Local Crime from 17th District 3-26-2016




A MAN WAS fatally shot in an apparent gang-related shooting at about 3:25 a.m. Saturday, March 12, in the 3200 block of West Addison Street, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A 30-year-old man reported that as he was walking with his 22-year-old friend, a dark blue Chevrolet Blazer stopped and an occupant of the car asked their gang affiliation, then several shots were fired from the vehicle, according to police. The man, who was pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic Hospital, was the focus of community concern for allegedly selling drugs to drive-up customers in the alley behind his home, police said.
The deceased man was identified by police as Ricardo Montes, age 22, of the 3700 block of West Addison Street.

A MAN WAS killed and a second man was seriously wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting at about 2:50 p.m. Sunday, March 20, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A 23-year-old man who was shot in the side of his chest was pronounced dead, and a 29-year-old man was shot in the foot, the leg and the abdomen and was admitted to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition, police said.
Witnesses reported that they saw a man ride up on a bicycle and fire at the two men, police said.
The deceased man was identified by police as Christian Ortiz, age 23, of the 2400 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue.

A MAN REPORTED that two men fired shots at his car as he was driving in the 3600 block of West Belmont Avenue at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, March 20, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 32-year-old man reported that as he was driving with his wife and three children, two men in a Chevrolet van fired shots at his car, according to police. A front tire was shot out and there was damage to the passenger-side door, but no one was injured, police said.

A MAN WAS stabbed at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday, March 20, in the 6200 block of North Lowell Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 39-year-old man reported that as he was walking his dog, a man approached him from behind and stabbed him in the back, according to police. The man was treated at Resurrection Medical Center, police said.

SHOTS WERE reported at about 11 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in the 4600 block of North Saint Louis Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
Officers discovered three shell casings at the intersection of Wilson and Saint Louis avenues, and callers reported that they saw a white vehicle speed off, according to police.

A MAN WAS arrested after he allegedly attempted to rob a woman at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, in the 3400 block of West Wilson Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A man reported that he heard a woman screaming and saw her struggling with a man and that he separated them, according to police. The 27-year-old woman reported that the man threatened her with a hammer and demanded her belongings and that she grabbed the hammer and a struggle occurred, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Mohammed Alikhan, age 23, of the 900 block of North Northwest Highway, Park Ridge.

A MAN REPORTED that he was robbed at about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, March 20, in the 3700 block of North Cicero Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 35-year-old man reported that as he was walking, a blue Chevrolet Blazer stopped and two men in the vehicle displayed handguns and took his cell phone and $60 in cash, according to police.

A DELIVERY driver reported that he was robbed at about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the 4300 block of North Francisco Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 53-year-old man reported that as he was delivering a pizza, two men approached him, displayed handguns and took his cell phone and $160 in cash, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that she was robbed at about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the 4700 block of North Monticello Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 43-year-old woman reported that a man pushed her to the ground and took her purse containing her checkbook and $300 in cash, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her home in the 6200 block of North Tripp Avenue was burglarized between 6:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 21, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The woman reported that when she returned home she discovered that the basement door had been forced open and that a necklace valued at $2,000, a watch valued at $7,000, a ring valued at $500, a laptop computer valued at $700 and $9,000 in cash were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 4600 block of North Kenneth Avenue was burglarized between 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that the front and rear doors had been forced open and that two Xbox video game consoles valued at $700, video game console controllers valued at $480, video games valued at $800, gym shoes valued at $200 and two laptop computer valued at $1,000 were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 4100 block of West Roscoe Street was burglarized between 8:50 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Friday, March 11, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that a front window had been forced open and that two guitars, a saxophone, a television set, an Xbox video game console and a set of knives were missing, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her home in the 3700 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue was burglarized at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday, March 13, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The woman reported that when she returned home she discovered that both the front and rear doors were chained from the inside and that after she climbed into through a window she discovered that a necklace valued at $200, a ring valued at $100 and earrings valued at $150 were missing, according to police.

LINCOLNWOOD

A MAN WAS charged with aggravated assault following his arrest at about 8:35 p.m. Saturday, March 19, near McCormick Boulevard and Touhy Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
A 26-year-old man reported that after he accidentally cut off another vehicle in traffic, the other driver drove next to him and displayed a handgun, according to police. The man said that he followed the other vehicle until he flagged down a squad car and motioned toward vehicle ahead of him, and the officer stopped the vehicle, police said. A handgun was found inside the vehicle, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Johnny R. Butcher, age 26, of the 6100 block of North Richmond Street.

A MAN WAS charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following his arrest at about 12:10 a.m. Friday, March 18, in the 5000 block of West Devon Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
Officers stopped a vehicle that was speeding and that changed lanes without a signal, and the driver was arrested after he failed sobriety tests, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Paul J. Kondos, age 36, of the 6100 block of North Springfield Avenue.

A WOMAN was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following her arrest at about 3:25 a.m. Saturday, March 19, in the 6900 block of North Lincoln Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
An officer stopped a vehicle that twice crossed the center line, and the driver was arrested after she failed sobriety tests, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Araceli Garcia, age 34, of the 3700 block of West Eddy Street.

A HOME IN the 7000 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue was burglarized at about 3:10 p.m. Monday, March 21, according to Lincolnwood police.
Officers responding to an alarm discovered that a side door had been forced open, according to police. The home owner could not determine if anything was missing, police said.
A neighbor reported that she saw a man in a black older-model pick-up truck parked in front of the residence and that the man sounded the horn when he saw her as if to give a warning to someone, police said.

A MAN WAS charged with possession of cannabis following his arrest at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday, March 20, in the 3300 block of Northeast Parkway, according to Lincolnwood police.
An officer stopped a vehicle that was speeding, and the driver was arrested after the officer smelled the odor of marijuana and discovered two plastic bags containing approximately 15 grams of marijuana, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Lusher L. White Jr., age 28, of the 3400 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue.

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