Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GARAGE BANNED: 22 Cars Burglarized, Arrests Made

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Twenty-two vehicles were broken into at a parking garage near Belmont and Sheffield Tuesday morning. Two suspects are in custody thanks to the efforts of an Illinois Masonic Medical Center security guard.

And, just before 2AM today, another man was arrested in the parking garage. Detained for trespassing, he just happens to be on parole for robbery. Now, what would a robbery parolee be doing in the area of Belmont and Sheffield at 2AM?

Police were called to the parking garage at 3130 Sheffield, near the Vic Theater, at 8:30 yesterday morning. They found two burglary suspects being detained on the third floor by a Masonic guard. A third suspect is believed to have escaped.

One arrestee lives near the Howard Red Line station while the other lives on the city's south side. They were taken in for criminal damage to a vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle while officers waited to hear from the other 20 victims. CPD cases HX502939 and HX502988. Should you be one of the victims, you may refer to those case numbers when you file your report.

The parking garage has had on-going issues with car break-ins, according to an employee of the nearby Hertz Rent-A-Car.
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19 comments:

  1. 20 cars? C'mon, "It's a big city, these things just happen", right? It's only a matter of time before your insurance rates skyrocket then everyone will be doing the marching and protesting that's been promised for years now.

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  2. The building management refuses to secure the property! Anyone can come and go as they please!
    But, if you are late making a payment, the company will call out the bill collector wolves in a heartbeat!
    I hope the tenants sue the building management company!
    Somebody is going to really get hurt in there very soon!

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  3. These are the same filthy, predator low life's that hang around the Belmont Red line train station! Total scumbags!
    19 District NEEDS more Police in that area, 24 hours a day!

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  4. I found my window busted in this garage on Friday. Guess I should go check again. Fml

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  5. Thanks again CPD for being out there stopping these criminals

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    1. And the security guard who detained them.

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  6. Thank you Tom Tunney. You have been a champion at battling crime in your ward for....

    never.

    :-(

    Does crime actually need to happen INSIDE his office in order for things to change?

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    1. Tunney being Alderman IS the crime.

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    2. I have a friend who works the drug task force for CPD. According to my friend they put request after request to do narcotic stings at Belmont and Sheffield for years and were denied the requests directly from Tunny's office... Something to think about...

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    3. Well we all know how to fix that situation. Unfortunately, he will be re-elected solely because of his sexual orientation. You know it, I know it, we all know it. The same morons who will vote for him in February are the polyannas who think Boystown is heaven on earth, the promised land, the land where nothing ever goes wrong. Tunney has even been quoted as saying he "isn't worried about the election." He just assumes he will automatically win. And he will. And if he does, I'm out of here.

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    4. There is no "drug task force" in CPD. But nice disinformation attempt. Chirp, chirp.

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    5. What is HIDTA?

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    6. The HIDTA detail is the high intensity drug trafficking area detail. It involves CPD and other agencies. It may correctly be thought of as a task force.

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    7. Why is a local alderman even in a position to approve/disapprove a drug sting in his ward? What duty do police have to even bring the matter to an alderman's attention before the fact? Afraid of bad press, Tom? Too late!
      This is especially ironic as it was his office that took credit for a prostitution sting on Belmont/Halsted a few years ago.
      The last thing we need is more political interference with area police operations as the police struggle to do their job after those very same politicians drew down police staffing levels.

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  7. Lots of problems in that garage and because it's not owned by the residents in that building, even they can't get the garage owners to successfully take care of things in a timely manner.

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  8. Awesome job 1904R
    Keep up the great work.....

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  9. Must be the Amish

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    1. Quit using the garage or paying your rent. Problem will be resolved within hours.

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    2. Norwegian exchange students

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