Information submitted by the 9th District Police
On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council recognized the following police officers as Officers of the Month during their quarterly meeting.
On Sept. 5, 9th District Officers Erin Murphy and John Sego observed two male suspects walking southbound on Racine Ave. matching the description of the burglary offenders reported earlier in a call. While talking to one of the subjects, Officer Murphy noticed what appeared to be a gun handle sticking out of his pants pocket. A chrome colored, .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol loaded with four live rounds was recovered from a juvenile gang member.
On August 18, 9th District Officers Al Philip and Chris Hacket responded to a man-with-a-gun call in an alley behind a house on the 4300 block of South Marshfield Avenue. After entering the alley, the officers observed the suspect holding a black pistol. After noticing the officers, the suspect ran back into the yard and entered a residence. As officers gave chase into the residence, the offender entered a bedroom, threw the gun to the floor then entered a closet. The officers secured a .22 caliber semi automatic pistol and took the suspect into custody. Additionally after a search of the bedroom, officers also found a plastic bag containing 35 rounds of .22 caliber bullets.
As 9th District Officers Mike Korwing and Tony Berg arrived to the scene of a burglary call on July 2, they found the victim in the backyard trying to hold on to the offender. The officers immediately placed the female offender into custody, as the victim informed the officers that as she came home she could hear people inside the apartment and upon entering, she observed the offender and a black suspect running out the back door in an attempt to get away. The victim fought with the offender until the officers showed up.
Join us for the annual Christmas Social! In addition to the information given at the meeting, guest will be enjoying of a nice dinner and singing to Christmas carols.
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