Wednesday, September 09, 2015

A WHEEL MESS: 7 Cars Burglarized On A Single Lake View Block Wednesday (And An 8th Car Gets Stolen)

Thieves broke into at least seven cars and stole an eighth car outright on a single block in Lake View Wednesday.

An officer who was called to handle a damage to vehicle call in the 3800 block of Kenmore at 7AM discovered that virtually every car that was parked in the alley between Kenmore and Sheffield had been damaged.

While the officer completed numerous reports for the victims, one particularly unfortunate resident of the 3800 block of Sheffield approached with a sad tale: Someone had broken into his two-car garage overnight. One of the cars had been broken into. The other car had been stolen.

Image: Thieves broke out windows on at least seven cars during the spree, including these four.
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21 comments:

  1. Hear the silence? Its Tom.

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    1. I hear the silence. I read a lot of Tom bashing on this blog but I don't hear the Lakeview neighbors doing a damn thing about it except commenting on this blog of Facebook. Lakeview re-elected Tom - get out and shout to your neighbors about what is going on or blame yourselves.

      I mean at this point why even bother blaming the Alderman or the Mayor. You know they aren't going to do anything and neither are the neighbors in Lakeview. If the residents don't care why would Tom or Rahm care? If Lakeview doesn't do anything about the crime, why would Tom or Rahm do anything?

      You have become sitting ducks. DO SOMETHING.

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    2. "You have become sitting ducks. DO SOMETHING."

      I agree.....and there have been numerous rumblings about organizing and marching on this fine blog. I'm all for it - like many others - but we do need someone to step up....who is a natural leader. I swear, if that person steps up I just know that many will follow.....we are just waiting for you. Maybe you are our messiah? I don't know. I just hope something happens quickly, because if we don't start acting ASAP, we will forever lose our neighborhood to the thugs.

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    3. But he marches in our parade and we take selfies with him. Go Tom go lol.

      The posting above so accurately sums up the situation.

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  2. Busy in Edgewater too: http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/aug31-car-alley-break-ins-1200-1400-block-winnemac-7064626/?utm_campaign=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest

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  3. He was reelected by his constituency. And that is that.

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  4. Hi Tom, come off it man. DO SOMETHING how about a press conference. We pay you!!!

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    1. Don't hold your breath waiting on Tunneys to say or do anything, because Tunneys is a $110,000 a year (sucked from the taxpaying constituent's tits) minion of King Rahm, and both of them are a lie. Tunneys is especially good at the fine art of being a lie.

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  5. He will send an e-mail blast out and tell everyone how he is outraged over this incident and will meet with and work closely with the Police Commander to solve this. Then there will be silence. I can hear the birds chirping now.

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  6. Well, Tom did send out an e-mail blast but it was for 2 concerts at Wrigley Field. Zac Brown Band on Sept 11th and AC/DC on the 15th. Hum - no mention of the car break ins? He must be cooking breakfast at his cafe and not going into his part time job at the office.

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  7. Not only Tunney but the Judges who are giving probation to know gang bangers that committed armed robberies and Tom Dart releasing everyone he can on Electronic Monitoring.

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  8. Maybe before the Tunney bashing starts, you should look up to see this is in the 46th Ward....

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    1. Does it matter?

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    2. "Does it matter?"

      Not really, as most of the aldercreatures are cut from the same cloth. They vote in favor of whatever the mayor wants. The mayor is anti cop and refuses to bring our police force up to safe staffing levels, so the alderfools vote accordingly to pass city budgets that doesn't allow for any more cops.

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  9. TOTALLY AGREE. Neighborhood watches and patrols would be great (marches and political verbal bashings are worth nothing). What can individuals do? How about WHISTLES. LOUD whistles. whether you're on your porch or on the street going to work, shop or play, whether you're alone or with a group, if you have a LOUD whistle and see a mugging, robbery or any crime, Make NOISE. LOUDLY. If someone around you blows a whistle, blow yours. Maybe others will blow theirs too. It will immediately alert others, maybe stop a crime that's happening, and signal to everyone near that thugs are preying on us. Faster that an 911 call, it may help alert the police too.
    Just a suggestion. Hopefully only one part of a unified community action defense program.

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    1. Good way to get shot. It's been tried before and did not work.

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    2. This was the practice in the late 70's as well when this area was getting started on a upward path. Muggings and beatings were common. Maybe local business firms would start handing out free whistles with flyers about the increased crime. I strongly agree with your suggestion. Nay sayers will say the bar idiots will be blowing whistles all night. Perhaps true, but only until the novelty wears off. This could become a good deterrent--at least it is something, not just talk.

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    3. Some idiot was repeatedly blowing a whistle in the street the other night. I finally closed the window.

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  10. Whistles are one idea, unfortunately, the thugs have guns and (presumably) you do not. So blowing a whistle might get you killed. Other than a new alderman that doesn't agree to send our police away to other neighborhoods (shocking that didn't work out so well) I don't know what the answer is. Perhaps doing a rally on one of the Cubs playoff nights would be a good idea....get some national attention.

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    1. I agree with very public demonstrations. Since the mayor and aldermen don't give a crap about what is going on, I say we SHAME them into doing the right thing. God knows, they won't do that on their own.

      I still don't understand why on earth any "leader" would want a once, safe neighborhood....and an entertainment destination to boot....to turn into hell hole, basically handing the streets over to the thugs to destroy. Isn't it bad enough that we have so many "no go" zone on the south & west sides? Do they want the Wrigley/Boystown area to become one of them? If all the taxpayers flee from the crime, who will pay all the taxes??

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    2. In order to understand why the mayor and aldermen are allowing the thugs to destroy the peace and safety of a neighborhood, you have to first understand their priority. They live for only one purpose...to stay in office. That's because staying in office is so personally profitable to them. Politicians always leave office as very, very wealthy people. That's because of all the bribes and graft and corruption which fill their pockets with enormous amounts of money. It would be politically incorrect for them to crack down on crime in Lakeview, because that would cause controversy and backlash from all the fake reverends and lib do-gooders and social service agencies, which could potentially cost the politicians their cushy jobs and their streams of revenue. So, just like in Detroit and other cities, the politicians allow the city to deteriorate neighborhood by neighborhood until there is no one left to pay taxes and they can then go live in retirement off the millions they have made.

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