Local Crime from 16th District 8-18-18
A MAN WAS fatally wounded in an apparent gang-related incident at about 7:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the 3800 block of West Argyle Street, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A woman reported that she was walking from a grocery store on Pulaski Road with her boyfriend and his relative when a man walking behind them fired several gunshots in their direction, striking the man and the relative, according to police. The woman reported that the shooter approached and fired several more shots at the man as he was on the ground, police said.
The man and his relative were transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where the relative was treated in serious condition and the man was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. for multiple wounds to the head and body, police said.
The man was identified by police as Darius Ortiz, age 20, of the 5000 block of North Ridgeway Avenue.
The shooter was described as black, age 15 to 17, about 5-4 to 5-8 and 120 to 150 pounds, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
SHOTS WERE FIRED at about 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, in the 4900 block of North Harding Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A man reported that an apartment window was damaged after he saw people in a white car and a black car with tinted windows shooting at each other in the street, according to police. Officers discovered four spent 9mm bullet casings, two spent .40-caliber casings, a black automobile mirror cover and a fired round on the street and another at the home, police said.
SHOTS WERE FIRED at about 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, in the 3500 block of West Leland Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A man reported that his brother informed him that his bedroom window was damaged from possible gunshots, and officers recovered three spent shell casings outside the apartment building and one bullet inside the apartment, according to police.
TWO MEN were arrested on drug and weapons charges at about 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at North Park Inn, 6250 N. Lincoln Ave., according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
A citizen reported that two men and a woman with a blue Ford Escape were armed and bagging drugs on motel property, and officers conducted surveillance on the parked vehicle and detained two men and a woman after they entered the Ford and discovered an unregistered .380-cal handgun in the rear seat of the car near where one of the men sat, who was then arrested, according to police.
Officers then searched a room that the people were staying in and saw another man who was also arrested after officers recovered from the room a digital scale, a plastic bag with multiple prescription pill bottles, numerous small plastic baggies, a bag containing two .22-caliber rifle rounds, and a .22-caliber handgun with a defaced serial number, police said.
The suspects were identified by police as Colin Minogue, age 30, of the 800 block of North Park Avenue, Wilmette, and as Fredrick Garcia, age 38, of the 800 block of West Mulford Street, Evanston. The other people detained on scene were released without charges, police said.
A MAN REPORTED that he was attacked with a baseball bat at about 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the 4000 block of North California Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 49-year-old man reported that he was riding his motorcycle north on California when a man driving a black Jeep sports utility vehicle cut him off repeatedly, and they both pulled over and the Jeep driver took out an aluminum baseball bat and struck the motorbike and the man multiple times about the left arm and side of the body, according to police. The man reported that the Jeep driver fled north on California, and that paramedics treated him on scene, police said.
The assailant was described as white, about 6-1 to 6-3 and 330 to 340 pounds, with medium-length blonde/strawberry colored hair and a medium skin complexion.
A MAN REPORTED that he was stabbed during a robbery attempt at about 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the 3600 block of West Addison Street, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 32-year-old man reported that he was walking home from the train when two men approached and one pointed a knife at him and demanded his belongings, and that when he tried to hand them his wallet a man slashed him on his upper left arm before they fled without proceeds, according to police.
A MAN REPORTED that his apartment in the 4400 block of North Whipple Street was burglarized between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The man reported that he awoke and discovered a cellphone valued at $800, a cellphone valued at $600 and a tablet computer device valued at $40 were missing, according to police.
A MAN WAS arrested for allegedly possessing a stolen vehicle at about 1 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, by the intersection of Montrose and Cicero avenues, according to Lincolnwood police.
Officers saw a red 2014 Chevrolet Express van driving south in the 6800 block of North Cicero Avenue and discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen, and they followed the van into Chicago where CPD officers assisted with a traffic stop by Montrose and Cicero, and the driver was arrested after officers additionally discovered that his driver’s license was revoked, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Rudolph Memmen Jr., age 54, of the 4700 block of West Diversey Avenue.
A MAN WAS charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following his arrest at about 2:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the 5000 block of West Devon Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
Officers saw a BMW convertible drive over the center median and speeding 73 miles-per-hour in the 30 mile-per-hour zone in the 4800 block of Devon, and the driver was arrested after he showed an expired vehicle insurance card and failed sobriety testing, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Wilson Atiabet, age 45, of the 6700 block of West Higgins Avenue.
A MAN WAS charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following his arrest at about 5:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the 3300 block of West Touhy Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
Officers saw a silver Nissan Altima driving east on Touhy without headlights on and drifting between lanes, and the driver was arrested after failing sobriety testing, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Marino Jozic, age 29, of the 2300 block of North Magnolia Street, Des Plaines.