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19 Jan

This alert gives notice to the residents of the 16th District (Jefferson Park) of a recent increase in motor vehicle thefts during the month of January. Offender(s) utilized a “Slim Jim” type device or a pry tool to make entry into the vehicle.

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16 Jan

NEWS RELEASE

City First Responders Partner with Hospitals to Develop Live Simulation Crisis Intervention Training

Chicago Police Department
Eddie T. Johnson Anthony Guglielmi
Superintendent Director
312-745-6110 · 3510 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 · Fax 312-745-6999

For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs
January 16, 2017 312-745-6110

City First Responders Partner with Hospitals to Develop
Live Simulation Crisis Intervention Training
New interdisciplinary scenario-based training will enhance the identification, assessment and
treatment of City’s emergency mental health response

CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department (CPD), Chicago Fire Department (CFD) and Office
of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) today announced a partnership with
EMS System Hospitals to develop a state-of-the-art crisis response training course and
curriculum. The new SIMLAB course represents the next step forward in enhancing the city’s
mental health response and is intended to continue to improve collaboration in the recognition and
treatment of a person experiencing a mental health emergency.

“This is a ground-breaking program,” said CFD Commissioner Jose Santiago. “It better enables
the City to coordinate its emergency response to people in need by addressing specialized
training, starting with the person answering the original 9-1-1 call all the way to emergency room
staff who evaluate and treat the incoming patient.”

The course brings together EMS providers, 911 call takers and dispatchers, and CPD officers with
mental health providers to engage in a live simulation, scenario-based crisis intervention training.
The course will include real-time communication and instruction from on-line medical control EMS
System hospital personnel and mental health experts. The goal of the training is to help agencies
work collaboratively and ultimately create positive outcomes for persons who are in need of
mental health services.

“This new inter-departmental training builds upon our commitment to better prepare police officers
for a wide variety of scenarios they may face,” said CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “Through
this new program and CPD’s Crisis Intervention Training, first responders throughout the City of
Chicago will be able to provide more positive outcomes for individuals suffering from a mental
health crisis.”

The interdisciplinary, interagency 8-hour class will help first response partners not only identify the
underlying signs and symptoms of an acute mental health crisis, but also to develop protocols for
screening, evaluation and transport. The scenario-based training gives first responders hands-on
practice in a variety of mental health related incidents and will serve to increase awareness and
understanding among first responders.

“In most cases, 911 call takers and dispatchers are the front line of emergency response, and we
want to ensure that we are delivering the highest quality service both to the residents and first
responders we serve,” said OEMC Executive Director Alicia-Tate Nadeau. “This scenario-based
training strengthens the coordination and response among our public safety departments and
gives our 911 Operations staff the tools they need to help identify a mental health related call and
ensure the proper resources are dispatched to help individuals with mental illness.”

The first class will be conducted in the first quarter of 2017. Continued efforts will be made to
identify officers and first responders to enroll in future classes who are assigned to parts of the city
with the greatest need for crisis response training. The SIMLAB will continue to offer future
classes for interagency crisis response training involving 9-1-1-staff, law enforcement, fire EMS,
physicians, ER nurses and clinical experts.

“Previously 911 operators, police, paramedics, and emergency department clinicians did not have
a good understanding of each other’s role for a person suffering from a behavioral emergency,”
said Dr. Eddie Markul, EMS Medical Director for Region XI (Chicago) EMS. “By bringing together
all emergency responders for stimulation training, our system will offer an improved, coordinated
response to behavioral emergencies as well as a better awareness of serious medical conditions
that can masquerade as a psychiatric condition.”

These efforts continue to build on and enhance understanding and treatment of those with mental
health needs. Last month, OEMC announced more than 425 OEMC staff received the training
which has resulted in better recognition and increased dispatch of CIT trained officers. In the past
year, close to 500 additional Chicago Police officers have been CIT certified, and the increase in
CIT officers dispatched to mental health-related calls has increased more than seven-fold from the
previous year.
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6 Jan

NEWS RELEASE

Chicago Police Department

Eddie T. Johnson Anthony Guglielmi

Superintendent Director

312-745-6110 · 3510 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 · Fax 312-745-6999

For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs

January 6, 2017 312-745-6110

DUI SATURATION PATROL – GRESHAM (006th) DISTRICT

The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol in the Gresham

(006th) District this weekend. The DUI Saturation Patrol will commence at 6:00 p.m. on Friday,

January 07, 2017 and end at 2:00a.m on Sunday, January 08, 2017.

The purpose of this program is to saturate a pre-designated area with roving police officers

that continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols also place

emphasis on speed, alcohol-related and safety belt violations. Police vehicles equipped for

speed detection are deployed to apprehend speeding violators.

In addition, the Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Mobile Unit may also be deployed to allow

officers to expedite the process of charging a person with Driving under the Influence (DUI)

prior to transporting an alleged into the nearest lockup for bonding. The mobile unit also allows

for Individual Recognizance Bonds (I-Bonds) to be issued at the site of the DUI Strike Force

Patrol.

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Chicago Police Department
Office of News Affairs
(312) 745-6110
Fax (312) 745-6999
6 Jan

NEWS RELEASE

Chicago Police Department

Eddie T. Johnson Anthony Guglielmi

Superintendent Director

312-745-6110 · 3510 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 · Fax 312-745-6999

For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs

January 6, 2017 312-745-6110

DUI SATURATION PATROL – JEFFERSON PARK (16th) DISTRICTS

The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol in the Jefferson

Park (016th District) this weekend. The DUI Saturation Patrol will commence at 7:00 p.m. on

Friday, January 06, 2017 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 07, 2017.

The purpose of this program is to saturate a pre-designated area with roving police officers

that continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols also place

emphasis on speed, alcohol-related and safety belt violations. Police vehicles equipped for

speed detection are deployed to apprehend speeding violators.

In addition, the Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Mobile Unit may also be deployed to allow

officers to expedite the process of charging a person with Driving under the Influence (DUI)

prior to transporting an alleged into the nearest lockup for bonding. The mobile unit also allows

for Individual Recognizance Bonds (I-Bonds) to be issued at the site of the DUI Saturation

Patrol.

The DUI Saturation Patrol conducted along Lake Shore Drive in the Central District (001st) and

Near North District (018th) on December 30 – 31, 2016, resulted in the following:

Driving Under the Influence 0

Speed Violations 6

Driver’s License Violations 5

Insurance Violations 3

Traffic Violations (Other) 18

Total Citations 32

Other Arrests 0

Vehicles Towed 0

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Chicago Police Department
Office of News Affairs
(312) 745-6110
Fax (312) 745-6999
6 Jan

NEWS RELEASE

Chicago Police Department

Eddie T. Johnson Anthony Guglielmi

Superintendent Director

312-745-6110 · 3510 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 · Fax 312-745-6999

For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs

January 6, 2017 312-745-6110

Offender Arrested and Charged in Wicker Park Home Invasion

Offender: Edward Malone, 23

10900 Block of South Indiana

Chicago, Illinois

Charges: One Felony Count of Home Invasion

One Felony Count of Kidnaping/Armed with a Firearm

Court: Central Bond Court – 2600 S. California Avenue – January 06, 2017

Narrative: Edward Malone was arrested on January 05, 2017 at 3:43pm in the 0-100

Block of West Wacker when officers responded to his place of work. The

Offender had an active investigative alert for home invasion, stemming from

An incident which occurred on Jan 1st in the 2100 block of West Concord Pl.

Malone made entry into the 31 year-old victim’s residence, fondled the victim,

And removed personal items before fleeing the scene. The victim refused

Medical attention on scene. Malone was placed into custody without incident

And charged accordingly.

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Chicago Police Department
Office of News Affairs
(312) 745-6110
Fax (312) 745-6999
4 Jan

NEWS RELEASE
Chicago Police Department
Eddie T. Johnson Anthony Guglielmi
Superintendent Director
312-745-6110 · 3510 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 · Fax 312-745-6999
For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs
January 4, 2017 312-745-6110

Parolee Arrested and Charged in Armed Robbery Spree
Offender: Isaiah Scaife, 19
14300 Block of South Eggelston
Riverdale, Illinois

Charges: One Felony Count of Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking
Two Felony Counts of Armed Robbery
One Felony Count of Aggravated Robbery
One Count of Attempt Murder
One Count of Attempt Armed Robbery
Additional Charges Pending

Court: Central Bond Court – 2600 S. California Avenue – January 04, 2017

Narrative: Isaiah Scaife was arrested on January 02, 2017 at 06:50am in the 14300
Block of South Eggelston when tactical units placed him into custody, without
incident, for having multiple investigative alerts. Offender is currently on
parole and is a documented gang member. Scaife was positively identified as
the offender in the following incidents:
(Continued)

7100 Block of South Western on November 18, 2016 at 09:35am- The
offender approached a 25 year-old male, and 25 year-old female while they
were inside a business. The offender displayed a firearm and demanded the
victims’ property. Offender then entered a blue van and fled w/b.

8200 Block of South Kedzie on November 18, 2016 at 10:12am- The offender
was positively identified as the person who exited a minivan and approached
a 25 year-old male. The offender pistol whipped the victim, and fired one shot
striking the victim’s face. The offender re-entered the van and fled s/b on
Kedzie. The victim was taken to Christ in serious condition.

7100 Block of South Western on November 19, 2016 at 5:30pm- The offender
approached the victim as he was exiting a business. The offender struck the
victim in the face and placed him in a choke-hold, claiming to have a firearm.
The offender then removed personal property from the victim and fled w/b.
The 20 year-old male victim refused medical attention on scene.

7200 Block of South Western on November 22, 2016 at 1:10pm- Two
offenders approached the 27 year-old male victim as he was exiting a
business. The offenders displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s
property. One offender fled on foot, and the second offender fled In the
victim’s 2014 Chevy Camaro. The vehicle was recovered in the 2500 Block of
West 71st.St.

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23 Dec

NEWS RELEASE
Chicago Police Department
Eddie T. Johnson Anthony Guglielmi
Superintendent Director
312-745-6110 · 3510 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 · Fax 312-745-6999
For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs
December 22, 2016 312-745-6110
Man Charged for Stealing Packages in Logan Square
Offender: Joseph Richmond, 28
6800 block of S. Ridgeland Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Charges: One Felony Count of Theft- Prior Conviction
Court: Central Bond Court – 2600 S. California Avenue – December 23, 2016
Narrative: Joseph Richmond was charged after being positively identified as the
offender who on December 22, 2016 at 1:35 p.m. removed 2 packages from a
property on the 1900 block of N. Honore without the owner’s permission.
Richmond was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit and charged
accordingly. Richmond has multiple felony convictions and is currently on
parole after being convicted of Residential Burglary in 2015. No further
information is available.
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22 Dec

NEWS RELEASE

Four Juveniles Charged in Multiple Armed Robberies
Offenders: Male Juvenile, 17 Male Juvenile, 16 Male Juvenile, 16 Male Juvenile, 15

Charges: Males 16, 16, 15
Five felony counts of Robbery- Armed with Firearm
One felony count of UUW
One felony count of Attempt- Vehicular Hijacking
One misdemeanor count of Criminal Trespass to Vehicle
Issuance of Warrant
Male 17 Charged with same as above plus
1 Felony count – Possession – Poss Amt Con Substance

 

Narrative: Four juvenile males were taken into custody and charged after being positively identified as
the offenders who committed an Armed Robbery on the 4000 block of S. Langley Ave. on
December 21, 2016 at 8:29 a.m. During this incident, the offenders pulled next to the 20-
year-old male victim in a tan sedan as the victim was walking at which time 2 offenders exited
and displayed a revolver while demanding the victim’s property. The victim cooperated and
the offenders fled in the same vehicle. Responding officers located the vehicle traveling S/B
on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. at which time the offenders fled at a high rate of speed
eventually striking a CTA bus at 43rd and LaSalle. All four offenders fled from the vehicle on
foot but were taken into custody after brief foot chases. Four females on the bus (Ages 58,
58, 59, 62) sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash and were taken to
area hospitals in stable condition. A weapon was recovered inside of the offender’s vehicle
which was reported stolen from Matteson, IL. A custodial search of the 17-year-old offender
revealed prescription drugs which he did not have a prescription to possess and was therefor
also charged with one felony count of PCS. Subsequent investigation revealed that all four
offenders were responsible for four additional Armed Robberies which occurred in the 2nd
District the morning of December 21, 2016. All four offenders were charged accordingly. No
further information is available.
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