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Triple homicide in Brighton Park

Three men were slain in a crime that occurred in front of 3144 W. 39th Place at about 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Officers responding to a “shots fired” call discovered a red Dodge SUV with the bodies of two 29-year-old men inside. One had a gunshot wound to the head. The other had been shot multiple times in the body. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. A third victim, a 19-year-old man, was found on the ground nearby, with a gunshot wound in the back of his head. He also was pronounced dead at the scene. No one is in custody. The 19-year-old was identified as Hugo Gallardo, home address unknown. Authorities did not immediately release the other two victims’ identities, pending notifications of relatives.

Motorcyclist slain in Back of the Yards

A 32-year-old man was shot and killed as he rode a motorcycle at about 4910 S. Honore at 4:34 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Police said the shooter fired from a vehicle that pulled close before speeding away. The victim was shot multiple times before his bike crashed into a parked car. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities did not initially disclose his name, pending notification of relatives. No one is in custody.

Three shot in Gage Park

Three people were shot as they stood on the street in the 5100 block of South Christiana at 11:17 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the right leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition. A 20-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her left leg. She was transported to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was listed in good condition. A 24-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the abdomen. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. Police would only say that the shooter was “a male.” No one is in custody.

Shot as he drives down Maplewood

A 22-year-old man was shot in the head as he drove a vehicle in the 5200 block of South Maplewood at 10:59 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. Police offered no details on the shooter. No one is custody.

Shot as he walks down sidewalk

A 25-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder as he walked down a sidewalk in the 3900 block of South Rockwell at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The victim drove himself to Rush Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition. He told police he did not see the shooter or even hear a gunshot. No one is in custody.

Shot in the ankle in Chicago Lawn

A 23-year-old man was shot in the right ankle as he walked down a sidewalk in the 6900 block of South Artesian just after 8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3. The victim drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, were he was listed in good condition. No one is in custody.

Claim convicted felon robbed store on Cicero

A 24-year-old Hearst area man was charged with armed robbery after he was arrested in the 4800 block of West 45th Street at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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Darnell T. Glover, of the 4400 block of South Lavergne, allegedly robbed a store at gunpoint about 20 minutes before his arrest, police said. Police declined to name the store or say what was allegedly stolen, but did say the store is located in the 4500 block of South Cicero. Bond was denied, and Glover was due in court earlier this week.

According to public records, Glover has been arrested six times by CPD since 2018 on such charges as armed robbery (three times), criminal trespass to land and disorderly conduct. Under state law, Glover is classified as an armed habitual criminal.

Hit Hoosier with gun rap at MDW

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A 20-year-old man from Macy, Ind. was charged with a weapons violation after he was arrested at Midway International Airport at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

Parker R. Johnson allegedly was found to be in possession of a handgun in his carry-on bag, a CPD spokesman said.

 

Claim pair trespassed in vehicle

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A 48-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were both charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle after they were arrested in front of 4434 S. Leclaire at 8:16 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

Kenneth Potempa, of the 4400 block of South Christiana, and Erica N. Murdock, of the 700 block of West Vermont, were apprehended by officers responding to a “suspicious persons” call.

They were seated in a vehicle they had no permission to be in, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.

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According to public records, Potempa has been arrested 13 times since 2014 on charges that included driving on a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance, theft and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Murdock has been arrested 26 times by CPD since 2014 on such charges as prostitution, possession of a controlled substance, retail theft and criminal trespass to land. In most of her arrests, she was known as Erica N. Cudia.

Claim man damaged door during argument

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A 44-year-old West Englewood man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested at a home in the 3700 block of West 79th Place at 8:18 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

Richard D. Hill, of the 7100 block of South Winchester, allegedly damaged the back door of a home during an argument with a 45-year-old woman.

According to public records, Hill was arrested by CPD on the same block in October 2022 and April 2023 on charges that included assault, domestic battery and criminal damage to property.

Traffic stop leads to gun charge

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A 24-year-old Wrightwood man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested during a traffic stop at 4432 W. 79th St. at 10:12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16.

Solomon S. Barclay, of the 7900 block of South Mozart, reportedly was found to carrying a firearm in the vehicle’s center console, a CPD spokesman said.

Charge woman with retail theft, again

A 33-year-old Douglas woman was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at a store in Ford City at 6:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16.

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Tyiquite Norwood, of the 3700 block of South Indiana, allegedly was spotted stealing merchandise by loading it into a suitcase (also allegedly stolen) and walking outside the store.

A CPD spokesman declined to name the store, but a source at Ford City said the store was JC Penney.

According to public records, Norwood has been arrested six times by CPD this year, five times on retail theft charges.

Traffic stop leads to weapons charges

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A 20-year-old Back of the Yards man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and illegal possession of a laser sight after he was arrested in the front yard of a home in the 4900 block of South Komensky at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Eduardo Valdez-Ortuno, of the 5100 block of South Laflin, was apprehended by officers who said they saw him riding a motorcycle with no license plates.

He also was cited for driving without a license and using an alley as a thru-street.

Say man had gun in vehicle

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A 51-year-old Austin man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested during a traffic stop at 4801 S. Kilbourn at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

Bobby Hampton, of the 5500 block of West Hirsch, allegedly was in possession of a firearm located on the driver’s side floor of his vehicle.

Bust Brookfield man on warrant charge

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A 49-year-old man from suburban Brookfield was charged with driving on a suspended license and driving a vehicle with expired registration after he was arrested during a traffic stop in front of 5905 W. 55th St. at 3:53 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

Efrain Medina, of the 3400 block of Maple, was apprehended without incident.

A computer check revealed he was wanted on a warrant out of McHenry County, a CPD officer said, declining to say exactly what Medina was wanted for.

Man busted on cocaine rap at MDW

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A 29-year-old Woodlawn man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after he was arrested at Midway International Airport at 7:03 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

Roshaun O. Jones, of the 6500 block of South University, allegedly was carrying cocaine concealed in tape wrapped around his ankles, a CPD spokesman said.

Say man punched, head-butted woman

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A 47-year-old Chrysler Village man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 6300 block of South Lorel at 12:41 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

Jerry S. Podgorski allegedly punched a 41-year-old woman in the face multiple times and head-butted her during an argument, a CPD spokesman said.

Charge teen with hitting other teen

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An 18-year-old West Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5900 block of South Komensky at 3:06 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

Leonardo Pascual-Cabral allegedly hit a 16-year-old girl during an argument.

 

Say man drove on revoked license

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A 44-year-old McKinley Park man was charged with driving on a revoked license after he was arrested during a traffic stop in front of 5075 S. Archer at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16.

Jesus Ortiz, of the 3300 block of South Oakley, was apprehended without incident.

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