Fire sweeps through a Roscoe Street garage. Several neighbors are dealing with clean-up, insurance claims, and emotional strain after an arsonist swept through neighborhood alleys overnight. No one was injured in the fires. A Boystown resident’s home surveillance system captured images of the arsonist in action. Our early morning report is HERE and video af the arsonist
Surveillance footage captured a Boystown arsonist in action early this morning. UPDATE: Photos of the three fires’ aftermath are now up. —– He takes his time setting a fire in Boystown this morning, moving things around in the Roscoe Street alley until everything is arranged to his liking. Then, he bends down, puts a flame
Images: FBI The FBI says a bank robber who held up the Fifth Third Bank at Diversey and Clark on August 5 struck again this morning. Agents say the man walked into the Andersonville Fifth Third Bank, 5501 N. Ashland, around 11:35AM and demanded cash. The bandit, who wore a cheap orange rain poncho and
Moore (Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office) Bail has been set at $1,000,000 for two men in connection with last week’s armed robbery near Surf and Broadway. As CWB reported yesterday, police tracked down two suspects by following pings from the victim’s stolen electronics. Demourle Moore, 19, is charged with one count of armed robbery and one
When no report is filed,crime disappears like magic. UPDATE: It now appears that the victim decided to file a report later on Saturday. Case HX406999. ————— A woman flagged down police on School Street near Sheffield overnight after being pepper-sprayed and robbed of her purse. Unfortunately, she decided to not file a report, so the
Naughty Sarah Naughton on police car video. Sarah Naughton, who was an Assistant State’s Attorney when she was accused of causing a drunken disturbance, flashing her badge, and biting a Belmont Avenue lingerie store worker in 2012, is now facing professional disciplinary action. Naughton was acquitted of the battery in a bench trial and managed
Taj Mahal restaurant (Google) Two men, including one decked out in a U.S. Postal Service jacket, robbed a Lincoln Park restaurant Thursday afternoon, pressing an object believed to be a gun into an employee’s back, and making off with money and the worker’s iPhone. After robbing the sleepy Taj Mahal restaurant near Halsted and Fullerton
An international traveler who is staying at a Lincoln Park youth hostel received a traditional Chicago greeting this morning: He was beat up and robbed. The UK citizen flagged down an officer near Clark and Fullerton at 6:40 this morning to report the crime, but he could not remember exactly where the robbery took place.
Image: Make Me Bark on Fiverr CWB has confirmed that mere hours after 19th district officers used a cell phone tracking app to hunt down a Boystown robbery suspect last Tuesday evening, they gave an encore performance—using GPS to track down suspects in another neighborhood robbery the same night. When officers met with the second
Cook County Criminal Court filings against some recent arrestees in Wrigleyville and Boystown: • Nicholas Marzano of Aurora headed to Wrigleyville on his 21st birthday, August 14. The night ended with Marzano and 22-year-old Kyle Limanowski of Naperville being arrested for battery. According to court filings, the “highly intoxicated” men got into a verbal altercation
Kimble-Dillard (Chicago Police Department) One of the men arrested for allegedly battering a victim during a 3-on-1 tussle at the Night Ministry weekly outreach recently is no stranger to local police officers. Battery and reckless conduct charges against Rojah Kimble-Dillard in connection with the Night Ministry incident were dropped after the victim failed to show
Image: Learn American English It was a very busy, hot weekend for our short-handed police officers. The district ran out of cops for at least two extended periods. Top stories: Shots rang out in an Uptown park Saturday night. Then, mayhem on the streets. Last night, a man was shot outside of the same park.
Police and fire personnel at a shooting outside Uptown’s Clarendon Park Sunday night. (via @Battletek on Twitter) A 23-year-old Conservative Vice Lord gang member was shot on a sidewalk outside of Uptown’s Clarendon Park Sunday night. He is in good condition with a single gunshot wound to his left shoulder. The shooting comes almost 24 hours