Monday, December 29, 2014

WEAK FINISH: Another Woman Mugged In Wrigleyville; Year's Progress Fades In 4th Quarter

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Police are searching for three offenders who mugged a Wrigleyville woman near her home Monday evening. Tonight's victim is at least the third woman to be robbed in the immediate area since Sunday afternoon.

The victim was near the back of her home in the 1300 block of Addison around 8:30PM when the three criminals attacked her and stole her valuables. They were last seen running southbound in the east alley of Southport from Eddy.

Minutes after the mugging, a citizen reported seeing three black male teens wearing black hoodies lurking in an alley and following residents near Waveland and Magnolia, about two blocks from the robbery scene. Unfortunately, the initial 911 call erroneously described the robbery offenders as three white males in black hoodies and police did not immediately follow up on the Magnolia tip.

After further investigation, the victim clarified that the offenders were, in fact, black men in their early 20's and police quickly went to the Magnolia/Waveland area, but came up empty-handed.

Slipping

After experiencing an impressive decline in robberies this year, Wrigleyville and Boystown has seen a resurgence in muggings since mid-October. Last month's robbery count exceeded the same month in 2013 and December is also expected to show a year-over-year increase.
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18 comments:

  1. Wouldn't surprise me if the operator purposely transposed the suspects' description. I made a similar 911 call reporting suspicious persons in the alley not far from there and was basically MF'd off of the phone by the call taker, who became very indignant after "hoodie".

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  2. Meanwhile, Tom Tunney posts about Christmas dinners and recycling programs on his Facebook page. Anyone but him in the next alderman election. His public detachment from crime in his ward is deplorable.

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  3. Is Zach E included in that talley? Word is McCarthy got upset when asked about that "robbery." Even said the officers at the residence are"sitting on the house, not the neighborhood."

    And for those who were all "leave the kid alone" last week. Here's what secondcitycop had to say about Zach's drug buy gone bad:

    "Of course, when you are an active participant (buyer) in a criminal enterprise (baggies of green vegetable matter) and you are non-cooperative to the point of wiping the phone history and text messages lest someone find out the story you gave is bullshit....well, is that really a "victim"?"

    I only care about the kid lying his ass off because of the huge amount of manpower that was dedicated to this "crime" that night. Total BS because the kid had to lie about why he got tuned up lest daddy face reality.

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  4. Year over year stats need to take the weather into account. Anyone else remember all the snow that fell last December bad the frigid temps?

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  5. All the media is covering how murder rates are way down and the lowest since the 60's. Yeah, sure! Why don't they report on the increase of muggings, robberies and vandalism surging through our areas? City Hall is silent. Anyone surprised???

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    1. Please, it is just our "perception" that crime is up in Wrigleyville/Boystown, etc. Elias Voulgaris said so himself, so it must be true, right? By the way, he sure has been silent for a long time. Hasn't been attending CAPS meetings much, isn't "out there" publicly. Did I miss something?

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    2. Hardly any commanders go to CAPS meetings. Nor do aldermen. I've been a beat cop in several districts and was surprised to see Voulgaris and Tunney ay my first meeting when I bid to 019.

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    3. Tunneys goes to the meetings but just sits there staring vacantly off into space. Every now and then he'll speak up. A couple of years ago he screeched at a constituent: "Shut up! Shut up!" Another time he told a taxpaying constituent that he (the citizen taxpayer) was "just one person" concerning a complaint he had about an issue. And, Tunneys once showed up at a meeting wearing shorts, tanktop and flip flops and munching on a bag of popcorn. That should give you an idea how seriously he takes his job as "alderthing."

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  6. So damn terrifying ... ! Rahmbo back from vacation yet? I know McCarthy was finally publicly forced to
    deal with the son's shocking mugging, but >>>>>>where are more MUCH needed neighborhood cops???

    SunTimes has latest police alert for Lakeview -- the place that Rahm forgot.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-warn-of-robberies-in-lake-view-20141229-story.html?track=rss

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    1. Hmm. Seems like we had that story about 36 hours before the Tribune.

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    2. The CWB blog is 500% more tuned in and accurate and on top of things than the Tribune or any other media outlet for that matter. There was a time when I would go to WGNs web for news and weather. I still take my weather there, but CWB is the first site I check each morning for local/neighborhood news. THANK YOU CWB.

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    3. Sorry for the goof, it was very late when I found it = obviously it's the Trib, not the SunTimes. Bless you, CWB, for your diligence and being so on top of the important news! The lag time for this kind of alert being posted on TV news and their websites is so frustrating. Now, of course, it's everywhere, but we need to have blanketed coverage on such an alert immediately.

      https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVriY1aJUrUEA660PxQt.?fr2=time&ei=UTF-8&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=chicago+police+lakeview+alert&btf=d

      Thanks again so much for all you do. I pray the neighborhood crime gets the attention and solutions it needs in 2015, but it's comforting to know, no matter what, you're on the case. Safe New Year to all.

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  7. Just heard that McCarthy is going to look at Rahm's security Around his home after his son got mugged. I guess we can count on a loss of another 5% of our district's police force so they can guard more of his street. I still don't understand why Rahm and McCarthy have such disdain for Lakeview residents that they can't just admit we have a problem and hire more cops. How is it okay to have some beats have no cars assigned to them at any time?

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    1. This is getting to be a joke. "How many Chicago cops does it take to change a light bulb?"

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    2. Jagoff comments like yours are why police with any time on the job bid out. WE blue shirts aren't the problem, clouted, triple merit promoted white shirts and the current and former Mayors are.

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  8. No connection to LV HS thing, Morgan Park, blah blah blah.

    Juxtaposed with the robberies of the past few days, the writing on the wall is pretty clear, isn't it? The battle is lost, we are all now on borrowed time.

    https://twitter.com/allsaintschgo/status/541704275806932992

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  9. Thank you for providing these reports. I was the citizen woman resident to report the three men lurking in the alley. They had distinctly followed me as I walked my dog. To clarify, for at least 20 min. following my call I witnessed several types of patrol cars (meaning there were multiple, not just the same one) going up and down the streets. Even if they had the race mismatched at the time, I'm relieved there were visible police cars in the area and hope that deterred another attack. :( For what it's worth to help everyone be aware, additional details on their "setup" that I was unable to articulate (from being shaken up) in my call to 911: after following me, one man positioned himself at the sidewalk/alley intersection, almost as a "scout" position, while the other two men positioned themselves a few feet to his right and behind Dumpsters. I noticed this positioning only after crossing the street again (I was changing up my direction and path entirely) and looking back. I will definitely be signing up for a self-defense refresher course. Sad we have to be on guard ALL the time.

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    1. Thanks for the further information and for pointing out the police responded in force. The screw-up was by OEMC, not CPD.

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