Chicago Crime Report March 24, 2011
Girl approached by suspicious men in Glenview
Less than two weeks after a boy reported being approached by a suspicious man in Glenview, police are issuing an alert about a similar incident that occurred Tuesday.
A 10-year-old girl was walking from a school bus around 2:45 p.m. in the 600 block of Wagner Road and was approached by two men in a red or maroon minivan, according to Glenview police.
The van stopped near the girl, and the passenger asked her a question about her family. The girl gave a brief reply and walked away. She then saw the man who spoke standing next to the vehicle.
The passenger was described as a heavyset, white man in his mid-30s, with a bald head and clean-shaven face. The driver was described as a thin Hispanic man in his mid-30s, with dark, medium-length hair and a full beard.
Video Shows Cops Letting Onlookers Taunt Suspect
Men who say cops beat them offer $10,000 reward
Two friends who believe they were beaten by plainclothes Chicago police officers last year outside a Bucktown restaurant today offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identity of the attackers.
The reward offer comes a year after Matthew Clark and Gregory Malandrucco filed a federal lawsuit against the city over the early-morning beating outside Arturo’s Tacos at 2001 N. Western Ave. Both said they sustained concussions and facial injuries in what they called an unprovoked attack in February 2010.
The two don’t know who attacked them but believe the assailants were plainclothes officers in part because several patrol officers who arrived on the scene didn’t arrest them. Attorneys from the law firm of Loevy & Loevy who are representing Clark and Malandrucco have also sued those patrol officers.
Man dies after drive-by shooting on South Side
A 21-year-old man has died after being wounded in a drive-by shooting Wednesday evening in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, authorities said.
Alex Brand of the 1000 East 76th Street was pronounced dead at 7:12 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Brand was standing on the street in the 1000 block of East 75th Street about 6:30 p.m. when someone came up in a vehicle and shot him in the chest, according to a police media notification.
Man shot in Uptown
A man in his 20s was shot in the thigh in Uptown Wednesday evening, police said.
The shooting occurred about 8:10 p.m. on the 1000 block of West Lawrence Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer, citing preliminary information.
Man Catches Brother Sleeping With Fiancee, Slits Cat’s Throat
A south suburban man, after learning his brother was sleeping with his fiancee, slit the throat of his brother’s cat, prosecutors said.
Sean Mulcahy, 31, of Homer Glen, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months probation and 150 hours of community service for killing the cat after he discovered the sexual tryst.
Mulcahy pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty in Will County stemming from the Aug. 5 incident.
Prosecutors, who had sought a 180-day jail term for Mulcahy, said he slit his brother’s cat’s throat as revenge for the affair.
Chuck Pelkie, a spokesman for the Will County State’s Attorney’s office, said Mulcahy was “enraged and intoxicated” when he committed the crime in the driveway of the home in Homer Glen that he was sharing at the time with his brother, Ryan Mulcahy.
Family Says Harassment At Traffic Stop Racially Motivated
A west-suburban family says they were racially profiled and harassed during a 2009 traffic stop. They gave CBS 2′s Dave Savini a videotape from a police dashboard camera and the family says it shows their civil rights were violated.