Monday, September 22, 2014

EXCRUCIATING: Intruder In Their Apartment, Lakeview Woman And Roommate Wait 10+ Minutes For Cops

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Two days after a Lakeview man says police did not respond to a neighbor's 911 call of a burglary in progress, a woman waited at least 10 minutes for police to arrive after a man broke into her apartment and tried to get into her bed this morning. The man was still on-scene when police arrived and an arrest has been made.

This morning's break-in took place about four blocks from the scene of Saturday morning's attempted break-in, which was caught on surveillance video.  No connection has yet been drawn between the two incidents.

Here, minute-by-nerve-wracking-minute is what went down this morning.

5:02AM - Dispatchers announce a burglary in progress. 3200 block of Clifton. Someone broke in and is standing over a woman's bed.

5:10AM - The man is trying to get into bed with the woman. 911 call taker says the woman is screaming. Offender description: White, flannel shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes, 5'8" tall. He says his name is John.

5:12AM - The woman and her roommate have locked themselves in a separate room.

5:14AM - Officers ask which floor to go to.

5:15AM - Dispatcher says the offender is still in the apartment and police can be heard in the alley.

5:19AM - A police supervisor is requested.

The intruder was arrested for criminal trespass to a residence under CPD case HX438152

Chicago police have identified burglary as one of Lakeview's top problems for 2014 and 32nd ward Alderman Scott Waguespack, who represents the western end of Lakevew, has publicly stated that there are not enough cops in our district to handle its crime problems.

Bold, truthful, and public statements like his should be the standard for all alderman who truly care about public safety.
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