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Police Warn Of Arson Fires In Lakeview

In an alert issued Monday night, police said vehicles and trash cans had been set on fire between June and September — the latest incident on Sept. 26. Alleyways are an apparent target, the alert said.

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DePaul Warns Female Students After Phone Numbers Posted Online

DePaul University has issued a public safety alert on its Lincoln Park campus, after someone posted several female students’ phone numbers online without their permission.

09/23/2014

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Palos Park Police Issue Community Alert About Catalytic Converter Thefts

Thieves used electric saws to remove the catalytic converters from two vehicles at the Metra station at 123rd Street and 82nd Avenue on Thursday.

09/12/2014

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Police: Man Tried To Lure Girl Into Truck, Exposed Himself In West Lawn

The girl was with her grandmother about 3:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Marquette Road, when the man attempted to lure her into a black four-door pickup truck, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

09/10/2014

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3 Armed Robberies Occur Near University Of Chicago In Span Of 90 Minutes: Police

Police say in these incidents, offenders would approach victims on foot, display or imply a handgun and demand property.

09/08/2014

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Police Warn Belmont-Cragin Residents Of Child Abduction Attempt

About 6:30 p.m., a man believed to be 50 to 60 years old walked up to three children in the 5700 block of West Belden and started talking to them, police said in a community alert. The man tried to lure them with money, but the children did not talk to him and ran off “to safety,” police said.

08/28/2014

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Police Investigate Report Of Girl Duct Taped Inside Van In Woodlawn

According to a community alert from Chicago Police, the girl was walking home from school in the 1000 block of East 63rd Street shortly before 4 p.m., when a man grabbed her from behind, and tried to pull her into a white full-sized van with painted windows.

08/26/2014

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Woman Sexually Assaulted While Jogging In Marquette Park

A 19-year-old woman was jogging shortly after midnight Wednesday morning in the 6500 block of South Artesian Avenue, when a man wearing a black hoodie approached her, and flashed a handgun, police said. The man then forced her into a gangway, and sexually assaulted her.

07/31/2014

Police issued this photo of a suspect who attempted to sexually assault a woman early Tuesday on the Near West Side. (Photo from Chicago Police)

Woman Attacked After Exiting Blue Line Station

A man, thought to be in his late teens or early 20s, attempted to sexually assault a woman in the 900 block of West Van Buren Street at 12:18 a.m. after following her as she rode the Blue Line from the Lake station.

05/21/2014

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Police: Man Tried To Lure Boy Into Van On North Side

The 12-year-old boy was walking to school in the 2100 block of West Farragut Avenue last week when the driver of a white cargo van parked on the street asked the boy to come into his vehicle.

05/19/2014

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Police Warn Of Residential Burglaries In Back Of The Yards

In each incident, someone entered apartments during daytime hours and took property from inside, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

05/19/2014

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Man Attempted To Lure Girl Into SUV On Her Way To School: Police

The incident occurred Thursday morning in the 5400 block of West Roscoe Street, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

05/15/2014

A black 2014 Jeep Cherokee was stolen about 7:30 p.m. May 10 in the 400 block of North McClurg Court, police said. (Photo from Chicago Police)

Police Warn Of Streeterville Carjackings, Robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending two men wanted in connection with a series of carjackings and a robbery in the Streeterville neighborhood in the last week.

05/14/2014

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Police: Man broke Into Burbank Home, Tugged On Sleeping Female’s Clothes

The victim was sleeping about 4:45 a.m. at her home in the 8300 block of Laporte Avenue when she was woken by a man “tugging on her shirt and pants,” according to a statement from Burbank police.

04/26/2014

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Police Warn Of Ruse Burglaries Targeting Elderly Residents On NW Side

In the reported incidents, one man typically approaches an elderly victim’s home and tries to use a ruse—such as construction work or damage to their garage—to distract the victim while another person enters the home to steal property, according to a community alert.

04/04/2014

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Women Targeted In Series Of Attacks In Park Forest: Police

Someone’s attempting to grab women in south suburban Park Forest, and police are urging residents to be on the lookout.

03/20/2014

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Police: Woman Tried To Lure Child Outside Little Village School

Police are searching for a woman who grabbed a 9-year-old girl outside an elementary school on Friday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

03/17/2014

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Police Warn Of Knifepoint Robberies At Convenience Stores

In each case, two offenders used a knife to take cash from the register and cashier’s wallet, according to an alert issued by Area Central detectives.

01/27/2014

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Police: Man Tried To Lure Girl, 9, Near Austin Elementary School

The man threatened to hurt her parents if she did not come with him, but the girl ran away and told an adult, police said in a community alert.

01/17/2014

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Police: Man Tried To Sexually Assault Girl, 14

The 14-year-old girl was walking in the 2500 block of West Morse Avenue about 8:45 p.m. when a man in a dark-colored four-door vehicle stopped and asked her if she wanted a ride.

01/17/2014

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