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Suspect Arrested-Charged With Attempted Assault

Updated 8-4-12: Suspect Arrested And Charged


According to this story published today by the Chicago Tribune, a suspect has been arrested for the attempted sexual assaults happening throughout Logan Squre, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and possibly Bucktown. The Judge has denied bail for 23-year-old Cicero man Vidal Rainey. Rainey may be responsible for as many as 20 attempted assaults and robberies.

Judge denies bail in attacks: 'Everyone in Chicago will sleep better tonight' [Chicago Tribune]

Police Crime Alert - Attempted Sexual Assault  


Police are asking for your help finding a man who has tried to sexually assault several women in the Humboldt Park neighborhood and could be the same person responsible for assaults in Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square.


West Side Criminal


Police said the man targets women walking alone and demands money from them before trying to assault them. The first incident occurred at the 1700 block of North Humboldt Boulevard and a short time later another incident occurred at the 1900 block of North Drake Avenue. In both cases the man ran off when the women screamed for help.



The offender is described as a black male between 20 and 28 years old standing about 6-feet tall and weighing 170-180 pounds. Victims told police the man has dreadlocks and possibly a scar or tattoo below his right eye. Police say the man may have been riding a bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area North police detectives, at (312) 744-8261.



-Always be aware of your surroundings
-Report suspicious activity immediately
-Do Not Walk Alone late at night 
-If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm
-Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, other identifiers)
-Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
-If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
-Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible July 30, 2012
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