Sunday, September 29, 2013

Crisis at Kelvyn Park High School - Community in Mourning

September 27th, 2013 was like any other day at Kelvyn Park High School until parents and students received a letter notifying them of the death of Maurice Fields, a Junior year student at the school. The notification stated that Maurice had committed suicide.

This is the second death of a person associated with Kelvyn Park High School in less than a month. The first death, a murder, took place at the intersection of Damen and Milwaukee.   

A cursory check of many Kelvyn Park High School student Facebook pages with security settings set to public shows students are eerily quiet about this news. Is this a sign of respect for Maurice and his family, or is the student body staying mum on what they know? As school let out on September 27th, the students were unusually calmer than most days. According to the letter sent home by school officials, crisis personnel had been at the school to address this sad and sudden news regarding Maurice's death.

The letter did not contain any details about the method used, or any other specific death - related information other than to simply say that information about services would be available when that information was known. The suicide did not take place at the school.

Student suicides are becoming all too common today, and affect the entire community when they occur. Right now, many people are asking questions about what Maurice Fields was dealing with and what signs there were, what lessons can be taken from his life and death, and how best to interpret behavioral clues that would otherwise be taken for granted as everyday teenage quirkiness or teenage drama. In today's world, we have started to learn that some of the old, common sense symptoms of impending suicide aren't always present. 

One important thing to say at this time is that this was not anyone's fault. Suicide is a sudden, impulsive, human reaction to indescribable pain and suffering. Many more times than not, people who take their lives do not talk about it ahead of time. In this instance, it is possible that Maurice did not want anyone close to him that would have disarmed him from the mental or emotional perspective because that would mean trusting someone who would chip away the protective wall he built in his focus on a final and permanent ending. The point being made in saying this is: A suicidal person in such horrible amounts of suffering fears living more than they fear dying.

Does this mean that the person making a suicide threat, or talking about suicide should not be taken seriously? NO! There are still some people who will threaten or talk about it before they attempt taking their own lives. There is no information about whether or not Maurice had a psychiatric or psychological history, and no information about if his death was related to bullying or private and personal matters. Parent involvement is key in preventing suicides. Parents, if you see your teenager struggling in ANY way, if you notice ANY mood changes or suspicious behavior, if you notice even a "gut" feeling that you can't put your finger on and it says something isn't right, please err on the side of caution and talk to your child. Seek out a clinical professional who can evaluate the situation objectively. DO NOT DELAY!

This modern day has brought a focus on criminalizing student behavior, and that is a concern because it automatically negates the possibility that the behavior could be a communication of psychological or psychiatric distress. Waiting for the system to force a psych evaluation takes too long, and they often misdiagnose or fail to diagnose anyway. Parents, YOU are your child's best advocate! Don't ever give up on your child!

Students, if you know another student in distress, by all means...tell a school official right away! Even if you don't think they are a threat to themselves or others, you may be that one person who makes a difference. A student in distress can go from being anxious or depressed, manic and delusional to being suicidal faster than anyone can realize! Some students may even look and sound as if they have it all together and are handing their difficulties just fine, and then they can suddenly be dead. That is how serious this is! If you see something, say something! Yes, that sounds cliche' and stupid to you, but, it really is the only way.

Student and Parent Resources


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Friday, September 27, 2013

Man Giving Cashier Problems On Central Park, Loud Music On Harding

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 1:30pm. I'm monitoring 25 from now until 2:06pm then again from 10:24 to 10:31. I know it's not much at all, and I truly do apologize for that, but I have a paper to write for my Criminal Justice class and I need to get on it. On another note, I really want to thank everyone so much for all of their support they've given me this week after the DNA interview came out : ). I'm very humbled by all of the recognition and I'm so blessed to have readers like you. I owe a special "thank you" to my co-author, Anon ORG, for such an awesome post on Monday, and also assisting me greatly in doing this blog over the last year or so. I also want to give recognition to God (yes, I'm a believer and have no shame in admitting it), my mother and sister for always encouraging and supporting me, my former co-author ProdigalOne, Craig Gernhardt, a couple of teachers from my high school when I was attending a couple of years ago (if  you're reading, you know who you are), and lastly but not least, all of the wonderful people in the community such as yourself! Everyone who has ever read to this blog has made a contribution, whether it be big or small. Either way, you have helped me out in so many ways, ranging from giving me advice how to monitor to personal advice I've needed for becoming an adult. So again, I say thank you to everyone! Without further delay, here's crime for portions of this afternoon and evening.

1:35pm - Disturbance. 1620 N Central Park. At the American Credit. Male Hispanic with a green t-shirt, baggy pants and red hat is being verbally abusive to the cashier. He's also refusing to leave.

1:54pm - Loud music disturbance. 18XX N Harding.

2:06pm - I'm going to go until 10:24. I'll be back then. Have a good afternoon, everyone!

10:24pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

10:30pm - Parker. On 2525Robert's Beat.

10:31pm - I'm going to go for the evening. I'll be back in the morning. Have a good night, everyone!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sexual Assault Alert - Area North Detective Division

This man is accused of luring a 12-year-old girl into his van and sexually assaulting her on Chicago’s Northwest side.

Photo courtesy ABC 7 Chicago and Chicago Police Department

Police say that a man resembling the man in this sketch lured and assaulted the girl near Foster and Milwaukee last week. He’s described as a Hispanic man between 5’5”-5’8”, 200 lbs, brown eyes and a “pot belly.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police immediately.

This warning is posted as seen at ABC 7 News Chicago.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kelvyn Park Graduate Murdered - Gang Recruitment Near Kelvyn Park High School

Chicago Police Area North Violent Crimes Detectives at Belmont and Western have arrested 28 year old Manuel Gonzalez on September 15th, 2013, in the murder of 19-year-old Miguel Delgado. The murder occurred in the 1500 block of Milwaukee Ave. near the intersection of Damen and Milwaukee. According to Chicago Police Media Affairs, offender Gonzalez and his victim, Miguel Delgado had a verbal altercation. The verbal altercation led to Gonzalez producing a gun, firing, and hitting Delgado. 

Manuel Gonzalez is currently being held in Cook County Jail on a one million dollar bail. Gonzalez has CCJ booking number 2013 - 0915048. The exact Illinois statute being applied to Gonzalez is: 720ILCS 5/9 - 1(a)(1) [735000] MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE.

Miguel Delgado was a graduate of Kelvyn Park High School.

Gang Recruitment @ Kelvyn Park HS

Community rumors have been heard that gang recruitment at Kelvyn Park Chicago Park District, just across the way from KPHS have become more intense in recent weeks. Concerns have been heard that gang members at the park, or otherwise in that general area have been making stronger efforts to recruit KPHS students, and that there is at least some possibility that gang members inside the school are working with gang members outside of the school.

We can only hope that the school is working with CPD and Alderman Ray Suarez to tackle this problem.

Congradulations Timmy!


From all of us working behind the scenes here, we want to say what a wonder it has been to be here working alongside you as you have grown each step of the way. This world of radio and internet have been used by you in such a great way that it has truly been an inspiration to many more than you can even know.

Today, DNA INFO posted an article about the work done at this blog, and THAT is something to celebrate because of the HUGE amount of progress it represents for Timmy, for all of us working behind the scenes, and for the community. Timmy, we can all tell you that the day you first sit behind the zone and citywide consoles at OEMC will make city history, possibly national history. That is being said here because to our knowledge so far, we don't yet know about any autistic emergency dispatchers. All of us know that ANY dispatcher would be lucky to have you as a partner passing traffic over the air, and every police officer who has you on their watch as their future lifeline has no idea what a treat they are in for!

Here's a quote from Timmy that all of us hope he NEVER has to make again, and whoever made it a necessity for Timmy to ever even THINK about having to say this should feel shame! "Some people think I do it because of my autism, like it’s a habit and I need something to do".  

A note to those who want to make Timmy's service and growth nothing more than a symptom of his Autism: You are a bunch of foolish, uneducated, self-important, arrogant, narrow-minded, jerks and bigots! We here at the Avondale Logan Square Crime Blog smell more than just a little hint of jealousy in the air on part of those who felt like they needed to degrade Timmy in such a way. Timmy will not be giving up his dream, and none of us here will allow him to even consider that.

Today is a day of celebration for Timmy, for all of us who work at his side, and for the communities this blog represents. Here's to many more years of serving the community with teamwork!  

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Parker On Avers,

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:12am. I'm monitoring 25 from now until about 10am and again from 2pm to 6:37pm. Not sure how my monitoring schedule is going to be for the rest of the week. On another note, I can't believe summer is over already. We are now in fall, which means that crime will start falling just a bit and that crimes will shift from outside to inside as the weather begins to get colder and as the holidays approach in a couple of months. This whole year's gone by so fast. Well, with that, here's crime for portions of today.

9:23am - Parker. 30XX N Avers.

10:04am - I have to go. I'll be back at 2. Have a great day, everyone!

2:06pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone. Sorry I'm a few minutes late.

2:34pm to 5:34pm (9/25) - Will be working on this archive by the weekend. I'm sorry, guys, for not having it up sooner, but it will be up soon!

6:34pm - Check the well being. 31XX N Hamlin. Something about a guy being drunk.

6:37pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow or sometime this week. Have a good night, everyone!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Males Lay In Parkway @ Milwaukee Ave./Monticello

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:32am. I'm monitoring 25 today. Not sure how my monitoring schedule will be this week. Sorry I haven't monitored in a few days, guys. I've been busy and have had a couple of rough days. Well, with that, here's crime for today.

7:25am - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Monticello. Group of males laying in the parkway.

8:12am - I have to go. I'll be back later today. Have a great day, everyone!

6:37pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

6:51pm - Loud music disturbance. On 2523’s Beat.

6:56pm - Battery in progress. 21XX N Springfield. Males fighting on the street.

7:16pm - I’m going to go eat. I’ll be back soon.

7:32pm - I’m back. Good evening, everyone.

8:29pm - Barking dog. 18XX N Harding.

8:52pm - Robbery. Kostner and Diversey. Group of gangbangers just robbed the caller, beat them over the head.

9:20pm - Some call in the area.

9:23pm - 1) Barking dog. 21XX N Keystone. 2) Loud music disturbance. 36XX W Palmer. Backyard party.

9:30pm - Criminal trespass in progress. 36XX W George. At the vacant funeral home, a couple of homeless males are breaking into the rear.

9:33pm - A slow down is being given on the 9:30pm job per Beat car 2523. They're gone.

9:52pm - Shots Fired. Milwaukee and Lawndale. Three gunshots fired.

9:53pm - Beat car 2523Robert is giving a disregard on the 9:52pm job. They're fireworks.

10:20pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 16XX N Harding. 2) Parker. 3018 N Milwaukee Ave.

10:24pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back in the morning. Have a good night, everyone!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Crime Blotter For 14, 9-17-2013

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:15pm. I'm monitoring 14 from now until midnight, then 17 tomorrow morning from 8am to 8:17. Not sure what I'm monitoring Thursday and on Friday, I'll be covering a combination of 25 and 17 in the morning and early afternoon hours. Here's crime for this evening.

9:34pm - Some call in the area, I believe.

10:49pm - 1) Battery. Milwaukee and Kedzie. Guy was hit in the head with a beer bottle. 2) Some call on Fullerton.

11:43pm - Traffic accident. 24XX N Sawyer. Property damage only.

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

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Shots Fired @ Fullerton/Pulaski Rd., Fireworks In 25

Good evening, everyone, it's 8:50pm. Here's crime for this evening.

8:57pm - Shots Fired. Fullerton and Pulaski. Couple of shots heard.

9:06pm - 1) Disturbance. Somewhere on Diversey. 2) Fireworks. 30XX N Avers. 3) Fireworks. 41XX W Oakdale.

10:10pm - I'm going to go until 10:30. I'll be back then.

10:30pm - I'm back.

10:45pm - Criminal damage. Kostner and Fullerton. Someone just broke out a window.

10:51pm - Shots Fired. Kostner/Fullerton. Six to ten shots fired. Couple of calls coming in.

11:00pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow or sometime this week. Have a good night, everyone!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Info For The Police On 2524's Bt., Backlog In 25

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:23am. Sorry I'm late everyone, but my microphone equipment was once again malfunctioning and I was out earlier. This morning, I missed monitoring 17 from 8am to 10:10am and 25 from 10:10 until now, so tomorrow, I'll be monitoring 17 at the times mentioned and 25's mentioned times next Friday. For today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until 6:48pm, then again from 8:30 to midnight. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

11:34am - Information for the CPD. On 2524's Beat.

11:41am - Backlog in 25 at 11:41 hours.

12:43pm - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

12:48pm - Information for the CPD. 38XX W Diversey. Caller found a bike on the side of the building.

2:01pm - Third Watch backlog in 25 at 14:01 hours.

2:42pm - 1) Disturbance. 21XX N Karlov. 2) Narcotics. 20XX N Avers. Selling. 3) Traffic accident. 37XX W Diversey. 4) Some disturbances on 2523's Beat.

3:25pm - Some call in the area.

3:39pm - Disturbance w/ a mental. 39XX W Altgeld. Man off of his meds, tearing up an apartment.

5:32pm - Some call in the area.

6:18pm - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

6:43pm - Parker. On 2535's Beat.

6:48pm - I'm going to go until 8:30. I'll be back then. See you all then.

8:30pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:44pm - Disturbance. 18XX N Harding. Loud music, party, etc.

8:50pm - I need to go for a little while. I'l be back. See you all soon.

10:10pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

10:13pm - Shots Fired. 20XX N Avers. Couple of shots heard.

10:16pm - Some disturbances on 2523Robert's Beat.

10:18pm - A slow down is being given on the 10:13pm job per Beat car 2524. They're asking for a call back.

10:30pm - As it turns out, I need to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Park Check @ Firemen Memorial, Burglar Alarm On Nelson

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:02am. I'm monitoring 14 from now until 10:10am, then I'm switching over to 17 until 2:30pm. Then, I'll be taking a break from 2:30 until 6. At 6, I'll return with 17 until midnight. Tomorrow, I'm monitoring 17 from 8am to 10:10am, then 25 from 10:10 to 6:48, and again after 8:30. On Tuesday, I'll be making up the coverage of 14 that I didn't do Wednesday night (9:15 to midnight). Other than that, I will decide what to cover each day for pretty much the rest of this month as my schedule allows. I want to apologize for all of the lack of coverage from this year so far and coming up, but this year has been my busiest, but it also has been one of the best so far. Being busy but back to a positive state of mind has been great. My life has really changed in the last few months and I couldn't be more grateful. But enough about me, here's crime for portions of today.

8:29am - Beat 1484 is doing a park check at Fireman Memorial. Event number is 03580.

9:06am - Some call in the area.

9:22am - Burglar alarm. 27XX W Nelson.

9:57am - Some call in the area.

10:10am - I'm here with 17 now.

10:11am - Battery. 28XX W Henderson. Group of people just had a fight.

12:18pm to 12:35pm - My radio, for some reason, cut out on me. I'm sorry, guys. I'll monitor this time period next Friday.

2:30pm - I'm going to go until 6. I'll be back then. Have a good night, everyone!

6:00pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

6:52pm - Vice complaint. 38XX W Eddy. People doing drugs on the porch.

7:15pm - They're calling again on Eddy.

7:16pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back in a little while. See you all then.

7:46pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

9:41pm - Parker. On 1733's Beat.

10:17pm - Parker. 35XX W Melrose. 4-door Dodge Ram has been blocking the alley for several hours.

10:20pm - Sex offense. Avondale Park. Two people having sex in the park under a tree, by the water fountain.

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Missing Person Report On Tripp, Traffic Accident On Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:55am. I'm monitoring 25 from now until 8:22, then again from 8:30pm to midnight. Tomorrow, I'll be covering 14 from 9:15pm to midnight, then a combination of 14 and 17 on Friday. I won't be monitoring on Thursday since it's my mother's birthday. With that, here's crime for this early morning and evening.

8:00am - Missing person report. 24XX N Tripp.

8:08am - Traffic accident. 2200 N Pulaski Rd.

8:12am - Gang disturbance. 3100 block of N Springfield. In the alley. Group of gangbangers harassing and throwing signs at a couple of workers in the alley.

8:22am - I'm going to go until later. I'll be back this evening. Have a great day, everyone!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Traffic Stop On Pulaski, CAPS Sergeant Has On-View Disturbance On Ridgeway

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:22am. I'm monitoring 25 from now until about 10:10am or so, then again after 4 or 5pm until 11. Tomorrow, I'm monitoring 25 from 7am to 8:22 and again from 11 to midnight. On Wednesday, I'm covering 14 from 9:15pm to midnight. This week, I'm just going to be going to school and doing my obligations there. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

8:31am - Beat car 2524 is on a traffic stop at 3000 N Pulaski.

10:02am - Beat 2507 has an on-view disturbance at 29XX N. Ridgeway, in the alley.

10:10am - I have to go to class. I'll be back later. Have a great day, everyone!

6:48pm - I'm finally back. Sorry I'm so late, everyone. I really am. Lost track of time at school. Good evening, everyone.

6:59pm - Beat car 2523 has a traffic stop at 4441 W Diversey.

7:03pm - 2523 is taking one in from the stop.

7:06pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 28XX N Springfield. 2) Municipal ordinance violation. 18XX N Harding.

7:32pm - Criminal trespass. 29XX N Hamlin. Five homeless males trespassing in a vacant apartment.

8:30pm - I'm sorry, guys, but I'm too tired to keep monitoring. I'll see you all tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Accidents In 14, Man Only Wearing Hat @ Western/Logan Blvd.

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:10am. I'm monitoring 14 today from now until 2:30pm then again from 6 to midnight. Tomorrow, I plan on covering 25 from 8:22am to about 10:10 or so, then again from 4 to 11. This week, I'm just going to be going to school and doing all of my college obligations. Oh, and I won't be blogging on Thursday at all. Thursday is my mother's birthday, so I'll be taking her out to eat and what not. She totally deserves it. That's all I have to say, so here's crime for today.

10:28am - Traffic accident. Logan and Albany. Hit-and-run. Offending driver fled towards Kedzie on Logan Blvd.

10:29am - Traffic accident. 35XX W Wrightwood. Hit-and-run accident, EMS en route for some injures.

10:32am - Wanted from the Wrightwood accident is a smaller white/black Honda with a male Hispanic in his 30s. He fled east towards Drake on Wrightwood.

10:50am - Sex offense. Western and Logan Blvd. Male only wearing a hat is walking up and down the street. He has no other clothes on.

11:12am - Parker. On 1411's Beat.

11:29am - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Milwaukee Ave. By the 7-11. Bicyclist was hit.

11:46am - Suspicious object(s). 2801 W Diversey. At the bus stop. Several pieces of language, two green bags, a duffle bag and a woman's purse are all sitting unattended inside the bus shelter.

11:47am - 1) Municipal ordinance violation. 3000 block of W Logan Blvd. Illegal yard sales, garage sales and other kind of sales all over the block. 2) Request for a supervisor. 29XX W Logan. Caller's unsatisfied with CPD response to the illegal sales on the next block.

12:01pm - Check the well being. Fullerton/Milwaukee Ave. Older female Black is sitting on the curb, caller is concerned for her safety and thinks she has some issues.

1:00pm - DUI driver. Western and Addison. Black Chevy with a plate of 615P087 is speeding south towards Cornelia on Western. This is not in our coverage area, but it's headed in this direction and could come through.

1:26pm - Hold-up alarm. 19XX N Spaulding.

2:07pm - 1) Parker. 27XX N Sacramento. 2) Barking dog. 35XX W Medill. 3) Traffic accident. North and Kedzie.

2:30pm - I'm now listening to 17.

3:29pm - Some call over on the 3400 block of W Belmont regarding someone getting beaten up in a car, headed towards St. Louis on Belmont.

6:00pm - Listening to 14 again.

6:38pm - Beat car 1414 is writing up some parkers in front of the Logan Square Library, 3030 W Fullerton.

7:16pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:36pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:11pm - Some call in the area.

9:15pm - I'm too tired to keep monitoring for this evening. I'll catch up on this on Wednesday. Have a good night, everyone.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Parkers On 2523's and 2524's Beat, Burglar Alarm On Fullerton

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:10am. I'm monitoring 25 today from now until 2:30, then again from 6 to midnight. From 2:30 to 6 today, I'll be covering 14. I don't have my blogging schedule in front of me at the moment, but I believe I am blogging a combination of 14 and 17 tomorrow. On another note, since it's now September and past Labor Day, I'm going back to a pre-summer monitoring schedule. This means that while I will blog just about everyday (or at least try to), I will not be monitoring all day long each day. With the weather starting to change for the fall season, crime tends to fall a little in our community, as it gets colder. Though, as you all probably know, as it gets colder out, more interior crimes start happening (i.e. burglaries and domestics). Just wanted to let all of you know that. I don't have anything further to mention, so here's crime for today.

10:17am - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

11:28am - Burglar alarm. 3633 W Fullerton.

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

12:54pm - Disturbance. 28XX N Lowell. Problem with the neighbor.

2:05pm - EMS run. 28XX N Harding. Male down in front.

2:15pm - Battery in progress. 3633 W Fullerton. Two females fighting in front with bats.

2:30pm - I'm switching over to 14. Please standby....

2:38pm - Disturbance. Diversey and St. Louis. Chickens running in the street. ROTFL!

2:41pm - Beat 1461 is doing a post-shooting mission on 1411's and 1412's Beats. Event number is 10089.

2:47pm - Beat 1461Charlie was just involved in an accident at 27XX N Kimball. They're okay but two other cars are involved, EMS is needed. 1461 is headed over.

2:53pm - Beat car 1411 is being assigned to the paper on that accident.

3:26pm - Burglar alarm. 20XX W McLean.

4:07pm - Some call on Armitage.

5:54pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 18XX N Mozart.

6:00pm - I'm back with 25. Good night, everyone.

6:19pm - Battery in progress. Pulaski and Fullerton. Two males fighting in the rear of the Shell gas station.

6:26pm - A few calls are coming in on the 6:19pm job. There's a report that one of these guys has a knife, and another says someone has a fraud check over there.

6:42pm - Beat 2562Eddie is on a special attention at Kelvyn Park for a couple hours. Event number is 13664.

7:04pm - Panic alarm. 37XX W Concord.

7:05pm - 1) DUI driver. Pulaski/Fullerton. Small blue Ford has a female in it with a plate of R519811 who keeps swerving, headed east towards Harding on Springfield. 2) Narcotics. On 2525's Beat.

7:14pm - EMS run. Milwaukee and Davlin. Man down by the Burger King.

7:17pm - Beat 2563Boy is taking one in from a street stop at 3925 W Diversey.

7:56pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:18pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:40pm - Beat 2573 is doing a premise check at 36XX W Oakdale.

9:11pm - Gang disturbance. On 2525's Beat.

9:12pm - Loud music disturbance. On 2524's Beat.

9:31pm - Suspicious vehicle. 27XX N Harding. Car sitting just off of Diversey at the park with heavy traffic near it.

9:37pm - Disturbance. 28XX N Avers. Neighbors arguing.

10:06pm - Loud music disturbance. 40XX W Barry. In one of the backyards.

10:26pm - Assault in progress. 26XX N Ridgeway. Neighbors are arguing.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Premise Check @ Koz Park, DUI Driver On Belmont

Good morning, everyone, it's 6:44am. It feels good to finally be back online (truly, that is) after a week not being on it. I've been staying on campus for long hours all this week, so that's been the only way I've been getting anything done. But I'm back on at home now, so I can do at least half of my school work from home. Again, I do truly apologize for being gone for so long. This has been such an inconvenience for not only me, but for you guys as well, and I pledge to make this up to you guys by the time this year is over. Not sure what I'm going to do yet, but because most of you were so patient, I've GOT to do something. Thank all of you again. Today, I'm monitoring 25 from now until about 8am or so, then I'm headed up to my school for a couple of hours. I just joined Student Government last week so now I'm required to do office hours on campus, and I want to get some of that done today. I should be back by 12:30pm at the absolute latest. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

7:31am - Beat car 2525 is doing a park check at Koz.

8:22am - I'm going to go until about 12:30. I'll see you all then. Have a wonderful morning, everyone!

2:30pm - I'm finally back. I'm really sorry about being late, guys. I'll be making up for my lack of coverage tomorrow.

3:27pm - DUI driver. 3931 W Belmont. Male Hispanic in his 50s is driving some kind of Salvation Army with the three final numbers on the plate of 405 while under the influence, headed east towards Milwaukee on Belmont.

4:08pm - Person w/ a knife. 43XX W Drummond. Male Hispanic neighbor with a black Bulls shirt and black shorts, who smokes weed everyday was looking at the caller as they walked their kids home from school, then made a threat to them and pulled a knife on them. Offender is still in front.

4:18pm - Disturbance. On 2535's Beat.

6:00pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

CAPS Meetings For September 2013

1413/1414 - September 12th, 7:00pm @ Logan Square Boys & Girls Club (3228 W. Palmer)
1421 - September 11th, 7:00pm @ Salem Baptist Church (2038 N. California)
1431 - September 19th, 7:00pm @ Haas Park (2402 N. Washtenaw)

1732 - September 11th, 7:00pm @ Athletic Park Fieldhouse (3546 W. Addison)

2523 - September 25th, 6:30pm @ St. Joesph's (4031 W. Belmont)
2525 - September 17th, 6:30pm @ Mozart Park (2036 N. Avers)
2535 - TBA

* In addition to attending the CAPS Beat 2523 meetings, I plan on attending the following CAPS meetings before 2013 is over: 1421 and 1732.