Monday, September 01, 2014

DUMB & DUMBER: Guns, Badges, Body Armor, Bullets Stolen From Cars On North Side

The victims (visual approximation).
These people really should know better.

Twice last week, officers went on the hunt for firearms and other sensitive items that had been stolen from (or with) vehicles on Chicago’s North Side.

Monday afternoon, a security guard’s Camaro was stolen on the far North Side. Within the Camaro: her body armor, handgun, and 3 extra magazines filled with 10 rounds each. Police immediately identified a suspect and they arrested him at a 7-Eleven in Uptown Tuesday.

Then, on Friday, an off-duty cop from Green Bay, Wisconsin, reported that his handgun, badge, and other items were stolen from a car on the North Side. At last report, those items were still at large.
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9 comments:

  1. Any possible leads for the arsonists? I find this one of the most troubling things I have read on this blog. Luckily, the home owners were on vacation otherwise this could of lead to a murder. This "fire bug" seems like won't stop unless he gets caught.

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    1. Yeah, I'm having trouble sleeping now as I live in the immediate area.

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  2. Our wonderful Police Chief McCarthy was on TV today touting how our murder rate is the lowest since 1963. Shootings are up, but murders are down. He sites gang members being shot in their legs as initiation rites as one possible reason. After hearing this, I quickly switched channels to "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" for more FACTUAL television.

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  3. Latest "report" from McCarthy

    http://wgntv.com/2014/09/01/murders-down-shootings-up-in-august/

    Seems to me the introduction of weapons in Wrigleyville, etc. crime is a fairly recent development in the last year or so, right? Why are they not alerting folks to this danger? Granted, this level of guns is alarming and notable on the west side, but the neighborhood needs to know it's not just trivial muggings, burglaries, etc.that are happening here.

    http://cltv.com/2014/09/01/multiple-armed-robberies-reported-on-chicagos-near-west-side/

    Truth needs to be demanded and received .. period.

    PS Horrified by those alley garage fires = a dangerous firebug could cause a real tragedy with the closeness of buildings. He needs to be caught ASAP.

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  4. Perhaps if we had enough police officers the could patrol alleys after the first one happened.

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    1. I'd be happy if they just acknowledged it as a crime. They won't even give us that.

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  5. If Rahm and McCarthy lips are flapping you can't bet they are lying. I wouldn't belive anything they said if their lips were notarized.

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    1. can bet sorry type.

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    2. As a gun owner and concealed carry permit holder I disagree with the title for this article. How do you know that these victims of theft weren't following the law and storing their guns in their vehicles because they were entering places that banned them? Because they may have followed the law you call them dumb and dumber? Does that seem right or fair? The gun free zones are what's dumb. Everyone and anyone who carries a gun will tell the the safest place for that gun is on a person. Not in a car because some business decides they want only criminals to carry guns.

      Should really rethink the heading to your article.

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