Sunday, August 23, 2015

NICELY DONE: Phone Pings And Quick Cops Take Down Robbery Suspects In Boystown

Two robbery suspects are in custody after Chicago police tracked a mugging victim’s cell phone pings to a yard near Boystown’s Halsted strip. A third offender remains at large.

The victim called police at 1:08AM Saturday after three men jumped, beat, and robbed him near Roscoe and Racine.

Officers followed his phone’s pings to a yard in the 800 block of Newport and immediately engaged three suspects in foot pursuits.

One suspect was detained behind Roscoe’s Tavern. Another was found under a car at Buckingham and Halsted. Both were positively identified by the victim.

The third offender—described as a black man wearing a white or gray hoodie and jeans—got away.

Police say they found the victim’s cell phone case, wallet, and credit cards in the back yard on Newport. A can of pepper spray was also recovered from the yard, but it had not been used on the victim. (CPD case HY392448)
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11 comments:

  1. If the words "mislaid property" work their way into this case, I'm going to lose it.

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  2. Six shots fired at 7am today near the Waveland clock tower. Guess that is the wake up call for the gang bangers this morning. More evidence that this neighborhood continues to decline.

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    1. So I wasn't hearing things... 2 shots followed by 4 in succession. Just heard tons of sirens go by the past 10/15min.

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    2. I was out walking my dog an heard all the sirens as well.

      Question: If the Clock Tower area is a KNOW area for gangbangers to hang out and commit crime, why not arrest them? There are signs all over that says the park closes at 11:00pm.

      Why not enforce this law? Also, I'm a runner and when we run through that area in the morning, it's littered with broken beer bottles, fireworks, fast food wrappers, etc. They are a nuisance and are ruining the quality of life for others.

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    3. 8:53AM - Question: Enforce that law with what, exactly?
      All of those cops we don't have in the 019th? The ones who take each weekend off? Maybe the 'Entertainment Detail' that took a break the night before the Pride 'Parade'? Perhaps our Creative Loitering Alderpersons?
      Which would work best?

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  3. I spoke with some tactical officers in my neighborhood. I mentioned the situation that is occurring at the lake front and they flat out told me they are undermanned. As we lose more police officers this is just going to get worse.

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    1. That's exactly what an officer told me at North Ave beach. Probably the same guy and only officer covering the entire lakefront.

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    2. Ran into a very young looking Chicago cop Sunday afternoon on the Olive pier where all the tourists hang out, he was smiling and very approachable and people friendly. Couldn't help but wonder why we never see foot patrol in Lakeview/Uptown where it's really needed. Also couldn't help but worry about the young guy being sent off on his own to patrol such a wide area. It's all very screwed up.

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    3. Lack of manpower, manpower, manpower is your answer 10:27PM! And quasi-criminal shrinking budget to CPD with Cappleman and Tunney s-i-l-e-n-t like church mice. Sure..they will say the same standard responses equivalent to dog poop, "requesting more resources" and other buzz word phrases but whatever Mr. Mayor wants, these men ask "how high?", when their King asks them to jump. Crime in boystown has shown incredible ample evidence over years of lack of manpower in 19 and sad truth is no one cares, except a few people who aren't in power and seem not to have a voice that carries weight. So nothing is ever done with increasing officers in District 19} at least CWB Chicago has done more to address this serious epidemic more than anyone else including DNAInfo. As just a courtesy for all the work CWB has done for free and countless hours of homework, donate $5 or buy a t-shirt from their website because they do more for east-lakeview than any politician & No i'm not getting paid or asked to say this!

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    4. Here's that link to our support page, btw.

      http://support.cwbchicago.com/products

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  4. I read the comments concerning under staffing. I have a question. Is the understaffing of the police due to budget cuts or is there some sort of hiring freeze? I am asking because I can understand understaffing at a normal business but what is the excuse when it comes to safety.

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