door to anyone unless I know them and am expecting them. Isn't that a rule you learn when you're five years-old?

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  9. http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/three-taken-into-custody-after-north-side-home-invasion/

    Apparently, the 20 yr old victim knew the woman.

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    1. Well, she's making a great future for herself, isn't she?

      http://voices.suntimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/belmontrob-wolowic.jpg

      For this effective, quick response and arrest and the top story= BatterUp stupid burglar arrest = great jobs, CPD!! Thank you, and MANY thanks, CPD, for all your devotion to getting us the latest.
      The increased frequency of guns present is getting scarier.

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