Sunday, January 16, 2011

Christmas Colors Flashing @ Kedzie and Fullerton

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It's cold out there this morning, but hey, you think this is cold, just wait until later this week, when it will be only in the single digits for highs. I heard Thursday night is supposed to below zero. So, yeah, I'm monitoring 14 today, for those of you who live east of Central Park. Anyway, this week is going to be busy for me. Meeting-wise. Tomorrow evening, I've got the Avondale Neighborhood Association meeting at St. Hyacinth's (in Resurrection Hall) that starts at 7:00pm, then Thursday, I may have a block club meeting at 6:30 at St. Hyacinth's (but that'll depend on if I get any e-mail responses from people by tomorrow that I e-mailed), then Friday, I have a Student Government meeting. Finally, on Saturday, I'm attending a breakfast for block club captains who have block clubs that have existed for more than 3 or so months. Here's crime for today.

8:00am - Beat 1454 reports that the traffic lights at Kedzie and Fullerton are flashing red AND green. Merry Christmas, folks ;).

8:21am - Fire. 1629 N St. Louis.

8:22am - Traffic accident. Diversey/Kimball/Milwaukee. Injures. Couple of calls on it.

10:06am - Here's a report from Chicago News Report regarding a 7-Eleven in our community being robbed about 3 hours ago.

10:26am - Burglar alarm. 2354 N Milwaukee. At the Northwest Mental Health Clinic. It should be closed today.

10:48am - Theft. 2105 W Concord. A black car in front with a plate of K204654 had it's side window broken out. The glove compartment is open and everything is scattered in the car.

11:17am - Parker. 2036 W Dickens.

11:28am - Commercial alarm. 1891 N Milwaukee.

12:03pm - Traffic accident. Ashland and Cortland.

12:07pm - Burglar alarm. 1935 W Armitage.

12:10pm - Beat 1402 asks for an RD number for a "99Boy" (traffic accident) from 3140 N California. It's HT121939 with the event number of 06526. Also, there's a parker on 1431's Beat.

12:40pm - I have to go to the store. I'll be back in 10 or so minutes. I'll probably miss a call or two. Hopefully they won't be major ones.

12:48pm - I'm back.

1:17pm - Can I have those of you who live on the north side of Diversey from Ridgeway to Central Park, on the 3600 blocks of W Oakdale/George/Wolfram, and the west side of Central Park from Diversey to Milwaukee to e-mail me, please? I'd like to ask a couple of questions. Thanks!

2:34pm - Check the well being. 2729 N Elston.

3:01pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2401 N Milwaukee. Male White with a bright orange jacket is in the 7-Eleven, and he's not supposed to be there .

3:03pm - Beat car 1411 has a traffic stop at Western/Elston/Diversey.

3:45pm - Loud music disturbance. 1647 N Wood.

3:54pm - 1) They're calling back on Wood. 2) Assault in progress. California and Diversey. Two people got out of their cars and started arguing. Appears to be a road rage incident.

4:46pm - EMS run. 1909 N Western. At the Blue Line station. Male on the floor inside the station house.

4:48pm - 1) Suspicious vehicle. Schubert and St. Louis. Black vehicle with a plate of ZR3425 has a window broken out on it. 2) Parker. 3413 W Belden.

5:09pm - Assault in progress. 3427 W Diversey. At the Dunkin Donuts. Male threatening costumers.

5:33pm - Some call in the area.

5:37pm - Theft. 2723 N Kimball. Two or more cars broken into.

5:49pm - Check the well being. 2707 N Milwaukee. At the McDonalds. Male spitting in his chair fell onto the floor.

5:58pm - Theft. Wabansia and Marshfield. City Service Cab #2391 had two passengers who refused to pay the fare and then jumped out.

6:08pm - Suspicious vehicle. 1743 N Sawyer.

7:02pm - There was a call at 1742 N Drake. Though, I have no details on it. Sorry.

7:03pm - Theft in progress. 3317 W Fullerton. A white van had it's alarm going off and
people were peeking in windows of van and then took off. Unable to get description. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

7:09pm - Beat 1406Charlie needs a homeless disturbance event number from 3142 W. North, at the Citgo station. It's 12299.

7:23pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:38pm - I'm back.

8:02pm - Assault in progress. 2367 W Logan. Group of men arguing.

9:10pm - Check the well being. Armitage and the Kennedy Expressway. Homeless man under the viaduct doesn't look good.

9:27pm - Battery in progress. Dickens and Albany. Group of kids fighting.

9:43pm - Loud music disturbance. 2340 N Sawyer.

11:35pm - Disturbance. 2511 W Moffat. Neighbor's TV is too loud.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back with 25 at 9:46am tomorrow morning. Goodnight, everyone.


Luke Short said...

Student goverment? Do they teach how to freeload the school system like the regular government freeloads the taxpayer?

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

No, Luke. We're designed to improve our school environment. I wouldn't even compare Student Government to the regular government if I were you...

Logan Sq said...

Hey Timmy I seen in your old post a commenter talk about starting a petition to get more PODs installed in the neighborhood. This to me sounds like a great idea because it wont stop crime but it will make the thugs think twice before selling drugs or shooting guns in the air. I would love to go around the whole neighborhood and finform people about PODs and that they could reduce crime and ect. Let's say we have the whole block of Diversey and Ridgeway sign the petition and take it to the beat meetings the cops will be impress and will try and install one. I wont mind going around asking people to sign it but not rigth now to cold I would go out when it starts getting cold.

bobbo said...

POD cameras? Do they really work? I wonder why the gangbangers just don't shoot up those cameras?

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

bobbo, most of them actually don't. But then again, they're only set to record 8 hours of footage a day. And I think the gangbangers know this.

Anonymous said...

There bulletproof so they say. I think the big fat ones migth be bulletproof the little ones look cheaply made

americanlt said...

Why not do a peace march through the area?

bobbo said...

Bullet proof camera attached to a flimsy light pole?

Anonymous said...

Cameras will be a good thing in the vicinity on Darwin School. Theres constant drug deals that happen on Sacramento from Milwaukee to Palmer Blvd. Also on Belden and Albany to Fullerton, I been here for a good ten years and its always been like this it was worser but its calmed a bit down. How can we get cameras installed? I read that citizens monitor them instead of cops, thats great to me because citizens would be more into stopping crime than cops that dont live in the hood. We all know the 14th District is the worst in Chicago and im pretty sure they all are owned by the drug dealers.

americanlt said...

Drug dealers are there because the residents buy drugs. If you stop buying drugs, they'll go elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Residents most of the time aren't the ones buying drugs its outsiders from Oak Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Aurora, Joliet, Evanston, and way more. We really cant stop drugs because people are always going to want drugs.

Anonymous said...

Cameras aren't gonna do shiet. Havent you seen the wire.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Hey Logan Square, sorry for the late reply, but I've been busy. Anyway, to be honest, while you can petitions for the camera and get them installed, I don't think that will stop the drug sells or the "Shots Fired" incidents. I'm not trying to be negative, but in some other neighborhoods (including where I go to school at), I've seen or heard about the drug dealings/shootings continue right under those PODs. In my opinion, more patrols and more proactive policing by our cops would solve the problem, but as long as Jody Weis in in charge of the CPD, we won't see that happen. Also, I have asked a few cops about getting cameras up before, and they say the only way to get up is for people to call 911 all the time, on everything. And that's not going to happen on Ridgeway. Nearly all of the people over here are way too apathetic. Hell, we even have a few gang and/or drug dealing houses on the block. But as I have said to a few of my neighbors, it will take a murder to happen on Ridgeway for residents to get pissed about crime and disorder. And with all the taggings as of late, I've got a feeling we will see a murder sometime this year.

"Americanlt" (anonymous), as much as I like that idea, what will that do? Truly. Personally, I've done a lot to get my neighbors involved with the community groups and a block club we had, but they don't care. So I don't understand what a peace march will do to get them involved. But perhaps if we get a murder on Ridgeway this year (and it's a shame that I should have to be kind of wishing for one, but that's how apathetic my "neighbors" are), I'll consider a peace march.

Bobbo, yep.

Anonymous 2:28, you could make a petition for your neighbors to sign, or if that doesn't work, tell your neighbors to call 911 on everything. About citizens monitoring the cameras, that hasn't happened yet. As far as I know, OEMC (the 911 Center) is responsible for that.

Anonymous 3:40, I can agree with that.