Category: Crime

Residents scare away suspected wheel thieves

Residents scare away suspected wheel thieves

by BRIAN NADIG All too often on social media pictures have been posted of cars sitting on bricks because the vehicle’s wheels had been stolen, but in one recent incident residents scared away the...

Carjacking reported near Queen of All Saints School

Carjacking reported near Queen of All Saints School

A woman reported that she was carjacked at gunpoint at about 8:10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the 6200 block of North Lemont Avenue near the Queen of All Saints School, according to 17th...

Father and baby carjacked at gunpoint in Jefferson Park

Father and baby carjacked at gunpoint in Jefferson Park

A man reported that he was carjacked at gunpoint while he was parked with his baby inside his car at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the 4400 block of North Meade Avenue,...

Domestic violence concerns discussed at recent Beat 1623 meeting

Domestic violence concerns discussed at recent Beat 1623 meeting

by BRIAN NADIG The city’s Smart911 program can help domestic violence victims by providing police with information which can help officers respond more effectively when someone is in danger. Concerns about domestic violence were...

New commander of 17th District named

by KEVIN GROSS Chicago Police Department superintendent Eddie Johnson has named Ronald Pontecore Jr. as the new commander of the 17th (Albany Park) Police District, succeeding former commander Susan Moss who was transferred to...