Friday, January 1, 2010

Crime Highlights Of 2009

All right, folks, I'm here with another post. This one is for the crime highlights of 2009 for this neighborhood.

1) January 3, 2009 at 3pm - Jose Zuniga and a accomplience fire two gunshots at Schubert and Monticello, right on Monroe School grounds. I called 911 on Zuniga after spotting him on my block. Unfortunely, he was never arrested.

2) January 6, 2009 at 7:55pm - Large group gathers at Barry and Monticello. Multiple calls for gunshots nearby at Ridgeway and Milwaukee.

3) January 19, 2009 at 6:30pm - Two alleged teen gangbangers were shot at Diversey and Albany. One of them was reportedly brain dead. The brain dead teen was allegedly just saying "hi" to his friends, according to one of his relatives. One angry commenter expressed real anger towards Alderman Rey Colon (35th).

4) February 7, 2009 - Two shootings occurr with a block radius on George. The first one occurred at 3820 W George at about 2:30pm. A guy was shot once in the leg. Blood and bullets were found. Large fights broke out five times after the shooting. The second shooting happened at 11:23pm. A guy who lives on my block was shot in the stomach or back.

5) February 5 and 19, 2009 - Two incidents of rape happen in Logan Square. The offender was the same on both incidents. He was later caught. The first incident happened on the 2300 block of W Moffat and the other one happened in the 2100 block of N Maplewood.

6) March 4, 2009 at 7:40pm - Shooting on the 2800 block of N Troy.

7) March 7, 2009 at 12am - Big brawl erupts at 2957 N Milwaukee from a party.

8) March 17, 2009 at 7:21pm - Police come across a street fight at Diversey and Harding. Back-up was requested. The fight was domestic related. Also, there was a big fight at Harding and Barry. A 40 yr old female was injuried during the malee.

9) March 22, 2009 at 5:45am - A man gets shot near Koz Park, in the 2700 block of N Harding. He was innocent.

10) March 30, 2009, after 8pm - Huge gang fight breaks out in Koz Park. Over 100 people were involved.

11) April 9, 2009 at 6:02pm - A driver had pulled out his gun to people driving on the Kennedy Expressway throughout Avondale and Logan Square. The offender was caught and arrested an hour later.

12) May 6, 2009 at 9:48pm - Four to five gunshots fired around Wolfram and Lawndale. Then, there were Shots Fired all around Beat 2523.

13) May 19, 2009, just after midnight - Five or six gunshots fired at Lawndale and Wolfram or Diversey. Possibly gang-related.

14) May 28, 2009 at 2:40am - Shots fired around Kedzie and Wellington. Four to five gunshots. Possibly gang-related.

15) May 29, 2009 at 7:53pm - Two males get shot at Hamlin and Lyndale. One man was shot several times in the arm. The other guy had graze wounds. He was released several hours later and then brought into police custody for questioning. Possibly gang-related.

16) June 6, 2009 at 1:30am - The first murder in Logan Square occurrs. No details on it. 2700 block of W St Georges.

17) June 7, 2009 at about 4:45 and 9:54am - Gunshots fired in the area southeast of Milwaukee and Ridgeway. Then, lots of gunfire heard in the 2800 block of N Ridgeway.

18) June 13 to 15, 2009 - Lots of gunfire in the southern Avondale area again. On the 13th at 6:35 and 8:44pm, three gangbangers, named Tony Vasquez, Jose Perez and Eddie Chavadara, fire a series of gunshots into the 2900 block of N Hamlin. It's believed they were looking for someone. On the 14th at 2:09am, two gunshots heard at 3650 W. Diversey, and George and Lawndale. Then three gunshots in the 2800 block of N Ridgeway. On the 15th at 2:35pm, there were two gunshots followed by people screaming at Diversey and Ridgeway. Quite a few officers came and investigated.

19) June 20, 2009 at 8:23pm and all night - A huge fight breaks out from the Puerto Rican Festival at St. Louis and Fullerton. Someone was battered enough to recieve an ambulance ride to the hospital. Also, there were lots of violence along Fullerton in the 3800 block with crowds of people looking to harm people.

20) June 25, 2009 from 8:52 to 12:00am - Lots of calls for gang disturbances at George and Springfield. Two men were causing major problems on the street over there. Also, there was multiple gunshots fired in the area of Diversey and Ridgeway.

21) July 1, 2009 at 1:05pm - Gang fight erupts at Fullerton and Avers. They beat up a male by Salvation Army.

22) July 3, 2009 at 9:11pm - A group of people had a fight at Diversey and Ridgeway. It was pretty bad, as a female was beaten up.

23) July 12, 2009 at 3:46pm - A 23 yr old man was stabbed in the chest in the 2900 block of N Springfield during an altercation with two males. The attack was possibly gang-related. The vitcim, fortunely, lived through the attack.

24) July 15, 2009 at 10:10pm - There was a murder in the 2900 block of W Palmer. No information on it, however.

25) July 19, 2009 at 7:40pm - A 16 yr old boy was shot in the back in the 2900 block of N Gresham. He was standing on a porch with his gangbang friends (the vitcim was a gangbanger) when a rival gang member came by and shot him. Five to six gunshots were fired.

26) July 20, 2009 from 5:02 to 6:55pm - Two gang fights break out at Koz Park. The first one involved 15 teen female gangbangers. They were dispersed. But, at 6:55pm, all hell broke loose at the park. Anywhere from five to 100 people started fighting. Multiple units went as there nearly 20 calls on the fight. Three people were badly beaten. One of the vitcims had to go to the hospital. Also, there was a teen fight at Diversey and Pulaski at 5:27pm. At 6:02pm, a group of gangbangers gathered between Diversey and George on Ridgeway. Also, and lastly, there were gunshots fired at Wrightwood and Springfield.

27) July 21, 2009 at 1:56am - Shots fired at 3915 W. Wrightwood, Fullerton and Pulaski, 2700 N Harding and 3907 W Wrightwood. About 15 shots were fired with three vehicles doing the shoot-out. An automatic weapon was used. Possibly gang related.

28) July 28, 2009 at 7:57pm - Multiple 911 calls for Shots Fired at 2921 N Gresham. Four to five shots fired. Two vehicles involved. Possibly gang-related. It was coded out later.

29) August 8, 2009 at 6:29pm - Three males get shot at Armitage and Humboldt. One person has been shot in the arm, one person has been shot in the leg and one person has been shot in the torso (waist area).

30) August 18, 2009 at about 9:30pm - A woman was sexually assaulted near Western and Armitage. The offender followed her off the train from the Western Blue Line stop. He then grabbed her and placed an object to her next, then robbed and sexually assaulted.

31) August 23, 2009 at 10:28pm - Multiple calls for gunshots fired at Diversey and Harding. Bona fide. Three Cobras were shot at by a blue van. No crime scene found, however.

32) August 25, 2009 at 12:47pm - A man is viciously beaten in Koz Park by ten guys. He had two small children with him. There were ten offenders who did this. They were never found.

33) August 27, 2009 at 4:36pm - Big gang fight breaks out in the 1800 block of N Lawndale. Bats and sticks were used. Units had to call for back-up.

34) September 2 to 4 - Three days of uncontrolable behavoir at ASPIRA High School, 3986 W Barry. On the 2nd, there was a "Person Wanted" call regarding a female student in the main office wanted for Battery. I guess that envolved into a huge school fight, as Beat 2574 had to call for back-up. It got so bad to where they had to send a wagon and make several arrests. On the 3rd, Beat 2574 responded to another "Person Wanted" call regarding a female student in the main office wanted for Battery. No incident unfolded on that day, fortunely. But then it got real insane. Here's why. On the 4th, school administration found a threatening letter. Police were called. An unloaded gun was found in the school. The school had to be evacuated.

35) September 9 to 11 - Several days of violence around Wrightwood and Lawndale. The first incident was on the 9th at around 7:55pm with a big gang fight in the 2600 block of N Lawndale called in by an off duty PO. On the 10th, they gathered at the corner of Wrightwood and Lawndale and had another fight. This was around 5:15 in the afternoon. For a couple of hours afterward, gang disturbances followed near Fullerton and Ridgeway. On the 11th, there was group of 10 that gathered with sticks in hand at 5:31pm. About 15 minutes later, they had another fight.

36) September 15, 2009 at 11pm - One man was shot and another beaten at Diversey and Lawndale. This happened during the Mexican Pride parade. Not sure if it was gang related or not. The media actually covered this shooting. As the gunshots went off, people were sent running for cover.

37) September 22, 2009 at 6:53pm - Hostage situation at 2452 N Harding goes wrong when police shoot the offender. But, he asked for it when he raised his gun at them. The situation was domestic related.

38) October 15, 2009 at 2am - A 17 yr old is shot to death in V Live Club, 2047 N. Milwaukee, after an argument with another guy who pulled out a gun and shot the vitcim. The club had served people under 21 on this night, but fortunely, they supposedly were not allowed drinks. Also, there was a beating outside of the club, which Chicago Police said was unrelated. This sparks a debate in my comments section.

39) October 25, 2009 at 1:45am - A guy gets shot in the buttocks at about Shakespeare and Lawndale. He was hanging out with some guys over there. This was most likely gang related.

40) October 31, 2009 at 6:46pm - Multiple calls of Shots Fired come into 911 for Belmont and Monticello, and Central Park. Not even a minute later, a pregnant woman turns up shot in the back at 3137 N Monticello. The woman lived and the baby was unharmed, thankfully. Also, a 18 yr old male was shot in the right thigh. The people who committed the shooting were Latin King gang members.

41) November 8, 2009 at 4:15am - A 24 yr old man was beaten to death in his home on the 3300 block of N Harding. The vitcim was found with multiple assault wounds. This is believed not to be gang related.

42) December 8, 2009 at 9am - A 14 yr old kid was shot in the head walking to school with his mom in the 3400 block of W Armitage. The person who shot the vitcim is a gang member. The vitcim himself is also a supposed gang member. He's with the IGs. He had just gotten out of jail for armed robbery and was heading to his school to re-enroll since being expelled.

43) December 15, 2009 at 12:20pm - A 32 yr old man is killed at Diversey and Avers as two vans chased each other in a supposed gang related incident. The vitcim was riding his bike when one of the vans hit him. They bike was reportedly thrown across Diversey. The suspects fled the scene, not even bothering to check on the vitcim, so the incident was ruled as a Homicide.

There you have it, the 43 crime highlights of this neighborhood for the year of 2009. There are probably more but I don't remember or know about them. If there was and you know about it, please share in the comments section and I'll add it to this list. Thanks for reading this. Look out for the crime highlights of 2010 at this time next year.



Anonymous said...

I wonder if were the murder capital of usa again im guesing we are seeing a lot of killings this year shootings happening everyday

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

You know, anonymous, I think you're correct. I wouldn't doubt it if we are the murder capital of USA again. I also think there were lots of killings and shooting everyday in 2009. Let's see what 2010 will be like.

Anonymous said...

Gang banging and violence is not a life-style but a death style.

The Barrio book/message is helping our kids make better choices!!!

This book/tool is being used in schools, jails, prisons, social workers. It works bottom line.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 7:35, thank you for sharring this link. It looks like a good book, and I can't wait until the CPS schools recieve it in May.

moulin67 said...

Thanks for the rundown of crime 2009.
It might be a wise idea to send this list to our Aldermen. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

This year lets make sure the dummies dont start shooting around diversey/ridgeway. How about calling the cops everytime we see a gangbanger walking through acting stupid. You know they are going to start flashing signs at any car passing by. You can call 911 for this. Time to put the retards in jail.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

I agree, anonymous 12:17. As someone who lives near that intersection as well, let's just say I'm tired of being pratically the only one who calls in shots fireds and gangbangers doing their thing. And then, when I do call everytime I see this kind of behavior, people accuse me of wasting 911's time and they say I call way too much. In this neighborhood, you have to call often and I mean OFTEN if you want it to be better. The last thing we need is more shootings at this corner. And yes, it's time to put them in jail.

So, to my neighbors who live near Diversey and Ridgeway, start calling the police on EVERY gangbanger you see flashing signs, acting dumb, etc. Just think about it, if we do, we just may get some extra patrols around here.

Two questions, though, anonymous 12:17. One, can that apply to the little`11 and 12 yr olds from Monroe school who run down Ridgeway almost daliy, acting like they're fighting and stuff? And two, would it be ok if I used your comment on the main page for a small article or some sorts I may do?

Thank you for your comment.