Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lakeview Man Found With Crack, Heroin, Pills At Diversey Harbor, Cops Say (And You'll Never Guess Where He Lives)

Israel Araujo (inset) and two shell casings that were found behind his home in May. | CCSO; Anonymous
Many folks who live near the 1500 block of West Melrose were awakened by gunfire early on May 8. Surveillance video showed the gunman walking through an alley and stopping to fire several shots behind a home before running away.

Days later, we reported exclusively that police sources had concluded that the gunfire was a warning to a drug dealer who lives on the street.

Hold that thought.

A 22-year-old Lakeview man is facing multiple narcotics charges after cops on routine patrol found him in possession of nearly $6,500 worth of drugs at Diversey Harbor last weekend, according to court records.

Israel Araujo of (here it comes) the 1500 block of West Melrose was sitting in his car rolling a cigarette and reeking of alcohol when cops stepped up to see what was going on around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, prosecutors said.

Between Araujo’s legs was a backpack containing $1,870 worth of crack cocaine; $930 in heroin; $2,175 in powder cocaine; 37 hits of LSD worth $185; $406 worth of pot; empty gelatin capsules; and “109.5 prescription pills” that were not prescribed to him, according to police.

The prescription drugs included 9.5 Oxycontin; 44 Lexapro; 46 Xanax; and 10 Tramadol, officers said.

Altogether the stash was worth $6,495.60.

He’s charged with five felony narcotics charges; possession of drug paraphernalia; and—the least of his worries—possession of alcohol on park property.

Araujo lives literally 100 feet from the spot where May’s gunman opened fire in the alley between Melrose and School this spring.

Court records show that exactly one week before those "warning shots" were fired, Araujo was arrested in suburban Franklin Park and charged with four felony narcotics-related charges for allegedly possessing $175 worth of cocaine; $171 worth of pot; 3.3 grams of MDMA; and eight Adderall.

What happened to those Franklin Park charges? The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office dropped ‘em on June 22.

Araujo’s bail has been set at $100,000. Considering what happened the last time he got arrested, jail may be the safest place for him...and his neighbors.
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33 comments:

  1. A mullet? This drug dealer needs a stylist.

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  2. Kimmy will let him go with probation. Anyone want to take that bet ??

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    1. I was thinking the same thing. He's out in (countdown) 10, 9, 8.....

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  3. Great job keeping this loser off the street cook county! Does a neighbor need to get shot in order to get this man locked up?

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  4. When will Foxx and her team of assistants realize this is real life?! And law abiding citizens don't want charges dropped. Foxx if you're reading this, we don't want our community to be this way. Stop with the social experimenting and start prosecuting.

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    1. Sorry, but many law-abiding citizens do like to see charges dropped against men like this. They are grossly brainwashed, but they are citizens nonetheless.

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    2. Kim Foxx isn't interested in putting the 'little guys" away. She just wants to prosecute the guys at the top. Can someone please let Mrs.Foxx know you have to start from the bottom to get to the top. She is obviously clueless.

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  5. "the stash was worth $6,495.60."

    Am I the only one amazed by the precision to which the value of these narcotics can be estimated?

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    1. Yes...I would have thought $6,495.61.

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  6. Any follow up on why the Franklin Park charges were dropped?

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  7. If drug laws, or other laws, are not going to be enforced by Ms. Foxx, then those laws should be removed from the books. Laws should be enforced uniformly or not at all.

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  8. Fuck you!!! You stupid fucken piece of shit... who wrote this. do your fucken homework on the correct facts of all the events before you go and post some FAlse shit like this!!!

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    1. Hi! Pleasure to meet you. Which part of the facts did I miss? Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    2. Someone's mad because they might get killed for all that dope lost. Why would you keep your whole supply together idiot

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    3. Hopefully Israel will get taken out by the gang for all the dope and cash he forfeited.

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    4. Here's a suggestion for you bud....
      Learn how to write, spell and use punctuation.
      Then people might assume you've got slightly more intellectual capacity than headless chicken.
      Until then....not.

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    5. Seems accurate to me, Israel.

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    6. This must be his mommy or daddy chiming in here. While Israel is snuggled up next to Bubba every night and Bubba is running his hands through that beautiful mullet, maybe they'll be talking about what great parents you've been. It's lucky for him nobody has been hurt because of the crap job you did raising him or the bad decisions he's making for himself. When he's done doing his time pack your bags and leave. That would be one step closer to cleaning the garbage out of Lakeview.

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  9. That you Israel? You sound a little ticked off. Like you just lost all of your inventory? LOLLLhahahahahahaha. Loser, no inventory and the homies are going to stomp your as for losing the product and being one Dumb Azz.

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  10. Hope they charge him with conspiracy so he gets two months instead of one.

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  11. These political hacks like Foxx and Dart have their govt. cars, drivers, security, expense accounts and Lord knows what other perks. What they need is to have all of this taken away and in return they can have the creepos, drug dealers, gang bangers live with them. That would be justice. Dumb fucks!

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  12. .......and that's why I moved out of Chicago.

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  13. Where would you like for him to live? Are you saying the folk that live in the area are squeaky clean? You will find criminals everywhere. In every walk of like. So do not act like you are surprised.

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    1. I would like him to live next door to you.

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  14. This guy does most of his business in the neighborhood. Would those in favor of long harsh sentences for the dealers also be in favor of them for the recreational, non-addict users?

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    1. The perp should be evicted from the house, or the house should be seized. Thank you Mr. Sessions.

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  15. Very convenient that it was the alley behind his house where someone fired off about 6 rounds a few months back. Coincidence, I think not. Get out of the neighborhood Izzy. Now maybe your Mother that you still live with at 22 yrs old will wisen up & kick your punk ass out. Cops have been. to that house many times & THANK you CWB for exposing his nasty mug.

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  16. He will be back on the street before you find someone to buy your house in Chicago. You waited to long to move by about 40 years.

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  17. This scum bag tried to attack a Melrose resident a while back but the swift proffesional actions/response of one of our Neighborhood Patrol Officers prevented that from happening, he confronted this scum bag and told him that this would not be tolerated, CPD were summond and a report was made. As a matter of fact this particular Officer went above and beyond for months watching him,chasing away criminal elements from the area, investigating him and making it well known that he, the neighborhood residents and CPD were onto him and watching him. That area got better because of this particular Neighborhood Patrol Officer whom was very professional, very alert, very accommodating and a great asset to our community, I wish he was still working for us.

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  18. Very convenient that it was the alley behind his house where someone fired off about 6 rounds a few months back. Coincidence, I think not. Get out of the neighborhood Izzy. Now maybe your Mother that you still live with at 22 yrs old will wisen up & kick your punk ass out. Cops have been. to that house many times & THANK you CWB for exposing his nasty mug.

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  19. He's just a kid people. 22 years old? C'mon now... what he needs is a major life-changing event. I've seen many kids just like him grow up to regret the things they were involved in. I hope they sentence him to rehab and counseling services. Kids like him are still candidates for change.

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  20. You sound just like a spokesman for the Center on Halsted, where anyone under 45 is just a kid trying to turn his life around.

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  21. So getting arrested previously for dope charges is not a life changing event ? Does 4 felonies not count as a life changing event ? He must like jail. Maybe its Darts pizza parties that keep them coming back for more.

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