Good morning, everyone, it's 8:47am. It's a sunny morning with temps in the lower 30s, and today will be near 40 with sunshine. Average weather for late February. Anyway, I'm covering 17 today from now until 9:30pm, and then tomorrow night from 9:30 to midnight, I plan on concluding my coverage of 17. I also plan on monitoring 25 tomorrow afternoon after I get home from class, but we'll see. This is the last week that I'm going to be able to monitor regularly for a few weeks, because I have mid-terms coming up in school in about two weeks so I need to be ready for those. So with that said, if anyone out there has a scanner and would like to do monitoring for me once or twice a week (preferably twice, early in the week too) for the next few weeks, please just let me know. Lastly, I know I keep talking about this, but I ask that all of you please, please, PLEASE vote on the poll to your right. I've extended it until the 1st, which is Friday. I have this poll going because I want to get an idea of where my readership comes from so I can determine which areas I need to cover more and where I need to put the word out more. Okay, I'll stop talking now, LOL. Here's crime for today.
9:34am - Parker. On 1732's Beat.
1:44pm - Disturbance. 3411 W Addison. At the CVS. Irate male customer refuses to leave and the cashier is by herself, and fears for her safety
2:07pm - Beat car 1732 has a traffic stop at School and Milwaukee Ave. He's getting a municipal on the Beat after that.
2:20pm - FBI Tip. 5129 W Belmont. Coming over from Zone 12. There's supposed to be three males who are running towards LeClaire on Belmont with guns and they're chasing another guy. They just ran into the Subway there then came out and ran through Planet Fitness. They're calling this an FBI Tip since this is down the street from Foreman, and I'm writing it down because of the fact it's near Foreman.
2:21pm - Couple of more calls are coming in over on Belmont. This sounds kind of serious.
2:23pm - A slow down is being given on Belmont. Beat 1661Boy is on scene and doesn't see anyone or anything yet.
2:24pm - Okay, I'm assuming everything on Belmont is fine. But just so you all know, there's been quite a few calls for gang disturbances near Foreman today and Beat 1620 is actually anticipating some violence after school. I'll be listening for further. Until then, back to our community.
2:37pm - Traffic accident. 3929 W Addison.
4:02pm - I think there was a call in the area, but I forgot to write it down. Sorry guys.
5:45pm - Beat car 1732 has a traffic stop at Elston and Roscoe.
7:18pm - I'm going to go eat. I'll be back in a little bit.
7:48pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.
10:14pm - FYI to everyone, but there was a gang disturbance at about 4:30pm this afternoon on the 2800 block of N Ridgeway. Three male Hispanics in their late teens to early 20s were observed shouting gang slogans, throwing up gang signs, playing a real loud rap video on a cell phone and at one point, they picked up something off the ground and threw it across the street. I live on the block and I saw this occur, so I promptly called 911. I think they might've heard me through an open window so they instantly left. Police arrived in a minute of the call, saw no one and drove down the block, then coded it. I'm hoping this was just an isolated thing and that this isn't the start of something new on my block like it was in the last few months of 2011 into most of last year. In any event, to those who live around Diversey and Central Park, keep your eyes peeled for any activity.
10:15pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow night. See you all then, and have a good night, everyone!