Wednesday, November 04, 2015

48 HOURS: One Lakeview Block Records A Robbery, A Burglary, And A Car On Blocks

The living has been interesting in the 3400 block of N. Janssen this week.

It started with three people getting robbed at gunpoint and one getting pistol-whipped early Sunday.

Then on Monday, a woman who lives just a few doors down from the robbery scene returned home from work to find her apartment burglarized. “iPad and jewelery gone,” according to a CWB Chicago reader.

And when dawn broke on Tuesday, this car’s wheels were gone.

Our friends at Southport Corridor News & Events are getting an earful from concerned neighbors, especially on their Facebook page.

We invite the alderman to tell them that theses crimes are just their “perception.”

Image: Southport Corridor News & Events
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18 comments:

  1. Sorry I'm adding this to an unrelated blog post but figured I'd ask - were you ever able to get info from Ald Tunney on whether the cops he's promised will be a NET increase to the district, or merely being "added" to replace outgoing/retiring officers? I emailed him last week, as well as sent a Facebook post, but of course... no response :-)

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    1. He never responded. Given that he has used the same ploy before to make it appear that there would be more police (even though there would not), we'll take his non-response as a response.

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    2. I met 2 officers retiring before the end of this year just out and about in Wrigleyville. The odds would say there are more, but I know of 2 that need to be replaced with Tunney's "increase".

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    3. Most of the 19th district cops who leave aren't retiring. They're transferring to other districts without being replaced here.

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    4. Thanks CWB - I was the original commentor. Thumbs-up that my Facebook message to him was "seen" this afternoon ! Of course, a response is entirely another ask - and quite a burden for such a highly paid elected official.

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  2. There just has to be something we can do about this. I would go door to door to get votes or a petition signed. I would take days off work to picket. I own property here and I'm getting antsy about selling. With the increase in taxes and the drastic crime, I have more reason to leave than stay. If I get mugged or my place gets broken into, I'm done, I'm gone and I would probably leave Chicago altogether.

    So Tunney needs to decide, less tax payers, or less crime. Because I probably won't be the first or last to leave. I'm very afraid of what summer 2016 will look like.

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    1. 100% agree. I

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    2. Have the police looked into the recent tenants and home buyers in that block? It's on a main thoroughfare but I'd still be curious to know if a recent renter or home buyer has gang affiliations or some sort of criminal past?

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    3. We are in the same boat! We've lived in the neighborhood for almost 20 years and have never felt more unsafe than we do now.

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    4. It's been going on up here for years, in boys town. With of course, NO media coverage!
      It's spreading like wildfire! We are easy pickings. There are no cameras on the corners. People are doing whatever they want and know there won't be any
      consequences.

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  3. No response is a response, in Tunney's case!

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  4. Tunney is a tool

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    1. Tunneys is a LIE through and through. He doesn't give a continental damn about this neighborhood. And I hope they gave him unholy hell at the CAPS meeting tonight (which I'd have attended, save for having to work) (so I can pay higher taxes soon). Tunneys, you suck, dude!

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    2. Oh yeah, anything interesting go down at CAPS tonight? I was out of town and just got in. Did he scream at anyone? Did the Honorable Mr. Tunney show up in a dirty t-shirt munching popcorn? LOL!!!

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  5. Does anyone know if your alarm company calls the police, do the police come out? Other than an alarm going off, what is the benefit?

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    1. Alarm goes off after the burglars are gone and the police, due to low manpower in 19 District, they will get to your house in about 20 minutes!

      Take it to the local bank!

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    2. Depends what else is going on and if they are short handed. Alarm calls can take time too with the reduced manpower unless it's a commercial alarm.

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