Local Crime from 17th District 7-1-17

GUNSHOTS were fired at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, in the 4700 block of North Drake Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
An officer responded to a call of gunshots fired and saw two men walk into an alley when they saw him, and that when he lost sight of the men, he heard about four gunshots fired, according to police. Officers discovered two spent .380-caliber shell casings, three fired bullet fragments, five spent 40-caliber shell casings and a cell phone on the street, and one vehicle had a bullet hole in the rear passenger side upper panel area next to the rear window and another vehicle had a bullet hole in the driver’s side rear quarter panel bumper area, police said.

AN EMPLOYEE of the Lily’s Bridal and Gifts store, 3246 N. Pulaski Road, reported that the business was robbed at about 2:15 p.m. Friday, June 23, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 42-year-old employee reported that a man entered the store with his hands in his pockets and said, "Give me the money or I will shoot you with the gun," and, "If you call the police I will shoot you and your kids," and took $100 in cash, according to police. The employee reported that the man kept his hands in his pockets during the incident and never displayed a weapon, police said.

A MAN REPORTED that he was robbed at about 1:15 p.m. Monday, June 26, in the 3200 block of West Eastwood Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 38-year-old man reported that a man approached him and demanded his money and that when he told him that he is homeless and does not have any money, the man struck him in the face twice with the butt end of a handgun, according to police.
The man was transported to Swedish Covenant Hospital and treated for minor injuries, police said.

A TEENAGER reported that she was robbed at about 2:45 p.m. Friday, June 23, in the 4100 block of West Irving Park Road, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 17-year-old teenager reported that while she was walking with two teenage males and an 18-year-old woman, two women approached her and one of the women bumped into her, demanded her cell phone and said that if she refused, she would get her brother to "shoot them up," according to police. The teenager reported that she handed over her iPhone 7 cell phone valued at $800 and the two women fled, police said.

GUNSHOTS were fired at about 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the alley of the 3600 block of West Montrose Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired and discovered two spent 9mm shell casings in the middle of alley, according to police. A witness reported that an older model white vehicle drove away east out of the alley at the time of the incident, police said.


A MAN WAS charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following his arrest at about 5 a.m. Sunday, June 25, in the 3500 block of West Devon Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
An officer stopped a vehicle that was speeding at a rate of 68 miles per hour in a posted 40 miles per hour zone, and the driver was arrested after the officer smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath and he failed sobriety tests, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Anthony M. Issa, age 25, of the 3100 block of West Rosemont Avenue.

A MAN REPORTED that items were stolen from his baby stroller between 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Proesel Park, 7030 N. Lincoln Ave., according to Lincolnwood police.
The 38-year-old man reported that he left his baby stroller unattended near the park picnic shelter while he took his children to the swing set, and that when he returned he discovered that two cell phones valued at $1,000, a blue cloth fiber bag containing two "Thomas the Tank" toys valued at $30 and $10 in cash were missing from the stroller, according to police.