Update: Police arrest burglary suspect near Lincoln Park

Thanks for the tips about the sizable police response by the Lincoln Park tennis courts/Solstice Park area. Our crew just arrived on scene to try to find out what’s going on; updates as we get them – it was dispatched as an “aid response” but the lone fire unit is leaving now and the crew told us nobody was transported, and whatever is going on is a police matter. 8:52 PM: Scanner traffic indicates it may be related to a nearby burglary. Our crew at the scene says one person appears to have been detained and driven away. 9:02 PM: We’ve just talked to Southwest Precinct Lt. Alan Williams at the scene. He confirms that this is related to a burglary attempt on Murray SW (vicinity map – we don’t know which block), and the man who was taken away by police was identified as the suspected would-be burglar. Why the particularly sizable response (we counted at least nine cars on first drive-by)? Police say there was a report the suspect might have been armed. 9:20 PM: Via text messages, the apparent burglary victim says a dog alerted them to the break-in attempt.

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9 Replies to "Update: Police arrest burglary suspect near Lincoln Park"

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    LaRue April 14, 2011 (8:58 pm)

    We live up the street and heard sirens followed by yelling for someone to “get on the ground”- looked out the window to see half a dozen police cars. Fire truck showed up after the police. Police were searching the north side of the tennis court/Solstice park.

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    Mookie April 14, 2011 (9:17 pm)

    Yay on the capture! Let’s hope it’s one of the known busy burglars that they can stack charges against and put away for some decent time.

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    Monica Skov April 14, 2011 (9:39 pm)

    Oh my gosh, we live on Murray and were wondering why we kept seeing polica activity. Thanks for being alert to what was going on. Very bothersome on such a mellow street.

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    bobbie April 15, 2011 (7:00 am)

    Way to go Burt! Good boy!

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    Westie April 15, 2011 (8:45 am)

    Way to go doggie! I highly recommend getting any kind of dog that will bark when people approach your door/window.

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    Nathan April 15, 2011 (10:10 am)

    The dog alerted its owners via text? Smart dog.

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    Susan April 15, 2011 (10:47 am)

    Miss you Burt!! Good job!!!

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    WSB April 15, 2011 (11:00 am)

    Nathan – Probably would have been better if I had written “Via text message, the owner told us …” but in terms of the dog alerting its owner – if I had a comma after “says,” yes, it could have been read that way:
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    Via text messages, the owner says, the dog alerted them …

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    Glen April 15, 2011 (7:29 pm)

    Way to go Burt, “You’re the Dog”

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