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.


Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog. You are obviously an intelligent young man. I heard McDonalds is usually hiring. Although I think you need to speak Spanish because the cashiers I order from barely speak English. If you go to college next year you can get some extra living expense $$$ with financial aid.

Mary LaNett said...

I've heard rumors about that old funeral home on George being made into a Community center for the Aged. I hope its true. I would really like a place to play gin rummy.

Anonymous said...

I saw the man yelling at the two women at around 6 pm. Watched the whole thing because I heard the yelling and went to the window immediately. There were never more than those three individuals involved in the dispute. I did not see any violence between the three- just yelling.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 12:08, from where I live at, there was a group of at least 15 guys (nearly all in white t-shirts) and some girls. I don't think there were directly involved, but they sure got to the scene fast. They rode up on bikes. And then from what I witnessed, the guy smacked the older woman as she got into his face. Then my sister (who went to the window after I went away) said they were actually fighting. Plus, other people were calling 911 to say that they were fighting, and one person called and said the guy had a gun. Not sure where you live at on the block, but I saw something different. I admit I didn't witness everything, but I wasn't going to risk my life by keep looking out the window. But yes, the incident did happen right around 6pm.

Mary, I heard that it would become a community center, but I'm not sure what exactly for.

Anonymous 12:02, thank you. That's one of the reasons why I won't go to McDonalds to work, because I can speak barely an ounce of Spainish and I wouldn't be able to understand my co-workers. Yes, I will be attending college next year, and I am aware that I can get some extra living expense money, and I'm glad about that.

Anonymous said...

Everybody should learn Spainish. It's the new language of Amweica. The hispainic population will be the majority soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I'd love to see comments shut off on the blog. Posts are great, but the chatter is pointless.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 7:03, America is spelled wrong. Just FYI.

Anonymous 12:54, I agree to a point. And believe me, I've considered it. But the thing is, people sometimes give information about incidents that I write about, as well as information on other things. Also, I believe that the community should engage in discussions on how to improve the neighborhood and make things better.

Hector Silva said...

Please leave the comments on. It is important to get clarifications and informations from eyewitnesses sometimes. Be an intelligent person and ignore the uneducated fools who constantly write in.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Like Mary La Nett aka super troll.

americanlt said...

Why aren't people getting tickets for littering?? All the trash that people throw on the streets makes our city look nasty. The police should be writing $75 to these individuals.