Migrant got arrested on his first day in Chicago: report

Angel Alberto Tarra Gic and a photo of the Near North (18th) District station this summer. | Chicago Police Department; Provided

A Venezuelan migrant living at the Near North (18th) District Police station managed to get arrested on his first day in Chicago, according to a CPD report documenting the incident.

The report said a sergeant was driving in the 1200 block of North Burling, about a half block from the Near North Side station, around noon on October 3, when he saw Angel Alberto Tarra-Gic, 20, standing in the middle of the street and refusing to move.

Noting the area “has seen an increase of narcotics solicitation,” the sergeant got out of his car to see what Tarra-Gic was up to, the report continued.

Tarra-Gic clenched an “unknown blue object” in his hand and ran, causing drivers to swerve and stop to avoid hitting him, but was quickly apprehended, according to the report.

It said Tarra-Gic told officers he “arrived in the city yesterday from El Paso.”

Cops never found the blue object he allegedly clenched in his hand, but they did charge him with reckless conduct.

Migrant shelter ‘riot’

Chicago cops responded to the Gage Park migrant shelter on the evening of October 5 to handle “a crowd of people… rioting and surrounding the staff,” said a CPD arrest report for Maria Nunez, 28.

Staff members told the cops that “everyone was fighting” because the staff told someone they had to move to a different shelter, the report said.

What happened next? Let’s go to the videotape:

Somewhere in all that, police say, Nunez pushed a cop and hit the officer in the chin. Nunez “hid behind other individuals in the crowd” to avoid being arrested, and the crowd itself “began to push and use their bodies to prevent police from arresting Nunez, the report said.

The cops eventually took her into custody. She’s charged with felony resisting and felony aggravated battery of a police officer.

Judge Ankur Srivastava released her to await trial.

Fraudulent ID

Jesus Marval Segura, a 21-year-old Venezuelan who currently lives at the Wentworth (2nd) District police station but previously lived at the Standard Club migrant shelter in the Loop, got caught jumping the turnstile at the Grand Red Line station, police say.

Officers arrested Segura because he had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court for a pending matter.

Those charges were filed on September 22 after Rosemont police arrested Segura at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago for allegedly stealing merchandise worth $415 from the Tommy Hilfiger store.

When police arrested him, he possessed a fraudulent U.S. Permanent Resident Card and a fraudulent Social Security Card, according to prosecutors, who charged him with felony possession of fraudulent identification and misdemeanor retail theft.

Judge Mary Marubio released him the next day, but he failed to show up for his first court date three days later, and a judge put out a warrant. He was released again yesterday.

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