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Victim mum on shooting details

A 27-year-old man was shot in the right leg as he stood outside in the 5100 block of South Whipple at 8:19 p.m. Sunday, June 27. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Police investigating the crime said the victim was uncooperative. No one is in custody.

Reputed gang member shot in Back of the Yards

A 44-year-old man said by a law enforcement source to be a gang member was shot in the head and torso as he sat in the driver’s seat of a car parked in the 2000 block of West 52nd Street at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday, June 24. Police responding to a ShotSpotter alert discovered the victim, unresponsive. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was initially listed in critical condition. Police said there is a lack of cooperating witnesses, and no one is in custody.

Shot in the head on 85th Street

A 20-year-old man was shot in the head and body as he sat in a vehicle parked in the 2800 block of West 85th Street at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. The victim was discovered, unresponsive, by police responding to a ShotSpotter alert. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. No one is in custody.

Man, woman shot on 50th Street

Two people were shot as they stood outside in the 1800 block of West 50th Street at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. One victim, a 38-year-old man said by a law enforcement source to be a gang member, was hit several times in the leg. The other, a 25-year-old woman, was shot in the torso. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were listed in fair condition. The shooters were two men who fired after getting out of a white Chevy Impala. Police said they do not know if the victims were the intended targets of the shooters, who remain at large.

Charge woman with retail theft, again

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Cynthia Ortega

A 35-year-old Chicago Lawn woman was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at 5301 S. Pulaski at 3:48 p.m. Friday, May 28. Cynthia Ortega, of the 6000 block of South California, allegedly filled a cooler with merchandise from a nearby grocery store and stole it. A store manager told police that Ortega also stole merchandise on May 26, in the same manner, but was not apprehended. According to pubic records, Ortega has been arrested 18 times by CPD since 2014 on charges that included criminal damage to property, assault, aggravated assault, violating an order of protection, criminal trespass to a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and retail theft (seven times).

Say man violated order of protection

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Pedro Rivera

A 41-year-old Ashburn man was charged with violating an order of protection after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 3700 block of West 59th Street at 8:49 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Pedro A. Rivera was in a vehicle with a 40-year-old woman, in violation of a court order, a CPD spokesman said. He also was cited for driving on a suspended license. Rivera’s arrest came exactly two weeks after he was apprehended in the 3000 block of West Walton and charged with domestic battery.

Say man drove drunk, wrong way on street

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Oswaldo Garcia

A 39-year-old Lower West Side man was charged with aggravated DUI after he was arrested in the 3600 block of West 56th Place at 10:04 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Oswaldo Garcia, of the 2300 block of South Seeley, was reportedly spotted driving his pickup truck the wrong way down a one-way street. A charge of possession of a controlled substance was added after police reportedly found a small plastic bag of suspect cocaine on Garcia. He also was cited for driving without a license.

Man slumped over steering wheel hit with drug rap

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Victor Martinez

A 43-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after he was arrested in the 5300 block of South Meade at 2:36 a.m. Saturday, June 12. Victor M. Martinez, of the 6400 block of South Mozart, was reportedly found to be in possession of a substance suspected of being crack cocaine. Police encountered him slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle, a CPD spokesman said. According to public records, Martinez has been arrested three times by CPD since 2016 on charges that included drinking alcohol on the public way, resisting arrest and violating parole by contacting a street gang member.

Arrested after dustup at MDW

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Damarri Conner

An 18-year-old Southeast Side man was charged with two counts and three counts of resisting arrest after he was arrested at Midway International Airport at 8:08 a.m. Monday, June 14. Damarri K. Conner, of the 2200 block of East 97th Street, allegedly threatened officers responding to a call of a disturbance between Conner and a TSA staffer. A CPD spokesman did not indicate if Conner was a ticketed air passenger or not.

 

Hit Oak Lawn man with drug charges

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Gytis Stanevicius

A 34-year-old Oak Lawn man was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance after he was arrested in the 4400 block of South Lavergne at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday, June 8. Gytis Stanevicius, of the 4800 block of West 109th Street, allegedly was found to be in possession of small amounts of cocaine and Xanax. He was encountered by police who said his parked vehicle was blocking an alley.

 

Charge man with drug possession

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Thomas Velasquez

A 23-year-old Ashburn man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drinking alcohol on the public way after he was arrested in the 8600 block of South Karlov at 9:38 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Thomas Velasquez, of the 7700 block of South Homan, was in a vehicle and found to be in possession of a controlled substance, as well as an open container of malt liquor, a CPD spokesman said. According to public records, Velasquez has been arrested four times by CPD since 2016 on charges that included assault, aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an accident and battery.

Arrest Scottsdale man on domestic battery rap

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Edgar Cavazos

An 18-year-old Scottsdale man was charged with domestic battery and aggravated unlawful restraint after he was arrested at his home in the 4300 block of West 79th Place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8. Edgar Cavazos was identified as a suspect in an incident dating back to April 25 involving a 22-year-old female victim, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.

 

Bust two after ShotSpotter alert

A 34-year-old man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a police scanner after he was arrested in the 6400 block of South Central Park Avenue at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8. Cesar Cuevas was apprehended by officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert. A CPD spokesman said the vehicle Cuevas was driving matched a description given by a witness. According to public records, Cuevas was arrested by CPD in April 2018 near 62nd and Kedzie and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance. Arrested at the same time on June 8 was 29-year-old Juan Angel Medina. Police said he was in the vehicle with Cuevas, and he was charged with illegal possession of ammunition. According to public records, Medina was arrested by CPD in September 2014 at 63rd and Springfield and charged with reckless conduct.

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