Local Crime from 16th District 4-1-15


A MAN WAS shot in his car at about 1:05 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in the 6300 block of West Belmont Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 28-year-old man reported that as he was driving with a passenger, an occupant of another silver threw a pop bottle at his car, according to police. The man said that they followed the vehicle and that a man got out in an alley with a handgun and fired gunshots at them, striking him in his right chest and the right side of his chin, police said.
The man was admitted to Illinois Masonic Hospital in serious condition, police said.

A MAN WAS shot in a gang-related incident in his home in the 8300 block of West Forest Preserve Drive at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, March 26, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Witnesses reported that someone fire shots through the back window of the home, and a 65-year-old man was shot in the face and the right thigh while he was sleeping, according to police. Responding officers discovered nine bullet holes in the rear wall of the home, police said.

A MAN AND woman were arrested after an incident at about 1 a.m. in the 6300 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Officers who responded to reports of gunshots fired and saw a car that was speeding away from the scene, and the driver and the passenger were arrested after officers saw the passenger throw a starter pistol out a rear window, according to police. The driver was driving on a suspended license, and that there was a warrant out for her arrest, police said.
The suspects were identified by police as Tristan G. Sumpter, age 26, of the 6300 block of North Francisco Avenue, and Laura V. Restovic, age 22, of the 1100 block of West 31st Street.

A MAN REPORTED that he was the victim of a phone scam between 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the 6400 block of West Warner Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 91-year-old man reported that he had been receiving calls from a Polish-speaking woman who was inquiring about a potential real estate investment in Poland, according to police. The man said that the woman asked him for an investment of $5,000 and offered to send a "business partner" to his home, and that a man arrived and he gave him $5,000, police said.

TWO TEENAGERS were arrested after they allegedly burglarized cars in the 5400 block of North New England Avenue at about 5:50 a.m. Monday, March 30, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Officers who responded to reports of two men breaking into parked vehicles arrested the suspects after they discovered stolen items from the vehicles in their possession, according to police.
The suspects were identified by police as two 17-year-old males from Park Ridge.

A MAN REPORTED that he was attacked and robbed at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the 4400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 68-year-old man reported that as he was collecting rent from tenants in his apartment building, a man approached him, threw him to the floor and took about $1,000 in cash and checks from his pocket, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that he was attacked and robbed at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the 4000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 38-year-old man reported that as he was leaving a store, two men approached him with a handgun and a box cutter, forced him into an alley, and took his wallet valued at $10, this Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone valued at $100 and $50 in cash from him, according to police. The man said that the man with the gun struck him in the face with the weapon, threatened to shoot him and ordered him to call his mother and tell her "you love her" before they left him there, police said.

A MAN REPORTED that the garage of his home in the 4800 block of West Montrose Avenue was burglarized between 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that he discovered that the service door to the garage had been broken in and that copper tubing valued at $1,500 was missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 6700 block of North Oliphant Avenue was burglarized between 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that the rear basement door had been forced open and that an oil painting valued at $1,000, a silver tea set valued at $2,000, five English ceramic figurines valued at $500 and Bum luggage valued at $200 were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his apartment in the 4900 block of North Marmora Avenue was burglarized between noon Sunday, March 22, and 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that he returned home and discovered that the rear basement door had been damaged and that a washing machine and a dryer valued at $1,000, a World War II helmet valued at $500 and a power drill valued at $100 were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his vehicle was burglarized in the 5200 block of North Elston Avenue between 12:20 p.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned to his vehicle he discovered that his backpack containing 48 Boost Mobile cell phones valued at $1,000 was missing, according to police.

A MAN WAS arrested after he allegedly shoplifted items from the Mariano’s grocery store, 5333 N. Elston Ave.
An employee reported that he saw two men place two bottles of alcohol valued at $97 in their sweaters and leave the store without paying for the items at about 6:35 p.m. Thursday, March 26, and one of the men was apprehended, according to police. The employee reported that he saw the same man place a bottle of alcohol valued at $32 in his sweater at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and leave the store without paying for the item, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Javier Detejado, age 19, of the 6400 block of North Francisco Avenue.

A TEENAGER was arrested after she allegedly shoplifted items from the Jewel Osco store, 7342 W. Foster Ave., at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday, March 29, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
An employee reported that he saw the woman place four bottles of alcohol valued at $71 and chicken wings valued at $17 inside her backpack and leave the store without paying for the items, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as a 16-year-old girl.


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