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.