Portage Park, Jefferson Park tire thieves left parked cars on cinder blocks

SHARE Portage Park, Jefferson Park tire thieves left parked cars on cinder blocks
cpd1_e1533912151246.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

Police are warning residents about thieves who have taken wheels from multiple parked cars this month in the Portage Park and Jefferson Park neighborhoods on the Northwest Side.

In each case, cars parked on the street overnight were left resting on cinder blocks or paver blocks, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The thefts occurred:

  • Between 4 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 17 in the 4800 block of North Avondale;
  • Between 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and 7 a.m. Feb. 18 in the 5800 block of West Berenice;
  • Between 12:01 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Feb. 18 in the 4900 block of West Grace;
  • Between 6 a.m. Feb. 21 and 5:30 a.m. Feb. 22 in the 5400 block of West Eddy;
  • Between 5 p.m. Feb. 21 and 6:30 a.m. Feb. 22 in the 5600 block of West Grace; and
  • Between 6 p.m. Feb. 21 and 6 a.m. Feb. 22 in the 4800 block of West Eddy.

No description was available for the suspects, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

The Latest
McGovern was an assistant coach for 39 years in the college ranks and in the NFL.
Arnel Smith, 64, who lives on the same block at Johnson, is charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide.
Technology is a way to connect, yet we are relying on it to do this way too much and use it as an excuse not go to out and socialize in person, a suburban student writes.
Fans are understandably running out of patience, but the manager isn’t necessarily the villain of the season.
As befits the unofficial start to summer on the Memorial Day weekend, the start of summer fishing leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.