23rd District Police Beat
courtesy Inside Online:
Drive-by shooting in Uptown
A victim, 24, standing on 800 block of W. Sunnyside Avenue with several others March 13 was approached by a green or turquoise minivan at 8 p.m.
The driver-side rear passenger door opened and a gunner opened fire shooting off five rounds with a handgun.
The victim then realized he was shot and flagged down a car. He entered this car along with a man, 21, a woman, 24, and another male, 16, who were with him.
That car was then pulled over by police. The shooting victim was then taken to hospital.
A reputed member of the Insane Mafia Vice Lord street gang, 25, was arrested for biting a police officer on the 900 block of W. Montrose Avenue March 3.
The offender, of the 1400 block of N. Larrabee Street, was observed leaving “a known drug house” after walking in and out for only one minute. He was approached by two officers for an interview and they saw his right hand clenched tightly and then placed into his pocket. The officers asked him to remove his hand from his pocket and he refused. The officers then grabbed his hand, pulled it out of his pocket, a small bag of marijuana was observed and he was placed into custody. As one of the officers unzipped the man’s coat, he bit him on the hand and the officer elbowed him in the face. He was charged with aggravated battery and possession of cannabis.
A stabbing occurred March 7 at 8:35 p.m. on the 4400 block of W. Sheridan Road. A woman, 32, entered a building with a key through the rear entrance. The victim, 42, has told her not to come there in the past. He confronted the woman and told her to leave while standing near the elevator with family members. She tried to walk around him and get in the elevator. He blocked the way. She then became irate, started screaming obscenities, pulled out a key, cell phone and a knife and stabbed the man in the hand causing redness and swelling.
The woman then ran out the door, threw the key to the ground and fled down Sheridan. Officers chased her down and she resisted arrest flailing her arms. She continued screaming at police and then said she was pregnant and wanted medical attention, was taken to Thorek Hospital and then refused treatment. The woman later apologized.
Pick-pocket hits train
A pick-pocket struck on a CTA train March 10 on the 1100 block of W. Lawrence. Money was taken from a victim’s pocket.
Several cars were stolen recently. One motor vehicle parked on the street was stolen March 16 on the 3600 block of N. Wilton Avenue. A 2002 Red Ford focus was stolen on the 900 block of W. Lawrence March 13. Another vehicle was stolen on the 1000 block of W. Buena Avenue March 13 and a 2000 Z3 was stolen March 13 on the 900 block of Roscoe St.
Also, a 1999 White QX4 parked on the street was stolen March 14 on the 500 block of W. Wellington Avenue. A silver S40 parked on the street was taken March 13 on the 2900 block of Lake Shore Drive.
A woman was arrested for theft under $300 at a hospital on the 800 block of Irving Park Road March 5 at 3 p.m.