Saturday, July 30, 2011

Report Illegal Parties In Your Neighborhood

Illegal parties can have a devastating impact on your community, causing public disorder and potentially leading to an increase in violence. Some of the signs that an illegal party may be taking place include:

  • Large numbers of people gathering in or around vacant buildings
  • People charging admission to parties
  • Selling alcohol at parties
  • Overcrowding
  • Excessive noise
  • People drinking on the street
  • Fights or other disturbances
If you suspect an illegal party is occurring in your neighborhood, call 911 immediately. You can also text a message to police at CRIMES (274637) -- start your text message with CPD -- or call your local District Station if you have information that an illegal party is going to occurr in your neighborhood.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Be Safe And Secure!

Beware of Burglars

Police officers are on the continuous lookout for crimes and suspicious activity that may occur in your area. The problem of Burglary is a growing concern and we need your help in combating this crime of opportunity. Basic security precautions can significantly reduce the crime of Burglary. By being security conscious and using simple steps to secure your home or apartment, the number of criminal incidents can be greatly reduced. Thank you for your time and cooperation in making our neighborhood a safer place to live and work.

For more information on Burglary Prevention or other crime prevention information, contact the Chicago Police Department Preventive Programs North Unit at (312) 745-5838.

How Can You Prevent Burglary?
  • Close and lock all entrance doors
  • Use strong locks and solid doors
  • Reinforce door frames
  • Close and lock all windows
  • Keep all areas well lighted
  • Keep trees and shrubs trimmed
  • Keep security gates closed
  • Be observant
  • Call the police (911) on suspicious persons
  • When on vacation...
* Use Automatic Timers for Lights and Radio
* Lower the tone or shut off your telephone ringer
* Leave your drapes or blinds open
Have a trusted neighbor do the following: Pick up your mail and newspaper, use your garbage cans, visit your residence each day, and check entrance doors and windows

Getting The Most Out Of Your Beat Meeting

Getting The Most Out Of Your Beat Meeting

What Is the Beat Meeting?
Beat meetings are regular (every other month) meetings, held on all 279 beats in the city, where police and community residents meet to exchange information about conditions in the neighborhood, identify crime and disorder problems, and develop strategies to combat those problems.

Why Are Beat Meetings Important?
The purpose of the beat meeting is to allow beat residents, other stakeholders, and police to discuss problem solving using the CAPS 5-step problem-solving process. It also provides an opportunity for them to get to know one another.

Who Conducts the Meeting?
Beat meetings are hosted by the Chicago Police Department and are usually conducted in one of three ways:
1) by a team consisting of a resident beat facilitator (community contact person) and a beat officer.
2) by one or more beat facilitators.
3) by one or more beat officers.
Option 1 is usually considered ideal.
* Beat meetings and problem solving are most effective when they include a broad range of community stakeholders: residents, business owners, and representatives from local schools, churches and neighborhood organizations.

Become Informed Decision-makers
Most of us relate to the crime and disorder problems that are most visible--abandoned cars, parking-related problems, street drug dealing, gang members hanging out, etc. But many of the crime problems on the beat tend to be "invisible", unless we ore our family or friends have been a victim. At each meeting, ask for a beat team presentation on the current crime conditions on the beat. This includes the distribution of the "Top Ten" charts or crime maps. This will ensure you have the whole crime picture before you decide which problems to attack. Once you become aware of all the problems, you may have information that would be helpful to residents and police as they analyze the problems and work on solutions.

Be Prepared to Identify and Discuss Chronic Problems
In determining what to discuss at the meeting, ask the following questions about the problem:
1) Is it of concern to a number of residents/the beat team?
2) Is it likely to go away on its own?
3) Does it persist or return despite traditional law enforcement efforts?
4) Is it something that community, police and City agencies can impact with available resources?

Schedule Problem Solving Training for Your Beat
Contact the Community Education Section of the Chicago Police Department's Education and Training Division, Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm, at 312-746-8310.

For More Information:
For more information about how to get involved in community policing in your neighborhood, call: 312-744-CAPS or TTY 312-744-8599.

Visit the CAPS Website at:
When you visit the Chicago Police Department's website you can:
* Learn what district and beat you live in
* Find your beat meeting schedule
* Obtain district contact information
* Read CAPS success stories
* Report drug activity anonymously
* Register your bicycle
* Learn more about CAPS

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Burglar Alarm On Palmer, Rock-Knocker on Milwaukee

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 2pm. It's a mostly cloudy day, in the upper 80s, at the moment. It's supposed to be about 90 degrees with sun, clouds and storms. Hopefully they won't be like last night's. Anyway, today is the last day I'm blogging until Monday. I'm going on blog vacation. There will be two posts up a day, however, about different topics relating to crime and what not. But there will be no live-police blogging from me. ProdigalOne may do some blogging, depending on how busy she is. So, with that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

2:14pm - Burglar alarm. 25XX W Palmer.

2:15pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2600 N Milwaukee. Male White, 18 yrs old, no shirt and maroon pants is on the train tracks, hitting the rocks with a baseball bat and knocking them into traffic.

2:41pm - Sex offense. 35XX W Palmer. Male Hispanic with a white shirt on a bike just exposed himself to a girl.

2:43pm - Beat car 1412 asks for a Community Concern event number from 3452 W Barry. It's 11043.

3:00pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 35XX W McLean. The 11 yr old daughter, who has on a black t-shirt, white shirt, blue jeans and spiked hair is out of control and took off running down St. Louis towards Dickens.

3:25pm - Assault. 1700 block of N Washtenaw. Neighbors from two houses threatening each other.

3:33pm - 1) Child left alone. Cortland and Paulina. Two children, under 4 yrs old, were left alone in a child's toy wagon on the corner. 2) Disturbance. North/Milwaukee/Damen. Male White standing in the middle of the street, blocking traffic.

3:34pm - Burglar alarm. 2829 W Fullerton.

3:41pm - A disregard is being given on the 3:34pm job.

3:46pm - Beat 1472 asks for a gang and narcotics mission on the 20 sector. Event number is 12181.

3:52pm - The 3:34pm job is a bona fide burglary. Evidence Tech will be ordered up for the crime scene photos, DNA, etc. An RD number has been pulled, and it's HT420070 with the event number of 11794.

3:54pm - Beat 1495 gets a parker on Rockwell.

3:59pm - Theft in progress. 1600 W Cortland. Males stealing pipes from under the viaduct.

4:27pm - Traffic control. Elston and Ashland. Traffic lights are still out at this location, and traffic control is needed.

4:51pm - Reckless driver. Armitage and Western.

4:54pm - A unit is doing a premise check at Skate Park.

5:07pm - Shots Fired. 21XX N Sawyer.

5:12pm - A disregard is being given on the 5:07pm job.

5:41pm - Assist the other. 24XX N Bernard. Department of Revenue on scene with a hot car. It's a 2000 Honda2-door with a plate of 3160839. Not sure if there's anyone in it.

5:44pm - Battery in progress. Spaulding and Barry. Gang fight with about four to six dudes involved.

5:51pm - Shots Fired. Dickens and Sawyer. About 10 shots fired, from possibly two different guns.

5:52pm - Gang disturbance. Skate Park. Gang member named Edgar Lopez is trying to recruit teens into joining his gang, and his gang's having a meeting there right now.

5:54pm - A slow down is being given on the 5:51pm job.

5:57pm - Suspicious person. Fullerton and Oakley. Four male Whites in the bushed area right off the Kennedy Expressway. Unsure what they're up to.

6:40pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

6:54pm - I'm back.

7:18pm - Parker. 20XX N Spaulding.

7:33pm - Assault. Armitage and Mozart.

7:36pm - Sex offense. 20XX N Mozart. Caller was flashed by a guy on a bike.

8:15pm - Burglary in progress. 17XX N Troy. Guys on bikes breaking in.

8:27pm - 1) Some job in a 1900 block somewhere. 2) Disturbance. 22XX N somewhere. 3) Burglar report. 21XX N Maplewood.

8:39pm - Person w/ a knife. Milwaukee and Western.

9:03 to 9:12pm - There's been a couple of calls in the area. I haven't payed much attention. I'm sorry.

9:13pm - Shots Fired. Palmer and Sawyer, 3200 W Fullerton, 2200 block of N Sawyer. Multiple calls.

9:16pm - A unit is reporting that an explosion just occurred in the area of Milwaukee/North/Damen. It has something to do with ComEd.

9:38pm - Gang disturbance. 2700 block of N Artesian. 15 of them all over the block.

9:50pm - Theft. Somewhere on Milwaukee.

10:09pm - Beat car 1413Robert asks for an event number for burglaries on the Beat. It's 19755.

10:14pm - Battery in progress. 1925 W Cortland. Fight in the pub between the customers and bouncers.

10:17pm - A slow down is being given on the 10:14pm job.

10:19pm - Disturbance. Armitage and Sawyer. Two males, one in a white shirt and blue hat, are sitting at the eastbound CTA bus stop, harassing citizens. They appear to be drunk.

10:38pm - Traffic accident. North and Ashland. No injures, drivable.

10:53pm - Battery. North and California. Male Hispanic, black sleeve-less shirt, jumped out from the bus stop and threw a bottle at the caller.

11:13pm - Person w/ a knife. 24XX N Milwaukee.

11:15pm - Battery in progress. 20XX N Wolcott. Big fight in front.

11:56pm - Burglar alarm. 27XX W Francis.

11:59pm - Disturbance. Western Blue Line station. Drunk male on the platform.

12:00am - All right, I'm gone. I'll be back to blogging from the scanner on Monday. Have a good weekend, everyone, and stay safe.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shots Fired On Sawyer; On Beat 2523

Good afternoon, everyone. I received a comment from a reader who says shots were fired this morning in the vicinity of Belmont and Sawyer. This happened around 4:00am. Here is the comment:

"Any info on the shots fired around 4 AM on 7/27/11 near Belmont and the 3100 block of N Sawyer?"

Also, there were at least five gunshots fired in the area north of Koz Park around 1:45am this morning. My mother heard them and said they sounded like they were coming from Hamlin, and a neighbor I talked to tonight who lives on Avers, says that she heard them as well.

If anyone has any information or insights on one or both incidents, please post it here, the Facebook page, or my inbox.

Thank you,

District Commander On Traffic Stop On Fullerton

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 2:15pm. It's a warm day outside, and somewhat cloudy. It's going to rain on and off this afternoon and evening, with it cooling off into the lower to mid 70s. Anyway, I am heading to my CAPS Beat meeting this evening. It's at 6:30pm at the Copernicus Center on Milwaukee. Hope to see those of you who live on Beat 2523 come to the meeting. Also, and this might be a bit on the negative side, but as the day goes on, and throughout tomorrow, I'll be thinking of new rules for people leaving comments. Some of you who read this blog are just too immature and need to grow up. So if you want to get treated like a high school kid, you will. These new comment rules will go into effect on Monday, when I return from blog vacation. Speaking of that, yes, I'm taking a three-day break from this blog starting Friday. With that, here's crime for portions of this afternoon and evening.

2:52pm - Beat 2500, the District Commander, is on a traffic stop at 3757 W Fullerton. Beat car 2525 is going to help him, but I believe he's ok.

3:38pm - Traffic accident, somewhere in the area.

3:40pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Koz. Event number is 11813.

4:11pm - Burglar alarm. 37XX W Belden.

4:14pm - Burglar report. 25XX N Lowell.

4:46pm - Suspicious vehicle. 29XX N Kenosha. Vehicle parked at the driveway all day with a flat tire.

4:55pm - Burglar report. 24XX N Central Park.

4:58pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Lawndale. Group flashing gang signs on the corner.

5:02pm - Beat 2520 says a robbery just occurred at Kedvale and Belden.

5:07pm - 2520 says he had the wrong offender.

5:29pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back really soon, briefly.

5:40pm - I'm back.

5:59pm - I'm going to my CAPS Beat meeting. I'll be back later. See you all then.

7:38pm - I'm back. Good evening.

7:44pm - Gang disturbance. Dickens and Lawndale.

8:03pm - Disturbance. Palmer and Keeler. Five kids on top of something, throwing objects.

8:18pm - Beat car 2525 has some people stopped at the 7:44pm call.

8:21pm - Beat car 2523 has a traffic stop at 2740 N Lawndale.

8:34pm - I went to my CAPS Beat meeting tonight, and I realized once again that this 911 seminar I've been proposing really needs to be held. This is an urgent issue, I feel. I'm really trying to figure out where I could hold such a meeting. A big venue is needed. But in order to hold this meeting, I need support from everyone who reads my blog. I also need to know when all of you are available, and I would need some help promoting this event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at my e-mail address at Thank you.

9:10pm - Gang disturbance. 20XX N Keystone. Five of them representing, one's in the gangway with some sort of black object in his hand. He has on a red t-shirt.

9:14pm - Just so everyone knows, but we are under a Tornado Watch until 1:00am. There are also some storms about an hour away that may impact us.
They're producing 80 mph winds. Once the storms roll in, please submit any and all storm reports to me, including any photos you may take. But do so safely. Please use caution and seek shelter once these storms come in. I'll probably be going to my basement once they start coming in.

9:47pm - Shots Fired. Belmont and Ridgeway.

11:26pm - Beat 2566 was just involved in an accident at Fullerton/Kedzie. He's requesting a sergeant after minor accident, everyone is OK. Thanks to ProdidgalOne for obtaining this call for me.

12:00am - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon at 2pm with 14. Good night, everyone.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Female Hit By Car At Addison And Kedzie

Good morning, everyone, it's 6am. It's in the lower 70s, and it's sunny right now. It'll remain sunny today. It's supposed to warm up into the mid to upper 80s. Anyway, I'm monitoring 17 this morning until I go to school, then I'll be back with 25 later. Also, tomorrow is my CAPS Beat meeting for 2523. It's at 6:30pm, at the Copernicus Center on Milwaukee. Lastly, this weekend, from Friday to Monday, I will not be blogging. I will be going on a mini blog vacation. I need some time away from the scanner once in a while, to focus on other areas of my life and spend time with my family and what not. I'm not sad or anything. So, here's crime for today.

6:39am - Traffic accident. Addison and Kedzie. Female hit by a car.

7:41am - I have to go. I'll be back later. Have a great day, everyone.

12:47pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

12:56pm - Shell casings found in the alley of 4457 W Diversey.

1:01pm - Beat car 2534 has a traffic stop at Kedvale and Dickens.

1:57pm - Disturbance. 22XX N Karlov.

1:59pm - The 1:57pm job is now an assault in progress. Two females looking for the caller's mother, trying to fight her.

2:05pm - Open door. 16XX N Harding.

2:06pm - Beat 2552 needs a Spanish speaker at the 1:57/1:59pm job. 2550 is going.

3:05pm - Theft. 3022 N Milwaukee. Couple of males stole the AC unit out of the business.

3:17pm - Wanted from the 3:05pm job are two male Blacks and a male White, who all fled in a red Chevy, heading towards Central Park in the south alley of Milwaukee.

3:18pm - Found person. 30XX N Karlov. 85 yr old man found by CFD.

3:26pm - Battery. 36XX W North Ave.

4:02pm - I'm going to go for a couple of hours. I need to do some stuff.

7:03pm - I'm back. Good evening.

7:23pm - Robbery. 30XX N Avers.
45-year-old mostly Polish-speaking woman mugged on street. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

7:44pm - Gang disturbance. Dickens and Lawndale. Three of them on the corner throwing up signs and selling drugs. One has on a white t-shirt and one other is on a bike.

8:18pm - I've got some other stuff I need to do, so I'm gone for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Community Questions Re: Violence

Good afternoon, everybody. I have two questions to ask all of you, for those of you who live in the following areas, about two incidents that occurred. The first one was on Mozart between Logan and Diversey on Sunday morning, the 24th, and this is the comment I received about it on the Facebook page:

"anyone hear about something happening on Mozart between Logan and Diversey last night? I'm pretty sure I heard 6 gun shots, but I was asleep and it was 3am..."

And the second incident took place on the 3200 block of N. Albany, which is a block with a very bad gang problem right now, sometime yesterday (again, Sunday, the 24th). The person I talked to says that they found blood all over their sidewalk this morning.

If anyone knows about about either, or both, incidents, please do not hesitate to send a comment here, on the FB page, or to my inbox.


Shots Fired On Medill

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:00am. It's a bit of a cloudy morning, but it's pretty comfortable out at the moment, being in the lower 70s. Today will get into the mid 80s, so that should feel a bit better than it has been. Tomorrow will be the same. Anyway, the only community event I have this week is my CAPS meeting on Wednesday for Beat 2523. It's held at the Copernicus Center on Milwaukee, at 6:30pm. Also, I'm monitoring 14 now until 6:48am, then I'm going to go until I get home from summer school (by the way, this is my last week of it). Tomorrow morning, I'm going to monitor 17. Here's crime for today.

6:20am - Shots Fired. 3400 W Medill. People were arguing, then three shots were heard.

6:22am - A slow down is being given. There's been only one call with no further information.

6:23am - It's coded 19B0y.

6:48am - I'm going to go. I'll be back later. Have a great day, everyone.

12:57pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

2:55pm - Car alarm. 24XX N Lawndale.

3:18pm - Robbery. 31XX N Springfield. Male Hispanic, shaved head, white tanktop and blue jean shorts grabbed the caller and stole their necklace. He fled west on Barry.

4:27pm - Battery in progress. Springfield and Fullerton. There's a fight as a result from an auto accident.

4:28pm - 1) Battery. 3607 W Fullerton. Caller was struck in front of Tony's. 2) Disturbance. 23XX N Monticello. Group of males drinking, doing drugs and loitering.

4:40pm - Person w/ a gun. McLean and Lawndale. Group loitering and a male Black, 20s, with a black shirt has a gun.

5:36pm - Animal abuse. 28XX N Avers.

5:39pm - Some call at the Monroe school, 3651 W Schubert.

5:51pm - Some call in the area.

6:10pm - Gang disturbance. Koz Park.

6:32pm - Vice complaint. 2989 N Ridgeway.

6:58pm - Gang disturbance. Schubert and Kildare.

7:14pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:27pm - And I'm back.

7:38pm - Criminal trespass. 2979 N Ridgeway. 15 males living inside the vacant house.

7:42pm - Suspicious person. 22XX N Karlov. Female asked the caller to call the police.

7:43pm - Backlog in 25 at 19:43 hours.

7:44pm - 1) Battery. 43XX W Wrightwood. Caller's son was beaten up. 2) Municipal ordinance violation. 1800 N Harding.

7:58pm - The 7:38pm job is coded 5Frank.

8:00pm - Suspicious person. 37XX W Palmer. Three male Puerto Ricans in white t-shirts grabbed the caller and showed them pictures of their family. These are the same guys who have been watching the house for the last couple of days.

8:47pm - Disturbance. 2976 N Milwaukee. Group of males loitering in the parking lot.

8:50pm - Suspicious vehicle. 31XX N Lawndale.

10:05pm - Traffic accident. 42XX W Wrightwood.

10:13pm - I'm going to go. I've got some other stuff to do. I'll be back tomorrow morning. Good night, everyone.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

On-View Disturbance At The Kennedy And Belmont

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's currently cloudy out, temps in the 70s, with some thunder and lighting in the area. We're not getting any storms at this time, though, so that's all good. Today will be another hot one, being in the 90s. Anyway, I'm monitoring 17 now until the first call comes out, then I'll do some other stuff and go to bed until about 8 or 9am, which then I'll monitor 17 again until 11:21am. After that, I'll be covering 25 all day. That's all I have to say for now, so here's crime for today.

12:20am - Beat car 1732Robert has an on-view disturbance at the Kennedy and Belmont. 1730R is with them.

12:21am - I'm gone for the night. I'll see all you tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

8:15am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

11:21am - And I'm back with 25.

1:01pm - Assault in progress. 37XX W George. Multiple calls. Landlord VS tenant.

1:02pm - Backlog in 25 at 13:02 hours.

1:21pm - Open door. 2935 N Ridgeway. Front door open to the vacant building.

1:34pm - Beat 2582Foot has a downed wire at George and Lawndale.

2:11pm - 1) Some call on the 1900 block of N Ridgeway. 2) Recover the stolen vehicle. Central Park and Altgeld.

3:32pm - Disturbance. Schubert and Avers.

5:10pm - Battery in progress. 28XX N Springfield. Group of four fighting, throwing trash cans.

5:26pm - Narcotics. 36XX W Dickens. Selling.

5:29pm - Open hydrant. Diversey and Avers.

5:42pm - Person w/ a gun. Kilbourn and Wrightwood. Male by the park ran into the park with a handgun.

5:45pm - Parkers on the 4100 blocks of W Nelson and Barry.

5:48pm - Beat car 2521, the responding unit to the 5:42pm job, says that the guy ran north towards Schubert.

6:13pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 41XX W Fletcher. Guy working on a car in the street.

6:52pm - Gang disturbance. Schubert and Kilbourn. Large group in the park.

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

7:07pm - I'm back.

7:08pm - Gang disturbance. Kilbourn and Deming.

7:42pm - Some call at 4114 W Armitage.

8:23pm - Disturbance. 4012 W Armitage. Loitering going on in front.

8:38pm - Suspicious person. 37XX W Shakespeare.

10:02pm - Assault in progress. 29XX N Springfield. 15 males yelling at each other in the middle of the street.

10:35pm - Disturbance. 25XX N Pulaski. In the alley.

10:38pm - They're calling back on the 10:02pm ordeal.

10:40pm - Beat car 2524 is getting some stuff on the PDT.

11:11pm - I have to go. I'll be back in the morning with 14. See you all then. Good night.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Traffic Lights Out At Belmont And Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:21am. What a stormy morning we had this morning. Lots of lighting, but a TON of rain. We had about four to seven inches to fall on Chicago. But now it's cloudy, and the sun will probably come out at some point. It's going to be in the mid to upper 80s. Anyway, today, I'm monitoring 17 for all of the residents North of Belmont. I will be paying special attention to the 3200 block of N Albany, that has been experiencing lots of gang problems lately, and they are escalating. Hopefully nothing happens over there this evening. So with that, here's crime for today.

11:38am - Traffic lights are out. Belmont and Pulaski.

1:17pm - Wanted from a robbery that occurred on the 2900 block of N Allen in 14 is a male Black, 5'4, 130 lbs, no shirt and black pants. He took a black bag with $100 in it and the victim's IDs. The bag has an American Airlines symbol on it. He fled north on Kimball towards Wellington. This is just for information for the units on the southern end of 17.

3:26pm - Theft. 3302 W Belmont. At the Best Buy. Caller lost their phone and the person who found says they have to pay them $100 to get it back.

3:54pm - Beat car 1731 has a handwaver for a disturbance at Addison and Kedzie. They're ok.

7:00pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:19pm - I'm back.

7:59pm - Loud music disturbance. 33XX N Harding.

8:32pm - Speed chase. Speed chase. Milwaukee and Davlin. Beat car 1732 is chasing a car heading south on Milwaukee, heading towards Haussen. It's a red Honda Accord with an Indiana plate. This is right in our area. I'll be monitoring this very closely.

8:33pm - North on Ridgeway from Milwaukee.

8:34pm - South on Central Park from Belmont.

8:35pm - The car's stopped and the offender is in custody at 3607 W Belmont. Officer says it's not a chase.

9:04pm - Disturbance. 32XX N Whipple.

9:21pm - Fireworks. 3800 block of W Cornelia.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Crowd Of Day Laborers Loiter In Dunkin Donuts On Belmont

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:45am. It's quite cloudy out, and it's dark to the west. A storm is coming in, I think. Oh well. Today's going to be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, so it won't be as warm as it has been, but still warm. I would still use precautions being outside. Anyway, I monitored 14 this morning from 7:36am until 8am, as I said I was, but heard no calls. Lastly, I'm monitoring 25 today, and will be monitoring 17 tomorrow all day. Here's crime for today.

10:30am - Disturbance. 3801 W Belmont. Caller reports that all the day laborers are inside the Dunkin Donuts because of the rain, wants them removed. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call.

10:34am - Assault. 2924 N Pulaski, Platinum Fades, someone reports gangbangers charged into the barbershop with bats, now parked out front in white car. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call.

10:36am - An Officer reports he is picking up a suspect from the 10:34am job heading east on George. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call.

12:04pm - Wires down. Diversey and Lawndale. It's on fire.

12:27pm - Traffic accident. 4100 W Wellington.

1:01pm - Backlog in 25 at 13:01 hours.

1:37pm - Disturbance. 2979 N Ridgeway. Group of guys drinking in the vacant garage.

1:39pm - The 1:37pm job is coded.

1:54pm - Assault in progress. Karlov and Armitage. Group of girls trying to jump on the caller.

2:01pm - Backlog renewed at 14:01 hours.

2:58pm - Parker. 28XX N Ridgeway.

4:45pm - They're calling back on the 1:37pm job.

5:02pm - Child left alone. 4100 W Barry. Female Hispanic, 8, is walking by herself with no shirt on and gray pants.

5:04pm - Disturbance. 19XX N Harding. People in the backyard drinking, making noise and throwing bottles at people.

5:35pm - Beat 2582 is coding out an alarm at the church at 2516 N Kostner that may come on Dispatch's board. He's on scene with the pastor and there's something wrong with the alarm.

6:24pm - Battery in progress. Oakdale and Central Park. Two males fighting.

7:19pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:35pm - I'm back.

7:59pm - Gang disturbance. 29XX N Milwaukee. Group of them running after someone.

9:05pm - Person down. Wabansia and Hamlin.

9:41pm - Battery in progress. 3959 W Armitage. Fight in the liquor store.

10:47pm - 10-1. 100 block of N Pine. Beat 1506Adam is making an arrest and there's a big crowd getting real rowdy with CPD. They're getting threatening.

10:57pm - Person w/ a gun. Tripp and Altgeld. Male Black with a black shirt with a gun on the corner.

10:59pm - I'm not hearing anything else on the 10-1. I assume everything is ok. So with that, I'm back to only covering our area.

11:07pm - Person w/ a gun. 24XX N Tripp. Male Black, 5'8, 27 yrs old, dark complected, stocky build, black clothing just ran into the gangway, dumped a gun in the backyard and ran towards Kildare.

11:29pm - 1) Criminal damage. 28XX N Kostner. Car window broken out with a baseball bat. 2) Criminal damage in progress. Diversey and Hamlin. People in a small white Toyota are breaking out windows to another car. They're heading towards Avers on Diversey.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Open Hydrant @ Washtenaw and Bloomingdale, Loud Music Disturbance In 14

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:48am. It's hot outside, and it's not even the height of the day. It's in the mid 80s right now. It's going to get up to about 100 again. So I advise, once again, if you don't have to work or don't have any community meetings to attend, don't go out. This is some dangerous heat. Anyway, I have to attend a burglary prevention seminar this evening in 25 at 6:30pm. The CAPS Coordinator really wants people to be there from 25, so I'm going. Also, I'm monitoring 14 this morning until 7:36am, then I have to go to summer school, then I'll be home around 12:40pm, and I'll be back with 25. So, with that, here's crime on this dangerously hot day.

6:50am - A unit has an open hydrant at Washtenaw and Bloomingdale.

7:07am - Loud music disturbance. Somewhere in 14.

7:12am - Disturbance. 31XX W Belden. Construction work being done too early.

7:21am - Information for the CPD. 19XX N Honore. Tow truck driver needs help towing a van.

7:36am - I have to go. I'll be back later. Have a great day, everyone.

12:55pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

1:49pm - Battery in progress. NE corner of Wrightwood/Pulaski. Hispanic male in white shirt, blue jeans hitting on a woman who he pulled from her maroon car. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

4:18pm - 1) Disturbance. Schubert and Springfield. 2) Municipal ordinance violation. 2300 N Springfield.

4:36pm - 10-1 EMERGENCY. 1927 N Newland. Shots fired by an off-duty llinois State Police Sergeant who's trying to stop an offender from stealing a truck.

4:40pm - A slow down is being given on the 10-1.

4:41 through 4:55pm - Police/Dispatch chatter regarding the 10-1. A few units are on scene.

5:00pm - I'm back to only monitoring our area. Everything's ok over there.

5:06pm - Open hydrant. Belmont and Karlov.

5:26pm - Beat car 2523 says that hydrant's on 17's side.

5:29pm - Traffic accident. Wrightwood and Pulaski.

5:33pm - I have to go. I'll be back later. See you all then.

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

9:00pm - Traffic accident. 3750 W Belmont.

9:01pm - There's an open hydrant at 2030 N Pulaski.

9:09pm - Beat 2593 can't find anyone from the 9pm job. Dispatch doesn't know what happened.

9:22pm - Dispatch now knows what happened with that accident. Beat car 1732 responded, since it h

10:04pm - 1) Information for the CPD. Pulaski and Belmont. Traffic lights are out. 2) Disturbance. 3026 N Milwaukee. Male refuses to get off the sidewalk. 3) Burglary. 29XX N Springfield. Group of gangbangers known for burglarizing houses just stole a TV.

11:04pm - Parker. 2800 block of N Ridgeway. Permits.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Person Wanted At Fullerton Hotel

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 12:43pm. Man, is it a scorcher out there today! It's already about 90 degrees, and it won't stop there. It's going to be about 100 degrees today. So I advise all of you to stay in and stay cool. If you have to be outside, try to be in a shaded area and stay hydrated. Anyway, tomorrow, I have a burglary prevention seminar session at 6:30pm which I'm attending in 25, and I ask for ALL of you in 25 to be there. The CAPS Coordinator really needs for people to be there, so please, show up. So, with that, here's crime for today.

1:40pm - Person wanted. 3919 W Fullerton. At the Fullerton Hotel.

2:41pm - Open hydrant. 2446 N Ridgeway. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

2:46pm - Battery in progress. Diversey and Lawndale. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

3:48pm - Open hydrant. 3900 W George.

3:51pm - 1) Open hydrant. 2446 N Ridgeway. 2) Another open hydrant in the area.

4:30pm - Parker. Wrightwood and Kostner. Red car in the zone.

4:32pm - Beat 2573 has an on-view trespass at 3181 N Milwaukee.

4:44pm - 2573 would like an event number from the 4:32pm on-view. They're not making an arrest or anything. Event number is 13312.

4:50pm - Person down. 3081 N Milwaukee. Male on the sidewalk.

4:58pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Diversey.

5:15pm - Open hydrants at Ridgeway/Oakdale, Springfield/Belden and George/Springfield.

6:19pm - Open hydrant. Dickens and Karlov.

6:20pm - Information for the CPD. 29XX N Kostner. A pole is about to fall over.

6:27pm - Beat 2520 just closed two hydrants at Kilbourn and Deming.

6:38pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back later.

6:53pm - I'm back.

7:12pm - Open hydrant. 2418 N Ridgeway.

7:31pm - Gang disturbance. Kilbourn and Altgeld.

7:33pm - Battery in progress. Karlov and Dickens. 20 people fighting.

7:35pm - Beat 2540 is coding out the 7:31pm job.

7:40pm - They're fighting again at the 7:33pm job.

8:07pm - Battery in progress. Dickens and Karlov. Large gang fight in progress with the open hydrant.

8:30pm - For all of you out there: There is a city ordinance that prohibits the illegal opening of fire hydrants. Enforcement action will be taken by the CPD and devices to do this will be confiscated and inventoried.

8:31pm - Child left alone. Kilbourn/George. Little kid found wandering around alone, sergeant and child safety seat requested. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

10:07pm - Information for the CPD. Pulaski and Palmer. The traffic lights are coming.

10:56pm - I have to go. I'll be back in the morning with 14. Good night, everyone, and stay cool.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Men Enter Building On Monitcello

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:02pm. Sorry I'm late today, but I was listening to the tape I recorded during the overnight hours of Citywide 6 as a result of that incident that happened in 11 last night. About that, both officers are excepted to recover. One remains hospitalized at this time. Anyway, it's hot out today. It's in the upper 80s with sunshine. Tomorrow and Thursday are going to be way hotter, near 100, so it will be a scorcher. I advise all of you that if you don't have anywhere to go after 11am, don't. Stay inside and stay cool.

6:08pm - Suspicious person. 19XX N Monticello. Four males went into the front door of a building.

6:22pm - Beat 2520 is closing a hydrant at 2058 N Avers.

6:35pm - 2520 has closed a hydrant in front of Our Lady Of Grace Church on Ridgeway.

6:38pm - Robbery report. 3019 N Milwaukee. Caller was robbed of the necklace.

6:54pm - Gang disturbance. Shakespeare and Lawndale. Multiple calls for a group of males representing in the middle of the street.

6:56pm - Beat car 2523 needs a Polish speaker on the 6:38pm job. Dispatch tries 2514, but they're in the station on an arrest. Then she tries 2584, but they're heading to lunch. 2584 wants 2523 to give them a call.

7:21pm - Battery. 21XX N Springfield.

7:38pm - Gang disturbance. Koz Park.

7:50pm - I'm going to go. I just don't really feel like blogging tonight, because of all the work I did last night with the incident in 11. Have a good night, everyone.

Citywide 6 Detail Of Shooting In 11 Last Night

Good afternoon, everyone. As you all may know by now, there was a very serious incident last night in the 11th District at Jackson and Karlov with two Chicago Police officers and one civilian being shot as a result of a stupid asshole who couldn't handle CPD doing their job and approaching him for an interview on a street stop they were conducting. The two officers are OK, but I think they remain in the hospital at this time. Because of their statuses as Police Officers, I will not identify which hospital they were taken to. So anyway, I first heard word of this incident right after it happened on Zone 12, when an officer came over the air to let everyone know. Then, Dispatch came over with orders from Area 5 officers that requested all units in 15, as well as all unmarked units (initially, 25 was asked to respond as well, but that order was taken back for an unknown reason), to respond to the scene. Units in the 12th and 13th Districts were requested to respond as well. So while I was sleeping last night, I recorded all of the following events from Citywide 6, where all officers working the shooting were assigned to. Please look through this and read it, as it will give you information about the dangerous job the CPD does every single day, and it will give a first hand account of the horrific scene last night. Warning: Comments on this post will be HIGHLY, and I repeat, HIGHLY monitored. There will be NO blatant criticisms of the CPD allowed here, and I will not publish comments as I see fit. Thank you, and once again, I ask to please look through this post.

12:04am - There's a report of a broken window at a residence on the 4100 block of W Jackson. Multiple units are going.

12:05am - All detectives are to meet Beat 5410 at Madison and Keeler.

12:07am - Some information just come in about the offender. The offender just ran into the big courtyard building in the middle of the block on the odd side of the street. This is per the anonymous.

12:12am - Beat 5490 reminds units to once again not let ANYONE by car or foot in or out of the area.

12:17am - Once again, wanted from this shooting situation is a male Black, 5'8, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. He was last seen going west on Adams from Karlov. A black shirt was located at 4110 W Jackson. The RD number is HT404197.

12:19am - Beat 1071R is at Jackson and Pulaski.

12:20am - Once again, wanted from this shooting situation is a male Black, 5'8, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. He was last seen going west on Adams from Karlov. A black shirt was located at 4110 W Jackson. The RD number is HT404197.

12:22am - Beat car 1014R is taking one to Area 4 for questioning.

12:24am - Beat 5405 needs a canine supervisor to meet him at Adams and Karlov. 4650 is going.

12:25am - Once again, wanted from this shooting situation is a male Black, 5'8, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. He was last seen going west on Adams from Karlov. A black shirt was located at 4110 W Jackson. The RD number is HT404197.

12:29am - Beat car 1311R is at Mt. Sinai Hospital with an offender and one of the officers. Someone was shot in the left leg. Also, an officer gives information that the main offender lives in the area of Madison and Washtenaw.

12:31am - Someone from Forensics needs to walk over to the Command Van.

12:32am - CrimeLab personnel needs to walk over to Karlov and Adams.

12:34am - Once again, wanted from this shooting situation is a male Black, 5'8, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. He was last seen going north on Pulaski then west on Adams. A black shirt was located at 4110 W Jackson. The RD number is HT404197.

12:35am - Dispatch has Area 4 on the phone wanting to know the exact address of the crime scene.

12:41am - Beat car 1135 asks for 1165Adam to meet them at Pulaski and Adams. Also, again, wanted from this shooting situation is a male Black, 5'8, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. He was last seen going west on Adams from Karlov. A black shirt was located at 4110 W Jackson. The RD number is HT404197.

12:43am - Dispatch needs a unit to go to Mt. Sinai. Someone just arrived shot in the leg, was dropped off. The person that was shot was dropped off in a red 2003 Pontiac 4-door with a plate of 9476780. Beat 1506Charlie is going.

12:45am - Beat 6700 needs an Area 4 or an Area 5 Gang or Tac unit to meet him at Karlov and Adams. 6743 is going.

12:46am - The exact address of the crime scene of this shooting is behind the building at 4051 W Wilcox.

12:50am - Beat car 1115R is looking for the time they called in the 10-1, and the time they were taking the POs to the hospital.

12:51am - Beat car 1112R has two people shot at Sacred Heart Hospital, and one guy has on tan pants.

12:52am - A couple of units are requested to head over to Sacred Heart.

12:53am - 1506C is talking to his victim. This guy was shot on the 3500 block of W. Walnut, which wouldn't be related to this incident.

12:55am - 1115R called in the 10-1 at 10:46pm, 22:46 hours.

12:59am - Beat 5490 wants 5880 to meet him at Karlov and Adams. Also, an All Call message is released about this shooting, and it is as follows: Wanted for the shooting of two Police Officers from 4051 W Wilcox is a male Black, 25 to 28 years old, 5'9 to 5'10, short hair, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. Last seen heading west on Adams from Karlov. Officers are advised to use EXTREME caution when approaching this subject. If anyone has an information, they are to contact Area 4 Division at (312)-746-8851 or at (312)-745-5669. This is per Deployment Operations under RD number HT404197.

1:01am - Beat 4410Sam needs a detective to head over to 4221 W Gladys, in the alley. 5492 is heading over.

1:03am - Beats 1363Charlie and 1363Eddie are heading to Area 4 with a possible.

1:04am - And I figured they'd start pulling units from 14 to deal with this incident sooner or later. Beat car 1412R is assigned to respond to Sacred Heart.

1:05am - Police Helicopter 2 needs to go refuel. Car 42 says that they should go do that, and they need to let him know as soon as they come back from doing that.

1:08am - Beat 1163 has just completed a sweep of the area, along with his team, up to the Eisenhower Expressway. They didn't find anything. 6700 wants them to come back to the Command Post.

1:13am - As soon as PH 2 comes back, they need to assist the ground units with searching a roof at 4057 and 4059 W Wilcox.

1:18am - Alright, again, wanted from this whole incident is a male Black, 25 to 28 years old, 5'9 to 5'10, short hair, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. Last seen heading west on Adams from Karlov. Officers are advised to use EXTREME caution when approaching this subject. If anyone has an information, they are to contact Area 4 Division at (312)-746-8851 or at (312)-745-5669. This is per Deployment Operations under RD number HT404197.

1:23am - The information about the offender is broadcasted again.

1:24am - Beat 4604 has the dog team making their way through 4129 W Wilcox.

1:27am - The dogs are heading south on Keeler from Adams.

1:30am - Wanted for the shooting of two Police Officers from 4051 W Wilcox is a male Black, 25 to 28 years old, 5'9 to 5'10, short hair, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. Last seen heading west on Adams from Karlov. Officers are advised to use EXTREME caution when approaching this subject. If anyone has an information, they are to contact Area 4 Division at (312)-746-8851 or at (312)-745-5669. This is per Deployment Operations under RD number HT404197.

1:41am - Car 60 wants to know if the 4000 block of W Jackson has been canvassed yet. 5490 says it's on-going, and again, 5490 says that NO officers are to leave.

1:46am - Wanted for the shooting of two Police Officers from 4051 W Wilcox is a male Black, 25 to 28 years old, 5'9 to 5'10, short hair, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. Last seen heading west on Adams from Karlov. Officers are advised to use EXTREME caution when approaching this subject. If anyone has an information, they are to contact Area 4 Division at (312)-746-8851 or at (312)-745-5669. This is per Deployment Operations under RD number HT404197.

1:48am - Citywide 6 is getting requests for supervisors from citizens all over that area. People are calling in to say officers are either kicking in their doors or they won't let them leave. I say let the CPD do their job. Dispatch is duping these calls to 5490 and will be coding them as 19P.

1:51am - All command staff are to meet Car 44 at the Command Post, at Wilcox and Karlov. Also, PH 2 is back from fueling up.

1:52am - Beat 1195 is released from the scene and is clear to go home. He's done with his part of this.

1:55am - Beat 1142 needs a relief from Karlov and Wilcox. It's time for them to head home. Looks they won't be getting one, though. No units are available at this time.

1:57am - Car 44 wants Beats 5400 and 6700 to meet him at the Command Post. They're on the way.

1:59am - Beat car 1125R is able to relieve 1142.

2:11am - Beat car 1112R is running a name at the crime scene.

2:12am - The 2:11am name is clear and valid.

2:27am - PH 2 is leaving Midway Airport at this time. Car 44 wants him back on scene.

2:49am - PH 2 is being released. They're switching back over to Citywide 1 now.

2:59am - Wanted for the shooting of two Police Officers from 4051 W Wilcox is a male Black, 25 to 28 years old, 5'9 to 5'10, short hair, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. Last seen heading west on Adams from Karlov. Officers are advised to use EXTREME caution when approaching this subject. If anyone has an information, they are to contact Area 4 Division at (312)-746-8851 or at (312)-745-5669. This is per Deployment Operations under RD number HT404197.

3:07am - Beat 6700 needs a battery truck at Karlov and Jackson. Beat 49Lincoln is asked to respond.

3:09am - Beat 1100 wants to know all of the units who are on scene that are from outside Districts.

3:10am - Beat 1550 says that he's got 1551, 1552, 1553 and 1554 still on scene, along with himself.

3:12am - Beat 1320R says that units 1313R, 1323R, 1332HenryRobert, 1333R, 1363A, 1363Boy and 1363C are on scene from 13.

3:14am - Beat 1190 has a unit bringing a bunch of batteries for the radios at Jackson and Karlov.

3:15am - Beat 1100 says that he's going to start having 11th District units relieve the units from 13 and 15.

3:29am - Wanted for the shooting of two Police Officers from 4051 W Wilcox is a male Black, 25 to 28 years old, 5'9 to 5'10, short hair, black hat, black shirt and tan shorts. Last seen heading west on Adams from Karlov. Officers are advised to use EXTREME caution when approaching this subject. If anyone has an information, they are to contact Area 4 Division at (312)-746-8851 or at (312)-745-5669. This is per Deployment Operations under RD number HT404197.

3:41am - Beat car 1013R has been released. They're heading back to Zone 10.

3:43am - The batteries have shown up. 6700 is sending some guys over to pick them up now.

3:54am - Beat 44Tom71 wants the event number for this incident. It's 20498.

3:58am - Beat 1510R says that he's still got 1323R and 1363Boy still over at 4050 W Adams.

3:59am - Beat 6700 is reporting that the offender IS in custody. I repeat, as of 3:59am, 03:59 hours, the offender IS in custody. Great job to ALL of the officers out there who were involved in this situation!!

4:02am - Beat 1100 gives the order for the units to open up Pulaski.

4:17am - All requests for supervisors over there are being duped to 5490 and are coded 19P.

4:21am - Everyone's switching back over to Zone 10, and with that, my coverage of this event is over. Once again, great, great job to ALL of the officers involved in this!


Hi everyone. Below, you will find the archive ProdigalOne pulled from Zone 10 from when this incident first occurred:

10:44 to 10:55 (below is running conversation, individuals speaking were not always identified, I guessed at some from context)

Disp: Who has an emergency?

Officer: ***unintelligible. Then, two officers shot, one in head, Karlov/Gladys.

Disp: We will get an ambulance rolling, supervisor to 11, 10-1 Karlov/Gladys, got officer shot. Everybody roll, let me know where you find the officers, the ambulance is rolling.

Officer: Suspect 5'8", black shirt, tan pants, somewhere around Karlov/Gladys. Looks like one in head, two to the arm. We're going to take them to County. Got POs in car going to County., SB on expressway, going to County.

**more unintelligible**

EB on Harrison, clear the path.

EB on Harrison from Pulaski, squad car to Stroger.

Disp: Squad cars to Stroger.


Officer: Why don't you have them report wherever they are going to muster, and I'll lend a hand.

Disp: Check with the area of Karlov/Gladys, that's where the officers were shot.

Disp: 15Robert, where you at now?


Disp: Male offender, black shirt, tan pants, 5'8"

Officer: Cordon off area and see if chopper is available as well.

Disp: Helicopter coming. Units coming from 13 wants to know where you want them.

Officer: Stay off the air! 15Robert let me know when you get to the hospital.

Officer: Are we going North or South?

Reply: South! South!

Officer: If you've called Fire, if they give them a wave-off, they'll give them a waveoff. If they are already on the way, let them come.

Zone 10 radio: We have them cordoning off the area. The area is Karlov/Gladys. Karlov and Gladys is the location of occurrence.

Officer: Being told by dispatchers at County, that they are at the hospital now.

Officer: Start cordoning off with systematic searches. Get canine over as well.

Disp: We'll get canine rolling. 13th district is on the way, wants to know where you are staging.

Disp: Any units, they are just giving us Karlov and Gladys right now, they will have a better location in just a second.

Officer: All units report to Jackson and Karlov, and meet 90, that's the command post, Jackson and Karlov. Next to Adams and Wilcox.

Disp: That's where the officers were, Adams and WIlcox?

Officer: (At 10:53) We have a possible at 4038 Congress, possible offender in custody.

Any units, report to Jackson and Karlov, they have the command post there.
Officer: Do we know direction of flight?

Disp: Talk to 1190 at command.

Several units from 11 report they are at Karlov/Gladys, but do not identify their units individually.

Other units requested to report to 1190, Jackson and Karlov.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Landlord Illegally Comes Into Apartment On Haussen

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.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

EMS Run On Cortland, Golf Club Chasers On Diversey

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.