“You know we’re short on cars tonight, right?” That’s how one seasoned 19th district dispatcher suggested to an officer that they had a full shift ahead of them on Friday night. (Wait. Short on cars on a Friday? In an “entertainment district?” Will things EVER change?) We haven’t yet received the line-up from Friday to
Branch. (Cook Co. Sheriff’s Dept) Prosecutors Saturday charged a man and a woman in connection with one of three early-Friday convenience store robberies that culminated in a vehicle and foot chase on the city’s near West Side. The two have not yet been charged with participating in a series of similar convenience store robberies in
Clark (Cook Co Sheriff’s Dept) An 18-year-old Calumet City man faces charges of burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of burglary tools after police found him inside an apartment building in the 1300 block of Waveland. Officers went to the location at 2:30PM on March 12 after a motorist reported seeing a man
UPDATE APRIL This video has been taken down due to a copyright claim by Ron Perrillo. ———- Did Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel really shove a man who refused to shake his hand inside a Target store recently? With a child watching from just steps away and cameras everywhere? That’s the accusation of YouTube user Hechosdcolon,
Witney/Whitney/Wite/Etc A man whose Cook County Criminal Court record sprawls across 192 separate entries has been arrested again in Boystown. Prosecutors say Danny Witney, 56, asked a man for money on the corner of Roscoe and Halsted. When the man said he didn’t have any money, Witney allegedly punched the 33-year-old waiter in the face.
Brandis. Again. (Cook Co Sheriff’s Dept) Good news for neighborhood nuisance Ryan Brandis: A judge threw out his latest theft charge last week. Bad news for Ryan Brandis: He managed to get arrested again on Tuesday. Judge Marvin Luckman ruled that there was no probable cause to try Brandis for allegedly stealing a bike from
Two more 7-Eleven stores were robbed at gunpoint overnight, the fourth and fifth times that convenience stores have been robbed by the same men in a week. This morning’s incidents took place in nearby Lincoln Park while the previous three hold-ups targeted Lake View locations. Map showing locations of 7-Eleven robberiesin Lake View (above) and Lincoln
Two newly-proposed city ordinances are worth keeping an eye on: Tavern Closure Authority Mayor Rahm Emanuel and River North Alderman Brendan Reilly have introduced legislation that would make it easier for the city to close bars and taverns that create problems for police. The ordinance was introduced last week after a double-homicide outside of a
Maldonado (Cook Co Sheriff’s Dept) A career burglar’s parole has been revoked and he’s back in Stateville today after allegedly stealing packages containing stuffed animals and Moen faucets from porches in Wrigleyville and Lake View this month. Samuel Maldonado, 52, returned to Stateville Friday afternoon to serve out the balance of a 10 year burglary
UPDATE March 22, 9:20PM—As expected, police have just issued a community alert. ————————- Well, we suppose detectives will soon notice a “pattern” here. A local 7-Eleven store was robbed at 8:17 this morning and police believe the same offenders robbed the same store at gunpoint on Friday and robbed a Boystown 7-Eleven at gunpoint last
Police officers stand guard over a Chicago police car used as a dance floor by spectators at the 2015 Pride Parade. Image: Second City Cop Nearly nine months have passed since the 2014 Chicago Pride Parade unleashed crushing crowds and a post-parade crime wave in our neighborhood, yet city officials still have not announced how
Masked gunmen robbed another area convenience store overnight, the second targeting of a 7-Eleven by similarly-described offenders since last Tuesday. Two men, both armed with revolvers, walked into the 7-Eleven store at Clark and Southport around 3:30AM and demanded the store’s cash. They were last seen running southbound with the contents of both cash registers.
Sas (Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office) Chicago police have been a roll lately, arresting four alleged robbery offenders in connection with two separate robberies around our neighborhood. Abel Pineda and Maciej Sas are both charged with one count of robbery after allegedly mugging a woman in the 700 block of Aldine last Tuesday evening. A police