Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hostage Situation At Milwaukee And California This Evening

Hello everyone. I'm getting word that there was a hostage situation this evening that occurred at Milwaukee and California. Per an anonymous commenter:

"There was a hostage situation at Milwaukee & California tonight... evacuation and all that.."

Does anyone know anything about what happened? If so, please share with us in the comments section, on the FB page, or by emailing me.

Thank you,

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Barricade Situation On The 2400 Block Of North Ridgeway

Good evening, everyone. I have word of an on-going barricade situation that is occurring on the 2400 block of North Ridgeway Avenue as I type. According to the Chicago Tribune, there is a man on a rooftop who refuses to come down. He has been there since shortly before 5am this morning and he refuses to come down.

As of now, police are saying that the situation is on-going and were still at the scene. There is no further information at this time.

If anyone has information on this incident, or anything to say relevant to it, please either leave a comment here or on the Facebook page, or email me.

Thank you,

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day, 2012

Good morning, everyone, it's 11am. Happy Memorial Day to everyone out there. It's a pretty sunny morning with temps in the mid 80s. It's going to be another hot one, with temps around 90. Today, I'm monitoring 25, from now until 7pm. We'll see how it goes. Tomorrow, I'm going to monitor 17 from 9:20pm until midnight. This week, I will not be participating in any community-related or any other events, as I am taking my Senior finals at school, and all of my focus will be on that. This is my last official week of high school, and I couldn't be happier. My prom is on Friday night, and then next Friday is graduation. I will be taking about a week off from doing this blog starting next Tuesday, as I would like to just enjoy life and have some fun. So, here's crime for this morning and afternoon.

11:02am - Wanted from a robbery at 28XX N Avers is a male Hispanic, 6 feet tall, 170 lbs, on a bike. He has a stolen cell phone. Beat car 2525 is with the victim at their home.

11:14am - Beat 2520 is on a CR investigation at 20XX N Hamlin.

11:59am - Narcotics. 4100 block of W Fletcher. Male Hispanic, black cap, black jeans and blue shirt is doing drugs on the block.

12:05pm - Battery in progress. 1834 N Lawndale. At the YMCA. Female teens fighting in the building. One has on a red shirt.

12:10pm - A slow down is being given on the 12:05pm job.

1:01pm - EMS run. 31XX N Davlin. Female was just released from the hospital a couple of days ago and something's wrong wit her again.

2:04pm - Narcotics. 16XX N Hamlin. Male Hispanic, red shirt and blue jean shorts, is in the gangway, smoking marijuana.

2:40pm - Beat car 2523 is doing a follow-up investigation at 29XX N Hamlin per 2502, the 25th District Desk.

4:22pm - Report of an open hydrant at Fullerton and Harding.

4:43pm - Someone's getting locked up from Fullerton/Harding regarding that open hydrant.

5:01pm - Disturbance. 24XX N Harding. There's an open hydrant and a gold car is blocking off the alley so the kids can play in the water. People are spraying water on the passing vehicles.

5:16pm - 1) Parker. 44XX W Parker. Three cars in violation of permit parking #873. 2) Disturbance. 44XX W Parker. Five males in front drinking.

5:17pm - Beat 2505 is clearing from a traffic stop they had at 4400 W Wrightwood.

5:23pm - Disturbance. 36XX W Fullerton. Male in front, sitting on the ground, drinking.

5:34pm - Disturbance. 23XX N Monticello. Male was by the caller's house and in the alley. Not sure what he did wrong, but he may be a drunk. There is a problem with drunks in this area.

5:59pm - Assault in progress. 37XX W McLean. Caller's son is being threatened by the neighbor over some toys.

7:00pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow night. Have a good night, everyone, and be safe.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Parker On 2523's Beat, Battery On Avers

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:54am. It's a pretty sunny morning with temps in the upper 70s. Today is really going to be hot, with temps in the upper 90s. I'm monitoring 25 from now until 10:32am, and then I'll come back with 17 at 4pm, until midnight. Stay cool, folks. Here's crime for portions of today.

10:03am - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

10:12am - Battery. 27XX N Avers. Neighbor spit on the 7 year old son.

10:24am - Battery in progress. 3943 W Diversey. Group of people fighting on a back porch.

10:30am - A slow down is being given on the 10:24am job. Beat car 2522 is on scene. He's asking for a call back because he can't get in. Seconds later, he's giving a disregard.

10:32am - I'm going to go until 4pm. I'll be back then. See you all later.

4:00pm - And I'm back. Good afternoon, folks.

7:25pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back in a half hour.

7:55pm - I'm back.

9:20pm - I'm sorry, but I'm too tired to monitor any longer. I'm headed to bed. I'll get the rest of this time period on Tuesday night. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tensions Possibly Building At Mozart Park

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:32am. Sorry I'm late. I actually started monitoring at 8am, but then at 8:54, until now, I had to go run a couple of errands, and my computer microphone had some sort of error where it didn't pick up any of the air traffic. But it's fixed now. So anyway, I'm going to monitor 25 today from now until 4pm, then I'm switching over to 17 from 4pm until midnight. Tomorrow, I'm covering 25 from 8:54 until 10:32 and again from 4pm until midnight. So, here's crime for today.

11:01am - Information for the CPD. Mozart Park. There's a basketball game and usually when these games end, they get out of control.

12:46pm - Disturbance. 24XX N Hamlin. Problem with a drunk man.

12:49pm - Speed chase. Speed chase. George and Nagle. Headed north on Nagle towards Wellington, Beat 2563Eddie is pursuing a car that took off from them. Lights and sirens activiated. Car has a partial plate of G984661. It's a gray Mercades. Brand new. Occupied six times by male Hispanics.

12:50pm - Turning onto Belmont from Nagle, headed towards Nashville.

12:51pm - North on Neenah from Belmont. 2563E is advising Dispatch that they need to notifiy 16 about this incident.

12:54pm - Beat car 2514 is saying that the car went east on Roscoe from Narraganset.

12:56pm - Ok, back to regular Zone 12 now.

1:20pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol from Pulaski to Kilbourn on Fullerton. Event number is 10256.

1:34pm - Check the well being. 18XX N Harding. Male asked for the CPD, arguing with a female in the background.

2:08pm - Fire. 43XX W Drummond. Car.

2:33pm - Suspicious vehicle. 18XX N Harding. Dump truck smashed a burgundy car then left.

2:39pm - Shots Fired. 16XX N Hamlin. One heard, nothing seen.

3:06pm - 1) Vice complaint. On 2525's Beat. 2) Municipal ordinance violation. On 2525's Beat.

3:07pm - 1) Assault in progress. Hamlin and George. 2) Disturbance. 2926 N Pulaski Rd.

3:20pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey. Event number is 12361.

3:38pm - Shots Fired. 29XX N Lawndale. Couple of addresses/calls coming in. One call says six gunshots were heard with a male Black in a black t-shirt and plaid shorts yelling out in front

3:39pm - Shots Fired. Koz Park. Gangbangers arguing with gunshots fired.

3:40pm - Person w/ a gun. 29XX N Lawndale. Male Hispanic shooting out in front has a gun.

3:44pm - Beat car 2523 is giving a slow down on the Koz Park gunshots. They're asking for a call back. The call's anonymous.

3:46pm - 2523 is on the 2900 block of N Hamlin, talking to some citizens, and is saying that they're telling him a group of 10 to 15 gangbangers were yelling out "Cobra!!" and then fired several gunshots. No gun was seen. They all fled down Hamlin towards Diversey.

3:52pm - Group of four gangbangers loitering on the 2800 block of N Ridgeway. Just thought you all should know. 911 will be called if they don't move along in the next minute or so.

3:54pm - Ok, they've moved on. Headed south to Diversey on Ridgeway.

3:58pm - Bus alarm. 4600 W Belmont. Headed east on Belmont from Knox is CTA bus #6732 with it's alarm sounding. Putting this out there as this bus will pass through our community.

4:00pm - Change of plans for my monitoring schedule today. I'm just going to monitor 25 until midnight. I'll get 17 from 4pm to midnight tomorrow. There's too much activity going on in the area today for me not to listen.

4:17pm - 2523's coding out all of the "Shots Fired" calls from around 3:30pm.

4:19pm - 1) Municipal ordinance violation. 41XX W Nelson. 2) Vice complaint. 44XX W Parker.

4:31pm - Child left alone. Altgeld and Pulaski. Car with a plate of H293220, which is parked in the parking lot of the Family Dollar, has a child in it sweating. Windows are open. There's no Family Dollar at this location, though.

4:36pm - Burglar report. On 2524's Beat.

4:42pm - 2523 is asking for a call back on the 4:31pm job.

5:06pm - And the gangbangers are back. Walking north on Ridgeway towards George. They're only walking, so I can't call 911. I'll keep a close eye on this, though.

5:29pm - Residential alarm. 16XX N Springfield. Unconfined dog on scene.

5:45pm - A 25th District unit has a traffic stop at 3958 W George.

5:52pm - Missing person report. 43XX W Schubert.

6:55pm - Gang disturbance/Person with a gun. Avers and North Ave. By the North Pulaski food market. Original call said there was a group of males flashing signs, and now someone has a gun.

7:07pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:18pm - And I'm back.

7:46pm - Gang disturbance. Somewhere on Hamlin, I believe either the 1600 or 2600 block.

8:28pm - Battery in progress. 26XX N Monticello. Couple of calls coming in. Large fight breaking out on the street. Possibly gang-related.

8:37pm - Person down. Milwaukee and Hamlin.

9:17pm - Shots Fired. 27XX N Hamlin. Several heard.

9:18pm - Person w/ a gun. 36XX W McLean.

9:19pm - Shots Fired. Ridgeway and Diversey. About 25 shots heard. Definitely sound like gunshots, too.

9:20pm - Shots Fired. Koz Park.

9:23pm - Vice complaint. 30XX N Hamlin.

9:31pm - Two calls on the 3600 block of W Wolfram. One's directly across the street from the church office, with a man down in front, and the other is in the parking lot of St. Hyacinth's at 3643. Bunch of kids in the parking lot, playing and refusing to leave.

9:32pm - The 9:17/9:19/9:20pm calls are being coded out. They're saying most of those sounds were fireworks.

9:38pm - Robbery. Milwaukee and Avers.

9:51pm - Shots Fired. Lawndale and Palmer. About five shots heard.

10:14pm - Disturbance. Fullerton and Pulaski. Male causing a problem by the CVS.

10:31pm - Missing person report. 29XX N Hamlin. Teenage son.

10:33pm - Check the well being. Pulaski and Diversey.

10:57pm - Loud music disturbance. Wabansia and Hamlin.

11:20pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 27XX N Ridgeway. 2) Loud music disturbance. 36XX W Wolfram. 3) Loud music disturbance. Hamlin and Belmont. At the tavern.

11:27pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. Keeler and Palmer. 2) Loud music disturbance. 37XX W Shakespeare.

11:28pm - Loud music disturbance. 31XX N Kostner. Loud party.

11:49pm - The Hamlin/Belmont loud music disturbance is coded out. The bar's on 17's side, and there's no loud noises coming from there.

12:00am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow at 8:54am. See you all then, and have a good night, everyone.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Gang Disturbance @ Cornelia/Ridgeway, High Risk Child @ Reily

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 12:05pm. It's a beautiful sunny day with temps around 70. Couldn't have asked for better weather. Yep, I'm home early. Today was Senior Ditch Day at school, so I just ditched. I don't really hang out with anyone at school, so I just came home. I'm monitoring 17 for you North of Belmont residents from now until 4pm, then I'll return with 25 at 9pm until midnight. Here's crime for today.

2:01pm - Gang disturbance. Cornelia and Ridgeway. Three males on bikes flashing gang signs.

2:36pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 3650 W School. At the Reily school. There's an 11 year old high risk female who's threatening to kill herself. CFD is rolling.

2:58pm - Gang disturbance. Central Park and Addison.

3:27pm - Traffic accident. Addison and Kimball. In the Home Depot parking lot.

4:00pm - I'm going to go until 9. I'll see you all then. Have a great afternoon, everyone.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Possible Gunshots At Diversey/Kimball/Milwaukee

I just got this email within the last five minutes from EveryBlock from a neighbor who lives near the Diversey/Kimball/Milwaukee Ave. intersection:

"Just heard what sounded like a handful of gun shots around Milwaukee and Diversey. Did anyone else hear this?"

If anyone heard anything, please put it in the comments section, the FB page, or my email.


Unknown Situation At Wellington/Kenosha

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 1:33pm. It's a hot sunny afternoon with temps in the mid 80s. It's goint to near 90 this afternoon. Yep, I'm listening to the radio right now, online at RadioReference. I'm still in school, but I'm on a short break. I'm listening from now until my break is over at 1:55pm, then again when I get home around 3:15 until 7:17. With that, here's crime for portions of this afternoon.

1:34pm - Don't know what's going on, but there's some sort of situation going on at Wellington and Kenosha. Got a couple of units over there. They're also on Karlov at Wellington.

1:55pm - I have to go for now. I'll be back later. See you all then.

3:17pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

3:33pm - Disturbance. 27XX N Hamlin.

3:45pm - Burglar alarm. 24XX N Monticello.

4:32pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey.

5:06pm - I'm going to go for the day. I need to do some other things and get them out of the way. I'll monitor this time period on Sunday.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Large Crowd Breaks Into Apartment On Karlov

Good evening, everyone, it's 7:17pm. It's a clear late afternoon with temps in the mid 70s. Beautiful day. Well, it'll remain warm and clear for the next couple of days. Monitoring 25 tonight, as I haven't done it in a while. Sorry I haven't really blogged in a few days. I did listen to the scanner yesterday, but heard nothing, and you all know I was covering the NATO Summit this past weekend. But now I'm back to focusing back on the community here. With that, here's crime for this evening.

8:17pm - Burglary in progress. 22XX N Karlov. Large group of people breaking into the neighbor's apartment.

8:21pm - A slow down is being given. Beat 2540 is on scene and no one's there.

8:26pm - Gang disturbance. George and Ridgeway.

9:00pm - I'm gone for the night. I'll be back tomorrow, Friday or this weekend. See you all then. Good night, everyone.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Gang Disturbance On Altgeld, Shots Fired @ Dickens/Hamlin

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:33pm. It's a warm and sunny afternoon, with temps in the lower 80s. Let's see what that brings us for this afternoon and evening. Today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 5:10pm, then again from 10 to 10:45. This weekend, I will not be blogging on this blog, but will be blogging on my other blog, for the NATO summit and related activities Downtown. Look to your left and click on "Timmy's Chicago Crime Blotter" in order to read the latest going on at NATO this weekend. Just so you all know, we will have the same amount of cops in our neighborhoods, but there will only be two shifts of them. They're working 12-hour shifts for a couple of days. On that note, here's crime.

4:26pm - Gang disturbance. 44XX W Altgeld. Group near the corner, throwing up gang signs.

5:10pm - I'm going to go until . I'll be back later.

10:00pm - I'm back until 10:45.

10:03pm - Shots Fired. Dickens and Hamlin. Seven gunshots heard.

10:04pm - Person w/ a gun. Lawndale and McLean. Male walking towards Dickens with a gun in his hand.

10:35pm - Battery. 30XX N Davlin.

10:45pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back on Monday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Broken Window On Avers, Parker On Troy

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:18pm. It's a sunny afternoon with temps in the upper 60s. It'll remain this way. Today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 4:30, then I'm monitoring 14 from 5pm to 6:05. Tonight, I'm attending the CAPS Beat meeting for Beat 2524 at 7pm at Our Lady Of Grace Church, 2446 N Ridgeway. Here's crime for portions of this afternoon.

3:56pm - Criminal damage. 30XX N Avers. Two males broke out a window.

4:30pm - I'm going to go until 5:00. I'll be back then.

5:00pm - I'm back.

5:13pm - Parker. 30XX N Troy.

5:30pm - Some call at the Belmont Blue Line station, 3355 W Belmont.

5:44pm - Oh, just so everyone knows, I did monitor 25 this morning, but there were no calls.

5:47pm - Criminal damage in progress. 34XX W Belden. Three male Hispanic gangbangers coming out of the gangway, throwing bottles at the passing cars. They're also throwing them at people walking by.

5:48pm - Traffic accident. 1880 W Fullerton.

6:05pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Vandalism At YMCA On Lawndale

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:30pm. It's a sunny afternoon with temps in the lower 60s. Somewhat average for this time of year, I guess. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 7:30, and then I'm returning with 25 in the morning from 4:45am until 6:10. After that, I'll come back with 25 from when I get home until 4:30pm, and then I'll cover 14 during the 5pm hour. Tomorrow evening, at 7pm, I have a CAPS Beat meeting I will be attending, and that's for Beat 2524. The meeting's at Our Lady Of Grace on Ridgeway Ave. Here's crime for this afternoon.

4:57pm - Criminal damage. 1834 N Lawndale. At the YMCA. .

5:13pm - 1) Narcotics. 26XX N Lawndale. Two male Blacks in all blacks are selling. Cars are pulling up. These males service the cars and then go back into the location. 2) Battery report. 39XX W Wrightwood. Caller's friend was beaten up.

5:23pm - Beat car 2524 is asking for a call back on the Wrightwood call.

5:24pm - Dispatch says that the Wrightwood person should be coming down.

5:28pm - Disturbance. Belmont and Karlov. Westbound on a motor scooter is a male throwing bottles.

5:55pm - Suspicious vehicle. Milwaukee and Belmont. Red car with an open door.

6:15pm - The 5:55pm job is a 19P.

6:49pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 1933 N Lawndale. Group of people in the vacant property.

7:18pm - I have to go eat, so on that note, I'm gone for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bike Stolen On Belmont, Males Fighting On Sacramento

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:57pm. It's a hot, sunny May day with temps in the mid 80s. Sure is warm ou there. Hasn't been this warm since like March. Anyway, I'm monitoring 14 from now until 7:30, making up for what I haven't monitored in the last few days. I'm returning with 25 tomorrow. Whatever I don't get this afternoon of 14, I'll finish on Thursday. With that, here's crime for this afternoon and early evening.

4:19pm - Theft in progress. 27XX W Belmont. Neighbor's bike is being stolen.

4:38pm - Battery in progress. 2338 N Sacramento. Two males fighting at the gas station.

4:40pm - Some parkers in 14, including one on the 2400 block of W Cortland.

4:49pm - Some call of a suspicious person involving a man with a gray sweater and blue jeans.

5:00pm to 6:05pm - Unfortunately, I fell asleep. So sorry, guys. I really am. I'll get this time period on Thursday.

6:29pm - Switching back over to Zone 3, 460.225.

6:31pm - Gang disturbance. 1640 N Drake. At Simons Park. Several calls.

6:33pm - Still getting calls over there at Simons Park.

6:34pm - Gang disturbance. Wabansia and Drake. 10 of them flashing signs, loitering, attempting to fight, etc.

6:35pm - Battery in progress. Simons Park. Gangbangers fighting at the park. Several calls.

6:36pm - Shots Fired. Drake and Wabansia. About three gunshots heard during a gang fight occurring.

6:38pm - Sounds like all hell's breaking loose around the Simons Park area. Multiple, multiple calls of gang disturbances and battery in progress. Drake/Wabansia, 1700 and 1800 blocks of N Drake, 35XX W Wabansia, etc.

6:40pm - Gang disturbance/battery in progress. Cortland and Drake. Large fight involving gang members.

6:42pm - Battery in progress. St. Louis and Wabansia. Gang fight.

6:44pm - Gang disturbance. 2723 N Fairfield. At the Brentano school. They're on the school grounds, representing.

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

7:08pm - And I'm back, until 7:30.

7:15pm - EMS run. Diversey and California. Male having a seizure on a bus.

7:18pm - Suspicious person. 2236 N Rockwell. At the Goethe school. Two males were talking to a teenage girl near the school playground.

7:24pm - Gang disturbance. Sawyer and Wabansia. Several males on the corner, flashing gang signs.

7:25pm - Disturbance. 35XX W Medill. Two drunks in the building, refusing to leave.

7:30pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow afternoon. Have a good night, everyone.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Gold Chain Stolen @ Fullerton/Rockwell

Good morning, everyone, it's 8am. It's a beautiful sunny morning with temps in the mid 50s. Today will get into the mid to upper 60s. A perfect Sunday, if you ask me. I'd like to wish all of the wonderful mommies out there a very Happy Mother's Day as well! We thank God for all of you each day. Today, I'm monitoring 14 from now until 3:45pm, then again from 10:30pm to midnight. Here's crime for today.

8:04am - Theft. Fullerton and Rockwell. Male Hispanic in all black clothing took the caller's gold chain.

8:46am - Gang disturbance. Kedzie and North Ave.

9:20am - Traffic accident. 2019 N Ashland.

9:57am - Parker. St. Paul and Western. Car parked at the bus stop.

10:23am - Parker. 35XX W Belden.

10:43am - Beat 1465Boy is doing a robbery mission in the District. Event number is 06665.

11:24am - Traffic accident. Spaulding and Fullerton. Hit-and-run. Vehicle last seen heading west towards Kimball struck another car.

11:42am - Beat 1463Adam is doing a robbery mission on the 10 sector.

11:51am - Loud music disturbance. 35XX W Belden. Down the block.

11:56am - Battery. Logan and Kedzie. Teen hit a kid in the face. EMS en route because the kid's bleeding.

11:59am - There's a unit at the Logan Square Monument, looking for the 11:56am victim, but can't find anything. Dispatch is saying this might also be occurring at Milwaukee and Kedzie. Same thing. So it's happening right in the Square.

12:01pm - Residential alarm. 21XX W Churchill.

12:08pm - Wanted for battery from the 11:56am job is a male Hispanic, 14-15 years old, 5'10-5'11, slim build, red t-shirt and blue jeans. Possibly goes by the name of "Chris". He ran towards the Monument.

12:14pm - Traffic accident. Damen and Fullerton. Heading east is a vehicle with a plate of 3180176, who has an intoxicated driver, hit the caller's car. Headed east towards the Chicago River. Caller will not wait for CPD. Beat car 1432 is advising Dispatch to let 18 know about this, as they're headed into that District.

12:27pm - Parker. On 1411's Beat.

12:57pm - Assault in progress. 24XX N Washtenaw. Females on the scene, threatening the caller. They're talking about they tracked their stolen phones to this location and the caller has no idea what they're talking about.

1:02pm - Beat 1463David is doing a public violence mission at North and Mozart. Event number is 08721. There was a shooting/homicide near this intersection late last night.

1:16pm - Disturbance. Spaulding and Cortland. Three males throwing rocks at the passing cars.

1:17pm - Suspicious vehicle. 16XX N Mozart. 10 males gathering near a vehicle on the block. This is the block where the shooting/homicide took place last night.

1:23pm - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Richmond. Homeless male sleeping in the dumpster behind the pawn shop.

1:33pm - The 1:17pm job is being coded 5Frank.

1:36pm - Traffic accident. Talman and North Ave.

1:42pm - Car alarm. Palmer and Kedzie.

2:05pm - Burglar alarm. 20XX N Spaulding.

2:08pm - Disturbance. 26XX W Cortland. Female screaming and making lots of noise. Headed east towards Rockwell.

2:13pm - 1) Municipal ordinance violation. Medill and Western. Three males drinking in the northeast alley. 2) Parker. 20XX N Sawyer/20XX N Spaulding. Red pickup truck blocking the alley.

2:15pm - Beat 1463 needs a female for a search at Mozart and Cortland.

2:24pm - Suspicious person. 18XX N Humboldt.

2:25pm - 1) Disturbance. 1700 block of N Mozart. Three to five male Hispanics, 17 to 20 years old, hoodies, keep going up and down the block, loitering and stuff. 3) Municipal ordinance violation. Cortland and Leavitt.

2:44pm - Some call at 29XX W Fletcher.

2:45pm - Person w/ a gun. 17XX N Sawyer. Male Hispanic, brown shirt and dark pants is waving a gun around. He keeps going into a small blue car.

2:51pm - Robbery. 2585 N Elston. Male White with a tan jacket and dirty light blue jeans just robbed the beauty shop.

2:55pm - Burglary. 29XX N Washtenaw. Two or three males are breaking into the vacant apartment. They're possibly gang members.

3:05pm - They're calling back on the 2:45pm job.

3:12pm - Gang disturbance. 17XX N Spaulding. One male in front, throwing up signs.

3:14pm - The whole Mozart incident is coded 19Boy.

3:17pm - Vicious animal. Milwaukee and Wolfram. Dog bit the caller's kid.

3:45pm - I'm going to go until 10:30. I'll be back later. See you all then.

10:30pm - I'm back. Good evening, folks.

10:35pm - Disturbance. 32XX W Wrightwood. Problem with the neighbor.

10:45pm - Person w/ a gun. Wabansia and Kimball. Two males standing on the corner shouting "Latin King Love!" and the one with a black hoodie has the gun. He's waving it around.

10:46pm - Shots Fired. Drake and Fullerton. Couple of gunshots heard.

10:48pm - A slow down is being given on the 10:46pm job, but it may be bona fide. Wanted is a light-skinned male Hispanic with a gray sweater and blue jeans carrying some sort of bag or purse. He fired two shots. This happened at Drake/Altgeld.

10:50pm - Shots Fired. 25XX N Drake. Two gunshots were fired at the caller. Two males ran east on Altgeld towards St. Louis. They told the caller not to move and when they ran, that's when the shots were fired.

10:57pm - Robbery. Armitage and Stave. Five male Blacks in their late teens in black clothing, two with black handguns, robbed the caller of their backpack and purse. Caller is now at home, and I'm not revealing that location under any circumstances.

11:03pm - A unit has four stopped at California and Cortland from the 10:57pm job. The responding unit to the 10:57pm job is saying that the victim is informing them that one offender had on a black hoodie, blue jeans and white gym shoes. That description is confirmed on one of the guys the other unit has stopped. So now they're going to slide over for a show-up, and then they'll transport the guys into 14, if they're a positive.

11:09pm - Disturbance. Logan Square Blue Line station. Male Black, sunglasses, denim shirt, blue pants is bothering people on the platform of the station.

11:14pm - Battery in progress. Dickens and Central Park. Several people fighting in the street.

11:30pmBeat 1405 is doing a park check at Grape. Event number is 20555.

11:40pm - Loud music disturbance. 2800 block of N Kimball.

11:43pm - Person down. 2525 N Milwaukee Ave. Intoxicated male down by the door.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Possible Kidnapping On Belmont, Burglar Alarm @ Monroe School

Good morning, everyone, it's 1:08am. It's a cloudy morning with temps in the lower 60s. It's supposed to remain cloudy, and actually rain, with temps dropping into the 50s by day's end. We'll see how that affects crime for today. Today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 4:21am, then again from 6:38 to 4:30pm, and then I'm coming back at 7:30 with 14 until 10:30. Tomorrow, I'm monitoring 14 from 8am until 3:45pm and from 10:30 to midnight. On Monday, I'll cover 25 from 7:15 on, and on Tuesday, I'll cover 14 from 3:45 to 7:30. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

1:08am - Information for the CPD. 3909 W Belmont. Caller says their friend was kidnapped. Caller sounds a bit intoxicated.

1:36am - Burglar alarm. 3651 W Schubert. At the Monroe school.

1:37am - Backlog in 25 at 01:37 hours.

1:41am - Beat car 2535Robert is doing a premise check at 1747 N. Springfield, the pumping station.

2:23am - Ok, here's what's going on over at Monroe. There's apparently an open back door in the main building of the school and it looks like someone did break in, or at least tried to. Beat car 2524R is on scene, reporting that.

2:28am - A keyholder is coming to Monroe shortly.

2:38am - 10-1. 10-1. 4729 W McLean. Beat car 2522R is on a call at this location, in the alley, and someone's fighting them. All available units are to go. Multiple units from 25 and 15 on the way.

2:39am - Taser deployment on McLean. Still multiple units on the way.

2:40am - Units are STILL being requested. Must be a very, very serious situation.

2:41am - A slow down is being given now. A lot of units are pulling up and they're getting the situation under control. There has been a taser deployment.

2:43am - A disregard is being given at 4729 on McLean at the 10-1. EMS is being requested for the offender and an officer who sustained a head injury during the assault. Apparently, the offender punched the officer several times in the head, and another officer may have a broken finger. The offender was tased several times.

2:55am - 1) Shots Fired. 25XX N Monticello. Three heard, in the alley. 2) Assault. Palmer and Hamlin. A gang member threatened to beat up the caller.

3:04am - Loud music disturbance. 1800 block of N Springfield.

3:12am - Disturbance. 21XX N Pulaski.

3:20am - Just so you fine citizens in that area on the far west end of Beat 2525 are aware, you might have a gang disturbance/fight coming your way.

3:34am - 1) Battery. 22XX N Kedvale. 2) A number of disturbances on 2525's Beat.

4:13am - Some call at 36XX W Palmer.

4:21am - I'm going to go. I'll be back at 6:38. See you all then.

6:38am - I'm back. Good morning, guys.

8:01am - Loud music disturbance. 39XX W Schubert.

8:02am - 1) Barking dog. 37XX W Diversey. Dog has been left in the garage all day and night, and is barking. 2) Criminal damage report. 29XX N Springfield. Car window was broken out and now the offender is threatening and intimidating the caller not to report the incident to the CPD. He was arrested two weeks ago for stealing the car.

8:14am - EMS run. 38XX W Wabansia. 98 year old not breathing.

9:02am - Beat 2530 is doing a premise check at 1747 N. Springfield, the pumping station.

10:55am - Theft. 20XX N Keystone. Purse snatching. Male White, 20s, mustache, black hoodie and pants running towards Armitage on Keystone just stole the caller's purse.

12:11pm - Beat 2582Foot is doing a special attention at St. Hyacinth's Church, 3636 W Wolfram.

12:25pm - Vice complaint. 44XX W Parker.

12:44pm - 2582F is clear from the detail.

12:56pm - Beat 2563David has a stop at 26XX N Lawndale.

2:23pm - Robbery. 39XX W George. Caller's dad was robbed by a male White, 5'9, 200 lbs, tall with a black hoodie. He ran towards Wellington on Harding.

2:31pm - A black pistol was involved in the 2:23pm job. Taken was $35, a gold chain and a gold anchor.

3:08pm - Traffic accident. Kostner and Wrightwood. Driver of the offending vehicle is drunk.

3:15pm - Burglar report. 17XX N Pulaski.

3:33pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 4100 W Fullerton.

3:57pm - Yet another premise check is being done at the pumping station. Latest event number is 13402.

4:30pm - I'm going to go until 7:30. At that time, I'll be back with 14. I'll monitor this time period of 25 Monday.

7:30pm - I'm back, with 14.

7:34pm - Per Beat 1400, the 14th District Commander, there's some sort of large gathering of 150 or so people that will be occurring by 8pm in the Logan Square Monument. They're all gathering for a scavenger hunt. They will be meet at the Monument, then they will head south to Holestin Park by 9, and then they'll be going to various locations around the Wicker Park area until they reach their final destination on Lake Street a little before 2am. 1400 is advising officers to keep an extra eye on their Beats, particularly the parks, and to "have their ears on" (listen to the radio) for any and all calls. This is just so all of you are aware of the situation.

7:56pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:24pm - I'm back.

8:27pm - Battery in progress. 2825 N Milwaukee. People fighting in the restaurant.

8:39pm - A disregard is being given on the 8:27pm job.

8:42pm - Criminal trespass. 26XX N Drake.

8:50pm - Assault in progress. Webster and Damen. Four male Hispanics chasing after two male Whites. Heading east.

8:51pm - Missing person report. 1900 N Sawyer. At the group home.

9:00pm - Gang disturbance. 19XX N Mozart. Two flashing signs.

9:02pm - Beat 1452 is letting officers know that the people from this hunt thing are in and out of traffic at Western and Charleston. They're just making them aware so they don't go chasing after them.

9:05pm - Beat 1461Boy has a street stop at North and Fairfield.

9:08pm - Hold-up alarm. 1958 N Milwaukee. At the Family Dollar.

9:09pm - Shots Fired. Oakley and Shakespeare. As you all now know, there's 150 people in Holestin Park right now on that hunt thing, and a 911 caller is saying that they heard lots of screaming followed by one gunshot. Not good, at all. We'll see what this leads up to...

9:15pm - Missing from the group home at 1900 on Sawyer is a male Black named James, age 17, 5'6, 200 lbs with black and brown clothing. He's been out several times before. Unknown whereabouts. This is per Beat car 1422, the paper car.

9:16pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 17XX N Kimball. Someone's in the caller's apartment.

9:17pm - Traffic accident. 2128 N Milwaukee. Two cars.

9:36pm - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Western. Several calls on it.

9:39pm - Loud music disturbance. 20XX N Milwaukee. Loud party with underage drinking involved.

9:43pm - Loud music disturbance. 26XX N Central Park. Loud party.

9:55pm - Loud music disturbance. 29XX N Dawson. Loud party.

9:57pm - Disturbance. 28XX N Albany. Male causing a ruckus on the block.

9:58pm - Loud music disturbance. 31XX N Sawyer. Loud party.

10:10pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 28XX N Kedzie. Loud party. 2) Parker. 29XX N Kimball. Car parked on the crosswalk, right up on another car.

10:13pm - Disturbance. 1608 W North Ave. Three males loitering in the alley.

10:14pm - Disturbance. 2928 W Fullerton. Male White, tan jacket and blue jeans is at the bus stop, harassing people.

10:30pm - I'm heading to bed. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lady Gets Hit With Car In Fight, Burglar Alarm On Harding

Good evening, everyone, it's 6:45pm. Monitoring 25 this evening, until 8:56. Here's crime for this evening.

6:47pm - Battery in progress. Armitage and Pulaski. There was a fight of some sort and a lady got hit by a 4-door white car.

7:08pm - Burglar alarm. 31XX N Harding.

7:14pm - Beat car 2534 has a handwaver at 20XX N Pulaski for some sort of report that needs to be taken.

7:19pm - Wanted for battery from 2534's handwaver at 20XX N Pulaski are two female Hispanic girls, 5'2, 190 lbs, 20 to 22 years old, black shirts and blue jeans. They fled towards Armitage on Pulaski. This is under RD number HV279208.

7:25pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

7:56pm - Parker. 44XX W Parker.

8:30pm - Suspicious person. 23XX N Monticello. Male Hispanic, 50s, black/red flannel shirt, is sitting on the porch.

9:05pm - Shots Fired. Kostner and Wrightwood. Three heard and popped off from a dirty dark-colored Bonaville that had three male Hispanics in it. Went north towards Diversey on Kostner. It's a regular vehicle seen around in the neighborhood.

9:10pm - A slow down is being given on the 9:05pm job. According to the volleyball players at Kelvyn Park, they heard about four shots, but saw nothing.

9:11pm - Wanted from the 9:05pm job is a 4-door green Ford Explorer that went west on Parker, then south on Kilbourn towards Schubert. About five minutes ago.

9:12pm - Suspicious vehicle. 4030 W Wrightwood. In the Aidi parking lot.

9:26pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

9:45pm - Shots Fired. Dickens and Lawndale. 10 shots heard.

9:47pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back later in the week. Good night, everyone.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Female Goes Into Bag With White Rocks In It

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:23am. It's a pretty cloudy morning with temps in the mid 60s. Today will remain cloudy, and it will actually storm, with temps getting to around 80. Today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 10:50am, then again from 8:45pm until 10:38. Here's crime for this morning and early evening.

9:49am - Vice complaint. Fullerton and Pulaski. Female White with blonde hair and black jacket keeps going into a bag she has and there appears to be white rocks in it.

10:16am - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Loud Music On Davlin, Fight At Diversey/Lawndale

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a cloudy evening with temps in the lower 50s. Today will remain in the 50s and cloudy. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 from now until the first call or two after midnight, then again from 10:50am to 9:30pm. Tomorrow, I intend on covering 25 from 8am until 10:50, then again from 8:45pm to 10:38pm. We'll see how that goes. Here's crime for today. Oh, and Happy Cinco De Mayo for whoever celebrates it.

12:25am - Loud music disturbance. 30XX N Davlin.

12:35am - Battery in progress. Diversey and Lawndale. People fighting.

12:50am - I'm going to go. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

10:50am - I'm back. Good morning, folks.

12:18pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

2:21pm - Criminal damage. 2990 N Milwaukee. Someone busted out the caller's car window.

2:55pm - 1) Vice complaint. 23XX N Monticello. Two males on the porch with open liquor. 2) Parker. 23XX N Karlov. Commercial van on the residential.

3:22pm - Beat car 2525 is coding out their 2:55pm jobs.

4:31pm - Disturbance. 3924 W Diversey. Intoxicated woman in front of the Four Brothers Mexican restaurant, cussing everyone out.

5:19pm - Parker. 16XX N Avers.

5:27pm - Backlog in 25 at 17:27 hours.

5:38pm - 1) Suspicious person. 24XX N Hamlin. 2) Deceptive practice in progress. 1627 N Pulaski. At the Walgreens.

5:51pm - Battery in progress. 3055 N Milwaukee Ave. Males fighting with one on the ground, being beaten.

6:14pm - Residential alarm. 16XX N Lawndale.

6:39pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

6:54pm - Beat car 2523 is running a plate from the 6:39pm job. It's on the 2800 block of N Ridgeway.

6:57pm - 1) The vehicle from 2523's thing is stolen. 2) Suspicious vehicle. 36XX W Dickens. Male Hispanic in a gold Ford Focus has been out there for four hours now.

7:16pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:30pm - I'm back. Good evening, folks.

8:45pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow morning. Good night, everyone.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gang Disturbance On Deming

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:15pm. It's a warm afternoon, and really cloudy one at that. It's going to storm tonight, too. Hopefully the storms aren't too bad. I'm monitoring 25 from now until around 9pm. Here's crime.

5:18pm - Gang disturbance. 4400 block of W Deming. 10 of them on the corner, throwing up signs and what not.

5:25pm to 6:15pm - I didn't pay too much attention. I'm sorry.

6:24pm - Assault in progress. Armitage and Central Park. In the grocery store, an employee is threatening to hit the caller's mother.

6:49pm - Child abuse. 24XX N Tripp. Mother is beating up the 3 year old daughter because she won't go in the house. Abuser is a female White with a black shirt.

6:52pm - Deceptive practice. 4400 W Diversey. Caller was given a fake $50 check in the store. Offender is a male Hispanic, bald with a white shirt.

6:53pm - Beat car 2524 is on a traffic stop at 43XX W Drummond.

6:58pm - Tornado alert for the Chicago Metropolitan area. All call message for a funnel cloud that was spotted at Nagle and Higgins at 18:43 hours (6:43pm). Not sure if it's coming down or what, but I'll keep everyone updated. Please don't panic just yet.

7:00pm - Gang disturbance. 2515 N Kilbourn. At Kelvyn Park.

7:15pm - Gang disturbance. 4060 W Armitage. Six in front representing.

7:21pm - 1) Robbery report. 40XX W Barry. 2) Disturbance. Koz Park.

8:03pm - Panic alarm. 4001 W Fullerton. At the Pulaski-Fullerton currency exchange. Teller motion.

8:07pm - Robbery report. On 2523's Beat.

8:14pm - Two jobs on 2535's Beat being stacked on their PDT.

8:16pm - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

8:32pm - Person w/ a gun. Dickens and Lawndale. Two male Hispanics, one with braids, black shirt and blue jean shorts, and another one with a white shirt and blue jeans are flashing guns at passing vehicles.

8:40pm - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

8:43pm - They're calling back on the 8:03pm job.

8:44pm - Traffic accident. 4234 W Fullerton.

8:57pm - Disturbance.Pulaski and North Ave.

8:59pm - Theft. Koz Park. Someone snatched the caller's $100 soccer ball and there's an argument over it now.

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

9:10pm - I'm going to go. I'm too tired to stay awake. Have a good night, everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

CAPS Beat Meetings For May 2012

There will be NO CAPS Beat meetings in the 14th District for this month, due to the NATO summit coming to Chicago in the third week of May.

1732 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, May 9th @ Avondale Park (3516 W. School)

2524 - 7:00pm-8:00pm, May 17th @ Our Lady Of Grace (2446 N. Ridgeway)

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