Victim yesterday. Victor today. A phone theft victim wasn’t about to give up after losing his property to a runt yesterday. Instead, he hit the streets this morning and started tracking down the guy who took his stuff. Police received a call at 12:45 this afternoon from the victim who said he saw the guy
A man was strong-arm robbed of his cell phone and a Nokia camera shortly before 1 o’clock this morning near the Clark/Broadway/Diversey intersection. The hold-up took place near Drummond and Lehmann, about a block south of the Potbelly restaurant on Diversey. According to the victim, there were two male offenders, one black and one white.
Nightout.com A Chicago police source is “hopeful” that charges will be brought in the case of Jacob Klepacz, a 32-year-old West Town man who died after being severely beaten early Monday morning. After watching Sunday’s Blackhawks game with his best friend in Streeterville, Klepacz found his way to Wrigleyville where he “checked in” at the
The City Council’s Public Safety Committee approved an ordinance that would require anyone who unlocks cell phones for a fee in the city to send transaction information to the police department by noon daily. According to the Sun-Times, information to be sent to the police includes a copy of customers’ IDs and the unlocked phones’
More robberies were recorded in Wrigleyville and Boystown during both March and April of this year than in those same months last year. Year-to-date, however, 2014 is well behind 2013’s numbers thanks to unfavorable weather conditions for robbery aficionados during January and February. • Outside of our focus, but noteworthy: Chicago has recorded more homicides
All-in-all, it has been a relatively quiet weekend. The Clark Street “Entertainment Detail,” which is a minimal operation at best, was not deployed Saturday night. Friday, 6:32AM – A bloody 22-year-old man seeks help into the lobby of 3600 block of N. Lake Shore Drive and says someone jumped him. Battery case HX235086 Friday, 2:38PM
Mainstream media outlets like the Chicago Tribune that rely on info from the city’s online Data Portal to compile crime statistics and plot maps are churning out junk information lately. That’s because huge chunks of crime data have gone missing from the Data Portal online database. The Chicago Tribune’s “Crime In Chicagoland” page for Lake View
Two suspected burglars are in custody after a foot chase through Boystown this morning. A 911 call just before 11AM reported two suspicious men entering the rear of a residence in the 900 block of Cornelia. Arriving officers stopped the men in the alley near Cornelia and Halsted, but one of the suspects took off
Good news: 11 police officers are transferring into our 19th district. Bad news: At least 14 are leaving. That’s the bottom line after the latest round of promotions, transfers, and reassignments. Nine of our officers transferred out, three got promoted, one went to detectives, and another was transferred this week. A total of 14 departures.
The so-called “man” who has been charged with raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint in a Boystown alley last week was accused of sexually assaulting another woman in December, but prosecutors refused to file charges. We told you about that last week. This morning, Second City Cop has a few more details of the December
A victim was robbed at knifepoint at 909 W. Belmont, the address of Ann Sather Restaurant, overnight. Officers on patrol were flagged down near Clark and Belmont shortly after the hold-up at 2:20 this morning. CPD case HX232452 As we reported on Sunday, the 900 block of Belmont was the most robbery-plagued block in the
Our grossly understaffed 19th district ran out of cops Saturday afternoon, entering its 11th known “RAP” of the year. “RAP” stands for “Radio Assignments Pending.” It’s a term used when police dispatchers are waiting for a unit—any unit—to become available to handle pending calls for help. The complete lack of available officers in our district