Saturday, July 13, 2013
Lawrence/Sheridan Gang Arrests
From Ald. Osterman's Friday newsletter:
"Yesterday, the Chicago Police Department conducted an undercover operation targeting the north Uptown Area near Lawrence and Sheridan. This operation targeted 20 individuals associated with narcotic sales and gang activity. The police have arrested 14 individuals as part of this sting and are in the process of apprehending the remainder. A number of these individuals are also involved in illegal activity in the Argyle area.
This effort will help address the ongoing safety problems in Uptown and around Argyle Street, including the recent shootings in front of the J.J.Peppers at Lawrence and Sheridan. 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman and I are meeting with the owners of this strip mall and the police commanders next week to address this incident in detail.
I want to commend the efforts of Chicago Police Department, including Commanders James Jones (20th) and Commander Voulgaris (19th) as well as Superintendent Garry McCarthy in addressing the criminal gang and drug activity in this part of our neighborhood. Similar to other undercover operations conducted in recent years, this recent sting was sparked by concerns and reports given by community members committed to ending negative activity in our neighborhoods.
If you have any questions or have more information regarding suspicious or criminal activity, please reach out to Marko Zaric of my staff by calling (773) 784-5277 or emailing Marko@48thward.org."