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Hamlin Park Neighbors Put Crime in The Past and Build Future

By Geoff Dankert

After a brief spate of gang-related crime in 2011 and 2012, Hamlin Park area residents are concentrating on making their neighborhood the next great place to live with plans for park improvements and lots of new construction homes.

Center Square Area Crime Up Six Percent From 2011

By Sam Charles

Though the year is not quite over, Center Square Journal’s coverage area has seen more than 200 additional reported crimes in 2012 than it did in 2011, according to statistics from the city’s data portal. In 2011, the five beats that compose CSJ’s coverage area–1713, 1911, 1922, 2021 and 2032–reported 3,134 incidents. In 2012, between Jan. 1 and Read the Rest…

Southport Brown Line Most Common Scene of Area CTA Crime

By Sam Charles

The Roscoe View Journal’s coverage area has seen 20 total crimes on or around CTA property in the last year, according to data from the city. Fourteen of the reported incidents were theft–mostly pick-pocketing–while two incidents of battery, one assault, one instance of deceptive practice, once instance of reckless conduct and one robbery were also reported. Three Read the Rest…

Theft, Burglary Most Common Area Crimes, City Stats Show

By Sam Charles

Police beats 1921 and 1922, which that encompass Roscoe Village and West Lakeview, saw 144 total reported incidents between Sept. 14 and Oct. 14. In that time, the most common incidents were: 55 thefts, 23 burglaries, 20 batteries, 17 incidents of criminal damage and nine motor vehicle thefts. The area also saw three assaults, three Read the Rest…

Felony Charges Filed In Tuesday’s Hamlin Park Shootout

By Mike Fourcher

The Chicago Police charged two men Tuesday evening in connection with that day’s early morning shootout on the block of 2200 W. Barry Ave. near Hamlin Park. The alleged shooter, Luis Zapata, is a Hamlin Park resident with a number of prior felonies. According to a police spokesman, Zapata, Michael Munoz, and two other men, Read the Rest…

Police Make Arrests After Hamlin Park Shootout – UPDATE x2

By Mike Fourcher

Chicago Police arrested three people early this morning on the block of 2200 W. Barry Ave. after a shootout in the early morning before dawn. UPDATE (9:55 a.m.) : The three offenders were part of a four person party in a vehicle that exchanged gunfire with Chicago Police officers in a marked car at 1:18 Read the Rest…

Man Stabbed On Campbell Ave.

By Mike Fourcher

Chicago Police report that a man was stabbed several times in the chest while in a vehicle on the 4400 N. Campbell block around 1:00 a.m. this morning. The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment. The police do not have any suspects or anyone in custody. Area 3 detectives are Read the Rest…

Albany Park Gets City’s First Murder; Mell Calls Emergency Meeting

By Mike Fourcher

Early Monday morning Albany Park became the unfortunate host of Chicago’s first murder of the year, as a 19-year old Harold Washington College student was gunned down in an alley of the block of 3200 W. Lawrence Ave. According to police reports, the 19-year old, later identified as Nicholas Camacho, was a passenger in a Read the Rest…

Home Invasion Spree Robbers Remain Jailed

By Carrie Miller

Two men charged with an armed home invasion spree in early December remain behind bars awaiting trial. Aaron Smith, 22, of South Bend, Ind. is being held without bond for his alleged ringleader role in three home invasions on Chicago’s North and West Sides December 10. He faces 12 criminal counts in total, including two Read the Rest…

Apprehended Home Invasion Suspects Part Of Crime Spree

By Mike Fourcher

Chicago police confirmed this morning that two men apprehended and charged yesterday afternoon were responsible for three separate home invasions on the North and West Sides on Saturday. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the police nabbed the suspects by using an iPhone GPS app that tracked an iPhone stolen from a University Read the Rest…

Apprehended Invasion Suspects Part Of Crime Spree – UPDATE

By Mike Fourcher

Chicago police confirmed this morning that two men apprehended and charged yesterday afternoon were responsible for three separate home invasions on the North and West Sides on Saturday. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the police nabbed the suspects by using an iPhone GPS app that tracked an iPhone stolen from a University Village Read the Rest…

Arrests Made In Home Invasion Cases

By Carrie Miller

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with at least two North Side home invasion incidents reported on Saturday morning, Center Square Journal has learned, including one where a family was briefly held at gunpoint and robbed. Until they are charged, the Chicago Police Department is withholding the names of the accused, but police confirm Read the Rest…

Home Invasion On 1800 W Cuyler Block

By Mike Fourcher

Chicago Police have confirmed a report of an armed home invasion on the block of 1800 W. Cuyler St. this morning, at around 5:30 this morning. According to a friend of the victims, an assailant burst in a house after a female resident answered an early morning knock at the front door. The offender briefly held Read the Rest…

Robbery At Lawrence And Damen – UPDATE

By Mike Fourcher

Chicago Police confirmed a reported armed strongarm robbery at Mandy’s Liquor, 1957 W. Lawrence Ave., this evening at 9:39 p.m. Moments after the robbery was committed, two male suspects were apprehended and are in custody of 20th District police, says Chicago Police media affairs. No further details on the suspects or the victims were available at Read the Rest…

Think Tank Makes Case For Merging 19th District – UPDATE

By Mike Fourcher

A study of Chicago crime data by the non-profit Chicago Justice Project think tank reveals plunging violent and property crime incidents in the 19th District, justifying, the group says, the merger of the 19th and 23rd Districts. The study reviewed nineteen years of incident totals from the 19th, 13th and 21st Districts, the three Chicago Read the Rest…

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