Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Woman Mugged in Wicker Park - Sunday Evening

Michael Hamrick - Monday, April 13, 2015

On Sunday evening we were contacted by an eyewitness who stated a woman had been mugged in the 1200 block of Marion Court in Wicker Park. The mugging took place just North of Taus Authentic and the former location of Moonshine 1824 W. Division Street. 

On April 12 2015, at approximately 7:30pm, the woman was punched in the face and her belongings were taken. The men then jumped into a black Chevy and drove away. The only problem for the assailants, the woman's cell phone was in her purse leading police to an arrest which was confirmed by the Chicago Police Department.

Additional details regarding the arrest were provided via DNAInfo this morning. The phone was tracked to the far West side where a 20 year old was arrested. 

A mugging occurring at 7:30pm on a Sunday evening in a busy area is unusual and unexpected. So be sure to stay alert everyone. 

Police Issue Community Alert for Wicker Park, Bucktown

Michael Hamrick - Monday, February 02, 2015

Police issued a Community Alert on Sunday warning Wicker Park, Bucktown and area residents of a man who has recently robbed two women in Wicker Park.

In both robberies, the man walked up to a female from behind and struck up a conversation before stealing various personal items from her. During the first incident, the offender struck the victim in the face.

The robberies happened at 11:10 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the 1330 block of North Hoyne and at 10 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the 1500 block of North Honore.

The attacker is described as a black man, between 23 and 40 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall and, in one incident, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at (312) 744-8263.

FBI Is Looking for This Woman - Wicker Park Bank Robbery

Michael Hamrick - Monday, April 21, 2014

North Community Bank at 1555 N. Damen Avenue was robbed on Friday April 18, 2014. The FBI has issued the following regarding the female suspect via



Police Warn of Violent Robberies in West Town

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Chicago Police Department is warning area residents of violent robberies happening in the West Town neighborhood according to a report published earlier by the Chicago Sun-Times. 

Two robberies occurred last Sunday. The first happened at approximately 12:00am in the block of 2200 W. Superior Street . The second happened 4 hours later in the block of 1400 W. Chicago Avenue. According to a community alert issued the Chicago Police in both instances, the suspect approached the person from behind, hit them in the back of the head and took their belongings.

If you have any information, please contact local detectives: 312-747- 8382.

Police Warn of Violent Crimes in West Town [Chicago Sun-Times]

The Chicago PD Is Tweeting

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, February 13, 2014

image courtesy of Chicago Police Department 14th District via Twitter

Wicker Wire: One of the most interesting feeds on Twitter is @Chicago_Scanner who provides up-to-the-minute information on police dialogues and crimes in progress coming across the scanner.

Well it turns out the Chicago Police Department, themselves, is now getting a whole lot more social. The 14th District of the Chicago PD covers Wicker Park and Bucktown (Division Street to Belmont - 90/94 to Central Park). You can follow the tweets of the 14th District located at 2150 N. California on Twitter @ChicagoCaps14.

You can follow us @wickerparkbuck.

Crime Alert - 7 Bucktown Burglaries

Michael Hamrick - Monday, January 13, 2014

According to a report published by DNAINfo, police are looking for 2 men in connection with burglaries involving 7 Bucktown businesses within a 30 day period of time. The burglaries began on December 2nd.

The men are described as: black men who are 35-45 years old, weighing 180-250 pounds, standing 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10 inches tall and medium complexions.

Most of the businesses affected were located on Damen Avenue and include:

-December 2nd: 2100 Block of North Damen Avenue.

-December 12: 2100 Block of North Elston.

-December 13: 2100 Block of North Damen Avenue.

-December 19: 1900 Block of North Damen Avenue.

-December 21: 1800 Block of North Damen Avenue.

-January 2: 1300 Block of West North Avenue.

-January 4: 1900 Block of North Damen Avenue.

If you have any information or see anything suspicious please contact the Chicago Police Department.

Police Looking for Men Suspected in Seven Burglaries of Bucktown Business [DNAInfo]

Wicker Park Thief - Do You Recognize This Man?

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, December 26, 2013

On December 23rd 2013 in Wicker Park, a package was delivered to a residence at Damen and Potomac. But the owners never received that package.

What appears to be a dark Volvo SUV drove up, let himself onto the property and then left with the package. Other residents in the area thought they might have seen the same individual on Pierce also in Wicker Park.

If you recognize this individual or have any information, please contact the Chicago Police Department. 

Shooting in Wicker Park May Be Gang Related

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, October 17, 2013

A shooting in Wicker Park last night in the 1200 block of N. Wolcott may be gang-related according to a report published by the Chicago Tribune this morning.

A man was shot while visiting his grandmother police said. The man, 24, was standing on the sidewalk with a friend at approximately 3:55am when they got into an argument with 2 others. One of the other 2 pulled a gun and shot the man in the leg. He was taken to Stroger hospital and is in serious condition.

Police said all 4 people may be related to gangs. 

Arkansas Man Dies After Brought To Hospital By Cousin [Chicago Tribune]

Man Charged in Fatal Wicker Park Shooting

Michael Hamrick - Sunday, September 15, 2013

Manuel Gonzalez, 29photo courtesy of the Chicago Tribune

Manuel Gonzalez, 29 years-old, has been charged of the shooting of 19 year-old Miguel Delgado Saturday morning in the 1500 block of N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. 

Gonzalez, of the 2600 block of Sacramento in Logan Square, was charged Sunday morning with one count of first-degree murder and 2 counts of attempted murder.

The 2 other men being questioned by police were released.

Man Charged in Wicker Park Homicide [Chicago Tribune]

Teen Fatally Shot in Wicker Park Friday Night

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, September 14, 2013

A 19 year old was shot and killed at 2:20am this morning in the 1500 block of N. Milwaukee Avenue. Witnesses heard multiple shots and 3 persons of interest are currently in police custody.


One teen fatally shot on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park [Our Urban Times]

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