Good morning, everyone, it's 8:45am. It's currently sunny and humid. It's in the mid 80s already. It's supposed to warm up into the mid 90s today, with the rest of the week being the same. They're even saying we might have a heat wave on our hands, which of course wouldn't be good. Anyway, tomorrow, I won't be here until about 1pm or 2pm. I won't be attending summer school, but I have to take care of some family business. Then, at 7pm, I have the Avondale Neighborhood Association meeting I probably will be attending. Finally, on Thursday, I'm attending a burglary seminar being held at the 25th District. So, with that, here's crime for today.
9:03am - EMS run. 26XX W Cortland.
9:17am - Assault in progress. Diversey and Albany. In the north alley, heading east, there are three gangbangers chasing a teenager with golf clubs.
9:19am - Beat car 1424, the responding unit to the EMS run, says that it's a DOA. 42 yr old male with down syndrome, under doctor's care. Appears natural. Also, 1411, the responding unit to the assault, says that there's no victim on scene, but there are witnesses saying this happened. The van fled down Albany, towards George. It has a broken window. A slow down is being given.
9:28am - Beat car 1412 is running a name at 2722 N Kedzie.
9:43am - Battery in progress. Albany and Diversey. Gang fight by the laundry mat. It's those people from earlier. The van with the broken window, gray in color, is back on scene. Four VS two. The car has a plate of 2531Z.
9:46am - Another slow down is being given on this gang fight. Once again, nothing's going on over there.
10:34am - Traffic accident. 25XX W Diversey. Caller's car was just involved in an accident.
10:38am - Burglar alarm. 16XX N Fairfield.
10:39am - Parker. On 1412's Beat.
10:44am - 1) Residential alarm. 23XX N Maplewood. 2) Assault. 29XX N Allen. Landlord tried to hit the caller with a shoe.
11:09am - Landlord/tenant dispute. 1838 N Marshfield. Former tenant on scene.
11:42am - Suspicious vehicle. George and Western. Car blocking the intersection has been there for the last half hour, and the man in the car is on the phone.
11:52am - The 11:42am job is coded. The guy's waiting on a tow because his car broke down.
12:02pm - 1) Traffic accident. 1940 N Elston. 2) Parker. On 1433's Beat.
12:23pm - Animal abuse. Milwaukee and Washtenaw. Dog locked in a car with all the windows rolled up.
12:47pm - Theft. 28XX W Belden. A Cricket phone was stolen.
1:35 to 1:45pm - There may have been a call or two in the area.
2:00pm - I'm back with 25.
2:39pm - Open hydrant. Wabansia and Harding.
2:55pm - They're calling back on the 2:39pm job. Two male Hispanics trying to open hydrant, white shorts and red T-shirts. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call.
3:54pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and somewhere.
3:56pm - EMS run. 26XX N Harding.
3:57pm - Gang disturbance. North and Springfield. Two males throwing bottles at traffic, heading east.
4:15pm - The 3:56pm job is a bona fide DOA. The victim was 55 yrs old and died of natural causes. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call.
4:19pm - Criminal damage. 22XX N Lawndale. Four male Hispanics pounding on fire hydrant with a hammer trying to open it. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call.
4:54pm - Parker. 25XX N Hamlin.
4:57pm - Open hydrant. 37XX W Lyndale. Kids playing in the hydrant.
5:13pm - Sex offense. 28XX N Hamlin. Male touched the caller's daughter.
5:28pm - I guess this is effective beginning today, but the Chicago Police Department is going to start arresting people who are opening up fire hydrants, and will confiscate and inventory any and all items used to open them up.
5:48pm - EMS run. 3100 block of N Hamlin. In between Belmont and Milwaukee on Hamlin, there's a man down on the ground.
5:49pm - Beat 2520 needs another car at Schubert and Pulaski. He's got an open hydrant.
5:53pm - The 5:13pm job is bona fide, by the way.
6:02pm - 2520 now needs a car at 2130 N Kedvale. He's going to shut off another hydrant. 2513 is heading over to assist.
6:20pm - 2520 reports that the 6:02pm hydrant is now closed, and now they're trying to close the one on the southwest corner of Karlov and Dickens.
7:00pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.
7:13pm - I'm back.
8:04pm - Gang disturbance. Palmer and Karlov. Four of them on the corner, throwing up gang signs.
8:12pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Palmer.
9:21pm - Arson. 37XX W Palmer. Kids tried to burn down the house. They burned the garage. They're being held.
9:26pm - Some call in the area.
10:05pm - I'm gone for the night. See you all tomorrow. Good night.