Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday: Cops Bust Two Burglars In Three Hours

With burglary reports up over 87% in Lakeview and over 100% in our immediate area this year, there is finally some good news about break-ins.

Actual criminal may vary.
Yesterday evening, Chicago police caught two burglary suspects in less than three hours—one in Boystown and the other in Roscoe Village.

The arrests come after several residents found themselves face-to-face with burglars in their homes.

Police arrested one suspect in the 1700 block of West Melrose at 10:50 last night, moments after a nearby apartment burglary.

The Melrose burglary victim was able to identify a computer in the man’s bag as their property.

Police drove another victim to the arrest scene and she, too, identified property in the man’s bags. Her apartment in the 3600 block of North Janssen had been burglarized earlier in the evening.

On Janssen, the burglar “pulled a big commercial dumpster from the alley up to the side of the building, stood on top and accessed a first-floor window to break in,” a neighbor told us early today.

The suspect and evidence are being processed as we post this report.

Also Monday, police arrested another burglar in the 800 block of West Aldine in Boystown just before 8 p.m.

In that case, a woman called 911 after seeing a man on her fire escape. The man tried to enter an apartment in her building moments later. Officers are hoping to secure felony charges for the attempted break-in.

Detectives will be working to connect the two suspects with other area burglaries, including one in the 1100 block of West Grace yesterday.

Hello, Stranger

At least a half-dozen Lakeview residents have come eye-to-eye with home intruders over the past two weeks.

• At 7:40 p.m. yesterday, two women called police after an unknown man climbed through their apartment window in the 1100 block of West George.

• A man walked in on a burglar who escaped by threatening to shoot the victim before punching him and sprinting out a rear door in the 3600 block of North Wayne last Wednesday. Police had yet to decide if the incident will be recorded as a home invasion when we last checked on the case. (UPDATE SEPTEMBER 22: The incident has been classified as a robbery.)

• Last Tuesday, a woman reported that a man kicked her back door in around 11 a.m. in the 3900 block of North Southport. She says the burglar was a tall black man with cornrows who was wearing a white tank top and a blue hoodie around his waist.

• In the 1400 block of West Wolfram, a burglar used patio furniture to enter an apartment’s side window on Sunday. He “ransacked the apartment, apparently looking for cash or credit cards,” according to a post in the popular and influential Taking Back Lakeview Neighbors group on Facebook.

• Another member of the Facebook group reported that their home was burglarized while they slept this weekend in the 3700 block of North Lakewood. “They entered through the main level window….Thank god we were not hurt. They took a laptop and a camera bag. Be careful and use your alarm,” the homeowner wrote.

The List

Other burglaries that have been confirmed recently by our 19th district officers include:

Date of ReportBlockType of BurglaryLocation
August 21, 20163700 N PINE GROVE AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
August 23, 20161300 W MELROSE STUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
August 24, 20161100 W WRIGHTWOOD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
August 24, 2016800 W CUYLER AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
August 24, 20164100 N CLARENDON AVEHOME INVASIONAPARTMENT
August 25, 2016900 W BUENA AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
August 26, 20161700 W HENDERSON STUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
August 26, 20163100 N SHEFFIELD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYDAY CARE CENTER
August 27, 2016900 W BELMONT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYCONVENIENCE STORE
August 27, 20163700 N FREMONT STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
August 27, 20162200 W OAKDALE AVEHOME INVASIONRESIDENCE
August 27, 20161100 W WOLFRAM STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
August 28, 20163900 N FREMONT STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
August 29, 20161000 W BELMONT AVEATTEMPT FORCIBLE ENTRYBUSINESS OFFICE
August 29, 20161000 W NEWPORT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
August 29, 2016800 W LILL AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
August 29, 2016700 W BELMONT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYCHURCH
August 30, 20164500 N DAMEN AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
August 30, 20163300 N LAKE SHORE DRUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
August 30, 20161200 W FULLERTON AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYOTHER
August 31, 20163600 N DAMEN AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
September 1, 20161400 W BYRON STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
September 2, 2016800 W CUYLER AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
September 3, 20164700 N ROCKWELL STFORCIBLE ENTRYOTHER
September 3, 20163700 N LAKEWOOD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
September 3, 2016900 W CORNELIA AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
September 4, 20163600 N SHEFFIELD AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
September 6, 20162600 N HERMITAGE AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
September 6, 20163700 N CLARK STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
September 6, 20161300 W MELROSE STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
September 6, 20164300 N WOLCOTT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
September 6, 2016900 W OAKDALE AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
September 7, 20163300 N OAKLEY AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
September 7, 2016800 W LILL AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
September 8, 20162600 N LAKEWOOD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
September 8, 20161200 W DRAPER STUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
September 9, 20162200 W MELROSE STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
September 9, 20161400 W HENDERSON STUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
September 10, 20161900 W NEWPORT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
September 10, 20163300 N SEMINARY AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
September 10, 20161200 W NEWPORT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
September 10, 20163100 N SOUTHPORT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYCONSTRUCTION SITE
September 11, 2016400 W BELMONT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
September 11, 20163300 N CLIFTON AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
September 11, 20161800 W LARCHMONT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
"Forcible entry" means the offenders forced their way in, typically by breaking through a door or window. "Unlawful Entry" means that no force was used--a door left unlocked or a window air conditioner pushed in, for example.

26 comments:

  1. Looters and Producers. If you haven't read Atlas Shrugged, now is a good time.

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    1. A better book to read about what's happening in the US today is "The Idiot" written in the 1860s by Fyodor Dostoyevky. The novel portrays a pre-communist Russia in which the "liberal" characters view crime and violence as a noble form of social protest and a good means to squash the middle class.

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    2. Reality is bad enough without inserting fairy-tale nonsense into the equation. More cops + actual sentences = less crime. And that has nothing to do with a work of fiction.

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    3. You obviously haven't read it

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    4. Dostoyevky sounds interesting. Thanks for the tip !

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  2. Can you give the times these occurred?

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      We have listed times in the past, but did not include them today. The reason is that burglaries are usually discovered after the crime, not at the time the crime is being committed. As a result, the times connected to the reports tend to reflect the time that burglaries are discovered, not the time that they occurred.

      Thanks for getting in touch!

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  3. They will get a slap on the wrist with our lovely court system and quickly pick up where they left off

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  4. They are just looking for ways to supplement their meager teacher's wages in Chicago, which starts at a measly $56,000 a year.

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    1. $45000 a year. No social security benefits and you have to pay up front for school supplies out of your own pocket. Then CPS says they don't have money to reimburse you.

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    2. Everyone has SS benefits, and if you invert the 5 and 4 you're closer to the actuall starting salary for teachers. Pay for own supplies? Who's forcing them? Of course the CPS doesn't have money--it's tied up in pensions and teachers salaries, which are over the top for the field. Spoiled government workers.

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    3. And then the city skips pension contributions with no consequences and presents you as "greedy." What does this have to do with the topic at hand again?

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    4. Every parent I know gets a list of supply requests from their childrens teachers before the school year starts. And the list is super picky- tissues- not generic but kleenex, crayons but must be crayola brand and must be 64 color, glue but must be elmers, etc. All this bs about teachers buying their own supplies- tell that to all the parents spending hundreds of dollars each year to send their kids to schools funded by our tax dollars. And this salary is for 9 months of work each year. who else gets three months vacation out of every twelve months?

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  5. This is all due poorly installed window AC units, and people leaving windows open.
    ....nothing to see here.
    .....move along....

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    1. Surprised more people don't buy the portable a/c units that vent through a hose AND more importantly require the window to be open only a few inches. They're easier to operate and they can be removed on quick notice.

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  6. Great job on the arrests CPD. Every one of the jokers represents many crimes past and future. Let's hope the courts don't catch and release them. That's only good when trout fishing.

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  7. First of all, these should be home invasion charges, which is Class X and minimum 6 years. Damn it to hell.

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  8. Thank you, diligent CPD officers, for catching some of the creeps terrorizing and terrifying the neighborhood.

    Looks like some help may be on the way .. hallelujah! May the neighborhood get much needed officers quickly!

    Shown as Breaking News!
    Chicago Police Department to hire more than 500 officers

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-police-department-to-hire-more-than-500-officers/1519561/

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    1. Except 500 retired this year, 1000 expected to retire in 2017 plus the current shortage. Don't believe the hype.

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    2. 500 LOL - that number will only keep their heads above water with the estimated retirements, resignations and firings.

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    3. Let's hope we get some relief, but we may not.

      Despite being nicknamed "Mayor 1%," Rahm doesn't really care about muggings or rapes on the north side. He's mostly concerned with the national media coverage giving Chicago and himself a bad name.

      A quote from another article about the wave (putting aside the fact that to my knowledge, the "North Shore" suburbs are not part of Chicago):

      McCarthy suggested putting police in the proper place was just as important, and Lopez echoed that Wednesday, saying, "Putting more police on the North Shore because they're experiencing purse snatchings is not as important as helping the residents of Back of the Yards or Englewood, where they're facing shootings every day."

      https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160921/lakeview/more-security-coming-belmont-l-station-after-lakeview-neighbors-rally

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    4. .....oh dear god.....another gullible voter.....
      OK let's do the arithmetic here.
      Let's say they actually hire 500, which I don't believe. But that's just me.
      Hire 500. Let's say only 10% wash out. We're at 450.
      Now, there are about 12,000 Chicago cops. Let's give 'em an average service life of 30 years. So that's 400 retirees per year. Likely it's more than that in 2016/17.
      And let's say you get only 1/2 of 1% per year injured / disabled / psyc / move out / quit / fired / whatever that's 60. So we need 460 PER YEAR just to stay at current levels minimum.
      Now, it will take 6 months to find & screen the 500. Another six months in the academy. Plus a year to certify 'em and vet them on the job.
      So by the time we get 450 newbies up to speed, we actually went backwards by 470 officers.
      Yes. 500 'hires' is actually DOWN 470 officers in two years.
      -- Now here's the really good news. About 200 detectives, 100 sergeants and 100 Field Training Officers will come largely from the patrol ranks. Another 400 dip.
      Again the arithmetic +'500' trainees = DOWN 800 patrol officers in two years.
      ....and we're all supposed to stand up and cheer 'Yay Rahm!' ?
      I say FU Rahm. Lying bastard. And you too stooges - Cappleman, Tunney, Smith!
      Neighbors, paaa-leeze do not fall for this craptastic nonsense.

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    5. Awesome post. Thanks for the 2AM laugh by way of the last several lines.

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  9. CWB Chicago, thank you for this blog. 20 years ago our best friends lived in Wrigleyville and lived through a home invasion. They moved to the 'burbs when their lease expired. We stuck it out in North Center and our neighborhood did improve tenfold. Alas, now it is slipping back. Mayor, Aldermen, CPD: we need patrols to hit our neighborhoods en masse right now. Otherwise, all of those taxpaying citizens will flee at rates they did 20-25 years ago and it will be a downward spiral.

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  10. If any of these guys pick the wrong house on Melrose, they may not be here tomorrow.....law abiding CC and gun owner here :)

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  11. Another forcible entry home invasion and burglary Sept. 13, 2016 @ 11am at 2600 block N. Sheffield Ave. Suspect still at large.

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