Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Man accused of sticking hand up sleeping teen's butt at Belmont CTA station (and other recent weirdness)

Albis
A 34-year-old Ashburn man was charged with battery and pot possession after he allegedly stuck his hand up the butt of an 19-year-old man who was sleeping at the Belmont Red Line station.

The victim told police that he was catching a few Z’s when Nawaf S. Albis “penetrated his rectum with his hand” and then threw hot coffee on the teen when he tried to stop the assault, according to a police report.

Cops say they subsequently found two bags of pot in Albis’ shoe during a custodial search. The victim declined to pursue sexual assault charges, police said.

Alexander
• In other awkward advances at the Belmont stop: A 61-year-old Rogers Park man is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a stranger turned down his sexual advances outside the Belmont Red Line station, according to court records.

The 27-year-old victim told police that Christopher Alexander complimented his looks and “stated that he wanted to take him home for some fun.” When the victim responded that he’s not gay, Alexander allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the man. A CTA canine unit detained Alexander until police arrived.

Brown
• Prosecutors say 40-year-old Anthony Brown of North Lawndale walked into the Avis rental car at 3721 N. Broadway, went behind the counter, and told a bystander, “watch this. I’m going to act like I own this place.”

He then took a set of car keys and went into the lot to see which car beeped when he hit the remote, and got inside, according to court records.

Police arrived and arrested Brown before he left the lot.  He’s charged with theft and criminal trespass to a vehicle for the July 3 incident.

Nowak
• Police who responded to Chicago Fire Department paramedics’ call for help in Boystown late last month came upon a bizarre scene.

They found Mitchell Nowak “getting into [the paramedics’] faces" while EMS tried to help an injured woman, according to court records. When Nowak saw the police, he stole a bystander's bicycle and pedaled down Halsted Street. Cops chased Nowak on foot until he crashed into a car at Halsted and Roscoe, police said.

43-year-old Nowak of Arlington Heights is charged with pot possession, theft (of the bike), and criminal damage to property (the car).
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46 comments:

  1. Geronimo Jackson HoghandsJul 13, 2016, 9:00:00 PM

    I've been checking out the police blotter in Glenview in advance of a potential move there in a few months and, uh, yeah... None of this sort of thing seems to occur there.

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    1. Super 8 and Best Western in Morton Grove along Waukegan Road have all the essentials of life, including a lovely Greek diner. That is where my Chicago vists have shifted to. Walking there for breakfast at 7am or back from dinner at 9pm won't get you to be a bloodied, robbed mess kicked into the gutter, unlike Tunneyland. Dull, but safe. Only problem up there is crappy PACE bus service.

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    2. Unfortunately crime has moved to the Northern suburbs also:
      http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/crime/

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    3. Tons of shady things happen, just not all of them are reported/sited. There are issues with prostitution, tons of domestic disturbances, and many other issues.

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    4. Chicago's crap is moving steadily along up north shore. In fact, I wouldn't purchase property even in Winnekta or Wilmette. Just look at the disaster Evanston is. We can call everything north of Chicago along the lake as Rogers Park North.

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  2. I am shocked. All this time I thought Tunney was the one we were to worry about getting all up in our butts!

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  3. Can we put in a formal ban on people chiming in with the "This place went to hell, glad I moved out of the neighborhood!" comments.

    They must be trolls or plain fake, because why would someone who moved somewhere they enjoy living so much more than here would ever bother to check a hyper local blog tracking crime activity in the area they were desperate to leave? I don't believe people that pathetic exist in the real world, who would need it for their own validation and post it to the rest of us to affirm their choices?

    Get on with your lives, unless they are that terrible in your new domains- in which case I feel sorry for you

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    1. People come to cwbchicago because sites like these are far and few between. How many media or blog sites can you count on more than one hand that tell the truth?

      Were you simply saying, It's not cool to come here and rub it in, "thank God I got out of that nasty hell hole Chicago". Because that makes us who are still stuck here jealous?

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    2. Thank you for saying this. I totally agree. They supposedly flee as far as Singapore from the horrors of our hood, but check in to this blog to stay in touch.

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    3. No. I'll be here as long as CWB exists and I discuss some of these incidences with good friends that live in the heart of it all and have lived in the city their entire lives who have a "target of being outta here by next Summer".

      Furthermore, CWB is going to be an even more interesting read with what's going on in this country right now.

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    4. Couldn't agree more. I have been thinking of calling out this B.S. too.

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    5. I think a combination of factors motivate folks to keep posting the "glad I moved away" posts. Mostly, I think they are very angry that they felt the need to flee the area for the safety of their family. A lot of these folks wanted to raise their families in the city, but felt they no longer could. That's my "armchair psychologist" point of view anyway. :)

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    6. You must work in Tunney's office. Face it - the place is dangerous, or you must regard anything better than Chiraq on the South and West Sides to be safe.

      We check it because at one time we loved it there and check back in the unlikely event that matters have improved. If not, it confirms we made the right decision to either have moved out or as tourists won't come back. The vacant storefronts speak for themselves.

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    7. Some people read to reinforce the decision they made to leave a town they loved . Like me.

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    8. I admire people who stay and fight to keep their community safe and livable. Scare tactics changed the entire southside in one generation. Hopefully that prejudice will not raise it's ugly head in this very mixed and open community.

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    9. I live in San Francisco now due to a job transfer with in the past year....Lived in Lakeview for over 10 years.....Chicago will always be home and most of my friends still live there ....I come on this blog to see how things are going back home...My last residence was at Belmont and Sheffield ...pretty much the epicenter of WTF is going on with lakeview...Chicago is still a great city ....People just need to pay attention to their surroundings

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    10. @ 9:56PM "Can we put a formal ban....?"
      WHY? Because those people are saying stuff you don't like to hear?
      Well...too bad. It's true.
      Yeah, I moved out of Lakeview. Live in the Gold Coast now. Sold a great place on the Drive. A REAL shame.
      And you know what -- I'd really like to move back. BUT it's not going to happen unless Rahm and Preckwinkle and the damn three stooges change stripes. OR until the voters in this bizarre-o land kick those bums out and take back their neighborhood.
      So call it wishful reading. Call it whatever you want.
      But if you give a shit about the neighborhood, maybe you'd want to encourage others who still do. And maybe not disrespect those who once did.
      Lock them all out? Good plan. You'll have to turn out the lights when you're the last to leave.
      That's the veritable definition of 'pathetic'.

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    11. I have noticed that the comments you dislike are actually posted with great frequency but other types of comments (that I have wrote) are blocked by the blog's mediators. Just sayin......

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    12. Seriously. These people are pathetic.

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    13. I am glad I moved out of the neighborhood. My friends and work colleagues and I regularly check this site because it validates the fact that the place went to Hell and we are all glad we no longer live there. There is life outside Boystown and it does not include thugs and muggings and robberies and general creepiness. We pity the decent people who still live there.

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    14. Who said they were desperate to leave? Maybe they enjoyed the neighborhood before it changed so much. Nothing accentuates that better than this blog. By the way, I am neither a troll nor a fake; I still care about the neighborhood.

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  4. It's like you can't even begin to make this stuff up!Cops must have a hell of a sense of humor. They see and hear it all.

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  5. This is what happens when you have a society like we have today where anything goes and is permissible. This weird shit wouldn't have happened 50 years ago. Imagine what will happen 50 years from now.

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  6. Advice to women..."avoid men". Period.

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    1. Yes. Please stay out of our gay bars. Thanks.

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    2. or men dressed as women

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  7. Albis ' finger will wipe that smile off of Alexander's face in lock up. With that ugly mohawk I don't know what he is smiling about.

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  8. This place went to hell, glad I moved out of the neighborhood!

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  9. If you fall asleep in, on, or around CTA property, and you wake up with a hand in your hoo-hoo, remember it could have been a lot worse!

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  10. wow! hey people from CWB are you sure you are not making this stuff up? lol

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  11. So rude, you are just having a nap at the train station and wake up to find someone elbow deep in your ass. I mean really, at least kiss me first!!
    Oh well, now he knows how us property owners feel every time the tax bill comes

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    1. That's what my Mom always said, "Dinner and a movie first". There's SteamWorks for this type of tomfoolery.

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  12. If I woke up to find a man's hand up my ass, sexual assault charges would be the least of his problems. How are you going to decline to press THOSE charges?

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  13. Why can't we just get one cop to patrol the Belmont stop 24/7? Or at least some CCTV cameras and note that it's under surveillance 24/7/365.

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  14. When you openly embrace low life behavior you become a low life yourself.

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  15. Agreed. Also, while it's important to be aware of what's going on in Lakeview (as well as the rest of the world), it's silly to act like it's the absolute worst place in Chicago. I saw someone post about how they not only moved out of Lakeview, but the country altogether. Come on, if you feeling unsafe in Lakeview were the only problem, you would've simply moved to another Chicago neighborhood. Another commenter said their family absolutely adored the city and had been here *for decades,* but they packed for the suburbs upon Lakeview crime increasing. Really? feel that way whenever I see someone make a comment about Lakeview being terrible and moving to the suburbs - your problem is with Chicago as a whole, not just Lakeview.

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    1. Your problem is with reality.
      The incidence rate of robberies (muggings a etc.) assaults and burglaries, in Lakeview has gotten worse relative to the rest of the city.
      Check any Chicago crime 'Heat Map'. Look at the sort-of-true CAPS numbers. Cut it any way you want.
      There IS a problem. And it IS in Lakeview. And it IS NOT being addressed.
      So clue us in - you work for Tunney or for Cappleman? And how much did you donate to Rahm's campaign last time?

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  16. I moved to Manhattan last month from Lakeview - it feels safer if for no other reason than being much busier.

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    1. I lived on the Upper West Side before moving to Chicago. It WAS safer. Demonstrably. Walked across Central Park at night all the time without problems.
      Why the hell do Chicago people put up with this nonsense? I just don't get it!

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    2. Manhattan feels safer than Chicago???
      Oh....wait a minute...that's because it is.
      It was when I lived there too.

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  17. Again short cars tonight on a Saturday night like last night like 5 downed cars. Same officers taking off again, Every weekend and for some reason they let them. Maybe this job isn't for you if you can't work weekends like the rest of us.
    Be safe everyone and back each other up each and every job

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    1. Yes same female officer. Every weekend and we all have to work. Just not too fair.

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  18. I'm having a very hard time figuring out how this man's HAND could go up a SLEEPING (or un-sleeping) man's butt! Was the guy wearing a dress and laying on his side? I don't get it.

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  19. If the guy didn't want to press charges, why did he even bother the cops?

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    1. He did press charges, but he may not have wanted to go through the process necessary to file a criminal sexual assault charge.

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  20. Can you guys make a page with just a running list of mugshots (with the criminal's names) please? It would be nice to be able to quickly look through who I need to avoid when I'm out and about in the area. Please and thank you!

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