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$100K In Stolen Property Seized In West Town

Adam Salas and Daniel Ramirez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Adam Salas and Daniel Ramirez (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (CBS)– More than $100,000 in stolen property was seized at the home of a paroled gang member Saturday in the West Town neighborhood on the North Side.

Wood District police officers and the Illinois Department of Corrections executed a parolee compliance check after a known Latin King gang member was identified as a person of interest in a string of robberies in the area, according to an alert from police News Affairs.

Daniel Ramirez, 22, of the 2100 block of West Huron Street, currently on parole for burglary, was charged with felony theft and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon Saturday after officers found more than over $100,000 of stolen property at his home, police said.

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Adam Salas, 41, also of the 2100 block of West Huron Street, was charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance after he was found in possession of 30 grams of heroin, 21 grams of crack cocaine, a large quantity of cash, as well as narcotics equipment.

Two vehicles containing suspected stolen items were also impounded.

Anyone who has been the victim of a burglary in the area is encouraged to go the Wood District police station Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to identify stolen, which include I-pads, laptop computers, bicycles, jewelry. A receipt or proof of ownership will be required to claim property.

Police invite the public to claim their stolen property after seizing more than $100,000 worth of items including iPads, laptops, phones, jewelry and other goods from a West Town home. Until 7 p.m. Also Nov. 20. 13th District Police Station, 937 N. Wood.

For further information, call the 13th District at (312) 746-8357 or Area Central Property Crimes, (312) 747-8382.

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