Local Crime from 16th District 9-4-19
A MAN WAS detained following an incident in which he threatened to shoot himself at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant, 4350 N. Central Ave., according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
An employee reported that a man with a gun entered the store and officers met with a second employee who reported that her ex-boyfriend was in the rear area with a gun, and officers saw the man crying and holding a handgun to his head and called in a SWAT team for a potential hostage barricade situation, according to police.
The armed man reported that he was upset due to his acts of infidelity and officers were able to talk the man down, recovered the loaded .22-caliber handgun and transported the man to Saint Mary’s Hospital for psychiatric treatment, police said.
It was unclear if the man was charged at the time of the report, according to police.
A MAN REPORTED that a man fired a gun at him at about 12:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the parking lot of the Seafood City grocery store, 5033 N. Elston Ave., according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 57-year-old man reported that a blue private tow truck entered the parking lot and that the tow truck stopped and a passenger seat opened the door, pointed a black handgun at him and fired a gunshot that missed him, according to police.
The armed man was described as white and age 30 to 40.
A WOMAN reported that her vehicle was damaged by gunfire between noon Thursday, Aug. 29, and noon Friday, Aug. 30, in the 5500 block of West Rosedale Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 39-year-old woman reported that when she returned to her 2013 Infiniti sport utility she discovered a bullet hole in the hood and recovered a bullet, according to police.
A WOMAN WAS struck by a vehicle in a domestic incident at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the 3200 block of North Laramie Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Witnesses reported that they saw a woman jump onto a dark-colored sport utility vehicle driven by a man and that she was thrown off the hood as it swerved and sped away south, and the woman reported that she chased the SUV because the man allegedly owed her money and she was transported in critical condition to the Illinois Masonic Hospital with brain bleeding, multiple lacerations to the head and neck and numerous scrapes, according to police.
A MAN WAS detained after he allegedly threatened patrons, employees and a police officer at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Edison Park Inn, 6715 N. Olmsted Ave., according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
An employee reported that he argued with a man, told him that he was no longer welcome at the bar and called police, and as officers arrived the man argued with a patron and then clenched his fists toward an officer, who then conducted an emergency takedown and detained the man, according to police. As the man was being driven to the station he exhibited signs of mental instability and suicidal tendencies, and he was transported to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and it was unclear whether the man was charged at the time of the report, police said.
A BOY REPORTED that three boys fired a BB gun at him at about 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, during a block party in the 5900 block of West Dakin Street, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 11-year-old boy reported that he was playing in a bounce house when he saw three males circling the block three times on bicycles, and that one of the males pulled out a BB gun and fired three rounds at him before the males fled south on Marmora Avenue, according to police. No injuries were reported, police said.
The boys were all described as white/Hispanic and age 11 to 13.
A MAN AND a woman were arrested for allegedly stealing wheels and driving a stolen vehicle at about 4 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, in the 6300 block of West Giddings Street, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
A witness reported that she saw a small blue sport utility vehicle strike a red Honda Accord on Giddings and two people jumped out of the SUV and stole the wheels, and officers saw a Honda matching the description and followed it until it crashed into a parked vehicle by Moody Avenue and Higgins Street, according to police. A woman was detained following a short chase while a man fitting the description was detained shortly after riding a bicycle near the intersection of Foster and Melvina avenues, according to police.
During the investigation police discovered that the Honda CR-V was reported stolen and contained three rims valued at $1,100 stolen from the Honda Accord, and the man and woman were arrested after the witness identified them and after the vehicles’ owners signed complaints, police said.
The female suspect was identified by police as Estefani Bartolo, age 23, of the 4000 block of East Avenue, Stickney, and the male suspect as Jason Velez, age 22, of unknown address.
TWO TEENAGERS were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and stolen items after a chase that began at about 2:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the 4900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Officers saw a milk company van turning from West Lawrence Avenue to North Long Avenue without using signals and as the milk van scraped a dumpster in an alley of the 4900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue officers attempted to stop the van and two male teens ran away to the Jefferson Park Transit Center, 4917 N. Milwaukee Ave., onto the Metra tracks and toward Northwest Highway before one teen was detained in the 5000 block of North Northwest Highway and the other was detained nearby, according to police.
The teens were arrested after police discovered that the van was stolen and that one of the teens was in possession of a security guard’s badge stolen from a vehicle in the area of Foster and Mason avenues, and that two backpacks containing multiple phone chargers may also have contained stolen items, police said.
The suspects were identified by police as males age 13 and 16.
NUMEROUS vehicles were burglarized between 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, and noon Sunday, Sept. 2, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Burglarized vehicles were reported in the 3800 block of North Cicero Avenue, the 4800 block of North Long Avenue, the 4900 block of West Eddy Street, the 5000 block of West Agatite Avenue, the 5100 block of West Patterson Avenue, the 5900 block of North Merrimac Avenue, the 6000 block of West Berwyn Avenue, the 6700 block of North Olympia Avenue, the 8400 block of West Catherine Avenue, and two in the 5200 block of North Natoma Avenue, according to police.
A WOMAN reported that her purse was stolen at about 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in an alley of the 5600 block of West Montrose Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 20-year-old woman reported that an unknown man asked for her purse, and that when she refused the man charged at her and took the purse containing a fake snakeskin wallet, a debit card, her house keys, $200 worth of makeup and $75 in cash before he ran away north through the alley, according to police.
The man was described as white and wearing a faded black zip-up hooded sweatshirt and faded black sweatpants.
A CONSTRUCTION firm employee reported that a container at a construction site in the 4700 block of North Laramie Avenue was burglarized between 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, and 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned to the site he discovered that the lock hasps to a shipping container were cut, and that six harness tools, three saws, two harness cords, two bricklaying tools, two impact drills, a hammer drill and a HILT laser tool valued at about $5,600 total were missing, according to police.
TWO WOMEN reported a scam attempt between 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at a home in the 5800 block of West Cornelia Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The women reported that they saw an unknown man standing on their front porch and looking through their windows, and that one of the women asked the man why he was there and he offered to repair their home and the woman declined before he entered a gray Dodge Caravan, according to police. The women reported that the prior day a man fitting the same description was ringing on their rear doorbell after a neighbor had chased him away, and that they were too afraid to answer and the man eventually left in the same Dodge Caravan that was parked in the rear alley, police.
The man was described as white/Hispanic with a medium complexion, age 45 to 55, 5-7 to 5-9, 220 to 240 pounds, with black hair, and wearing a white bucket hat, a brown buttoned shirt and black pants.
A WOMAN reported that her house in the 4700 block of North Lotus Avenue was burglarized sometime before 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, in the 4700 block of North Lotus Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The woman reported that when she returned home she discovered that 10 pairs of shoes valued at $1,000 total, a laptop computer valued at $400, an antique ice chest valued at $400, two mattresses valued at $200, a pair of headphones valued at $200, about $600 worth of power and hand tools and about $200 worth of articles of clothing were missing, according to police.