Thursday, May 12, 2016

Two Charged In Incident That Resulted In Gunshot Near Wrigley Field

Two men from the Avondale neighborhood are facing charges in connection with an incident after Tuesday's Cubs game that involved an off-duty Chicago police officer firing his weapon.

Mendoza
Police say the off-duty officer saw a disturbance in the 3700 block of N. Kenmore around 10:40PM and several people were pointing in the direction of 24-year-old Hector Mendoza and telling him to stop.

Believing that a robbery was under way, the officer tried to detain Mendoza.

When he did, Sergio Hernandez, 26, "ambushed" the off-duty cop and began to beat the officer along with Mendoza, CPD said in a statement this afternoon. The off-duty officer fired one shot during the brawl, witnesses said.

Hernandez
Investigators later determined that a woman's jacket was stolen inside of Wrigley Field and she confronted Mendoza to get it back. When she did, Mendoza fled north on Kenmore, police said.

Police say they have confirmed that Mendoza used the woman's credit card to purchase items inside of the stadium.

Mendoza is charged with felony attempt to disarm an officer, felony theft, felony aggravated battery of a police officer, and felony use of a credit card.

Hernandez is charge with felony aggravated battery of a police officer.

Bail for each man is set at $250,000.
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23 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting the hood Serg and Hector. Now go back to Avondale and leave us the F alone you pathetic D Bags. Stealing ladies coats. Couple of tough guys.

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  2. I appreciate the officer confronting these losers. Hopefully the felony charges stick.

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  3. "Mendoza is charged with felony attempt to disarm an officer, felony theft, felony aggravated battery of a police officer, and felony use of a credit card." Those charges are really unusual - usually they seem to drop all but one count of one charge. I wonder what's different in this instance?

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    1. "Felony attempt to disarm an officer" and "felony aggravated battery of a police officer..." -- the ACLU and Chicago media will make this a-hole a hero instead of the cop.

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    2. Nothing is different. Once the prosecutor decides to reduce the work load- that's when the charges get reduced. Re: catch and release=demoralized CPD and pissed off tax payers.

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    3. And what is this "felony" charge - is that a new kind of crime? Never heard of one of those being charged before - much less four!

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    4. Don't worry, plenty of time to drop charges. They won't see a day in prison.

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    5. He may see 2 weeks in jail. Anita doesn't like overcrowding.

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    6. What are you talking about? No they don't. They only dismiss all of the charges when they are in court and the states attorney gives them a plea deal.

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  4. a poster on dnainfo used this incident as an argument in favor of cubs plaza acting as the city's largest beer garden. please everyone, please draw the lines between wrigley and street crime when appropriate, as it is here.

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  5. Thankful this officer approached them and did the right thing. Thank you, CPD. In my opinion, this is an example of how undercover officers in high volume areas could fight criminals in Lakeview this summer.

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    1. The cop was off duty, nit undercover

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  6. As Wrigley is planning to become a year round entertainment complex, how about punishing these creeps at Wrigley and selling tickets to the events.

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  7. To the officers who read this blog, let me say Thank You! for all the work you're doing. And CWB, thank you for the work you do to keep the neighborhood informed of crime AND excellent police work like this.

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  8. We'll straighten them RIGHT OUT ! They'll change their life- style for sure when they get that dreaded " probation " !!!

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  9. Remember when Wrigley Field was known as the "friendly confines"? Now it's just the confines.

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  10. Now, the Police Officer fired his weapon. According to the Police Independent Review Office with the backing of the Mayor, he must be put on "desk duty" for 30 days pending the investigation. Did they also place a red X on this forehead ?

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  11. Man, I'm glad those dudes got caught. BIG THANKS to the off-duty officer who got involved.

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  12. Lucky we have officers like this who do their job even when their not on the clock.

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  13. Thank you officer. It kills me that the negative press can be so focused on tearing down the PD. you and your colleagues are doing the right thing and cleaning up our neighborhood. There are a lot of people who support you. We need to be as vocal as the detractors.

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  14. Carjacking tonight. Both a holes in custody!

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