A man reported he was robbed at gunpoint at Hillside Trailer Court, 10211 W. Greenfield Ave., at 3:25 p.m. June 30. The man stated he was walking into the trailer park when a bald, six-foot-tall, black male in his early to mid-20s got out of the passenger side of a purple sedan, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money. The victim handed $500, his groceries and his wallet to the man, who then jumped back into the vehicle and headed north on South 102nd Street. According to police, the victim was intoxicated and gave police several accounts of how the robbery occurred. The investigation is ongoing.

Two men entered a home in the 1300 block of South 56th Street and forcibly robbed a woman at about 1:15 a.m. July 4. The woman’s ex-boyfriend and a male friend of his entered the woman’s home without permission and pushed her to the floor. The friend held the woman down while her ex-boyfriend stole about $90 out of her purse. After stealing the money the two home and fled the area in a green Lexus.

A man entered Walgreens, 6101 W. Greenfield Ave., asked for a pack of Newport 100s, and then displayed a silver and black semiautomatic handgun and told the cashier to give him all the money out of the cash drawer at about 9 p.m. July 4. He got away with about $300 cash. The man, described as five-foot, 10-inch-tall light skinned Hispanic male, was last seen getting into a vehicle parked north of the business.


Police received a report that $3,000 was stolen out of an apartment in the 8700 block of West National Avenue at 1:35 p.m. July 5. The theft occurred between June 26 and June 30.

A 17-year-old boy broke into his grandmother’s home in the 1000 block of South 61st Street and stole the keys to her live-in boyfriend’s 2005 silver Dodge Caravan between 11 p.m. June 29 and 1 a.m. June 30. The van was then involved in pursuits with several police departments.

A toilet, a faucet and several vent coverings were reported stolen out of a locked mobile home in the 10400 block of West Greenfield Avenue at 3:55 p.m. June 30. The back door had been forced open.

Police responded to a burglary at Cigarette Depot, 7023 W. Greenfield Ave., at 5:15 a.m. July 1. Surveillance footage showed a thin, five-foot, 10-inch-tall male wearing a hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and gloves, threw a landscape paver through the front window at about 4:45 a.m.

Police received a report of an attempted burglary at the Amstar gas station, 7202 W. Lincoln Ave., at 5:20 a.m. July 1. Someone threw a landscape brick at one of the front windows, damaging the window but not breaking it. The brick was found, broken in two, on the window sill, and the business was not entered.

A locked garage was reported broken into in the 2300 block of South 73rd Street at 11 p.m. July 1. Someone forced the side entry door open, causing $100 in damage to the garage. Nothing was reported missing.

A wooden jewelry box containing multiple necklaces, earrings and rings, and a white laundry basket were stolen from a locked residence in the 2300 block of South 72nd Street at 1:50 a.m. July 2. A door on a screen porch was forced open. The detached garage at the home was also forcibly entered, but nothing was reported missing.

A locked garage was entered in the 7100 block of West Stuth Place between 7 p.m. July 1 and 7:45 a.m. July 2. The side door was forced open. Nothing was reported stolen.

About $4,535 worth of property, including electronics and tools, were stolen out of a locked storage unit in the 10800 block of West Grant Street between 5:30 p.m. June 30 and 11:15 a.m. July 2. The wire surrounding the storage area was pried open.

A Toro lawnmower was stolen out of a garage in the 2400 block of South 96th Street between July 2 and 4:30 p.m. July 3.

Police responded to a window break at Walgreens, 8333 W. Greenfield Ave., at 6:20 a.m. July 6. Surveillance video showed a white male in his mid-30s threw a rock through the glass entry door and climbed through. He then tried to break the interior glass door, but failed and left the building.

An MTD brand lawnmower was stolen out of an open garage in the 2200 block of South 56th Street between 8:35 and 9:40 p.m. July 6.

Police went to Diamond Jim’s car lot, 9706 W. Greenfield Ave., after several witnesses reported seeing a black male standing next to the building, and then heard the sound of glass breaking at about 1:05 a.m. July 7. The suspects fled the scene in a smaller white SUV before police arrived. A glass window section was broken out, but it appeared no one entered the business and nothing was stolen. Damage to the window is estimated at $200.


Two black males shoplifted $380 worth of merchandise at Harbor Freight, 6808 W. Greenfield Ave., and fled the lot in a red Toyota Celica at about 8:55 a.m. June 30. One of the men dropped his cell phone while running to the car. Police confiscated the phone and are trying to identify the suspect.

An 18-year-old woman tried to shoplift $254 worth of baby clothes at Kmart, 6900 W. Greenfield Ave., at about 11:20 a.m. June 30. The woman left the merchandise in the vestibule after being confronted by store security, and she was taken into custody in the parking lot. While walking back to the store the woman started shouting profanities at the officer, removed her hands from the handcuffs and refused to follow orders. She was taken to the police station where she was booked, cited for shoplifting and resisting arrest, and released.

Police received a report that a delivered package containing a $20 DVD was stolen off a front porch in the 1500 block of South 81st Street at 1:05 p.m. June 30.

A 21-year-old man concealed power tools inside a bag at Kmart, 6900 W. Greenfield Ave., and ran out of the store, leaving his child sitting in a stroller at about 2:20 p.m. June 30. The mother of the child, a 29-year-old woman, was in the store and claimed the child, but lied to police about her identity. She was taken into custody for obstructing and for having an active warrant. Police were still trying to locate the man at the time of the report.

A tablet and a bag were stolen out of a truck parked at Home Depot, 11071 W. National Ave., between noon and 4:30 p.m. June 30.

A Ruger LCP II handgun was stolen out of a vehicle in the 2100 block of South 68th Street between 10 p.m. June 30 and 7:55 a.m. July 1.

A leather wallet containing $10, a driver’s license and credit cards was stolen out of a locked vehicle at Blast Fitness, 901 S. 60th St., between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. July 1. The driver’s side window was smashed out, causing $100 in damage.

Firecrackers, clothing, and a wallet containing $480, a driver’s license and credit cards were stolen out of a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 2200 block of South 91st Street between 11:15 p.m. July 1 and 12:40 a.m. July 2. The credit cards were later used to make several fraudulent purchases.

A 2012 blue TaoTao moped was stolen from a front yard in the 2100 block of South 79th Street between midnight and 10:30 a.m. July 2. The moped did not have a battery and was taken without the keys. It is valued at $100.

A 2014 Ford Focus was reported stolen in the 3300 block of South Wollmer Road at 6 a.m. July 3. Police have the name of a possible suspect and are following up.

A Rug Doctor carpet cleaner and tools, valued at $1,905, were stolen out of a locked cargo van parked at Allis Auto Body, 6821 W. Burnham St., between 5 p.m. July 2 and 10 a.m. July 3.

Police received a report that a man stole a ring of keys out of an unlocked vehicle in the 2000 block of South 73rd Street, and then stole a 2007 Pontiac G5 Coupe out of the driveway at about 9:30 a.m. July 4. The man returned to the home later and tried to use the keys to get inside, but when he got inside the rear entryway he was scared off by the residents inside. All the vehicles in the driveway were rummaged through, and all the change inside the vehicles was stolen.

$150 was reported stolen from a resident’s room at an assisted living facility in the 7400 block of West Greenfield Avenue at 1:15 p.m. July 4.

A $600 pair of prescription safety glasses were stolen out of a garage in the 2000 block of South 74th Street between 1:30 and 1:50 p.m. July 4.

A pink iPhone 6 plus was stolen out of a purse in the women’s locker room at Cool Waters, 2028 S. 124th St., between 4:35 and 4:40 p.m. July 4.

A 1997 light blue Ford Taurus was stolen in the 8700 block of West National Avenue between 3 a.m. July 4 and 9:50 a.m. July 5.

A wallet containing personal identification and $200 was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in the 6100 block of West Mitchell Street between 3 p.m. July 4 and 10 a.m. July 5.

Officers responding to a car crash at the intersection of South 71st and West Rogers Street discovered the vehicle involved, a green Jeep Grand Cherokee, was just stolen from a residence in the 1900 block of South 69th Street at 2:45 a.m. July 6. The Jeep owner gave police the name of a suspect, and added that he also stole her 50-inch TV and laptop computer. The driver ran away from the crash and was not found.


A 30-year-old man was taken into custody for punching a man in the face and knocking him unconscious at Bottoms Up. 7127 W. National Ave., at 12:55 a.m. July 1. He was charged with substantial battery and a probation violation and was taken to jail.

A female approached a woman walking in 6000 block of West Burnham Avenue and hit her in the face at about 7:50 p.m. July 1. The victim told police she did not know the woman, who was described as a 240-pound, five-foot, 10-inch-tall black female in her 30s wearing a black and red wig. Witnesses saw the suspect inside Las Palmas restaurant prior to the assault.

Police are looking for a 25-year-old man who punched his live-in girlfriend in the face, then locked her in a bedroom and choked her in the 1600 block of South 58th Street, and then fled before police arrived at about 6:25 p.m. July 5. He is facing charges of domestic violence/strangulation and suffocation, battery and witness intimidation.

Drug possession

Police responding to a report of a street fight on South 68th and West Burnham streets took a 22-year-old man into custody for possession of cocaine and for having an active warrant at about 5:10 a.m. July 2. The other three men were questioned and released.

A 29-year-old man whose 1990 Chevy Celebrity station wagon was seen swerving and almost hitting other vehicles was taken into custody in the 10300 block of West Lincoln Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. July 3. The man allegedly admitted purchasing and then snorting heroin before being pulled over by police, and police found some suspected heroin inside the man’s wallet. He was taken into custody for operating a vehicle with a restricted controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.


Police received a report that two males smashed out the windows of a vehicle during a road rage incident in the 2100 block of South 84th Street at 10:25 p.m. June 30. The man told police two Hispanic males in a smaller, red vehicle threw a soda at his Chevy Suburban on South 84th and West Arthur Avenue. The man followed the vehicle in an attempt to get the license plate number, and while the two vehicles were stopped at a red light on 84th and Becher the two males got out of the car and smashed out the two rear driver’s side windows of his Suburban with a steering wheel Club. The two then ran back to their car and drove off. A damage estimate was unavailable.

Someone fired a pellet gun at a residence in the 8500 block of West Cleveland Avenue, damaging the side of the house and a vehicle at about 11 p.m. July 2. The suspect vehicle, a late 90s black BMW four-door occupied by four white male teens, was last seen heading north on South 84th Street.

Police received a report that someone fired about 11 BBs into the front window of a residence in the 8700 block of West Montana Avenue at about 11:45 a.m. July 3.

A 22-year-old woman was taken into custody for destroying her live-in boyfriend’s property inside their residence in the 7200 block of West Becher Street and for threatening him at about 7 p.m. July 3. After she refused to open her door for police, and after discovering she had three valid felony warrants, officers forced their way into her residence to take her into custody. She is facing charges of resisting arrest, domestic violence/disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and three counts of bail jumping.


Police received a report that a white boxer ran out of a yard in the 10500 block of West Euclid Avenue and attacked a dog that was being walked by its owner at 10:15 a.m. June 30. The injured dog was taken to an animal hospital where it was treated for abrasions and pain. The owner of the boxer was cited for allowing a dog to run at large.

A 44-year-old man was taken into custody for yelling profanities at his downstairs neighbors and throwing a microwave off his balcony in an attempt to hit them in the 900 block of South 73rd Street at about 3:45 p.m. July 1. He was cited for disorderly conduct.

A 23-year-old man who led police on a short, high-speed pursuit was taken into custody in the parking lot at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2950 S. 108th St., at about 11:45 p.m. July 1. The man told police he fled the squad after hearing the sirens because he did not have a valid license, was currently on probation and had an open court case. He is now facing charges of second degree recklessly endangering safety and eluding/fleeing an officer, and was taken to jail for bail jumping and a probation violation.

Police responded to a report that a man was huffing a can of Dust-Off while standing in a median on South 84th Street and West Greenfield Avenue at 2:20 p.m. July 3. The 34-year-old man, who is known to police, had numerous cans of Dust-Off with him. He was cited for loitering in the median and released.

Police responded to a residence in the 3400 block of South Wollmer Road for a report that a 33-year-old man threatened to shoot his live-in girlfriend and any responding police officers with a handgun at 10:45 p.m. July 3. The man was taken into custody for domestic violence/disorderly conduct while armed and intimidating a victim. Police also confiscated the man’s firearm, a black CZ brand 9mm handgun, before he was taken to jail.

A resident in the 10600 block of West Oklahoma Avenue reported he was scammed out of money by an online loan service at 11:40 a.m. July 3. The man applied for a loan online with Cash Advance America in May, and the person he was communicating with told him to improve his credit score by purchasing some iTunes gift cards and forwarding the codes to their business. Over the next month the man said he bought 40 iTunes gift cards and forwarded the codes to them in order to get a loan. The value of the cards/amount stolen was $1,975.

Police went to Veterans Memorial Park, 6900 W. National Ave., to locate a missing 13-year-old girl after the girl’s 35-year-old mother reported seeing her at the park at about 5:15 p.m. July 5. When officers were ready to turn the child over to her mother, the mother told the girl she did not want her, called her profane names and tried to get her daughter to punch her. After a brief altercation with her daughter, the mother was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and the girl was turned over to her aunt.

A 36-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct after a police officer saw him urinating on the sidewalk outside Summit Credit Union, 1606 S. 84th St., at 4:10 a.m. July 6.

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