CENTER ON HALSTED: Man Threatened With Knife, Arrest Made


A man who allegedly brandished a knife and threatened to stab another man outside the Center on Halsted was taken into custody by Chicago police within minutes Thursday evening.

The offender, who had been seen running toward Addison, apparently circled the block and popped up across the street from the COH while police were speaking with the victim. An arrest was quickly completed.

Aggravated assault charges are being sought. (Case HY148438)

Arrest In Uptown Robbery

Officers made another important arrest earlier Thursday evening after a boy punched a woman in her face and stole her phone near Montrose and Racine in Uptown.

Police arrested the underage attacker about 20 minutes after the robbery as he, too, returned to the scene of the crime. (Case HY14831)

Hi Boys!

Speaking of juveniles. 911 callers reported seeing two unsupervised boys hanging out at the Belmont CTA station shortly before 6 o’clock Wednesday night. Callers estimated the boys to be 10- and 12-years-old.

As it turns out, they are both supposed to be under the supervision of the Lawrence Hall residential youth center in Lincoln Square. A CWB reader reported that one of the boys was wearing only a t-shirt and shorts.

Burglary Beat

A Boystown resident was surprised to find her front door open in the 800 block of Aldine around 8:40 Tuesday morning. She was even more surprised to find a complete stranger rummaging around inside.

Police responded quickly, but the unknown man was long gone. He’s described as white, bearded, 5’10” tall, and wearing a red hat. Recorded as criminal trespassing to a residence in case HY146416.

Another confirmed break-in: 3600 block of Paulina. Discovered early Wednesday.

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