Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011 Coverage

Good evening, everyone, it's 6:15pm. It's Halloween evening, and I've started my monitoring of the community. First I will be monitoring 17, from now until 6:30pm, then some of 14 from 6:30 to 7pm, then I'm switching over to 25 for the night. Hopefully things won't be too crazy tonight. I'll try my very best to stay on top of things through the evening. I'll be here until 2am. With that, here's crime for tonight.

6:23pm - Three pit bulls running loose through the community at Monticello and Roscoe.

6:30pm - Now monitoring 14...

6:31pm - 1) Panic alarm. 21XX W Fullerton. 2) Parker. 2400 block of N Talman. Permits.

6:32pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 3200 block of W Cortland. Two rival groups arguing over the block. They're between Sawyer and Kedzie. 2) Reckless driver. Webster and Ashland. Car heading towards Armitage almost ran two cars off the road.

6:41pm - Person w/ a gun. Western and Wabansia. Group of kids egged the caller's car and one of them, a male Black, 17 years old, red sweater, khaki pants and a black backpack (with the gun inside of it), came up to the car and pointed a gun at him. The group's currently going up and down Western, egging cars.

6:43pm - Criminal damage. 1605 N Troy. At the Humboldt Park Library. Group of teens just came into the library and threw eggs at the computers. They're all males that are wearing blue, black, gold and red.

6:46pm - Assault. North and California. Two male Blacks, one wearing red, were mad about a non-refunding policy that the Family Dollar over there has and the male wearing red said that he was going to "get my (his) money one way or another".

6:51pm - Car alarm. 2746 W Fullerton.

6:56pm - Traffic accident. California and Elston. Two cars.

6:58pm - Assault. 21XX N Spaulding. Group of kids were throwing rocks and one hit the neighbor in the face. The victim is chasing the kids south on Spaulding towards Dickens.

6:59pm - Those kids are now at about Dickens and Kimball.

7:00pm - I'm now here with 25.

7:17pm - Battery in progress. Springfield and Fullerton. Group of males fighting in the street.

7:36pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Lawndale. They're yelling and screaming at each other.

8:09pm - Shots Fired. Lawndale and George. Five shots fired. Nothing seen.

8:12pm - Beat 6759Adam is on the 8:09pm job. Someone's telling them that the shots came from north of George, possibly from around Oakdale.

8:53pm - Some sort of call on the 2200 block of N Central Park.

9:16pm - Battery in progress. 3110 N Milwaukee. Intoxicated female in the rear is fighting with people.

9:29pm - Disturbance. 36XX W Palmer. Loiters.

9:32pm - They're calling again on Central Park.

9:58pm - Battery victim injured. 37XX W Altgeld. Gangbangers just beat up the caller.

9:59pm - Disturbance. 26XX N Harding. Group of four people on the front porch, refusing to leave.

10:42pm - They're calling back on the 9:16pm job.

10:43pm - Person w/ a gun. Armitage and Pulaski. There's a man by the gas station with a gun. This also comes in as a "gang disturbance".

11:54pm - Wanted from a robbery (hold-up) that just occurred at the Crown Liquors at 2821 N Milwaukee are three male Hispanics and two female Hispanics. The main offender has a tattoo on his face. They took off in a gray SUV towards Wisner. They're armed.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Customer Leaves Puppy At Animal Treatment Center

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a chily night out there, it being in the 40s. I'm going to monitor 25 today from whenever I wake up until my dinner. As I said yesterday, I will kick into special coverage of 25 for tomorrow evening. I will begin monitoring sometime between 6pm and 7pm and will not stop until 2am. So, with that said, here's crime for today.

12:10am - Theft. 3927 W Belmont. Customer just left the animal treatment center without paying and left his puppy there.

12:28am - Person w/ a gun. 21XX N Lawndale. Male Hispanic with a gray outfit and he's got a gun. He's with three male Blacks in front.

12:32am - A slow down is being given on the 12:28am job. No one's out there right now.

12:40am - I'm going to go. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

8:30am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

9:19am - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

10:11am - Beat car 2523 is coding out a Ridgeway and a Lawndale job. I never heard any calls from either street, so Dispatch must've just sent the calls over to their PDT.

11:44am - Beat car 2525 is doing a contact card at 3643 W Fullerton.

12:05pm - Disturbance. 2003 N Pulaski. Male beggin for money at the gas pumps.

12:48pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 1627 N Pulaski. At the Walgreens. Male Hispanic, 5'5, slim build, black and gray jacket and black pants is running up and down the street yelling at people.

1:18pm - Criminal damage. 2918 N Pulaski. Broken window over at D&G Express.

1:20pm - There was a burglary at the 1:18pm job a couple of weeks ago.

1:44pm - The 1:18pm job is coded 19Henry for now. The owner's not there right now, but as soon as he gets there, they will recontact the police.

1:49pm - Beat 2561Charlie needs another car at 27XX N Lawndale. They were dispatched to a selling job there. I never heard it, though, so it must've been sent over to their PDT. Also, Beat 6751Eddie has a male Black in all black running from them at Harding and Wabansia. Running east.

1:50pm - Beat car 2512 is assigned to go help 2561C, while 2534 is going to help 6751E. 6751E lost sight of the offender. Last seen heading north in the yards. 2512 is coming all the way from Diversey and Narranganset.

1:51pm - A slow down is being given on the foot chase, per Beat 2520.

1:52pm - Beat 2561Eddie is going to help 2561C instead. 2512 is given a disregard.

1:54pm - Parker. 39XX W Barry.

1:55pm - Backlog in 25 at 13:55 hours.

2:19pm - Missing from Kelvyn Park is a male Hispanic, 9 years old, named David. He has spiky hair, black pants, black shoes and a gray jacket. He's 3 feet tall, 60 lbs and has brown eyes. He was last seen in the west side of the park.

2:55pm - Parker. 28XX N Kildare. Car on the hydrant.

3:12pm - Open door. 31XX N Lowell. An abandoned building has it's back door open.

5:35pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 4400 W Parker. People working on cars on the street.

6:30pm - Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Belmont. Injures. EMS en route.

6:41pm - Battery in progress. 3110 N Milwaukee. Two females fighting in front. One's drunk.

6:42pm - I have to go eat, so with that, I'm gone for the night. I'll be back tomorrow evening. Have a good night, everyone.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Search Warrant On St. Louis

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:14pm. It's a pretty cool night out, with temps around 50 or in the upper 40s. It's a clear evening, too. I'm monitoring this evening until about midnight or so, then I'll monitor 25 tomorrow from whenever I wake up to my dinner time. I monitored 17 this morning and there were no calls. Anyway, regarding Halloween, I will have special coverage of 25, starting around 6 or 7pm and lasting until around 2am. I may also monitor a bit of 14 and 17 also. We'll see. Here's crime for this evening.

7:15pm - A 45Sam unit is doing a search warrant on the 2400 block of N St. Louis. Console time is 19:15 hours.

7:32pm - EMS run. Milwaukee and Central Park. Male hit his head on a bus (assuming on a CTA bus).

8:11pm - Burglar alarm. 39XX W Wrightwood.

8:24pm - Loud music disturbance. 20XX N Kedvale. Loud party.

8:44pm - Beat 2563Eddie has a street stop at Central Park and Dickens. 2563Boy is heading over for the search.

8:52pm - Parker. 39XX W Barry.

9:35pm - Disturbance. 37XX W McLean. Argument in the hallway, possibly domestic related.

9:50pm - Suspicious vehicle. 18XX N Harding. Vehicle with a couple of people in it has been sitting in front for about 45 minutes now.

10:17pm - Some call in the area.

10:18pm - Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Lawndale.

10:24pm -Disturbance. Central Park and Milwaukee.

10:33pm - Beat car 2524 is on a traffic stop somewhere.

11:05pm - They're calling back on that 10:18pm job.

11:22pm - Parker. 43XX W Drummond.

11:40pm - Parker. 2800 block of N Ridgeway. Permits.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Threatening Suicide On Albany

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:18am. Sorry for no post yesterday, but my computer wasn't working and I spent hours fixing it. But, in the 5pm hour, there were about 10 gangbangers going up and down Diversey, imtimdating people, flashing and shouting gang signs/slogans, etc. Anyway, I'm monitoring 17 today for all of you good residents North of Belmont. We'll see what happens. Here's crime for today.

9:47am - Threatening suicide. 33XX N Albany. Caller's wife is threatening to kill herself.

10:11am - Information for the CPD. 34XX N Lawndale. Corner seal needs to be removed. This is where that murder occurred last week.

10:32am - Beat 1702 is coming over the air, saying that an assist unit is needed at Belmont and Kedzie for the 14th District and Streets and San. They need some help clearing out the homeless people. 1732 is assigned.

11:00am to 11:40am - I recorded this time period, but for some reason my microphone didn't get it. I'll get this time period tomorrow.

1:05pm - There's just been a traffic accident at Belmont and Keeler. It's on 25's side and there's injures.

1:21pm - Beat car 2525 is handling the accident.

2:40pm - Disturbance. Kimball and Belmont. Female in a wheelchair begging for money.

2:47pm - Beat 1761David has a street stop at Addison and California.

2:58pm - Person down. Kimball and Avondale. Person down on the east side of the street.

3:03pm - Traffic accident. Melrose and Kimball. Rollover. EMS and CFD en route.

3:04pm - Two males are fighting at the scene of the 3:03pm accident. Coming in as a "battery in progress".

3:07pm - Beat car 1733 is at the accident. There's a fight and robbery may have a role in it.

3:08pm - A slow down is being given at the accident.

3:12pm - Beat 1761Adam is on scene of the accident also, and reports there's a lot of people over there.

3:23pm - Reckless driver. California and Belmont. Small black car with a male in it falling asleep. He's heading towards Melrose.

3:30pm - 1) Theft. 2909 W Addison. Two males just stole something from the Payless Shoes. 2) Landlord/tenant dispute. 37XX W Addison. Problem with a tenant.

3:34pm - Two people are being taken in from the accident.

3:53pm - Burglar alarm. 35XX N Whipple.

3:58pm - 1733 wants to know what time the accident call came out. It came out at 15:03 hours (3:03pm).

4:16pm - Landlord/tenant dispute. 37XX W Addison. I believe they called here earlier.

4:50pm - EMS run. 2818 W Belmont. Girlfriend can't be woken up. May have taken too much medicine. Over at the Burger King.

6:19pm - The event number from the whole accident thing is 11138.

7:04pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:19pm - I'm back.

7:31pm - Narcotics. Belmont and Monticello. Seven to eight guys smoking refer on the street.

9:20pm - Person w/ a knife. 39XX W Roscoe. Female in the alley running with a knife.

9:47pm - Some call at 3500 N. Kimball, the Home Depot.

10:04pm - Loud music disturbance. 33XX N Central Park. Loud party and underage drinking.

10:32pm - Disturbance. 32XX N Drake. Loud people.

10:35pm - Another call on the 10:04pm job.

11:12pm - ANOTHER call on Central Park.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Traffic Accident On George, Info For CPD On Diversey

Good evening, everyone, it's 4:58pm. It's a pretty cloudy but warm afternoon. It's in the upper 60s or something like that right now. Tonight, it'll get to around 47 or 48, and tomorrow will only get to around 50, then it's going to get colder. Anyway, you all remember me talking about my financial situation two months ago, right? Well, it looks like that may really happen, in a matter of weeks. The walls are closing in on us, it seems like. I don't know how much longer this blog will be around, but I'll blog until I go, if I do. So, with that, here's crime for this afternoon and early evening.

6:10pm - Traffic accident. 41XX W George.

6:19pm - Information for the CPD. 36XX W Diversey.

6:39pm - Gang disturbance. 25XX N Kilbourn. Group of about 8 in front flashing signs.

6:43pm - Fire. 40XX W Dickens. Fence.

6:55pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:09pm - I'm back.

7:15pm - Speed chase. Speed chase. Beat 2562Boy is chasing a gold Transporter down Mason from Bloomingdale. Three heads in it. Lights and sirens activated. Beat 45Sam17 is monitoring the chase. I think they're chasing for UUW (Unlawful Use of a Weapon).

7:16pm - South on Mason, approaching North Ave.

7:17pm - East on Hirsch from Mayfield.

7:18pm - They're bailing, in front of 1411 N Menard. One's in custody but there's another running. The other two guys are running towards Massasoit.

7:19pm - All three subjects in custody. Great job, officers! Back to regular Zone 12...

7:21pm - A slow down is being given on all of this. Units are still flying over there.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Traffic Accident On Lowell

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a nice late evening out there, with clear skies and temps around the lower 50s or so. Today will get into the 60s and be sunny. Hopefully there won't be too much crime as a result of that. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 until my dinner this evening. Also, I have a day off from school on Friday, so I'm going to take time and monitor 17 on that day. Here's crime for today.

12:04am - Traffic accident. 28XX N Lowell.

12:12am - I'm going to go. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

11:07am - I'm back. Sorry I'm late, but good morning to all.

12:26pm - Criminal damage. 3198 N Milwaukee. Two male Hispanics, one 18 years old with a black shirt, gray pants and yellow shorts underneath and the other with black shorts and pants are headed south towards Davlin. Caller didn't say what they damaged, but the call comes in as this.

12:32pm - Beat 2552 is doing a premise check at the pumping station, 1747 N Springfield.

12:47pm - Person slumped over the wheel at 22XX N Keeler.

12:58pm - Missing person. 2956 N Hamlin. 2 year old girl, last seen wearing a red shirt and jeans, was outside with her 8 year old sister, but the 8 year old just returned without her. Mom is out looking for the missing child.

1:32pm - Missing from 2956 N Hamlin is a female child named Anna "Dailey" Rasanio, 2 years old. She is 2 feet tall, 37 lbs, and has black hair worn in a ponytail. She has on a red shirt and blue jeans.

1:34pm - Beat 2550 wants two cars to come to the Hamlin job, to help with the missing. 2524 and 2552 are assigned.

1:35pm - Criminal trespass. 2979 N Ridgeway. Males in the vacant building.

1:36pm - Beat car 2535 has a traffic stop at North and Hamlin.

1:37pm - 2535 needs another car. The person stopped might have a warrant.

1:44pm - 2524 might have the missing child at Avers and Wellington. There's a child walking around by herself over there.

1:45pm - It's a negative on that child. 2524 and 2552 are continuing to tour the area.

2:01pm - 2550 wants 2552 to look in Koz Park for that child. There's a good possiblity she might be there.

2:36pm - Traffic accident. Belmont and Milwaukee. At the Shell gas station.

3:22pm - Beat 2561Charlie has a street stop at 38XX W Wabansia.

3:25pm - Beat 2561Adam has a street stop at 17XX N Springfield.

3:32pm - Battery in progres. Diversey and Lawndale. Three males fighting.

3:48pm - Assault in progress. Lawndale and Belmont. Three gangbangers, "Royal Killers" (probably Latin Kings), are chasing the caller.

3:51pm - The 3:48pm caller relocated to somewhere in 14. Won't give out where due to the nature of this call.

4:27pm - Battery in progress. 18XX N Springfield. Gangbangers fighting someone in the alley.

4:54pm - Battery in progress. Harding and Diversey. Gang fight by Koz Park. They're throwing bottles also.

5:00pm - Battery victim injured. Diversey and Springfield. Someone was jumped from that fight that happened.

5:57pm - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

6:38pm - 1) Traffic accident. 29XX N Avers. 2) Disturbance. 26XX N Harding.

7:14pm - Some job on the 2000 block of N Keystone.

7:25pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shots Fired On Belmont

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:38pm. It's a clear night outside, with temps in the 50s. It was a really beautiful day outside today, and it'll be a beautiful night. Hopefully the gangbangers and criminals don't take that to their advantage. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 tonight until a little after midnight, then I'm going to monitor 25 in the morning from when I awake until my dinner. We'll see how that goes. Well, here's crime for tonight.

8:14pm - Shots Fired. 39XX W Belmont. Five male Hispanics, one with black clothing fired some shots. Ran towards Harding on Belmont.

8:15pm - Shots Fired. Belmont and Harding. Three shots fired. Males with white tops are running.

8:18pm - Beat 1753 is giving a slow down at the 8:15pm job. Apparently Zone 1 had some calls on it too.

8:19pm - Beat car 2523 is giving a slow down for the 25th District units.

8:20pm - Just for your information, the "Shots Fired" incident that occurred last night at Harding and Wabansia was an actual shooting. A 20 year old man was shot in the chest.

9:44pm - Gang disturbance. Fullerton and Pulaski.

10:00pm - Switching over to 14 until 10:07.

10:07pm - And I'm back with 25.

10:12pm - Beat 2563Eddie has a street stop at Kedvale and Fullerton.

10:17pm - Beat 2563Charlie is taking one in following a street stop at 39XX W Wellington. An RD number for "1811" is being pulled, and it's HT555019.

10:18pm - 2563E needs a transport car.

11:07pm - Disturbance. 30XX N Karlov. Drunk man standing in front, causing problems.

11:22pm - Disturbance. 18XX N Harding. Argument in the alley.

11:33pm - Battery in progress. Armitage and Central Park. People fighting.

11:41pm - A slow down is being given on the 11:33pm job.

11:50pm - Disturbance. 25XX N Central Park. Drinkers in front.

11:51pm - Disturbance. 31XX N Monticello. Male talking too loud outside.

Murder On Lawndale On Tuesday

Hello everyone. Sorry I'm really late with this, but a murder occurred in the Avondale community on Tuesday. It occurred on the 3400 block of N Lawndale Avenue at about 8:40am in a home on the block. According to the information I've gotten, from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago News Report, a 16 year old boy named Andre Vasquez was killed when two gunmen wearing masks inveaded the home and shot him dead. His mother, Krystal Hethcoat, 33, was seriously injured in the accident. A 14 year old sister was involved, but she managed to escape. Vasquez was pronounced dead at 12:31pm at Illinois Masonic.

The sister and Vasquez were getting ready for school when this happened. Vasquez allegedly opened the door and the two men ran in, then rushed the home. The offenders ordered all of the victims to the ground and held them at gunpoint, then duct-taped their hands and feet together. The offenders allegedly demanded money. After stealing items from the home, a jewelry box, a cell phone, credit cards and Hethcoat's state I.D., they ran to the car and put the stolen items in it. During that time, the sister was able to free herself and run for help. The men then came back in the house, and shot both Vasquez and Hethcoat in the head, because they believed that both would be able to identify them, should the police get there.

All three of the offenders were arrested shortly after the incident. The offenders are as follows: Jennifer Vojinovic Williams (the getaway driver), 27, Devonte Williams, 17, and Sean Williams, 33. All were charged with home invasion, first degree murder and unlawful restraint. They plead gulity to their charges, according to the information I've been given. Allegedly, Vojinovic was the brain who thought this murder through, apparently because of a falling out she had with Hethcoat.

Hethcoat is being described as a good woman who truly loved her children and was doing good in life. She apparently was going back to school to learn drafting and designing, despite being laid off from her lumbering job. Vasquez, a sophomore who was attending Schurz High School, allegedly was recieving As and Bs in school, meaning he was a good student. He was a good student who had no gang affliations, according to numerous sources, including the family.

Police were investigating whether this shooting was gang and/or drug-related. According to a few sources, including Chicago News Report, who grabbed their information off of Hethcoat's Facebook profile, Hethcoat may have had a boyfriend who was involved in a gang. She was allegedly seen in a photo with a group of men, who were throwing up gang signs. Also, Chicago News Report claims that Vojinovic may have been planning this murder for about a month or so.

The arrests probably would have not been made if it wasn't for Ray Souchet, a 53 year old Streets and Sanitation worker, who witnessed the car being out in front of the residence, it being in the alley, and then it leaving the scene. So, we have him to thank for that.

Police are investigating and will continue to investigate.

My opinion: What a sad, sad story. My condolences to Vasquez's family. This shouldn't have never happened. I'm glad the suspects are off of our streets, and I'm glad they'll rot in jail. I hope what some sources are saying about Hethcoat aren't true. I truly hope she wasn't involved in gangs and drugs, or had a gangbanging boyfriend. If she did, I'm sorry, but she brought this on herself. That's a big IF, though. If this was a gang-related or drug-related incident, then we can except retailation for this. And this is exactly why I am helping my alderman organize an anti-violence march in the area for next month. We really need to stop the violence in this community. Enough is enough. You've got innocent youth being killed now, for God's sake. To the criminals and gangbangers out there - drop your guns, drop your crack pipes, pull up your pants, pick up a book, pick up a college or job application, and go to college or a job or church. Get involved with something positive. Please. For the sake of our children and youth. So, to wrap up, my thoughts and prayers are with this family. Let's hope something like this never happens again.

Media coverage: Chicago Tribune

- Timmy

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gang Disturbance On Hamlin

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:59pm. It's a sunny but chily afternoon. It's in the 50s right now. Nice October day, though. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 10pm, then I'm going to monitor 14 until midnight. I'm monitoring 25 all this weekend, from after my dinner to a little after midnight on Saturday, then from whenever I wake up on Sunday until my dinner. Also, I'll have a post up on that murder that occured tomorrow. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:41pm - Gang disturbance. 2800 block of N Hamlin. They're by the corner, loitering and throwing up signs.

4:50 to 7:22pm - Fell asleep. This time period will be monitored over the weekend.

7:31pm - Beat car 2535 has on-view "Shots Fired" at Wabansia and Harding. More cars needed.

7:32pm - Male running down the east alley of Harding off of Wabansia.

7:33pm - Up to four men are running, and Dispatch is getting calls of "Shots Fired" at Harding and Wabansia on her board.

7:35pm - One man is in custody. The three others took off running down the east alley of Harding into the 1600 block. More cars are still needed.

7:36pm - Three males now in custody. A slow down is being given but Dispatch is advising the units to keep rolling that way. Also, a gun's been recovered.

7:37pm - Shots Fired. Wabansia and Pulaski. Five to six gunshots heard with a white car involved.

7:38pm - Everything's ok at the scene. An official slow down is being given. Multiple units on scene with more pulling up.

7:39pm - There's a crime scene. Shell casings found.

7:40 through 7:45pm - Police/Dispatch chatter about the shooting.

7:45pm - Beat car 1112 just had someone end up at Norwegian Hospital who was shot, possibly at this shooting. Man shot in the abdomen.

7:47pm - Shots Fired. Armitage and Pulaski. Five to six heard in quick succession.

8:48pm - Shots Fired. 2400 block of N Lawndale. Three shots heard, possibly from the west.

8:50pm - Another call on the "Shots Fired". Now it's coming in at Fullerton and Lawndale.

9:20pm - Gang disturbance. Avers and Schubert.

9:41pm - Gang disturbance. Palmer and Keystone. They're on the corner, throwing up signs.

10:07pm - I'm here with 14, despite being a few minutes late. I'll get from 10pm to now tomorrow evening.

10:14pm - 1) Parker. Somewhere in 14. 2) Loud music disturbance. 30XX W Palmer. Loud music and too many people hanging front

10:20pm - 1) Disturbance. 35XX W McLean. 2) Disturbance. 16XX N Humboldt. Man making too much noise in front.

10:56pm - 1) Parker. 21XX W Cortland. 2) Parker. 2300 block of W Dickens. Permits.

11:40pm - Request for a supervisor. 22XX N Leavitt. Caller is being harassed by CPD.

11:52pm to 12:00am - There might have been a call or two in the area, but I doubt it.

12:00am - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Crime Blotter For October 20, 2011

Good evening, everyone, it's 6:22pm. I did blog yesterday from 5:55pm to 7:10 as promised, but there was only one job, which was an "Info for the CPD" in the general area. I clocked that call to be at 6:19. Anyway, I have had a few inquires on that murder that occured on Lawndale the other day. I am fully aware of it, but haven't been able to make a post about it. I should have one up before the weekend, though. Also, tomorrow evening from 10pm to midnight, I'll monitor 14. With that, here's crime for tonight.

7:09pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:23pm - And I'm back.

9:17pm - Disturbance. 27XX N Kostner. On-going problem with the homeless guy sleeping on the porch.

9:51pm - A Tac unit has a traffic stop at North and Pulaski.

10:07pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kids Block Sidewalk On Ridgeway

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:55pm. It's a cold and rainy afternoon out there. It's barely 50 degrees right now. It's going to get into the lower 40s tonight, with the rain picking up, with winds getting heavy. Just an unpleaseant forecast, but it's that time of year. Anyway, sorry for no post yesterday. I had to take care of some community obligations and do my homework. Well, I don't have much else to say, so here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

5:36pm - Disturbance. 2700 block of N Ridgeway. Group of kids blocking the sidewalk.

5:55 to 7:10pm - Didn't pay attention and had to eat. I'll get this time period tomorrow.

8:19pm - EMS run. 36XX W Wolfram.

8:45pm - Parker. 30XX N Pulaski.

9:00pm - I'm gone for the night. I'll see you all tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Children Under 5 Left Alone On Hamlin

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a clear but chily night. It's mid October, after all, though. Its only going to get colder and colder. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 today until my dinner. I don't have any community or school obligations (other than going to school) this week, so I may be able to blog everyday this week, depending on how much homework I get. Don't know what else to say, so here's crime for this morning and afternoon.

12:14am - Child left alone. 21XX N Hamlin. Three children under 5 years old are left alone.

12:15am - I'm headed to bed. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

9:11am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

10:39am - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Kostner. Hit and run.

11:22am - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

12:34pm - Person down. 37XX W Wrightwood. EMS isn't going.

12:42pm - Backlog in 25 at 12:42 hours.

12:52pm - Theft. 1627 N Pulaski. At Walgreens.

1:07pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 12:52pm job. It's HT545289 with the event number of 08164.

1:36pm - Sex offense. 37XX W Belmont. Couple makin' love in a car.

1:41pm - Stripping the auto in progress. Cortland and Lawndale. Guys stripping a white van.

1:51pm - Backlog in 25 renewed at 13:51 hours.

1:56pm - Burglar alarm. 41XX W George.

3:05 to 3:25pm - There may have been a job or two in the area, but I had to step out to the store.

3:27pm - Burglar alarm. 31XX N Haussen.

4:13pm - Person w/ a gun. 24XX N Lawndale. Three gangbangers have guns, and they just went into the basement.

4:55pm - I have to go. Sorry for cutting my mointoring short. I'll resume this time period tomorrow.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stop On Monticello, Males With Guns @ Wabansia And Springfield

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:09pm. Sorry for no post for several days, but I was swamped with homework from school, and because this is my last year of high school, it's especially important to me that I do my homework. Well, the only other thing I'll say for now is that I'm monitoring 25 this weekend, first from now until a little after midnight, then tomorrow from when I wake up until my dinner. Here's crime for tonight.

7:18pm - A unit has a stop on the 2600 block of N Monticello.

7:37pm - Person w/ a gun. Springfield and Wabansia. Bunch of males on the corner, with guns.

7:41pm - A slow down is being given. They've got four on the hood. Couple of more units needed to assist with the street stop.

7:52pm - A unit has a traffic stop at Belmont and Monticello.

8:47pm - Shots Fired. Harding and Altgeld. One heard.

9:12pm - Assault. 29XX N Springfield. Tenant threatened to hit the landlord.

9:25pm - Loud music disturbance. 28XX N Lawndale. Loud band playing. This is right by my house, but I didn't call. Band's pretty loud, though.

9:41pm - 1) Residential alarm. 28XX N Avers. 2) Loud music disturbance. Wabansia and Monticello. Loud band. 3) Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Harding.

9:42pm - Battery. 40XX W Oakdale. Caller was attacked by the neighbor.

10:00pm - An RD number is being pulled from the 9:42pm job. It's HT544627 with the event number of 17456.

10:02pm - Loud music disturbance. 24XX N Kostner.

10:34pm - Loud music disturbance. 31XX N Monticello.

10:49pm - They're calling back on the 10:34pm job.

11:03pm - Disturbance. 18XX N Lawndale. Loud people.

11:23pm - Loud music disturbance. 3919 W Fullerton. Party behind the Motel.

11:33pm - Beat 2506Adam has a traffic stop at Diversey and Lawndale.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CTA Bus Alarm On Fullerton

Good morning, everyone, it's 4:46am. .

6:14am - CTA bus alarm. 3800 W Fullerton. Aboard CTA bus #1044, heading west towards Pulaski.

6:19am - I have to go. I'll be back later with 14. See you all then. Have a good day, everyone!

3:41pm - I'm back, briefly, until around 4:45.

3:50 through 4:20pm - There was a burglary on the 2600 block of N. Springfield, which resulted in two foot chases. Beat 2570 saw two males run from the location as she arrived on scene. There was just basic police/dispatch chatter regarding this incident.

4:49pm - I have to go. I'll be back later. See you all then.

8:30pm - I'm back. Good evening.

9:08pm - Assault in progress. 29XX W Shakespeare. Two female teens arguing in the alley, one's got a bat.

9:10pm - I have to go. I hope everyone has a good night. See you all tomorrow.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Males Running Through Area Of George And Kildare

Good morning, everyone, it's 2:13am. It's a lclear night outside, with temps in the upper 50s or lower 60s. Pretty warm for an October night. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 for now until I go to sleep (really no idea when that is, I'm not really tired), and then from when I wake up until my dinner. Also, yep, I know it's Monday, but the schools are closed today due to it being Columbus Day. So I have a three-day weekend :). With that, here's crime for today.

2:54am - Suspicious person. George and Kildare. Group of males running through the area, checking out stuff.

3:17am - Some call in the area, possibly on Diversey, I think.

3:39am - Loud music disturbance. 27XX N Harding. Drunk people blasting music, singing and partying in front.

4:46am - I'm going to go. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

12:29pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

12:32pm - Battery in progress. 43XX W Parker. Group of girls beating up the caller.

12:37pm - Multiple calls coming in on Parker. Someone's getting beaten up.

12:45 through 1:50pm - Wasn't paying attention. I'm sorry. I'll try to get an archive of this time period.

2:03pm - Check the well being. 36XX W Fullerton. Woman says a man keeps following her.

2:42pm - EMS run. Milwaukee and Monticello. Drunk male passed out.

3:38pm - EMS run. Diversey and Avers. Male laying on the ground, was possibly beaten up.

3:39pm - EMS run. 29XX N Hamlin. Elderly woman passed out. CPD is being requested for kids throwing rocks.

4:03pm - Disturbance. Wrightwood and Kildare. Group of teenagers playing football in the middle of the intersection.

4:06pm - Parker. 1800 N Harding.

4:07pm - Narcotics. 2121 N Keeler. At the Nixon school. Gangbangers smoking on the school grounds.

4:45pm to 6:30pm - I didn't pay attention. I'm sorry. I'll get this time period Wednesday.

6:35pm - Speed chase. Speed chase. Armitage and Central Park. Beat 2540 is chasing a car south on Central Park, towards Cortland.

6:36pm - Approaching Drake on Cortland. Black car involved.

6:37pm - Offender's in custody, at 1841 on Drake. Several units heading over.

6:40pm - Some call in the area.

6:43pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'll be back tomorrow morning. Good night, everyone.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Crime Blotter For October 9, 2011

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:39pm. It's a pretty mild Sunday night, with temps in the 60s. It's a clear night, though, so that's good. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until the first call after midnight, then I'll come back in the morning with more 25 until I eat dinner in the evening. That's all I have to say, so here's crime for this evening.

8:00pm to 9:20pm - Fell asleep. I'll try to get an archive of this time period.

9:50pm - 1) Parker. 4008 W Armitage. Car blocking the handicap spot. 2) Curfew violators. 24XX N Lowell. Group of underage kids outside after curfew, playing.

9:51pm - Some call on the 3100 block of N Lawndale. I think it may have been a criminal damage.

10:10pm to 12:00am - Fell asleep, again. Really sorry about this, guys. I'll try to get an archive on this time period.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Eight Men With Sticks On Lawndale

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:25am. It's a warm and muggy night out there. It's in the 60s right now. Today's going to be hot (for this time of year), with a high in the lower to mid 80s, with sunshine. So it'll probably be active on the radio. And I'm monitoring 14 today, so I can only imagine how it'll be like. I don't have too much to say, so here's crime for today.

12:32am - 1) Suspicious person. Lawndale and George. Eight male Hispanics walking towards Wolfram on Lawndale with sticks in their hand. 2) Loud music disturbance. On 2524's Beat.

12:38am - Battery in progress. Central Park and Wabansia. Big fight in the street.

12:39am - The 12:38am job is coded. No fight going on.

12:44am - Disturbance. 36XX W Oakdale. Teen loiters.

1:05am - Beat car 2523Robert has a traffic stop at Wrightwood and Lawndale, and is coding out the Oakdale job.

1:07am - Gang disturbance. 23XX N Ridgeway.

1:20am - Battery in progress. Karlov and George.

1:22am - They're calling back on the 12:44am job.

1:27am - A Tactial unit pulls an RD number from an incident on the 2000 block of N Karlov. The RD is HT532678 and the event number is 01757.

1:41am - Beat car 2525R has a traffic stop at Dickens and Lawndale.

2:07am - 2523R has a traffic stop at 28XX N Ridgeway.

2:13am - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back in the morning with 14.

10:30am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

10:44am - Beat 1489 is on a gang supression mission for today on 1422's Beat.

10:59am - A unit is doing a premise check at the Western Blue Line station.

11:00am - Gang disturbance. Wabansia and Spaulding.

11:17am - Beat 1441 is on a traffic stop at Fullerton and Milwaukee.

11:40am - Burglar alarm. 23XX N Oakley.

12:08pm - Battery in progress. 16XX N Whipple. A fight's going on between the neighbors.

12:22pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 32XX W McLean. A cat and a dog are on scene, unconfined. 2) Gang disturbance. St. Louis and Shakespeare. A few calls on it. They're causing a ruckus in the area. 3) Traffic accident. Logan and Francisco.

12:26pm - Gang disturbance. 34XX W Shakespeare. Same as the 12:22pm call.

1:07pm - Some call at about Humboldt and Dickens. I think it may have been a parker.

1:44pm - Alarm. 2295 N Milwaukee. At the bank.

1:55pm - Gang disturbance. Simons Park (Wabansia/Drake).

2:33pm - Burglar alarm. 27XX W Belden.

2:34pm - Disturbance. 2720 W North Ave. Homeless males drinking in front.

2:44pm - Beat 1442 asks for a premise check at the California Blue Line station.

3:02pm - Burglary. 32XX W Fullerton.

3:27pm - Robbery. Cortland and Humboldt. Caller had money taken from them.

3:38pm - A flash is given out from the 3:27pm job. Wanted for robbery are three male Hispanics in a dark blue Toyota Camary that fled west towards Albany on Cortland. They're all either teenagers or young adults (15 to 25 years of age). The driver is wearing a black sleeveless shirt. Also, the 3:02pm job is bona fide.

4:21pm - Parker. On 1411's Beat.

4:53pm - They're calling back about St. Louis and Shakespeare. Gang disturbance.

5:00pm - Beat 1405 asks for a park check at Simons. Event number is 14330.

5:14pm - There's a call of a man harassing people at a bus stop somewhere. I'm not sure whether if the job was in the coverage area or not. I'm not even sure if it was in 14.

5:27pm - Person w/ a gun. Armitage and Whipple.

5:59pm - 1405 is now doing a park check at Holestin. Event number is 15373.

6:04pm - They're calling back on the 2:33pm job. It's an open door now, to a vacant building.

6:06pm - Disturbance. Somewhere on Milwaukee. Two males have been standing in front of a location for two hours and are now walking towards the Congress Theater.

6:16pm - Burglar alarm. 2160 N Ashland.

6:44pm - Theft in progress. 3030 W Fullerton. At the library. Male attempting to steal a bike from the main entrance.

7:00pm - Loud music disturbance. Talman and Cortland.

7:01pm - Commercial alarm. Somewhere in the area.

7:08pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:34pm - I'm back.

7:37pm - Loud music disturbance. 28XX N Francisco.

7:46pm - Battery in progress. Palmer and Kedzie. Report of 40 teens fighting in the street.

7:48pm - A slow down is being given on the 7:46pm job.

8:15pm - They're calling back on the 7:46pm job. It's a criminal damage in progress now, as these teens are destroying street signs.

8:16pm - Burglary. 26XX W Logan. Caller's garage broken into.

8:30 to 9:10pm - Fell asleep. I'm sorry. I'll monitor this time period on Tuesday.

9:14pm - Battery in progress. Rockwell and Moffat. Four people fighting in the street.

9:17pm - The 9:14pm job is also coming in as a disturbance, with a female yelling at people.

9:35pm - Suspicious person. North and Leavitt. Male Black pushing a shopping cart towards Wabansia.

9:42pm - Shots Fired. Kimball and Cortland. Two calls coming in. One call has two shots fired on it. The other call has a description of a tan or beige vehicle involved, fleeing towards Bloomingdale.

9:43pm - 1) Shots Fired. Armitage and Kimball. Four to five shots. 2) Assault. 3116 W Belden. At the Darwin school. Car driving around the parking lot, threatening the employees there.

10:00pm to 12:00am - Fell asleep, again. I'm really sorry about this, guys. I'll have to get this period next week or something. :(

Friday, October 7, 2011

Threat Being Made @ Milwaukee And Central Park

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:27pm. It's a really nice afternoon out there, which is a good thing. Anyway, like yesterday, I don't have much to say. Although, I will be monitoring 14 tomorrow. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening

4:49pm - Assault in progress. Milwaukee and Central Park. Someone's getting threatened on the street.

5:09pm - Theft. 41XX W Dickens.

5:27pm - Criminal damage in progress. Diversey and Lawndale. Gangbangers tagging.

5:37pm - Missing person. Pulaski and Diversey. Aboard a CTA bus, the caller's son didn't get off the bus.

5:46pm - Beat car 2523 might have the 5:37pm kid somewhere along Diversey.

6:00 to 6:30pm - There might have been a job or two in the area. I'm not sure though.

6:50pm - Some job in the area. I forgot where and what it was, though.

7:09pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:24pm - I'm back.

7:45pm - I'm really tired and can't stay awake anymore. I'm not going to sleep, but am laying down for a nap. Not sure if I'll be up anytime before the night's over, but if not, good night, everyone, and I'll see you all in the morning.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Assault In Progress On Springfield

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:45pm. It's a nice afternoon out. Well, I don't have much to say, except for I'm going to monitor 25 from now until 5;10pm, then again from 8:40 to about 10. So here's crime for this afternoon and a portion of this evening

4:06pm - There was an "assault in progress" job on Springfield on 2523's Beat, but I didn't get a block or address this was occurring at.

5:09pm - Disturbance. Armitage and Pulaski. Two males walking west towards Keystone, harassing people on the street.

5:11pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 18XX N Pulaski.

5:13pm - I'm gone until 8:40. I'll be back then. See you all in a couple of hours.

8:40pm - I'm back. Good evening.

9:05pm - Reckless driver. Kostner and Diversey. Black car speeding east towards Lowell at a high rate of speed. Great, just what we need. Another accident in the making. Already had one on Diversey earlier (I'll talk about it tomorrow)...

9:42pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Disturbance On Springfield

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:20pm. Here's crime.

3:30pm - Disturbance. 2400 N Springfield. Some sort of loitering going on.

3:45 to 5:10pm - Fell asleep. I'm sorry. I'll try to get an archive of this time period.

5:15pm - Some call around Wrightwood and Monticello.

6:36pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

6:52pm - I'm back.

7:14pm - Traffic accident. Wrightwood and Pulaski. No injures.

7:17pm - 1) Traffic accident. Pulaski and Diversey. Injures. 2) Parker. On 2523's Beat.

7:30pm - Narcotics. 23XX N Harding. Selling.

7:54pm - Narcotics. 27XX N Lawndale.

8:40pm - I have to go. I'll probably be back tomorrow. If not, I'll be here Friday. Have a good night, everyone.

Monday, October 3, 2011

CAPS Beat Meetings For October 2011

CAPS Beat meetings:

1412 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, October 6th @ St. Nicolai Church (3000 N. Kedzie)
1414 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, October 27th @ Logan Square Chicago Public Library (3030 W. Fullerton Ave.)
1422 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, October 13th @ Hispanic Housing (1402 N. Kedzie)
1432 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, October 20th @ Holstein Park Chicago Park District (2200 N. Oakley Ave.)
1434 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, October 19th @ Bucktown-Wicker Park Chicago Public Library (1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

1732 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, October 12th @ Athletic Park Field House (3546 W. Addison)
1733 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, October 13th @ Brands Park (3259 N. Elston)

2524 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, October 20th @ Our Lady Of Grace (2446 N. Ridgeway)

* I will need at least three requests from residents on a particular Beat to be in attendance of a meeting, with the exception of Beat 1733's meeting, which I will never return to.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Possible Car Theft @ Palmer And Keeler

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's finally really starting to clear up outside after a week of clouds and rain. But, it's cold. It's only in the 40s right now. It'll warm up into the lower to mid 60s today with plenty of sun. That's good. Well, not much to say on my end today, except that I'll be monitoring 25 until my dinner today. Here's crime for this morning and afternoon.

12:02am - Theft in progress. Palmer and Keeler. Male right by a car, doing something. He's possibly trying to steal it.

12:03am - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

9:10am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

9:20am - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

9:59am - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

11:11am - Battery in progress. Fullerton and Hamlin. Six people fighting on the corner.

11:13am - A slow down is being given on the 11:11am job.

11:57am - 10-1. 4016 W Crystal. Beat cars 2533 and 2535 had a taser and mace deployment but the situation is out of control. More help needed. All available units in 15 and 25 are advised to head over. 2533 and 2535 responded to a domestic battery at this address.

11:58am - Units are pulling up on Crystal.

11:59am - A slow down is being given on Crystal.

12:01pm - A disregard is being given on the 10-1. But the wagon, 2511, is still being asked to head over.

12:11pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 10-1. It's HT524105 with the event number of 07303.

12:55pm - Backlog in 25 at 12:55 hours.

2:41pm - Traffic accident. 29XX N Ridgeway.

2:44pm - Some call in the area. I forgot where it was and what it was.

3:00 to 4:40pm - Didn't pay attention. Sorry. I'll try to get an archive on this time period.

4:44pm - Suspicious vehicle. 28XX N Hamlin. Gold van keeps circling the area with occupants looking into the parked vehicles.

4:51pm - Fire. 41XX W Dickens. Car.

5:11pm - Criminal trespass. 28XX N Lawndale. Something about a male going into an apartment.

5:20pm - Assault. 4047 W Fullerton. At the church.

6:34pm - Beat 2530 wants 2535 to do a post-shooting mission on the 1700 block of N Springfield. Event number for this is 13741.

6:43pm - A police report and other stuff has been done on the 5:11pm job.

7:02pm - Battery in progress. 30XX N Avers. Six males fighting in the alley.

7:04pm - Speed chase. Speed chase. Washington and LeClaire. Beat car 1522 just had a car take off on them. It has a plate of L3444XX.

7:05pm - Turning onto Lamon from Washington. Heading towards Madison.

7:06pm - 1522 lost that car. The plate comes back to a 2001 Oldsmoblie. With that, I'm going to have my dinner now, and I'm gone for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Possible Shooting On Ridgeway Overnight

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:15am. It's a really chily morning for the first day of October. Well, that's just the beginning of it. It is October after all. Anyway, today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 7am, then I won't be back until after my dinner. It's that Saturday schedule thing. I'm up early this morning because I'm going to see a movie out in Skokie at 10am. It's going to be a really good movie, from what I've seen in the trailer. So with that, here's crime for this morning before 7 and this evening.

6:33am - A unit says there's four to five shell casings in front of an address on the 2900 block of N Ridgeway. Must've been a shooting earlier this morning.

7:00am - I'm gone until after my dinner. Hope everyone has a great day!

7:40pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:46pm - Battery in progress. 3110 N Milwaukee. Six drunk men drinking and fighting in front.

7:48pm - Beat car 2535 is doing a post-shooting mission on the 1700 block of N Springfield. Here's an article on a shooting that occured on this block late last night.

8:02pm - Burglary in progress. 30XX N Avers.

8:31pm - Criminal trespass. 31XX N Kenneth.

8:36pm - Burglar report. 1929 N Pulaski. At Geneva Foundation.

9:49pm - Loud music disturbance. 29XX N Avers.

10:38pm - Suspicious person. 41XX W Barry. Two males were knocking on caller's window, asking them for someone who doesn't even live there.

10:51pm - Some call on Keystone.

11:43pm - Beat car 2524Robert is getting some stuff on the PDT.

11:47pm - Loud music disturbance. 20XX N Karlov.