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25 May
The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol in the Grand Central (25th) District this weekend. The DUI Saturation Patrol will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 and end at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017. For More Information Click Here
21 May

Offender Charged with Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking with a Firearm and Armed Robbery

Offender: Phillip Smith, 25 – 3900 block of West Flournoy Street Chicago, IL

Charges: One felony count of Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking with a Firearm One felony count of Armed Robbery

Court: Central Bond Court- 26th & California – May 19, 2017

Narrative: Phillip Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and armed robbery after he was identified as the offender who approached the victim with a firearm at approximately 3:30 am on April 11, 2017 on the 600 block of South Wabash and demanded the victim’s wallet and vehicle.

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17 May
CHICAGO – CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson addressed community members and police officers today to announce the Department’s new set of use of force policies, which emphasizes sanctity of life, de-escalation and accountability. The new set of policies is based off of feedback from two public comment periods, numerous community meetings and officer and supervisor focus groups. The policies provide clear direction for officers when the use of force is permitted and the Department will engage in an accelerated training schedule to ensure that every officer has the comprehensive training and support necessary to implement the policy.
“CPD’s new use of force policy represents a major step forward for the Department, reflecting national best practices and input from officers and the community to truly be called a policy created by Chicagoans for Chicagoans,” said Superintendent Johnson. “It is among the first examples of what I consider to be the vital partnership we need in our city where officers and residents work together to shape how we make our streets safer.” For More Information Click Here
17 May

16 May 17 -Charges for Matthew De LeonDe Leon  was placed into custody after being positively identified as the offender who punched a 46-year-old female working as a security guard on the 600 block of N. Franklin on May 14, 2017 at 2:15 a.m.  On May 15, 2017, De Leon was arrested in the 2nd District (Wentworth) and charged accordingly.  No further information is available at this time.


15 May

13 May 17 -Charges for Stapleton, Chynna, 24Stapleton was placed into custody on May 12, 2017 at 11:35 p.m. in the 100 block of W. 115th Street by 5th District Officers after she was identified as the operator of a 2002 Jeep Liberty that was used to fatally strike an 18-year-old female victim on the 11400 block of S. May at approximately 11:10 p.m. on May 12, 2017. Stapleton struck multiple vehicles after the incident as she was fleeing the scene. Stapleton was arrested and charged accordingly. No further information is available at this time.


8 May

Bureau of Detectives – Area Central

Community Alert

Robberies – 012th District

About the Crime:

This alert gives notice in the 012th District (Near West) of robbery incidents which

have occurred during the month of April. In these incidents, offenders approach

victims, batter them and take their property. In one incident the offenders were

armed with handguns. The incidents are listed below:

300 Block of North Ogden Avenue on April 11, 2017 at 1:53 AM.

1500 Block of West Fulton Street on April 19, 2017 at 10:03 PM.

1500Block of West Hubbard Street on April 26, 2017 at 11:00 PM.

About the Offenders:

3-4 unknown male black offenders, 15-25 yoa, 5’05-6″00″, 154-170lbs, dark

complexion, black or blue/black hoody, black pants

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,


Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police

If video surveillance equipment is present, please save a copy of the incident

for investigating detectives

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

JA-220407, JA-231578, JA-240747

Reference: P17-1-118

Alert #P17-1-118CA

May 8, 2017


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