Local Crime from 17th District 5-13-17
A WOMAN reported that a man stole her vehicle at about 2:25 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the 3900 block of West Sunnyside Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 66-year-old woman reported that a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a mask approached her from behind her vehicle, pointed a handgun at her and told her to get out of the vehicle and drove away in her car, according to police.
A MAN WAS arrested on gun charges at about 7:55 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Kiwanis Park, 3315 W. Carmen Ave., according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
Officers responded to a call of seven to eight teenagers smoking and drinking alcohol on a park pathway behind Von Steuben High School, 5039 N. Kimball Ave., and saw a man drinking a bottle of beer who started to walk away when he saw them, according to police.
The man was arrested after officers searched the man’s backpack and found a .38-caliber revolver with a defaced serial number that was loaded with 5 live rounds, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Jimmy Marquina, age 19, of the 4900 block of West Cuyler Avenue.
A MAN REPORTED that he was attacked at his home in the 3200 block of North Monticello Avenue at about 4:05 p.m. Saturday, May 6, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 66-year-old man reported that a neighbor called him to tell him that there were people inside his home and that when he arrived at the home, he discovered an unknown number of people inside and that when he asked them what they were doing, they said, "Partying," according to police.
The man reported that when he asked the men to leave, they punched and kicked him and knocked him to the floor, and that someone hit him with a metal pipe, police said.
A MAN REPORTED that a man pointed a gun at him at about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, from an apartment in the 4900 block of North Drake Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 65-year-old man reported that as he was walking down the rear staircase of his apartment building, he saw a man point a handgun at him through the blinds of a window in the basement unit of the building, according to police.
A MAN REPORTED that his apartment in the 4200 block of North Spaulding Avenue was burglarized between 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, and 5 p.m. Friday, May 5, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that a window screen had been cut and the window locks had been forced open and that a Sony Play Station 4 video game console valued at $400 and $1,000 in cash were missing, according to police.
A WOMAN reported that her apartment in the 3200 block of North Karlov Avenue was burglarized between noon and 3 p.m. Monday, May 8, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The woman reported that she discovered that a watch valued at $150 and $20 in cash were missing, according to police.
TWO JUVENILE males were arrested at about 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the 3500 block of North Pulaski Road, in connection with a residential burglary in November in the 6600 block of North Monticello Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
Officers reported that the burglary occurred between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, and that they discovered that the rear door of the home was forced open and jewelry valued at about $12,000 was stolen, according to police.
Evidence recovered from the burglary was sent for analysis to the Northeastern Illinois Regional Crime Laboratory, police said.
The department and other law enforcement agencies participated in a multi-jurisdictional task force and determined that a similar pattern of burglaries had been occurring in the village and other surrounding areas, including a residential burglary where two men and two juvenile males were arrested and charged with residential burglary of a residence in the 3800 block of West Loyola Avenue on Nov. 29, in which more than $20,000 in jewelry was stolen and recovered by investigators, according to police.
Lincolnwood detectives launched an ongoing investigation and fingerprint analysis positively identified the two juvenile males in connection to both the Loyola and Monticello burglaries, and the juveniles will be petitioned to juvenile court for the burglaries, police said.
Officials are continuing to investigate patterns of residential burglaries in the area and are working to identify any additional residential burglaries that the "criminal group" could be responsible for, which could include more than 60 burglaries in the area, police said.