Sunday, April 29, 2012

Parker On 2524's Beat

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It's a mostly cloudy morning, with some peaks of sun, with temps in the upper 40s. Today will get into the mid to upper 50s with clouds and peeks of sun. Anyway, I only have one event this week, and it isn't community related. I'm attending a church-related function at a local church on Thursday evening. Here's crime for today.

9:05am - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

10:16am - Person w/ a gun. Schubert and Avers. Male Hispanic, red hat, blue shirt and light blue jeans has a gun. He's on the soccer field at Koz Park.

10:22am - Beat 2543 has someone matching that description on the 2700 block of N Avers.

10:23am - A slow down is being given. No one's out there. Beat cars 2515 and 2524 are over there, as well as 2543.

10:31am - And it's a 19P. 2524 is thanking the units for the back-up.

10:41am - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

11:40am - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

11:46am - Burglar alarm. 36XX W Palmer.

12:11pm - Beat 2563Boy is taking one in from a stop at 20XX N Kedvale.

12:18pm - Disturbance. 3160 N Milwaukee. At the Copernicus Center. Caller has some sort of disturbance going on.

12:29pm - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

12:30pm - Beat 2582Foot is coding out the 12:18pm job as 5Frank. Also, 2523 is getting a parker on the Beat.

1:20pm - Battery in progress. 31XX N Monticello. People fighting and a knife is involved.

1:25pm - A slow down is being given on the 1:20pm job. No one's out there.

1:44pm - They're calling back on the 1:20pm job. Group of males causing a problem on the street. Seconds later, Beat car 2522 comes over the air to say that she was just there and there's three males standing on the street, but they live in the corner house.

2:02pm - Burglary in progress. 44XX W Montana. Three male Blacks in black clothing and a male Hispanic are breaking in a side door of the apartment building. The male Hispanic has a purple sweater. One person has a gun, and he has dreads.

2:06pm - 2543 is giving a slow down on the 2:02pm job. He's running a plate.

2:08pm - 2543 talked to a neighbor, who says there is nothing going on. Coded 19David.

2:17pm - Beat 2563Charlie has a street stop at Palmer and Keystone.

3:30pm - Assist the citizen. 2638 N Pulaski. At the Public Storage facility. Caller accidently locked their child inside a car. CFD is enroute as well.

4:27pm - Assault. 27XX N Lawndale. Two male Hispanic gangbangers, one who is 5'4 with a Cubs heat, blue jacket and blue jeans, and the other with a black hoodie and jeans, were in the alley yelling and then threatened the caller.

4:42pm - Beat car 2523 has a stop at Central Park and Cortland.

4:48pm - The 4:27pm job is coded 19Boy.

4:58pm - 2523 is taking one in from the 4:42pm stop.

5:26pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Kilbourn. Ten on the corner, flashing signs.

6:16pm - Loud music disturbance. 20XX N Kedvale.

6:20pm - Person w/ a gun. 18XX N Harding. Male Hispanic, black shirt, white shorts and a backpack has a semi.

6:23pm - A slow down is being given on the 6:20pm job.

6:29pm - EMS run. Central Park and North Ave. Man had too much to drink.

6:30pm - Beat car 2533, the unit that responded to the 6:20pm job, is saying that it's a pallet gun. Not real. Call will be coded in a bit.

6:55pm - Beat 2520 is doing a park check at Mozart.

7:01pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

7:34pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back in a little bit.

7:50pm - I'm back.

8:29pm - EMS run. Lawndale and Fullerton. Man down at the bus stop. He's been there for two hours.

8:36pm - Gang disturbance. George and Kildare. Caller's car broke down and they're surrounding it. Caller's in there with their family.

8:45pm - Have switched over to 17 until 10:45pm. Yesterday, I fell asleep at this time period, so I need to make up for that. Tomorrow evening, I'll monitor 25 during this time period. And actually, I'm late. I was supposed to begin monitoring 17 at 8pm. I'll do that tomorrow.

10:45pm - And I'm back with 25 until midnight.

12:00am - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow evening. Have a good night, everyone, and be safe.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Traffic Stop @ Eddy/Pulaski, CSA Report On Whipple

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:30am. It's a cloudy and rainy morning with temps in the mid 40s, and it's supposed to remain this way today. I'm monitoring 17 today and will be monitoring 25 tomorrow. That's all I have to say, so here's crime for today.

10:06am - Beat car 1732 has a traffic stop at Eddy and Pulaski.

12:44pm - CSA report. 35XX N Whipple. 22 year old boyfriend touched the caller in an inappropriate place. Caller is a minor.

12:52pm - Information for the CPD. Milwaukee and Springfield. Gray Galaxy with a plate of H352359 hit a parked car at this intersection. It's now parked, in 25, at Milwaukee/Avers.

12:59pm - Female officer needed at the 12:44pm job per 1733, the responding unit. 1711 is going. 1730 is also going.

1:08pm - 1711 is not needed over on Whipple after all. 1730 and 1733 are fine without her.

1:46pm - Traffic accident. 3343 N Pulaski.

3:01pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 35XX N Albany.

3:15pm - Suspicious person. 34XX N Hamlin.

3:52pm - Check the well being. 33XX N Albany. Man who lives at this location needs to be checked on, per his sister. If contact is made, he needs to contact her.

4:06pm - Burglary. 39XX W Roscoe. Caller's apartment was broken into.

7:14pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back in a little bit.

7:34pm - I'm back.

8:00pm to 10:45pm - Ugh, I fell asleep. I'm sorry, guys. I'll just listen to this time period tomorrow.

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Station Checks At Western And Damen Blue Line, Parker On Medill

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It's a cloudy morning with temps in the lower 50s. It'll remain this way today, but it's also supposed to rain and storm, with some storms possibly being severe. We'll see how that affects crime. Today, I'm monitoring 14 from now until 4pm. I'm off from school again, as juniors are taking their ACT test. Here's crime for this morning and early afternoon.

8:03am - Beat 1484 is doing a station check at the Western Blue Line.

8:12am - 1) 1484 is doing a station check at the Damen Blue Line. Event number is 03459. 2) Parker. 27XX W Medill.

8:14am - Disturbance. Maplewood Playlot.

8:25am - Beat 1402 is asking for a POD mission event number from POD #905 at 1700 N St. Louis. It's 03622.

8:26am - Traffic accident. Armitage and the Kennedy. Truck VS car, property damage only.

8:36am - Beat 1465Charlie is asking for a burglary mission event number. 1465David will also be on the mission. Event number is 03805.

8:38am - Beat 1446 is doing a station check at the Logan Square Blue Line.

8:45am - Commercial alarm. 2647 N Western. At the storage location.

8:57am - Beat car 1422 is doing a station check at the Damen Blue Line. Event number is 04097.

9:02am - Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Logan. Male hit by man on motorcycle.

9:06am - Beat 1495 is asking for a call back on the 9:02am job. Dispatch is doing it now.

9:07am - Voicemail on 1495's call back.

9:08am - The 9:02am job is coded 18Boy. Nobody's out there.

9:09am - Beat 1406Adam is doing an ANOV at 19XX N California.

9:11am - Car alarm. 19XX N Honore. Three have been going off since 8:30.

9:16am - Parker. 2800 block of W Barry. Street cleaning violators.

9:20am - Suspicious person. 16XX N Wolcott. Female Black, afro-style hair, black jacket and blue jeans, jumped the fence to the neighbor's home.

9:24am - A slow down is being given on the 9:20am job, per 1446.

9:32am - The 9:20am job is coded.

9:34am - The 9:16am job is coded 6Mary.

9:37am - The 9:11am job is coded 6Paul.

9:42am - Beat car 1434 is doing a station check at the Western Blue Line.

9:59am - 1434 has a handwaver at 17XX N Wood.

10:21am - Beat 1461Eddie is doing a station check at the California Blue Line. Event number is 05362.

10:27am - 1) Beat 1454 is on a stop at Elston and North Ave. 2) Landlord/tenant dispute. 35XX W Armitage. Problem with a female tenant.

10:35am - EMS run. California and Diversey. Male near the Kennedy Expressway, having a seizure.

10:47am - Beat car 1412 is doing something on the 3000 block of N Allen. Event number is 05757.

10:54am - Traffic accident. 3218 W Fullerton. Truck VS car.

10:57am - Disturbance. 1920 N Milwaukee. At the bank. Male set up a tent on the side of the bank.

11:14am - Burglary in progress. 35XX W Lyndale. Someone could be heard breaking into one of the apartments.

11:18am - A slow down is being given on the 11:14am job. There's just some workers over there.

11:24am - The 11:14am job is a 19P.

11:30am - 1422 is doing a station check at the Western Blue Line. Event number is 06451.

11:50am - Parker. On 1495's PDT.

11:51am - Beat 1461Charlie has a stop at Dickens and Drake.

12:08pm - Traffic accident. California and North Ave. Two cars.

12:17pm - Parker. On 1495's PDT.

12:27pm - Theft in progress. 19XX N Drake. Two male Blacks in the alley taking wood off the windows of the abandoned house. They're both middle-aged and one has on a blue jacket.

1:10pm - Beat 1471 has a traffic stop at 2743 W Fullerton. Running a plate.

1:11pm - Suspicious person. 28XX N Talman. Male White with a black vest is saying he's from UPS but the caller doesn't believe him, or something, apparently.

1:21pm - Commercial alarm. On 1414's Beat.

1:26pm - 1461E is asking for a gang suppression event number. It's 08566.

1:27pm - 1) CSA report. 2845 W Barry. At the UNO school. 2) Disturbance. Palmer and Kimball. Drunk male White, blue shirt and jeans with a baseball cap is panhandling. 3) Burglar report. 21XX N California. 4) Battery. 3444 W Wabansia. At the Stowe school. 12 year old student hit a teacher.

1:33pm - Beat 1461Boy is doing a premise check at 21XX N Mozart. Event number is 08656.

1:45pm - Hold-up alarm. 1958 N Milwaukee Ave. At the Dollar Plus store.

2:00pm - Battery in progress. 2618 N Milwaukee Ave. Eight males fighting in the alley.

2:02pm - Got another accident near the Kennedy on Diversey. This time it's at 2809 on Diversey. Truck VS car. Non-driveable. It's been there since about 1:20.

2:10pm - 1) Backlog in 14 at 14:10 hours. 2) EMS run. 2400 N Sacramento. Male slumped over the wheel of a car.

2:29pm - Transport car needed at 2400 on Sacramento.

2:43pm - Assault. Logan and California. Male who was driving recklessly down the street got out of his car and started threatening the caller.

3:02pm - The Stowe call is being coded. They'll said they'll call back tomorrow. Call has a little over two hours on it, now.

3:36pm - 1) Parker. 2900 block of N Wisner. 2) Barking dog. On 1413's Beat. 3) Disturbance. California and Lyndale.

4:00pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back either tomorrow, Friday or this weekend. Have a good evening, everyone.

6:57pm - For those interested, in just a matter of moments, Alderman Ariel Reboyras will be on CANTV channel 21 on the show "Political Forum". If you have Comcast or RCN, you can turn your TV to Channel 21, or you can watch it online here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Suspicious Person @ Belden/Hamlin, School Check At Mozart

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:21am. It's a pretty sunny morning with temps in the upper 50s, and it'll remain that way. This evening will drop into the mid to lower 40s. I'm monitoring 25 today, and will be monitoring 14 tomorrow from 8am to 4pm. I'm home from school for the next two days because the juniors have ACT testing and the rest of us were told not to come to school. Only thing I really have to do this week is do a paper for my English class and attend a Student Government meeting after school on Friday. With that, here's crime for today.

11:59am - Suspicious person. Belden and Hamlin.

12:06pm - Beat 2574 is heading over to Mozart Elementary, 2200 N. Hamlin, for a school check.

12:13pm - Parkers. On 2525's Beat.

12:54pm - Beat 2544 is at Lawndale and Diversey with a handwaver, regarding an accident.

1:00pm - 2544 is pulling an RD number from the accident. It's HV256034 with the event number of 07757.

1:12pm - Gang disturbance. 31XX N Monticello. They're out there throwing up gang signs.

1:43pm - Holding the offender. 1920 N Hamlin. At the Ames Middle school. Three female students being held for doing drugs. Event number on this is 08657.

1:47pm - Reckless driver. Fullerton and Pulaski. Blue car with a plate of K480599 is speeding down Fullerton towards Kostner at a high rate of speed.

3:15pm - Check the well being. 22XX N Avers. 11 year old girl with a last name of Miranda, who attends Mozart school on Hamlin, told a social worker at the school that she wanted to kill herself. She's at home now.

3:28pm - Beat 2563Eddie has a kid hurt at Hamlin and Belden. EMS needed. Kid tried to hop a fence and cut his arm pretty good.

3:35pm - 2563E is duping the 3:28pm thing out to Ambulance 52.

4:07pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey. Event number is 10444.

4:16pm - Assault. Diversey and Central Park. Group of male Hispanics in a gold Ford Focus, possibly Latin Kings, rammed the caller's car.

4:23pm - Beat car 2524 has the complainant from the 4:16pm job, up on Belmont near Central Park.

5:22pm - Disturbance. Pulaski and Dickens. Group of male Blacks tried to damage the windows to the laundromat.

5:33pm - 1) Disturbance. Dickens and Karlov. 2) Vice complaint. Kedvale and Palmer. 3) Information for the CPD. 19XX N Harding.

5:53pm - The 5:22pm job is a 19Boy.

6:14pm - Burglar alarm. 3030 N Tripp. At the factory.

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

7:08pm - I'm back. Good evening, folks.

7:17pm - Backlog in 25 at 19:17 hours.

7:34pm - 1) Parker. On 2524's Beat. 2) Disturbance. 3035 N Pulaski. Dispute over a lost wallet.

7:50pm - Disturbance. 28XX N Hamlin. Male sleeping in the alley.

8:03pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 31XX N Springfield. Three homeless males breaking into a vacant building.

8:13pm - Beat car 2523 is asking for the wagon on the 8:03pm job, but 2573 isn't available right now.

8:41pm - Traffic accident. Armitage and Pulaski.

9:00pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Two-Car Accident @ Altgeld/Kostner

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:45pm. It's a partly cloudy evening with temps in the lower 50s. It'll remain rather clear, with temps dropping into the upper 30s tonight. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 6:45pm, then again from 7:34 to 9:20. I'll also be monitoring 25 tomorrow and 14 on Wednesday, from 8am to 4pm. I'm off from school until Thursday, as there is ACT testing at my school, and that's only for juniors. Happy that I have these two days off. So with that, here's crime for portions of late this afternoon and early this evening.

5:49pm - Traffic accident. Altgeld and Kostner. Two cars, possible injures. EMS is rolling.

6:10pm - Beat car 2524 has a bona fide burglary at 39XX W Schubert. 2520 is notified. A canvass yielded no results.

6:45pm - I'm going to go until 7:34. I'll be back then.

7:34pm - I'm back, until 9:20.

8:43pm - Assault in progress. 40XX W Nelson. Group arguing in front.

8:44pm - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

8:59pm - EMS run. 28XX N Central Park. Unruly patient.

9:20pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow with 25. Have a good night, everyone.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Loud Music Disturbance On Avers

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a cloudy evening with temps around 40s. It's supposed to get into the mid 50s with some sunshine. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until sometime after the first call for the day, then again from 11:30am to 11:50am, and finally again from 12:30pm until my dinner. I'll monitor the 7pm, 8pm and the first half of the 9pm hour on Monday evening. Here's crime for portions of this morning and afternoon.

12:29am - Loud music disturbance. 20XX N Avers. In the rear.

12:55am - I'm going to go. I'll be back at 11:30. See you all then. Good night, everyone.

11:30am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone :).

11:41am - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

11:50am - I'm going to go until 12:30. I'll be back then.

12:30pm - I'm back again.

1:28pm - Battery in progress. 29XX N Ridgeway. Male beating on an older male.

1:33pm - Auto theft in progress. George and Central Park. Caller's gold 2000 Dodge Caravan was just stolen. It has a plate of N125734 and it is heading towards Lawndale on George. Caller's following it.

2:08pm - Backlog in 25 at 14:08 hours.

2:22pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Armitage. Injures.

2:37pm - 1) Commercial alarm. 41XX W Palmer. 2) Parker. On 2525's Beat.

2:40pm - The 2:22pm job is just property damage now. The parties refused EMS.

2:47pm - Holding the offender. 30XX N Lowell. Caller is holding a boy who tried to break into the caller's home.

5:45pm to 6:45pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry. I'll monitor this time period tomorrow.

6:51pm - Some call on 2523's Beat on Wellington, I believe it was a parker.

7:34pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon. Good night, everyone, and be safe.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Burglar Alarm At Ames Middle School

Good morning, everyone, it's 7am. It's a cold morning with temps in the upper 30s and it's mostly cloudy. Today will remain rather cloudy I guess, but it's supposed to warm up into the lower to mid 50s. Anyway, sorry for no posts the last few days. I definitely made one on Wednesday, and will have that up sometime today. Also working on one from Thursday. Not so sure about Tuesday or Friday. Secondly, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 11:30am, then I'm going to go until after my dinner. Lastly, I'm going to be involved in the Clean and Green program today. I will be the leader, on behalf of the ANA, in charge of cleaning Koz Park up. If you live immediately by the park and am interested, please meet me in front of the fieldhouse by 10am. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

7:30am - Burglar alarm. 1920 N Hamlin. At the Ames Middle School. Main entrance.

7:49am - Officers are talking about this call. They're in the school, checking it out. Looks like some rooms on the 1st or 2nd floor may have been broken into.

8:16am - Looks like it's unfounded at the school. CPS Security is on site and will handle the rest. 19P.

8:27am - Disturbance. 25XX N Lowell.

8:37am - Beat car 2535 has a traffic stop at Armitage and Pulaski.

9:15am - 1) Commercial alarm. 21XX N Karlov. 2) Recover the stolen vehicle. Kearsarge and George.

9:16am - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

9:28am - The 9:16am job is a 19Nora.

9:43am - Beat 2582Foot is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee between Belmont and Central Park.

10:22am - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Hamlin. Intoxicated male is bothering people.

10:28am - 2582F is coding the 10:22am job as a 3Paul.

11:30am - I'm going to go for a little bit. I'll be back.

11:50am - And I'm back.

12:30pm - Again, I'm going to go. I'll be back after dinner. See you all later, and have a great afternoon! :)

9:20pm - I'm back. Good evening. Sorry for being late :(.

9:32pm - 1) Disturbance. Central Park and Shakespeare. Someone's causing a problem on the corner. 2) Parker. 38XX W Belden.

10:05pm - Battery. 31XX N Lawndale.

10:37pm - Theft. 23XX N Karlov.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shots Fired On Monticello, Gang Disturbance @ Milwaukee/Ridgeway

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:39pm. It's a cloudy day with temps in the 60s, I believe. It's supposed to rain this afternoon and evening, with temps dipping into the lower 50s. I'm monitoring 25 from now until 9pm, then again from 11pm to midnight. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:40pm - Shots Fired. Barry and Monticello. About seven heard.

5:14pm - Gang disturbance. Milwaukee and Ridgeway.

5:46pm - Disturbance. 22XX N Central Park. Female in a red Chevy in front yelling and honking the horn.

5:51pm - Beat car 2524 has a traffic stop at 3929 W Belmont.

6:11pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 41XX W Fletcher. 2) Gang disturbance. Ridgeway and Diversey. Four male Hispanic Latin Kings, late teens or 20s, shouted "KING LOVE N***A!!", threw a bottle and then started to run after some Cobras they saw, but turned back. They're wearing all black. Two in hoodies, one in a shirt and checkered shorts and one in blue jeans.

7:15pm - Gang disturbance. Pulaski and Armitage. Five males representing on the corner.

7:51pm - Gang disturbance. Belmont and Monticello.

8:10pm - Gang disturbance. 3100 block of N Monticello. Near a white building, there's 10 to 15 of them loitering and what not.

9:00pm - I'm going to go until 11. I'll be back then.

11:00pm - I'm back.

11:15pm - Gang disturbance. 29XX N Lawndale. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call.

11:18pm - Vicious animal. 29XX N Lawndale. Neighbor's vicious pit bull is on the back porch. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call.

12:00am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back either tomorrow, Friday or this weekend. Have a good night, everyone.

Monday, April 16, 2012

CAPS Beat 2523 Meeting Last Month (3/28/12)

Good evening, everyone. I attended the most CAPS Beat meeting for CAPS Beat 2523, which was last month, on Wednesday, March 28. It was a pretty good meeting with about 15 to 20 people at the meeting. We had no old issues from the January meeting, so let's go straight to the new problems.

New problems:
* On Monticello, there were gunshots fired the Sunday before the meeting, March 25th, 2011. This occurred around 6pm with several gunshots being heard with gangbangers, allegedly Latin Kings from Belmont/Central Park, shooting.
* Ken-Well Park - Late night basketball games.
* Milwaukee and Ridgeway - Problems with prostitutes soliciting near Danny's Liquor.
* 2800 block of N. Ridgeway - There were two incidents of "Shots Fired", along with someone getting attacked on the block on Monday morning, 3/26/12.

For this Beat meeting post, I'd like to say thanks to the residents for being involved in this meeting. Work still needs to be done, however. I ask for those residents who read the blog but don't come to the meetings (because they don't want to), please, go!

Next meeting: July 25, 2012 at Copernicus Center (3160 N. Milwaukee Ave.) at 6:30pm.

Thank you,

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Parker On 2524's Beat, Foot Chase On Springfield

Good morning, everyone, it's 11am. It's a cloudy day with temps currently in the lower 70s. Today's going to be warm with temps in the upper 70s, but it's supposed to storm, too. Severe weather is possible. We'll see how that impacts the radio. I said I wasn't going to monitor the radio, but I was bored, I guess. I'm going to monitor 25 until I feel like stopping. Anyway, I have a meeting tomorrow evening, for the Avondale Neighborhood Association. It's at 7pm, at St. Hyacinth's Church (3636 W. Wolfram St). Then I have another meeting on Thursday evening, at St. Wen's Church (3425 N. Lawndale), at 7pm, for a community meeting regarding gangs. With that, here's crime for today.

11:24am - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

12:05pm - Person w/ a gun. 29XX N Springfield. Male Hispanic with a red sweatshirt in the 2nd floor apartment with a gun.

12:10pm - Wanted from the 12:05pm job is a male Hispanic named Rafeal Colon. He's about 35 years old, 5'5 to 5'6, 170 lbs, wearing now a white tanktop and blue jeans.

12:12pm - Ok, it's a foot chase. 2909 on Springfield. He just ducked out of the bushes over there, then ran into the backyard and possibly hopped a fence.

12:13pm - There's an open gate at 2911 on Springfield.

12:16pm - Open side door at 2907 N Springfield. So apparently this guy's running through the buildings or something over there.

12:26pm - Disturbance. 36XX W Oakdale. Guys drinking in the alley.

12:43pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

1:07pm - Traffic accident. 36XX W Belmont.

2:58pm - Traffic accident. 26XX N Springfield.

3:44pm - 1) Vice complaint. 2036 N Avers. At Mozart Park. 2) Loud music disturbance. 1800 block of N Harding.

4:04pm - Municipal ordinance violation. fletcher karlov. Two males on a motorcycle going the wrong way down the one way street.

4:54pm - Theft. 20XX N Kedvale.

5:59pm - 1) EMS run. Wellington and Springfield. Male down on the corner. 2) Loud music disturbance. 3000 block of N Avers.

6:04pm - Assault in progress. 2800 block of N Ridgeway. Male Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, red shirt and blue jeans is yelling obsenties and is threatening to fight two females. I'm watching the incident unfold, as it's on my block, and it is gang-related. The guy is a gangbanger and the two females are, respectively, the mother and sister of another gangbanger.

6:08pm - Oh, they're fighting now. There's a pretty big group gathering.

6:09pm - Battery in progress/Gang disturbance. Ridgeway and Diversey. About 15 to 30 people fighting in the intersection, they're also throwing up gang signs and stuff.

6:15pm - Still a big fight on this block. It's a nasty fight. The guy in the red shirt just hit the other gangbanger's mother. Everyone's pissed off.

6:17pm - Person w/ a gun. 28XX N Ridgeway. The 6:04pm guy now has a gun.

6:19pm - Beat car 2523 is now on scene, giving a slow down. The fight's over now. Everyone ran down the alley. But the officers on 2523 are trying to gain access to the apartment of the gangbanger who's mother and sister were threatened. Apparently they called CPD, too. But they can't get in.

6:20pm - 2523 is now talking to another neighbor on the block.

6:21pm - Oh, snap. The guy in the red shirt just came out of the alley and is walking north on Ridgeway, in direct view of 2523.

6:22pm - Don't know why, but 2523 didn't stop the guy in the red shirt. They just watched him go back into his house. They should've pulled him over. And now they're leaving. Oh well.

7:06pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:20pm - I'm back.

7:47pm - Parkers and a disturbance on 2524's Beat.

8:07pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back either tomorrow or sometime this week. Have a good night, everyone, and be safe.

CAPS Beat 1732 Meeting Wednesday Night (4/11/12)

Good evening, everyone. I attended 1732's CAPS meeting Wednesday night. This was my second visit to that meeting, and last visit for this year. There were about 20 people at the meeting.

The old issues that were 3500 N. Hamlin, 3823 W. School, 37XX W Eddy and 3900 block of W Eddy. There was another problem, but that was for north of Addison, and that is not in the community, so I will not mention it. The problem 3500 N Hamlin had was with a female White, 20 to 30 years old, brown jacket and white shirt was trying car doors to homes in the area. She got into a green Buick, which an elderly male White was driving. The problem 3823 W School had was with gangbangers loitering and smoking pot. This is actually at Parkview Park (School/Avers). 12 contact cards were done and there was an arrest. The problem 37XX W Eddy had was with cars sharing plates and permit parking. The problem the 3900 block of W Eddy had was with prostitution, and the complaints have been turned over to a special unit, that will look into it and investigate.

New problems:
* 36XX W. School - Gangbangers in a car were riding around on Monday evening (4/9/12), imtimdating the community. This building was tagged the next morning, on Tuesday (4/10/12).
* 35XX W. School - Cars parked all over the place, including the backyard. Car repairs are taking place, daily, as if there's a business there. Happens usually in the early afternoon hours.

There is a current problem, too. There was discussion regarding an on-going problem with permit parking at Avondale Park.

Other observations:
> A man who was expressing some frustration regarding CPD's response to the 37XX W Eddy let out the "f-bomb" a couple of times, and right away the Beat Faciliator and CAPS Sergeant told him to watch his language, due to the presence of children.

For this Beat meeting post, I'd like to say thanks to the residents for being involved in this meeting. Work still needs to be done, however. I ask for those residents who read the blog but don't come to the meetings (because they don't want to), please, go!

Next meeting: May 9th, 2012, at Atheltic Park (3546 W. Addison), at 7:00pm.

Thank you,

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Incident Unfolds On Metra Tracks On Fullerton

Good evening, everyone, it's 8:30pm. It's a bit of a cloudy evening, and it's nice out, with temps in the lower 60s. Tonight's only going to get into the upper 50s. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until midnight, and then I'll return on Monday. I'm taking tomorrow off. Oh, and just so everyone knows, but Zone 12 is on Citywide 6, frequency 460.250. With that, here's crime for this evening.

8:31pm - Beat car 2525 is on a job at about 4100 W Fullerton, near the Metra tracks, and there's a bit of a situation with this call. Apparently, some young person was involved in some sort of incident, and had to jump off the tracks. Also, this kid's telling CPD that their friend was up on the tracks and might have gotten hit by a train. Doesn't sound too good. I'll keep monitoring this incident.

9:02pm - Police Helicopter #1 is being asked to come to the scene. 2525 wants them to shine their light up and down the tracks to see if they see any bodies or anything like that. They believe that one other kid who was up there got hit by a train.

9:10pm - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

9:28pm - Ok, here's what I got on the whole Metra incident. Apparently, this kid and their friend were on a train heading to Canada (probably one of those SOO freight trains) when some sort of incident, I believe them getting threatened by someone, unfolded and both kids jumped off the railroad tracks. One kid has severe injures, including head trauma, and the other is a possible death. The kid who got hit by the train is the one possibly dead. Beat 2510 wants EMS to hurry up getting there because these kids aren't looking good at all.

9:49pm - 2525 is following the ambulance to Children's Memorial Hospital.

9:54pm - Robbery. 30XX N Lawndale. Five male Hispanics in a red pick-up truck just robbed the pizza delivery man.

10:00pm - For informational purposes, from that entire Metra incident, the officers had to start their search of the body at Diversey and then work their way south to Fullerton. Metra Police were on scene, too. Officers searched the tracks really good. Admittedly, I didn't pay really all too much attention to when the officers were mobling with each other about the incident, but this is the basic information all of you need to know.

10:03pm - 2533 is saying that a tow truck is in the parking lot of the T-Mobile over there on Fullerton, trying to tow the car of one of the kids' parents. They're making sure that doesn't happen.

10:06pm - Late information, but the kid who has the head trauma may have crawled a block or two east of the tracks after jumping off. Also, the remaining units over there are based around Schubert and Keeler.

10:07pm - Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Diversey.

10:25pm - Person w/ a gun. Belmont and Karlov. Two male Hispanics, one in a white t-shirt on a bike, are being chased by 10 other males. Everyone has guns.

10:31pm - A disregard is being given on the 10:25pm job.

10:33pm - Beat 2593Robert is getting things on his PDT in the 20 sector.

10:34pm - 1) EMS run. 37XX W Lyndale. Man down in the alley. 2) Burglar alarm. 23XX N Avers. 3) Loud music disturbance. 23XX N Ridgeway.

10:36pm - Disturbance. 17XX N Lawndale.

10:58pm - Shots Fired. Central Park and Cortland. Seven heard.

11:00pm - Beat car 2535Robert is on scene at the 10:58pm job, saying that people are telling them the shots came from the 14th District side, possibly near Drake or St. Louis.

11:05pm - Battery in progress. 29XX N Springfield. Males fighting in the street.

11:13pm - Beat car 2524R is getting a couple of things on their Beat on the PDT.

11:23pm - Beat car 2522R is getting some things on the 20 sector.

11:24pm - The 11:05pm job is being coded. 2593R was just over there and there's no fight.

11:46pm - Gang disturbance. 25XX N Lowell. Several in front, flashing gang signs and smoking marijuana.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back on Monday. Have a good night, everyone.

Important Announcement -- PLEASE READ

Hi everyone. I have some awful news for all of you, again. Once again, my family has ran into major financial troubles. This time around, we're able to pay our rent, but we will have no money to pay any our of our bills, due to someone in our "family" cutting off a government check from us (no, not Social Security this time). So as you all know, with that comes this news: the blog will have to stop. It will not happen immediately, but it will happen.  We're excepting everything to be off by the 1st of May unless my mother, or even myself (because I've applied to places), gets called [back] to work. Basically at this point, we're praying for a miracle.

Once again, I am so sorry to deliver this grim news. This has been the 3rd time in just under three years I've had to do this, and I know to all of you it seems like I'm just crying wolf, but really, I'm not. Our finances have been bad for years now, but times like this is when they sink at an all-time low. So, unfortunately, I will also have to end my involvement in the community once this whole thing takes effect.  I am so sorry, everyone. I really wish there was a way I could continue the blog and be involved.

I will come back if and when our situation improves, but until then, I will have to end the blog once we run out of money. I would just like to thank everyone for ALL of the support over the last three and a half years, all the great things some of you have done for me, and just everything. You don't know much I appreciate all of the support. You guys will forever be in my heart. So on that note, I am going to tell all of you to please, please, please, please keep up the good fight for the community, and I hope to be back soon. Love to all, and God Bless.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Unknown Man Walking Around Schubert/Kildare

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:21am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the lower 50s, and temps will climb into the lower to mid 60s. It probably will stay sunny, but there's also a chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until my dinner (well, except from 4pm to 5:09pm), and then I'm going to cover 14 from 9:20 to 9:42. Tomorrow, I'm covering 25 from after my dinner until the first call after midnight on Sunday. I'm not blogging on Sunday. With that, here's crime for today.

10:25am - Suspicious person. Schubert and Kildare. Male walking down the block, he's not from the area. Not sure what's so suspicious about him.

10:30am -  Beat 2582Foot is doing foot patrol along Milwaukee today.

11:03am - Parker. 4319 W Belmont. Car with a plate of K106520 is blocking the alley.

11:53am - Hold-up alarm. 3720 W Armitage. At Armitage Commons Apartments.

1:30pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol from Kilbourn to Pulaski on Fullerton. Event number is 08570.

2:07pm - Burglar alarm. 30XX N Kilbourn.

2:08pm - Backlog in 25 at 14:08 hours.

3:01pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

4:00pm - I'm going to go until 5:09. I'll be back then.

5:09pm - I'm back.

7:09pm - Narcotics. On 2563Boy's PDT.

7:10pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'll be back at 9:20. See you all then.

9:20pm - I'm back. Good evening, you all.

9:26pm - Gang disturbance. 18XX N Drake. Group of them drinking and playing loud music.

9:28pm - Suspicious vehicle. 19XX N Wood. Male in a vehicle parked in front keeps laying down like he's hiding something.

9:29pm - Beat car 1413 has a traffic stop at 24XX N Bernard.

9:35pm - Residential alarm. 26XX N Troy.

9:40pm - A gang suppression mission is going to be done on 1422's Beat shortly.

9:42pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow evening. Hope everybody has a good night.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Suspicious Vehicle On Ridgeway

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4pm. It's a sunny afternoon with temps around 60. But it's a bit windy, too. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until around 5:15 or so, then my family and I are heading over to a friend's house to celebrate my sister's birthday. If I get home in time, I'll monitor 14 until 10:30. We'll see. With that, here's crime for this mid-afternoon.

4:16pm - Suspicious vehicle. 29XX N Ridgeway.

4:49pm - Some call in the area.

5:09pm - I'm going to go. I may or may not be back later. If not, I'll see you all tomorrow.

9:42pm - I'm back.

9:58pm - Assault in progress. 19XX N Spaulding.

10:21pm - Some call on 1422's Beat.

10:29pm - Assault in progress. Armitage and Humboldt. Group of males threatening people and shooting off a pellet gun.

10:30pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll see you all tomorrow. Good night, everyone!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shots Fired On Kimball

Good evening, everyone, it's 8:50pm. It's a clear but cold night out there. Temps are in the 40s. I'm monitoring 14 from now until 10:30pm. Tomorrow, because it's my sister's 21st birthday, I will not be live-blogging, but I will have a post on 1732's CAPS Beat meeting that I attended this evening. With that, here's crime for this evening.

8:54pm - Shots Fired. 18XX N Kimball. Four heard.

8:55pm - 1) Shots Fired. 18XX N Kimball. Gunshots went through the window. 2) Shots Fired. 18XX N Spaulding. 3) Shots Fired. Cortland and Kimball.

8:57pm - Beat car 2533 is getting flagged down at Kimball and Bloomingdale by a witness who's saying that a Buick was involved. It went west on Bloomingdale towards St. Louis. 2533 heard the shots from Central Park.

9:06pm - More information on the "Shots Fired"/shooting. Wanted from this is a male Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, 5'7, with a black hoodie and black pants. He fled in either a red Honda or Toyota headed south on Kimball towards Bloomingdale.

9:07pm - Beat 1410 is headed south on Homan from North Ave., following a red Honda.

9:08pm - Another 14th District unit just spotted another red car at Kimball and Wabansia.

9:20pm to 10:30pm - Ugh, I fell asleep. Guess I'll have to monitor 14 again Friday evening. Sorry guys. It's like something's telling me not to monitor 14 or something.

10:30pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back on Friday morning. Good night, everyone.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Beat Car 2524 Gets Sent To George St.

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. Yep, I'm home from school today, for the first time in two months on a school day. I had a bit of a long night taking care of my mother as she wasn't feeling well, so I figured it was best I just stay home today. I'm going to monitor 25 from now until 4pm, then I'm going to monitor 14 from 8:50 to 11:03 (I covered from 11:03 to 11:25 last night). With that, here's crime for today.

8:00am - Beat car 2524 is being sent to 4000 W George for something. Not sure what.

10:03am - Burglar alarm. 23XX N Ridgeway.

11:56am - Burglar alarm. 37XX W Shakespeare.

12:40pm - Theft. 3607 W Fullerton. At the Tony's. Male Hispanic with a black jacket and jeans took the caller's cell phone and fled in a white truck.

1:02pm - Burglar report. 30XX N Kenneth.

2:46pm - Burglar alarm. 22XX N Avers.

3:10pm - Vicious animal. 18XX N Harding. Vicious pit bull running up and down the block, scaring the residents. It belongs to a gangbanging family on the block.

3:58pm - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

4:00pm - I'm going to go until 8:50. I'll see you all then. Have a great afternoon, everyone!

10:30pm - I'm finally back with 14. Keep falling asleep and forgetting to start monitoring at 8:50. Oh well. Tomorrow's another day. If not, I'll do it Friday.

10:57pm - Fire. Armitage and Stave.

11:03pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Shots Fired At Wabansia And Spaulding This Evening

Just so all of you are aware, but at 11:20pm this evening, as I was listening to 14, the 14th District officers recieved a couple of calls of "Shots Fired" at Wabansia and Spaulding. One call said there were four shots, another one said seven, with someone running. Possibly gang-related. The CPD ordered a slow down two minutes later, at 11:22pm.

If anyone knows anything about it, add it to the comments, email me or put on the Facebook page. More information would be greatly appreciated. Also, if there were any other incidents in the neighborhood tonight I should know about, let me know.

Thank you,

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter, 2012

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. Happy Easter to everyone! I hope everyone is having a good and blessed morning, and will have a good/blessed day. I'm covering 25 today from now until dinner. Today's supposed to get into the mid 60s with sunshine, so we'll see how that goes. Here's crime for today on this Easter.

8:46am - Burglar alarm. 30XX N Kenneth.

11:14am - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

11:49am - Overdose. 3921 W Fullerton. Two victims. Ambulance #3 took them to Norwegian.

11:56am - Suspicious vehicle. 25XX N Tripp. Car with no tires is running. No occupants.

12:24pm - Parker. Altgeld and Harding. Motorcycle parked on the sidewalk.

12:37pm - Person down. Hamlin and Wellington. Two males down, possibly drunk.

1:00pm - Alarm. 3160 N Milwaukee. At the Copernicus Center.

1:55pm - Beat 1661Charlie has a traffic stop at 36XX W Wrightwood. Event number is 09083.

2:03pm - 1) Traffic accident. pulaski belmont. Two cars. 2) Parker. 23XX N Kedvale.

2:34pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 31XX N Davlin. Truck being worked on in the street.
5:30pm - Reckless driver. 4100 block of W Fletcher. Mini bike going up and down the block.

5:55pm - Suspicious vehicle. 30XX N Central Park. Black vehicle with expired plates sitting in front. It has two people in it.

6:04pm - The 5:55pm job is an 11Boy.

7:16pm - I have to go eat, and with that, I'm gone for the night. I'll see everyone tomorrow at 8:50pm with 14. Good night, everyone, and Happy Easter.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Burglar Alarm On Ridgeway

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:51pm. It's a cloudy evening with temps right at about 60 degrees. Kinda warm. Tonight's going to get into the mid 40s, with some rain possible, with clearing overnight. I'm monitoring 25 this evening and tomorrow as well, from when I wake up until my dinner. I'll monitor 14 from 8:50pm to 11:25pm on Monday evening. In the meantime, here's crime for this evening.

7:52pm - Burglar alarm. 29XX N Ridgeway.

8:41pm - 1) Shots Fired. 2900 block of N Hamlin. Two calls. 2) Shots Fired. 20XX N Keystone. Five heard.

8:52pm - Beat 2540 is on scene at the Hamlin calls, saying nothing's going on. He's coding it out.

8:55pm - 1) Shots Fired. Dickens and Lawndale. Male Hispanic in a white t-shirt fired off a gun. 2) Person w/ a gun. 1600 block of N Pulaski. Caller was just chased into a hotel by a man who has a gun.

8:59pm - Beat 6753Boy is coding out Dickens/Lawndale. They're coding it out.

9:00pm - Beat car 2521 is saying that the Dickens/Lawndale shots sounded like they came from the west.

9:42pm - Battery in progress. 2700 block of N Hamlin. 10 people fighting. Couple of calls coming in on it.

9:43pm - Shots Fired. 27XX N Hamlin. Caller thinks they heard some shots.

9:55pm - The whole 2700 Hamlin thing is being coded back. But they're calling back again.

10:04pm - 1) They're calling back on the hotel job. 2) Beat car 2525Robert has a traffic stop at Karlov and Fullerton. 3) Disturbance. On 2525R's Beat.

10:35pm - Parker and disturbance on 2523R's Beat.

11:07pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Fullerton. By the currency. Two cars, both totaled. EMS en route. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

11:16pm - Theft in progress. 25XX N Monticello. Man in white box truck trying to steal the water main pipe in the street. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

11:18pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. Fullerton and Keeler. Unruly woman. Fire is requesting an assist. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

11:46pm - Battery in progress. Pulaski and Armitage. Gang fight at the Citgo gas station with a white truck involved. Thanks to ProdigalOne for obtaining this call for me.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Street Stop On North Ave.

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. I'm monitoring 14 today, all day, until midnight. 24 hours. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully I'm able to stay awake the whole time. Tomorrow, I'm covering 25 tomorrow beginning after my dinner. Here's crime for all of today.

12:17am - Beat car 1432Robert has a street stop at 1590 W North Ave.

12:18am - Assist the P.O. North and Western. State PD needs help with pulling someone over with a warrant.

12:19am - Beat car 1422R has a handwaver at 18XX N Drake.

12:28am - Battery in progress. Central Park and Milwaukee. Lot of people fighting in front of the liquor store.

12:30am - DUI driver. Cortland and Paulina. Dark blue Ford van with a plate of 1067029 has a drunk driver in it. Facing east on Cortland.

12:31am - Traffic accident. The Kennedy Expressway and Armitage. Car crashed into a wall. Possible drunk driver. EMS en route.

12:32am - Beat 1410R is coding out the 12:28am job as a 19Adam. He's there and there's no fight.

12:49am - Beat car 1411R asks for a robbery mission on their Beat. Event number is 00121.

1:16am - Reckless driver. 2500 block of N Milwaukee. Older GMC with a plate of N55642 is all over the road and crashed into several parked cars. Heading towards Sacramento on Milwaukee.

1:30am - Battery in progress. 1610 W North Ave. Fight in the bar.

1:31am - Loud music disturbance. Belmont and Bernard.

1:49am - Disturbance. 26XX W Francis. Neighbor might have locked himself out of his apartment because he's been trying to kick his door down for the last 30 minutes.

2:22am - Assault in progress. 2001 N Milwaukee Ave. Caller's being threatened in front of the Walgreens.

2:27am - A slow down is being given on the 2:22am job.

2:30am - Beat car 1414R is going to relocate someone from the 2:22am job up into the area near Sherdian and Sherwin.

3:26am - Disturbance. North and Wood. Cab fare dispute.

3:41am - Disturbance. Elston/Western/Diversey. Cab fare dispute.

3:42am - Fire. 17XX N Whipple. Trash can.

3:44am - 1) The 3:26am job is being coded 5Frank. 2) Suspicious person. 33XX W Palmer. Male Hispanic in a red hoodie banging on the door of the building, trying to get in. He's unknown there.

3:46am - 1422R has an on-view ANOV at 2741 W Armitage.

3:58am - Robbery. 27XX N Spaulding. 27 year old was robbed and hit from behind in the head. He's spitting up blood. EMS enroute. Oh man, not good at all. I know the caller and the person this happened to. This is a family friend of mine. Thoughts and prayers sent out to the person.

3:59am - Beat 1410R is reporting a fire in the east alley of 17XX N Albany. Right by the 3:42am job. It's a bonfire.

4:25am - Barking dog. 18XX N Richmond.

5:02am - Disturbance. 26XX W Altgeld. Roommate broke down something.

5:16am - 1434R asks for a call back on the 5:02am job, and Dispatch says that the caller is opening the door for them now.

5:18am - They're calling back on the 3:44am job.

5:19am - Suspicious vehicle. 22XX W Dickens. Older vehicle keeps driving up and down the block with occupants that keep jumping in and out, running through people's yards. Unknown what they're up to or doing.

5:27am - 1) Disturbance. 2799 W Diversey. 2) Transport in 14.

5:46am - Burglar alarm. 1733 N Damen.

5:47am - Just talked to my friend that got robbed and they said that the officers that responded, which was 1414R, told them to "avoid bad places at night". Wow, good advice. Really. And I say that with sarcasm. They seem to be okay physically, which is a good thing, but they're shaken up, as anyone would be.

6:02am - Disturbance w/ a mental. Damen/Milwaukee/North Ave. Male in the street, screaming.

6:33am - Burglar alarm. 2047 N Milwaukee Ave. At V Live.

6:38am - Beat car 1431 is reporting that all is secure at the 6:33am job. 14Paul.

6:44am - Beat 1484 is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee from Central Park to Kedzie, and is also doing a CTA check at the Damen Blue Line station. Event number for Milwaukee is 02739 and Damen is 02740.

6:47am - Burglar alarm. 18XX W Cortland.

6:54am - 1484 asks for a premise check at the Western Blue Line station. Event number is 02807.

7:08am - 1484 is now at the California Blue Line station, asking for a check. Event number is 02887.

7:11am - Parker. 27XX W Medill. 4-door vehicle parked in the tow zone.

7:53am - 1484 is doing a premise check at the Belmont Blue Line station. Event number is 03233.

7:58am - Parker. On 1413's Beat.

8:16am - Beat 1463Adam is doing a robbery mission on the 10 sector.

8:23am - There was a commercial alarm in the District somewhere, either on 1421's or 1422's Beat.

8:28am - Burglar alarm. 19XX N Winchester.

8:40am - Burglar alarm. 2550 W North Ave. At the development site.

8:45am - The 8:40am job is coded.

9:01am - Check the well being. 32XX W Diversey. Upset woman, Spanish-speaking only.

9:32am - Commercial alarm. 2839 W Armitage. At the sushi bar.

9:48am - The keyholder of the 9:32am bar is on their way now.

9:51am - Beat 1463David is doing a burglary mission on 1434's Beat.

9:53am - Beat 1463Boy is doing a robbery mission on the 30 sector. Event number is 04914.

10:05am - 1463D has an on-view traffic accident at 2158 N Milwaukee. Paper car needed. 1433 is heading over.

10:22am - Person w/ a gun. Diversey/Western/Elston. 23 year old male Black with freckles is driving a 4-door black vehicle with a pair of red baby shoes hanging out of the window. He's headed west towards the Kennedy on Diversey. He stuck a gun out of the window.

10:48am - 1413 has a little girl by herself at Kimball and Armitage. She's trying to figure out where the child lives now.

10:49am - Alarm. 16XX N Hoyne.

10:51am - The 3:42am job is now being called in as a "criminal damage report".

10:58am - Assist the citizen. California and Diversey. Truck driver stuck.

10:59am - 1412 has a traffic stop at 28XX N Christina.

11:01am - 1434 has a traffic stop at 18XX N Campbell.

11:06am - Beat 1465Charlie is at the 10:49am job, checking it out now.

11:07am - The 10:49am job is being coded out. It's accidental. Also, Beat 163David (from the 1st District) has a stop at 2405 W Fullerton. Event number is 06095.

11:10am - Beat 1463C is taking one in from Cortland and California. Transport unit needed.

11:12am - 1463D is taking one in from 17XX N Mozart. Also, Beat 1465Adam needs a transport unit at Avondale/Oakley and Fullerton.

11:33am - Beat 1482 is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee from Bloomingdale to Wood, and then is going to do a premise check at the Damen Blue Line. Event number for the foot patrol is 06585 and Damen is 06582.

11:34am - Person wanted. 3034 N California. Male Hispanic in a black Pontiac or Chrysler is in front of the store. He's wanted for assault and criminal damage, from threatening the store owner and breaking out a window. This incident occurred last Saturday (March 30) under RD number HV220606.

11:38am - Burglar alarm. 23XX N Lister.

11:54am - Beat car 1411 is going to be down for the rest of the shift (until 2pm). An officer on the desk is going to court and they need an officer to take that officer's place, so 1411 was chosen to do it. So sorry guys on 1411's Beat, but you all have no Beat car for a couple of hours.

11:55am - A unit is over at the Popeye's at 2806 W Diversey, taking a report for someone who had their car stolen out of the parking lot.

12:00pm - Check the well being. 26XX N Sacramento. 12 year old kid was supposed to go to his mom's house up in Wisconsin but never showed up. Mother wants CPD to check on him and call her if they get in contact with him.

12:01pm - Municipal ordinance violation. On 1414's Beat.

12:09pm - Open door. 33XX W Wrightwood. Neighbor's door has been kicked open.

12:22pm - Burglar alarm. 18XX W Cortland.

12:23pm - Disturbance. 1938 W North Ave. Male Black with a checkered shirt in front of the currency exchange refuses to leave.

12:24pm - 1413 has a street stop at 23XX N Drake.

12:30pm - Theft report. 21XX N Campbell. Over $13,000 was stolen from this location.

12:48pm - 1424 needs an ambulance at 2026 N Stave. A car backed up into him as he was getting in his squad car. The officer says he's fine, but he doesn't sound like it. 1410 is being requested to head on over.

12:49pm - 1421 is being assigned to 1424's accident.

12:53pm - Some call at the community center at 2702 W North Ave.

1:08pm - Criminal damage. 29XX N Allen. Caller's garage was tagged and the neighbor has footage of it.

1:09pm - Just wanted to say this, but "happy" Good Friday to all my fellow believers in Christ out there. May you experience God's love and peace today.

1:10pm - 1) Fire. Ashland and Elston. Tree. 2) Beat 1406Adam is on a street stop on the 3400 block of W Wabansia.

1:12pm - Disturbance. 1640 N Drake. At the Simons Park Fieldhouse. Teen girls causing a problem inside. They need to be removed.

1:14pm - EMS run. 2500 N Elston. In front of the Tiger Direct store, there's a man slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.

1:18pm - The RD number from 1424's accident is HV230563.

1:24pm - Burglar alarm. 31XX W George.

1:32pm - 1465A has a street stop at Palmer and Western. Running a plate.

1:33pm - 1465A's plate is clear and valid.

1:44pm - They're calling back on the 12:09pm job.

2:10pm - EMS run. Western and Fullerton. Man down.

2:29pm - 163D is coding the 2:10pm job as a 19P.

2:32pm - Beat 1463Eddie is doing something at Milwaukee and Sacramento.

2:41pm - 1422 is doing a theft from auto mission on his Beat. Event number is 10022.

2:42pm - Parker. 22XX W Wabansia. Construction crew is blocking the street.

2:50pm - Burglar alarm. 20XX N Winchester.

3:01pm - Traffic accident. On 1433's Beat.

3:04pm - Suspicious vehicle. 21XX N Sawyer. Black 2001 Dodge pick-up. No occupants.

3:10pm - Assault in progress. 1938 W North Ave. Someone's giving a tow truck driver a hard time about towing a car.

3:13pm - Theft. California and Diversey. Male Hispanic, 19 years old, 5'9, 140 lbs, curly black hair, red shirt and blue jeans is riding on a stolen red and black BMX bike.

3:14pm - 1433 is coding out the 2:42pm parker as a 6Paul.

3:15pm - Check the well being. North Ave./Milwaukee/Damen. Female White, 7 years old, green hat and black coat is walking in the street.

3:25pm - Battery. 33XX W Armitage. Male White who goes by the name of Ruiz, who has on a thin gray jacket and jeans, battered someone. Something like that, anyway.

3:31pm - Theft. California and Fletcher. Unknown male stole caller's bike. This is related to the 3:13pm job.

3:38pm - 1) Narcotics. 34XX W Diversey. Several guys drinking and smoking in the alley. 2) Disturbance w/ a mental. 35XX W Belden. Autistic brother is having an episode.

3:39pm - 1465C is doing a premise check at the Western Blue Line station. Event number is 11010.

3:54pm - 1413 is doing a premise check at the Logan Square Blue Line station.

3:55pm - Wanted from the 3:31pm job is a male Hispanic, 19 years old, 5'9, 140 lbs, curly black hair, red shirt and blue jeans. He took the victim's red and black BMX bike.

3:57pm - In addition to 1431, 1487 and 1495 are on scene at some sort of big event for children at Sacramento and Palmer. I think it might have something to do with that church over there. 1410 is the supervisor in charge of it.

3:58pm - Stripping the auto in progress. 23XX W Montana. Two males trying to take a boot off of a car.

4:08pm - 1) Criminal damage. 19XX N Humboldt. Male Black wearing a black hoodie broke out the window to the bathroom. 2) Disturbance. 3142 W North Ave. At the Burger King. 3) Municipal ordinance violation. Armitage and Francisco.

4:11pm - 1413 is taking one in from the Logan Square Blue Line station.

4:14pm - 1410 wants 1411 over at the event too. No, as a matter of fact, he's demanding that 1411 be there. Either that, or he gets "redlined" (coppers, what does that mean?). There's a bit of a verbal exchange going on here.

4:22pm - Holding the offender. 27XX N Spaulding. Something about CTA holding someone.

4:25pm - Disturbance. Oakley and Wabansia. Male harassing people.

4:29pm - Fire. 1637 N Mozart. Abandoned house.

4:33pm - The 4:29pm job is bona fide, per 1421, the assigned car.

4:34pm - 1421 needs a car at Wabansia and Mozart to direct southbound traffic from the fire.1414 is assigned.

4:36pm - EMS run. 2406 W Fullerton. Man down in the alley. Sounds related to the 2:10pm job.

4:38pm - Traffic accident. 2656 N Elston. Two cars in the Target parking lot.

4:40pm - Looks like the people are crossing Palmer on Sacramento from the event.

4:42pm - 1421 wants to know where 1414 is on that traffic control. They're coming now. There's a lot of traffic out.

4:43pm - Residential alarm. 21XX N Bell.

4:49pm - Check the well being. Western and Wabansia. Male Hispanic in a red shirt and white pants acts like he's chasing bugs or something. No idea what that means.

4:50pm - The 4:22pm job is coded.

5:01pm - Wanted for domestic battery to his mom and sister in their household on Mozart is a well-know Spanish Cobra named Ivan. He has an IR number of 1648028. He struck them both. He was last seen wearing jeans and red/white gym shoes. He frequents that area on 1421's Beat. Just putting this out there in case anyone in the community knows who this is.

5:09pm - Disturbance. 30XX N Troy. Homeless male sleeping in front.

5:12pm - 1494 is asking for a call back on the 4:38pm accident.

5:13pm - 1494 is coding the accident as 18Boy. No answer on the call back.

5:19pm - 1412 just got flagged down at Wellington and Albany for a kid who got his bike stolen. Occupants in a white van heading towards Troy took it.

5:21pm - 1410 is saying that the event is over now. The officer(s) on 1495 are being assigned back to the Desk, and 1487's officer(s) are going to 1471, the wagon. 1411 is clear.

5:22pm - 1) 1434 has a traffic stop at Damen and Churchill. 2) Fire. 26XX W Diversey. Rear.

5:31pm - They're calling back at the 19XX N Humboldt job.

5:32pm - Disturbance. 1767 N Milwaukee Ave. Male Black, black hoodie, black shirt, blue jeans and black shoes is loitering in front, panhandling.

5:34pm - Suspicious person. Rockwell and Avondale. Male Black with a gray "dense" hoodie is up to something in the area. He has a video camera. He was last seen headed east on Avondale.

5:44pm - Another on the 5:34pm job.

5:45pm through 5:47pm - Some police/Dispatch chatter regarding the 5:34pm job. The guy left an unoccupied hot car. 1411 is talking to someone now. Looks like it's going to be a report.

5:48pm - Assault in progress. 2500 block of W Cortland. Two brown cars chasing each other. One's a Caddy.

5:52pm to 6:03pm - I missed three calls, including one on Dawson, one on Kedzie and another one on the 1600 block of N Sawyer. The Sawyer one, I believe, was a robbery or theft.

6:09pm - Traffic accident. North and Kedzie. Injures.

6:16pm - 1440 wants 1422 to stay over on the 1600 block of N Sawyer for a gang suppression mission.

6:18pm - Burglar report. 18XX N Kedzie.

6:29pm - 1410 is needed to sign 1411's report from the 5:34pm job.

6:44pm - An RD number has been pulled from the 6:09pm job. It's HV231002 with the event number of 13605.

6:54pm - Disturbance. Marshfield and North Ave.

7:00pm - Burglar alarm. 18XX N Oakley.

7:01pm - Oh, and the 7pm job is a 14Boy.

7:03pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2300 block of W Wolfram. Car on the block for several months.

7:16pm - 1422 was flagged down at 16XX N Kedzie for something. An RD number is going to be pulled from it.

7:27pm - 1) Battery in progress. North and Ashland. Two males fighting. 2) Gang disturbance. 2900 block of W Lyndale. Four Orchestra Albanies over there gangbanging.

7:28pm - Disturbance. 3024 W Fullerton.

7:29pm - A slow down is being given at North/Ashland.

7:30pm - 1410 wants 1431 to meet him at Mozart and Wabansia for a gang suppression mission.

7:34pm - Suspicious vehicle. 25XX W Moffat. Brown Caddy with busted windows parked in front. Ironically, it was one of the cars used in the 5:48pm incident.

7:40pm - 1410 also wants 1414 over there. Well, no. Again, he's demanding. Wow. Sounds like he don't mess around.

7:44pm - 1405 is asking for park checks at Holestin and Haas. Event number for Holestin is 15516 and Haas is 15555.

8:22pm - Parker. 2900 block of W Logan. Cars violating the permit. Probably because of mass at the church over there.

8:23pm - Battery in progress. 17XX N Sawyer. 10 people fighting.

8:26pm - A slow down is being given on the 8:23pm job. Just a party.

8:29pm - The Mozart/Wabansia mission is coded.

8:40pm - They're calling back on the 2900 Lyndale job. There's a bunch of them up and down the block now, causing a ruckus.

8:46pm - 1411 has a traffic stop at Wrightwood and Drake.

8:50pm - Sorry guys, I can't go any further with this 24 hour monitoring thing. I really can't. I'm real sorry. I'm too tired. I'm going to have to go to sleep. I've probably got to be the worst blogger of all time. I'm really upset about this, guys. I am. I'm tired of falling short on my promises for you guys. But good night.....

11:18pm - I'm back, I guess, until midnight.

11:23pm - Disturbance. Medill and Milwaukee.

11:25pm - Loud music disturbance. On 1431's Beat.

11:30pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 28XX N Francisco. 2) 1424 is doing a premise check at the Damen Blue Line station. Event number is 19539.

11:31pm - Beat 1462David is taking one in from a street stop at 27XX N Drake. 1472 is being asked to go.

11:33pm - 1472 is being given a disregard from over on Drake. 1462D is going to just transport him in theirselves.

11:57pm - A unit is taking someone in from the Logan Square Blue Line station stop.

12:00am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow evening with 25. Again guys, words can't describe how sorry I am. I feel so embarrassed. Good night, guys.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Chicago Police Superintendent Misuses Police Resources For His Daughter's Pickpocket Incident

By Anonymous-
Chicago, IL

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy recently pulled strings to get a team of 4 Detectives assigned to his daughter's non-violent pickpocket incident in the 18th Chicago Police District, covering the downtown area. According to confidential sources at the Chicago Police Department, McCarthy's daughter was out shopping and enjoying herself downtown when she noticed she had been pickpocketed. 

She shows up at the 18th district station and files a pickpocket (theft) report and tells the copper taking the report that McCarthy is her father. McCarthy is then notified by his daughter after the report was made and he then has a team of 4 detectives in Detective Area North RBT at Belmont and Western perform 24+ hours of overtime while they pulled video surveillance of her entire route and did a complete backtrack of everyplace she had been. The report is filed under RD#184000. According to the sequencing and issuance of Chicago Police RD#'s, this incident would have happened on March 06th, 2012.

Police Officers who are close to this investigation say that the RD# has been "Locked Down" and that no one but the involved / assigned Detectives can run the RD# under threat of disciplinary action due to a "flagging" procedure placed on the RD# at CPD Headquarters. This leads a reasonable person to believe that McCarthy's daughter is being given preferential treatment over other victims of the same crime and over and above other citizens in general when it comes to criminal victimization.

Excuse us citizens, but, doesn't that violate every police ethic and every CPD internal policy on the order books? That McCarthy did this so blatantly speaks volumes about his inability to make sound decisions with any sort of concern for ethics and how his decisions affect other current and past crime victims. If anyone under McCarthy were to have pulled a stunt like this, they would be filing a response to a CR#! This proves that McCarthy only has his own back and that of his family, screw the other city citizens and the hard working men and women in blue out here!

Besides this incident involving McCarthy pulling strings for his daughter, he has shown his malfeasance by way of a haphazard police district reorganization that shut down two detective divisions, and two police districts which has left gaping holes in community police coverage. Slower response times should already be the norm on top of the already slow response times due to lack of manpower and lack of leadership at OEMC! We already know that there is a disconnect in two places at the Chicago Police Department: One between the CPD leadership and the citizens, and then the disconnect between OEMC calltakers who route calls to the dispatchers for the police to act on, and then that same disconnect extends between the police and the dispatchers since the calltakers oftentimes get the wrong information OR very little information to the dispatchers to send out to police on the streets.

McCarthy needs to be held accountable for his mismanagement as a form of incompetentcy, malfeasance, and violation of CPD internal policies. Any person would reasonably believe that this adds up to official misconduct somehow. The problem is getting around and through the layers of political protection surrounding McCarthy.

Citizens should be calling their aldermen, calling their state reps, and filing grievances with CPD in regards to McCarthy's misconduct.

Blog notes (from Timmy): Hmmm ... interesting, to say the very least. I'm personally a bit shocked, but not really at the same time. I wouldn't have really excepted this kind of thing from McCarthy, but at the same time, this is nothing new, with higher-ups constantly only looking out for their own interests. It's no wonder police morale is so low nowadays. Our men and women in blue can't trust their leaders, and they already mistrust us, the citizens. So who can they trust? No one. And then people wonder why certain cops act the way they do....

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