Apr 19

Updated 4 days ago

Gutters - Stolen Again! Be on look out for Silver MiniVan Lic Plate Z69 - 425

Gutters on my garage - recently replaced after they were stolen about a month ago - were stolen again last night (April 18, 2017)! Neighbors yelled at the middle-aged white guy, driving a silver Mini-van with IL Plate Z69 - 425 but he took-off after sticking the gutter in his vehicle. He only got one downspout off the garage and I imagine he will be prowling around again looking for more. This was in the 6600 block of N Glenwood (shared alley with 6600 block of Newgard). I know gutter theft was posted previously but I could not find it on EveryBlock this morning.

  • JMG

    Our downspout was taken Wednesday afternoon between 2 and 5, other neighbors also had downspouts removed or damaged in the attempt.
    I guess plastic gutters are the solution.

  • Good afternoon,

    I was just contacted by the 24th CPD District Community Policing Office. I was asked to request that if anyone has a report that has been filed with them in relation to any of these thefts, please contact them by email with the report number, and your name...

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    Good afternoon,

    I was just contacted by the 24th CPD District Community Policing Office. I was asked to request that if anyone has a report that has been filed with them in relation to any of these thefts, please contact them by email with the report number, and your name and contact information to caps.024district@chicagopolice.org. They need to hear from you concerning these thefts.

    Thanks!
    John Warner
    CAPS Beat Facilitator
    CAPS Beat 2431

    The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol.

Apr 06

Updated Apr 14

Crime is way down in Rogers Park

So can anyone speculate as to why Rogers Park crime is down? We had a spike in shootings last summer, along with the rest of Chicago; and during the two or three years before that, gang activity sporadically spiked and raised alarm among residents. Over the last decade, residents have regularly expressed a lot of concern about violent crime in particular. But roughly since last September, the ward has been incredibly quiet (almost no shootings, and no homicides), during a...

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So can anyone speculate as to why Rogers Park crime is down? We had a spike in shootings last summer, along with the rest of Chicago; and during the two or three years before that, gang activity sporadically spiked and raised alarm among residents. Over the last decade, residents have regularly expressed a lot of concern about violent crime in particular. But roughly since last September, the ward has been incredibly quiet (almost no shootings, and no homicides), during a year in which violent crime was up for Chicago as a whole. Social media sites in our ward show discussions about car break-ins, drain spouts being stolen, a creepy guy flashing passersby, etc., but shootings are no longer a focus.

The crime stats show that Rogers Park has reached a new historic low in violent crime as well as other crime categories (just check out the chart "Historic crime by month, 2001 to present" on the Tribune's crime page: http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/community/rogers-park). Property crime last month rose 20 percent over last year, and quality-of-life crimes were up slightly as well, but these other two crime categories have also been steadily trending downward over the last fifteen years. We're at a point where crime levels in Rogers Park are no longer way out of line with neighboring wards (Edgewater and West Ridge): they're still higher, but not by statistically large levels. Has police work finally begun to do its job? Are gang members moving out of the ward? Are rising rental-real estate costs a contributing factor?

Just compare these numbers comparing crime reported at the post-millenial peak in March 2001 with the same reports for March 2017:

March 2001
Violent crimes: 60
Property crimes: 175
Quality-of-life crimes: 178

March 2017:
Violent crimes: 14 (down 76%)
Property crimes: 66 (down 62%)
Quality-of life crimes: 35 (down 80%)

  • Michael Archangel Same swamp but now restocked with new predators!

    @Ivan - That quote you provided is not my quote!

    I asked you to "Please point to my claim..." Not sure whose quote you used but it is not mine which makes your reply untruthful!

  • Michael Archangel Same swamp but now restocked with new predators!

    @Pedro Garciano - Dayum, indeed! Unfortunate that some cannot be truthful in their responses!

Apr 05

Updated Apr 05

Gang rape. Gang torture. Posted on Facebook

Pretty disgusting that our city has the distinction of having animals posting torture and rape LIVE on Facebook.
2 of the city's most brutal crimes, streamed LIVE, just months apart.
People actually watched the live feed and did nothing.

  • I'm not sure that posting this to Rogers Park is an example of "good neighboring."

  • Cityboy Couch miner in Rogers park for 67 years

    ?

Mar 30

Updated Apr 02

Man creeped unto my porch

I'm lying in bed and cats look out window. Strange. Luckily we noticed. We caught someone hiding under our porch supposedly looking for a place to sleep. He def was scoping our porch and def intent to steal. Please be careful and make sure all back gates and doors are fully shut. We have no idea how he entered our back yard. Only two options: he jumped the fence or our fence was not fully shut. Just a FYI folks!

  • I had 50 gutter guard covers stolen from front yard close to front steps about a month ago. My solar lights stolen right out of ground about 3 months ago. Last week a metal cat with a welcome sign in it right off my porch. 2800 block of Estes.

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    On the 1200 block of Farwell, the building's garage had the down spouts stolen. Never heard of such a thing.

Mar 20

Updated Mar 22

Eric Vaughn Still Awaiting Trial 3 Years After Wil Lewis Murder

Appearantly crossing the "T's" and dotting the "I's" is a lengthy process. Gang affiliated, violent habitual criminal Eric Vaughn still has not gone to trial for the Murder of Wil Lewis for which he was responsible. Let's hope that our criminal justice system is merely p being prudent in its prosecution rather than dropping the ball in procrastination and that this filth will never breath air as a free man again in his lifetime.

http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/details.asp?jailnumber=2014-0714315

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  • Pedro Garciano Runner, bodybuilder, healthy eating.

    Also political corruption and bribes.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Change the laws rather than the enforcement policies? You do know that medical marijuana is legal under IL law, yet Jeff Sessions has announced the DOJ will ignore state laws legalizing recreational and even medical use & possession of marijuana and enforce the stricter (and wrongheaded) Federal laws, do you not? Regardless of what statutes & ordinances are on the books, enforcement and prosecution are entirely discretionary and often carried out for reasons other than public safety.

Mar 03

Updated Mar 06

Apartment Laundry Room Theft - Advice??

Hello all,

On Wednesday I did my laundry and went upstairs during the wash cycle (30 minutes). When I came back down I switched my laundry and noticed two items were missing, but didn't think much of it. Later, after I folded my clean clothes I noticed that two pairs of lulu lemon leggings were missing. The next day I also noticed that my denim jacket was gone.

I have been in contact with my leasing agency (I live in...

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Hello all,

On Wednesday I did my laundry and went upstairs during the wash cycle (30 minutes). When I came back down I switched my laundry and noticed two items were missing, but didn't think much of it. Later, after I folded my clean clothes I noticed that two pairs of lulu lemon leggings were missing. The next day I also noticed that my denim jacket was gone.

I have been in contact with my leasing agency (I live in a BJB property) and even though they had a camera in the hall they can't pinpoint who did it. I'm extremely frustrated because this has never happened before, but recently we have had a bunch of package - and apparently now laundry - thefts. I can't afford to repurchase these items, which were originally gifts, and want to file a police report even though I doubt it would do anything.

Any advice, common experiences, etc.? It would really help if anyone else can shed some light on this. I don't trust anyone in my building after this and its maddening that I can't just go door to door and get to the bottom of it.

Thank you.

  • d3 NOH

    Two party consent was about the audio though. That's no longer an issue but nonetheless I said no audio for a reason. The camera laws still do not allow a camera in a changing room or locker room. Not an issue here. Illinois law prohibits you from installing a camera in someone's residence but specifically names the laundry room as not part of their residence. It would be legal.

  • Wazzup not available

    we have a camera in the laundry room - as it is also package drop off - we find that security addition comforting.

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