Most burglars try to avoid breaking into homes when there are people inside. Image: Beacon Alarm But police in our neighborhood say they are seeing a smash-and-grab technique used against occupied homes when burglars see unattended valuables lying in plain sight. This brand of thief peeks into homes, looking for a wallet, car keys, purse,
Seen in ABC7’s Friday report on the fire, this woman’s apartment was among four burglarized in the building over the weekend, a source said. (WLS-TV screen grab) Hours after an early morning fire in the 3400 block of N. Janssen left four people hospitalized early Friday, displaced residents of the heavily-damaged apartment building were given
A Lake View High School student was the intended target of a shooting attempt Tuesday afternoon in the 1400 block of W. Irving Park Road, about two blocks from the school campus. The front door of a CTA bus was shot out during the incident, but no one was injured, according to police reports. Several
Despite a couple of recent arrests, burglaries continue to be reported at breakneck speed around Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and neighboring communities. An employee arrived for work Saturday morning at Farm Bar, 1300 W. Wellington, only to find that Lakeview restaurant had been burglarized overnight. Surveillance images of a suspect have been posted to Facebook. A
A 23-year-old man from Chicago’s Montclare neighborhood is charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools in connection with Monday morning’s break-in at a Lincoln Park jewelry store. Pizarro (Chicago Police Dept) Prosecutors say Doel J. Pizarro was chased down by police who saw him exiting the rear door of Steve Quick Jewelers, 2471 N.
The Chicago Police Department is set to announce that virtually every detective who is currently assigned to work murder, rape, robbery, burglary, and most other high-priority investigations will be moving out of the Area North Headquarters at Belmont and Western on Monday morning. Their new base of operations will be more than five miles south—at
It wasn’t the worst night we’ve seen in Wrigleyville. Not by far. But, with at least three arrests and plenty of ambulance runs, the Cubs’ home opener managed to rack up its fair share of stupidity. Here are some…uh…highlights from Chicago police and fire communications: Image: The Heckler 4:40PM – The police horsies have arrived!
One suspect is due in bond court this afternoon in connection with an early-morning burglary at Steve Quick Jewelers, 2471 N. Clark on Monday. The same store was targeted in a “sophisticated” burglary four years ago. Police responding to yesterday’s burglar alarm saw two suspects run from the store’s back door around 1AM. One of
UPDATE: Since our story was posted, CPD has confirmed the robbery of a cab driver last week. We have added those details here. The robbery rate increase is now 144%. ———————— A 48-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint in the 500 block of W. Addison Sunday evening. Two juveniles are in custody. Police were called
Crystal-clear video posted to YouTube on Sunday shows a daylight burglar taking his sweet time breaking into a Wicker Park home—and then spending 22 luxurious minutes inside collecting everything of value. It all played out in the 1600 block of N. Bell on March 18, according to city records. See the video HERE While Wicker Park
Hate crime charges have been filed against a 50-year-old Lakeview man after he allegedly threw bricks and stones at a neighbor’s door and then used chalk to write “your Nazi lives here” and to draw swastikas in front of the victim’s home. Mattina (Cook County Sheriff’s Office) Giovanni Mattina, of the 1400 block of W.
Barrett-Rao via Facebook A 19-year-old DePaul University student is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of theft in connection with burglaries of dorm rooms on the school’s Lincoln Park campus. Police arrested Dillon Barrett-Rao at DePaul last week after one of his alleged victims reported that he failed to make payments of restitution as
Surveillance image of the alleged attacker and Berlin (Chicago Police Department) A tip from a Boystown homeowner has led to the arrest of a suspect in the brutal mugging of a 75-year-old Lakeview woman on Easter morning. Darren Berlin, 61, of the South Shore neighborhood is charged with robbery of a victim over the age