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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

14 Apr

This alert gives notice to the residents of the 12th District (Near West) of Motor Vehicle Theft related incidents which have occurred during the month of April. During these incidents, the offenders rear-ended the victim’s vehicles while in traffic. Once the victim exited their vehicle to assess the situation/damage, a second offender entered the victim’s driver side door and fled with the vehicle.

14 Apr 17- 12th Dist Motor Vehicle Theft (P17-1-091) CA

3 Apr

About This Crime

On April 3, 2017, at approximately 8:20 p.m. on the 2600 block of S. Wentworth Avenue, an unknown male offender grabbed the 63-year-old female victim from behind, pulled the victim’s pants down and groped her.

3 Apr 2017 Att ACSA (JA211483) 9th Dist CA

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
31 Jan

About This Crime

On Monday, January 30, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a white colored Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on Central Park Avenue was struck by a silver colored Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan traveling eastbound on Garfield Square Drive at a high rate of speed.



22 Nov

Area Central Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance regarding a Strong-Arm Robbery incident which occurred on October 26, 2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. on the CTA Redline train at Clybourn.  As the train was in motion, this female black approached the victim and tried to take her cell phone by force.  When this female offender was unsuccessful in taking the victims cell phone, she then pulled the victim by the hair causing the victim to fall from her seat in an attempt to drag the victim from the train.  The offender then fled at the Clybourn stop with two other female blacks and one female white. 


7 Oct
Arson Section Detectives are seeking to identify or speak to the above individual regarding a series of arsons that occurred in the alleyways of the 12th and 10th Districts. Available materials contained within garbage cans and bulk refuse items were ignited. Six fires occurred on September 16, 2016 at approximately 2:45 a.m. to 3:20am. If anyone talked to this subject near the 2100 block of S. Paulina Street or can identify him, please contact Arson Detectives at 312-746-7618. For More Information Click Here
27 Sep

This update, based on these recently acquired video stills, reminds retail, restaurant, and office building management operating in the 001st District (Central), of an unknown offender who is forcibly entering office buildings through main floor retail stores or restaurants.  The offender is forcing open revolving doors or windows with the intent to take laptop computers, cameras, cell phones and other electronics.  The offender has breached street level doors during the daytime, then returned hours later to complete the burglary.


19 Sep

Incident #1:  On September 6, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. a student at Loyola University was walking in the 6500 block of N. Kenmore when she felt somebody touch her buttocks from behind.  When the victim turned she observed the offender ride in a northwesterly direction on a bicycle.

Incident #2:  On September 7, 2016 at 9:05 a.m. a faculty member from Loyola University was walking alone to work at approximately 1600 W. Greenleaf when an unknown male approached her from behind on a bicycle and grabbed her buttocks.  The offender then fled in an unknown direction.

Incident #3:  On September 7, 2016 at 12:30 a.m. a student at Loyola University was walking home from the school library at approximately 6300 block of N. Winthrop when she was approached from behind by the offender who was riding a bicycle.  As the offender approached her, he touched her buttocks.  The offender then rode by her a second time and touched her breast. The offender then fled northbound on Winthrop on the bicycle.

Incident #4:  On September 18, 2016 at 10:30 p.m. a student at Loyola University was walking on the 6300 block of N. Winthrop when she passed two male subjects leaning on the fence in front of one of the school’s buildings.  One of the two males walked up to her and touched her buttocks.  The males then walked away from the area.


2 Sep

About the Crime:

On August 28, 2016 between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., an unknown male approached the 5-year-old female juvenile victim and made inappropriate sexual contact with her.

2 Sep 2016 Crim Sex Assault (HZ416255) 3rd Dist CA