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19 Dec 2014

Lamont Jackson and Louis Smith were arrested after they were identified as participating in the murder of an 18 year old man on December 21, 2013 at 7900 S. Lafayette Ave., at approximately 7:00 p.m. Officers responded to a call of shots fired and found the victim laying face down with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was pronounced on the scene. Both Jackson and Smith were charged accordingly. Jackson had a prior bond court date of 18 December 2014.


16 Dec 2014

Pitts as arrested and charged in connection to a fatal shooting incident which occurred on the 5200 block of W. Lake Street on May 26, 20144, at approximately 3:15 p.m., during which he shot and fatally wounded a 33-year-old male. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital and pronounced. Pitts was identified as the shooter and charged accordingly. No further details are available at this time.


16 Dec 2014

Jenero January was arrested on December 14, 2014, after he was identified as the man wanted for multiple burglaries in the Beverly and West Beverly area. Tactical Officers from the 22nd District were able to locate January and during the process of the arrest, found him to be in possession of a handgun. January was charged accordingly.


15 Dec 2014

Three additional male juveniles were arrested after they were identified as participating in the murder that occurred on the 0-100 block of W. 63rd St. on December 13, 2014 at approximately 12:39 p.m. The 15 year old male victim was walking at this location when the offenders approached and announced a robbery. The victim was shot once in the chest and succumbed to his injuries on the scene. The juveniles were charged accordingly.


13 Dec 2014

On December 10, 2014, Chicago Police arrested 9 offenders in connection to thefts from several retail stores. Area Central detectives charged the below offenders Friday evening after their investigation revealed this group of offenders had over $21,000 worth of merchandise from various retail stores in their possession.

Release – Charges Retail Theft Ring


13 Dec 2014

This alert gives notice to citizens in the 003rd District (Grand Crossing) of robbery related incidents which have occurred during the months of December. In these incidents, offenders approach and threaten violence with a weapon while taking property, incident times and locations are listed below:

7400 block of South Stony Island at approximately 1:50 am

7400 block of South Kenwood Ave, at approximately at 3:10 am

Click here for more details regarding this Community Alert

10 Dec 2014

During a recent investigation into a string of burglaries committed in the 19th (Town Hall) and 20th (Lincoln) Districts, Chicago Police recovered numerous unclaimed items, all believed to be stolen, including cameras, laptops and jewelry.

On Friday, December 5th, 2014, Area North Detectives invited the public to view, identify, and claim their stolen property. However, several items remain unclaimed and Area North detectives continue to seek their rightful owners. Anyone who has been the victim of a burglary in the above mentioned area, and believes that any of these items may be theirs, is encouraged to contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North Property Crimes at (312) 744-8263.

Release – 19th and 20th District Burglaries – Help Identifying Stolen Items – List

9 Dec 2014

Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced the launch of the Chicago Police Department’s improved website, which went on Monday. The web address remains www.chicagopolice.org, but has significant updates which highlight new functions available to the public and also make navigating the site more user-friendly

Click here for the official press release.

5 Dec 2014

Officers in the 18th District have partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to collect food for those in need this holiday season. The efforts are part of the “1 City, 1 Food Drive” campaign.

There is a barrel set up in the 18th District main lobby at 1160 N. Larrabee Ave. It is available around the clock for donation drop offs until Dec. 14, 2014.

Most Needed Items:

Grain: Rice, Pasta, Cereal

Protein: Bean, Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna

Dairy: Shelf-Stable Milk

Fruit and Vegetables: Canned Vegetable, Canned Fruit

Shelf Stable Grocery Items: Stew, Jelly, Macaroni & Cheese,

Chili, Soup, Pasta Sauce