Saturday, July 2, 2011

Disturbance On Springfield, Gang Disturbance On Lawndale

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's currently a bit cloudy, but humid. It's in the 60s right now. Today will warm up into the low 90s, with sunshine this morning, and then storms moving in this afternoon. The storms may be strong, but hopefully they're not anything like Thursday's storms. Anyway, I'm going to monitor 25 and 14. I'm splitting the coverage up. I'll be monitoring 14 starting around 3pm today, until midnight. Then tomorrow, from whenever I get up until 3pm, I'll be monitoring 14, then I'll switch back over to 25 starting at 3pm. I'll be monitoring 25 all day Monday. So, with that, here's crime for today.

12:18am - Disturbance. 29XX N Springfield.

12:19am - Gang disturbance. 21XX N Lawndale.

12:20am - I have to go. I'll be back in the morning. I hope everyone has a good night.

7:46am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

8:11am - Fire. 2979 N Ridgeway. Vacant building on fire.

8:15am - I think the 8:11am job is bona fide. Another fire truck is rolling over here. There's already been two to come down Ridgeway.

9:06am - A victim was taken to Illinois Masonic from 2979 Ridgeway. The victim taken to Illinois Masonic had smoke inhalation and also appeared to have been beat up. Officers will followup at Illinois Masonic to see if two incidents were related. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

9:29am - Criminal damage. 39XX W Altgeld. Caller states that original call occurred around 9 AM today. The person who was stealing his gas and putting sugar in his gas tank was caught, and they got the plate. Caller needs the police report from that incident. (Could not find original call that was made). Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

9:43am - Beat car 2523 is going to Illinois Masonic regarding the fire victim. Notification needs to be made to ComEd to shut off the power to that address. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

11:18am - Beat 2573 needs a supervisor at 3029 N Hamlin for some reason. 2510's going.

12:02pm - Sex offense. George and Kostner. Man masturbating in front of the kids.

1:18pm - Battery in progress. Schubert and Lawndale. Group of kids fighting.

1:19pm - 1) Battery in progress. Monticello and Schubert. Group fighting with sticks and bottles. 2) Person w/ a gun. 27XX N Ridgeway. Male Hispanic with a white shirt and dark shorts has a gun. There's a group fighting.

1:24pm - Battery in progress. Diversey and Springfield. Group fighting, someone's got a crowbar.

1:25pm - Residential alarm. 37XX W Wabansia.

1:26pm - Suspicious person. 43XX W Schubert.

1:31pm - Beat car 2521 just got flagged down at Wolfram and Lawndale. Group of gangbangers heading towards Central Park are carrying pieces of glass on them.

1:49pm - Battery in progress. 1627 N Pulaski. At Walgreens. People fighting as a result of an accident.

2:00pm - Backlog in 25 at 14:00 hours.

2:15pm - Battery. 36XX W Altgeld. Male Black, 17 yrs old, 5'8, no shirt and plaid shorts on a bike cut the chain off the daughter's neck and hurt her in the process. Possible robbery. He fled south on Monticello towards Fullerton.

3:01pm - I'm here with 14. Good afternoon, everyone.

- 1) Animal abuse. Somewhere in the coverage area. 2) Suspicious vehicle. Rockwell and Cortland. 3) Disturbance. Armitage and Western. Aggressive panhandler reaching into people's cars. 4) Disturbance. 2645 N Elston. Female huffing on something behind the MicroCenter. 5) Recovery. 31XX W Logan. 6) Suspicious person. 20XX N Milwaukee. Male looking into people's bags.

3:10pm - Kids are playing in the open hydrant, in the street, at Cortland and Rockwell.

3:24pm - 1) Disturbance. 20XX N California. Intoxicated female passed out in front. 2) Commercial alarm. 16XX N Honore.

3:29pm - EMS run. 34XX W Armitage. Man on the ground screaming, might be overdosing.

3:31pm - Disturbance. 3571 W Armitage. Male Black, white oversized shirt, plaid shorts, is drinking and smoking marijuana while doing his laundry.

3:37pm - Traffic accident. Homer and Kedzie. Two cars. One party has no insurance.

3:38pm - Open hydrant at McLean and Drake.

3:44pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2600 W Cortland. Seven male teens, six Hispanic and one Black, just broke into a vacant apartment.

3:47pm - Open hydrant at St. Louis and McLean.

3:50pm - Person wanted. 27XX N Milwaukee. Wanted for theft is a male Hispanic, white tanktop, slim build who stole the caller's bike.

4:05pm - Disturbance. 2232 N Milwaukee. Male refusing to leave the store.

4:27pm - Assist the PO. North Avenue and the Kennedy. State police needs help with an accident.

4:28pm - Disturbance. Skate Park (2400 W. Logan). Argument going on, biker teens VS skateboarding teens.

4:30pm - Commercial alarm. 2934 N Milwaukee. At Fifth Third Bank. A back door has been pried open and the alarm is sounding.

4:32pm - Street lights flashing red at Belmont and Kedzie.

4:53pm - Beat 1442 has a traffic stop at Troy and Wabansia.

4:55pm - Traffic accident. Armitage and Hermitage. Two cars.

4:58pm - Traffic accident. Bosworth and North Ave. Three cars. A baby is in one of them, so EMS is on the way.

5:30pm - Beat car 1432 needs an ambulance in the 1900 block of N Mozart.

5:43pm - Disturbance. Armitage and St. Louis. Group loitering and shooting off fireworks.

5:44pm - Disturbance. California and Fullerton. Motorcycles heading towards Western on Fullerton were going at only 20 mph.

5:53pm - Request for a supervisor. 21XX N Leavitt.

6:16pm - There's a job at Wabansia and Kedzie.

7:14pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:28pm - I'm back.

7:32pm - A car is needed at 1710 N Damen. There's an open back door, and a unit is needed in the front.

7:47pm - 1) Disturbance. 1938 W North. At the currency. Dispute over a check. 2) Disturbance. 22XX N Sawyer. Dispute over boxes.

7:54pm - Beat 1405 asks for park checks at Unity and Fireman parks. Event number for Unity is 19377 and Fireman is 19381.

8:00pm - Disturbance. Kimball/Diversey/Milwaukee. A CTA bus driver let on a passenger in a wheelchair and now they're arguing.

8:17pm - Disturbance. Webster and Damen. Cab driver arguing with a passenger.

8:22pm - Disturbance. 2500 block of W Homer. Guy on a motorcycle is riding it on the sidewalk.

8:23pm - Disturbance. Diversey and the Kennedy Expressway. Bunch of 12 yr old kids playing on the ramp.

8:58pm - Check the well being. 27XX N St. Louis. Male White, green shirt, badge pants and backpack is hitting himself over the head.

9:15pm - Beat car 1411 asks for a Community Concern event number, and an event number for Skate park. Skate's event number is 21147 and the Community Concern event number is 21159.

9:17pm - Beat 1452 has a stop at Cortland and Kedzie.

9:51pm - Fireworks at 22XX W Diversey and 22XX W Medill.

10:09pm - Fire. 1658 N Milwaukee. Kids threw firecrackers into a garbage can and it might be on fire now. CFD is going.

10:12pm - Missing person report. 1900 N Sawyer.

10:24pm - Assault in progress. 35XX W Dickens. The neighbor just came over to the caller's garage and kicked their car door, then started saying stuff to them.

10:31pm - Fireworks. 1600 block of N Washtenaw.

10:47pm - Fireworks. 24XX N Washtenaw.

10:52pm - Two loud music disturbances in 14.

10:53pm - Parker. 2000 block of N Drake. Permits.

11:01pm - Fireworks. 1800 blocks of N Rockwell and Campbell.

11:08pm - 1) Suspicious vehicle. 2200 block of N Rockwell. Something about a hit or something. I admit, I didn't really listen to this call. 2) A unit is on a traffic stop at 1892 N Milwaukee.

11:11pm - 1) Traffic accident. 3213 W Armitage. 2) Battery in progress. Kedzie and Bloomingdale. Five to six males fighting.

11:14pm - A disregard is being given on the
Kedzie and Bloomingdale fight.

11:17pm - Criminal damage. Bloomingdale and Spaulding. Two kids tagging.

11:30pm - Request for a supervisor. Milwaukee/North/Damen.

11:33pm - 1) Disturbance. 18XX N Sawyer. 2) Disturbance. 17XX N Whipple. Kids playing in the street.

11:41pm - 1) Check the well being. Ashland and Armitage. 2) Commerical alarm. Somewhere in the coverage area. 3) Some job in the area. 4) Traffic accident. Somewhere in the coverage area. 5) Fireworks. 24XX N Artesian. 6) Fireworks. 25XX N Washtenaw.


bobbo said...

As John Lennon would say, "Tax the rich, feed the poor, til there are no rich no more" This is what's needed in this country, world, whatever...

Anonymous said...

You truly belong in the 1978 USSR. Good luck with your Anti-American and Anti-Success sentiments. The millions of immigrants who came here from countries like you want this one to become would laugh at you. Parents need to teach their kids that if they are poor the only key is massive hard work towards an education and college and more hard work to make a good living. The hardships will always be there but that's life. Hard work feels good. Sitting around and bitching and feeling sorry for yourself about being poor is laziness. That is what needs to be eliminated in this country. People need to pick themselves up and do what they can to improve their situation. It's hard but the most rewarding thing should be a parent to not complain and instill in their children a monster work ethic and a heavy respect for higher education. It can be done. Child everyday see the rewards of hard work. Complaining is worthless. Competition and drive create success. Get off Tax the Rich and give it to the poor bullshit. Get on the let's get some education and work our asses off to better ourselves or our children.

Anonymous said...

How about just not posting his dumb comments anymore!! Cant you ban him or something??

Anonymous said...

Wow the blog comments are starting to not be about the neighborhood, and about people complaining about eachothers comments!! Come on guys, this type of behavior is making the blog look unprofessional ! Timmy is doing a good job keeping up with it and ignorant people turn comments into a whole different subject! and Timmy don't let these idiots get to you! If you could ban the certain people then that's all good. If not ignore them! They have nothing else better to do. Remember "Misery loves company" you don't want to be the company! As for the NEIGHBORHOOD everyone I've been seeing more cops around and that feels great to see! But as for these little low-life gangbangers they just wait till the close is clear and come out like roaches. Instead if them hanging in groups they and together by 2 or 3 people at different parts at the park or walking down Diversey ! When something goes down they come out the woodworks . Im starting have doubts about this gang activity being under control. Gangbangers are smart in their own ways! It's called "Hood or Street Smart" . I hope there's a good strategic solution oneday to the gang violence. I'll try to be more optimistic about it but that's kind of hard to see sometimes when you see these idiots in the street and park and watch the stupid things they do! I wish I could take of my belt a give them a good a$$ whooping!

Anonymous said...

Timmy, yesterday the burglary report on the 3600 block of West Oakdale occurred at about 2:30 in the afternoon and we all think it was the gypsies at the end of the block. They have other family members that live on your block, the 2800 blk of Ridgeway. They drive a green minivan and there are two heavy set females that walk back and forth using cell phones. They drive Blk. pick up truck on our block that says Afordable Construction, yes they spelled affordable with only on "f" and they are out at all hours of the night. I have seen them hauling full garbage bags in the house from that blk truck at 2:00 am. Please warn your neighbors as they injured the neighbors dog as well. There are 10-15 of them and some of them serve as look outs and watch both the alley as well as the front of the house. This is the second burglary since they moved in!

Anonymous said...

By the way, we have been complaining to the alderman about 2979 Ridgeway for months and I hope that stinky, piss bum hell hole burned to the ground!

Nikki said...

Honestly there is no way to rid our neighborhoods of gangbangers, the best we can do is try and keep our kids safe and away from this violence. im not knocking the police department but they can be doing so much more for our city, they are suppose to serve and protect so why isnt there 24hr foot patrol?, i think that would make a big difference,and we would stop losing innocent children.

Shirley Miller said...

Gypsies are not who you want to have as neighbors. They have no respect for the block and sleep during the day and are up all night. They do not have jobs and the kids don't go to school. Track many of them and keep a log. The majority of them scam and all have tuck pointing and fake construction trucks. They seem to have really moved into the neighborhood lately. Report them to the police if they continually play games with their temp tags on the trucks and minivans. They will get a knock on their door and they can't handle police investigations.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

bobbo, all I have to say is that I think I'm done publishing your comments. You seem like a troll, too.

Anonymous 6:40, I usually post his comments because I believe everyone has a right to express their opinions, as weird or harsh they may be. But these comments are getting out of hand, and I won't publish them anymore.

Anonymous 11:36, I agree. These comments aren't really about the neighborhood anymore, it's mostly nonsense now, and this isn't the place for it. I encourage comments, but they should be relevant to the neighborhood and certainly not about any dumb stuff. And I agree about the gangbangers. Most times they won't do anything when the cops are around, but when the cops are gone, then they spread like wildfire. And I've seen the same thing, with them breaking into groups of two to three lately. But yeah, when something happens, lo and behold, here they all are. I agree that the gangbangers are smart when it comes to the streets. They know what to do.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Nikki, sorry, but do you honestly believe that? I don't for a second. If there wasn't a way to get rid of them for our neighborhoods, then why how come neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village, etc. got rid of them? And these were neighborhoods with gang problems as bad as ours at one point! So please don't tell me there's not a way. In fact, I truly believe there are quite a few ways of getting rid of them. Those things, from what I've seen work, would be block clubs that are ACTIVE and fight an active role against crime and disorder in the community, reporting buildings with gangbangers in them for building violations, calling the police CONSTANTLY regarding gang activity. There's probably even more, but that's what I've seen work. And, of course, a neighborhood has to be UNITED against gangs. And, as for the police, they ARE serving and protecting to the best of their ability, I believe. Sure, we all know of some cops that don't give a damn about their job, but most of them are willing to serve and protect us, and some even go the extra mile. Finally, as for the foot patrols, they don't have enough manpower to do all of that. It'd be nice, but they don't.

Shirley, I agree 100%. I have gypsies next door to me and can attest to this.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous on Oakdale, that's interesting. We have two buildings with gypsies in them, so I'm curious to know which one they're in. I have another question, too. Which end of your block are the gypsies on? But nevertheless, thank you for that info, and by the way, 2979 N. Ridgeway did NOT burn to the ground, unfortunately. It's still standing with only a few black spots on it.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Shirley Miller.... your an asshole and I hope God see's your a nosy ass prejudice no life that thinks you can judge people! People are people..theres bad in every race, sex, color. Dumbass...

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

To both of you "anonymous" folks - what the hell does being a gypsie have anything to do with race? We all know that there are good and bad people in each race, but again, gypsies aren't a specific race -- or are they? I don't know. I just thought gypsies were people who were like Shirley described, people who don't have respect and scam people. What does race have anything to do with it?? Sounds to me like you both are playing the race card.

Anonymous said...

The gypsies on Oakdale are on the north side of the street at the east end of the block right off the vacant lot by US Bank. They are definitely related too the families on your block. I believe that one of the ones on your block has a stoma in his neck and he has to cover the opening to speak. At one time they loved on the 2900 blk of Ridgeway but were evicted.
I believe that these gypsies are Romanian and someone told me that they basically speak a language all their own.

Anonymous said...

I like this blog... but this Gypsy talk made me loose all respect & I will never look at this blog again. You should be ashamed of yourselves for talking down on ANY HUMAN. I know the homeless are annoying, so I can see the talk about them, but just because someone works at night & aint "pink skinned" like YOU does not mean they are a thief or a bad person. Maybe YOU are the problem on that block. Maybe YOU have to much time on your hands, so much time YOU need to watch every move a family makes because they are Gypsy. GET A LIFE! With all that gang-banging going on in that area YOU are worried about a family cause they work at Your the problem! What a Disgrace!

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

You are SOOOO biased, anonymous 9:29. How the fuck are you going to be okay with us talking about the homeless and yet we can't say anything about gypsies, which ISN'T A FUCKING SPECIFIC RACE! You know what, let me tell you something. I don't give a damn if you never look at this blog again. You don't have to. I don't care. Frankly, I want you off my blog since you're going to fucking sit here and try to imply that I'M racist! There's no way in hell I'm racist, and I'll tell you why: 1) I've got a cousin that's PUERTO RICAN, so what does that tell you?? anf 2) I go to a predominately African-American school in Rogers Park, and yet have NO personal problems with the kids. I don't like what some of their lifestyles are, and those aren't the ones I have in my circle of friends, but believe me, I have a LOT of African American and Hispanic friends (even more so than Whites). And even the ones I don't hang out with, I respect them and they respect me. So race has NOTHING to do with this discussion, and how DARE you even try to throw that in here. Yeah, I'm mad, but I'm fucking tired of nonsense from all of you fucking commenters. It's gotta be race with all of you. Sorry, but I don't look at race. If your White and causing a problem in the community, I treat you the same way as any other person of ANY other race who's causing a problem, which is that you're causing a problem and we want you out of our community.

Comment thread closed here. I'm not putting up with this. I'm already pissed off as it is about personal shit going on my life, I don't need this bullshit on top of it.