Crime in Chicago’s 44th Ward, which includes most of Wrigleyville and Boystown, is up 22% this year, according to the Chicago Police Department. And the biggest increases have been seen in some of the most serious crimes, including robbery and burglary. Map of the 44th Ward (Google) Robberies are up over 300% in the ward,
(L, R): Fowler and Sessum (Chicago Police Dept) Two men are facing burglary charges after Chicago police chased them from Avondale into Lincoln Park last Wednesday, eventually capturing the duo near Diversey and Paulina. Luther Fowler, 44, and Nicholas Sessum, 26, are both charged with two counts of residential burglary, according to court records. Their
Two juveniles are in custody, accused of robbing three people at gunpoint during daylight robberies in Lincoln Park Sunday morning. A third offender may have slipped away, police said. Tenth district police officers located the suspects’ car by following pings from a victim’s cellphone to the 1200 block of S. Kedvale in the North Lawndale
Images: Federal Bureau of Investigation A man who recently held up a local bank branch pulled off another heist in nearby Lincoln Park this weekend, the FBI says. The offender robbed the Fifth Third Bank branch at North Avenue and Clybourn around 9:40AM Saturday and then fled southbound, according to an officer who was on-scene.
Meadows (L) and Tucker (Illinois Dept Of Corrections) Prison sentences have been handed down in two local robberies—one from 2015 and the other from 2014. Titus Meadows, 23, and Joshua Tucker, 22, each pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in connection with the beating and mugging of a 27-year-old Lakeview man near Roscoe and
UPDATE 12:49PM: The Sun-Times reports that the victim was “critically wounded.” ———————————- One person is in custody for questioning after a 55-year-old man was shot at the corner of Halsted and Oakdale in Lakeview Thursday morning. The victim is being treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his front left shoulder
(L to R): Ruff, Taylor, and Towbridge (Chicago Police Department) New charges of attempted murder, robbery of a senior citizen, and aggravated battery of a senior citizen have been filed against three men accused of severely beating a 77-year-old Wrigleyville woman during a January 9 home invasion. Tracie Towbridge and Lilearl Taylor, both 19, and 18-year-old
A 27-year-old man has been charged with firing a handgun on the roof of his Lincoln Park apartment building last weekend, a stunt that drew police resources from five districts after first responders feared that they were dealing with an “active shooter” incident. Peter Vitale is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and reckless
L to R: Foster, Oliver, and Walker (Chicago Police Department) Three people have been charged in connection with a Sunday evening theft spree near the Belmont Red Line, Chicago police said. Several shops reported thefts along Belmont between Clark and the CTA station shortly before 8 o’clock, including Belmont Army, Egor’s Dungeon, and Taboo Tabou.
The 19th police district, which recorded three carjackings in all of 2015, managed to rack up three carjackings just last week—and a source says some of the suspects are responsible for trying to carjack a covert police narcotics unit in the West Ridge neighborhood, too. No one is in custody. Image: Family Guy It all