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Crime News Update

...If you live in Beats 813 or 833 (see map), come to West Lawn Park, 4233 West 65th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

Jesus Valencia, of the 6400 block of South Kilpatrick, was taken into custody in front of 4200 W. 63rd St.

Police responding to a “suspicious vehicle” call said they spotted Valencia in a sedan in an alley behind 6250 S. Pulaski.

Police said they later recovered a fully loaded pistol on the ground in front of 4131 W. 61st St. Valencia allegedly admitted that he threw the gun away once he knew he was being followed by police, who also confiscated a bag of suspect cannabis from him.

Burglars forced open the side door of a home in the 6600 block of South Kildare and reportedly stole three TVs and antennas, an iPod, about $15,000 cash, a Coach...

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...as the victim took out the trash in the alley behind his home in the 3900 block of West 85th Street at 6:54 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Jesus Arteaga, of the 7100 block of...

...West 85th Street at 6:54 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Jesus Arteaga, of the 7100 block of South Ridgeway, was arrested near his home, about 13 minutes after the shooting occurred. Police were combing...

...gang member was shot in the elbow as he sat in a car in the 7100 block of South Mozart at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Police responding to a “shots fired” call...

...man was beaten by two other men during an argument in an apartment in the 3200 block of West 55th Street at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, April 15. The victim, described by police as intoxicated...

The Subway sandwich shop at 6452 W. 63rd St. was robbed at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 10. A 37-year-old clerk...

An armed bandit robbed the Originales Soccer Store, 5093 S. Archer, at 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 13, making off with about $900 cash and...

...to the ground and robbed of his cellphone in front of his home in the 8100 block of South Kolmar at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. The victim said he saw a man...

time in the last 14 months—after he allegedly punched a 40-year-old woman in the face at his home in the 6000 block of South Massasoit at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12.

5900 block of West 51st Street at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 9.

...Elsdon man was robbed at gunpoint as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 4274 W. 54th St. at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. The victim told police he was walking...

...year-old Gage Park man was robbed at gunpoint in a bathroom stall at Target, 4433 S. Pulaski, at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. The victim told police that one of...

Jesus Valencia, of the 6400 block of South Kilpatrick, was taken into custody in front of 4200 W. 63rd St.

Burglars broke into a lockbox outside a vacant home for sale in the 3900 block of West 58th Place, used the key inside to gain access to the house and stole a refrigerator, a...

Burglars broke into the T-Mobile store at 5123 S. Pulaski, but it was initially unclear if anything had been stolen. The crime occurred at 2...

Burglars forced open the kitchen window of an apartment in the 8000 block of South Pulaski and stole assorted jewelry, as well as food from a refrigerator. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 70-year-old woman, when she returned home at about 6 a.m. Thursday, April 12.

    Crime News Update
    Editor's note: The crime news reported by the Southwest Chicago Post---taken directly from Chicago Police Department incident reports---is not by any means an exhaustive catalogue of all crime reported in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District.
    http://www.swchicagopost.com

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Harassing Voters

Today I received a bogus letter from Illinois State Voter Report, with fake looking seal, from a fake address in Lockport about my Chicago voting habits. The letter reads as follows
Dear (My First Name)
What if your friends, your neighbors, and your community knew weather you voted? (In bold)
Why do so many people fail to voted? This year, we're taking a new approach. Were sending this mailing to you, your friends, your neighbors, your colleagues at work, and...

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Today I received a bogus letter from Illinois State Voter Report, with fake looking seal, from a fake address in Lockport about my Chicago voting habits. The letter reads as follows
Dear (My First Name)
What if your friends, your neighbors, and your community knew weather you voted? (In bold)
Why do so many people fail to voted? This year, we're taking a new approach. Were sending this mailing to you, your friends, your neighbors, your colleagues at work, and your community leaders to publicize who does and doesn't vote.
This chart shows how many people you know have voted in the past. After March 20th, we intend to mail an updated chart. You and your friends, your neighbors, and others people you know will all know who voted and who did not. (In bold)
Then there is a chart with myself, one daughter, and several others names and address, telling if they have voted since Nov 2014. I have voted not that is anyone's business. My daughter shows she hasn't voted, however she's grown and lives in a different state votes every election. Again not that thats anyone's business.
8 others neighbors on this letter showing their names and addresses and their voting habits.
Im furious at this invasive letter. Because it clear gives away what party your a registered voter of. My house is divided as to what party they vote for. We vote for person and not the party.
I also found signs in my yard by the opposite party I'm registered with. Nobody gave authorization for these signs I was away on vacation when they were placed. We never do that we love our friends and neighbors no matter their voting practices.

Did anyone else get a letter?

Does anyone know who's behind this type of voting harrasment?

Its a shame they can bold and threatening telling everyone you know but hide behind an unsigned letter without anyway to contact.

I'm interested to know if anyone else in my neighborhood knows anything about this.
Thanks

  • Cindy G Good neighbor

    Wow, that's creepy. I'd be sending a copy to the Attorney General's office, maybe the Chicago Election Commission, too. And include the envelope -- did they use a regular postage stamp, or a bulk mail code or meter? The meter or bulk mail imprint might help identify the sender. Cowardly of them to protect their own identity while trying to pit people against each other. Would love to see them go down. Good luck!

  • I received that letter as well! And it was quite disturbing. I thought that was private information. :(

Mar 20

Man charged in Southwest Side standoff sent threatening texts, video of gun to ex-wife, prosecutors say

Devante Wallace, 35, broke into his ex-wife’s house in the 6400 block of South Karlov Avenue about 8 p.m. Sunday and she, their young children and several of her relatives...

    Man charged in Southwest Side standoff sent threatening texts, video of gun to ex-wife, prosecutors say
    A man who sent his ex-wife threatening texts and a video of him loading a handgun fired a shot in her Chicago Lawn home and then fired on police officers who tried to get him to surrender during the resulting weekend standoff, prosecutors said Tuesday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 20

Crime News Update

...taken into custody by police after they responded to a “domestic disturbance” call in the 6400 block of South Karlov at 8:13 p.m. Sunday, March 18. As the officers entered the first floor...

...If you live in Beats 813 or 833 (see map), come to West Lawn Park, 4233 West 65th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

Burglars forced open the rear basement window of a home in the 6500 block of South Kildare and stole four Rolex watches, a ring and a necklace. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 58-year-old woman, at 12:50 p.m. Monday, March 12 after she returned home from a local gym.

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A 21-year-old man was shot in the stomach in a crime committed in the 5300 block of South Talman at 6:47 a.m. Sunday, March 18. He took himself to Holy Cross Hospital, but will be transferred to Mt. Sinai, police said. They offered no other details.

...abdomen and right arm during a robbery that occurred at a gas station in the 7700 block of South Kedzie at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17. The robber—described only as a...

Police are investigating the death of an elderly man found in a garage on fire near 45th and Lawler on Monday morning. Authorities have not yet released the man’s identity, cause of death or cause of the fire, which was extinguished by CFD crews. Police said the man appeared to be in his 70s.

...wife were robbed at gunpoint as they parked their car in their garage in the 3200 block of West 83rd Place at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, March 18. The victims told police that a car...

...Hearst area woman reported that a gunman fired a bullet into her home in the 4600 block of South Lawler at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, March 17. The victim told police she was sitting...

...man was robbed at gunpoint after he got off a CTA bus in front of 6012 S. Kedzie at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5. The victim told police that a short time...

...Scottsdale man was robbed at knifepoint as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 4130 W. 85th St. at about 6 a.m. Thursday, March 15. The victim told police he was walking...

Two men robbed the Subway sandwich shop at 5131 S. Pulaski, making off with about $200 cash. The crime occurred at about 10 p.m. Monday...

after he allegedly entered an unlocked truck parked in the 3600 block of West Marquette Road at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, March 18. Sabino Gomez, of the 6500 block of...

...West Marquette Road at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, March 18. Sabino Gomez, of the 6500 block of South Francisco, allegedly stole an air compressor, several jackets and other items belonging to the victim, a...

...Gomez also was arrested for criminal trespass to a vehicle in August 2017 in the 1600 block of North Kolmar...

Burglars forced open the side door of a home in the 5800 block of South Kilbourn, ransacked a bedroom and kitchen and stole a wallet containing $700 cash. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 49-year-old man, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.

Burglars pried open the door of an apartment in the 4200 block of West 47th Street, but apparently failed to steal anything. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 34-year-old man, at 8:27 p.m. Thursday, March 15.

Burglars entered a garage in the 3800 block of West 61st Street and stole six bar stools, a kitchen cabinet, two stainless-steel containers and a tool...

Burglars entered an unlocked garage in the 4700 block of South Kenneth, entered an unlocked car inside and stole a wallet containing several credit cards. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 54-year-old man, at about 6 a.m. Monday, March 12.

Burglars entered an unlocked garage in the 5100 block of South Kolin and stole a car jack, vehicle rims and assorted tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 25-year-old man, at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, March 18.

    Crime News Update
    Editor's note: The crime news reported by the Southwest Chicago Post---taken directly from Chicago Police Department incident reports---is not by any means an exhaustive catalogue of all crime reported in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District.
    http://www.swchicagopost.com

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Man arrested after Southwest Side SWAT incident

SWAT officers heard a gunshot coming from the second floor of a residence after making entry on the ground level of the building in the 6400 block of South Karlov Avenue just before 8:15 p.m., police said.

    Man arrested after Southwest Side SWAT incident
    Charges were pending against a man after the SWAT team responded to a domestic disturbance in the Southwest Side's West Lawn neighborhood on Sunday night, authorities said. SWAT officers heard a gunshot coming from the second floor of a residence after making entry on the ground level of the building in the 6400 block of South Karlov Avenue just before 8:15 p.m., police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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6 men wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

...old was shot in his arm and leg at 3:56 a.m. in the 6200 block of South Karlov, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition...

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...on the North Side.The man was walking about 2:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of N. Kedzie when he heard shots and felt pain. He was shot in the leg three times...

The 36-year-old man was in his vehicle at a red light about when a black vehicle pulled up beside him and someone inside fired shots about 1:15 a.m. in the 2500 block of West Chicago, police said.

...Police. When the men arrived for the meeting at 1:23 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Merrill, one of the suspects tried to rob them, pulled out a gun and shot them...

...Mayfair neighborhood on the Northwest Side. An 18-year-old man was walking in the 5000 block of North Keystone when an SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the shoulder...

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    6 men wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
    Six men were wounded by gunfire across Chicago since Friday afternoon. Most recently, a 25-year-old man was shot three times early Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood on the North Side. The man was walking about 2:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of N. Kedzie when he heard shots and felt pain.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Updated Mar 05

2 Children Wounded in Shooting

A 29-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg just before 4 a.m in the 6200 block of South Karlov, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

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Police say that three people, including two children, were shot in the 4900 block of West Rice on Sunday evening.

The city’s first fatal shooting occurred on Sunday morning in the 13200 block of South Riverdale, according to police. An unidentified man between the ages of 30 and 35 years old was found sitting in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his head.

An 18-year-old was walking down a street in the 5000 block of North Keystone just before 5 p.m. when an SUV pulled up and an occupant fired shots. He was struck in the shoulder and was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition.  

Two people were shot at approximately 1:23 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Merrill as they tried to buy a cellphone from someone they met via an online app...

At approximately 1:15 a.m., a 36-year-old man was sitting in a car in the 2500 block of West Chicago when another vehicle approached and an occupant fired shots at him. He was struck once in the leg, and he was taken to Norwegian Hospital in good condition.

A 25-year-old man was standing in the 2900 block of North Kedzie at approximately 2:30 a.m. when he was shot three times, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with three gunshot wounds to his leg. 

    2 Children Wounded in Shooting
    Police say that three people, including two children, were shot in the 4900 block of West Rice on Sunday evening. The victims were standing on a sidewalk just after 7 p.m. when they heard gunshots and felt pain, according to police.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Mar 03

2 dead, 2 injured in city attacks, including 14-year-old boy found mortally wounded in stolen car

About an hour later, a 29-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg around 3:55 a.m. in the 6200 block of South Karlov Avenue in the Southwest Side’s West Lawn neighborhood, police said.

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...friend inside the stolen vehicle when the driver flagged down a private ambulance in the 3500 block of South Ashland Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Friday, Chicago police said. Aguilar lived in that block, according...

Officers were called to the 6900 block of South Michigan Avenue for reports of gunfire and found the man, according to police. He was pronounced dead on scene.

The man told police he was walking with a friend in the 5000 block of North Keystone Avenue when someone pulled up in an SUV and fired shots. He suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

    Boy, 14, fatally wounded in shooting on South Side
    A 14-year-old boy was fatally wounded Friday morning in a shooting on the South Side in the McKinley Park neighborhood, Chicago police said. The shooting happened shortly after 10:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of West 35th Street. Police later changed the address to the 3500 block of South Ashland Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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