Good morning, everyone, it's 9:15am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the upper 70s. Today's supposed to get to around 90, and with clouds and possibly rain. Today is the first day back to school for the regular track CPS schools, in addition to the year-round schools which are going back after a 3-day weekend. So basically, all CPS schools are in session today. That's a good and bad thing. The kids are off the streets now, but now we're going to hear about them fighting and causing disorder in school. This also builds up tensions between certain groups, gangs, etc. But I'm remaining hopeful that this year for all CPS students will be nothing but safe and productive. Today, I'm monitoring 25 until 2:50pm, then I will be monitoring 17 from 3:20 to 3:30, then I'll come back to Zone 12 at 4:10. From 2:50 to 3:20 and 3:30 to 4:10, I'll be covering other Zones for my other blog. Here's crime for today.
10:17am - Beat 2574 is doing a school check at Mozart, 2200 N Hamlin.
10:41am - Disturbance. Mozart Park. Drinkers in the park.
10:52am - Just an FYI, but Zone 12 is having radio problems. They're on a back-up -- well, actually, handheld radios -- right now. We might need to switch to a Citywide if conditions warrant, but we'll see.
10:57am - And we're back online. That's good.
11:31am - Parker. On 2525's Beat.
11:59am - Suspicious person. On 2535's Beat.
12:04pm - Municipal ordinance violation. Altgeld and Hamlin. Construction workers are dumping concrete down the sewer.
12:28pm - Backlog in 25 at 12:28 hours.
12:37pm - Both of Beat car 2525's jobs, the 11:58am and 12:04pm, respectively, are 19P. She's taking lunch now.
12:49pm - Beat 2576Sam is doing a school check at Ames Middle, 1920 N Hamlin.
1:30pm to 1:50pm - I wasn't paying attention. I'm sorry, guys. Don't think anything really happened, though.
2:20pm to 2:40pm - Again, I didn't pay attention. I'm sorry. I'll get this time period tomorrow. I think there were a couple of jobs in the area, too.
2:50pm - I'm going to go until 3:20. I'll be back then.
3:20pm - I'm back, with 17 now.
3:30pm - Okay, and now I'm gone until 4:10. I'll be back then. Everything sounds okay at our area schools up in 17.
4:10pm - I'm back with 25. Good afternoon, everyone.
4:11pm - Beat 2530 has a on-view traffic accident at Kildare and Diversey. Everyone's okay, but one driver has no license, so a paper car is needed.
4:16pm - Disturbance. 29XX N Ridgeway. Two drunks need to be moved along.
4:30pm - Person w/ a gun. Palmer and Keeler. Two males that jumped out of a older yellow conversion van with graffiti all over it, sliver ladder on the back and tinted windows pointed a gun at the caller's daughter's head. Fled south on one of the "K" streets in the area towards Armitage. She's at home now.
5:03pm - 1) Disturbance. 3160 N Milwaukee Ave. At the Copernicus Center. Three males in the parking lot causing a problem. 2) Assault report. 31XX N Kenneth.
5:28pm - 1) Traffic accident. 3700 W Diversey. Hit-and-run. 2) Information for the CPD. Pulaski and Fullerton. By the CVS.
5:34pm - Beat 2590 is at the 3700 Diversey accident and the offender's gone. Happened about 30 minutes ago. White car is the offending car, fled south on Lawndale towards Schubert.
5:37pm - The 3160 Milwaukee call is a 19P. Beat car 2523 shagged them.
5:45pm - New backlog in 25 at 17:45 hours.
6:01pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Tripp. Group of six to eight out there near some parked cars.
6:24pm - Burglar alarm. 22XX N Monticello.
6:25pm - Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Shakespeare.
6:42pm - Assault in progress. Belmont and Pulaski. Two people threatening each other.
7:04pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 21XX N Lawndale. Group between Dickens and Shakespeare on Lawndale, representing, and trying to get into a vacant building. 2) Narcotics. 27XX N Lawndale. Selling.
7:10pm - Traffic accident. Harding and Belmont. Ambulance #7 is involved.
7:18pm - A semi is involved in the 7:10pm accident. Hope everyone's okay.
7:19pm - I'm going to go eat, and with that, I'm gone for the night. I'll be back tomorrow morning. Good night, everyone :).