Thursday, September 30, 2010

Traffic Accidents In The Area This Morning

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:05am. I just awoke. I have to start getting ready for school. I don't start until 11 today, but it does take me at least 40 minutes to get cleaned up, then it takes me a little over an hour to get to and from school on CTA. But it's cool not being in school right now :). Anyway, tonight is the meeting for 2856 N. Ridgeway, at 6pm. If you were interested, sorry, but it's too late. I needed a head count by Tuesday, and have that head count already. So, on that note, here's crime for this morning before I leave, and for some of this afternoon and evening.

8:15am - Traffic accident. Diversey and Kildare.

8:16am - Traffic accident. 3700 W North. City truck involved.

8:25am - Parker. 2800 block of N Ridgeway. Permits.

8:49am - Domestic battery. 3022 N Avers. Caller was attacked by the boyfriend.

9:01am - Assist the PO. 3054 N Milwaukee. Cook County Sheriff is trying to do an eviction, but there's a domestic on the scene.

9:16am - EMS run. 2039 N Avers. Possible OD.

9:23am - I have to make a trip to the store, then I need to spend 10 or 15 minutes more to get ready for school, and leave. I'll be back around 3:30pm. Have a great day, and see you all then!

3:33pm - I'm back. Good afternoon.

3:59pm - Battery in progress. 3908 W North Ave. Male beating a female.

4:00pm - Battery in progress. Wrightwood and Kostner. Large group of gangbangers fighting.

4:11pm - Disturbance. 4114 W Barry. Two neighbors arguing.

4:24pm - Traffic accident. 1827 N Pulaski. Three women, two elderly, injured in an accident.

4:28pm - Traffic control needed at the 4:24pm job.

4:39pm - I'm going to get cleaned up real quick. I'll be back.

4:44pm - I'm back.

5:15pm - I have to go eat, then I have to get ready for the meeting. I may be back, but if not, good night.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Burglar Report On Keystone

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:16pm. School wasn't too good today, so I'm glad to be home. But on a good note, I don't have to be there until 11am tomorrow because of testing. I've never only gone to school for three hours before, so that should be interesting. Anyway, for anyone still interested in the 2856 N Ridgeway, you have better email me and let me know by midnight. The meeting's tomorrow at 6pm, and I need to know who is coming or not so I can make a head count. Thanks. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

5:10pm - Burglar report. 2014 N Keystone.

5:35 to 6:05pm - Fell asleep. Sorry.

6:28pm - Robbery. 3959 W Armitage. Store was held up.

6:31pm - The 6:28pm job is a code. Store was not held up.

6:52pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:11pm - I'm back.

7:48pm - Child left alone. Diversey and Kostner.

8:15 to 8:31pm - Had a phone call :).

8:34pm - Suspicious person. 3963 W Belmont. Males going into Shoemarker Lofts, and they don't live in the building.

8:43pm - Traffic accident. 3132 N Harding.

9:00pm hour - About six jobs came out in the area, but apparently, they were never published. I'm really sorry.

11:03pm - Person w/ a gun. 4402 W Fullerton.

12:00am - I have to go, so with that, I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gang Fight @ George And Avers

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:27pm. School was ok, could've been better. So could a lot of other things in my life. But it's pointless to even start complaining about my problems. Anyway, just a reminder for those of you attending, that meeting regarding 2856 N. Ridgeway is on Thursday at 6pm, at St. Hyacinth's church (please email me for where exactly in the church it's at). Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

5:34 to 6:14pm - Fell asleep. Sorry.

6:23pm - Battery in progress. George and Avers. Gangbangers fighting.

6:35pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:50pm - 1) I'm back. 2) Person wanted. 3720 W Armitage. Male named George is wanted for battery.

7:54pm - 1) Disturbance. Diversey and Kostner. Two contractors arguing. 2) Disturbance. 4141 W Wellington. 3) Person w/ a gun. Kelvyn Park.

8:21pm - Battery in progress. 2122 N Avers. People fighting in the 1st floor apartment.

8:23pm - Gang disturbance. 4050 W Armitage.

8:54pm - 1) Battery. Milwaukee and Lawndale. Male was beating on a female. 2) Assault. 2032 N Pulaski. Someone threatened the caller's mom.

9:16pm - I'm gone for the night. I'll see you all tomorrow.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Disturbance On Harding

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:34pm. School was decent. But I'm glad to be home. Anyway, I'm monitoring 17 until 3:48pm, because from 3:12 until then, I didn't pay attention yesterday. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:36pm - Disturbance. 3350 N Harding.

3:48pm - Finished monitoring 17. I'm now here with 25.

4:09pm - Criminal damage. Milwaukee and Lawndale. CTA bus #6709 had it's windows shot out with a BB gun.

6:28pm - Recover the stolen vehicle. On 2523's Beat.

6:34pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:49pm - Ok, I'm back from eating.

7:12pm - I'm taking another break. I will be coming back in a few minutes.

7:20pm - And I'm back again.

8:25pm - 1) Criminal damage. 2816 N Lawndale. Caller's window was busted out with a bat. 2) Parker. 2900 block of N Central Park.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Parker On Ridgeway

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:33am. I'm monitoring 17 today for those of you who live North of Belmont. Anyway, it's chilly out there, still. Mid 50s right now. It's still cloudy, too, but it is supposed to become sunny in the next two hours or so. Also, whoever wants to attend the meeting for 2856 N. Ridgeway on Thursday, please shoot me an email by Tuesday. I have to do a head count for that meeting. So, here's crime for today.

9:41am - Parker. 3400 N Ridgeway.

10:26am - For those of you asking, I finally put a picture up of my community service. Scroll down to the post about the CAPS Beat 2523 meeting, and you will see it.

11:02am - Beat 1706Boy has a street stop at Lawndale and Eddy.

1:03pm - Domestic disturbance. 3351 N Harding. Problem with the daughter.

1:39pm - Assault. 3232 N Kedzie. Two males threatened the caller with a gun.

3:12 to 3:48pm - I stepped out. Had to take care of something. Will monitor around this time period tomorrow.

4:09pm - Burglar alarm. 3440 N Springfield.

4:42pm - Gang disturbance. School and Albany. They're pushing cars, flashing, harassing people, all of it.

4:43pm - Reckless driver. Addison and Sacramento. Black tow truck blew the red light. It's heading towards Richmond.

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

6:50pm - I'm back.

9:03pm - I'm gone for the night. See you all tomorrow. Good night.

Friday, September 24, 2010

U-Haul Truck Returns Home

Good morning, everyone, it's 9am. It's a cloudy and windy day we've got here, with temps in the mid 60s. While the temperature will continue to fall into the 50s throughout the day, the sun is supposed to come out at some point. I forgot all about mentioning the first day of Fall on Wednesday. It's now the third day of Fall, and yesterday marked the end of the temps being in the 80s. I was looking at the forecast for the next ten days, and it shows nothing but 60s with a 70-degree day here and there. Anyway,

9:47am - ???? 4100 W Fullerton. U-Haul truck came back to the U-Haul facility. This call's getting coded.

11:19am - I'm going to get cleaned up, then I'm going to take a walk around the neighborhood.

4:12pm - I'm finally back.

4:21pm - Some call for 2501 N Hamlin.

4:40pm - Domestic disturbance. 4175 W Fletcher.

4:51pm - Beat car 2523 is doing a park check at Ken-Well.

5:10pm - Domestic disturbance. 3033 N Davlin.

5:27pm - Assist the citizen. 1904 N Lawndale.

5:47pm - Parker. 4008 W Armitage. Car parked in the handicap space.

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

7:22pm - I'm back.

8:28pm - Burglary. Milwaukee and Lawndale. A garage between Lawndale and Ridgeway in the alley of Milwaukee was just broken into.

8:58pm - Burglar report. 4055 W George.

8:59pm - Robbery. Belmont and Pulaski.

9:01pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Springfield. Five of them behind the store, flashing.

9:04pm - Reckless driver. Diversey and Cicero. Heading east, towards Killpatrick, is a car speeding. Putting this out there in case it comes into Avondale and/or Logan Square.

9:13pm - Burglar alarm. 4243 W Diversey.

9:14pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2336 N Harding. Stipped vehicle in front of the caller's garage.

9:36pm - Parker. 3137 N Harding.

10:06pm - Parker. Somewhere on Lawndale.

10:16pm - Loud music disturbance. 1649 N Springfield. Party.

10:19pm - Beat car 2525Robert has a traffic stop at Palmer and Avers.

10:34pm - Shots Fired. 2643 N Hamlin. By the vacant lot. Gunshots heard. About 30 seconds later, a report for "Shots Fired" comes in for the 2700 block of N Ridgeway.

10:35pm - Shots Fired. 2700 N Ridgeway. Three in the alley.

10:36pm - A couple of more calls came in for Ridgeway and Schubert regarding "Shots Fired".

10:41pm - The shots may have been fired from the attic of 2700 Ridgeway.

10:50pm - Burglar report. 2935 N Kostner.

11:03pm - Beat 2563Adam has a street stop at Ridgeway and Cortland.

11:25pm - 2525R has a handwaver regarding a domestic at Fullerton and Lawndale.

11:38pm - Suspicious person. Barry and Central Park. White Chrysler with a plate of A792054 had a male who took a body to the trunk, and put it in there.

11:39pm - Loud music disturbance. 3718 W Dickens.

11:41pm - Domestic disturbance. 2987 N Lawndale. 14 yr old cousin is going off.

11:59pm - Disturbance. 2419 N Hamlin. Loiters on the porch.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. I'll see you all tomorrow. Good night, everyone :).

Thursday, September 23, 2010

North Alley Traffic Stop

Good evening, everyone, it's 6:24pm. I finally woke up from a nap I took around 4:15pm. I was tired, but now I'm refreshed. Anyway, I'm out of school until Monday. We have tomorrow off, because the teachers are having one of those Professional Development Days. With that, I'm going to be here tomorrow and Saturday on an on and off schedule sort of thing. I have some things I have to do the next two days. Also, from 10pm-midnight tonight, I'm monitoring 14. Here's crime for this evening.

6:43pm - Beat 6752Adam has a traffic stop in the north alley of Diversey and Hamlin.

6:46pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:59pm - I'm back.

7:00pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 3900 W Diversey. Male in a red shirt.

7:01pm - Disturbance. 1800 N Springfield. Egg throwers.

7:23pm - Battery. 4312 W Fullerton. Two people were attacked.

7:27pm - Narcotics. On 2525's Beat.

8:12pm - Gambling. Hamlin and Lawndale (just north of George).

8:26pm - Disturbance. 2200 N Avers.

9:08pm - 1) Robbery. Belden and Pulaski. Male Black, 5'9, green t-shirt and black pants robbed the caller at gunpoint. 2) Suspicious person/Burglary(?). 2330 and 2336 N Harding. 3) Burglary in progress. 2704 N Harding. 4) Information for the police. 3701 W McLean.

9:27pm - Domestic disturbance. 3611 W Belmont. Mother and father are arguing.

10:00pm - Switched over to 14 until Midnight.

10:04pm - Some call at 2146 W Caton.

10:05pm - Battery report. Logan and Elston. At the Export Fitness.

10:09pm - Criminal damage report. 2161 N California. Caller said a group of kids threw rocks at the windows, and broke them.

10:14pm - 1) Reckless driver. Diversey/Kimball/Milwaukee. Maroon SUV speeding north on Kimball towards Dawson. 2) Parker. 2818 N Drake. Four door blue car blocking the hydrant.

10:30pm - Burglar alarm. 2945 N Sawyer. At the Avondale school.

10:32pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. North and Kimball. On CTA bus #1626, there's a guy screaming and refusing to leave the bus.

10:37pm - Domestic disturbance. 2429 W Cortland. Neighbors screaming and arguing.

10:38pm - 1) Criminal damage in progress. Milwaukee and Washtenaw. Male in dark pants and shirt is tagging the wall on the side of the Block Buster. 2) Disturbance. 2425 W Diversey. Male causing problems in R&S Liquors. 3) Loud music disturbance. 1600 block of N Washtenaw. 4) Wires down. 2255 N Spaulding. 5) Parker. 1917 N Milwaukee.

10:40pm - Beat 1410 says that the male at
Milwaukee and Washtenaw isn't tagging. He's cleaning the wall.

10:43pm - Backlog in 14 at 22:43 hours.

10:44pm - Shots Fired. Belden and Oakley. Three heard.

10:47pm - A slow down is being given on the 10:44pm job. Also, there's a fireworks call at 2318 W Medill. Oakley and Belden is probably related to this.

10:48pm - Traffic accident. Logan and California.

10:59pm - Beat car 1413Robert has an on-view criminal damage at 2548 N Milwaukee.

11:05pm - Kidnapping. 1810 N Spaulding. Female White, 28 yrs old, took the two and a half weeks old baby. She fled in a mini '09 Cooper with white stripes on it. This IS domestic related, by the way.

11:13pm - A couple of things to throw out there:
- There is an event on Wednesday, September 29th at Cole's Chicago (2338 N. Milwaukee Avenue) from 6:30-8:30pm. It is a part of Chicago Magazine.
Their real estate/communities reporter, Dennis Rodkin, our and senior editor, Geoff Johnson, are hosting an event to discuss the history of Chicago’s neighborhoods, with a special emphasis on Logan Square, North Center, Kenwood, Lincoln Park, and West Town. This will be a night of conversation with community members, and they plan to answer some of the following (and more): Why and how do communities change? What makes a neighborhood a “safe bet?” Can a neighborhood gentrify and keep its history?
- Check out this article, guys.
- The 2856 N. Ridgeway meeting has been moved to 6pm. Email me for details.

11:21pm - Battery in progress. 2200 N Western. Males fighting in the alley with bottles.

11:24pm - Burglary. 2815 W Fletcher. It happened on Monday.

11:34pm - Battery in progress. 1900 block of N Drake. Woman screaming for help, like she's getting beaten.

11:36pm - A
slow down is being given on the 11:34pm job.

11:38pm - 1) Narcotics. 24X8 N Drake. 2) Disturbance. 2857 W Shakespeare.

11:44pm - Some call in the area.

11:50pm - Battery. Fullerton and Western.

11:53pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 2838 W North. At the Burger King.

11:55pm - EMS run. 2950 N Gresham. Uncooperative pregnant woman.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back in October with 14, and tomorrow with 25 :). Good night, everyone.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Beat 2523 CAPS Meeting This Evening (9-22-10)

Good evening, everyone. The meeting this month had, I hate to say, pretty poor attendance. I was excepting more people. So, moving on to the old issues from August:

Old problems:
* Ken-Well Park - There has been gang loitering and drug dealing in the park. CAPS Sergeant Tim Weiglein says that the District Park car, Beat 2505 on the radios, has been paying special attention to the park.

Before I move on to the new problems, I'd like to let you all know that search warrants were done in the 4100 block of W Barry and the 3100 block of N Monticello, according to Sgt. Weiglein. At these search warrants, large amount of drugs were found. Also, I received word that there was an attack on the 2900 block of N Kostner last night around 9:45pm. A teenage boy was on his way home from night school, when a male came out of nowhere and "savagely" attacked this boy. I heard that the boy was injuried in the attack. No word on his condition.

And now to the new problems:

New problems:
* Barry/Harding/Springfield - There is a problem with parking in this general area. There is also gang loitering in the area, particulary by the ASPIRA school on Barry.
* On Belmont, there is shady activity going on. This shady activity includes gang members loitering, and them asking kids who go to a nearby school if they want drugs.
* Your's truly brought up a concern a reader shared with me regarding 2933 N. Avers, with trespassers. I also brought up a building that is a problem on the corner of George and Ridgeway.

Other observations:
> This was one of the greatest meetings I've ever been to. I was given a "Community Service Award" (see picture). It was presented to me by Sgt. Weiglein. The whole room clapped and I thought I heard a cheer or two. It felt great to get an award, especially what I do to try to keep all of you safe in the community. This work I do isn't for me to get praise and glory for myself. It's for all of you, to make sure every single person has a safe community that we can be proud of.
> The most incidents took place in the 2900 block of N Lawndale. The most crimes were criminal damage (18 reported incidents), theft (15 reported incidents) and motor vehicle theft (14 reported incidents). The most incidents took place on Saturdays and Thursdays. Most incidents took place on the street (32 reported incidents) and in apartments (20 reported incidents). The most incidents took place in the 1pm, 8pm and 10pm hours.

As I do in every Beat meeting post, I extend my thanks to all for being involved in this meeting. We are making progress for sure, I think, but work still needs to be done. Further more, I am very thankful to be welcomed at the meetings by everyone. Once again, I ask for those residents who read the blog but don't come to the meetings (because they don't want to), please, come! It only takes ONE hour of your time, and we need all of the help we can get.

Thank you,

Fire On Washtenaw

Good morning, everyone, it's 5am. This is the first full day of no more anonymous comments on this blog. Once again, I apologize to all of you well meaners out there, but I'm not going to let a certain idiot comment to where I get depressed. I don't need depression right now. I have so much going on in my life as it is. Anyway, I'm monitoring 14 this morning for all of you. With that, here's crime before I leave this morning.

5:17am - Fire. 1806 N Washtenaw.

5:30am - Suspicious vehicle. 1659 N Maplewood. Gangbangers in a maroon van, circling the area, shouting at citizens and smoking marijuana.

5:50am - Ok, people. I'm gone for the day. I'm spending my time this afternoon preparing for my local CAPS meeting tonight. See you all tomorrow, and be safe!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Traffic Accident @ Pulaski and Nelson

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:49pm. School was ok. But, boy, it's hot out! It's in the upper 80s. Enjoy it while you can. Fall starts tomorrow, and I'm thinking it'll start cooling down in the next few weeks. Anyway, the CAPS Beat 2523 meeting is tomorrow evening at 7pm at 3160 N Milwaukee Avenue. It's at the Copernicus Center. Your's truly will be there, and I will be getting an award, which will be presented by the police. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:50pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Nelson.

4:11pm - Battery in progress. 1627 N Pulaski. Male fighting security at Walgreens.

4:19 to 4:30pm - I had to go to the store.

5:09pm - 1) Disturbance. 3640 W Oakdale. Five Latino drunks in the rear, getting drunk. 2) Disturbance. 3060 N Avers. Landlord locked the caller out of the building. 3) Suspicious person. Wellington and Pulaski. 4) Loud music disturbance. 3600 W North.

5:25pm - I've changed the way comments are going to be published on this blog. For now on, only registered users can comment. I'm sorry for those of you who used to comment anonymously because you either didn't want to give your name, or sign up for an account, but tough. A certain idiot has ruined it for all of you. I'm really fucking sick of that person's comments, and with this, he'll no longer be able to comment. I don't need this shit. I've got enough things going on in my life right now to be breaking down in depression or anything. If you don't want to sign up for an account, but want me to see your comments, email me. My email is on my profile.

5:33 to 6:07pm - Took a nap. Sorry.

6:44pm - Gang disturbance. Milwaukee and Central Park. Male who sped by real fast, towards George on Central Park, flashed gang signs as he was driving by.

6:48pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:04pm - I'm back.

7:46pm - 1) Disturbances at 3636 W Wolfram and 4024 W Barry. 2) Traffic accident. Belmont and Pulaski.

7:47pm - 1) Disturbance. 2552 N Kildare. Problem with the tenant. 2) Gang disturbance. 20X1 N Keeler. Six representing.

9:08pm - Animal abuse. Wabansia and Hamlin. People are killing animals by putting them on the nearby METRA tracks. Ewwww.....

9:13pm - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back tomorrow morning from 5 to 5:50am with 14. See you all then. Good night, everyone.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Crime Blotter For September 20, 2010

Good morning, everyone, it's 5:40am. Yes, I'm here this morning. I'm here just to give you all a feel of what it's like in the 'hood at this hour. Anyway, today's going to be in the upper 70s, with sun coming out later. Also, on Wednesday, at the CAPS meeting, I'm being presented an award by the police for "all of the work" I do in the community. I feel honored, I have to say. But, this is for all of you. I'm here to make the community better for everyone. Here's crime for this morning before I go, and for this afternoon.

6:32am - There were no crimes to report in the neighborhood. So, I'm gone for the day. Have a great day, everyone, and I'll be back later!

3:34pm - 1) Domestic disturbance. 3028 N Kostner. Problem with the cousin. 2) Narcotics. 31XX N Hamlin.

3:53pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2933 N Avers. Two bums just went into the front of the building.

4:31pm - I'm going to get prepared for a meeting I have to attend tonight. I'll be back tomorrow. With that, good night, everyone, and be safe.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Shooting On Monticello Friday Night

Hey, everyone. I am going to share this information with all of you in regards to a shooting that occurred at 10:39pm on Friday night. This incident transpired in the 3200 block of N. Monticello Avenue, according to this Chicago Breaking News article. The 17th District Police Officers responded to calls for "Shots Fired" to hear that a 29 yr old man had been shot in the chest. I guess the police didn't find him at first, as the victim's friends took him to Our Lady of Resurrection Hospital, but they did find him once he was transferred to Illinois Masonic.

All I can really say is, wow. Another shooting. It's sad. And it's even more sadder than Alderman Colon has yet to address the gang violence along Belmont from Central Park to Ridgeway. Yes, I think this is gang related. It has to be. Look where it happened at. Well, in the long run, all I can do is suggest that those of you living there make your voice heard. Go to CAPS meetings, call 911 as often as you have to, form a block club. Get involved in the community. Doing just that can make things a whole lot better. I'm a living witness to that.

Four People Shot On Nelson
Shooting Near Koz Park On Diversey Overnight
Homicide On Springfield Overnight
Shooting On St. Louis
Possible Homicide On Ridgeway Last Night
Shooting On Hamlin Overnight
Hit And Run Kills Woman In Avondale
Shooting On Hamlin This Morning
Stabbing At Milwaukee and Central Park Wednesday Night
Man Shot In Neck Yesterday On Cortland
Child Possibly Shot @ Harding and Wabansia Last Night
Two People Shot In Traffic On Schubert
Two Men Shot Near Foodsmart On Armitage
Noon Time Gunfire @ George and Hamlin
Sixteen Year Old Shot In Logan Square
Two Women Attacked With Bat In Logan Square
Police Heilcopter Flying, Squad Cars Going Wrong Way
Stabbing On Milwaukee This Morning
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

Backlog In 25 At Midnight

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. There has been a lot of music calls in the last couple of hours. People are really getting their jam on tonight, LOL. Anyway, it will be stormy with temps in the 70s, and I'll be here until dinner. Whatever. Here's crime for this morning and afternoon.

12:00am - To give you all a taste of just how busy 25 is, a backlog has been put it. Midnight on the dot. With that, good night. See you all in the morning.

8:54am - I'm back. Good morning :).

9:26am - Loud music disturbance. 1800 block of N Harding.

9:34am - Burglary in progress. 3617 W Shakespeare.

9:56am - Vicious animal. Springfield and Schubert. Dog is following people around.

10:48am - Assault in progress. Armitage and Hamlin.

11:16am - Backlog in 25 at 11:16 hours.

11:38am - Assault. Dickens and Hamlin. A car just attempted to run some people over, and now a big argument is breaking out on the street.

12:12pm - Person calling for help. 1733 N Lawndale. Two females are getting chased, thus the calling for help, by a man. Everyone's running towards the METRA tracks. They were originally in cars.

12:23pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

1:23pm - Robbery. Lawndale and Milwaukee. Male Black, or Hispanic, 25-30 yrs old, ear piercing in his left ear, snatched the caller's chain and ran towards Ridgeway.

1:24pm - Disturbance. 2550 N Pulaski. Four men causing trouble at the Marathon gas station.

2:12pm - Person shot. Mozart Park. Man shot near the park fieldhouse.

2:14pm - A slow down is being given on the 2:12pm job. No one is shot.

2:34pm - Assault in progress. Dickens and Avers. Males chasing a group down Avers.

2:35pm - Assault. 2050 N Hamlin.

2:37pm - Person w/ a gun. Central Park and Armitage. Man in a red t-shirt has a gun.

2:47pm - An RD number for a "051Adam" (Aggravated Assault w/ a gun) has been pulled from the Mozart Park incident. It's HS523X97 with the event number of 09772.

2:50pm - The 2:12pm guy was not shot. He suffered cuts to his hand, though, after falling down trying to get away from the gunfire. He's going to Norwegian American Hospital for the cuts. Also, there were confirmed shots fired at the scene. Several witnesses told police this.

2:51pm - The 11:38/2:12/2:34 and 2:35pm jobs are ALL related. This is some kind of on-going dispute between two groups. The gunshots from Dickens and Hamlin at 2:12 where in retaliation from the car trying to run over people from the 11:38 incident. It sounds like the guy who suffered the cuts to his hand was an innocent bystander who got caught in the crossfire.

3:22 to 3:44pm - Wasn't paying attention. Sorry.

4:59pm - Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Avers.

6:37pm - Shots Fired. Kelvyn Park.

6:41pm - A slow down is being given on the 6:37pm job.

6:55pm - I have to go eat. With that, I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone, and stay safe.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Suicide Threat On George

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:17pm. I had a pretty good day today, enjoying other things I do. But I'm here and ready to blog. Anyway, it's kind of chilly out. We'll see what happens with that in regards to crime. Also, I'll be monitoring until dinner tomorrow. Here's crime for tonight.

8:10pm - Check the well being. 3810 W George. The boyfriend is threatening to kill himself, sounds intoxicated.

8:35pm - A call for a "suspicious person" on Monticello in the 'hood involving a group of people. Didn't get an address. Sorry.

- Domestic disturbance. 2032 N Karlov. Boyfriend's threatening to hit the caller.

8:53pm - Assault in progress. Fullerton and Central Park. Group of males were chasing someone.

9:04pm - Domestic disturbance. 4012 W Oakdale. The friend's boyfriend won't let them out of the house.

9:05pm - Reckless driver. North and Lawndale. White SUV with a plate of H798048 speeding towards Wabansia. 2) Loud music disturbances at 3738 W Lyndale and 4317 W Schubert.

9:06pm - Beat 2573 is on a traffic stop at Diversey and Kostner.

9:34pm - Speed chase. Austin and Schubert. Beat 45Sam15 has a maroon Ford van speeding north, towards Diversey. The car's failing to stop for the unit. Wanted for possibly a weapon in the vehicle.

9:35pm - North on Austin from Diversey. Heading towards George.

9:36pm - A 5 second foot chase ensued at 6114 W Wellington from this. The offender is in custody. Great job, guys!

9:38pm - 1) Criminal damage in progress. Diversey and Kostner. Four males damaging parking meters in front of the Cozy Corner. 2) Loud music disturbance. 2337 N Keeler. Loud party.

10:04pm - Loud music disturbance. 2618 N Ridgeway. Party.

10:46pm - For those of you with block clubs, would you mind sending me the links of your block club website(s)? That is, if you have one. I would like to link them to my blog, so other neighbors can join the clubs if they live on the blocks. Thanks.

11:04pm - Loud music disturbances at 2935 N Harding and 3734 W Lyndale.

11:55pm - Loud music disturbances at 2947 N Harding and 2922 N Avers.

Friday, September 17, 2010

U-Haul Truck Hits Parked Car On Avers

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:45pm. I just got home from school. I had to stay for a little while for a meeting. That was ok. But I'm really tired. It's been a long day. Anyway, like I said in my last post, if anyone is interested in the gang loitering issue at 2856 N. Ridgeway, and if anyone on the 2700 block of N Ridgeway is reading, please, email me. For you folks on 2700 on Ridgeway, I have a question, and I have information for those of you interested in the issue at 2856 on Ridgeway. Also, this weekend will consist of my weird schedule again. I'll be gone until 7:17pm tomorrow, and I'll monitor until dinner on Sunday. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:48pm - Traffic accident. 24XX N Avers. The caller's rented U-Haul truck crashed into the neighbor's parked car.

5:31pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 2800 block of N Springfield. 2) Disturbance. 3140 N Lawndale.

6:12pm - Missing person report. 4431 W Altgeld. 14 yr old daughter ran away.

6:30pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:50pm - I'm back.

7:17 to 7:44pm - I took a nap. Sorry.

9:01pm - Battery in progress. Schubert and Kostner. Report of guys fighting.

9:46pm - Some sort of call of a "battery" at 4177 on Barry.

10:09pm - Burglary. Somewhere on Springfield.

11:15pm - Domestic disturbance. 3004 N Karlov. 14 yr old daughter locked the caller out.

11:20pm - Person w/ a knife. 4255 W Nelson.

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

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Traffic Stop @ Barry and Davlin

Good morning, everyone, it's 3:17pm. School wasn't too good today, but I'm glad to be home. Anyway, it's a real cloudy day. At least it's not raining like this morning. Man, was that something else! LOL. Also, I'm going to a meeting this evening. I'll be gone between after 5:30. On that note, here's crime for this afternoon and maybe early evening.

3:24pm - Beat car 2523 has a traffic stop at Barry and Davlin.

3:53pm - Person w/ a gun. 3741 W Shakespeare. Male Hispanic, Afro, black shirt, has a gun. He is with other gangbangers.

4:10pm - They're calling for a supervisor on Shakespeare.

4:13 to 4:25pm - A few jobs came out in the area, including one on Hamlin, but I didn't catch the details in time. I apologize.

4:29pm - Gang disturbance. Palmer and Keystone. NW corner. They're doing their thing.

4:33pm - Beat 2590 wants an event number for a mission in the area of Central Park and Fullerton. Probably for the second night of the parading. Event number is 11413. Also, the street lights are out at Avers and Fullerton.

4:44pm - The 4:29pm job is now coming in as a "person w/ a gun". Male Hispanic, blue hoodie and baseball cap, has the gun.

4:46pm - A slow down is being given on the 4:29/4:44pm job.

4:47pm - 2590 has two frisked at 2218 on Keystone from the 4:29/4:44pm jobs.

5:37pm - I'm getting ready to go to a meeting. I may be back by 8 or 8:30, but I may also not come back. See you all then, maybe, and if not, good night!

6:10am, 9-17-10 - For ANYONE interested in the 2856 N. Ridgeway issue, please email me.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Small Child Runs In The Middle Of Diversey

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:56pm. School was decent but tiring. Busy, too, I might add. I had to run around to find the administrators so they could give me permission to ride the CTA home on Friday. I'm staying after school for a meeting. Yeah, I have to get permission, because I'm assigned to the school bus. Anyway, today starts Mexican Independence month, which means there will be parades tonight all up and down Fullerton and Diversey. I'm hoping everything stays peaceful, but I am keeping a close eye on things in case something jumps off. With that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:53 to 5:28pm - Took a nap. Sorry.

5:32pm - Check the well being. Kostner and Diversey. Female, about 2 or 3 years old, keeps running into the street. She's by herself.

6:05pm - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Monticello. Seven of them flashing and loitering.

6:27pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:46pm - I'm back.

7:06pm - Domestic disturbance. 2439 N Avers.

7:32pm - Burglary in progress. 4000 W Diversey. At Macy's.

7:58pm - Battery in progress. 2446 N Ridgeway. Male battering female in front of Our Lady of Grace.

7:59pm - Domestic battery. 2833 N Springfield.

8:00pm - Closures for the Mexican parade are now in effect for Fullerton and Central Park, per Beat 1663.

8:03pm - Beat 2590 is at the scene of Altgeld and Ridgeway, asking for a call back.

8:01pm - This may be related to the 7:58pm job, but there is a domestic call coming in now for Altgeld and Ridgeway. Caller was thrown out of her car by the boyfriend.

8:04pm - Beat car 2523 is getting old stuff on the Beat.

8:05pm - All traffic on Fullerton is to be shut down, with the exception of CTA buses and large semis, per 2500. Hi Commander Velez!

8:06pm - Beat 2563Adam needs help closing off Fullerton and Kostner. It's a big intersection. Another unit is going over.

8:10pm - Beat 2560 wants the Tactical units to do something about the traffic on the side streets off of Fullerton.

8:11pm - Domestic disturbance. 1717 N Lawndale.

8:13pm - Beat 1663Charlie needs assistance at Fullerton and Avers. There's about 40 people in the middle of the street, blocking traffic.

8:27pm - The parade's starting in my area as we speak. They're coming down Diversey. I'm betting we will see CPD over here sooner or later.

8:34pm - Celebrators shouting and hanging out car windows at 3700 W Diversey.

8:35pm - Disturbance. Fullerton and Kildare. Rock throwers from the celebration.

8:36pm - Got a bunch of celebrators at 4400 W Deming. They're all shouting and loitering.

8:43pm - Assault in progress. 3700 W Diversey. Bottle throwers.

8:46pm - Reports of "shots fired" crawling into 911 for Harding and Wabansia. Five shots heard, five returned.

8:48pm - Shots Fired. North Avenue and Harding. 7 shots heard.

8:49pm - More units are needed at Fullerton and Avers. There's about to be a big fight. Also, a male Black with a doo rag and white t-shirt fired the shots on Harding.

9:09pm - Shots Fired. 2300 block of N Springfield. 8 heard, with gangbangers huddling in the gangway of 2332 on Springfield.

9:21pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Lawndale. 20 of them flashing.

9:22pm - Beat 2546 is blocking off traffic at Kostner and Diversey per the Commander.

9:24pm - There are (unknown, to me) 911 calls at 2020 N Hamlin and the 1900 block of N Monticello.

9:25pm - Request for a supervisor. 1700 block of N Monticello.

9:30pm - 1) Disturbance. Diversey and Monticello. 2) Some call for 3905 W George.

9:35pm - Burglary in progress. 1824 N Monticello.

9:53pm - I'd love to stay and keep reporting on the Mexican fest, but it's time for me to get some ZZZZs. I need to be up at 5am for school. Good night, everyone, and don't forget to send reports in to me from your area on the activity tonight!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Woman Beater On Pulaski

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:32pm. School was decent but tiring. At least it's nice out, though. Hmmm ... I have nothing else to say, so here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:56pm - Domestic battery. 2924 N Pulaski. Husband's beating up the caller.

4:20pm - The 3:56pm caller is now threatening to kill herself. Beat car 2515, who's the responding unit, wants to do a forced entry. 2520 gives him the ok.

5:30 to 5:43pm - I fell asleep. Sorry.

5:49 to 6:04pm - Again, fell asleep. Sorry.

6:32pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon :).

6:50pm - I'm back.

7:32pm - Gang disturbance. 20X1 N Keeler. Seven of them, flashing.

7:45pm - Missing person report. 1920 N Springfield. Daughter never returned from school.

9:03pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Monday, September 13, 2010

10-1 On Normandy

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5pm. School was decent but tiring. That's Monday for ya. Anyway, I got a new cell phone today :). My old one broke, so I had to buy a new one. I don't know what else to say, so here's crime for this afternoon and early evening.

6:28pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

6:49pm - I'm back.

6:50pm - 10-1. 3155 N Normandy. Off duty PO needs all officers because he is struggling to detain an auto accident offender. He's screaming for CPD. All available units are being asked to go.

6:54pm - A slow down is being given on the 10-1. Units are advised to keep going, though.

6:55pm - A complete disregard is being given on the 10-1. No more units needed.

7:28pm - Parker. 3127 N Harding.

7:46pm - Disturbance. 2300 N Karlov.

8:58pm - Some call at 2918 N Kenneth.

9:00pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Backyard Party On Fullerton

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It has been a little active last night, and that will probably carry over into this morning. Anyway, today is my mom's birthday, so I probably will be gone for a period of time today because I'm taking her out. But there's a small chance that I may record the calls while I'm gone. Also, I will not be monitoring after dinner. Here's crime for today.

12:17am - Backyard party at 4155 W Fullerton. With that, good night, folks.

9:17am - I'm back. Good morning.

9:40am - Person w/ a gun. 3932 W North. Male Hispanic, 25 yrs old, white t-shirt, black pants and white shoes pulled out a gun out on the caller. The offender is a gangbanger.

9:43am - A slow down is being given on North Ave.

10:48am - Burglary. 2318 N Keystone. Garage was broken into.

11:43am - Gang disturbance. 3100 block of N Monticello.

12:10pm - Shots Fired. Schubert and Ridgeway. Gunshots near the vacant lot.

12:33pm - The 12:10pm job is coded.

12:46 to 2:12pm - Took mom out to eat :).

2:37pm - Burglar alarm. 2314 N Central Park.

3:44pm - Battery. 3053 N Haussen.

6:10pm - Assist the citizen. 2856 N Ridgeway.

6:11pm - Battery in progress. 4160 W Fletcher. Multiple reports of a deal dealer beating his wife.

6:14pm - Assist the PO. 4146 W Fletcher. Off-duty PO is reporting a gang fight in progress, and needs on duty officers ASAP.

6:17pm - A slow down is being given on Fletcher. There's a few units on the scene.

6:29pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'm gone for the night. See you all in the morning.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Head Hit On Harding

Good evening, everyone, it's 6:49pm. I had a good day being off from school today. Anyway, people, the elections are two months away. Having said that, 30th Ward Alderman Reboyras is going around the neighborhood, trying to find out what blocks need what. So, if he comes on your block, let him know what you want, such as new lights for your streets, new trash cans, etc. On that note, here's crime for tonight.

7:11pm - EMS run. 1707 N Harding. Male hit his head.

8:04pm - Forgot the details, but there was a job in the coverage area.

9:00pm - Beat car 2524 gets some loud music disturbances.

9:37pm - Loud music disturbance. 3135 N Springfield.

9:52pm - Loud music disturbances at 3738 W. Lyndale, 4446 W Montana and 2422 N Hamlin.

10:12pm - Battery in progress. Springfield and Wrightwood. Couple of reports of a fight on the street.

11:39pm - Shots Fired. 2600 N Hamlin, and Schubert and Ridgeway. Two heard.

11:44pm - Traffic accident. 2800 N Central Park. Kids injured in a car accident. Beat car 1411Robert is actually on scene, doing the paper.

11:45pm - EMS run. 2638 N Pulaski. Unresponsive male in the parking lot of the Public Storage.

11:46pm - Loud music disturbance. 4019 W Dickens.

11:51pm - The 11:39pm jobs are coded. Not bona fide.

11:56pm - Beat 2562Eddie reports that there is a garbage can fire behind 4450 W Montana.

Drunk Attacks CAPS Member On Hamlin

Hello, everyone. I have a serious crime in which I need to report to all of you. This involves a local drunk on Milwaukee Avenue, who took it upon himself to viciously attack a CAPS member this morning in the Avondale community. Thankfully, the CAPS member was not injured in the incident. But, they did press charges and there will be a court date. If you like to know when it is, please, email me and ask.

This incident occurred in the 2900 block of North Hamlin Avenue, around 10:00am on yesterday's date, September 10th. As the story begins, our CAPS member was at home, working on something at their desk, when their dog started barking in the front room. They went to investigate and saw four Polish drunks across the street, drinking vodka out of a half gallon bottle. The vodka came from Bristol's, 3086 North Milwaukee Avenue. Black plastic bag. So, as this is a problem in this part of Avondale, our CAPS member dialed 911 to report it. This 911 call was made at 9:49am.

By 10am, the CPD had not yet shown up to the scene. Later, it was learned that an unmarked car came by, but 911 had given them the wrong information. They thought the four drunks were inside a vacant house on Hamlin (which there are none on that block, by the way, from what I can see) and they were not looking for drunks on the sidewalk. So, at 10:01am, our faithful CAPS member called 911 yet again. They reported the drunks again, and told the dispatcher that they would be going outside to take pictures. On that note, I'll explain why pictures were to be taken. You see, CAPS community members had a meeting on Wednesday Downtown with the LCC (Liquor Control Commission) regarding Bristol's selling to drunks. As part of the meeting, the community members were instructed to take pictures of drunks they see drinking and what not.

Five minutes later, CPD still did not come, and our CAPS member went outside to snap some photos. The drunks noticed the CAPS member, and the CAPS member took their pictures. Here's where the attack happens.

This man, a not-so-much drunk who enables the drinkers on Milwaukee, was out there this morning. The CAPS member and this drunk have had a run-in with each other before. If any of you recall, there was a call for an assault back in August on a Sunday morning around 11:15am at Milwaukee and Avers. This guy, who rides a blue girl's bike, was involved in that assault, and is the one who attacked our CAPS member yesterday. This guy was previously mad because of our CAPS member "bothering" his drunk buddies. The last time, the guy yelled at and got into the face of our CAPS member. But this morning, he was way more intoxicated, which lowered his inhibitions, which caused the attack.

The CAPS member backed into the street, snapped this picture and the man lunged for him. He got hold of the CAPS member's arm and tried wrenching the camera out of their hands. He cut himself in the effort. So, then, the CAPS member broke away and the man chased them. This caused a bunch of commotion on the street. People came out of their houses. People who were driving by stopped to look. That was when multiple calls to 911 where made regarding the attack on the street. As soon as that beginned to happen, I'm told the police beginned to pull up quickly. The attacker picked up the blue girl's bicycle he had and was walking it up Hamlin toward Milwaukee. The officers went after him, put him in the car and brought him back to the CAPS member.

The attacker was not too cooperative with CPD. He refused to give his last name to responding officers. He pretended to speak only Polish, when it is known for a fact that he does speak a least a little English. In the long run, thankfully, the attacker was arrested. The charges were drinking on the public way, and battery. The officers said he would be taken to jail but would probably be released in a couple of hours. They said he would be warned to stay away from the CAPS member and this street.

I just wanted to make all of you aware of this incident. Please, be careful, everyone. The streets are NOT safe in this neighborhood. Even from drunks, now. This is upsetting, and B.S., I think. This situation needs to stop, NOW. This cannot go on any longer. I am so outraged hearing about this attack that I can only see red right about now. What do we have to do in order for this B.S. to stop??? Will it take getting seriously injured before someone steps up to stop this, or what?? God forbid that, but someone in power needs to address this, HERE AND NOW. I am honestly really sick and tired of hearing the excuses about why nothing is being done. They are absolutely pathetic at this point. This situation has gotten so bad to where a CAPS member is attacked, for crying out loud! We can't have this happen to any CAPS member. And that goes for all other neighborhoods here in the city. I don't think any situation in any neighborhood has gotten to the point where the criminals try to injure a CAPS member, and I will be damned if it happens here.

I think a formal complaint should be filed with the OEMC (911 Center) because of the seriousness of the situation. Once again, they have endangered yet another citizen's life. I would personally prefer a lawsuit, because of all the incidents in the last few months in either when they constantly give the wrong information to the officers, or where the police aren't sent at all, but they would probably be a bit extreme.

But, on a more serious note, maybe a lawsuit or compliant should be filed with Bristol's, for clearly giving them the liquor in the first place. They are in CLEAR violation of yesterday's meeting. This is a main reason why I am outraged. Also, I am glad that other people called 911 when the attack occurred. That is a really, really good thing. I think it saved the CAPS member from getting physically injured. I for one am thankful that they weren't physically injured by this dangerous man.

Now is the time for us, my fellow community members, I think, to DEMAND action in this neighborhood. I now see a reason to protest to this situation. It has gotten out of control. If these vicious attacks can happen to a CAPS member, only God knows what can happen to a person who just lives in the community. So, it's time to step up. It's time to tell the City of Chicago that we will NOT take this anymore! We will not allow people getting attacked by drunks in front of our own home! It has gotten to the point with me that I think it is time we make some phone calls to the press. I think we need to show the rest of Chicago, and the rest of the oh-so-lovely politics, what is happening in this quadrant of Avondale.

I for one am no longer taking pictures of these guys because of this attack. I honestly am afraid at this point, and I am not willing to be rolled away on a stretcher over this.

Comments or questions? Send them here, or email me them.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Battery On Central Park

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:27pm. School was pretty good, but tiring. At least the weekend is here. But enough of that. I received word of a vicious attack that occurred on the 2900 block of N Hamlin around 10am this morning. Reading the email about it, I'm so pissed off about the attack that I am doing a separate post on it. It should be up sometime tonight. Anyway, tomorrow, I will be monitoring on a weird schedule, which will be after dinner to about midnight or 1am. On Sunday, I'm not sure what the schedule will be, since I'm taking my mom out for her birthday. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:29pm - Battery. 2924 N Central Park.

3:55 to 4:40pm - I took a nap :). I was tired.

4:52 to 5:25pm - Took another nap.

6:30pm - 1) EMS run. 2959 N Hamlin. 2) Disturbance. 2822 N Harding. 3) Some call at 3649 W Wrightwood.

6:43pm - Fire. 3050 N Milwaukee. Smoke coming from the building.

6:49pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:08pm - I'm back.

7:11pm - Disturbance. 3927 W Belmont. Males in the parking lot, drinking.

7:47pm - Robbery. 2538 N Kildare Ave. Caller's gold chain was taken.

7:51pm - Disturbance. Belmont and Milwaukee. SW corner. Male is yelling racial slurs. He's drunk.

7:58pm - Domestic battery. 4444 W Deming. Fight broke out between a male and a female. They're both calling 911 on each other. The male said she threw a blunder at him.

8:11pm - Wanted from the 7:47pm job is a male Hispanic, 20-25 yrs old, 5'9, 160 lbs, dark blue jersey and dark colored shorts, who fled towards Altgeld on Kildare in a beige Toyota.

8:32pm - Suspicious vehicle. 1627 N Pulaski. Green La saber in the parking lot of Walgreens with two to four occupants in it.

9:15pm - Domestic disturbance. 3046 N Hamlin. Problem with the brother.

9:17pm - Parker. 3632 W Diversey. Green car blocking the garage.

9:24pm - 1) Disturbance. Ken-Well Park. Group of teens drinking in the park. 2) Theft. Fullerton and Pulaski. Male stole money from a teenager. This male is homeless and was begging for money.

10:07pm - 1) Support unit request. 2304 N Avers. Beat 1310 wants 2524, the unit responding, to check for a crime scene following a stabbing that occurred at the scene. 15 yr old stabbed his father in the neck. 2) Parker. On 2524's Beat.

10:14pm - Domestic disturbance. 1832 N Springfield. 14 yr old daughter is out of control.

10:17pm - Speed chase. Speed chase. Fullerton and Cicero. West on Fullerton. Going about 50 mph is a white car. Took off from Beat car 2525Robert.

10:19pm - They lost the car.

10:57pm - Gang disturbance. 29X4 N Ridgeway. They're loitering.

11:10pm - Parker. 2530 N Hamlin. Car on the hydrant.

11:15pm - Beat car 2523R is getting stuff on the 20 sector. Also, a backlog in put in 25 at 23:15 hours.

11:34pm - Missing person report. 2822 N Hamlin. 16 yr old hasn't returned home.

11:37pm - Burglar alarm. 2126 N Avers.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Beat 1732 CAPS Meeting Last Night (9-8-10)

Good evening, everyone. I attended 1732's CAPS meeting last night. This was my first and only visit to that meeting. This Beat is not too different from Beat 2523, at least south of Addison. There were about 15 to 20 people at the meeting. Not as much as my Beat, 2523, usually has, but it's a pretty good amount.

The old issues that were talked about from last month's meeting were the ones at 3401 N. Pulaski, 3258 N. Milwaukee (Wally's Market) and 3216 N Drake. There were at least four more problems, but those were for north of Addison, and those are not in the community, so I will not mention those. The problem 3401 Pulaski had was homeless people loitering behind there, loud parties in the building, drugs, among other things. The homeless problem was the largest. Contact cards were done from there. The problem Wally's Market had was also homeless loitering. They are constantly there, and even cook pigeons on occasions! Contact cards were also done from Wally's. The problem 3216 Drake had was illegal car repairs at night in the alley. Contact cards were done from there.

New problems:
* 3900 block of W. Eddy - Burglary of a house. Suspects may have been day laborers who were doing construction work on a building being worked on in the block.
* 3200 block of N. Hamlin - Two girls, one a 12 yr old named Jennifer, and another one, 13 yr old Maria, are really causing trouble on this block. They possibly live at 3241 on Hamlin. There have been several and several fights on the block, involving about 10 or so people, because of these girls. They also bring in gangbangers, possibly Cobras, to also hang out. Large groups gather. These girls are very rude to community members.

The CAPS Sergeant shared with us with contact cards look like. They are done so CPD can have basic information on whoever they stop. Also, there were reports of narcotic calls along Addison, on the south side of the street. There were people doing drugs. This was across the street from Athletic Park.

Other observations:
> I met a fan of mine at this meeting. They are one of the Beat Facilitators for Beat 1732. It was nice to meet them.

For this Beat meeting post, I'd like to say thanks to the residents for being involved in this meeting. Work still needs to be done, however. I ask for those residents who read the blog but don't come to the meetings (because they don't want to), please, go!

Next meeting: October 13th, 2010, at Avondale Park (3516 W. School), at 7:00pm.

Thank you,

Chain Stolen On Keystone

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:30pm. Yet another good day at school. This school year so far has really been smooth. Hope it remains that way. Anyway, it's chilly out. I think it only got to about 70 today, and tonight will be around 50. Also, I will have a post from the Beat 1732 CAPS meeting that I went to last night as soon as I can. I've just been busy with school and everything. Here's crime for this afternoon and early evening.

3:32pm - Robbery. 2118 N Keystone. The son has his chain stolen from him.

3:36 to 3:43pm - Fell asleep. Sorry.

3:50pm - Narcotics. Fullerton and Central Park.

4:27pm - Suspicious person. 3160 N Milwaukee Ave.

5:19pm - The 4:27pm job is coded 11BoyPaul.

5:20pm - Beat 5407 had a car take off from them. Lost it at Diversey and Whipple. It has a (partial?) plate of LPP449. It was heading towards Schubert on Whipple.

5:56pm - Shots Fired. Milwaukee and Central Park. Gunshots fired; caller's car was shot up.

6:07pm - Disturbance. 3035 N Milwaukee. Homeless male sleeping in the rear.

6:23pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

6:53pm - I'm back.

7:08pm - Battery in progress. 4141 W Barry. Gangbangers fighting in front.

7:27pm - Narcotics. 24X0 N Kildare.

7:55pm - Some call over at 3119 N Haussen.

8:52pm - It appears that the Sergeant on 2540 today is retiring. They had a retirement party for him in the station this afternoon. 2534 came over the air to thank him for all of the times he helped them out over the years. Personally speaking, I met this Sergeant at the roll call last month at George and Ridgeway, and he was a decent guy. Along with the coppers, I'd like to wish him a happy retirement. Have a great retirement, Serg, and thanks for all of your service you provided to all of us!!!

9:13pm - Robbery. George and Avers. Caller was robbed by two male Blacks with fake guns.

9:26pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2858 N Tripp. A vehicle parked in front of a vacant house and no one got out.

9:28pm - Wanted from the 9:13pm job may be a white van w/ a "Chicago Fire Soccer Team" logo on it. We aren't sure, however, because the victim only speaks Spanish.

9:40pm - Missing person report. 4042 W Nelson.

9:41pm - A unit is on a traffic stop at 2724 N Pulaski.

9:42pm - I'm out for the night. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon. Good night, everyone.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fight With Chairs On Pulaski

Good afternoon, everyone. It's 3:22pm. Hope everyone had a good day. My day at school was good. I have some homework to do, but it's real easy. Anyway, it's nice out. And, because of that, I'm going to Beat 1732's CAPS meeting tonight. I hope it goes well. On that note, here's crime for this mid afternoon.

3:37pm - Battery in progress. 3100 N Pulaski. Three males fighting with chairs.

4:16pm - 1) Gang disturbance. Central Park and Wabansia. 2) Narcotics. 4181 W Fletcher. Three males selling drugs.

4:35pm - Alright, folks, I'm done blogging for the day. See you all tomorrow. Good night!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Burglar Alarm On Ridgeway

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:23pm. The first day of school was pretty decent. There are a couple of things that made me a little mad with some things a couple of our teachers in my program were doing, but I'm sure they will realize their mistakes sooner or later, and fix them. Other than that, it was a good day. Anyway, it's nice out, but windy. It feels good. Also, tomorrow, I will probably attend 1732's CAPS meeting, which is at Athletic Park, 3546 W Addison. Here's crime for today.

4:44pm - Burglar alarm. 2969 N Ridgeway.

5:32pm - Domestic disturbance. 2417 N Avers. Argument with baby daddy.

6:23pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back real soon.

6:32pm - I'm back.

6:36pm - Person w/ a gun. Wabansia and Avers. Male in a black shirt is walking towards Hamlin. He has a gun.

9:05pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Starting Your Own Local Online Crime Blotter: Four Steps to Success

For all of those living outside of this neighborhood, and I know a lot of you do, here is a guest article from Alexis Bonari. This guest article discusses the four steps to success to making an online crime blotter for your neighborhood. Enjoy the article!
Starting Your Own Local Online Crime Blotter: Four Steps to Success

Do you have what it takes to be a community leader? Starting a local online crime blotter is essentially just that, becoming a community leader. Taking a stand against crime in your region or neighborhood takes perseverance and a little bit of know-how. Here are four steps to get you started:

1. Choose your region of influence.
While larger cities often have clearly delineated neighborhoods, choosing a region to cover isn’t as easily accomplished in smaller towns and suburbs. When choosing an area to cover, consider the amount of time and effort you will be able to put into updating your site. A larger area translates into a larger amount of time spent reporting crimes.

Also, it’s important to choose your region based upon a sense of community. In other words, your success depends upon people within the region identifying themselves as members of a group with a common cause. Choosing too large a region will compromise the community feel of your project. Choosing too small a region limits your ability to address larger social issues within the community.

2. Contact your local police department.
Police departments are usually happy to work with local organizations to prevent crime. Ask them to send you daily updates detailing local reported crimes. Help them in their efforts to track down those who are suspected of committing crimes in your area of influence and to find missing children. Create a working partnership.

3. Seek out local support.
Every neighborhood is home to individuals who care about the direction their community is taking. Seek out Neighborhood Watch leaders and make them aware of your online project. They can become a valuable source of information concerning reported crimes and ideas for informative posts.

4. Do your research.
Learn about privacy laws and how they effect your crime blotter. Naming suspects under the wrong circumstances can easily lead to slander chargers. Knowing what you can and cannot post on your crime blotter will potentially save you a severe legal headache.

Bio: Alexis Bonari is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident education blogger and performs research surrounding College Scholarships. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.