Friday, June 30, 2006
Subject: Safety Awareness Alert
The following is the text of a Safety Awareness Alert that is being posted today:
*At 2:10 a.m., Friday, June 30, near 54th Street and Greenwood Avenue, a woman was confronted by an unknown man who first asked for the time, then displayed a gun, forced the victim to walk to a nearby secluded area, sexually assaulted her, and fled. He was described as an African American, 20-25, about 6', with his hair in long braids. Police are investigating.*
Monday, June 19, 2006
Snapshot May 18-June 15 2006, Beat 2131
What's hot: theft (11), Criminal damage and Motor vehicle theft (10 each), Battery (8). There were 4 assaults and 4 batteries, and 1 each Criminal sexual assault, Criinal trespss, Deceptive practice, Offense involving children (not bringing back in time), Robbery.
The World Garden at Kenwood Community Park, started by Common Threads and the park, has experienced repeated vandalism and theft to the garden and minimal fence in 2006. (Common Threads was started by Al Smith, Oprah's chef, and includes a project to teach kids from across the South Side the whole process of food production. The Kenwood Improvement Association at its meeting heard from the project's director Linda Novick and asked action. Rudy Nimocks, director of The University of Chicago Police, made arrangements for nighttime UCP and 21st District patrols to make sure the garden stays. They also have been working with the park district to get a sturdy fence.
The cameras are planned for early summer along Drexel Blvd. at about 48th/49th and 52nd and possibly a different kind south (5th Ward?). They have to be funded from aldermanic menus. They are theoretically part of the "Homeland Security Grid" and managed by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.And the university is putting up 5 additional security phones along 47th and in west Hyde Park.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Today, I found this article by Brent Staples which gives the story from the side of the black man (in Hyde Park, no less). He doesn't seem to blame us skittish folks -- but it certainly affects his life more than ours.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Detectives are also seeking a clean shaven, skinny black man between 20 and 25 years old, about six-feet tall with a medium brown complexion, the release stated.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
A Leona’s manager was counting the money drawer when he was shot
twice in the chest area by three men who fled on foot and got away with an undetermined ...
Manager Shot, Killed In Hyde Park Leona's Robbery
Restaurant employee fatally shot
Restaurant Manager Fatally Shot In Hyde Park