Good morning, everyone, it's 6am. Yep, I'm up early. That's because I have to attend a hearing this morning in the Loop regarding Danny's Liquors (Milwaukee and Ridgeway). The hearing is at 9am, at City Hall. After that, I think I may have some stuff to do before heading home, and when I get home, I'll probably nap for an hour or two. So I probably won't be back with the blog until about 2pm. Anyway, it's cloudy right now, with temps in the upper 60s. Today it's supposed to be in the mid 80s with severe weather, including possibly some tornadoes. So be careful. With that, here's crime for today.
7:02am - Disturbance. Koz Park. Homeless man sleeping by the pool.
7:45am - Beat 2582Foot has a traffic stop at 2870 N Milwaukee Ave.
8:02am - I have to get going. Hope everyone has a great day. See you all later.
2:00pm - I'm back. Good afternoon
3:49pm - Burglar alarm. 21XX N Kedvale.
4:29pm - 1) Battery in progress. 2800 block of N Ridgeway. Large fight in the street with up to 20 teens and gang members involved. I'm looking at it right now, and it's CRAZY out here. 2) Disturbance. 29XX N Lawndale.
4:34pm - Calls are still coming in on the fight on the 2800 block of Ridgeway. Numerous teens fighting. Also being called in as a gang fight.
4:38pm - We have a victim now from this large fight, at an address on the block.
4:50pm - CPD is finally on scene. They're talking to the involved parties. Lots of crazy stuff still going on over here. I think they're also calling for an assist unit.
4:53pm - Assault. 28XX N Ridgeway. Caller's being threatened by a woman on the block. I know the involved parties, too.
4:55 through 5:20pm - CPD is on scene, still talking to people. Looks like this was a fight involving a large number of teenagers from the block, and gang members, as well as others who don't live here. Nevertheless, a crazy fight indeed. At about 5:20, CPD pulled off. At one point, though, two more squad cars pulled up.
4:57pm - Disturbance. 25XX N Ridgeway. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call.
5:29pm - Burglar report. 27XX N Monticello.
6:49pm - Beat car 2523 is doing foot patrol on the 2800 block of N Kilbourn.
6:56pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.
7:12pm - I'm back.
7:14pm - DUI driver. Pulaski and Cortland. Car with a plate of K540008 has a drunk driver in it. Car has already hit one vehicle.
7:51pm - Parkers. On 2524's Beat.
8:09pm - Hold-up alarm. 3094 N Milwaukee.
8:14pm - A slow down is being given on the 8:10pm job.
8:37pm - Suspicious person. 37XX W Belden. Guy claiming to work for the Census unlocked the gate and came into the lobby.
8:52pm - Parker. 40XX W Parker.
8:57pm - Battery in progress. 44XX W Deming. Males fighting and they're talking about getting knives.
9:00pm - Person w/ a knife. Pulaski and Armitage.
9:03pm - Kidnapping. Armitage and Karlov. 10 gangbangers just grabbed a male, beat up him, stuffed him their trunk, and took him in a car going towards Dickens.
9:14pm - Battery in progress. 29XX N Ridgeway or Ridgeway/Diversey. Two different addresses given. Two males are supposed to be fighting with baseball bats at one of these addresses.
9:19pm - The 9:14pm job is a 19Boy. 2522 couldn't find them.
9:20pm - Beat car 2524 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Montana.
9:54pm - Assault in progress. 44XX W Deming. Two males arguing.
Sometime in the 10pm hour - Some call around Armitage and Pulaski.
11:43pm - A Tac unit has a stop in an alley around Pulaski and Armitage.