Local Crime from 16th District 5-6-15


FIVE PEOPLE were arrested in connection with a gang-related incident at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Mount Olive Cemetery, 3800 N. Narragansett Ave., according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Officers responded to reports of gang members fighting at the cemetery, and the manager of the cemetery reported that several headstones and pillars had been damaged, according to police. A pointed out a sport utility vehicle who had just passed and reported that the occupants took her car from her and another woman and drove it into 13 headstones and five pillars, causing extensive damage, police said.
A witness reported that one of the women had been driving and had struck the objects, and both were placed into custody, one for criminal damage to property and the other for filing a false report, according to police. Officers stopped the SUV at the entrance of the cemetery, and the driver was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and two other men were charged with disorderly conduct, police said.
The suspects were identified by police as Lorraina N. Medrano, age 23, of the 2400 block of Elm Street, River Grove, who was charged with criminal damage to property, Ashley Bruno, age 26, of the 1100 block of North Kedvale Avenue, who was charged with filing a false report, Jonathan P. Martinez, age 24, of the 3700 block of North Nora Avenue, who was charged with DUI, and Lukasz Boufal, age 18, of the 3800 block of North Neva Avenue, and Mario Martinez, age 18, of the 3700 block of North Nora Avenue, who were both charged with disorderly conduct.

WITNESSES reported that a man was attacked at about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, May 3, in the 5300 block of North Plainfield Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Two women, age 26 and 53, reported that they saw two men punching and kicking a man in the head and body in the middle of the street while a woman watched, according to police. The witnesses said that the man shouted for help but that the men continued to kick and punch him until they fled in a dark Nissan, police said.
The man was admitted to Lutheran General Hospital in serious condition with multiple abrasions and bruising to the head and body and a contusion that was causing bleeding in the brain, according to police.

A DELIVERY driver reported that he was robbed at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, May 3, in the 4900 block of North Normandy Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
A driver for Skores Sports Bar in Harwood Heights reported that after he got out of his car to make a delivery, five men approached him and one of them displayed a handgun and took his car keys, his wallet containing $20, food and $515 in cash, according to police.

A COUPLE reported that two men broke into their home in the 4800 block of West Newport Avenue and robbed them at about 11:40 p.m. Friday, May 1, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
A 56-year-old man reported that as he and his 59-year-old wife were watching television in separate rooms, two men forced the rear door open and one of them confronted him, threw him to the floor in the room with his wife and displayed a handgun while the other man searched the home, according to police. The resident said that the men took house and car keys, two vehicle titles, two watches, four chains, credit cards, a driver’s license and $680 in cash, police said.

A MAN REPORTED that he was robbed at about 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the 4700 block of North Menard Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 22-year-old man reported that two men approached him and took his wallet and his cell phone, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that she was the victim of a scam between on Wednesday, April 29, at her home in the 5400 block of West Windsor Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 77-year-old woman reported that she received a phone call from a woman who said that her nephew needed money to get out of jail because he had been in an accident that injured a woman and a child, according to police. The woman said that she had her daughter withdraw $5,500 from her bank and that a man drove to the home and picked up the money, police said.

A MAN WAS arrested after he allegedly broke into the Mayer’s Collision Center, 6835 W. Irving Park Road, at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
An employee reported that a man broke a window at the shop and took a compressor, and officers found the suspect nearby standing on a porch with the compressor at his feet, according to police. The man was arrested after the woman identified him as the man who she saw break into the business, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Edwin Centeno, age 49, of the 3900 block of North Oconto Avenue.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 6000 block of West Roscoe Street was burglarized between 7:50 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, May 4, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that the side door was open and that 20 watches, seven pairs of sunglasses, a camera, an iPhone and $600 in cash were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 5300 block of North Melvina Avenue was burglarized at about 9 a.m. Thursday, April 30, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that the back porch door had been forced open and that patio furniture, an antique bench valued at $350, two chairs and a table were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 5300 block of West School Street was burglarized between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that the rear door had been forced open and that two laptop computers and $750 in cash were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 4800 block of West Addison Street was burglarized between 7 a.m. and 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that the bathroom window was broken and that three iPads, a laptop computer and a desktop computer were missing, according to police.

SEVERAL incidents of thefts of wheels from cars have been reported in April and May, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Thefts were reported in the 5100 block of West Addison Street, the 5100 block of North Marmora Avenue, the 3300 block of North New England Avenue, the 3800 block of North Harlem Avenue and the 3400 block of North Oketo Avenue, according to police.


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