Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve 2010

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:30am. Happy New Year's Eve to all! Just one more day until 2011 (and I'm thanking goodness for that)! I'm happy that we're going into a new year. I hope that we have a lot less crime in Avondale and Logan Square. It's been crazy in '10. Well, anyway, we'll just be here for New Years. It'll be quiet. Also, as you may imagine, this is the last day until December 1, 2011 that I'm doing Christmas colors. So, here's crime on this last day of 2010.

10:37am - Suspicious person. 3714 W McLean. Two male Blacks standing in front.

10:46am - More suspicious characters. This one's at Dickens and Lawndale. Two male Blacks, one in a blue hoodie, were loitering on the corner and attempted to gain entry into a house.

10:57am - Burglary in progress. 3712 W McLean.

11:22am - New Year's Eve backlog in 25 at 11:22 hours. Yep, already. I've got a feeling we'll be in a backlog all day.

12:24pm - Gang disturbance. 40X0 W Armitage. They're out, flashing signs and loitering.

12:25pm - DUI driver. Springfield and North. A black Jeep Cherokee with a plate of H294616 has a guy in it who's got a beer can open while driving. He's heading west on North, towards Harding.

12:41pm - 1) Disturbance. 2550 N Pulaski. 8 guys loitering at the gas station. 2) Landlord/tenant dispute. 2524 N Central Park.

1:09pm - Disturbance. Belmont and Pulaski. Drunk guy on CTA bus #6535, refusing to get off. The bus is standing northbound on Pulaski.

1:13pm - The 1:09pm job is on 17's side, at 3213 on Pulaski. The guy also needs an ambulance.

1:21pm - Burglar alarm. 1937 N Monticello.

1:30pm - Renewed backlog in 25 at 13:30 hours. I guess it was taken out sometime ago.

1:47pm - I'm going to lay down for a nap. I didn't get much sleep last night, and I was awoken at 6:15 by those storms this morning. I should be back by 3. See you all then.

3:00pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, folks :).

3:30pm - Information for the police. 17X1 N Harding. Shell casings were found from last night's shooting.

3:43pm - Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Belmont.

3:56pm - The rain is clearing up, and it's in the low 50s right now. Nice weather out. I'm still keeping an eye on things as I always do, and speaking of that, I ask if all you can help me by sending in reports of anything that happens in your corner of the community, especially those of you who live in 14 and 17. If there's anything crazy, I'll have it in a post tomorrow morning. Thanks, everyone!

4:04pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 2966 N Lawndale. The brother is acting violent and is a known mental.

4:08pm - Beat car 2523 is on scene at 2966 Lawndale and is requesting back-up. The guy went into the alley and she's by herself. A couple of units are going to go assist her.

4:13pm - A slow down is being given on the 4:04pm job. She's got some help on scene.

4:16pm - A disregard is being given now. Plenty of help on the scene.

5:00pm - Theft. Pulaski and Cortland. Caller had their phone stolen aboard CTA bus #1467, which is standing northbound.

5:19pm - Battery in progress. 2939 N Springfield. 20 to 30 people fighting in the street.

5:35pm - A slow down has been given on the 5:19pm job.

6:27pm - Disturbance. 2516 N Central Park.

6:31pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

6:43pm - I'm back.

7:20pm - The third backlog of New Year's Eve, at 19:20 hours. The backlog before was taken out, too. But I'm pretty sure this is the backlog that'll remain with us all night.

7:49pm - Parker. 3113 N Springfield. This call's been pending since about the time I left for dinner.

7:50pm - Burglar report. 3655 W Shakespeare.

7:56pm - Battery in progress. 3700 W Diversey. Two intoxicated people fighting in front.

8:08pm - A premise check is being done at 1747 N Springfield.

8:11pm - Just received this report from a reader listening to their scanner in 17: "
person with gun Belmont and Kimball at the dunkin donuts heading north on Kimball now. just came out. nothing concrete yet. 10 mins old. male white and black guys younger,".

8:15pm - The 8:11pm job is coded 19Boy by 17th District officers.

9:34pm - Information for the police. 3820 W Diversey. White Honda with a plate of K770575 is wanted for a shooting. It's in the alley.

9:47pm - Traffic accident. 1855 N Pulaski. Hit and run.

11:00pm - Just one more hour until the New Year! And, it's already 2011 in some parts of the country, so Happy New Year to those reading from those parts!

11:11pm - Parker. 3002 N Davlin.

11:14pm - Loud music disturbance. 2431 N Monticello. 20 people partying in an apartment, and are also partying in the street.

11:42pm - Person w/ a knife. Central Park and Wabansia. Male Hispanic, white t-shirt, black pants has a knife. There's a group fighting on the street.

11:43pm - 1) Battery in progress. 2102 N Pulaski. Fight on the street. 2) Battery in progress. 2827 N Harding. 3) Beat car 2522Robert has a traffic stop at Wolfram and Lawndale.

11:46pm - 1) Burglary in progress. 3712 W McLean. Someone's breaking into the basement. 2) The 11:42pm job is at 1637 N Central Park. The offenders are gone but the victim(s) want a report. It's on 14's side.

11:57pm - Assault in progress. Wellington and Springfield. 7 males chasing one south towards George on Springfield.

11:59pm - Battery in progress/Person with a gun. George and Springfield. Three males in black clothing are running north towards Wellington with guns.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Investigation On Diversey

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:31am. As you all know, I'm monitoring 25 today, and I will monitor this morning until 10:30, then I'm going to go do some other things until 2pm. Then I'll come back for the rest of the day. Anyway, it's rather warm out right now (in the low 40s), so I've got the feeling crime will pick up a bit today, and we all certainly know tomorrow night will be nuts. So, here's crime for today.

10:20am - Beat 5550 is taking one into Area 5 as a result of an on-going investigation from 3804 W Diversey. Event number is 04531.

10:30am - Ok, so I'm going to do the other stuff. Until 2. I'll be back.

1:47pm - I'm back a bit early.

2:14pm - Open door. 3923 W Altgeld.

3:01pm - Suspicious vehicle. 3905 W Wrightwood. Red
Nissan with two male occupants talking on cell phone and looking around, one in an orange hat, one in a grey hood. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call while I was napping.

4:04pm - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Pulaski. Car crashed into the caller's car and took off.

4:27pm - Loud music disturbance. 3847 W Wrightwood.

4:56pm - Burglar alarm. 1801 N Lawndale.

5:10pm - Beat car 2525 is doing a park check at Mozart.

5:56pm - Burglar report. 1919 N Hamlin.

6:31pm - 1) Some call at 2824 N Tripp. 2) Person down. 2976 N Milwaukee. 3) Assist the citizen. 2306 N Springfield.

6:37pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:49pm - I'm back.

7:37pm - Narcotics. Pulaski and Schubert.

8:14pm - Threatening suicide. 2231 N Kedvale. The daughter tried to kill herself and had a knife, but the knife was taken from her and the family is restraining her until CPD arrives.

8:17pm - Battery in progress. 1656 N Central Park. Four gangbangers fighting in the back of the building.

8:29pm - The 8:17pm job is domestic related. They're all drunk.

8:32pm - Beat car 2534 is on scene of the 8:17/8:29pm jobs and just heard three to four "loud reports" just west of their location.

8:33pm - Shots Fired. Wabansia and Harding. Three to four shots heard.

8:34pm - Multiple calls on the "Shots Fired". 911 is getting 1721 and 1731 N Harding also.

9:00pm - The shooting at Harding and Wabansia is bona fide. There's a 24 yr old victim now at St. Mary's. He was shot in the leg.

9:01pm - A shell casing has been found. Beat 6759 is going over to put up crime scene tape.

9:09pm - According to multiple witnesses, a green Honda Accord and a white Pontiac were involved. The Accord fled east on Wabansia towards Springfield.

9:14pm - An RD number has been pulled from the shooting. It's HS683094 with the event number of 14313.

9:19pm - They've got a gang disturbance at St. Mary's now. Bunch of Latin Kings showing up. The 20 sector cars in 14 and the Tac units are being sent to go quell this disturbance.

9:35pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 2815 N Ridgeway. 2) Parker. 2124 N Kedvale.

9:49 to 9:52pm - CPD was at 2815 Ridgeway, checking the scene out. Nothing found.

10:28pm - Disturbance. 3701 W Diversey. Three to four people throwing bottles at the caller and the building, and are attempting to gain entry.

10:36pm - Parker. 2803 N Ridgeway.

10:52pm - Backlog in 25 at 22:52 hours. This is due to a shooting that occurred at Diversey and Central.

11:10pm - Battery in progress. 2300 N Springfield. People fighting on the 2nd floor.

11:24pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 3136 N Central Park. 2) Disturbance. Armitage and Hamlin.

11:33pm - The Armitage and Hamlin call is now a "criminal damage". A male threw something at a bus.

11:52pm - EMS is needed at Hamlin and Armitage.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back at 10:30 tomorrow morning. Good night, everyone.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

District 17 Radio, 12/29/10

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It is two days until New Year's Eve, and three until 2011 starts. Which is why I figured I'd monitor 17 today, so my focus can be on 25 tomorrow and Friday. Speaking of all of this, it's supposed to be warmer tomorrow and Friday. They're talking 40 tomorrow and 52 on Friday. Like I said yesterday, I'm excepting a ton of problems on Friday, which shouldn't have to be the case, but unfortunately is. But enough of me yakking, and let's cut straight to crime for today.

10:39am - Beat 1762David asks for a burglary mission on the 30 sector. Event number is 05368.

10:52am - Disturbance. Elston and Addison. Argument in the Jewel's parking lot between a cab driver and some other guy.

11:15am - Beat 1710 wants a unit to do a mission from Belmont to Roscoe, Pulaski to Kimball.

2:06pm - Vice complaint. Belmont and Christiana.

4:42pm - Alarm. 3434 N Elston.

7:00pm - I'm going to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:20pm - I'm back.

8:38pm - Assist the citizen. 3348 W Belmont. Caller is locked in the Discovery store and it's closed now.

9:28pm - Battery in progress. 3709 W Addison. Two male Whites fighting in the doorway.

10:02pm - Anyone know what's going down at Milwaukee and Ridgeway? I just got an e-mail stating that there's a bunch of squad cars and a wagon on scene. I have the scanner on in hopes of finding out what's going on, but would appreciate if anyone knew anything.

11:00pm - I received a few e-mails about the whole thing at Ridgeway and Milwaukee, but still no info. I'll probably make a phone call or two in the morning to inquire about the incident.

11:25pm - Parker. 3254 N Monticello.

11:50pm - Turns out the whole situation on Ridgeway was a suicide attempt. The guy involved is ok.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back with 25 tomorrow. See you all in the morning.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Downer On Milwaukee

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:09am. It's another cold morning out, but oh well. Though, I hear it's going to get warm later this week. They're talking 40 degrees Thursday and near 50 on Friday. Which isn't good, at least in my opinion. You see, Friday is New Year's Eve. With it being a wild holiday already, I think it'll just make crime/disorder go up through the roof with it being Friday and it being unusually warm. Of course, I'll be here to monitor the developments for all of you. Anyway, tomorrow, I'm monitoring 17 all day for those of you North of Belmont. Also, today, I'm monitoring from 11:09am until 4:41pm, then I'm going to do other stuff for the rest of the day. With that, here's crime for this mid-morning and this afternoon.

11:37am - EMS run. 2990 N Milwaukee. Someone's on the ground.

11:58am - Burglar report. 4306 W Schubert.

12:50pm - Check the well being. 2913 N Ridgeway. A woman called the police, but wouldn't explain why she was calling, then hung up. The call-taker called back twice to only an answering machine.

2:34pm - Assault. 2200 N Hamlin.

2:43pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

2:46pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 2641 N Ridgeway. 18 yr old daughter's going off.

3:13pm - Parker. 2329 N Ridgeway.

4:18pm - 1) Some call at 4436 W Fullerton. 2) Disturbance. 3119 N Milwaukee. Drunk sleeping in front on the sidewalk.

4:41pm - Ok, I'm going for the evening. I'll be back with 17 tomorrow, so goodnight, everyone.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Robbery On Armitage

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:31am. It's a cold but sunny morning out. This is the first sunshine I've seen in nearly a week. Anyway, since I feel that I monitored really good yesterday, that I should take at least half of today off. And I will. I have to make a trip to the store around 11, and once I do that, I'm going to do some other stuff until 4:30pm, then I'll come back for the rest of the day until midnight. So, here's crime for portions of today.

9:54am - Robbery. 4106 W Armitage.

10:43am - Burglary. 2537 N Hamlin. Three male Blacks teens tried to break into the caller's apartment while they were asleep. The teens fled towards Wrightwood in the alley.

10:59am - Wanted for attempted burglary are three male Black youths, one who's "quite short", possibly about 10 yrs old, and the other two that are 18 yrs old. No further information at this time.

11:09am - I'm going to the store, and with that, I'm gone until 4:30. See you all then.

4:41pm - I'm back. Sorry for being a little late.

6:44pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:56pm - I'm back.

7:32pm - Backlog in 25 at 19:32 hours.

7:50pm - Traffic accident. 1656 N Avers.

7:56pm - Injured person. 3121 N Milwaukee. Woman fell and hurt herself on a CTA bus.

8:08pm - Assault. 2750 N Lawndale. Male Hispanic, 5'8, black jacket, threatened to shoot the caller.

8:32pm - Check the well being. 3751 W Shakespeare.

9:31pm - Disturbance. 3121 N Haussen. Kids jumping up and down, making too much noise, in one of the apartments.

9:32pm - Burglar report. 3734 W Shakespeare.

10:10pm - EMS run. 3122 N Davlin. Caller's eyes are burning. Possibly a reaction to some chemical.

11:56pm - Parker. 2319 N Monticello.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back at 11:09 tomorrow. Good night, everyone, and see you all in the morning.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Windows Shattered Out On Diversey

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:35am. It's the day after Christmas, and I hope everyone had a great one. But now we're moving on, I guess. Today, I should be here most of the day (if not all day). Also, I will be monitoring 17 on Wednesday all day for those of you North of Belmont. I have nothing else to say, so here's crime for today.

9:52am - Generic. 4442 W Diversey. A window next door to the caller's business was shattered out.

10:00am - The window is indeed shattered out. They're going to try to contact an owner.

10:48am - Burglar alarm. 3724 W Fullerton.

11:03am - Parker. 2604 N Hamlin.

1:08pm - Parker. 2607 N Hamlin.

2:13pm - Backlog in 25 at 14:13 hours.

2:33pm - Assault. 2112 N Central Park. Caller was threatened by a guy in the alley over a snowblower.

2:34pm - Battery. 2537 N Lowell. The wife was battered by the mental neighbor in the basement.

3:53pm - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Central Park.

4:08pm - Open door. 2943 N Hamlin. Back door is open to the vacant building.

5:58pm - Check the well being. 2815 N Harding. There is very hot water leaking into the caller's basement, and the caller went up to the landlord's apartment, and called his phone, but he hasn't answered either.

6:01pm - Suspicious person. 3100 N Davlin. Male in a dark baseball cap with a dark jacket keeps circling the area in a vehicle.

6:19pm - Parker. 1706 N Lawndale.

6:54pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:07pm - I'm back.

7:13pm - Parker. 3725 W Fullerton.

9:31pm - Criminal damage in progress. 2312 N Kedvale. Three males tagging the caller's garage.

9:38pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 3136 N Central Park.

9:53pm - Suspicious vehicle. Diversey and Kostner. Female heading east in a car towards Lowell has a hand in the back of it. It's persumed there's no human body attached to it...

10:07pm - Loud music disturbance. 2431 N Tripp.

10:22pm - Parker. 2803 N Ridgeway.

11:56pm - I'm going to go. I'll see you all tomorrow, and good night :).

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

Good morning, everyone, it's 4:20am. Merry Christmas to all!!! I have yet to open my gifts, since mom is still asleep, but I couldn't sleep anymore. I guess it's just the joy of Christmas that woke me up this early. But I'll probably go back to bed by 5 or 5:30. As I have said all week, I hope all of you are also experiencing the happiness and love of the Holidays, and hope you are in peace. Anyway, I'm currently not sure what my monitoring schedule will be today, since I have yet to open my presents. We'll just see how this goes down. So, yeah, here's crime for today. Once again, Merry Christmas!

4:32am - EMS run. 2607 N Hamlin.

4:53am - 1) Vice complaint/loud music disturbance. 2651 N Ridgeway. Loud, underage party in the basement with drinking and what not. 2) Suspicious vehicle. 4307 W Drummond.

5:02am - Seems there was a stabbing just outside of the community (still in the coverage area though). For more info, please look at this blog post on Chicago News Report.

5:16am - FYI, 25's in a backlog.

6:30am - Traffic accident. Armitage and Central Park.

6:50am - A tow is being ordered on the 6:30am job. There's two cars involved, they're blocking the street, etc.

6:55am - The backlog's being taken out at 06:55 hours, and I just opened my gifts. Got a new video game and a MP3 player :) [the one I got last year is not working anymore].

7:35am - Parker. 1811 N Harding. Permits.

11:03am - Suspicious person. 2312 N Lawndale. Three males climbing over the gate.

11:05am - Now there's two men in the front and one in the alley on the 11:03am job.

12:02pm - Some sort of traffic accident occurred in the parking lot of the CVS at 3940 W Fullerton.

3:09pm - I'm going to play my new video game. I'll be back later. I'll try to get the archive of this time period.

4:39pm - I'm back.

4:50pm - I'm tired. I'm going to take a nap for a little bit. I'll be back. I'll try to get the archive on this time period also.

6:57pm - I'm back. I took a long nap and also had dinner.

7:37pm - Burglar alarm. 2815 N Ridgeway

8:24pm - Criminal damage in progress. 1635 N Avers. Arguing can be heard in the background, followed by breaking windows.

11:21pm - Battery in progress. 3129 N Lawndale. People fighting on the 2nd floor.

11:43pm - 1) Shots Fired. 3600 block of W McLean. 2) Shots Fired. 1900 block of N Ridgeway.

11:48pm - A slow down is given on the Ridgeway gunshots.

11:52pm - Backlog in 25 at 23:52 hours.

11:53pm - Battery in progress. Milwaukee and Monticello. People fighting in the street. One person reportedly has a stick.

11:54pm - Beat car 2525Robert is coding out the McLean gunshots. 19Boy.

12:00am - Ok, I'm going off to bed. I hope all of you have had a wonderful Christmas, and I'll see all of you tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:30am. Happy Christmas Eve to all! Today should be a good day, considering Christmas is tomorrow. I hope all of you are spending this day with your loved ones and are happy for this time of year. Anyway, it in the upper 20s right now and cloudy, but it's supposed to get into the 30s and it is supposed to snow. Also, I'll be here most of the day (if not all day). So, here's crime for this Christmas Eve.

7:32am - Parker. 1807 N Harding.

8:14am - Parkers at 2844 N Ridgeway and 3820 W Diversey. The parker on Ridgeway is about a car without city stickers, and the one on Diversey contains a car parked on the sidewalk.

8:28am - Check the well being. 1800 block of N Hamlin.

8:31am - Beat car 2535 is recovering a stolen vehicle at 1906 N Monticello.

8:46am - Beat car 2523 is at 2844 Ridgeway, running the plate and what not on this car now.

9:03am - 2535 is recovering another one, at 3649 W Cortland.

9:17am - The 8:14am calls are coded 19Nora.

10:29am - Disturbance w/ a mental. 2537 N Lowell. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call while I was out.

10:41am - A piece of fire equipment is needed on the 10:29am job. It's turned into a "check the well being", because the person won't let them in. Forced entry needed.
Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call while I was out.

10:44am - Municipal ordinance violation. 2800 block of N Ridgeway. Female White, black jacket, is walking north towards George with a dog who is not on it's leash and tried to get vicious with my mother and I. Thanks to ProdgialOne for obtaining the time this call came in at.

11:03am - The 10:44am job is a 5Eddie. I spoke with an officer who searched the area for the woman but couldn't find the woman nor the dog.

5:17pm - Kidnapping report. 4327 W Drummond. 17 yr old cousin was kidnapped and the kidnapper sent a text message to the caller, threatening to kill the cousin.

6:34pm - Have no idea why this happened, but the Watch Commander called all of the officers in for a meeting at 5:30. He didn't sound happy, either...

6:36pm - Battery in progress. 3820 W North Ave. Two females fighting.

6:46pm - Turns out this meeting was because of the 5:17pm job. A Sargent had to respond to the meeting, it was bona fide, etc.

6:47pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:58pm - I'm back :).

7:17pm - EMS run. 3094 N Milwaukee. Female down in the alley.

7:34pm - Disturbance. 4108 W Dickens. Group of drunk people arguing.

7:35pm - Reckless driver. Pulaski and Palmer.

8:29pm - Burglar report. 4049 W Oakdale.

8:44pm - Disturbance. 3030 N Davlin. Group of drunks trying to gain access inside of the building.

9:53pm - Burglar report. 3703 W McLean.

9:56pm - Speed pursuit. Speed pursuit. Approaching Palmer on Laramie. Heading north. Beat 4381Boy is pursuing a vehicle. The person inside the car is wanted for leaving the scene of an accident at 5356 W Grand. This accident involves Beat car 2513Robert was involved and the officers may be injured. So sad to hear about, especially on Christmas Eve.

10:25pm - The 9:53pm job is bona fide.

11:18pm - Ok, everyone, I'm gone for the night. Have a safe and blessed night, and Merry Christmas Eve!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

EMS Run On Central Park

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:39am. It's a cloudy morning with temps in the upper 20s, so it's pretty cold. But it's better than last week. Speaking of the cold, Christmas Eve is tomorrow, and Christmas is in two days :). I'm happy for that, despite the fact it'll just be my mom and I here celebrating. Anyway, I'll be monitoring 25 today. Right now, I'm monitoring until 12:42pm, then I'll go do some other stuff until 4:39, then I'll come back at 4:56 and stay until I go to bed at midnight. Here's crime for today.

11:41am - EMS run. 2148 N Central Park. 25 yr old feels very weak and wants to go to the hospital. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me while I helped my mom with the groceries :).

12:29pm - Burglary in progress. 2944 N Ridgeway. Someone's breaking into the vacant basement.

12:42pm - Ok, I'm gone until 4:39. See you all then.

4:39pm - I'm back.

5:51pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Mozart.

7:13pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:27pm - I'm back.

7:31pm - Speed pursuit. Speed pursuit. Beat car 1511 is pursuing a vehicle wanted for striking a pedestrian. The incident occurred at Central and Lake, and they've got the car fleeing west on Fulton from Central. It's a light brown or tan van with a plate of 423021.

7:32pm - Turning right on Menard from Fulton.

7:33pm - Approaching Chicago Ave. on Menard. The offender's going at a high rate of speed.

7:34pm - They lost the vehicle. Back to monitoring just our community.

10:43pm - An RD number has been pulled from something at 4402 W Parker. It's HS674339 with the event number of 16497. Apparently, K-9 had to be ordered to this location. I didn't hear anything about this because it all happened over Citywide 1 on. Btw, it's been quiet in the community for hours :).

10:57pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

11:05pm - Disturbance. 4150 W Armitage. Illegal party in the vacant hall.

11:07pm - Gang disturbance. Ridgeway and Fullerton. Three wearing black and red loitering on the corner.

11:17pm - There's likely going be a shooting in the 'hood sometime tonight. This is what I got. An officer is saying that the guys from the Fullerton and Ridgeway skirmish ran towards Altgeld on Ridgeway, and while they didn't have a weapon, they did say they're coming back and will shoot.

11:56pm - Assault. 1627 N Pulaski. At the Walgreens.

11:57pm - Gang disturbance. 25X2 N Lawndale.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow, so have a good night, everyone.

Shots Fired @ Sacramento or Washtenaw and Wellington

Hi, everyone. I just got this report in a half hour ago about shots being fired in the community:

"12:40 Gunfire around Wellington/Washtenaw or Sacramento/Wellington. I could hear it--approx. 10 shots. Several calls to the police on the scanner,".

Anyone see or hear anything? Put it in the comments section.

Update #1: I received these two comments about the incident I mentioned:
  • "I live near the area of Wellington and Washtenaw and did not hear anything. Sacramento and Washtenaw is 1 mile away and over the Kennedy Expressway and Railroad Tracks from Wellington and Washtenaw. I would doubt that anyone near Washtenaw and Wellington could hear shots fired from Sacramento and Washtenaw and vice versa. Were these 2 seperate incidents? They are just too far from each other. Is there anymore info on this? If it was near Wellington and Washtenaw we would like to contact our 14th CPD as there have been ongoing problems like this this year linked to residents that live on Washtenaw near Wellington,".Delete
  • "I live at Washtenaw/Wellington. I was asleep at that time but I use a recorder that turns on when there is noise when I sleep (long story). I did get something along the lines of gunshots on it last night at 12:43am. Lasted about a minute, sounded like 22 of them but it could have been an echo too,".
Also, not related, but I also got this comment, about gunshots being fired at the corner of Cortland and Central Park:
  • "Not related but there was shots fired around 1am on the corner of Central Park and Cortland..."

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Overnight 17th Dist. Calls; Out Of Control Woman On Monticello

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's pretty cold and foggy out. Oh well. Three more days 'til Christmas and two days until Christmas Eve :). Anyway, I'm going to monitor 17 from now until 5am (hopefully), then I'll go to bed until 10:30. At 10:30, I'll awake and monitor 25 until 10:39, then I'm going to do some other stuff for a while (don't know how long). Finally, I'll monitor 14 from 5:39-5:52pm. Here's crime for today.

5:00am - I'm headed off to bed. I'll be back at 10:30.
10:30am - I'm back until 10:39. Good morning.

10:39am - I'm gone again, until sometime later. Have a great day, everyone :).

12:42pm - I'm back.

12:43pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 3143 N Monticello. There's an out of control woman trespassing.

12:46pm - Beat 2582Foot is giving a slow down on the 12:43pm job.

1:54pm - Some call at 3934 W Diversey, in the Walgreens parking lot, involving a woman and her car.

2:01pm - Backlog in 25 at 14:01 hours.

2:57pm - Burglar alarm. 1920 N Hamlin. At Ames Middle School.

3:22pm - Battery in progress. 3181 N Milwaukee. Two males fighting.

4:16pm - I'm going to lay down for a quick nap. I'm tired.

4:36pm - I'm back :).

5:02pm - Burglar report. 2409 N Ridgeway.

5:18pm - Beat car 2523 has a traffic stop at 2612 N Hamlin.
5:39pm - I'm now monitoring 14 until 5:52.

5:50pm - Shots Fired. Cortland and Campbell. Three heard.

5:51pm - Shots Fired. 1850 N Campbell. Male with a grey hoodie fired shots.
5:52pm - I'm back with 25, and am done monitoring 14 until the New Year.

6:06pm - Assault in progress. Pulaski and Armitage. In the Marathon gas station.

7:19pm - Traffic accident. 4000 W Fullerton.

7:39pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:57pm - I'm back.

10:12pm - Beat car 2525Robert has a traffic stop at Barry and Pulaski.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. I'll see you all tomorrow morning :). Be safe and have a good night, everyone.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Suspicious Vehicle On Belden (14), Fight On Lawndale

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:46am. It's a little warmer than it has been, but still cold. It's also extremely snowy out. Anyway, I'm monitoring 14 until 9:05, then I'm going to monitor 25 for the rest of the day, until midnight, then will switch over to 17 until 5am (hopefully). With that, here's crime for today.

8:55am - Suspicious vehicle. 31XX W Belden.
9:05am - I'm here with 25 now.

12:34pm - Battery in progress. 2504 N Lawndale. Uncle threw a brick at the caller and is fighting with everyone. Officers are advised to use caution, since this guy's very violent.

12:36pm - Now it's a "person w/ a knife" call.

1:17pm - Gang disturbance. Hamlin and Dickens. 5 of them standing on the corner, yelling and flashing gang signs.

2:11pm - some call for 3847 W Wrightwood.

2:29pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

4:04pm - Just received this email from the 17th District CAPS office: "
Traffic Alert -- Belmont and Kedzie: The traffic signals at the intersection of Belmont and Kedzie are not working due to an earlier traffic accident in which the control box was struck. CDOT crews are working to restore the traffic signals. In the meantime, motorists are advised to take an alternate route and avoid this intersection if possible,".

4:36pm - Dispatch has "B.S." for Beat car 2525 to code out on the Beat. Ugh ... this dispatcher is such a jerk. Can't stand him.

5:09pm - I'm taking my nap now. I'll be back at 5:39.

6:18pm - Unfortunately, I didn't come back at 5:39 as planned ... ugh. Now I have to monitor 14 at that time tomorrow. By the way. there were no calls in 25 during my nap.

6:22pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:39pm - I'm back.

7:01pm - Parker. 4301 W Wrightwood. Car blocking driveway.

8:14pm - Burgulary in progress. 2523 N Springfield. An apartment is being broken into.

8:29pm - Theft in progress. 2121 N Avers. Two males in front attempting to break into a vehicle.

8:34pm - A slow down is being given on the 8:29pm job.

9:26pm - Two calls of a battery. First one is at 3709 W Diversey and the second is at 3653 W Diversey. The narratives are the same though. Four male Blacks who are walking up and down Diversey punched both of the callers. These guys are randomly doing it. I think they're looking for a fight.

9:42pm - Disturbance. 3847 W Wrightwood. Snowball throwers.

9:58pm - Battery in progress. 2454 N Springfield. Two males fighting on the 1st floor.

10:04pm - Beat car 2524 needs a transport unit at Lawndale and Diversey. They've got the offenders from the two incidents on Diversey. 2522 is going over.

10:16pm - They're calling back on the 9:58pm job.

10:56pm - Car alarm. 2858 N Central Park. It goes off every two seconds.

11:01pm - Shots Fired. Dickens and Lawndale. Three heard.

11:07pm - The 11:01pm job is a 19Boy.

11:10pm - Loud music disturbance. 4023 W Wellington.

11:19pm - Speed pursuit. Speed pursuit. Kimball and Wabansia. Beat car 2525Robert is chasing a DUI offender in a white van who nearly hit their car. Heading towards North Ave. About 10 seconds later, the guy jumped out of the car at 3434 on North, then he was immediately placed into custody.

11:20pm - A unit is needed on Kimball to check for bags of cocaine the offender threw out of his car.

11:23pm - One officer found a bag at 2222 N Kimball.

11:24pm - Another bag found at 2258 N Kimball.

12:00am - I'm done monitoring 25 for the night. Standby for 17...

Monday, December 20, 2010

14th District Calls For 12/20/10

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:37am. It's a cold and cloudy late December morning, but that's winter. Speaking of winter, Saturday is Christmas, and Friday is Christmas Eve :). I'm happy that these two holidays are coming up, as they're almost always fun and exciting for my family and I. Anyway, I'm monitoring 14 today. Tomorrow, I'm doing my usual monitoring of 25, then I'll monitor 17 overnight tomorrow night/Wednesday morning. With that, here's crime for today.

8:38am - Disturbance w/ a mental. 1734 N Paulina. Former female tenant in a pink jacket and black hat is sitting on the 2nd floor stairs, refusing to leave. Should've just been made a disturbance probably.

8:46 to 9:05am - There were probably a couple of calls, but I forgot the details. Sorry. I'll listen to this time period tomorrow.

9:11am - Traffic accident. Cortland and Fairfield. Two cars, no injures, but one car is undriveable.

9:14am - An update has just came in from that accident. The drivers are arguing.

9:24am - Suspicious vehicle. 3574 W Shakespeare. Two male Whites have been sitting in a vehicle in front for a while.

10:07am - Burglar alarm. 1753 N Wood.

10:22am - Missing person. On 1421's Beat.

10:25am - Burglar alarm. 2106 N Hoyne.

10:46am - Disturbance. 3100 W Lyndale. Poster worker is calling to say that five male Blacks told her to move her truck because they're not moving their truck.

11:15am - Criminal damage. 2854 N Milwaukee. A car's windows were busted out in front of the Dollar Store.

11:54am - Commercial alarm. 2600 N Elston.

11:55am - Traffic accident. Kimball and Cortland. Four cars involved. The offending vehicle fled.

12:09pm - EMS run. 1847 W Dickens. 84 yr old female is not answering the door.

12:13pm - Check the well being. 1941 N Hoyne. Caller says he's going to pull his vehicle into the garage and then kill himself.

12:20pm - Disturbance. 2305 W Fullerton. Kids throwing garbage.

12:30pm - Parker. 2626 N Sawyer.

12:36pm - 1) Disturbance. 1681 N Milwaukee. Drunk male walked into the daycare center, then went to sleep on the floor. 2) Water Main break at 2641 W Logan. 3) Traffic accident. Wabansia and Ashland.

12:50pm - Information for the police. 1626 N Washtenaw.

1:02pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 2339 N California. Female Hispanic in her late 60s in a long red coat is in the lobby, bothering people. They want her removed. The last time she was there, she took all of her clothes off.

1:07pm - Disturbance. 1701 N Milwaukee. Drunk man causing problems in the Wicker Park-Bucktown library.

1:10pm - Barking dog. 2953 N Kedzie.

1:36pm - Disturbance. 3412 W Armitage. Drunk guy disturbing people in the clinic.

1:41pm - Assist the PO. Armitage and Drake. Beat 5521 has a foot chase with a male who's holding his side. Details to follow...

1:43pm - 5521 just came on Zone 3's air. He's ok. He lost the guy. A slow down is being given.

1:44pm - Beat car 1411 asks for a gang loitering event number from Diversey and Albany. It's

1:45pm - Another slow down is being given. The guy is in custody at 3528 W Armitage.

2:52pm - Assault in progress. 2426 N Kedzie.

2:55pm - Some call in the 2600 block of N Sawyer.

3:30pm - Assault in progress. Dickens and California. Two males about to fight in the alley.

3:47pm - Check the well being. Fullerton and Western. Man stuck on the bridge.

3:49pm - Threatening suicide. 3250 W Dickens. The neighbor is threatening to kill himself.

4:01pm - There's a call at 2211 N Mozart.

4:16pm - Assault in progress. Elston/Western/Diversey. Female in the back of a cab is screaming and kicking the back seat.

4:27pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 3334 W Palmer. 2) Suspicious vehicle. Diversey and California. Male White in a vehicle by the tree lot, watching customers.

4:39pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 1722 N Sawyer.

5:00pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 2959 N Mozart.

5:39 to 5:52pm - Fell asleep. Sorry. I'll get this time period tomorrow also.

5:59pm - Panic alarm. 1960 N Milwaukee.

6:01pm - Beat car 1413 has a traffic stop at Lawndale and Fullerton.

6:03pm - 1) Disturbance. 2846 N Milwaukee. Intoxicated male sleeping in the doorway. 2) Burglar report. 3135 W Fullerton.

6:07pm - Beat car 1414 pulls a curfew mission event number for later. It's 11451.

6:12pm - Traffic accident. North and the Kennedy Expressway.

6:13pm - Burglar report. 3215 W Altgeld.

6:14pm - Tow truck needed at Cortland and Honore.

6:16pm - Battery in progress. Fullerton and Kimball. Two people fist-fighting on CTA bus #1210, which is heading towards Belden on Kimball.

6:42pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:00pm - I'm back until midnight.

7:18pm - EMS run. 2837 N Elston. 1 yr old ate something which he is allergic to, and paramedics want CPD on scene.

7:26pm - Disturbance. 1629 N Central Park. Intoxicated female is laying on the side of the building. Caller wants her gone.

7:38pm - Burglar alarm. 1915 N Damen. 1st floor, west motion.

8:20pm - Traffic accident. 1930 N Kedzie.

8:38pm - There was a call at Kimball and Wrightwood, but I forgot the details.

8:40pm - Suspicious person. Lyndale and Campbell. Two males did something, then hopped into a car really fast and took off.

8:52pm - The 8:40pm job is now a robbery. Four male Blacks in a red Ford Explorer just robbed someone.

8:54pm - Robbery. 2306 N Spaulding. Caller was robbed by the same offenders from Campbell and Lyndale.

9:02pm - The 8:54pm job is actually a battery.

9:03pm - Person w/ a knife. 2071 N Leavitt. Caller's boyfriend is chasing him with a knife.

9:16pm - Traffic accident. 1938 N Humboldt. Injures.

9:20pm - Beat 1420 says that traffic needs to be blocked at Armitage on Humboldt going south.

9:31pm - EMS run. 3141 N Central Park. Drunk down.

9:47pm - Disturbance. 2357 W Fullerton.

10:29pm - Robbery. Altgeld and St. Louis. Caller was robbed by four males, and they're likely the same guys from Lyndale/Campbell and 2306 Spaulding.

10:32pm - Barking dog. 1832 N Albany. In the yard.

10:38pm - Burglar alarm. 2105 W Webster.

10:43pm - Loud music disturbance. 3009 W Wellington.

10:44pm - Disturbance. 3507 W Schubert. Neighbor is disturbing the peace.

10:54pm - Parker. 2150 N Atrill.

10:55pm - Gang disturbance. Troy and Wellington. 7 to 8 of them flashing signs at passing cars.

10:58pm - They're calling back on the 9:03pm job. The boyfriend's got the knife again.

11:01pm - Disturbance. 1889 N Winnebago. Something about restrauant cleaning.

11:02pm - Beat 4381Boy has a traffic stop at 1601 N Kedzie.

11:13pm - Traffic accident. Western and Armitage. A gray Nissan was the victim of a hit and run by a car with the plates of X6427114.

11:19pm - Traffic accident. Western and Fullerton.

11:24pm - Check the well being. 2879 N Elston. Male in a winter stocking cap seems to be in distress.

11:26pm - They're calling back at 2357 Fullerton.

11:34pm - Disturbance. 3561 W Palmer.

11:37pm - An RD number has been pulled from 3117 W Fullerton for a traffic accident. The RD is HS669924 with the event number of 16004.

11:49pm - Reckless driver. George and Francisco. Car speeding through the area.

11:51pm - Parker. 2936 N Gresham. Toyota SUV is blocking the driveway.

11:52pm - Parker. 2247 N Spaulding. Car blocking the caller's driveway.

11:57pm - A unit has a traffic stop at Kimball and Schubert.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back with 14 in the new year, and I'll be back with 25 in the morning.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Parker On 2523's Beat

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:31am. It's cold out there, and cloudy. But the sun's supposed to come out. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 today until 4:07pm, and then I'm monitoring 14 tomorrow. Also, let me send this message out to all of you creeps in 16: THIS IS NOT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Seriously. So stay the hell off of this one and go start your own. No one wants you here. Thank you. With that, here's crime for this morning and afternoon.

9:37am - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

10:13am - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

10:38am - Robbery. Mozart Park. Caller's laptop was stolen by two men who fled towards Dickens.

10:42am - Speed pursuit. Speed pursuit. An outside unit is chasing a car down August, approaching Lamon. Not sure what's going on. But there's two males in the car.

10:43am - The two males jumped out of the car. August and Leclaire. They're running north. I'll stop monitoring this incident now.

11:00am - The robbery actually occurred at 4010 W Armitage.

11:14am - Assault. Pulaski and Armitage. At the Marathon gas station. Caller was struck, then threatened, by a male Hispanic.

2:16pm - 1) Commercial alarm. 2973 N Milwaukee. At MB Financial Bank. 2) Traffic accident. Belmont and Pulaski.

4:07pm - I'm done blogging for the night. I'll be back tomorrow morning with 14. Have a great evening, everyone.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Overnight 14th Dist. Calls; Trespass On Lowell

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a clear night outside with temps around 15 degrees. Anyway, overnight tonight, I'm monitoring 14 until 5am so you all can get a feel of what 14 is like on a cold night. I'll then be monitoring 25 from 4:07-6:32pm this evening. I'm not sure what else to say, so here's crime for today.

12:05am - Assault. 1814 N Talman. Ex-boyfriend's aunt is on her way to hurt the caller.

12:07am - Suspicious person. Diversey and the Kennedy Expressway. 5 males are climbing onto the embankment of the expressway after getting out of a white van on the ramp. It's assumed the van was left sitting on the ramp

12:31am - Beat car 1411Robert is following a car that is going at a high rate of speed in the 2800 block of N Elston, heading towards George and Campbell.

12:33am - The car is stopped at 2875 N Elston.

12:50am - A burglary just occurred somewhere on Palmer.

12:51am - Beat car 1432R has a traffic stop at 3209 W Diversey.

12:55 to 1:15am - I probably missed two or three calls. Sorry. But, they weren't major.

1:19am - Fire. 3517 W Belmont. Smoke coming from the building.

1:20am - EMS run. 2047 N Milwaukee. Female hit her knee at the V Live Club.

1:35am - Battery victim injured. 2930 N Wisner. Caller was hit over the head with a gun by a female named Ruth Gonzalez upon entering the apartment to find her burglarizing it. She fled in a black vehicle, north on Kimball, towards Barry.

1:41am - Assault. 1645 W Cortland. A male has been asked to leave several times, and now he's coming back to try to fight the workers.

1:48am - Loud music disturbance. 2355 N Milwaukee. On the 1.

1:52am - Beat car 1413R needs assistance at the 1:48am job. There's a large crowd that needs to be cleared out. Several units are heading over to assist.

1:54am - Ruth Gonzalez has an
IR number of 1185123. The car she fled in has temp plates on it.

1:55am - Person calling for help. 3500 block of W Shakespeare. Cell tower hits off to here.

2:03am - Ambulance needed at 3549 on Shakespeare, probably from the 1:55am job. There's a battery victim injured.

2:07am - 1) Rare backlog in 14 at 02:07 hours. 2) Check the well being. Damen and Churchill. Male standing at the bus stop. He appears to be confused, keeps falling down. Has a cut on his lip. 3) Battery in progress. 2010 N Damen. At the 7-11. A female ran in crying, saying that her boyfriend was beating her up. He just came into the 7-11 and is beating her up again.

2:08am - 1) DUI driver. Damen and North. A blue BMV is speeding towards Wabansia. It's got a plate of K744699. The driver's drunk. 2) Loud music disturbance. 1922 N Winchester. 3) Disturbance. North and Central Park. Flash cab #5570 has a passenger who refuses to pay the fare.

2:10am - A bad traffic accident just occurred at 2169 N Milwaukee. A unit on-viewed it, and says a car went into a building. Another car is destroyed in the middle of the street. There's a guy in the middle of the street bleeding profusely also.

2:38am - 1) Loud music disturbance. 3059 W Lyndale. 2) Traffic accident. 3545 W Fullerton.

3:15am - A unit pulls an RD number from 1954 N Milwaukee. It's for a traffic accident. RD number is HS666037 with the event number of 01777.

3:18am - Apparently, there was a narcotics call at Kedzie and Diversey, but it's being coded out now.

3:21am - An immediate tow is needed from 1954 Milwaukee.

3:27am - Residential alarm. 2320 W Medill. Front door.

3:39am - Parker. 2501 N Mozart.

3:41am - 1413R has a handwaver at Milwaukee and California regarding a cab fare dispute.

3:48am - The 3:41am thing is coded.

4:14am - Battery in progress. Cortland and Hoyne. Male and female fighting on the sidewalk.

4:16am - A slow down is being given on the 4:14am job.

4:26am -
Battery in progress. 1861 N Leavitt. Four males beating on one on the Moffat side.

4:32am - Theft. 2001 N Western. Caller's cell phone was stolen.

4:58am - Suspicious vehicle. 2047 N Milwaukee. At the V Live Club, there's a vehicle driving around the rear parking lot, and the occupants inside do not look to be up to any good. V Live is calling this in. They're closing soon and don't want any trouble.

5:00am - I'm off to bed, and with that, I'll be back with 25 at 4:07pm.
4:07pm - I'm back with 25 until 6:32. Good afternoon, everyone.

4:34pm - Criminal trespass. 2918 N Lowell. Male Hispanic, hat, blue jacket and jeans, is trying to get into the rear of the vacant house.

5:07pm - Beat 2566Charlie is running a plate at Fullerton and Monticello.

5:18pm - Beat car 2524 has a traffic stop at Belmont and Tripp.

5:21pm - Burglar report. 3045 N Avers.

6:32pm - Ok, I'm done blogging for the night. I'll be back with 25 tomorrow morning. Good night, everyone.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Traffic Accident At Diversey And Kostner

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:22pm. I'm finally home. It's been a long day. I'm glad the break from school is here because I'll be able to catch up on important things and relax. Anyway, I monitored 17 from 5-6:39am, but heard no calls. Speaking of that, I'm going to monitor 14 overnight tonight, from 12-5am. In order to accomplish that, I'll need to take a nap. So, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:41pm - Traffic accident. Diversey and Kostner. Injuries.

4:07pm - I'm going down for my nap now. I'll be back later.

6:32pm - I'm back.

6:35pm - Recover the stolen vehicle. 3724 W Cortland.

7:07pm - Narcotics. 2X06 N Hamlin. Selling.

7:20pm - An RD number has been pulled from a traffic accident which occurred at 1802 N Central Park. It's HS665565 with the event number of 13834.

7:39pm - EMS run. 3959 W Armitage. Male passed out inside the liquor store.

8:22pm - Beat car 2523 gets a job on the PDT that the dispatcher doesn't even want to bother reading out.

8:39pm - Shots Fired. 2900 block of N Springfield. 7 to 8 shots heard.

8:44pm - Speed pursuit. Speed pursuit. Approaching Kostner on Thomas. Beat 4517Boy is pursuing a white Buick with a plate of 6541943. It's going fast, and it appears to be stolen.

8:46pm - 4517B lost the car at Kostner and Thomas. It was last seen heading towards Division. Also, Beat 2530 codes out the "Shots Fired".

10:08pm - Gang disturbance. 3700 W Diversey. Male with a ponytail running into traffic, throwing up gang signs.

10:29pm - Traffic accident. 4155 W Nelson. Car crashed into a fence.

10:30pm - Another speed pursuit. 200 block of N Parkside. Beat car 1512 is chasing a car involved in a robbery that Beat 1554 had. Going north towards Fulton.

10:31pm - Sounds like they lost the car at the moment.

11:08pm - Information for the police. 3909 W Belmont. Illegal party in progress. There's no permit, and there is underage drinking along with gang members present.

11:32pm - Reckless driver. Fullerton and Avers. Can driver is driving crazy.

12:00am - Now switching over to 14 until 5am tomorrow morning. Standby...