Friday, April 24, 2009

Traffic stop at Belmont and Pulaski

Hello, everyone. It's 4:03pm. It's hot outside (it's 83 degrees right now). I've already seen some troublemakers outside, but I've also seen other people trying to beat the heat wave. Anyway, I'll be here until midnight then I'll come back tomorrow evening after my dinner. By the way, there is another blog in Logan Square. It's called "Logan Square Sewer". The author's name is Skurry. You can find that person's profile in my "Follower" section. When it opens up, click on "Logan Square Sewer" and check it out. So far, it looks great! Here is crime for this afternoon/evening.

3:27pm - Beat car 2505 is on a traffic stop at Belmont and Pulaski.

3:29pm - Beat 2505 is running a plate.

3:31pm - 1) Person down. 3110 N Milwaukee. Male down on the sidewalk. EMS en route. 2) Reckless driver. Diversey and Pulaski. Grey Honda Civic speeding east on Diversey.

3:39pm - Beat car 2505 codes the traffic stop as 19Mary and is on a park check at Ken-Well.

3:42pm - Beat 2535 gets a gang disturbance and vice complaint on the beat.

3:53pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Tripp. Gang members flashing signs at passing cars.

3:54pm - 1) Beat car 2505 is doing a park check at Kelyvn. 2) Disturbance. 2036 N Avers. At Mozart Park. People arguing by the basketball court.

3:57pm - Beat 2523 gets a "very" old reckless driver.

3:58pm - Beat car 2505 is clear from Kelvyn Park and is heading over to Mozart Park.

4:05pm - Beat 2523 has something at Diversey and Lawndale.

4:08pm - Beat car 2505 is asking dispatch if the argument is outside or inside. It's near the baseball field, so that's outside, according to dispatch. They see it and thank dispatch.

4:09pm - Beat 2525 is getting a gang disturbance on the PDT.

4:23pm - The 3:54pm job is coded out 19Paul.

4:27pm - Gang disturbance. Kelyvn Park (4438 W. Wrightwood). 18 to 20 male Hispanic gangbangers near a bench near the playground, talking about killing people.

4:41pm - Beat car 2505 needs the event number for Kelyvn Park. It's 13204.

4:44pm - There is a gang disturbance and a prostution on 2535's beat.

4:47pm - Assault in progress. 2138 N Avers. Three males trying to beat up the caller.

4:54pm - Person with a knife. Altgeld and Harding. Male White, grey hair, white t-shirt on a mountain bike carrying a hunting knife. He's heading west on Altgeld.

4:56pm - Battery in progress. Diversey and Harding. At Koz Park. Details to follow.

4:59pm - Multiple calls coming in on the 4:56pm job. Large group of males are throwing bottles and bricks. It's a gang fight.

5:00pm - 1) A slow down is given on the 4:54pm job. 2) Beat 2525 says that he talked to some people from the 4:47pm job and those people say nobody called from there.

5:01pm - A slow down is given on the 4:56/4:59pm jobs.

5:04pm - The 4:47pm job is actually somewhere on Kedzie. 19Paul on 25's part.

5:08pm - Domestic disturbance. 2255 N Keystone. Lots of hollering in the background with a female saying it was a domestic situation.

5:09pm - Battery in progress. Armitage and Keystone. Male Hispanic with a white t-shirt and red jogging pants beating on a female with blonde hair, green shirt.

5:10pm - 1) Person with a knife. Two calls on it. First one is at Cortland and Harding. Male White with no shirt and blue jeans has a knife, threatening people. Second call is at 3835 W Cortland with that same male threatening the caller with a knife. 2) Beat car 2535 gets a generic on the beat.

5:11pm - 1) Disturbance. 4137 W Wellington. Skateboarders loitering in front. 2) Gang disturbance. George and Hamlin. Group of male and female Hispanic gangbangers congregating in front of the buliding. Anonymous caller wants them dispersed. So do I.

5:13pm - The 5:10pm job is also coming in at 3935 W Cortland.

5:14pm - A slow down is given on the 5:10pm job.

5:34pm - An RD number has been pulled on the 5:10pm job. It's HR285472 with the event number of 14307.

5:38pm - Commercial alarm. 3900 W Palmer. No further information.

5:46pm - Gang disturbance. Wrightwood and Konster. 7 gang members by the bench, flashing gang signs.

5:58pm - Loud music disturbance. 2212 N Monticello. No further information.

6:01pm - Holding the offender. 3607 W Fullerton. At Tony's. No further information.

6:03pm - 1) Gang disturbance. Kedvale and Dickens. Gangbangers blocking the street. 2) Gang disturbance. 3700 W Dickens. Gangbangers loitering.

6:04pm - The 3700 W Dickens job is coded 19Paul by Beat car 2566David.

6:05pm - Battery. 2036 N Avers. At Mozart Park. Complaint was beaten up by a male.

6:11pm - Domestic disturbance. 2220 N Lawndale. Fighting with the boyfriend.

6:16pm - Gang disturbance. 2509 N Tripp. 4 gangbangers in the rear of the caller's home. Caller isn't home and was phoned by a neighbor.

6:17pm - Beat 2505 asks for a call back on 6:05pm job.

6:20pm - The 6:17pm call back is successful.

6:43pm - The Kedvale/Dickens job is coded out 5Boy and the 5:58pm job is coded out 4Boy.

6:54pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 6:01pm job. It's HR005568 with no event number. At 5:30pm, the 911 center computers crashed, according to dispatch.

7:07pm - Person with a gun. Hamlin and North. Male Black with a yellow shirt, black hat and jeans has a gun in the front of his pants.

7:08pm - Burglar alarm. 3717 W Wabansia. No further information.

7:09pm - A slow down is given at the 7:07pm job.

7:13pm - Sounds like the computers are back up at the 911 center.

7:16pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 3935 W Diversey. No further information. 2) Gang disturbance. 3700 W Fullerton. No further information. 3) They're calling back at the 6:16pm job.

7:24pm - Anybody know what's happening at Christina and Diversey? I just got an email from someone saying there are load of squad cars and fire trucks. I personally think it's a shooting or something else in that nature.

7:26 to 7:31pm - I'm looking at a fire truck and an ambulance facing the wrong way at about 2840 N Ridgeway with their lights on. There are firemen and EMS personnel standing around. People are also looking on. Also looks like what may appear to be broken glass around the fire truck. No police, though. At 7:31pm, the fire truck left. As of 7:40pm, the ambulance was still on scene.

7:32pm - An unmarked unit speeds down Diversey. It's heading towards Pulaski.

7:33pm - Person with a gun. Armitage and Avers. Also coming in as 3838 W Armitage. Male Black with a white hat, yellow shirt and jeans has a gun. Sounds like the 7:07pm offender.

7:34pm - A slow down is being given at the 7:33pm job per Beat 6759George.

7:41pm - Ambulance 52 just left my block. It's heading east on Diversey. It appears to be only medical for right now.

7:46pm - Beat car 2562Adam gets a gang disturbance and a selling.

7:50pm - Gang disturbance. 3634 W Fullerton. 3 to 4 gangbangers doing stuff.

7:51pm - The 7:50pm job has been coded out 19Paul because Beat 2554 already took care of it.

8:06pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 4410 W Deming. No further information. 2) Loud music disturbance. 2444 N Lawndale. Live band in the alley.

8:10pm - Beat car 2524 has a hand waver at Diversey and Pulaski regarding a Chevy speeding recklessly.

8:18pm - Person with a knife. 1620 N Springfield. Mom's boyfriend has a knife.

8:20pm - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Central Park. Gang members in the alley with bats. 17th district is also responding.

8:22pm - A slow down is given on the 8:20pm job.

8:48pm - Child abuse. 2105 N Lawndale. Someone fondled the caller's child and they know the offender.

8:55pm - Beat 2523 has a suspicious vehicle on the PDT after lunch.

8:57pm - Beat car 2525 needs a supervisor on the 8:48pm job. Lots of hollering can be heard in the background.

9:01pm - Reckless driver. Konster and Wrightwood. Black car speeding in the area. Right away, it's coded.

9:07pm - Sounds like another call just came in for the 9:01pm job.

9:29pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 8:48pm job. It's HR285803 with the event number of 194XX.

9:33pm - 1) Beat 2540 says that a citizen told him there are a bunch of gang members with bats at Armitage and Pulaski. He's going to check it out. 2) Battery in progress. 2300 N Karlov. Male Hispanic in a dark t-shirt beating on a female.

9:34pm - EMERGENCY on Zone 12. Male running from Beat car 2562A at about Lowell and Palmer from a job at 2218 N Lowell.

9:35pm - Beat 2562A lost the subject.

9:58pm - 1) The 2444 N Lawndale job is coded out 5Boy. 2) They're calling back on the 8:18pm job. This time, a male has a knife and a gun.

9:59pm - A slow down is being given on the 9:58pm job.

10:12pm - Disturbance. 3610 W Cortland. Kids playing on something.

10:16pm - Battery in progress. Milwaukee and Monticello. Man and woman fighting.

10:29pm - Gang disturbance. 2045 N Avers. Gangbangers are out.

10:35pm - Assault. Armitage and Avers. Caller was pushed down and was told to watch his back by a male Black in a black shirt. Offender was last seen driving a white van.

10:37pm - Gang disturbance. Armitage and Avers. By the park. Gang members making their presence with bats.

10:38pm (actually @ 4:49am Saturday) - I'm going to go now. I'm too tired to stay up. Have a good night, everyone, and be safe. Note: I actually had these calls recorded on my microphone from 10:04pm on because I just wanted to take a little nap but I ended up sleeping until 4am.


AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anybody know what's happening at Christina and Diversey? I got an email from someone saying there are load of squad cars and fire trucks. I personally think it's a shooting or something else in that nature.

Anonymous said...

Love the website and your dedication to providing information. Thanks!

One question: it seems like you go on a lot of field trips. Do you think your school is not giving enough attention to classroom learning?

Also, maybe you could infiltrate the gangs and take pictures and post secrets on the website? Think of how much of an impact that would have!

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

You're welcome for all of the information. To answer your question, no, I don't feel that way. I think we get enough classroom learning. I certainly do, LOL.

As for the gang thing, hmmm ... sounds like a good idea. How I would get their secrets, though?

Anonymous said...

An alternative to the infiltration technique: you could just go out onto the street and pose as a "journalist" and interview the gang bangers. After a while you will have built up a good working relationship with them and then all of a sudden BLAM! Karate kick them in their teeth and say NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, BRO! And then you can take over their territory and start up your own gang that does good deeds, instead of slinging weed.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Unfortunely, I really can't do that because I live with my family and I don't want them getting hurt over anything I've done. And it seems to me in this neighborhood that the hoods don't like getting interview. Hell, they get pissed off if the police are called on them. Sounds like a great idea, though. If I didn't live with my family, I'd be all for this idea.