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11 Dec 2015

WANTED for Fatal Hit and Run:  A light colored SUV possibly a Buick Enclave Vehicle with extensive front-end damage and a broken windshield. The vehicle was last seen travelling southbound on Central Avenue from eastbound Higgins.

On December 4, 2015 at approximately 8:20 P.M. a 76 year old pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle matching the above description on the 4800 block of N. Central Avenue.

If you have any information regarding the accident, please contact the Chicago Police Department Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521. Reference: RD#HY-525136

17 Nov 2015

Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy presented awards today to outstanding officers at the Superintendent’s Monthly Departmental Commendation Ceremony. The event serves to recognize officers who have distinguished themselves and the Chicago Police Department by their exemplary bravery and praiseworthy deeds. The event was held at Chicago Public Safety Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Avenue. For More Information Click Here

2 Nov 2015

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.

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18 Oct 2015

Michael Santiago was arrested and charged after he knowingly stored a loaded firearm on top of a refrigerator with access to his minor children in their home. The incident occurred on October 17, 2015 in the 1000 block of North Francisco Avenue at approximately 9:05 p.m. Santiago’s six year-old son retrieved the revolver and accidentally shot his three year-old brother in the head. The victim was carried by a family member to Norwegian hospital and subsequently transported to Mt. Sinai hospital where he was pronounced.  Michael Santiago was charged accordingly. No further information is available at this time.

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25 Sep 2015

On the afternoon of September 24, 2015  a young man was leaning over a guard rail along the State Street Bridge, enjoying the view of the Chicago River. The young man suffered a panic attack, lost his balance, and fell into the water. A tour boat operator observed the victim struggling to stay above water, and immediately notified the CPD Marine Unit via ship to shore radio (Channel 16). Officers on M7 responded and within minutes were able to pull the young man from the cold river. Because of the Marine Unit’s quick response the young man only suffered a bit of shock and hypothermia and was treated at an area hospital.


13 Sep 2015

On September 12, 2015, at approximately 8:08 p.m., a Sergeant along with two Chicago Police officers working “Operation Impact” observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the 6700 block of South Union. The vehicle quickly stopped and the officers were met by the female driver yelling “my baby, my baby” and observed the victim, a two year-old female in the vehicle unresponsive. The officers immediately took control of the situation with one of the officers checking the victim’s airway and performing the Heimlich Maneuver.

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3 Jun 2015

About the crime:

This alert gives notice to businesses in the 008th District of robbery incidents which have occurred during the months of May and June. In these incidents, the offenders order a car service, produce a handgun, and demand the driver’s money and cellular phone. Incident times and locations are listed below:

  • 7100 Block of S. Bell Ave. on May 18, 2015 at approximately 7:40 P.M.
  • 6800 Block of S. Oakley Ave. on June 2, 2015 at approximately 3:20 A.M.


Offender descriptions vary, but are generally described as:

2 to 3 Male blacks, 16-23 years of age, 5’8″-5’9″, 150-180 lbs.

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