This is a community alert alerting you to arsons taking place in the Hamlin Park, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and West DePaul neighborhoods.
About these crimes:
Offender(s) ignite available materials in alleys (City waste receptacles, mattresses, and discarded paper boxes) with an open flame. While most are garbage can fires, several garages have been damaged or destroyed. The 19th District has had additional units made available to deal with the arsons and several detectives are working on the cases including going through all available video footage in the areas of the fires.
Incident times and locations include:
2838 N. Damen on 11 Oct. 2015 at 737 P.M.
3000 N. Hoyne on 12 Oct. 2015 at 320 P.M.
2015 W. Wellington on 12 Oct 2017 at 915 P.M.
1337 W. Wolfram on 17 Oct. 2015 at 1035 P.M.
1420 W. Diversey on 17 Oct 2015 at 1130 P.M.
2936 N. Lincoln on on 28 Oct. 2015 at 0600 A.M.
A series of other fires (unofficial fire locations) took place this weekend on 1200 and 1900 Diversey, 1500 Wolfram, 2900 Ashland, and 2800 Damen.