Friday, August 31, 2012

Parker On 2525's Beat, Kid Hit By Car @ ASPIRA

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:55am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the upper 60s, and today will be sunny with temps in the lower to mid 90s. Monitoring 25 on this last day of August. As you all know, this is the Labor Day holiday weekend, meaning that summer is, unofficially, over in Chicago. The beaches will no longer be open, all of the schools go back and other things. That also means I change my monitoring schedule back to pre-summer monitoring, which means I won't be making the effort to monitor all day everyday. I will still be updating just about everyday, but my hours will be cut short. This will go in effect after this weekend. This year, I will be doing something different, though. As you all know, I used to monitor from after my dinner until about midnight or so on Saturdays and from 8am or so until my dinner on Sundays. That will no longer be the case. I will now be monitoring before my dinner on Saturdays and after my dinner on Sundays. Also, depending on just how busy my college life gets, I might set a schedule for monitoring on weekdays also. Finally, today, I will be monitoring from now until about 8:30am or so, then I'll be monitoring this afternoon after 2:30pm or so. Here's crime for portions of today.

7:15am - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

7:56am - Traffic accident. 3986 W Barry. At the ASPIRA school. Student hit by a car. EMS en route.

7:58am - Beat 2506David has a traffic stop at Diversey and Pulaski. Running a name.

8:15am - Sounds like the accident is bona fide. Kid was hit by a car. They're taking him to the hospital.

8:24am - Some call in the area.

8:31am - I have to go. I'll be back later. Hope everyone has a great morning :).

2:56pm - I'm back for the time being. Good afternoon, everyone.

3:02pm - Check the well being. 2918 N Pulaski.

3:45pm - I need to go run some errands. I'll be back in an hour or two. See you all then.

6:57pm - I'm finally back. That took a while.

7:08pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 20XX N Hamlin. 2) Traffic accident. Keeler and Belden. 3) Gang disturbance. 27XX N Harding. Group in front in a car.

7:32pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:44pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:28pm - Person wanted. 30XX N Hamlin. Caller's son is wanted for something but didn't specify what. They called over here a couple of times earlier this afternoon.

9:25pm - Beat 4543 and his team will be doing a mission on 2523's Beat, east of Pulaski, this evening. Basically, from Diversey to Belmont, Pulaski to Central Park. Event number is 19376.

9:48pm - Might've been something on 2523Robert's Beat.

10:12pm - Beat 4543Adam has a street stop in Koz Park, and will be issuing an ANOV. Event number is 20718.

10:23pm - Beat 4543David has a street stop at 29XX N Avers.

10:42pm - I think there was a call in the area, but I'm not sure though.

11:00pm - Criminal trespass. 23XX N Keystone. People with some kind of light are sitting on the steps to the vacant house.

11:05pm - Traffic accident. Armitage and Keystone. Two cars, injuries.

11:10pm - 4543A has a traffic stop at 3121 N Pulaski. Event number is 21566.

11:18pm - 1) Check the well being. 27XX N Avers. 26 year old grandson's been drinking since the death of his grandfather and he's not doing well, caller isn't on scene and wants him to be checked on. 2) Criminal damage. 36XX W Shakespeare. Five teens just broke out a window to a building and fled towards Lawndale.

11:21pm - Burglar alarm. 1834 N Lawndale. At the YMCA.

11:22pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Homeless Guy Causes Problems On Armitage, Burglar Alarm On Kenosha

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:18pm. Sorry I'm so late today, but had some things to take care of, not related to my schoolwork. Hot afternoon out there. Monitoring 25 this afternoon and evening. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:27pm - Disturbance. 3635 W Armitage. Homeless guy causing a problem out there.

4:41pm - Burglar alarm. 29XX N Kenosha.

5:26pm - Assault. 24XX N Tripp. Male threatened the mail carrier.

5:33pm - Missing person report. 37XX W Shakespeare. Two year has gone missing.

5:34pm - They're calling back to cancel on the 5:33pm job. The child's been found. Beat car 2523, the assigned unit, is being given a disregard per Dispatch.

5:41pm - Disturbance. Kelvyn Park. Group of kids harassing people.

6:34pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

6:47pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:04pm - Assault. 29XX N Hamlin. Known neighbor threatened the caller.

7:17pm - Disturbance. On 2525's Beat.

7:35pm - They're calling for a supervisor on the 7:04pm job. Caller's not happy with CPD's response.

8:19pm - Battery in progress. 43XX W Drummond. Ten people fighting.

8:24pm - A unit is at the 8:19pm job and says it's domestic related and they're all going back in now.

8:52pm - Criminal damage. 23XX N Avers.

8:59pm - Parker. 44XX W Parker.

10:26pm - Battery in progress. Diversey and Monticello. Group of gangbangers fighting.

11:09pm - Disturbances and parkers on 2523Robert's Beat.

12:00am - I have to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone, and be safe.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Parker On 2523's Beat, Accident @ Fullerton/Keystone

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:58am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the upper 60s, and today will be in the mid 80s with sun. Monitoring 25 today, and will be monitoring this morning until I leave for school, then I'll come back later this afternoon around 5:30pm or so. Here's crime for portions of today.

7:03am - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

7:46am - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Keystone. No injuries.

8:18am - An RD number has been pulled from the accident. It's HV451888 with the event number of 03502.

8:25am - 1) Child abuse. 25XX N Avers. 2) Burglar alarm. Somewhere on either 2523's or 2524's Beat.

8:26am - 1) Disturbance. 23XX N Central Park. Two guys drinking in the alley. 2) Suspicious vehicle. 29XX N Lowell.

8:32am - I have to go to school. I hope everyone has a fantastic day, and I'll see you all later.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Parker On 2535's Beat, Gun Call On Altgeld

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:51am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the upper 70s, and today will be in the upper 80s with sun. Monitoring 25 just about the entire day today, but I might need to get off at some point to do some of my homework from my classes. Ah, the college life. It's unique to say the least. But enough of my observations, here's crime for today.

11:34am - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

12:03pm - Some call in the area, I believe on 2523's Beat.

12:37pm - Person w/ a gun. 37XX W Altgeld. Male Hispanic with a white t-shirt, red shorts and a backpack has a gun. It's in the backpack. Another male is standing with him.

1:08pm - Beat 2576Sam is doing a school check at the ASPIRA Early College Prep, 3986 W Barry.

1:14pm - Traffic accident. 4100 W Wrightwood.

1:25pm - Bomb threat. 26XX N Kildare. Caller thinks they found some grenades. I'll keep listening on this one.

1:29pm - Beat 2582 is doing segway patrol on Fullerton this afternoon from Pulaski to Kilbourn. Event number is 09212.

1:30pm - Theft. 3701 W Diversey. At the store.

1:35pm - Beat 2544 is asking for a call back on the 1:30pm job. Dispatch is trying it now.

1:43pm - 2544 is pulling an RD number from the 1:35pm job. It's HV450714 with the event number is 09088.

2:04pm - Threatening suicide. 43XX W Schubert. Husband's threatening to kill himself, has a gun.

2:35pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey this afternoon.

3:22pm - Some call on the 2500 block of N Springfield. Not sure exactly what it was for.

5:56pm - Beat 2554 is doing a gang suppression mission on 2535's Beat this evening. Event number is 14206.

6:11pm - Gang disturbance. Schubert and Kostner. Several by the park, flashing gang signs.

6:24pm - Beat 2545 is doing a post-shooting mission on the 3600 block of W Diversey. Event number is 14793. Didn't know we had a shooting there last night.

6:25pm - Disturbance. 4423 W Diversey. Couple of males begging in front.

6:28pm - Traffic pursuit. Traffic pursuit. Moblie and Diversey. Beat 2566Boy is pursuing a hot car, red SUV in color, west on Diversey towards Narragansett. Car was involved in a robbery earlier today.

6:29pm - North on Narragansett towards Wellington. This car's speeding at a high rate of speed.

6:30pm - North on Narragansett, crossing Addison. 16's being notified. Still heading north. Sounds kind of dangerous at this point.

6:31pm - Still north on Narragansett, approaching Wright College. Headed into Harwood Heights. Oh lord. I go to school up that way, too.

6:32pm - Approaching Gunnison on Nagle. Past Harwood Heights, still in 16 though.

6:33pm - West on Gunnison towards Harlem.

6:34pm - Passing Foster on Harlem.

6:35pm - Car's getting on the Kennedy Expressway, at about Bryn Mawr and Harlem.

6:36pm - Approaching Cumberland on Higgins. Headed west towards the Rosemont and Des Plaines suburbs, also into the O'Hare area.

6:37pm - North on East River Road from Higgins.

6:38pm - West on Devon from East River Road.

6:39pm - North on River Road, approaching Touhy. Car's possibly trying to get on the Tri-State (I-294).

6:40pm - West on Touhy from River Road. Right by O'Hare Airport. Beat 2501 wants the Heilcopter to respond.

6:41pm - Still west on Touhy, past Mannhiem. Sounds like they're headed towards Elk Grove Village.

6:42pm - 2501 is telling them to terminate the chase. 18:42 hours on the clock. 16 is still chasing, so everything's on Zone 1 now.

6:44pm - Update from Zone 1: This is a carjacking. The victim is still in the car, and has a baby with her.

6:46pm - Update from Zone 1: South on Mannheim, from Touhy. Going right past the Allstate Area. Beat car 1622 is chasing.

6:47pm - South on Mannheim, passing O'Hare. Beat 1650 is telling 16th District units to terminate.

6:49pm - 1) Criminal trespass. 30XX N Monticello. Two males going into the vacant building. 2) Beat 1600XRay has the car going INTO the O'Hare Airport complex. Near Bessie Coleman Dr.

6:50pm - The car's right in the Arrival section of the O'Hare Airport. Ooooo, this sounds dangerous....

6:51pm - The car's going down some runways, trying to approach the Kennedy.

6:53pm - Alright, the offender is in custody. By the airport. Great, great job to all the officers involved! 18:53 on the time.

6:54pm - Beat 1652 has two kids in her car that were in the car and reports that they are fine, just shaken up. Back to our neighborhood now...

7:30pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:44pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:49pm - Shots Fired. Springfield and George. Several shots heard.

7:50pm - Shots Fired. 29XX N Springfield. Couple of calls coming in. Male Black with a black t-shirt and black jean shorts is doing the shooting.

7:51pm - Person Shot. George and Springfield. Male shot on a porch at a building about three doors north of the intersection. Male Hispanic with a black shirt is running towards Diversey in the alley between Springfield and Avers with a group of 15 males chasing him.

7:53pm - A slow down is being given on the shooting per Beat car 2525. No one's shot at this time, but there have been shots fired. Several citizens are talking with CPD at this time.

8:06pm - 1) Parker. 40XX W George. 2) Animal bite. 43XX W Wrightwood. 3) Battery in progress. Springfield and Altgeld. 4) Suspicious vehicle. 36XX W Wabansia. Car's been sitting there a couple of days. 5) Parker. 25XX N Harding.

8:15pm - I need to go work on my homework, so I'm going to do that. I'll be back in two hours. See you all then.

10:15pm - I'm back again.

10:19pm - Narcotics. Diversey and Ridgeway. Selling.

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

Monday, August 27, 2012

Disturbance On 2523's Beat, Fight @ Kelvyn Park

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:17pm. It's a sunny afternoon with temps in the mid 80s. I had class today, which is why I'm just now starting the blog. Class was good today, I suppose. All that matters is that I'm furthering my education. Monitoring 25 for the rest of this month (this week). Without further ado, here's crime.

6:09pm - Disturbance. On 2523's Beat.

6:16pm - Battery in progress. 2700 block of N Kilbourn. 20 gangbangers fighting between Schubert and Parker, couple of calls coming in.

6:18pm - Calls are still coming in on the fight. Calls coming in at Parker and Kilbourn, and at Kelvyn Park. Lot of gangbangers fighting in and around the park area.

6:21pm - A slow down is being given on the fight. They're all starting to disperse.

6:40pm to 7:40pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry, guys. College life.

7:54pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:06pm - I'm back. Good evening, folks.

9:34pm - 1) Parker. 18XX N Harding. 2) Some call on the 3900 block of W Cortland.

9:59pm - Disturbance. On 2523Robert's Beat.

10:02pm - Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Shakespeare.

10:15pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

EMS Run @ Cornelia/Avondale, Males Fighting @ Pulaski/Belmont

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:39am. It's a mostly cloudy morning with temps in the mid 70s. Today will be cloudy, and rainy, with temps in the lower 80s. I'm monitoring 17 today for all of my fellow neighbors North of Belmont. We'll see how that goes. I'll return with 25 tomorrow, and only monitor at certain portions of the day, as I have class tomorrow. With that, here's crime for today.

1:27pm - EMS run. Cornelia and Avondale. Someone's down in the alley.

2:25pm - Battery in progress. Pulaski and Belmont. Three males fighting in the street.

2:41pm - Turns out the 1:27pm job is a bona fide DOA. It's at an address on the 3400 block of N Central Park. It's HV447956 with the event number is 10607. Death appears natural, but I'm not sure of the man's age or anything.

4:00pm hour - I fell asleep. I'm sorry. I'll monitor this time period on Tuesday.

5:57pm - Disturbance. 32XX N Kedzie. Parking dispute.

6:13pm - Theft in progress. 3422 N Elston. Green landscape truck is being broken into by a male.

6:18pm - Beat 1705 is at the 6:13pm job, and citizens are telling her that the guy's still in the back.

7:34pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:04pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

9:05pm - Robbery. 32XX N California. Two people robbed the caller.

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

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Parking Problems In 25, Assist The P.O. On Oakdale

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:17pm. Sorry I'm late, but I had a long night and just woke up. It's a hot early afternoon with temps in the upper 80s, and today will be in the 90s. Monitoring 25 today and tomorrow, I'll be monitoring 17 for the residents North of Belmont. We'll see how that goes. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

12:30pm - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

12:46pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

1:59pm - Disturbance. 19XX N Hamlin. Problem with a neighbor over parking.

2:07pm - Assist the P.O. 36XX W Oakdale. Off-duty needs some assistance with some sort of disturbance going on.

2:13pm - A slow down is being given on the assist P.O call per Beat car 2522. Everything's fine.

2:36pm - 1) Narcotics. Belmont and Monticello. Group of males on the corner selling. 2) Parker. 36XX W Oakdale.

3:03pm - Beat 2530 is advising Dispatch that there's a block party this afternoon on the 3000 block of N. Avers, and says that they need to send more than one car over if any calls come over. As some of you may recall, there was a large brawl on that block last year when they had a block party that got a little scary. I wasn't listening the day that happened, but I'm here today.

3:35pm - Battery. 28XX N Avers. Caller's child was hit.

4:22pm - Disturbance. 29XX N Ridgeway. Group of drinkers in the alley.

5:05pm - Animal bite. 28XX N Ridgeway. They had this call yesterday...

7:14pm - Assault in progress. 37XX W Wrightwood. Home healthcare worker was fired and he threatened the caller today because he claims they shorted him on his paycheck.

7:18pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

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

7:36pm - 1) Parker. 19XX N Monticello. 2) Disturbance. 19XX N Monticello. 3) Parker. 18XX N Harding. Car blocking the hydrant.

7:52pm - Burglar alarm. 37XX W Palmer.

8:05pm to 9:15pm - Fell asleep, guys. I'm sorry. I don't think anything major happened, though.

9:22pm - Just FYI to all of you, but Beat 2565 and his Tac team are working the Armitage Fest this evening down by Mozart Park.

9:25pm - Beat 4544 and his team are working the area of Central Park to Keeler, all points north of Palmer, this evening. So basically the whole area around Koz Park, St. Hyacinth's and Monroe school.

9:47pm - Person wanted. 3943 W Diversey. Female Hispanic with a black hat, black hair and white t-shirt is standing in front with a group of five males. She's wanted for battery.

9:50pm - Fireworks. 41XX W Wellington.

10:21pm - Person down. 24XX N Springfield. Male down by the curb for almost two hours.

10:24pm - Gang disturbance. Karlov and Armitage. Group of males heading towards Dickens on Karlov are flashing signs and harassing people.

10:34pm - 4544 has a large block party still going on the 2000 block of N Karlov, and was wondering if anyone knows when this particular party was supposed to shut down. Another officer's saying all block parties are supposed to be done by 10pm.

10:57pm - Beat car 2535Robert has a few things coming their way on the Beat.

11:35pm - Beat 2540 has a big fight at Fullerton and Ridgeway, needs more units. Multiple units en route.

11:36pm - It's getting real ugly at Fullerton/Ridgeway real fast. Might become a 10-1. The fight's getting out of control.

11:38pm - 2540's giving a slow down, but units still need to keep coming. They're still fighting.

11:43pm - Another slow down being given at Fullerton/Ridgeway.

11:44pm - A disregard is now being given at Fullerton/Ridgeway.

11:47pm - Beat 4544Charlie has a street stop at 3635 W Armitage. Event number is 23072.

11:51pm - Everything's cleared up now at Fullerton/Ridgeway. 2540 did some contact cards. He thanks everyone for their help.

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

Friday, August 24, 2012

Parker On 2524's Beat

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a clear overnight with temps in the lower 70s. Today will be sunny with temps around 90. Monitoring 25 most of today again, except for around 11am to 3pm, as I have to go to my Math class at school. With that, here's crime for today.

12:03am - Beat car 2524Robert gets a parker on the Beat.

12:04am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

9:12am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

10:58am - Ok, I have to go to class. I'll be back later. See you all later, and have a great start to your afternoon.

2:53pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

3:27pm - Disturbance. 3651 W Schubert. At the Monroe school. 13 year old kid got in trouble and mom refuses to pick him up because she's mad at him.

3:30pm - Some call in the area.

5:06pm - Traffic accident. Belmont and Lawndale. Hit-and-run.

5:16pm - Person wanted. On 2535's Beat.

5:31pm - Assault. 29XX N Lawndale. Intoxicated neighbor threatened to hit the caller with a shovel.

5:32pm - Backlog in 15 at 17:32 hours.

5:35pm - Support unit request. 31XX N Central Park. Beat car 1732 was flagged down at this location about an accident and they just caught the offender.

5:46pm - Burglar alarm. 2121 N Keeler. At the Nixon school.

5:57pm - Gang disturbance. Kostner and Drummond. Three males chasing people and flashing signs, headed towards Kelvyn Park.

6:53pm - Check the well being. Fullerton and Pulaski. Female on the street with a baby that seems to be uncared for, and she seems high.

7:02pm - 1) Battery in progress. Pulaski and Armitage. 2) Gang disturbance. Kelvyn Park.

7:09pm - Beat car 2523 has a handwaver at 18XX N Harding.

7:13pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:28pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:42pm - Check the well being. 18XX N Harding.

7:47pm - Burglary report. On 2524's Beat.

8:50pm - 1) Beat car 2524 has a bona fide burglary from the 7:47pm job. Canvass has been done and ET has been ordered. Beat 2530 is notified. 2) 2524 has a handwaver at 27XX N Kildare about a recovery.

8:56pm - Criminal damage in progress. 2300 N Keystone.

9:13pm - Animal bite. 39XX W Cortland.

9:25pm - Disturbance. 3018 N Milwaukee Ave. Male laying down in the alley behind the Danny's Liquor.

9:46pm - Shots Fired. 3700 block of W Diversey. Five shots heard in the north alley of Diversey between Lawndale and Ridgeway.

9:50pm - A slow down is being given on the 9:46pm job. Couple of units on scene, it's fireworks.

10:04pm - Gang disturbance. 3088 N Milwaukee Ave.

10:06pm - Shots Fired. 3900 block of W Wabansia. Several shots heard.

10:26pm - Gang disturbance. Dickens and Lawndale.

10:30pm - 1) Suspicious person. 22XX N Monticello. Male White, 6'5, black baseball cap with dark clothing is trying to . 2) Criminal damage report. 3927 W Belmont.

10:59pm - Loud music disturbance. 22XX N Lawndale.

11:04pm - Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Lawndale.

11:08pm - They're calling back on that suspicious male on Monticello.

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

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Parker On 2535's Beat, Gang Disturbance @ Barry/Monticello

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:58am. Sorry I'm late, but I just woke up. Needed the sleep, I guess. College has been exhausting me, but it's all for the good in the long run. I'm a step closer to my dreams. Today, I'm monitoring 25 for most of the day, although I do have to do my Math homework at some point, which will require me to put my concentration into that. I'm taking my education very seriously now, more than I ever have, so I won't be blogging as much as I use to for a few months, until this semester is over. With that, here's crime for today.

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

2:03pm - Gang disturbance. Barry and Monticello. Group representing and drinking on the corner.

2:27pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey this afternoon. Event number is 09976.

2:30pm - I need to get a start on my Math homework, so I'm going to do that. I'll be back later. See you all.

3:23pm - I'm back for the time being. Taking a break. Good afternoon, everyone.

3:44pm - Battery. 16XX N Harding.

5:30pm - I need to finish my homework, so I'll be back later. See you all.

7:17pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:56pm - Gang disturbance. Kedvale and Palmer. Large group intimating and harassing residents, flashing gang signs, etc.

8:09pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Avers.

8:23pm - Animal bite report. 28XX N Ridgeway.

9:26pm - Assault. 40XX W Wellington. Maintenance work is threatening the caller.

10:01pm - Battery in progress. 41XX W Oakdale. Group of eight to nine fighting in front with baseball bats.

10:04pm - A slow down is being given on the 10:01pm job.

11:35pm - Parker. On 2524Robert's Beat.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Traffic Accident @ Fullerton/Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:57am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the lower 60s. Today will be sunny with temps in the mid 80s. Monitoring 25 today, from now until about 8:20am or so, then I have to go to my classes at Wright College, and then I'll be home around 5:30pm or so, and I'll monitor most of the evening after that. I might monitor for a little bit during my two breaks at the college, though, too, so we'll see. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

7:44am - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Pulaski. Property damage only.

8:05am - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

8:17am - They're calling back at the accident.

8:27am - Traffic accident. 17XX N Pulaski.

8:34am - I have to go. I'll be back later. Have a great day, everyone, and see you all later :).

11:10am - I'm back for the time being. Just got out of English and waiting for Math class to start

11:37am - Beat 2582Foot is taking one into 25 from 2992 N Milwaukee Ave. Not sure what for.

11:42am - Ok, folks, I have to go to Math class now. I'll be back later. Have a great start to the afternoon, everyone.

2:15pm - I'm back for a little while. Out of Math class now and start Criminal Justice at 3:30.

3:07pm - Ok, off to class I go. I'll be back in a couple of hours. See you all then.

5:08pm - I'm back, early at that. Criminal Justice class ended early so I got home early. I'm here for the rest of the day. Good afternoon, everyone.

5:35pm - A 25th District unit is doing some ANOVs at 3078 N Milwaukee Ave.

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

7:28pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone :).

8:03pm - Gang disturbance. 1633 N Hamlin. In front of the daycare. Group loitering and representing.

8:40pm - Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Harding.

10:00pm - I'm heading to bed. I'm exhausted from class today, again. Good night, everyone. I'll be back tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Landlord Locks Doctor Out Of Clinic

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:54am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the mid 70s, and today will be in the upper 70s with sunshine. Monitoring 25 today, and will be monitoring most of the day, although I do need to get off for two hours at some point during the afternoon, so I can do my homework from my Math class that I was assigned yesterday. I want to do the best I can, so I'm taking it seriously. But if you're wondering why I'm home today, my classes only meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (that's just for my Math class, though). So with that, here's crime for most of today.

10:09am - Disturbance. 2004 N Pulaski. Landlord won't let a doctor into the clinic.

11:06am - Battery in progress. McLean and Lawndale. Group fighting over a damaged car.

12:48pm - Ok, I'm going to go do my homework. I'll be back later. See you all then.

3:53pm - I'm still working on my homework, but I'll listen to the radio while I'm doing it. Math class is so hard.

4:18pm - Disturbance. 36XX W George.

4:43pm - Hold-up alarm. 16XX N Hamlin.

4:45pm - A total disregard is being given on the 4:43pm job per Beat car 2535.

4:54pm - Gang disturbance. Kelvyn Park.

4:57pm - Suspicious person. 25XX N Hamlin.

4:59pm - Beat car 2525 is doing some sort of follow-up investigation at 28XX N Kildare.

5:02pm - Battery in progress. 3934 W Diversey. Group of males beating and robbing another man in front of the Walgreen's.

5:04pm - Couple of calls coming in on the 5:02pm job. Victim is running and the guys are chasing him. There's a fight going on.

5:05pm - A slow down is being given at Walgreen's. It's strictly a battery, no robbery involved. Guy was beaten up.

5:30pm to 6:40pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry guys. I promise to do better monitoring after I come home from class tomorrow afternoon and on Thursday.

8:06pm - 1) Parker. 41XX W Wellington. 2) Burglary in progress. 3943 W Diversey.

9:33pm - I think there was a call in the area, but I'm not totally sure. Sorry, guys.

11:33pm - Recover the stolen vehicle. 31XX N Davlin.

12:00am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning, for a little while, before I go to class. Have a good night, everyone, and I'll see you all then.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Backlog In 25, Recover Stolen Vehicle On Pulaski

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 6pm. Yes, I'm finally back from blog vacation. How's everyone been? I've missed you guys, but I really did need a few days away. Hope there's been no major incidents while I was gone. I started my first day of college today at Wilbur Wright College, and I loved just about every minute of it. It's nothing like high school at all. So much freedom, new faces and most importantly, interesting classes. I have four classes, which are English 101, two Foundational Studies Math classes and Criminal Justice 102. English and Criminal Justice were the best ones. I can't describe to all of you how fantastic of a day I've had, but it was great, and I'm really looking forward to college. It's a step closer to my dreams and I finally get to work towards my degree and career goals. Well, enough said for now. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

7:03pm - Backlog in 25 at 19:03 hours.

9:27pm - Recover the stolen vehicle. 39XX W Cortland.

9:56pm - Beat 1565 is doing a search warrant execution at 17XX N Pulaski.

10:00pm - I'm totally exhausted from my first day of class, and I need to do some things before I go to bed, so I'm going to go get those things done. Have a good night, everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow :). Just so you all know, but I don't have class tomorrow. I go back on Wednesday.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

** Important Anouncement Re: Interview Request - Please Read **

Good afternoon, everyone. Hope all is well with everyone. I'm having a nice time off from blogging and I'm just enjoying my last days off before becoming a college student. With that said, I need a favor, particularly from any one of my older and more loyal readers, if anyone would be so kind to help me out. I had an interview earlier today with a grad student from Northwestern College for a story she's doing on my blog, and her editor has the deadline for her story being tomorrow, and if anyone in the area would be interested to speaking to her either in person or on the phone, that would be greatly appreciated. She needs more than one source (me) for my story, and another source will be my mother, but another source is needed. She is in the area this evening if anyone is willing to talk to her. She probably would just like to ask some questions about how long you've been reading, how you feel about the blog, crime in the area, me, etc. Shouldn't be that many questions.

If you are interested, please email me at ASAP, so I can forward you her contact information. She says that tonight or tomorrow would work, but she does need the story done by tomorrow. Anyone who does this would have my unspeakable appreciation, and next month, I will invite you out for dinner, with the food and what not payed for by me. Or, if that doesn't float in your boat (LOL), I will  take your requests for what Zones to cover and your preferred time period for me to cover.

Thanks so much in advance!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back-2-School For Year-Round CPS Schools: Day #2

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:58am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the lower 60s, and today will be around 80 with sunshine. Monitoring 25 today, until 5pm. After today, I'm going on blog vacation, although I will have a post up tomorrow and Thursday from two CAPS Beat meetings that occurred a month ago. But I need time away from the radio before I start my college classes on Monday. I will return blogging when I get home from my classes on Monday evening. If anyone has a scanner, or would like to listen to RadioReference, please feel free to cover crime in the area. Just send me an email with whatever you have and I'll give you credit for listening. With that, here's crime for this morning and afternoon.

8:15am - 1) Traffic accident. Wrightwood and Springfield. Hit-and-run. 2) Burglar alarm. 36XX W Palmer.

8:19am - Beat car 2524 doesn't see anything at Wrightwood/Springfield. There's no call back, so it'll be a code.

8:20am - Nevermind. 2524 just got flagged down about it at 38XX W Wrightwood. Meanwhile, Beat car 2525 codes out Palmer as a 14Paul.

9:40am - 2525 has a handwaver at Central Park and Altgeld regarding an attempted theft. Male Black teenager, dark complected and bald head, last seen wearing a black shirt with a purple logo on it and black jeans tried to take the victim's gold chain. He fled down the west alley of Central Park from Altgeld.

10:00am - 2525 is coding out her handwaver for now. She drove around the area and didn't find anyone fitting the description.

11:05am - Beat 2582Foot is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee from Central Park to Belmont.

1:28pm - Beat 2582 is doing segway patrol on Fullerton from Kilbourn to Pulaski. Event number is 08548.

1:40pm - I'm going on a little break before all the schools let out. I'll be back in 10 minutes.

1:50pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

1:52pm - Suspicious person. Belmont and Hamlin. Male Asian, 5'4, 248 lbs with a checkered shirt is lurking around and stalking women from the senior center nearby.

2:23pm - 10-1. Monitor and Arthington. Suburban police asking for emergency assistance. All available units in 15 and in 25 are being advised to go.

2:24pm - Good address on the 10-1 is 925 S Monitor. Berwyn PD is asking for help.

2:25pm - Quite a few units are on scene now, so a slow down is being given, per Beats 1550 and 6758Henry.

2:26pm - 1550 is telling 15th District officers to stay outside. I'm assuming everything is ok, so I'm going back to covering just our neighborhood...

2:29pm - Just FYI, but the 10-1 is being given a 19P per 1550. Everything's ok.

2:44pm - Disturbance. 3018 N Milwaukee Ave. At the Danny's Liquor. Male causing a problem in the store.

2:45pm - Beat 2544 is giving Beat car 2523, the assigned unit to the 2:44pm job, a disregard. He's on scene and the guy's gone.

3:46pm - Per Beat 2502, 25th District Desk, Beat car 2525 is to go look for a missing at 21XX N Keeler.

4:11pm - Disturbance. 4022 W Armitage. Three males blocking the door.

4:56pm - Just FYI, everyone, but there's been some shooting near the far west end of the coverage area, a little southwest of the Fullerton and Kostner area, over on 2522's Beat. The majority of the shooting just happened on the 2100 and 2200 blocks of N Kenneth, and by Hermosa Park. MLDs played a role. Just letting everyone know who lives on 2524's Beat right near the Kelvyn Park area know in case something goes down later.

5:00pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back on Monday, but I'll have two Beat meeting posts up tomorrow and Thursday, respectively. Please do let me know if any major incidents occur in the area, though. Going on my blog vacation beginning now. I hope everyone has a great week and stays safe!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Back-2-School For Year-Round CPS Schools

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:44am. If you don't already know, today is the first day back to school for the year-round CPS Schools. We all know what that means. Kids off the street for the most part, doing school work and being with their friends, and in the case of the bad ones, acting a fool and causing trouble. Hopefully this school year will be better than most, and maybe it will, as the kids go longer now. Elementary schools go 7 hours and high schools go 7.5 hours. I'll be monitoring the schools tomorrow and Wednesday as well. Today, I'm monitoring 14 and 25, with 14 being a priority, as quite a few schools in 14 go back today, and we've had problems before with a couple of these schools, so I'm listening carefully today. With that, here's crime for today.

7:45am - Animal abuse. 22XX N Kimball. Dog has been left in a red Ford Taurus for an hour.

8:05am - Burglar alarm. 30XX N Elbridge.

8:08am - Criminal damage. 3062 W Armitage. Male White with a gray t-shirt, green pants, one-strap black backpack, white gym shoes and an orange marker just graffited the building.

8:24am - Parker. On 1432's Beat.

8:27am - 1) Parker. On 1414's Beat. 2) The burglar alarm is a 14Paul. Homeowner pressed the alarm on accident.

8:38am - Disturbance. 18XX N St. Louis. Problem at the construction site.

9:16am - Parker. 26XX W Logan Blvd. Car blocking the caller's driveway.

9:20am - Ok, I'm here with 25 now. Until 2:45pm. I'll switch back to 14 at that point.

9:42am - Beat 2574 is heading over to the Funston school from another school, to do a school check.

10:00am - Burglar alarm. 37XX W Dickens.

10:01am - 2574 is clear from Funston and is now heading to Monroe to do a school check.

10:16am - 1) The 10am job is a 14Paul per Beat car 2525. Everything's secure. 2) Disturbance. Wrightwood and Lawndale.

10:20am - Beat car 2535 has a handwaver at 19XX N Hamlin.

10:21am - Disturbance. 3943 W Diversey. Problem with the landlord.

10:43am - Beat 2582Foot is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee from Central Park to Belmont.

10:47am - Burglary report. 36XX W Shakespeare.

11:18am - Animal abuse. 26XX N Kildare. Something about animals and a troubled building.

11:25am - Commercial alarm. 29XX N Avers.

11:29am - Disturbance w/ a mental. 2004 N Pulaski. Suicidal male, 30, is acting violent and doing crazy stuff. He's a high-risk.

11:35am - Beat 2546, the unit assigned, is running a name at the 11:18am job.

11:42am - 2546 needs EMS at the 11:18am job. Mental on scene not feeling right.

12:02pm - Beat 2546 has three mentals at the 11:18am job. He needs the wagon to transport two of them because they have some sort of skin condition and EMS won't take them. Beat 2573 is coming over. They're also removing the dead animals from the place.

12:11pm - Suspicious person. Pulaski and Diversey. Male Black went south on Pulaski from George was on a bike, but left it in the alley at 2915 on Pulaski, and he had bolt cutters. Last seen wearing blue jeans and a black backpack. Not sure what he's doing. Funny, I was just at the intersection the time the call came out and saw nothing like that.

1:13pm - Assault. 27XX N Avers. Neighbor threatened the caller.

1:44pm - The 1:13pm job is now coming over as a "person calling for help".

2:23pm - Robbery. North and Harding. Caller was just robbed by two male Whites of $450.

2:26pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Fullerton. Event number is 09700.

2:41pm - They're calling back on the 11:18am job. City worker needs a report now.

2:44pm - Disturbance. 30XX N Monticello. Group of homeless men are camped out in front.

2:45pm - I'm back with 14.

2:54pm - Suspicious person. On 1413's Beat.

3:05pm - Beat car 1413 is on a street stop at the Logan Square Blue Line station.

3:13pm - Robbery. 1935 W Armitage. At the hair salon. Male Black, 6 feet tall, 40s, several teeth missing with a  sliver sweater and black jeans on stole $100 from the cash register.

3:14pm - 1) EMS run. 21XX N Kedzie. Female passed out in a red Pontiac Grand Am in front. Victim . 2) Parker. Rockwell and Barry. Black dump truck blocking the gate to the lot. 3) Burglar alarm. 23XX W Wolfram. 4) Theft report. 2500 N Elston.

3:25pm - An RD number is being pulled from the 3:13pm job by Beat car 1433, the responding unit. It's HV428684 with the event number of 10549.

3:28pm - 1433 says that the business owners of a place across the street said they saw the guy go towards Wolcott on Armitage.

3:29pm - Animal abuse. Armitage and Kimball. Guy put a dog in the trunk of a green Volkswagen with a plate of 9603218.

4:00pm - 1) I'm back with 25 for the rest of the day. 2) Battery in progress. 41XX W Nelson. Group of seven teens fighting.

6:08pm - I believe there was a call in the area. Not sure, though.

7:03pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

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

9:38pm - 14th District is sending information over to the 25th District units about a robbery that occurred around Koz Park about 45 minutes ago. Wanted are three male Hispanics, one with a white tanktop and teared-up blue jeans. They took about $150 from the caller.

10:10pm - I'm going to go for the night. Good night, everyone, and I'll see you all in the morning.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Battery Victim Injured @ Fullerton/Central Park

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a clear overnight with temps in the mid 60s and today will be around 80 with some clouds. I'm monitoring 25 today, then tomorrow, I'll be monitoring 14 and 25 in a special "Back-2-School schedule for the year-round CPS schools that go back tomorrow. I'll be beginning my coverage with 14 at 7:45am, and will monitor until 9:20, then I'll cover 25 until 2:45pm, and then I'm going back over to 14 from 2:45pm to 4pm. Finally, after 4, I'll be back with 25 for the rest of the day. But in the meantime, here's crime for today.

12:30am - Battery victim injured. Fullerton and Central Park. 47 year old man is injured.

12:31am - I'm going to go until morning. I'll see you all then. Good night, everyone.

8:12am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

10:40am - Person down. Pulaski and Armitage. Man down. EMS is rolling.

12:24pm - EMS run. 36XX W Dickens. 59 year old man not breathing, possible DOA.

12:28pm - Beat car 2535 has a suspicious vehicle at 3812 W North Ave. In the alley. He's investigating now.

12:36pm - Beat car 2523 has a bona fide DOA at the 12:24pm job. Beat car 2524 is being asked to go over to start the paper since 2523 will be heading home in a little bit. Beat 2520 is notified. Medical Examier's office needs to be notified. 59 year old man died of natural causes. You can hear someone screaming in the background. Awww ... :(

12:41pm - 2523 wants to know what ambulance and what CFD Engine responded. CFD Engine #76 and ambulance #48 responded.

1:14pm - Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Pulaski.

2:48pm - 1) Parker. 18XX N Harding. 2) Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Pulaski.

4:05pm to 4:50pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry, guys. I was really, really tired though.

5:42pm - Battery in progress. North and Lawndale. Four males fighting on the street with bottles.

6:00pm - Beat 2520 is at his lunch location near Kenneth and Diversey, and has a handwaver. Person's saying that a male with a blue shirt and blue jeans just tried to break into a home on the 2800 block of N Kenneth.

6:49pm - Suspicious person. 2600 block of N Harding. Male, short with a blue hoodie and jeans is trying every car door on the block, trying to get in. He's headed towards Koz Park on Harding.

6:54pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:07pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:26pm - Gang disturbance. 1633 N Hamlin. Group of them loitering in front of the daycare. Caller is concerned because there was a homicide in the area overnight last night.

7:47pm - Beat 2599 is giving information on a potential gang war that might erupt beginning tonight, on the south end of 2535's Beat, on the 1200 and 1300 blocks of N Springfield. There were two shootings in the area last night, just south of Division (on Beat 1112), one happening at Division and Keystone, and the other one occurring at Harding and Thomas, which resulted in a murder. Gang intellegence suggests that a male White, 32 years old with a gray t-shirt and red shorts might be the main offender. I'm giving out this information because of the Hamlin gang disturbance call where someone was concerned because of a homicide. So for those of you on 2535's Beat, keep an eye on things this evening.

8:09pm - Narcotics. Schubert and Kilbourn. Selling.

8:24pm - Disturbance. On 2524's Beat.

8:33pm - Shots Fired. 18XX N Harding. 20 shots heard.

8:34pm - Beat 2554 is coding out the 8:33pm job as 19P. They're in the area and those are fireworks.

8:45pm - Gang disturbance. 20XX N Karlov. 15 of them out there, loitering and jumping on people's cars.

9:14pm - Loud music disturbance. 25XX N Hamlin.

9:21pm - Person down. Milwaukee and Belmont.

9:35pm - Missing person report. 40XX W Dickens.

10:14pm - Criminal damage. 24XX N Kostner. Male in his 40s damaged something.

10:20pm - 1) Traffic accident. 3088 N Milwaukee. 2) Support unit request. On 2523's Beat.

10:22pm - The 9:35pm job is a bona fide missing.

10:53pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'm getting up early tomorrow, so I need some rest. Good night, everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Foot Chase @ Palmer/Karlov, Accident On Hamlin

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:06am. Sorry I'm late, guys, but had something important to take care a little earlier this morning. Beautiful morning we have here. Finally, a break from the heat. Mid 70s today with sun. Monitoring 25 this weekend, then I'm doing a special "Back-2-School" schedule on Monday for the year-round CPS schools that go back. After Tuesday, I'm going on blog vacation until next week, to rest up and get ready for college. With that, here's crime for today.

11:51am - Foot chase. Foot chase. Palmer and Karlov. Beat 2563Boy is pursuing a male who's running north on Karlov, towards Belden.

11:52am - He went in one of the yards. Possibly 2246 on Karlov.

11:53am - They have someone in custody over there.

12:42pm - Traffic accident. 30XX N Hamlin.

2:45pm - 1) Disturbance. 29XX N Ridgeway. 2) Traffic accident. Hamlin and North Ave.

3:28pm - Battery. Diversey and Lawndale. Guy just got jumped on, not moving. EMS en route.

3:29pm - 1) Battery in progress. Central Park and Diversey. Male and female beating up on a guy. 2) Criminal trespass. 29XX N Ridgeway. Squatters in the house. 3) Parkers. On 2523's Beat.

3:37pm - The 3:28pm job and the Central Park/Diversey calls are being coded. Beat car 2523 rode by the 3:28pm one and no one was out there, and Beat car 1413 rode by the Central Park/Diversey call and said no one was out there.

3:46pm - Assault in progress. 27XX N Avers. Caller's daughter is being threatened by a group of girls.

3:52pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 21XX N Springfield. High-risk mental.

3:57pm - Gang disturbance. Parker and Kilbourn.

4:21pm - Prostitution. On 2535's Beat.

4:45pm - Disturbance. 28XX N Hamlin. Something about opening a door.

4:59pm - Assault in progress. 23XX N Springfield. Argument is becoming violent.

5:08pm - The 4:45pm job is coded 19Boy. Civil manner.

6:01pm - Disturbance. On 2523's Beat.

6:46pm - Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Harding. From the alley.

6:53pm - Two vice complaints on 2523's Beat.

7:29pm - Loud music disturbance. On 2535's Beat.

7:30pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:42pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:19pm - Gang disturbance. Kelvyn Park. Ten males flashing signs and selling drugs near the soccer field in the park.

8:46pm - Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Pulaski.

8:50pm - Parkers. On 2523's Beat.

10:34pm - Check the well being. 31XX N Harding.

10:35pm - Some call in the area.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Reckless Driver @ North Ave./Western, Burglar Alarm On Kedzie

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:20am. Boy did it cool down outside. It's only in the mid 60s, with clouds, and today's only going to be in the lower 70s with clouds and sun mixed. Feels good outside. I'm monitoring 14 today, then I'll be covering 25 this weekend. On Monday, I'll be on a special coverage schedule for the first day of school for the year-round CPS schools (yep, they go back Monday). We'll see how that goes. Here's crime for today.

10:24am - Reckless driver. North and Western. Car speeding, no direction given on it.

10:40am - Burglar alarm. 2523 N Kedzie.

10:57am - EMS run. Western and McLean. Man down.

11:06am - Reckless driver. Diversey/Elston/Western. Car with a plate of K648440 is driving recklessly south on Western towards Schubert.

11:07am - Assault in progress. Kedzie and North Ave. At the dental office. Someone just tried to batter the caller's son.

11:08am - Beat car 1421 is coding out the 11:07am job. He was on scene and says that the boy's fingers were accidently kind of smashed in the door at the dental center, but it wasn't a criminal act.

11:14am - Reckless driver. Milwaukee/Kimball/Diversey. Car with a plate of P1200606 is speeding south on Milwaukee towards Spaulding.

11:15am - Assist the citizen. 19XX W Dickens. Caller needs help getting their son out of the car, he got locked in.

11:19am - Beat 1463Adam is dispersing two for gang loitering at Wabansia and Spaulding. Console time is 11:19 and the event number is 06225.

11:44am - Recover the stolen vehicle. 32XX W Dickens. White Honda Civic parked in front with a plate of ZHH62 is possibly stolen.

11:50am - Suspicious person. 2828 N Elston. Male Hispanic, 6 feet tall with a white shirt and a gold tooth, is lurking in and out of the building, went in the bathroom and didn't come out for a while, watching people. He's doing some weird stuff.

12:03pm - Theft in progress. Mozart and Bloomingdale. Three males on the tracks taking spikes.

12:04pm - Commercial alarm. 20XX N Sawyer. Van.

12:09pm - Barking dog. 23XX N Sacramento.

12:29pm - 1) EMS run. 2856 N Western. 2) Check the well being. 24XX W Fullerton. Caller's friend isn't answering the phone, something about a garage door too.

12:43pm - Battery. 35XX W Lyndale. Male Hispanic, 6 feet tall, bald with a black t-shirt struck the caller

12:56pm - Traffic accident. 25XX W Homer. Sounds like it was a hit-and-run.

1:15pm - Animal abuse. 2300 N Damen. A car getting off the Kennedy Expressway just threw an animal out of it's window. Animal control is being notified.

1:18pm - Beat 1482 is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee from Bloomingdale to North Ave./Damen. Event number is 08033.

1:28pm - Beat car 1434 is at the 12:56pm job, and a city light pole just fell into the street. Everyone's ok, but the City needs to come out. In the meantime, Beat 1410 is coming over with some tape to tape off the street.

1:29pm - Burglary report. 18XX W Dickens.

1:42pm - Traffic accident. Armitage and Ashland.

1:44pm - Beat 1463Boy has a street stop at Central Park and Armitage. Female needed for a search. Beat car 1422 is coming over.

1:52pm - 1463A has a street stop at 19XX N Spaulding.

1:55pm - Assault in progress. 2656 N Elston. At the Target. Male White in his late 30s or early 40s with a full-length beard, driving a sliver car with a plate of H371003, was bothering and threatening customers, then he started fighting with an employee. He fled north on Elston in the car towards Diversey/Western.

2:24pm - Reckless driver. North and California. Car has a driver that keeps putting it's foot on the brakes.

2:26pm - Battery in progress. Francisco and Barry. Some sort of fight going on.

2:33pm - Robbery. 2295 N Milwaukee. At the Citibank. Bank was just robbed.

2:37pm - Battery. 3427 W Diversey. At the Dunkin Donuts. Female Hispanic in a pink blouse hit the caller. She went into the SuperCoin Laundry store.

2:38pm - Beat car 1431 is on scene at the bank robbery and is giving a flash. Wanted is a male White, late 20s or early 20s, 5'9, 155 to 170 lbs, shirt that had a Captain America symbol on it and a black baseball cap. He fled north on Milwaukee towards California.

2:42pm - Further from the bank robbery: A weapon was implied, but none was seen. Also, a male Hispanic in a red hoodie accompanied the male White. They fled in a white car.

2:43pm - 1431 is talking with security about getting video from the incident.

2:45pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 16XX N Maplewood. 2) Burglar alarm. 21XX W Cortland.

2:48pm - Beat 1462Charlie is dispersing four for gang loitering at 33XX W Wabansia. Console time is 14:48 and the event number is 09989. Also, they're on a street stop now at 16XX N Spaulding.

2:51pm - 1431 is pulling an RD number for the bank robbery. It's HV424389 with the event number of 09685.

3:11pm - Robbery/Theft report. 16XX N Hoyne. Caller came home and was robbed and the apartment was robbed too.Caller had some females in their house yesterday then woke up this morning to find some things missing. Sounds like nonsense, kinda.

3:36pm - Beat 1462Adam is doing a CTA check at the Logan Square Blue Line station. Event number is 10823.

3:38pm - Burglar alarm. 23XX W St. Paul.

3:48pm - Shots Fired. North and Kimball. Several shots. Supposedly, there's a lot of calls on this, but Dispatch only has one call. A Congressman is calling this one in, says a lot of calls are being made. I guess to their office?

3:49pm - Battery in progress. 17XX N Kimball. Gangbangers fighting.

3:50pm - Battery in progress. Kimball and Cortland. Gangbangers fighting.

3:52pm - 1) Traffic accident. Belmont and Kimball. 2) Disturbance. 2243 N Elston. 3) Fire. 2021 N Point. At the Chase school. Wires are down and sparking.

3:53pm - DOA. 2242 N Kedzie. At the nursing home.

3:56pm - Apparently the 3:48/3:49/3:50pm jobs are stemming from an accident that occurred at Kimball and Bloomingdale. Gangbangers crashed into somebody and a fight broke out.

3:57pm - Officers in 14 are asking Dispatch what's going on in 17 on Kedzie. She checks Zone 1's board and says that Beat 1763Eddie was involved in an accident with a train. I'm guessing maybe a Brown Line train up near Lawrence, since those are the nearest ground-level tracks on this side of town. Nevertheless, the officers are in stable condition, and no one on the train was hurt.

4:05pm - Criminal trespass. 22XX W Charleston. Someone posing as a City worker told the caller they were there to do maintenance work, and then walked through the upstairs apartment, but the caller called their building manager, who said there wasn't any work scheduled for today.

4:23pm - 1) Person w/ a knife. 29XX N Wisner. 2) 1463A is doing a Public Violence mission on 1422's Beat. Event number is 11864.

4:36pm - Beat 1463Charlie has a street stop at North Ave./California, running two names.

4:49pm - 1463C has three to go from their 4:36pm job. Beat car 1433 is being asked to head over.

4:54pm - Gang disturbance. 16XX N Sawyer. They're throwing bottles at cars.

4:55pm - 1) Beat car 1423 is coding out the 4:54pm job. They're right there and no one's there. 2) Beat car 1413 has a bona fide DOA from the 3:53pm job. Victim was a male, 71 years old. Appears natural and the body will be released to the family. 1410 is being notified.

5:04pm - 1463B is doing a robbery mission on the 10 sector in 14. Event number is 12661.

5:31pm - Beat car 1421 has a traffic stop at Wabansia and Rockwell. They need a car with a working PDT.

5:34pm - 1) Traffic accident. 2707 N Milwaukee Ave. In the McDonalds parking lot, a guy was hit by a car. Refused EMS. 2) Parker. On 1412's Beat.

5:38pm - Parker. On 1433's Beat.

5:41pm - 1) Traffic accident. Albany and Diversey. Two cars, no injures. 2) Suspicious person. Unity Park. In the playlot. Something about two males drinking, then they went towards Milwaukee/Diversey. 3) Disturbance. Wabansia and Kimball.

5:50pm - Beat car 1411 is at Albany/Diversey at the accident, and is relocating to Sacramento and George to look for the offender from the accident. Gary Ford Explorer is the offending vehicle. It has a plate of P493769.

5:58pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 27XX W Logan Blvd. 2) Disturbance. 31XX N St. Louis. 3) Gang disturbance. Moffat and Rockwell. 4) Suspicious person. 2542 W North Ave. 16 year old client was approached by a male Hispanic wearing a red hat and white t-shirt while she were on her way to the agency and he kept saying "little girl, come here". He was last seen standing in front of the auto shop.

6:02pm - Beat car 1413X-Ray has a male passed out on the sidewalk at Mozart and Dickens, needs EMS.

6:15pm - Gang disturbance. Wabansia/Kimball. Several gangbangers running back and forth on the corner, flashing gang signs and yelling gang slogans.

6:29pm - Beat 1441 is at the 6:16pm job and wants to know where exactly the alarm's coming from. Dispatch says she doesn't know.

6:33pm - Check the well being. Armitage and Whipple. Female screaming in Spanish out of the window of an apartment building. She might be intoxicated and got into a fight with someone. She's wearing a black t-shirt and jeans. She's short.

6:48pm - Found property. 2650 W North Ave. Caller found a backpack in it with some items.

7:02pm - Suspicious vehicle. Kedzie and Wellington. Car's been parked in the same spot for the last few days.

7:10pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:26pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:47pm - EMS run. Wellington and California. Male was down on the corner and there was a crowd gathered around him, EMS returned to quarters.

7:55pm - Beat 1400, 14th District Commander, is reporting that the street lights are out at Milwaukee and Francis Pl., and Milwaukee and Rockwell.

8:11pm - Parker. On 1432's Beat.

8:14pm - EMS run. 29XX N Kedzie.

8:29pm - 1) Gang disturbance. On 1434's Beat. 2) Gang disturbance. On 1421's Beat.

8:30pm - 1) Fire. 20XX N Leavitt. Electrical outlet. 2) Narcotics. On 1434's Beat. Selling.

8:31pm - Gang disturbance. On 1422's Beat. Couple of calls coming in on this one.

8:32pm - Parker. On 1431's Beat, on Stave.

8:43pm - Assault. Diversey/Elston/Western. Road rage between a cab and a red Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep was last seen heading towards Artesian on Diversey.

8:44pm - Beat car 1413 is reporting that the street lights in the 2000 and 2100 blocks of N Spaulding are out.

8:59pm - 1) Municipal ordinance violation. Moffat/Rockwell. People walking their dogs without leashes in the park. 2) Beat 1465David is taking one in from 17XX N Washtenaw.

9:07pm - Beat car 1434 has a traffic stop at North Ave./California.

9:24pm - Disturbance. 31XX N Kedzie. Four males drinking in the alley and causing a disturbance.

9:28pm - Burglary report. 18XX W Dickens. I believe they called here earlier, too.

9:47pm - Some call in the area.

10:07pm - Parker. 29XX N Troy.

10:14pm - Beat car 1413Robert has a handwaver at Palmer and Kimball.

10:18pm - Beat car 1433R has an on-view battery at the Congress Theater, 2135 N Milwaukee Ave. There doesn't seem to be anything to it, though, so they'll be leaving in a minute or so.

10:20pm - Loud music disturbance. Damen and Charleston. Loud music coming from one of the restaurants in the area.

10:23pm - Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Western. Car with a partial plate of N96 struck the caller's car.

10:26pm - Parker. 30XX W Armitage. Car is blocking the garage.

10:33pm - Narcotics. 29XX N Wisner.

10:55pm - Suspicious person. 21XX N Maplewood. Ten people in the yard, lurking and trying to break in.

10:56pm - Beat car 1431R has a handwaver at Rockwell and Lyndale regarding a possible car break-in.

10:57pm - Disturbance. 2333 N Western. Hobos harassing people trying to go into the apartments next to the liquor store.

11:02pm - 1400 has a 13 year old curfew at 2942 W North that needs to be relocated. Beat 1442 is heading over. Event number is 19958.

11:08pm - Gang disturbance. 35XX W Lyndale. Group in front drinking and causing problems.

11:09pm - Assault. 2403 W Homer. Man was just in the bar threatening and harassing people.

11:13pm - 1400 has a street stop at North and Albany. She's running two names and is going to do two contact cards. Beat car 1421R is heading over to assist her.

11:18pm - Assault in progress. 16XX N Sawyer. 20 gangbangers in front instigating a fight.

11:28pm - Gang disturbance. Campbell and McLean. Four in a car by the senior complex throwing up signs.

11:29pm - Disturbance. 26XX W Belden. Four males throwing rocks in the alley.

11:33pm - Just FYI for everyone out there, but there might be a gang war starting in Logan Square and Humboldt Park in the coming days. 25th District officers are investigating an accident at North and Hamlin, which an Imperial Gangster was ran over by some Latin Kings.

11:38pm - Loud music disturbance. 16XX N Sawyer. Loud party in the alley.

11:58pm - Some call in the area.

12:00am - Ok, I'm gone. I'll see you all tomorrow. Good night, everyone.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Possible Break-In On Belmont, Street Stop @ Palmer/Karlov

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:22am. It's a cloudy morning with temps in the mid 70s, and it'll remain this way. Actually, it's supposed to rain and storm, too, with a chance of a severe thunderstorm or two. In fact, this evening, I was reading on the National Weather Service site that there's a chance for waterspouts on Lake Michigan that could move onshore as brief tornadoes. We'll have to watch that. I'm monitoring 25 today, then will monitor 14 tomorrow beginning at 9am. With that, here's crime for today.

9:23am - Beat car 2523 has a job over at 3955 W Belmont, burglary-related I think , and is asking Dispatch if they had any calls over there last night. She says no. They're also discussing something about 3927 on Belmont, which is right down the street. 3955 is the AT&T store in that little mall complex over there by Shoemaker Lofts.

10:15am - Beat 2543 has a street stop at Palmer and Karlov.

1:10pm - Assault in progress. 2100 block of N Central Park. Gray car chasing a red car. They're both heading south on Central Park towards Armitage.

1:24pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton between Kilbourn and Pulaski. Event number is 08631.

2:37pm - Person down. 29XX N Ridgeway. Male.

3:31pm - Burglary report. On 2523's Beat.

4:06pm - Gang disturbance. Kostner and Fullerton. Group of eight to nine of them are chasing a car with rocks.

4:09pm - Person w/ a gun. 4400 W Fullerton. Gangbangers on the corner, male Black with puffy hair and a blueish shirt has the gun.

5:01pm - Burglary. 26XX N Lawndale. Two male Hispanics posing as city workers just burglarized the caller's house.

5:28pm - Beat car 2524 is giving a flash from the 5:01pm job. Wanted are two male Hispanics in their early 20s, one was 5'9 and 140 to 150 lbs with a t-shirt and shorts, and the other was heavy set with a bright, reflective vest. They posed as city workers, and broke in. While the people who live at the location were in the front, they fled through the back. Taken was gold jewelry. Finally, they fled in a small white car on Lawndale towards Wrightwood. This occurred around 15:20 (3:20pm) hours.

5:42pm - Burglary report. 36XX W Belmont.

6:15pm - Burglar alarm. 2121 N Keeler. At the Nixon school.

6:22pm - Gang disturbance. Parker and Kilbourn. Ten to 12 males on the corner, flashing gang signs.

6:41pm - Burglary report. 22XX N Avers.

6:48pm - Beat car 2523 has a bona fide burglary at the 5:42pm job.

7:01pm - Person w/ a gun. Monticello and Wabansia. Male Black, 13 to 15 years old, wearing a black t-shirt was standing in a group of other kids, but then ran around the corner and hid a gun.

7:06pm - Beat 2566David is giving a disregard at the 7:01pm job. There's no gun.

7:33pm - EMS run. Fullerton and Springfield. Male having a seizure.

7:43pm - 2566D is on a street stop at 27XX N Lawndale and will be taking one in from there. Event number is 16084.

7:44pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back.

7:55pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:48pm - 1) Parker. 28XX N Ridgeway. Car without a permit. 2) Suspicious vehicle. 38XX W George. Red car in front has had it's driver door open for two hours. 3) Disturbance w/ a mental. 18XX N Harding. High-risk mental.

9:37pm - Beat 2563Eddie is pulling an RD number for an "1811" following a street stop at 2913 N Ridgeway. RD number is HV423496 with the event number of 18388.

9:41pm - Loud music disturbance. 25XX N Kildare.

9:54pm - Loud music disturbance. 16XX N Harding.

10:05pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Fullerton. Two cars, injuries.

11:08pm - Some call in the area.

11:45pm - Information for the CPD. Belmont and Milwaukee.

11:56pm - Battery. Ridgeway and Belmont. Male Hispanic in a black shirt struck a couple. The couple's walking towards Lawndale on Belmont while the offender's heading towards Hamlin.

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Street Stop On Avers, Male Drinking On Monticello

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:30am. It's a pretty sunny morning with temps in the 70s. Today will be in the mid 80s, with some sunshine and possibly rain and storms later this afternoon. We'll see how that goes. I'm monitoring 25 today, and tomorrow, then will monitor 14 on Friday. Well, here's crime for today.

9:33am - Beat car 2525 has a street stop at 21XX N Avers. Running a name.

11:06am - Disturbance. 23XX N Monticello. Male drinking in front.

1:01pm - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Monticello. Ten males on the corner drinking, falling over, etc. It's the homeless/drunk guys that hang on Milwaukee Ave.

1:10pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Fullerton. CTA bus #1992 VS a car.

1:20pm - Robbery. 24XX N Hamlin. Male Black with curly hair and no shirt, along with another male, robbed the caller.

1:32pm - Reckless driver. Belmont and Milwaukee. Small 4-door red truck is speeding west towards Pulaski.

1:37pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton from Kilbourn to Pulaski. Event number is 09188.

2:14pm - Check the well being. 18XX N Harding. Friend's alcohol and is on medication, they called and they didn't answer.

2:35pm - Beat 2544 needs EMS at the 2:14pm job. Guy fell to the floor and he's kind of out of it. But he's still breathing. He has a history of seizures.

2:57pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Kelvyn.

3:00pm - Battery. 3934 W Diversey. Caller was beaten up by gangbangers in front of the Walgreen's, then they went in there and are hiding.

4:33pm - Some call in the area, on Wellington possibly.

6:15pm - Gang disturbance. 20XX N Karlov. Ten to 15 of them standing in front, representing and loitering.

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

7:20pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:27pm - Beat 2566David has a street stop at Keystone and Palmer.

8:33pm - Some call at 36XX W Dickens.

8:56pm - Check the well being. 3816 W Fullerton. Call-taker believes something's happening to a man who called 911.

8:58pm - Robbery in progress. 3837 W Fullerton. At the Salvation Army. Details to follow...

8:59pm - Okay, we've got some details from Salvation Army. Four male Blacks armed with guns are robbing the place.

9:01pm - A slow down is being given at the 8:59pm job.

10:05pm - Vice complaint. 20XX N Pulaski.

10:08pm - Parker. 1600 block of N Harding. Permits.

10:32pm - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Hamlin.

10:55pm - Like last night, I'm too tired to stay up. No nap today. Don't know what my problem is, but I'm going to have to make it up. Good night, everyone.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Traffic Stop @ North Ave./Avers

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a clear overnight with temps in the mid 60s, and today's supposed to get to around 90 with sunshine. Monitoring 25 today, again. This evening, I'll be heading to 25's National Night Out from 6pm to 8pm, but will have my microphone set up to record the calls while I'm gone. I'm excited to be starting my college classes in just about two weeks :). I'll be going on vacation from this blog in about a week to prepare myself. With that, here's crime for today.

12:17am - Beat car 2535Robert has a traffic stop at North and Avers. Running a name.

12:18am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

8:32am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

9:09am - Burglar alarm. 28XX N Hamlin.

11:20am - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

12:03pm - Assist the citizen. 44XX W Diversey. Caller needs help getting their iPhone back.

12:59pm - Disturbance. 24XX N Monticello. Problem with the neighbor.

1:35pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton from Pulaski to Kilbourn. Event number is 08651.

2:35pm - 1) Parker. 4008 W Armitage. 2) Suspicious person. 3909 W Fullerton. Male lurking around the Youth Developmental Center.

3:28pm - Theft in progress. 1627 N Pulaski. Female inside the Walgreen's stealing.

3:29pm - They're calling again at the Walgreen's, saying there was a scuffle also.

4:25pm - EMS run. 30XX N Hamlin. Male down.

4:51pm - Burglar alarm. 2853 N Pulaski.

5:14pm - Beat car 2514 has a street stop at Central Park and Wolfram. Event number is 12787.

5:57pm - Traffic accident. Wrightwood and Pulaski. Four-month old baby is possibly injured.

6:15pm - Beat car 2523 needs a tow on the vehicle at the 5:57pm job. Car's blocking the intersection. Vehicle is heavily damaged in the front.

6:30pm - 2523 needs a tow on a second vehicle over there, and needs a I-Bond book.

7:33pm - Backlog in 25 at 19:38 hours.

7:39pm - 1) Narcotics. 31XX N Monticello. 2) Person w/ a knife. Kelvyn Park. Group of people fighting and a female White's got a knife. Few calls coming in on this.

7:40pm - 1) Assault in progress. Kostner and Wrightwood. 2) Battery in progress. Drummond and Kostner. 3) Gang disturbance. Kelvyn Park.

7:43pm - Assault in progress. 26XX N Kostner. Group of 15 girls with bats and sticks are trying to jump the caller.

7:45pm - A slow down is being given on all of the Kelyvn Park calls per Beat 6757Eddie. They're saying there's about 20 Cobras out there walking in different directions, and that the area is hopping tonight. But they don't know need any other units or anything over there, though.

7:49pm - 1) Parker. 44XX W Parker. 2) Parker. 25XX N Avers. Car in the handicap spot.

7:52pm - Person w/ a gun. Wrightwood and Kilbourn. Black truck was chasing a white Toyota on Wrightwood and the guy in the black truck was armed with a pistol.

7:53pm - 6757E doesn't see any cars like that yet over at the 7:52pm job.

7:54pm - Assault in progress. Kelvyn Park. 12 year old male Black with a white t-shirt and blue jeans is threatening another boy.

8:01pm - 6757E is reminding Dispatch to have units in 25 keep an eye out on Kelvyn Park due to the earlier incident. There's a lot of Cobras in the area still and something might really jump off at some point.

8:15 to 8:21pm - Several minutes of a non-stop open key. I think we're gonna end up switching to a Citywide soon if this doesn't stop. Officers can't talk and neither can the dispatchers.

8:22pm - Okay, we're switching over to Citywide 6 (460.250).

8:23pm to 8:53pm - I was still on my way home from National Night Out, so I didn't get these calls. I'm sorry, guys.

8:58pm - Battery in progress. 26XX N Kostner. Group of girls fighting.

9:16pm - Now we're going back to Zone 12 (460.425).

9:19pm - Battery report. 28XX N Avers.

10:05pm - I'm way too tired to stay up. I haven't had a nap today either. So I'm going to bed. Good night, everyone. I'll see you all in the morning.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Male Picking Gate On Lawndale

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:23am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the upper 60s, and today will remain sunny with temps getting up into the mid 80s. Monitoring 25 today, as usual. I have to go up to my college (Wilbur Wright) to get my a Student I.D. for this academic year and pick something else up, but I'll have my microphone recording the radio while I'm gone. With that, here's crime for today.

6:52am - Suspicious person. 24XX N Lawndale. Male picking the gate, possibly trying to get in.

7:01am - Beat car 2525 is coding this out. 5Paul. No one's there.

8:29am - Landlord/tenant dispute. 40XX W Palmer. Landlady cut the lights off to the caller's apartment.

8:45am - They're calling again on Palmer. Landlady's calling this time, says that a tenant broke into the basement.

8:46am - 1) Beat car 2523 is coding out the Palmer job. It's an on-going issue. 2) Traffic accident. 3181 N Milwaukee. At the Shell gas station. Several cars in the lot aren't getting gas. That's not an accident...

10:24am - 2523 has a man down at Milwaukee and Avers. EMS may be needed, but she'll advise in a second.

10:25am - 1) Disturbance. 3015 N Milwaukee. Group sitting in front with open alcohol. 2) Beat 2582Foot is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee from Belmont to Central Park.

10:34am - 2523 is clear from the Milwaukee/Avers and 3015 Milwaukee things.

1:15pm - Disturbance. 2973 N Milwaukee. At the MB Financial Bank. Two homeless males hanging out in the parking lot.

1:42pm - Sex offense. 3640 W Wolfram. At St. Hyacinth's school. Male Hispanic behind the school playing with himself. He's got on a dark baseball cap, dark shirt and khaki shorts.

1:45pm - Assault in progress. 28XX N Hamlin. Known male named Micheal is at the caller's door, threatening to beat them up. He's got a baseball bar. There were calls here last night for criminal damage and burglary. This guy allegedly shot the caller in 2002.

1:47pm - Beat car 2524 is giving a slow down on the 1:47pm job. No one's out there right now. Also, the 1:42pm job is a 19Boy.

3:25pm - Some call in the area.

3:44pm - EMS run. On 2523's Beat.

4:14pm - EMS run. 40XX W George. Drunk male down in front.

5:43pm - Gang disturbance. 26XX N Monticello.

6:14pm - Burglary in progress. 18XX N Monticello. Male White with a white t-shirt and blue jeans, and a male Hispanic with a red shirt and blue jean shorts, are breaking into the side of the building.

7:32pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:58pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:56pm - Recover the stolen vehicle. 28XX N Lowell.

9:13pm - Gang disturbance. Kostner and Diversey. They're on the corner, throwing up gang signs.

10:08pm - Gang disturbance. Deming and Kilbourn. Group on the corner.

10:55pm - Some call on the south end of the coverage area, on 2535's Beat.

11:44pm - Beat car 2523R just got flagged down at Deming/Kilbourn about some sort of disturbance. Dispatch has it on the board as a lot of teens in Kelvyn Park hanging out.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Shots Fired @ Belmont/Lawndale

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. It's a mostly cloudy evening with temps in the lower 70s, and today will be sunny with temps around 80. Much cooler than it has been. Anyway, I'm only monitoring 25 from now until the first call comes out, then I'm heading to bed and getting up a little before 9, and I'll monitor until 10am. Then I'll be gone until 5pm. Why am I doing this, you ask? I have a important event at my church that my pastor wants me to be there for after our usual service, and since I have a lot of respect for him, I'll be there. That's all. Here's crime for today.

12:02am - Shots Fired. Belmont and Lawndale. Three shots heard.

12:04am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone.

8:40am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

10:01am - I have to go. I'll see you all later. Have a great morning/afternoon, everyone!

6:37pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:08pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:20pm - I'm back.

7:53pm - Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Wrightwood. Three to four males loitering on the corner.

9:16pm - 1) Parker. 29XX N Hamlin. 2) Parker. 41XX W Wellington.

10:15pm - Disturbance. 37XX W Fullerton.

10:40pm - Criminal damage report. 28XX N Hamlin. Car windows were broken out.

10:47pm - Beat car 2524Robert has a street stop at Diversey and Lawndale.

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

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Traffic Accident On Fullerton, Reckless Driver @ Diversey/Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:47am. It's a sunny morning with temps around 80s. Today will get into the mid 90s, with sunshine fading away into clouds and sooner than later, storms. I'm told severe weather is forecasted for late this afternoon into this evening. We'll see how bad that gets. I'm monitoring 25 today, and actually, I'm sticking with 25 until Friday the 10th, which is when I'll monitor 14. With that, here's crime for today.

9:59am - Traffic accident. 4140 W Fullerton.

10:56am - Reckless driver. Diversey and Pulaski.

11:37am - Wanted for attempted luring in the last three days in the area of George-Lowell-Wellington-Kostner is a male Hispanic, 140 lbs, 5'6, dark skinned who is driving a red car with a plate of 1555557X. He's tried to grab a 14 year old girl.

12:36pm - Person wanted. 2800 N Pulaski. Caller says he's wanted but doesn't know what for.

2:32pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey. Event number is 11510.

3:13pm - Shots Fired. 4246 W Fullerton. Male Hispanic, 5'7, 140 lbs with a black baseball cap, red shirt, blue jeans and white gym shoes fired seven shots at a passing car. Walking towards Keeler towards Fullerton with a female.

3:51pm - Assault. 40XX W Wellington. Caller's being threatened by the people at the block party. Nice neighbors we have around here...

4:15pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 29XX N Avers. 15 year old mental is in the house.

4:19pm - Traffic accident. Diversey and Hamlin.

4:34pm - 1) Burglar alarm. 37XX W McLean. 2) Burglar alarm. 20XX N Kedvale.

5:34pm - Parker. 30XX N Hamlin. Parking at the block party is getting out of hand.

6:20pm to 6:40pm - I was feeling really stressed out regarding a personal situation and I needed to step away from the radio. I'm sorry, guys. Don't think there was anything in our area, though.

6:47pm - Beat car 2522 has a traffic stop at 4415 W Diversey.

6:58pm - Beat car 2524 has a street stop at Kostner and Diversey.

7:01pm - Assault. 25XX N Kildare. Gangbangers threatened the boyfriend.

8:10pm - Gang disturbance. 1600 block of N Hamlin. Large group of them on the block.

8:38pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

9:02pm - I'm back. Good evening, guys.

9:39pm - Numerous calls for a loud music disturbance on the 2700 blocks of N Ridgeway, Monticello and Central Park. There's a block party on Central Park and I guess it's bothering the residents in that area.

10:00pm hour - Didn't hear much other than some music disturbances.

11:27pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Lawndale. 2) Gang disturbance.

11:38pm - Gang disturbance. 16XX N Hamlin. They're loitering and hanging out.

11:46pm - Loud music disturbance. 30XX N Haussen.

11:57pm - Shots Fired. 2900 block of N Ridgeway. Three heard, sounded like there were coming from a shotgun.

Community Violence: Two Batteries And A Break-In

Good morning, everyone. I really do apologize if I'm nearly a week a late on all of this, thus not making this blog as reliable as a source as it should be, but I've been extremely busy in my personal life and haven't really had the time to do posts like this. But I will get to the subject at hand, and it's regarding some community violence that occurred earlier this week, around last weekend's time to be exact. But I still think everyone needs to be aware of what's happened. In this list of incidents I'll be taking about, I'll be going by the most serious crime first.

Last Sunday, on the 29th, I received word of a battery that occurred at Wrightwood and Sawyer around 4pm. Apparently a woman was attacked and robbed in the alley in between an apartment building at 2537-2539 N Sawyer and the church at 3235 W. Wrightwood, which would be the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints. According to the source I received this information from, the woman was walking by herself in the alley when she was attacked and robbed by a lone man. He allegedly struck her in the face with a stick, which the source says a detective said that she may lose her right eye.

On the same above date, except later in the evening around 11pm, another battery was reported at Springfield and Wellington. According to an email I received on it, a dark-colored (black, maybe navy) SUV stopped in the middle of the intersection and the passengers got out, then proceeded to beat on each other relentlessly for a good two minutes. The person who reported this says that it was difficult to figure out what exactly was happening. I have a description of one offender, and he was a male Hispanic in his mid 20s to late 30s with a buzzed haircut, last seen wearing a white/gray thick-striped shirt.

Finally, I will get to the break-in. This occurred on Monday, the 30th, in the southeast part of Logan Square. According to what I have, someone's boyfriend heard rummaging in the kitchen of a residence over there, and saw a male Black breaking in through their kitchen window. The boyfriend noticed him, made him drop everything and he ran off. Sounds like nothing happened, right? Nope. Then the person went on to say that this guy broke into the upstairs neighbor's apartment with a crowbar, which pried the back door of that apartment open. The neighbors discovered it when they came home from work. Missing was money, TV, a sound system, etc.

I know all of this doesn't really sound like much, and I know it's delayed information, but I figure that all of you should still know. I have said this countless times, but will say it again. Call 911, obviously, when you see something happening. But not only call when something's happen. Also call when you spot suspicious characters on your block, around your property, etc. Watch your surroundings and observe people around you. Also especially look out for women who are walking alone, or those who have really young children. Keep a special eye out on the elderly and disabled as well. Get to know your neighbors, and attend your CAPS meeting. Call your alderman, too.

Thank you,