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1st District
16 May

This alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 1st (Central) District of robbery related incidents
during the month of March and April. Unknown offenders have approached drivers of vehicles
stopped in traffic. The offenders are exiting the vehicle they are in, displaying handguns and ordering
drivers from their cars. Offenders have also demanded wallets and cell phones. For more information click here.

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10 May
This alert gives notice to citizens, particularly those who use CTA trains in the 1st and 12th Police Districts, of two recent robberies. Both incidents occurred on May 4th, 2017 at approximately 12:50 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., while the victims were riding the Green Line and Pink Line trains, respectively. In both incidents, the female offender approached the victims as they were seated, took property from the victim’s hands by force then fled the train. For More Information Click Here
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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

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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

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3 Apr

This Community Alert alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 001st District (Central) of robbery related incidents during the month of March. Unknown offenders using a black vehicle, possibly a Chrysler Sebring, are approaching drivers of vehicles stopped in traffic, displaying handguns and ordering drivers from their cars.

Click here for more information on this Community Alert

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16 Mar

16 Mar 17 -Business Alert -1st District- Burglary (P17-1-061)

Bureau of Detectives – Area Central
Business Alert
Burglary
1st District (Central)
About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to construction sites operating in the 1st District (Central) of
burglary related incidents during the month of March. Offender(s) cut the chain link
fence or gate locks to enter construction sites. Once inside, the offenders located
management trailers or tool gang boxes, where they forced entry and committed a
theft of power tools, construction equipment and supplies. These incidents occurred
over the weekend when job sites were unattended, during unknown hours, in the
general geographical locations listed below:
Incident times and locations:
• 100 block of E. Cermak Rd. on 10-13 March between 10:45 PM and 6:45 AM
• 1400 block of S. Michigan Ave. on 10-13 March between 4:00 PM and 8:00 AM
About the offenders:
• Unknown.
What you can do:
• Keep the perimeter of your property well lighted
• Update security video equipment
• Report suspicious activity immediately
• Keep doors and windows secured
• Immediately repair any broken windows, doors or locks
• If you are a victim do not touch anything, call police immediately
• If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area Central
(312) 747-8384
JA185079, JA186473
(Reference: PATTERN # P17-1-061)
Alert # P17-1-061BA
March 16, 2017

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14 Feb
Area Central Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the above two suspects responsible for taking cell phones from citizens. The incident occurred on February 11, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., on the CTA Green line train located in 100 block of N. Wabash St. As the train stopped at this location, the offender’s entered onto the train, approached the victims, took their phones from their hands and fled the train. For More Information Click Here
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