Monday, October 11, 2010

Possible DOA On Fairfield

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:06am. We're in for another beautiful day. It'll be in the lower 70s. I hope you all enjoy it, because by the end of this week, it'll be in the 60s, and next Monday, it may not even make it out of the upper 50s. Anyway, I'll be here all day with 14 until 9pm, when I have to go to bed. On Friday night, I'll get 14 from 9pm to midnight. Here's crime for today.

8:06am - The 13th and 14th Districts is on Citywide 5 (460.350), and not on regular Zone 3 (460.225) because of technical difficulties.

8:28am - EMS run. 2909 N Fairfield. Possible DOA.

8:33am - A unit is running a plate on a car at 2200 W Palmer.

9:02am - Graffiti blasters is being ordered at 3132 and 2957 N Kedzie.

10:08am - Beat 1484 is on Milwaukee Avenue today from Logan Boulevard to Central Park. Event number is 05156.

10:11am - Parker. 3231 W Palmer.

10:22am - Beat car 1411 asks for two things. One, for a park check at skate, and two, for a graffiti mission. Skate's event number is 05368 and graffiti is 05372.

10:51am - Disturbance. 3424 W Parker. Homeless guy in the alley.

11:15am - A unit has a traffic stop at Bernard and Fullerton.

11:17am - Robbery. 2945 N Allen. Male Hispanic, 5'7, 150 lbs, long brown hair and dark hoodie, robbed the caller.

11:57am - Suspicious vehicle. On 1434's Beat.

12:00pm - More of a description has came out on the Allen robbery. The male has on a white polo shirt with a light blue stripe and dark blue long jeans.

12:07pm - Beat 1484 is doing a park check at Unity. Event number is 07059.

12:25pm - Burglary. 1708 N Mozart. Unknown male in a hoodie just ran out of the caller's house.

12:29pm - The burglary on Mozart occurred at about 12:21 or 12:22. The male had on a grey hoodie with a black backpack. He took a laptop and a WII game. Also, another man may be inside. Officers are going in to check it out.

12:34pm - Suspicious person. 2100 block of N Hoyne. Male Black with a black hat was spotted going near a neighbor's house, and when the caller tried to confront him, he fled on his bike towards Armitage on Hoyne.

1:19pm - Check the well being. 1916 N Drake. Two kids are supposed to be getting hit by their mother in Apartment 1W.

1:38pm - Burglary. 1622 N Hermitage.

2:04pm - Person w/ a gun. Western and Fullerton. Male Black in a gray Nissan got into an argument with the caller, and he ended up pulling out a gun. Might be a road rage incident.

2:10pm - Disturbance. 1742 N Humboldt.

2:51pm - Assault. 2824 N Sacramento. Neighbor threatened the complainant.

2:52pm - Disturbance. Diversey and Drake. Kids throwing a football at on-coming traffic.

3:12pm - Parker. 2144 N Claremont.

3:15pm - Disturbance. 1857 N Richmond. Homeless males in the alley, going through the garbage cans.

4:10pm - 1) Parker. 2441 N Richmond. Permit. 2) Loud music disturbance. 2915 W Lyndale.

4:11pm - Assist the citizen. 2604 N Elston. Caller is in front of Home Depot, there to pick up a dog from a mentally unstable woman, and he's got the paperwork to prove it.

4:12pm - Disturbance. 2247 W Fullerton. Contractor damaged the fence.

4:15pm - A unit has a traffic stop at 2619 N Kimball.

4:22pm - Battery in progress. Logan and Western. Group of kids fighting under the viaduct.

4:23pm - Narcotics. 23X5 N Drake.

4:33pm - A unit is doing an "L" check at the Kedzie Blue Line station.

4:40pm - Some call at 3337 W Belmont.

4:59pm - Suspicious vehicle. Armitage and Wolcott. A car has been sitting on the SE corner for a month now.

5:16pm - Burglar alarm. 3405 W Fullerton.

5:41pm - Battery in progress. 3518 W Shakespeare. People fighting in the alley.

5:44pm - A slow down is being given on the 5:41pm job.

5:58pm - Missing person report. 3567 W Palmer. 14 yr old daughter went missing. Officers say it's related to the whole thing on Shakespeare.

5:59pm - Wanted for theft from 3604 W Shakespeare is a male Black, black hoodie and a snake tattoo on his neck. He stole a chain from someone in the laundry room of the building.

6:11pm - Parker. 1935 N Winchester.

6:40pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:05pm - I'm back.

7:07pm - Disturbance. Elston and Webster. Bottle throwers, heading towards Damen on

7:15pm - A unit has a traffic stop at 2113 N. Maplewood, and wants an event number for it. It's 15052.

7:16pm - Beat 1432Henry asks for a premise check at 3557 W Palmer. Event number is 15074.

7:22pm - A unit has a traffic stop at Kimball and Dickens.

7:27 to 7:35pm - I went outside to see what was going on, since there was an ambulance and firetruck across the street from me. There were about 10 people also outside, trying to figure what happened.

7:38pm - Disturbance. 2040 N Spaulding. Six kids are loitering.

7:41pm - EMS run. 2532 N St. Louis. 81 yr old mother locked herself in her room. She's depressed.

7:51pm - Burglary in progress. 3019 N Christina. Someone's breaking into the caller's friend's apartment.

8:15 to 8:30pm - A few calls in the area.

8:36pm - Some call at 1744 N Winnebago.

8:49pm - Battery. 2139 W Fullerton. Two males beat one up under the Kennedy Expressway's viaduct.

9:05pm - I have to go. I'll be back with 25 tomorrow, and 14 on Friday night. Good night, everyone.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update about Zone3! Poor guy at RadioReference took his feed down because he couldn't figure out what was happening! I'm listening now and am hearing one of the Citywides on Z3, I can confirm Z3 ops on CW5, and can say it looks like a repeater maintenance issue for Z3.

With this being a holiday, good luck on getting the techs there!

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

No problem. That's a shame that he took down the feed. I also heard one of the CWs on Z3 earlier. Yeah, it seems like a repeating maintenance issue with Z3, and it really needs to be fix by the techs. This is like the third or fourth time these last couple of weeks that this has happened. The same with Z6. They've been on CW4 now for nearly two days.

To make things worse, CW6 is now the only free Citywide that can be used in case a Zone needs to switch over. But maybe they can kick the TMAs off of CW7 ;).

Anonymous said...

Those TMA's should never have been issued radios to begin with. See, the whole CPD comms system works based on repeaters, which means that the police radios transmit on what is called an input frequency, which is five megahertz higher than the output freq. The repeater is a radio signal extender which hears the radio on that frequency and simultaneously puts the message over the air on the output frequency, in this case, 460.225Mhz with an input freq of 465.225 and a PL / CTCSS tone of 110.9Hz but, since that system is down due to aging equipment and poor maintenance and running a dirty transmitter, they're having to switch to CW5 which is 460.350Mhz, input freq of 465.350 and uses a PL/CTCSS of 114.8Hz, located downtown and uses what are called receiver sites. That tower over a 2150 N. California is the home of one of many repeater/receiver sites which relay signals to the actual repeater for certain zones and citywides. Try listening to teh input side some day and you'll hear the officers transmitting, but won't hear dispatch, why? Because they are located too far away from you over on Madison Ave at the 911 center! Interesting stuff, huh?

Anonymous said...

Another dead homeless person? Why do most of you just sweep them around like trash? Perhaps the Catholic Church should start saving these folks from the elements since most of the homeless are catholic?

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 8:32, this person died indoors. Not outside. It's not a homeless person.

Agreed about the TMAs, anonymous 4:54. About the input frequencies, I checked those out yesterday. What I found was that I couldn't hear anything, not even officers transmitting.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you couldn't hear anything. You may need an outdoor antenna, or buy a better antenna to her with indoors. What type of scanner are you using? If it's a hand held model, you'd have to literally stand outside to hear the input freqs, or they would have to be within less than a half a mile from you. I suggest joining CARMA Chicago or another local radio club who can help you with antenna suggestions. is the web address for CARMA. They can also steer you towards other radio clubs.