Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:10pm. School was good, but yes, tiring. We went on a field trip part of the day to a fire station at Peterson and Clark, to learn more about the service CFD provides to the city of Chicago. I learned a few new things, but I already knew a lot of what they do. The thing that impressed me the most about today's trip was that the station we went to had two calls while we were there. I was told that most stations in Chicago handle 8 to 10 calls a day, while others handle 12 to 14 calls. There's even some (like Engine 91 at Diversey and Pulaski, it seems) that get 15 or more calls a day. Anyway, tomorrow, I'll be here most of the day (except for maybe when I have to go grocery shopping with mom). Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.
3:11pm - 1) Theft. Wrightwood and Lowell. 2) Some call on the 4300 block of W Schubert.
3:29pm - I'm going to take a nap. I'll be back a little later.
4:27pm - I'm back.
4:30pm - Person w/ a gun. 2230 N Keystone.
5:00pm - Beat 1510 needs help at 736 N Menard. More units are needed to help break up a large fight. Sounds like it may be a 10-1. All available units are asked to go.
5:01pm - Person w/ a gun. North and Central Park. In the alley behind Speedway, there's about four men with guns. This is on 14's side.
5:03pm - A slow down is being given on the 5pm assist call.
5:32pm - Zone 12 is experiencing technical difficulties. The Zone went out for a minute, and although they're back up, the mobile is off (meaning people with scanners can't hear the officers responding to Dispatch) and they're on back-up radios.
6:09pm - Fire. 2031 N Keeler.
6:11pm - Multiple calls coming in on the 6:09pm job. 2522 is being dispatched over there as well, in addition to 2521 already being dispatched over.
6:14pm - The fire is bona fide. Traffic control is being done. 2520 is notified of the fire.
6:15pm - There's a report of four people trapped on the 2nd floor in the burning building on Keeler.
6:38pm - Ok, here's what I got from the fire at 2031 on Keeler. There are 9 displacements from the building that was on fire. A warming bus is being sent and the Red Cross is being notified. A police report is going to be done (I'm thinking it might be an arson). The RD number is HS609170. Everyone seems to be ok. The Chicago Fire Department is investigating.
6:41pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.
6:54pm - I'm back.
6:59pm - Person w/ a gun. 20X9 N Karlov. Man in the alley with a black hoodie on with a gun. Running towards Keystone.
7:06pm - Person w/ a gun. 2121 N Keeler. At Nixon school. Male Hispanic, white t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes hid a gun under the wood chips of the school playground. A male Hispanic in a gray sweater is also involved. These guys were walking towards Palmer on Keeler, and have been loitering in the area.
7:48pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2948 N Ridgeway. Male White going into the back door of a vacant building.
8:19pm - Disturbance. 4141 W Wellington.
8:29pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.
8:54pm - Battery in progress. George and Avers. 10 people fighting in the west alley with sticks and bats.
8:59pm - Battery in progress. 4219 W Schubert. Six to eight males fighting in front.
9:41pm - A unit needs a unit with a computer at 4153 W Belden.
10:02pm - Missing person report. 3730 W Shakespeare.
10:53pm - Shots Fired. Kildare and Diversey. Several heard.
10:56pm - A slow down is being given on the 10:53pm job.
11:04pm - Gang disturbance (it was made a "suspicious person" ... *eye roll*). Hamlin and Wabansia. Gangbangers hanging out, both on the corner and all near the train tracks.
12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone.