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Year: 2016
7 Jan 2016

CPD RELEASE – Summary Closure of Three Social Clubs

For Immediate Release                                                               Contact:  Office of News Affairs

January 7, 2016                                                                                                       312-745-6110

 

Chicago Police and City Officials Close Three Social Clubs in Response to Weekend Violence

 

CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has concluded an investigation of recent violent offenses occurring at three separate, unlicensed social clubs, resulting in the immediate closure of the sites. The closures were made possible by the Summary Closure ordinance, which gives the Police Superintendent the ability to order the closure of establishments that are deemed public safety threats. The closures will be effective until the establishments become licensed and work with police and city officials to develop an approved public safety plan to ensure they no longer threaten public welfare.   Licensed businesses that are closed under the ordinance are temporarily shut down for a period of up to six months. All three locations have historically been the site of multiple violent offenses:

 

  • An unlicensed social club known as “The Loft,” located on the 5900 block of S. Wentworth, was recently the site of a double homicide on December 27, 2015.  Two 28-year-old victims, a male and female, were fatally shot when an unknown offender approached on foot and shot into the vehicle in which they were sitting after a party at the club.  An investigation into 911 records revealed the club failed to report the incident.   Over the past year, five separate reports have been made of violent crimes occurring at this location, in addition to two active cease and desist orders.
  • An unlicensed social club located on the 3500 block of W. Lake was the site of a recent shooting on January 2, 2016.  The victim exited the social club and began to walk west on Lake when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his leg.  The unlicensed social club failed to report the incident to 911 after an investigation into service call records.  In the past year, 11 separate calls have been made to 911 at the location, most of which were of a violent nature.  Six of those calls were directly related to the unlicensed social club.  There are currently four active cease and desist orders at this location.

 

  • An unlicensed social club located on the 3400 block of W. Harrison was the site of a shooting on January 3, 2016.  The victim was shot in the shoulder after a verbal altercation with the offender.  An investigation into 911 records indicated the club failed to report the incident.  Four separate reports have been made at this location in the past year as well as three active cease and desist orders.

“We are sending a message that there is zero tolerance for businesses that serve as hubs for violence,” said Chicago Police Interim Superintendent John Escalante.  “We will continue to crack down on locations throughout the City that pose a public safety threat to all Chicagoans.”

 

A “Summary Closure Order” has been issued for the respective sites, mandating the cessation of all operations

immediately.

 

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7 Jan 2016

The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Grand Crossing (003rd) District this weekend. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9th 2016 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 10th 2016.

 

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4 Jan 2016

About the Crime:

This alert gives notice to citizens in the 12th District of burglary related incidents that have occurred in the 10 sector from December 28, 2015 through January 1, 2016.  In these incidents, unknown offender enters the premise by prying open a door or window and removes property from within. See incident locations listed below:

 

900 Block of North Richmond on December 28, 2015 at approximately 7:00P.M.

2100 Block of West Chicago on December 30, 2015 at approximately 2:00P.M.

2400 Block of West Chicago on January 1, 2016 at approximately 3:45A.M.

 

About the Offenders:

  • UNKNOWN

 

What you can do:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Report suspicious activity immediately
  • Make sure doors and windows are secure
  • Keep area well lit if possible
  • 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) 747-8382

 

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4 Jan 2016

This alert gives notice to citizens in the 009th District (Deering) of armed robbery incidents which have occurred during the months of December. In these incidents, male black offender(s) approach victim(s) and demand their property.

04-Jan-16 009th Dist Robberies P16-1-005 CA

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4 Jan 2016

In 2015, Chicago saw the fourth straight year of reductions in overall crime and
the fewest violent crime incidents since the 1960’s. Since 2011, overall crime in Chicago has
fallen by more than 37 percent – across the FBI’s combined major crime indices (homicide, rape,
robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, felony theft, motor vehicle theft and arson).

While overall crime continued to fall in 2015, gun violence in Chicago rose – as was the case in
many major urban centers across the country last year. That did not apply, however, to juvenile
victims – which is significant. There was a 33 percent decline in juvenile murder victims in 2015,
and a 14 percent decline in juvenile shooting victims.

“2015 was a year of hard work and real progress but also real challenges,” said Interim Police
Superintendent John Escalante. “I’m proud that we continue to see an overall reduction crime in
Chicago; however we clearly have a lot of work ahead of us. In addition to building upon our public
safety accomplishments, our focus for 2016 year will be to restore the trust of the people of
Chicago by being more transparent and continuing to work with our external partners to take a
critical look at our department to develop best-in-class policies and practices.”

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2 Jan 2016

This alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 003rd District (Grand Crossing) of burglary incidents which have occurred during the month of December. In these incidents, offender(s) gain entry into a residence and take property from therein.

Incident times and locations:

  • 6100 Block of S. Indiana Ave. on December 23, 2015 at approximately 8:15 p.m.
  • 6000 Block of S. Indiana Ave. on December 24, 2015 at approximately 12:00 a.m.
  • 100 Block of E. 60th Street on December 25, 2015 at approximately 7:00 a.m.
  • 6100 Block of S. Wabash Ave. on December 26, 2015 at approximately 7:15 p.m.
  • 6000 Block of S. Michigan Ave. on December 27, 2015 at approximately 4:15 p.m.

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2 Jan 2016

This alert gives notice to citizens in the 003rd District (Grand Crossing) of robbery related incidents have occurred during the month of December. In these incidents, the offender approaches victims, requests cigarettes, displays handgun and demands property.  In both instances, the offender flees in what is described as a silver or grey vehicle. Incident times and locations are listed below:

  • 7200 Block of S. South Chicago Ave on December 21, 2015 at approximately 4:30 P.M.
  • 7400 Block of S. State St. on December 28, 2015 at approximately 6:20 A.M.

About the offender:

  • Male/Black; 18 to 30 years of age; 5’07”- 5’09”; 150-165 lbs; medium brown complexion with dreadlocks

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