Attempted Child Abduction In Park Ridge, IL

There was an attempted child abduction on Monday (May 30, 2016) in Park Ridge.  According to Park Ridge Police, the incident happened shortly before 5:50 p.m. in the 1900 block of Parkside Drive.

The attempted child abduction involved a man who approached a seven-year-old boy who was playing in the area with a friend, when a man approached them.

According to the City of Park Ridge, in a press release titled “Park Ridge Police Investigate Possible Attempted Child Abduction,” the man grabbed the boy’s arm and

…stated that he had a gun and he was a murderer. The victim pulled away from the subject and sustained a minor scratch on his right arm. The victim stated that he ran from the subject and was chased a short distance at which point the subject fell to the ground, got up and ran in the opposite direction. The area was checked by police with negative results.

According to Park Ridge Police, the suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid-twenties, and 5’9″-6’00” in height.  At the time of the incident, he was wearing blue shorts or pants, a gray shirt and a blue hat.

Those with information concerning the suspect and/or incident are asked to call the Park Ridge Police Department at 847-318-5252.

Additional details regarding this alleged child abduction attempt can be seen in the City of Park Ridge press release mentioned above, as well as the May 31 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police investigate attempted child abduction in Park Ridge.”

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Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.

8-Year-Old Girl Assaulted In Women’s Bathroom At Chicago Deli

There was an incident Saturday (May 7, 2016) at Jason’s Deli (in the 1200 block of South Canal Street in Chicago) involving an 8-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted in the women’s bathroom at a Chicago deli.

An excerpt from the abc7chicago.com article (with video) of May 13, 2016, titled “Man chokes 8-year-old girl in South Loop bathroom, police say“:

The girl was with her mother at the Jason’s Deli in the 1200-block of South Canal Street on Saturday, police said. The girl and her mother were inside the restroom separated by stalls around 1:15 p.m.

Police say 33-year-old Reese Hartstirn walked in and targeted the girl, choking her and trying to lock her in a stall. The mother heard her daughter scream and grabbed her.

Deli customers held Hartstirn until Chicago Police could arrive.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of May 13, 2016, titled “Man accused of choking girl, 8, in restroom of South Loop restaurant“:

Hartstirn, of the 500 block of North Racine Avenue, was charged with a felony count of aggravated kidnapping and a felony count of aggravated battery to a child under 13, according to the release.

He also was cited with a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault to a peace officer and a misdemeanor count of battery.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this alleged Chicago assault can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com and Chicago Tribune articles mentioned above.

Sexual Relations Between High School Teacher’s Aide And Student In Bolingbrook

A teacher’s aide at Willowbrook High School has been charged for allegedly having sexual relations with a 16-year-old male student.  The incidents happened in the aide’s house.

Bolingbrook Police investigated after the student revealed to a school official that he had sexual relations with the teacher’s aide.

The aide has been identified as Elyse V. Snyder, 28, of Bolingbrook.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of May 13, 2016, titled “Villa Park high school teachers aide charged with sexual assault“:

Bolingbrook police said in a news release the victim and Snyder both admitted to having sex on two occasions early last month in Bolingbrook.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of May 13 titled “Willowbrook H.S. teacher accused of having sex with student“:

Elyse V. Snyder of the 100 block of North Ashbury Avenue is charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault by a person in a position of authority and two counts of criminal sexual abuse based on the more than five-year difference in their ages, according to Bolingbrook police.

Additional details regarding these alleged sex crimes can be seen in the Daily Herald and Chicago Tribune articles mentioned above.

Sexual Assault Of 15-Year-Old Girl In Jefferson Park

There was a sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood on Thursday (May 5, 2016) according to Chicago Police.

The sexual assault happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Balmoral Avenue.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of May 10, 2016, titled “Cops warn of man who attacked teen girl on Northwest Side“:

The girl was walking east on Balmoral when the man went up to her from behind, put his hand over her mouth and forced her toward an alley, according to the alert. The man grabbed the girl’s breasts and groin, but the girl broke free and ran away.

According to police, the suspect is described as Hispanic or black; having a light complexion; between 20 and 25 years old; and weighs 140-160 pounds. A distinguishing characteristic is a “shoehorn-shaped” scar over his right eyebrow. At the time of the sexual assault, he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, khaki shorts and running shoes.  He was carrying a black gym bag.

Anyone with information about the attack or the attacker is asked to call Chicago Police Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article above as well as the May 10 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Police:  15-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted In Jefferson Park.”

Abduction And Attempted Sexual Assault Of Woman In Albany Park

There was an alleged abduction and attempted sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman Tuesday morning (May 3, 2016) in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, the incidents happened at approximately 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Montrose and Kimball Avenues.  The female victim was waiting for a bus, when a small silver sedan approached her.  The car parked in a nearby parking lot, and two men began calling to her, trying to persuade her to get into the car.  Then, one of the men forced her into the backseat of the car.  As the car drove east on Montrose, the man in the back seat attempted to sexually assault the woman.

The woman then jumped from the moving vehicle.  She was hospitalized, but her injuries were not considered to be life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the May 6, 2016 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police search for suspects in attempted sexual assault in Albany Park“:

One suspect is described as a Hispanic man who is between 25 and 35 years old. He is between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-2 in height. He weighs 180 pounds and has a shaggy hairstyle. He has brown eyes and a dark brown complexion. He was wearing a black shirt, according to the release.

The second suspect is a Hispanic man who is between 25 and 30 years old. He is between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-7 and he weighs between 150 and 160 pounds. He has a light brown complexion, the release said.

Those with information concerning these sex crimes are asked to call Chicago Police Area North Detectives at 312-744-8261.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago abduction and attempted rape are seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above as well as the May 5 abc7chicago.com article titled “Woman jumps from car to escape assault in Albany Park.”