Local Crime from 16th District 7-25-18
A MAN REPORTED that a man fired a handgun at his vehicle at about 5:10 p.m. Friday, July 20, in the 4000 block of North Laporte Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 26-year-old man reported that he drove his vehicle into a parking lot, saw a group of men that made him feel unsafe and decided to exit the lot, and that as he drove away on the street, a man pointed a handgun and said "get out of my hood" before he fired several gunshots at him that struck his vehicle three times as he drove away, according to police.
The shooter was described as white/Hispanic.
A MAN REPORTED that a man attacked him with a glass bottle at about 2 a.m. Sunday, July 22, in the 5900 block of West Berteau Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 35-year-old man reported that after he exited his vehicle, a man ran up to him on the sidewalk and hit him in his forehead with a glass bottle before he ran away westbound, according to police.
The man was described as white/Hispanic.
A TEENAGER was arrested on assault and drug charges at about 5:50 a.m. Sunday, July 22, following an incident at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave., according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
A 53-year-old man and woman reported that while they were walking in the park, a teenager walked past them and said something under his breath, and that when the man asked him what he said, he became angry, grabbed him by his shirt and screamed racial slurs at him while another person attempted to calm him down, and that the teen ran across the street picked up a large rock and threw it at them, according to police.
Officers responded to calls about the incident and located people matching a description and the teen was arrested after officer discovered a plastic bag containing numerous pills suspected to be Xanax in his waistband, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as a 16-year-old male teenager.
A MAN REPORTED that he was robbed at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, in the 4800 block of North Leclaire Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 29-year-old man reported that while he was walking a man approached him and said, "Give me everything," and then took his wallet containing $250 in cash, credit cards and identifications cards, and a six-pack of beer and entered a black 4-door automobile and drove away, according to police.
The man was described as black, age 60 to 70 and about 6-0 and 190 pounds.
A MAN REPORTED that two men attacked him at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, in the alley of the 4200 block of North Mason Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that he exited his vehicle to open the garage door of his home and was struck with a baseball bat and saw one man swinging a bat while another man punched him before both men fled, according to police. The man was treated at Resurrection Medical Center, police said.
The men were described as white/Hispanic.
A WITNESS reported that a man set a vehicle on fire at about 2:55 a.m. Sunday, July 22, in the 5900 block of North Nashotah Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The witness reported that he heard a loud noise outside his residence and saw a man break the driver’s side window of a blue Chevrolet pickup truck before he entered the passenger side of a black sport utility vehicle and drove away northbound, and that moments later, the vehicle returned and the man exited the vehicle and threw an object through the broken window before he fled and the vehicle caught fire, according to police.
A PIZZA DELIVERY driver reported that a man attempted to steal his vehicle at about 7:15 p.m. Monday, July 16, in the 5300 block of West Addison Street, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The delivery driver reported that after he arrived at a residence with a food order, the residents said that they did not order a pizza and two men approached him from the gangway and one of them began to talk to him and the other man entered his vehicle and attempted to drive away, according to police.
The driver reported that he pointed a handgun at the man inside his vehicle and said, "You’re not going anywhere," and that the man exited the vehicle and walked away with the other man, police said.