Good morning, everyone, it's 8:50am. Well, today it's New Year's Eve, the last day of 2008 (thank god), me doing Christmas colors (green/red) for this site until December 1, 2009 and my 50th post for the crime blotter. I say thank god for 2008 ending because in all honesty, this year has not been the best of years at all. I'm hoping 2009 brings a better year for my family, friends, you all and myself. This is crime for this last day of 2008 (WARNING: Limits on "updates" may start around 6:00pm because friends will be arriving and we're having a big party).
8:23am - Burglary report. 3131 N Milwaukee. At the flower shop. No further information.
9:55am - I can't report anymore crime until I get some new batteries for the radio. I don't know when that'll happen. Yep, the batteries on my radio have died.
It's 10:42am. I got a couple of batteries that haven't been used really.
10:38am - Person with a gun. Hamlin and Palmer. Male Black, dark complected pointed a gun at the caller and fled southbound a sliver car.
11:12am - Open door. 2255 N Avers. The front door is open.
11:15am - Beat 2520 is doing a premise check at Mozart Park.
11:16am - Assist the P.O. 2451 N Pulaski. A civilian dressed cop is holding an offender.
11:19am - Beat 2520 asks for the 11:16am job.
11:43am - Beat 2520 goes back to her check at Mozart Park and Beat cars 2521/2523 go in with one from the 11:16am job.
11:48am - Beat 2520 is clear from Mozart Park.
12:15pm - Theft. 4301 W Fullerton. Something about counterfeit money.
12:22pm - Person with a gun. Fullerton and Springfield. Someone is loading a gun in the alley. 45Mary75 and dispatch have a dispute about where the call came out. The original ticket came out at Fullerton and Spaulding, but dispatch saids that the call taker corrected the address. Obivously, 45Mary75 doesn't believe dispatch.
12:23pm - 45Mary, 75Charlie is on scene at Fullerton and Springfield and she does not see anything but will advise dispatch.
12:27pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2431 N Lawndale. People are trespassing in the vacant buliding. They also have a tan van parked in the alley.
12:28pm - Beat 2520 requested a call back at the 12:22pm job.
12:29pm - There is no call back and Beat 2520 codes out the job 19Boy.
1:14pm - I'm going to go get myself cleaned up. I'll be back in the next hour.
I'm back. It's 2:58pm.
2:24pm - Recover the stolen auto. 1830 N Monticello. A vehicle needs to be recovered.
2:46pm - The vehicle was recovered and everything. Now I guess it's a code.
3:01pm - Traffic accident. Konster and Diversey. Two car accident by one of the stores.
3:31pm - 1) Domestic disturbance. 2254 N Central Park. No further information.
2) Municipal ordinance violation. 4102 W Armitage. No further information.
4:55pm - Suspicious person. 4435 W Belmont. Male White (Polish) with a bald head is acting suspicious in the grocery store.
5:05pm - Battery in progress. 2400 N Lowell. Large group of women trying to fight with a traffic aide.
5:10pm - Alarm. 2200 N Pulaski. At the Chicago ... something. No further information.
5:14pm - Beat car 2544 codes out the 5:05pm job.
5:18pm - Beat car 2525 needs the keyholder to respond to 2200 N Pulaski. An employee (or someone else) is trapped in a room.
5:27pm - A keyholder will be responding to the 5:10pm job in 20 minutes.
5:28pm - Beat 6240 is executing a search warrant at 2524 N Tripp.
5:46pm - Someone has located their missing daughter. 1625 N Harding.
5:57pm - Something's going on at 2314 N Central Park. Sounded like an alarm. They called earlier as well. It's coded out.
About 6:55pm - Disturbance. 3031 N Milwaukee. There is a disturbance at the Avondale Liquior Store.
About 9:55pm - Battery in progress. Diversey and Springfield. Gang fight aboard CTA bus #1068.