6 hours ago

Safe and Peaceful Communities - Gage Park

This week, the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resouces, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.

3 days ago

Possible Intoxicated Driver Hits, Kills Woman on Chicago's Southwest Side

Authorities said the woman was at a crosswalk in the 5100 block of South Archer Avenue when a 38-year-old man driving a gray 2007 Chrysler 300 crashed into her around 3:20 a.m.

    Possible Intoxicated Driver Hits, Kills Woman on Chicago's Southwest Side
    A 47-year-old woman was fatally hit by a car while walking with a group of friends Sunday morning on the Southwest Side, Chicago police said. Authorities said the woman was at a crosswalk in the 5100 block of South Archer Avenue when a 38-year-old man driving a gray 2007 Chrysler 300 crashed into her around 3:20 a.m.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

3 days ago

Woman hit, killed by car in alcohol-related crash

The woman was crossing the street at a crosswalk in the 5100 block of South Archer Avenue in the Archer Heights neighborhood when a 38-year-old man driving a gray 2007 Chrysler 300 collided with her around 3:20 a.m.

    Woman hit, killed by car in alcohol-related crash
    The woman was crossing the street at a crosswalk in the 5100 block of South Archer Avenue in the Archer Heights neighborhood when a 38-year-old man driving a gray 2007 Chrysler 300 collided with her around 3:20 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

Crime News Update

...Sawyer, allegedly followed the victim on foot and attacked her outside her home in the 4900 block of South Karlov at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9. The victim said he punched her in...

...police combing the area apprehended Mastache as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 4955 S. Pulaski. He was brought back to the crime scene, where the victim positively identified him, police...

Emanuel Centeno, of the 5200 block of South Kildare, was ordered held on $50,000 bond and was due in court Wednesday at 51st and Wentworth.

Roberto Mercado, of the 5500 block of South Kolin, was the driver of the vehicle, which police said had been reported stolen from the 3400 block of West 52nd Street the day before.

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...he was shot in the right calf as he walked down an alley in the 4700 block of South Kildare at 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 11. The victim told police he was walking...

...complexion and a “bald” hairstyle. After he was shot, the victim said he ran to 47th and Kolin, where he called a woman he knows. She drove to the site, picked up the...

...If you live in Beats 813 or 833 (see map), come to West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...and robbed as he and his 39-year-old girlfriend walked down an alley behind 4553 S. Lawler at about 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10. The girlfriend told police that they were...

...year-old Archer Heights woman’s purse and bag of groceries. Francisco Mastache, of the 4400 block of South Sawyer, allegedly followed the victim on foot and attacked her outside her home in the 4900...

after he and another man allegedly used a gun to rob a 13-year-old girl in the 3400 block of West 57th Street at 12:52 a.m. Friday, May 4.

Also charged with aggravated robbery was Rudy Mendez, 24, of the 4600 block of South Drake.

...his vehicle and robbed in a crime that occurred on the street in front of 4702 S. Cicero at 2:10 a.m. Monday, May 14. The victim told police that when he...

• Charged with violating a warrant was 20-year-old Claire DeBerry, of the 2200 block of South Ridgeway.

She was arrested while standing in the 5000 block of South Cicero at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Police did not disclose details of the warrant.

According to public records, DeBerry has been arrested four times by CPD in the past 11 months, including a prostitution bust at 61st and Ashland last summer.

She was arrested while standing in the 4800 block of South Cicero at 6:16 a.m. Tuesday, May 8. Police did not disclose details of the warrant.

She was arrested at 47th and Keating at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12. She also was wanted on a warrant. Police did not disclose details of the warrant.

during a traffic stop in the 5700 block of South Keeler at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, May 6.

Roberto Mercado, of the 5500 block of South Kolin, was the driver of the vehicle, which police said had been reported stolen from the 3400 block of West 52nd Street the day before.

Two passengers in the vehicle were charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle: Marcos German, 18, of the 3800 block of West 57th Street; and Ricardo Reyes, 27, of the 5100 block of South Sawyer.

Two passengers in the vehicle were charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle: Marcos German, 18, of the 3800 block of West 57th Street; and Ricardo Reyes, 27, of the 5100 block of South Sawyer.

Jose J. Reyes, of the 4500 block of South Archer, was apprehended by police in the 4800 block of South Archer, police said, after a CTA employee told them that he had sprayed graffiti on a train.

Jose J. Reyes, of the 4500 block of South Archer, was apprehended by police in the 4800 block of South Archer, police said, after a CTA employee told them that he had sprayed graffiti on a train.

Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 4700 block of South Keating and stole $81 worth of scrap copper. The crime was discovered by the victim, a...

Burglars entered a garage in the 5800 block of South Rutherford and stole a lawnmower and assorted tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 31-year-old man, at about 3 p.m. Friday, May 11.

Burglars pried open the service door of a garage in the 4400 block of South Kilpatrick and stole a snow blower and two toolboxes. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 63-year-old man, at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 9. The victim told police his garage has been burglarized twice in two years.

    Crime News Update
    Shot in Kildare alley, man says In what police are describing as a gang-related crime, a 34-year-old Berwyn man said he was shot in the right calf as he walked down an alley in the 4700 block of South Kildare at 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.
    http://www.swchicagopost.com

May 12

May 07

Updated May 11

Pulaski Train Station

When you park in that lot be very careful not to leave anything valuable in your vehicle. They like to break in and take what doesn’t belong to them. I don’t have a radio in my truck because they have stolen it twice. I have a hole in my dash where the radio used to be and would you believe they tried to break in my truck AGAIN!! I HAVE AN ALARM ON MY TRUCK AND THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO GET IN. Be careful parking there the police won’t do anything about it BUT they want you to give a donation. Yeah like I’m going to do that!!

May 06

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Apr 25

Crime News Update

failing to report his whereabouts to law enforcement, after a traffic stop in the 5100 block of South Tripp at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 10.

...attempted burglary after he allegedly tried to force his way into an apartment in the 5200 block of South Tripp at 8:27 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Roberto Miranada, of the 4400 block of...

...of South Tripp at 8:27 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Roberto Miranada, of the 4400 block of West 55th Street, was apprehended after a brief foot chase with police, who were responding to a “burglary...

Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 4900 block of South Kostner and stole assorted tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 31-year-old woman, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17.

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...gunfire with would-be carjackers at 8:55 a.m. Friday, April 20 in the 3700 block of West 79th Street. Police said that a gunman opened the passenger side of the off-duty cop’s...

...live in Beats 815 or 821 (see map), come to St. Bruno School (south entrance), 4839 S. Harding, at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...roughed up and robbed at gunpoint as they walked down a sidewalk in front of 6000 S. Kolmar at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. The victims told police that two bandits...

...old man was beaten and robbed as he got out of his vehicle in the 6200 block of South Kildare at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. The victim told police that a trio...

...are seeking the driver of a vehicle that caused a five-vehicle crash in the 6400 block of South Kedzie at 11:07 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Witnesses told police that the driver’s...

...Burbank woman said they were robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Lawn Lanes, 6750 S. Pulaski, at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. The man was assisting the woman with...

...men. One of the cellphones was later tracked by police to a trash cart near 61st and Washtenaw. It was returned to the victim...

Rogelio Pulido, of the 6100 block of South Kolin, murdered a 20 year-old person when he was 18 years old, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections, which lists him as “non-compliant.”

Pulido previously lived in the 4200 block of West 59th Street.

...charged with one felony count of burglary after he allegedly burglarized a garage in the 6100 block of South Komensky at about 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 16. David C. Calvillo, of the 5300...

...Komensky at about 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 16. David C. Calvillo, of the 5300 block of West 63rd Street, was apprehended after the victim, a 48-year-old woman, contacted police to say there...

...where the lawnmower was, and police said they recovered it in an alley in the 6200 block of South Pulaski. He was ordered held without bond and was due in court earlier this week. According...

charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly used a handgun to threaten others at a house party in the 5800 block of South Melvina at about 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

Vashaun A. Ervin, of the 1100 block of North Austin, was apprehended after the 44-year-old man hosting the party told police that Ervin had committed the crime.

...and charged with driving on a revoked license after police curbed his vehicle in the 5100 block of South Christiana at 9:28 p.m. Monday, April 16. Joseph. A. Rocha, of the 5200 block...

...South Christiana at 9:28 p.m. Monday, April 16. Joseph. A. Rocha, of the 5200 block of South Christiana, was taken into custody after a computer check showed that he was wanted on a...

...for residential burglary—that conviction related to the December 2012 burglary of a home near 80th and Kolin. At the time of that crime, Rocha was living near 81st and Tripp. He was...

Burglars in a white van broke through a gate at Pete’s Fresh Market, 4700 S. Kedzie, and stole about 70 plastic stacking pallets used for soda pop, and well as another...

...vehicle—as well as the vehicle’s forks and bucket—from a construction site at 4334 S. Kedzie. The theft was reported to police at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 16 and...

Burglars smashed the window of the back door of an apartment in the 4400 block of West 59th Street, entered and stole assorted jewelry, an iPad Mini and $300 cash. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 64-year-old woman, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.

Burglars forced open the door of a garage in the 4700 block of South La Crosse and stole a bicycle and two pairs of designer sunglasses. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 70-year-old man, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

Burglars entered a garage in the 4800 block of South La Crosse and stole two bicycles, a large jack and assorted tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 43-year-old man, at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The victim told police that he may have left the garage’s service door unlocked.

Burglars forced open the back door of a vacant home in the 3800 block of West 71st Street and stole a bedroom set, a living room set, a microwave oven cart, and a kitchen set. The crime was discovered by a property manager employed by the victim, a Loop-based bank, at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 17.

Burglars kicked in the service door of a garage in the 4800 block of South Kolin and stole a toolbox containing various tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 33-year-old man, at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.

...27-year-old Vittum Park woman reported that someone entered her unlocked garage in the 4700 block of South Lamon and stole various gardening tools—as well as about $700 worth of socks and blankets...

Burglars entered a garage in the 4900 block of South Lamon and stole a compressor, a heater, a bicycle and a radio. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 67-year-old man, at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19. He told police that there was no sign of forced entry.

    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

Apr 20

Apr 20

Crime News Update

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...

...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...

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...

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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...

...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...

...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...

...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.

...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.

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 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 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...

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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