Good afternoon, everyone, and happy New Year's Eve to all. It's 2:10pm. Hard to believe that today is the last day of 2013, but I'm more than ever for 2014 to be here. 2013 has been a roll coaster in my personal life, so the year ending will be bittersweet, but I'm looking forward to 2014 so much, and I hope all of you are as well. I just want to say before the year ends that I'm sorry for not blogging like I used to in 2013 like I did in previous years. Although plenty of times I've been really busy, there have also been times where I just didn't feel like doing the blog as much. Nevertheless, it is my hope that all of you have enjoyed the coverage I have provided and I do hope that the community has truly gotten better. In 2014, I am going to try my absolute hardest to cover a lot more and attend more CAPS meetings, because I hardly made any CAPS meetings this year. I'm also going to try to be more active in the community like I used to be. But, I do have to forewarn everyone for the upcoming year. Because I will be going back to school in a couple of weeks until May, I will be really busy again. I have a full course load for the first time in two semesters and I will be involved in Student Government again. Anyway, today, I will be covering all three Districts in several "batches", or "rounds". My first round of monitoring will be now, starting with 14, until 2:20, then I'm going to go until 2:50, at which time I'll return with 17 until 3. At 3, I'll be going until 7, at which time I'll return with 25 until 7:15. I'll be gone again until 8:15, when I'll come back with 14 until 8:30. At 8:30, I will be going until 9:15, at which time I'll be returning to cover 17, until 9:30. I'm not sure how my monitoring will be after 9:30, but I'll probably be switching back and forth between Districts. Tomorrow into Thursday and probably Friday, I'll be listening to the archives of all three Districts from the times I started monitoring after 6:30 through midnight, so I can document everything that happens in our neighborhood this evening. The information will be a little late, but better than never. Of course, if anyone is willing to help me out this evening with monitoring, I would be more than grateful for anyone who steps up. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or write me on the Facebook page if interested. With that, here's crime for this last day of 2013.
2:12pm - Traffic accident. 2627 N Elston. Hit-and-run in the parking lot.
2:20pm - I'm going to go until 2:50. I'll be back.
2:50pm - I'm back with 17.
3:00pm - I'm going to go until 6:50. I'll be back then. Have a great rest to your afternoon, everyone!
7:00pm - I'm back, with 25. Good evening, everyone.
9:15pm - I'm here with 17 now, until 9:30.
9:18pm - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Spaulding. Cab hit a parked car.
9:20pm - Parker. 33XX W George. Small gray car is in the caller's handicap space.
9:25pm - Beat 1441 says that the 9:18pm accident happened on 25's side, at 2958 N Central Park. They're doing paper on it now.
9:30pm - I'm now finished monitoring 17.
9:32pm - Robbery. Kedzie and Milwaukee Ave. Two male Blacks robbing a female, they're cross the street from the Logan Theater. One has on a black jacket.
9:38pm - Traffic accident. Armitage and Rockwell. Cab VS a car.
9:55pm - Traffic accident. 2020 N California. Hit-and-run.
10:18pm - 1) Parker. 28XX N Sacramento. 2) Residential alarm. 30XX W Logan Blvd.
10:26pm - Suspicious person. 22XX W Diversey. Male Hispanic dressed in all black is in the caller's backyard, was knocking on the caller's door. Not known if he's still back there or not.
10:55pm - Beat 1400XRay is letting Dispatch know that officers cannot have lunches between 23:30 hours and 01:00 hours (11:30pm to 1:00am).
11:00pm - 1400X is advising Dispatch that Beats 1441 and 1443 need to become combined at 23:30 hours. Also, two units will be riding on jobs once 23:30 comes.
11:01pm - Beat 1442 is being assigned to the bar at 1675 N Elston effective 23:30 hours to wait for the gunfire at midnight.
11:16pm - Shots Fired. 1600 N Rockwell. Five gunshots on the street.
11:17pm - Commercial alarm. 1767 N Milwaukee Ave. At the Aldi.
11:37pm - Loud music disturbance. 34XX W Parker. Loud party.
11:45pm - Burglary in progress. 28XX N Sawyer. Neighbor's apartment is being burglarized, the burglars are walking out with their TV.
11:48pm - Beat 1462Adam says there's an open door at the 11:45pm job.
11:49pm - 1462A is saying that the suspects fled east in the north alley of Diversey from Sawyer.
11:52pm - We're being told that there were two offenders involved from the 11:45pm job. One male Hispanic and one female Hispanic.
11:56pm - Check the well being. Sacramento and Logan Blvd. On the northwest corner. Male White with a beige coat and beige pants is stumbling and leaning against light poles. Headed towards Schubert on Sacramento.
11:58pm - Commercial alarm. 2415 N Milwaukee Ave.