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Month: April 2017
26 Apr

On April 24, 2017, the Chicago Police Department partnered with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, AAA, the Illinois State Police, SafetyServe.com, the National Safety Council, the Illinois Insurance Association, supporters from the private sector, and almost 300 law enforcement/fire agencies throughout Illinois, in support of the first-ever Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week and the National Campaign.

Until April 28th, the Chicago Police Department will be conducting Distracted Driving Missions all along Lake Shore Drive.  The goal of these missions is to educate motorists on all aspects of Distracted Driving through strict enforcement for those found to be using a handheld device while operating a motor vehicle.  Additional enforcement will also focus on speed violations that go hand and hand with distracted driving.

Distracted Driving Missions are funded by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

26 Apr 17- Distracted Driving Missions

24 Apr

24 Apr 17 – Residential Burglaries 14th District

Bureau of Detectives – Area North
Community Alert
Residential Burglaries
014th District (Shakespeare)
About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to the residents of the 14th District (Shakespeare) of multiple
residential burglaries that have occurred since January. In all of these burglaries, the
Offender forced entry to the residence during the daytime, when the resident was
away. The offender stole mainly electronic items and some jewelry.
Incident times and locations:
• 3500 block of W. Fullerton Ave (3 times in January and March)
• 2000 block of N. Drake Ave in January
• 2700 block of N. Central Park in February
• 3100 block of N. Christiana Ave in March
• 2700 block of N. Kedzie in April
Offender’s Description
Unknown
What you can do:
• Always be aware of your surroundings.
• Pay special attention to suspicious people loitering in the area and report them to
the police.
• If confronted by an offender, remain calm and comply.
• Remember any unique descriptive characteristics of offenders (Scars, limp, acne,
teeth etc.)
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s)
including any vehicle description and license plate information and direction of
flight.
If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263
JA-127282, JA-130407, JA-154994, JA-165639, JA-194002, JA-197861, JA-
220145
P17-N-100(CA)
24 April 2017

24 Apr

24 Apr 17-Community Alert 1st District Robbery on CTA (P17-1-100CA)

Bureau of Detectives – Area Central
Community Alert
ROBBERY on CTA
1st District (Central)
About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 1st (Central) District of robbery
related incidents during the month of April. Two incidents occurred on the CTA trains
while in motion. Unknown offender(s) punched the unsuspecting victims in the face,
causing bodily harm, and then grabbed the victim’s cell phones or purses, and fled
as the train doors opened. These incidents occurred in the evening hours in the
general geographical locations listed below:
Incident times and locations:
• 1200 block of S. State St. on 21 April 2017 at 6:00 PM (Orange Line)
• 300 block of S. State St. on 23 April 2017 at 3:18 AM (Red Line)
About the offenders:
• JA234025: Male, Black, 15-17, 5’09-6’00, 145-175 lbs. black skull cap
• JA235614: Male, Black, 5’09 and Male, Black
What you can do:
• Always be aware of your surroundings
• Report suspicious activity immediately
• If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm
• Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc.)
• Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
• If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
• Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible
If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area Central
(312) 747-8384
JA234025, JA235614
Alert # P17-1-100CA
April 24, 2017

24 Apr

24 Apr 17 Commercial Burglaries 19th District (P17-N-099(CA))

Bureau of Detectives – Area North Community Alert Commercial Burglaries 19th District (Town Hall) About the Crime: This alert gives notice to four recent Commercial Burglaries that have occurred within the boundaries of the 19th District (Town Hall) in the last week. In these burglaries, businesses have been targeted by the offender(s) after the business has closed for the day. The offender(s) smashed the glass door, gained entry, and took cash from the register and cigarettes from the business.

Incident times and locations:

• 4100 block of N. Clarendon on April 20, 2017 at 06:05 am

• 4100 block of N. Clarendon on April 21-22, 2017 between 10:00pm & 5:30am.

• 2500 block of N. Lincoln on April 22, 2017 at 05:45am

• 2600 block of N. Clybourn on April 23, 2017 between 06:00am & 06:30am

About the Offender: Three male black offenders, 5’10 – 6’00 185 – 200 pounds, 25 – 30 years of age Possibly driving a dark grey Dodge wagon with broken passenger side window.

What you can do:

• Be aware of this crime and alert your neighbors.

• Pay special attention to any suspicious people loitering in the area.

• If possible, purchase and maintain a working alarm system.

• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information.

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North (312) 744-8263 JA-231764, JA-234417,JA-234400,JA235683 Reference: P17-N-099

 

24 Apr

24 Apr 17 Att Child Luring 25th District

Bureau of Detectives – Area North
Community Alert
Attempt Child Luring
(25th District – Grand Central)
About This Crime
On April 20, 2017 at about 1:30 p.m., a male subject was seen parking his vehicle on
4800 block of W. Shakespeare Ave. near school grounds during recess. The grounds
are bordered by a wrought iron fence. The male stood by his car with the driver’s door
open, watching the children for several minutes. The male began to make a beckoning
gesture with his hand, trying to get a male preschool student’s attention. Two school
employees, who had been monitoring the male offender, then walked towards him. The
male ran to the open driver’s door, and drove west on Shakespeare Ave., then north on
Lamon Ave., running the corner stop sign as he sped away.
About the Offender
Male White Hispanic, 36-45 year-old, about 5’6″ in height, weighing about 160 lbs., with
dark brown shoulder-length curly hair. Subject wore a black jacket, and a dark baseball
cap. No facial hair or glasses were seen.
About the Offender’s Vehicle
• Green colored older model four door sedan.
What You Can Do
• Call 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity.
• Walk in pairs.
• Don’t talk to strangers or approach strange vehicles.
• Be aware of your surroundings and travel in well lit and populated areas.
If you have any information about this incident, please call
Area North Bureau of Detectives at (312) 744-8200
Anonymous Tips can be submitted to TIPSOFT.COM
Reference – RD# JA232256
Alert # JA232256
April 24, 2017