Local Crime from 16th District 4-19-17





A MAN WAS arrested after he allegedly burglarized a home in the 5500 block of West Irving Park Road between 3:15 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. Friday, April 14, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Officers conducting a surveillance operation in connection with a string of burglaries in the area observed a man enter a gangway and look into the rear doors and windows of an apartment building, according to police. Officers saw that the man entered an apartment on the third floor and then exited the unit carrying a backpack that he did not have before he entered the apartment and that he was counting an unknown amount of cash, police said.
Officers saw that the apartment unit appeared broken into and the man was arrested after officers approached him on a bus that he boarded at Central Avenue and Irving Park Road and discovered a screw driver and a pair of gloves in his front jacket pocket, according to police.
Officers recovered a watch and two laptop computers valued at $1,000, two gift cards, three video game controllers, video game cables, a cell phone charger, a pair of headphones and a hat in the backpack that the apartment owners reported belonged to them, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Mark Haas, age 49, of the 8000 block of South Ingleside Avenue.

A MAN REPORTED that he was robbed at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the garage of his home in the 5200 block of West Foster Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 76-year-old man reported that after parking his vehicle in the garage, a man punched him in the face multiple times, knocked him to the ground, took his watch valued at $80 and $120 in cash, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that the garage of his home in the 5000 block of North Mango Avenue was burglarized at about 6 p.m. Sunday, April 9, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned to his garage he discovered that a Trek road bicycle valued at $300 and a Marin Larkspur bicycle valued at $300 were missing, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her apartment in the 4400 block of North Long Avenue was burglarized between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.)
The woman reported that when she returned home she discovered that a rear door window had been shattered and that a laptop computer, a Guess watch and a book bag containing house keys were missing, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her purse was stolen at about 8:35 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the 4800 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.)
The 63-year-old woman reported that after she parked her vehicle, a man approached her and attempted to take her purse, and that when she shouted for help the man pointed a knife at her and cut the strap from her purse and ran away through an alley, according to police. The woman reported that her purse contained her driver’s license, a state identification card, credit cards, a cell phone and $4 in cash, police said.
A witness reported that she observed the incident from the window of her residence after she heard the woman screaming, according to police.

SEVERAL vehicle thefts were reported between April 5 and April 16, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Vehicles were reported stolen in the 5400 block of North Lotus Avenue, the 3400 block of North Lavergne Avenue, the 3400 block of North Laramie Avenue, the 4600 block of North Melvina Avenue, the 5000 block of North Meade Avenue, the 4000 block of North Parkside Avenue, the 5200 block of North Latrobe Avenue and the 4200 block of North Mason Avenue, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his work vehicle was burglarized between 5 p.m. Thursday, April 13, and noon Saturday, April 15, in the 6400 block of West Belmont Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.)
The man reported that when he returned to his vehicle he discovered that the passenger door lock had been damaged and that tools valued at $6,840 were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his work truck was burglarized between 2 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the 6900 block of West Higgins Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.)
The man reported that when he returned to his truck he discovered that a Wacker Neuson jumping jack trench compactor valued at $4,000 and a Stihl chainsaw valued at $1,000 were missing, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her vehicle was burglarized between 10 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the 4900 block of West Addison Street, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.)
The woman reported that when she returned to her vehicle she discovered that driver side window had been shattered and that an iPhone 6 valued at $600, a transmitter valued at $6 and two birth certificates were missing, according to police.





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