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November 3, 10:17 AM, 100 block of North Morgan. Theft. Victim observed 39-year-old male offender enter parked tractor trailer, break open crate, and remove cheese. Victim closed trailer door, locking offender inside until police arrived. November 4, 5:30 AM, 3500 block of North Broadway. Theft. Jewel security guard observed 35-year-old male offender stow 14 sticks […]

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September 4, 10:45 AM, 6100 block of North Winthrop. Assault. 23-year-old male working on roof was struck in leg by BB pellet of unknown origin. A moment later his face was splashed with tar when a second projectile struck open container. September 7, 8:50 PM, 5300 block of North Linder. Assault. 17-year-old female crossing yard […]

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Saturday, July 5, 4 PM, 4500 block of North Sheridan. Robbery. 42-year-old male was approached on sidewalk by three unknown male offenders. One brandished corkscrew and appropriated victim’s backpack, fleeing east. Bag contained pair of jeans and bottle of shampoo. Wednesday, July 9, 9:30 AM, 4100 block of North Marine. Battery. 33-year-old female offender in […]

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Monday, April 28, 5000 block of N. Marine, 10:05 PM. Assault. 23-year-old female offender was observed videotaping two males walking dogs in park. “I’m filming you yuppies,” she stated. Asked why, offender approached victims wielding a large steak knife. “I will take this to phase two,” she said. “I will stab you.” One victim subdued […]

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Thursday, January 30, 3900 block of West 57th Place, 3:30 PM. Burglary. 82-year-old man reported house keys missing after allowing two girls to use his phone. Upon returning from police station, victim discovered his keys on the front porch; missing from inside were items including a World War II-era Luger, a Beretta, a Mauser, and […]

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Sunday, December 1, 600 block of South State, 8:15 PM. Theft. Police observed 33-year-old male pushing city garbage receptacle down street. Offender told police he’d taken can from address on 1800 block of South Indiana in order to collect “junk.” Monday, December 2, 5300 block of South Ellis, 4 PM. Burglary. Victim reported two containers […]

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 3100 BLOCK OF NORTH HUDSON, 9 PM. Burglary. 32-year-old female victim, startled by noise in kitchen, fled apartment for neighbor’s. Upon returning discovered kitchen window open and potted arugula plant missing. Police observed offender had to scale 15 feet to reach plant, valued at $9.90. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 100 BLOCK OF WEST […]

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Saturday, September 14, 100 block of South Halsted, time unknown. Theft. 38-year-old male offender and 27-year-old female offender were observed leaving pharmacy without paying for four bottles of Oil of Olay. Police officers located getaway vehicle–maroon GMC van–as it pulled into lot near one offender’s home. Antiaging cream was recovered. Monday, September 16, 5800 block […]

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Thursday, August 1, 2700 block of North Hoyne, 7:30 PM. Theft and battery. Male offender and 63-year-old female victim were talking when offender leaned forward and seized victim’s 12-ounce bottle of beer. After victim ordered offender to “leave it back,” offender pushed victim down and fled. Offender was identified and arrested in different building on […]

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Tuesday, May 21, 12:40 PM, 200 block of West Monroe. Assault. 27-year-old male Burger King employee hurled uniform and box of condiments at 47-year-old manager, who’d just fired him. Offender fled. Victim refused medical attention. Thursday, May 23, 1 PM, 1100 block of West Randolph. Theft. Store employee spotted man loading 24 stolen teddy bears […]

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Saturday, April 13, 2:30 PM, 6400 block of South Long. Impersonating an officer. Three teenage girls in car were flagged down by two men who flashed a badge and claimed to be police officers. Offenders ordered girls out of car, accusing them of possessing a gun. One offender searched car, while the other demanded the […]

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Friday, January 25, between 2 and 5 PM, 700 block of South Loomis. Theft. Unknown offender or offenders broke into garage and stole $12 worth of toilet paper. Monday, January 28, 3:40 PM, 1400 block of West Van Buren. Assault. 18-year-old shot in back of head with pellet gun by unidentified teenage male. Victim disarmed […]

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Friday, December 14, 200 block of South Columbus, 2 PM. Assault. 21-year-old female Art Institute student exiting rest room was confronted by unidentified janitor, who grabbed victim by the arms and shouted, “Get the hell out of here. You are ignorant people. You guys are ignorant people!” Student fled and reported incident to security, but […]

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September 7, 4:15 PM, 4400 block of North Magnolia. Burglary. Police responding to call spotted suspect riding bicycle and carrying suitcase 2 blocks north of crime scene. Asked where he got items, suspect replied, “I don’t know. That’s your job to find out.” September 11, 6:30 PM, 1400 block of South Federal. Attempted burglary. Home […]

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July 7, 9:35 PM, 1800 block of South Calumet. Reckless endangerment, weapons violation. Officers observed suspect carrying duffel bag with protruding double-sided ax. Suspect was searched, and a knife and pair of brass knuckles were discovered. Offender refused to reveal his plans for ax. August 2, 12:25 PM, 200 block of South Wabash. Armed robbery. […]