SATURNDAY, DECEMBER 29
47-year-old Darren Shoulders was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage after police caught him swerving into the opposite lane on 183rd Street and Western Ave. Police say Shoulders, of the 12300 block of LaSalle in Chicago had a blood alcohol content of .265 when officers administered the test.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Juvenile Beaten and Robbed
A juvenile was beaten and robbed on the 18000 block of Halsted Street around 11:15 p.m., according to reports. Police say the juvenile was walking southbound with a friend away from the Speedway gas station after buying some drinks when an unknown man came up behind him and hit him in the head with his arm. The man then demanded cash, according to reports. Police say the juvenile handed over his money and the assailant entered a white or tan four-door car and sped northbound on Halsted.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26
A visit to a home on the 3100 block of Hickory Road turned into a frightening experience for one local juvenile. Police say the juvenile was leaving the house around 7:30 p.m. when one of the residents asked for change for a $50 bill. When the juvenile took out the money, the resident pulled a handgun from his waistband, pointed it at the juvenile and demanded he leave the money, according to the report. Police say the gunman told the juvenile not to mention the event to anyone because “he knew where the victim lived.” No charges have yet been filed.
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