Monday, January 04, 2016

As Home Burglaries Continue, Detectives Finally Issue Alert

Detectives today finally issued an alert to warn residents of home burglaries in our area.

Unfortunately, they only listed 3 break-ins tied to a specific pattern in the alert, so the scope of the nearly two-month-long problem is not evident.

How many burglaries have there been?

Well, between November 1 and December 31, 2015, the three police beats that cover Wrigleyville and Boystown recorded 45 burglaries.

That's almost double the 23 burglaries reported during the same period in 2014. In 2013, the area had 28 burglaries during November and December.

Here's a look at the latest batch of break-ins recorded by CWB editors.

According to a source, the bulk of forced-entry burglaries to homes are taking place by prying or kicking back doors.

December 27
• 1400 block of W. Henderson
• 500 block of W. Surf
• 3700 block of N. Lakewood

December 28
• 3700 block of N. Ashland
• 3500 block of N. Lakewood
• At 6:10PM, Urban Outfitters, 651 W. Diversey, reports that $2,300 has been taken from its safe.

December 30
• 800 block of W. Altgeld

December 31
• 1200 block of W. Cornelia

January 1
• 3700 block of N. Lakewood
• 1100 block of W. Patterson

January 2
• 3700 block of N. Lakewood (Attempt. Homeowner scared away two offenders who tried to pry open her back door. They were wearing ski masks, she said.)
• 3400 block of  N. Bosworth

January 3
• 3700 block of N. Wayne
• 1500 block of W. Cornelia
• 1500 block of W. Melrose

January 4
• 3700 block of N. Kenmore

Other break-ins that have been confirmed since our last burglary update on December 28:

Date ReportedBlockType of EntryLocation
Tuesday, December 22500 W SURF STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
Tuesday, December 22800 W NEWPORT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
Wednesday, December 231200 W HENDERSON STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
Wednesday, December 23400 W BARRY AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
Thursday, December 243300 N HALSTED STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
Saturday, December 261400 W HENDERSON STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
Sunday, December 273000 N BROADWAYFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENTIAL YARD
Monday, December 281400 W SCHOOL STATTEMPT FORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
"Forcible entry" means that the offenders forced their way in, typically by breaking through a door or window. "Unlawful Entry" means that no force was used--a window left unlocked, for example.
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2 comments:

  1. I appreciate CWB even more when DNA Info Lakeview reports these burglaries as "robberies" repeatedly. Your knowledge of police work and accurate reporting adds so much value to what we read. Thanks!

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  2. Particularly sickened that ABC7 chose NOT to cover this mid day DRIVE BY SHOOTING near Lincoln Square on their 6pm news broadcast, even though it was on their website at least 1-2 hrs before. Filter news you broadcast from "certain areas" much, ABC7?? It's VITAL that their viewers in this area know these things ASAP!

    Lincoln Square shooting prompts lockdown at nearby St. Matthias School

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/lincoln-square-shooting-prompts-lockdown-at-nearby-school/1148862/

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