Monday, December 11, 2017

Blotter: Robbery Near Belmont Red Line; LVHS Student Reports "Inapproriate Touching"

A handful of recent reports from around our area:

• Police are investigating a criminal sexual abuse case reported at Lakeview High School on Friday.

Chicago police said Friday that an 18-year-old female student reported being touched inappropriately by a 17-year-old male student around 1:30 p.m.

CPD’s Office of News Affairs this afternoon said that there were no further developments to report in the case. Lakeview Principal Paul Karafiol has not responded to a request for comment sent late this afternoon.

As a side note to the case, the victim’s father called 911 to complain that his daughter had been waiting more than 20 minutes for police to arrive at the school. The 19th (Town Hall) District had a backlog of calls awaiting police service that afternoon due to understaffing.

CWBChicago will update this story when we receive more information.

• A man told police that he was robbed near the Belmont Red Line station early Saturday by two offenders who implied they had a weapon. The victim said the offenders took his cash and cell phone near Belmont and Wilton, then fled eastbound on Belmont around 2:45 a.m.

The robbers were described as two black men—one wearing a tan sweater and the other wearing a black jacket with blue sweatpants.

• While residents who attend local CAPS meetings are enduring lectures about how many burglaries are the result of unlocked doors, a North Center burglar expended a great deal of effort (and blood) during a forcible break-in last week.

Around 1 p.m. on Thursday, a resident in the 1800 block of West Byron called police after finding their home broken into. A burglar had smashed through a rear window. When an officer radioed for an evidence technician to handle the crime scene, the cop reported “blood everywhere in the house. There’s blood at the rear pantry window. Blood on the basement floor. Blood on the main floor on a filing cabinet. Blood in the bedroom. Also blood on the rear basement door.”

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