Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Outdoor Roll Call @ George and Ridgeway This Evening

I know, I know. I'm supposed to be on vacation. But that's from the live blogging of listening to the scanner, and posting up stuff like shootings and what not. Anyway, this post is here to let you folks know something.

For those of you who live in the area of George and Ridgeway, there will be an outdoor roll call held this evening on that corner. It is at 6PM. Your's truly will be in attendance, and helped organized this roll call. If you are available and can come, please do show! Looking forward to seeing those who show up. Who knows, maybe we can also have a positive loitering event on the corner!!

Have a great day!


Update: Tonight was just awesome. We had a GREAT turn out, from the police and the community. I enjoyed each and every second of being out there with CPD and the CAPS members. We had a ton of on-lookers, who were curious. Some people were interested in getting involved with CAPS and what not, others just wanted to know what was going on. The gangbangers that went by looked pretty shocked. They didn't hang around for a change. That's good, if you ask me. Then, our event turned into a bit of positive loitering on the corner. The best part of the evening for me was seeing the community come out in force. There had to be at least 30 of us out there. Thanks to everyone who came tonight for showing up! I appreciate it.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Accident @ George and Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:28am. Looks to be a beautiful morning, which is why I'm glad the clean-up on Milwaukee Avenue is happening at 9am. We'll be out there until 11. Then, though, I probably will have to go with my mom to run an errand. That shouldn't take more than a half hour or an hour. Anyway, today is my last day of blogging until this upcoming Friday (the 3rd). Why? I'm going on a blog vacation. With school starting back soon, I need a break, to enjoy the other hobbies that I have. Don't worry, however. Even though I won't be here, I will have a post or two up (which I have prepared before-hand) during that time. Not to be rude or anything, but I ask that no one emails me (except for CAPS members on Beat 2523) regarding crime. I need a break from reading and hearing about crime. I'll have my scanner shut off, too. With that, here's crime for today.

7:33am - Traffic accident. George and Pulaski. Two cars were rammed into.

7:58am - I'm getting ready to go to the clean-up. I will be back later. See you all then!

11:33am - I'm back. Can someone tell me -- what the hell was going on around 10:50am at Milwaukee and Central Park?? I was with my cleaning group, and we saw about three or four squad cars SPEEDING down Milwaukee, heading towards Central Park. It had to be really, really serious call they were going to.

11:58am - I'm pooped. I need a nap. I'll be back soon.

12:27pm - I'm back again.

12:50pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Nelson.

1:22pm - Criminal damage. 2523 N Avers.

2:11pm - Burglary in progress. 2010 N Central Park. At Funston school. Two kids broke into the school and are on the 1st floor. They went through the Annex north entrance. They're both male Whites. One is wearing a white t-shirt and other is wearing a lime green tanktop.

2:15pm - Backlog in 25 at 14:15 hours.

2:39pm - Assault. 2032 N Pulaski. Landlord threatened the tenant.

2:47pm - 1) Traffic accident. 4000 W George. 2) Assault. 3753 W Dickens. 3) Loud music disturbance. 1813 N Pulaski.

2:51pm - Another car is needed at Funston. There is an open door.

2:53pm - CPS just called Dispatch to let them know they saw the two kids exit out of a door within the last 60 seconds on their cameras. Also, they have no responder to come to the school. They're asking CPD to just make sure no one is in there and that the doors are secured.

3:25pm - Suspicious person. Diversey and Harding. Male Hispanic, 19 yrs old, blue t-shirt and shorts is on a bike, by the basketball court of Koz Park. He's suspicious because he has "rocks" on him.

4:37pm - An RD number was pulled on the 7:33am accident. It's HS486177.

4:38pm -
An RD number has been pulled on the 2:47pm accident. It's HS486802 with the event number of 11921.

5:44pm - Municipal ordinance violation. Kelvyn Park. Ice cream sellers.

5:47pm - EMS run. Hamlin and Milwaukee. By Taco Bell.

6:06pm - Beat car 2523 is on a traffic stop on the 4000 block of W Wellington.

6:13pm - Domestic disturbance. 3614 W Shakespeare.

6:39pm - Domestic disturbance. 2751 N Kostner. Boyfriend beating the caller.

6:49pm - Loud music disturbance. 2716 N Monticello.

6:51pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:37pm - I'm back.

8:18pm - Burglary. 2540 N Ridgeway.

8:19pm - Some call at 2334 N Keystone.

About 8:35pm to 9:27pm - I fell asleep. I'm really sorry.

9:30pm - Assault in progress. Belden and Pulaski. Gangbangers threw something at the caller's car, and the husband is arguing with them.

10:31pm - Loud music disturbance. 3631 W Palmer. Loud party.

10:44pm - Reckless driver. 3600 W Wrightwood. Maroon vehicle going towards Monticello, speeding.

11:01pm - Disturbance. 3748 W Fullerton. Large party in the alley.

11:09pm -
Loud music disturbance. Somewhere on Ridgeway.

11:10pm -
Loud music disturbance. 3038 N Central Park.

11:28pm - Loud music disturbance. 2415 N Hamlin. Band.

11:44pm - High speed chase. In the area. Wrightwood and Kilbourn. Two cars are chasing each other and aren't stopping. Beat car 2522Robert is chasing.

11:45pm - Passing Hamlin on Wrightwood.

11:46pm - The vehicles were lost at about Hamlin and Altgeld. Officers are looking for the cars.

11:47pm - Wanted from this whole thing is a male Hispanic with a bald head, who was driving a gray Chevy Trailblazer with a partial plate of K71. The officers

11:50pm - Battery in progress. Ridgeway and Schubert. Three males fighting on the street.

11:51pm - Ambulance is now needed at Fullerton and Hamlin. An officer on 2522R is injured. They were rammed into by the Trailblazer.

11:56pm - An RD number has been pulled from the incident. It's It's HS487404 with the event number of 22687.

12:01am - Alright, folks, I'm out for most of this week. I will miss you guys, but I need my break :). There will be probably a post or two while I'm gone, though. See you guys on Friday, and have a great week!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Knife Threat On Springfield

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5pm. I'm finally back. I had to go to my school this morning for orientation to pay fees, take school I.D. picture, stuff like that. Then I got home at about 1:30, was talking with mom until 3, then I took a nap and now I just woke up from it. It's been a long day for me. Anyway, tomorrow is the Milwaukee Avenue clean-up from 9 to 11am. Unfortunately, whoever wants to join now can't, because everyone had to sign up by noon today. Also, tomorrow is my last day of blogging before my blog vacation. I'm taking it from Sunday to next Friday, September 3rd. I'll miss you guys, but I need a break. With that, here's crime for this evening.

6:09pm - Person w/ a knife. 1620 N Spaulding. Son's father is getting threatened with a knife by a man named Sterling.

6:32pm - Burglar alarm. 2323 N Pulaski.

6:38pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:01pm - I'm back.

7:22pm - Beat car 2524 gets a municipal on the Beat and something else on 2523's Beat.

7:24pm - EMS run. 2137 N Lawndale. 50 yr old.

7:26pm - Disturbance. 3620 W Wolfram.

7:29pm - Gang disturbance. 18X9 N Harding. Six of them loitering, and they don't live there.

9:40pm - Hold up alarm. 3635 W Armitage. At Armitage Foods.

9:43pm - 1) Disturbance. Hamlin and Milwaukee. 20 drinkers. 2) Disturbance. 3847 W Wrightwood. Loiters.

9:51pm - Domestic disturbance. 2949 N Avers. Brother VS brother.

10:54pm - Parker. 4136 W Wellington.

11:48pm - Battery in progress. 3801 W Wabansia. Male hitting a female.

11:56pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 3727 W Lyndale.

12:01am - I'm out for the night. I should be back right before noon tomorrow. Peace, and good night.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Loiters On Diversey

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:51am. I woke up at 5 this morning, as I had to run an errand at 6, and then I cleaned up my block by picking up the trash in the grass. I want this block to be as clean as possible, so it can discourage criminals from coming over here to do what they do. Anyway, like I said yesterday, my blogging schedule today will be weird. I should be here until around noon or 12:30pm, then I'll take a nap until about 2pm. After that, I'll be here until about 5pm or 5:15, then I will have a quick dinner then go to a meeting at 6. After that, I'll probably be taking notes on it for about two hours, then I'll finally be back. Also, today, we'll have some absolutely beautiful weather (temps, and sun). Having said all of that, here's crime for today.

7:04am - Disturbance. 3824 W Diversey. Group loitering in the parking lot.

7:15am - Burglar alarm. 2323 N Pulaski.

7:34am - I need to work some stuff for a meeting this evening. I'm be back at some point this morning.

9:22am - I'm finally back.

10:03am - Beat 2510 is doing an outdoor roll call at Milwaukee and Haussen.

10:25am - Parker. Belmont and Pulaski.

10:52am - Beat car 2521 needs a car at 3032 N Hamlin on a handwaver. There's someone possibly breaking into a building on the block. Seconds later, a slow down is given because the handwaver is drunk.

10:53am - Ambulance is now needed for 2521's drunk.

11:25am - Check the well being. 2137 N Lawndale. A woman called 911 and moaned on the phone.

11:33am - Beat 2542 is doing something at 4316 W Diversey.

12:00pm - I'm going to take my nap now. I'll be back in about two hours.

3:37pm - I'm finally back. Had some more stuff to do about the meeting I'm going to tonight.

4:01pm - Domestic disturbance. 2438 N Hamlin. Boyfriend took the keys. No, this isn't a girl calling, by the way.

4:12pm - Domestic disturbance. 3013 N Hamlin. Problem with the boyfriend. Yes, this a girl calling this time.

4:27pm - Burglar report. 3843 W Altgeld.

4:37pm - The 4:27pm job is bona fide. Beat 2520 is notified of the burglary.

4:38pm - Robbery. Hamlin and Milwaukee. Male with a white polo shirt, blue jeans, and two tattoos with one happy face and one sad face robbed the caller of their chain while they were on their bike. Went towards Central Park. Offender is known to the caller.

5:20pm - I'm going to grab my dinner now, then go to the meeting. I should be back by 9pm. See you all later.

11:13pm - I just got done working on my stuff from the meeting, but hey, with only 40 minutes left until bedtime, I'm just not going to blog for the rest of the night. See you all tomorrow afternoon, because I have to go somewhere in the morning. Good night, everyone.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Diaper/Water Throwers On North Ave.

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:29am. I had some errands to run this morning, but I am back now. It's beautiful out. Nice breeze, decent temps. Anyway, tonight is the CAPS meeting for Beat 2523. It is at Copernicus Center, 3160 N. Milwaukee, at 7pm tonight. I ask those of you who don't want to attend, or aren't busy, to attend. Please. I won't be there (I need a break), but I still ask that you attend. Also, there's going to be a bit of a schedule change I want to let you guys know about on this blog, for the next two days. Today will be pretty normal, as I'll be here all day (except for dinner and if an unexpected nap happens) until 10pm. I'm going to bed at 10 because I have to be up at 5am tomorrow morning. I have to run an errand at 6am, then I'll be cleaning up my block for a half hour or so. I'll blog from about 6:30 or 6:45am until about noon, when I'll take a nap for about 90 or so minutes. Then, I'll be here until around 5:15. I'll be eating dinner at that time, then I'm going to a meeting until 7pm. After that, I'll probably be taking notes on it for about two hours, then I'll finally be back. With that, here's crime for today.

11:58am - Disturbance. 3614 W North. People throwing diapers and water at passing citizens out the 2nd floor window.

12:04pm - Disturbance. 3105 N Haussen Ct. Caller was illegally evicted by the landlord.

12:05pm - Assault. 4141 W Barry. Comcast worker was threatened by a male White driving a maroon van with a partial plate of A41 in the alley.

12:08pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 2018 N Hamlin. Guy working on a car in the alley.

12:21pm - Beat 2544 advised the 12:04pm citizen that it's a "civil matter".

12:50pm - Some call at 3809 W Altgeld.

1:24pm - Funston school can't even control their own students ... wow. There's a call for a disturbance in the women's bathroom on the second floor for students getting out of control.

1:31pm - Person w/ a gun. Fullerton and Pulaski. Purple Dodge Caravan with a plate of 4561734 going towards Harding has an older male Hispanic in it who pointed a gun at the caller. Caller does not want to speak with police, just wanted CPD to know.

1:36pm - Disturbance. 3135 N Kostner. Unauthorized person claiming to work for the city is on scene.

1:37pm - The 1:31pm vehicle comes back to a David Rogers of 4212 N Pulaski.

1:46pm - Beat 2561 is checking out a CAPS complaint at Belmont and Milwaukee. Event number is 09472.

3:14pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 2855 N Lowell. 2) Disturbance. 3640 W Oakdale. Drinkers in the rear.

3:29pm - Assist the citizen. 3845 W Wrightwood.

3:34pm - I have to make a quick phone call. I'll be back.

3:38pm - I'm back.

4:18pm - EMS run. 4011 W Fullerton. Male and female shooting up drugs in the alley behind the location, and the female appears to be passed out and hunched over.

4:27pm - Assault? 3743 W Fullerton. Because of the caller complaining about poor service from the restrauant, they got irate and did some things to her, including locking her in a room.

4:31pm - Beat 2505 has an on-view disturbance at Ken-Well Park. Event number is 123XX.

4:35pm - Narcotics. 3701 W Diversey. They're selling.

4:38pm - Beat car 2534 is running a plate on a vehicle at 1809 N Pulaski.

4:43pm - 2534 is running a plate on a vehicle at 1917 N Pulaski.

4:44pm - Theft. 3940 W Fullerton. At CVS. Female in the store is stealing items. She's still inside.

4:57pm - Beat car 2521 pulls an RD number from 3300 W Fullerton. It's HS481124 with the event number of 12119.

5:56pm - Burglary. 3060 N Haussen.

6:42pm - Disturbance. 3143 N Milwaukee. At Taco Bell. Male in a yellow shirt and black pants is talking to teen girls, trying to get them to come to his house.

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

7:00pm - I'm back.

7:24pm - Beat 2562Adam has a street stop at 2356 N Monticello.

7:26pm - Gang disturbance. Wabansia and Springfield.

7:28pm - The gangsters on Wabansia on now between Springfield and Harding. Male with a blue hat and white t-shirt w/ designs on it has a pistol in his waistband.

7:34pm - Switched over to Zone 3, 14th District, and there is six kids in the alley with a gun behind at 1715 N Sawyer.

7:35pm - 1) Beat 1445 gets a burglar alarm. 2) Disturbance. Kedzie and Dickens. Kids climbing on the church, causing bricks to become loose.

7:38pm - Disturbance. 3400 block of W Belden. Large group playing football in the middle of the street, hitting parked cars and stuff.

7:43pm - 1) Beat car 1413 is on a street stop at 2029 N St. Louis. 2) Gang disturbance. 24X4 W Diversey. Group of 8 to 9 doing their thing and smoking drugs.

7:48pm - Beat car 1411 is doing two Community Concerns. One at 2617 N Sacramento and one at 2960 N Washtenaw. Event number for Sacramento is 16055 and the Washtenae number is 16049.

7:52pm - Foot chase. McLean and Western. Beat car 1431 and Beat 1462David are chasing a male Black, white t-shirt and hat turned backwards. Seconds later, he's in custody. May be related to a possible call that came out at either 7:49 or 7:50 (I stepped out of the room because I heard what sounded like a fight outside ... sorry).

7:58pm - Beat car 1413
is doing a Community Concern at 2046 N Kedzie.

7:59pm - Suspicious person. 2630 W George. Three males hanging out in the alley and keep walking back and forth.

8:01pm - 1413 has a handwaver at McLean and Kedzie.

8:03pm - Beat car 1412 pulls an RD number for a robbery that occurred around 4pm at 2800 N California. It's
HS481484 with the event number of 15225.

8:05pm - I'm back with 25th District, Zone 12 until 10pm.

8:53pm - Disturbance. 2032 N Pulaski. Problem with the drunk neighbor.

9:20pm - Disturbance. 3847 W Wrightwood. Four people loitering and talking.

10:00pm - I'm heading off to dream land, because I need to be up early. I'm a busy young man tomorrow. So, good night, everyone. Be safe.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lights Worked On At Logan Blvd. and Sacramento

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:21am. I'm monitoring 14 today for those living east of Central Park. I think it might keep me awake today, as it's constantly busy in 14 for our area. Anyway, it seems to be pretty nice outside. Low 80s and sun/clouds for today. Oh, before I end, a reminder: tomorrow night is the CAPS meeting for Beat 2523. 7pm at Copernicus Center, 3160 N Milwaukee. Please come if you live on the Beat! Of course, I'm not going to the meeting because I need a break, but I'm going to the September meeting. So, here's crime for today.

9:25am - Traffic control. Logan and Sacramento. The city needs to do some work on the traffic signals, would like CPD on scene.

9:30am - Criminal damage. 1922 N Whipple. Someone broke out the caller's window. Nothing seen.

9:32am - Beat 1484 asks for a mission from Logan Boulevard to Central Park on Milwaukee Ave. Event number is 05454.

9:33am - Beat 1465 asks for a burglary and a robbery mission. Burglary event number is 05479 and the robbery is 05482.

- Disturbance. 2620 W Barry. A woman who works at the business went Downtown today to get a violation order of protection against her husband, who's on scene now. He says he'll be there until she comes. A report was pulled for assault there yesterday. Beat 1431 warns 1411, who's responding, that the husband is a big guy and is a police fighter. Multiple units are asked to go.

9:52am - Burglar alarm. 2333 W St. Paul.

9:54am - Domestic battery. 3551 W Cortland. Father is beating on the caller.

10:26am - 1431 is running a plate on a suspicious vehicle at Logan and California. It looks nearly identical to a squad car and it's been in that area three times now.

10:29am - Some call at 2606 N Kimball about a car needing a tow.

10:32am - Beat 1402 needs an RD number from 2400 N Elston for a "0840". It's
HS478490 with the event number of 06367.

10:35am - Wanted for possibly breaking into a car at Winnebago and St. Paul is a male Black, 16-17 yrs old, 5'5, 140 lbs, slim build, black t-shirt and blue jeans. This is per Beat 5846, who was driving in the area and got flagged down.

10:38am - Burglar report. 2442 W Homer.

10:53am - 1484 asks for a park check, and an ANOF mission at Firemen's. Park check is 06701 and ANOF is 06702.

10:58am - Theft. 1637 N Rockwell. Male took two laptops, games, PSP, and all other sorts of things.

11:16am - 1) Battery in progress. Milwaukee and Washtenaw. 2) Beat car 1434 asks for an RD number from the 10:38am job. It's HS478580 with the event number of 06991.

11:18am - Beat car 1413 is on a traffic stop at 2447 N Kimball. She's ok. Event number is 07074.

11:19am - Gang disturbance. Cortland and Whipple. Males flashing signs on the corner.

11:20am - Burglar alarm. 1872 N Damen.

11:35am - Wanted for aggravated assault from Washtenaw and Milwaukee is a male Hispanic, Cuban, 40s, yellow hat and white t-shirt. Fled down Milwaukee Ave., towards Atrill.

11:40am - Disturbance. 2818 W North Ave. Intoxicated male banging on the door of the daycare.

11:43am - Disturbance. 2436 W Medill. Bottle gang in the alley.

11:49am - Generic. 2824 N Sacramento. Caller wants to speak with CPD regarding a neighborhood issue.

11:52am - 1) Burglar alarm. 2130 W Homer. 2) Disturbance. 1600 block of N Wolcott. Four guys going up and down the block, yelling and cussing at people.

12:16pm - Gang disturbance. 2220 N St. Louis. Two loitering on the back porch. They don't live there.

12:18pm - Residential alarm. 3213 W Altgeld.

12:20pm - Beat 1482 asks for a premise check at 1701 N Milwaukee Ave., the Bucktown-Wicker Park Library.

12:35pm - Traffic accident. 2018 N Spaulding. Car hit a pole, knocked it over, then fled the scene.

12:41pm - Narcotics. 2600 W North. In the barber shop, four male teens may be doing pot.

12:42pm - The 12:35pm pole is not all the way down, but it's not straight, either. The city needs to come out for this one.

12:59pm - Burglar alarm. 1626 N Hermitage.

1:09pm - 1431 asks for a DOC mission. Event number is 08979.

1:15pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 2333 N Milwaukee. 2) Beat 1471 has a traffic stop at Fullerton and Spaulding.

1:24pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 2624 W Homer. 64 yr old father in-law is going off, I guess. EMS is on the way.

1:39pm - 1484 is doing another park check at Firemen's.

1:47pm - 1) Domestic disturbance. 1631 N Talman. Father and daughter disagreement. 2) Loud music disturbance. 1655 N Talman. 3) Parker. 1720 N California.

1:54 to 2:17pm - Some jobs and a flash were given out in the coverage area.

2:30pm - A unit is doing a gang suppression mission in the 2900 block of W Dickens.

2:31pm - Holding the offender. 2100 N Elston. At Best Buy, an employee is being held for theft.

2:37pm - Beat car 1412 wants an event number for Firemen's Park. It's 10581.

2:47pm - Assault in progress. 1832 N Kimball. Female Black, dark skin, brown hair in a ponytail, blue t-shirt, jeans and black flipfops on is yelling at everyone on the street. She's got a piece of wood in her hand and probably intends to use it.

2:52pm - Traffic accident. 3350 W Diversey. Car crash near the parking lot of the bank.

3:00pm - Beat car 1412 asks for a robbery mission on the Beat. Event number is 11004.

3:19pm - Beat 1461Adam asks for some sort of mission at 3036 N California. Event number is 11343.

3:30pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 2525 N Milwaukee. 40 yr old mental going off.

3:39pm - Beat 1484 is doing a park check at Unity. Event number is 11726.

3:59pm - Traffic accident. Kedzie and Cortland. Injuries.

4:01pm - Disturbance. 3067 N Elston. Female refuses to leave.

4:08pm - Burglar alarm. 2736 N Troy.

4:27pm - 1484 asks for a Community Concern at 2853 N Spaulding. Event number is 12520.

4:29pm - 1484 asks for an "L" check at the Blue Line entrance at Milwaukee and Spaulding. Event number is 12588.

4:35pm - 1484 asks for an "L" check at the Logan Square Blue Line station. Event number is 12693.

4:37pm - Panic alarm. 1726 N Kedzie. Officers are advised to use caution, there's an unconfined cat on the scene.

4:38pm - Shots Fired. Richmond and Cortland. Four shots heard.

4:39pm - Couple of more tickets coming in on that "shots fired". One ticket says someone's screaming in the 1800 block of N Richmond, and another ticket says that a male Black, white t-shirt and jeans is running towards Fransisco on Bloomingdale.

4:40pm - A slow down is being given on the 4:38/4:39pm jobs.

4:41pm - Gang disturbance. Lyndale and St. Louis. 10 of them, loitering.

4:43pm - Wanted from the 4:38/4:39pm jobs are two male Blacks. One is 15-17 yrs old, short sleeved long white t-shirt with blue jeans or blue jean shorts. The other has on a red t-shirt with a logo, red baseball cap and blue jean shorts. That offender ran towards Humboldt on Cortland.

4:49pm - Battery in progress. 1846 N Richmond. Two females shoving each other in front.

4:52pm - Beat car 1413 is on scene of the 4:41pm gang disturbance, running a plate. Event number on the call is 12827.

4:53pm - Beat car 1434 has a handwaver at Logan and Elston.

4:59pm - Disturbance. 2956 N Sawyer. Two males and a female loitering in front.

5:00pm - Beat 4409 reports that the lights are blinking red at Sacramento and Armitage. Traffic's getting really backed up.

5:01pm - Beat 1461E asks for a gang suppression mission in the boundaries of Armitage-Spaulding-Wabansia-California. Event number is 13208.

5:09pm - 1) Suspicious person. 2432 W Homer. Four males hiding in the rear, under the "L" tracks. 2) A unit has a stop at 2008 N St. Louis and is dispersing one for gang/narcotics loitering. Event number for that is 13367. Also, the unit is doing a premise check at 3500 W Armitage.

5:12pm - Beat car 1423 is doing something in the 1800 block of N Marshfield.

5:13pm - Criminal damage. Kimball and Bloomingdale. CTA bus #1655 had something thrown at it.

5:22pm - Municipal ordinance violation. Bernard and Belmont. Woman selling ice cream.

5:26pm - Gang disturbance. Franscisco and Nelson. Four to five guys throwing up signs.

5:39pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 1838 N Washtenaw.

6:01pm - Burglar report. 3118 N Franscisco.

6:11pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:44pm - And I'm finally back.

6:56pm - Loud music disturbance. 3520 W Belden.

6:59pm - Beat 1432Henry is doing a premise check at 3551 W Cortland.

7:00pm - 1) Disturbance. 1827 N Albany. Eight males drinking in front. 2) Parker. 1930 N Humboldt.

7:05pm - Domestic disturbance. 3220 W Diversey.

7:06pm - Disturbance. Medill and St. Louis. Dozen kids loitering. They need to go.

7:12 to 7:16pm - Didn't pay too much attention. Was watching something with mom really quick. Sorry.

7:17pm - Vice complaint. 1941 N Drake.

7:18pm - Some call at 2651 W George.

7:25pm - Domestic disturbance. 2646 W Wellington. 38 yr old son is out of control.

7:27pm - Beat car 1432 needs a Sergeant from a call at 2219 N Western.

7:34 to 8:05pm - AGAIN ... ugh. I'm gonna have to monitor 14 tomorrow, again. I was talking to mom and lost track of time.

8:09pm - Wanted for Theft from 1650 W North Ave. is a male Hispanic, Arabic or White that stole a tom-tom out of a car. He fled in a dark Pontiac towards Hermitage on North Ave.

8:34pm - Domestic disturbance. 3530 W Wolfram.

8:37pm - Fire. 1700 block of N Albany. Van.

8:39pm - Beat 1495 is on a traffic stop at 1750 N Kimball.

8:45pm - Battery in progress. 1900 N Sawyer. Two clients of the group home are fighting in front with sticks and bats.

8:47pm - A slow down is being given on the 8:45pm job.

8:48pm - Person w/ a gun. 1732 N Sawyer. Male Black wearing all black has a BB gun.

8:51pm - Disturbance. 2826 N Milwaukee. At the bridal shop.

8:53pm - Battery in progress. 2900 block of N Washtenaw. Male beating a female.

8:54pm - 1) Disturbance. Western and Winnebago. Male swinging a cane on the corner. 2) Loud music disturbance. 3145 W Lyndale.

8:57pm - A slow down is being given on the 8:53pm job.

9:05pm - Beat car 1411 asks for Community Concerns at Diversey and Albany, and the skate park. Event number for
Diversey and Albany is 18044. Event number for skate is 18049.

9:08pm - Disturbance. 1600 N Talman. 20 males on the corner.

9:52pm - Domestic disturbance. 1845 N Honore. Problem with the wife over visitation regarding the child.

9:53pm - Beat 1442 has a traffic stop at Webster and Ashland.

10:03pm - 1) Suspicious person. 1608 N Sawyer. Male Hispanic, white tanktop, baseball cap and red shorts is with a male Black. They are both walking around the building, as if they're going to break into it. 2) Burglar alarm. 2500 N Elston.

10:21pm - Disturbance. Wabansia and Albany. Group loitering and shouting. Some females just got through fighting also. My question is, how come no one called about the girls fighting?

10:41pm - Found this article on a missing teen girl from the 2800 block of N Central Park.

10:46pm - Battery in progress. Shakespeare and Western Ave. Two males seen fighting near some sort of store just north of Shakespeare.

11:05pm - Some call at 2800 N Talman.

11:13pm -
Battery in progress. 1910 N Drake. Gangbangers fighting on the street.

11:14pm - The 11:13pm gangbangers aren't fighting, they're "messing around". It'll be coded.

11:19pm - The 11:13pm job is now coming in as a gang disturbance.

11:32pm - Multiple calls for a drunk idiot throwing bikes at two females near the Logan Theater, 2626 N Milwaukee Ave.

11:41pm - Domestic disturbance. 1742 N Talman.

11:42pm - Person w/ a gun. 2928 N Allen. Male Hispanic, 16 yrs old, 5'5, 160 lbs, short hair, black t-shirt and blue jeans has a gun. He's hiding in the gangway.

12:00am - Ok, I'm gone for the night. See you all tomorrow. I'll be back tomorrow.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Shell Casings Found On Armitage

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 1:21pm. I went to go get my haircut, so that's why I'm just getting here. I also had a couple of other things to do before that. So, anyway, it seems a bit cooler outside, which is good. There is cooler weather on the way, though. How does mid/upper 70s work for you? Anyway, I'm monitoring 14 tomorrow for the folks east of Central Park. Also, I have six more days until it's time for me to take my blog vacation. I'll be gone from Sunday to Friday, September 3rd. I need a break. Speaking of that, I also won't be going to 2523's CAPS meeting on Wednesday. I'm taking a break from it this month. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

1:42pm - Found property. Kedvale and Armitage. Shell casings were found on the NW corner.

1:43pm - Burglary in progress. 2920 N Ridgeway. People are breaking into the basement.

2:37pm - 1) Criminal trespass in progress. 3646 W Oakdale. 2) Traffic accident. Belmont and Milwaukee.

3:14 to 3:30pm - Kind of fell asleep.

3:51pm - Gang disturbance. Schubert and Kostner.

5:49pm - Found property. 2112 N Lawndale.

6:07pm - EMS run. 3119 N Kilbourn.

6:11pm - Criminal trespass. 2337 N Monticello. Two males broke into the vacant building.

6:21pm - The 6:07pm job is a DOA.

6:27pm - Domestic disturbance. 2755 N Kilbourn.

6:28pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:55pm - I'm back.

7:14pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2933 N Avers. Male White, baseball cap, red button-up shirt and denim shorts is trespassing via the back.

7:18pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 4100 W Fletcher. Kids riding on motor scooters on the sidewalk.

7:27 to 7:54pm - Again, I fell asleep. I'm really sorry, guys.

8:02pm - 1) Disturbance. 4425 W Montana. 2) Assist the citizen. 2859 N Springfield.

8:15pm - Shots Fired. Palmer and Karlov. Males in white t-shirts and backpacks are shooting.

8:16pm - Wanted from a shooting that just occurred at Cortland and Drake is a small back car, going towards Central Park on Cortland.

8:18pm - Beat 2563Adam is taking someone in from 3639 W Shakespeare, from a traffic stop, for an "1811" (weed, less than 30 ounces). RD number is HS477720 with the event number of 15988.

8:44pm - Person w/ a gun. Belden and Springfield. Male Hispanic, 25 yrs old, white t-shirt, blue shorts and white gym shoes, is waving a gun around.

8:45pm - for those of you with block clubs, would you mind sending me the links of your block club website(s)? That is, if you have one. I would like to link them to my blog, so other neighbors can join the clubs if they live on the blocks. Thanks. Also, whoever lives on the 2700 block of N Ridgeway, please shoot me an email. I'd like to ask a question.

8:47pm -A slow down is being given on the 8:44pm job.

pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 4100 W Wellington.

9:11pm - Beat 2563Eddie is taking in one from Fullerton and Avers.

10:12pm - Assault in progress. Diversey and Pulaski. Blue Dodge Caravan with gangbangers in it are jumping out and threatening people on the street.

10:33pm - Parker. 2824 N Ridgeway. Car in violation of Zone 736.

11:23pm - Criminal damage. 4131 W Nelson. Some people took down a handicap sign to park at the location.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back with 14 tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Traffic Stop @ Belden and Kedvale

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:16am. Today is the last day for the St. Hyacinth's carnival for this year. I'm kind of happy for that, because there won't be any major gang problems on Lawndale once the carnival leaves. But I'm also kind of sad, because I didn't go and the kids in the area are having a lot of fun on the rides. But that's life, it's not fun. So, relating to this whole carnival topic, the "special coverage" will resume today, and it will be different from the previous three nights and last year. Today, I'm starting the coverage when the carnival opens, at 2pm, and will do this until midnight, when I go to bed. Anyway, it feels nice outside, but it's still kind of cloudy. I took a walk around the neighborhood and the breeze felt good. So, here's crime for today.

9:22am - Beat car 2522 is on a traffic stop at Belden and Kedvale.

9:23am - Commercial alarm. 3039 N Milwaukee.

9:31 to 9:46am - Went to the store, though there was a "Shots Fired" call at Diversey and Lawndale. One shot heard.

10:51am - Theft. 3004 N Karlov. Grey '91 car was stolen from the scene.

12:27pm - Domestic disturbance. 2454 N Lowell.

1:18 to 1:44pm - Took a nap. Sorry.

2:00pm - Special coverage of the carnival has started. The boundaries are Oakdale to the north, Ridgeway to the west, Schubert to the south and Central Park to the east. This will go for the rest of the day. This will allow me to monitor any and all activity around the immediate vicinity of the carnival much easier. I'm paying particular attention to when the carnival lets out at 11. Unless there's anything major (large groups loitering, fights, gunshots, etc.) elsewhere in the area, don't except to see calls outside of the boundary area.

2:32pm - Parker. 3628 W Wolfram. Car has the caller blocked in.

2:46pm - Hold the phone. Foot chase. Altgeld and Monticello. 2524's chasing a male who is running towards Central Park on Altgeld.

2:47pm - The 2:46pm offender may be in the backyard of 2450 N Central Park. He's a male Black, wearing all black.

2:50pm - They found him. Heading back west. About 30 seconds later, the offender is in custody at 2439 N Monticello. Back to carnival only coverage.

4:42pm - Just FYI, there's been a major accident at Milwaukee and Central Park. It's really bad.

4:45pm - Parker. 2821 N Ridgeway. Red truck blocking the garage.

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

6:41pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:54pm - I'm back.

8:10 to 8:24pm - Fell asleep again. Sorry.

10:55pm - The carnival dismisses in five minutes until next year. I'm standing by...

11:00pm - The carnival should be officially over until August 2011. I am listening for any calls.

11:28pm - So far, so good. No reports of violence yet.

11:39pm - Domestic battery. 2716 N Lawndale. Intoxicated husband hit the caller.

11:43pm - Whoever lives on the 2700 block of N Ridgeway, please shoot me an email. I'd like to ask a question.

11:44pm - Nothing's going on at the carnival, so I'll end my coverage a little earlier tonight. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.