September 13, 2013 |
Loop businesses beware; the Chicago Police Department says there is an office supply bandit on the loose. CPD released an alert today warning of a spate of office building thefts in the 1st District, which includes parts of the Loop and South Loop. The alert said a man was captured on security video Wednesday afternoon stealing office equipment from a building in the 100 block of South Riverside Plaza. In the video, the offender is seen entering businesses, "looking into individual offices and checking door handles until he identifies office equipment to steal," the alert said.
October 21, 2013 |
The Chicago Police Department is alerting District 2 residents of a pattern robberies by a group of muggers in Hyde Park. In each of the incidents, which were reported at the 1300 block of East 50th Street and the 5100 block of South Harper Avenue on Oct. 18 just after 7:30 p.m, three to four offenders approached groups of multiple people, threatened them with a handgun, and demanded they empty their pockets, the police alert said. The descriptions of the offenders varied, police said, but they were likely black, male, ages 15 to...
December 12, 2013 |
The Chicago Police Department announced plans to patrol Lake Shore Drive for drunk drivers over the weekend. The DUI Strike Force Patrol is slated to cover the Drive from 8 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, according to an alert released today by the police department. The extra patrollers are slated to cover the length of the drive, from Hollywood Avenue in Edgewater to 92nd Street on the South Side, looking for drivers who appear to be intoxicated. They will also be issuing tickets to speed and seat belt violators.
December 18, 2013 |
The Chicago Police Department released an alert saying officers would make roadside car safety stops on the Near North Side over the weekend. The "roadside safety check" is slated to take place from 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 and end at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21. The alert says police will slow down traffic by stopping cars and checking for drivers who might be intoxicated, or might be committing other safety violations, such as driving without...
January 13, 2014 |
The Chicago Police Department seized 6,813 illegally possessed or used firearms from the streets last year, according to police officials. That's slightly lower than the 7,400 or so illegal firearms the department announced it seized in 2012. Some of the guns were likely used to commit crimes, while others were seized from people who officers learned were carrying the guns without the proper licensing. Police officials used the announcement as an opportunity to criticize federal and state gun laws for contributing to...
April 11, 2014 |
Police officers found $155,000 worth of pot in a Southwest Side home, according to a Chicago Police Department alert Thursday. Rafael Diaz De Leon, 29, of the 5000 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue, was charged with several counts of manufacturing and delivering cannabis and possession of a controlled substance after a police gang investigation revealed he had more than 20 pounds of cannabis stored in his residence near Midway Airport. Police also seized about $39,000 in cash and a car that belongs to Diaz De...