Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Burglary Charges Filed In Auto Break-In Spree

Rodriguez
A 61-year-old Uptown man faces five counts of burglary for allegedly breaking into a string of parked cars near Presence St. Joseph Hospital on Saturday morning.

Police arrested John Rodriguez of the 900 block of West Lawrence around 6:50 a.m. after a resident saw break-ins happening from a high-rise window in the 2900 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

Officers found eight vehicles with broken windows, but some members of the Taking Back Lakeview Neighbors group on Facebook estimated that more than 20 cars were targeted.

Bail for Rodriguez is set at $250,000.
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12 comments:

  1. 20 cars ? It must be an "isolated incident". I am sure that Tunney will ask the Commander of 19 to put all of this in one report so it does not show up in 20 reports with 20 victims and bring up the crime rate. Remember - crime is down . . . . Just ask the victims.

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    1. Sweep it all under the rug. All the bull shit under that rug must be huge.

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  2. I saw at least 10 cars that had been broken into in that exact location on Sunday the 18th as well.

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  3. Speaking of this area, anyone know what the deal is with the months-long "camp out" going on at the north end of Diversey Harbor, between the driving range parking lot and the water? They don't look like your usual derelicts or crusties, and the whole thing is kind of freaky.

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    1. I used to jog and bike through there, but lately I've avoided it due to the "gypsies." They have grills smoking, tents, the trees are covered in their hanging clothes, the geese and ducks swarm the area for their scraps, and not a single cop or official. I bet if a bunch of preppy college boys behaved that way they'd throw the book at them.

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    2. No idea but they had a FULL SIZE grill out there when I passed by a few weeks back. Before that they even had an open pit fire. Craziness.

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  4. Now, if we only had a few cars available to patrol that area, maybe . . . . . No, that's silly. Where would we get them?

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  5. "Camp out?? Like the one under the bridge on Lake Shore Drive at the Montrose exit? I got off of LDS last week around 9 PM and there were at least 25 tents on both the north and south side of the underpass full of "residentially challenged" people in them. I know that is not Tunneys problem but the one at Diversey is in his own back yard - just east of his condo. He can tell the police to go over and turn the music down from the boats so he must be able to tell them to make a sweep of the area and get rid of the homeless - that is if there are any cars available.

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  6. $250.000 bond. Now thats a judge we can all live with.

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  7. Tom, do you go out east of your condo into the tent city and distribute Tunney stickers and hand out vouchers for free food and have the Dept of Human Services pull up with their trucks and take care of them like Edgewater does?.

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    1. Great statement.

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    2. Face it. The under table benefits of hosting all that feel goody stuff in Lakeview probably far outweighs his guilty conscience. How many months out of the year does he stay in that high-rise cage anyway?

      These dudes are probably building their retirement homes in Palm Springs as we debate. I'm not the type to repeat gossip (so I'll only say it once) but I've noticed that a few of the very veteran employees of one of your beloved establishments around there have recently moved on to warmer climates (greener pastures IMHO). The numerous going away parties for each would put the last Cher farewell concert to shame. Two of them can't sell their condos so they'll continue on as SJWs for the extra $.

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