Burglaries Up 265% Here As Cops Issue Another Warning

Chicago police detectives this week issued their latest warning about burglaries in the 19th district after three victims reported their homes entered and their cars stolen.

The warning is the latest in a series from cops as the number of reported break-ins has soared.

Comparing January 1 to March 10 this year with the same period in 2015, burglaries…

…are up 78% in the 19th police district (144 this year vs 81 last year)

…are up 133% in Lakeview (98 vs 42 last year) 

…are up 265% in the 44th ward, represented by Ald. Tom Tunney  (73 vs. 20)

While the newest alert does not reveal that the victims’ cars were stolen, there’s a clue in the warning’s “what you can do” section:

“Always ensure…keys and key fobs are kept secured and out of plain sight.”

Of course, you knew that cars were taken because you’re a dedicated CWB Chicago reader and you saw our report last week.

Among the latest break-ins:

• Burglars kicked their way into the Sydney Marovitz Golf Course clubhouse last Thursday and took a cash drawer, which was empty.

• Burglars forced their way into a home in the 1000 block of W. Wellington Tuesday and helped themselves to the homeowner’s property.

These cases have also been confirmed by Chicago police:

DATE AND TIME REPORTED BLOCK TYPE OF ENTRY LOCATION
3/1/2016 8:15:00 2700 N HAMPDEN CT UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
3/1/2016 18:30:00 1200 W NEWPORT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
3/2/2016 14:51:24 1300 W ADDISON ST FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
3/3/2016 1:48:00 1400 W MONTROSE AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESTAURANT
3/4/2016 6:00:00 500 W HAWTHORNE PL FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
3/4/2016 8:00:00 3600 N HERMITAGE AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
3/4/2016 8:30:00 3900 N SOUTHPORT AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
3/4/2016 18:30:00 1900 W BYRON ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
3/4/2016 19:50:00 2600 N MILDRED AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
3/5/2016 16:00:00 3700 N CLARK ST FORCIBLE ENTRY BAR OR TAVERN
3/7/2016 8:30:00 3200 N CLARK ST FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
3/7/2016 11:00:00 800 W ALDINE AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE
3/7/2016 18:20:00 3600 N GREENVIEW AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
3/8/2016 8:00:00 3000 N RACINE AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
3/8/2016 11:15:00 1300 W NEWPORT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE
3/8/2016 23:00:00 3300 N CLARK ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESTAURANT
3/10/2016 6:00:00 2600 N WILTON AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
3/10/2016 7:30:00 1100 W DIVERSEY PKWY UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
“Forcible entry” means that the offenders forced their way in, typically by breaking through a door or window. “Unlawful Entry” means that no force was used–a window left unlocked, for example.


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