Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:53pm. Today hasn't been too good for a day for me. Just a lot of personal problems I have to deal with. I'll be all right, though. Anyway, I'm attending the Avondale Neighborhood Association meeting this evening at 7pm at St. Hyacinth's. We'll see how that goes. Then, on Thursday, I'll be attending a burglary prevention seminar in the 25th District at 6:30pm. Hopefully that goes well. Lastly, it's going to be a scorcher this week. We're talking upper 90s, possibly lower 100s. So I recommend that if you can, stay indoors and stay cool, and if you have to be outside, drink lots of fluids. So, with that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.
4:02pm - Criminal trespass. 30XX N Davlin. Landlord illegally came into the apartment. Caller's on her way home but has the 15 yr old daughter at home.
6:00pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.
6:16pm - I'm back until 6:50pm.
6:21pm - Battery in progress. 28XX N Kenneth. Kids fighting.
6:41pm - Gang disturbance. On 2525's Beat.
6:50pm - I'm going to go to this meeting. I'll be back later.
8:33pm - I'm back. Good evening.
8:53pm - Burglar alarm. 18XX N Lawndale.
9:01pm - Suspicious vehicle. Fullerton and Central Park. Three males in a red pick-up truck touched the caller's daughter.
9:33pm - Beat car 2535 has an open hydrant at Karlov and Palmer.
9:38pm - Battery. 22XX N Keystone.
9:50-ish pm - Some call at Palmer and Kedvale.
10:52pm - ALL units on the Zone are to respond to Jackson and Karlov, in the 11th District. Two police officers have been shot and there's a full-fledged riot in progress. All Chicago Police must respond to the scene from the sound of things. So I think it's safe to say if you call for anything tonight, do not except a police response at all. I have a feeling the units will be over there for a few hours. All of this happened around 10:45.
11:12pm - Beat car 2523Robert has a traffic stop at Karlov and George.
11:17pm - Here's what I'm collecting from the incident in 11. They've got more than 200 units over there from all over the city handling this. They're searching vacant houses on the 4100 block of W Jackson, yards, you name it. There's a command post set up, a crime scene, etc. So far, the units in 25 are being told they can stay in the District. As for 15, whatever units that are on scene must stay there, but any units not on scene can stay in the District. Also, a few units are getting released every so often. I currently do not have a condition on the two POs shot, but will try to obtain it as soon as I can.
11:24pm - Two things. One, ANY possibles that are caught are to be taken into Area 5 and MUST NOT be allowed to wash their hands and two, the description of the offender is as follows: Male Black, 5 foot 8 (5'8), black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. He was last seen heading north on Pulaski, then west on Adams.
11:26pm - K-9 is on scene over there.
11:27pm - 1) Parker. 41XX W Wellington. 2) Check the well being. 28XX N Hamlin. 3) Disturbance. 20XX N Avers. Six males in front, loitering.
11:29pm - I'm turning off Zone 12 now, and will stay up a bit longer to monitor Zone 10.
11:45pm - They're calling for units from other Districts to handle calls in 11. Some units in 12 will be responding to calls in 11, and a couple of units in 13 will be doing the same. They may end up calling for a couple of units from 14 sooner or later.
11:57pm - Ok, here's the latest I'm hearing. All the units assigned to the shooting are to switch over to Citywide 6 (a radio frequency; email me if you want the frequency). Beat 1190 is giving out orders that there is to be NO car/foot traffic in the area of Madison to the north, Keeler to the west, Gladys to the south and Pulaski to the east. If cars and people do come through, they're to have a contact card done on them. There's officers to be at EVERY intersection in that area.
12:00am - Ok, folks, I'm going to leave my scanner on tonight and will record everything happening on Citywide 6. I'll have all of this info up in a separate post by tomorrow evening. So with said, good night, everyone.