Local Crime from 17th District 9-12-18
A MAN WAS shot at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the 5000 block of North Kennison Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 21-year-old man reported that a person inside a dark-colored minivan opened the sliding side-door and fired gunshots at him, striking him twice in the upper right leg, according to police. Officers found the man next to his bloody clothes after he returned home and he was transported in serious condition to Lutheran General Hospital, police said.
A MAN WAS arrested on gun and drug charges and a second man was arrested on drug charges following a drug raid at about 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at an apartment in the 3400 block of West Sunnyside Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
Officers conducted a search warrant and detained two men age 28 and 49 and a 32-year-old woman, and discovered a bag containing nine rounds of ammunition and a .40-cal handgun with an extended magazine, which was stolen from a police station in Indianapolis, according to police.
Officers also recovered five plastic bags containing 135 tin foils containing a substance suspected of being heroin, 23 plastic bags containing a substance suspected of being crack cocaine, a metal grinder, a metal pipe, a digital scale and rolls of plastic bags and tin foil allegedly used for packaging narcotics, police said.
One suspect was identified by police as Brian Blay, age 49, of the 3400 block of West Sunnyside Avenue, who was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of ammunition and drug paraphernalia, and the manufacture and delivery of crack cocaine and heroin. The second suspect was identified by police as Jermaine White, age 28, of the 3400 block of West Sunnyside Avenue, who was charged with the manufacture and delivery of crack cocaine and heroin.
A TEENAGER reported that he was robbed at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, along the riverbank behind Northside Prep High School, 5101 N. Kedzie Ave., according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 16-year-old teenager reported that he took a walk along the river after school when a man approached, punched him in the face and tried to hold him on the ground, and that when he pushed the man off a second man approached with a knife and the first man also then displayed a knife, according to police. The teen reported that the men took his cellphone, a backpack containing a laptop computer, a computer mouse and a cellphone charger, and a wallet containing a debit card and $700 in cash before the two men fled, police said.
The men were described as age 17 to 20, approximately 6-0 and 160 pounds, with brown hair. One was further described as having a medium-brown skin complexion, and the other as having a light-brown skin complexion and wearing a light blue shirt.
A STUDENT at Northtown Academy, 3900 W. Peterson Ave., was arrested for allegedly bringing a replica handgun to school at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The school dean reported that the teenager was seen the day before on surveillance camera footage with an unknown black object in his backpack suspected of being a weapon, and following a search the recovered a black replica pellet gun, according to police.
The suspect was identified as a 16-year-old male teenager.
A WOMAN reported that her apartment in the 4900 block of North Albany Avenue was burglarized between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The woman reported that when she returned home she discovered that the front door had been unlocked and that 12 rings valued at $3,260, 11 pairs of earrings valued at $1,080, four necklaces valued at $545, three bracelets valued at $300 and a pendant valued at $80 were missing, according to police.
TWO MEN reported that their apartment in the 4800 block of North Sawyer Avenue was burglarized between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The men reported that when they returned home they discovered that the rear door had been forced open and that $2,000 in cash, a 1-ounce gold collector’s coin and a jar containing $200 worth of coins were missing, according to police.