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Men mum after Back of the Yards shooting

Two 30-year-old men were shot as they stood in the 5300 block of South Hoyne at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 7. One victim was shot in the leg, while the other sustained lacerations to his face. They drove themselves to Mercy Hospital and were later transferred to Stroger Hospital. The victim shot in the leg was listed in stable condition. The other man was treated and released. No one is in custody, and police described the victims as uncooperative.

He hit me in the cheek, woman says

A 26-year-old West Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he

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Jorge Rodriguez

was arrested at his home in the 3800 block of West 70th Place at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 27.

Jorge Rodriguez allegedly hit a 28-year-old woman in the cheek during an argument.

A CPD spokesman said the woman suffered a cut on her cheek.

She slapped me, man tells police

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Lisa Moroko

A 33-year-old Garfield Ridge woman was charged with domestic battery after she was arrested at her home in the 5900 block of South Nagle at 10:35 p.m. Thursday, July 1.

Lisa A. Moroko allegedly slapped a 37-year-old man in the face during an argument.

 

 

Claim man is porch pirate

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Alex Gonzalez

A 26-year-old man from suburban Rochelle was charged with theft after he was arrested in the 5300 block of South Neva at 3:04 p.m. Friday, July 2.

Alex R. Gonzalez, of the 300 block of South Rosalind, allegedly stole a package off a porch in the 5300 block of South Nordica, a CPD spokesman said.

The package reportedly belonged to a 65-year-old woman.

 

Gonzalez

Claim Berwyn man had assault weapon

A 23-year-old Berwyn man was charged with possession of assault weapons after he was arrested in the 6100 block of West 55th Street at 1:41 a.m. Monday, July 5. Fernando Veneces, of the 4200 block of South Kenilworth, allegedly was found to have a weapon in his vehicle. Police were called to the scene by a witness who complained that Veneces’ vehicle was blocking access to an alley.

Veneces

Say man damaged vehicle

A 21-year-old Clearing man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested near his home in the 6400 block of South Austin at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Nicholas Angelo Zurita was apprehended by police who said he damaged a vehicle belonging to a 39-year-old man on June 12.

Zurita

Claim man threatened to kill woman

A 51-year-old West Lawn man was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested at his home in the 6300 block of South Kolin at 11:50 p.m. Monday, June 28. Jaime Salinas allegedly pointed a gun at a 67-year-old woman and threatened to kill her, a CPD spokesman said. According to public records, Salinas was arrested at his home by CPD in May 2018 and charged with aggravated assault of a police officer.

 

Salinas

Charge man with spraying graffiti at Orange Line

A 19-year-old Montclare man was charged with criminal defacement of property after he was arrested at the CTA Orange Line terminal, 4612 W. 59th St., at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 30. Miguel Hechavarria, of the 3000 block of North Nordica, allegedly spray painted graffiti on CTA property. A CPD spokesman did not say if the graffiti was gang-related or not, or where exactly the graffiti was reportedly sprayed. According to public records, Hechavarria was arrested by CPD during a June 13 traffic stop at 78th and Trumbull and charged with obstructing identification.

 

Hechavarria

Say man hit vehicle with baseball bat

A 34-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested in front of the 7-Eleven at 55th and Kostner at 4:42 a.m. Thursday, July 1. Jesse Navarro, of the 5400 block of South Kenneth allegedly used a baseball bat to damage a vehicle belonging to a 23-year-old man, a CPD spokesman said.

Navarro

Allegedly sicced his dog on police

A 28-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with assault after he was arrested at the 7-Eleven at 55th and Kostner at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Ivan Tinajero Sosa allegedly ordered his dog to attack a police officer near the entrance. The dog did not attack, and Sosa then tethered it to a propane gas tank rack, a CPD spokesman said. According to public records, Sosa has been arrested seven times by CPD since 2016 on such charges as retail theft, possession of a controlled substance, driving on a revoked license, illegally transporting open alcohol in a vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving while using a cellphone and drinking alcohol on the public way.

Sosa

Police say fireworks argument led to blows

A 48-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5600 block of South Kildare at 9:43 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Javier Alday allegedly punched a 24-year-old man in the body several times during an argument over fireworks, a CPD spokesman said.

Alday

Charged with domestic battery

A 30-year-old West Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 6400 block of South Kildare at 1:04 a.m. Monday, July 5. Juan C. Madrigal allegedly pulled up the shirt of a 34-year-old woman and pushed her onto a couch during an argument.

Madrigal

Traffic stop leads to weapons fireworks charges

A 22-year-old North Lawndale man was charged with aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon after he was arrested in the 4200 block of West 57th Street at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, July 4. Andrae Damon Zollicoffer, of the 1600 block of South Ridgeway, reportedly had a loaded handgun in his possession, according to officers responding to a “shots fired” call. Arrested at the same of place was Kijuan Burrell, 22, of the 5600 block of South Tripp. He was charged with aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon, as well as illegal possession of fireworks. Police said in the trunk of Burrell’s vehicle, they found a rifle, a shotgun and a handgun, as well as a cache of fireworks.

Burrell

Zollicoffer

Allegedly spat on police officer

A 21-year-old Cicero man was charged with aggravated battery after he was arrested in the 4900 block of South La Crosse at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. Luis F. Martinez, of the 2500 block of South 59th Avenue, allegedly spat on an officer responding to a call of a domestic disturbance. According to public records, Martinez has been arrested four times by CPD in the last two years on such charges as domestic battery, cannabis possession and driving on a suspended license.

Martinez

Claim man smashed woman’s windows

A 36-year-old West Humboldt Park man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested in the 5000 block of West 50th Street at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. Emmanuel Garcia, of the 4100 block of West Potomac, was pointed out to police as the person who smashed the windows of a vehicle belonging to a 31-year-old woman.

Garcia

Hit man with DUI, weapons charges

A 31-year-old Wrightwood man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, illegal possession of a high-capacity magazine and armor-piercing bullets, negligent driving, DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he was arrested in the 8200 block of South Kedzie at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, July 1. Brian Spearman, of the 7900 block of South California was reportedly involved in a two-vehicle crash. According to public records, Spearman was arrested by CPD in March 2018 near 87th and Ashland and charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

Spearman

Stabbed me with a knife, man tells police

A 22-year-old Ashburn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 3800 block of West 75th Place at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4. Seth M. Godinez allegedly stabbed a 41-year-old man with a pocket knife during an argument.

Godinez

Claim air passenger swiped cash at MDW

A 34-year-old woman from suburban Atlanta was charged with theft after she was arrested at a TSA screening station in Midway International Airport at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Shatana J. Russom, of Snellville, Ga., was a ticketed passenger who allegedly stole cash from a fellow traveler just before she attempted to board a flight. A CPD spokesman did not say how much cash was allegedly pilfered.

Russom

Just a test driver, man reportedly tells police

A 22-year-old man from Danville, Ill. was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested in the 4400 block of West 58th Street at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 7. Charlie D. Fly reportedly was found to be in possession of a gun, police said, adding that Fly allegedly told officers who pulled him over that he was merely test driving the vehicle.

Fly

Charge two with weapons violations

A 33-year-old South Side man and a 28-year-old Chicago Lawn man were charged with unlawful use of a weapon after their vehicle was curbed by police in the 7400 block of South Western at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, July 3. Verdell Perkin, of the 900 block of East 79th Street; and Deonta Terrell, of the 6600 block of South Mozart, were found to be in possession of handguns, a CPD spokesman said. According to public records, Perkin was arrested by CPD in April 2015 near his home and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, reckless driving and illegally transporting open alcohol in a vehicle.

Perkin

Terrell

Bust Berwyn man on DUI rap

A 19-year-old Berwyn man was charged with DUI after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 3200 block of West 55th Street at 1:57 a.m. Friday, July 2. Christopher Morin, of the 3100 block of South Wisconsin, was pulled over by police who said they noticed he was driving erratically and that his headlamps were off.

Morin

Claim man made threat to another

A 31-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with assault after he was arrested in the alley behind his home in the 3700 block of West 59th Street at 4:19 a.m. Monday, July 5. Alberto Jaime allegedly said, “I’m going to f~ck you up” to a 25-year-old man during an argument. According to public records, Jaime has been arrested five times by CPD since 2016 on charges that included DUI, possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license.

Jaime

Charge McKinley Park man with domestic battery

A 40-year-old McKinley Park man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 3700 block of South Honore at 3 a.m. Sunday, July 4. Juan M. Zavala Soto allegedly grabbed a 39-year-old woman’s arms and pushed her against a wall during an argument. According to public records, Soto was arrested by CPD in December 2019 and charged with domestic battery.

Soto

Arrest man after woman cut by knife

A 38-year-old Back of the Yards man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 4300 block of South Paulina at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, July 7. Mario Ruiz was encountered by police responding to a “person with a gun” call. A CPD spokesman said Ruiz was holding a knife while arguing with another man, and a woman who tried to intervene suffered cuts to her fingers.

Ruiz

 

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