CHICAGO — An asylum seeker living at a Chicago police station stabbed another resident in a dispute over the cleanliness of the police station’s lobby restroom, officials said this week.
Officers working the front desk at the Grand Crossing (3rd) District station, 7040 South Cottage Grove, saw Jorge Goyo, 23, arguing with the 48-year-old victim in the lobby around 7:16 p.m., a CPD arrest report said.
Goyo stabbed the other man in the leg with a knife when the argument turned physical, officials said.
The victim told police that the argument began because Goyo didn’t clean the lobby restroom after using it, according to the CPD report.
During Goyo’s bail hearing on Wednesday, prosecutors said Goyo put his hand on the victim’s neck at one point and warned that he had killed before.
Judge Susana Ortiz ordered Goyo to pay a $1,000 bail deposit to be released on electronic monitoring.
Elsewhere, two migrants were recently arrested at the Shakespeare (14th) District station in Logan Square during separate incidents.
Jeison Alcala Fuentes, 35, who lives at the Standard Club migrant shelter in the Loop, was arrested around 10:50 p.m. on July 26 in the lobby men’s room at the station, 2150 North California.
Officers at the station front desk saw him entering and exiting the lobby restroom with “multiple different people within a short period of time,” a CPD report said.
Eventually, an officer entered the restroom to see what was happening.
After the cop asked Fuentes why he didn’t sign in at the front desk, Fuentes, who did not understand the officer because he only speaks Spanish, “willingly went into his front left short[s] pocket and took out numerous items,” according to the report.
The officer noticed a “white powdery substance” on Fuentes’ hand, and Fuentes handed the cop a baggie containing suspected cocaine, the report continued. Police said they found currency with “white residue” in his possession during his arrest.
Prosecutors charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance. He was referred to a deferred prosecution program.
In the other case, Cesar Ferrer, 20, is charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault. He’s accused of telling a 44-year-old migrant, “I’m going to stab and kill you once you go outside.”