This alert gives notice to residents of the Morgan Park (22nd) District of recent Garage Burglary incidents that occurred in the Auburn Gresham & Washington Heights neighborhoods on beat 2221. Unknown offender(s) entered Garages through the overhead door either by force, or after a homeowner left it open. Once inside, the offenders took tools, and yard equipment from within. Four garages were burglarized in May. Offenders targeted the area between the blocks of 8700-9100 and Marshfield to Laflin.
Willis was arrested and charged after he approached a M/49 victim, uttered a
derogatory racial statement, and stabbed the victim in the stomach with a
knife. The offender attempted to steal the victim’s wallet but was detained by
a witness on scene. The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable
condition. The incident happened on May 22, 2016 at 11:35pm in the 400
block of West Washington St. Officers responded to the scene and placed
the offender into custody without incident. No further information is available
at this time.
May 19, 2016 Safety Alert 04-16
Distressed Distress Signal
A potentially dangerous issue.
The Coast Guard has withdrawn the Certificate of Approval (160.037/23/0) for NAMMO LIAB AB Orange Hand Smoke Distress Signal, and the approval status of this certificate is now marked as “Former- Do Not Use.” This action was taken because the chemical makeup of the signal was changed in October 2013 without Coast Guard approval and the signal that was manufactured is at risk of spontaneous combustion when dropped.
These smoke signals may be labeled and marketed as “Polar MK 4” by NAMMO LIAB AB or as “IKAROS” by Hansson Pyrotech. “IKAROS” Hansson Pyrotech is the more current manufacturing name. Datrex Inc., of Kinder, LA, is the only distributor for these products in the United States. There are approximately 2,790 signals with the potentially defect in the US market.
Datrex has removed all of its remaining stock from sale and is working with customers to replace these potentially dangerous signals. Any signal manufactured after October 2013 must be properly disposed of and replaced with a product that satisfies the vessel’s carriage requirements. For questions or concerns, contact Datrex at 337-738-4511 or via email at [email protected]
This safety alert was developed by the Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards and distributed by the Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis. Any questions, comments, or incidences of accidental ignition involving these signals under this Certificate of Approval should be sent to sent to: [email protected]
Inspections and Compliance Directorate
Suspects Charged in Gage Park Homicides
WHAT: The Chicago Police Department Command Staff will announce charges and give additional information regarding the Gage Park homicides that took place on February 04, 2016 in the 5700 block of South California Ave.
WHEN: TODAY, May 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Chicago Public Safety Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois
WHO: Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante, Chief Of Detectives Eugene Roy, Bureau of Detectives Area Central Commander William Dunn, Lt. Osvaldo Valdez, and participating Detectives