Sunday, October 17, 2010

Loud Music On Palmer

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's been a pretty active night, but we'll see what happens with that. Anyway, it'll be sunny with highs in the upper 60s. Also, I should be here most of the day, until dinner time. With that, here's crime for today.

12:05am - Loud music disturbance. 3853 W Palmer.

12:06am - I'm going to go. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

7:31am - I'm back. Good morning.

10:06am - Beat car 2535 has a traffic stop at Central Park and McLean.

10:16am - 1) Disturbance. 2039 N Avers. Man with a BB gun is shooting at the squirrels. 2) Parker. 4108 W Armitage.

10:35am - Beat car 2525 is doing a Sex Offender check at 4058 W Armitage. Event number is 06581.

10:58am - Beat car 2525 is doing Sex Offender checks at 2018 N Keystone and 2327 N Keeler.

11:05am - Person calling for help. 4230 W Fullerton. Woman screaming "Please, please!!", then had the phone taken away from her.

11:09am - A slow down is being given on the 11:05am job. People on the street are saying they haven't heard anything.

11:52am - Parkers on Beats 2523 and 2524.

12:08pm - Commercial alarm. 3632 W Fullerton.

12:21pm - 10-1. North and Laramie. Cook County Sheriff is being threatened by several people in front of a liquor store. All available units are to go.

12:22pm - Beat 2552 is on scene of the 10-1 and all of the offenders are gone.

12:23pm - A slow down is being given on the 10-1.

12:24pm - A disregard is being given on the 10-1. All parties involved are gone.

12:25pm - Disturbance. Harding/Barry/Springfield. Kids are loitering in the alley.

12:44pm - Open door. 2338 N Keystone. Back door to the vacant house is open.

1:16pm - Backlog in 25 at 13:16 hours.

1:22pm - 1) Disturbance. 3110 N Milwaukee. Males drinking liquor. 2) Burglar alarm. 2035 N Avers.

1:40pm - Theft. 3840 W Palmer. Bike was taken.

1:53pm - Backlog renewed at 13:53 hours.

2:13pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Kostner. Behind International Foods are six gangbangers who are loitering and may be getting high.

2:35pm - EMS run. 4452 W George. 62 yr old female fell on the floor and can't get up. CPD's needed to watch CFD do a forced entry.

3:43pm - Multiple 911 calls coming in for a fight. Here's what I got. There's a large group fighting at Diversey and Harding. A "Person calling for help" ticket is coming in also, at Diversey and Pulaski. A few seconds, a "Shots Fired" ticket comes into 911 for Diversey and Pulaski. Group of males in a green van fired shots at someone, and fled west on Diversey, towards Tripp. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call while I was napping.

3:45pm - All hell is breaking loose at Koz. Calls are still coming in for gunshots and the fight.

3:47pm - Now a call is coming that someone was hit by this green van at Diversey and Springfield. The van is a Dodge minivan with a plate of A944757. It struck several cars and ran into a gate at 3914 W Diversey. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call while I was napping.

4:00pm - I'm walking over to Koz Park, to get an assessment on the fight/accident that took place about 20 minutes. I'm getting multiple calls on this incident from sources, so I'm going to see what the hell's going on.

4:14pm - I'm back. I spoke with one of my neighbors, who was at the park, and the two Beat officers for 2523, who tell me that basically, a guy in a black quarreled hoodie, with a shaved head, was in a green Toyota that went towards George on Harding, was driving this Toyota and tried to run over several people on the street, and the people were gangbangers. This guy driving the car also tried to drive into the building at 3914 W Diversey. The gate there is knocked over, and there's glass all over. So, after this guy did this, these gangbangers pulled him out and a big fight broke out on Diversey. I'm getting word that the offender is still in the area, and it's very likely that a shooting will happen in the area tonight. Watch out, folks.

4:31pm - Beat 2562Eddie pulls an RD number for an "1811" (30- ounces of weed) from 2659 N Lawndale. It's HS569096 with the event number of 11735.

4:50pm - Just got a phone call from a good source, who tells me the guy that started the whole incident is now walking east on Diversey, while one of his buddies (in a red shirt) went west, and the others he was with are either hanging out in the park or by the bus stop. The instigator is also wearing a purple shirt under his black hoodie.

4:51pm - Information for the police. Diversey and Springfield. The offender from the fight/accident is just north of the park now, near one of the buildings on Diversey

4:59pm - Was on the phone again with my source. Now I'm getting word that the instigator is in between the pool and the field house at Koz, while one of his buddies is right by Avers and Diversey. Another guy is by Harding and Diversey. They're all acting like they're waiting for something or someone. I also have word that the offender was hanging out by about 3910 W Diversey with some guys. This would be the same building a bunch of guys ran into after the accident.

5:08pm - Again, I was on the phone with my source. These guys involved are still walking through the park, and 2523 is on scene right now.

5:18pm - Parker. 2837 N Ridgeway. Black Ford Escape blocking the garage. And it actually is, too.

5:19pm - I'm going to try to talk to the officers coming to the 5:18pm call real quick. I have some information for them from a source about the whole incident at Koz.

5:24pm - To my avail, the officers had just pulled off as I was coming outside.

5:25pm - Disturbance. Mozart Park. 20 males drinking by the swing.

5:35pm - Person w/ a gun. 2400 block of N Lawndale. Two males got out of a maroon vehicle, and went up to someone's house, in which two people came out and now they're all fighting. One of the males that got out of the car has a gun.

6:41pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'm gone for the night. Everyone, be safe and have a great night. See you all tomorrow.

9:11pm - Just to put this out there: If you live on the 2900 block of N. Lawndale or the 3600 block of W. Oakdale, please, contact me at my email at Thanks!


LoganSquareReporter said...

Can't help but ask this because I've never known anything much about it, but, when the Police do these Sex Offender Checks and the registered offender living there decides he/she isn't going to answer the door, as is his/her rights to do since their home is private property...what do the police do about that?

If these offenders aren't under any sort of probation or other court ordered supervision, and as long as they obey the restrictions in place...then what do the police do when these people invoke their 5th amendment rights not to converse with the police or to refuse police contact? Then what?

We all have these registered offenders in our communities and it would be nice if someone would tell us what happens when they decide to invoke their rights or to be a smart arse.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Those are good questions you ask. To answer them, as far as I understand it, the police fill out some sort of sheet if any of those things happen, and then the state lists those offenders as disobeying the state laws that requires Sex Offenders to keep in contact with their local law enforcement agency, which in this case is the Chicago Police.

Anonymous said...

LoganSquareReporter, believe it or not, some of these people don't actually live where they registered!

Once you're a convicted sex offender, that sticks with you until you die. Basically, it's life-long parole. Before they get out of prison, they have to sign a document, which states that they understand the restrictions and that they have a certain number of days to register. with their local law enforcement agency. After that, depending of what type of sex offender they are, they have to report periodically to the police.

When we do a sex offender check, it's because that person has failed to register within the required time frame given.

We're checking to see if the guy/gal actually lives there, if there any kids in the house, do they live within 500ft of a school or playground (remember that snaggled-toothed congressman, who had sex with a teen and liked her to dress in a uniform? Well he lived near a school).

If they don't answer the door a card is left telling them to report to headquarters to verify their address. If this doesn't happen, an report is generated and an investigative alert (like a warrant) is issued. Once he/she is picked up, it's back to jail they go.

Sex offender registration is not ment to make their lives easy.

Anonymous said...

Why not register convicted gangbangers? Let us keep trackof them too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anonymous 12:53:00 AM!

So, if the person is compliant with their registration and restrictions, they are not subject to the checks?

One more question since you mention checking to see if they have kids in the house. I understand that some of these guys and gals are married and have children of their own. Since they have all these restrictions on them, how do they go about caring for their kids everyday?

Someone has to drop off and pick up the kids from school, take them to the doctor's office, and do other things a parent is required to do for their kids. Are they allowed to do these things or are there some type of procedures in place for them to do these things properly?

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 12:53, you're spot on. All of what you said is completely correct.

Anonymous 7:38, agreed. We should do that as well.