Child abuse and slapping a cop
06/20/2012 10:00 PM
Police responding to a report of child abuse in the 1300 block of South Michigan Avenue later charged the mother of a one-year-old child with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer Monday, June 18.
Police said the father of the child had reported the abuse and when police responded to the address they were met by the childís nanny, who told police she thought the baby was in danger because of the motherís behavior.
Police said they noticed that the baby was unattended and later the nanny took the baby to the lobby of the building and wanted to leave with the baby. Police said the mother then became violent and attempted to put the baby in a stroller, which police thought put the baby in danger of falling out of the stroller. Police said she then slapped a police officer with her open hand.
Police said the child was turned over to the nanny and was later taken to Childrenís Memorial Hospital, where a social worker reported signs of abuse. Police said the mother exhibited erratic behavior and was taken to Mercy Hospital, and that when she was being transported from the police room to the emergency room for medical evaluation she slapped a police officer and spit in his face.
Air compressor stolen
A construction company reported a missing air compressor worth $22,000 which was stolen from a site at 198 W. Wacker Drive sometime between midnight Saturday, June 16 and 5 p.m. Sunday, June 17.
A Chicago woman walking northbound on North State Street had her iPhone taken by a teenager who came from behind her at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 17. The woman told police that when she attempted to hold on to the phone the teenager punched her in the face and she fell to the ground before running southbound on State Street and down into a Red Line station. Police said the suspect was chased by the victimís sister.
Touching a stranger
Police charged a 22-year-old man with battery for repeatedly touching a 22-year-old Chicago woman on a CTA train at 1167 S. State St. Police charged a West Side man after he was reportedly walking from train to train and then touched the woman on the knee and then came back and started rubbing across her back.
This summary contains information taken from the arrest records from the 1st District of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.
óCompiled by Mike Ulreich