Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 2:00pm. Happy Halloween for those of you who celebrate it (I don't). I, probably along with many others, are hoping for a calm Halloween, but it probably won't be that way, so I encourage all readers to send in reports throughout the day and night to me from wherever you are in the two neighborhoods, especially if you are east of Central Park and north of Belmont. For those who are taking children out to trick-or-treat tonight, please be careful. I don't know what else to say, LOL. Here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

2:26pm - There is a domestic on Lawndale, somewhere.

2:45pm - Shots Fired. 2105 N Lawndale. 5 guys fighting and someone's shooting off a BB gun.

2:50pm - Beat car 2524 says nobody is fighting at 2105 Lawndale. And nobody shot off a BB gun.

2:51pm - The situation is escalating over on Lawndale. Some kid with a yellow coat has a gun.

2:57pm - Beat car 2525 needs an assist on a job at 2216 N Keystone. 2524's coding out Lawndale and is heading over.

3:26pm - Theft in progress. 3820 W North. Two males trying to get into a dark colored Chevy van that's parked.

3:30pm - Would anybody happen to know if there were Shots Fired in the area of Altgeld and Ridgeway at about 5 this morning? I received a comment. The commenter isn't sure they were shots since they were half asleep.

3:38pm - Domestic Battery. 3641 W Dickens. Complaiant was beat up yesterday and wants a report.

3:39pm - Battery. 3724 W Fullerton. Male came in and said he was beaten up.

4:33pm - Battery in progress. 1615 N Lawndale. Male fighting a female.

4:34pm - A slow down is being given on the 4:33pm job.

4:35pm - Battery in progress. 3921 W Fullerton. Three guys who are 21 yrs old are fighting in the street.

4:49pm - EMS run. 3143 N Hamlin.

6:03pm - Person w/ a gun. Palmer and Kedvale. Male Hispanic teen on a bike is standing by the store, with a gun.

6:04pm - Now the 6:03pm job is Shots Fired. One was fired. He's heading west towards Keeler.

6:06pm - A slow down is given on the 6:03/6:04pm jobs. Officers say the kid on the bike is now heading north, towards Belden.

6:28pm - CTA bus disturbance at Belmont and Milwaukee. CTA bus #6833 has a female aboard, smoking.

6:29pm - Shots Fired. Fullerton and Keeler.

6:44pm - Beat car 2524 gets a job on the PDT.

6:46pm - Multiple tickets are coming in for Shots Fired. Belmont and Monticello. Belmont and Central Park. A person shot ticket is coming in at 3137 N Monticello, with a pregnant female shot in the back.

6:49pm - A second call just came in for the pregnant female shot. Oh my god...

6:50pm - This is bona fide. Horrible. We need to pray for this female.

6:51pm - 14th District had calls as well. Also, the offenders are four male Hispanics who have on all black clothing.

6:52pm - The offenders are running northbound in the 3200 block of N Lawndale. It's being said this occurred on 17's side.

6:53pm - I see several units speeding towards the scene. Also, the vitcim is being taken to Illinois Masonic.

6:54pm - I switched the radio over to Zone 1 for a moment. A 25th district officer tells the dispatcher the offenders fled towards Lawndale on Belmont.

6:58pm - The vitcim is saying this happened on 25's side. She says she was shot in the T alley of Monticello.

6:59pm - Within the last five to ten minutes, witnesses tell officers that the offenders ran eastbound on School from Ridgeway. They have on black hoodies and they're running fast.

7:01pm - One of the offenders is 17-18 yrs old, light complected, black hair, long barreled black gun, badge sweater and slender build.

7:02pm - The vitcim is in serious but stable condition.

7:05pm - Gang disturbance. 3000 N Central Park. Probably related to the shooting.

7:10pm - The vitcim was shot in the lower back. Also, the shooting did occurr on 25's side. 2521 has paper on it.

7:11pm - One shell casing found at 3615 W Belmont.

7:15pm - 1) Alarm. 3140 N Lowell. 2) Disturbance. 2739 N Pulaski. At the currency. Male keeps walking in and out of the location.

7:16pm - Domestic disturbance. 2905 N Karlov. The boyfriend's hassling the son and the complainant.

7:17pm - Good lord. Another vitcim just walked into OLR from this shooting.

7:18pm - This vitcim is a male in his late teens. He was shot in the right thigh.

7:20pm - Information for the police. Milwaukee and Ridgeway. Regarding the offenders from the shooting.

7:24pm - EMS run. Milwaukee and Hamlin. Homeless male shaking.

7:34pm - Robbery. 2301 N Avers. Pizza guy robbed by five. Vitcim is now back at his work place on Fullerton.

7:37pm - The 7:34pm vitcim speaks some European language. He's going to draw police a picture of what happened.

7:45pm - An RD number was pulled on the shooting. It's HR619075 with the event number of 14990.

7:46pm - Allegedly, there's another crime scene at Belmont and Central Park, southwest corner.

7:51pm - Taken from the 7:34pm job was five pizzas and $15.

7:55pm - Disturbance. 2988 N Milwaukee. Something about a drunk patron at the tavern.

8:04pm - Battery in progress. Armitage and Pulaski. Younger male White beating an older male Black.

8:27pm - Domestic Battery. 4129 W Oakdale. Intoxicated stepdad fighting with the grandfather.

8:28pm - Beat car 2524 has a gang disturbance and a disturbance on the Beat after lunch.

8:51pm - Battery in progress. 3607 W Fullerton. In the Tony's parking lot. Group of gang members going at it.

8:55pm - 1) Disturbance. Diversey and Killbourn. Egg throwers. 2) Prostution. Fullerton and Keeler. Female White with blonde hair working the corner.

8:57pm - Beat car 2525 gets a missing person report on the Beat.

9:24pm - Beat car 2525 has something on the Beat.

9:25pm - Gang disturbance. 2400 N Tripp. Three of them flashing signs.

9:37pm - Disturbance. 2459 N Pulaski. Complainant was removed from the bar.

9:38pm - Disturbance. 2800 block of N Killbourn. Egg throwers.

9:46pm - Missing from 3919 W. Fullerton, the hotel, is a 44 yr old male who's off the meds. He went missing at 21:40 (9:40pm) hours last night.

10:16pm - Beat 2562Eddie has a traffic stop at Wabansia and Harding.

10:17pm - Beat 2562E codes the stop as 19P.

10:27pm - Suspicious person. Killbourn and Montana. Male Hispanic in a black Station Wagon following a woman. Heading east towards Konster.

10:49pm - An outside unit wants an event number for a stop at 2130 N Lawndale.

10:50pm - Traffic accident. 2500 N Central Park. Involving a Lincoln Gas Company truck.

10:54pm - Loud music disturbance. 2900 N Avers.

11:06pm - Fire run. 2924 N Central Park. A car hit a gas line and they're smelling gas.

11:17pm - The two Central Park jobs are coded. Now, there's a building on fire at 2122 N Avers.

11:24pm - Child abuse. 3138 N Monticello. 7 yr old girl was whopped by mom with a belt. This is the same block that had that shooting about 5 hours ago, too.

11:25pm - 1) Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Shakespeare. They're loitering at the corner. 2) Criminal damage in progress. 2400 N Springfield. Three males tagging the building.

11:28pm - A slow down is given at 2400 Springfield.

11:35pm - Beat car 2525 is getting some jobs on the PDT. Also, there's a generic ticket at 3610 W Oakdale, regarding a earlier gas leak at 2924 N Central Park.

11:37pm - Shakespeare and Lawndale is coded. Nobody's out there.

11:39pm - Killbourn and Parker. Egg throwers.

11:55pm - They're acting up at Shakespeare and Lawndale again. Here's what I got. There's 20 gangbangers on the corner, commiting some egg throwing.

11:56pm - A slow down is being given at Shakespeare and Lawndale.

Shooting At Altgeld and Ridgeway This Morning

Yep. More gunshots today. This time, I'm hearing word of a shooting that occurred "shortly after" 5:00am this morning at Altgeld and Ridgeway. I got two comments and an email about it, so it's pretty serious. Anyway, the person who emailed me (they are asking to remain anonymous) says there were 8 to 12 gunshots fired at the scene. My source says there was no fighting, people talking outside or car traffic prior to and after the shooting.

I wouldn't be surprised if this was gang related. In fact, within that area, there is always calls for gangbangers acting up. I hear it all the time on the radio. Wow. Something needs to be done about all of this violence in Logan Square.

Shooting In 2100 Block of Lawndale
Shots Fired On Belmont Last Night
17 Year Old Murdered In Logan Square Club
Gunshots Ring Out On Ridgeway Last Night
Shooting At Lyndale and Campbell
Shooting On Palmer Wednesday Night
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

Friday, October 30, 2009

Drunk Driver on Hamlin

Good afternoon, everybody, it's 3:44pm. Today's been a good day for me. Anyway, it's been rainy as usual. The sun is supposedly finally to come out tomorrow (on Halloween, go figure). Yep, tomorrow is Halloween. It'll be wild I know, so I'm staying in tomorrow. I'm starting cover at 2:00pm. So, here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:08pm - DUI driver. 3042 N Hamlin. Male White (Polish), 50s, got into a vehicle and went towards Diversey. He's drunk.

4:09pm - 1) Battery. 1834 N Lawndale. At the YMCA. 15 yr old jumped on by three guys. 2) Disturbance. 1627 N Pulaski. At Walgreens. Male peddling.

4:14pm - A 4500 unit is executing a search warrant at 3741 W Shakespeare. Event number is 11426.

4:30pm - I'm going to take a little nap. Will be back soon.

5:24pm - Extremely loud screaming on the air wakes me up. A huge brawl is in progress at 1239 N Monticello. Officers are screaming for more units.

5:25pm - They're still calling for more units. Loud screaming can be heard in the background.

5:26pm - Officers are acquiring if the situation is a 10-1. Dispatch says it may as well be.

5:27pm - Officers on scene are reporting an officer is injured. EMS requested.

5:28pm - Multiple slow downs are being given. The offender ran to Potomac and Central Park.

5:29pm - All involved parties are now at Potomac and Central Park, including the injured officer. Squad cars are being asked to move for EMS to come in. An OC discharge also occurred. Again, more slow downs are given.

5:30pm - A complete disregard is given at 1239 N Monticello. One officer says there is too much manpower on scene.

5:40pm - Suspicious person. Belmont and Pulaski. Two male Hispanic teens in black clothing are walking around, looking into cars.

5:41pm - Beat car 2522 is assigned to a municipal ordinance violation job on Lawndale.

5:42pm - Two RDs are pulled from 3741 W Shakespeare. The first one is HR617065 with the original event number. The second one is HR617076 with the event number of 13069. Time when this was called out was at 16:14 (4:14pm) hours.

5:47pm - Backlog in 25 at 17:47 hours.

5:55pm - Traffic accident. Belmont and Lawndale.

5:58pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 3642 W Shakespeare. Bunch of people went into the vacant building.

6:12pm - A job is given at 2018 N Karlov regarding dead animals.

7:00pm - Missing/Burglary report. 2305 N Avers. 15 yr old on probation for Robbery and Arson took a registered gun (that's what I think I heard) and some cash. This call is an hour old.

7:10pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:40pm - I'm back.

8:59pm - Parker. 4008 W Armitage.

9:20pm - Gang disturbance. 23XX N Springfield. 8 of them, not from the 'hood.

10:08pm - Domestic disturbance. 3641 W Dickens. Problem with the husband.

10:16pm - Beat car 2521 is asking for a call back on the 10:08pm job.

10:17pm - Beat 4519Edward found the 10:08pm complainant.

10:19pm - Battery in progress. 1618 N Harding. Two guys fighting.

10:27pm - Beat 4518Charlie is assisting a citizen at Central Park and Wabansia.

10:42pm - Beat 4518C has a traffic stop at Pulaski and Altgeld.

11:16pm - A female unit has a traffic stop at Fullerton and Avers.

12:00am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back at 2pm tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Latest Shooting Scene Draws Up Gangbangers

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:46pm. Today has been a real long day. I had to interview (as part of the school newspaper) and escort a man participating in "Principal For A Day" at school.

4:47pm - Oh bother. They're at it. Who are they? Gangbangers. The narrative of this call wasn't read out over the air since Dispatch was just going through pending jobs on the board. Can you guess where this is happening at? Hint: It's where I reported the latest shooting at.

4:50pm - Narcotics. 2750 N Lawndale. Three male Hispanics wearing hoodies are selling drugs.
5:40pm - Assist the citizen. Wrightwood and Harding.

5:49pm - Battery in progress. 1953 N Pulaski. Males fighting. Orginally came in as a gang disturbance.

5:53pm - Domestic disturbance. 2930 N Konster. Son and daughter fighting.

5:54pm - The 5:49pm job is 19P.

6:11pm - Traffic accident. 3837 W George. Car with plates of G862842 crashed into the complaint's car then took off north on Avers.

6:17pm - Violation order of protection. 3611 W Wolfram. A 42 yr old male with a black hoodie (I got his first name, but this job is domestic in nature so I'm not going to share it) is at the front door now, threatening to kill the complainant and the wife.

6:23pm - Domestic disturbance. 2614 N Harding.

6:45pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

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

7:37pm - Wanted for Robbery at 2833 N Avers is 10 to 12 male Hispanics in dark clothing. They took a guy's I-Pod.

7:51pm - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Monticello. They're throwing bricks at passing cars.

7:59pm - Beat 6750 is excuting a search warrant at 2018 N Karlov. A weapon was discharged and there are K9 dogs on scene.

8:00pm - 6750's thing is coming into 911 as "Shots Fired". 5 heard.

8:06pm - Check the well being. 2958 N Kenneth. Someone's trying to take a child.

8:07pm - I have to go. Have a good night, everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow.

Beat 2523 meeting on Wednesday

October 28, 2009 -- Good morning, everyone. I'd like to tell you all about 2523's Beat meeting that took place on Wednesday (10-28-09). This time, alot more people came than last. Heck, the room we were in was nearly full. I counted at least 10 new faces. Even a teacher from the church and private school over at Lawndale and Wolfram showed up.

The first talked about issue from last month was the homeless and bums up on Milwaukee Ave. Apparently, they have been causing so many problems that residents are getting angry. One woman took photos of these guys drinking in public, urinating on lawns, feces, etc. It was quite disgusting, to tell you the truth. Those pictures also angered and upset me a bit because we in Avondale have allowed Milwaukee (from Central Park to Belmont) to become this way. There were several complaints of the groups still doing their thing, particularly at the Shell gas station at Belmont.

There seems to be some solutions to this, however. The woman who works as the Beat Facilitator, along with another resident, have came up with a petition that will be sent to the local stores along Milwaukee, telling them not to serve these guys if they're stumbling around and the like. The other resident also wrote a letter to the businesses about it. In the letter, the problem has apparently became so large that people are being drove away from shopping on Milwaukee. Alot of folks are also starting to fear for their safety on Milwaukee.

Sergeant Weiglein told us that officers have continued to round-up the homeless/bums along Milwaukee and take them to those garden places on Madison in Downtown.

The issue at 3733 West George did not have a solution to it. One, the resident who reported the problem last month was not in attendance at the meeting and two, the police have made several attempts to contact the landlord. They haven't gotten an answer but will keep trying.

Now, moving on to the new problems:
  • 2911 North Springfield - Apparently, the problems have come back again. One resident, who was fired up, says police have done nothing about it. Sergeant Weiglein disagreed, stating police were out there in August. I can agree with the serg, since I heard the police chatter on the radio regarding this building back in August. But the resident says these problems date back to July (he gave some history to us about it). Now, this resident reports garbage all over the front steps. Liquor bottles, bags, etc. can be found there. It is a health hazard for anybody who comes in contact with the building, according to the resident. Also, a guy by the name of Mario Garcia Reyes is causing an issue. He, along with two other guys and his daughter, are violating municipal laws by blowing loud horns and other stuff like that. These problems will be taken care of by police.

  • 2900 block of North Kenosha (not in the actual neighborhood, but there were nermous complaints on this) - There has been lots of incidents on this block and it's gang related. Two residents report gang members having meetings in front of their homes, including on the meeting's date. There were allegedly some arguments brewing with shots being fired in front of a house where a gangbanger went in. These gangbangers are also causing lots of problems in the park and when they're called on, they run through the pedristian viaduct into Avondale via Wellington.

  • St. Hyanicth's (3640 W. Wolfram) - A teacher from the school reports problems with gangbangers who are scaring/harassing people coming out of the school and walking around the area. They are often loitering in front of the school. The teacher says the problem is so bad to where a POD camera is needed. I will agree with the need. As witness to groups gathering at the corner of Lawndale and Wolfram, I'd say it's time for a camera. The teacher also feels that the camera is needed because of incidents involving kids from nearby Monroe School (on 2524's Beat). To add to this, I reported that the gangbangers hang out in front of 2830 North Lawndale. I told everyone at the meeting I witness this alot as I'm coming home from school.

I am assurred by police officers that these problems will be worked on, and I do believe it will happen. Residents, especially along the stretch of Milwaukee, I encourage that you take a stand and report to the police the problems that Milwaukee Ave. is suffering from. I never saw it this bad in my life.

The meeting was good and interesting. I really enjoyed this meeting. I will also try my very best to attend the next one on December 9 at 7:00pm, Copericus Center, 3160 North Milwaukee.

Other observations:
On this Beat, there were 300 calls for service. We've had 120 reported crimes with 29 arrests. Most of the crime seems to be on the 3000 block of North Davlin. Most of the crime appears to take place on Saturdays. The highest reported crime was still Theft. Most crimes were still reported in the 8pm and 10pm hours.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Commerical Alarm @ Aldi (spelling corrected to saftisy certain ones)

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:26am. Today is another day of school, and I'm hoping for peace following yesterday's brawl. Anyway, today is going to be about 60 degrees, but with mostly cloudy conditions. We'll see what happens. Also, I'm not too sure if I'll be returning for this afternoon/evening because of the Beat meeting, since I'm only going to have about two hours being here until the meeting. So, here is crime before I leave and for this afternoon/evening.

6:09am - Commerical alarm. 4030 W Wrightwood. At Aidi's.

6:30am - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Cortland.

6:39am - I have to go. Have a great day, everyone.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Barking Dog On Hamlin

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:26pm. I'm glad to be home. A big brawl broke out at school today, therefore it was crazy. Anyway, I'm heading to my Beat meeting tomorrow night, so I am not too sure if there will be a post tomorrow. We'll see. So, here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:42pm - Barking dog. 2646 N Hamlin.

4:57pm - Gang disturbance. 2438 N Tripp. 10 loitering.

5:07pm - Vandalism. 2525 N Ridgeway. Male Black in all black tagging.

5:12pm - A girl from Ames Middle School, 1920 N. Hamlin, has gone missing. She is 4'2, 90 lbs and has a pink Tinkerbelle backpack. She was supposed to come home after school and hasn't been seen since school by the parent. There was a further description but I did not catch it.

5:17pm - Suspicious vehicle. 3969 W Barry. 1980's Ford, maroon in color, has a broken window and it's been sitting in the alley for the last few days.

5:40 to 6:38pm - I wasn't paying attention. Sorry.

6:49pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:36pm - I'm sorry I never came back tonight. I got caught up having some fun with a friend of mine. And I have to go to sleep. I may be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Past Offenders Threatening Someone on Harding

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:54pm. School was good but could've been better. Oh well. At least I'm home. Anyway, I had an idea (was thinking about this in school all day) where you, the reader, could go to your Beat meeting and report back to me on past and new problems, then you could tell me and I could do an article about it. So, here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:54pm - Assault in progress. 2714 N Harding. Complainant, and the wife who was shot at the past, see the offenders who did it. They're threatening the wife and the complainant. The parties have a red car parked outside with plates of 908GHA.

5:01pm - A 4:54pm offender is wearing red pants and blue/white shirt.

5:09pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2821 N Avers.

5:26 to 5:37pm - I was talking to my mom. Sorry :).

5:44pm - Person w/ a gun. 2653 N Harding. Female had a gun pulled on her by a male.

5:54pm - Wanted from the 5:44pm job is two male Hispanics in their 20s. They're driving an older van with no windows on it.

6:02pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 3706 W McLean. The brother is out of control. The wagon, 2573, is assigned to this job.

6:43pm - Beat car 2523 gets a disturbance on the PDT.

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

7:17pm - I'm back.

7:51pm - Beat car 2525 is getting some stuff on the Beat.

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

Logan Square Man Found Dead In Austin

Good afternoon, everybody. I just stumbled across an article on Chicago Breaking News where a man was found shot to death in the Austin neighborhood. Apparently, this is a Logan Square related crime because the vitcim lived in Logan Square. Wow. What a sad story. May he rest in peace.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Shooting In 2100 Block Of Lawndale

Yet another shooting occurred in Logan Square. That's not unusual these days, right? Nope. Anyway, a male was shot in the buttocks at about Lawndale and Shakespeare. At about 1:45am this morning. Here is what Chicago Breaking News said.

Seems we're gun happy in Logan Square, aren't we? I think so, with all of these shootings lately. But this one I'm not too surprised about. I'm not really surprised because that area is almost all Section 8. While I'm not saying everyone living in Section 8 is bad (and quite frankly the good people hate living with these bad people I'm sure), there is LOTS of trouble that comes with it. And that whole area of Armitage-Hamlin-Palmer-Central Park is just about all Section 8 so this was bound to happen soon, in my opinion.

I think it's time officers stepped up patrol in that corridor. What do you think? Comments or questions can be sent to either here or my email address.

Shots Fired On Belmont Last Night
17 Year Old Murdered In Logan Square Club
Gunshots Ring Out On Ridgeway Last Night
Shooting At Lyndale and Campbell
Shooting On Palmer Wednesday Night
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

Handicap Violator on Avers

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:04am. Today is going to be a rather warm day with a high of about 60 with cloudy conditions (but there might be a break in the clouds for a couple of hours). Anyway, I'll be monitoring until dinner. Here is crime for this morning and afternoon.

9:04am - Parker. 2517 N Avers. Parked in the handicap spot.

9:57am - Apparently, there was a traffic accident at 2433 N Central Park. It's in 14. It's HR606958 with the event number of 06116.

11:00am - Beat car 2525 asks if there was a shooting in the 2100 block of N Lawndale last night. Supposedly, a male was shot in the buttocks. We're waiting on Dispatch's answer.

11:02am - Dispatch says a male was shot at 2107 N Lawndale, according to the history. Call came in at 01:44 (1:44am) hours. The RD number is HR606618.

11:13am - Beat car 2525 is on a job at 2112 N Lawndale regarding bullet holes from last night's shooting.

11:19am - Traffic accident. 3934 W Diversey. In front of Walgreens.

11:26am - Beat car 2523 asks for a call back on the 11:19am job. At 11:27am, there was no answer, so it's coded 18Boy.

11:31am - Burglar report. 1848 N Springfield.

11:37am - An RD number is pulled for Criminal Damage at 2112 N Lawndale. It's HR607092 with the event number of 07099.

11:43am - Battery in progress. 1929 N Pulaski. 8 male Blacks, all about 19 yrs of age, are fighting in the group home. One is bleeding.

11:46am - Landlord/tenant dispute. 3837 W Wrightwood. Something about the landlord turning off the lights.

12:06pm - Another call just came in on the 11:19am job.

12:25pm - Traffic accident. 3737 W Cortland.

1:00pm - Criminal damage. 2901 N Pulaski. Male broke some glass.

1:04pm - Sounds like some action's about to start at the scene of last night's shooting. Here's what I got: Disturbance at 3659 W Shakespeare. Male jumped the fence to play basketball. This doesn't seem to be too important, but with the shooting, it's time to worry a bit about that area.

1:24pm - Burglar alarm. 2634 N Keeler. At General Machinery and Manufacturing. Shot motion.

1:26pm - The 1:24pm job is a false alarm.

1:48pm - Parker. 3650 W Oakdale.

2:05pm - Domestic disturbance. 2415 N Kostner. Problem with the grandkids or something like that.

2:54pm - Gang disturbance. 4300 W Fullerton.

4:46pm - Disturbance. 3906 W Dickens.

4:47pm - Beat car 2524 gets a loud music disturbance on the Beat.

5:58pm - Shots Fired. Diversey and Pulaski. 4 to 5 fired by a male Hispanic in the passenger's seat of a teal Ford Mustang. There are four males in the vehicle and they're heading towards George on Pulaski.

5:59pm - Beat 2590 advises Dispatch to let Zone 1 know about the 5:58pm job.

6:04pm - EMS run. 2901 N Kildare. Male slumped over the wheel in a vehicle.

6:42pm - Gang disturbance. 1713 N Harding.

6:43pm - Shots Fired. Springfield and Wabansia. 2 to 3 heard.

6:49pm - A slow down is being given on the 6:43pm job.

6:51pm - I have to go eat. With that, I'm gone for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Premit Violators On Harding

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:25pm. Today's been a good day for me. Anyway, I'm ready to blog. Here is crime for this evening.

7:31pm - Parker. 1800 block of N Harding. Premits.

8:32pm - Domestic disturbance. 3713 W Palmer.

8:36pm - There is a job at 2035 N Pulaski regarding someone not paying a bill. At Dino's and Nick's.

9:23pm - Person down. 2617 N Hamlin. Male in between the garbage cans.

9:38pm - Domestic disturbance. 3907 W Barry. Something about someone being on house arrest and I guess they're violating some kind of order? I don't know. This involves the County Sheriff, however.

10:01pm - Gang disturbance. 1633 N Avers. They're in the alley, causing a ruckus.

10:03pm - 1) Vice complaint. 2340 N Kedvale. 8 males drinking out in front and playing loud music. 2) Selling on 2525's Beat. 3) Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Haussen.

10:04pm - Parker. 3084 N Davlin.

10:14pm - Another car is needed at the factory at Tripp and Diversey. Beat car 2515 is over there. He's not sure what's going on.

10:15pm - A slow down is given at Tripp and Diversey. Also, this is at 4140 W Diversey.

10:16pm - Person w/ a gun. Belden and Springfield. Male White with a black hoodie and a male Black with a grey hoodie have guns. They're heading towards Fullerton.

10:18pm - Beat 2561Charlie needs a working PDT in the north alley of North at Central Park.

10:21pm - The 10:16pm males are at Fullerton and Harding. They're heading towards Pulaski.

10:24pm - The fiasco at the factory is coded 19P. 2515 mentions something about the building being hunted, with ghosts and vampires ;).

10:41pm - Beat 4440Boy has a stop at 2305 N Avers.

10:47pm - Gang disturbance. 2834 N Avers.

10:57pm - Beat 4440B is heading into 25 from the 10:41pm stop.

11:05pm - Parker. 4039 W Dickens.

11:10pm - Beat 4440B asks for the event number and the time the stop was called out from 2305 N Avers. The event number is 18265 and the time was 22:41 (10:41pm) hours.

11:13pm - Theft. 3405 N Pulaski. Male Black with a knit cap broke into a Volvo. He fled into 25 on Pulaski in a dark maroon or red 4-door Station Wagon. The job happened in 17 but somehow made over onto Zone 12's board.

About 11:35 to 12:00am - I wasn't paying attention. Sorry.

Shots Fired On Belmont Last Night

Good morning, everyone. There were shots fired last night on Belmont, at about 7:30pm. Three calls came in. The first ticket gave 3625 West, then a second ticket came in for Belmont and Central Park, then a third ticket gave Belmont and Monticello. The 3625 ticket gave 3 shots fired. Not sure if anybody was hit or if anything was found. This is all per scanner reports.

17 Year Old Murdered In Logan Square Club
Gunshots Ring Out On Ridgeway Last Night
Shooting At Lyndale and Campbell
Shooting On Palmer Wednesday Night
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

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bulletin: Neighbor Asks For Help In Search Of Dog

BUMPED (original date of post was 10/22/09):
On this cold October night, something we can do is help out a neighbor. I received a comment from someone by the name of "enlincoln". They've lost their dog. They say...

"Please help. Tonight we lost our dog. He is a 40 lb white & brown boxer dog. His name is Boyd. His face is mostly white with a dark ring around one eye and one brown ear. He also has a white spot on his back. We live at 1948 N Richmond St. After searching the streets we feel he was probably picked up right out front of our house. He is very friendly. email me with any leads."

Again, please help this neighbor assist in looking for their dog. If you have any questions or comments, please send them here. If there's anything on the dog, email me and/or the above email adress. Thank you.

Update, 10/24/09: Enlincoln is offering a $500 reward for anybody who can find the dog. Once again, neighbors, please let them, and I, know if you find the dog. Thank you for your help in advance.

Update #2, 10/24/09 at 2:41pm - The dog, named Boyd, was found. The search is over. This is great news, and thank you to the neighbor who found him!

Noisy Males @ Lawndale and Barry

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:08am. Today I have off from school since they're working on report cards. Some schools are still open, however. Anyway, it's going to be another chilly day with some more rain. I'll be monitoring until dinner. Here is crime for today.

12:19am - Disturbance. Lawndale and Barry. Males being noisy. With that, goodnight, everybody.

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

10:22am - Burglar alarm. 4357 W Diversey. At Allstate. Update, at 10:47am - This job is being coded. Dispatch is on the phone with a representative from INDIA. WTH? That's weird.

10:33am - EMS run. 3181 N Milwaukee. Two people passed out in front of the Shell gas station.

10:40am - Domestic disturbance. 4113 W Wellington. Brother needs to be removed.

10:42am - Lights out. Pulaski and Wrightwood.

10:45am - Domestic disturbance. 2517 N Kildare. Male beat up a female. Also, a disregard is being given on the 10:40am job.

12:32pm - Suspicious person. Milwaukee and Central Park. Male Hispanic with a red sweater into the "Red Farm" building. He was cussing at people and doing other stuff.

2:24pm - Assault in progress. 4050 W Oakdale. Complainant, who is in his pre-teen years, says a classmate from school is in front, threatening to kill him. The classmate is 11 years old. The offender is wearing a red sweater, cap, and blue jeans. He's with another kid too. Sounds like a bunch of teen drama going on here.

2:30pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2703 N Ridgeway. 4 males and a female drinking and smoking marijuana in the garage. They do not live there.

2:35pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 1929 N Pulaski. At the group home. Female. She's been known to be violent.

About 3:15pm - Police/Dispatch chatter regarding the 2:35pm job. No charges will be pressed and it's a missing.

3:24 to 3:26pm - More chatter about 1929 N Pulaski.

3:30pm - Beat 2552 is coding it out from his end.

3:43pm - Traffic accident. 3159 N Konster.

4:39pm - Battery in progress. 4449 W Diversey. In the alley, females are getting beaten up.

4:48pm - Landlord/Tenant dispute. 3034 N Avers.

5:05pm - Parker. 1800 N Harding.

5:15pm - They're calling back at the 2:30pm job. This time, 5 guys are arguing. It's a disturbance.

5:19pm - Beat car 2523 rightfully codes out the 5:15pm job as 19P after no answer on a requested call back.

5:26pm - Something's going on at 2227 N Keystone.

5:28pm - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Haussen. Male Hispanic in a red coat is very aggressive and is bothering people.

5:29pm - They're calling back from the 4:48pm job.

5:33pm - Information for the police. Barry/Springfield/Harding. Drug addict waiting on his dealers.

5:49pm - 1) Disturbance. 2990 N Milwaukee. Problem with the neighbors. 2) Disturbance. Diversey and Konster. At the gas station. Male refuses to pay for gas.

6:04pm - Beat car 2523 is running a VIN from the Milwaukee job.

6:05pm - I'm going to go. Dinner is ready. Have a good night, everyone.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Reckless Driving on Milwaukee

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:17pm. Today was a crazy day at school. Anyway, it's 3 day weekend this week. Tomorrow I'll monitor until dinner, then after dinner on Saturday and until dinner and Sunday. Also, it's kind of cold. So, here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

5:31pm - Reckless driver. Milwaukee and Central Park. New car going into 14, speeding.

5:40pm - Beat car 2525 is doing a park check at Mozart.

6:03pm - Bus alarm/Battery in progress. Fullerton and Central Park. On CTA bus #2005, the alarm is going off. Standing westbound. On the second ticket, a male is fighting the driver with a steel pole.

6:05pm - A slow down is being given on the 6:03pm job.

6:16pm - Beat car 2525 is doing the paper on the 6:03pm job, even though it's on 14's side. He said he's sure they wouldn't do the same for 25. Agreed, 2525. Most 14th District officers are nothing but slackers and jerks.

6:41pm - Beat 6216 had a search warrant at 17:16 (5:16pm) hours at 2639 N Springfield.

6:44pm - Burglar report. 2330 N Central Park.

7:10pm - Battery in progress. 3600 W North. Man beating another man with a stick.

7:11pm - Disturbance. 3048 N Haussen. Someone's harassing the complainant by turning on and off the lights, constantly.

7:14pm - A slow down is being given on the 7:10pm job.

7:21pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:00pm - I'm back from eating.

8:05pm - Shots Fired. 2242 N Keystone. They're being fired at a house.

8:11pm - A couple of rounds went into the 8:05pm house but nobody has been shot as of yet.

8:25pm - Someone is calling police from the earlier search warrant at 2639 N Springfield.

9:05pm - Criminal damage. Wrightwood and Konster. 5 teens threw eggs at the complainant's car.

10:22pm - Loud music disturbance. 2703 N Ridgeway. Apparently, there was a call here earlier as well.

10:33pm - Domestic disturbance. 2404 N Springfield. 17 yr old son acting up.

11:38pm - Person down. 2742 N Ridgeway. Male.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

17 Year Old Murdered In Logan Square Club

BUMPED (orginal date of post is 10/15/09):
Apparently, the shooting never stops in Logan Square. Yet another shooting has occurred. The latest one occurred at the V Live Club, 2047 North Milwaukee at about 2:00am this morning. A 17 year old boy was shot to death in this club after an alleged argument with another guy when that guy pulled out a handgun and shot him. The boy was indentifed by the Cook County Medical Examier as Ramiro Guevara. According to police, there were over 2000 people in this club when the incident occurred. They were paying $30 to get in. People under 21 were allowed in, but the workers allegedly gave those under age wristbands that did NOT allow them to drink. Source/Read more.

I've got questions about this:
1) Why the hell was a 17 yr old boy allowed in a club like V Live?
2) Why is the boy out after curfew? On a school night, no less? At 2 this morning, I was sleeping for 6 hours.
3) Why did V Live allow minors into the club?
4) I know the article says that 2487 people are allowed into V Live, but why were there 2000 people in one room like that? On a Wednesday night/Thursday (early) morning? Doesn't anybody who was there have a job in the morning? I understand that some people don't work in the mornings, but seriously, at least a few people there had/have to.
5) Why was the murderer allowed to bring a gun into the club? Don't they have security where you get patted down? I went to my school's homecoming dance last Friday night and I was searched head to toe by CPD, but yet a nightclub can't search the people who come in there?

I'm sorry to offend the owners (if they're reading), but this club needs to be closed down, immediately. Why did the local residents within that area allow this club to open up in the first place?

I encourage everyone who lives near the club to complain to the police about this club and make some sort of petition to get the place shut down. It'll ruin your good time, but so what? It'd be safer than sorry.

Comments or questions? Please share them here or email them to me. I'd like to get a discussion going here.

Gunshots Ring Out On Ridgeway Last Night
Shooting At Lyndale and Campbell
Shooting On Palmer Wednesday Night
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

Update, 10/21/09: Apparently, more happened at V Live Club this night than thought. An updated news article reports that there was a beating outside of the club. It is NOT related to the shooting, according to Chicago Police. Four males were arrested and charged with Battery.
Source/Read more.

Intoxicated Male Sleeping on Davlin

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:34pm. Today was actually a good day. It's been warm outside, and unfortunely, that's brought out the troublemakers. I spotted a group of teens fighting at Belmont and Central Park. My driver had the bus company to call 911. I also spotted alot of troublemakers all over Central Park and Diversey. I'll monitor things until 6pm to see what goes down. Here is crime for this afternoon.

3:34pm - Disturbance. 3058 N Haussen. Intoxicated male sleeping in front.

3:50pm - Gang disturbance. Wrightwood and Konster. 7 to 8 of them flashing signs.

4:07pm - Battery in progress. Oakdale and Central. Drunks fighting.

4:20pm - Burglar alarm. 3915 W Armitage.

5:49pm - Apparently, there was another shooting in the area. This won't have a post made on it, however, as it only occurred in the coverage area and not in the actual neighborhood. It occurred on the 1600 block of North Avers at 7pm last night. It probably happened as I was eating. A male was shot in the chest. The news article made an error and reported this to be in Logan Square but it's actually in Humboldt Park.

6:00pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 2107 N Lawndale. 15 of them doing their time. 2) Battery report. 3040 N Milwaukee. Tenant pushed down the landlord.

6:02pm - I'm going to go. I want to do some other stuff before I go to bed in 2 hours. Good night, everyone.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Frozen Eggs Thrown @ Springfield and Cortland

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:46pm. School had drama again, but the field trip was nice. Today, we learned about the Northeastern Illinois University (we went to the campus on Bryn Mawr) and financial aide offered by colleges. Also, yours truly made a speech today about my future plans of employment and about this blog. I told the audience I do this blog out of love and care for my community. I also do it because elected officals around here fail to do their job and inform. So, here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

6:04pm - Sorry, but I was sleeping. It's just been a extremely long day for me.

6:11pm - 1) Disturbance. Springfield and Cortland. Group of males on the corner throwing frozen eggs. 2) A major disturbance is brewing at the intersection of Harding and Wabansia. There appears to be a large group of males throwing up gang signs and throwing eggs.

6:19pm - Gangbangers are bangin' with the 2300 block of N Springfield.

6:20pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 3824 W George. Former tenants are in the building, throwing garbage out the windows.

6:26pm - Violation order of protection. Avers and Wabansia. Ex-girlfriend's in the area and complainant does not want any trouble.

6:28pm - The CopWatch guys are at Springfield and Belden. I guess they'd like to see how the 25th District cops handle the gangbangers (since there IS a gang disturbance right there)?

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

7:10pm - I'm back.

7:12pm - Backlog in 25 at 19:12 hours.

7:26pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 3704 W Cortland. Problem with mom who's off the meds.

7:29pm - Someone's got a traffic stop at 2411 N Konster. Also, there's an accident at Armitage and Pulaski.

7:53pm - A woman is allegedly selling cigerettes over at Fullerton and Pulaski. At the bus stop.

8:02pm - Beat 2505 is doing something at Mozart Park.

8:03pm - They're arresting the woman from the 7:53pm job.

8:10pm - Beat 2507Adam has a loose dog at about 2400 N Pulaski.

8:13pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Narcotics On 2524's Beat

Good evening, everybody, it's 5:51pm. Sorry for being so late, but I was swamped with homework, but I'm done and ready to blog. Anyway, today was good for me but crazy for lots of others ;). Tomorrow, I'm heading on my first field trip of the year to go to Northeastern University for the transition fair (about getting a job after high school, but I already know where I want to work which is at the 911 center being a dispatcher). Yours truly will be speaking to students at Northeastern regarding this blog during the fair. I can't wait. It'll be exciting. So, here's crime for this evening.

6:00pm - Narcotics. On 2524's Beat.

6:01pm - 1) Parker. 1800 N Harding. 2) Battery report. 4052 W Armitage.

6:05pm - Disturbance. 2107 N Lawndale. Group of males arguing in front.

6:36pm - Parker. 3900 W Barry.

6:43pm - There's a criminal damage job on Central Park. Not sure where on Central Park because the radio cutted out on me.

6:49pm - Criminal damage in progress. 2218 N Central Park. Male tagging the garage. Not sure if this is related to the 6:43pm job.

6:57pm - The 6:49pm job actually occurred at 3557 W. Palmer, in 14. It's being sent over to Zone 3.

7:00pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:25pm - I'm back.

7:39pm - Burglar alarm. 3820 W North.

7:40pm - Battery in progress. 3759 W Palmer. Two guys fighting. One's yelling he's going to get his gun.

7:41pm - Beat 2546 just pulled up on the 7:40pm job. Hollering is heard in the background. They say everything is ok.

7:44pm - Battery in progress. 1707 N Harding. Group of guys fighting.

7:48pm - It's getting choatic over on the 7:44pm job. At 1701 and 1734, they're getting calls for gangbangers throwing bottles, riding on bikes, etc.

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

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Loud Party on Avers

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:00am. Today is finally going to be a little warmer with some sun. That is good. Anyway, I'll be here until dinner, so here is crime for today.

12:01am - Disturbance. 3034 N Avers. Loud party on the 2. With that, I'm done blogging for tonight. Good night, everyone.

9:30am - I'm back. Good morning.

10:00am - Parker. 4200 W Fullerton and 3607 W Diversey.

10:11am - Disturbance. 2814 N Lawndale. Landlord making loud noises.

10:58am - Parker. 3137 N Harding. Chevy Blazer blocking the alley.

11:01am - Person calling for help. 3607 W Fullerton. At Tony's.

11:13am - They're calling back on the 10:11am job.

12:24pm - They're calling back for a third time at 2814 N Lawndale.

12:35pm - Theft. 2020 N Hamlin. Someone took over $1000 off the credit card.

1:08pm - A flash from Zone 3 is given out on Zone 12's air. Wanted for stealing a man's bike at 2800 N Troy is two male Hispanics, one with a yellow hat, and another who is about 5'7 to 5'8 and faded jeans. They went westbound. 1414 suspects they came into 25.

1:15pm - Beat car 2525 asks for a call back at the 12:35pm job.

1:25pm - They're calling for a fourth time on Lawndale. 2523 says there's nothing more he can do for the complainant.

1:29pm - Battery in progress. Palmer and Pulaski. Male beating a female in a black SUV just north of the intersection.

1:31pm - A slow down is being given at the 1:29pm job.

1:45pm - Burglar alarm. 3142 N Lowell.

2:13pm - Now the lady at 2814 N Lawndale claims the landlord threatened her. She's intoxicated.

2:20pm - 2814 N Lawndale is being coded 19P. The woman is told not to call again. Dispatch is told to send the wagon if she calls again to lock her up.

2:29pm - Parker. 4426 W Parker. Premits.

3:23pm - Battery in progress. 2525 N Hamlin. Two males fist fighting.

3:24pm - A slow down is being given on the 3:23pm job. This job is related to a traffic accident that hasn't been assigned yet. The car crashed into a mother's car.

3:25pm - The Battery part of the 3:23pm job is 19P.

4:44pm - Gang disturbance. On 2525's Beat.

5:07pm - A unit had a handwaver at Belmont and Ridgeway regarding an older model black Jeep that pulled out a gun on the person at Belmont and Monticello. There are three offenders. They're male Hispanics.

5:34pm - Battery in progress. 2144 N Karlov.

5:49pm - Battery in progress. 2830 N Lawndale. Mentally challenged 16 yr old daughter is getting attacked by a 13 yr old in front. I think the "mentally challenged" girl may be the gangbanger who lives with her father over there. There's history at this address involving gangs.

6:06pm - The 5:49pm job is being coded out for now. They'll call back later for a report. They need some more information.

6:08pm - Domestic Battery. Konster and Wrightwood. Complainant was hit in the back and hand by the girlfriend.

6:12pm - 1) Selling on 2525's Beat. 2) Loud music disturbance. 2517 N Hamlin.

6:23pm - 1) Battery in progress. 2122 N Avers. 20 people fighting. 2) EMS run. Wabansia and Springfield. Male overdosing on the street.

6:28pm - The Avers fight is coded 19P. Nobody's fighting.

6:44pm - Disturbance. Lawndale and Schubert. 15 yr old male on a scooter riding up and down the sidewalk.

6:56pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Downer Gets Moved on Milwaukee

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:30pm. Today's been a good day for me. Anyway, there's been reports of fights breaking out on Milwaukee (Belmont to Central Park) within the last 30 to 45 minutes. I'll monitor that. So, here's crime for tonight.

7:32pm - Beat 2542 asks Dispatch if there's a call of a person down at 3028 N Milwaukee. If there is, it can be coded out. The person was moved along.

7:49pm - Check the well being. 3850 W North. Guy out of breath is requesting police.

7:51pm - Battery in progress. 3900 block of W Dickens. 4 male and 4 female teens throwing bottles at each other.

8:02pm - Violation order of protection. 4323 W Schubert. Offender was on scene 30 minutes ago but is gone. Complainant wants a report.

8:14pm - Battery in progress. 3094 N Milwaukee. It's got some time on it, but two guys are fighting with sticks.

8:24pm - The 7:51pm job is coded. Nobody's there. It was assigned at 8:15, so of course.

8:30pm - Parkers. On 2523's Beat. Also, there's a disturbance on 2524's Beat.

8:31pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 8:02pm job. It's HR593628 with the event number of 15178.

8:39pm - Beat 4517 wants his units to meet him at Fullerton and Central Park.

8:43pm - Check the well being. 3635 W Dickens. 75 yr old father lives in an apartment at this location and hasn't been heard from. Complainant, obviously, lives at a different location.

8:47pm - A unit has a stop somewhere on Ridgeway.

9:33pm - Beat 4519Boy has a traffic stop at Armitage and Central Park.

9:41pm - Beat 4519B is at Wabansia and Central Park asking for a Spanish speaker.

9:46pm - A unit has a stop in the alley of 3760 W Fullerton.

9:54pm - EMS run. 3143 N Milwaukee. Female having trouble breathing in front of a restaurant (I think it may be Taco Bell, but the address of Taco Bell is 3163).

9:57pm - Beat 4519Charlie has a traffic stop at McLean and Lawndale.

10:10pm - Attempted Burglary(?). 1640 N Harding. Someone attempted to get into the building. Complainant was called about this at work.

10:38pm - Disturbance. 2954 N Hamlin. Males walking in the street towards Wellington.

10:49pm - A 4519 unit has a stop at 3631 W Armitage.

11:08pm - Beat 4519Eddie has a stop at 3800 W Armitage.

11:49pm - Parker. 4449 W Altgeld. Couple of calls for a Nissan violating premits.

11:56pm - A unit has two curfews at Armitage and Central Park.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Threatening Boyfriend On Dickens

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:45pm. Today was ok at school. I just wish a few people would have common sense and quit making fun of kids in my class. Anyway, the sun has finally started to come out a bit. Good. Also, this weekend, I'll be on that schedule again (monitoring after dinner tomorrow and until dinner on Sunday). Lastly, I'm monitoring 25 this afternoon and evening until dinner, then I'll take a little nap and monitor 14 from 8pm-midnight. Here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:48pm - Domestic disturbance. 3641 W Dickens. Boyfriend is threatening the complainant.

5:35pm - Robbery. 2423 N Pulaski. Delivery driver was robbed by a male Black, thin, black hoodie. He pointed a gun at the complainant's stomach. Went towards Diversey.

5:40pm - Gang disturbance. Altgeld and Kildare. They're loitering.

5:42pm - Wanted from the 5:35pm job is a male Black, 6 feet tall, 45-50 yrs old, black stocking cap, black jacket and black t-shirt. He fled in a small brown vehicle, north on Pulaski. He had a blue steel gun. He took money.

5:47pm - Theft in progress. 3934 W Diversey. People stealing in Walgreens. There was an apparent job here earlier too.

6:08 to 6:18pm - I had to turn the radio down. Someone over here was on the phone with something.

6:29pm - There's a job on Central Park.

6:30pm - A unit lets Dispatch know that Kelyvn Park High School, 4343 W. Wrightwood, is having their Homecoming Dance tonight. It lets out at 9pm. Some gangbangers are looking to do damage to those attending, according to an off duty officer.

6:40pm - Burglar report. 3050 N Pulaski.

6:43pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back at 8pm with 14 and 25 will be back after dinner tomorrow.

8:00pm - I'm back, with 14.

8:05pm - Beat car 1433 has a traffic stop at 1620 W Wabansia.

8:10pm - Criminal damage. 1640 N Drake. At Simons Park. Someone's car was damaged.

8:13pm - Suspicious person. 2300 block of W Dickens. Between McLean and Dickens in the alley, there's a group scanning the area.

8:15pm - They're also loitering and drinking at the 8:13pm job, at 2326 W McLean.

8:16pm - Beat 1496 has a stop at Hamilton and Avondale.

8:30pm - Beat car 1413 has a trafffic stop at St. Louis and Belden.

8:37pm - Domestic disturbance. 1702 W Wabansia.

8:38pm - The 8:05pm job is coded.

8:41pm - A car is needed at V Live Club, 2047 N. Milwaukee, per a Sergeant, for crowd control in about an hour. People are going to the club to get refunds, altough the club is closed to activites tonight. Beat 1444 is assigned to this.

8:42pm - Robbery. 3537 W Dickens. Pizza guy was given a phony $100.

8:49pm - Beat car 1411 has an Info For The Police call on his PDT after lunch.

8:51pm - Shots fired. Rockwell and Cortland. Three fired by four male White Hispanics.

9:03pm - Beat 4516David has a stop at Dickens and Lawndale. Note: 25 is being monitored via computer for a few minutes due to Kelvyn Park High School's Homecoming Dance letting out.

9:09pm - Beat 1432Henry is doing a premise check at 2600 W Cortland.

9:11pm - A unit is running ID over at 3640 W Shakespeare.

9:15pm - There's some kind of job at 2731 W Fullerton involving road rage. Also, Beat 6750 needs a transport at 3210 W North.

9:22pm - Parker on 1434's Beat.

9:23pm - Beat 1441 is getting some Parkers.

9:32pm - Burglary in progress. 3448 W Diversey. Male just broke into the garage.

9:33pm - The male just went into the side of the building.

9:38pm - A citizen is holding the 9:33pm offender.

9:52pm - The event number for 3210 W North is 17085.

9:54pm - A unit needs an event number at 2547 W Fullerton for loitering.

9:55pm - Beat car 1411 is on a traffic stop at 2941 W Diversey.

10:02pm - Beat car 1411 needs a gang mission event number for the Beat.

10:19pm - Person w/ a knife. Milwaukee and Kedzie. Male heading north on Milwaukee with a knife.

10:24pm - Beat car 1431 has a possible at 2724 N Kedzie from the 10:19pm job.

10:29pm - Domestic disturbance. 1943 N Fairfield. Boyfriend threw a bottle at the window.

10:32pm - Theft in progress. Kimball and North. Something about a car.

10:33pm - Loud music disturbance. 2143 N Damen. Also, there's premit parking violators within the 2700 block of N Campbell.

10:38pm - Someone has a street stop at 1625 N Kedzie.

10:42pm - Battery in progress. Diversey/Elston/Western. Black car hit a white car. The driver of the black car got out and is trying to pull the other guy out of his car.

10:43pm - We're getting a few calls on this accident. It's now coming in as Western and Schubert.

10:45pm - Battery in progress. Armitage and Wood. Male beating on another male. Also, there's a car smoking in the rear. Like it's been involved in an accident. Location is Armitage and Damen, heading southbound.

10:46pm - An intoxicated guy is being held at 1729 W Armitage, possibly from the 10:45pm job.

10:47 to 10:48pm - Police/Dispatch chatter regarding the 10:42/10:43 and 10:45/10:46pm jobs.

10:49pm - Loud music disturbance. 1931 N Milwaukee.

10:52pm - The 10:42, 10:43, 10:45 and 10:46pm jobs are ALL related. This is all from that accident up on Western.

10:58pm - Battery in progress. 1713 N Whipple. 8 males fighting in the alley.

11:01pm - Beat car 1411 has a traffic stop at Califorina and Flecther.

11:03pm - They're calling back on the 10:33pm job. Also, there's a missing report at 1824 N Sawyer.

11:06pm - Reckless driver. Diversey and Albany. Female in a purple vehicle all over the road.

11:25pm - Parker. 2951 W Lyndale. Premits.

11:27pm - A unit is doing a Community Concern event number for the 2900 block of W Lyndale.

11:30pm - Fire. 2450 W Altgeld. Car. Altough, the cell phone tower is hitting off to possibly 5300 W Altgeld.

11:31pm - Criminal damage in progress. 2600 W Armitage. Male in a red jacket tagging buildings on the block.

11:32pm - Open door. 2774 N Milwaukee. Apparently, someone smashed out the glass to a business because there is glass in the street. Someone may be inside of the unknown business.

11:33pm - Beat car 1412Robert has been involved in an accident just north of Palmer on Kedzie. They're ok.

11:40pm - Beat 1481Boy just on viewed an accident at Armitage and Oakely. The car took off on them. Heading north on Oakely.

11:41pm - Beat 1481B has the car stopped.

11:55pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 11:40 on-view. It's HR592077 with the event number of 19556.

11:57pm - Fire. 1922 N Rockwell. Celing.

11:58pm - A unit asks for a violence reduction event number for Beats 1422 and 1434. It's 19869.

11:59pm - I am finished monitoring 14. I'll be back with it in November unless something really major occurrs. 25 will be monitored starting after dinner tomorrow.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Premise Check On Avers

Good afternoon, everyone. It's 4:37pm. Today was pretty good at school, but it was tiring. Tomorrow is TGIF however :). Anyway, it's still raining and it's still cold. Also, there was a shooting at V Live Club (2047 N. Milwaukee) early this morning. Just awful. When I monitor 14 tomorrow night (8pm-midnight), I'll be sure to listen up for any and all calls at this club. Here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:38pm - Beat 2573 is doing a premise check at 3043 N Avers.

4:59pm - Person calling for help. 2010 N Central Park. In front of the school.

5:08pm - Check the well being. 4120 W Wellington. Elderly couple lives at this address and they haven't been answering their phone. The couple allegedly does not go out on rainy days such as today. Complainant wants police to check on them.

5:36pm - Criminal damage. Hamlin and Diversey. Male Hispanic, black hoodie and dark jeans damaged the complainant's car.

6:00pm - Disturbance. 3801 W Belmont. Female begging in front of Dunkin Donuts.

6:07pm - Disturbance. 2059 N Pulaski. Group of males drinking in the laundry mat.

6:27pm - I have to go eat. I will be back soon.

6:50pm - I'm back.

7:11pm - Disturbance. 3659 W Diversey. People wondering around in the middle of the street.

7:26pm - Burglar alarm. 3809 W Diversey.

7:28pm - The 7:11pm job is coded 19P.

7:29pm - Gang disturbance. Pulaski and Dickens.

7:37pm - Traffic accident. Central Park and Milwaukee. There was an earlier call at 6:53pm, but it turned out to be in the 16th District at Central and Milwaukee. Now, there's a couple of calls coming in at Central Park.

7:41pm - Parker. 2446 N Avers.

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Theft At Aidi's On Wrightwood

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:32pm. Today was an ok day. I'm glad to be home. Anyway, today is another rainy and cold day. Here is crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:47pm - Theft. Tripp and Altgeld. White Chrysler with a plate of 976064 stole some stuff. They're also calling at 4030 W. Wrightwood, at Aidi's.

4:51pm - Reckless driver. Somewhere on Milwaukee within 25.

4:52pm - Beat 2590 is asking for a call back over on the 4:47pm job. Update, at 4:54pm - The caller is not involved. They just witnessed it. It happened at Aidi's.

5:00pm - Police/Dispatch chatter about the 4:47pm job.

5:20pm - Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Wrightwood. 5 or 6 of them flashing signs and throwing bricks.

5:55pm - Beat car 2524 was flagged down at Konster and Altgeld.

5:57pm - Domestic disturbance. 2312 N Springfield. 14 yr old fighting the entire family.

6:12pm - The 5:57pm kid is being removed from the house.

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

7:00pm - I'm back.

7:17pm - Battery. 3121 N Milwaukee. Complainant was attacked by another male.

7:18pm - A Gang or Tac unit has six on the hood at 3640 W Shakespeare. They need a car with a working PDT.

7:47pm - Suspicious person. 4004 W Wellington. Male White flashing a flashlight into the complainant's apartment.

7:55pm - Person w/ a gun. 3631 W Dickens. Male Hispanic with a red hoodie has a gun.

8:01pm - I have to go. Good night everybody. By the way, the 7:55pm job is 19P.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Male Getting Beaten @ Wrightwood and Ridgeway

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:32pm. Today's been pretty good. Just glad to be home since I'm tired. Anyway, it sure is cold outside! I took two jackets with me today, LOL. Lastly, I'm only mointoring until 4:32pm today (making up for when I didn't pay attention Sunday) because I'd like to do some other stuff.

4:19pm - Battery in progress. Wrightwood and Ridgeway. Male getting beaten by 10 others. Update, at 4:24pm - Some of the offenders are in a grey Honda Acord, going south on Lawndale from Wrightwood.

4:32pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow at 4:32pm. Be safe.

Gunshots Ring Out On Ridgeway Last Night

Good morning, everyone. There was a shoot-out on Ridgeway last night at about 11:30pm. I had front row seating to it. I was awoken by 3 to 4 gunshots in front of the house. My mom was still up. She was about to call 911 but she didn't have to. An unmarked unit sped down here with lights and sirens, following a car that sped off at top speed. They came out of the alley then proceeded north.

The scanner was turned on this point. Beat 2561Charlie was in pursuit of this car. They on-viewed the Shots Fired by this car. The people in this car were gangbangers, shooting at another car with more gangbangers in it. The offenders drove the car up to 3130 North Davlin Court to where they bailed on foot. Officers gave chase, to no avail.

A few minutes, they returned later to my block, with flashlights. They were investigating. Within minutes, they found what they were looking for. There was a gun hidden in the bushes a few doors down from where I reside. Obviously, as the offenders drove by, they threw the gun out the car.

It's not known if anybody was shot, or if there were shell casings found, but there was in fact a shooting last night.

This is probably from a gang war that has probably erupted within the local area. I knew I should've call 911 earlier in the day when I saw a group of rowdy kids up the street from me. They're just kids, but it's gotten to the point around here where you need to call the police on anyone or anything. I encourage all residents to take part and ATTEND YOUR BEAT MEETINGS, CALL 911 WHEN NEEDED, PICK UP TRASH, ETC. The police can't do this by theirselves anymore. They need our help. I will definately help them out. Anybody want to join?

Comments or questions? Send them here, or to my email address.

Thank you and have a nice day,

Shooting At Lyndale and Campbell
Shooting On Palmer Wednesday Night
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

Monday, October 12, 2009

Accident Near Armitage and Damen

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:25am. Today, I'm monitoring 14 until 8:00pm when I have to go to bed. I'll finish the monitoring Friday night. Anyway, today is going to be another cold day with it not even getting out of the 40s. I personally think we may get some snow today. So, here's crime for today.

9:27am - Traffic accident. 2000 block of W Armitage. CFD is requesting assistance.

9:40am - Disturbance. 2946 W Lyndale. Tenant's not letting the complainant into the building.

9:52am - Disturbance (shouldn't this be Assault?). 2920 N Milwaukee. Complainant was trying to get the rent from one of their tenants. When they went up to get it, the tenant threatened to hit them in the head and slammed the door.

9:53am - The 9:40am job is coded 5Ocean.

9:54am - A unit is asking for an event number for a gang loitering mission at 1838 N Washtenaw. It's 04558.

10:01am - Someone's got a traffic stop at Mozart and Fullerton.

10:20am - Suspicious vehicle. 1924 N Spaulding. Maroon 4-door vehicle has been there for a while.

10:23am - Burglar alarm. 2436 N Maplewood.

10:24am - Disturbance. 2912 N Milwaukee. Homeless male refuses to leave the rear of the building. Also, Beat car 1412 asks for a violence reduction event number for the Beat. It's 04997. A premise check at the train station at Belmont and Kimball also had an event number but I didn't catch it.

10:27am - Beat car 1412 doesn't see anybody at 2912 Milwaukee. 1413 is given a disregard.

10:29am - Beat car 1413 has a handwaver at 3017 W Diversey. Dispatch asks if she's ok and there's no answer.

10:30am - Beat car 1421 is going to the basement of 1812 N Kedzie to locate a Domestic Battery offender. The incident occurred about two blocks to the south.

10:36am - The 3017 W Diversey handwaver is regarding a dog running loose.

10:38am - The 10:23am job is coded. Also, a female officer for a search is needed at 1822 N Kedzie. 1431 is going (she responded to the 10:23am job).

10:49am - Burglar alarm. 1442 W Willow.

10:56am - Battery in progress. Diversey and Kedzie. Couple of calls are coming in. Group of males beating on one by the dry cleaners.

10:58am - Beat 1410 tells Dispatch that it's a drunk boyfriend beating on his girl over there. They're fighting in the apartment building next door to the cleaners.

10:59am - A slow down is being given on the 10:56am job.

11:00am - Check the well being. 1640 N Albany. The boyfriend was supposed to move in with the caller to the state of Pennsylvania but no contact's been made.

11:02am - A disregard is being given on the 10:56am job.

11:06am - Parker. 3140 N Richmond. Cars parked on the sidewalk and blocking the caller's garage.

11:08am - There's so many units over on the 10:56am job that an outdoor roll call is being held.

11:19am - The 10:56am job is coded.

11:33am - The 10:20am job is finally coded.

11:38am - Assault in progress. 2101 N Damen. At the Dental place. The doctor is getting threatened by a male in the waiting room.

12:17pm - Battery in progress. 2645 N Milwaukee. Complainant is getting hit by a male.

12:25pm - Theft. 2744 N Califorina. At Walgreens. Male stole stuff. He'll be back at 2pm to pick up his medicine.

12:37pm - Check the well being. 1719 N Talman. Landlord says someone called them and said they smell a foul smell from one of the apartments.

12:49pm - Beat 5494 is trying to stop a vehicle at Western and Hubbard. Going southbound. White custom car.

12:51pm - 5494 says the car's getting on the 290 Expressway ... wait. The car crashed. Washington and Califorina. Update, 12:54 to 12:56pm - Police/Dispatch chatter.

12:53pm - The 12:37pm job is actually at 2817-19 N Talman.

12:59pm - EMS run. 1622 N Califorina. Male is on some sort of diet at the breakthrough. He passed out. This also happened on Friday. Also, there's a non-drivable two car accident at Ashland and Cortland.

1:12pm - Burglar alarm. 1620 N Artesian.

1:20pm - A female officer asks for a gang and drinking event number at 2547 W Fullerton. Event number is 079XX.

1:24pm - Beat 1401 asks for a POD mission event number for the camera at Bingham and Francis. Event number is 08013.

1:37pm - Gang disturbance. 3022 W Wabansia.

1:39pm - Threatening suicide. 2150 N Hoyne. Daughter's boyfriend is threatening to kill himself.

2:03pm - Theft. Webster and Ashland. Male Hispanic in a grey Sudan took something from the complainant's car.

2:04pm - Disturbance. 2028 W Homer. Three males out in front causing a ruckus.

2:08pm - A slow down is being given on the 2:04pm job.

2:12pm - The 2:04pm job is coded 19P.

2:18pm - The 1:37pm job is being coded.

2:21pm - Beat 1454 asks for a CTA "L" check at the Western Blue Line station. It's 08953.

2:35pm - Loud music disturbance. 3217 W Diversey.

2:36pm - Disturbance. 3415 W Diversey. At the laundry mat. Male yelling at the complainant's kids.

2:48pm - A unit asks for a gang violence mission at 2900 W Lyndale.

2:50pm - The 2:36pm job is coded.

3:10pm - An event number is pulled from 2410 W. Logan, at the Skateboard Park. It's 09828.

3:33pm - Suspicious vehicle. Talman and North. Female White, 50s, 5'6, blonde hair drops something off in a car that comes by everyday.

3:36pm - Walgreens is calling back on the 12:25pm job. The offender's back. They are going to try to stall him until police arrive.

3:40pm - Parker. 3434 W Belden. A car is blocking the driveway and the complaintant wants it ticketed and towed.

4:05pm - Narcotics. 1700 N Campbell. Male Hispanic, black hoodie, black mask over his face and red t-shirt is selling.

4:07pm - Beat 1432Henry is doing a premise check at 3557 W Palmer.

4:39pm - 1) Narcotics. 1815 N Albany. Two male Hispanics in the late 20s putting marijuana in their mouths using a spoon. 2) Burglar report. 1729 N Whipple.

4:49pm - A unit has a stop at Avondale and Wood.

5:21pm - Disturbance. 1659 N Milwaukee. Dispute with a man who put a boot on the complainant's car.

5:27pm - Disturbance. Belden and St Louis. Two males loitering on the corner.

5:31pm - Domestic disturbance. 1907 N Albany. Father refuses to give the children to the complainant.

5:39pm - Burglar alarm. 2044 W Cortland.

6:08pm - Burglar alarm. 2341 N Sawyer.

6:11pm - Beat 1412 has a traffic stop at Bernard and Wrightwood.

6:39pm - Disturbance. 2100 W Fullerton. Group of homeless males under the viaduct.

7:07pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:33pm - I'm back.

7:51pm - Burglary in progress. 2522 W Lyndale. Complainant hears someone in the apartment.

7:58pm - There is a job at Medill and Campbell.

8:05pm - Injured person report. 2923 N Allen. Four teens hit the mom in the head with a basketball. Mother refused EMS. Shouldn't this be a Battery?

8:07pm - A unit has a handwaver at 1743 N Califorina.

8:10pm - I have to go. Good night, everyone. I'll be back with 14 on Friday night (8:10pm to 12am) and 25 tomorrow (from 3:32-4:32pm).