Local Crime from 17th District 2-15-14


A WOMAN reported that her ex-boyfriend attacked her at about 12:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at her home in the 4000 block of North Elston Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 20-year-old woman reported that she invited her 21-year-old former boyfriend to her home and that when the man saw a text message on her phone, he became angry and choked her and pushed her head into a wall, according to police. The woman said that her aunt and cousin pulled the man off her and trapped him in the bathroom while she ran away out the apartment, police said.
The woman reported that she ran to the CTA Irving Park Blue Line station, 4131 W. Irving Park Road, and that the man followed her, hit her on the head and the shoulder, and dragged her into a train, according to police. The woman and a witness reported that the man continued to hit her and that he dragged her out of the train at the following stop and slammed her head repeatedly into a snow shelter, police said.
The woman reported that the man threw her purse onto the Kennedy Expressway and fled east on Addison Street, according to police. Police were searching for him. The woman was treated at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, according to police.

THE OWNER of the J.C. Food Mart, 3404 W. Irving Park Road, reported that two teenagers stole a bottle of liquor and attacked him at about 9:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 43-year-old man reported that the teens took two bottles of liquor from behind the counter and attempted to leave the store, and that when he confronted the two, one of them struck him on the head with a bottle, according to police. The man reported on Feb. 11 that he saw one of the teens in the area, and the suspect was arrested after he was identified, police said.

A MAN REPORTED that two men robbed him at about 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 38-year-old man reported that as he was walking, a gray Honda stopped next to him and a passenger got out of the car, displayed a handgun at him and took $400 in cash and his cell phone, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that a man attempted to rob him at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the 5200 block of North Bernard Street, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 33-year-old man reported that a man threatened him with a piece of wood at him and demanded money, according to police. The man reported that he threw a water bottle at the assailant and he fled, police said.

TWO TEENAGERS were arrested on robbery charges at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the 5700 block of North Bernard Street, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A 27-year-old man reported that two men wearing ski masks approached him and that one of them indicated that he had a handgun and the two took his wallet and his cell phone, according to police.
A Northeastern Illinois University security guard heard the description that was sent and saw the suspects in an alley, and responding officers arrested them, police said.
The suspects were identified by police as Miguel D. Arevalo, age 18, of the 4800 block of North Sawyer Avenue, and a 17-year-old male.

AN EMPLOYEE reported that the Joony Food Mart, 4947 N. Kedzie Ave., was robbed at about 11:55 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 58-year-old woman reported that a masked man and a masked woman entered the business and that the man displayed a handgun and took $200 from the cash register, according to police.

A TEENAGER was arrested on robbery charges following an incident at about 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the 3700 block of North Keeler Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A woman reported that a teen pushed her to the ground, took her purse containing credit cards, $7 in cash and a rosary and ran through back yards, according to police. A witness reported that he saw the suspect take off his jacket and throw it to the ground as he was fleeing, and a second witness reported that the suspect knocked on her door and asked to use the phone, police said.
Officers saw the 17-year-old suspect running in the 3500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue and arrested him, police said.

A TEENAGER reported that he was robbed at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the 5600 block of North Saint Louis Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 17-year-old teen reported that two teenagers attacked him and one of them took his cell phone valued at $299 and his wallet, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her home in the 6300 block of North Knox Avenue was burglarized between 4 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The woman reported that when she returned home she discovered that the front door had been forced open and that a jewelry box was damaged and a backpack containing credit cards and tax documents was missing, according to police.

A COUPLE reported that they home in the 5200 block of North Bernard Street was burglarized between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The couple reported that when they returned home they discovered that the back door had been forced open and that jewelry, an iPad valued at $600 and a laptop computer valued at $800 were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 3500 block of West Hollywood Avenue was burglarized between 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, and 12:45 a.m. the following day, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that the front door was open and that jewelry and $2,000 in cash were missing, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her home in the 4800 block of North Avers Avenue was burglarized between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The woman reported that when she returned home she discovered that the rear door was open and that a bracelet valued at $500, two wedding bands valued at $1,000, a watch valued at $300, two necklaces valued at $300, 10 rings valued at $4,000, five necklaces valued at $2,000, a ring valued at $4,000, an engagement ring valued at $800, a Michael Jordan basketball card valued at $900, and a safe containing three handguns and ammunition were missing, according to police.

Lincolnwood

A WOMAN WAS charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following her arrest at about midnight Saturday, Feb. 9, at Malnati’s Pizzeria, 6649 N. Lincoln Ave., according to Lincolnwood police.
A 911 caller reported that he saw a vehicle weaving on the road and that the driver parked at the restaurant, according to police. An officer saw the driver sleeping in the vehicle with the engine on, and the woman was arrested after she failed sobriety tests, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Maria Lailani Siscar, age 41, of the 6100 block of North Meade Avenue.

A WOMAN WAS arrested on retail theft charges at about 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Carson Pirie Scott store in the Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 W. Touhy Ave., according to Lincolnwood police.
An employee reported that he saw the woman place $204 worth of necklaces and earrings in her purse and exited the store without paying for the items, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Claudine Lach, age 43, of the 700 block of West Western Avenue, Park Ridge.

A WOMAN WAS arrested retail theft charges at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Kohl’s store in the Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 W. Touhy Ave., according to Lincolnwood police.
An employee reported that he saw the woman place rings and earrings in her jacket and leave the store without paying for the items, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Kishwar Jahan Afroze, age 40, of the 7300 block of North Tripp Avenue.

TWO WOMEN were arrested on retail theft charges at about 2:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Kohl’s store in the Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 W. Touhy Ave., according to Lincolnwood police.
Employees reported that they saw the women conceal $939 worth of merchandise in a baby stroller and leave the store without paying for the items, according to police.
The suspects were identified by police as Karen Andrade, age 36, and Martha Valverde-Castro, age 63, both of the 3900 block of North Troy Street.

A MAN WAS arrested on retail theft charges at about 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Kohl’s store in the Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 W. Touhy Ave., according to Lincolnwood police.
An employee reported that he saw the man place clothing and a flashlight in a shopping cart and leave the store without paying for the items, according to police. Officers discovered that the man has an outstanding warrant for theft in Niles, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Moshe Carcamo, age 50, of the 7600 block of North Greenview Avenue.


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