Thursday, March 31, 2011

Neighbor Theft On Ridgeway

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 6:25pm. Had another messed up day at school, but TGIT. No school for me tomorrow, so I'm glad about that. Since I have no school tomorrow, I will be monitoring 14 most of the day (if not all day). We'll see how that goes. 25 will be monitored on that weird weekend schedule I have this weekend (after dinner on Saturdays, until dinner on Sunday). Anyway, I'm going to be busy next week. I have a College Fair on Tuesday to attend at Lincoln Park High School, then I have a block club meeting for my area on Wednesday at 7pm at St. Hyacinth's, and then I may attend 1412's CAPS Beat meeting next Thursday. If that isn't enough, I may have a Student Government meeting next Friday since the one I was supposed to attend yesterday was canceled. With that, here's crime for this late afternoon and evening.

6:44pm - Theft. 2945 N Ridgeway. First caller says the neighbor stole her purse (it was left in the hallway), and when she called her cell phone, she heard it ring inside the neighbor's apt. Another caller is calling from the 2nd floor saying the neighbor is accusing him of stealing her purse. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me while I napped.

6:46pm - Traffic accident. Armitage and Harding. CTA bus involved in a crash. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me while I napped.

6:50pm - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Lawndale. Seven of them loitering on the corner. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me while I napped.

7:10pm - The blog will be stopped for now. We'll (I'll) be back at 9:04pm.

9:04pm - The blog is back.

9:19pm - Battery. 3143 N Monticello. Gangbangers punched the landlord during a dispute. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me while I napped.

10:10pm - Parker. 4169 W Fletcher.

10:49pm - A unit has a bona fide burglary at 3640 W Oakdale.

11:00pm - A Tac unit has a stop at 4000 W Diversey.

11:08pm - Reckless driver. Pulaski and Wabansia.

12:00am - I'm going to bed. See you all tomorrow. Goodnight, everyone.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Phone Struggle On Central Park

Hi everyone. It's 5:21pm. I've had a really bad day. Meeting got canceled, then some other B.S. occurred. Really not in the mood for anyone or anything. Here's crime.

6:15pm - Check the well being. 2236 N Central Park. Someone was struggling over an open line as the 911 call-taker was talking to the caller.

6:25 to 7:10pm - I fell asleep.

7:17pm - Have to go eat. Be back soon.

7:39pm - I'm back.

8:37pm - Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Central Park.

9:04pm - I'm going to bed. See you all tomorrow.

Woman Shot At Armitage And California Last Night

Good evening, everyone. There was a shooting around 7:45pm last night in our community. This occurred around Armitage and California, according to Chicago Breaking News. No exact location known. Though, it may have happened on either the 1900 block of Fairfield or the 2700 block of Armitage. The only information there is that the woman is 20 yrs old and was taken to Illinois Masonic in fair-to-serious condition.

Also, here's the WGN News link to it.

Comments, eyewitness accounts, or insights? Send them here or to my e-mail.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stolen Money On Kenneth

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:14pm. What a stressful day. I swear. That test was SO hard, but it's over. Glad for that. Anyway, I'm only going to blog until 5:28pm because I have things I need to do. Also, tomorrow, I have to stay after school for a Student Government meeting, so I won't be home until about 5. So, here's crime for this afternoon.

4:28pm - Theft. 2820 N Kenneth. Something about stolen money.

5:04pm - Assault. 2844 N Avers.

5:21pm - I'm getting off for "da" night. Have to do homework and what not. See you all at this time tomorrow.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Shots Fired On Keystone

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:16pm. Today's been decent, but tiring. Speaking of being tired, I will probably be VERY tired tomorrow when I come home from school. I have to take a three hour practice ACT test, then attend three of my classes. And I'll probably be cranky, too. So I might not blog. Depends on my mood. Anyway, it's still cold out. In the 30s. But it's supposed to warm up. With that, I have nothing else to say, so here's crime for this afternoon.

3:24pm - Shots Fired. 2018 N Keystone.

3:55pm - Burglar report. 3129 N Lawndale.

4:14pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back either tomorrow or Wednesday. Have a goodnight, everyone.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shooting On Ridgeway Overnight

Good afternoon, everyone. At about 3:05am this morning, there was a shooting and arson on my block, the 2800 block of N Ridgeway. Unfortunately, but not a surprise, this isn't in the news. Nevertheless, it was a very serious incident, and I'll tell all of you what happened.

I was up on my computer, finishing something before I went to bed, when this car comes speeding down the block like a bat out of hell. I had some music on turned up a bit loud, so I didn't think anything of it. But then my mom started shouting that there was something going on because two cars had just came down the block ramming each other like crazy. I of course jumped up and ran to the window to see what was happening. I didn't see anything at that moment, but then heard a bunch of sirens coming this way. Squads and firetrucks combined. So then I looked out my other window and saw no less than 3 squad cars speeding down my block, then saw two firetrucks. I figured something serious had happened, and I was right. I turned on my scanner to hear about a white van on fire at George and Ridgeway. Apparently, whoever was in the other car, which turned out to be a sliver Nissan, set the van on fire. Obviously, CFD was on scene within seconds, as well as CPD. They responded to the corner of George and Ridgeway fast and furiously. But here's the thing. The van LEFT THE SCENE, STILL ON FIRE (presumably). Officers and firefighters could not find a burning van.

I had my friend ProdigalOne pull the 911 tapes (the dispatcher and officers talking) from this activity, and she noted that there was a call of "Shots Fired" on the block, with two to three gunshots. Several cars were reported to have been ramming each other. There were also multiple calls for a gang disturbance on the block, and at George and Ridgeway. Also, officers were calling for a stop of a vehicle with a plate of 4925368 going southbound from Belden on Springfield, likely from the Ridgeway incident.

I am absolutely outraged, and upset. I have no words to describe how I feel. It has happened. AGAIN. Can someone tell me WHY the 2800 block of Ridgeway is being targeted here?!? For God's sake. It's ALWAYS this block something like this happens on. This is why the residents of Ridgeway need to unite, NOW. We HAVE to fight this! We cannot let the thugs gain control of this block. There are too many people's lives who depend on it. We have a lot of babies and small children who live on this block, for crying out loud! They don't need this! Well, what are we going to do?? NOT just complain about it, I sincerely hope. I repeat, we need to do something RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, before summer comes. And before a MURDER takes place on the block, because that is what will happen if we don't get vocal.

Any comments, questions, or insights? Leave them here, on the Facebook page or in my inbox.

Update: This is an e-mail I received from a faithful reader who lives in the same area: "My car was parked on the corner of Ridgeway and George. At 3am I heard a loud BANG. I knew it was my car. I woke up and ran outside and saw a white van had rammed my car so hard that his car had caught fire. They then exited the van and ran down george. They left the van. It looked like a small blue car was behind them. I thought I saw that they had guns, but was unsure. They (4 ppl) were all wearing white t-shirts. I of course was on the phone to 911 and reported the incident. Then, 911 took about 4-5 minutes to send squads. By this time, the criminals came back in that blue car, got back in the van (that was on fire) and continued to speed down George. About 1 minute later the police came and I told them they had left just a minute ago. They did not pursue them...My car is totaled and I have to pay a lot of money now to repair/buy a new car. I am also moving on Thursday and now have no car. To say I'm upset is an understatement,".

Person Shot In House Party On Hamlin

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's the last week of March now. April starts on Friday. It's cold out for this time of year, currently in the upper 20s. It'll get up to around 35 today I believe. And it's going to remain cold much of this week. Anyway, I'll be here until 3:17pm today. And, also, like I said a few days ago, the only things I have this week is a Student Government meeting on Wednesday and an appointment at St. Joesph's on Thursday. With that, here's crime for this morning and the first few hours of the afternoon.

12:05am - Person shot. 2420 N Hamlin. Someone is shot inside of a house with a party in it. EMS is going. Details to follow...

12:06am - The man is shot in the chest. The party is on the 2nd floor.

12:07am - There's some confusion going on. One officers thinks this is a 10-1. But it did NOT come over as one. Dispatch called 2524Robert for it, then announced the call over the Citywide. Also, officers are giving a slow down. 2420 is a vacant lot. One of the Sergeants thinks this is at 2124, where there was an unruly house party earlier. 2524R is going over there.

12:08am - A slow down is being given at 2124 on Hamlin. No gunshot victim found. But there is a party, and officers are breaking it up.

12:10am - The 911 ticket from this states that a male teenager, 14-16 yrs old, was shot once in the chest when one gunshot went off at the party as a result of a fight that broke out.

12:11am - A unit has a street stop at 2349 N Springfield.

12:21am - I'm off to bed now. Have a goodnight, everyone, and be safe.

9:00am - I'm back. Good morning.

9:17am - Traffic accident. 3156 N Central Park. Hit and run.

11:23am - Parker. 2828 N Central Park. Car blocking the alley.

11:51am - 1) Information for the police. 3019 N Hamlin. The Evidence Tech never came out to take photos of the crime scene of a burglary. Dispatch says one was never requested. 2) Some call in the area.

12:24pm - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Hamlin. Two male Blacks, 12 yrs old, throwing rocks at a woman.

2:09pm - Assault in progress. Hamlin and Milwaukee. Commotion on the CTA bus. CPD need as soon as possible.

2:12pm - The 2:09pm job is now coming in as a "battery in progress". Two females fighting on CTA bus #6715.

2:30pm - 1) Theft. 3156 N Central Park. Caller's car was stolen. 2) Loud music disturbance. 1821 N Pulaski.

3:17pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon. Enjoy your day, everyone.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Unknown Man Walking Through Far N. Humboldt Park

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:40pm. Today's been decent, I guess. But cold, in the 30s. It'll get warmer again though. Anyway, I'll be monitoring 25 from now until the first call comes out after midnight, and then tomorrow from 9am to 3:17pm. I don't have much to say. Here's crime for tonight.

8:08pm - Suspicious person. 1643 N Lawndale. Male Hispanic with a black hoodie is walking around the neighborhood. Guess he isn't known in those parts.

9:27pm - Criminal damage. 3725 W Diversey. Male Hispanic tagging the side of the building. Thanks to ProdigalOne for getting this call while I was napping.

11:10pm - Assault in progress. 2604 N Hamlin. Bunch of people arguing in the street.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Gang Disturbances At Funston School

Good afternoon, it's 4:38pm. TGIF. I'm glad the weekend is here. I'm not really going to do anything besides blog from 7:40pm to midnight tomorrow night and from 8am-3:17pm on Sunday. Anyway, it's cold out (lower 30s), and it will continue to be cold until next week. So much for spring. Also, the only things I have to do this upcoming week besides attending school is to attend a Student Government meeting on Wednesday and go talk to someone at St. Joesph's on Thursday at 3:30pm. With that, here's crime for this afternoon and early evening.

4:42pm - Gang disturbance. McLean and Lawndale. They're all on the corner, throwing up signs.

5:08pm - Shots Fired. 3639 W McLean. Several heard.

5:09pm - Beat car 2525 says they're with two victims from the 5:08pm job. It happened at Drake and McLean, supposedly.

5:15pm - The two "victims" are Cobras from McLean and Central Park. Go f-ing figure. Anyway, they were shot at by a male Black who's an Imperial Gangster.

5:16pm - Gang disturbance. 3616 W Armitage. At Funston school. It's movie night and they're there, trying to cause some trouble. When they are requested to leave, they cuss out people.

5:18pm - Burglar report. 2101 N Pulaski.

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

7:14pm - I'm back for now.

7:33pm - Battery in progress. Hamlin and Schubert. Group of kids fighting.

7:40pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow at this time. Have a goodnight, everyone.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

On-View Trespass On Diversey

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:17pm. School was decent. Just glad to be home, and glad it's just about the end of the week. .

3:24pm - A unit has a door open to a vacant property at 3643 W Diversey. Another unit needed.

4:05pm - Person down. Milwaukee and Hamlin. Male down.

4:38pm - I have an unexcepted meeting I must attend tonight, so I'm going to get ready for it. I may be back later. If not, I'll see all of you tomorrow at this time.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Beat 2523 CAPS Meeting This Evening (3-23-11)

Good evening, everyone. The meeting this month had a good turn-out. Certainly not as big as meetings in the past, oh well. So, moving on to the old issues from January and February:
* On Kearsarge, the cars have not been there for a while, and nothing is going on now.
* On the 3000 block of N. Avers, one of the vacant buildings is a mess inside. Drunks have been going in and out of there. CPD is attempting to reach out to the property manager.

And now to the new problems:
* A CAPS member brought up an arson that occurred on Barry that happened in the middle of the night. This is suspicious, as arsons have been reported in the area around Milwaukee and Addison (Beat 1731). These arsons occur between 2am and 4am.
* There is a possible new gang problem on Hamlin. It was reported that 14 African-American men have been seen loitering and coming out of a building. Also, one night, recently, there was gunshots fired at George and Hamlin, in which this person said they saw some of those men on the street on their cell phones,

Other observations:
> This meeting was on the short side.
> The most incidents took place in the 3900 block of W Barry. The most crimes were battery (29 reported incidents), criminal damage (20 reported incidents), and burglary (19 reported incidents). The most incidents took place on Mondays and Saturdays.

As I do in every Beat meeting post, I extend my thanks to all for being involved in this meeting. 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.

Next meeting: May 25, 2010 at Copernicus Center (3160 N. Milwaukee) at 6:30PM.

Thank you,

P.S. No, Sgt. Helpern did not come to tell me anything.

Fire On Wellington

Good morning, everyone, it's 5am. It's raining out, and it's cold. It is in the lower 40s right now. And the temps will keep falling throughout the day. Oh well, I guess. It's going to be cold for a few days, then will begin to warm up again. Anyway, I've got a CAPS Beat meeting for my Beat, 2523, tonight at 6:30pm. It's at the Copernicus Center on Milwaukee. Hope it's a good meeting. Then, tomorrow, I might have a block club meeting to attend. This block club meeting would be for the "West Logan" group. With that, here is crime before I leave this morning.

6:38am - Fire. 3943 W Wellington.

6:40am - I have to go. Have a great day, everyone, and I'll be back with crime tomorrow. Also, except a post on 2523's Beat meeting tonight.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mental Person @ Diversey And Lawndale

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:37pm. School was ok but tiring. Glad it's over. Anyway, it's cold out for this time of year. Lower 40s. And it's going to get colder in the next couple of days. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s while lows will be in the upper 20s. Not cool. But hopefully by next week, we will begin to see spring-like temps again. Also, tomorrow, I have a CAPS Beat meeting to attend for my Beat, 2523. For those of you planning to attend, it's at 6:30pm at the Copernicus Center on Milwaukee. So for that, I'll only be monitoring in the morning. With that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:54pm - Beat car 2523 has an on-view disturbance w/ a mental at Diversey and Lawndale. They're ok.

4:05pm - They're now in the 2800 block of N Hamlin looking for the guy.

4:52pm - Disturbance. 3094 N Milwaukee. Male client getting belligerent. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this for me while I was asleep.

4:54pm - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Hamlin. Hit an run involving a red Honda that fled the scene. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this for me while I was asleep.

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

6:52pm - I'm back.

7:22pm - EMS run. 2213 N Keystone. In the alley.

9:00pm - I have to go. I'll be back in the morning. Goodnight, everyone, and be safe.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shooting At Kedzie And George This Morning

Good evening, everyone. I have received word that there was a shooting in the community today. It was just before 6:00am, in the Avondale area, at Kedzie and George. According to Chicago Breaking News (which incorrectly reported this as being in Logan Square), two men in their 20s were shot. One man is 24 years of age, the other 29. The 29 year old was the initial victim, and was struck in the upper chest. He was getting out of a car when a dark-colored sports utility car pulled up and someone fired off gunshots at the victim. The second victim, the 24 year old, was struck in the right shoulder as he got out of his car coming to the aid of the first victim. Someone inside of the two victims' car attempted to take the two to Illinois Masonic, but two ambulances caught up to them and took them instead. The first victim is in "guarded" condition, while the second one is in fair condition. Chicago Police currently do not have the motive for the shooting, nor is anyone in custody.

Did anyone see this shooting, or anything like that? Add your insights and eyewitness accounts here or to my e-mail.

Update, 3/23/11: A commenter said they saw the police action heading towards the crime. "I happened to by headed towards the California Blue Line around that time and I did notice a whole bunch of squad cars headed northbound up Milwaukee at that time,".

All Call Message For 14 And 25

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It is the first day of Spring, which means a lot of things. The reminder of the cold weather (the 30s and lower 40s) should definitely be making an exit in the next couple of weeks, as well as the threat of snow for the most part, and warm up into the 60s, 70s and even lower to mid 80s. I don't think we'll see that big of a warm up in the reminder of this month, but as we get into April, we should. Hopefully, that is. Anyway, I have currently two community meetings to attend this week. One would be the Avondale Neighborhood Association which is tomorrow evening at 7pm, at St. Hyacinth's Church in Resurrection Hall. Then, my CAPS Beat meeting, 2523, is on Wednesday. That's at the Copernicus Center on Milwaukee, at 6:30pm. So with that, here's crime for today.

9:00am - An all call message is broadcasted on Zones 3 and 12. Two men, both members of the Maniac Latin Disciples gang, robbed and attempted to shoot an off-duty Chicago Police Officer in front of 3820 W North Ave. At 05:45 hours (5:45am), the Officer was driving home from work at this location when two males came to the Officer's car. One repeatedly pulled out a gun at him and the other tried to ram the Officer off the road with his car. Fortunately, the offenders were arrested, and it is presumed that the Officer is ok. Also, Operation "Just Cause" has been implemented to target members of the Maniac Latin Disciples gang.

11:28am - Criminal trespass. 3643 W Diversey. Teens going into the vacant building.

11:51am - 1) Parker. 3841 W Belden. 2) Information for the police. 2315 N Kedvale. Something about a burglary and a need for an ET.

1:33pm - Beat 2562Adam has a street stop at about 2011 N Lawndale.

2:38pm - 1) Suspicious person. Wolfram and Central Park. 2) Landlord/tenant dispute. 2414 N Keeler.

3:20 to 3:35pm - Wasn't paying much attention to the radio, because I was looking at the ominous clouds over the area. Don't think there were any calls, though.

5:13pm - Hold-up alarm. 4418 W Fullerton.

5:16pm - A disregard is being given on the 5:13pm job. It was accidental.

5:36pm - Person w/ a gun. 2014 N Karlov. Male Hispanic with a black hoodie has a gun.

5:38pm - Beat car 2525 said someone just ran into the building at 2014 on Karlov, but a disregard is being given.

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

6:51pm - I'm back.

6:54pm - Beat car 2523 has a street stop at 3650 W Fullerton.

7:03pm - I'm going to go for the night. I need to do some stuff and then make a post on the shooting at Kedzie and George this morning. I'll be back tomorrow from 3:20 to 3:35pm. Goodnight to everyone.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

CTA Bus Accident @ Belmont And St. Louis

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. Yep, I'm covering 17 today, for those of you who live North of Belmont. It should be pretty quiet, but we'll see. Anyway, I have to go to a block club training session in the 25th District at 10am. I will be there until about noon, and then I will come back and be here all day. Also, the Avondale Neighborhood Association has their next meeting on Monday at 7pm, at St. Hyacinth's Church in Resurrection Hall. That's all I have to say for today, so here's crime.

11:10am - Traffic accident. St. Louis and Belmont.
CTA bus vs car. Unknown if this is on 17's side or 14's side. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this for me while I was out.

5:40pm - Burglar alarm. 3650 W School. At Reilly School.

6:05pm - Beat car 1732 needs another car at School and Lawndale. They've got 6 to 7 gangbangers acting up on school grounds.

6:14pm - Beat car 1731 is responding to go help 1732, but can't find them over there. 1732 says they're at 3315 on Lawndale.

6:29pm - They're going in with one from the Reilly thing.

6:39pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back in 30 minutes.

7:09pm - I'm back. And there's a gang disturbance on the 2800 block of W Henderson, with 6 of them acting up.

7:27pm - Traffic accident. 3417 N Kedzie. Injures and a fight on the scene.

7:41pm - High speed chase. Ainslie and St. Louis. Beat 1752 is chasing a stolen car. Heading west on Ainslie. Lights and sirens activated.

7:42pm - North in the west alley of St. Louis from Ainslie.

7:43pm - South on Monticello from Argyle.

7:44pm - North on Pulaski, approaching Foster.

7:45pm - Approaching Peterson on Pulaski. Heading north still, at 50 mph.

7:46pm - West on Peterson from Forest Glen. He's heading for the Edens. State police will be notified. Also, the he chase has been terminated, per 1750. The car jumped on the Edens.

7:47pm - The car's on the right shoulder of the Edens Expressway. Heading for the Wilson exit.

7:56pm - An RD number has been pulled from the Kedzie accident. It's HT211037 with the event number of 14084.

8:23pm - Vice complaint. On the 30 sector of 17.

10:46pm - Burglar alarm. 3505 N Kimball.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back with 25 in the morning. Goodnight, everyone.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Burglar Alarm On Pulaski

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 7:25pm. School was horrible today. I'm just thankful it's Friday, and that the weekend is here. Speaking of the weekend, tomorrow, I am monitoring 17, but I will need the archive of it from about 8:30pm to at least 12:30, because I have a block club training session in the 25th District in which I am required to attend. Hopefully, that will be good. That's all about I have to say for now, so here's crime for this evening.

7:25pm - Burglar alarm. 2424 N Pulaski.

7:41pm - They're calling back on the 7:25pm job.

7:50pm - Gang disturbance. 3600 block of W McLean. They're out there, acting a fool. There was a shooting on this block yesterday.

7:59pm - I'm going to go until 9:41. Got some stuff I need to do. I'll be back.

9:41pm - I'm back.

9:59pm - Criminal Trespass in progress. 3943 W Diversey. Squatters in the basement.

10:22pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 3843 W Fullerton.

10:47pm - Gang disturbance. Milwaukee and Central Park. 10 of them in a bar acting up.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back with 17 in the morning. Goodnight, everyone.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gang Disturbance On Lawndale

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:12pm. It's really warm outside. Currently in the 60s if I'm not mistaken. Unfortunately, that's the recipe for the thugs and other stupids to be outside. I've seen a lot of gang activity today, while on the way home from school. It's cloudy out, also. It's supposed to rain. Temps will drop into the lower 40s. Anyway, tomorrow, I have a Student Government meeting after school, then a block club training session at 10am in the 25th District on Saturday. So, with that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:18pm - Gang disturbance. 24XX N Lawndale. They're on a porch.

3:31pm - Person w/ a gun. Fullerton and Springfield.

3:47pm - Battery in progress. Kildare and Fullerton. People fighting.

4:03pm - Backlog in 25 at 16:03 hours.

4:35pm - Suspicious vehicle. 28X7 N Ridgeway. Blue Crown Vic going down the street the wrong way. I didn't see anything like that, though.

4:38pm - I have to go do some community work, so I will be back a little later. See you all then.

5:19pm - I'm back. Good evening.

5:36pm - Check the well being. 2628 N Hamlin. Male Hispanic, 18 yrs old, with a purple shirt is covered in blood. He's walking towards Schubert. Probably the same guy that has been called in at Diversey and Ridgeway as getting cut. Also, Dispatch says there has been some mental calls related to a man cutting himself, and she suspects this guy is the same guy.

5:38pm - Gang disturbance. 44X8 W Diversey.

5:40pm - Calls coming in on the 5:36pm job at 2627 N Springfield. Still heading north in blood.

5:42pm - Disturbance. Kelvyn Park. 15 males drinking in the park.

5:43pm - The bloody guy is at 3851 W Schubert now. CFD is now on the way.

5:45pm - The guy is not on scene at 3851 on Schubert. Officers are saying that people are telling them he went into Koz Park.

5:49pm - CPD has him. 3844 W Wrightwood.

6:16pm - They're calling back at the 5:42pm job.

6:18pm - More cars are needed at Kelvyn Park per 2561David. Large group of Cobras in the middle of the park. 2523 and 2524 are going to help them clear the park out.

6:19pm - The wagon is being asked to head to Kelvyn Park. These punks are heading towards Kostner.

6:20pm - The wagon is being told to disregard for now. An officer is saying there's enough units on scene.

6:21pm - Parker. 3600 W North. Something about a car and a dealership.

6:22pm - Someone's got some Cobras stopped at 4428 W Parker. Also, there's more Cobras still heading east through the park.

6:27pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 2634 N Central Park. 12 yr old mental is trying to kill himself. The family is holding him down.

6:33pm - Narcotics. On 2525's Beat.

6:35pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I've got some stuff I need to do, so I'll be back at 8:12. See you all then.

8:12pm - I'm back, and Beat 2561 needs a car with a working PDT at Schubert and Harding, right at Koz Park.

8:28pm - Shots Fired. Kilbourn and Altgeld, and 4400 W Deming.

8:29pm - A slow down is being given on the 8:28pm call for Deming.

8:32pm - Shots Fired. Kelvyn Park.

9:18pm - Gang disturbance. 16X7 N Monticello. Six representing.

9:32pm - Check the well being. Cortland and Central Park. Female laying on her side.

9:41pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Goodnight, everyone, and be safe.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Person Down @ Milwaukee and Hamlin

Good afternoon, everyone , it's 3:16pm. Boy, is it warm out. It feels good though. I love this kind of weather. But unfortunately, all of the thugs are out. I've already seen them loitering in one location. Speaking of this warm weather, we will have it until Saturday. Tomorrow will be 63 and Friday will be 53. Though, on Friday, it'll be raining. Which is unfortunate for me, because I have a Student Government meeting. On Saturday, I have a block club training session to attend in the 25th District station from 10am-noon. I'll be monitoring 17 that day, but will have to get an archive of it. Anyway, I will be out in my area doing some community work from about 4:30pm to 6pm tomorrow afternoon. So, with that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:23pm - Person down. Milwaukee and Hamlin.

3:35pm - Disturbance. Koz Park.

4:05pm - Battery in progress. 2724 N Pulaski. Two females fighting.

4:09pm - Beat car 2525 doesn't see anything at the 4:05pm job. It'll be a code.

4:12pm - Assault in progress. 2902 N Lawndale. 31 yr old male at the caller's door, threatening them.

4:16pm - Beat car 2524 is getting a narcotics call, a disturbance and a gang disturbance.

5:39pm - Criminal damage to property. Wabansia and Hamlin. Tagging with spray paint, pursuit and capture of two offenders. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this for me while I was napping.

5:50pm - Backlog in 25 at 17:50 hours. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this for me while I was napping.

6:21pm - A unit is doing something at 3943 W Diversey.

6:38pm - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Lawndale. They're loitering.

6:41pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:01pm - I'm back.

7:07pm - Loud music disturbance. 2020 N Hamlin.

7:56pm - 1) Disturbance. Mozart Park. 2) Battery. 3643 W Fullerton. 3) Battery report. 4056 W Armitage.

8:11pm - I have some other stuff I need to do, so I'm going to end the blog a little early this evening. Have a good evening, everyone, and be safe.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Possible Kidnapping @ Fullerton and Pulaski

At 4:34pm on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, 25th District officers were dispatched to a "Kidnapping In Progress" call at the intersection of Fullerton and Pulaski. It was reported that a woman was being forced into a car by a man on the street, and that she was standing in the street and screaming for help.

Two minutes later, at 4:36pm, officers gave a "slow down" at Fullerton and Pulaski. They didn't find any man with a car forcing a woman into it. It is assumed that the call was coded. No further information is available at this time.

P.S. Sorry for no actual crime post today, but I kept falling asleep throughout the evening and only got this call the whole time.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Parker On 2523's Beat

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:43am. I'm not used to seeing the sun just coming out at this time. I'm used to it being out already, but oh well, that's a part of us changing our clocks one hour ahead. If anything, the sun will be coming back up earlier and earlier as the next few months roll by. Anyway, I'm not in school today because I have an eye doctor's appointment. It's not until 2:15pm, but my mom doesn't want the hassle of having to get on CTA for two to three hours just to come pick me up from school. Besides, I need a day off anyway. Lastly, I don't know how long I'll be monitoring today. Stay tuned. So here's crime for today.

7:07am - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

7:46am - Some call at 2853 N Pulaski.

8:55am - Battery report. 3651 W Schubert. At Monroe School. A girl was beat up.

10:19am - I'm gone for now. I'll be back sometime this afternoon.

2:53pm - I'm back. Good afternoon.

2:58pm - Disturbance. 2537 N Lowell. Neighbor dispute. CPD is advised to use caution, one of the persons there is a po-po fighter.

3:34pm - Disturbance. 3843 W Fullerton. Problem with the neighbor.

4:30pm - Check the well being. 2511 N Harding. 88-year-old male not taking care of himself, doctor's office has been trying to reach him for two days and he is not answering. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me while I was napping.

5:10pm - Theft. 4200 W Diversey. Male in gray silver truck, tried to steal items form the rear of building and left, plate 45379W. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me while I was napping.

5:36pm - 19Boy on the 5:10pm job. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me while I was napping.

6:06pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Monticello. They're loitering.

6:25pm - Disturbance. 3653 W Diversey. Two males refusing to leave the premises.

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

7:10pm - I'm back.

8:24pm - Narcotics. 37X1 W Diversey. Two male Hispanics, one wearing a black jacket with military designs, are selling in the back of this location.

8:46pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Goodnight, everyone.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Reckless Driver On Milwaukee

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's currently in the low 30s with a clear sky. An average mid-March night I guess. Well, don't forget to change your clocks ahead one hour at 2:00am. We're springing ahead. Personally, I'm a bit happy about the change because it won't be that dark anymore when I'm out in the evenings going to the different meetings I attend. Speaking of meetings, the only one I have this week is a Student Government one after school on Friday. Then I have to go (I'm actually required to attend this one, too) to a block club training session in the 25th District on Saturday. So I get a little break this week. Also, I'll be here a part of the day tomorrow, since I won't be in school. I have to go to the eye doctor, so I have to miss school for the appointment. With that, here's crime until my dinner this evening.

12:09am - Reckless driver. Milwaukee and Central Park. Lincoln with a plate of 216767 is speeding.

12:10am - I'm going to bed. I'll be back in the morning. Goodnight, everyone.

9:46am - I'm back.

10:53am - Vicious animal. 2207 N Keeler. Caller stabbed a vicious pit bull in front in the stomach. Guess the dog came at them or something.

11:49am - Suspicious person. 3601 W Palmer. Man with a pit bull is taking pictures of the buildings in the neighborhood.

12:12pm - Beat 2582Foot has a 10 foot pothole at 3844 W Belmont. City needs to be notified. Dispatch will let Streets and San know.

12:32pm - Suspicious person. 3614 W George. Male Hispanic in a black jacket knocked on the caller's window, then fled north on Central Park towards Oakdale.

1:27pm - Parker on 2525's Beat and one on 2535's Beat.

2:02pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 3133 N Milwaukee. A male is trying to jump over the counter because he wants his lottery ticket back.

3:31pm - Robbery. 2850 N Lawndale. Caller was robbed by two male Hispanics in black jackets who ran towards Wolfram.

4:30pm - Burglar report. 2518 N Tripp.

6:36pm - Sex offense. Avers and George. Male Hispanic, drunk, took off his pants and is showing his private parts to the ladies on the block.

6:38pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'm gone for the night. I'll see you all tomorrow starting at 6:43am. Goodnight, everyone.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gang Representatives On Pulaski

Good evening, everyone, it's 8pm. I'm back. I guess I just needed a couple of days off. I didn't feel appreciated, though. Guess I'm over that. Anyway, I will no longer pursue the "other neighborhoods" project. I will now only cover our neighborhood. I have a feeling it's a reason why I was being criticized. Secondly, don't forget to change your clocks one hour ahead at 2am tomorrow morning. You have to set them to 3am. That's going to be cool, in my opinion, because now it won't get dark until 7. But on the negative side of it, the sun doesn't come up to almost 7am again. Third, I'll be here on Monday. I have an eye doctor appointment at 2:15pm at a place on Milwaukee, but it takes almost three hours to get to/from my school on CTA so my mom is just going to avoid the hassle of going to pick me up for an early dismissal and keep me home. Lastly, there's going to be a warm up this week. Temps in the middle of the week will be approaching 60. Crime will probably begin to really pick up then. I'll be quiet now. Here's crime until midnight.

8:21pm - Gang disturbance. 19X3 N Pulaski. Six to eight of them representing to a guy down the street.

8:35pm - Burglary in progress. Koz Park. Park building is being broken into on the south side.

8:39pm - A slow down is being given on the 8:35pm job. By the way, I'll be blogging until my dinner tomorrow.

9:51pm - Traffic accident. Springfield and Belmont. Hit and run with injures.

10:38pm - Disturbance. 1700 N Lawndale. Two people on the street causing problems.

10:45pm - Burglar alarm. 2973 N Milwaukee. At the MB Finanical Bank.

10:46pm - Disturbance. 1700 block of N Harding. Noisy people by the train tracks.

10:52pm - Loud music disturbance. 4131 W Belmont. Loud party.

11:58pm - 1) Some call at 2638 N Avers regarding three male Blacks, one in a black leather jacket, taking off from the scene, going north towards Schubert. 2) Parker. On 2525's Beat.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Message To All

Because I don't feel appreciated and apparently can't say anything on my own blog without starting a war, I'm boycotting providing this service to all of you. I'm sick and tired of everything. If it isn't here, it's school. If it isn't school, it's something at home. I can't win. So as a result of me being chastised for saying anything on my own blog, I refuse to listen to my police scanner and blog for all of you. This boycott will last until I feel I am being treated with some respect and I can say what I want on my blog. So until then, too bad. Go find another blog or something until I come back. You can thank your fellow community members for this.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Beat 1421 CAPS Meeting This Evening (3-9-11)

Good evening, everyone. I attended 1421's CAPS meeting tonight. This was my first and only visit to that meeting. There was an old issue, according to a list I obtained from the meeting, but they were not talked about it was a graffiti complaint, in which 14th District Commander Flores told us some arrests were made, so here's the new problems:

* General mayhem @ Cortland and Campbell, which is on Beat 1434, with gang members and teens causing problems on this corner and in the surrounding area.
* There's been some gang activity on the 1600 block of N Rockwell, near Maplewood Park.
* Loitering issue at Armitage and Sawyer with guys drinking on the corner.

Other observations:
> I was rather impressed with the turn-out at this meeting. There were about 10 residents in attendance at this meeting, along with the 14th District Commander Linda Flores, the CAPS Sgt., the CAPS Community Organizer, and two officers working Beat 1421 on Afternoons.
> An officer on 1421 mentioned that there was an incident this afternoon with freshmen from a high school. Not sure which school, but they were acting up on Armitage. The officers approached them, questioned them and did contact cards on them.
> There were gunshots on the 1600 block of N. Francisco last month. A window was shot out. No arrests or injures.
> The most crimes were domestic battery (20 reported incidents), simple battery (15 reported incidents) and theft (11 reported incidents).

For this Beat meeting post, 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: April 13, 2010 at Salem Good News Baptist Church (2038 N. California) at 6:30PM.
* Please note, this will NOT be an official meeting, meaning no data reports and no CPD presence. It is a community meeting for Beat 1421.

Thank you,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lurkers On Wrightwood

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:13pm. What a tiring day. School was good, but we had a basketball game for part of the day, which has tired me out. But I'll make it, this is a pretty short week, after all. Anyway, I have a block club meeting I will be attending tonight at Monroe school. Hoping it's a productive meeting, but I have a feeling it will be. So I'll be monitoring until 5:12. With that, here's crime until then.

3:32pm - Suspicious person. 3601 W Wrightwood. Two men lurking around the area, up to something.

4:31pm - Gang disturbance. Kedvale and Palmer. Two men each posted on all four corners, yelling gang slogans and throwing objects.

4:36pm - Some call at 3110 N Davlin.

4:46pm - The 4:31pm gangbangers are now on the 2300 block of Kedvale doing that.

5:12pm - I'm going to go. I'll see you all tomorrow afternoon. Goodnight, everyone.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Street Stop @ Campbell and Bloomingdale

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:06am. I'm here with my third and final day of 14 until April. Today, I'll be monitoring 14 from now until 11:55, then again from 3:13pm to 5:12. From 11:55 to 3:13 and 5:12 to 5:36, I'll be monitoring 25. Anyway, I'm home today because it's Pulaski Day, which gave CPS a day off. Then we won't have anymore 3-day weekends until the 1st weekend of April. Oh well. School will be over before I know it. I'll shut up now and give you all crime in 14 and 25 for this midday and afternoon.

10:08am - Beat 1406Adam has a street stop at Campbell and Bloomingdale.

10:17am - Parker. Webster and Elston. Car parked in the bike lane, obstructing trucks.

10:20am - Theft. 1232 W North Ave. At Home Depot. Cargo truck was just broken into and security may have the offender on tape.

10:25am - Municipal ordinance violation. 3434 W North. Car dealership open at this location without the proper license.

10:58am - Battery in progress. Elston and Damen. Female beating on three kids in the Best Buy parking lot. They're her kids.

11:32am - Panic alarm. 2865 N Milwaukee. At the Harris Bank. Teller #3 motion.

11:55am - I'm here with 25 until 3:13.

1:29pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 4329 W Schubert.

3:13pm - I'm back with 14.

3:17pm - Assault in progress. 1617 N Fairfield. Two males arguing in the alley, one has a bottle in his hand.

3:18pm - Theft. 2252 N Milwaukee. Caller's purse was stolen in the Family Dollar.

3:19pm - Traffic accident. Diversey/Elston/Western. Skateboarder VS car. Disturbance on scene.

3:35pm - Holding the offender. 2656 N Elston. Female shoplifter.

3:45pm - Disturbance. 2715 N Milwaukee. Dispute between the cashier and a male in the store.

3:47pm - Traffic accident. 2606 N California.

3:52pm - Person w/ a gun. 1740 N Sawyer. Male Black teen with a black hoodie has a BB gun.

4:52pm - Check the well being. 2321 N Rockwell. Lots of yelling in the 1st floor apartment.

5:12pm - I'm back with 25 again.

5:22pm - Shots Fired. 2607 N Ridgeway. 5 heard near Wrightwood.

5:36pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll see you all tomorrow at 3:13. Goodnight, everyone.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Verizon Wireless Alarm On Elston

Good evening, everyone, it's 9:55pm. I'm monitoring 14 at this time and will do so until midnight. Then I'll go to bed and come back tomorrow more with some more 14 from 10:06am to 11:55, then 3:13pm to 5:12. From 11:55 to 3:13 and 5:12 to 5:36, I'll be monitoring 25. So there is your monitoring schedule for the next 18 hours or so. On Tuesday, I'll be monitoring 25 from 3:13 until 5:12, then I'll be getting ready and going to a block club meeting (not mine) on Ridgeway. With that, here's crime in 14 for a portion of this evening.

9:57pm - Burglar alarm. 2707 N Elston. At Verizon Wireless.

10:23pm - Disturbance. 3007 W Lyndale. Group of kids in the back, yelling and screaming.

11:08pm - Disturbance. Nelson and California. Passenger inside Blue Ribbon cab #3309 is passed out.

11:23pm - There was a call somewhere on 1412's Beat.

11:37pm - Loud music disturbance. 3424 W Armitage.

11:38pm - Robbery. 1743 N Drake. Caller was robbed at knife point.

11:41pm - Fire. Milwaukee and Maplewood.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow morning with 14. Goodnight, everyone.

East Garfield Park Crime Blotter

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. Yep, I'm monitoring the East Garfield Park neighborhood today for anyone who lives there. This should be interesting, as East Garfield Park isn't too safe of a neighborhood. But I imagine it's got to be better than a few other areas in Chicago. Today, I will be monitoring this part of community until 9:55pm, then I'll be monitoring the 14th District for our community and Beat 1331 for this community until midnight. I will come back with the Zone 10 portion of East Garfield Park community from 9:55-12:00am sometime in April. So, with that, here's crime in the East Garfield Park neighborhood for today.

9:33am - Recover the stolen vehicle. 3609 W Harrison.

10:41am - Narcotics. 35X9 W Flournoy. Drug selling out of a Chevy Monte Carlo.

10:43am - A female officer is doing some foot patrol on Lexington from Homan to Lawndale.

10:44am - Check the well being. 2855 W Flournoy. Woman heard screaming on an open line for a man to get out of her house. The line dropped.

11:35am - Beat 6574 just had a gray Crossfire with temp plates to take off on them. South on Pulaski, from Chicago Ave. Thought it was going to be a speed chase, so that's why it went up here.

12:05pm - Battery. 803 S California. Man named Marcus dressed in all black punched the caller in the face.

12:23pm - Traffic accident. Central Park and Flournoy. Hit and run.

1:13pm - Narcotics. 7X5 S California.

1:57pm - Narcotics. Lexington and Lawndale. 7 guys on the corner doing what they do.

2:05pm - Battery in progress. Congress and Central Park. Five guys jumping on one.

2:06pm - Beat 1143 is on-viewing the 2:05pm fight. It's two guys. They're both running towards St. Louis on Congress. One's wearing a white t-shirt and black pants, and the other one has on a black shirt and blue jeans. He needs an assist. 1120 will head that way.

2:07pm - It's a mental running loose on 1143's thing. The one with the black shirt and blue jeans is the mental. The wagon, 1172, is needed.

2:10pm - Backlog in 11 at 14:10 hours.

2:14pm - Battery in progress. Polk and California. Two guys fighting.

2:15pm - Now there's supposed to be in upwards of 30 people fighting at California and Polk. Couple of units are on the way.

2:16pm - Battery in progress. Congress and California. Large group fighting.

2:19pm - A disregard is being given on the 2:14/2:15pm jobs. It's all related to the 12:05pm call at 803 on California. The caller over there keeps calling, and they already had a report made. Not sure what the problem is.

2:22pm - A disregard is being given on the 2:16pm job. No one is out there.

4:06pm - Backlog taken out of 11 at 16:06 hours.

4:18pm - Narcotics. On 1133's Beat.

4:19pm - Burglar report. On 1133's Beat.

4:35pm - Beat car 1134 has a bona fide burglary at 3026 W Flournoy. 1120 is notified. Funny, I never heard this call go through.

4:37pm - Reckless driver. Kedzie and Madison. Car with a plate of X116748 is speeding. Not sure in which direction though.

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

6:50pm - I'm back.

7:30pm - Disturbance. 130 S Sacramento. Six males throwing rocks.

7:34pm - Check the well being. 2832 W Lexington. Caller said they need CPD, but hung up and now isn't answering the phone.

8:06pm - Fire. Somewhere in the area.

8:29pm - Reckless driver. Fifth and Central Park. Car speeding south towards the Eisenhower Expressway.

8:48pm - Person wanted. 3300 W Maypole.

9:55pm - I'm now monitoring Beat 1331. 14 will be coming up in another post.

11:14pm - Disturbance. Kedzie and Washington. Group of five kids loitering on the corner.

12:00am - Ok, so I'm gone with this neighborhood with the Zone 10 portion until a weekend night in April. As for the Zone 3 portion, well ... goodnight, everyone.

Upcoming CAPS Beat Meetings In E. Garfield Park


Beat 1122 - 6pm-7pm, March 16 @ Golden Dome (100 N. Central Park)
Beat 1123 - 6pm-7pm, March 9 @ Ike Sims Village (3333 W. Maypole)
Beats 1124/1125 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, March 8 @ JLM Abundant Life Center (2622 W. Jackson)
Beats 1133/1134 - 6pm-7pm, March 21 @ Homan Square Community Center (3559 W. Arthington)
Beat 1135 - 6pm-7pm, March 23 @ Altgeld Park (515 S. Washtenaw)

Beat 1331 - 7pm-8pm, March 17 @ MLK Boys & Girls Club (2950 W. Washington)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Disturbance At Hotel On Milwaukee

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. Today, I'm monitoring 14 for those of you who live there. Today may be quiet, as it's cold for this time of year, with temps being in the low 30s. Hopefully, it is, as I have to go out and do some community work. I also have to run to Target to pick up something. Anyway, I have an average week coming. On Tuesday, I have a block club meeting to attend for the 2700 block of Ridgeway, then I'll be visiting 1421's CAPS meeting on Wednesday. So, with that, here's crime for today.

8:05am - Disturbance. 2525 N Milwaukee. At the hotel. Problem with a man refusing to leave.

8:40am - Beat 1486 is doing foot patrol on Damen from North to Webster. Event number is 04103.

10:06 to 11:55am - I was out, doing some community work. I'll monitor this time period Monday.

12:00pm - Burglar alarm. 2855 W Belden.

12:07pm - Beat car 1413 has a handwaver at Fullerton and Artesian.

12:42pm - Beat 1402 needs an RD number for a missing 16 yr old from 1734 N Kedzie. It's HT189648 with the event number of 07305.

12:49pm - Disturbance. 2725 N Milwaukee. Male is being disruptive.

12:50pm - Holding the offender. 2656 N Elston. Male offender being held for shoplifting at Target. Funny, I literally just left Target at the time of this call, and didn't see anything like that.

12:51pm - Traffic accident. 2358 W Fullerton.

1:22pm - Disturbance. 3065 N Rockwell. There's a company dumping garbage into the Chicago River.

2:13pm - Suspicious person. Armitage and California. Green van with gangbangers in it who keep riding around the area.

2:42pm - Assault. 2500 N Elston. Manager of the store is drunk and wants to fight.

3:13pm - I have some things I need to take care of. I'll be back a little later. I'll get this time period on Monday.

5:12pm - I'm back.

6:39pm - Beat 1495 has a bad accident at Albany and Fullerton. Traffic control needed, injures, etc.

6:51pm - Sex offense. 1738 N St. Louis. Two people having sex in a pick-up truck.

8:14pm - Traffic accident. Maplewood and Diversey. Couple of calls on it.

8:24pm - Suspicious vehicle. Shakespeare and Damen.

8:35pm - Check the well being. 3406 W Dickens. Neighbor is intoxicated and is kicking in his own back door. He's very violent and the caller fear this guy's family's safety.

8:51pm - Check the well being? 2222 W Diversey. Caller hears banging.

8:59pm - Open door. 2446 N Fransisco. Neighbor's basement door is wide open.

9:06pm - Assault in progress. 2700 W North. Male, 33 yrs old, with a black jacket and black pants, is threatening the caller in front of the liquor store.

9:29pm - EMS run. 3402 W Cortland. Female down by the stop sign.

9:32pm - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Milwaukee. Caller's car hit a pothole just south of Fullerton on Milwaukee, and now it won't drive.

9:37pm - Alarm. 1807 N Sawyer.

9:38pm - Check the well being. 2078 N Milwaukee. Male with a pink top on and no socks or shoes appears to be high.

9:55 to 12:00am - I fell asleep. I'm so sorry. I'll have to get this time period tomorrow. That means East Garfield Park won't ever be monitored at this time period. Oh well.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow morning with East Garfield Park. See you all then.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Help Needed On Fullerton

Good evening, everyone, it's 5:36pm. First, sorry for no blog post yesterday. My mom didn't really let me come on my computer yesterday. She wanted me to study for Driver's Ed class. Anyway, TGIF. This week's been not the best (being sick and dealing with drama at school), so I'm glad the weekend is here. Speaking of the weekend, I'll be monitoring 14 tomorrow, then the East Garfield Park community on Sunday. I'll monitor 25 on my day off on Monday. So, with that, here's crime for tonight.

5:43pm - Check the well being. 4242 W Fullerton. Female needs help in the basement.

6:38pm - Assault in progress. 4036 W Armitage. Two guys getting in each other's faces.
6:39pm - The 6:38pm guys are at Keystone and Armitage now, fighting.

6:40pm - Battery in progress. Armitage and Keystone. 30 people fighting.

6:43pm - A slow down is being given on the 6:38pm job. No one's fighting.

6:46pm - Beat 2554 needs some assistance immediately. His partner was nearly ran over by a gray car from a gun call in an alley near Nelson and Melvina. Going east.

6:47pm - Speed chase. Speed chase. East on Nelson from Melvina. The car has fire temp plates on it. The plate is 61144F.

6:48pm - They lost the vehicle at Barry and Meade.

6:57pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:11pm - I'm back.

12:00am - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow with 14. Goodnight, everyone.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Beat 1411 CAPS Meeting This Evening (3-2-11)

Good evening, everyone. I attended 1411's CAPS meeting tonight. This was my first and, so far, only visit to that meeting. There were old issues, according to a list I obtained from the meeting, but they were not talked about, so here's the new problems:

* There has been a lot of gang activity lately at the corner of Campbell and George. It's a gang conflict area, with gang members from 25 and other parts of 14 coming by, shooting.
* 2900 block of N. Fairfield - Problem with a residence who is causing trouble and has been for 8 years. Apparently, there's loitering, shootings and etc.
* Talman and Diversey - Sketchy-looking people constantly going in and out of the ground floor apartment.
* 2800 block of W. Barry - Parking is a really, really big problem by the UNO Charter school over there. Parents are included by ignoring the signs. The CAPS Sgt., the Commander of 14 (Linda Flores), the CAPS Organizer and the school will have a meeting about it.

Other observations:
> I was rather impressed with the turn-out at this meeting. There were about 15 residents in attendance at this meeting, along with the 14th District Commander Linda Flores, the CAPS Sgt., the CAPS Community Organizer, and two officers working Beat 1411 on Afternoons.
> Commander Flores is quite defensive when it comes to citizens questioning 14. She gets kind of loud when responding to people inquiring about problems, calls, etc. I actually felt uncomfortable with her attitude.
> The most crimes were motor vehicle theft (15 reported incidents), domestic battery (11 reported incidents), and theft (11 reported incidents).

For this Beat meeting post, 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: May 4, 2010 at Resurrection Church [basement] (3045 N. Fransisco) at 6:30PM.

Thank you,

Burglary In Progress On Avers

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:13pm. School was good today. My class went swimming at Welles Park (I went with, to take photos and notes for the school newspaper) and it was fun for them. Anyway, I will be attending CAPS Beat 1411's meeting tonight, and I'll stop blogging at 4:09 because of that. Also, this weekend, on Saturday, I'll be monitoring 14, then on Sunday I will monitor the East Garfield Park community. So with that, here's crime for this next hour.

3:31pm - Burglary in progress. 3016 N Avers. Male Hispanic, 5'8, red hoodie entered through basement apartment window and does not live there. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this for me, as I forgot to write the call down.

3:35pm - A slow down is being given. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this for me, as I forgot to write the call down.

3:43pm - Beat car 2535 is doing a premise check at the pumping station, 1747 N Springfield. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this for me, as I forgot to write the call down.

3:46pm - The call is coded 19Paul.

4:01pm - Narcotics. On 2524's Beat.

4:09pm - I'm going to go. Have a great night, everyone, and see you all tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Teens Fighting On Wrightwood

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:09pm. I'm feeling under the weather again. And I was feeling pretty good yesterday. Not sure what happened today. Hopefully, I'll get better tonight and will feel good enough to attend school and a CAPS meeting for Beat 1411. But if not, I'll be getting rest tomorrow. Anyway, today's the first day of March, which means a lot of things. Spring will be here in only weeks, school will be over for the most part in three months and it's getting closer to my 18th birthday each and everyday. So, with that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:15pm - Battery in progress. Wrightwood and Monticello. Couple of calls coming in for about a dozen teens brawling in the street.

4:16pm - Calls still coming in. Now Dispatch is getting 3634 and 3638 on Wrightwood.

4:18pm - And the calls continue to pour in. Pretty big fight going on involving a group of teens on the 3600 block of Wrightwood.

5:27pm - Just FYI, but there's a bunch of calls coming in on the 4500 block of W Parker for a huge gang fight with gunshots going off. Allegedly, over 100 people are involved. It's a chaotic scene.

5:48pm - Person w/ a gun. Lawndale and Fullerton. Male standing on the SW corner, waving a gun around.

5:51pm - A slow down is being given on the 5:48pm job.

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

7:00pm - I'm back.

7:17pm - Beat 2563Adam is doing a gang suppression mission from Diversey to Wrightwood, Pulaski to Central Park.

9:30pm - Narcotics. On 2523's Beat.

9:33pm - I have to go. I may or may not be back tomorrow. It all depends on how I'm feeling. Goodnight, everyone.

CAPS Beat Meetings For March 2011

1411 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, March 2 @ Resurrection Church (3045 N. Francisco Ave.)
1413 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, March 10 @ Logan Square Boys & Girls Club (3228 W. Palmer St.)
1421 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, March 9 @ Salem Good News Bible Church (2038 N. California Ave.)
1431 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, March 3 @ Goethe School (2236 N. Rockwell St.)
1433 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, March 23 @ St. Mary of the Angels Church (1850 N. Hermitage)

1732/1733 (District-wide meeting) - 7pm-8:30pm, March 23 @ LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

2523 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, March 23 @ Copernicus Center (3160 N. Milwaukee)
2525 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, March 15 @ Mozart Park (2036 N. Avers)
2535 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, March 1 @ Maternity BVM Church (3647 W. North)