Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Premise Check At YMCA

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:42am. Yeah, I know, it's early, but I needed to be up this morning for something. Anyway, I'll be here with 25 all day on this rather warm day. It'll be in the low to mid 70s today. Tomorrow, I'll be monitoring 14 all day. I think that should be real interesting because it'll be near 80. Here is crime for today.

8:09am - Beat car 2525 is doing a premise check at the YMCA, 1834 N Lawndale.

8:33am - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Central Park. Hit and run.

9:23am - Recover stolen vehicle. 3046 N Kenneth. In the alley.

10:05am - Domestic disturbance. 2950 N Kenosha. Dispute over the children in the divorce papers.

10:23am - One half of the 10:05am job is calling for a supervisor. They're unhappy with the po-po.

10:33am - The 10:33am job is coded.

10:34am - Disturbance. 4444 W Fullerton. Caller came to the gas station to get property, but the clerk refuses to return it.

10:45 to 10:58am - I was napping. I'll probably nap again in an hour or two.

11:09am - Beat 6758Boy has a traffic stop at Armitage and Lawndale, and a female is needed for a search. Beat car 2525 is going, but she's coming from the far west end of the District, Diversey and Newland, to be exact.

11:17am - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Dickens. A blue MVP van with a plate of H386397 struck a vehicle. It's supposed to be at Cortland and Kedvale now.

11:19am - Beat car 2524 found the 11:17am offending vehicle and it's driver. He'll hold on to him until 2593 arrives there.

11:36am - Battery in progress. 292X N Kenosha. Five males fighting and one's threatening to get a gun.

11:43am - A slow down is being given on the 11:36am job.

12:16pm - Disturbance. 3618 W Wolfram. At St. Hyacinth's. Teens hanging in the parking lot and the church can't start it's services because of it.

12:24pm - Parker. 3062 N Davlin.

About 1:03 to 1:49pm - I didn't pay too much attention, but from about 1:10-1:20pm, there wasn't anything in our area.

1:53pm - Backlog in 25 at 13:53 hours.

2:15pm - 1) Disturbance. 1627 N Pulaski. 2) Loud music disturbance. 4141 W Wellington.

2:33pm - EMS run. 3814 W Armitag e. Man swollen head to toe.

2:40pm - Did anybody else's power just turn off? Our power just went out.

2:58pm - Power outage. 2100 block of N Avers. It's not just my block, then. It's in the area.

3:23pm - The power's back on. Glad that didn't last too long.

3:46pm - EMS run. 2937 N Kenneth. Sick person.

3:52pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2922 N Ridgeway.

4:06pm - Disturbance. 3149 N Springfield. Kids playing soccer in front of the big apartment building (just putting that out there since anybody could be calling from there, not just any particular person).

4:10pm - Burglar alarm. 3713 W Wabansia.

5:13pm - A unit has an on-view disturbance at 3170 N Milwaukee. Everything's fine.

5:15pm - There's some job at Diversey and Lawndale.

5:22pm - 10-1. Lockwood and Drummond. Off duty PO is calling in multiple shots fired.

5:23pm - Multiple calls for "Shots Fired" at the 10-1 location.

5:54pm - Disturbance. Ken-Well Park. People drinking.

5:55pm - Commerical alarm. 2850 N Pulaski.

6:02pm - 1) Disturbance. 2336 N Avers. 2) Domestic disturbance. 3707 W Dickens.

6:03pm - Somebody's on a traffic stop at 3744 W George.

6:24pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 4459 W Belmont. Female White is screaming as she's walking to the store, and she threw something at the caller.

6:49pm - 1) Disturbance. 3658 W Diversey. Male panhandling in front of the bus stop. 2) Gang disturbance. 1800 block of N Monticello.

6:53pm - Disturbance. 1627 N Pulaski. Male panhandling in front of Walgreens.

6:54pm - Gang disturbance. 24XX N Ridgeway. They're loitering. Allegedly, there was a call here earlier, too. Funny, I didn't hear any calls for that block.

7:01pm - Domestic(?) disturbance. 2832 N Lawndale. Neighbors arguing.

7:06pm - I have to go eat. I shall return :).

7:30pm - I'm back :).

7:41pm - Domestic battery. 4042 W Oakdale. Boyfriend hit the caller.

7:51pm - Transport unit needed on the 7:41pm job for 2523. 2522 is going over.

8:15pm - Battery in progress. 2447 N Kostner. People fighting in the alley.

8:26pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 7:41pm job. It's HS235248.

9:30 to 10:31pm - I didn't pay attention. Sorry. I'll get this time period Friday.

9:48pm - Gang disturbance. 3900 W Fullerton.

10:31pm - They're calling back on the 7:01pm job. Now, it's a battery.

10:34 to 10:57pm - Same as 9:30-10:31pm.

10:59pm - Criminal damage. 3198 N Milwaukee.

11:13pm - Domestic disturbance. 3105 N Davlin. Problem with the husband.

11:19pm - Assault in progress. 2530 N Hamlin. Fight over a car.

11:31 to 11:43pm - The large crowds in 15 are out of control. They've been fighting at Fernidad and Lockwood, and Huron and Long in the last half hour. Multiple units were needed, especially at Huron and Long. A taser was deployed at this fight. Dispatch is trying her abouslte best to keep calm with all of this going on. There was a shooting and stabbing, too. I can tell she's a bit stressed, though. I don't blame her one bit. 15 is one of the roughest districts in the city.

12:00am - I'm gone with 25 until Friday. Standby for 14...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Traffic Stop On Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. Today, I'm monitoring until my dinner. Anyway, it's going to be mild outside. It'll be around 60 degrees. We'll see what happens with that. But tomorrow is when we should really worry about the crime rate. It'll be in the upper 70s (really warm for this time of year). So, here's crime for this morning and afternoon.

12:10am - Beat car 2523Robert is on a traffic stop at 3031 N Pulaski. With that, I'm gone for the night. See you all in the morning :).

9:37am - I'm back. Good morning :).

10:07am - Recover stolen vehicle. 3715 W Fullerton.

10:21am - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Schubert.

11:53am - Criminal damage. 2450 N Lawndale.

12:40pm - Gang disturbance. 36XX W Shakespeare. They're loitering in front of the building. I'm betting it's either some Cobras or some IGs (both gangs are mapped for that area). I have the exact address but I won't give it out.

12:55pm - Disturbance. 3953 W Diversey. At Golden Nugget. Male panhandling IN the restaurant.

12:56pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2939 N Lawndale. Stripped blue vehicle is possibly stolen.

12:57pm - Landlord/tenant dispute. 3847 W Fullerton. Tenant causing problems.

1:02pm - Disturbance. 2020 N Hamlin. Very heated argument going on. It's getting "dangerous".

1:13pm - Now the 1:02pm job comes in as a male and female fighting. 2546 says they're not fighting. He's right in front of them and they are telling him assuming stories.

1:16pm - Burglary in progress. 2651 N Springfield. Two male Blacks just got out of a vehicle and are trying to pry open a window.

1:23pm - Total disregard given on the 1:16pm job. It's not bona fide. It'll be coded.

1:24pm - The 1:02pm job is coded for now. 2546 says if there's another call here, he's going back and locking up the male.

1:27pm - Assault. 3607 W Fullerton. At Tony's. Complainant was threatened by a male Black, 30s, who got into a maroon vehicle with a plate of K1119693 and fled towards Belden on Central Park.

1:31pm - They're calling back on the 12:40pm job. Now it's a battery offender that's wanted. She's heading towards Lawndale. She's a female White, 18-20 yrs old, blonde hair, 5'3 and 150 lbs.

1:48pm - Disturbance. Cortland and Springfield. Three males loitering on the corner. They're messing with street signs and being loud.

1:50pm - 10-1 at 1525 N Laramie. 2507Adam is yelling for help on the radio and apparently a citizen called 911.

1:51pm - It's a foot chase. Male Black with a white t-shirt running down North Ave., towards Leamington.

1:52pm - Officers are setting up a perimeter in the area, to make sure the guy doesn't get out of their reach.

1:53pm - The guy was involved in a fight. He's wanted for battery, perhaps to 2507A (because I wouldn't imagine a 10-1 being called for if it's only a fight)?

1:54pm - The guy's in custody, but there's still a fight on the scene. Back to covering only our area.

2:41pm - Criminal damage in progress. Springfield and Armitage. Two males in tanktops (it's not that warm out, guys) tagging a house between Harding and Springfield on Armitage.

2:50 to 3:35pm - I wasn't paying too much attention.

3:47pm - Some job at 2130 N Karlov.

4:32pm - Assist the citizen. 4404 W Fullerton. At International Foods. Female in her 80s says she's lost.

4:37pm - Vice complaint. On 2535's Beat.

4:40pm - That's werid. An umarked unit just flew west on Diversey from Ridgeway with lights and sirens. There hasn't been a job in this is immeadiate area for hours.

4:44pm - There's some gang activity in my immeadiate area right now. I observed five of them heading north towards George. They were looking at a woman like they wanted to harm her. They were also noisy and they definately looked they were ready for trouble. So, people living in the area of George and Ridgeway, use caution when out tonight. I think these punks are looking for trouble.

5:18pm - Beat 2561Eddie has an emergency. Springfield and Palmer. Possible male teen with a gun ran into a house on the corner. The teen's described as 5'7, grey shirt and grey cap.

5:25pm - I really think there is going to be some trouble tonight in this area. I just saw two of the five gangbangers I saw earlier again, on bikes.

5:44pm - Beat car 2522 had a job on Avers somewhere, but it's coded.

5:45pm - 1) Disturbance. 3069 N Milwaukee. Female causing problems in the store. 2) Traffic accident. 2519 N Pulaski.

5:52pm - Parker. 3911 W Belmont.

5:54pm - WTH? Dispatch just dispatched 2522 to the disturbance on Milwaukee, but 2523 was already assigned it. Dispatch reads out the narrative, that "seven men are in the store, not buying anything, loitering". But that job is for 2259 N Lorel, on 2515's Beat. Weird. Dispatch must either be sleepy or on something. I think it's the latter. 2523 recongizes this error and tries to tell the dispatcher, but she didn't listen.

6:08pm - 3069 Milwaukee is coded 19P. 2523 is heading to the 5:52pm job. Dispatch said she's not sure why her partner gave that job out to 2522 as well.

6:45pm - Gang disturbance. 24XX N Ridgeway. They're flashing signs.

7:04pm - I have to go eat. With that, I'm gone. But just for tonight. Good night, everyone, and please be safe :).

Monday, March 29, 2010

Reckless Motorbiking On Kearsarge

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:25pm. I'm finally back after taking two and a half days off from here. How are all of you doing, and did you miss me? Anyway, I'm monitoring until midnight, then I'll make a new post at that time and after the first call after midnight, I'll do some other stuff and then go to bed. Tomorrow, I'll monitor until dinner time. Back to the present, the sun's setting right now and it's in the mid to low 40s at the moment. We'll see what kind of crime happens with this kind of weather. Here's crime for tonight.

7:41pm - Reckless driver. 2900 block of N Kearsarge. Two kids on a 4-wheel ATV motor bicycle (I guess), circling the block.

8:00pm - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

8:18pm - Holding the offender. 3607 W Fullerton. At Tony's. Female being held.

8:32pm - Assist citizen. Diversey and Avers. Citizen needs help getting belongings.

8:46pm - Burglar report. 2951 N Lawndale.

8:47pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 8:18pm job. It's HS232122 with the event number is 15030.

9:14 to 9:25pm - Sounds like there is a 10-1 at Mayfield and Hirsch. Beat car 2531 responded to "Shots Fired" over there. As they did, I guess someone flashed a gun or fired a shot at the police, which caused officers to fire shots at the offenders. An offender was shot. A very rowdy crowd came out right after. Cars were needed for crowd control, as obviously, the people over there are mad with CPD. For the next several minutes, police/dispatch chatter followed. Update: An article is up on Chicago Breaking News regarding this.

9:33pm - Gang disturbance. 30XX N Monticello (exact address will not be given). They're loitering out there and the residents do not feel safe.

9:42pm - Beat car 2523Robert is on a traffic stop at 3144 N Monticello. I guess the gang disturbance is a code? They are the ones who responded.

9:48pm - There was a job at 3701 W Diversey, but it's coded by 2520.

10:34pm - Backlog in 25 at 22:34 hours.

10:37pm - Check the well being. Belmont and Central Park. Caller can't see well because they had too much to drink.

10:38pm - Domestic battery. 1736 N Central Park. Mom hit the caller.

11:08pm - Ambulance 80 is calling for a 10-1 at the 10:37pm job. Patient is fighting with paramedics. All available units are going. Supposedly, the guy's a mental.

11:11pm - A slow down is being given on the 10-1. There's not even an ambulance on scene.

11:12pm - Officers are questioning the fire call takers/dispatchers. The cops are clearly pissed about this. They clog up the air with comments (I would, too, if I were CPD in this situation). Beat 2520 wants Dispatch to have her supervisor to review the tapes of when this was called in. They're trying to figure out whether a paramedic or a citizen called it in. Needless to say, if a citizen called it in, they're in a world of trouble.

11:18pm - The patient from this 10-1 fisaco was taken to OLR Hospital. It'll be coded on CPD side's.

11:55pm - Parker. 2218 N Monticello. Premits.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stabbing On Milwaukee This Morning

Now people are getting stabbed in our neighborhood. According to this article, a stabbing occurred in the 2100 block of North Milwaukee at about 4:20 this morning. Two men were engaged in an argument when a third man stabbed them both. One man is in critical condition after being stabbed in the chest at Illinois Masonic while the other guy was treated and released after being stabbed in the thigh. The offender was taken to Norweign after receiving a head injury then released and taken into custody.

Not known if this was gang related or not. But this sure does sound crazy. Any comments/info? Leave a comment here or email me.

Shots Fired @ Milwaukee and Drake Last Night
Shooting On Cortland Friday Night
Teen Shot In Head On Armitage
Shooting On Dawson?
Homicide And Beating In North Avondale
Letter To Alderman Reboyras Re: Shooting at Belmont and Monticello
Shooting At Altgeld and Ridgeway This Morning
Shooting In 2100 Block of Lawndale
Shots Fired On Belmont Last Night
17 Year Old Murdered In Logan Square Club
Shooting At Lyndale and Campbell
Shooting On Palmer Wednesday Night

Friday, March 26, 2010

Traffic Accident On Keystone

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:01pm. Happy Friday to all. I am so thankful to be off of school until April 5 starting today. I get one week away from there. It feels good. Anyway, I'm feeling much better today. The toothache has gone down a lot, but it still throbs from time to time. Also, tomorrow, I'm taking a break from the blog. I'd like to enjoy my first day off. Then on Sunday, I'll be listening to another Zone. I'll be back on Monday. Tonight, I'll be monitoring until midnight. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

5:51pm - Traffic accident. 2057 N Keystone.

5:58pm - Disturbance. 3025 N Pulaski. At Subway. Male Black, 49 yrs old, panhandling in front.

5:59pm - Hold up alarm. 3034 N Pulaski. At the laundromat.

6:12pm - Beat car 2525 has a male suffering from a seizure in his car at 1826 N Central Park. EMS is being requested.

6:46pm - Foot chase. Diversey and Avers. In Koz Park. Male Black wearing a black hoodie and pants is running towards Diversey. He cut through the park.

6:47pm - Offender is in custody. 2563Eddie had the chase.

6:52pm - EMS run. 3706 W Armitage. Male passed out on the floor inside.

7:29pm - EMS run. 2334 N Kedvale. Male laying in the garbage cans in the alley.

7:33pm - The 7:29pm job is coded. EMS isn't needed because ... well, it's a statue.

7:43pm - Robbery. 4058 W Armitage. Caller was jumped on and had their money taken.

9:57pm - Battery. 3086 N Milwaukee. A beating just occurred inside Bristol's.

10:05pm - Violation order of protection. 1813 N Lawndale.

10:07pm - Disturbance. 3101 N Milwaukee. Allegedly, the bar refuses to serve the caller because of their race (they're not White or Polish).

10:15pm - Wanted from the 10:05pm job is a Renee Perez who is a male Hispanic. He's 43-45 yrs old, short hair, wearing all black. He fled in a 2-door Toyota with a temporary plate of 684L549.

10:16pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 10:05pm job. It's HS227599 with the event number of 17767.

10:17pm - Battery. 3031 N Avers. Complainant, who's possibly drunk, said someone slapped them in the face.

10:28pm - (Domestic?) battery. Harding and George. Male was seen hitting a female, then he punched his car. There's a child on scene.

10:41pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2914 N Ridgeway. Five occupants in a black vehicle.

11:06pm - Shots Fired. 43X2 W Wrightwood. They're coming from a car that's ramming another car.

11:07pm - Couple of calls coming in on the 11:06pm job. Also coming in as Kildare and Wrightwood. This is from an accident. Smoke is coming from one car that hit a pole. Gangbangers are supposedly shooting.

11:08pm - A slow down is being given on the 11:06/11:07pm jobs.

11:22pm - Assault. 3801 W Belmont. At Dunkin Donuts. About five people, who allegedly know the caller, tried to jump in through the drive thru window to jump on them.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. Have a good weekend, everyone :). I'll be back on Monday.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Burglar Alarm On Wrightwood

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 2:55pm. I'm home early today. That's because nearly all of the kids on my bus didn't go to school. I'm glad to be home, because it sure is cold outside. It's supposed to get into the 20s tonight. Anyway, I still have a toothache. Third day of it now. I'll be going to the dentist probably sometime next week. Also, tomorrow is my last day of school for a week. We've got Spring Break coming up, which I'm very excited for. Here's crime until 5:01pm (when I'll stop monitoring).

3:09pm - Burglar alarm. 3905 W Wrightwood.

3:37pm - Burglar alarm. 2X36 N Lawndale.

4:07pm - EMS run turned domestic disturbance. 4104 W Oakdale. CFD was on scene for a sick patient and they walked into a domestic on scene.

4:10pm - Domestic disturbance. 2922 N Avers. Boyfriend/girlfriend issues.

4:38pm - Traffic accident. Hamlin and Fullerton. In one of the alleys.

4:53pm - Parker. 2415 N Pulaski. During rush hour.

5:01pm - I'm gone for the night. Will be back tomorrow. Good night :).

Beat 2523 Meeting Last Night (3-24-10)

Good morning, everyone. Our Beat, 2523, meeting continues to grow. Even though it wasn't packed, there were still new faces at this meeting.

The old issue that was talked about from last month's meeting was the one on Avers (I'm being asked not to give out exact block numbers or addresses from this point on, and I'll explain why). With this issue, basically, the police have checked the issue out, and Sergeant Weiglein was going to issue citations on the building.

Now on to new problems:
  • On Hamlin, there's been some sort of activity going on with plywood being stolen off of a resident's building, among some other things, such as gang activity.
  • In an alley west of Pulaski, there's been dead animals found. They've had body parts chopped off. This may be some sort of ritual, according to a resident.
  • On Fletcher, there's been a new round of drug sales going on. And lots of it.
  • On Lawndale, there's been a problem with groups gathering in an alley for parties until the wee hours of the morning.
  • On Milwaukee, there's been prositution and some robberies.
  • On Kenosha, there has been lots of problems with teens coming by in cars, and then hanging out on the street/sidewalk, drinking in public and doing drugs. This issue did take up a pretty good portion of the meeting.
  • Around Diversey and Lawndale (not on our Beat) - Tons of gangbangers gather in front from 5-5:30pm, smoking blunts and stuff. They even hold up signs saying "Blunts 4 sell". This is in front of a store at that location.
  • On Haussen, there's gang graffiti, including the message "we run this 'hood".

Other observations:
> This is the about the address thing: Sergeant Weiglein and the Beat Faciliator have asked me not to publish exact addresses and blocks anymore on these reports, because residents fear retaliation from gang members and other criminals. This was brought to their attention by a resident. I just want to say, I truly apologize if I've made any of you fear retaliation and discouraged you from coming to these meetings. You should not have to live like that. I will also apply this to my reports starting now coming from the scanner regarding gang/narcotics activity. I completey understand how you feel. Like Weiglein said to me, if any of you really want addresses for these problems, go to the meetings and get them yourself. I will no longer provide them. It's not worth getting people hurt over it. And, for those of you who do blogs or have accounts on Facebook, Twitter, etc., if you're reporting on a problem, please, don't give exact addresses. We don't need idiot criminals hurting residents. But, I would appreicate it if people come to me next time with a concern about my blog first. It's not exactly nice just to go to the Beat Faciliator and the police and don't tell me about an issue.
> A resident, and a really frequent reader :), really exposed my blog at the meeting, in a good way. The person basically expressed what I do, and why I do it.
> Sergeant Weiglein has put in a request for somebody from the 911 center to come to the next meeting (April 28, 2010) to explain how the 911 operations work. They'll explain to the residents how the calls come in.
> The most incidents took place in the 2800 block of North Pulaski. The most crimes were, as usual, battery (16 reported incidents), theft (10 reported incidents) and criminal damage (8 reported incidents). The most incidents took place on Friday (12 reported incidents) and Thursdays (11 reported incidents). Most incidents took place on the street (20 reported incidents) and in apartments (11 reported incidents). The most incidents took place in the 4pm, 8pm and 10pm hours.

As usual, I thank everyone for being involved in this meeting. We can still make Avondale better, if we all do our part.

Thank you,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crime Blotter For March 24, 2010

Good morning, everyone, it's 5am. I'm not in such a good mood right now :(. I've been up half the night with a tooth ache. It's gone for now, but if it comes back, mom and I will try some things to make it go away, and stay away (hopefully). I'm not too sure if I'll be at tonight's Beat 2523 meeting, because of this and due to the fact my sister is feeling under the weather (and my mom is taking care of her). Anyway, it'll be in the mid 50s today. Here's crime for this morning before I leave and maybe for this afternoon/evening.

6:40am - I've been listening the whole time, and nothing has happened. Now it's time for me to go. Have a great day, everyone, and I may be back later, depending on certain stuff.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gangbangers Beat On One On Harding

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:11pm. School was ok. It's nice outside. Temps are in the lower 50s and the sun is shining. Anyway, tomorrow is the Beat meeting for Beat 2523 from 7-8pm, for those of you interested. I have nothing else to say, so here's crime for this afternoon and early evening.

3:48pm - Battery in progress. 1739 N Harding. Gangbangers beating on one. The person's getting beat because they're joining the gang, I guess.

3:53pm - The 3:48pm job is coded. Beat 2530 says nothing's going on.

4:06pm - 1) Assault. 2404 N Springfield. Female with a purple shirt, blue pants and sunglasses chased the caller. 2) Parker. 3900 W Fullerton. Semi truck blocking the entire dental office area.

4:07pm - Parker. 3048 N Karlov. Black Ford F150 without city stickers.

4:17pm - Beat car 2523 gets a selling and a vice complaint on the Beat.

4:40pm - Another vice complaint on 2523's Beat.

4:47pm - Domestic battery. 1642 N Hamlin. Sister's babby daddy pushed the caller and their baby down.

5:19pm - Beat car 2525 has a stop at 3651 W Shakespeare.

About 5:40 to 6:09pm - I fell asleep. Sorry :(.

6:15pm - Domestic disturbance. 3621 W Dickens. Sister's boyfriend won't leave.

6:17pm - Check the well being. 3703 W Palmer. Woman threatening to kill herself in the garage.

8:02pm - Generic. 3701 W Diversey. People are selling something.

8:10pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow morning. Good night, everyone :).

Monday, March 22, 2010

Possible Drunk Driver On Haussen

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:01pm. Sorry I'm late. I had to monitor another Zone from 4:20pm until now. Anyway, school was good. But it's good to be home. I'm monitoring tonight until 8pm. Here's crime for this afternoon and early evening.

5:19pm- Reckless driver. 3089 N Haussen. Two male Whites in a maroon vehicle with a plate of 3738292 appear to be drunk.

5:31pm - Beat car 2525 has a street stop at 3651 W McLean.

5:44pm - Gang disturbance. 3800 W North. Two of them harassing customers and throwing bottles at passing cars.

5:48pm - Fireworks and a parker complaint on 2525's Beat.

6:09pm - Criminal trespass. 3643 W Diversey. On-going problem with squatters.

6:52pm - Person down. McLean and Lawndale.

7:30pm - Theft. Mozart Park. A male stole a car out of the staff parking lot.

7:33pm - 1) Disturbance. 2020 N Hamlin. 2) Suspicious vehicle. Harding and Wrightwood.

8:00pm - I have to go. Good night, everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow :).

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day Of Spring

Good morning, everyone, it's 9am. Today is the first day of Spring (even though it obviously doesn't seem like it). It starts at 12:32pm. Anyway, it's supposed to be cold. It's not even going to be 40 degrees and we're going to get an inch or so of snow. What a way to ring Spring in. Here's crime for today.

9:20am - Traffic accident. Cortland and Pulaski. Injuries.

9:31am - Wanted from a hit and run from 3421 W Diversey in the 14th District is a male Black in his 30s named Darrell. He's 5'4, with a blue jacket. He hit several cars, then fled south on Kimball.

9:40am - Parker. 3744 W Dickens.

9:57am - An RD number has been pulled from the 9:20am job. It's HS217005 with the event number of 05106.

10:55am - Burglar report. 3033 N Monticello.

11:23am - Domestic battery. 2322 N Avers. Drunk and high husband hit the caller.

12:00pm - Battery in progress. 3901 W Fullerton. Male beating up a female.

12:13 to 12:58pm - I fell asleep. Sorry :(.

12:32pm - It's offically Spring. Happy Spring! :).

1:07pm - 1) Parker. 3702 W Diversey. 2) Suspicious vehicle. 4137 W Diversey. Blue minivan has had one of it's doors open all morning.

1:51pm - 3702 Diversey is coded 6Paul. Also, there's a battery job at 2538 N Kildare from the 12th District. It was dispatched earlier (original address was 2358) and the details were confusing.

1:56pm - 2538 Kildare is coded 19Boy. It's duped out to Beat car 1223.

3:03pm - Burglar report. 2761 N Kostner.

3:41pm - Disturbance. 3834 W Wabansia. Problem with the landlord.

4:07pm - Disturbance. Fullerton and Monticello. Problem at the auto shop regarding rims. A couple of calls have came in, and the situation is reportedly escalating.

4:15pm - Violation order of protection. 3641 W Dickens. Sister's boyfriend is on scene and he's got an order.

4:30pm - Beat car 2523 is asking for a call back on the 4:15pm job. It's a multi-unit building.

4:31pm - No answer on the call back. It'll be coded shortly.

4:49pm - Actually, the 4:15pm job won't be coded. An RD number has been pulled. It's HS217617 with the event number of 10883.

4:56pm - Shots Fired. 3725 W Shakespeare. Nine shots heard in the alley between Shakespeare and Dickens.

5:00pm - A slow down is being given on the 4:56pm job. A couple of citizens were out there and said they didn't hear anything.

5:04pm - Disturbance. Armitage and Hamlin. Four people walking northbound, harassing passerby.

5:05pm - Theft in progress. 3940 W Fullerton. At CVS. Male Hispanic, 25, black jacket is stealing. The guy may have a knife.

5:06pm - Beat 5585 is on scene of the 5:05pm job. The male is about 26 yrs old. He's got a red tattoo on his neck and is wearing a puffy black coat and baggy dark jeans. He's 5'3, 135-150 lbs. He's got several bottles of liquor in his pocket.

5:08pm - The guy is armed with a needle.

5:18pm - The 5:05pm offender fled in a red car east on Fullerton, towards Central Park. 14 is notifed.

6:09pm - Domestic disturbance. 1826 N Harding. Problem with the father.

6:30pm - They're calling back on the 3:41pm job.

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

7:01pm - I'm back.

7:41pm - Disturbance. 2945 N Kenosha. Three males being loud in front of the park fieldhouse.

8:18pm - Criminal trespass. 2123 N Kedvale. Two males just went into the vacant building.

8:28pm - 1) Domestic disturbance. 2846 N Hamlin. Problem with the boyfriend. 2) Criminal trespass. 2250 N Avers. 3) Parker. 2954 N Kostner. Handicap.

8:37pm - Domestic disturbance. 3930 W Wellington. Problem with the drunk husband.

8:57pm - Disturbance. 3807 W Altgeld. Snowball throwers.

9:41pm - Beat car 2524 is on a street stop at 3949 W Fullerton.

10:07pm - 2954 Kostner is calling back.

11:31pm - Disturbance. Pulaski and Cortland. Intoxicated female White standing in the middle of the street.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. I'll be monitoring Zone 7 tomorrow for my personal reasons. I'll be back Monday. Good night, everyone :).

Friday, March 19, 2010

Big Fights Springing Up In W. Logan Square

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 2:59pm. Boy, is it active outside. There's gangbangers literally everywhere. I think something's going to jump off sooner or later this afternoon. There's just lots of activity. Anyway, I'm monitoring until 5:16pm, then I'm going to do some stuff and monitor a different Zone for personal reasons. So, here's crime for this afternoon.

2:59pm - Battery in progress. 3811 W Diversey. 30 people fighting in the alley.

3:06pm - Battery in progress. 1718 N Lawndale. Male beating a female.

3:07pm - Battery in progress. Avers and Schubert. 50 males fighting on the corner.

3:14pm - The 3:07pm job is coded. There's no fight right now.

3:44pm - Disturbance. 2254 N Kedvale. 12 male Hispanics, possibly gangbangers, yelling at people. They're loitering on the corner.

3:52pm - Beat 2561Boy has a traffic pursuit. Thomas and Springfield. Going east. Green Audi is speeding. The occupants have a possible gun.

3:53pm - They're at Grand and Hamlin.

3:54pm - Heading east on North Avenue, approaching Kimball.

3:55pm - The occupants bailed. 3322 W Division. Male with black beas and a purple shirt is running east, towards Spaulding.

3:56pm - Offender is in custody. 3326 W Division. 2576Sam is giving a slow down.

4:05pm - Sex offense. 3072 N Milwaukee. Male White, 50s, maroon jacket and blue jeans is exposing his genitals.

4:08pm - Gang disturbance. Dickens and Pulaski. They're inside the laundromat, flashing signs.

4:25 to 4:32pm - I wasn't paying too much attention. Sorry.

4:40pm - Battery in progress. 2901 N Kildare. Male and female fighting.

4:42pm - Domestic disturbance. 2825 N Ridgeway. Problem with child's mom.

4:51pm - Backlog in 25 at 16:51 hours. Also, Beat car 2522 just left the 4:42pm job.

4:57pm - The 4:40pm job now comes in as a traffic accident.

5:16pm - I'm gone for the night. See you all tomorrow. Remember, this is the last day of winter. Tommorrow starts spring! :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Truck Backs Into Warehouse On George

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:10pm. Today was a pretty good day at school. Anyway, it's beautiful outside again. It's in the mid 60s right now. I have nothing else to say, so here is crime for this afternoon and early evening.

4:08pm - Reckless driver? 4110 W George. Semi truck backed into a warehouse.

4:37 to 5:16pm - I fell asleep. Sorry :(.

5:19pm - Animal bite. 3927 W Belmont. At the animal treatment center. A dog "beat up" the caller. It's a superoffical ... beating, but the dog did break some skin.

5:29pm - Person down. Milwaukee and Avers. Male in his 60s laying in front of the store.

5:45pm - Theft report. 3115 N Monticello. Someone stole $5,000 from the caller yesterday.

6:04pm - Gang disturbance. Kelvyn Park. They're loitering in the kid's playground. It's probably the Insane Spainish Cobras, as they're mapped to being in that area.

6:13pm - Disturbance. Fullerton and Pulaski. Group of people throwing rocks at passing cars.

6:54pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 5:45pm job. It's HS214355 with the event number of 12580.

6:58pm - Wanted from a shooting at 4557 W Altgeld is a male Hispanic, 20s, 5'8-5'9, who fled east on Altgeld towards Kilbourn in a sliver SUV, a sliver Nissan or a black Chevy Trailblazer. A 21 yr old male was shot in the arm. Just putting this info out there in case this vehicle comes into the extreme western end of Logan Square/Avondale.

8:03pm - I have to go. Good night, everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow :).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2010!

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:37pm. Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's been a beautiful day outside, and school was really good today. Anyway, I've been getting a couple of reports from a source or two that Cobras wearing black/green/red(?) are hanging out at Koz Park this afternoon. Something may or may not happen sooner or later. Here's crime until my dinner this afternoon.

4:37pm - Domestic disturbance. 2122 N Hamlin. Problem with the boyfriend.

4:45pm - Disturbance? 3915 W Altgeld. Ex-boyfriend is now the landlord of the building and he just evicted the caller.

4:47pm - Battery. 3658 W Armitage. Female got hit in the head with a bottle but refused EMS.

4:53pm - Battery vitcim. 1747 N Pulaski. Female walked into the firehouse, claiming she was battered.

4:54pm - DOA. 3075 N Davlin. 90 yr old woman died of a heart attack.

5:11pm - Assault in progress. 3605 W Belmont. At the beauty shop. Male is threatening the owner.

5:34pm - Battery in progress. Kostner and Wrightwood. Four males beating on one in the park.

5:46pm - Disturbance. 3641 W Fullerton.

5:52pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 4:54pm job. It's HS212593 with the event number of 12507.

5:57pm - The 5:46pm job is coded 19P.

6:07pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 3709 W Cortland. Eight to 11 males going in the vacant property.

6:10pm - Fire. 1849 N Pulaski. Garbage can.

6:24pm - 1) Disturbance. 3632 W Fullerton. Caller left $5,000 in something at the KS Cleaners. They went back to claim it but now the employees refuse to give it back. 2) Narcotics. On 2525's Beat.

6:31pm - An RD number has been pulled from an earlier search warrant at 2850 N Tripp. It's HS212658 with the event number of 11762.

7:03pm - Burglar report. 2945 N Ridgeway.

7:16pm - I have to go eat. So, with that, I'm gone for the night. Enjoy the nice evening, folks :).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gangbangin' At Lawndale and Fullerton

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:01pm. Today was a pretty exciting day. I went to Roosevelt university with my Journalism class for two seminars then to the cultural center for an awards ceremony for the high school newspapers. We only won two, and I didn't win one. In fact, the judges condemned me for not covering the CAPS Beat meetings up where I go to school at. I can't do that, I'm not allowed to go back near the school after I leave there. But oh well. Here's crime for a couple of hours.

4:12pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Lawndale.

4:37 to 5:30pm - Ugh. I fell asleep. I have to stop doing this...

5:59pm - Check the well being. 2137 N Lawndale. Caller is "very afraid" to tell the call taker who's in jail. It might be a mental calling.

6:12pm - Domestic disturbance. 2933 N Hamlin. Problem with the intoxicated sister.

6:32pm - Beat 2545 is asking for a call back on the 6:12pm job. The caller is now insisting that it's 2943, not 2933. They don't appear to understand what Dispatch said to them.

6:35pm - A Polish speaker is being requested on the 6:12pm job. 2522 will go.

7:01pm - Beat 2545 is on a street stop at 3840 W Diversey. They get a job afterwards.

7:14pm - Gang disturbance. Kelvyn Park. They're flashing signs.

7:15pm - Battery in progress. Milwaukee and Hamlin. Behind the Bristol, there's 10 males beating on one.

7:26pm - Domestic disturbance. Schubert and Lawndale. The 13 yr old missing daughter was just seen with her boyfriend.

7:28pm - The wagon is needed at the 7:15pm job. Not sure why.

7:50pm - Parker. 2500 block of N Ridgeway.

8:00pm - Check the well being. 2710 N Monticello. Someone's in the garbage can.

8:01pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone :).

Monday, March 15, 2010

Man Overdoses On Fullerton

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:11pm. Today's been a really good day. We got a new bus attendant on my bus. Great news. It relieves tons of stress off me. Anyway, the clocks have been changed. We're one hour forward. Which means spring is coming and that it's not going to get dark outside until a little after 7pm. So, here's crime for this afternoon and early evening.

3:37pm - EMS run. 3924 W Fullerton. Man overdosed.

3:57pm - An officer is getting a report of kids fighting near Kelvyn Park. Beat 2579 will go check it out.

3:59pm - 2579 said she doesn't see anything yet.

4:01 to 4:21pm - I fell asleep. Sorry :(.

4:21pm - Parker. 3126 N Central Park.

4:55pm - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

4:57pm - Gang disturbance. Kelvyn Park. They're loitering. They harassed a tow truck driver as well.

5:00pm - Person w/ a gun. 3908 W Diversey. A man with a gun is trying to shoot up the caller's house.

5:02pm - Violation order of protection. 4418 W Fullerton. In the SpinCycle. Ex-girlfriend is in the laundromat.

5:07pm - The 5pm job is coded. There's no call back.

6:11pm - Disturbance. 3110 N Milwaukee. Three kids in the hallway.

6:37pm - Child left alone. 2122 N Avers. Two yr old was by himself. The caller has him now.

6:38pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:00pm - I'm back.

7:14pm - Domestic disturbance. 4008 W Nelson. Male and female arguing.

7:37pm - The 7:14pm job is coded. Also, there's a parker on Ridgeway.

8:02pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

10-1 On Spaulding

Good morning, everyone, it's midnight. Today, I'm monitoring Citywide 2 until 4:56am for personal reasons, then I'm heading to bed until 10am, then will get up and monitor 14 for the whole day. Anyway, it's going to be about 50 degrees with rain. So, here's crime in our neighborhood(s) for today.

12:11am - 10-1. 1820 N Spaulding. 14th District, Zone 3.

12:14am - A slow down is being given on the 10-1.

12:16am - I'm not sure what happened over there. One officer mentioned something about a large crowd, though. Everything seems to be ok, though.

1:50am - Theft in progress. Whipple and Armitage. Female Hispanic with a grey hoodie is trying to steal a white GMC Jimmy.

1:51am - A slow down is being given on the 1:50am job.

1:56am - A slow down is being given for a "battery in progress" at 2300 W Fullerton.

2:03 to 3:50am - I wasn't paying attention.

4:56am - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back later this morning. Good night, everyone.

10:00am - I'm back, with 14. Good morning, everyone.

10:09am - Disturbance. 1721 N Washtenaw. Homeless male sleeping in the vacant garage.

10:34am - Theft in progress. Sacramento and Lyndale. Male White with a black parka jacket is attempting to break into a vehicle.

10:39am - Assist the semi. North and Elston. Truck needs help turning.

10:47am - Beat car 1411 has a handwaver at 3029 W Armitage. He's ok.

11:01am - Beat 1441 has a station assignment at Campbell and Fullerton.

11:22am - Disturbance. 2622 N Spaulding. Caller wants to speak with police regarding a ruckus that occurred aboard a Blue Line CTA train.

11:23am - Municipal ordinance violation. 3120 N Spaulding. Guys working on cars.

11:25am - DUI driver. Armitage and Ashland. Heading west on Armitage is a red van who's got a drunk driver. The van has a plate of X871961.

11:33am - Disturbance/bus alarm. Originally came in as Damen and Fullerton, and now it's at Damen and Armitage. The first call came in as a problem with the CTA bus driver aboard bus #1782 who took the caller's pass away because it was faded. The caller is allegedly disabled. Now, the alarm's going off aboard that bus.

11:35am - An officer is saying that the bus is now at North and Damen, stuck in traffic.

11:36am - Disturbance. 2329 N California. Male Hispanic, black hat and coat, is causing problems in front.

11:40am - The officer went all the way to Division, and found no bus. 19P.

11:43am - Robbery in progress. 3506 W North. Three males with guns robbing the store.

11:45am - A slow down is being given on the 11:43am job.

11:52am - CTA bus #1782 is in the 13th District now, at Grand and Damen.

11:56am - A 14th District unit is doing a park check somewhere and is doing a graffiti mission in the 10 sector. The park event number is 07284 and the graffiti mission event number is 07285.

11:57am - The story keeps changing with this CTA bus situation. The alleged vitcim is at Damen and Armitage now.

12:04pm - Domestic disturbance. 2945 N Kedzie. Child's mom never brought the child home. A report is needed.

12:05pm - Disturbance. Western and North. Panhandler in the street. Caller is afraid that he's going to get hit by a car. Also, the bus disturbance thing along Damen is being coded 19Boy. The bus is nowhere to be found.

12:08pm - Beat 1330 is getting flagged down at Damen and Lake with the whole bus thing.

12:13pm - A slow down is being given at the 12:08pm handwaver.

12:14pm - Disturbance. 3017 N Elston. Money's been being taken from the store. Isn't that a theft?

12:16pm - Disturbance. 2800 N Milwaukee. Male Black, 50s, is aggressively panhandling. Running in the middle of traffic.

12:19pm - They're calling for a supervisor from the 12:04pm job.

12:22pm - Beat car 1421 has a ComEd employee flagging him down at 2056 N Kedzie regarding a city wire being down. The employee insists it's not a ComEd wire. It's allegedly to a street light.

12:25pm - 1330 is coding out the CTA bus fiasco as 5Frank. Peace has been restored for now.

12:27pm - Reckless driver. Logan and Elston. Grey minivan with a plate of A2901864 nearly hit the caller. It's speeding towards Western on Logan. Seconds later, this job is coded. Nothing seen.

12:45pm - Domestic battery. 2907 W George. Hysterical caller says they're getting beaten up.

12:50pm - Battery report. 1828 N Kedzie.

12:52pm - A 14th District unit had a handwaver regarding a man with a gun at Shakespeare and Mozart.

12:57pm - A dog came loose from a fence at 2121 W Cortland. It ran west.

1:06pm - Theft in progress. 1824 N Richmond. Male Black, black jacket, white hat stealing property from the rear. He's using a dark green car to get away.

1:10pm - Assist fire. 2554 W Logan. Two kids are locked in an apartment.

1:13pm - Check the well being. 2800 W Fullerton. Male White, 50s, brown leathered jacket, blue jeans appears to be intoxicated. He's waving his arms and walking into traffic. Heading east.

1:17pm - Reckless driver. 1900 W Fullerton. Some car with a female driver in it nearly ran over the caller. The car went west on Fullerton then south on Damen. The car has a plate of 411L582.

1:19pm - Information for the police. 3020 W George. A green lazer is being pointed from the basement.

1:20pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 1760 W North. Female White, grey hair, green jacket in her 40s came into the cafe, caused a ruckus, then walked out.

1:22pm - Beat car 1431 asks for a DOC mission event number. It's 08752.

1:23pm - 1) EMS run. 2639 W Fullerton. 60 yr old intoxicated male White is down on the ground. 2) Parker. On 1414's Beat. 3) The 1:13 and 1:17pm jobs are coded.

1:31pm - Parker. 2419 W Lyndale. Blue minivan blocking the alley.

1:39pm - Beat car 1421 asks for a gang and narcotics mission on the Beat. It'll be quick.

1:44pm - Traffic accident. 1730 N Kedzie.

1:55pm - Beat car 1412 asks for a Community Concern with some vacant buildings in the vicinity of St. Louis and Barry.

2:00pm - Beat car 1432 asks for a resident burglary to garage mission on the Beat. Event number is 09277.

2:07pm - A 14th District unit has a traffic stop at Spaulding and Altgeld.

2:12pm - Traffic accident. 3035 W Belmont. Zone 1 sent it over because it wasn't on 17's side, but rather 14's side. With injuries. CFD is still allegedly on scene.

2:22pm - Burglar report. 3028 W Belden.

2:23pm - Parker. 2400 N Campbell. Premits.

2:35pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 2:22pm job. It's HS205890 with the event number of 10017.

2:45 to 2:59pm - I fell asleep. Sorry :(.

3:06pm - Battery in progress. 3571 W Armitage. Two males fighting in the laundromat.

3:10pm - Disturbance. 3022 W Wabansia. Six to seven guys in the doorway of the market, harassing people. Business owner wants them dispersed.

3:11pm - Beat car 1434 asks for a burglary mission on the Beat. Event number is 10538.

3:18pm - Burglar alarm. 2311 N Rockwell.

3:24pm - Wanted for battery from the 3:06pm job is a male Hispanic, 45-50 yrs old, 5'8 to 5'9 who got into a red vehicle and fled west into 25 on Armitage.

3:27pm - Beat car 1431 has a street stop at 2001 N Milwaukee.

3:29pm - The 3:06pm job is coded 19P.

3:30pm - Burglar alarm. 2701 W Armitage.

3:40pm - Beat 1432Henry is doing a premise check at 3551 W Cortland. Event number is 11037.

3:43pm - Just for info from 25, but they're getting a report of six people fighting at Milwaukee and Central Park.

3:45pm - Assault in progress. Milwaukee and Gresham. There was a car accident with some men arguing then a group of males came up to the caller and threatened them. It may have something to do with the six people fighting up the street at Central Park.

3:46pm - The 3:45pm offending vehicle fled into 25.

3:52pm - Beat 1471 has a traffic stop at Sacramento and Logan.

3:53pm - Burglar alarm. 2136 W North.

3:58pm - The 3:45pm offending vehicle has been found abandoned at 3620 W Wolfram per 25.

4:08pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. Albany and North. Male Black yelling at traffic and running into the street.

4:12pm - Suspicious person. 2575 W Lyndale. Male delivering yellow pages and is asking for someone to sign for them.

4:17pm - Disturbance. 3131 N Central Park. Problem with the people the neighbor's visitors.

4:22pm - Panic alarm. 1735 N Honore.

4:23pm - Beat car 1433 has a traffic stop at Moffat and Western.

4:41pm - Narcotics. 2357 W Moffat. Male Hispanic with a dark hoodie selling.

4:51pm - Beat car 1412 is doing a park check at Unity and Firemen.

4:58pm - Beat car 1412 has a traffic stop at Kimball and Schubert.

5:06pm - Check the well being. 3537 W Dickens. The people that sexually assaulted the 16 yr old daughter are back. This is the same woman from 1313's caper earlier at St Mary's. She caused a disturbance in the hospital. She had a report done on Monday but she's been calling since then. She's not really in her right mind.

5:09pm - The 5:06pm lady is calling back to report that five or six people just jumped on her in in the hallway. She's refusing EMS.

5:12pm - Information for the police. Fullerton and Central Park. A male Hispanic in a 2-door black car followed the caller from Addison and St. Louis, then pulled her over, pulled a gun out and cussed her out. He fled towards Kimball. Caller does not want to speak with police or have a report done.

5:17pm - The 5:06pm job is coded. No battery. But, those people were there. Since the police can no longer knock down doors and stuff, though, they're just coding the job. They told the lady to call back if she sees the offenders outside.

5:37pm - And she's calling back, from the 5:06pm job. The guys are in front.

5:55pm - Parker. Altgeld and Kedzie. Green Pontiac Sunfire blocking the Kedzie-Sawyer alley.

5:59pm - Burglar alarm. 3550 W Lyndale.

6:00pm - Parker. 1637 N St. Louis. Grey Jeep Cherokee blocking the driveway.

6:08pm - There's an open door at the 5:59pm job. Probably a bona fide burglary.

6:13pm - Beat 4470David says that they ordered up K9 from 2901 N Milwaukee, and they were wondering what the ETA was. Dispatch says she doesn't have that unit on anything, but she's searching for their event number and stuff. A small discussion ensues. In the end, 4470D ends up switching back over to Citywide 1.

6:16pm - Assault in progress. 3535 W Dickens. Caller states that the neighbor is telling her daughter to bust out the caller's car windows. Guess who the neighbor is?

6:17pm - Person down. Armitage and Humboldt. Female slumped over the wheeler in her car. Also, that lady from 3537 Dickens is calling now to report that the neighbors are out there, threatening to jump on her.

6:18pm - Parker. 2714 N Kimball. Grey Jeta blocking the driveway.

6:21pm - Beat car 1411 has a traffic stop at Wabansia and Whipple.

6:34pm - Vice complaint. On 1421's Beat.

6:41pm - Shots Fired. 3500 block of W Lyndale. About a dozen heard.

6:42pm - A unit comes up saying that it's fireworks on the 6:41pm call. It's coded 19P.

6:47pm - Parkers. On 1411 and 1414's Beats.

6:50pm - Battery in progress. Cortland and Leavitt. Couple of calls coming in. Bunch of teens fighting in the street.

6:53pm - Disturbance. 2157 N Richmond. Ten teens hanging out in the alley. Dispatch says they may be gangbangers in a very scarcastic tone.

7:03pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:30pm - I'm back.

7:35pm - Suspicious person. 2070 N Oakely. Male Black, 50-60, facial hair, dark clothing with a city of Chicago clipboard is knocking on doors, claiming to work for the city. He's heading towards Charleston on Oakely.

7:40pm - Beat 4470George is on a narcotics investigation at 2814 N Drake. He's asking for 1410 to come over.

8:04pm - Traffic accident. Palmer and Spaulding.

8:08pm - An RD number has been pulled from 2358 W Armitage. It's HS206394 with the event number of 15046.

8:09pm - Beat car 1431 is on a sound impound mission after their lunch, per 1430.

8:27pm - Shots Fired. 2900 block of N Gresham. Several heard.

8:29pm - Beat car 1413 asks for an event number for 3575 W Fullerton. It's 16022.

8:32pm - A slow down is being given on the 8:27pm job.

8:43pm - Traffic accident. North and Maplewood. Two cars, no injuries.

8:51pm - Theft in progress. Ashland and Armitage. Male White with a green hat is stealing a wallet from a woman's purse. They are by the METRA tracks, near a tree. Not sure what's happening.

8:56pm - A slow down is being given on the 8:51pm job. Beat car 1432 asks for a call back.

8:59pm - Dispatch spoke with the 8:51pm caller. They said that the male and the female, who is "obviously" drunk, were west of the tracks in the line of trees where the incident occurred. The man got the purse, dumped stuff out of it, did something else with it, relieved himself behind a tree, then left the area. 1432 says they don't see anything like that, but will tour the area a little more. However, ultimately, this will be a code.

9:05pm - Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Fullerton.

9:10pm - Another car needed at the 9:05pm job for traffic control. 1444 is going.

9:24pm - Burglar report. 3023 N Spaulding.

9:38pm - Traffic accident. North and Campbell. Bicyclist was hit by a grey Jeep Cherokee that fled north on Campbell towards Wabansia.

9:42pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 9:05pm job. It's HS206506 with the event number of 16515.

9:46pm - An event number is pulled for 1700 N Troy. It's 17349.

9:49pm - Wanted from the 9:38pm job is a grey, white or sliver Jeep Cherokee or Liberty with a male Hispanic driving. He's described as medium complected with curly, pushed back hair in his late 20s or 30s. The car's plate is K453816. The vitcim is being taken to St. Mary's.

9:52pm - Beat 1471 asks for an anti-gang violence on the 20 sector. Event number is 17453.

10:03pm - Person w/ a knife. 3420 W North. Male threatening an employee with a knife.

10:05pm - Disturbance. 2619 N Talman. Problem with a cab driver.

10:06pm - A slow down is being given on the 10:03pm job.

10:08pm - Battery in progress. 3327 W Armitage. Male throwing bottles and trying to fight the customers.

10:14pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 9:38pm job. It's HS206550 with the event number of 17726.

10:16pm - Battery in progress. North and Milwaukee. While the caller, a cab driver, was on the phone, his passenger hit him.

10:17pm - Disturbance. 2930 N Wisner. Complainant came home to find the landlord changing the locks.

10:19pm - Beat car 1431 asks for a graffiti mission event number on the Beat. It's 17925.

10:22pm - Battery in progress. 3537 W Diversey. Male and a female were "killing" the daughter.

10:25pm - A slow down is being given on the 10:22pm job.

10:27pm - Parker. 1830 N California. Yellow Hummer blocking the alley.

10:28pm - Disturbance. 2220 W Shakespeare. Unknown male knocking on the door.

10:34pm - Robbery. Shakespeare and Leavitt. Male Hispanic, wearing a mask, black hoodie and jeans robbed three males. He displayed a gun. He fled south on Leavitt.

10:36pm - Disturbance. 1914 N Wood. Party on the 2nd floor.

11:02pm - A 14th District unit is doing a curfew mission in the 10 sector. Event number is 17990.

11:03pm - Disturbance. 2820 N Mozart. Three guys drinking and peeing in public.

11:21pm - Beat 1463Charlie needs a working PDT at 1917 N Central Park.

11:25pm - Beat car 1413Robert has a traffic stop at Armitage and Milwaukee.

11:47pm - Loud music disturbance. 3141 W Lyndale. Party.

11:52pm - Suspicious person. 2848 W McLean. Male White, older, tannish-greyish coat is telling people strange things. Heading towards Francisco.

11:56pm - Battery in progress. 1958 W North. Male fighting security in the bar.

11:57pm - A 14th District unit had a stop at Kimball and Dawson.

11:58pm - Loud music disturbance. 2233 N Spaulding. Loud band.

12:00am - I'm done blogging 14 for the month of March. I'm monitoring Citywide 3 tomorrow for personal reasons. 25 will be back on Monday. Good night, everyone.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Possible Violent Client On Altgeld

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:38pm. TGIF! I'm happy for the weekend being here. Anyway, there was a rather large disturbance I saw with about 20 teens at School and Central Park as I was coming home. They looked like gangbangers and they looked ready to fight. They were yelling and screaming at each other. Also, tomorrow, I'm monitoring 14. Here is crime for this afternoon and early evening.

3:38pm - Assist EMS. 4408 W Altgeld. Bi-polar client has been drinking and is likely to fight paramedics who are en route to take him to the hospital.

3:52pm - Battery. 2010 N Central Park. In the Funston school playground, a male struck a kid in the face.

3:54pm - Gang disturbance. 3645 W Wrightwood.

4:14 to 5:07pm - I was sleeping. Sorry :(.

5:08pm - Theft. 2400 N Central Park. Male Black named Tony stole the caller's money. He fled on Altgeld into 14, towards Drake.

5:15pm - EMS run. 2820 N Ridgeway. Male was choking then he fell and is knocked out, in the bathroom, bleeding.

5:19pm - The ambulance and fire truck arrive on scene. Kids that were playing on the block all start gathering and stare in amazement.

5:23pm - The vitcim from Ridgeway is being taken to Norweign, per word on the street. I hope he's ok. Meanwhile, the kids interact with the firemen in a positive way.

5:24pm - Domestic disturbance. 3754 W McLean. Mom threw a cigarette at the caller.

5:43pm - Beat car 2525 is asking for an ambulance at the 5:24pm job. 28 yr old male complaining of chest pains.

6:19pm - Hit and run. Shakespeare and Lawndale. Grey Dodge Caravan with a plate of X217027 allegedly caused an accident and took off.

6:24pm - Domestic battery. 3652 W Fullerton. Two people were fighting and arguing on the street. Apparently, they know each other. Called in by a passerby.

6:43pm - 1) Missing person report. 3602 W Wrightwood. 17 yr old never came home from school. 2) Traffic accident. Wrightwood and Kostner.

6:50pm - The 3602 Wrightwood missing came home.

7:23pm - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

7:36pm - If anybody's in the area of Albany and Armitage, did anyone else hear a possible gunshot? I had a comment about it.

7:48pm - Disturbance. On 2523's Beat.

8:00pm - I'm done monitoring 25 until Monday. Switching over to Citywide 2 for personal reasons until 5am tomorrow.

8:26pm - Beat car 1433 is ordering up the ET at 1833 N Wolcott. This is under RD number HS204772. 5855 is assigned to this.

12:00am - I'm continuing to monitor Citywide 2 under a different post, since it is midnight.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Community Alert: Attempted Kidnapping

Good afternoon, everyone. I got this information from a friend of mine about an attempted child abduction. Here is the information:

Community Alert: Wanted for an attempted child abduction that occurred yesterday in the 2700 block of N Central Park is a male Black, 25-35 yrs old, 5'9-5'11, black hair, brown short eyes, dark complection w/ a mustache, 190-210 lbs, earring in left ear, wearing a black coogi jacket, blue jeans (that are faded in the front) and black shoes. He parked his car, got out and attempted to physically drag the 13 yr old vitcim into his vehicle. The vitcim was able to get away. The offender's vehicle is black 4-door unknown make and model with a chrome trim above the lightly tinted windows, and on the bottom of the vehicle.

Readers: If you have children, please, sit them down and talk to them about this. Especially if you have daughters. You never know, this guy could strike again.

Disturbance @ Springfield and Belden

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:55pm. Yet another lovely day outside. Well, it's not that lovely. It's a bit cloudy out and it looks like it's going to storm or pour. But oh well. That's all a part of Spring coming. Anyway, there's been a lot of activity in the neighborhood it seems like in the last 36 hours. I've been getting comments and emails about shootings a couple of times today. So, here's crime for this afternoon and early evening.

4:58pm - Disturbance. Springfield and Belden.

5:05pm - 1) Criminal trespass. 1817 N Harding. Male walking two dogs on the caller's property. 2) Some job at 2031 N Keeler.

5:25pm - Battery. 2828 N Lawndale. Caller was beaten up.

5:38pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Avers. They're flashing signs.

5:50pm - The 5:25pm job is coded 19P. Caller does not want police service nor an ambulance.

5:55pm - Burglar alarm. 2235 N Monticello.

5:58pm - Gang disturbance. Mozart Park.

6:00pm - Narcotics. Diversey and Harding. Male Hispanic, red t-shirt, and black and white jacket is selling.

6:04pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Pulaski. Seven of them flashing signs near the dollar store.

6:05pm - Beat car 2521 codes out the 5:38pm job and has a handwaver at 3020 N Haussen.

6:06pm - Criminal damage in progress. 3053 N Hamlin. Three males breaking the fence that surrounds the vacant lot.

6:09pm - Beat car 2523 asks for a call back on the 5:55pm job. No answer.

6:12pm - Ambulance needed at 3089 N Haussen for a drunk male.

6:21pm - 1) Battery. 2986 N Milwaukee. 26 yr old male White beat up the caller and then into Joe and Virgina's bar at the mentioned address. 2) Disturbances. 2814 N Lawndale and 3811 W Wrightwood. The one at 2814 Lawndale is a problem with the landlady. 3811 Wrightwood was people loitering out in front and causing problems.

6:24pm - Beat 2566Eddie is asking for a call back at 2814 Lawndale. Also, the 6pm job is coded.

6:25pm - Beat 2566E's call back is no answer. Job is coded 5Boy.

6:27pm - Beat car 2534 has something at 3614 W Wabansia.

6:29pm - Domestic disturbance? 3809 W Wrightwood. Problem with the friend.

6:34pm - Vice complaint. 2121 N Springfield.

6:36pm - Spanish speaker needed at 2986 Milwaukee. 2513 is coming, but from the other side of the district.

6:38pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:00pm - I'm back.

7:07pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Koz. Also, 2523 gets a parker.

7:12pm - Beat 2544 is taking in one from 2986 Milwaukee.

7:17pm - Person wanted. 4155 W Fullerton. Two teen runaways on are scene.

8:00pm - I have to go. Good night, everyone.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

KPHS Students Fight @ Altgeld and Lowell

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:09pm. It's really nice outside today. I absolutely love this kind of weather. Pretty sunny, perfect temperatures. It just can't get any better. But, that will most likely bring some crime problems a little later or this evening. You know how it is when it's like this, depending on how long you've lived here. So, here's crime for this later afternoon and early evening.

3:20pm - Battery in progress. Altgeld and Lowell. Group of Kelvyn Park High School kids fighting.

3:23pm - A disregard is being given on the 3:20pm job. It's just a regular dismissal.

3:52pm - Gang disturbance. 2242 N Keystone.

3:54pm - Parker. 2544 N Hamlin.

4:03pm - Beat car 2535 has a street stop at 4020 W Armitage.

4:37pm - Gang disturbance. 3100 block of N Monticello. Seven to eight of them flashing signs.

4:54pm - Gang disturbance. 2300 block of N Springfield. Group of 10 patrolling the block, flashing signs and drinking.

4:58 to 5:27pm - I fell asleep. Sorry :(.

5:55pm - They're calling back on the 4:37pm job. They're doing drugs this time as well.

5:57pm - Shots Fired. Diversey and Harding. Three to four heard.

6:00pm - Shots Fired. 2700 block of N Lawndale. In the middle of the alley.

6:04pm - 1) Domestic battery. 2822 N Hamlin. Dad gave the caller two black eyes. 2) Traffic accident. Wrightwood and Kostner. One driver tried to flee the scene.

6:10pm - Wanted from the 6pm job is a male Hispanic, 20-25 yrs old, baseball cap, black hoodie, jeans and running shoes with no socks who jumped out from the bushes and fired several shots at a black Nissan that fled in the south alley of Diversey towards Ridgeway.

6:25pm - Beat 2546 codes Wrightwood and Kostner 18Boy because there was no answer on the asked for call back.

6:26pm - Beat 2548 asks Dispatch if there's any history besides today's call at 2822 Hamlin. There was a call there on the 2nd of this month. They want 2550 to come over.

6:29pm - Open door. 2336 N Kedvale.

6:36pm - The 6:29pm job is a 19P. 2525 and 2546 checked it out.

6:58pm - Gang disturbance. 2600 block of N Kostner. Group yelling signs by the park.

7:05pm - Burglar alarm. 4312 W Drummond.

7:45pm - Disturbance. Harding and Altgeld.

8:25pm - I'm heading to bed. Good night, people :).

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Three Men Go Through Garbage Can On Avers

Good morning, everyone, it's 5:25am. It's another foggy and kind of cold morning. I haven't seen it this foggy in a loooong time. Well, it's supposed to go away and get warmer. Anyway, I'll be here later from 5:12-8pm. With that, here's crime for this morning before I leave and for this afternoon/evening.

5:24am - Disturbance. 2059 N Avers. Three men going through the garbage cans.

5:25 to 5:55am - Was getting ready for school.

6:28am - I'm going to finish getting ready. I'll be back later. Have a great day, folks.

5:12pm - I'm back. Good evening, everybody.

5:16pm - Burglar report. 2825 N Kilbourn.

5:19pm - Beat 2566David needs a car at Armitage and Pulaski. No emergency. There's a crowd hollering in the background, though.

5:20pm - A slow down has been given for Armitage and Pulaski.

5:22pm - A total disregard has been given on the 5:19pm assist.

5:36pm - Oh good lord ... there's been a serious accident in front of my house. I heard a long bang but thought nothing of it. I was looking out the window as I heard sirens. When I looked, I saw two cars crashed into a tree. It looks like they're trying to pry someone out.

5:38pm - Uh oh. Two people from this accident are really getting into it. The firemen are holding them back because they were walking towards each other in a real threatening manner.

5:40pm - Beat car 2523 is on the way to the accident.

5:42 to 6:03pm - Lots of action at the accident. A woman is crying hysterically, two men are arguing, the whole neighborhood is out here watching, etc.

6:04pm - Domestic disturbance. 2323 N Ridgeway. Problem with the boyfriend.

6:05pm - Beat car 2523 is asking for a transport unit from the accident. They're taking one in.a

6:30pm - Two RD numbers have been pulled from the accident. One's been pulled for a 99Boy (whatever that means) and the other's been pulled for a 0560 (simple assault). The first RD number is HS199596 and the second one is HS199598. The event number is the same for both RDs, and it's 13359.

8:10pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, folks.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Battery At Ames Middle

6:39am - Beat car 1414Robert is ordering up the ET at 1836 N Albany. It's a theft. ET needs to take pictures of outside and inside of a car which was broken into. This is under RD number HS196651. Note: This was heard on Citywide 2.

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:14pm. School was pretty good today. It wasn't too cold this morning, but this afternoon is really nice (even though it's cloudy) in my opinion. Anyway, I'm monitoring until 5:12pm this afternoon, then I'm going to do some other things. Here is crime for this late afternoon.

3:17pm - Battery. 1920 N Hamlin. At Ames. Student hit another student then took off.

3:36pm - Domestic disturbance. 2443 N Lowell. Boyfriend threatened to beat up the caller when they got home. Caller's on scene now and wants police.

3:49pm - The 3:17pm job is actually an aggravated battery. The offender beat the vitcim over the head with a combination lock. 2546, who's on the report, is advised per 2570 to call CPS' Safety Security center. All notifications will be made.

3:57pm - Assault. 1727 N Springfield. In Beilfuss Park.

4:00pm - Beat 2570 has a large group of kids stalling at Wrightwood and Kostner. She's asking for a couple of units to assist her moving them along.

4:11pm - The offender from the 3:17pm job has been located. He's been detained and arrested.

4:16pm - 2546 is going into overtime from the 3:17pm job.

5:07pm - Disturbance. 2934 N Kenosha. People in front drinking and playing loud music.

5:12pm - The 5:07pm job is coded 5Frank. So, now, I'm gone for the night. See you all tomorrow.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Female Teen Gets Jumped Near Laundormat

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:24am. I'm listening to Citywide 2 as planned. The simulcasted calls, along with requests for ETs, should be up here. Anyway, it's about to rain (this is our first rain of the year). It was nice having some sunlight a little earlier but now the rain's moving in. We'll see what happens. Here's crime for our neighborhood on Citywide 2 today.

11:23am - Battery in progress. Armitage and Central Park. Group of females jumping on one near the laundormat. 25th District, Zone 12.

12:29pm - Beat 1461Eddie is ordering up the ET at 1714 N somewhere for a criminal damage case. It's a building. ET is needed to take photos of the gang graffiti. This is under RD number HS195745.

6:59pm - Battery in progress. Diversey/Kimball/Milwaukee. Three male Hispanics are beating on one. 14th District, Zone 3.

7:00pm - Switched over to Zone 3 for a second. Beat 1405 says the 6:59pm job looks like a road rage incident. A slow down is given.

8:00pm - I have to go. I'll be back with Citywide 2 tomorrow morning from 5-6:42am, then I'll be back with 25 from when I get home until 5:12pm.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

People Fighting In Front Of Congress Theater

Good morning, everyone, it's 1:03am. I've been listening to Citywide 1 since midnight, and I'm monitoring it until 5am. For personal reasons. It'll be in this color. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 all day. We'll see what happens, since it'll be rather warm today. Here's crime for today.

1:03am - Battery in progress. 2135 N Milwaukee. Five to six people fighting in front of Congress Theater. 14th District, Zone 3.

1:06am - A slow down is being given. 14th District, Zone 3.

1:34am - Battery in progress. 1610 W North. Fight in the bar. 14th District, Zone 3.

1:38am - A slow down is being given on the 1:34am job. 14th District, Zone 3.

2:20am - Beat 4632Charlie asks for a Homeland Security check at 3510 N California. Event number is 01732.

2:47am - Assault in progress. Wellington and Hamlin. Female getting followed by a male. 25th District, Zone 12.

5:00am - I'm off to bed. See you all later.

10:04am - I'm back. Good morning, folks.

10:12am - Battery. 3940 W Fullerton. At CVS. Female Hispanic, 60s, white hair, blue and green coat came in, tried to steal some things and kicked the manager.

10:23am - Domestic disturbance. 3930 W Wellington. Caller needs help retrieving their place from the brother's wife.

12:00pm - They're calling back at the CVS on Fullerton. Now, someone's being held for shoplifting.

12:30pm - Beat 2544 is taking a female teen to Elston and Fullerton from the 12pm job. CVS is cutting her loose.

12:44pm - Assault in progress. 3963 W Belmont. Male threatening the security guard in the lobby.

12:45pm - 2544 just arrived at Fullerton and Elston with the girl.

12:49pm - A slow down is being given on the 12:44pm job.

1:58pm - Domestic disturbance. 2519 N Pulaski. Dispute with child's father.

2:14pm - The 1:58pm job is coded a 1Paul.

2:20pm - Domestic disturbance. 2046 N Kedvale. Problem with mom.

3:16pm - Someone's got a traffic stop at Armitage and Ridgeway.

3:26pm - Disturbance. 3026 N Hamlin. A party is going on in the rear of the vacant building. The people there are taking the boards off the doors. There is a lot of people back there.

3:34pm - Beat 2552 has a traffic stop at Cortland and Hamlin.

4:14pm - Beat car 2525 needs an ambulance at Mozart Park. A kid passed out during the wrestling tournament there.

4:34 to 5:13pm - I fell asleep. Sorry :(. I'll get this time period Monday.

5:14pm - Battery in progress. North and Avers. Five males beating on one with sticks. They're kicking him in the face.

5:16pm - A slow down is being given on the 5:14pm job.

5:22pm - Beat 2566Eddie is trying to stop a car at Central Park and Wabansia.

5:21pm - The car's not stopping for 2566E. Heading north on Bloomingdale from Central Park.

5:23pm - They're curbing the car. Cortland and Central Park.

5:26pm - Burglar report. 2936 N Kenneth.

5:28pm - Five people are being taken in from Central Park and Cortland. 17:28 on the clock.

5:30pm - EMS run. Wrightwood and Pulaski. Female on the ground.

5:32pm - Burglar alarm. 2815 N Ridgeway.

5:40pm - Gang disturbance. 2300 block of N Springfield. Seven to eight of them walking up and down the block, flashing signs. They're also stopping cars and running in and out of the gangways.

5:47pm - Beat 2573, who was assigned the 5:32pm job, just pulled up.

5:48pm - They're checking out the premises.

5:49pm - They're driving off. It'll be a code.

5:54pm - The 5:30pm job will be coded also. It's duped to ambulance 52.

6:14pm - Burglar alarm. 3927 W Belmont. At Cardinal Fitness. Front hallway.

6:17pm - Domestic battery. 2953 N Kildare. Drunk husband is fighting the caller.

7:04pm - Information for the police. Fullerton and Pulaski. Two male Whites in a red car heading east are using something to scare the hell out of pedestrians.

7:44pm - Gang disturbance. 1926 N Monticello.

7:49pm - Animal abuse. On George between Harding and Pulaski. A dog is tied up to a tree and it's been barking for hours.

8:05pm - Gang disturbance. 4457 W Wrightwood.

8:20pm - Parker. 1802 N Harding.

8:28pm - Disturbance. 2638 N Central Park. Four to five teens in the alley up to something.

8:42pm - Disturbance. 3033 N Milwaukee. Group of people pushing the doorbell. They need to be dispersed.

8:57pm - Violation order of protection. 3715 W Diversey. Problem with the 42 yr old husband who's got an order.

9:08pm - Battery. 3914 W Cortland. 25 yr old was hit in the head with a bottle.

9:11pm - Theft. 3824 W North. Shopping cart full of clean clothes was stolen.

9:40pm - I was monitoring as I eat tonight, so I'm taking a break. I'll be back in a little bit.

9:55pm - I'm back from my break.

10:09pm - Barking dog. 2615 N Monticello.

10:19pm - Beat 45Sam15 has a traffic stop at 2500 N Kostner.

10:22pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 10:19pm stop. It's HS195148 with the event number of 18337.

10:27pm - Fire. 2424 N Springfield. Building.

10:34pm - They're calling back on the 9:08pm job. It's a domestic this time.

10:49pm - Disturbance. 3045 N Pulaski. At the pizza place. Male in a white Toyota in front apparently is causing problems.

11:12pm - 1) They're calling back on the 5:26pm job. 2) Domestic disturbance. 3127 N Monticello.

11:13pm - Paker. On Hamlin, on 2523Robert's Beat.

11:47pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 8:57pm job. It's HS195065 with the event number of 16692. Beat 2548 is heading over right now to do a follow-up.

11:54pm - Reckless driver. Schubert and Kildare.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. Tomorrow, I'm monitoring Citywide 1 from 6:42-7am, then I'm monitoring Citywide 2 all day afterwards. So, if there's any simulcasted calls in the 'hood on Citywide 2 radio, you should see them up here. Good night :).