Friday, August 30, 2013

Announcement From Timmy Regarding Internet Connection

Good afternoon, everyone. I hope all of you are having a fantastic day and enjoying the last of summer. I just wanted to let all of you know that I will not be able to blog until at least Monday, as the internet connection at my home has been severely disrupted by an interference on our next-door neighbor's part that is going to require our internet provider to come out sometime this weekend to do some work involving changing the wires outside of our building, and in order for them to do that, they must obtain written permission from our landlord, who we are attempting to contact.

I am currently using a computer at my campus' open computer lab, but the lab has shortened hours on Fridays and Saturdays, and is closed on Sundays. Since I will not be able to access my e-mail, I cannot ask anyone to step up for me during my time I am gone, and I am not going to give out my phone number. So unless my co-author, ANON ORG, sees this post and can leave her contact information (e-mail) on this post, there will be no substitute coverage.

I truly and deeply apologize for any inconveniences this has on all of my readers. We are trying to get back online ASAP and you all will be the first to know when I am back.

Have a great day!

Tim "Timmy" Granzow
Author of Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter

Update, 9/3/2013 - Good evening everyone. Just so that all of you know, my internet is still out. They are now telling us that it should be back on tomorrow. There is a major problem on their end and they've been working on it all day, but they close at 5:00, so they have to continue tomorrow. I'm so sorry for this inconvenience. I truly am. I am really going to have to make this up to you all some way, some how.

Update, 9/5/2013 at 6:30pm - Good evening everyone : ). The internet at our house has now been fixed and reconnected. Thank all of you so much for your patience and support. I greatly appreciate it. I'll begin blogging regularly once again beginning tomorrow morning.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Man Threatens People In Taco Bell, Burglar Alarm On Central Park

Good evening, everyone, it's 9:37pm. Monitoring 25 tonight until midnight. Here's crime.

9:38pm - Assault. 3143 N Milwaukee Ave. At the Taco Bell. Man threatening everyone.

9:57pm - Burglar alarm. 30XX N Central Park.

10:37pm - Disturbance. 20XX N Hamlin. Group causing a problem in front.

10:45pm - Fire. Schubert and Hamlin. Red car on fire.

11:54pm - Disturbance. 3919 W Fullerton. Male knocking on the door, refusing to go away.

11:55pm - 1) Narcotics. 36XX W Belmont. Selling. 2) Narcotics. 4001 W Belmont. Selling.

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Two Accidents Blocks From Each Other, Guys Run Over Dresser On Kedzie

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 1:36pm. I'm monitoring 17 from now until 11pm, then I have to go to bed for my two classes on Thursdays. I monitored 17 this morning from 8:09am to 10am, but heard nothing. Tomorrow, I will be covering 25 from 8:56pm to midnight, then I'm covering 14 Friday from 8:38am to 3:53pm and again from 5pm to midnight. Lastly, tomorrow, those of you who live at and/or near George and Springfield, please join the Avondale Neighborhood Association and your's truly for an outdoor roll call at this intersection, beginning at 6:00pm. We will doing an hour or so of positive loitering afterwards. I am the main organizer behind this one, because I am a bit concerned about the increase in gang activity at this intersection and the immediate surrounding blocks/areas (including Koz Park). So, with that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

2:27pm - 1) Traffic accident. Addison and Elston. 2) Traffic accident. Avondale and Eddy. Semi VS sliver car.

5:44pm - Disturbance. 33XX N Kedzie. Three guys ran over the caller's dresser. WHAT?? LOL!

6:07pm - Due to continual radio problems with Dispatch's radio, Zone 1 is now switching over to Citywide 6, 460.250. Please standby....

6:34pm - I'm going to go eat. I'll be back in a little while.

7:04pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:31pm - Battery in progress. 35XX N Albany. Group of people fighting in front.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Homeless People Sleep In Alley On Concord, Early Morning Construction On Whipple

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:56am. I'm monitoring 14 today from now until about 8:40am or so, then I have to go to my other two college classes for the day. I will be back at about 2:45pm or so today and will monitor 14 again until midnight (hopefully, at least). I'm still excited about going to school, as I had a good first day back : ). Lastly, this week in the community, there will be a positive loitering event sponsored by the Avondale Neighborhood Association and yours truly on Thursday at 6pm over at the corner of George and Springfield. If you live in the area, please do feel free to come over and be a positive influence with us as we stand against the gang activity in that area. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

7:10am - Disturbance. 20XX W Concord. Homeless people sleeping in the rear of the building.

7:11am - Municipal ordinance violation. 27XX N Whipple. Construction workers working too early in the morning.

7:50am - Disturbance. 20XX W Concord. Couple of homeless guys need to be moved along.

7:53am - Beat car 1411 is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee from Kedzie to Central Park, and is also doing a premise check at the Logan Square Blue Line station. Foot patrol event number is 03117 and the Blue Line is 03120.

7:59am - 1411 is now doing a park check at Firemen. Event number is 03151.

8:00am - Disturbance. 20XX N Spaulding.

8:15am - Traffic accident. 2329 W Diversey. School bus involved with kids on board.

8:19am - Beat car 1432 is giving a slow down at the 8:15am job. The kids are fine.

8:20am - Parker. 18XX N California. Car blocking the caller in.

8:21am - 1411 is doing a park check at the Monument. Event number is 03256.

8:38am - An RD number is being pulled from the school bus accident. It's HW425551 with the event number of 03321.

3:53pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone. Sorry I'm late, guys, but I attended the Student Government meeting at my college today and will be joining them after next week : ).

3:56pm - 1) Disturbance. 28XX N Central Park. 2) Disturbance. 2771 N Milwaukee Ave.

4:33pm - Sex offense. Diversey and Sacramento. Male walking in the area with his penis sticking out of his pants. Ewwww....

5:00pm - I'm going to have to go. I need to get homework done for my college courses. I'm going to make up the time I missed for 14 on Saturday. Tomorrow, I will be covering 17. Have a good evening, everyone!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Burglar Alarm On Springfield, Officers Briefly Discuss Safe Passage Routes

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:14am. I'm back from my weekend off from blogging and will be monitoring 25 today from now until about 10:10am, then I will be going to my first class of this semester at 11. I only have one class today and it ends at 12:20pm, so I'll be home by 1:30 and ready to monitor the afternoon rush of students getting out of school. As you all know, today is the first day back to school for ALL CPS students. No more different track calendars, and now they start a week earlier. I support both moves, personally. I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

8:27am - Burglar alarm. 21XX N Springfield.

9:02am - Beat 2530 wants all the 2579 units that were assigned to the Safe Passage routes this morning to meet him in the back lot of 25. I'm not sure if we have any Safe Passage routes in our neighborhood, but I'm just putting this out here.

9:03am - Beat 2500, 25th District Commander, wants Beat 2506Henry and a Tac unit to pay special attention to all of the Safe Passage routes today.

9:31am - Parker. 3030 N Tripp. At the factory. Truck blocking a driveway.

9:37am - Robbery. Wabansia and Central Park. Woman was just beaten up and had her chain stolen from her by a male on a bike who fled north on Central Park towards the railroad tracks.

9:46am - Beat car 2534 is on scene at the 9:37am job, says it happened on 14's side at 35XX W Wabansia.

10:11am - I'm headed to my class. I'll be back in a couple of hours. See you all then. Have a great day, everyone!

2:54pm - I'm back. Sorry I'm late, guys, but I had to get some stuff out of the way.

3:51pm - Beat 2544 has a report of a fight that is about to break out over by Kelvyn Park High School, 4343 W Wrightwood. Large group of kids involved. Greeeeatttt.....

3:52pm - Information for the CPD. Kostner and Wrightwood. White car and Chevy van were involved in the skirmish over by the high school. They fled towards Drummond on Kostner.

4:14pm - Beat 2505 has an on-view disturbance at Kelvyn Park.

4:24pm - Prostitution. North and Hamlin. Two females, one Hispanic with a gray shirt and black heels, and one White with a pink short skirt, are soliciting on the street.

4:39pm - Disturbance. 36XX W Oakdale. Female sleeping in the alley.

4:44pm - Beat car 2523 needs EMS at the 4:39pm job. She urinated all over herself. CFD needs to park on the street and come into the back.

5:16pm - 2523 is coding out the 4:35pm job as a 15Ida, duped out to Ambulance 3.

5:28pm - Vicious animal. Kilbourn and Fullerton. Two dogs, one of which is a pit bull, are running loose through the neighborhood. They're currently behind the gas station.

5:49pm - Some call at 28XX N Central Park.

6:37pm - Disturbance. 36XX W Oakdale. Couple of guys sleeping in the vacant building. This is where the 4:39pm job was at.

7:10pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:23pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:38pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 36XX W Shakespeare.

7:47pm - Robbery. 30XX N Avers. Caller was just robbed of their iPhone.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Two Males Steal From Vacant Building On Harding, Off-Duty PO Involved In Accident @ Wellington/Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:57am. I'm monitoring 25 from now until 10:15am, then I'll cover 14 from then until 11:17. After today, I'm going on a blog vacation until Monday, to rest my mind and catch up on some much needed sleep, along with just enjoying time to myself before I go back to college for my 4th semester. This is my second year of it (I'm not a sophomore yet, though, as I need 29 credit hours to be one and I currently have 22). I have three classes this semester, with one class being on Mondays/Wednesdays and the other two on Tuesdays/Thursdays. I will have Fridays off this semester. I'm taking all core classes this semester, so I really need to do well and focus on school like never before. My blogging will probably start becoming limited once again after next week, but I will try my very best to stay on top of it. Well, enough about me. Here's crime for this morning.

8:35am - Theft in progress. 19XX N Harding. Two males stealing items from a vacant building. Event number is 03900.

8:43am - Beat 2580Adam is giving a slow down. The guys were just taking apples off of a tree over there.

8:49am - 2580A has the guy stopped at 19XX N Karlov. He's going to run his name and send him his way. Beat 2551, the unit assigned originally, is coding it as a 19Adam.

8:54am - Traffic accident. Wellington and Pulaski. Property damage, off-duty PO involved.

9:00am - Theft in progress. 19XX N Lawndale. Someone just broke into the vacant property. (They just had a call like this not long ago over on Harding, so it might be the same thing).

9:04am - 2580A is on scene at the 9am job and says there's an open rear door.

9:51am - Traffic control. Harding and Wellington. School bus needs help turning around.

10:16am - Switching over to 14. Standby....

10:19am - Beat 1465David is giving a total disregard to a "burglary in progress" call at 29XX N Gresham. It's just a resident of the building who was locked out of their apartment crawling in through the window.

10:48am - Disturbance. Unity Park. Male sleeping in front of the bathroom doors.

10:57am - Suspicious vehicle. 30XX N Spaulding. U-Haul truck with no logo has been parked at the location for five days.

11:05am - Vicious animal. 20XX N St. Louis. Loose dog is chasing the caller.

11:17am - I'm going to go until Monday. I'll be back then. Thank you guys for sticking with me this summer so far, and down through these four and a half years I've been blogging. I truly appreciate each and every single one of you, especially for those who have stayed loyal and have been with me the whole four years. I will forever be grateful for your readership and kindness. I hope everyone has a relaxing, an enjoyable, a joyful and a peaceful weekend! See you guys Monday!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Man Sleeping In Pick-Up On Belmont, 10-1 On Iowa St.

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:07am. I'm monitoring 25 today I guess, since I didn't get any feedback from anyone. Tomorrow, I will be monitoring a combination of 14, 17 and 25. After tomorrow, I'll be going on blog vacation until Monday. I'm just going to mentally prepare myself for my next semester of school, which starts Monday, and I'm going to get some rest. Well, with that, here's crime for today.

7:18am - Disturbance. 3811 W Belmont. Man sleeping in a gray/blue pick-up in front.

7:25am - Beat car 2523 is on scene and running the plate.

7:54am - 10-1. 10-1. 5914 W Iowa. Beat car 1511 needs help right now. Beat cars 1512 and 1533 are rolling so far, along with Beat 1595. All available units in 15 and in 25 are to go.

7:55am - A slow down is being given on Iowa. They've got the guy in cuffs. Back to our neighborhood....

8:42am - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

8:48am - Panic alarm. 29XX N Hamlin.

8:58am - Burglary in progress. 41XX W Nelson. At the 2nd house east of Tripp, off the corner, a male Hispanic with short hair, backpack, white t-shirt and blue jeans is kicking in the neighbor's door. Has a pit bull with him.

9:58am - Beat 2504Adam is doing a park check at Koz. Event number is 04992.

10:14am - 2504A is doing a park check at Kelvyn.

10:36am - Landlord/tenant dispute. 30XX N Kostner. Problem with the landlord.

11:11am - Check the well being. 20XX N Hamlin. 85 year old man yelling and drinking.

11:54am - Beat 2506Charlie is doing a follow-up investigation at Diversey and Harding.

11:56am - Shots Fired. Central Park and Palmer. Details to follow....

12:00pm - There's an updated ticket on the "Shots Fired". Male Hispanic in a black Cadillac with tinted windows was shooting at the caller, car went down Palmer towards Drake.

12:02pm - 2506C has one in custody at 27XX N Harding. Console time is 12:02.

12:17pm - Beat car 2535 is working on the "Shots Fired" ordeal, which actually happened on 14's side on the 3500 block of W Lyndale. There was a black Caddy with two male Hispanics involved. The driver goes by the name of Danny. There are shell casings. Officers are being advised to use extra caution as there is a gun in the vehicle.

1:30pm - I'm going to go for the day. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good day, everyone!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Major Theft On Barry, Man Hangs Out Of Window With Gun On Kimball

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:05am. I'm really sorry for being terribly late, but I just woke up. I was intending on getting up at 8 to cover 25, but I guess I needed that sleep. So I do once again apologize. I will be making up for this on Thursday and next week. Today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 11:15, then I'm switching over to 14 until 6:55pm. At 6:55, I will return with 25 until 8:52, then call it a night. For tomorrow, I would like for all of you to decide what I should monitor. The District with the majority of the requests will be covered, and I ask all of you to please let me know by midnight what you would like to see covered. On Thursday, I'll be doing some monitoring of all three Districts. Thursday will be my last day of blogging until Monday, as I will be going on vacation from blogging. I'm going to really relax before I go back to college on Monday.

11:15am - Switching over to 14, please standby....

11:55am - Theft. 26XX W Barry. There has been a major theft of equipment from this location.

12:00pm - Person w/ a gun. 18XX N Kimball. Male Hispanic with a black shirt is hanging out of the 2nd floor window, swearing at people, and he has a gun. Not sure it's real or fake.

12:12pm - Sex offense. Haas Park. Naked man taking a shower in the sprinklers. Ewww...

1:35pm - Disturbance. 2100 block of N Richmond.

3:28pm - Suspicious vehicle. 30XX N Rockwell. Red car in front with an unknown occupant.

3:50pm - Gang disturbance. Fletcher and Francisco. Group throwing up signs on the corner.

4:03pm - Beat 1461Eddie is on a battery call (didn't hear it come out, though) at Mozart and North Ave. A man in his late 30s was beaten up pretty bad. EMS is on scene. Suspect field north on Mozart towards Wabansia. He's a male Hispanic with a red shirt.

5:31pm - Check the well being. 21XX N Spaulding. Someone at this location hasn't been heard from in a couple of days.

5:38pm - Gang disturbance. Wabansia and Whipple. Group on the corner.

5:41pm - Beat car 1413, the responding unit to the 5:31pm job, is asking for a call back. They want to speak with the person who called.

5:42pm - Dispatch just got off the phone with 1413's caller and said that the caller doesn't live in Chicago, but is able to get to Chicago but won't be coming, and Dispatch told them to come to the city to check on the person on their own.

6:11pm - Traffic accident. Kedzie and Belmont.

6:55pm - I'm back with 25. Done with 14 for today.

7:22pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 23XX N Ridgeway. 2) Battery in progress. Beilfuss Park. People fighting in the park. 3) Vice complaint. On 2535's Beat. 4) Drag racing. On 2535's Beat.

7:29pm - Beat 2562David gets a "silent" dispatch call.

7:45pm - Battery in progress. 24XX N Lawndale. People fighting. (Note: I went to the CAPS Beat 2524 meeting on Thursday, and this block has been identified as a problematic one. I'll be keeping an eye on this).

8:49pm - Fire. 38XX W Altgeld.

8:52pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Man Stands In Front Of Liquor Store On North Ave. With Gun, Disturbances On 2535Robert's Beat

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. I'm monitoring 25 today from now until the first call after midnight, then again from 8am to 2:06pm, then again from 4:45 to 6:10 and then again from 6:35 to 7:50. I'm monitoring 17 today from 6:10 to 6:35. I will be monitoring both 14 and 25 tomorrow, then on Wednesday, I'll allow you guys to have a say in what I should monitor for the day. Please do let me know what you guys want to hear, and the District that gets a majority of requests will be the District that is monitored. Here's crime for today.

12:15am - Person w/ a gun. North and Hamlin. Male Hispanic with a blue shirt and black shorts is standing in front of the liquor store with a gun.

12:20am - Two disturbances on 2535Robert's Beat.

12:24am - Beat 2563Boy has a street stop over at North Ave./Hamlin now.

12:42am - I’m going to go for the night. I’ll be back in the morning. Have a good night, everyone!

7:54am - I’m back. Good morning, everyone.

8:42am - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

9:17am - Traffic accident. 4125 W Wrightwood. Two semis, property damage only.

11:16am - Recover the stolen vehicle. On 2523's Beat.

11:45am - Beat car 2522 has a traffic stop at 2859 N Pulaski Rd.

12:16pm - EMS run. 29XX N Lawndale.

1:12pm - Assault in progress. 3069 N Milwaukee Ave. ComEd working being threatened on the street.

1:51pm - Gang disturbance. Kilbourn and Parker. Group of gangbangers loitering on the corner.

2:04pm - Beat 2504Charlie, one of the bike units, has a street stop at Koz Park.

2:06pm - I'm going to go until 4:45. I'll be back then. Have a good afternoon, everyone!

4:45pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone. I've decided to monitor 25 straight through until 7:50. The monitoring of 17 I was going to do tonight will be done on Thursday. Sorry guys.

6:01pm - Sex offense. Parker and Kostner. Intoxicated male Hispanic wearing a pink shirt and brown shorts is exposing himself near the park.

6:28pm - Disturbance. 3624 W Fullerton. Problem with some transients.

7:20pm - 1) EMS run. 3720 W Armitage. Man passed out. 2) Parker. On 2523's Beat.

7:30pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 36XX W Palmer. Two people in the caller's apartment refusing to leave.

7:50pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Have a good night, everyone!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Loud Music On Beat 2525, Loud Party On Concord

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. I'm monitoring 25 today and some of tomorrow, and will also be doing some monitoring of 14 and 17 tomorrow. On Tuesday, I will be monitoring 14 and 25. It seems that activity in the neighborhood is picking back up. It's been really quiet for the last couple of months, but it seems like this weekend, things have started to pick up again. I don't know if it's just me or not. Well, with that, here's crime for today.

12:15am - Loud music disturbance. On 2525Robert's Beat.

12:20am - Beat car 2535Robert needs another car or two at 37XX W Concord. There's a large party that needs to be broken up. Event number is 18974.

12:23am - Beat car 2522Robert has a handwaver regarding someone breaking out a window at 3101 N Pulaski.

12:27am - Beat car 2533Robert is trying to find 2535R on Cortland, but they're on Concord. They heard wrong but now will be headed over to Concord.

12:28am - Police Helicopter #2 is over Concord and says the majority of the people from that party are spilling out into the alley, turning down Lawndale from Concord. They're dispersing.

12:30am - Theft. Belden and Central Park. Two males just stole some bikes.

12:38am - Couple of disturbances on 2535R's Beat.

1:03am - 1) Disturbance. 4000 block of W Barry. 2) Disturbance. 28XX N Hamlin. 3) Disturbance. 22XX N Monticello. 4) Battery report. 39XX W Cortland.

1:14am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll see you all in the morning. Have a good night, everyone!

2:30pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone. Sorry I'm extremely late, but I had a couple of things to do this morning.

2:34pm - Suspicious person. Kildare and Belmont. Male Black in his 30s with a blue shirt and jeans is either high or having a mental health episode.

2:35pm - Battery in progress. 31XX N Lawndale. Group of males fighting near the corner.

2:43pm - Assault in progress. 30XX N Monticello. Two males arguing in front.

2:45pm - Suspicious vehicle. 38XX W Fullerton. Gray car in front has been there for three hours.

2:57pm - Person down. 3751 W Armitage. Man down in front of the store.

2:59pm - Missing person report. 31XX N Ridgeway. Missing 8 year old autisic boy. Awww : (.

3:06pm - The 2:59pm caller just called back to report that they found their son down the street. Thank God : ).

4:06pm - Battery in progress. Schubert and Springfield. Large fight on the street involving about 30 people.

4:43pm - Fire. On 2523's Beat.

5:57pm - Check the well being. 16XX N Avers. Something about a man being on the sidewalk.

6:18pm - Loud music disturbance. On 2535's Beat.

6:37pm - Reckless driver. 1600 block of N Hamlin.

6:54pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:11pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:15pm - Gang disturbance. Kilbourn and Wrightwood. Group of males flashing gang signs and shouting slogans.

8:25pm - 1) Threatening suicide. 26XX N Springfield. Man feeling suicidal. 2) Disturbance. 22XX N Springfield. Teens are shooting a bow and arrow at a racoon.

9:05pm - 1) Vicious animal. 29XX N Harding. Three pit bulls on the side of the house with the door open, kids are in front. 2) Barking dog. 18XX N Harding. 3) Municipal ordinance violation. 19XX N Harding.

9:14pm - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

9:54pm - Beat car 2523Robert is headed over to St. Hyacinth's for the carnival on a detail until the carnival is over. Also, Beat car 2514 is taking lunch over here. They must be expecting trouble, which is just wonderful....

9:58pm - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Kostner. Two cars, the drivers are arguing.

10:24pm - Beat 2593Robert has a traffic stop at Drake and Armitage, needs a Spanish speaker. Beat car 2515Robert is coming over.

10:27pm - Beat car 2535Robert is giving 2515R a disregard over at 2593R's stop.

10:48pm - EMS run. 38XX W Atlgeld. 38 year old male overdosed on heroin.

11:08pm - Beat car 2525Robert is relocating with Ambulance 52 to St. Mary's from the 10:48pm job.

11:21pm - Disturbance. 36XX W Wolfram. Noise coming from the 2nd floor apartment.

11:40pm - 1) Battery in progress. 2000 N Central Park. Group fighting in the Funston school playlot. 2) Traffic accident. On 2523R's Beat.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Gunshots @ Wrightwood/Springfield, Gang Signs Flashed On Hamlin

Good morning, everyone, it's 1:13am. I'm monitoring 25 today through tomorrow into Monday, and on Monday, I will also be doing some monitoring of 14 and 17. Anyway, today is day #3 of the St. Hyacinth's annual carnival. I went over there last night for a little while, and it was crowded. Although the majority of the crowds were peaceful and were enjoying it, there were a couple groups of gangbangers going back and forth on bikes. I'm not surprised. I'll be keeping an eye on things, as usual. With that, here's crime for today.

1:17am - Shots Fired. Wrightwood and Springfield. Group of males fired off a couple of shots.

1:18am - Just FYI to everyone out there: about 10 minutes ago, we had approximately seven to nine males, most likely gang members, arguing really loud on the 2800 block of N. Ridgeway, which is my block. That's the reason why I'm back monitoring for a little bit. They fled in different directions. I'm letting those of you know who are up overnight so that you are aware. I'm disappointed, because my block has been so quiet for almost a year now, and I want it to definitely stay that way.

1:35am - Gang disturbance. 28XX N Hamlin. Five to six males outside flashing gang signs. Oh Lord....

1:42am - Beat 2563Charlie, along with Beats 2563David and 2563Eddie, was flagged down on their way back from Area North over at Central Park and Belmont regarding a large fight that just broke out on CTA bus #6714. It's facing west on Belmont, on 17's side. The fighters just got on the bus from the bar over there. Everything is under control for now, but a 17th District unit or two is needed. Dispatch will notify them.

1:48am - Beat car 2523Robert is getting some stuff on their PDT.

2:16am - Loud music disturbance. 26XX N Avers. Loud party.

2:36am - Some call in the area, I think on 2524Robert's Beat.

2:37am - Gang disturbance. 36XX W Shakespeare. Group of 12 loitering and arguing on the street.

2:59am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Have a good night, everyone!

10:08am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

10:27am - Disturbance. 36XX W Oakdale. Two homeless males sleeping on the sidewalk in front.

11:02am - Some call in the area.

1:49pm - Backlog in 25 at 13:49 hours.

1:50pm - Just FYI, but Beat 2562Boy is doing a post-shooting mission on the 1800 block of N Pulaski from that shooting last night. Event number is 09260.

2:38pm - Some call on 2523's Beat. I think it was a burglar alarm.

2:45pm - 1) Disturbance. 23XX N Central Park. Caller's having a problem with the landlord. 2) Parker. On 2525's Beat.

2:53pm - Vice complaint. On 2525's Beat.

3:20pm - Disturbance. 2990 N Milwaukee Ave. Homeless people having a party in the rear.

4:07pm - Commercial alarm. 2121 N Keeler. At the Nixon school.

4:13pm - Open door. 29XX N Kilbourn. 25th District Desk wants to know what's going on at this location as well, for some unknown reason. Beat car 2523, the unit assigned to this, is to let them know.

4:29pm - Gang disturbance. On 2535's Beat.

4:37pm - Beat 2566Boy is running a name at Karlov and Belmont from a stop.

4:38pm - 2566B's name is coming back clear and valid.

5:32pm - 1) Parker. On 2523's Beat. 2) Parker. On 2535's Beat.

5:35pm - Gang disturbance. On 2535's Beat.

5:51pm - Traffic accident. Belmont and Hamlin. Two cars.

5:54pm - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

6:03pm - 2523 is saying that the 5:51pm job is on 17's side.

6:48pm - Disturbance. 23XX N Monticello. Male on the porch drinking.

6:54pm - Loud music disturbance. 26XX N Avers. Loud music from the block party.

6:58pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:14pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:23pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

8:17pm - Beat car 2525 needs another unit for a transport at 3901 W Fullerton. Beat car 2521 is headed over.

8:28pm - Dispatch is asking a Sergeant in 25 for permission to code out all anonymous disturbances and loud music calls. Beat 2530 gives the okay. There's too much going on this evening for CPD to be riding on those kind of calls, particularly on the south end of the District.

8:38pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. On 2535's Beat. 2) Parker. On 2523's Beat. 3) 2523 is headed over to the carnival at St. Hyacinth's.

8:39pm - 1) Parker. On 2524's Beat. 2) Loud music disturbance. On 2524's Beat. There is a complainant on this call.

9:08pm - Loud music disturbance. 24XX N Tripp.

9:42pm - 1) Parker. On Beat car 2523Robert's Beat. 2) Battery. 30XX N Avers. Neighbor punched the caller.

9:45pm - 1) Missing person report. 18XX N Harding. 2) Suspicious vehicle. 16XX N Harding. Black car in front with its hazards on.

10:09pm - Check the well being. 24XX N Ridgeway. Van parked across the street from the church has a child crying in it.

10:21pm - Another backlog in 25 at 22:21 hours. No cars available.

10:34pm - Criminal damage. 30XX N Davlin. Male Hispanic with a black shirt and red shorts broke out a window.

10:45pm - Some disturbances on 2524's Beat, headed to their PDT.

11:02pm - Some disturbances on 2525Robert's Beat.

11:14pm - Gang disturbance. 43XX W Schubert.

11:16pm - Reckless driver. 3800 W Fullerton. Male driving a gold Dodge Chrysler, holding a bottle of beer out of the window. Speeding towards Avers on Fullerton.

11:32pm - Some disturbances on 2523R's PDT. A few are on their Beat, some others are on 2524Robert's Beat.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Foot Patrol On Milwaukee Ave., Trespasser On Lawndale

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:32am. I'm monitoring 25 today and through the weekend. Tonight is day #2 of the St. Hyacinth's Carnival, and due to some activity last night that I personally observed, I will be keeping a closer eye on it. I believe it goes from 6 to 11 this evening. With that, here's crime for today.

11:34am - Beat 2582Foot is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee from Belmont to Central Park.

12:09pm - Criminal trespass. 19XX N Lawndale. Someone went into the neighbor's home, who is out of town.

12:54pm - Gang disturbance. 20XX N Karlov. Gangbangers arguing in the middle of the street and smoking marijuana.

1:34pm - Beat 2506Henry is checking out 3945 W Diversey. He's the troubled building unit.

2:15pm - Child left alone. 30XX N Pulaski Rd. Four year old boy.

2:16pm - Parker in the 20 sector on Beat 2552's PDT.

3:10pm - Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Harding. Guitar playing.

4:13pm - Battery. 31XX N Harding. Caller was hit with a cigarette by a man on the porch.

4:28pm - Traffic accident. Belmont and Hamlin.

4:41pm - Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Harding.

4:45pm - Beat 2500, 25th District Commander, needs a transport unit at 3950 W Belmont. Beat car 2523 is coming over.

6:05pm - Vice complaint. Kelvyn Park. Group of people drinking by the tennis court.

6:32pm - Disturbance. 22XX N Keystone.

6:38pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Fullerton. Two cars.

7:01pm - Beat 2561Eddie needs a cage car for a transport from a stop at Diversey and Springfield. Beat car 2522 is coming over.

7:08pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:22pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:47pm - Child left alone. 3607 W Fullerton. At the Tony's. Seven year old kid with a yellow shirt was left alone.

8:16pm - 1) Disturbance. 3920 W Diversey. Intoxicated male harassing people by the liquor store. 2) Disturbance. 25XX N Monticello. Problem with a bustdown. LOL. 3) Burglar alarm. 2121 N Keeler. At the Nixon school.

8:17pm - Beat 2520 is doing a premise check at the St. Hyacinth's Carnival. Event number is 15412.

8:21pm - Battery in progress. 40XX W Wellington. People fighting in the backyard, there's a smell of marijuana.

8:30pm - Disturbance. 29XX N Karlov. Intoxicated male who doesn't live at this location is trying to come in.

8:54pm - Beat car 2523 is taking someone into 25 from the 8:30pm job.

8:56pm - Traffic accident. Diversey and Kildare. Car VS motorcycle, drivable, but someone doesn't have insurance.

9:14pm - Battery. 44XX W Altgeld. Caller got into a fight with the neighbor.

9:36pm - Beat car 2524 is pulling an RD number from the 9:14pm job. It's HW410885 with the event number of 16195.

10:04pm - Sex offense. 42XX W Nelson. Two people having sex in a red car in front.

10:24pm - Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Diversey. Group of them harassing people leaving the carnival.

10:31pm - Suspicious person. Dickens and Keeler. Four male Hispanic teens in black shirts walking towards Armitage on Keeler, looking into the homes.

10:53pm - Shots Fired. 20XX N Avers. A few gunshots were heard in the alley.

10:58pm - Beat 6733 is giving a disregard on the 10:53pm job. They were in the area and didn't hear anything.

11:02pm - DUI dirver. 30XX N Kostner. Male in a car with a plate of R112217 has been driving around the block, drunk, and is now parked in front with a bottle of liquor in his hand.

11:21pm - Battery in progress. Armitage and Central Park. Group of four males fighting by the playground.

11:32pm - Just FYI to everyone, but there's been a major shooting on the 1800 block of N. Pulaski Rd., on the west side of the street (thus making it 2534's Beat). Up to four people have been shot, one critical. Several units on scene and numerous 911 calls.

11:42pm - CTA buses on Pulaski are going to have to be rerouted between Armitage and North Ave., as units are blocking off traffic and what not.

11:53pm - Check the well being. Davlin and Milwaukee Ave. Male White in his 60s stumbling down Davlin towards Barry, caller wants to make sure he's okay I guess.

12:00am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Good night, everyone!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Recovery At A1 Towing On California, Car Alarm On Central Park

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:52am. I'm monitoring 14 from now until about 10am or so, then I'll switch over to 25. I will finish monitoring 14 in a couple of days. The main reason why I want to monitor 25 today is because of the St. Hyacinth's Carnival today. It goes from today until Sunday evening, and it starts at 6pm today then goes until 11. Not sure of the rest of the hours, but I'm pretty sure they're the same as they are every year. I'm not going to monitor the localized area of the carnival this year unless something happens tonight or one of the other days. With that, here's crime for today.

8:01am - Recover the stolen vehicle. 2954 N California. At the A1 Towing. Car with a plate of QUIRK13 was stolen but is now recovered.

8:05am - Beat car 1411 is running a VIN. The vehicle is recovered officially. The owner will be contacted.

8:13am - Dispatch just got off the phone with the owner, and they won't be there for an hour to an hour and a half. They're coming from Summit on the bus.

8:17am - Car alarm. 28XX N Central Park. Gray car with its alarm sounding, the horn keeps going on and off all day. The owner doesn't live there.

8:46am - Traffic accident. Armitage and Hoyne. Three cars, one might not be drivable.

9:05am - Commercial alarm. 3129 W Fullerton. At the Children's Learning Place. Front door motion.

9:11am - 1) Commercial alarm. 2710 N Sawyer. At Alderman's Colon office. Rear door, rear motion. 2) Beat car 1423 has a handwaver at Bell and North regarding an accident. It's an 18Paul, there is no accident.

9:12am - An RD number is being pulled from the 8:46am job. It's HW408562 with the event number of 03666. Beat car 1432 is the paper car.

9:21am - Beat car 1413 is giving a disregard at Alderman Colon's office. Person opening up the office forgot the code.

9:28am - EMS run. 2346 N Western. 50 year old male is bleeding from the nose and mouth.

9:52am - EMS run. Logan and Elston. In the Target parking lot, caller locked their two toddlers in a gray minivan.

10:04am - Disturbance. 1912 N California. Construction is loud outside.

10:17am - I'm done listening to 14 for today. I have a quick errand to run, then I will be back with 25. See you all in a little bit.

11:15am - I'm back, with 25. Good morning, everyone.

1:36pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton this afternoon from Kilbourn to Central Park. Event number is 07891.

1:41pm - Traffic accident. Kostner and Diversey. Hit-and-run.

2:06pm - Some call in the area.

2:37pm - Couple of disturbances on 2523's Beat. I think there was one on the 2900 block of N Lawndale.

3:37pm - Disturbance. 3554 W North Ave. At the Speedway. Problem with the cashier. It's on 14's side, though, so I'm not sure why 25 got the call. Dispatch is sending it over to them now.

4:30pm - Beat 2500, the 25th District Commander, has a stop at 20XX N Avers.

4:34pm - DUI driver. 39XX W Wellington. Intoxicated male White in a sliver station wagon with an Illinois plate of 9379635.

4:42pm - Beat car 2525 is giving 2500 a disregard on the 4:34pm job.

4:57pm - Disturbance. 22XX N Karlov. Five males and a female loitering in front.

5:31pm - Robbery. Wellington and Karlov. Someone was robbed of a chain on the corner.

5:43pm - Vice complaint. On 2523's Beat.

5:54pm - Disturbance. 21XX N Karlov. Bunch of kids playing in the rear of a vacant building, one has a can of spray paint.

5:56pm - Criminal trespass. Koz Park. Ten to 15 kids just ripped open the fence of the soccer field and refuse to leave, the park is closed. This early?

5:58pm - Beat 2507 is giving Beat car 2524, the unit assigned to the 5:56pm job, a disregard. He's handling it.

6:27pm - Traffic accident. Pulaski and Fullerton. Two cars.

6:55pm - I'm headed to the CAPS Beat 2524 meeting at Our Lady of Grace, and since my microphone equipment is not working properly today, I won't be able to record the calls. I'm sorry, guys. I'll be back later.

8:52pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

10:01pm - Beat 2561Eddie is detailed to the St. Hyacinth's Carnival for a little bit as the crowds disperse for tonight.

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Men Loitering On Hamlin, Loud Music On Diversey

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. I'm monitoring 25 from now until the first call after midnight, then I'll go to bed and cover 17 all day today after I wake up. Sorry for no post yesterday, at this time. I have an archive from yesterday that I'm working on, but I will tell you guys this. I was busy in the morning and I signed on at 2:06pm, and heard practically nothing until around 4:30. It was really quiet yesterday. The weather has been nice, with temps in the 70s, so maybe that's the reason :). But, to me, the whole neighborhood has been noticeably quieter this summer. All three districts. The only problem areas I really notice in our area now is the area in and around Kelvyn Park, and on Springfield just north of Koz Park. Other than that, the neighborhood is quiet. Please do let me know what you guys think, though. With that, here's crime for today.

12:02am - Disturbance. 30XX N Hamlin. Group of several men loitering in the alley.

12:21am - Loud music disturbance. 3943 W Diversey.

12:22am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Have a good night, everyone.

6:55am - I'm back, with 17. Good morning, everyone.

12:00pm hour - I think there might have been a call, but one only, and if there was, it was probably a parker or a very minor disturbance. Either way, not much has happened at all today.

3:19pm - Burglar alarm. 34XX N Ridgeway.

6:10pm to 6:35pm - Again, I didn’t listen to the radio. I’m sorry, guys. I’ll get this time period sometime this week or this weekend. We’ll see, but I will do this.

7:47pm - I have to go eat. I’ll be back in a little while.

8:27pm - I’m back. Good evening, everyone.

8:52pm - Check the well being. 33XX N Ridgeway. Brother says that someone might be breaking into their basement.

8:57pm - Another call just came in on the 8:52pm job.

9:12pm - Disturbance. 32XX N Drake. Intoxicated neighbor is harassing the caller.

10:33pm - Battery in progress. 32XX N Lawndale. Group of five people fighting in front.

10:41pm - Parker. 3500 block of W Melrose. Permits.

10:59pm - They're calling again on the 10:41pm job. One of those cars involved, a Cadillac  belongs to a guy who's at a concert in the area.

11:08pm - Theft. 2926 W Belmont. Two male Hispanics, 20 years old, with hoodies and hats, apparently took something from the caller, but we're not sure what. They were last seen headed towards Sacramento on Belmont, on bikes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gangbangers Loiter On Fullerton

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 2:06pm. Sorry I'm late, guys. I've had too much to do today, even though I'm supposed to just be resting on my two weeks off from everything before I go back to school in a week and a half. Today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until midnight, then I'll be covering 17 tomorrow, followed by 14 on Thursday. After Thursday, this will be the last time I cover 14 and 17 for a few days. I will be covering 25 beginning Friday into the weekend. With that, here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

4:21pm - Gang disturbance. 3624 W Fullerton. Group loitering near the corner.

4:45pm - I have to go for a few hours. I'm really sorry about this, guys. I've been so busy and things I need to take care just keep popping up. I will definitely be making up for all of this missed time on Monday.

7:50pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Criminal Damage On Lyndale, Parker On 1411's Beat

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:39pm. Sorry I'm late, everyone, but I had things to do earlier. I'll be monitoring 14 until 6:35pm tonight, then 25 for the remainder. Tomorrow, I'll be covering 25, then 17 on Wednesday. I will be covering 14 again on Thursday and 25 on Friday and Saturday. This week, the only events I really have to attend are the CAPS Beat meetings for Beats 1732 and 2524. 1732's is on Wednesday at Avondale Park at 7pm, and 2524's is at Our Lady of Grace at 7pm. With that, here's crime for today.

12:42pm - Criminal damage. 35XX W Lyndale.

1:13pm - Parker. On 1411's Beat.

2:35pm to 2:50pm - I had to step out of my room. I'm sorry, guys.

3:24pm - Some call over on the 2500 block of W Logan.

4:01pm - Gang disturbance. On 1434's Beat.

4:24pm - EMS run. Diversey/Milwaukee Ave./Kimball. Guy passed out by the park, EMS is on the way.

4:30pm - Disturbance. 20XX W Concord. Group of ten to 15 homeless people in the alley.

5:02pm - Disturbance. 2620 N Kedzie. At the Logan Square Blue Line station. Male Hispanic with a blue shirt, blue jeans and black shoes is intoxicated and harassing passengers.

5:06pm - Battery in progress. Maplewood and Bloomingdale. Group of teens fighting.

6:03pm - Robbery. 32XX W Barry. iPhone and money was taken.

6:22pm - Beat car 1414 needs EMS at 2552 N Milwaukee Ave., for a male in his mid 30s who fell.

6:33pm - 1) Gang disturbance. On 1432's Beat. 2) Suspicious person. On 1432's Beat.

6:35pm - I'm done listening to 14 for today. I'll be listening again later this week. Standby for 25.....

6:47pm - I'm back with 25. Sorry I'm late, guys. Had to step out of my room for a few minutes.

6:58pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:16pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

7:51pm - Gang disturbance. 28XX N Springfield. Several males in front gangbanging.

8:30pm - Unfortunately, once again, I have to go early. I'm so sorry, guys. Things have been unbelievably busy with my family, and I need to attend to them. I will be back tomorrow and will monitor longer. With that, I wish everyone a good night.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Car Blocks Driveway On Central Park, Traffic Accident @ Barry/Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:28am. I'm monitoring 25 today and then 14 most of the day tomorrow, followed by some more 25 in the evening and on Tuesday as well. I will be covering 17 on Wednesday and 14 again on Thursday. Since I am once again unemployed, and will be for a while, as I did not get hired for the most recent job I applied for, I'm going to try my absolute best in the next two weeks to really catch up on all of the recordings I have so that I can catch up on all the monitoring I've missed all summer. However, truth be told, on some days, I did listen to the area and didn't hear much at all. It has been my perception that the neighborhood has gotten so much quieter, at least that's what I can see in my own neighborhood. My block has been so quiet all summer and that's a miracle, considering how crazy it had been for the last couple of years. I truly hope the entire community has been quiet. Well, with that, here's crime for today.

10:40am - Parker. 17XX N Central Park. Car blocking a driveway.

12:07pm - Traffic accident. Barry and Pulaski. Two cars, injuries. EMS is en route.

12:11pm - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

12:37pm - Narcotics. 16XX N Central Park.

1:49pm - Suspicious person. 18XX N Central Park. Boyfriend's friend was looking for something in the backyard, sitting by the door now. He's a male Black with a white t-shirt and blue jean shorts. Known drug dealer.

1:59pm - Loud music disturbance. 3100 block of N Davlin.

3:05pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

3:12pm - Traffic accident. 26XX N Central Park. Someone hit the caller's car.

3:27pm - Robbery. 36XX W Wolfram. Unknown two male Hispanics, one with a gray t-shirt and blue jeans and the other one who was on a bike, punched the 19 year old brother and took his house keys. There was mention of a gun. They fled towards Central Park on Wolfram.

4:15pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey this afternoon. Event number is 11131.

4:32pm - Disturbance. On 2523's Beat. Males loitering.

4:45pm - Beat car 2521 needs another car at 28XX N Springfield from a domestic job. Beat car 2525 is on the way over. Beat 2520 is on his way over too, because this is going to require a forced entry. This is as a result of a domestic that was called in an hour ago at this location and there's been a lot of history at this place with DCFS and what not, so a forced entry is needed.

4:50pm - Backlog in 25 at 16:50 hours.

4:51pm - Check the well being. Springfield and North Ave. 9 year old is lost and doesn't know his way home.

5:51pm - Assault in progress. 3919 W Fullerton. High-risk male on the 4th floor is threatening everyone on that floor.

5:59pm - Battery in progress. 39XX W Barry. Four people fighting in front.

6:10pm - Traffic accident. 2665 N Keeler. At the factory. Guy in a car with a partial plate of R403 crashed his car then fled in an unknown direction.

6:27pm - Fire. Wolfram and Lawndale. Something's on fire in the church parking lot.

6:58pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:14pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:02pm - I've ran into a bit of an unfortunate situation which will require me to go for a couple of hours. I may or may not be back tonight, but we'll see. If not, have a good night, everyone, and see you all tomorrow!

11:00pm - I'm finally back. Good evening, everyone.

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

Friday, August 9, 2013

Parker On 1413's Beat, Park Check @ Fireman Memorial

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:50am. I'm monitoring 14 this morning from now until 8:45am. I'm kind of in a rush at the moment, so I can't really lay out my monitoring plans. I will when I return home from my last day of training for the youth program, which ends today. I have successfully held down my first job and it feels good :). I hate that I'm leaving my job, though [I was reassigned this week to a new work location and fell in love with it]. Still hoping I hear about another job I had applied for and had an interview for. But enough of me. Here's crime for portions of today.

7:58am - Parker. On 1413's Beat.

8:01am Beat 1484 is doing a park check at Fireman Memorial. Event number is 03596.

8:33am - Parker. On 1412's Beat.

8:45am - I'm going to go until later. I'll be back. Have a great day, everyone!

6:35pm - I'm back. Sorry I'm so late, guys, but I've had a busy day. I will be monitoring 14 from now until 11pm, then 17 from 11 to midnight. I'm not blogging on here tomorrow, as the Bud Billiken Parade will be occurring, and I will be covering that.

6:36pm - Fire. 22XX W Belden. Something about a car smoking up.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Burglar Alarm On Elston, Burglar Alarm @ Erie Health Center On North Ave.

Good morning, everyone, it's 5:55am. I'm monitoring 14 from now until about 7:50am or so, then I have to go out to Maywood to collect my paycheck for the last two weeks of work. I should be home around 11 or so, and at that time, I will monitor 14 for the remainder of the day. I believe I am monitoring 25 and 17 tomorrow at specific time periods. Lastly, this week, I only have the 25th District's National Night Out event to attend, which is tomorrow at 6pm. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

6:02am - Burglar alarm. 2737 N Elston.

6:23am - Burglar alarm. 2750 W North Ave. At the Erie Health Center.

7:14am - Burglar alarm. 16XX N Honore.

7:31am - Burglar alarm. 16XX N Winchester.

7:39am - I'm headed out to Maywood. I'll be back later. Have a good day, everyone!

7:40pm - I'm finally back. Had to report to my training site after Maywood and make phone calls to my program, as they want to reassign me to another position instead of letting me resign.

7:42pm - Suspicious person. Diversey/Kimball/Milwaukee Ave. Four teens on bikes near the bank acting suspiciously.

7:43pm - Sex offense. 34XX W Wrightwood. Man pulled down his pants in front.

8:12pm - I'm going to go for tonight. I'm not feeling well. Have a good night, everyone.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Gangbangers @ Roscoe/Albany, Man Lurks Near ATM Machine On Addison

Good morning, everyone, it's 5:08am. I'm monitoring 17 for residents north of Belmont and will be monitoring 14 most of tomorrow, then I'm going to monitor 25 and 14 at specific time periods Tuesday and Wednesday. The only thing I have to do this week is attend the 25th District's National Night Out at the 25th District station on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm and wait for a phone call regarding a job I was interviewed for this past week. Other than that, I'll just be getting ready for school in a few weeks. With that, here's crime for today.

5:19am - Gang disturbance. Roscoe and Albany. Group gangbanging on the corner.

5:59am - Suspicious person. 3225 W Addison. Male lurking near the ATM machine and what not. When he noticed the caller, he left.

8:52am - Check the well being. 32XX N Whipple. Man sleeping partially in the street.

11:03am - Landlord/tenant dispute. 37XX W Eddy.

11:30am to 1:28pm - I have this time period recorded, and listen to the calls tomorrow (8/5/13).

2:50pm to 5:25pm - I fell asleep. I'm sorry, guys. I'll listen to this time period on Tuesday.

7:12pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:42pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

9:29pm - Some call in the area, over on 1732's Beat, I believe on Hamlin.

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

Saturday, August 3, 2013

DOA On Monticello, Man Wanted For Battery On Lowell

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:45am. I'm monitoring 25 today and will be monitoring 17 tomorrow, then I plan on monitoring 14 on Monday. Sorry I've been gone for the last few days, guys, but my I've been low on energy and have been feeling a little down. The internship I was on was getting worse and worse for me, so I resigned yesterday. I know many will be disappointed in me, but the boss I had was just downright nasty to me at every turn. Plus, the program itself has been horrible, and I do NOT recommend anyone to sign their youths up for it next year. Last week was our last week anyway, so I'm not disappointed in myself. Besides, I had a job interview on Thursday at one of the Chicago Public Schools for a bus aide position, and it looks very promising. I'll know by Monday or Tuesday if I got this job. I really do hope I get it. I would love to work with youths with Special Needs once again. Well, anyway, here's crime for today.

8:48am - EMS run. 24XX N Monticello. Husband's not responding.

9:25am - Beat car 2523 has a bona fide DOA. 47 yr old man. Beat 2520 is notified.

10:15am - I unfortunately have to go for a few hours. Something has come up. I'll be back later.

3:54pm - I'm finally back. Good afternoon, everyone. I'm sorry for leaving, guys. I'll monitor this time period sometime this upcoming week.

4:16pm - Person wanted. 25XX N Lowell. Guy wanted for battery, arguing with the neighbors.

4:26pm - Spanish speaker needed on Lowell.

4:34pm - Battery. 29XX N Lawndale. 19 year old pregnant daughter was pushed by the landlord.

5:13pm - Shots Fired. Milwaukee and Ridgeway. Male Hispanic in a white t-shirt is shooting, ran down Ridgeway.

5:14pm - A slow down is being given on the "Shots Fired" per Beat car 2522. Also, Beat car 2524 is getting a parker.

5:15pm - A disregard is being given at Milwaukee/Ridgeway.

5:32pm - Gang disturbance. 3100 block of N Monticello. Few calls on this. People in a white van drinking and they're gangbangers; gangbangers loitering; drug selling.

6:20pm - Disturbance. On 2523's Beat. Panhandlers.

6:47pm - Loud music disturbance. 2400 block of N Kildare.

7:36pm - Beat 2520 is coding out a job at 18XX N Harding as 4Paul.

8:02pm - Traffic accident. Central Park and Armitage.

8:06pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:33pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

9:05pm - Gang disturbance. Kelvyn Park.

9:32pm - 1) Traffic accident. armitage central park. In the parking lot of the Supermercdo Market. Call is almost 3 hours old. It's on 14's side though. 2) We've got a little of everything going on at 18XX N Harding. Auto repair shop, dogs barking, loud music and loitering.

10:11pm - I have to go for the night. I have to be up really early tomorrow morning. I'll see you all then. Have a good night, everyone!

Friday, August 2, 2013

CAPS Beat Meetings For August 2013

1413/1414 - NO AUGUST MEETING.
1422 - August 8th @ Simons Park (1640 N. Drake), 7:00pm
1432/1433 - August 15th @ St. Mary of the Angels Church (1850 N. Hermitage), 7:00pm
1434 - August 21st @ Bucktown-Wicker Park Library (1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.), 6:30pm

**1732 - August 14th @ Avondale Park (3516 W. School), 7:00pm
1733 - August 8th @ Brands Park (3259 N. Elston), 7:00pm

**2524 - August 15th @ Our Lady of Grace Church (2446 N. Ridgeway), 7:00pm

National Night Out Events (all will take place on Tuesday, August 6th):
14th District - CALL 14th District CAPS office at (312)-744-8290 to get details.
17th District - 5:00pm to 7:00pm, 4659 N. Pulaski (across the street from the 17th District station)
**25th District - 6:00pm to 8:00pm, 25th District Station @ 5555 W. Grand

* In addition to attending the CAPS Beat 2523 meetings, I plan on attending the following CAPS meetings this year: 1411/1412, 1421, 1732 and 2524.
** I plan on attending these CAPS meetings in August and this National Night Out event.
*** I missed the August meeting, but will make up for it by attending in October. My apologies for missing.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Community Safety Alert - 017th District

Attempted Kidnapping / Attempted Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault

Law Enforcement Agency: Chicago
Reporting News Agency: ABC 7  
District / Unit Assigned: 017, 017 Tact, 017 School Unit Cars, 1707

Detective Division Assigned: Area North Sex Crimes, Violent Crimes

Date of incident: 29 July 2013

Beat of Occurrence: 1723

Beat of Assignment: 1723, 1730

RD# Unk

Event# Unk

UCR: 4230 (violate 720ILCS 5/10-3-a), 0440 (violate 720ILCS 5/12-4-b2), 0275 (violate 720 ILCS 5/8-4*, 14-a-2, 14-a-3)

Address of Occurrence / Location Code: 303 (sidewalk)

Offender Description / M.O.:

The 33 year old female victim was walking near the intersection of Elston and Pulaski Monday, 29 July 2013, when a male offender in a red vehicle began calling to her as he followed her. The male offender then approached the female victim and grabbed her arm and attempted to drag her toward his car. The female victim got away. Offender is described as: male Hispanic or Indian, 48-55 years old, 5'09-5'10, black hair. He had a large visible scar on his nose.