Saturday, September 17, 2016

Assault In Progress @ Belmont/Karlov, Robbery on North Ave.

Good afternoon, everyone. It's 2:57pm. .

2:58pm - Assault in progress. Belmont and Karlov.

2:59pm - Robbery. 3850 W North Ave. At the North-Pulaski Fresh Market. Male Hispanic that has a white tanktop and black shirt with a knife just robbed the store.

3:02pm - Beat car 2535 is at the 2:59pm job. The man fled north on Avers towards Wabansia in a gold Ford 4-door Windstar.

3:19pm - Holding the offender. 3940 W Fullerton. At the CVS.

3:37pm - Traffic accident. 31XX N Central Park.

4:25pm - Beat 2500 wants some barricades set up at Diversey and Central, based on last night's fiasco that took place there (I'll have a post up from the calls that took place at this corner last night). This was a part of the Mexican independence festivities.

4:38pm - Beat cars 2512, 2514, 2522, and 2524 will be doing lunch reliefs this evening for the early cars assigned to the celebration to take place tonight.

4:39pm - Suspicious person. 20XX N Kedvale. Two unknown male Blacks just hopped the fence to the neighbor's yard.

5:13pm - Panic alarm. 3708 W Diversey. At the Boost Mobile store. Slient motion.

6:14pm - Gang disturbance. 1700 block of N Harding. Group out there causing problems.

6:55pm - 1) Battery. 25XX N Kildare. Group of 20 people are threatening someone working on a home, and someone was hit in the process. 2) Reckless driver. 3065 N Milwaukee Ave. Man drinking behind the wheel of a parked car, caller thinks he may take off.

6:56pm - Beat car 2522 is relieving Beat car 2523 while they go on lunch at Fullerton and Kostner.

7:15pm - Vice complaint. Lawndale and Barry.

7:49pm - Person w/ a gun. Fullerton and Kimball. Call is coming over from the 14th District in regards to a male Hispanic in a red Honda who has a gun, last seen heading west on Fullerton towards St. Louis. This information is being given to the units who are on the Fullerton detail this evening.

8:16pm - I'm going to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:53pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

9:00pm - Beat 2550 is releasing all early cars (9:30pm time out) from the detail this evening. All other units are to remain on the detail.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Unit Involved In Accident; Active Friday Night

Good evening, everyone. It's 7:30pm. .

7:32pm - Beat 1506Eddie was involved in an accident at Milwaukee and California. Beat 1420 and Beat car 1422 are on the way. Beat 1506 is notified.

7:35pm - 1) Disturbance. 17XX N Harding. 2) Parker. 4436 W Fullerton. Car in the loading zone. 3) Recover the stolen vehicle. 30XX N Kenneth.

7:36pm - Sounds like there's some activity on Fullerton tonight. Also, Beat 2500, 25th District Commander, is coding out all parkers in the District as of now.

7:37pm - Beat 6732Boy has a traffic stop at Kostner and Fullerton.

7:40pm - Beat 2550 is having all rapid response units detailed to Fullerton this evening. This is for the festivities related to the celebration of Mexican Independence Day.

7:43pm - Beat 4311Boy is doing an ANOV at 4318 W Fullerton. Event number is 15316.

8:00pm - Reckless driver. Palmer and Springfield.

8:07pm - A unit is reporting that the street lights are out in the 4400 and 4500 blocks of W Fullerton.

8:08pm - 2500 is thinking of having the horse units block a couple of intersections to have traffic flow more freely.

8:19pm - Reckless driver. 30XX N Hausseen.

8:51pm - Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Fullerton.

9:12pm - Person w/ a gun. Kostner and Altgeld. Male Hispanic, 17 years old with a sleeveless shirt showed the caller a gun.

9:15pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 27XX N Lawndale.

9:17pm - Person calling for help. 28XX N Avers.

10:31pm - 1) 2500 wants a car to go to the gas station at Kostner/Fullerton for the crowds. 2) 2599 wants 2521R at Kostner/Fullerton.

10:55pm - Beat 1567Charlie is pursuing a white car with Florida plates of CTVC57 that has two occupants who reportedly have guns at jackson central. Car is headed south on Central. Per two informants, the two people in the car are armed with guns.

10:56pm - Still southbound on Central, headed towards the Eisenhower Express. Beat 1567 is asking 1567C is terminate.

10:57pm - The car is on the Eisenhower now, headed towards Cicero. 1567C has terminated. 11th District as well as Illinois State Police will be notified.

11:02pm - 2500 really wants a Tac car to go back over to Kostner/Fullerton at the gas station, as things may get out of hand over there.

11:05pm - Gang disturbance. cortland pulaski.

11:07pm - Beat car 2512R has a large crowd at diversey central (5600W). There's been a couple of calls in the last 15 or so minutes for a large disturbance at that corner. I was over there during the time of these calls, just doing some bus riding, and it was CRAZY! Beats 2561 and 2562 are sending their teams over now.

11:52pm - 1) Battery in progress. 4103 W Fullerton. 2) Battery in progress. fullerton pulaski. 3) Battery in progress. 2700 block of N Monticello. 4) Attempted suicide. 37XX W Lyndale. Multiple calls.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Gang Disturbance On Avers, Traffic Stop On Diversey

Good morning, everyone. .

2:29am - Gang disturbance. 30XX N Avers. They're in the alley.

2:33am - Beat car 2523Robert has a traffic stop at 39XX W Diversey.

2:55am - Check the well being. Diversey and Avers.

3:13am - Beat 2530R has a white Pontiac taking off from him at Ridgeway and Division following a "Shots Fired" call on the 1100 block of N Ridgeway. It has a plate of Z678431. Westbound on Division.

3:14am - The car has pulled over. Division and Keystone. 2530R's okay.

3:26am - Check the well being. 2827 N Pulaski Rd. At the CFD Firehouse. Woman requesting CPD, not sure what for.

5:03am - Burglar alarm. 3603 W Armitage. At the Metro PCS.

5:30am - I'm going to go for a little while. I'll be back.

7:15am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

7:21am - Shots Fired. 31XX N Springfield.

7:22am - Receiving multiple calls for "Shots Fired" on the 3100 block of N Springfield. Man wearing a green shirt. All anonymous callers.

7:29am - Beat car 2523 is giving a disregard on Springfield. Nothing seen or heard.

7:38am - Request for a supervisor. 31XX N Harding.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Traffic Accident On Central Park, Traffic Stop On Milwaukee Ave.

Hello everyone, I hope all is well. Sorry for being gone for two and a half months. I have gotten very busy once again, and although I haven't promised to blog as much as I once used to, I do want to do this again on a regular basis. So my sincere apologies. .

4:54pm - Traffic accident. 26XX N Central Park.

5:09pm - Beat car 2523 has a traffic stop at 3094 N Milwaukee Ave.

5:17pm - 2523 is getting something on their PDT.

5:26pm - Beat car 2534 is reporting that there is a group of gang members walking north down Pulaski from Armitage. This is stemming from a gang fight on the 4000 block of W Armitage on 2534's Beat.

5:32pm - 2534 is asking for Beat 2530 to come over to Armitage and Keystone.

5:34pm - 2523 is with a couple of gang members at 3950 W Diversey.

6:20pm - Assault. Avers and Belden. Male White with a white t-shirt in a black car just threatened the caller.

7:36pm - Burglar alarm. 26XX N Hamlin.

8:20pm - 2523 has a handwaver at Fullerton and Lawndale, indicating that they were shot at over on the 3000 block of W Diversey.

8:37pm - Disturbance. 30XX N Hauseen.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Puerto Rican Fest Continued Coverage

Good morning, everyone. Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful dads out there! I have been following the events from the Puerto Rican Festival from earlier today (yesterday), and it has been steady throughout the day, until about 10pm or so. Since that time, things have gotten crazy. Now, I know by the title that some will get a little upset or angry with me, but I feel that it is important to monitor this festival, among others. I will try my very best to monitor other large events throughout the year that have relevance to our community or our city. I will be monitoring the 14th District today. Usually, with this District, I cover from Belmont to North Ave., Central Park to the Chicago River. However, I will extend those boundaries today a bit. I will also be covering from North Ave to Chicago in between Kedzie and Western, as well as between North Ave and Division from Central Park and Kedzie. This extended coverage will be for today only, and includes a small portion of the 12th District. This will include Beats 1211, 1212 (a very, very small portion), 1422, and 1423. Of course, along with this coverage, I also will be covering the rest of 14 north of North as well, as part of regular coverage. I will be doing this for at least an hour or so this overnight, and perhaps again later today (though, I'm thinking of covering 25 as well). Please leave any questions or concerns in the comments, or by emailing me at avondalelscrimeblotter@gmail.com. Thank you, and please enjoy the coverage.

12:05am - Narcotics. 33XX W Beach.

12:06am - 1) Shots Fired. 17XX N Kedzie. 2) Shots Fired. Altgeld and Campbell.

12:09am - Battery in progress. 1400 N Talman. Fight by the Humboldt school.

12:16am - Parker. On 1422's Beat.

12:17am - Loud music disturbance. 27XX N Drake.

12:18am - Beat 1268Adam is doing a post-shooting mission in the area of California and Division. Event number is 19315.

12:23am - The outside Tac teams are being released, per Beat 6793. Also, from the Haddon shooting, Beat 5193 is the assigned detective.

12:29am - Burglar alarm. 22XX W Dickens.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Puerto Rican Festival, Day #3

Good afternoon, everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. I realize it's been a little while since I've blogged. Got busy with some other things, unfortunately. While I still have some of that stuff to do, I've also decided to blog today as well. Now, I know by the title that some will get a little upset or angry with me, but I feel that it is important to monitor this festival, among others. I will try my very best to monitor other large events throughout the year that have relevance to our community or our city. I will be monitoring the 14th District today. Usually, with this District, I cover from Belmont to North Ave., Central Park to the Chicago River. However, I will extend those boundaries today a bit. I will also be covering from North Ave to Chicago in between Kedzie and Western, as well as between North Ave and Division from Central Park and Kedzie. This extended coverage will be for today only, and includes a small portion of the 12th District. This will include Beats 1211, 1212 (a very, very small portion), 1422, and 1423. Of course, along with this coverage, I also will be covering the rest of 14 north of North as well, as part of regular coverage. Please leave any questions or concerns in the comments, or by emailing me at avondalelscrimeblotter@gmail.com. Thank you, and please enjoy the coverage.

12:52pm - A unit is doing an ANOV at 2805 W North Ave., at the park. Event number is 08494.


1:01pm - Check the well being. 19XX N Sawyer. Kids crying on the 1st floor.


1:07pm - Barking dog. 1300 block of N Rockwell. Dog constantly barking due to M80's in the area being blown off. Beat 1407Adam is coding it 19Boy.


1:09pm - A unit has a traffic stop at Chicago and Mozart.


1:10pm - Beat 1406 is meeting with 1400, the 14th District Commander, at California and Division.


1:18pm - Disturbance. 27XX N Richmond. Problem with the contractor.


1:20pm - Shots Fired. North and California. TMA #1517 heard some gunshots.


1:21pm - Shots Fired. Mozart and North Ave. 10 shots fired.


1:23pm - Beat 1407 is giving a slow down on the 1:20/1:21pm calls. Citizens are saying they haven't heard anything.


1:38pm - Beat 1464Adam is doing a couple of ANOVs at California/Division. Event number is 09195.


1:45pm - Shots Fired. North Ave./California. TMA #1517Boy is screaming for help, there's some apparent gunshots.


1:46pm - 1407 is giving a slow down once again. He was in the area and did not hear any gunfire, and the TMA on scene is saying they didn't either. Strange.


1:47pm - Okay, I'm listening to a couple of Citywide channels in addition to 14, and apparently this happened at Crystal and California. But, per Beat 1672, it's a domestic incident. Everyone is being given a disregard.


1:49pm - Shots Fired. Kedzie and Augusta. Anonymous caller is reporting 20 gunshots.


1:52pm - 1464A is doing an ANOV at 12XX N California. Event number is 09426.


1:56pm - 1407A has a group on motorcycles causing some problems at North and Kedzie. It's nothing major at the moment, but as an FYI. Citywide will be notified. They went north on Kedzie, towards Wabansia.


1:59pm - 1407A has a traffic stop at North Ave./Kedzie.


2:03pm - Check the well being. Whipple and Armitage. Male Hispanic, approximately in his 30s, white t-shirt, is standing in front of a GMC, refusing to leave a female move.


2:04pm - 1) Disturbance. 2840 W Armitage. Issues with a customer refusing to leave. 2) Traffic accident. LeMoyne and Washtenaw. 2-car accident, non-derivable. 3) Narcotics. 31XX W Walton. Two males in a car are shooting up drugs. 4) Parker. 2700 block of W Thomas.


2:15pm - Flash message: Taken from 18XX N St. Louis was a 2002 beige car. Occurred between 2:00am and 11:00am this morning. It had the keys in it. This is under HZ313060.


2:16pm - 1407A has a traffic stop at Mozart/North Ave.


2:22pm - Suspicious vehicle. Haas Park. With occupants.


2:23pm - Gang disturbance. Division and Homan. Group of males stopping cars and harassing people.


2:25pm - Beat 1400 has an on-view gang disturbance at Sawyer and North Ave.


2:26pm - Fire. 8XX N Mozart.


2:27pm - Beat 1461Charlie is giving a slow down at Sawyer/North Ave. No one's out there.


2:31pm - Command Post is asking for EMS at 2625 W Division. Elderly man is down.


2:38pm - CP is requesting an ambulance at 2744 W Division, inside of the store. Someone's down.


2:39pm - Traffic accident. 14XX N Washtenaw.


2:43pm - Dog bite. Norweign Hospital.


2:48pm - 1) Criminal trespass in progress. 35XX W Wolfram. Homeless woman sitting on the steps, drinking. 2) Loud music disturbance. 1500 block of N Rockwell. Loud block party. 3) Person down. North and Western. Man in his 40s or 50s is down on the southwestern corner.


2:57pm - Beat 1461Adam is on a traffic stop at 34XX W Wabansia.


3:02pm - 1) Disturbance. 24XX W Homer. 2) Holding the offender. 3552 W Armitage. At the Rico fresh market. Male shoplifter. 3) Vice complaint. Cortland and California. 4) Recover the stolen auto. Damen and Charleston.


3:10pm - 1) Disturubance. 24XX N Fairfield. 2) EMS run. 28XX N Central Park.


3:15pm - 1) Disturbance. 28XX W Division. Caller is being blocked in by a car. 2) Traffic accident. Francisco and Augusta.


3:25pm - Disturbance. Evergreen and Washtenaw.


3:27pm - Traffic is backed up on Kedzie all the way from North to Division. Units are needed to get this cleared up.


3:40pm - Traffic is starting to move better on Kedzie. Per Beat 1410, if traffic starts slowing down again, CPD will need to try and move it along as much as possible. Traffic needs to keep flowing.


3:44pm - Someone has a traffic stop at 2802 W Division.


3:48pm - 1) Disturbance. 1600 block of N Sawyer. 2) Person down. 27XX W Francis Pl. Male down on the sidewalk. 3) Reckless driver. Kedzie and Belmont. Car with a partial plate of 023 is driving erratically. 4) EMS run. 16XX N California. 5) Parker. 16XX N Richmond.


3:52pm - Suspicious person. On 1422's Beat. 2) Panic alarm. 28XX N Francisco. 3) Parker. 27XX W Haddon.


3:58pm - 1464A is doing an ANOV at 2744 W Division. Event number is 11402.


4:03pm - Traffic accident. 32XX W Crystal. Person hit by a car. 1410 is on the scene.


4:05pm - Person w/ a gun. Haddon and California. Male Hispanic with a dark hat and a black cut-off shirt has a gun. He's with 10 other guys in red hats and white t-shirts, representing and throwing bottles at cars.


4:10pm - Gang disturbance. 16XX N Washtenaw. 50 males flashing gang signs and blocking traffic.


4:13pm - Check the well being. 19XX N Richmond. Man sleeping in the alley, caller's concerned that he may get hit by a car.


4:16pm - Traffic accident. Western and Armitage. Firetruck involved.


4:18pm - EMS run. Bloomingdale and Rockwell. Three teenagers sleeping in a car with the engine running.


4:19pm - Traffic accident. Kedzie and Evergreen. Motorcycle involved.


4:24pm - 1) Disturbance. 32XX W Wabansia. Kids riding on some kind of scooter have been causing a disturbance for the last three days. 2) Disturbance. 2700 N Sawyer. Something about a piano on the street. 3) Parker. 3200 W Crystal. Tow zone.


4:38pm - Burglar report. 26XX W Hirsch.

4:42pm - EMS run. Armitage and Sawyer. Man is requesting an ambulance, he's on his back on the ground.

4:44pm - Gang disturbance. 3006 W North Ave. 10 males in front throwing up gang signs.

4:45pm - 1461C is doing a gang suppression mission. Event number is 06202.

5:00pm - Beat car 1422 has an open hydrant at Drake and Bloomingdale. Water Department will be notified.

5:02pm - Commercial alarm. 1950 N Elston.

5:08pm - Reckless driver. 12XX N Campbell. White and gray 4-door is speeding recklessly down the street.

5:18pm - Parker. 18XX N St. Louis.

5:28pm - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Maplewood. At the CVS. Unknown male in a black vehicle threw something.

5:35pm - 1) Battery in progress. Washtenaw and Crystal. 100 people fighting on the street. 2) Battery in progress. Homer and Western. Seven people fighting on the street.

5:38pm - 1410 is giving a slow down at Washtenaw/Crystal.

5:54pm - Traffic accident. Armitage and California. Three cars with injuries.

5:57pm - Beat 6793 is on the scene of the 5:54pm call. He says the accident is blocking the entire intersection.

5:59pm - EMS run. Western and Fullerton. Man passed out at the bus stop.

6:01pm - A car is needed at Cortland/California to block northbound traffic from the 5:54pm accident. Beat car 1423 is being assigned to do this. Beat 1430 is blocking southbound traffic on California at Francis.

6:06pm - 1) Disturbance. 2700 N Milwaukee Ave. People playing a piano on the street. 2) Parker. 1600 N Rockwell. 3) They're calling back on the 1600 block of N Sawyer. 4) Burglar report. 2835 N Western. At the Public Storage. Storage units were broken into overnight.

6:10pm - The #52 California buses will need to be rerouted from the accident.

6:20pm - Gang disturbance. Spaulding and LeMoyne. 12 to 14 on their way to the PR Fest, representing. They're wearing black and red. They're taking videos as they walk north on Spaulding, and word on the street is that there is going to be a fight.

6:30pm - Person w/ a knife. 25XX W Augusta. Male Hispanic with a gray tanktop and black jeans is waving a knife at a man parking his car.

6:39pm - 1) Parker. 2744 W Division. 2) Disturbance. 2137 N Maplewood. In front of the Vineyard Church. Eight kids causing a problem in front, they jumped the gate.

6:40pm - EMS request. 26XX W Evergreen. Unruly patient.

6:43pm - Vice complaint. 2744 W Division. Large group drinking in front, refusing to leave.

6:49pm - Gang disturbance. Division and Kedzie. Several flashing gang signs.

6:52pm - 1464A is doing an ANOV at 2802 W Division. Event number is 14265.

6:53pm - Alarm. 33XX W Crystal.

6:55pmPerson with a gun/Battery in progress. Washtenaw and Division. 40 people are fighting, and a male with a red shirt and white shorts has a gun. It appears to be gang-related.

6:56pm - Multiple calls are coming in at Washtenaw/Division. Large fight on the street and there are guns.

6:58pm - Beat 1262Adam is giving a slow down at the 6:55/6:56pm calls. The crowd is dispersing and heading north on Washtenaw, towards Crystal.

7:00pm - 1) Person w/ a gun. Potomac and Campbell. Two male Hispanics, one with a white shirt and blue jeans, just ran through the alley with guns. 2) CP needs an ambulance at 2547 W Division for a man who was stabbed.

7:02pm - A slow down is being given at Potomac/Campbell.

7:03pm - Traffic accident. Kimball and Fullerton.

7:05pm - Person w/ a knife. Washtenaw and Potomac. Male Hispanic with a maroon shirt and khaki pants has a knife. He was cleaning it off with his shift.

7:09pm - 1) Backlog in 12 at 19:09 hours. 2) Disturbance. Wabansia and Albany.

7:11pm - 1) Vicious animal. 25XX W Cortland. Brown and white pitbull walking around outside. 2) Information for the CPD. 27XX W Evergreen. Taken from this location between yesterday and today was a 2000 Chevy with a plate of Q336189.

7:17pm - Residential alarm. 23XX W St. Paul.

7:22pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 2654 W North Ave. 2) Gang disturbance. Campbell and LeMoyne.

7:25pm - Shots Fired/Fireworks. Mozart/North Ave. One call says 15 to 20 shots were fired, another says 30 cars are in the parking lot of the Burger King firing off fireworks.

7:29pm - Beat 1251 is requesting more cars at Augusta and Rockwell. Beat cars 1211, 1215 and 1223 are heading over.

7:30pm - A slow down is being given at the 7:29pm situation.

7:31pm - A disregard is now being given at Augusta/Rockwell.

7:36pm - Parker. 2500 block of W Haddon.

7:38pm - Assault in progress. Damen and Bloomingdale. Two groups of gangbangers are threatening parents with their kids. 2) Reckless driver. North and Spaulding. Cars are not stopping through the stop signs between Division and North on Spaulding.

7:40pm to 7:42pm - I had to step away from the radio. Sorry about that.

7:43pm - Beat 1463Adam has a stop at 15XX N Washtenaw. They're running a name.

7:44pm - 1463A's person is coming back gang-affiliated, to a Luis Carmona.

7:52pm - I'm going to take a break. I'll be back in a little bit.

8:20pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:21pm - Information for the CPD. Central Park and McLean. Gangbangers in a black vehicle with a plate of N310597 just grabbed a female and put her in the vehicle.

8:23pm - The 8:21pm job is now coming in as a "Battery in progress". The female had a kid with her, and she was getting beaten up.

8:25pm - Beat 6739 needs EMS at Luis Munoz Marin Dr. and Humboldt for someone who was hit by a car.

8:30pm - Beat 1430 has an on-view fight at Rockwell/Division. He needs some more cars. Beat 1406David is on the way.

8:31pm - Check the well being. Milwaukee Ave./Diversey/Kimball. Man throwing up in the garbage can by the Foot Locker.

8:32pm - Assault in progress. 18XX N Central Park. Landlord's daughter breaking down the caller's door.

8:34pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2900 block of N Troy.

8:37pm - 1) Gang disturbance. Thomas and Rockwell. 50 gangbangers throwing bottles and running northbound. 2) Beat 1430 wants to have barricades set up eastbound on Division to block traffic going east. He's going to block westbound traffic.

8:43pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 1500 block of N Rockwell. 2) Fireworks. 33XX W Division. People blowing off fireworks in front. 3) Gang disturbance. 16XX N Washtenaw. 50 gang members in front, throwing up gang signs and causing a ruckus.

8:51pm - Gang disturbance. Rockwell and Haddon. Group on the street.

8:52pm - Fireworks. 29XX N Wisner.

8:53pm - Someone is doing an ANOV at 12XX N Kedzie. Event number is 16464.

8:55pm - Cage car needed at Augusta/Rockwell.

8:57pm - Criminal damage in progress. 29XX N Wisner. Six to 12 teens aiming fireworks at abandoned buildings.

9:00pm - Shots Fired. Fullerton and Rockwell. In the alley. One call only for three shots heard.

9:01pm - Vice complaint .On 1423's Beat.

9:03pm - Shots Fired. Haas Park. Eight shots fired from the park.

9:05pm - The 9:00/9:03pm calls are actually fireworks, per citizens that Beat 1462Adam is talking to.

9:09pm - 1) Battery in progress. 32XX W Evergreen. Ten males beating up on one in the alley. 2) Assault. 12XX N Washtenaw. 14 year old daughter was threatened by a 28 year old female Hispanic.

9:20pm - 1) Shots Fired. Kedzie and Potomac. 2) Disturbance. 2518 W North Ave. Bunch of guys in front loitering, smoking marijuana, etc. 3) Fireworks. Division and Spaulding. People blowing off fireworks in the area.

9:22pm - Beat car 1412 is recovering a stolen vehicle from the 8:34pm job.

9:29pm - Backlog in 14 being taken out at 21:29 hours.

9:30pm - Animal bite. Norwegian Hospital.

9:36pm - 1) Disturbance. 11XX N Mozart. Group of people in the middle of the street getting ready to fight. 2) Disturbance. Sacramento and Augusta. Out of control large crowd on the street.

9:38pm - Drag racing. 1200 to 1600 N Kedzie. People are driving out of control at high rates of speed on Kedzie from Division to North Ave.

9:49pm - Disturbance. 2805 W Division. Group hanging out at the gas station.

9:52pm - Check the well being. 3355 W Belmont. At the Blue Line station. Man sleeping on the train.

10:00pm - Gang disturbance. 12XX N Campbell. Group of four on the street.

10:02pm - 1) Shots Fired. 18XX N Rockwell. 2) Shots Fired. 2554 W Moffat. At Lucy Flower Park.

10:04pm - A unit is dispersing three for gang loitering at 15XX N Spaulding. Console time is 22:04 and the event number is 17172. 2) Shots Fired. Fullerton and Western. 3) Shots Fired. 2300 W Belden. 4) Shots Fired. 2200 W Lyndale. 4) Explosion. 18XX N Rockwell.

10:05pm - Beat 1490Robert is saying all of those "Shots Fired/Explosion" calls are fireworks. Coded 19Paul.

10:07pm - Loud music disturbance. 2700 block of W Thomas.

10:09pm - 1) Burglary in progress. 33XX W Division. Someone's trying to break into the caller's home. 2) 1462A has a street stop at Kedzie/Potomac.

10:10pm - Assault in progress. California/Division. Male Black named Martin Sanders, dressed in a ComED uniform, threatened to hit the caller. 

10:11pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 12XX N Artesian. 2) Gang disturbance. Western and Potomac. 3) Gang disturbance. 15XX N Washtenaw. People drinking, flashing gang signs, and blasting music.

10:12pm - Shots Fired. 23XX W McLean.

10:18pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 29XX N Dawson. 2) Loud music disturbance. 35XX W Medill. Black car with rims keeps circling the block with loud music.

10:27pm - 1) Check the well being. 27XX W Cortez. Female in front is rocking back and forth, appears to be on drugs. 2) Fireworks. Thomas and California. 3) Some call on 1211's Beat.

10:29pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 34XX W LeMoyne. Loud backyard party. 2) Disturbance. Spaulding and Beach. People loitering and playing loud music.

10:31pm - 1) Fireworks. 2600 block of W Belden. 2) Person down. Division/Kedzie. Man passed out and not breathing, CPR is being administered.

10:34pm - The person passed out at Division/Kedzie is actually at 12XX N Kedzie. He's down on the sidewalk.

10:39pm - 1) Information for the CPD. North Ave./Kedzie. Someone broke out the caller's car windows, caller is headed to the police station to file a report. 2) Assist the citizen. 1916 N Elston. Caller got stuck behind a gate at the Public Storage. 3) Fireworks. Armitage and Humboldt.

10:41pm - 1462A has a traffic stop at 12XX N Washtenaw. Event number is 18494.

10:42pm - Gang disturbance. 1600 block of N Washtenaw. They're loitering. Street lights are out and cars are coming down the street the wrong way.

10:43pm - Gang disturbance. Washtenaw and Bloomingdale.

10:45pm - Battery report. 18XX N Central Park.

10:48pm - Battery in progress. 27XX W Haddon. Group pushing and yelling at each other.

10:49pm - Battery in progress. 1600 block of N Washtenaw. Large fight between 50 people.

10:50pm - Multiple calls are coming on the 10:49pm job.

10:51pm - Beat car 1422Robert is requesting more units at the 10:49pm job. They should come off of Wabansia.

10:52pm - 1) A slow down is being given on Washtenaw. 2) Battery in progress. Augusta/Rockwell. Fight on the street.

10:54pm - Car 43 and his team are now on Zone 3 from the Citywide.

10:55pm - Assault in progress. 12XX N Washtenaw. This is from the 9:09pm assault call. There's a crowd trying to jump the caller's daughter.

10:56pm - 1) Battery in progress. Armitage and Drake. Several males fighting on the street by the fresh market. 2) Loud music disturbance. Western and Wabansia. Loud music with people screaming.

10:57pm - Beat 1407 is going to shut down eastbound traffic on North from Kimball.

10:58pm - There's gang members all over North per 1407.

10:59pm - Some units are needed to start moving people off of the corners on North Ave., as traffic is getting backed up.

11:01pm - The 10:09pm burglary job is bona fide.

11:35pm - CFD request. Cortland/California. There's smoke in the area. Couple of calls coming in. Not sure what's going on.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Message From Tim Re: ALSCB Return

Hi everyone, this is Tim Granzow, the founder and author of the ALSCB. As many of you know, this was a crime blog that monitored crime in the Avondale/Logan Square communities from November 2008 until around July 2014 from live recordings from a police scanner. I covered the 25th, 14th, and 17th Districts. I also reported on CAPS meetings, and other items pertaining to the community. For many reasons, with disappointments of community engagement/involvement being honestly one of them, I had stopped the blog back in 2014.

Which leads me to this announcement. As of yesterday evening, May 6, 2016, I have decided to return to one of my first loves, and do this blog once again. Over the last couple of months/weeks, I have been seriously thinking about it, and with some maturing I've done over the last year or so, I see things differently now (for the most part). BUT, things will be different this time around, in the aspect of coverage. Since I work and also go to school, my coverage will mostly be limited to the weekends and most weeknights, along with special events. Although this coverage is nowhere compared to what I used to do, I would like to keep the neighborhood informed/educated on crime in the community. I want to arm you to be able to make changes once again in your community, and hold your elected officials as well as the police, accountable.

Speaking of CAPS and the community, this will also be different this time around. I do not have the time and resources to go to various CAPS meetings as I did before. I will try to get at least somewhat involved again, particularly on my own Beat, 2523, but I cannot make any promises. This also goes for the Avondale Neighborhood Association that I was once apart of.

I also want to say, being upfront with everyone, that I'm not sure how long I will be doing this effort again. It may be for a few weeks, a few months, maybe a few more years. I really don't know, honestly, and only time will tell. But again, neighborhood involvement is important to me. Even if I do not continue this effort on a long-term basis, I want this to be an on-going effort, as well as a record of how the neighborhood has progressed over the years.

With that said, I am delighted to be returning. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions, etc. as means for me to improve on my second time around, or anything you see fit.

Thanks!

Tim Granzow
Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter Founder/Author

Another Busy Weekend Night

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. Second day and counting that I am returning to this blog. As previously mentioned, it's great to be back. More details to be posted in the next several hours. Covering crime on this beautiful early May overnight.

12:10am - Beat 2510Robert says that he wants all of the anonymous calls for loud music, disturbances, etc. to be coded. Limited manpower, and it's busy.

12:29am - 1) Shots Fired. Fullerton and Lawndale. Caller heard several shots, possibly near the alley. 2) Shots Fired. 23XX N Ridgeway.

12:43am - Disturbance. Kelvyn Park. Large group hanging out on the NE corner of the park, and it's closed.

1:00am - I'm going to bed. Have a good night, everyone.

8:00am - I'm back. Top of the morning!

10:05am - Check the well being. 17XX N Lawndale. Female caller said she needed police, but hung up.

10:48am - Parker. 24XX N Harding. Car parked in the no park zone.

11:00am - Beat car 2535 is asking for a post-shooting event number on their PDT for their Beat.

11:46am - Pole fell in the alley at 39XX W Schubert.

11:49am - Commercial alarm. 16XX N Springfield.

12:56pm - Disturbance. 37XX W McLean.

1:41pm - I have to go. Have some things that need to be taken care of. Have a good day everyone.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Return of ALSCB -- Somewhat

Good evening, everyone. Tim here. Yes, as indicated by the title of this post, I have decided to return to doing this blog. Though, not as expansive as before. Please check out a forthcoming post that will have more details on this -- I should have it up tomorrow morning. It's great to be back! I've missed doing this. I hope everyone is well. It's a beautiful early May evening. Wow, this is surreal for me, to be honest. But, I am back. Please check out tonight's happenings below....

8:44pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 39XX W Dickens. Former tenant went back into the apartment. 2) Criminal trespass. 23XX N Hamlin.

8:45pm - Parkers. On 2523's Beat.

8:54pm - Battery in progress. 39XX W Dickens. Several gang members on the porch fighting.

8:55pm - Beat 2565Adam is asking for another vehicle at the 8:54pm job. Beats 2500 (the 25th District Commander) and 2590 will head over. There's been some skirmishes in this area today.

8:56pm - 2500 would like to have a wagon over on Dickens. Beat 2573 is en route.

9:06pm - 2500 says that it's a 19Paul for now, but that the police will probably be back at some point this evening. Maniac Latin Disciples are on the block over there.

9:07pm - Parker. 37XX W Wabansia.

9:33pm - Gang disturbance. 36XX W Dickens. They're arguing in front.

9:41pm - Commercial alarm. 3078 N Milwaukee Ave.

9:42pm - Information for the CPD. 40XX W Armitage. Someone in the garage is mentioning that they have stolen items.

10:15pm - Fire. 2400 block of N Springfield. Building.

10:32pm - Person w/ a gun. 3801 W Belmont. Female flashed a gun, fled southbound on Hamlin.

10:38pm - Beat car 2523Robert is giving information on the 10:32pm job. Wanted is a female Hispanic that fled southbound on Hamlin in a gray Honda Civic. The license plate started with Z99. Victim says the lady flashed the gun at her.

11:31pm - Beat 2500XRay is relating that Beat 1600X is pursing a hot car at Wellington and Cicero. It's heading southbound on Cicero. The car has a plate of Z89892.

11:32pm - The car is now at Cicero and Diversey, turning east onto Diversey.

11:33pm - The car is now stopped at Diversey and Kilpatrick.

11:39pm - Check the well being. 30XX N Milwaukee Ave. Caller believes their neighbor, who lives at 29XX N Ridgeway, was murdered.

11:40pm - Battery. 3002 N Milwaukee Ave. Male was battered on the street, EMS is en route.

11:43pm - Beat 2563Eddie is going in with one from 3856 W Fullerton.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Update From Tim/Opinion on Archives

Hello, everyone! I hope all of you are doing well and have had a wonderful year so far! As we come to a close for the year of 2015, I wanted to say that I miss all of you. I sincerely apologize for all of those out there who were let down by my announcement in July 2014 when I announced that I was ending this blog. I am hoping that the neighborhood outside of my immediate area has been very quiet and despite my absence from being involved, things continue to improve. To give a brief update on what I'm doing nowadays and everything, I have earned my Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice as of May 2015 from Wright College, and completed my first semester at Northeastern Illinois University a few weeks ago. I am obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Justice Studies. With being a part-time Testing Specialist (proctoring tests) at Wright College, it changed my mind a lot on what exactly it is I want to do. I am planning on going into the Higher Education field or in a related field so that I can have a career in that sector, serving students. I have a number of plans and time will just have to tell what God wants me to do (I am a born-again Christian for those who did not know, and not ashamed whatsoever to admit it). My time management skills are getting a bit better, but I still have a lot of obligations to fulfill. Lastly, I still have a LOT of archives from this blog from months and years ago, going back to June 2013, to listen to. Which brings me to the point of doing this post.

I wanted to get an idea on your opinions regarding the archives I have yet to do, spanning from 2013. In your  honest opinion, should I or should I not do them? Your feedback would REALLY be appreciated. If I get a majority of comments indicating no, I will no longer pursue this. It will greatly free up my time, and it may actually put me at a step closer in coming back to do this blog at some point in 2016. If yes, I should do them, I will begin to work on them this week. Please, do take the time to express any feedback you have.

With that said, here is the latest status on whether this blog will permanently end or not. In all honestly, I do not have much time right now to keep the blog updated daily or even once a week. There is simply too much I still need to get done. Though, with me being on break from school and work for the summer until January 12th, there is a good chance that I will be able to catch up on a lot of archives as well as personal things. So with that said, if everything works out the way I plan for it to, I plan on making a full come back for this blog by March or April of 2016. By that time, I also want to begin putting my foot back in the door of neighborhood involvement. Since I ended this blog a year and a half ago, I have not attended any community meetings or CAPS Beat meetings.

If anyone wants to at all help keep this effort, or to even contribute ideas, please do let me know. I will still be checking my crime blotter e-mail address (avondalelscrimeblotter@gmail.com). The Facebook page was deleted due to inactivity, but if and when I make a come back, I will create a new one. I will also have a Twitter account. The blog will NOT be deleted, as I want to keep it up to give people an idea of how things have happened over the years, and there is possibility that I may return in the near future. I truly want to have this effort keep going. There are not many words I can describe to say how I would feel if there was another strong leader who could take charge and pick up from where I left off. I want this momentum to be revived and brought back to my original vision of being a neighborhood voice, to unify people and keep each other informed.

Hoping that you and your families had a joyful and peaceful holiday season, and here is to a great 2016! Happy New Year!!

Truly Yours,
Tim "Timmy" Granzow
Author, Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Update From Tim/Archive Statuses

Hello, everyone! I hope all of you are doing well and have had a wonderful year so far. I sincerely apologize for all of those out there who were let down by my announcement in July 2014 when I announced that I was ending this blog. I am hoping that the neighborhood outside of my immediate area has been very quiet and despite my absence from being involved, things continue to improve. To give a brief update on what I'm doing nowadays and everything, I have earned my Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice as of May 2015 from Wright College, and will be starting at Northeastern Illinois University in Fall 2015 to work on obtaining my Bachelor's Degree, though Criminal Justice is not a field I really want to go into anymore. With being a part-time Student Ambassador/Clerical Assistant at Wright College, it changed my mind a lot on what exactly it is I want to do. I am planning on going into the Education field or in a related field so that I can have a career in that sector, serving students. Though, I may also go into a career related in Criminal Justice. I have a number of plans and time will just have to tell what God wants me to do (I am a born-again Christian for those who did not know, and not ashamed whatsoever to admit it). My time management skills are getting a bit better, but I still have a lot of obligations to fulfill. Lastly, I still have a LOT of archives from this blog from months and years ago, going back to June 2013, to listen to. Which brings me to the point of doing this post. I wanted to let all of you that as of this evening, I am going to FINALLY begin posting calls and/or posts from archives I have during the time I blogged.

With that said, here is the latest status on whether this blog will permanently end or not. In all honestly, I do not have much time right now to keep the blog updated daily or even once a week. There is simply too much I still need to get done. Though, with me being on break from school for the summer until August and only working 20 hours a week presently, there is a good chance that I will be able to catch up on a lot of archives as well as personal things. So with that said, if everything works out the way I plan for it to, I plan on making a full come back for this blog by August. By that time, I also want to begin putting my foot back in the door of neighborhood involvement. Since I ended this blog last year, I have not attended any community meetings or CAPS Beat meetings.

Please find below the list of archives I will be starting today, June 13, 2015:
  • Monday, June 17, 2013 from 1:28pm to 8:28pm (Zone 12)
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 12:58pm to 4:12pm (Zone 1)
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 9:42am to 2:18pm (Zone 3) -- possibly [?].
I also plan to work on additional archives within the next few days. Most likely, I will work on another archive or two tonight, and then work on quite a few on Monday, June 15th.

If anyone wants to at all help keep this effort, or to even contribute ideas, please do let me know. I will still be checking my crime blotter e-mail address (avondalelscrimeblotter@gmail.com). The Facebook page was deleted due to inactivity, but if and when I make a come back, I will create a new one. I will also have a Twitter account. The blog will NOT be deleted, as I want to keep it up to give people an idea of how things have happened over the years, and there is possibility that I may return in the near future. I truly want to have this effort keep going. There are not many words I can describe to say how I would feel if there was another strong leader who could take charge and pick up from where I left off. I want this momentum to be revived and brought back to my original vision of being a neighborhood voice, to unify people and keep each other informed.

Truly Yours,
Tim "Timmy" Granzow
Author, Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter

Friday, January 2, 2015

Update From Tim: Archives I Am Working On

Good morning, everyone. I would just like to announce which archives I plan on working on today:
Saturday, January 2, 2015:
  • Friday, June 7, 2013 from 8:34pm to 12:00am (Zone 3)
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 11:35am to 2:02pm (Zone 3); possibly??
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 4:22pm to 8:52pm (Zone 1); possibly??
Please be advised that this list will be updated at least twice daily, as unforeseeable events may occur to where I may not be able to get to listen to the archives. This also applies to me also being on schedule, or in the event where I may even get ahead of schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment here or shoot me an email at avondalelscrimeblotter@gmail.com. I look forward to getting these archives done and giving all of you some nostalgia as you look back over the previous year of our efforts combine to better our community. If you would like more information on where exactly this blog is going and other information, please just refer to the previous post.

Thank you,
Tim "Timmy" Granzow
Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter Founder/Author

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! (2015)

Good morning, everyone, and Happy New Year to everyone!!! It's 12:00am. Yes, I am blogging, but for this evening only crossing into the first few hours of this morning as we celebrate the new year of 2015. Now that we're going into 2015, our best days are still yet to come. It's time to ring in a new year of new ideas, new opportunities, new energy, etc. I have confidence that our neighborhood will only continue to improve even more and that more community involvement will come. As far as my status of doing this blog goes, I still do not have much time to regularly update nor do I feel like I have enough passion to resume this blog regularly. I am honestly hoping that I am inspired to update this blog again on a regular basis this year, and being confident that I somehow will, I will return sometime this year, most likely between March and June. Before I come back, I will give advanced notice and will prepare to make a full comeback. Until then, please enjoy this overnight coverage. I will be covering 25. I am unfortunately not able to listen to 14 and 17 at the same time. What I plan on doing is getting my subscription renewed for RadioReference by next week, and when that happens, I will start to listen to archives. With that, here's crime for first day of 2015.

12:06am - Shots Fired. 29XX N Lawndale.

12:09am - Per Beat 2599, Dispatch is to read out the calls of "Shots Fired" and keep them on their board until officers are available to check out each individual call. There is simply too much going on right now, especially in 15.

12:14am - 1) Shots Fired. Armitage and Karlov. In front of the bar. 2) Shots Fired. Harding and Belden.

12:26am - Shots Fired. Palmer and Springfield.

12:38am - Shots Fired. 25XX N Lowell. In the alley. Lots of gunshots heard.

12:46am - Suspicious vehicle. 29XX N Springfield. Burgundy minivan with temporary plates with two or three guys inside is trying to hit other vehicles, last seen heading towards George on Springfield.

12:48am - Assault in progress. 30XX N Haussen Ct. Male in a gray Taurus hit several vehicles and now several people are outside, surrounding the guy's vehicle and threatening him. One person is holding the subject.

1:02am - Check the well being. 28XX N Springfield. Female arguing with a guy over a phone line.

1:15am - Battery in progress. 2500 N Central Park. Twenty people fighting in the alley between Central Park and Drake.

1:30am - Loud music disturbance. 36XX W Palmer. Party on the 2nd floor.

1:36am - Speed chase. Speed chase. Beat 1567Adam has a car taking off from them at Central and Lake. It is a sliver Lexus with a has a plate of E152119. Headed west towards Parkside on Lake St. Not sure what he's wanted for.

1:37am - East on Kinize towards Laramie. Wanted for possible DUI.

1:38am - West on Ohio from Laramie. About 15 seconds later, 1567A has the car curved over at Race and Lockwood. There's a few units on scene now. Back to regular neighborhood coverage now.

1:39am - Beat 2530Robert just heard a few loud reports southwest of 23XX N Harding. Per Beat 2520Robert, there were a few calls of "Shots Fired" near Springfield and Palmer/Dickens.

2:02am - This concludes my coverage of New Year's Day and of our neighborhood. Over the next couple of days, I will be back to do archives from 2013 as I need to desperately catch up on those. And at some point this month, I will try my best to also start doing archives of 14 and 17 from New Year's Eve (from 10pm to 12am) and New Year's Day (12am to 2am). Other than that, I will not be regularly blogging for a while. I truly hope all of you have enjoyed this coverage and have had also appreciate looking back on the archives. I wish all of you well, and wish you and yours a very prosperous, healthy, safe and happy 2015!!! Good night everyone!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve 2014

Good evening, everyone! It's 10:51pm. Happy New Year's Eve to all! Yes, I am blogging, but for this evening only crossing into the first few hours of tomorrow morning as we celebrate the end of 2014 and start the new year of 2015. Being reflective, I can honestly say that this has been an amazing year in my personal life, as a lot of great things have happened, It's been a good year for my family as well. For this blog, it's been the quietest year since I started back in 2008. As you all know, in July of this year, I made the announcement that I was no longer going to do the blog regularly because I didn't have the time and did lose interest, and you all did not see a lot of effort on my end. To be completely honest, a part of me feels great to have made the decision because I've been leading an awfully busy life and it has taken some responsibility off of my hands, but I also am a bit disappointed that I didn't continue the effort of helping to keeping our neighborhood safe and enjoyable for all. I sincerely hope and pray that as this year has gone on, there has been great community involvement in all parts of the area and that the neighborhood has been the most quiet anyone has ever seen. Most importantly, it is my hope that all of you had an absolutely amazing year. But now that we're going into 2015, our best days are still yet to come. It's time to say goodbye to 2014 and ring in a new year of new ideas, new opportunities, new energy, etc. I have confidence that our neighborhood will only continue to improve even more and that more community involvement will come. As far as my status of doing this blog goes, I still do not have much time to regularly update nor do I feel like I have enough passion to resume this blog regularly. I am honestly hoping that I am inspired to update this blog again on a regular basis in 2015, and being confident that I somehow will, I will return sometime in 2015, most likely between March and June. Before I come back, I will give advanced notice and will prepare to make a full comeback. Until then, please enjoy tonight's coverage. I will be covering 25 this evening as we go into the new year. I am unfortunately not able to listen to 14 and 17 at the same time. What I plan on doing is getting my subscription renewed for RadioReference by next week, and when that happens, I will start to listen to archives. With that, here's crime for this last evening of 2014.

10:52pm - Parker. 27XX N Lawndale. Car parked in the vacant lot.

10:56pm - Assault. 19XX N Ridgeway. Three or four male Hispanics in a white Honda with tinted windows chased the caller and bumped their vehicle, fled south on Hamlin from Cortland.

11:22pm - Parker. On 2523Robert's Beat.

11:28pm - Per Beat 2530Robert, all anonymous loud music disturbances and other disturbances without a complainant will be coded as 19P.

Friday, December 26, 2014

BULLETIN: Update From Tim/Archives Status

Hello, everyone! I hope all of you are doing well and have had a very Merry Christmas and holiday season. I do want to wish all of you well and hope all of you have been doing great. I sincerely apologize for all of those out there who were let down by my announcement in July 2014 when I announced that I was ending this blog. I am hoping that the neighborhood outside of my immediate area has been very quiet and despite my absence from being involved, things continue to improve. To give a brief update on what I'm doing nowadays and everything, I still attend Wright College and will be graduating in May with my Associate's in Criminal Justice, though Criminal Justice is not a field I really want to go into anymore. With the job I had over the summer, it changed my mind a lot on what exactly it is I want to do. I am planning on going into Business Administration or in a related field so that I can work and have a career in an office environment, serving others. Though, I may also go into a career related in Criminal Justice. I have a number of plans and time will just have to tell what God wants me to do (I am a born-again Christian for those who did not know, and not ashamed whatsoever to admit it). I am still involved in Student Government at school. I'll only have two classes this upcoming semester, plan to still be involved in SGA and I am also currently job hunting, trying to find a part-time position (which, actually, is pretty promising for one particular job I applied for at school). My time management skills are still pretty bad, and I still have a lot of obligations to fulfill. Lastly, I still have a LOT of archives from this blog from months and years ago, going back to I think 2012, to listen to. Which brings me to the point of doing this post. I wanted to let all of you that as of this evening, I am going to FINALLY begin posting calls and/or posts from archives I have during the time I blogged.

With that said, here is the latest status on whether this blog will permanently end or not. In all honestly, I do not have much time right now to keep the blog updated daily or even once a week. There is simply too much I still need to get done. Though, with me being on break from school from January 12th, there is a good chance that I will be able to catch up on a lot of archives as well as personal things. So with that said, if everything works out the way I plan for it to, I plan on making a full come back for this blog by March or April. By that time, I also want to begin putting my foot back in the door of neighborhood involvement. Since I ended this blog in July, I have not attended any community meetings or CAPS Beat meetings. I would my own CAPS meetings for my Beat, but I'm taking a class this semester that conflicts with the time of my Beat meetings.

Please find below the list of archives I will be starting tonight, December 26, 2014:
  • Friday, September 7, 2012 from 11:12am to 3:00pm (Zone 3)
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 8:22pm to midnight (Zone 3)

If anyone wants to at all help keep this effort for the remainder of 2014 into 2015, or to even contribute ideas, please do let me know. I will still be checking my crime blotter e-mail address (avondalelscrimeblotter@gmail.com). The Facebook page was deleted due to inactivity, but if and when I make a come back, I will create a new one. I will also have a Twitter account. The blog will NOT be deleted, as I want to keep it up to give people an idea of how things have happened over the years, and there is possibility that I may return in the near future. I truly want to have this effort keep going. There are not many words I can describe to say how I would feel if there was another strong leader who could take charge and pick up from where I left off. I want this momentum to be revived and brought back to my original vision of being a neighborhood voice, to unify people and keep each other informed.

Truly Yours,
Tim "Timmy" Granzow
Author, Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Coverage, 2014

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:04pm. Happy Halloween to all of those who celebrate and endorse it. I personally don't, but I provide this coverage to all of you so that you are up-to-date with what is going on in the community. On this Halloween, I will start out my coverage with 25, and depending on what occurs, I will switch over to 14 around 7pm or so for about an hour, then I'll see what's going with 17 for a little bit before going back to 25 until midnight or so. It feels good to be blogging after being off for a few months. Getting this blog up and rolling once again on a regular/daily basis is something I'll have to pursue in the next few months or so. Here's crime for this Halloween.

5:07pm - Suspicious person. Shakespeare and Central Park. Male Black with a black hoodie and orange lettering is looking at the cars parked in the area.

5:36pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check over at Kelvyn Park.

6:05pm - Disturbance. Central Park and Milwaukee Ave. People inside a green van with a Michigan plate of KGG051 are throwing debris at people. Headed towards Oakdale on Central Park.

7:18pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:34pm - I'm back. Good evening everyone.

7:39pm - Disturbance. 3167 N Milwaukee Ave. At the Burger King. Two intoxicated homeless males urinating inside.

7:42pm - Disturbance. 39XX W Barry. Male kicking on the door.

8:05pm - Suspicious person. 20XX N Kedvale. Guy standing on the porch smoking a cigerette.

8:36pm - Parker. 22XX N Central Park.

9:32pm - Alarm. 2415 N Pulaski Rd.

BULLETIN: Blog Is Back -- FOR TONIGHT ONLY

Hello, everyone! I hope all of you are doing well. I wanted to let all of you that I am resuming this blog, for tonight only, at least for now. With it being Halloween, despite the colder weather, along with having some free time, I thought it would be neighborly as well as informative to get this blog back up and running for the night. I do want to wish all of you well and hope all of you have been doing great. I sincerely apologize for all of those out there who were let down by my announcement in July when I announced that I was ending this blog. I am hoping that the neighborhood outside of my immediate area has been very quiet and despite my absence from being involved, things continue to improve. To give a brief update on what I'm doing nowadays and everything, I still attend Wright College and will be graduating in May with my Associate's in Criminal Justice, though Criminal Justice is not a field I really want to go into anymore. With the job I had over the summer, it changed my mind a lot on what exactly it is I want to do. I am planning on going into Business Administration or in a related field so that I can work and have a career in an office environment, serving others. Though, I may also go into a career related in Criminal Justice. I have a number of plans and time will just have to tell what God wants me to do (I am a born-again Christian for those who did not know, and not ashamed whatsoever to admit it). I am still involved in Student Government at school with three classes this semester (originally had four, but dropped one). I'll only have two classes next semester, plan to still be involved in SGA and I am also currently job hunting, trying to find a part-time position. My time management skills are still pretty bad, and I still have a lot of obligations to fulfill. Lastly, I still have a LOT of archives from this blog from months and years ago, going back to I think 2012, to listen to.

With that said, here is the latest status on whether this blog will permanently end or not. In all honestly, I do not have the time at all right now to keep the blog updated daily or even once a week. There is simply too much I still need to get done. Though, with my semester ending in about five weeks from now, and depending on whether I find a job or not, there is a good chance that I will be able to catch up on a lot of archives as well as personal things. So with that said, if everything works out the way I plan for it to, I plan on making a full come back for this blog by March or April. By that time, I also want to begin putting my foot back in the door of neighborhood involvement. Since I ended this blog in July, I have not attended any community meetings or CAPS Beat meetings. I would my own CAPS meetings for my Beat, but I'm taking a class this semester that conflicts with the time of my Beat meetings. .

If anyone wants to at all help keep this effort going after tonight, or to even contribute ideas, please do let me know. I will still be checking my crime blotter e-mail address (avondalelscrimeblotter@gmail.com). The Facebook page was deleted due to inactivity, but if and when I make a come back, I will create a new one. I will also have a Twitter account. The blog will NOT be deleted, as I want to keep it up to give people an idea of how things have happened over the years, and there is possibility that I may return in the near future. I truly want to have this effort keep going. There are not many words I can describe to say how I would feel if there was another strong leader who could take charge and pick up from where I left off. I want this momentum to be revived and brought back to my original vision of being a neighborhood voice, to unify people and keep each other informed.

Without further hesitation, please read the above post for tonight's festivities.

Truly Yours,
Tim "Timmy" Granzow
Author, Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter

Monday, July 21, 2014

BULLETIN: End Of Blog (For Me)

Hello, everyone. I hope all of you are doing well. I wanted to give an explanation on why I have not been updating at all in the last couple of months and want to also explain my reason for completing my vision for doing this blog, at least at this moment in time. I have lost the battle I was fighting in time management. I have horrible time management skills. I am taking a summer class at school (which, thankfully, ends this Thursday) and have a part-time job on campus, in addition to being involved with the Student Government Association. I also have family, church-related and "religious" (spiritual) obligations I've been attending to. I've been getting swamped with homework and other things, and also have a large number of archives to catch up on.

To be completely honest, I have also lost considerable interest in updating regularly and also being involved in the community. With little efforts being put in by others to improve the neighborhood (at least from my view point from the part of the area I live in), and also with the busy life I am leading, I am starting to feel as if it is no longer a necessity for me to update. I have lost my fire and passion to update and to keep going with this effort. When I started this blog nearly six years ago, I saw a clear vision for it. That vision was to keep the neighborhood informed and to have community build relationships with the police, elected officials and among each other. I saw our community improving significantly and a light at the end of the tunnel to many of the problems we face in Logan Square and in Avondale. Fortunately, to report, that vision has came to pass considerably. There has been certainly much effort made, especially in the 14th and 17th Districts, and with listening for the amount of time I have been listening, so much has changed and for the better. There has been major improvements and honestly, it really seems as if crime has gone down dramatically in those parts of the area. The 25th District is another story. Although I have not seen or heard any activity in my area much at all this summer, there are other parts of 25 that are getting hammered and little to nothing is being done about it by anyone. With that said, and I have said this elsewhere too, I do not have the time or energy to respond and do something about problems that are not particularity in my area anymore. That does sound selfish, but I want to be truthful.

If anyone wants to at all help keep this effort going, or to even contribute ideas, please do let me know. I will still be checking my crime blotter e-mail address (avondalelscrimeblotter@gmail.com). I am going to be deleting the Facebook page due to inactivity, but if and when I do decide to return, I will create a new one along with a Twitter account. But for now, I am ending my reign of doing this blog. The blog will NOT be deleted, as I want to keep it up to give people an idea of how things have happened over the years, and there is possibility that I may return in the near future. To be honest, I have very mixed emotions about making this big decision, but I strongly feel it is time for me to move on at least for now and to further investigate what my life's purpose is. I am not really too sure what I am supposed to be doing and want to discover it. I also am honestly just burned out from many things in life, in need of time to really reevaluate myself, and in need of time to discover life. With that said, I truly also want to have this effort keep going. There are not many words I can describe to say how I would feel if there was another strong leader who could take charge and pick up from where I left off. I want this momentum to be revived and brought back to my original vision of being a neighborhood voice, to unify people and keep each other informed. I don't want the little fire that is left to completely burn out.

I am so grateful and thankful to where this blog has taken us -- me in having so many doors opened in my life and this leading me to a path in life where I otherwise would have not known, and meeting so many great people such as yourselves -- and you guys in talking to the police and elected officials to demand change in the area where we all love and call home. Not many words can describe what this blog has done, and it is not because of just me at all. Many of you have been part of the effort and no amount of words or even gifts could tell the appreciation I have for all of you for sticking by my side for so long. Spiritually speaking, this blog honestly helped me to come into relationship with God by meeting someone very special to my heart a couple of years ago in the CAPS program who I would not have met through this blog and who told me about God's love for me in such a profound way that has changed the very fiber of my being. I also feel honestly as if this blog has been God's Will for me to do in life. I don't know what my next assignment in life is, but with the faith I have, as well with the education and skills I am obtaining, I will discover it. It may even lead me back to where I started, which is here. I truly, truly love and appreciate every single and last one of you. I will be always grateful and thankful for all of you, even the "haters". I owe a special thank you to Craig Gernhardt, the author of the Broken Heart AKA The Morse Hellhole blog in Rogers Park, who helped me to discover my interest in doing this blog. A special thank you also goes out to the CAPS Beat 2523 program, as well as the Avondale Neighborhood Association, who has supported me so much in the last few years. A special thank you goes out to my mother and sister for encouraging me from day one, as well as many of you who have been with me since the beginning.

Please note that no one but me has made this decision. I am not being pressured into doing it under any circumstances. This is a choice I am making for many reasons. Please also note that this is NOT goodbye, but more of a "see you later" decision. While I will not make the promise for certainly that I may return, I definitely have the option and definitely have it in consideration for the future.

Also, if anyone is at all interested, my church will be showing a family move this coming Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:15pm, called "God's NOT Dead". You can get in for FREE. We're located at Mont Clare Banquet Hall, 2957 North Harlem Avenue. Would love to see all of you!

Truly Yours,
Tim "Timmy" Granzow
Author, Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter

Friday, July 11, 2014

Man Tries To Grab Person @ Cortland/Humboldt, DOA On Paulina

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:30am. .

10:31am - Assault. Cortland and Humboldt. Man just tried to grab the caller.

10:44am - DOA. 1734 N Paulina. At one of the apartments, a resident has passed away.

11:05am - EMS run. 3004 W Armitage. Man laid out in front.

11:14am - Parker. 2222 N Western. Truck parked on the residential.

11:24am - Battery. 2634 W Barry. At the moving place. The manager attacked an employee. The offender is a male Hispanic, 48 years of age with a hammer.

11:27am - Parker. 2200 block of N Lister. Vehicles parked in violation of street cleaning.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

People Fighting On Hamlin, Gang Disturbance In 20 Sector Of 25

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. .

12:04am - Battery in progress. 16XX N Hamlin. Eight people fighting in front.

12:06am - 1) Gang disturbance on the 20 sector of 25. 2) Traffic accident. Wrightwood and Springfield. Car traveling at a high rate of speed towards Avers on Wrightwood.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth Of July 2014 Coverage

Good morning, everyone, and happy 4th of July to all! It's 11:34am. . We'll just see how it goes for this evening in terms of my monitoring. I truly hope everyone has a great holiday with their friends and loved ones, and remembers how hard we had to fight to gain our independence back in the 1700s. With that, here's crime at various points for today.

12:04pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 24XX N Tripp. Man working on car in front.

12:46pm - Parker. 41XX W Barry.

1:21pm - Disturbance. 31XX N Lawndale. People and drinking in the alley.

2:05pm - Beat 2583 is asking for a foot patrol event number on the 4400 block of W Diversey. It's 09117.

2:50pm - Fire. 16XX N Springfield. Van.

4:51pm - Loud music disturbance. 26XX N Springfield.

5:27pm - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

5:38pm - Battery in progress. 40XX W Oakdale. People fighting.

5:46pm - Battery in progress. 31XX N Lawndale. Upstairs tenant is being beaten up.

6:40pm - I'm going to go until later. I'll be monitoring 14 and 17 at different times throughout the night alongside with 25. I'll see you all later.

7:20pm - I'm here with 14 for the next ten minutes.

7:21pm - Residential alarm. 19XX N Wood.

7:26pm - Parker and burglar alarm on 1411's Beat.

7:27pm - 1) Fireworks. 23XX W Wolfram. 2) Fireworks. Diversey and Oakley. 3) Beat 1400XRay is telling Dispatch to code out all fireworks complaints that do not have a caller's name on them.

7:28pm - Burglar alarm. 21XX W Cortland.

7:30pm - I'm going to go for a little while. I'll be back.

8:36pm - I'm back, with 14. Good evening, everyone.

8:38pm - Reckless driver. Francisco and Schubert. Kids "flying" around on scooters.

8:40pm - Fireworks. 21XX N Hoyne.

8:45pm - Fireworks. 27XX N Mozart.

8:50pm - Fireworks. Lyndale and Hamilton.

8:52pm - Fireworks. 18XX N Hermitage.

8:53pm - Alarm. 21XX W Cortland.

8:54pm - Fireworks. Maplewood and Lyndale.

8:57pm - Fireworks. Homer and Leavitt.

9:01pm - 1) Fireworks. Hoyne and Moffat. 2) Alarm. 19XX N Leavitt. 3) Beat car 1434 is advising Dispatch that there are some real heavy fireworks going off on their Beat, so there will probably be more alarm calls.

9:02pm - Fireworks. 2100 N Oakley.

9:03pm - Beat 1461Eddie is doing a premise check at the Damen Blue Line station, and will also be taking one into 14 from there.

9:04pm - Alarm. 1940-42 N California. At the healthcare place. Foyer glass break motion.

9:09pm - 1) Fireworks. 17XX N Paulina. 2) Fireworks. 21XX W Homer.

9:12pm - Fireworks. 34XX W Belden.

9:17pm - Fireworks. 31XX N Christiana.

9:19pm - Alarm. 20XX W McLean.

9:20pm - Fireworks. 27XX W Medill.

9:28pm - 1) Fireworks. 2200 N Hamilton. 2) Fireworks. 21XX N Oakley.

9:29pm - Alarm. 18XX N Washtenaw.

9:31pmShots Fired. 17XX N Drake. Male in the alley has a gun and just fired off eight gunshots.

9:32pm - 1) Fireworks. Dickens and Wolcott. 2) Fireworks. 22XX W Dickens.

9:33pm - Fireworks. 21XX N St. Louis.

9:36pm - 1) Fireworks. 28XX N Sawyer. 2) Fireworks. Hoyne and Homer. 3) Fireworks. 18XX N Wilmot. 4) Assault in progress. 3048 W Fullerton. At the liquor store. Male Black, 30s, with a green cap and a white t-shirt just threatened the caller.

9:39pm - Fireworks. 3100 N Christiana. Group of teens lighting off fireworks and disturbing the peace.

9:40pm - 1) Fireworks. 28XX W Lyndale. 2) Fireworks. 

9:44pm - Fireworks. 2254 N Milwaukee Ave.

9:45pm - Fireworks. 18XX N Humboldt.

9:48pm - Fireworks. 30XX N Elbridge.

9:50pm - Fireworks. Pulaski Park.

9:52pm - Disturbance. 2525 N Milwaukee Ave. Male Black with a gray hoodie and black jacket is going through trash cans in the rear.

9:53pm - 1) Shots Fired. 25XX W Moffat. 2) Fireworks. Whipple and Schubert.

10:00pm - Robbery. 2700 W North Ave. By the liquor store. 30 year old man was robbed and was injured, EMS is en route.

10:01pm - Fireworks. 27XX N Washtenaw.

10:03pm - Fireworks. 2100 block of W McLean.

10:07pm - Fireworks. 3242 W George. At the Logandale school. Kids lighting off fireworks in front.

10:08pm - They're calling back on the 9:12pm job. They're throwing fireworks under cars this time.

10:10pm - Disturbance. 25XX W Moffat. Drunk woman causing problems. She's the same woman who called in the 9:53pm shots fired.

10:14pm - Fireworks. 25XX W Moffat.

10:22pm - Fire. Kimball/Diversey/Milwaukee Ave. At one of the buildings on Milwaukee Ave., a porch is on fire. Possibly because of fireworks.

10:29pm - 1) Fireworks. 31XX N Christiana. 2) Fireworks. Cortland and Campbell. 3) Fireworks. Point and Chanay.

10:30pm - EMS run. 28XX N Milwaukee Ave. Someone's hands and legs was injured due to fireworks.

10:32pm - Fireworks. 3200 block of W Dickens.

10:37pm - Fireworks. Somewhere in 14.

10:38pm - Check the well being. 1700 block of N St. Louis. Woman screaming that she's been hit in the head, she sounds drunk.

10:42pm - 1) Disturbance. belmont kedzie. Male approaching vehicles very aggressively. 2) Fireworks. schubert kimball.

10:45pm - 1400X is advising the units to pay attention to the Damen and Western CTA stops on the Blue Line, as there are large groups of people coming off of the O'Hare-bound trains from the Navy Pier fireworks.

10:47pm - Beat 1480 is saying that the street lights are out on the 2100 block of N Western.

11:08pm - Shots fired/person with a gun. 1700 block of N St. Louis. Man in a orange t-shirt and khaki shorts is firing off a gun.

11:09pm - 1) Person down. 29XX N Allen. Man passed out in the alley. 2) They're calling back on the 10:30pm job. 3) Fireworks. 20XX N Campbell. 4) 

11:10pm - 1) Fireworks. 19XX N Kimball. 2) Fireworks. 1900 block of N Sawyer.

11:11pm - Check the well being. 19XX N Humboldt. Woman with two small children appears to be disoriented, one of the children approached the caller.

11:20pm - Switching over to 17, please standby...

11:50pm - Loud music disturbance. 34XX N Hamlin.