Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Homeless" In Belmont Alley

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:57am. Today would be the 10th day that I've been sick with the stomach virus. Of course, it's not nearly as half as bad as it was last week, but my stomach still hurts me. Now it's really interfering with my things to do. Tonight, I'm going to the CAPS Beat 2523 meeting on Milwaukee Ave. anyway. This isn't going to stop me. Now, if the meeting was last week, I would've missed it, but this has been going on for too long now. Luckily, though, I read somewhere these things start going away after 10 days. Anyway, it's supposed to be in the upper 80s with sun, clouds and storms. Here's crime for today.

11:28am - Disturbance. 3743 W Belmont. In the alley, the "homeless" are setting up shop.

12:09pm - Public service announcement from Alderman Mell's (33rd) office. Sent to me by a reader via email:
Dear 33rd Ward Resident,
We have begun the process of applying for flood assistance from the Federal government for the storm we had on July 24, 2010, and we need your help in establishing a claim.
Please click on and provide the necessary information so the 33rd Ward community can participate in any assistance the federal government may provide.

Sincerely yours,
Alderman Richard F. Mell

3:51pm - Disturbance. On the 20 sector of 25.

4:11pm - Disturbance. 4441 W Diversey. Problem with the manager.

4:12pm - Disturbance. 2630 N Central Park. Problem with the neighbor.

4:38pm - Person w/ a knife. 3851 W Schubert. People fighting with knives in the hallway.

4:59pm - For those of you who have a hard time understanding the codes, there's a section on the right of this page. It is labeled "What The Codes Mean". Hope that helps readers keep theirselves informed as into what the codes mean.

5:11pm - Ok, I'm going to grab a bite to eat, then I'm going to be making my way to the Copernicus Center for the CAPS Beat 2523 meeting.

9:24pm - I'm finally back. Good evening.

9:28pm - There's a call involving a garage at 3125 N Davlin.

9:33pm - Narcotics. 37X7 W George. Male giving out liquor and marijuana to a kid.

11:00pm hour - Didn't pay attention. Sorry.

12:00am - I'm going to bed. I'll be back in the morning. Night, everyone.


Anonymous said...

Hello Timmy. As I was driving home this morning from getting my vechicle tested for the Emissions test, I noticed a suspicious man near the parking lot of the Home Depot on Lincoln Avenue wearing a SWEATER. Besides the fact that he was hiding behind the bushes, he was wearing a SWEATER in this hot hot weather. Now tell me if that ain't suspicious at all? Lol. Anyways jokes aside, I pulled over and called 911. As soon as I got home, the people from Dispatch called me back to see if I was still in the area because the police officer couldn't find anyone that matched that description. :( Hopefully once the guy saw a squad car coming from the distance he took off before he could break-in into any of the vehicles in the parking lot. Timmy, if it weren't for your blog and your dedication to serving the community I would have just ignored the whole deal. From now on I'll keep my eyes and ears open for anything abnormal around my neighborhood and city. It's time we take our city back from criminals! :)

Anonymous said...

@ 12:29 - You called 911 for that? Please do not waste CPD resources for every suspicious person you happen into. It was probably homeless and or mental case. I mean it's one thing if said suspicious person is hanging out in front of your house at night but behind bushes in a HD parking lot in broad daylight......???

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Hi anonymous 12:29. I think the man that you saw may have been homeless, like anonymous 2:46 said. We have a lot of homeless in my area and they can be seen wearing sweaters, winter coats, gloves, etc. But it does sound kind of suspicious that he was hiding behind a bush. Thanks for keeping your eyes out on suspicious behavior :). I agree that it is time to take the city back from criminals.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the codes Timmy. Can you also tell us about some of the lingo that is used? I think "a slow down" would be that the police are driving by? There are others, I can't think of them right now. Hope you feel better tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

slow down is to let other cars responding to literally slow down since the cops on scene have things mostly if not completely under control.

nat said...

What about the backlog?

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 9:04, correct.

Nat, a backlog is when there are calls sitting on the dispatcher's board and there are no units available for the calls.

Anonymous said...

You know what pisses me off wacthing the news about a shooting that happen today in Uptown. How was that in the news but none of the shootings Logan has since this year and there has been a lot why arent we getting attention I know for a fact Logan Square is hundred times worser than Uptown

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 9:56, that's the same thing I said. It's much worse over here (matter of fact, we're the worst neighborhood on the NW side), but yet Uptown gets all of the coverage.

We're probably not getting the attention they're getting because we're not on the lakefront. The media in Chicago only loves covering the lakefront neighborhoods on the north side. They don't like covering neighborhoods like this because they think we're all poor.

-L said...

Thanks for the 'Flood Assessment" link. Filled out and submitted.