Thursday, May 14, 2015

PLAN OVERBOARD!: Boat Burglar Leaves His ID Behind

Belmont Harbor (Gerald Farinas/Wikipedia)
An apparent boat burglar who fled from security at Belmont Harbor early this morning is in custody after leaving his photo ID behind.

A park district guard stopped the man around 12:15AM, but the suspect turned and ran away through the park.

Unfortunately for the moron, he managed to leave his ID with security.

Upon learning that man’s address of record is the (WAIT FOR IT!) Howard Brown Health Center on Sheridan Road, police searched area streets for the suspect.

They soon found him walking in the 3800 block of Broadway. He was taken into custody after being positively identified by harbor security. Charges are pending.
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  1. Robert Vacha's address of record is also the Howard Brown Health Center on Sheridan Road! If we just put bars on the windows there, we would have the criminals locked up right at home.

  2. Calling a criminal a moron for leaving his photo ID at the crime scene is an insult to morons.

  3. I have a friend who is a professional yacht captain. He's up from Florida for the season to run some wealthy guy's yacht. Anyway, I had him over for dinner the other night and he said he had to get back to the boat before dark because of all the gangs roaming around at night in Belmont Harbor. He didn't want to be on the wrong side of the locked dock gates after a certain hour. Pretty scary stuff.

    1. Half of the city has the combination to the gate's locks. Your friend should look into it.

    2. Supposedly, the harbors change the combination to the cipher locks each year. If not, hopefully the thugs don't know the combination!

    3. Did you ever think that your friend was making an excuse to exit your place as soon as possible?

  4. Further to their previous CPD exposés, Chicago Magazine had a MUST see segment last night on Chicago Tonight with more
    despicable crime stat manipulation and fudging. If this isn't criminal negligence .. maybe malfeasance office, what is? Can you imagine>>> 21 murders NOT included in their figures? I don't know how McCarthy and Emanuel sleep at night. It's going to be a bloody summer. ..praying for sanity, peace and protection.

    Scroll up to 10:52

  5. I've seen many nefarious characters roaming the Lakefront/Harbor. I've thought that North to South escapes take place through the lakefront as well as a hidden cop-free way to walk from Diversay or Fullerton North to harbor then over to Broadway.

  6. The Chicago Magazine current CPD report :.

    Special Report: One Year Later

    One year after we reported that the Chicago Police Department was undercounting the city’s murders, the
    problem persists—and top brass are up to some

    New Tricks

    Thank God for CWB and those Chicago Magazine investigative reporters. We are definitely forewarned, and as never before needed, the CPD MUST have its own internal Inspector General. Insane that this "Machine" has so locked up control over every single thing. Start screaming ...

  7. Handling of the brutal Klepacz neighborhood murder by CPD is detailed in the Chicago Magazine report.. infuriating:

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    The Chicago Police Department retroactively classified the cases of Tiara Groves and gunshot victim Patrick Walker—another case we wrote about last year—to the 5078 category. For a while, it also used the category for the case of Jacob Klepacz.

    Like thousands of other Chicagoans, Klepacz, a 32-year-old carpenter, spent the afternoon of April 27, 2014, watching the Blackhawks playoff game at a bar. Then he headed from Streeterville to another bar in Wrigleyville. Around 4 a.m., he and an acquaintance were walking down the sidewalk near the 1500 block of West Fullerton, in Lincoln Park, when two men jumped them.

    They brutally beat Klepacz, repeatedly kicking him, stomping him, and punching him in the head. (The medical examiner’s investigator reported that he had “apparent facial trauma with a deformed nose.”) The attackers made off with the duo’s wallets and cell phones; Klepacz’s companion, who escaped serious injury, summoned help. Emergency crews found Klepacz unresponsive. Half an hour later, he died.

    The next day, a pathologist said that Klepacz’s autopsy was inconclusive. Toxicology tests were ordered, which came back on May 6, documents reveal, eight days after his death. Turns out Klepacz was drunk, sure, but he hadn’t consumed a lethal quantity of alcohol. Puzzlingly, even then, the medical examiner’s office did not make a ruling on the cause of death. A spokesman for Stephen Cina, Chicago’s chief medical examiner, refused to answer questions about this case or any of the cases described in this story, citing a recent change in the office’s “communications policy.”

    The police department could have ruled the Klepacz case a murder anyway, given that the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting manual expressly states that a police department’s classification of a homicide should be based solely on a police investigation, not on the determination of a medical examiner or a prosecutor’s office. Instead, the case was initially put in the old noncriminal death category, then moved to the new death category sometime before mid-June, according to internal police documents provided to Chicago via a public-records request.

    With each passing week, Klepacz’s father, Chester, grew more and more frustrated that police weren’t calling his son’s case a murder. “What else could it be?” he says. At a community meeting with police a month or so after Jacob’s death—a week after that toxicology test had been completed—a sergeant told Chester and a large group of Jacob’s friends that the case had not yet been ruled a homicide because, Chester recalls, “they were waiting for ‘science.’ ”

    On July 9, more than nine weeks after Jacob’s death, the medical examiner finally ruled the case a homicide due to “blunt head trauma from assault.” Nine days later, Marco Alvarado, 21, reportedly a member of the Latin Kings street gang, was charged with Jacob Klepacz’s murder. (The trial is in progress.)

    The April in which Klepacz died was an unusually violent one in Chicago. That month saw 33 murders in 2014, nine more than the same month in 2013. Make that 10 more if you include Klepacz, who was killed two days before the end of the month. The delay in calling his death a homicide meant that there were no headlines about a double-digit murder rise in April.

    1. young man and woman out late partying and these latin "kings" and the like prey on them like sharks circling in the ocean.

  8. Charges pending. Charges dropped. Back on the street. The progressive do-gooders coddling and enabling criminals.