Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Domestic on Oakdale

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:38pm. Today was an ok day. We had to restrain a student in my Autism class today, but it was pretty good despite that. It's already the last day of September. October will be here tomorrow. Can anybody believe it? I can't. This year's gone by fast (and thank goodness for that). Anyway, here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:37pm - Domestic disturbance. 4160 W Oakdale. Dispute with the bro (LOL).

3:44pm - I'm going out for a little bit with a friend. I'll be back.

4:12pm - I'm back.

4:37pm - 1) Beat car 2524 has a gang disturbance and a suspicious vehicle on the Beat. 2) Traffic accident. Belmont and Milwaukee. School bus VS cars. No kids on the bus [thank god]. 3) Disturbance. 3105 N Haussen.

5:49pm - There was a job at 2216 N Keystone.

5:57pm - Auto theft in progress. 2014 N Hamlin. Male Hispanic in a white sweater is trying to steal a car.

7:15pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:30pm - I'm back, and there's an intoxicated male driving a green Dodge speeding east on Fullerton from Hamlin.

7:31pm - Domestic Battery. 2901 N Harding. Complainant was hit with a baseball bat by the daughter.

7:34pm - There's a call at 2854 N Konster.

8:01pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Traffic Stop on Harding

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:11pm. Today was a good day, but I'm tired out. I would've been here sooner, but I had to revise my article for Journalism class. Anyway, here is crime for this late afternoon and evening.

5:38pm - A Gang or Tac unit has a traffic stop at 2815 N Harding.

5:52pm - Domestic disturbance. 3621 W Wolfram. Out of control 9 yr old son. Can't this be handled by the parent?

6:09pm - Theft in progress. 2106 N Avers. Three people stealing the tires off a white van. One has on a white t-shirt and blue shoes.

6:37pm - Gang disturbance. On 2523's Beat.

6:44pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:00pm - I'm back.

7:07pm - Suspicious person. 2638 N Pulaski. At the Public Storage. Complainant was leaving for the day when a male Hispanic or Black ran towards her and tried jumping the gate. He's 5'8 and bald, and he's carrying a black duffle bag.

7:18pm - Battery in progress. 2650 N Lawndale. Gang fight.

7:28pm - A slow down is being given on the 7:18pm job.

7:42pm - Assault in progress. 2122 N Avers. The mom was threatened. The woman who threatened her is on pot.

7:54pm - A unit needs a female for a search at 4118 W Flecther.

8:00pm - There's a job at Belmont and Lawndale, but dispatch is not reading it out over the air. Also, it's time for bed for me, so good night to all. Be warm and safe.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Unknown Male At Door on Keeler

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:33am. It's kind of a cold day (highs in the low 60s but it's only in the low 50s right now) and it's windy on top of it. Very windy. Those gusts are really strong. I was awoken a couple of times in the night by them. So, anyway, here's crime for this morning before I leave and for this afternoon and evening.

6:07am - Disturbance. 2233 N Keeler. Unknown male White at the complainant's door.

6:40am - I have to go. Have a great day, everyone, and I'll be back later.

3:17pm - I'm back. I'm not feeling well. I had to get some shots in order to participate in Special Olympics in May, and now I'm getting a reaction to them. I always get reactions. Updates may be limited today.

3:23pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 3701 W Diversey. Four of them by the store, doing their thing. 2) Domestic disturbance. 2236 N Monticello.

3:34pm - There were a job in the coverage area.

3:35pm - 1) Domestic disturbance. 2342 N Avers. 2) Information for the police. 2050 N Karlov.

3:43pm - Beat 2546 tells dispatch that if they get any calls at 2436 N. Avers, it needs to be coded. The complainant there has mental issues and is falsely claiming that their brother stole the car.

4:58pm - Battery in progress. Central Park and Armitage. Four kids fighting. They appear to be 3rd or 4th graders.

5:19pm - Beat 2523 is getting some stuff after their stop they have.

6:02pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Nelson.

6:28pm - Beat car 2524 is getting a Burglar report on the Beat.

6:41pm - Gang disturbance. 2100 block of N Avers.

6:46pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:05pm - I'm back from eating.

7:16pm - Gang disturbance. 2700 N Lawndale.

7:22pm - EMS run. Belmont and Lawndale. Male knocked out and bleeding. Also, a 2562 car is taking one in from a stop at 3050 N Monticello.

7:48pm - Disturbance. 1927 N Hamlin. Loiters in the alley.

8:02pm - I have to go. Have a good night, everyone. Be warm and safe!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Loudness In Avondale

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:00am. Today, I'm mointoring 17 for the residents north of Belmont. Anyway, it's going to be in the mid 70s with sunshine (finally!). I guess there's nothing else to say, besides that here is crime for today.

12:12am - 1) Disturbance. 3355 N Pulaski. Loud group and music. 2) Loud music disturbance. 3522 W Melrose.

12:13am - I'm heading to bed. Good night, everyone.

7:00am - I'm back. Good morning.

7:13am - Traffic accident. 3200 N Kimball. Hit and run. Driver fled into 14.

10:44am - This came in as 4000 W Belmont, but it's at Belmont and Milwaukee. On 25's side. Report of 200 males gathered over there in the Shell gas station. That's gotta be a REAL huge crowd.

12:38pm - Disturbance. 3944 W Roscoe. Intoxicated female making too much noise in the alley.

1:49pm - Gang disturbance. 3200 N Monticello. 10 of them flashing signs and looking for trouble.

3:37pm - Suspicious vehicle. 3203 N Central Park. Several males got into a car with no plates. They went east on Belmont then north on Drake. Complainant thinks because the car doesn't have plates, they're using it for gang activity.

4:39pm - Assault in progress. Belmont and Pulaski. Four male Whites standing behind the complainant at the bus stop, saying rude and nasty things to them. They're wearing white t-shirts.

4:49pm - A slow down is being given on the 4:39pm job.

6:40pm - Beat car 1732 is getting a parker on the Beat.

7:12pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:30pm - I'm back from eating.

7:34pm - The 6:40pm job is coded.

7:38pm - Check the well being. 2900 W Belmont. Two female Whites in the middle of the street, riding on their bikes. They appear to be drunk.

7:55pm - There is a deceased 79 yr old man at 3307 N Harding. It appears natural. I heard this job dispatched at 7:07pm, but I thought I heard the address of 4307.

8:00pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Loud Music on Lyndale

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:01am. Today, I'm monitoring 14. I haven't done that in a while. Anyway, today is supposed to be in the 70s with more rain ( So, here's crime for today.

12:03am - Loud music disturbance. 3046 W Lyndale. From the hallway. With that, I'm off to do some other stuff then I'm off to bed. Good night, everyone.

9:00am - I'm back. Good morning.

9:11am - Assault in progress. 2953 N Gresham. Two tenants arguing over a car fire and electricity.

9:13am - Battery. 1832 N Kedzie. Landlord struck the complainant. They're still arguing.

9:40am - Beat 1489 is checking out an abandoned building at 3417 W Armitage.

9:43am - Suspicious person. 2600 N Western. Male Hispanic with a black hat, black t-shirt, dark pants and sunglasses checking out cars by the AMC theater.

9:46am - Traffic accident. Damen and Armitage. Male hit by car.

9:49am - Traffic accident. 2160 N Milwaukee. Property damage. One car's not drivable.

9:53am - The 9:43am job is being coded, and the responding unit now asks for an event number for crime reduction by the skateboard park. It's 06812.

9:55am - Beat 1465 tells dispatch if there was a "Vice In Progress" at Bloomingdale and California, it can be coded.

10:01am - An RD number has been pulled from the 9:46am job. It's HR557164 with the event number of 06622.

10:11am - Traffic accident. Logan and Elston. Car vs truck.

10:25am - Person w/ a gun. 2645 N Elston. In the MicroCenter parking lot is a male threatening the complainant with a gun. Offender claims he's the po-po. He's in a Chyrstal. The car has a plate of H319XXX.

10:27am - A slow down is being given. Cook County Sheriff may be the offender.

10:31am - Parker. 3000 N Whipple. Cars are parked in the premit zone and they need to set up for an alleged carnival.

10:33am - Parker. 3558 W Wabansia. Grey Ford Tarus illegally parked in the rear.

10:36am - The 10:25am job is being coded 19P. The caller is an idiot, according to a responding officer. The Sheriff was an off duty who told this caller that he did something wrong, the caller got mad and argued or whatever which caused this Sheriff to take out their gun.

10:41am - The 10:31am job is being coded 19Charlie. No evidence of a carnival.

11:03am - A unit asks for an event number at 2001 N Milwaukee. It's 07851.

11:11am - Criminal trespass in progress. 2344 W Belden. Male White with a blue baseball cap was just seen going into the rear of a vacant house.

11:14am - Auto Theft in progress. 1647 N Maplewood. Female Hispanic, green sweater and blue jeans is trying to get into a tan SUV.

11:26am - Information for the police. Oakely and Belden. Complainant found a blood-soaked shirt in the trash can on the southwest corner.

11:31am - Traffic accident. Diversey and Sacramento.

11:37am - Domestic Battery. 2603 W Cortland. Husband hit the complainant. There was a call here before, at about 8:50 this morning.

11:38am - The 11:26am job is being coded. No foul play suspected.

11:40am - Traffic control. Armitage and the Kennedy. Truck struck under the viaduct.

12:08pm - Battery in progress. 2840 N Rockwell. Two males fighting.

12:13pm - The 12:08pm job is coming over as an "Assault in progress" as well now.

12:14pm - A slow down is being given on Rockwell.

12:28pm - Battery in progress. 2830 W McLean. Teens fighting in the street.

12:49pm - Something over at the Logan Skateboarding park regarding kids.

12:58pm - Suspicious person. 2300 block of W Lyndale.

12:59pm - Assault in progress. 1800 W Armitage. At the gas station. Male, 40s with glasses, is threatening two other males with a steel baseball bat.

1:11pm - A disregard is being given on the 12:59pm job.

1:27pm - Traffic accident. 1600 N Califorina. Female hit by car.

1:28pm - Domestic disturbance. 2915 N Allen. Problem with the stepfather who slammed the door on the complainant. He's also arguing with them.

1:29pm - Loud music disturbance. McLean and Campbell.

1:32pm - Loud music disturbance. 2826 N Rockwell.

1:33pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2100 block of N Spaulding. Three males, two of them Whites with grey sweaters and jeans. The third male is Hispanic with a black hoodie. They've jumped over the gate of the maroon building, waiting by the basement.

1:46pm - Child abuse. Milwaukee/Diversey/Kimball. Male in a white 4-door Buick is beating two small children in his car while driving. The car has a plate of 9647126. The car is heading towards Central Park on Milwaukee.

1:58pm - EMS run. 2941 W Lyndale. The complainant found the nephew with a towel wrapped around his head and lots of blood in the garage. They think he killed himself.

2:09pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 1:58pm job. It's HR557545 with the event number of 10682.

2:17pm - Disturbance. 1700 block of N Hoyne. In the south alley, a female is knocking over garbage cans and breaking glass.

2:20pm - Domestic Battery. 1850 N Fairfield. Someone hit someone and there's lots of yelling in the background.

2:36pm - Theft. 2704 N Califorina. Male Black with a black hoodie stole a yellow purse out of a car. Complainant's boyfriend is chasing him. Also, there's a parker on 1411's Beat, along with a gang disturbance at 3534 W Barry. Group of them flashing signs, walking towards their corner at Central Park.

2:42pm - 1) Gang disturbance. Spaulding and Armitage. Five of them loitering on the corner. 2) Narcotics. 3435 W Cortland. Two males selling drugs out of a car.

2:47pm - 1) Disturbance. Milwaukee and Kedzie. At the Blue Line station. Male teen is selling flyers on the platform in the subway. If someone refuses to take it, he cusses them out. 2) Parker. 3044 N Spaulding. Small blue car parked in the alley.

2:54pm - Beat 1410 is requesting a unit to block off traffic at Califorina on Lyndale. This is from the suicide (it sounds like a Homicide because they're saying "crime scene") at 2941 W Lyndale.

3:39pm - Theft. Richmond and Logan. Male Hispanic or Black wearing all black broke into a white SUV.

3:40pm - Parker. 2420 W Medill. Large landscaping truck on the residential.

3:43pm - There was a job in the 3500 block of W Medill.

3:46pm - Domestic disturbance. 1901 N Richmond. Boyfriend is assaulting the complainant.

4:15pm - Disturbance. Armitage and Wood. Man yelling at people in the gas station.

4:21pm - Parker. Francisco and Logan.

4:44pm - Information for the police. 28XX W McLean. Four intoxicated males are getting into a white vehicle.

4:49pm - Prostitution. Armitage and Sawyer. Female Hispanic, white top, blue jean shorts is solicting.

4:53pm - Beat 1495 just on-viewed an accident at 1841 N Central Park. Property damage only for now.

5:05pm - Check the well being. 1841 N Kedzie. Complainant wants police to check on the daughter. The daughter doesn't live in the "best of neighborhoods". She has not been heard from in 2 weeks and that's highly rare.

5:06pm - 1) Disturbance. 1618 N Califorina. Two older people loitering. 2) Narcotics. 2719 N Artesian. Gangbangers are pretending to play basketball and football but must really be doing drugs. 3) Suspicious vehicle. 2727 W Belmont. Dispatch is sending it to 17, but it's on 14's side.

5:10pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 4:53pm on-view. It's HR557817 with the event number of 13639.

5:12pm - Sex offense. 2002 W Armitage. Male and female having sex in the alley.

5:14pm - They're calling back on the 3:40pm job.

5:15pm - 1) Disturbance. 2535 N Kedzie. Female aggressively panhandling. She's giving people who don't contribute a hard time. 2) Barking dog. 2322 N Spaulding.

5:31pm - Loud music disturbance. 1827 N Drake.

5:36pm - Disturbance. 1832 N Califorina. Homeless male laying in the alley.

5:37pm - 1) Beat 1405 is on a detail at Kedzie and Logan for a music fest. 2) Disturbance. 2873 N Drake. Loud group of people in the back.

5:42pm - Burglary in progress. 3558 W Shakespeare. The neighbor's door has been kicked in and the place looks like it was robbed. Also, there's a person with a gun at 1950 N Kimball. Male Hispanic, blue shirt and khaki pants is standing on the southwest corner by the bus stop.

5:43pm - Suspicious person. 3400 W Armitage. Sounds like the same thing as the Kimball.

5:46pm - A slow down is being given on Kimball. Also, it sounds like the door on Shakespeare is open.

5:50pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Califorina. 8 of them near the Kennedy Expressway flashing signs and throwing bottles. Right away, it's coded by 1412 because they just passed by there.

5:52pm - Beat 1410 wants 1414 to meet him on Shakespeare. Also, a disregard is being given there. The apartment is clear.

5:55pm - There was somethibg in the coverage area.

6:04pm - They're calling back on the 5:50pm job.

6:10pm - Gang disturbance. Wabansia and Humboldt. Several flashin' signs.

6:16pm - Battery in progress. 2119 N Western. Male and female fighting.

6:31pm - Info for the police. 2052 N Western.

6:32pm - Disturbance. 2958 N Gresham. People yelling and screaming in the street.

6:34pm - Beat 1405 is checking the Skateboard Park @ Logan and Western. Event number is 15351.

6:43pm - Ambulance needed at Drake and Milwaukee for someone.

6:52pm - A unit has a traffic stop at 1943 W Cortland.

7:03pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:30pm - I'm back.

7:40pm - Suspicious person. 2114 N Spaulding. Male on a ladder, against the utility pole, in the alley between Kimball and Spaulding. He's not from a business.

7:43pm - 1) Domestic disturbance. 2952 W Nelson. 20 yr old nephew attacked the complainant. 2) Auto Theft report. 2506 N Sacramento.

7:44pm - A unit has a stop at 2353 W Armitage.

7:53pm - The wagon is needed at 2952 W Nelson to transport someone. Also, there's a loud party at 1734 N Spaulding.

7:55pm - Parker. 2423 N Califorina. 4-door blocking the driveway.

7:56pm - Parker. 2105 W Concord. Teal-colored vehicle parked at the hydrant for 24 hours.

8:03pm - Disturbance. Western and Logan. Skateboarders in the parking lot.

8:09pm - Disturbance. 2834 W Palmer. People have the alley blocked off with gates and nobody can get through.

8:24pm - Loud music disturbance. Wellington and Califorina.

8:26pm - Domestic Battery. 3335 W Diversey. Complainant was beaten up by the father. He's still there.

8:34pm - 1) EMS run. 3034 W Fullerton. Male passenger in a sliver Hatchback passed out. Unknown what's wrong. 2) Loud music disurbance. 2143 N Humboldt.

8:40pm - Vicious animal. 3210 W Wabansia. Loose dog on the block. Someone's laying on the ground and the dog's standing over it.

8:44pm - 1) Burglar alarm. Kedzie and Wellington. At the daycare center. 2) Loud music disturbance. 3007 N Gresham.

8:47pm - Beat car 1432 asks for an event number for Burglary SOB mission. It's 18097.

8:51pm - Loud music disturbance. 2229 N Leavitt.

8:52pm - The 8:47pm mission is coded 19P.

8:54pm - Loud music disturbance. 2900 N Califorina.

9:11pm - They're calling back on the 1:27pm job.

9:15pm - Peeping tom. 3126 N Kedzie. Male Hispanic wearing all black peeking through the windows.

9:16pm - 1) Alarm. 3202 W North. 2) Loud music disturbance. 2420 N Drake. Coming from cars. 3) They're calling back at 3558 W Shakespeare.

9:22pm - The 9:15pm job is being coded.

9:27pm - Disturbance. 3142 W North. At the Citgo gas station. A male is high on drugs and he's harassing a female. He won't let her get in her car. Also, there's a suspicious person call at 3105 N Bernard. Unknown male just pulled her over, claming to be police.

9:29pm - Person wanted. 2048 N Oakely. Female that stole money from the son is out in front.

9:32pm - Loud music disturbance. 2059 N Mozart.

9:35pm - Traffic accident. 2934 N Milwaukee. Cab involved. No injures.

9:39pm - A unit has a handwaver at 2952 N Gresham. Also, a loud music disturbance @ 2343 N Rockwell.

9:40pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 3501 W Lyndale. 18 yr old son out of control and tearing up the house.

9:54pm - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Kimball. Male flashing signs and throwing bottles.

10:03pm - A unit is asking for an event number from 2547 W Fullerton regarding loitering. It's 19784.

10:04pm - Person down. 1622 N Califorina. Male in his 60s with his clothes hanging off of him and a 40 ounce beer in his hand is laying in the alley.

10:05pm - Parker. 3503 W Medill. Black 2-door parked in the tow zone for several hours.

10:06pm - The 10:05pm job is coded 6Paul.

10:09pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 9:35pm job. It's HR558189 with the event number of 19899.

10:10pm - Domestic disturbance. 2247 W Fullerton. Problem with the boyfriend.

10:11pm - 1) DUI driver. 3553 W Belmont. Blue Dodge cutting off people. I guess the driver's drunk or drinking. He's driving through the alley. 2) They're calling back on the 8:54pm job.

10:16pm - Loud music disturbance. 1742 N Spaulding.

10:17pm - Beat 45Sam15Adam has a traffic stop at Drake and McLean.

10:20pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 2012 W Willow. 2) Disturbance. 2230 W Cortland. In Erhler Park. Large group of teens. The park is supposed to be closed. 3) Gang disturbance. Oakely and Dickens. Three of them.

10:21pm - 1) Disturbance. 3572 W Dickens. Loud group. 2) Parker. 2900 block of N Sawyer. Premits.

10:31pm - Criminal damage in progress. 2109 N Sawyer. Three males with black hoodies are tagging garages in the alley. They're walking to Armitage and they're covering their heads.

10:36pm - They're calling back on the Willow music. Officers didn't do anything. They can't because the callers are anonymous (you need a name to sign complaints).

10:37pm - The 10:16pm job is coded 4Frank.

10:39pm - 1) Disturbance. Dickens and Winchester. Extremely loud party. 2) They're calling back at 2343 N Rockwell.

10:43pm - 1) The large group of teens from Erhler Park are now running through the alley at 2233 W Homer. 2) Parker. 1909 W Arimtage. Dark blue SUV parked at the bus stop.

10:46pm - Shots fired. 2950 W Palmer. 15 heard.

10:54pm - 1) Disturbance. 1700 N Talman. 20 males in black making noise in the alley. 2) Check the well being. 2525 N Milwaukee. Male caller requesting police. Was very uncooperative and hung up. 3) Suspicious vehicle. 2533 N Sacramento. The car alarm was turned off but now the car won't start. Caller isn't sure if it's the owner or if it's a thief.

10:57pm - Alarm. 2570 N Elston. At Home Depot.

10:58pm - Loud music is now being called in at 2015 W Willow. Now someone's singing, too.

10:59pm - Disturbance. 1800 N Richmond. The street's still blocked off from the block party.

11:04pm - 1) They're calling back in the Drake and Milwaukee area for loud music. Coming from the bar this time. 2) Loud music disturbance. 2721 N Artesian.

11:05pm - Parker. 2604 N Drake. Rent truck on the residential.

11:07pm - Loud music disturbance. 1750 N Spaulding.

11:17pm - 1) Disturbance. 3400 block of W Shakespeare. In the alley between Shakespeare and Dickens, there is a loud party. 2) Narcotis. Belmont and Kedzie. They're smoking weed under the viaduct.

11:25pm - Loud music disturbance. 3137 N Kimball. Live band in the backyard.

11:28pm - Loud party somewhere on Cortland.

11:31pm - Disturbance. Wabansia and Oakely. Large group of people screaming.

11:33pm - Now the 11:31pm job is coming in as an Assault in progress, then a Battery in progress. Pushing, shoving and rough talk going on. Then a fight breaks out. An exact address of 1660 N Oakely is also given.

11:34pm - The group is dispersing in different directions.

11:38pm - Disturbance. 2100 N Oakely. Arguing in the alley.

11:42pm - They're calling back on the 1700 block of N Spaulding for the loud music.

11:44pm - Disturbance. 2843 W Lyndale. Loud party with garbage cans blocking the alley.

11:50pm - The 2000 block of W Willow is calling AGAIN. Also, there's a suspicious person at Moffat and Western. Male is going westbound, playing with the doors on cars.

11:54pm - Battery in progress. Drake and Cortland. Gang fight with males and females.

11:56pm - Gang disturbance. Woodard and Spaulding.

11:59pm - A slow down is being given on the 11:54pm job.

12:00am - This concludes my coverage of 14. I'll be back with 14 in October and 17 tomorrow.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Beat 2523 meeting on Wednesday

Good evening, everyone. I'd like to tell you all, and because I've had popular demand :), about 2523's Beat meeting that took place on Wednesday (9-23-09).

When I walked in with my mom, it was just us. We were early. So we just sat in the lobby of the Copercius (not sure how's it spelled) Center, 3160 North Milwaukee. About 10 minutes later, a couple of more residents arrived. Then the Beat officers walked in with the Beat facilatior (I'm sure some of you may know who she is, if you live on Beat 2523). Then followed in was Sergeant Weigelin, one of my favorites from 25. Officer Flores came in with him. She's my favorite police officer out of 25. She's kind and she really seems to enjoy her job.

Anyway, the Beat meeting started. We all introduced ourselves. Then here was when it got interesting.

The first talked about issue from last month was from 2911 North Springfield, where apparently there were gangbangers hanging out at night, making noise and causing a disturbance. Sergeant Weigelin told us the officers looked into it, and shut it down.

Then discussed was the issue of people feeding the homeless and drunks along Milwaukee Avenue, particulary at Davlin Court. The Medical Center at that corner was especially doing it. Also along Milwaukee were the lovelys throwing trash around. This really bothered a couple of residents.

Third on the agenda was the liquoir stores on Milwaukee. Apparently, they were violating their lisences or something by just handing out bottles of liquior on the street. I'm not too sure. It was something like that. There were also a couple of other issues along Milwaukee. To combat all of this, the police did a mission along Milwaukee about two or three weeks ago (I remember hearing this over the scanner). They went into zero tolerance mode. 16 arrests were made from the mission. The intoxicated people were taken to those garden places on Madison.

The last issue regarding crime were prostitutes up and down Pulaski, looking for customers. They even came up to one of our residents who attended the Beat meeting.

The non-crime issue we had was the Beat meeting location being moved. Officers want to move it to St. Joesph's Village Of Chicago, 4021 West Belmont. Residents complained of parking issues there. So did one officer. They also talked about changing the Beat meeting time for it to start a little earlier (at 6 or 6:30). They think more people will show up if they do that.

Now, moving on to the new problems:
  • 3733 West George - There are all sorts of craziness happening at this location. Mostly males, allegedy Hispanic, one who appears to be a gang member, are going by 3 window of the ground floor. There are also women involved. They were seen putting their hands through the windows then getting in cars. They drive towards Hamlin on George usually. This occurrs between 12-3pm.
  • There has been reports of a car hitting other cars throughout the Beat, that also appears to be getting into them and stealing things.
  • 4000 block of West George - Illegal parking on the south side of the street. There are 3 feet from the curb. The resident reporting this has called once, but he got a bad response from the officer assigned on second watch and from OEMC (911 center).
  • 3084 North Davlin Court - People, particulary males, have been sitting in cars for long periods of time, drinking. They double park all over the block. The resident complaining reported that a male in a red car was dragging a female and beating on her on the 23rd. Before he could get a plate or anything, the car took off. The resident noticed this when he heard the female screaming outside.
  • 3100 block of North Monticello - There has been some guys doing something in the west alley. They have appeared to be doing exchanges, possibly involving narcotics.
  • 2856 North Hamlin - There were people urinating, but within 3 days before the Beat meeting, the back garage where this was occurring was boarded up.
  • Belmont and Milwaukee - All the Shell gas station, resident after resident reported a regular group in upwards of 30 to 40 people gathering there, sometimes blocking the pumps. One resident says one bum bumped his car, which scared the daylights out of his daughters, who are small children. A bum also tried to rob the resident. He was quoted/unquoted as saying "hey, give me all your money," repeatedly.

So, yes, I attended my Beat. It was good and interesting. So interesting that I'm going back in October. I really enjoyed this meeting.

Other observations:
On this Beat, there were 329 calls for service. We've had 116 reported crimes with 61 arrests. Most of the crime seems to be on the 3900 block of West Diversey. Most of the crime appears to take place on Sundays. The highest reported crime was Theft. Most crimes were reported in the 8pm, 11am and 10pm hours.

A Quiet Friday (so far)

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:00am. No school today for me, or most other kids. Anyway, today we'll have some rain showers this afternoon with more temps in the 70s. Also, I probably will be gone from about 4-9pm today, as I might go down to the 911 center on a tour with other kids who live in the 25th district. We're being taken by bus. Our escorts/helpers/etc. will be none other than Chicago's finest theirselves, the men and women in blue. This thing goes from 5:30-8pm. Lastly, if anyone wants to know what happened at Beat 2523's meeting on Wednesday, please let me know. So, here's crime for today.

2:28am - Beat car 2524 is getting some disturbances on the PDT. With that, I'm off to sleep. Good night.

10:00am - I'm back. Good morning.

10:04am - Beat car 2525 has an on view disturbance at Dickens and Lawndale.

10:06am - A slow down is being given at the 10:04am on view.

11:39am - Information for the police. 1629 N Hamlin.

12:06pm - Person down/Robbery in progress(?). 3644 W Diversey. There's a male down on the ground, and some teens are trying to take his bike.

12:09pm - Backlog in 25 at 12:09 hours.

1:08pm - There's a job at Fullerton and Monticello.

1:25 to 1:40pm - I wasn't paying attention. Sorry.

1:43pm - Municipal ordinance violation. Diversey and Avers. Something about revenue.

2:24pm - Criminal damage in progress. 3975 W Barry. Three male tagging the garages.

2:25pm - Backlog in 25 again at 14:25 hours.

3:06pm - I'm going to go. I need to catch the CTA to head over to the station so I can meet the bus on time.

9:44pm - Report of an alleged fight at McLean and Hamlin.

11:33pm - I'm FINALLY back. I got caught up writing another post and doing other stuff. Anyway, my trip to the 911 center was great. I met the male dispatcher named George who works 3rd watch on Zone 12. I guess he's pretty nice. Can't say that from the comments he's made in the past about my calls, though.

11:34pm - There was something on 2523's Beat.

11:50pm - 10-1. 2705 N Narraganset. Off duty PO getting threatened.

11:52pm - A slow down is being given on Narraganset. Everything's ok.

12:00am - I'm finished with coverage of 25, until Monday. 14 will be mointored tomorrow and 17 will be mointoring Sunday.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Yelling and Flashing On Deming

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:08pm. Today has been a tiring day, but it's a three day weekend. I plan on doing some relaxing. Anyway, as you probably know, I attended my Beat meeting last night. I have to say, going for the first time ever, it was really interesting. So interesting that I'm going again next month. I found out A TON of information that I didn't know before. Stuff I don't hear on the scanner. I can tell you the rest, but it may take up this entire post. Would you all like me to do a separate post for my observations on last night? Also, tonight is going to be cloudy with lows in the 60s. Tomorrow, we'll have some rain with highs in the 70s. Here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

5:02pm - Gang disturbance. 4450 W Deming. Five of them, flashing signs and yelling.

5:06pm - Robbery. 3192 N Milwaukee. The father apparently had something taken from him, but it sounds like a Battery to me. Anyway, a male and female came in and beat him up. He had some teeth knocked out. This address came up as a problem place in last night's Beat meeting.

5:11pm - Polish speaker needed at the 5:06pm job.

5:17pm - Person calling for help. 2146 N Avers. Woman screaming with Spanish arguing in the background.

5:27pm - Person w/ a gun. 4408 W Altgeld. Male Hispanic, white shirt and blue jean shorts pointed a gun at the complainant's chest. He fled westbound in a 2001 blue car.

5:31pm - Some more information has came out regarding the 5:27pm job. The offender got into the car with four other male Hispanics. There's some damage to the car, involving a light on the back of the car.

5:33pm - The 5:06pm vitcim is requesting EMS.

5:34pm - The 5:27pm job is being coded 19Boy.

5:40pm - Two RD numbers have been pulled from the 5:06pm job. It's HR554347 with the event number of 13566. The second RD is HR554348. The event number is the same for both RDs. The RDs were pulled for Battery.

5:41pm - Person w/ a gun. Central Park and McLean. Male Hispanic, brown shirt has a gun tucked in his waistband. He's sitting in the Funston school park with another male and a female. Beat car 1413 was orginally assigned to it but was correct to say that the park is on 25's side.

5:47pm - The 5:41pm job is coded 19B.

5:51pm - 1) Person wanted. 1615 N Lawndale. 2) Disturbance. 3801 W Wabansia. Kids on bikes throwing rocks at METRA trains. 3) Disturbance. 3119 N Milwaukee. 4) Traffic accident. 3114 N Harding. 5) Suspicious person. 2833 N Harding.

5:58pm - Assault in progress. 3638 W North.

6:04pm - Battery in progress. 2010 N Karlov. Three males drinking and fighting. Orginally started out as a disturbance at 4100 W Armitage.

6:27pm - EMS run. 3806 W George. Male, 40, was shaking on the ground and bleeding. He fell.

6:30pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:00pm - I'm back.

7:30pm - EMS run. 3100 N Springfield. Male down.

7:56pm - There are jobs at 3034 N Central Park and 3120 N Lawndale.

8:04pm - Supsicious person. Shakespeare and Lawndale. Three male teens walking around, going through garbage cans and looking at people's houses. One's wearing a hoodie and the other two have on zip-up sweaters. Heading west on Shakespeare.

8:15pm - Parker on 2524's Beat.

8:34pm - Check the well being. 2959 N Springfield. Something about a father and daughter. Someone's going southbound on Springfield.

8:58pm - The 8:34pm job is being coded 19B.

9:09pm - They're calling back on the 5:27pm job. This time it's a domestic. Niece VS complainant.

9:45pm - Barking dog. 2648 N Hamlin.

9:56pm - Beat 2563Eddie is doing a follow-up at 3127 N Springfield.

10:10pm - Person w/ a knife. Monticello and Barry. Gangbangers on the street with knives, about to fight. I hope the person who lives over there who attended last night's meeting is ok.

10:17pm - Beat 2563E is heading in with one from Belmont and Springfield.

10:19pm - 1) Disturbance. Fullerton and Pulaski. Male in a black limo harassing the complainant, attempting to get them into the vehicle. 2) Loud music disturbance. 4334 W Parker.

10:27pm - Person down. Milwaukee and Ridgeway. Male. Also, the 10:10pm job is coded 19P and the 9:48pm job is 5Paul.

11:22pm - A 2563 unit is going in with one from 4130 W Belden.

11:31pm - DUI driver. Belmont and Central Park. Heading west.

11:34pm - There's something in the coverage area.

11:37pm - 1) Disturbance. 3008 N Davlin. 2) Disturbance. 2856 N Ridgeway.

11:55pm - The 11:31pm job is coded.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crime blotter for September 23, 2009

Good morning, everyone, it's 5:27am. Today is going to be a nice day with highs in the 70s. My class is going on it's first field trip of the year, but I'm not attending, because my classes come first. Anyway, I just read an article, which was kind of written not so good, about a man found bound and gagged in an alley on the 18th in the 2600 block of N Whipple. That's crazy. Also, I'm only going to be here for this morning. I'm attending a Beat meeting tonight, and due to homework, I decided just not to blog this afternoon, so here's crime for this morning before I go.

6:31am - Domestic disturbance. 1609 N Avers. Boyfriend is refusing to leave.

6:38am - Beat car 2534 is asking for a call back on the 6:31am job. Update, at 6:39am - It went to voice mail.

6:40am - I have to go. Have a great day, everyone. I'll be back tomorrow.

9:33pm - I went to Beat 2523's meeting tonight. It was really good. I wish more people would've came, however. It felt good listening to people's concerns.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Domestic on Harding

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:43pm. Today's been yet another long day. I'm glad to be home. Anyway, today seems to be rather active. On the way home, I spotted some street activity. So, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:42pm - Domestic disturbance. X601 N Harding (dispatch called 2524, so it's got to be in the coverage area). Wife is harassing.

4:54pm - Gang disturbance. 3100 N Monticello. They're yelling in the street.

4:56pm - Disturbance. 3105 N Haussen. Intoxicated males causing a scene.

5:08 to 5:35pm - I fell asleep. Sorry.

5:38pm - Domestic disturbance. 3070 N Haussen.

5:41pm - The 4:54 and 4:56pm jobs are coded.

5:44pm - The 5:38pm job needs a call back.

5:49pm - Robbery. 2015 N Pulaski. Male Black, 18, white t-shirt and black shorts stole the I-Pod.

6:35pm - Fire. Wrightwood and Pulaski. There's a buliding on fire. Address isn't for sure.

6:36pm - An RD number was pulled from the 5:49pm job. I missed it, though.

6:37pm - Parker. 3127 N Harding. Black SUV parking the garage.

6:41pm - Domestic disturbance. 3131 N Ridgeway. Earlier argument with the husband.

6:52pm - Assault in progress. Kelvyn Park (4438 W. Wrightwood). Group of teens arguing.

6:53pm - Person w/ a gun. 2452 N Harding. Boyfriend's beating up the complainant. The jerk threatened to shoot police if they respond.

6:55pm - This isn't good. A unit with a long gun is needed on Harding. Officers are being advised to go into the back.

6:56pm - This is a hostage situation. Uh oh. The guy's sitting on a porch with a gun next to him.
6:59pm - Dispatch sent over a message to HBT (Hostage team or something like that).

7:00pm - Units are being advised to back off. He's raising his gun.

7:01pm - Shots have been fired by the police on Harding.

7:02pm - Offender has been shot. Crime Lab is being advised to come over.

7:03 to 7:15pm - Police/dispatch chatter regarding the hostage situation.

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

7:30pm - I'm back. An RD number has been pulled on the hostage situation. It's HR550869 with the event number of 15274.

7:34pm - Check the well being. Belmont and Ridgeway. Males trying to get into the side door. Officers are allegedy on scene.

7:47pm - Domestic disturbance. 2409 N Konster. Husband/wife drama.

7:53pm - Threatening suicide. 2990 N Milwaukee. Brother took some pills.

7:55pm - Awwwww, man. Beat 2520 wants media to be kept a bay :(. I'm a part of the media (being a blogger and all), aren't I? I was planning on heading down there to ask some questions.

8:05pm - Person down. 3121 N Hamlin.

8:06pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow morning. Good night, everyone :).

5:22am, Wednesday - Here's some information on last night's hostage situation. The news article was incorrect. It was a hostage situation. Police scanner reports confirm that.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Disturbance On Springfield

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:13pm. Today's been one of those days were you just want to relax at home after a hard day. Yes, it's been hard for me. But now I'm relaxing. Anyway, today's been kind of cold with highs in the low 70s. So, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:09pm - Beat car 2525 is getting a disturbance on Springfield and a parker.

4:27 to 5:07pm - There were a few jobs, but I failed to pay attention to the scanner :(.

5:13pm - Beat 2543 is recovering a vehicle somewhere in the district. 2524 is assigned an address on the Beat (it's on Tripp, but I'm not revealing the exact address) to check for the owner of the car.

5:38 to 5:40pm - 2543 is ordering that tow, from 4304 W Schubert.

5:41pm - Burglar alarm. 1928 N Lawndale.

5:49pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Koz.

6:05pm - Beat 2504AdamBoy had a street stop at 3930 W Diversey but they're clear now.

6:12pm - Does anybody know what was going on @ Kimball and Wrightwood, around 5:40pm? I just got a comment regarding it. There was a squad car, a fire truck and an ambulance at the location.

6:35pm - Battery in progress. 2761 N Killbourn. 6 gangbangers fighting in front.

6:38pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Monticello. 8 of them throwing bottles at passing cars.

6:42pm - A second 911 call just came in for the 6:38pm job. There's a group chasing one person, throwing bottles. One of the offenders was caught breaking into a car.

6:45 to 6:51pm - I was outside, enjoying the air, on my front porch :).

6:52pm - Beat 2544 asked for a call back over on the 6:38pm job. A passerby called it in.

6:54pm - Disturbance. 3900 W North. Male and female having a dispute over some merchandise. Also, Beat 2593Tom is calling for an assist at 3850 W Altgeld. There was a parker job over there.

6:55pm - Dispatch is asking 2593T if everything's ok. He's not answering.

6:56pm - A slow down is being given over on Altgeld. There's a unit on scene. There was some people having a very heated dispute but everyone's calmed down.

7:13pm - I have to go eat. Will be back :).

7:31pm - I'm back :).

7:41pm - Narcotics. Koz Park. Male Hispanic in a white t-shirt with a pitbull smoking drugs by the playlot.

7::59pm - The 7:41pm job is coded 1Frank.

8:00pm - I have to go. Good night, everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

People Fighting With Guns On Wellington

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:00am. Today is going to be mainly cloudy with highs in the low 70s, which I think should be about right this time of year. Anyway, like I said last night, I may not be here for a portion of the day because we may go visit my grandmother's grave. I will do coverage until dinner. So, here's crime for today.

12:07am - Person w/ a gun. 3809 W Wellington. People fighting with guns. There's a traffic accident on the scene.

12:09am - DUI driver/Person with a gun. Avers and Wellington. I think it's related to the 12:07am job.

12:22am - Battery in progress. 4100 block of W Fletcher. Large group fighting on the street.

12:33am - The 12:07/12:09am jobs haven't been assigned yet. And nothing's happened with that big group on Flecther yet. With that, I'm gone for the night. Good night :).

8:19am - I'm back. Good morning :).

8:33am - Beat car 2525 has an on view domestic disturbance at 3623 W McLean.

8:51am - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

8:53am - Parker. 3127 N Harding.

8:54am - Beat car 2524 was flagged down at 2538 N Kildare regarding a domestic. Someone's not being allowed to get their belongings.

8:54 to 8:57am - Police/dispatch chatter regarding the 8:53am job. Apparently, a tow was ordered on the car. But it's still there.

9:01am - The Kildare handwaver is coded 1Frank. Person got their belongings.

9:14am - Beat car 2524 asks for a Burglary SOB mission on the Beat. It's going on the PDT.

9:30am - Domestic disturbance. 2418 N Konster. Problem with the wife.

9:44am - Burglar alarm. 2324 N Karlov.

9:56am - Domestic disturbance. 2630 N Avers. Husband kicked the complainant out and won't let them back in.

11:30am to 12:05pm - I wasn't paying too much attention, but it was actually rather quiet on the radio.

12:13pm - Beat car 2524 has a stop at Fullerton and Pulaski.

12:25pm - Suspicious person. 2320 N Kedvale. Male White, 20s, facial hair and hat was knocking on the window and is now sitting on the porch. He doesn't live there.

12:35pm - Suspicious person. 3709 W Lyndale. Two male Whites with black hair lurking around in the alley between Palmer and Lyndale.

12:45pm - Burglar alarm. 4021 W Parker.

12:53pm - Something's going on at the group home, 1929 N Pulaski.

1:13pm - Backlog in 25 at 13:13 hours.

1:34pm - Sex offense. 1807 N Harding. Couple having sex in a car.

1:39pm - The 1:34pm job is coded 19Boy.

3:14pm - Vicious animal. 3909 W Altgeld. Large dog running around. Complainant is afraid that it'll bite someone.

3:34pm - 1) Disturbance. 3181 N Milwaukee. Problem with the gas station attendant. 2) Loud music disturbance. 2900 N Springfield.

3:43pm - The 3:14pm job is coded 19B.

5:45pm - Criminal damage in progress. 3851 W Schubert. Two male Whites, one in a green shirt and one in a red shirt, are damaging the construction tools that the workers left behind.

5:53pm - Shots fired. Deming and Killbourn. A gold Chevy Monte Carlo fired some shots. Last seen going north on Killbourn towards Wrightwood.

5:58pm - Beat car 2525 gets a parker on the Beat.

6:02pm - Wanted from the 5:53pm job are two male Hispanics, supposedly GDs. They are driving a tan Ford '90 with a plate beginning with H25. The driver is 5'10, over 200 lbs and black/red t-shirt. The passenger has on a red t-shirt. He's also about 5'10 and over 200 lbs. They get out of the car and fired at some Cobras.

6:21pm - 1) Commerical alarm. 2516 N Konster. At the church. 2) Gang disturbance. Barry and Pulaski. Two males loitering on the corner and flashing gang signs. In the rain? Wow.

7:07pm - I'm going to go. Good night, everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Trespass On McLean

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:07pm. Anyway, today has been a good day for me. I did some stuff I've wanted to do. Anyway, tonight is going to be rather mild with lows in the 60s, so we'll see what happens. Also, I may not be here for most of the day tomorrow, since my mom wants to visit our grandmother's grave out in Niles. I'll let you all know if I go tomorrow. So, here's crime for tonight.

7:09pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 3719 W McLean.

8:07pm - Beat 2544 is getting some 20 sector complaints on the PDT.

8:40 to 8:55pm - I haven't been paying too much attention. Sorry.

9:14pm - Battery in progress. 2500 N Hamlin. Male beating woman as they head southbound in a car.

9:18pm - Beat car 2523 is getting some stuff after their lunch.

9:38pm - Criminal damage in progress. 4116 W Nelson. Between the alley of Nelson and Barry, 15 gangbangers are tagging garages and damaging property.

10:01pm - They're also calling at 4115 W Barry for 10 spray painting. Beat car 2525 is over there on an unrelated call, where there's a large crowd, and says.

10:02pm - Suspicious vehicle. McLean and Hamlin. Male circling the area in a car, talking on his cell phone.

10:19pm - Disturbance. 2500 N Hamlin. Party on the "side" of the street.

10:20pm - Beat car 2525 has a stop at 4173 W Barry. Some people are stopped.

10:58pm - Check the well being. 2422 N Harding. Complainant saw pictures of the boyfriend cutting his wrists (probably somewhere on the 'net, like Myspace or Facebook). They called him, but he said he was fine. The pictures are real, though. Complainant does not live at this address.

10:59pm - Alarm. 2010 N Central Park. At Funston Elementary. Old building.

11:38pm - 1) Reckless driver. Pulaski and Belmont. Blue/green car going westbound. 2) Beat car 2523 is getting some disturbances on the Beat.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Shooting On Palmer Wednesday Night

Good evening, everyone, it's 9:30pm. Apparently, on Wednesday night, there was a shooting within the 3700 block of West Palmer. Here's what I got.

Anonymous said...
"Didn't see this one on your blog, but there was a shooting on Palmer St last night, too.

Around 11pm, we heard 5 or 6 shots including one that sounded like it hit a street sign or a mailbox. Then shouting. We called 911 at that time, but by the time police arrived on scene (like a minute later) the shooting victim had been taken from the scene in a friend's car. As far as I could see, no arrests were made,".

There is no further information. Of course, another shooting. What more can I say?

Shooting/Beating @ Diversey and Lawndale
Shots Fired Last Night On Harding
Shooting On Gresham Last Night
Shooting at Armitage and Humboldt
Stabbing On Springfield
Early Morning Gunfire In Avondale
Shots fired near Diversey/Kedzie late last night
Avondale erupts in gunfire ... AGAIN
More shots fired in Avondale last night
Shooting on Diversey late last night
Two shootings in Avondale ... IN ONE DAY!!
Shooting at Diversey and Albany last night
Another day, another shooting
Shooting on Diversey and Lawndale
16 yr old shot down in Logan Square

Mental Breaks Out Window @ Fullerton Hotel

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:41pm. Today was an ok day at school. Anyway, it's TGIF (yay!). I'm happy for that. Also, on the way home, I've seen some rowdy behavior. After all, it's warm out and it's a Friday. We'll see what happens. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:35pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 3919 W Fullerton. At the hotel. A male, apparently a high risk mental, was causing a scene and broke out a window. He fled southbound on Pulaski on CTA bus #2017.

3:36pm - Person down. Milwaukee and Haussen. 50 yr old male laying on the ground, bleeding.

3:43pm - There's a job at 4005 West Palmer.

3:48pm - Criminal damage. 4359 W Parker. Complainant's dog was ran over and killed.

3:54pm - Shots fired in front of the police. Madison and Central.

3:55pm - All units are being called to the now 10-1 situation at Madison and Central. Someone was shot in front of the police.

3:56pm - Beat 1530 is giving a disregard on Madison. They've got alot of units on scene.

3:57pm - All of this Madison and Central was as a result of a group fight at Parkside and Madison. Going back to coverage for this area.

4:06pm - Recover the stolen auto. On 2524's Beat.

4:08pm - The 3:36pm job is being coded.

4:13pm - 1) Disturbance. Diversey and Pulaski. Male White, brown hair, red sweater threw a beer bottle at some pedestrians. 2) Parker. 2847 N Hamlin. 3) Gang disturbance. Shakespeare and Central Park. Two groups on both sides on the street. A male in a green shirt has his hands in his pocket like he's got a gun.

4:16pm - Burglar alarm. 2035 N Avers.

4:21pm - The 3:36pm job is being called in an Assault in progress. Schubert and Konster.

4:23pm - Assault in progress. Wrightwood and Konster. Male on a bike threatening a female and some kids. Everyone was arguing.

4:29pm - 1) Disturbance. 2400 N Tripp. 2) Municipal ordinance violation. 2750 N Lawndale. 3) Narcotics. 3701 W Diversey. 4) Parker. 4352 W Wrightwood.

4:39pm - 1) Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Kildare. 2) Assault. 2980 N Milwaukee. 3) Information for the police. 3000 block of N Haussen. Something about females with blood on their shirt. With kids.

4:49pm - Criminal damage in progress. 3600 W Fullerton. 3 male and a female are tagging the buildings as they go along. Heading eastbound. Offenders are in their teens.

4:52pm - Foot chase. From the 4:49pm job. A male is running down the 2400 block block of N Central Park.

4:53pm - Offender is now running west on Altgeld from Monticello. Offender is Hispanic, 16-17 yrs old, red t-shirt, black shorts and a black backpack.

4:55pm - Offender is walking eastbound on Wrightwood, from Lawndale.

4:56pm - Running southbound in the T alley at Wrightwood and Lawndale. Officer that was in pursuit has a heart condition, according to a supervisor. EMS was declined though because the officer said he was fine.

4:57pm - Going back east. He's got a hand on his side. Then, about 30 seconds later, he's in custody.

5:31pm - Beat 2573 is taking in the runner from the foot pursuit. Also, 2523 is going in with three.

5:38pm - Domestic Battery. Harding and North. Female complainant was hit by the girlfriend.

5:54pm - I'm off for a nap until dinner. Then I'll eat and be back after dinner. See you all then.

7:29pm - I'm back.

7:56pm - Assault in progress. Kelyvn Park, 4438 W Wrightwood. Female with two dogs off the leash threatening the complainant. Guess what's being used to enforce the threat?

8:27pm - 1) Animal bite. 2959 N Hamlin. 2) Narcotics. 2815 N Harding. 3) Parker. 4164 W Wellington. 4) Alarm. 4000 W Wrightwood. 5) Information for the police. 3900 W Fullerton.

8:52pm - Person down. 3934 W Diversey. Male bleeding. In front of Walgreens.

8:53pm - 1) Assault. Milwaukee and Central Park. At the Cricket store? What? There's not a Cricket store there, right? Anyway, the complainant alleges that a gold Toyota chased them. 2) Gang disturbance. Milwaukee and Hamlin. Large group showing a presence.

9:01pm - The Milwaukee and Hamlin is coded 19Boy.

9:32pm - Gang disturbance. 3627 W Shakespeare.

9:51pm - Beat car 2523 is getting a gang disturbance and some disturbances on the Beat.

10:02pm - Domestic disturbance. 3613 W Armitage. Something about a grandchild.

10:06pm - Backlog in 25 at 22:06 hours.

10:19pm - 1) Violation order of protection. 2149 N Springfield. 5 yr old son was supposed to be dropped off at 9:30, but wasn't. Complainant can't go to the wife's house theirself because she's got a restraining order against them. 2) Loud music disturbance. 2437 N Ridgeway. 3) Vice complaint. 1633 N Hamlin.

11:02pm - Criminal damage. 4400 block of W Deming. Kids damaging cars.

11:28pm - Person shot. Dickens and Pulaski. Male vitcim laying in the street.

11:29pm - Witnesses are saying that the 11:28pm vitcim is actually a Battery vitcim.

11:38pm - Battery. 4411 W Diversey. Apparently, there was some kind of fight.

11:39pm - Battery report. 4236 W Wrightwood.

11:41pm - Loud music disturbance. 2019 and 2035 N Kedvale.

11:43pm - Domestic disturbance. 3652 W Wabansia. Dad's giving someone a problem.

11:44pm - The 11:28pm vitcim was transported to the hospital at 19th and Califorina. He's intoxicated.

11:55pm - Disturbance. 3900 W Belmont. Male sleeping in the ATM machine at the bank. Why did this job come over on 25's side? The bank is in 17.

11:59pm - I'm finished with coverage until after dinner tomorrow. Good night, everyone :).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Man Exposing Himself On North Avenue

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:14am. Today is supposed to be in the mid 70s with more sunshine. Anyway, I woke up rather late this morning, at 5:30 (I'm supposed to be up at 5:00) but I just rushed a couple of things and now am on time. Also, since I haven't gotten any comments yet regarding last night or haven't heard from any sources about anything major occurring last night, I'm just going to assume that only traffic was screwed up and that everything else went just fine. That's good to know if true. So, here's crime before I go this morning and for this afternoon/evening.

6:33am - Sex offense. 3700 W North. Walking westbound is a male with a backpack exposing himself.

6:37am - I have to go. Have a great day, everyone, and I'll be back later.

7:19pm - I'm back. Sorry. Had other things to do this afternoon.

7:31pm - A unit is going in with two from a stop at 3653 W Shakespeare. Event number is 16018.

7:38pm - Person down with a bleeding male at about 3100 North Haussen.

7:55pm - Holding the offender. Belmont and Hamlin. Male wanted for breaking out car windows.

8:02pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon. Good night, everyone :).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shooting/Beating @ Diversey and Lawndale

Good morning, everyone. We've had some gunfire to erupt in W. Logan Square late last night, around 11pm. Location of the incident is Diversey and Lawndale. I can personally confirm this. A good source of mine reports they heard arguing, then one gunshot went off. There was a quick pause before more than a dozen gunshots went off. People were heard running and screaming. My source didn't have to call 911, as calls instantly poured into the 911 center for Shots Fired. The information was relayed over Zone 12's radio within seconds.

I was awoken as sirens came screaming around the corner. I asked my mom what was going on and she said there were Shots Fired. So I stayed up to hear what was going on. Within seconds of police arriving, they reported that a male was shot in the back. I don't know how many times. But that's not all that happened.

A male was beaten, severely, with a bat. According to officers over the radio, he was hit in the face. He was bleeding (obviously).

The shooting vitcim is 17 years of age, and the bat vitcim is 27 years old. Scanner reports had the shooting vitcim taken to the hospital at about 19th and Califorina (not sure how to spell it's name), but a news report says they were taken to Illinois Masonic.

From what I've been gathering, this is all related to the Mexican parade thing that came down Diversey last night at the time. Apparently, an argument may have ensued which resulted in a group of males attacking the vitcims. It's reported that the group fled towards Central Park. Though the scanner claims a little different.

Scanner reports had three males, one with braids in his hair, all in their 20s, standing in front of 2727 North Monticello. The 911 caller claimed that these males were involved. Then someone on the 3600 block of West Diversey spoke to police to give more information.

The crime scene was rather large. Beat 2599 was saying it was in the middle of the street, which screwed up traffic big time. #76 Diversey CTA buses had to be rerouted.

I'm impressed with all of the good people who took the time to call 911 last night. More than a dozen calls came in, which is impressive. I'm also proud of the person who spoke to police last night. I would've went over to the scene, but police were saying there was a rowdy group present (no fights broke out afterwards, however).

I can't say this is gang related, or not, so I won't make offical opinions. Due to all of the people on the street last night, you never know what happened. All I, and probably some of you, can hope for is that no retailation shootings occurr. Or no big brawls. But that might happen, since there will probably be yet another celebration tonight.

Chicago Breaking News link.

Shots Fired Last Night On Harding
Shooting On Gresham Last Night
Shooting at Armitage and Humboldt
Stabbing On Springfield
Early Morning Gunfire In Avondale
Shots fired near Diversey/Kedzie late last night
Avondale erupts in gunfire ... AGAIN
More shots fired in Avondale last night
Shooting on Diversey late last night
Two shootings in Avondale ... IN ONE DAY!!
Shooting at Diversey and Albany last night
Another day, another shooting
Shooting on Diversey and Lawndale
16 yr old shot down in Logan Square

Group fight breaks out on Shakespeare

Good morning, everyone, it's 5:55am. Today is supposed to be cooler with highs in the 70s. Anyway, it's been crazy over here on the west end of the two neighborhoods. A teenage male was shot last night at Diversey and Lawndale. A full article will go up for that. So, here's crime for this morning before I go and for this afternoon/evening.

5:43am - Battery in progress. 3639 W Shakespeare. 6 to 12 males fighting in the street.

5:52am - I'm going to listen to some music to help me think while I write the article about last night's beating/shooting at Diversey and Lawndale.

4:29pm - I'm back. Good afternoon :).

4:32pm - 1) Disturbance. 3600 W Fullerton. At the YMCA. Female is refusing to leave. 2) Parker. 3701 W Diversey. Car parked at the hydrant. 3) Disturbance. 3094 N Milwaukee.

4:40pm - Burglar alarm. 2035 N Avers.

4:57pm - Domestic disturbance. 2047 N Keystone. Problem with the son. The call's over an hour old.

5:26pm - Assault in progress. 37XX W Palmer. 4 males in the alley, arguing about drug money.

5:48pm - EMS run. 3040 N Haussen. Male in his 40s is laying in the grass. He's unresponsive and is not breathing.

6:27pm - Gang disturbance. 2411 N Ridgeway. 6 of them in a green van, harassing people and playing loud music.

6:31pm - Narcotics. 3701 W Diversey. Group of teens selling dope. Man, this is becoming daliy.

6:38 to 6:47pm - I had the radio turned down. Sorry.

6:48pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:09pm - I'm back.

7:20pm - Disturbance. Wabansia and Harding. Group of teens loitering.

7:21pm - Gang disturbance. 3724 W Fullerton. Several males waving a flag are representin' (just a light joke, to not make this job more serious as it is already) and harassing.

7:30pm - Beat 2599 tells dispatch that he's assigning 2540 on Fullerton from Cicero to Pulaski tonight for the celebrations. He's checking out Diversey right now from Pulaski to Central Park. He'll be mainly on Fullerton tonight from Pulaski to Central Park.

7:31pm - An outside unit is reporting that something may go down sometime tonight at Fullerton and Kimball, involving Cobras and OAs.

7:36pm - Battery in progress. Belmont and Monticello. Also coming in at Lawndale and Belmont. 4 gangbangers fighting. They're also trying to pull someone out of a car and throwing bricks.

7:41pm - The 7:36pm job is bona fide. 2544 is on the way for the report. 2599 is on scene. No injures.

7:48pm - The 7:36pm offenders are Latin Kings. They did some serious damage to the vitcim's car with a fire hydrant cap lock. They also tried to stab the passenger, shouting "King Love!".

7:49pm - The Latin Kings from the 7:36pm job fled north into 17. 2599 thinks something's going to jump off north of Belmont tonight. I think so too.

8:01pm - Violation order of protection. 2106 N Pulaski. The husband has an order against.

8:02pm - Burglar report. 2926 N Hamlin.

8:03pm - Beat 2599 is giving orders to Beat 45Mary71David's team to shut off Fullerton west of Central Park.

8:11pm - For the record, there is a Car 45 out there, the 45M71D team, the 1663 team, and some other 4500 teams out there on Fullerton tonight.

8:15pm - The rowdy celebrations are spilling onto the Diversey corridor now (I hear it, but I haven't called 911 for anything). Here's what's coming off the scanner. Group of teens are getting rowdy. Location is 3645 and 3752 West Diversey.

8:24pm - The wagon's coming on over to Fullerton and Pulaski to check it out over there.

8:30pm - Alright, I'm off to get my beauty sleep. Good night, everyone. Let me know if anything occurrs tonight from the celebrations. Be safe.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gangbangers Create Choas In W. Logan Square

Good morning, everyone, it's 5:09am. Today is going to be another warm day with highs in the low 80s. It'll be the last day for that, though. Anyway, it's another day of school. I wonder what'll happen. Here's crime for today.

5:04am - Suspicious person. 2516 N Springfield. Couple of male Hispanics running east through the yards.

5:17am - The 5:04am job has turned into a gang disturbance. They're throwing bottles at each other.

5:21am - Now the gangbangers are causing a disturbance in front of Golden Nugget, 3953 West Diversey.

5:24am - Ambulance needed at Golden Nugget. Male in his 20s has suffer a cut from a bottle.

5:32am - Suspicious vehicle. 3604 W Schubert. A vehicle facing southbound has had it's lights on for a couple of hours.

5:53am - Beat car 2524 is asking dispatch some information regarding the earlier action on Springfield and on Diversey.

5:58am - Person w/ a gun. 2257 N Hamlin. Male beat up his girlfriend. He's got a gun.

6:00am - The actual address for the 5:58am job is 2237.

6:13am - The 5:58am job is being coded 19P.

6:14am - Gang disturbance. 3635 W Shakespeare. They're loitering. At 6am? Ain't there ANYTHING for them to do besides cause disturbances? Apparently not.

6:21am - Someone's doing a premise check at 1747 N Springfield.

6:32am - They're calling back at the 6:14am job. This time, the address is 3639 and the group's making noise as well.

6:37am - I have to go. Have a great day, everyone :). But, to anyone living near Shakespeare and Lawndale, I'm asking you to be careful. It's not even 7am and there's already stuff starting over there. And, again, if anyone lives over there, could you let me know what's going on throughout the day?

5:37pm - I'm back :). I've been home two hours but got caught up with homework and what have you.

5:51pm - 1) Disturbance. 2132 N Springfield. 2) Municipal ordinance violation. 2414 N Keeler. 3) Narcotics. 3701 W Diversey. 4) Burglar report. 3712 W McLean.

5:53pm - Check the well being. 4406 W Altgeld. The family's on scene to check on an uncle of theirs. They just need help getting in.

6:43pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back :).

6:54pm - I'm back :).

7:07pm - 1) Disturbance. 2039 N Karlov. 2) Burglar report. On 2525's Beat.

7:15pm - 1) Traffic accident. 3806 W Belden. With injures. Also, there may be a silmiar call at Fullerton and Lawndale, or the 3700 block of W Fullerton. 2) Gang disturbance. On 2524's Beat.

7:31pm - Gang disturbance. On 2525's Beat.

8:24pm - I have to go. Good night, everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow. Oh, be advised about this. To whoever lives on Diversey to about Central Park (I think), the Mexican parade or whatever it is will be coming down that way. And if you need to call 911 (for those west of Central Park), you're in bad luck because dispatch is just sending everything to 2540 who will code it out.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bus Window Gets Shattered In Avondale

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:14am. Today, I return to school after a good weekend. Anyway, today is going to be warm with highs in the low to mid 80s, so something may kick off today. So, here's crime for today.

6:08am - Criminal damage. 3039 N Kimball (address had Lawndale. I'll get back to this in a moment). CTA bus #1643 had a window get broken. Ok, here's the facts. One, there is NO bus route on Lawndale (except south of 25th Street) and two, I looked at CTA's BusTracker and #1643 is on the Kimball route.

6:18am - Beat car 2522 can't find bus #1643. I was right. It can't be on Lawndale, not unless it's at 3039 South Lawndale, not North.

6:31am - I have to go. Have a great day, everyone, and I'll be back later.

3:20 to 4:00pm - There were some things going on, but I didn't pay too much attention to details, since I was doing something else at the same time.

4:07pm - Disturbance. 2830 N Lawndale. First floor VS second floor.

4:33pm - Domestic disturbance. 3045 N Pulaski. Something about a white van being taken. Also, there's a male beating a female down the street at 3031.

4:39pm - Battery in progress. Multiple tickets coming in. 3703 and 3707 W McLean. Two people beating on one in the back. The 3703 caller is related to the vitcim.

4:41pm - An ambulance is needed on the McLean incident. Vitcim had her head busted open.

4:44pm - Battery in progress. Diversey and Avers. Male beating another male. Several thugs are standing around, watching.

4:45pm - Person down. Milwaukee and Lawndale. Male fell off a CTA bus and hasn't moved yet.

5:00pm - Battery in progress. Fullerton and Karlov. Male beating female by the bus stop.

5:01pm - Shots fired. Karlov and Dickens. Three calls coming in. Two male Hispanics in black t-shirts were last seen going towards Pulaski. Also, a call came in for a male shouting. Four to six shots heard.

5:06pm - A slow down is being given on the 5:01pm job.

5:08pm - An information ticket came in from the 5:01pm job.

5:09pm - 1) Disturbance. 2832 N Lawndale. Problem with the neighbor who allegedy had sex with the daughter. 2) Vice complaint. 3842 W Diversey.

5:16pm - Battery in progress? 2636 N Harding. Anonymous caller reports a male fighting a female.

5:23pm - The 5:01pm job is coded.

5:35pm - The 5:16pm job is coded. Also, the same unit that responded to that has a traffic stop at Fullerton and Pulaski.

5:40pm - Something's going on at 2636 N Central Park.

6:17pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Koz.

6:28pm - 1) Narcotics. 3750 W Palmer. 2) Narcotics. 3100 N Monticello.

6:54pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Central Park.

6:55pm - Reckless driver. Central Park and Altgled. A car with a plate of A787794 is speeding westbound.

7:01pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back :).

7:15pm - I'm back :).

7:24pm - 1) Narcotics. Shakespeare and Lawndale. Two males are selling drugs on the southeast corner. 2) Violation order of protection. 2035 N Pulaski. Husband is violating the order.

7:27pm - Parker on 2523's Beat.

7:55pm - Parker. 3137 N Harding.

7:59pm - An RD number has been pulled from 3934 W Diversey. It's HR537057 with the event number of 15297.

8:00pm - I'm out for the night. Good night, everyone

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pushed, knocking over things on Wellington

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:00am. Anyway, yesterday was a good day for my mom's birthday :). But now it's over, and today is going to be another sunny day with highs in the 70s. Today's going to be a normal day for me. There's nothing else to say, so here's crime for today.

12:10am - Domestic Battery. 4040 W Wellington. Complainant was pushed. Some property in the house was damaged. With that, I'm gone for the night. Good night :).

8:47am - I'm back. Good morning :).

9:37am - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

9:55am - Battery in progress. 2059 N Pulaski. Two males fist-fighting in the laundry mat. Also, someone's getting beaten with a broom.

9:56am - Beat car 2525's calling for back-up at the laundry mat.

10:00am - The Watch Commander, Beat 2599, is giving a slow down at the 9:55am job. He wants a wagon to come over, though. And EMS is en route for a vitcim.

10:01am - Beat car 2524 says there's a domestic down the street from the fight, at 2015 N Pulaski.

10:06am - Assault. Fullerton and Harding. Male grabbed the complainant and took the chain. This sounds like a Robbery, or Theft, not an Assault.

10:10am - Beat car 2521 is asking for a call back on the 10:06am job.

10:12am - 2521 can't find the vitcim. He toured Fullerton from Pulaski to Central Park a few times already. He's mad.

10:24am - Couple of people being taken in from the laundry mat malee.

10:28am - Sounds like there's a Water Main Break of some sorts of at 2990 N Milwaukee. 911 call for something regarding water and a missing cover.

10:42am - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Lawndale. Worker at the laundry mat is hostile. He threw something which broke a washer.

12:37pm - Beat 2573 has a traffic stop at 3028 N Milwaukee.

1:40pm - Some job at 2338 N Harding.

1:59pm - Disturbance. 2854 N Hamlin. Something about tenants throwing garbage all over the alley.

2:05pm - Beat car 2525 is reporting that there is a bona fide Burglary at the 1:40pm job.

4:04pm - Battery in progress. Diversey and Pulaski. Male beating female by the Golden Nugget.

4:37pm - Holding the offender. 3934 W Diversey. At Walgreens. They're holding 3 for shoplifting.

4:38pm - Parkers on 2524's Beat.

4:48pm - Parker. 3912 W Barry. White Honda double parked in the street.

5:13pm - Disturbance. 3033 N Avers. Homeless males are in the back. They're refusing to leave.

5:16pm - Person down. 3970 W Barry. Male face down.

5:27pm - Beat car 2525 gets a vice complaint and a selling on the Beat.

5:32pm - Parker. 4422 W Parker.

5:34pm - 1) Robbery. 3131 N Ridgeway. 10 yr old son was chased by some males who stole $15 from him. 2) Burglar alarm. 3128 N Monticello. 3) Domestic disturbance. 2524 N Central Park. The brother was asked to leave but he's not leaving.

5:40pm - Robbery. Lawndale and Milwaukee. A male Hispanic with a brown t-shirt and pants just tried to rob an elderly male.

5:48pm - 1) Criminal damage. 3927 W Belmont. Brick thrown the window of the animal clinic. 2) Traffic accident. Fullerton and Pulaski.

6:17pm - Parker on Beat 2525.

6:51pm - 1) Domestic disturbance. 2038 N Keystone. Complainant wants husband out. 2) Loud music disturbance on 2525's Beat.

7:11pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon :).

7:21pm - I'm back :).

7:22pm - Beat car 2524 has a traffic stop at 3715 W Fullerton. After that, they have a disturbance. Male outside, yelling obscenities at the buliding. Location is 3935 West Diversey.

7:24pm - Theft. Barry and Pulaski. At the gas station. Some woman stole the sister's phone and won't give it back.

7:45pm - Gang disturbance. Wellington and Avers. They're loitering on the corner. This would be the second call there within the 7pm hour. There was a call while I was eating, but it was for a group of teens loitering the corner.

8:00pm - I have to go. I'll back tomorrow. Good night, everyone, and be safe.