This alert gives notice to residents of the 017th, 020th and 024th District of eight Robberies that occurred in the late evening to early morning hours of December 2015. The Robberies occurred on the sidewalk, alley and streets. Multiple offenders exited a vehicle and approached the victim and displayed a handgun and demanded property.
The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Harrison (11th) District this weekend.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry McCarthy today announced that the City is accepting applications to join the Chicago Police Department for the first time since 2013. The starting salary for Chicago police officers is $47,604 and increases to $72,510 after eighteen months of employment. The application period is now open, and will close at the end of the day on Wednesday December 16, 2015. A written exam will be administered in February 2016 to those who apply.
Bank Robberies have recently occurred in the 19th and 20th Districts. In these incidents a female offender robbed a bank located inside a grocery store. The offender presented a demand note and stated that she had a lookout. As of the latest bank robbery no weapon had been displayed.
Michael Laster and Jonathon Thompson were arrested after they were identified as the men who shot and killed two men in the 5000 block of N. Winthrop on September 2, 2015 at approximately 2:15 a.m. Responding officers discovered two unresponsive males, ages 32 and 34. Both victims were taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Both men were later pronounced. Laster and Thompson were charged accordingly. No further information is available at this time.
Please see the attached Community Alert that gives notice to residents of the 019th and 20th Districts of Criminal Sexual Abuse incidents that occurred on the 26th and 27th of July.
This alert gives notice to residents of the 20th District (Lincoln) of three Robberies occurring at the end of June and beginning of July 2015. In each of the Robberies, the offender(s) approached the victims from behind, knocking them to the ground before taking the victims’ jewelry and wallets. All of the Robberies occurred during the day on the sidewalk.
This alert gives notice to the Business Owners of the 20th District (Lincoln) of several recent commercial burglaries that have occurred. In these incidents, unknown offender(s) have entered business through doors or windows by force using a pry tool or blunt object. Items taken include cash, cash registers, cigarettes, batteries and other miscellaneous items.
Incident times and locations:
There have been nine incidents that have occurred since April 1, 2015. These incidents have taken place, within the boundaries of Sheridan to Clark and Gunnison to Peterson, during the late PM hours to the early AM hours.
- 5000 block of N. Sheridan on April 1, 2015, at 3:00 AM
- 5300 block of N. Broadway on April 2, 2015, at 3:00 AM
- 5200 block of N. Broadway on April 11, 2015 at 3:15 AM
- 1600 block of W. Foster on April 13, 2015 at 3:00 AM
- 5400 block of N. Broadway on April 17, 2015 at 10:15 PM
- 5200 block of N. Broadway on 2 May, 2015 at 3:45 AM
- 5800 block of N. Broadway on 3 May 2015 at 12:00 AM
- 5200 block of N. Clark on 5 May 2015 at 6:15 AM
- 5700 block of N. Broadway on 10 May 2015 1:00 AM
Marcus Jones was arrested on May 7th, 2015 at approximately 1:37 a.m. in the 1500 Block of W. Morse Ave. Officers responded to a burglary in progress call and located Marcus Jones inside. Jones had a shopping cart filled with various pieces of office equipment and was in possession of a pry bar. Jones was arrested and charged accordingly. Further investigation by Area North Detectives revealed Marcus Jones to be the man wanted in connection with several condominium burglaries in the area. A Community Alert with his photo was sent out on April 29, 2015. Jones has been charged accordingly in several of these incidents. Detectives continue to investigate other possible victims. Marcus Jones appeared in Central Bond Court on May 8, 2015. No further information is available at this time.