Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:56pm. School was decent but tiring. Busy, too, I might add. I had to run around to find the administrators so they could give me permission to ride the CTA home on Friday. I'm staying after school for a meeting. Yeah, I have to get permission, because I'm assigned to the school bus. Anyway, today starts Mexican Independence month, which means there will be parades tonight all up and down Fullerton and Diversey. I'm hoping everything stays peaceful, but I am keeping a close eye on things in case something jumps off. With that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.
4:53 to 5:28pm - Took a nap. Sorry.
5:32pm - Check the well being. Kostner and Diversey. Female, about 2 or 3 years old, keeps running into the street. She's by herself.
6:05pm - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Monticello. Seven of them flashing and loitering.
6:27pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.
6:46pm - I'm back.
7:06pm - Domestic disturbance. 2439 N Avers.
7:32pm - Burglary in progress. 4000 W Diversey. At Macy's.
7:58pm - Battery in progress. 2446 N Ridgeway. Male battering female in front of Our Lady of Grace.
7:59pm - Domestic battery. 2833 N Springfield.
8:00pm - Closures for the Mexican parade are now in effect for Fullerton and Central Park, per Beat 1663.
8:03pm - Beat 2590 is at the scene of Altgeld and Ridgeway, asking for a call back.
8:01pm - This may be related to the 7:58pm job, but there is a domestic call coming in now for Altgeld and Ridgeway. Caller was thrown out of her car by the boyfriend.
8:04pm - Beat car 2523 is getting old stuff on the Beat.
8:05pm - All traffic on Fullerton is to be shut down, with the exception of CTA buses and large semis, per 2500. Hi Commander Velez!
8:06pm - Beat 2563Adam needs help closing off Fullerton and Kostner. It's a big intersection. Another unit is going over.
8:10pm - Beat 2560 wants the Tactical units to do something about the traffic on the side streets off of Fullerton.
8:11pm - Domestic disturbance. 1717 N Lawndale.
8:13pm - Beat 1663Charlie needs assistance at Fullerton and Avers. There's about 40 people in the middle of the street, blocking traffic.
8:27pm - The parade's starting in my area as we speak. They're coming down Diversey. I'm betting we will see CPD over here sooner or later.
8:34pm - Celebrators shouting and hanging out car windows at 3700 W Diversey.
8:35pm - Disturbance. Fullerton and Kildare. Rock throwers from the celebration.
8:36pm - Got a bunch of celebrators at 4400 W Deming. They're all shouting and loitering.
8:43pm - Assault in progress. 3700 W Diversey. Bottle throwers.
8:46pm - Reports of "shots fired" crawling into 911 for Harding and Wabansia. Five shots heard, five returned.
8:48pm - Shots Fired. North Avenue and Harding. 7 shots heard.
8:49pm - More units are needed at Fullerton and Avers. There's about to be a big fight. Also, a male Black with a doo rag and white t-shirt fired the shots on Harding.
9:09pm - Shots Fired. 2300 block of N Springfield. 8 heard, with gangbangers huddling in the gangway of 2332 on Springfield.
9:21pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Lawndale. 20 of them flashing.
9:22pm - Beat 2546 is blocking off traffic at Kostner and Diversey per the Commander.
9:24pm - There are (unknown, to me) 911 calls at 2020 N Hamlin and the 1900 block of N Monticello.
9:25pm - Request for a supervisor. 1700 block of N Monticello.
9:30pm - 1) Disturbance. Diversey and Monticello. 2) Some call for 3905 W George.
9:35pm - Burglary in progress. 1824 N Monticello.
9:53pm - I'd love to stay and keep reporting on the Mexican fest, but it's time for me to get some ZZZZs. I need to be up at 5am for school. Good night, everyone, and don't forget to send reports in to me from your area on the activity tonight!!