Sunday, September 07, 2014

UNINVITED: Burglars' Feeding Frenzy Continues

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2014, the Year of the Burglar in Lake View, continues in full force. Recent reports:

At 9:45 this morning, a resident reported that her home in the 3800 block of Lakewood was entered between midnight and 7AM by a burglar who took a gray biker bag containing a wallet and passport; keys to an Infiniti JX35; a men's messenger bag containing a Dell laptop; an iPad Air; and an Italian passport. The incident is recorded as unlawful entry, which indicates that force was not needed to enter the residence, in CPD case HX418976.

Saturday morning, the pastor of Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N Broadway, discovered two people had broken into the church and fallen asleep in its basement. Police were called to shoo the pair away, but no report was filed.

Other recent burglaries in the area:

August 18: 1100 W Patterson. Unlawful entry to an apartment. Case HX392058
August 18: 3600 N Sheffield. Unlawful entry to an apartment. Case HX394458
August 20: 1400 W Oakdale. Attempt forcible entry to a home. Case HX395575
August 21: 3500 N Halsted. Unlawful entry to a bar. Case HX397864
August 21: 600 W Barry. Unlawful entry to an apartment. Case HX397583
August 21: 600 W Cornelia. Unlawful entry to an apartment. Case HX397522
August 21: 600 W Cornelia. Unlawful entry to an apartment. Case HX401211
August 21: 900 W George. Attempt forcible entry to an apartment. Case HX397062
August 21: 900 W George. Forcible entry to an apartment. Case HX397068
August 23: 1200 W Fletcher. Attempt forcible entry to a home. Case HX402123
August 23: 3200 N Kenmore. Forcible entry to a garage. Case HX400871
August 24: 1500 W Wellington. Forcible entry to a home. Case HX401252
August 26: 3800 N Wilton. Unlawful entry to a garage. Case HX403301
August 29: 3200 N Lakewood. Forcible entry. Case HX408668
September 4: 3600 N Lake Shore Drive Unlawful entry to an apartment. Case HX414996
September 5: 700 W Wellington. Forccible entry to apartment. Case HX416829.

9 comments:

  1. Question, wouldn't the incidences where items are stolen be reported as a burglary? Unlawful entry to an apartment makes it sound like trespassing and not an actual burglary where valuable items are stolen. I don't know much about how these things are reported so I'm more curious than anything.

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      All of the incidents accompanied by case numbers are recorded as burglaries with CPD. There are two varieties of burglary: Unlawful entry and forcible entry.

      Oftentimes, attempted burglaries are slyly classified as "criminal damage to property."

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    2. We should add a couple of other ways burglaries are hidden in the statistics. One is to record the crime as "theft from a building." "Trespassing" also comes into play from time to time.

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  2. I reported a burglary at my residence today, here's a pic of the offender with a satchel full of packages from assuming the area. Recognize him?

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    1. Hi Anonymous, unfortunately images cannot be posted directly into the comments section. It's not supported by the blog format. You can link to images or consider emailing them to us with details. contactingcwb@gmail.com

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  3. Can citizens look up HX listings? As I live at 1100 W George, I am very interested in the events of August 21st.

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    1. Yes, at the Daley Center. There is a learning curve involved. Good news for you, though, we just happened to pull some info on those cases this morning. We'll have it in a story later today or possibly tomorrow. There was an arrest.

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  4. It would be nice if you could map these on google maps so we could see them plotted all together.

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    1. copy/paste this link

      http://gis.chicagopolice.org/website/clearMap/viewer.htm?POLICEDIST=019&CRIMECODE=05&DATEFROM=2014-08-19&DATETO=2014-09-01

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