Monday, February 27, 2012

Cab Fare Dispute On Springfield

Good morning, everyone, it's 4:28am. It's a clear night with temps in the lower 30s. It's going to get up to around 40 today, with sunshine. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 6:15, then I have to go to school. I may come back sometime this afternoon or evening, we'll see. Speaking of this evening, I'm attending a training session at St. Hyacinth's at 6:30pm regarding how to better watch the Chicago Public Schools. Please read yesterday's post if you're interested. Here's crime for this part of this morning, as well as (maybe) this afternoon and evening.

4:51am - Disturbance. 22XX N Springfield. Cab fare dispute.

5:09am - It's coded a 19P.

6:10am - Traffic accident. 25XX N Kildare. Hit and run.

6:15am - I have to go. I'll be back either later, tomorrow or sometime during the week. We'll see. Have a great day, everyone!

5:26pm - I'm back, until 6:20.

5:35pm - Burglar alarm. 16XX N Hamlin.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Two People Having Sex In Caravan On Keystone

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:15am. It's a clear early morning out there, but cold. It's in the mid 20s. Today' supposed to warm up to around 50, with sunshine. It's gonna be windy, though. Today, I'm monitoring from now until my dinner. Oh, and just so everyone knows, I'm attending a "BGA Education Watchdog" workshop tomorrow evening at St. Hyacinth's (in Resurrection Hall, on the 2nd floor), from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Per the notice I got about the meeting: "BGA Citizen Watchdogs of Education teaches parents and community members how to become more involved in keeping an eye on their Chicago Public Schools. This free training includes: Lessons on Local School Councils – Basics of school budgets – Stories from active parents and citizens". Hope it's a good workshop. Meanwhile, here's crime for today.

7:49am - Sex offense. 21XX N Keystone. Couple having sex in a gray Dodge Caravan.

8:55am - DUI driver. Milwaukee and Hamlin. Dodge Caravan with a plate of K987553 hit the caller's car and the caller is holding the intoxicated driver.

9:20am - Parker. 36XX W Diversey. Car in the tow zone.

12:30pm - Beat 2563David is on a stop at Harding and Wabansia.

12:52pm - Reckless driver. Armitage and Pulaski. Car with a plate of R467659 is speeding recklessly.

1:05pm - Recover the stolen vehicle. 38XX W Schubert.

1:13pm - Burglar alarm. 26XX N Keeler.

1:35pm - Burglar alarm. 31XX N Springfield.

1:42pm - Traffic accident. 41XX W Nelson. Several parked cars were struck.

1:47pm - Beat 1565Boy has a street stop at Kimball and Dickens. That's interesting, since 1565B's supposed to be in 15.

2:11pm - An RD number is being pulled from the 1:42pm job. It's HV173500 with the event number of 09120.

2:30pm - Parkers. On 2523's and 2525's Beats.

2:44pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey this afternoon.

3:03pm - Open door. 2424 N Springfield. Open rear door to the vacant property. Someone might be in there.

3:06pm - Speed chase. Speed chase. Beat car 1533 just had a car take off from them at Quincy and Lavergne.

3:07pm - East on Congress from Cicero.

3:08pm - 1533 lost the car at Kilbourn and Congress. The plate on the car is 233916. Zone 10 is being notified. Back to the regular coverage area...

3:12pm - Beat 2546 gets a parker on the PDT.

3:34pm - Beat car 2523 has a traffic stop at Wellington and Springfield.

4:34pm - 2523 now has a traffic stop at Diversey and Tripp.

4:50pm - Criminal damage. 2965 N Milwaukee. At the MB Financial Bank. In the parking lot, a customer's car windows were busted out.

5:21pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 25XX N Kildare. High risk daughter needs to go to Hartgrove.

5:22pm - Criminal trespass. 41XX W Fletcher. Squatters.

6:37pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'm gone for the night. I'll be back tomorrow morning at 4:28 with 25. See you all then. Have a good night, everyone.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fight At Cafe Luna On The Mil

Good morning, everyone, it's 1am. It's a clear, but cold, night. It's about 20-something degrees. Today will be in the 30s, and I think with sunshine. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until around 4 or 5am, then I'll come back after my dinner. Tomorrow, I'll cover 25 from when I wake up until my dinner. Here's crime for portions of today.

1:56am - Battery in progress. 3184 N Milwaukee. At the Cafe Luna club. There's a fight in the club.

2:00am - Beat cars 2523Robert and 2524R are at the club, dispersing the crowd that's letting out for the night.

3:05am - Gang disturbance. Palmer and Keeler. Five of them on the corner.

4:14am - Battery in progress. Lawndale and Palmer. Street fight.

4:19am - Fire. 27XX N Hamlin. Building.

4:21am - A disregard is being given on the Hamlin fire. It was just a stove.

4:28am - I'm going to go. I'll be back later. See you all then.

7:13pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

10:12pm - Criminal damage report. 20XX N Avers. Apartment was left damaged as the ex-tenants moved out.

10:41pm - 1) Battery in progress. Fletcher and Tripp. Three males and a female fighting in the street. 2) Commercial alarm. 17XX N Harding.

11:13pm - Not sure what unit has a traffic stop on the 2800 block of N Ridgeway, but there's a unit over here with its lights on and it has a car pulled over. Maybe a Citywide unit.

11:17pm - Assault in progress. 3959 W Armitage. People about to fight in the liquor store.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vehicle Blocks Alley On Monticello, Owner Gets Mad

Good evening, everyone, it's 5:44pm. It's a partly cloudy evening with day turning into night with temps in the 30s. I'm just going to monitor 25 this evening. We'll see what happens. Here's crime for this evening.

5:50pm - Assault. 27XX N Monticello. Caller asked the offender to move their vehicle out of the alley and then that person threatened them.

5:56pm - Beat 5550 needs a transport unit at Fullerton and Tripp. 2525 will do the transport.

6:29pm - Some call on the 4100 block of W Wellington.

6:48pm - I have to do some other things, so I'm gone for tonight. I'll be back sometime in the week or on Saturday. See you all then. Good night, everyone.

911 Dispatches, Facts From Saturday Night Homicide

Good morning, everyone. I promised on Sunday that I would try my very best to obtain more information on the Roscoe and Monticello homicide from Saturday night, and I have. But before I share it, just know that the incident occurred around 8:00pm at that intersection, and the victim was a 17 year old teenager named Edgar Delgado, who allegedly belonged to the Latin Kings street gang, from the set that hangs out heavily in that immeadiate area, including Avondale Park. He was killed by an MLD gang member from the area of Belmont and Francisco. Also please note that he was pronounced dead around 8:25pm at Our Lady of Resurrection Hospital, and died alone, after being dropped off.

Well, without further ado, here is the information I have obtained, from Eric at EveryBlock (thanks so much, Eric. Greatly appreicated) and ProdigalOne. To read another viewpoint about the whole thing, from Eric, you can follow his thread on EveryBlock. This information is by means of dispatches from Chicago Police Zone 1 Radio, District 17, from 7:30pm to about 8:30pm. Unless noted otherwise, all information is from Eric. Let's take a look:

  • 7:52pm - The first 911 call of "Shots Fired" comes into the 911 Center for the 3400 block of North Monticello. Several shots were heard, and there was a bicycle laying in the street.

  • 7:56pm - Beats 1705 and 1753 were on scene, and reported that the suspect ran north on Monticello from Rosceo.

  • 7:59pm - There is blood at the crime scene, per 1753, and they ask Dispatch if there's any shooting victims at any of the area hospitals.

  • 8:03pm - The information about the suspect came from a citizen, who did not offer a clothing description.

  • 8:04pm - Beat 1742 reported that at OLR, paramedics had a victim shot in the head who looked like "they're not going to make it". Also, Beat 1710 ask for the scene to be perserved.

  • 8:08pm - Two more supervisors were enroute to the scene.

  • 8:10pm - Further information, apparently there was a fight in area at Monticello/Roscoe. **from ProdigalOne**

  • 8:11pm - The victim was dropped off in a vehicle by two male Hispanics that then fled from the hospital. At the time, it was an unknown kind of vehicle.

  • 8:12pm - A Tac unit was enroute.

  • 8:14pm - Beat 1706Charlie was also going to the scene. Scene was being taped off. One unit is at the hospital. At the time, the victim was in critical conditon. He was dropped off by, possibly, a black Sedan, possibly a Ford Escort.

You can read the rest of the calls/dispatches that I caught after 8:25pm on the post from Saturday night, and you can also read some information on Edgar from Eric's post on EveryBlock. To say the very least, this shooting was a very sad one, that unfortunately was gang-related. Even though Edgar may have been a gang member, he still didn't deserve to die by himself. Guess that's how gang life is, though. You die by yourself.

If I get more information on Edgar, from other sources, I'll make a follow-up post. I certainly will keep all of you updated on this homicide. This is my very first time covering a homicide in our neighborhood, to this detail at least, and I really want all of you to be updated. However, I ask that all of you please remain respectful and cilvized while commenting on this post. We're all adults here. Comments will be highly monitored, as usual.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Three Shootings On Saturday Leave Two Dead

Boy oh boy did it get violent on the Northwest side of Chicago Saturday night/early Sunday morning, particularly in our two neighborhoods, Avondale and Logan Square. We had three shootings, two of which resulted in a murder, one that was gang-related. Needless to say, three shootings happening in less than 8 hours in these two neighborhoods is OUTRAGEOUS, and this should have EVERY neighborhood resident up in arms. I'll have more of an opinion later, but I want to briefly describe each shooting and the circumstances of them.

The first, and most noticable, shooting occurred in the Avondale community at around 8:00pm Saturday night at the intersection of Roscoe and Monticello, which falls on CAPS Beat 1732. According to the information I have, a 17 year old boy, who allegedly was a Latin King gang member from the Belmont and Central Park set, was shot and killed at the intersection. He was apparently dropped off at Our Lady Of Resurrection on Addison by a dark-colored car with two male Hispanics in it. He was pronounced dead at 8:27pm. A woman was also apparently shot in the incident, but is excepted to make a full recovery. The information I recieved from the shooting is that it may have stemmed from a fight, that possibly was gang-related. Chicago Police somehow obtained pictures of the shooting as it occurred. Apparently, the offenders were gang members from the Maniac Latin Disciple gang from the area of Belmont and Francisco, possibly the "Pee-Wee City" set. The RD number on the shooting is HV163846, with 16541 as the event number.

The second homicide occurred at 1675 North Elston, in front of Krush Nightclub, which is right off the corner of Wabansia and Elston, on Sunday morning around 3:00am. According to the information I got on the incident, it was a shoot-out of some sorts, with one person ending up dead and another critically injured. Asif Memon, of the 4800 block of N Winthrop Ave. in Uptown, 25 years of age, was the victim who died, according to the Cook County Medical Examier's office. Memon was pronounced dead at 3:28am at Illinois Masonic. Apparently, Memon was sitting in the driver's seat of a car with a couple of other people when someone walked up and starting shooting, CPD said. The person who didn't die was shot five times. It wasn't made clear whether he was in the car with Memon or what. I don't have an age on him, but he was last reportedly in critical condition at Illinois Masonic. A third man, who was in the car, who had a gun on him, jumped out of the car and pursued the gunman towards the intersection of Wabansia and Elston, where the two fired gunshots at each other. Neither man was shot, and they both left the scene, according to CPD. It is not clear what exactly caused this shooting, but CPD did say there may have been a dispute inside the club prior to the incident. (Note: I know that this incident techinally occurred in the West Town neighborhood, but hey, it's in the coverage area, and I figured I'd mention it).

The third incident, which occurred just 20 minutes after the second homicide, resulted in a man being shot in the thumb. His age is unknown and we don't know what hospital he was taken to. He was shot on the 2200 block of North Milwaukee Ave., in the heart of Logan Square.

Interestingly enough facts from the Monitcello/Roscoe incident: About 45 minutes later, at 8:57pm, a woman was reportedly beaten up just two blocks south of the shooting by three female Blacks, at Belmont and Monticello. She was hit with a baseball bat. EMS was ordered, and all three offenders were detained and arrested. Around 20 minutes later, at 9:19pm, a battery was reported on the 3500 block of W Belmont. At 10:04pm, roughly 45 minutes after the battery was reported on Belmont, the Lietuanant in 17 reassigned the three Tac units from other Districts working in 17 to specifically the area of where the shooting occurred to prevent possible retailation. CPD was still at the homicide scene as of 11:00pm.

Wow, just wow is all I can personally say. I am very, very outraged at all of this. My God, this neighborhood was like the Wild West this past weekend. There are no words to describe how I feel about all of this. All of you should be outraged, and sick of this. People, we've got to respond to this latest rash of violence. We definitely need to keep calling 911, and attending the CAPS Beat meetings, but we need to do more, I feel. Form block clubs. Start a phone tree. Let's do some big positive loitering events (and I'm willing to coordinate them, too). Let's clean up the trash on our blocks. But we must do something, and now. How many more lives will it be before our everyone takes notice?

If you have insights, opinions, etc., leave them here in the comments section, on the Facebook page, or email me. You're also encouraged to make suggestions on how to better the neighborhood, and to email and call your local CAPS office and Alderman's office to express your anger/outrage. Note: I will be highly monitoring comments on this post, so if your post doesn't make it through, you know why.

Thank you,

Update #1, 1:42am - I recieved the following comment from a reader who lives right by the first homicide scene: "the whole area is (was) taped off, there's an abandoned bicycle in the street, and they're combing the area for weapons. The policeman that we spoke to said that the person was likely going to die...I guess from a what a neighbor reported there were two cars stopped right at the Monticello /Roscoe intersection there, she heard shots fired, and then saw a hooded youth run into one of the cars and both cars took off,". Some good information right there, but as always, more would be greatly appreicated.

17 Year Old Never Comes Home From Appointment

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a clear night with temps in the 30s, or in the upper 20s. Whatever. I think today's supposed to be in the 40s with sunshine. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until the first call comes out, then I'm gone for the night until whenever I wake up in the morning, and then I'll monitor until my dinner (6pm, 6:15pm-ish). Tonight at 7pm, I'll be attending the Avondale Neighborhood Association meeting at St. Hyacinth's (in Resurrection Hall). Here's crime for today.

12:16am - Missing person report. 21XX N Springfield. 17 year old never came home from an appointment.

12:17am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

10:16am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

10:45am to 11:45am - I didn't pay attention. I'm sorry. I'll try to get an archive of this time period.

1:02pm - Parkers. On the 30 sector of 25.

2:20pm to 3:40pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry. I'll try to get an archive of this time period.

4:19pm - Some call in the area.

4:31pm - Battery. 23XX N Ridgeway.

4:40pm - Beat car 2525 has a traffic stop at Belden and Hamlin.

4:49pm - Criminal trespass. 1900 block of N Monticello. Bunch of teens just entered the vacant building that has an evergreen tree in front of it.

5:23pm - Suspicious person. 31XX N Hamlin. Four males by the caller's gate.

6:17pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'm gone for the night. Good night, everyone, and I'll be back sometime in the week or next week.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tac Unit Takes One In From Street Stop On Barry

Good evening, everyone, it's 6:48pm. It's a clear night with temps in the 30s, and I guess it'll remain so. I'm monitoring 25 this evening from now until the first call after midnight, and then tomorrow from whenever I wake up until about 6pm or 6:15pm. I have a meeting I'm attending tomorrow night, and that would be for the Avondale Neighborhood Association. That begins at 7pm, and it's going to be held at St. Hyacinth's Church (Resurrection Hall). I don't know if you all know, but there's supposed to be representatives coming from ASPIRA regarding the new school they want to build on Milwaukee. But just so everyone is forewarned, at this meeting, you will NOT be allowed to express your opinions or concerns; this is merely a meeting explaining how ASPIRA is going to build the school, what they're about, and how the community will benefit from the school being here. If you have further inquiries regarding the meeting, leave it in the comments section. Here's crime for this evening.

6:51pm - Beat 1662Boy is going in with one from 39XX W Barry following a street stop. An event number was pulled, but I didn't catch it.

6:56pm - Beat 2563Charlie needs another car at 31XX N Monticello. They're on a street stop.

6:57pm - Threatening suicide. 18XX N Ridgeway. Mental threatening to kill theirself.

7:04pm - The wagon is needed over at 2563C's stop.

7:07pm - By sometime this evening, I'll have a post on the three shootings that resulted in two murders in our neighborhood(s) up. Last night was a very violent night in our neighborhood(s).

7:19pm - A Tac unit wants 2563C to call them, regarding that street stop. 2563C took in five from there. This is related to a couple of disturbances with up to 30 Latin Kings that have been in the area for a few hours due to the homicide that occurred last night.

7:22pm - Per Beat 2590, 25th District units are to pay special attention to the area of Belmont and Monticello. There's been a few calls throughout the day for up to 30 Latin Kings loitering and what not in the area because of the murder last night. Retailation is still probable, so units are to use extra caution in the area.

7:34pm - Reckless driver. Pulaski and Fullerton. Nissan Ultma with a plate of 3256003 is "tailgating" other cars. Heading west towards Karlov.

8:03pm - 1) Vice complaint. 1627 N Pulaski. In the Walgreens parking lot. 2) Parker. 19XX N Ridgeway.

8:17pm - Burglary. 36XX W Diversey.

8:32pm - Disturbance. 23XX N Ridgeway.

9:01pm - Beat car 2535 is doing a premise check at the pumping station, 1747 N Springfield.

9:03pm - Some call on 2523's Beat.

9:26pm - Disturbance. 26XX N Springfield. Neighbors in front being loud, arguing, etc.

10:16pm - Traffic accident. 2731 N Pulaski. Two cars, property damage.

10:31pm - Wanted from the 10:16pm job, which is a hit-and-run is a red car with a plate of 253616 that has a ton of front end damage to it.

10:34pm - Beat car 2525 is giving a flash from a car theft that happened around 21:00 hours (9:00pm) from a handwaver at Armitage and Karlov. Taken was a 2000 Mercedes Benz, black in color, that fled east on Armitage towards Keystone.

10:37pm - Battery in progress. 21XX N Pulaski. People fighting in front.

11:04pm - Disturbance. 44XX W Diversey. Neighbors being loud.

11:48pm - Beat car 2523Robert is doing foot patrol in the area of Monticello and Belmont. Event number is 19065.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Traffic Stop @ School And Whipple

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It's a pretty sunny morning with temps right around 30. It's going to be mostly cloudy day with a temp right around 40. I'm monitoring 17 today for those of you who live North of Belmont, and then tomorrow, I'm going to monitor 25 from after my dinner until the first call after midnight. On Monday (since I don't have school), I'm going to monitor 25 from when I wake up until my dinner. Also on Monday, the Avondale Neighborhood Association meeting will be taking place. It will begin at 7:00pm, at St. Hyacinth's Resurrection Hall. Here's crime for today.

11:03am - Beat car 1733 has a traffic stop at School and Whipple.

11:38am - Assault. Sacramento and Addison.

12:02pm - Theft. 3214 N Kimball. At the liquor store. Male White stole some liquor out of the store and ran down Kimball towards the Expressway.

12:37pm - Burglar alarm. 32XX N Richmond.

2:00pm hour - I think there was a call in the area, and if there was, I forgot to write it down. Sorry.

7:47pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:17pm - I'm back.

8:22pm - A unit's being requested to go over to 3400 on Monticello. Something about an apparent shooting or something.

8:27pm - A victim is officially dead from this apparent shooting. It's a homicide. The Crime Lab is needed.

8:32pm - Beat 1701 has some pictures of the scene, apparently. 1710 wants those pictures. A unit's going into 17 to get the pics. I'm sitting here oh so confused right now because I have NO clue when this whole thing occurred. Must've happened while I was away eating.

8:36pm - A Tac unit is being requested to come over. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this information for me.

8:40pm - Beat 5590 wants 1710 to hold off displaying any pictures until a detective arrives.

8:53pm - Something about the homicide. Didn't quite catch what was said.

8:57pm - Beat 1763Eddie needs an ambulance at Monticello and Belmont. Three female Blacks, one in pink, just beat up a woman and the woman is hurt. They ran north on Monticello.

9:01pm - The offenders are in custody from the 8:57pm woman being beaten up. EMS is rolling. She was hit with an object, possibly a baseball bat. Dispatch is trying to see if the 25th District wagon is available for the requested transport, since both wagons in 17 are down.

9:19pm - Battery. 35XX W Belmont.

9:40pm - 1701 wants to know if there's "opposing gang" information from the incident. 1790 is saying that the MLDs were involved, and that the Tac units are scoping out the area of Belmont and Francisco for some.

9:54pm - Person w/ a knife. 32XX N Milwaukee. Neighbor pulled a knife out on the caller.

9:58pm - According to 1710, there was no plate information on the vehicle involved in the homicide.

10:04pm - There are three Tac teams from different Districts working in 17 this evening, and 1790 now wants them to be reassigned to the area of where this homicide occurred to prevent possible retailiation.

10:29pm - A unit is being dispatched to OLR to go sit with the other victim from the homicide.

10:41pm - Beat 6757 wants to know if there's still any detectives at the homicide. 5590 wants to know what he needs. They're talking about some family.

11:48pm - The RD number on the shooting is HV163846 with the event number of 16541.

12:00am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow night with 25. I'll most likely have an update on tonight's shooting sometime tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Gang Fight At Koz Park

Good evening, everyone, it's 5:04pm. It's a warm winter day outside, with temps around 50. It's mostly cloudy, and it will remain that way this evening. .

5:07pm - Battery in progress. Koz Park. Gang fight.

5:11pm - Beat 2540 is over there, says he sees nothing so far, but he'll check. The assigned unit, Beat 2505, is coming from Amundsen Park.

5:12pm - Dispatch is getting another call over there at Koz. They're fighting on the Schubert/Springfield side of the park.

5:15pm - 2540 is talking to several people at the park. There was a fight, but it's over now.

5:16pm - The involved parties are, of course, uncooperative, but other people are saying that they heard that more carloads of gangbangers were coming into the area. Also, a red car was involved in this fight. Great....

5:29pm - Fire. 3716 W Fullerton.

6:03pm - Disturbance. 3640 W George. Older male White is causing a ruckus by the church.

6:09pm - The 6:03pm guy is actually in the church now, cursing at people and standing over them.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Child Abuse Doesn't Go Unnoticed At Monroe School

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 1:14pm. It's a sunny afternoon with temps in the mid to upper 40s, which I'm personally happy about. I've been waiting a couple of months for it to feel like this outside. It's going to remain clear all through this evening, with temps dropping into the 30s. Anyway, I bet you're all wondering why I'm home early on a school day. Well, my mother had to go up to the school for a meeting (no, I didn't do anything bad) and just decided to get me out early, since there's no point in her leaving and then having to wait for me to come back home. Besides, it's making up for the time I have to spend tomorrow at school. I have to stay after school for a Student Government meeting. Also, I'm attending the CAPS Beat meeting for 1432/1433 this evening. That'll be interesting to be at. On that note, here's crime for this afternoon and portions of this evening.

2:47pm - Child abuse. 3651 W Schubert. At the Monroe school. The school social worker wants to talk to CPD regarding a 14 year old being abused at home.

3:00pm to 3:30pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry. I'll try to get an archive of this time period.

3:37pm - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Lawndale. Six of them out there.

3:45pm - Some call in the area.

3:54pm - Burglary in progress. 27XX N Harding. Car with a plate of TARGO has occupants who are breaking into a building.

4:02pm - A slow down is being given on the 3:54pm job.

4:03pm - I'm going to go until 4:55. I'll be back then.

4:55pm - I'm back for the time being.

5:08pm - Battery in progress. Lawndale and Altgeld. Gangbangers fighting. Oh boy...

5:52pm - We've got a bit of a situation unfolding at the Hay Academy (a elementary school) at 1018 N Laramie. The school is currently on lockdown because of shots being fired right near the school, and CPS will NOT let the students out of the school until CPD arrives to talk to the principal. Listening closely to this...

5:55pm - Beat car 1524 is at the Hay school now, and they talked to the principal. They're letting the kids out now. 1524 will remain on scene for a while. Back to regular coverage.

6:12pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back either later or tomorrow. See you all.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Window Getting Damaged On Drummond

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:36pm. It's a cloudy afternoon out there with temps in the 30s. It'll be like this for the rest of the afternoon into the evening. Anyway, I'm just going to monitor 25, as usual. I plan on monitoring 17 on Saturday. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:11pm - Criminal damage in progress. 43XX W Drummond. Window being damaged.

4:35pm - Battery in progress. 3167 N Milwaukee. Two males going at in front of Burger King.

4:55pm - I'm going to go for a couple of hours or so. I'll be back later. See you all then.

7:45pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:02pm - Beat 2550 has an open door at 19XX N Springfield. Beat car 2535 is going to help.

8:27pm - EMS run. 37XX W Diversey. Caller needs help or they're "going to die".

8:51pm - Ok, I'm gone for the night. I'll be back either tomorrow, Friday or on Saturday. Have a good night, everyone.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Beat Down In Car On Belmont

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It's another cloudy day with temps in the 30s. It's going to remain this way today. Anyway, I'm going to monitor 25 from now until 9:30am, then I'm going to monitor 14 from 10:50am to 1pm. You're probably asking yourself why I'm not in school today. Well, let's just say it has something to do with the building I live in, and I won't go into that. So I'm home today. I'm going to school for sure for the rest of the week, and actually, I don't plan on taking anymore days off until spring break in April. Here's crime for portions of today.

8:42am - Battery in progress. Belmont and Milwaukee. Car heading east towards Hamlin has a man in it hitting someone in it.

9:25am - Sex offense. 1600 N Springfield. Male Hispanic with a black hoodie and pants, along with a red shirt underneath the hoodie, fondled the daughter and masturbated.

9:29am - Disturbance. 3641 W Fullerton. Male drinking behind the location in the alley.

9:30am - Ok, I'm gone until 10:50. See you all then. Happy Valentine's Day for those of you who celebrate it, by the way.

10:50am - I'm back.

10:59am - Beat 1495 has a traffic stop at 2355 N Milwaukee.

11:08am - Beat car 1434 is doing a premise check at the Western Blue Line station. Event number is 05978.

11:10am - Suspicious person. 27XX W Barry.

11:13am - A unit is doing a Sex Offender check at 20XX N Bingham. Event number is 05996.

11:46am - Theft. Washtenaw and North Ave. At the Aidi. Male shoplifter stole some condoms out of the store. LOL....

11:47am - Burglar alarm. 3501 W Fullerton.

11:49am - Traffic accident. 2800 W North Ave.

12:04pm - Disturbance. Diversey/Elston/Western. Male White, white beard, blue hat and green jacket is aggressively panhandling out there.

12:29pm - Burglar alarm. 23XX N Leavitt.

12:42pm - Disturbance. 31XX W Schubert. Four men loitering in front.

1:00pm - I'm going to switch over to 17, until 4pm. Standby...

1:11pm - Holding the offender. 2939 W Addison. At the Target.

1:28pm - Disturbance. Hamlin and School. Male Black with a cart is in the middle of the street, refusing to move.

2:23pm - Battery in progress. Roscoe and Milwaukee. Kids fighting. Probably the Schurz High School students.

2:28pm - Beat 1777Sam needs a transport unit at Schurz. 1733 is heading over.

3:20pm - Disturbance. 3222 N Milwaukee. At Walgreens. In the parking lot. Car driver and tow truck driver are having a dispute.

3:34pm - Just so everyone knows, if you have a special needs student who rides one of the school buses that serves Lane Tech High School, it was involved in an accident at Whipple and Addison. Everyone is fine, though, and 1733 is just doing a report on it. They will be delayed for a while, though.

4:00pm - I'm going to go for the day. I'll be back sometime during the week or this weekend. See you all then. Have a good night, everyone.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Battery At ASPIRA Early College

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:30am. It's a cloudy day with temps in the upper 20s. Today will get into the mid to upper 30s, with snow later on in the evening. Today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until my dinner. We'll see how it goes. Here's crime for today.

10:10am - Battery. 3121 N Pulaski. At the ASPIRA Early College school. Caller's daughter was hit by a male student.

1:25pm - Recover the stolen vehicle. 22XX N Monticello.

1:29pm - Beat 2548 has an on-view traffic accident at 4400 W Diversey. He'll take care of it.

1:30pm - Criminal trespass. 20XX N Lawndale. Male just went into the basement, which is supposed to be vacant.

2:53pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey today. Event number is 09471.

3:25pm - EMS run. 2955 N Avers. In the garage of the vacant building, a man has been sleeping there for two weeks. Might be a D.O.A.

3:42pm - Beat 2573 is coding the 3:25pm job as a 19P, and is now doing a premise check on a vacant building near the intersection of George and Ridgeway.

5:27pm - Beat car 2535 has a traffic stop at 3820 W North Ave.

6:50pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'll be back sometime in the week or this upcoming week. I'll see you all around. Good night, everyone.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Suspicious People In The Area

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:20pm. It's a clear night with temps in the 20s. It's supposed to remain clear this evening. I'm monitoring 25 from now until the first call after midnight, then tomorrow, I'll monitor from whenever I awake until my dinner time. Hope everyone is enjoying the Grammy awards, despite the loss of the beloved Whitney Houston, God rest her soul. Here's crime for tonight.

7:28pm - 1) Suspicious person. 3630 W Fullerton. 2) Suspicious person. 30XX N Kenneth.

8:03pm - Loud music disturbance, on 2525's Beat.

8:45pm - Some call at 24XX N Springfield. I think it was a suspicious person or something of that nature.

9:27pm - Some call in the area.

11:59pm - Battery in progress. Belmont and Kilbourn. Six females fighting outside a bar. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Two Men Scope Out Avers

Good evening, everyone, it's 6:14pm. It's a clear night with temps in the 20s. It won't be that way tomorrow, though. We're supposed to get a minor snowstorm, with lake effect snow coming off Lake Michigan. Then it's supposed to get real, real cold. Hopefully it won't be too bad. Anyway, I'm covering 25 tonight for a little while. Then I plan on covering 25 tomorrow evening, and again on Sunday and Monday. I will not be blogging on Saturday. On Sunday, I plan on blogging from after my dinner until the first call or two after midnight, then on Monday from whenever I awake until my dinner. I have no school on Monday, so that's why I'm doing it this way. With that, here's crime for this evening.

6:26pm - Suspicious person. 2800 block of N Avers. Two male Hispanics in dark hoodies are scoping out the block.

6:35pm - Beat 2563Adam is chasing two males in the east alley of Springfield on the 2800 block. Running north. This is from the above call.

6:37pm - They lost the suspects.

6:38pm - Beat 2556 is doing a gang suppression mission on 2524's and 2525's Beats.

6:48pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:07pm - I'm back.

7:19pm - Parker. 1800 block of N Harding. Permits.

7:35pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll see you all tomorrow or Sunday. Good night, everyone.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Assault On George

Good evening, everyone, it's 6:19pm. Here's crime for some of this evening.

6:22pm - Assault. 44XX W George. Something about the landlord threatening the caller.

6:48pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:19pm - I'm back.

7:35pm - I'm sorry, but I've got some other stuff I need to do. If I don't come back tonight, I'll come back either tomorrow, Friday or the weekend.

10:14pm - I'm back for now.

10:19pm - Couple of parkers in the area.

10:20pm - Theft. 37XX W Lyndale.

10:23pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back either tomorrow, Friday or the weekend. Good night, everyone.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Two Males Loitering On Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a clear night with temps in the 30s. It's going to be sunny with temps in the 40s. I'm going to monitor 25 today, from when I wake up until I eat. Hope the Superbowl is good today. Here's crime for today.

12:02am - Disturbance. 20XX N Pulaski. Two males loitering.

12:05am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

6:26am - I'm back, with 14, until 7:20. Good morning, everyone.

6:46am - Burglar alarm. 30XX W Logan. Two cats on site.

6:55am - Beat 1495 has a traffic stop at 2954 W North Ave.

6:56am - Commercial alarm. 2323 N Milwaukee. Male on scene without proper code.

7:03am - The 6:56am call is coded.

7:20am - I'm gone until 8am. I'll be back with 25 then. See you all then.

8:00am - I'm back.

8:06am - Municipal ordinance violation. 36XX W Oakdale. Neighbors dumping auto garbage onto the street.

8:12am - Beat car 2523 is asking for a call back on the 8:06am job.

8:14am - 2523's complainant is at the store, does not want to speak with CPD. 19P.

8:15am - EMS run. 24XX N Ridgeway. Male not breathing in the basement.

8:24am - 2523 is over on 2524's call, on Ridgeway.

10:26am - Barking dog. 29XX N Kostner. Two dogs have been left outside since Friday and are barking.

10:35am - Check the well being. 3648 W Diversey. At the restrauant. The line was left open on the call.

10:52am - Disturbance. 3641 W Fullerton. Male White with black clothing in a black car is drinking.

10:54am - 2523 has a handwaver at 3658 W Diversey regarding an aggravated assault that occurred this morning around 6:50.

12:44pm - They're calling back on the 10:52am job. Now there's two.

3:08pm - Parker. 3600 block of W Oakdale. Permits.

3:46pm - Beat car 2535 has a traffic stop at Cortland and Harding.

4:13pm - Parker. 1800 block of N Harding. Permits.

4:41pm - Parker. 28XX N Ridgeway.

5:26pm - Parker. Ridgeway and George.

5:30pm - The Superbowl is now on the air. Can't wait to see some good NFL action!

5:46pm - Fire. 24XX N Kostner.

5:51pm - Check the well being. 23XX N Avers. 19 year old is hitting the younger siblings. Should've been a domestic, I guess.

6:07pm - Person w/ a gun. 3658 W Diversey. Male Hispanic in a red 4-door Blazer has a gun.

6:15pm - The car is a newer model, from the 3658 Diversey call. Also, this incident is related to the incident that occurred at this address this morning. The victim was at work when this happened. He's security at a bank. The RD number from the morning caper is HV145242.

6:18pm - Beat 2520 is following a red Blazer south on Pulaski from Diversey. It's got a plate of H841151. 2524 is requested to assist 2520.

6:20pm - A slow down is being given on the Blazer thing. They're stopped at Fullerton and Pulaski.

6:21pm - The plate is clear, and the driver is a pizza delivery guy. Totally unrelated.

6:23pm - Assist the citizen. 36XX W Palmer.

6:26pm - Parker. 28XX N Hamlin. Car doubled parked.

6:28pm - The 6:07pm job is coded, and 2524 now has a traffic stop at 23XX N Karlov.

6:30pm - Looks like the Giants are winning so far. Good game.

6:49pm - 1) Narcotics. On 2525's Beat. 2) Burglar alarm. 3627 W Armitage.

7:20pm - An RD number has been pulled from the Palmer call. It's HV146758 with the event number of 13344.

7:29pm - The Patriots are now in the lead. We'll see how this turns out. Score so far is 10 to 9.

7:32pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'm gone for the night. I'll be back either tomorrow, sometime during the week, or next weekend. We'll see. Have a good night, everyone, and may the best team win.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Park National Bank Alarm On Milwaukee

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 2:10pm. It's a pretty cloudy afternoon, with temps near 40. It's going to remain this way through this evening. Anyway, I'm going to cover 14 from now until 4:15pm, then I'll come back with 25 after my dinner. Tomorrow, I'm monitoring 25 from whenever I awake until my dinner. Here's crime for this afternoon and this evening.

3:17pm - Burglar alarm. 2958 N Milwaukee. At the Park National Bank. That's on 25's side, though...

3:24pm - As I predicted, the bank is on 25's side. Beat car 1413 is coding it on their end.

3:31pm - EMS run. 3355 W Belmont. At the Belmont Blue Line station, a man is unconicious by the bus terminal.

3:34pm - 1) Parker. 26XX W Atrill. 2) Parker. 2308 N California.

3:37pm - Traffic accident. Armitage and Western. Car with a plate of N335869 just committed a hit-and-run. It went towards Oakley on Armitage.

3:49pm - Battery in progress. 2815 N Western. Two males fighting over an item in the parking lot of the CVS.

4:12pm - Parker. 3213 W Armitage.

4:15pm - I'm going to go until later. I'll be back later.

7:52pm - I'm back with 25.

7:57pm - 1) Check the well being. 30XX N Davlin. 2) Burglar alarm. 3627 W Armitage.

8:07pm - Fire. Central Park and Belmont.

8:20pm - The 8:07pm job appears to have been bona fide, but it occurred on 14's side.

8:22pm - Beat car 2522 has a street stop at Diversey and Central Park.

8:23pm - Disturbance. 30XX N Avers. Neighbor dispute.

9:30pm - Disturbance. 19XX N Harding. Group of kids arguing and yelling out in front.

9:48pm - Battery in progress. Belmont and Kilbourn. Several people fighting as a result of a hit-and-run that left someone on the ground, injured. A car with a plate of L6549XX went towards Kenneth on Belmont.

9:50pm - Beat car 2524 has a traffic stop at Kedvale and Belden.

10:37pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 2417 N Ridgeway. People trespassing in the vacant building.

10:40pm - Disturbance. 23XX N Kedvale.

11:15pm to 11:55pm - I didn't pay attention. I'm sorry. I'll try to get an archive of this time period.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Graffiti Removal Request At Yates

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It's a cloudy day with temps in the 30s. Today is going to get into the lower 40s, with clouds sticking around. Anyway, sorry for no blogging most of this week. I did listen to the scanner on Monday and Tuesday, but on Monday I only heard one call (for a suspicious person in the 2300 block of N Ridgeway) and didn't hear anything on Tuesday. So today I'm monitoring 14, then I'm going to monitor 25 from after my dinner tomorrow night until the first call after midnight, then on Sunday I'll monitor from whenever I awake until my dinner. With that, here's crime for today.

8:33am - Beat 1474 is doing a graffiti removal request at Yates, 1839 N Richmond.

8:43am - Beat 1410 is having an outdoor roll call at 1900 N Western. So far, Beats 1445, 1452 and 1474 are enroute.

8:45am - 1443 is now riding over to the roll call, along with Beat car 1431.

8:54am - Alarm. 22XX N Oakley.

9:23am - Disturbance. 3004 W Armitage. Drunk male Hispanic with a black hoodie in front can barely stand and is trying to open the gate. He's a non-resident. Guess he thinks this is home.

9:49am - Residential alarm. 16XX N Sawyer.

9:53am - Traffic accident. 3550 W Armitage. One car with an elderly female involved. Facing west in the eastbound lane. No injures.

9:56am - The 9:53am job is not an accident. The car's just facing the wrong direction. 1414 will still go by and do some traffic control until a tow truck gets there. Beat 1405 is on scene now.

9:58am - The 9:49am job is coded per Beat 1446.

9:59am - Beat 1461Boy has a street stop at Shakespeare and Mozart. They're running a name.

10:02am - The name comes back clear.

10:03am - 1405 is clear from the 9:53am accident.

10:04am - Beat 1471 is coding the 9:23am job as a 9Ida.

10:18am - They're calling back on the 9:49am job. It's an open door this time.

10:26am - 1474 is doing a premise check at Darwin, 3116 W Belden.

10:32am - 1405 is doing a park check at Holestin. Event number is 05765.

10:48am - 1474 is now at Logandale, doing a premise check.

10:53am - Gang disturbance. Kimball and Wabansia. Large group on the corner.

10:54am - Disturbance. 26XX N Sacramento. Drinkers in the alley.

10:55am - Just so the units are aware, CAPS personnel from 14 are flyering the 1600 and 1700 blocks of N Drake and Central Park.

10:57am - Disturbance. 16XX N Marshfield. People sleeping on a couch in the alley.

11:11am - Beat car 1433 has a traffic stop at Armitage and Wood.

11:15am - Traffic accident. Elston and North Ave. Semi truck is stuck under the viaduct facing west, just east of Elston on North.

11:16am - Reckless driver. Armitage and Kedzie. Sliver BMV with a plate of H240211 is speeding westbound, towards Sawyer, recklessly.

11:18am - Traffic is totally blocked on North Ave. from the semi being stuck. A couple of cars might be needed.

11:19am - Beat car 1423 has a traffic stop at California and Bloomingdale. Another car needed, but no emergency. Three on the hood.

11:21am - Assist the citizen. Nelson and Sacramento. Semi stuck under the overpass.

11:29am - 1431 is going to begin to block eastbound traffic at Elston on North. Also, 1455 is on scene, helping as well.

11:32am - The 11:21am job is a 5Paul.

11:34am - Check the well being. 25XX W Lyndale. A man named Francisco made sexual advances towards a 10 year old child at this location.

11:35am - 1) Beat 1461Charlie is doing a permise check at the Western Blue Line station. Event number is 06918. 2) Disturbance w/ a mental. 16XX N Washtenaw. 20 year old mental brother is depressed. He hasn't taken his meds since Tuesday.

11:43am - A CTA bus needs to be sent through on the 11:15am accident.

11:45am - The eastbound #72 North buses are going to have to be rerouted, at Ashland.

11:46am - An RD number is being pulled from the North Ave thing. It's HV143720 with the event number of 06501.

11:57am - 1461C has a street stop at 1700 N Kimball.

12:01pm - Check the well being. 16XX N Paulina. Couch to the side of the caller's building, in the alley. Someone's laying on it.

12:05pm - 1434 reports that it's a nightmare on the 11:15am accident. They've got two oversized loads on the North Ave. off-ramp that they have to send east after they get pulled out.

12:25pm - Beat 1405 is doing a park check at Simons. Event number is 07941.

12:27pm - Panic alarm. 16XX N Sawyer. Residential.

12:29pm - Beat 1484 is doing special attention at Firemen Park. The event number is 08004.

12:32pm - 1422 is saying that the panic alarm on the 12:27pm job is accidental. A child accidentally set it off.

12:43pm - Traffic accident. Washtenaw and Elston. Three cars.

12:50pm - Beat car 1412 didn't find anything on the 3100 block of N Elston. Dispatch says that Engine 56 and EMS 32 just returned to Headquarters. She just checked the ticket.

12:53pm - Disturbance. 2835 N Western. At the Public Storage facility, there is a problem with the manager.

1:02pm - They're calling about another accident from the job. There's now an accident at 1450 W North Ave.

1:08pm - Burglar alarm. 2725 W Fullerton.

1:14pm - Battery report. 35XX W Dickens. Daughter was stabbed with a pen at school yesterday.

1:19pm - Disturbance. 1951 N Western. At the McDonalds.

1:29pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2260 N Elston. Dodge van with a plate of 76X3269 has been sitting at this location since 6am and it's still running.

1:39pm - Municipal ordinance violation. On 1412's Beat.

2:10pm to 4:15pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry. I'll try to get an archive of this time period.

4:22pm - Gang disturbance. 2708 N Milwaukee. There's a few of them out there, flashing signs and yelling. Called in by the alderman's office.

4:32pm - Some call in the area, I think.

4:45pm - Beat 1461Eddie is asking for an event number for some sort of mission on the 10 sector. It's 12533.

4:55pm - Person w/ a gun. Milwaukee/Diversey/Kimball. Black car with a male and female it, heading south on Milwaukee towards Spaulding, had the female flash a gun out the window.

5:00pm - Beat 1454 is asking for a premise check at the California Blue Line station. Event number is 12934.

5:10pm - Beat 1488 is on a stop at 17XX N Whipple.

5:12pm - Reckless driver. Somewhere in the area. Black Tahoe with a male driver and a female passenger with a plate of N262001 is swerving all over the road.

5:17pm - Open door. 1710 N Troy. To the vacant building.

5:23pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 2769 N Milwaukee. Three male Blacks selling strawberries out of a gray van in front.

5:29pm - Reckless driver. North and Humboldt. Black car driving west towards Whipple erratically.

5:40pm - Reckless driver. Damen and Webster. Black Jeep Cherokee with a plate of X531072 that has a male driver in his 30s with a female passenger in it is driving erratically and nearly cut the caller off.

5:47pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2000 N Oakley. Female in a green car with a plate of 22820CB has been in the tow zone for three hours now. Caller thinks she is deaf or mute because they're having a hard time communicating with her.

5:49pm - Gang disturbance. Cortland and Mozart. Heading east towards California on Cortland are three male Hispanics throwing rocks.

5:51pm - Narcotics. California and Cortland. Four male Hispanics in black hoodies are selling on the corner. Drugs are kept on them. This is related to the 5:49pm job.

6:47pm - Check the well being. 2700 block of W Nelson. Someone's yelling.

6:55pm - Request for a supervisor. On the 20 sector.

6:58pm - Beat 1453 is on a traffic stop at . Event number is 14991.

7:06pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back in a half hour.

7:36pm - I'm back.

7:37pm - Disturbance. 3327 W Armitage. At the restrauant. Male inside being extremely disrespectful and refuses to leave.

7:38pm - Reckless driver. Armitage and Stave. White Madza, speeding west towards California, recklessly.

7:41pm - Information for the CPD. Leavitt and Belden.

8:26pm - Beat 2166David has a street stop at 1938 W North Ave.

9:15pm - Suspicious vehicle. Leavitt and Dickens. Male walking around the neighborhood with a flashlight on.

9:54pm - 1) Gang disturbance. On the 10 sector. 2) Narcotics. On the 30 sector.

10:08pm - Gang disturbance. 2900 block of W McLean.

10:27pm - Person w/ a gun. 3527 W Armitage. Something about a man with a gun.

10:28pm - Decptive practice report. 31XX N Francisco.

10:52pm - Gang disturbance. 28XX W McLean.

10:55pm - Battery in progress. 32XX W Barry. Six to seven people fighting in front.

11:11pm - I believe they're calling back on the 10:27pm job.

11:32pm - Reckless driver. Fullerton and Damen. Car with a plate of HP19519 is involved in an incident of road rage.

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

CAPS Beat Meetings For February 2012

1412 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, February 2nd @ St. Nicolai Church (3000 N. Kedzie Blvd.)
1422 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, February 9th @ Hispanic Housing (1402 N. Kedzie)
1432/1433 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, February 16th @ St. Mary of the Angels Church (1850 N. Hermitage)
1434 - 6:30pm-7:30pm, February 15th @ Bucktown-Wicker Park Library (1701 N. Milwaukee)

1732 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, February 8th @ Athletic Park (3546 W. Addison)
1733 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, February 9th @ Brands Park (3259 N. Elston)

2524 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, February 16th @ Our Lady Of Grace (2446 N. Ridgeway)

*The Beat meetings I will be attending this year, at some point, in addition to 2523, are as follows: 1411, 1413/1414, 1431, 1432/1433, 1732 and 2524.