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
Some notes and less serious items from the weekend: Burglary Beat A couple of forcible entry burglaries in LSD/Sheridan highrises. Rather unusual. • 3000 block of Sheridan. Forcible entry. Friday. • 3700 block of Lake Shore Drive. Forcible entry. Sunday. • 3800 Sheffield. Forcible entry. Sunday. • 2900 block of Racine, a burglary through the
Which streets within Wrigleyville and Boystown are the most “popular” with robbery offenders? CWB analysis of the Chicago Police Department’s 2013 crime data for police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 arrived at an unsurprising answer: The 900 block of Belmont blows the doors off every other stretch of road, with 27 robberies reported last year.
Boystown’s ugly side came out again overnight, leaving two fun-seekers to spend the Easter weekend recovering from strong-arm robberies. Both robberies, which may have been pulled off by the same attackers, occurred as the “early” bars closed around 2 o’clock. Robbery #1: Halsted And Roscoe The first victim was robbed on the southeast corner of
More burglary action around Wrigleyville. Among the reported break-ins this week: • 3500 block of Reta. Wednesday. Forcible entry. Case HX226227. • 3700 block of Fremont. Wednesday. Forcible entry. Case HX226224. • 3700 block of Fremont. Tuesday. Classified by police as a “theft.” Case HX224758. Lincoln Park: Woman Robbed Near Youth Hostel A female robbery
Thanks to the city’s decision to take away 27% of our district’s police force over the past two years, situations like this one from 7 o’clock Tuesday evening are becoming more and more common. DISPATCHER: For the units in [the 19th district], no cars available. Got a domestic-related person with a knife. 45XX Sheridan…Girlfriend inside armed with
Marcus Lynch, the man charged with raping and robbing a woman in a Boystown alley Monday afternoon, was accused of sexual assaulting another woman in December, but prosecutors did not file charges, the Chicago Tribune reports: [P]rosecutors acknowledged that another woman had come forward in December alleging Lynch had sexually assaulted her. But prosecutors decided
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