Saturday, May 23, 2015

SATURDAY HOME INVASION: Naked Victim Confronts, Chases Offenders From Home

A Saturday morning home invasion is the latest in a series of crimes in which local residents have awakened to find intruders inside apartments on Kenmore Avenue.

Police have handled at least four calls this week in which Kenmore residents woke up to find unknown persons in their apartments.

Today’s incident came to light around 5:40AM when passers-by reported a naked man chasing (or being chased by) three offenders at Belmont and Kenmore. Police officers soon determined that the chase was related to a nearby burglary in progress call.

Map showing the area of Belmont and Kenmore (Google)
There, a couple woke up in the 3200 block of Kenmore to find three intruders in their apartment. A fight broke out and poured out into the alley.

Police say the invaders escaped with the male victim’s wallet, which contained $250, and a light-colored PlayStation in a red backpack.

Descriptions of two offenders were released:
1) Male, black, 6’4” to 6’6” tall, 220 pounds, wearing a red & brown sweat jacket
2) Male, black, 5’8” to 5’10” tall with a fade haircut, wearing blue jeans
Initial reports indicate that the men entered through an unlocked door.

Police this week released a community alert warning residents of overnight burglaries in which unlocked apartments were targeted. Related burglaries were said to have occurred on the same block of Kenmore as this morning’s incident as well as on the adjacent 3200 block of Seminary.


More Kenmore  Awakenings

Not mentioned in the recent police alert were two other incidents in which people woke up to find their homes being burglarized on Kenmore.

Last Saturday morning, a man woke up in the 2700 block of Kenmore to find his home being burglarized. The offender was described as a black man in his 20’s with dreadlocks, 195-220 pounds, wearing a blue hoodie.

Around 8:00 last Sunday morning, two men woke up to find a burglar standing over them in an apartment in the 3800 block of Kenmore. The two victims spent more than an hour trying to find that man after chasing him from the residence. This case was recorded as a criminal trespass to residence.
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34 comments:

  1. People dumb enough to not lock their doors in the city...most likely the same pool of thought that votes for clowns like Tunney.

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  2. This is what happens when burglars assume the homeowners do not have a gun.

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  3. A gun by hidden by your bed would solve this.

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    1. A gun hidden by your bed is a very bad idea...

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    2. It's a great idea and I do it. I live a block away from the 3200 incident. Plus, I'm not stupid enough to leave my doors unlocked...

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  4. Lesson learned, I hope. In this neighborhood....sleep clothed and ready to chase or defend. Do not leave your wallet or phone on the dresser. Under the pillow or mattress would be a start. When will people ever learn!

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  5. Keep your gun three steps away from the bed.This gives you a chance to wake up and have your wits about you when you handle a firearm.

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    1. As a person who carries everywhere he goes... Keep the gun far enough away from your bed so you can actually fully wake up...

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  6. Motion sound detectors inside on windows and doors .

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  7. Rather than a gun, get wasp spray. Has a 20 ft or better shot distance, is easy to aim and blinds the perp until treated at a hospital. Also, keep a car key near your bed. You can press the alarm. Continued noise will draw attention of your neighbors, something burglars do not want.

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    1. Much better advice!

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    2. Bringing wasp spray to a gunfight is a good way to get shot dead.

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    3. If you are dumb enough to use wasp spray with an armed burglar, also make sure you have a bowl of wet noodles next to your bed so you can spank them when they are down.

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    4. wasp spray appears to be an urban legend, not tested for self defense.

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    5. On the use of wasp spray, I posted this earlier. No mention in the burglar report was made of a gun. If a burglar is armed with a gun, I would just point where I kept my wallet. On the issue of wasp spray, urban legend may have come into play. I did not check my source and there may be issues in it's use, both legally and in it's effectiveness. There are paper sprays that can shoot up to 20 ft. in distance that may work. As for a gun, I choose not to own one.

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    6. When one reads the U.S. Constitution there is a protected right to bear arms. I seem to have missed the "right to bear wasp spray" portion of the constitution.

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    7. Residential burglary is a forcible felony in Illinois. In Illinois it is absolutely legal to shoot someone who is in the commission of a forcible felony. More importantly, you cannot be held civilly or criminally accountable unless gross misconduct can be shown. Buy a weapon, train with it, keep it a few steps from your bed, and invest in modern self defense rounds. You'd see a lot less of these break ins if there were a few bodies attached to the news reports.

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    8. If you are a resident in an apartment building where there are other people who may LIVE on the other side of the very thin walls in which you inhabit or LIVE in the building adjacent to yours whose windows are closely nestled to yours, why on EARTH would think that having a gun would make you and those other people SAFER during an armed robbery. More than likely as one of you have already suggested "a few bodies [will be] attached to the news reports" but fate has a twisted sense of humor. You could be dealing with the bodies of children, neighbors, or every one and any one but the intended target. Save your Rambo sh-- for the movies!

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  8. How ironic, I just read this after reporting to 311 that very strange people were wandering up and down Kenmore and hanging out around the 4000 block all day today (Sunday May 23). On two occasions two separate men were walking the street, peering into parks cars. Another man came out from a building I know he couldn't possibly have lived in. A group of unsavory men were gathered by the Catholic Church. And another strange man was sitting in the playground without reason to be there. I asked for a patrol car to drive by if the police ever get a chance to make their presence known. The dispatcher was rather rude and said I have to have seen something specific right at that moment, and that I can't report "strange looking people wandering around." Hope no one gets hurts.

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    1. Say they were fighting or that you are concerned for the well being, they looked in distress.
      You can also say they were trying car doors, door knobs or windows

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    2. the dispatcher has a point, so use common sense when calling these in. strange man on playground becomes trespasser harassing children; peering into cars becomes trying to open doors on the cars, .... you know what these turds are up to without a doubt.

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    3. Your mistake was calling 311 for this. I called directly to the police station on Addison a couple years ago to speak directly to local police about a suspicious person. I told them I didn't know whether 311 or 911 was appropriate, and they said "call us if it's a safety concern. That's what we're here for." Said 311 would be an absolute waste of my time; they'll just transfer to 911.

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    4. Remember those days when you could actually get through to 311?

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  9. Simple solution!

    Lock the doors and keep a .45 Magnum next to the bed and fire as soon as bad guy is seen!

    Dead men don't tell no tales of lies!

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    1. True! Mine was a home security system for 17 years. If something was awry I felt his ear brush across my leg. If he stood up in bed, something was definitely wrong! After he passed away I felt unsafe for months.

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  11. I wonder how many residents of Lakeview have bought or adopted a dog because crime is high in the area and there are not enough police to protect everyone. I have read of many similar burglaries on CWB and I can't recall one story where a dog started barking.

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    1. Most people in Lakeview have no business having a goldfish much less a dog. They are untrained and usually the dog is walking the human with one of those retractable leashes with a 15' lead. Many are really defiant and irresponsible and feel there is no need for a leash at all. Lest we forget the recent pitbull massacre.

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  12. Wasp spray will blind someone and you will be sued, possibly jailed. Bear spray would achieve the desired effect. A four ounce pepper spray is enough to spray 3-4 shitheads. A firearm can be used to cover a dangerous offender in the home. This let's him know not to try advancing on the defender. Colt makes a pistol now called the Defender . Its about twice the cost of
    a similar sized model from Glock. If you like the Colt, get it now because they are bankrupt again and this could be your last chance. If you are not familiar with firearms, the Glock product would be more user friendly.

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  13. I have 2 dogs and will not live in a small building..... I live on the 5th floor .... The chance of someone being able to break into or to even choose my condo is very slim....I could never live on the first or second floor

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  14. Curious to know how bad Hellmont was last night, given the Belmont-Sheffield Music fest and the reasonably good weather...

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  15. I am baffled by these people who are actually AFRAID to permanently injure or kill someone who has broken into their apartment. They are talking all this bs about wasp spray and bear spray and anything at all that won't cause permanent injury. The burglars know it and that is why they are brazen enough to break into your home while you sleep. Well, I for one will shoot to kill if one of them breaks into my home. Have none of you read the news story this week about the wealthy DC family that just got massacred by an intruder in their home?

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    1. Indeed. And they were held hostage for a day or so and the young son was tortured before they killed him. Please think about this before you even attempt to rationalize the mind of somebody who's attacking you. They have zero empathy. I used to live next to the Center on Halsted, I live in Austin Texas now and pretty much everyone is armed and take a look at the crime statistics... extremely low. Arm yourself people

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  16. No mercy should be shown to anyone who dares to break in one's home. We have become soft.Predators have taken advantage of people they perceive as weak. We have become targets of their sport.

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