Thursday, October 08, 2015

BIG ARRESTS: Crash, Manhunt Reels In Robbery Suspect; Separate Bust Made In Mugging Of Teen

An  SUV used in multiple robberies this week is trapped by a CPD unit at Belmont and  Lake Shore Drive today.
UPDATE OCTOBER 9, 10:42AM: Robbery charges have been filed. Full report HERE.
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An hour-long manhunt in Boystown overnight ended just hours ago with the arrest of a suspect in at least two of this week's many robberies in Lakeview and Roscoe Village.

CWB Chicago has learned through a confidential source that a separate arrest has been made in the mugging of a 14-year-old boy on Tuesday afternoon.

Busted: Policewoman, Oakdale Muggings

A Chicago police mission team this morning was monitoring a stolen Toyota Highlander that is suspected of being used in multiple robberies since Monday.

At 2:45AM, the Highlander struck a car near Belmont and Sheridan and officers boxed the car in near 3190 N. Lake Shore Drive. The driver bailed out and ran into the park near Belmont Harbor.

Multiple sources have told CWB Chicago that police believe the vehicle is connected to the mugging of a retired Chicago policewoman behind her home in the 1800 block of Cornelia on Monday.

And the license plate of the SUV matches that given by a witness to the mugging of  a woman near Halsted and Oakdale on Tuesday morning.

Officers chased the suspect into the park on foot, but lost him after he ran through the Roscoe Street pedestrian tunnel under Lake Shore Drive. He was eventually arrested when officers found him hiding in a yard in the 500 block of Roscoe after a meticulous hour-long search.

Arrest In Mugging of Teen

An arrest has been made in the Tuesday afternoon mugging of a 14-year-old boy in Roscoe Village, according to a source close to the investigation.

The source told CWB Chicago that the father of the boy arranged to meet up with the offender under the premise of getting the phone back.

The father drove to the other side of town, then canceled the first "buy back" attempt because police were late for the rendezvous. He tried again early Wednesday morning and cops went along to make the arrest, the source said.

Chicago police have not confirmed the information publicly. Chicago police have now confirmed the arrest. A 17-year-old juvenile from Macon, Georgia, is in custody.
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29 comments:

  1. Great policing on a night when I assume our district was spread thin thanks to the Cubs celebrations!

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  2. Nice work, CPD!

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  3. This is the kind of story I want to see on here. My hope is this will be a trend in cleaning up Lakeview. I won't hold my breath.

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  4. My hat is off to the father for his actions. Good work officers in both arrests. Now, if only the judges would actually give out proper punishments.

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    1. And therein lies the problem. Excellent work, policemen and women! Thankful to have these idiots off our streets. Now the judges need to keep them off by way of harsh penalties both as deserved punishment and deterrent.

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    2. Yep. If only the judges would give out punishments that fit the crime. I'm sick of being afraid in my own neighborhood. Bad enough to get your purse stolen, but to get beat up as well....that is horrifying to me. These thugs don't care who they hurt or kill for that matter. Soulless pieces of shit - all of them! They deserve to be behind bars for many, many year!

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  5. Wonderful work, CPD. When catching these low-life thugs, please feel free to give any one of them an extra punch in the face or kick in the ass for me.

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    1. Give them a "wood shampoo" on me.

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  6. Obviously, this proves that more police does not prevent crime.

    (Whoever thinks more police doesn't reduce crime, can we redeploy the police from your neighborhood into ours?)

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  7. Thanks so much to the officers who made this arrest, and work our scary streets to keep us safe. My family stays here because you're on the job.... thanks for your service and putting yourselves on the line for us. Words can't express.

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    1. AMEN! God bless you, CPD Officers! We hope to see more of your brothers and sisters of the badge in our neighborhood really soon.

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  8. This is how it should be, thanks!!

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  9. Stop and Frisk should be the norm!

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  10. Thank you CPD! This gives me faith that I can continue to feel confident and safe enough to raise my family in Lakeview.

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  11. Awesome job CPD, this is gratifying to read. A bit bummed to learn that a 17 year old was the suspect though. This kid is bound to get a slap on the wrist and some time JH. Not likely a major deterrent in his life.

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    1. Yes, it's bullshit, and some bullshit judge will believe the bullshit crap about how the 17 year old "was just beginning to turn his life around," and he'll probably be given some bullshit community service, and, hell, maybe even tuition to some school somewhere. Bullshit I say!!

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  12. Welp show's over here in the north side folks. It was great living in the last safe area of Chicago while it lasted. Any suggestions on a good suburb around here? (being serious)

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    1. The North Shore is amazing. Wish we had come up sooner, it is so nice to not have to watch your back all the time and our kids love it. And - back to Chicago easily to visit friends and go out to dinner/theater/museums.

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    2. Exactly. Just moved to the northern burbs and love it. So relaxing.

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    3. The North Shore sounds great! Unfortunately, I cannot afford to live there.

      My dream is that Lakeview/Boystown/Wrigley/LP return to their once-safe status. I can't imagine why the rampant crime is being allowed to happen. Cause we all know it's being allowed by the sheer fact that our police staffing has been decimated.

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    4. Lake Zurich is awesome for families! We sold our Chicago town home 2 years ago when it was time to get serious about our kids' schooling and love the burbs. Still get into the city 2x per month to do whatever -- but safely back in the burbs by 11PM.

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    5. I used to live in Palatine it was great- good schools and did not live in fear of someone trying to jack my phone or purse 24-7. Cannot wait to move back to the Burbs! I am so sad that the north side has gotten so bad lately, never used to be this way, in 2003 I never felt scared like this.

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  13. And he was from Macon Georgia? Is world out throughout the US that Lakeview is a great place to rob people?

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  14. Great work by the CPD -- let's hope the prosecutors and judge do as well.

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  15. Macon, Georgia. Hmmm, I wonder the Chicago Crib this promising young man was staying in...

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