Friday, June 18, 2010

Burglary Mission Is Being Done In The Area

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It's truly the last day of school. Kids are going to school for an hour to pick up their report cards, then they're off. The teachers in my program didn't feel it was worthwhile to send the buses for only an hour. And, besides, they're setting up for summer school on Monday. Anyway, it's going to be in the 90s with a mix of sun, clouds and thunderstorms. Oh, by the way, if any of you are interested, here's a story on serial killers. Here is crime for today.

10:03am - Beat 2565Adam asks for a Burglary mission event number on the 20 sector. Event number is 06512.

10:42am - Nothing's been happening in the area, but boy do the cops in the 15th have their hands tied. Big fights have been breaking out at schools throughout the district.

10:59am - Person down. 3143 N Hamlin. Male down.

11:00am - Traffic accident. Hamlin and Wabansia.

11:59am - Open door. 2435 N Avers. The abandoned property has it's back door open, and there's four teens in there right now.

12:53pm - Disturbance. 3849 W Wrightwood. Something about a U-Haul truck and someone refusing to give back belongings. This call sounds kinda weird.

1:22pm - Disturbance. Belmont and Pulaski. Man begging for money.

1:52pm - Person down. 1942 N Monticello. Male laying on the ground by the cul-de-sac.

1:53pm - I'm looking at the news/weather online, and I'm reading that severe thunderstorms are real likely to hit the area around 4pm. These storms have a history for producing destructive winds of about 70 to 80 mph. Those are hurricane force winds. Large hail, heavy rain and maybe even an isolated tornado are also threats. I hope we don't get any power outages or tornadoes. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed. If we do get bad storms, I would like everyone to send in storm reports.

1:59pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 4415 W Altgeld. 2) Disturbance. Fullerton and Pulaski. Male selling water. It's hot out, though. 3) Backlog in 25 at 13:59 hours.

2:05pm - 1) Municipal ordinance violation. 2856 N Avers. People illegally selling things. 2) Narcotics. 28X1 N Lowell. Teens doing marijuana. 3) Traffic accident. Fullerton and Avers.

2:36pm - 1) Disturbance. 2940 N Hamlin. Neighbors. 2) Domestic disturbance. 2451 N Kildare. Husband broke into the garage, busted out the car windows.

2:37pm - Vicious animal. 4428 W Parker. Neighbor's dog jumped the fence and chased the family.

2:41pm - An RD number is pulled from 2451 N Kildare. It's HS366497 with the event number of 11646.

2:52pm - 1) Domestic disturbance. 2923 N Springfield. 2) Parker. 3634 W Wrightwood.

3:19pm - Supposedly, there's a bunch of bums in the abandoned building at 2943 N Avers.

3:45pm - Narcotics. 3633 W Dickens. Four teens doing drugs.

3:55pm - Person wanted. 2700 N Ridgeway. Handyman who stole things is on the scene now.

4:13pm - Tornado!!! Kedzie and Warren. Beat car 2531 was heading for a car wash when a funnel cloud appeared, then a tornado dropped out of the sky. Not sure where it's going.

4:26pm - Beat car 2514's partner got struck by debris at 5239 W Wolfram. He said he's ok.

4:41pm - Burglar alarm. 3714 W Shakespeare.

4:45pm - The street lights are out at Fullerton and Kostner.

5:14pm - Narcotics. 2750 N Lawndale.

5:20pm - Wires down at 2336 N Harding and at 2428 N Hamlin.

5:49pm - Request for supervisor. 2428 N Hamlin. CFD wants a supervisor to come check out the building.

6:00pm - The wires at 2428 Hamlin are live. They go into the house and they are sparking and popping. There is a good chance that the house could catch on fire. I'm going to make my way over there, I think, after the rain lets up.

6:09pm - Burglar alarm. 3814 W Wrightwood.

6:17 to 6:55pm - I went to go look at the storm damage in the area. We were definitely spared the worst of that storm. From what I saw, there's not a lot of damage. On Ridgeway, there's mostly small tree limbs on the sidewalk, with two big branches down (one on my block and another on the 2600 block). Lawndale, however, seems to have gotten the brunt of the storm in our area. No damage on the 2700 block, but on the 2800 block, there's twigs all over the street. There is also a couple of big tree branches laying in the street. On George, in the alley between Ridgeway and Hamlin, there's a big tree branch blocking it. On Wrightwood, there's a considerable-sized branch laying on the grass. On Hamlin, there's barely no damage. Just small twigs and stuff. Overall, there's not really any serious damage, as compared to other areas in the city.

7:02pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:16pm - I'm back.

7:42pm - High speed chase. About 5400 W Chicago. Car speeding off from a unit.

7:43pm - East on Chicago from Laramie.

7:45pm - Sounds like they have the offender in custody. 840 N Laramie. The guy committed battery to a police officer. By the way, we have more storms coming in. This next line should be in just after 8:45.

8:19pm - Gang disturbance. Fulerton and Central Park. They're out there, flashing.

8:20pm - Assault in progress. 3638 W Shakespeare. Gangbangers about to fight.

8:35pm - Person down. Milwaukee and Central Park.

9:09pm - Domestic battery. 3639 W Shakespeare.

9:33pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 3613 W Palmer. Large group in the alley, blasting music. 2) Drag racing. 4011 W Fullerton. Motorcycles.

9:43pm - Arson in progress. Diversey and Kostner. Man setting something on fire.

9:45pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 3743 W Belden. Patient going off.

9:50pm - Burglary in progress. 3721 W Belmont.

10:02 to 10:05pm - Wasn't paying attention. Sorry :(.

10:09pm - Beat car 2534 heard four loud reports at Pulaski and Wabansia.

10:11pm - Shots Fired. 2000 block of N Karlov. Couple of tickets coming in.

10:13pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 2238 N Avers. 2) A slow down is being given at the 10:11pm job.

10:28pm - The 9:09pm job is calling back.

10:31pm - The 9:09/10:28pm job now comes in as a "person w/ a knife".

11:06pm - Assault. 3033 N Davlin. Someone threatened the caller.

11:27pm - Shots Fired. 3845 W Wrightwood. Three heard with people yelling in the alley.

These three pictures are on the 2800 block of N Ridgeway.
This is the tree branch on George in the alley between Ridgeway and Hamlin.
This is the medium sized tree branch in the grass on the 3800 block of W Wrightwood.

This is the big tree branch laying in the grass on the 2600 block of N Ridgeway.

This is the damage done from the storm on the 2800 block of N Lawndale. Like I said, they got the worst of it in this immeadiate area.


Anonymous said...

I worry about school being out.
I might as well just buy a flak jacket because anything north of Diversey on Milwaukee is gonna get nuts. I carry a blade on me now while walking around because I just don't trust anybody any longer. It's sad that I have to resort to such measures but I'm not going out like a chump and cut back.

I was at the Gamestop the other day ago and these kids on that street which connects to there were hanging out by the bike shop just starting shit. I can't imagine now 24 hours a day for the entire summer how bad it's gonna be with these shitheads around.

Timmy, keep the blog going and for those also reading and living around here, start carrying a blade. Don't become a victim and show these idiots that you are not going to take this shit.

Also I'd like to make a note about the TONS of house robberies going on in the area. Looking at the CPD Clear Map, I noticed there are TONS of breakins, specifically around the morning hours. Watch your house, install light timers, a radio to keep playing while you are gone, and lock your shit up! Cover your windows and don't let these shitheads break in or give them an enticing view into your house.

Good luck everybody in the north Logan Square/Avandale neighborhood. It's gonna be a long hot and bloody summer with the way shit's been turning.


AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Hey there. Thanks for the long comment. It really shows what's going on north of Diversey on Milwaukee. I also worry about school being out now. These kids are gonna get bored sooner or later and start lots of trouble.

I support you carrying a blade, but whatever you do, please don't stab me (I don't dress like a white boy from the suburbs all the time), LOL. But seriously, I would also carry a blade if I felt like you did. You're right, it is sad that you have to resort to that, but hey, safety comes first.

This Gamestop, is this the one over on Milwaukee at about Wolfram? If it is, I've seen some of the same activity over there. Luckliy for me, I hardly ever cross the street, and the day that I saw them, I had on my "don't mess with me" look on my face (that's the look I have when I walk around the neighborhood, mostly after 10am).

About the robberies: Yeah, I noticed that too on that map.

Yep, it's gonna be a long hot and bloody summer. I see it coming already. Like you said, good luck to everyone.

Once again, thanks for the comment. You be safe, too.

Anonymous said...

Storm was pretty good in Logan Square, but I've seen worse. Any damage reports citywide?

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 5:17, there are multiple reports of trees down, wires down and a couple of reports of fires (from lighting strikes) throughout the district. At a building in Downtown, the windows were busted out from the storm. There was even a tornado reported to have touched down around Madison and Kedzie.

You're right that the storm wasn't that bad. Logan Square has seen worse.

Anonymous said...

wow the storm was wild i live in the southside suburds by roosevelt and harlem real high winds there was a funnel cloud on top of my house but no tornado thank god the clouds keep moving north really bad storm we had havent seen one like this in a while it scared me wow a tornado hit madison and kedzie scary

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 9:17, I agree. The storm was wild. Glad you guys didn't have that tornado touch down. And yeah, we did have some real high windds here in the city. I've been told about some blocks of the city being totally damaged (trees in the street, wires down, etc.). The people in Garfield Park got it bad. I got a little scared too and you're right, we haven't seen one like this in a while.

The cops say they saw a tornado over there, but it can't be confirmed yet.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine was at Western & Lake yesterday when the storm hit. She and several others had windows blown out of their cars.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 10:06, wow. I heard that a couple of parked cars were actually flipped over a few blocks southwest of there (like around the Jackson and Rockwell area).

Anonymous said...

It was purely micro-burst activity.
The reason why a tornado will never touch chicago is because of the lake.
The upward effect the warm/cold lake has on weather will only channel vortecies once east of Lake Michigan.

Chicago will get slammed with big storms, but with physics concerned, there will never be a tornado in Chicago...

Why do you also think Chicago never gets EPIC snow-falls during the winter like the western suburbs do??? It's the lake.


AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 12:46, you sure about that? I'm asking because there's been a couple of tornadoes in Chicago in the past. On August 4, 2008, for example, a tornado did touch down in this neighborhood (I actually saw it touch down), right at about Koz Park. It was only on the ground for a few seconds. Even so, that doesn't mean that it can't happen. I've also heard that there was a couple of tornadoes that touched down back in the 50s and 60s. Honestly, I think that a tornado can touch down in Chicago, but only for a few seconds, and mostly only in areas that are open (neighborhoods like Englewood, Garfield Park, etc. with all of the vacant lots).

But I do agree with you on the snowfall. Even though sometimes we get a foot of snow, it's never usually as bad as the west suburbs.

Anonymous said...

We lost power after the first round of storms and it stayed out for 21 hours (in Hermosa). Other than that we had small branches and twigs down.