Friday, August 14, 2015

Argyle Safety Update

This is from Ald. Osterman's latest newsletter about what's been happening in the Argyle area and what's being done to make it better:
  • "At around 11:45 pm last Friday, August 7, in an alley on the 4900 block of Kenmore, a shooting occurred as a result of a parking dispute. One male received a minor graze wound.
  • There has been an increased police presence in the Argyle corridor since August 1 with a renewed effort to improve public safety in the area. As a result of this most recent incident, the presence was increased with hourly foot patrols by uniformed officers and directed missions by tactical personnel. There is also a beat car assigned at Argyle/Kenmore for added presence. The investigation in this area continues in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department’s Organized Crime Division. 
  • The business at 1108 W. Argyle [UU Note: a convenience store] was investigated by 20th District personnel in response to a 911 call. This resulted in the business owner being arrested because of the presence of an illegal gambling operation. Narcotics also were recovered from this location and a gang member was cited. 
  • In this area, there also have been three arrests of parolees who were associating with known gang members, which is a violation of their parole. These arrests were made by the 20th District tactical team following the most recent shooting incident. The investigation continues on each shooting case and the detective division is pursuing all leads. Our office will be monitoring all of these cases through court advocacy.
  • If you have any information on criminal activity on and around the Argyle area, please contact Marko Zaric in my office at or Area North Detectives at 312-744-5277. Please report all immediate criminal activity to either 911 or Text2Tip.
Chicago Police Department Text2Tip instructions
  1. Create a new text message or SMS text on your cellular phone.
  2. Enter the number 274637 (CRIMES) in the “TO” line.
  3. In the message box, type the word CPD, a space, and then your crime tip information.
  4. Hit “send” to send the text message"

1 comment:

  1. I'm always curious to know about post-arrests. Arresting someone doesn't mean they go to jail or get convicted, because as we know Cook County has a revolving door justice system. The judges let the perps walk with ankle bracelets on.