After spending much of the morning patrolling CAPS beat 2431 and 2423, police arrested and took one person into custody at 7020 North Greenview at 12:17 p.m., January 31, 2013. Undercover and marked squad cars roamed down every street and alleyway hunting of a person of interest.
The person arrested at gun-point was caught in the alley and cornered by up to six undercover squads and a couple of marked vehicles, including the arrest wagon. The alleged offender was a black male, bald and in what looked like his 30's. He was led away in handcuffs.
The only crime that I can think of that would warrant that type of manhunt is the recent robbery of a Loyola University college student, who was robbed at gunpoint in the 6700 block of North Greenview on Tuesday.
UPDATE: I was told this arrest has nothing to do with the Loyola University student gunpoint robbery. It's something else. Police tac units are still heavily patrolling Morse Avenue as of 3:25 p.m., as they were this morning. This must be much bigger, like a gang undercover investigation sting round-up, because the street is clean of all riff-raff today. It's almost like the gangs were tipped off.
Plus, I've only had two people beg me for a square.