Monday, September 22, 2014

VIDEO: Attempted Lake View Break-In Caught On Camera; Homeowner Questions Police Response

An alleged intruder tries unsuccessfully to kick his way into
a Lake View home early Saturday morning. Full video HERE.
UPDATE: A woman waited more than 10 minutes for police to arrive this morning after a man broke into her Lake View apartment and tried to get into bed with her. Story here.
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A home surveillance camera captured footage of a man attempting to kick in a Lake View family’s door early Saturday morning and the homeowner sent the video to CWB.
I am contacting you because the police did not respond to my neighbors 911 call to the police Saturday morning to report a guy trying to kick in my door [in the area of Racine and Barry].   
Unfortunately I was not home but my in-laws were home with my two infant children while this occurred. I cant believe that they didn't respond.  
Thank god he didn't make it into my house…
Oh, no he didn't! (Oh, yes, he did.)
This guy climbed over a locked gate to get on the porch in front of my home. He smashed a plant on the porch and proceeded to take a dump in a 5 gallon pail before he tried to kick my door in.  
He left my yard and jumped over my neighbors fence and destroyed her backyard and broke into her garage.  He was in my yard for at least 5 minutes and my neighbors for about the same amount of time.  10 minutes should have been enough time for the police to respond to a in-progress 911 call.
We’ve uploaded the complete video. The action begins about two minutes into the video - after the man wraps up a leisurely “deposit.”

We have also sought comment from the CPD regarding the handling of 911 calls in this case.

Latest additions to the list of neighborhood break-ins:
  • Friday, 3300 block of Clifton.
  • Saturday, 900 block of Addison.
  • Saturday, 3500 block of Greenview.
  • Sunday, 3200 block of Sheffield. 

33 comments:

  1. Hey, it's happening at the Whitehouse too. That guy climbed a over a fence too but was able to get into the Whitehouse. Your are lucky you have a strong locked door.

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    1. Yeah except the difference is that the police (Secret Service Uniformed Division) responded to the White House intruder.

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  2. Jaw dropping! THIS is what's so damn terrifying about the police status = serious 911 call, and NO response .. after 10 mins?? Did they ever respond? This is horrendous, intolerable, totally unacceptable. With the victim 1000% in his outrage and thanking God this scumbag didn't succeed. Who knows what was in his sack. Can you give us a general area .. Racine, Ashland, Southport,.. ?

    Awaiting the answer he and you get from CPD. It's beyond shameful = this needs to be related ASAP to the Trib, SunTimes, CityHall, Gary the whoever he's supposed to be, and responsive, concerned investigative reporters ALL over this town. Hope the good face capture lands in some savvy detective's lap for a quick arrest as I try to sleep, shuddering at the thought of what evil is lurking out here right now. God protect us.

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    1. Hellow anonymous. This took place near Racine and Barry. We will add that to our story. Thank you.

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    2. Hellow anonymous. This took place near Racine and Barry. We will add that to our story. Thank you.

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      Thank you!! DID the cops ever respond???

      WoW = such a critical voice you're providing. God bless you all.

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    3. Not sure about the response. The call was not explicitly dispatched as "in progress," but the dispatcher said the caller heard banging and glass breaking and assumed someone was breaking in. Waiting to hear back from the city.

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  3. UNREAL. Someone is kicking your front door in, you call 911 for help and the police don't respond??? WHAT. THE. F***K.

    This is terrifying and beyond out of control. I will be contacting CPD and my alderman (Pawar) because he was in favor for merging the police and LIED that it would not affect service. This could happen to any of us, and something needs to be done.

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    1. That is why everyone needs a gun in their home. You could be killed by an intruder long before the cops can respond.

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    2. That is just an awful idea. More gun around will only make our neighborhood less safe. What we need are tougher restrictions on guns not more of them. If you want a gun, join the militia, as the Second Amendment says.

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    3. Check the stats....cities with conceal and carry are ten times safer than ours....criminals think twice if they think you may be armed....don't be a victim, THEY are armed.

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  4. Keep in mind if the 911 call taker didn't take down the info correctly, the dispatcher may not have coded the call with the proper priority. Neither are police employees. No cop is going to deliberately be slow or not respond to a burglary or home invasion in progress call. RAP is another option, but it's not mentioned here.

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  5. Probably high and/or drunk. His face says it all.

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  6. CIB, can you look into a breakin that happened early this morning about 4:45 am on Clifton. My friend who lives in the building told me that the police apprehended a white man about the same age as the guy in this video. He busted into an apartment by kicking in the deadbolt, and then he tried to get in bed with the woman who lived there. My friend tells me that the police responded pretty quickly.

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  7. I can't believe this guy took a dump and didn't even WIPE after he was done!!! UUUGGGHHHHH

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    1. And to you that is the major concern about this story? No wonder we continue to elect ineffective politicians.

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    2. Pretty sure one can be both outraged about crime and disgusted by bad toilet manners all at the same time. You know, kinda like walking and chewing gum.
      Original Anonymous, I was icked out by that, too!

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  8. He's on vacation until the end of the month, but in the future I'd escalate something like this without hesitation:
    Elias.Voulgaris@chicagopolice.org

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  9. ok, if a city call-taker or dispatcher mistakenly coded the call of a home invasion in progress, then corrective action should be instituted against the employee.
    If it's due to a RAP and the call was properly put out but police had no available personnel to send, then Rahm should be held accountable.

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  10. This guy is likely high on something. Anyone know what illegal drugs makes you have need to take a crap?
    Someone took a dump on my basement stairs earlier this summer. Just wondering.

    If he's buying drugs nearby, then that's the larger problem.

    By the way, nice camera video. If this ends up in an arrest and jail time, I will have to reconsider installing a camera where I live. But, I'm sure if he is caught, any charge of attempted burglary will be reduced to property damage.

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    1. How can this result in an arrest and jail time?
      The police didn't even respond. There's no police report even documenting that the offense occurred.
      No report. No crime. Better stats!

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  11. While not a major proponent of owning a weapon, this crime serves as a textbook example of why it behooves homeowners - especially with families present - to maintain a firearm in the home for self-defense.
    If the police are unable or unwilling to protect the citizenry, then people have the legal right to protect themselves and their families.
    If the offender had successfully breached the door and entered into the residence, a resident would be well within his legal rights and justified to use a firearm to neutralize the imminent threat then posed to he and his his family.

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    1. Amen. My home is safe.

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    2. text book example, imho!

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    3. "If the police are unable or unwilling to protect the citizenry" What about less manpower, and POs get detailed to the South and West sides do you not understand? Who says they're unwilling? More like spread too thin.

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    4. Well then that means their unable, doesn't it?
      Unwilling refers maybe to driving past a call scene and coding it out as 19-P. Maybe just blowing it off.
      Spread too thin because of detailing out of the district sound like their unable.

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  12. This really makes me wonder about the city's overall 911 operations. When I first moved to the area, I would occasionally need to call 311 to report that a car was blocking our driveway. To my surprise, they would always tell me to hang up and call 911 instead. Does that make any sense to anyone? If 911 is preoccupied by such non-emergency calls, I'm not surprised about the slow response.

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    1. I totally agree with this. I've been told by 311 to call 911 when people are blocking our alley. This summer I called 911 about a fight in the alley where it sounded like someone was seriously going to be killed. After almost 10 minutes of no response I called back to give a description of one of the guys before he got away - it rang 8 times before 911 even picked up the call.

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    2. I've had this happen too. I've called 311 for various noise complaints and other issues and was told to call 911. I was always told 911 was for emergencies and didn't want to chew up time.

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    3. A car blocking the alley is illegal, a police response is necessary. A noise complaint is illegal if it meets certain criteria, a police response is necessary. Gentleman, the police are very limited in numbers. "A fight in the alley where it sounded like someone was seriously going to get killed"? On the south side a ten minute police response would be a luxury. Protect yourselves, the police are busy answering calls of a car blocking an alley or a noise complaint. Get it?

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  13. The lack of timely police response is happening in many neighborhoods thanks to how our police are being deployed. Too many on the south and west sides of the city leaving the other areas understaffed. And the 911 center sometimes sounds like a party zone. We need effective leadership in Chicago. Someone who will not micro manage the police dept. and allows more police to be hired. Has anyone walked into their local police district and noticed how many officers are just sitting around behind the lobby desk? Too many that's for sure. Get them out on patrol inside of hiding inside. Police cars are also on short supply. Why? Election time is rapidly approaching and time to send a message that citizens are fed up with how this city is being managed. Our politicians are not listening. Time for the boot.

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  14. Subject in custody and charged with felonies

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