Good morning, everyone, it's 9:37am. It's pretty unusual for me to be monitoring 25 on a Saturday morning, huh? It feels sort of weird to me. But it's no problem. Today, I'll be monitoring 25 until my dinner, then I will resume blogging on Monday. I won't be blogging tomorrow because I have some things I really need to do. Anyway, I have a couple of events I need to be at this coming week. Monday is the Avondale Neighborhood Association meeting (St. Hyacinth's at 7:00pm), and then I need to stay after school on Wednesday for a Student Government meeting. I don't like that all too much, since it's the day before Thanksgiving and everyone, including me, just wants to go home. But oh well. Well, I'll stop talking and give you all the crime report for today.
9:44am - Parker. On 2535's Beat.
10:07am - Fire. 25XX N Springfield. Stove.
10:31am - Check the well being. 31XX N Kostner. OEMC Operator is requesting CPD to check on a couple of small children, who may be playing on the phone.
10:33am - Beat car 2523 is requesting a phone number on that Kostner call. Dispatch gives it to them. Dispatch is saying a small child called, and when the call-taker asked for an adult, no adult came to the phone.
11:31am - Burglar report. 43XX W Wrightwood.
12:06pm - Suspicious person. Somewhere in the area. The caller is calling from a location on Pulaski, which I won't reveal, but there is a male Hispanic in a white Toyota with a plate of K227715 who keeps following the caller. The car is parked around the corner from where the caller is.
12:19pm - Beat car 2523 is helping 2524 look for the 12:06pm car.
12:34pm - EMS run. 31XX N Monticello. Male drank too much alcohol.
12:44pm - Battery. Altgeld and Central Park. Two male Hispanics, one with a green turtleneck and the other with a blue jacket, just threw rocks at the caller.
12:56pm - Check the well being. 30XX N Davlin. Man who suffers from a mental problem is threatening to take his own life. Originially, he was calling because he wanted an order of protection from a girl who kept texting him.
12:57pm - There's a second call on the 12:44pm job. Someone else is calling to say the neighbor chased him with a knife. The person calling now might be the offender on the original call.
1:05pm - Residential alarm. 43XX W Drummond.
1:12pm - The 1:05pm job is coded out.
1:54pm - Traffic accident. Karlov and Belmont.
2:26pm - Person wanted. 3963 W Belmont. Male wanted for burglary.
2:35pm - Person wanted. 25XX N Central Park.
2:42pm - Traffic accident. North and Central Park. Car VS semi, no injures.
2:59pm - Parker. 2941 N Avers. Car blocking the alley.
3:20pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Koz. Event number is 107XX.
3:46pm - 2505 is now at Kelvyn Park. Event number is 11392.
4:19pm - Traffic accident. 23XX N Lawndale.
6:51pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'm gone for the night. I'll be back on Monday. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend, folks :).
7:44pm - Just so everyone knows, but there is a 10-1 situation at 4136 W North Ave. about a half hour ago involving the 25th District officers. Officers responded to a bank robbery with two men holding up the bank and taking people hostage and tying them up. Employees were also tied up. Officer Puntey, one of our wonderful officers on Afternoons who works Beat 2523, chased one of the offenders down the alley and detained him. 2520 called a 10-1 on this incident, and almost all officers from 25 and 15 went to the scene. Two offenders are in custody with none at large. No one is hurt, amazingly, although a number of ambulances and CFD personnel were called to the scene as a precaution. All officers are accounted for and are fine. Just be prepared, though. A LOT of officers are over there and there's a backlog right now in 25, so you may have to wait a while if you call 911 for the next hour or two. A great, great job to all of the officers involved in this! Your work tonight is to be awarded. Be safe out there, guys. Have a good night, everyone. I'll be back Monday.