Local Crime from 17th District 9-6-14


A MAN WAS arrested after he allegedly threatened a man with a pellet gun at about 10:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in the 3200 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A 33-year-old construction worker reported that he and the man got into an argument when the man parked his car on the street where the construction crew was about to begin work, according to police. The worker said that the man returned to his vehicle, pointed a gun at him and threatened to kill him before he drove away, police said.
Responding officers arrested the suspect based on the description that was provided.
The suspect was identified by police as Evan N. Benyameen, age 23, of the 4900 block of West Hull Street, Skokie.

A MAN REPORTED that his neighbor attacked him at about 7:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, in the 4600 block of North Hamlin Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 19-year-old man reported that he and his neighbor got into an argument over missing personal property and that the man punched him and hit him on the head with a bottle, according to police.

AN EMPLOYEE reported that Nick Pantry, 4403 N. Elston Ave., was robbed at about 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 35-year-old woman reported that a man took a box of cigarette cartons off a shelf, pushed her to the floor and left the store without paying for the cigarettes, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that she was robbed at about 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, in the 4300 block of North Bernard Street, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 39-year-old woman reported that as she approached her vestibule door, a man grabbed a gold chain from her neck, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that he was beaten by a security guard at the 240 Lounge, 3948 W. Lawrence Ave., at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 22-year-old man reported that the security guard escorted him outside and threw him through a storefront window, then slammed him against the post of a parking sign, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her home in the 4500 block of North Christiana Avenue was burglarized between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The woman reported that when she and her husband awoke they discovered that a wallet containing debit cards, an engagement ring valued at $3,000, a wedding ring valued at $3,000, a television set valued at $2,500 and a cell phone valued at $100 were missing, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her home in the 3300 block of North Keating Avenue was burglarized at about 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The woman reported that when she returned home she discovered that two television sets valued at $900 were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 4400 block of North Avers Avenue was burglarized between 2 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The man reported that when he awoke he discovered that a front window was open and that his laptop computer valued at $800 was missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that he was attacked at about 6:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, in the 4100 block of North Albany Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 37-year-old man reported that several gang members whom he refused to identify beat him, according to police. The man was admitted to Swedish Covenant Hospital in critical condition, police said.

TWO MEN reported that their home in the 4400 block of North Troy Street was burglarized at about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The men reported that when they awoke they discovered that two laptop computers with charging cables, a backpack and a wallet containing $50 in cash and credit cards were missing, according to police.

LINCOLNWOOD

AN EMPLOYEE of Stay Care Management, 3737 W. Arthur Ave., reported that her car was burglarized between noon and 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the parking lot of MB Financial Bank, 6401 N. Lincoln Ave., according to Lincolnwood police.
The woman reported that she made a business withdrawal of $10,000, placed a bag containing $5,000 in cash behind the driver’s seat of her car, locked the car and walked back into the bank for the rest of the money, according to police. The woman said that when she returned to her car she discovered that the rear driver’s-side window was broken and that the bag was missing, according to police.

TWO MEN were arrested at about 7:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, after they allegedly shoplifted items from the Kohl’s store in the Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 W. Touhy Ave., according to Lincolnwood police.
Employees reported that they saw the men take a sweatshirt and a pair of jeans and leave the store without paying for the items, according to police. The employees said that when they confronted the men, one of them fled in the direction of the Olive Garden restaurant, police said. An officer apprehended the suspect as he left the restaurant, where he said that he had been hiding in the bathroom, police said.
The suspects were identified by police as Juawaun D. Hester, age 20, and Maliq D. Banks, age 18, both the 1600 block of Pitner Avenue, Evanston.

A WOMAN was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following her arrest at about 12:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the 4200 block of West Touhy Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
An officer approached a car that was parked partially on the sidewalk, awoke the sleeping driver and arrested the woman when the officer smelled the odor of alcohol on her breath and she failed sobriety tests, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Rozmene Makhani, age 36, of the 500 block of Sheridan Square in Evanston.

A WOMAN was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following her arrest at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the 3300 block of West Touhy Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
An officer stopped a car that was drifting into another traffic lane, and the driver was arrested after the officer smelled the odor for alcohol on her breath and she failed sobriety tests, according to police. The woman also was cited for illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor, improper lane usage and operating a motor vehicle without insurance, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Bernice L. Garner, age 35, of the 1100 block of North Leamington Avenue.

A MAN WAS charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following his arrest at about 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the 3500 block of West Devon Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
An officer stopped a car that was weaving between lanes, and the driver was arrested after the officer smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath and the man failed sobriety tests, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as John Trippi, age 58, of the 6400 block of North Leroy Avenue.

A MAN WAS arrested at about 1:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, after he allegedly shoplifted items from 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 man conceal men’s socks and underwear under his clothing and leave the store without paying for the items, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Pedro Mendoza-Moreno, age 41, of the 6100 block of West Lawrence Avenue.


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