Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday, 2013

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:40am. Happy Black Friday to everyone. I hope all of you are truly enjoying your holiday with friends and loved ones. Today, I am monitoring in ten minute sequences once again. I monitored 17 this morning from 9:50 to 10:00 and 25 just about ten minutes ago. I'm monitoring 14 until 10:50, then I'm going to disappear until 5:20pm, when I'll come back with 17 until 5:30. I'll be back with 25 from 6 to 6:10, followed by 14 from 6:10 to 6:20. Tomorrow, I will return to a normal monitoring schedule. Here's crime on this Black Friday.

10:41am - Beat 1461Eddie is asking for two event numbers. One is for a Violence Reduction mission on the 20 sector and the other is for a premise check at the Western Blue Line station. Violence Reduction is 04403 and Blue Line is 04404.

10:42am - Vicious animal. Shakespeare and St. Louis. Dog off its leash.

10:43am - 1) Beat 4254David is telling Beat car 1413, the unit assigned to Shakespeare/St. Louis, to . 2) A unit is asking for two event numbers. One is for a premise check at the California Blue Line station and the other is for a Public Violence mission. California Blue Line is 04426 and the Public Violence mission is 04428.

10:47am - Hold-up alarm. 3157 N California.

10:50am - I'm going to go until 5:20. I'll be back then. Have a good afternoon, everyone!

5:00pm - I'm back with 17 until 5:10. Slight change in plans. Good evening, everyone.

5:10pm - I'm going to go until 6. I'll be back then. See you all in a little bit.

6:00pm - I'm back, with 25, until 6:10.

6:10pm - Switching over to 14. Standby please....

6:18pm - Check the well being. 34XX W Parker. Possible suicidal woman at this location.

6:20pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow morning. Have a good night, everyone, and enjoy your holiday!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! (2013)

Good evening, everyone, it's 9:10pm. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones, and have been thankful for all that you have. My family and I have had a decent holiday, although it could've been a lot better. Anyway, I'm monitoring 14 from now until 9:20, then I'm switching over to 25 for a while. I monitored all three Districts this morning in ten minute periods and did not hear anything. Hopefully it's been real quiet in the rest of the community today like it has been in my neighborhood. With that, here's crime for this evening.

9:18pm - Loud music disturbance. 25XX W Cortland. In the backyard.

9:19pm - Parker. 2047 N Damen.

9:20pm - Switching over to 25. Standby please....

9:36pm - Disturbance. 3641 W Fullerton. Problem with a male in front.

10:03pm - Shots Fired. Wabansia and Monticello. Three gunshots heard.

10:05pm - A slow down is being given on the "Shots Fired" per Beat car 2535Robert.

10:30pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone! Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Commercial Alarms In 14, Manager VS Shoplifter @ Walgreen's On Pulaski Rd.

Good morning, everyone, it's 7am. I'm monitoring 14 briefly, from now until 7:18, then I'm going to return with 25 at 10, until 3:05pm. I'll be gone from 3:05 to 9:20, at which time I'll return with 25 until midnight. Tomorrow, I'll be on a special schedule in observance of Thanksgiving, as well as Friday for Black Friday. I hope everyone is getting ready to celebrate this great time of year with their friends and family. Hard to believe it's almost the end of the year already. Just yesterday, it seems like, it was summer. On another note, I just realized that Saturday was my 5th year anniversary of doing this blog. I totally forgot. It's very hard for me to believe that it's been five years already since I started this blog. Wow. Time has flown by so fast. I am absolutely amazed that it's been this long I've been doing this blog. To be completely honest, I didn't think I would be doing this blog for this long. To keep a long story short, I am so thankful for all of the wonderful readers I've had and still have down through the years. I am especially thankful for those of you who've been reading since Day #1 (November 23rd, 2008). Thank you for being loyal and being faithful to me, even when I haven't blogged as effectively as I should have. Thank you for being with me even through the hardest times of my life and for encouraging me to keep doing this blog. Reflecting on the years of doing this blog, I can truly say that it has changed my life in many ways. We as a community have several success stories and victories as a result of all of us on this blog taking a stand against crime and disorder in the community. Even though I have not blogged this year as much as I used to in the past years, I still truly enjoy doing this blog when I can. It brings me great joy to do this service for each and every one of you when I am able to. I love all of you and I pray that God will continue to allow me to serve all of you through this blog and continue to do the great works we are doing to better our community. With all of this, here's crime for portions of today.

7:07am - 1) Commercial alarm. 25XX W Lyndale. 2) Commercial alarm. 24XX N Leavitt.

7:18am - I'm going to go. I'll be back later this morning. See you all later.

12:47pm - I'm back. Sorry I'm late, everyone. Good afternoon, everyone.

12:51pm - Battery in progress. 1627 N Pulaski Rd. At the Walgreen's. Manager VS alleged shoplifter.

12:52pm - Second call says that the alleged shoplifter is a woman, she's on the floor wrestling with the employees.

1:40pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton from Kilbourn to Central Park. Event number is 07513.

1:55pm - Criminal damage in progress. Cortland and Springfield. Kids are trying to break into a boarded up building on the corner, near the school.

2:42pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 3919 W Fullerton. At the Fullerton Hotel. Resident with mental problems is threatening to harm the staff.

3:05pm - I'm going to go until 9:20. I'll see you all then. Have a great finish to your afternoon and start to your evening!

9:20pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

9:31pm - Wanted for an armed robbery from Hamlin and Milwaukee is a male Hispanic, 25 to 30, medium completion, with a skill cap with skulls on it. There are two victims, one of which has a stab wound, and the other was punched in the face. The stabbed victim is in stable condition and will be transported to Illinois Masonic. This is per Beat car 2522. Beat 2550 is notified.

9:45pm - Reckless driver. Milwaukee and Central Park. A van with a plate of 3754419 just turned left on Milwaukee from Central Park, going at a high rate of speed.

9:49pm - 1) Criminal trespass(?). 36XX W Dickens. Caller hears people in a vacant apartment. 2) 2522 is headed over to Masonic. No crime scene. Area North will be notified.

10:53pm - 2522 is clear from Masonic, as well as St. Mary's, where apparently the victim went to, and is heading into 25 to do the report.

11:02pm - Beat 6732David has a handwaver on North just west of Central Park. The person waving officers down is saying that a male Hispanic with a dark hoodie and jeans with designs on the back of them. The guy implied a gun but one wasn't seen. He fled south on Central Park towards LeMoyne.

11:16pm - Parker. On 2523Robert's Beat.

11:59pm - 1) The parker on 2523R's Beat is coded 6Paul. 2) Person down. Milwaukee Ave./Central Park. Caller is trying to make a deposit at the bank and there's a homeless man sleeping in the vestibule.

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Suspicious Car On St. Louis, Foot Patrol On Milwaukee Ave.

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:16am. I'm monitoring 14 today from now until 8:27, then again from 6:52pm to 8:09. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Here's crime for today.

7:42am - Suspicious vehicle. 19XX N St. Louis. Blue car with a plate of R743129 is stripped sitting in front.

7:49am - Beat 1484 is doing foot patrol on the 2800 block of N. Milwaukee Ave, and will also be doing a premise check at the Logan Square Blue Line station. Event number for the foot patrol is 02763 and the Blue Line is 02764.

7:52am - Burglar alarm. 17XX N Mozart.

8:18am - Burglar alarm. 24XX W Bloomingdale.

8:27am - I have to go. I'll be back this evening. Have a great day, everyone!

6:52pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:09pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Driver In And Out Of Lanes On Milwaukee Ave., Slashed Tires And Verbal Threat Made @ Walgreen's

Good evening, everyone, it's 8:09pm. I'm monitoring 14 this evening from now until midnight, then tomorrow, I'm going to cover 25 after my dinner. I monitored 17 earlier from 3:27pm to 4:35pm and heard no calls. I hope you all enjoy the crime report this evening.

8:18pm - Reckless driver. Milwaukee and Western. Dark blue or black Lexus is driving in and out of the lanes at a high rate of speed as if something's wrong with him. The car has a plate of H146122. Headed north on Milwaukee towards Campbell.

8:43pm - Assault in progress. 3110 W Armitage. At the Walgreen's. Three male Hispanics were slashing the clerk's tires and also threatened a man near the corner. They're heading south towards Cortland on Albany.

8:49pm - EMS run. Milwaukee Ave./Western. Male passed out at the bus stop, near the train station.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Park Check @ Simons Park, Speed Chase In 12

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:24pm. I'm monitoring 14 this afternoon into this evening. I monitored this morning from 9:43am to 10:10, but heard nothing. I hope all of you had a great weekend. I will be working on the tape of 25 from Saturday this week. Well, this semester will be over in 3 weeks, so as I'm winding down, I will be try my best to post more often, and then once this semester is over, I should be posting nearly everyday until I go back to school in mid-January. With that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:26pm - Beat 1405 is doing a park check at Simons. Event number is 10700.

4:36pm - Speed chase. Speed chase. On Madison. A unit has a car taking off from them. It's got a plate of R128610.

4:37pm - South on Damen from Jackson. Heading towards the Eisenhower.

4:38pm - Beat 1292 is the chasing unit and they lost the suspect. It's a black Cadillac.

4:39pm - Beat 1261 says the car got onto the Eisenhower, per a citizen, west from Damen. The car took off from 1292 on a traffic stop.

4:40pm - 1) Beat 1230 is saying that the driver is a male Hispanic, 30-35 years old wearing gray sweatpants and a dark colored cop (not sure what that is). There's a female Black passenger, heavy set, about 300 pounds, last seen wearing a brown coat and dark pants. 2) Beat car 1413 has a traffic stop at Palmer and Kimball. 3) The chase is over, so back to regular neighborhood coverage....

5:34pm - Battery in progress. Milwaukee and Logan Blvd. Road rage incident, two guys fighting.

5:35pm - Another call on the 5:34pm job. They're still fighting.

5:36pm - 1) A third call from the 5:34pm job says that four to five people are fighting. 2) 1405 is doing park checks at Holstein and Haas. Haas is 11975 and Holstein is 11977.

5:39pm - 1) DUI driver. Milwaukee and Kedzie. 40 year old male Black in a black SUV with a plate of A822302 was last seen driving towards Sawyer on Milwaukee Ave., he appears to be intoxicated. 2) A slow down is being given on the 5:34/5:35/5:36pm jobs per Beat car 1414.

6:03pm - Disturbance. 16XX N Paulina.

6:06pm - Gang disturbance. 21XX N Sawyer. Group loitering in front and in back of the building.

6:10pm - 1405 will be relieving Beat 1471 from the Belmont detail over by the river, in regards to the church steeple that is laying in the middle of the street.

6:15pm - Some job on the 1700 block of W Armitage.

6:18pm - Shots Fired. 28XX N Sacramento. Shots fired into a 1st floor apartment.

6:19pm - Burglary report. 21XX N St. Louis.

6:26pm - 1) Suspicious person. wabansia california. Group of four people approached the caller and when they turned around, all four people ran down Wabansia towards Fairfield. Two are males and two are females. All are wearing black jackets. 2) Traffic accident and parker on 1431's Beat. 3) Burglar alarm. 2704 W North Ave. At the New Life Covenant church.

6:27pm - Criminal trespass. 27XX W Nelson. People in the basement of a vacant building smoking marijuana.

6:28pm - Beat car 1412 is giving a total disregard on the 6:15pm job.

6:37pm - 1) 1413 has a bona fide burglary at the 6:19pm job. Beat 1410 is notified. 2) Beat 1461Eddie has a special attention over at 2708 N. Western, where there will be a gang funeral this evening. Event number is 13048.

6:52pm - I have to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Traffic Accident @ Fullerton/Pulaski Rd., Parker On Ridgeway

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:57am. Sorry I've been gone most of this week once again, but once again, school has kept me busy. On the bright side of things, I'll be out of school in a few weeks for a month, as the semester comes to an end. Also, I did do some monitoring last night of 17 (from 10:15pm to midnight), but heard no calls. Today, I'll be monitoring 25 until my dinner, then tomorrow, I will cover 25 from after my dinner to midnight. With that, here's crime for today.

7:40am - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Pulaski.

9:13am - Parker. On 2523's Beat, on Ridgeway.

12:10pm to 4:16pm - I have this segment recorded and will be listening to the tape by Monday.

5:09pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

5:48pm - Traffic accident. fullerton kostner. Two cars, no injuries.

5:51pm - Beat car 2522 is giving Beat 2593, the unit assigned to the 5:48pm accident, a disregard because there's no one out there and no accident.

7:16pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Premise Checks On Beat 1412, Burglar Alarm On Bell

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:27am. I'm monitoring 14 this morning before I go to class, and then I plan on monitoring this afternoon after I get home. I'm supposed to go to Beat 1421's CAPS meeting this evening at 7, but I'm not entirely sure if I will be. If not, I will have to make up for it in January. I hope I don't get swamped with too much coursework or in my Student Government duties at school. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

8:30am - Beat 1484 is doing a premise check at Firemen Memorial Park. Event number is 02917.

8:55am - 1484 is now doing premise checks at the Logan Square Monument and at Prairie Garden park. Prairie is 03165 and Monument is 03166.

9:34am - Burglar alarm. 16XX N Bell.

9:43am - I have to go until later. I'll be back. Have a great day, everyone!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

7-11 Disturbance On Pulaski Rd., Traffic Accident @ Belmont/Avers

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:10am. I'm monitoring 17 all day today. I monitored it early this morning from 6am to 8:15, but heard no calls. Sorry, once again, for being gone the last few days. Tomorrow, I plan on being on a special Veteran's Day schedule in the afternoon then monitor 14 on Tuesday from 7am to 8:15 as well as in the afternoon, hopefully. With that, here's crime for today.

10:55am - Disturbance. 3559 N Pulaski. At the 7-11. Intoxicated male causing a problem inside.

11:50am - Traffic accident. Belmont and Avers.

12:14pm - Person wanted. 3400 N Monticello. At the St. Wen's church.

2:22pm - Fire. Kimball and the Kennedy Expressway. Fire on the side of the exit ramp of the Kennedy.

2:37pm - Fire. 37XX W Addison. Neighbor burning something in the backyard.

5:21pm - A unit has a traffic stop at Addison and Pulaski.

8:09pm - DUI driver. 4900 W Addison. Car with a plate of K53326 is headed east on Addison towards Cicero has an intoxicated driver. Just putting this out there in case the car comes into the most northern part of Avondale...

8:20pm - Theft in progress. 3410 W Belmont. In the Walgreen's parking lot. Two intoxicated male Hispanics attempted to steal a green truck with a plate of 538S603.

8:24pm - Beat car 1732 is giving a slow down on the 8:20pm job. She doesn't see the truck.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Student Gets Hit By Another Student @ McAuffle School, Battery @ Ames Middle School

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:30am. I'm monitoring 25 this morning from now until 10:10am, then I have to go out of town until tomorrow afternoon, on a Student Government-related assignment. I apologize once again for not monitoring much in the last three or so months, but my time management skills suck. This is not an excuse, just the truth. I did monitor yesterday from 7am until this time and did some monitoring Tuesday evening (I haven't gotten around to listening to that archive yet, but will try my best to by the end of this weekend). With that, here's crime for this morning.

8:43am - Battery. 1841 N Springfield. At the McAuffle School. In the main office, parent says their child was hit by another student.

9:41am - Battery report. 1920 N Hamlin. At the Ames Middle School. Student was hit.

9:44am - Burglar alarm. 4234 W Drummond. At the warehouse.

9:50am - I have to go for today. I'll be back tomorrow evening. I'll see you all then. Have a good day, everyone.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Man Selling Donuts At North Ave./Pulaski, Sex Offender Check On Wellington

Good morning, everyone, it's 7am. My deepest apologies for not being here for several days, but my time management skills suck and I have been terribly busy. Not to mention I am getting over an illness. Today, I'll be monitoring 25 from now until 8:30am. With that, here's crime for this early morning.

7:56am - Disturbance. North and Pulaski. Man selling donuts on the sidewalk.

8:01am - Beat car 2523 has a Sex Offender at 40XX W Wellington.

8:30am - I have to go for the day. I'll be back later. Have a great day, everyone!

Homicide @ Wrightwood/Sawyer On October 29th

Hello everyone, I sincerely apologize for not reporting this sooner, but I am honestly very swamped with loads of college work (and not just from my courses, but also from Student Government), along with some personal things at home. I really wish I could update this blog regularly like I want to, but I haven't had the time. I will be back much more regularly as soon as this semester ends. But, anyway, I am writing about a homicide that occurred last Tuesday, on October 29th, at Wrightwood and Sawyer, near the heart of Logan Square. This murder occurred around 4:30am. According to the Chicago Tribune, a 23 year old man was shot fatally in the chest. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital only to be reported dead a short time later.

I know this story is awfully late, but if anyone has any insights and information on this shooting, please feel free to leave a comment here, on the Facebook page (which I need to update) or at the crime blog e-mail address.

CAPS Beat Meetings For November 2013

1413/1414 - November 14th, 6:30pm @ Logan Square Boys and Girls Club, 3228 W. Palmer
1421 - November 13th, 7:00pm @ Salem Baptist Church, 2038 N. California
1431 - November 21st, 7:00pm @ Haas Park, 2402 N. Washtenaw

1732 - November 13th, 7:00pm @ Athletic Park Fieldhouse, 3546 W. Addison

2523 - November 27th, 6:30pm @ St. Joesph's, 4021 W. Belmont
2525 - November 19th, 6:30pm @ Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers
2535 - Meeting has already occurred, next one will be in January 2014.