Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. Man, has it been a wild night for me. I've been monitoring 14 since 5:12pm yesterday, and it has been really wild the whole time. At one point, the problems with the PR Fest were happening so fast I could barely keep up. So, regarding the PR Fest, it's officially done, but the crowds are still out. They're calming down somewhat, but not enough. So with that said, I'll be monitoring 14 until 1am or 2am, and I'll be monitoring south to Division from Kimball/Homan to Western. We'll see how this midnight hour goes. Anyway, I'm attending a Community Garden party this afternoon at Milwaukee and Monticello. It starts at 1pm and ends at dusk, so I'll be gone and there will be no blogging from me during that time. So, here's crime for today.
12:01am - Beat 1480 is reporting that all is quiet along Fullerton. The 1481 team will be removed from their posts and the barriers will be removed.
12:06am - All barriers have been removed. Traffic is opened on Fullerton.
12:07am - 1) Gang disturbance. Cortland and California. 2) A unit needs a couple of cars at Division and Campbell. Gangbangers are acting up again.
12:08am - A slow down is being given at Division and Campbell.
12:10am - Assault in progress. Fullerton and Drake. Twenty people arguing and drinking in the parking lot. Caller says they may be gangbangers.
12:14am - Loud music disturbance. 25XX W Diversey.
12:15am - 1) Gang disturbance. 20XX N Western. Group of 8 running around, throwing up signs. 2) Disturbance. 1746 N Western. In the Dunkin Donuts.
12:16am - Loud music disturbances at 33XX W Beach and 17XX N Spaulding.
12:17am - Narcotics. 16XX N Kimball. 10 to 15 people smoking marijuana on the porch.
12:21am - 1) DUI driver. Barry and Kedzie. Drunk driver heading towards Wellington on Kedzie. 2) Traffic accident. Fullerton and Campbell. White car hit the caller's car then fled.
12:27am - 1) Disturbance. 2707 N Milwaukee. At McDonalds. Man refusing to leave the bathroom. 2) Loud music disturbances at Milwaukee and Kedzie, 3127 N Bernard and 31XX N Sawyer.
12:28am - Disturbance. 2412 W Lyndale.
12:29am - 1) Loud music disturbance. Spaulding and Fullerton. 2) Disturbance. 24XX N Drake. People drinking and smoking in front.
12:32am - Gang disturbance. Charleston and Oakley. Two of them flashing signs, heading east.
12:34am - Criminal damage in progress. Western and Charleston. Gangbangers going wild and breaking windows.
12:35am - Beat 1481Boy is to do special attention from Palmer to Armitage, Western to Leavitt, due to all of the problems in that area with the Spanish Lords.
12:38am - 1) Some call in the area. 2) Shots Fired. Cortland and St. Louis. Five shots heard. 3) Person wanted. 2210 N Milwaukee. 4) Criminal damage. 16XX W Wabansia. 5) Loud music disturbance. 21XX N Whipple. 6) Loud music disturbance. 19XX N Francisco. 7) Loud music call in the area. 8) Disturbance. 1500 N Campbell. Group of people hanging out and playing loud music. 9) Disturbance. 3241 W North Ave. At the McDonalds. 10) Loud music disturbance. 28XX W McLean. 11) Disturbance call in the area. 12) Disturbance call in the area. 13) They're calling back on the 12:29am Drake job. 14) Loud music disturbance. 35XX W Shakespeare.
12:41am - Person calling for help. 26XX W Evergreen. Elderly man yelling for help.
12:45am - Gang disturbance. Drake and Fullerton. They're throwing up gang signs and talking about shooting someone.
1:02am - Person w/ a gun. Division and California. Male Hispanic with long black hair has a gun.
1:04am - EMS run. Somewhere on Kimball.
1:05am - 1) Burglar alarm. 2500 N Elston. 2) A slow down is being given on the 1:02am job.
1:06am - I've now switched over to 25. I'll monitor 14 again tomorrow.
1:17am - Battery in progress. Central Park and Wabansia. People fighting in the street with bats. Some people have knives. A male Hispanic with a black shirt and white hat has a gun.
1:38am - 1) Beat car 2524Robert has a traffic stop at Pulaski and Wrightwood. 2) Battery in progress. Diversey and Lawndale. Two males fighting in front of the bar.
1:40am - A slow down is being given on the 1:17am job per Beat 2510Robert. Beat car 2523Robert was just assigned to this call at 1:33.
1:42am - Traffic accident. 4400 W Diversey. CFD is on scene and they're saying it's getting ugly with a fight beginning to ensue.
1:44am - Person down. Mozart Park. Male sleeping under a bench.
1:49am - 2523R is on the scene at 4400 Diversey and reports that the traffic lights are out at Kostner and Diversey now because the control box has been hit. Also, 2510R says that this was a hit and run. The offender is a male Hispanic with a mohawk who fled with a small dog. The offender may be bleeding.
2:00am - Ok, I'm really tired and worn out, especially from covering 14 tonight, so I'm going to bed. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.
8:45am - I'm back. Good morning.
9:51am - Parker. On 2535's Beat.
9:57am - Information only, but the 12th District is chasing a tan Ford Windstar that has a gun in it. The van registers back to 4025 W Nelson.
10:07am - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Monitcello. Several of them throwing up signs and loitering.
11:41am - Municipal ordinance violation. Milwaukee and Lawndale.
12:53pm - I'm going to the community garden party now. I'll be back sometime this evening. Have a good afternoon, everyone.
8:05pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.
8:10pm - Criminal damage. 2911 N Springfield.
8:54pm - Gang disturbance. 2400 N Springfield. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.
9:09pm - Narcotics. 29XX N Ridgeway. Crack smokers in the doorway. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.
10:44pm - Person w/ a gun. Diversey and Kostner. A driver in a '98 two-door Chevy Blazer with tinted windows has a gun on him. Vehicle last seen heading SB on Kostner towards Parker. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.
11:09pm - Disturbance. 1835 N Harding. Man causing disturbances in the building and refuses to be quiet. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.