Good morning, everyone, it's 6:25am. I'm monitoring 25 from now until 10:49am, then I'm going to take a very short break until 11, at which time I'll return with 25 until 4:50pm. At 4:50, until 10, I'll be monitoring Zones K and R (basically most of 25), and then from 10 to midnight, I'll be covering all of 25 again. Tomorrow, I am letting all of you guys deciding what I monitor. Please let me know by 5am tomorrow morning what you want to see monitor, and whichever District/area gets a majority vote, I will cover that area. I will be covering Zone L on Friday. For those of you who aren't on the Facebook fan page, I have decided that I am not going to be implementing a new round of "Zones" after this readership poll closes. I am going back to monitoring entire Districts. It was a fun and good experiment while it lasted, but it did not work the way I expected it to. Furthermore, and I'm sure this is going to be a disappointment to all of my 14th District readers, but I will no longer be monitoring 14 on a regular basis. For the rest of the summer, I will cover it three times a month. My coverage of 17 and 25 is going to increase. 25 will be monitored on a regular basis, with 17 being monitored once every week (if not, I will be covering it four times a month). I had a lot of feedback from the people on the Facebook page, which I really appreciated by the way, and there is a big demand for me to monitor 25 and 17 once again on a regular basis. I have realized that I cannot please everyone, and I am no longer going to make that effort. As long as a majority is pleased, that's all that matters to me. With that, here's crime for today.
7:19am - Disturbance. 30XX N Monticello. Male sleeping on the caller's porch, caller doesn't know who he is.
8:40am - Reckless driver. George and Springfield. Male White with short brown pants is driving a brown vehicle and he's drunk.
9:05am - Disturbance. 28XX N Kildare. Two males throwing garbage all over the alley.
9:52am to 10:34am - Zone 12 had to switch cover to Citywide 6 due to an open radio and I was not here to switch the radio. I'm sorry, guys.
10:48am - Burglar alarm. 2121 N Keeler. At the Nixon school.
10:49am - I'm going on my break until 11. I'll be back.
11:00am - And I'm back.
11:56am - Assault in progress. 39XX W North Ave. Male Hispanic, 5'7, heavy set with no shirt and blue jeans is using a hammer to destroy the caller's property.
12:00pm - Beat car 2533 is giving a slow down on the 11:56am job. He's requesting a call back.
1:30pm - I need to go for a little while. Have an errand to everyone. I'll be back.
2:27pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.
2:35pm - Disturbance. 30XX N Monticello.
3:00pm - Beat 2583 is doing patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey this afternoon. Event number is 09516.
3:01pm - Narcotics. Monticello and North Ave.
4:30pm to 6:30pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry, guys. I'll be covering this, 1:30-2:27 and the 9:52 to 10:32 period on Saturday.
7:31pm - 1) Holding the offender. 29XX N Ridgeway. A man's being held in the alley. 2) Battery in progress. 36XX W Oakdale. Few calls for two males beating up on one; most likely to the Ridgeway call.
7:38pm - Fire. 39XX W Wellington. Smoke coming out of a building.
7:40pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.
7:54pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.
8:01pm - Assist the P.O. 37XX W Palmer. Beat 5836, an Evidence Tech, is on scene at a burglary, and the victim says the offender is in the alley. Beats 2561Eddie and 2565Adam are on their way so far.
8:02pm - A couple of more calls just came in for the 7:31pm jobs. Beat 2546 has the Oakdale offender. They're two different things. Apparently, Ridgeway was some kind of group fight while Oakdale was a battery to a female.
8:04pm - A slow down is being given on Palmer. It's nonsense.
8:05pm - Backlog in 25 at 20:05 hours.
8:17pm - Shots Fired. Armitage and Central park. Couple of gunshots heard.
8:35pm - Some call in the area. I think it was on 2524's Beat.
9:39pm - Vicious animal. 2800 and 2900 blocks of N Lowell. Dog running loose on the two blocks.
9:58pm - Disturbance. 30XX N Monticello. Males loitering in front.
10:21pm - Shots Fired. Keeler and Fullerton. Four gunshots fired by a vehicle last seen going east on Fullerton towards Kedvale.
10:32pm - Shots Fired. 3000 N Hamlin. Several shots heard.
11:09pm - Disturbance. 1800 block of N Harding.
12:00am - I'm going to go for the night. Depending on any feedback I get by 5am tomorrow, I may or may not see you all tomorrow. If not, I'll be back Friday. Have a good night, everyone!