Friday, January 31, 2014

Male Tries To Grab Person Off Of Street Near High School On Pulaski Rd., Traffic Accident @ Hamlin/Diversey

Good morning, everyone, it's 4:30am. I apologize for not being here the last couple of days, but I did get busy with school. Anyway, I'm monitoring 25 this morning from now until 8:12, then again from 11:40 to 6:30pm. Here's crime for portions of today.

7:30am - Suspicious vehicle. Barry and Pulaski. White van with no markings has a male Hispanic driver who pulled up to the curve as people were walking. After he tried to get someone to get inside and they refused, he pulled off. Caller is concerned about the car being in the area due to the two high schools right there.

7:34am - Beat car 2523 is following a white van, headed north on Pulaski. Stopping it at 3233 on Pulaski. Running a plate.

7:36am - 2523's plate comes back clear and valid.

7:38am - The driver's license from 2523's caper has a revoked license, so he will be taking in the suspect. Beat car 2533 is coming over.

7:43am - 2523 says Beat car 2521 is going into 25 with him, along with 2533.

7:59am - Traffic accident. Hamlin and Diversey.

8:12am - I'm going to go until 11:40. I'll be back then. Have a great morning, everyone!

11:40am - I'm back. Hello, everyone.

11:45am - Speed chase. Speed chase. Washington and Lavergne. Beat 1581 is in pursuit of a sliver Pontiac that just caused an accident and is refusing to stop. He just ran a light, too. Headed east on Washington towards Lamon. N788110.

11:46am - South on Kostner from Madison.

11:47am - Beat 1510 is notified and is telling 1581 to terminate the chase. Console time is 11:47 on the clock. The car got on the Eisenhower Expressway at Kostner and is heading east towards Independence Blvd. Back to regular neighborhood coverage....

11:51am - The front bumper came off of that vehicle.

12:32pm - Beat 2575Sam is en route over to Kelvyn Park High School, 4343 W Wrightwood.

1:09pm - Check the well being. 21XX N Pulaski Rd. Blood dripping from the 2nd floor ceiling.

3:34pm - Assault in progress. 3986 W Barry. At the ASPIRA High School. The Dean is reporting that a group of kids from another high school are over there trying to start a fight with the ASPIRA students.

3:46pm - Beat car 2523 says that at the 3:34pm job, the Dean advised them everyone fled to the McDonald's on Belmont, and now 2523 has a traffic stop at Central Park and Belmont.

3:47pm - 2523 is running an I.D. as well as a license. Seconds later, we're hearing that there's no valid driver's license, but that the I.D. is clear.

3:49pm - Assault in progress. 3059 N Pulaski Rd.

3:58pm - Traffic accident. Belmont and Pulaski. Roll-over.

4:00pm - Burglar alarm. 3720 W Armitage.

4:05pm - A slow down is being given at the 4pm job.

5:02pm - Two jobs on 2523's Beat.

5:53pm - Person down. 31XX N Lawndale. Man laying on the steering wheel of a red car in front.

6:25pm - Assault in progress. Central Park and Palmer. Two males about to fight.

6:30pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Car Running Since Last Night On Avers

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:40am. I'm monitoring 17 today from now until 3:21pm, then again from 6:30 to midnight. I'm home today because the colleges are closed today, and most likely will be tomorrow as well. CPS schools are closed tomorrow once again, as well as many other places. Here's crime for portions of today.

1:09pm - Suspicious vehicle. 34XX N Avers. Car that's been running since last night in front is still out there, there's a briefcase sitting on the back seat.

3:21pm - I'm going to go until 6:30. I'll be back then. Have a good rest to your afternoon, everyone, and please stay warm!

6:42pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone. Sorry I'm a little late.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stolen Vehicle Recovered @ Roscoe/Avers, Man Down @ Kimball/Belmont

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:21pm. I'm monitoring 17 today until 6:30 this evening. Tomorrow, I will monitor 17 from 11:40am to 3:21 then again from 6:30 to midnight. Please stay warm, everyone, as arctic air is coming from Canada into this part of the country. All CPS schools are closed tomorrow as well as many other places. Here's crime for this late afternoon and early evening.

5:28pm - Recover the stolen vehicle. Roscoe and Avers.

6:08pm - Person down. Kimball and Belmont. At the gas station. Male laying on the ground, on the Belmont side.

6:10pm - Parker. 34XX N Harding. Cars without permits on the block.

6:30pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, and please stay warm, everyone!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Music Blasting On Lawndale, Shots Fired On Kostner

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. I'm monitoring 25 today from now until about 4am or so, then again from 2:45pm to 5:30. Here's crime for portions of today.

12:13am - Loud music disturbance. 29XX N Lawndale. Neighbors blasting their music.

1:20am - Shots Fired. 2800 N Kostner. Three gunshots were heard.

1:22am - Shots Fired. Parker and Kildare.

1:24am - Beat car 2525Robert is giving a slow down on the "Shots Fired" calls.

2:50am - Threatening suicide. Pulaski and Diversey. Man is threatening to cut his own throat and walk around the area bleeding until he dies. He's actually calling from several locations within the area.

2:52am - Battery victim injured. Altgeld and Pulaski. Caller was jumped on by some guys and is now bleeding. EMS is en route.

2:53am - Shots Fired. Central Park and Fullerton. CPD heard gunshots. I'm assuming 14th District officers?

2:54am - Beat car 2523Robert is told by dispatch regarding the 2:50am call that from looking through some records, this guy lives at 26XX N Avers.

2:57am - A slow down is being given on the 2:53am job per 2525R. Nothing seen yet.

3:03am - Wanted from the 2:53am job are four male Hispanics in a green Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle was last seen west on Fullerton towards Monticello.

3:16am - Beat car 2511Robert has a handwaver at Fullerton and Harding.

4:30am - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back this afternoon. Have a great start to your early morning, everyone!

2:45pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

3:12pm - Some call in the area, possibly on Kildare.

5:30pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow morning. Have a good night, everyone!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Foot Patrol On Fullerton, Burglar Alarm On Kildare

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 1:45pm. I'm monitoring 25 from now until 8:44, then again after 11:50. Here's crime for this early afternoon and evening.

1:54pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton this afternoon. Event number is 08731.

2:38pm - Burglar alarm. 24XX N Kildare.

2:45pm - I have to go out and run a couple of errands. I'll be back a little later. Have a great afternoon, everyone!

5:30pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

5:45pm - Beat 2565David is on a combined mission with 14 this evening from Belmont to Fullerton, Pulaski to Central Park. This is in regards to the shooting on Wednesday evening. Event number is 11402.

5:46pm - Beat 2565Charlie is doing a post-shooting mission at 37XX W Schubert. Event number is 11410.

6:14pm - Commercial alarm. 2701 N Pulaski Rd.

6:47pm - Gang disturbance. 3955 W Belmont. Group in front in a car drinking and flashing signs.

7:02pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Kelvyn.

7:03pm - They're calling back on the 6:14pm job.

7:09pm - Foot chase. Foot chase. 3600 block of W Wolfram. Beat 2565Boy is in pursuit of a male Hispanic. Running east on Wolfram.

7:10pm - 2565B says he's in custody. 3610 on Wolfram.

7:25pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:43pm - I'm back. Good evening, again, everyone.

8:13pm - Beat 2565Adam has a street stop at Fullerton and Monticello.

8:44pm - I'm going to go until 11:50. I'll be back then. Have a good evening, everyone!

11:50pm - Hello again, everyone.

11:58pm - CFD run. 4441 W Diversey. Engine 91 is on scene.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Parker On 2523's Beat, Attempted Criminal Sexual Assault On North Ave.

Good evening, everyone, it's 8:44pm. I'm monitoring 25 this evening from now until probably midnight. For the next few days, I plan on monitoring 25 due to the shooting that took place in West Logan Square last night. Here's crime for this evening.

8:59pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

9:11pm - A flash is being given from 14 regarding an attempted CSA that occurred at 3252 W North Ave. Wanted is a male Hispanic, dark complexion, who is 6 feet tall, skinny, wearing a black jacket with a hoodie pulled over, pink pants, black ski mask and white dirty shoes who tried to pull a female victim into the alley. He fled west on North towards Spaulding. He's possibly homeless.

9:18pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Kelyvn.

9:36pm - Beat 2599, 25th District Watch Commander, has a possible stopped from the CSA ordeal at 3956 W North Ave. Beat 2550 is coming over.

9:38pm - Beat 2565David is with 2599. They're giving a disregard.

9:45pm - Beat 2565Charlie is with 2565D and 2599, saying that it's a positive. They're headed into 14 to do paperwork. Job well done, guys!

10:42pm - Parker. 28XX N Ridgeway. Blue Ford minivan is parked by the hydrant. Dispatch noted that this is a permit block. Yes indeed it is.

11:50pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Shooting In W. Avondale/Northwest Logan Square??

Hello, everyone. I received this following comment on a recent post regarding a shooting that may have occurred at about 7:30pm last night (Wednesday, January 22nd):

"Two Spanish Cobras were shot (1 critical) by IG's. 7:30pm Happened in your neighborhood.
Retaliation expected".

I am just wondering if anyone may possibly have any information on this shooting? "Your neighborhood", which means my neighborhood, is near Diversey between Central Park and Pulaski Rd. I'm in the Koz Park area. Any information would greatly be appreciated.

Thank you,
Tim AKA "Timmy"
Author, Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter

Update #1, 6:58am on 1/24/14 - CBS 2 is reporting that there was a shooting around 7:15pm on Wednesday night on the 3700 block of West Schubert. A 19 year old and a 20 year old were shot when a car pulled up to them and an occupant fired shots at them. It was a drive-by shooting. Both victims are in good condition. I'll be pulling the archive tapes from this shooting later and will have the activity in another post. Stay tuned....

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two-Car Accident On California

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:09am. I'm monitoring 17 today from now until 9:56am for today, then I will try to return this evening after 6pm to cover 17 until midnight. I am still working on archives from previous days, including yesterday from when I covered 17 in the morning. I ask all of you to please be as patient with me as you can. With school having started again, and being involved in Student Government as well, I have a full plate once again. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

8:35am - Traffic accident. 32XX N California. Two cars.

8:52am - Beat car 1733 is headed into 17 to finish up the report.

9:56am - I'm going to go. I may or may not return later. If not, have a great day, everyone, and see you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Person Needs Help Getting 16 Year Old, Commercial Alarm On Elston

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:56am. Firstly, I want to apologize for not monitoring yesterday. I became busy with homework from school and had some errands to run. So I do want to offer my apologies. Today, I will be monitoring 17 from now until about 11am or so, then I will try to come back around 5:30pm or so to monitor until midnight. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

10:37am - Assist the citizen. 32XX N Monticello. Caller needs assistance getting their missing 16 year old son.

11:19am - Commercial alarm. 3521 N Elston.

11:40am - I'm going to go. If I'm not back later on today, I'll see you all tomorrow. Have a great day, everyone!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Gang Activity @ Diversey/Hamlin, Vice Complaint In The Area

Good evening, everyone, it's 9:33pm. I'm monitoring 25 this evening until midnight, then tomorrow, I'll be on a special schedule for MLK Day. Hope everyone's having a good weekend. Finally, if anyone is looking for a babysitter in the area, please contact me by e-mail. A friend of mine is looking for work. Here's crime for this evening.

10:00pm - Gang disturbance. Diversey and Hamlin. Male Hispanic with a green sweater and white hoodie is harassing people and doing some gang-related activity.

10:06pm - Vice complaint. On the 20 sector of 25.

10:23pm - Prostitution. On the 20 sector in 25.

11:48pm - Burglar alarm. 31XX N Monticello.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Line Being Ran Through Neighbor's Door On California, Black Car With Loud Music On Cortland

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:09am. I'm monitoring 14 today from now until 11:26, then again from 5:30pm to 6:12, and then again from 10:25 to midnight. Tomorrow, I'll be monitoring 25 tomorrow evening from 9:33pm to midnight, then I'll be on a special schedule for MLK day. Sorry for my lack of posting in the last few days, but I've just returned back to school for my fifth semester, and I am a full-time student this semester for the first time in two semesters. I'm also on Student Government, in which I have several responsibilities to do on a weekly basis. Posting will probably not be daily once again until probably the beginning of May at the latest, just so all of you are warned, but I will try my absolute best to update regularly (two to three times a week) throughout the semester. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

10:48am - Disturbance. 31XX N California. People are working on the building next door and they're running a line through the caller's door.

11:14am - They're calling back. Now they're burning wood to stay warm. Beat car 1411 is coding out both calls as 19P.

11:25am - Loud music disturbance. 25XX W Cortland. Black car in the back with loud music.

11:26am - I'm going to go until 5:30. I'll be back then. Have a great afternoon, everyone!

5:30pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

5:45pm - Disturbance. 2800 N Kimball. Something about a male causing some problems.

6:12pm - I'm going to go until 10:25. I'll see you all then. Have a good evening, everyone!

10:25pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

11:30pm - Barking dog. On 1412Robert's Beat.

11:34pm - Beat car 1413Robert has a traffic stop at fullerton ridgeway.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Non-Drivable Accident @ Diversey/Spaulding, Suspicious Object Near The Kennedy Expressway

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:15am. I'm monitoring 14 from now until 9:10am, then I'll be monitoring 25 today from 11:06 to 8:01pm. Sorry about not monitoring yesterday and for my monitoring not being too good this week. I've been trying to get used to my new schedule for this semester and to my classes and professors as well. I don't know if I mentioned this to you guys or not, but I was supposed to go to Springfield this weekend on a Student Government-related assignment, but my school lost my paperwork, so I'll just be home for the most part this weekend. With that, here's crime for today.

8:29am - Traffic accident. Diversey and Spaulding. No injuries, but non-drivable.

8:38am - Suspicious object. Kedzie and The Kennedy Expressway. Gray container laying on the ground, it's located on the southbound lane next to the barrier right before the on-ramp to the Expressway. It's in the snow. Nothing was seen leaking from it.

8:42am - They're calling back on the accident. Beat 1495 says there's no cars there involved in an accident. Coded 18Boy.

8:44am - Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Spaulding.

8:56am - Beat car 1414 is doing a premise check at the Logan Square Library, 3030 W Fullerton. Event number is 03341.

9:02am - Beat 1453 says that there's a water main break at 2251 W Armitage. There's some water bubbling up with a lot of ice on scene. The Water Department needs to be notified.

9:10am - I'm going to go until 11:06. I'll be back. See you all then.

11:06am - I'm back, with 25.

11:57am - Residential alarm. 19XX N Ridgeway.

12:06pm - 1) Beat car 2525 is going into 25 with a TVB from a traffic stop at 3600 W Armitage. Console time is 12:06 hours. 2) Parker. On 2525's Beat.

1:20pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

1:42pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton this afternoon. Event number is 07249.

2:01pm - Due to continued radio problems we're having on Zone 12, we are switching over to Citywide 6, frequency 460.250.

2:36pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey this afternoon. Event number is 08133.

3:10pm to 3:35pm - I didn't pay attention. I'm sorry, guys. I'll be covering this time period on Sunday.

4:54pm - Beat 2599, 25th District Commander, wants Beat car 2525 to meet him over at 3611 W Armitage. 2525 is asking if they can meet at Mozart Park instead, and 2599 says that's fine.

5:29pm - Shots Fired. Monticello and Belmont. Two gunshots heard in the area.

5:32pm - Per Zone 1, a 17th District unit is giving a slow down at the 5:29pm job. They were in the area and no shots were heard.

8:01pm - I'm going to go until tomorrow. I'll be back then. Have a good night, everyone!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hold-Up Alarm @ Foot Locker On Diversey, Possible Break-In On Belden

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:10am. I'm monitoring 14 this morning until about 10am or so, then hope to return later around 5:30pm with more monitoring of 14 until midnight. Tomorrow, I'll be covering 14 from the time I leave off this morning until about 11:30am or so, then whatever I don't cover this evening. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

9:23am - Hold-up alarm. 3401 W Diversey. At the Foot Locker.

9:37am - Beat car 1413 has a handwaver at 29XX W Belden regarding a possible burglary in progress. Beat car 1411 is coming over, as well as Beats 1461Eddie and 1484.

9:38am - 1413 is giving a slow down. It's nothing.

9:50am - Hold-up alarm. 2104 N Western. At John's Pizzeria.

9:51am - Residential alarm. 26XX N Campbell.

9:52am - A slow down is being given on Western, per Beat car 1432.

9:53am - 1432 and a couple of other officers are checking to see if this is a bona fide incident or not.

9:58am - The job on Western is a 14Paul.

10:03am - Beat 1441 is saying that the potholes on Fullerton between California and Western need to be covered up. Dispatch says she'll send a message over to Streets and San but that's all she can do. She also advises 1441 that if he really wants to have something done right away, he should done a new app on his phone that the City has out called "Chicago Works".

10:09am - I'm going to go until later. I'll be back. Have a great day, everyone!

6:12pm - I'm back. Sorry I'm a little late. Good evening, guys.

6:31pm - Residential alarm. 27XX N Artesian.

6:38pm - Check the well being. 3415 W Diversey. At the Foodsmart. 24 year old son named Rocko Sedon is in a crisis in a blue Toyota. He left work from a location on the southside but gave this address as his location of crisis.

6:50pm - Commercial alarm. 18XX N Milwaukee Ave.

6:59pm - EMS run. 28XX N Spaulding. 39 year old male with multiple cuts on his side, not sure how it happened.

7:05pm - Missing person report. 17XX N Drake. The two grandsons never came home from school.

7:10pm - Beat 1443 has a street stop at North and Campbell.

7:27pm - Vice complaint. On 1413's Beat.

7:28pm - Robbery. Kedzie and Belmont. Male tried to rob the caller under the bridge.

7:46pm - Disturbance. 29XX W Belden.

7:47pm - EMS run. 22XX N Sawyer.

8:18pm - 1443 has a street stop at Belden and Kimball.

8:26pm - Beat 1481David has a street stop at 3750 W Armitage.

8:36pm - Beat car 1434 has a bona fide burglary from 24XX W Cortland. ET will not be ordered because there's no evidence to be processed and canvassed. Beat 1410 is notified and wants an ET ordered anyway.

8:42pm - Beat 1465Adam is doing a follow-up at 26XX N Kimball. Event number is 13894.

9:16pm - Theft. 3575 W Fullerton. Dog was just stolen from in front of the store.

10:17pm - 1) Shots Fired. cortland leavitt. Caller heard what sounded like either a gunshot or an explosion. One call only. 2) Criminal damage. 18XX N Oakley. Two males, one with a green jacket, just tagged a couple of garages. They're headed northwest on Milwaukee from there.

10:25pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow and will cover this time period then. Sorry guys, have a little homework to do then I need to go to bed. Have a good night, everyone!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kids Locked In Closet On Davlin, Parker On 2525's Bt.

Good evening, everyone, it's 8:01pm. I'm monitoring 25 this evening until about midnight. Tomorrow, I plan to cover 14 from 8:15am to 10am and then from 5:30pm to midnight. I'm enjoying my fifth semester of college thus far, with a moderate load for this semester. I am once again a full-time student, for the first time in two semesters, and with various responsibilities including being on the Senate of the Student Government board at school and around home, I will forewarn all of you that updates will probably not be daily until the beginning of May. Although I will try my very best to, I also cannot promise updates on a regular basis. At the very best, I will be able to update once or twice a week. I will also try my best to listen, but please do note that there are times when I am listening and no calls come out. Rather than making a post saying no calls came in, I just will not post, plain and simple. Additionally, just so all of my Facebook fans know, but I will not be using Facebook for the next couple of weeks. I am taking some time away from social networks to bond closer to loved ones as well as trying to focus on my studies even more. With that, here's crime for this evening.

8:14pm - Check the well being. 30XX N Davlin. Something about a brother's boyfriend locking their children into a closet.

8:48pm - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

9:15pm - Information for the CPD. 23XX N Kedvale. A 9 year old and a 11 year old are sitting in a car, possibly trying to start it.

9:33pm - I'm going to go. I'm sorry, guys, but I'm really tired and have some homework to do. I'll be back. Have a good night, everyone!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Neighbor Causing Problems @ Fullerton Hotel

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:12am. I'm monitoring 25 until about 10am or so, then I have to go to two of my four classes for this semester. I'm starting my fifth semester of college today, and am a full-time student this semester, for the first time in two semesters. I have my first class at 11, then another one at 12:30pm. After that, I will be in the Student Government office at my school for at least an hour or so, fulfilling my senatorial duties. I should be back home around 5pm or so, and will return with 25 at that time. Wish me luck for this semester. Just so all of you are forewarned, but from now until the beginning of May, I will not be blogging as much, due to being in school. So I will apologize in advance for my posts being once or twice a week now, especially before it gets warmer out. With that, here's crime for portions of today.

9:04am - Disturbance. 3919 W Fullerton. At the Fullerton Hotel. Problem with the neighbor.

9:57am - I have to go to class. I'll be back later. Have a great day, everyone!

4:47pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone. Had a great first day back to school.

5:20pm - I'm going to go for the night. I have a little homework to do, and I'm tired. I'll see you all tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Roommate Nearly Raped On Central Park

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:24am. I'm monitoring 17 for those of you North of Belmont until 10:36, then I should be back with 25 this afternoon at some point, until 11pm. With that, here's crime for today.

9:27am - Attempted CSA. 32XX N Central Park. Caller's roommate just touched her inappropriately and tried to rape her.

10:36am - I'm going to go until later. I'll be back. Have a great day, everyone!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Check The Well Being On Francisco

Good morning, everyone, it's 10:36am. I'm monitoring 17 today for those of you who live North of Belmont. I apologize for my horrible monitoring over the last couple of days, but I have been extremely busy with preparing myself for my 5th semester of college, which starts on Monday, plus with a couple of family obligations. But I am back. I will be making up the monitoring of 25 that I've missed over the last two days or so. With that, here's crime for today.

11:53am - Beat 1730 is doing a well-being check at 32XX N Francisco. Event number is 04953.

2:24pm - Some call over at Belmont and Kimball.

6:14pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

6:35pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:45pm to 9:06pm - I wasn't paying attention. I'm sorry, guys. I'll be making this up in the next week or so.

12:00am - I'm going to go for the night. It's been TOO quiet in 17 this evening. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Large Fight @ ASPIRA High School On Barry (Involving Schurz HS Students)

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 3:24pm. I plan on monitoring 25 this afternoon and evening until midnight. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

3:32pm - Beat 2576Sam needs another car over at ASPIRA, 3986 W Barry. A parent just informed him that a large group of kids from Schurz are there to fight the ASPIRA kids. The kids are actually by the Planet Fitness. Beat 2570 is coming over. Just wonderful....

3:33pm - 17th District will be assisting.

3:34pm - The kids are fighting. In the Planet Fitness parking lot. There's two groups.

3:35pm - Beat 2575 says the kids are fighting at the McDonald's now on Belmont, on 17's side.

3:36pm - The wagon is now needed. Beat 2573 is coming over from an alarm.

3:37pm - Ten of them are running towards Belmont, per 2575.

3:50pm - 2576S is taking in five from this fight.

4:00pm - I'm going to go for the day. I've got some things to handle. I'll be back tomorrow or this weekend. Have a good evening, everyone!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Commercial Alarm On Wrightwood, Message From The Deputy

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:39am. I'm monitoring 25 today. I'll be monitoring from now until about 1pm or so, then I have errands to run. I'll start my coverage of 25 tomorrow from whatever I didn't cover today. I hope everyone has stayed warm through this cold weather and I hope for those of you who have children made sure they were warm as they headed out for school this morning. With that, here's crime for today.

8:44am - Commercial alarm. 43XX W Wrightwood.

9:00am - Per the top deputy from the Chicago Police Department, CPD officers are to check under viaducts and overpasses every two hours for homeless people and other people who otherwise don't have anywhere to go, and they must relocate these people to the nearest shelter.

9:04am - Person wanted. 1920 N Hamlin. At the Ames Middle School. Student wanted for telephone harassment to the caller's daughter, caller made a report on December 23rd and was told to call CPD if the offender was seen at the school for an arrest to be made.

10:29am - Hold-up alarm. 3600 W Fullerton. At the YMCA.

10:50am - Assault. 3120 N Pulaski Rd. At the Planet Fitness. Caller was threatened inside.

11:26am - Beat 2576 is assigned to Kelvyn Park High School for today. Event number is 05680.

11:47am - Disturbance w/ a mental. 37XX W Fullerton. At the group home. Male Black wearing a red jacket and pajama bottoms with black/red shoes just threw a chair at the caller in front of the Verizon Wireless.

12:38pm - Traffic accident. Milwaukee and Davlin. In the Burger King parking lot.

1:58pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton this afternoon. Event number is 08039.

2:35pm - Beat 2575Sam is going to ASPIRA High School for their dismissal.

2:39pm - Beat 2570 is also headed to ASPIRA. I wonder what's going on over there.

3:18pm - 2575 is now heading over to Kelvyn Park High School.

3:24pm - I'm going to go for the day. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Homeless People Under Viaduct In Dangerous Weather, Females Trying To Get In Apartment On Wabansia

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 4:30pm. I'm monitoring 14 from now until 5:49. I truly hope everyone is keeping warm in this dangerous cold (for those of you who don't live in Chicago, it's -11 degrees right now). Don't go out unless you absolutely have to. CPS schools will be closed tomorrow as will many private schools. There will be many places available for shelter, and to find the nearest one, please call 311. Let's do all we can as responsible and good citizens to check up on people who are less fortunate or don't have anywhere to go. With that, here's crime for a portion of this early evening.

4:33pm - Check the well being. Diversey and the Kennedy Expressway. Several homeless people under the viaduct with blankets.

4:37pm - Information for CPD. 17XX W Wabansia. Two females were at the back door and tried to get in, but they fled east on Wabansia towards Paulina in a black CRV.

4:53pm - Traffic accident. 30XX N Kedzie. Hit-and-run, caller's car was hit parked out in front.

5:01pm - Every two hours, all officers in the City must go through viaducts and underpasses to look for any homeless people. If any are located, officers MUST relocate them to the nearest shelter.

5:07pm - Information for CPD. Belmont and Kedzie. Large brown box in the street.

5:28pm - Traffic accident. 17XX N Paulina. Truck wedged itself on top of a car.

5:43pm - Check the well being. 27XX N Richmond. Elderly man disoriented in front.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Area North Detectives and Great Lakes Task Force Capture Accused Child Rapist / Attempted Murderer

Luis Pantoja
A teenage girl on the Northwest Side, her family, and the entire community can now rest much easier!! Chicago Police Detectives assigned to the Area North Detective Division at Belmont and Western have arrested and charged Luis Pantoja with attempted 1st-degree murder and aggravated criminal sexual assault in the brutal attack last month that sent the teenage female victim to the hospital and has caused her a lifetime of suffering.

Pantoja, who lives just blocks from the scene of the attack, was arrested on Friday "through the work of Chicago Police Detectives and the Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force," Chicago police said in a brief statement released on Sunday.

He appeared in Cook County criminal court briefly Sunday, but the bond hearing in his case has been delayed until Tuesday. In the meantime, he'll be held in the Cook County jail without bail.

Female With Knife Threatening People @ Fullerton Hotel, Commercial Alarm On Armitage

Good morning, everyone, it's 8:50am. I'm monitoring 25 from now until 8:02pm, then again briefly from 11:22 to midnight. I'll be covering 14 from 4:30pm to 5:49pm. Here's crime for today.

10:08am - Person w/ a knife. 3919 W Fullerton. At the Fullerton hotel. Caller's sister is threatening to hurt someone, she has a knife.

10:12am - Beat car 2525 is asking for a call back. It was a third party call. 2525 is giving Beat car 2522, his back-up unit, a disregard.

10:36am - Commercial alarm. 3609 W Armitage.

10:37am - Beat car 2535 is coding out the alarm as 14Paul. It's gone off three times already today and there's just a problem with the alarm.

11:52am - Disturbance. 27XX N Lawndale. Two people arguing about some property.

12:12pm - Couple of parkers on 2523's Beat.

12:20pm - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

1:32pm - Parker. On 2524's Beat.

2:08pm - Parker. 24XX N Kildare. Neighbors put chairs out to save their parking spot.

2:33pm - Bus alarm. Diversey and Pulaski. CTA bus #2016, headed west towards Karlov.

2:34pm - Battery in progress. 23XX N Springfield. Large fight on the street.

2:36pm - Battery. 22XX N Springfield. Unknown male came in and attacked the brother, father and someone are holding him now.

2:43pm - 1) Beat 2551 is asking for a call back on the 2:34pm job. She's saying that the residents said they didn't call CPD. 2) Battery in progress. Springfield and Fullerton. Big fight. 3) Battery in progress. Fullerton and Avers. 4) Battery in progress. Hamlin and Fullerton.

2:44pm - Person w/ a knife. Hamlin/Fullerton. Male by the meat store with a knife. Probably involved with this on-going big fight. Not sure what's going on.

2:45pm - 2551 is giving a slow down on the 2:44pm job.

2:54pm - Parker. 40XX W Wellington. Car blocking the hydrant.

5:24pm - This just in: ALL Chicago Public Schools are closed for tomorrow, due to the dangerous cold and hazardous conditions on the roads. So with that, if you can, please keep your children home.

5:54pm - Assault in progress. 25XX N Kildare. Two people threatening each other.

6:47pm - Parker. 24XX N Kildare. Someone has chairs out there to save their parking space.

8:02pm - I'm going to go until 11:22. I'll be back then. Have a good evening, everyone!

11:22pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

11:27pm - Robbery. 3025 N Pulaski Rd. At the Subway. Restaurant was just held up.

11:32pm - Not sure how related this is, but now there's a burglar alarm going off at the Subway.

11:33pm - Beat car 2521Robert is giving a flash from the Subway robbery. Wanted is a male with a mask covering his face, a black jacket and blue pants that were possibly denim jeans. He took $220 then fled south on Pulaski towards Wellington. Beat car 2523Robert is assigned to the paper.

12:00am - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone, and PLEASE stay warm!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Battery @ McDonald's On Western, Commercial Alarm @ New Life Covenant Church

Good morning, everyone, it's 7:40am. I'm covering 14 all day today, and tomorrow, I will be covering 25 all day until 8:02pm then briefly again from 11:22 to midnight. Not sure what my monitoring schedule will be like all of this week, but will be monitoring 17 next Saturday. I'll be heading back to school next Monday for my fifth semester of college. I'm returning to being a full-time student. .

7:53am - Battery. 1951 N Western. At the McDonald's. Female Black customer wearing a black jacket, blue pants and beige purse hit a worker in the lobby, either drunk or high.

8:01am - Commercial alarm. 1665 N Mozart. At the New Life Covenant Church.

9:00am - Parker. 21XX W Caton. Several cars are blocking the alley.

9:04am - Shots Fired. 32XX W Palmer. Five gunshots heard south of this location, called in by a retired CPD sergeant.

9:10am - Beat 1410 is confirming what the Palmer call told the 911 operator, that the shots were from the south.

9:15am - Beat 1495 has a traffic stop at Logan and Western.

9:19am - Disturbance. 2249 N Milwaukee Ave. In front of the Bubbleland. Male Black, 30 to 40 years old, dark complected, tall, medium build wearing a black leather trench coat is walking up to pedestrians as well as traffic.

9:22am - Beat car 1431 says that the 9:19am guy is gone. He told him to leave or face arrest.

9:36am - They're calling back on the 9:19am job.

10:37am - Parker. 17XX N Winchester. Car parked on the fire hydrant.

11:09am - Parker. 2000 block of W Homer. Few calls for a car parked on the sidewalk, causing people to walk in the street in the snow.

11:47am - Criminal trespass in progress. 30XX N Christiana. Several people entering a vacant apartment.

1:06pm - Person wanted. 2919 N Milwaukee Ave. Male wanted for property damage is in the liquor store.

2:15pm - Commercial alarm. 2252 N Elston. At Supreme Laundry.

2:17pm - Residential alarm. 19XX N California.

3:17pm - Person down. 2800 N Milwaukee Ave. Man down in front, unknown what's wrong with him.

3:24pm - Battery in progress. belmont kedzie. Multiple calls for a man beating up another man with a shovel.

3:25pm - Calls are still coming in on the 3:24pm job.

3:30pm - Beat car 1413 needs an ambulance at the 3:17pm job. The guy is a non-violent high risk mentally ill patient who's been off his meds and needs to go to the hospital.

4:30pm - I have to go out and run a couple of errands. I'll be back in a little while.

5:49pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone. I'll be covering the time period I missed on Monday.

7:04pm - Assault in progress. 3142 W North Ave. At the Citgo gas station. Man is threatening the caller.

7:06pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:21pm - I'm back.

8:53pm - Parker. On 1413's Beat.

9:52pm - Suspicious person. 25XX N Talman. Male came up to the caller's door and tried to come in but when confronted, he took off.

10:21pm - 1) Beat 1462Adam is doing a premise check at the California Blue Line station. Event number is 12285. 2) 1462A is doing a public violation in 14.

11:44pm - Suspicious person. 17XX N Winchester. Male lurking around the block.

11:49pm - Beat car 1434Robert has the 11:44pm guy stop.

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

Friday, January 3, 2014

Gangbangers Stand Outside With Guns On Lowell, Burglar Alarm @ Monroe School

Good evening, everyone, it's 8:02pm. I'm monitoring 25 tonight from now until midnight, then I will be covering 14 tomorrow. I'll be doing more of 25 this upcoming week. Not sure how my monitoring will be for Sunday going into next week, as I have a busy week ahead of me. Although, next Saturday, I will be covering 17. Here's crime for this evening.

8:31pm - Person w/ a gun. 25XX N Lowell. Three male Hispanics, one with a tattoo on his face and a green Chicago hat, one with a black hoodie and red hat and one with an unknown description have guns. They are gangbangers. Standing in front.

8:38pm - Beat car 2524 is giving a slow down. There's no one on scene.

9:07pm - Burglar alarm. 3651 W Schubert. At the Monroe School. Room 402 motion.

9:38pm - Parker. On 2523Robert's Beat.

11:22pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'm too tired to keep monitoring. On Sunday, I will cover 25 from when I wake up until 8:02 then again from now until midnight. Have a good night, everyone!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

CAPS Beat Meetings For January 2014

1411/1412 - No meeting in January.
1413/1414 - Thursday, January 9th @ 6:30pm, Logan Square Boys and Girls Club (3228 West Palmer St.)
1421 - Wednesday, January 8th @ 7:00pm, Salem Baptist Church (2038 North California Ave.)
1422 - No meeting in January.
1431 - Thursday, January 16th @ 7:00pm, Haas Park (2402 North Washtenaw Ave.)
1432/1433 - No meeting in January.
1434 - No meeting in January.

1732 - Wednesday, January 8th @ 7:00pm, Althetic Park Fieldhouse (3546 West Addison St.)
1733 - No meeting in January.

2523 - Wednesday, January 22nd @ 6:30pm, St. Joesph's (4021 West Belmont Ave.)
2524 - No meeting in January.
2525 - Tuesday, January 21st @ 6:30pm, Mozart Park (2036 North Avers Ave.)
2535 - Tuesday, January 7th @ 6:30pm, North Grand High School (4338 West Wabansia Ave.)

* In addition to CAPS Beat 2523's meetings, the following Beat meetings I need/want to attend are: 1413/1414, 1421, 1432/1433, 1434 and 1732.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! (2014)

Good morning, everyone, and Happy New Year to all of you!!!! It's 12:00am on the first day of 2014. Well, another year is upon us. I'm really looking for this year, and I hope all of you will truly have peace, joy, prosperity and fun this year. Today, I'm going to be monitoring all three Districts on a special schedule. I will be starting my monitoring of 25 from now until 1. As for 14, I will be finished monitoring by 1, and for 17, I will be done by 12:15. Additionally, I know that it doesn't make sense that the calls won't be up here for a while, but this is the only way I can do it. I'm also doing my other blog, Chicago Crime Blotter, and am monitoring all of the other Zones in the City. If anyone has any concerns or questions, please do not hesistate to contact me. Here's crime on this first day of 2014.

12:01am - Beat car 2534Robert has loud reports at Wabansia and Harding.

12:02am - Shots Fired. 2200 block of N St. Louis. Several shots heard.

12:05am - Person with a gun/Shots Fired. 26XX N Ridgeway. Three male Hispanics in black clothing in the alley are firing shots in the area.

12:10am - 1) Traffic accident. Hamlin and Fullerton. Two males hit a car and then they bailed. 2) Shots Fired. 25XX W Lyndale. Several shots being fired from several guns. 3) Shots Fired. 18XX N Spaulding. Male Hispanic in the alley shooting a real gun off in the alley, he's on a balcony of a coach house.

12:12am - Shots Fired. 18XX N Kedzie. Seven gunshots fired in the alley.

12:21am - Shots Fired. 16XX N Central Park.

12:22am - Person calling for help. Shakespeare and Hoyne. Man yelling for help.

12:23am - Shots Fired. 2700 block of N Lawndale. Six shots being heard from a small caviler gun.

12:24am - 1) Theft. 24XX N Avers. Two males took a plate off of a car and ran into the alley. 2) Beat 2554 is saying that the Hamlin/Fullerton job is related to the Avers accident.

12:25am - Traffic accident. On the Kennedy Expressway. Car with a plate of 893548 struck the caller's car on the Expressway.

12:26am - Residential alarm. 35XX W Medill.

12:27am - 1) Beat car 1431Robert is giving a disregard at the 12:22am job. Coded 19Boy. 2) Beat car 2522Robert has a traffic stop at Avers and Cortland. 3) Assault in progress. 27XX N Hamlin. People arguing with the caller over a parking space.

12:30am - 2554 is asking Beat car 2514Robert, the unit originally assigned to Hamlin/Fullerton, to come on Avers and look into the backyards for these offenders. They're looking for three male Hispanics.

12:33am - All Third Watch late cars in 14 are being released.

12:34am - A unit had a male Hispanic in a white polo ran into a house at 2107 N Kedvale who had a pistol, as if he was about to shoot.

12:35am - I'm done monitoring 14 until later. I'll be back with 17 later today.

12:36am - 2554 is ordering a tow on the vehicle.

12:37am - An RD number is being pulled from the Hamlin/Fullerton accident. It's HenryXRay100022 with the event number of 00074.

12:43am - They have one in custody from the Hamlin/Fullerton accident. Also, 2514R is pulling a second RD number from there, but this one's for a simple battery. It's HX100027 with the event number of 00576.

1:00am - I'm done monitoring for tonight. I'll see you later today. Have a great night and start to your year, everyone!

1:58am - Regretfully, I must inform all of you that Zone 1 is not available on RadioReference, meaning that I will NOT be able to obtain any archives of what happened in 17 last night into early this morning. I'll still be able to get archives of 14 and 25, though, and will be working on those all day tomorrow into Friday.

3:00pm - I'm back, with 17, for the next ten minutes. Good afternoon, everyone.

3:10pm - Nothing was heard in 17, so I'm going to go until 3:40, at which time I'll be back with 14.

3:40pm - I'm back, with 14.

3:41pm - Burglary report. 28XX N Sawyer.

3:51pm - I'm done monitoring 14 for today. I'll be back with 25 at 4:30, and again at 5. See you all then.

4:30pm - I'm back with 25 for the next ten minutes.

4:40pm - I'm going to stop monitoring 25 for now. I'll be back in about ten minutes.

4:50pm - I'm back with 25 again, this time for the evening. I'll be here until midnight.

Crime Highlights Of 2013

All right, folks, I'm here with another post. This one is for the crime highlights of 2013 for this neighborhood.

1) Tuesday, January 8th at 8:28pm, 9:43pm, 9:57pm, 9:58pm and 11:32pm - This was a crazy night in our community. The first of events started out with a foot chase, at Bloomingdale and Whipple. Beat 41Nora20Charlie was pursuing two male Hispanics who had just hopped off the Bloomingdale Trail, they were headed west towards Albany. Wanted for possible narcotics. At 8:29, they were still fleeing west, past Albany. They were right along the Trail. At 8:30, it sounded as if they lost the offenders. There were two male Hispanics, one with a black jacket, involved. Finally, at 8:31, an officer was talking to someone in a car at Kedzie and Bloomingdale from the foot chase. The action calmed down for an hour and 15 minutes, until 9:43. At this time, a call at Lyndale and Campbell came out regarding a group of males riding around in the neighborhood, harassing people in the area. There was no further information from this call. Fourteen minutes later, at 9:57, a “person w/ a gun” call came out at the CVS, over at 2044 North Milwaukee Ave. There were three male Hispanics near a white SUV in the parking lot of the CVS who had guns in their waistband. There was nothing heard more from that situation. A minute later, at 9:58, a speed chase erupted in the 12th District that would later play a significant impact in our community. At this time, a traffic pursuit was called in by Beat 1292 at Damen and Augusta. He was in pursuit of a dark gray pick-up truck with a plate of 43724H that ran through a red light and was going really fast. At 9:59, the car was seen turning onto Ashland from Augusta. At 10pm, the car had passed Milwaukee on Ashland. At 10:01, the car was northbound on Paulina from North Ave. At 10:02, Beat 1250 ordered 1292 to terminate. 22:02 on the clock. The car was last seen on the Kennedy Expressway, passing Fullerton. The car was headed for our community at this point. Then, at 10:03, 1292 told us why the chase started in the first place. There was a large group of gangbangers near this car at 2500 W Chicago (where the chase originally started), they were getting out and in. When they observed 1292, four males jumped in the car and took off. He had lost them but saw them again at Damen/Augusta. The car registered back to 4036 N. Troy, on 1724's Beat, and was a dark Chevy Impala. Suspect's name was supposed to be Leroy. Three minutes later at 10:06, Beat car 1523Robert gave information about this chase. Apparently, this car is wanted in a crash that occurred earlier at Pulaski and Division. One of the guys supposedly has a firearm, so officers were advised to use extra caution. At 10:07, we were advised that Illinois State Police had taken over the chase, but we didn't know where they were at. The activity seemed to end at 10:08, only for the flames of crime to rekindle about an hour and 25 minutes later, at 11:32pm. At this time, a traffic pursuit at Kimball and the Kennedy Expressway was called out. 17th District units were in pursuit of a white car that had narcotics in it. The suspect was a male Hispanic, short with a long ponytail. The car was last seen headed south on Kimball towards Belmont. Two minutes later, at 11:34, officers had the car on Rockwell passing Elston, going about 50 mph. There was even a possibly that the same car involved in the earlier chase was involved in this one. One minute later, at 11:35, the car was west on Belmont approaching Sacramento. And it was confirmed that it was, in fact, the same car. Beat 1706Robert is pursuing. Once again, the car is a dark gray Chevy Impala. It's not white as just thought by 1706R. A minute later, at 11:36, the car was west on Wellington from Sawyer. Officers are being advised, once again, that one of the passengers in that car is armed with a pistol. This was right in our community this time. At 11:37, the car had passed Central Park on Schubert, which threw me into a tailspin because it was only about a block or two from where I reside. At 11:38, the car was west on Schubert, passing Avers. All the units had just went by my house. We had 14th, 17th and 25th District officers pursuing, along with State Police. At 11:39, the car was south on Pulaski from Palmer. A termination order was issued per Beat 1701. 23:39 hours on the clock. At 11:40, the car was east on Armitage from Central Park. At 11:41, the car was turning onto Campbell from Shakespeare. He was going REAL fast. The units were three or four blocks from him. At 11:42, the car was west on Fullerton from Maplewood. A minute later, at 11:43, he bailed out of the car on the 2400 block of N Maplewood. Hopped a fence. At 11:44, he was in custody. 2529 on Rockwell. Beat car 1412Robert and Beat 1461Charlie are on scene. The truck is in the alley of 2524 N Maplewood. Thirteen minutes later, at 11:57, a couple of "criminal damage" reports were coming in, along Fullerton and on the 2400 block of Maplewood. Related to the pursuit. At 12:02am the next day, on January 9th, Beat 1410Robert was saying that from the pursuit yesterday, Beat car 1412R is doing the paper on it and Beat 1471R is taking in two offenders. Beat car 1434R is sitting on the car. Finally, to wrap up this crazy event, at 12:05, Beat car 1423R was being assigned to those criminal damage reports.

2) Wednesday, January 9th at 12am - A call of a “Person Shot” came out at Barry and Washtenaw. Man in a red hoodie was seen arguing with another man, and then he shot him. The injured man had ran into 3080 N Elston. Three minutes later, at 12:03, an update was given. Supposedly, the guy in the red hoodie had dumped the gun into a nearby garbage can. A minute later, at 12:04, a slow down was given at Barry/Washtenaw. Couple of Tac units were on scene. Four minutes later, at 12:08, Beat car 1431R was asking for a call back over at Barry/Washtenaw. A minute later, at 12:09, dispatch had just got off the phone with the caller from the shooting, who said the guy dumped the gun into the blue garbage can by the auto body shop on Elston. Also, the alleged victim fled. Six minutes later, at 12:14, 1431R coded the whole "shooting" out. There was no victim nor was there a gun.

3) Thursday, January 10th at 7:33am, - This was an insane morning, with two bona fide shooting incidents. No one was hurt or killed, but both incidents rattled the community. At 7:33, a call of “Shots Fired” came into 911 at 37XX W Diversey. Three gunshots were heard. One call only. Two minutes later, at 7:35, Beat 2582 had just talked to a crossing guard over there and she said no shots were fired. Coded 19P. Three minutes later, at 7:38, the incident started again, with a call of “Shots Fired” coming in at Diversey and Hamlin. Male Hispanic, 17 years old, black hoodie, gray jeans and knit hat had just fired shots at a CTA bus. He fled towards Schubert on Hamlin. Two minutes later, at 7:40, 2582 gave a slow dow. He was not seeing anything. Six minutes later, at 7:46, 2582 needed a Spanish speaker at 26XX N Hamlin. He's got a handwaver regarding the "Shots Fired" on Diversey. They shot out a window to a minivan. A silver Nissan was involved. Sixteen minutes later, at 8:02, a flash was given out from the incident. Wanted from this was a 2002 or 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, silver in color, and a male Hispanic, 20 to 22 years old, 5'7, 150 lbs, with a black jacket, black baseball cap and blue jeans got out of the car and fired two shots at the victim's van. He then entered the passenger's side of the van, and the van fled north on Hamlin going the wrong way towards George. Two .40caliber shell casings had been recovered. This incident was over afterwards. However, just two minutes later, at 8:04, the other incident occurred. It should be noted that this is the incident that spawned a high speed chase through Logan Square and the west part of Lakeview. A call of “Shots Fired” came in at 43XX W Altgeld. Two males tried to break into a car and when the caller looked out the window, they fired shots at them. Three minutes later, at 8:07, Beat car 2523 gave a slow down. She didn’t see anything yet, but was asking Dispatch to contact the Fusion Center for the POD camera on the corner there to look at the footage to see if there were shots fired. Two minutes later, at 8:09, another call of “Shots Fired” came in, this time in the parking lot of Kelvyn Park High School. Shots were fired in the parking lot. Also, we found at this time that the Diversey incident was apparently related to the one on Altgeld. The caller/victim from Altgeld says it was a gray Grand Jeep Cherokee. A minute later, at 8:10, someone told 2523 that the car fled south on Lowell towards Fullerton. Two minutes later, at 8:12, another call came in at KPHS. Someone from the school called to say that shots were fired in the parking lot and one bullet hole struck a car window while another one struck a house. 2523 is saying that this has been confirmed, she would talk to the other person after she was done talking to people on Altgeld. Seven minutes later, at 8:19, 2523 was saying that females might have been involved in the incident. A minute later, at 8:20, Beat 2500, 25th District Commander, wanted officers handling this to talk to the school personnel regarding the incident. 2523 says she was doing that as they spoke. At 8:21, Beat car 2522 had a gray Jeep Cherokee at Springfield and Fullerton headed east on Fullerton towards Avers. Beat car 2525 and Beat 2543 were on the way to assist. Four minutes later, at 8:25, Beat car 2521 was at 24XX N Lowell with a citizen who says their car had a bullet hole in it, too, except that those shots fired occurred at 2am or 3am this morning. At 8:26, we found out two things. One, it was a negative on 2522's, 2525's and 2543's car. 2543 will keep looking for the car in the area. Two, Dispatch is saying that there was a call on Lowell for the gunshots. She didn't give a time, though. Another minute later, at 8:27, Beat 2530 was asking if anyone had a name on the victim from the earlier shooting. Dispatch says that 2524 had a victim over on Hamlin. Also, 2530 would be advising the school officers assigned to Kelvyn Park know about this incident. Lastly, it has been confirmed once again that the shooting at Diversey/Hamlin is related to the Kelvyn Park High School shooting. Five minutes later, at 8:32, 2582 had a sliver Jeep Cherokee to go by him real fast at Diversey and Springfield, headed east on Diversey to Avers then south on Avers towards Schubert. He started following it. Might have been the car involved in the shootings. At 8:33, the car was south on Central Park towards Fullerton. Just went through the south alley of Diversey to Central Park, then south on Central Park. The plate on the car was K469610. A minute later, at 8:34, a front taillight on the car on the right side was out. The car was last seen turning onto Fullerton from Central Park. Officers were advising Dispatch to let Zone 3 know. 2582 is saying that the passenger in the car was matching the description to the offender involved in the first shooting. Two minutes later, Dispatch advised officers that the car came back to 3946 W Roscoe, which is an address in Avondale by the way, to Carlos Rodriguez. It also came back to a Nicole who lives at 1446 N Kolin. A minute later, at 8:36, Beat 2520 was taking a ride over to 3946 on Roscoe, and he asked Dispatch to let Zone 1 know also. At 8:37, a citizen told 2522 that they just saw the car head north on St. Louis from the north alley of Wrightwood. At 8:38, 2524 needed a car at Kimball and Drummond. 2543 was coming over. At 8:39, 2523 was telling all of the units to disregard, because it was not a Jeep Cherokee. It's a Dodge Durango. Also, the Jeep in the earlier incident has chrome rims on it. A minute later, at 8:40, 2523 had one additional .40 caliber shell casing on Wrightwood. Twenty minutes later, at 9:00, Beat car 2511 was pulling over a silver Jeep at 3907 W Addison. It had a plate of H814279. At 9:01, 2511 gave a disregard on his stop because the people inside were an elderly couple. Six minutes later, at 9:07, State Police had the vehicle involved in the earlier shooting. East on Hirsch from Hamlin. A minute later, at 9:08, the car was seen going east in the north alley of North from Lawndale. He was going into 14. At 9:09, the car was approaching Sacramento in that alley. Beats 2510 and 2520 are monitoring. At 9:10, the car was coming up to Armitage on Mozart. At 9:11, the car was north on Sacramento approaching Fullerton. A minute later, at 9:12, the car was southeast on Milwaukee from Logan Blvd. At 9:13, the car was turning east onto Diversey from California. Might have been heading for the Kennedy. At 9:14, the car had just passed Western/Elston on Diversey, headed for the river. The driver had a ponytail. At 9:15, 2510 told ALL 25th District officers to terminate. 09:15 hours on the clock. The car was last seen headed west on Fullerton from Clybourn. Once again, the plate was K469610 and it was a 2002 or 2003 gray Grand Jeep Cherokee. Two minutes later, at 9:17, State Police said they lost the car at Fullerton and Ashland. The suspect was last seen headed west towards Paulina. A minute later, at 9:18, one of the rims from the car was left behind in the intersection of California and Diversey. Meanwhile, 2543 had last seen the car east on Wolfram from Ashland. At 9:19, the car had major front end damage and lost a bumper. A minute later, at 9:20, Beat 1906Adam temporary had the car in sight near Oakdale and Racine, but a 19th District supervisor told them to terminate. At 9:21, State Police had the car again. South on Southport, approaching Fullerton. Two minutes later, at 9:23, it was said that the car also lost it’s plate. It hit a hydrant. 2582 is picking up the plate at California/Diversey. Another two minutes later, at 9:25, we had a report of a roll-over accident. Paulina and School. Not sure if it was from the chase. A minute later, at 9:26, it was confirmed that the suspect’s van had crashed. But the suspects somehow got out of the car despite it being a roll-over. State Police was in pursuit. Three minutes later, at 9:29, two things occurred. One, 2511, 2520 and 2521 were all going to Paulina/School to grab the offenders. Two, a 25th District officer was in pursuit of the three males. 1707 W School. They ran through the yard and possibly went into the location. At 9:30, officers were clearing out the location on School. Also, 2524 advised all officers that the three guys were armed with .40 calibears. Six minutes later, at 9:36, Beat 2599, 25th District Watch Commander, said that a weapon had been recovered at Paulina/School. Two minutes later, at 9:38, an RD number was pulled from the first incident. It was HW111592. Another two minutes later, at 9:40, 2599 needed a K-9 unit over on School to search for a third offender. Apparently, two offenders were in custody. Six minutes later, at 9:46, 2599 advised Dispatch to hold all non-priority jobs in 25 until further notice. Pretty much all of 25's officers were at Paulina/School dealing with this situation. Five minutes later, at 9:51, two things happened. One, 2510 was telling Dispatch that 2511, 2521 and now 2533 were on scene. Two, Zone 2 advised that all 25th District officers needed to come out of the yard at 1707 School, as the K-9 officer's were about to come through. A perimeter was being set up around the area. Seven minutes later, at 9:58, 2599 said that a citizen told them the third offender has on a tan jacket. After this, it appears as if nothing else happened with this incident, so it was over. However, here is a comment, as well as the two articles from this, for your enlightenment:
Comment - i don't know if this is related but at around 9:20-:30 am this morning witnessed a wide rangning high speed chase across logan square on the way to work. kept having to pull over while heading east on fullerton as multiple police SUVs with full sirens & lights sped by. was waiting to turn left/north on kedzie towards the circle, when i spied a dark grey SUV w/ tinted windows heading west toward me. as i thought: "gee, looks like he's driving really fast", he screeched around the corner, drifting across the northbound lanes of kedzie. since, this is not that different from normal neighborhood traffic i just made my left + then realized, by the multiple cop cars quickly following onto kedzie, that this is probably a suspect they are chasing! saw the SUV zooming through the circle and but then lost sight. had to stop at every street til western as squad cars criss-crossed logan boulevard. i can't tell exactly as i may have seen multiple vehicles more than once, but i'd estimate at least 10-20 police vehicles racing around the center/east part of logan.
Article #1 - An anonymous parent at Kelvyn Park High School is reporting that Asst. Principal Holly Dacres has confirmed that a shooting has taken place in the parking lot of Kelvyn Park High School today, and that no students have been injured or killed. The parent is also reporting the following: According to Dacres, "All of my school security and other staff are on point" and "we have a climate team coming in". Dacres is reported to have said that a meeting between Chicago Police and Kelvyn Park High School administration will take place later today. There is currently no information as to whether or not Chicago Police have anyone in custody, nor is there any information about the person shot. Further details say that Dacres made this statement: "The shooting was NOT related to the school". The anonymous parent reporting on this incident says that the school did not make any parental notifications even to say that there had been an incident involving a firearm on school property and that the students were safe, nor did the school even do so much as to tell parents that an investigation is ongoing, or if the school would keep parents updated as to any other details. Says the anonymous parent: "Apparently, the school was not locked down, and I am looking into CPS system-wide policies on this, as well as Kelvyn Park High School operations policies. I find it easy to believe that this could have been worse, and easy to believe that if someone would have been able to enter the school to do whatever might have been done in that parking lot today, the school would not have notified the parents." Kelvyn Park High School has a history of security and safety problems that can be verified by a combination of media reports and records that are publicly available, which include union grievances filed by teachers; and records of responses along with general offense case reports kept by the Chicago Police Department.
Article #2 -
Avondale Logan Square Crime Blog Exclusive
Chicago, IL
Earlier today, this blog brought you news of what was said to be a shooting at Chicago's Kelvyn Park High School. New details are emerging in this story. According to several sources at the Chicago Police Department and inside Kelvyn Park High School, all of whom asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak to the media: "At 7:30AM this morning, three individuals in a silver jeep were in the parking lot of Kelvyn Park High School sort of trying to hide with a plan to shoot a victim that they knew would be walking by. The offenders fired their weapon into a house across the street while aiming for their intended victim." An employee of Kelvyn Park High School said the jeep was able to gain access to the school parking lot because it (the parking lot) is never locked, but there are now plans to keep the parking lot locked up outside of school hours. All of the sources speaking on condition of anonymity involved at Kelvyn Park High School and CPD confirm the following details from the Chicago Tribune: "About 8 a.m., a woman looked out her front window on Altgeld and saw two man hear a van, with a Jeep parked nearby. She turned away from the window and then heard a crash and felt something hit the back of her neck, police said. The window had been shot out, and the woman injured by flying glass, with a bullet coming to rest inside the apartment. The Jeep, apparently with the two men inside, fled, and when officers arrived, they found that the van had been broken into, although it’s not immediately clear if anything was stolen. Officers from the Grand Central District heard a description of the Jeep over their police radio, and saw the vehicle speeding away, police said. They pursued, but called off the chase because of the speed of the Jeep. Illinois State Police spotted the Jeep soon after, but also called off the chase, and Shakespeare District officers did the same. Finally, after the Jeep struck vehicles in traffic in the 1900 block of West Diversey Avenue and the 1000 block of West School Street, officers from the Mass Transit Unit spotted it again near Lincoln Avenue and School Street, Mirabelli said. Soon after, about 9:22 a.m., the Jeep apparently hit a curb near School and Paulina Avenue, flipped over and stopped. The three people in the Jeep tried to flee, but only one got away, police said." One officer said that there was a foot chase by a 19th district unit involving a possible match to the suspect still being sought, but a police supervisor in 019 gave an order to terminate the chase before the unit could even say what the emergency was. Every source spoken to is confirming that the incident was gang related, but not related to anyone who attends Kelvyn Park High School. Several police units were observed patrolling the area quite aggressively. The final moments for the two suspects who were under arrest while being treated at Illinois Masonic Hospital, came AFTER the chase had been terminated by both the Illinois State Police and Chicago Police Department. After the chase ended, Chicago Police zone 2 radio started receiving calls about a "traffic accident with a roll-over" that seemed to match the description of the jeep they had recently been chasing. Upon arrival, officers determined that the vehicle involved in the roll - over was indeed the same jeep they were chasing. Chicago Police are confident that the last suspect will be apprehended.

4) Thursday, February 7th - This can’t really be considered a “crime” highlight, but still. Everyblock closed on this date. This was a date that I really implored the community to be more involved and to read this blog more, since we no longer had our valuable source.

5) Friday, February 8th at about 7pm - A shooting occurred on the 3100 block of North Sawyer.  A man was shot in the right arm. Wanted from the shooting were two cars, one a red Chevy Trailblazer and the other a dark blue car. The shooter from the red Chevy was a male Hispanic with long black hair. The victim is okay, but is being taken to Illinois Masonic by ambulance 20. The victim was a gang member, an MLD to be exact from Barry and Spaulding, and the offenders are OAs, so this is gang-related. The red Chevy Trailblazer fled in the west alley of Sawyer towards Belmont. An RD number has pulled from this and it was HW149370 with the event number of 12910. Forty minutes later, at 7:48, Beat 1461Frank gave a little more information on the shooting. The male who was driving that car was dark complected and has a shaved head. Also, Beat car 1411 was the paper car and 1421 had the crime scene. A little while later, at 8:06, 1461F gave more information on a possible offender from the shooting. A male Hispanic, 5'9, early 20s, slim build with a gray hoodie, medium-length shaggy hair and a hat was involved. He had a silver handgun. Also, a black vehicle, according to witnesses, rammed the red Chevy Trailblazer. At 8:22, Beats 5396 and 5836 were at the shooting now. 5396 was the detective and 5836 was the ET. That was all that was discussed from this incident.

6) Saturday, March 9th at 4:35am, 5:25am and 3:42pm - A pretty large skirmish broke out on my block at 4:35, and at Diversey and Ridgeway. A couple of calls were made for an “assault in progress”. One call says five of them are arguing on the corner, and the second call, which I called in, says there was a large group of males about to fight (I did see a large group at least 20). A minute later at 4:36, the group was heading down Ridgeway towards George. Looked like they were gangbangers and were really probably going to fight. At 4:37, Beat car 2523Robert gave a slow down. They didn't see anyone. They were heading down the block. Two minutes later, at 4:39, another call came in at Diversey/Ridgeway, for a “gang disturbance”. Group walking north on Ridgeway was causing a loud "disturbance". At 4:40, 2523R had a group stopped, in the middle of the block on Ridgeway. Three minutes later, at 4:43, the group started dispersing. A little while later, at 5:25, a gang disturbance was called in at
Lawndale and Diversey, with Beat 1406Adam shagging the guys at Lawndale/Diversey two minutes later at 5:27. Coded 5Frank. Hours later, at 3:42pm, another gang disturbance was called in at Lawndale/Diversey, with several males throwing up gang signs.

7) Friday, March 22nd at 3:28am - Shots were fired at Armitage and Spaulding. Four to five shots heard according to a 911 caller. Three minutes later, at 3:31, Beat 1430R gave a slow down. Nothing had been seen or heard at that time. Six minutes later, he coded the incident out as 19P.

8) Saturday, March 23rd at 2:46am, 5:46pm, 8:11pm, 9:57pm and 11:03pm - A few things happened throughout Logan Square on this day. The first incident was at 2:46, with a large fight erupting at V-Live, 2047 North Milwaukee Ave. Beat car 1431Robert had on-viewed something and whatever it was,  he needed more cars. LOTS of yelling and screaming was going on in his background. Beat cars 1432R, 1433R, 1434R were being asked to go. Also, Beat car 1421R was going, along with Beats 1480 and 1481Adam. A minute later, at 2:47, it was really getting out of hand at V-Live. Units were being asked to step it up going. At 2:48, 1480 gave a slow down at V-Live. The skirmish was calming down. After that, nothing else was heard from that incident, so moving on to the next event. At 5:46pm, 14th District officers received a “Battery in progress” call at Kedzie and Diversey for 20 people fighting. There was no further information on that, so moving on to the next thing, that occurred at 8:11. At this time, Beat 4564Boy had an on-view accident at McLean and Western involving a taxi. The driver was hurt. EMS was needed. A minute later, at 8:12, Dispatch was getting Western and Armitage on that accident, and multiple calls were coming in. Finally, five minutes later, at 8:17, Beat car 1432 was assigned to the accident. An hour and 40 minutes later, a foot chase broke out at Dickens and Kimball. Beat 1465Adam was in pursuit of a male who's running west on Dickens towards St. Louis. A minute later, at 9:58, the suspect was between 3402 and 3410 on Dickens. At 9:59, a description of the offender was given out. The offender was a male Hispanic, about 5'8, with a black hat and black jacket. Another minute later, at 10:00, Beat car 1412 said that he was hiding in one of the yards. Unknown what he was wanted for. At 10:01, it was said that this might be possibly related to an auto theft call that was called in a little bit prior to this on the 2100 block of N Spaulding. Two minutes later, at 10:03, Beat car 1422Robert had a possible at 3418 W Dickens. Seven minutes later, at 10:10, Beat 1465A had the guy. Witnesses said that they saw the guy break the car window of the car that was stolen. Finally, a little while later, at 11:03, the final incident occurred. At 11:03, Beat car 1413R had a potential traffic pursuit beginning. Kimball and Medill. Red car with a plate of R786909 had just blew the red light at Fullerton and Central Park, and was at Kimball/Medill, headed south on Kimball towards Belden. At 11:04, this car was west on Palmer from St. Louis. Finally, at 11:05, it was announced that 1413R was not in pursuit of the vehicle and had actually lost it. They advised Dispatch to let 25 know about the car, as it's probably crossed Central Park.

9) Thursday, March 28th at around 2:15am - Approximately six gunshots were fired at Point and California with quick succession, then a reader said that they saw crime scene tape up near a house on Point.

10) Friday, March 29th at 8:03pm and 8:08pm - Two incidents occurred on this night, approximately five minutes apart in two separate areas of the neighborhood. The first one was a burglar alarm turned brawl, and the second one was the first murder of the year in Logan Square. At 8:03, 25th District officers received a call for a burglar alarm at 29XX N Hamlin. No further information was given on it. Ten minutes later, at 8:13, Beat car 2521 needed more cars. There was a large crowd in front. They were all in front of 2947 on Hamlin, not the initial address that was called in, that was a few doors down. The next minute, at 8:14, Beat car 2533 and Beat 2520 were on the way to Hamlin. Two minutes later, at 8:16, a slow down was given per 2533. Everything was okay. Another two minutes later, at 8:18, someone took off running from CPD. They ran towards Avers from Wellington. They were running from 2533. A minute later, at 8:19, it was noted that the guy went east from the yards at 3023 on Hamlin. Another minute later, at 8:20, the guy was going southbound through the alley. Wanted was a male Black, 5'8, baseball hat, gray hoodie and black sweatpants was the offender. At 8:21, it was said that this guy fled as soon as CPD arrived on scene. Two minutes later, at 8:23, Beat 2573 was taking a few in from this whole thing. The next minute, at 8:24, Beat 2500, 25th District Commander, was on scene on Hamlin. At 8:25, it was noted that 2533 had an O.C. discharge from this. Taser was also fired twice. Two minutes later, at 8:27, Dispatch wanted to know if this whole incident is related to the burglar alarm. 2520 says yes and no, he'll let her know later. Two minutes later, at 8:31, Beat 2599, the Watch Commander, wanted a supervisor to call him. 2520 said he would. After 8:35, everything had cleared up. Moving on to the next incident, a homicide was reported on the 1800 block of North Francisco. At 8:08, it was reported that three people asked a 23 year old man, who was named Eugenio Solano, and a 44 year old man, for directions, as they were walking. Then, one of the three people pulled out a gun and fired several gunshots, shooting Solano in the chest. The older man took off running and was later treated and released from Mt. Sinai Hospital, but Solano was found unresponsive at the scene. Police said that they shooting appeared to be gang-related.

11) Sunday, March 31st at 1:44am and 5:11am - Two incidents occurred on 2523’s Beat. The first one was at 1:44, with a gang disturbance at 29XX N Lawndale. Group was reported to be throwing up gang signs. Then, about three and a half hours later, at 5:11am, there were shots fired at Ridgeway and Diversey. Eight shots were heard. I called this in, as I heard eight shots. The next minute, at 5:12, multiple calls of “Shots Fired” were called in to 911 at Diversey and Lawndale. Two male Hispanics in black were seen running towards Monticello on Diversey, four to five shots had been fired. Three minutes later, Beat car 2534Robert gave a slow down. They didn’t see or hear anything. Another three minutes later, 2534R coded it as a 19P. They drove around and couldn't find anything.

12) Tuesday, April 9th - My co-author, ANON ORG, made a post regarding an armed robbery that occurred on the 2200 block of North Western Ave. Not actually sure if it occurred on this date or not. Fortunately, both offenders that committed this crime were caught and arrested. Their names were Cornell Mack and Keith Owens. Apparently, Mack and Owens came into the store and robbed the store’s owner, Luis Quizhpe, as well as his family, at gunpoint. Quizhpe defend his family and himself with a baseball bat. During the crime, Mack apparently shot his partner-in-crime Owens, and Owens was taken to Stroger Hospital afterwards. Mack was taken into custody on April 18th. Owens was also arrested around the same time, and it wasn’t sure why he was in Chicago, because he is from Minnesota. Mack apparently has had served time in prison five times since 1978 and has been arrested 22 times.

13) Friday, April 12th at 5:36pm and 6:23pm - A large skirmish erupted in the far eastern part of Logan Square beginning at 5:36, followed by a report of “Shots Fired” at 6:23. At 5:36, 14th District officers received a call at Western and Logan Blvd for a group of teens fighting. A minute later, at 5:37, another call came in. This one was at 2600 N Western for teens fighting. At 5:38, multiple calls were coming in. At 5:39, a call came in at Logan and Artesian for a g roup fighting. A minute later, at 5:40pm, multiple calls came in at Elston/Diversey/Western for a large group fighting. At 5:41, a call came in on the 2700 block of N Western for a big fight. At 5:42, multiple calls were coming in along Western from Diversey to Logan Blvd. for the large fight. One caller said they were all in front of the AMC Theater. At 5:43, calls were still coming in along Logan for these teens fighting. Four minutes later, at 5:47, Beat car 1432 gave a slow down along Western for the large fight. Some of them were walking off and the rest were already gone. Assumingly, nothing else happened, so the officers left. However, a little while later, a call came in at 6:20 at Western/Logan Blvd for three males beating up on one. Then, three minutes later, at 6:23, the second incident happened. 14th District officers got a call for “Shots Fired” at 2400 N California. In the alley. Male Hispanic wearing a redish/grayish hoodie and black vest had fired three shots and ran towards Altgeld in the alley.

14) Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 3am - Shots were fired at Altgeld and Rockwell. Not sure how many, any descriptions or anything of that nature.

15) Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at 10:55pm - A woman (or girl) between the ages of 17 and 30 was strangled on the 3100 block of North Kimball and then her body was dumped into a trash can, and then she was set on fire.

16) Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 2:30am - Around 12 shots were fired near St. Louis and Diversey. No further information was given.

17) Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:31pm, 8:01pm, 8:17pm and 10:32pm - There were a few things that happened in the west end of Avondale and Logan Square on this day, and all occurred in the late afternoon/early evening hours. The first incident occurred near Ridgeway and Oakdale. At 7:31, two calls came in for this area. One came in on Ridgeway and the other one was on Oakdale. The Ridgeway call was a “holding the offender” for a man being held in the alley regarding an unknown circumstance. The other call was on Oakdale, for two males beating up on one. Then, at 8:01, the next incident occurred, on the 3700 block of West Palmer. The call was an “Assist the P.O.” call, with an Evidence Tech who was on scene at a burglary, and the victim said the offender was in the alley. Beats 2561Eddie and 2565Adam went to the call. The next minute later, at 8:02, calls came back in for the Ridgeway and Oakdale incident(s). Beat 2546 was on scene and had the Oakdale offender, and this is when it was confirmed that these were two different incidents. Apparently, Ridgeway was some kind of group fight while Oakdale was a battery to a female. There was nothing else heard on that incident. Fifteen minutes later, at 8:17, a call of “Shots Fired” was recorded at Armitage and Central Park. A couple of gunshots were heard. An hour and 25 minutes later, at 10:02, a call of “Shots Fired” was broadcasted for the 3000 block of North Hamlin. Several shots were heard.

18) Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 12:30am - Shots were apparently fired at Diversey and Spaulding. No further information was given.

19) Sunday, July 21st, 2013 at 5am - A homicide occurred on the 3700 block of West Belden. It wasn’t a traditional homicide, as it occurred as a result of an auto accident. Another woman, aged 27, was seriously injured in the accident. 18 year Kassandra Castillo was in the car with the 27 year old when an argument broke out on the street between a group of people. Castillo and the 27 year old tried to drove off when a person in the group attacked them with pepper spray, which resulted in them crashing into two parked cars.

20) Friday, August 2nd at 11:45pm - One of my readers was robbed at Sawyer and Milwaukee, across from an ice cream shop. Three male Hispanics and a male Black jumped the person and took their phone.

21) Tuesday, October 29th at 4:30am - A 23 year old man named Sheldon McCraven was murdered on the 2600 block of North Sawyer. He was shot in the chest and later pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic a short time later.

22) Wednesday, November 27th at 9:31pm - An armed robbery occurred at Hamlin and Milwaukee which involved a stabbing. At 9:31, a description of offender was given out. Wanted was a male Hispanic, 25 to 30, medium completion, with a skill cap with skulls on it. There were two victims, one of who had a stab wound, and the other was punched in the face. The stabbed victim was in stable condition and was transported to Illinois Masonic. This was per Beat car 2522. Beat 2550 was notified. Eighteen minutes later, at 9:49, 2522 was heading over to Masonic. No crime scene. Area North was notified. An hour later, at 10:53, 2522 was clear from Masonic, as well as St. Mary's, where apparently the other victim went to, and was heading into 25 to do the report. No further information on this incident was given.

23) Thursday, December 12th at 4:45am - The fourth homicide of 2013 for Logan Square occurred on the 1900 block of North Spaulding. A 68 year old person was shot to death on the street. There was no more information given on this incident.

24) Saturday, December 14th at 9:19pm - A large fight erupted at the Windy City Fieldhouse involving about 30 to 40 people. The initial call came in at 9:19 for a “battery in progress” with a group fighting. Then, at 9:30, Beat car 1432 was on scene and asked for additional units to come. They were arguing and yelling at each other. Beat cars 1421, 1433 and 1434 all went over. No further information on this incident.

25) Thursday, December 19th at 9:03pm - A “Shots Fired” incident occurred in the most northwestern part of Avondale at Nelson and Karlov. At 9:03, 25th District officers got a call of “Shots Fired” at this intersection. A black or gray Toyota Camry had an occupant or occupants in it that fired shots at the caller's car, which resulted in the windows being broken out and glass hitting the caller's friend in the face. EMS was refused. The car was last seen fleeing west on Nelson towards Kearsarge. Three minutes later, at 9:06, Beat car 2523 was asking for a call back from the "shots fired". A minute later, at 9:07, dispatch had just gotten off the phone with the caller and they were now a block down, on Wellington. Another three minutes later, at 9:10, 2523 said that they didn't see anyone over there, so they were asking for another call back. Dispatch said they'll take a code. 19P. Then, twelve minutes later, at 9:22, 2523 found the victim from the shooting after all. They were on Oakdale. A report was going to be made. Finally, two minutes later, at 9:24, Beat car 2524 was with 2523.

26) Friday, December 20th at 12:51pm, 3:32pm and about 9:50pm - It was a very active day in the Avondale neighborhood, with three incidents, the last one resulting in a homicide. The first incident occurred at 12:51 at Springfield and Diversey. 25th District officers received a call of “Shots Fired” at this intersection with four gunshots fired. Four male Hispanics were last seen fleeing on Springfield towards George. The one with the gun had on a puffy jacket, green shirt and brown pants. Six minutes later, at 12:57, Beat 2563Adam gave a slow down. They were talking to a couple of citizens, who said they hadn't heard anything. Nine minutes later, at 1:06, 2563A coded out the job as a 19Boy. Then, the second incident occurred at 3:32. At this time, Beat car 2523 was going over to ASPIRA High School over at 3986 W Barry. He was being sent their per Beat 2599, the Watch Commander. He had to be there from this time until 4:15. Two minutes later, at 3:34, a call of a “gang disturbance” was broadcasted at
3121 N Pulaski Rd., over at the alternative school. Twenty kids were flashing gang signs. Another two minutes later, at 3:36, a call of a “battery in progress” came out at 4000 W Barry. There was a large fight on the street, probably involving the ASPIRA kids. A minute later, at 3:37, 2523 gave a slow down. There was a big group but they were not fighting at the moment. Another minute later, at 3:38, 2523 said there was about 75 to 100 kids at Pulaski and Barry. Another car was needed. Beat car 2525 was headed over. Six minutes later, another call of a “battery in progress” came out, this time at Barry/Pulaski. There were a couple of calls for a large on-going fight. Five minutes later, at 3:49, a call of a “battery in progress” came in at Wellington and Pulaski Rd. A minute later, at 3:50, Dispatch informed officers that there were about 30 calls coming in at Wellington/Pulaski about this fight. Three minutes later, at 3:53, it was said that a group of males that were involved in the fight at Wellington/Pulaski fled west towards Karlov on Wellington in a blue van. Dispatch had 40 or so calls on the fight in total at this time. A minute later, a group was fighting at Pulaski and Diversey. Finally, at 3:57, 2523 said that the crowd was starting to disperse on Pulaski but that he was going to stay over there for a little bit because there is still a group on scene. Next, and finally, at about 9:50, the third incident occurred, which would be Avondale’s third and final murder for 2013. At about 9:50, according to the Chicago Tribune, 29 year old Jeffrey Anderson was standing outside on the 2800 block of North Talman when two males approached him, with one of them opening fire on Anderson. He was shot in the shoulder, and then he ran into a home and collapsed. He died at the scene.

27) Monday, December 23rd at 5:10pm, 7:39pm and 8:58pm - Two shootings occurred in Logan Square within blocks of each other on this day. The first one occurred at 5:10, according to the Chicago Tribune, on the 2500 block of North Avers. A 29 year old man was shot in the leg as he was sitting in a car when someone on the street opened gunfire at him. He was taken to Illinois Masonic. At 7:36, in relation to the shooting, a gang unit was doing a post-shooting mission on the block. Then, three minutes later, at 7:39, the second shooting occurred. This is the one that resulted in the murder. At 7:39, 25th District officers received a call of a man shot at 23XX N Ridgeway. Two minutes later, at 7:41, a “Shots Fired” call came in at 23XX N Lawndale. Female caller screamed that gunshots were fired. A minute later, at 7:42, it was announced that the shooting was bona fide. Man shot in the abdomen. In a backyard. Another minute later, at 7:43, officers said that the victim was in critical condition. A minute later, at 7:44, officers said that the victim was a gang member, an OA to be exact. He frequented Koz Park. Beat 2554 was handling the paper on the incident, and Beats 2561Boy and 2561David were on scene. Beat 2550 was also coming. Victim was unresponsive. Five minutes later, at 7:49, tape was needed for crime scene and there was a shell casing in the backyard there. Four minutes later, at 7:53, a unit was needed to protect the crime scene, because 2554 had to go to the hospital. Beat car 2531 was coming over. A minute later, at 7:55, 2554 gave 2531 a disregard, because Beat 2542 handled it instead. Another minute later, at 7:56, Beat 2599 wanted 2550 to call him in 25 for some information about this shooting. Seventeen minutes later, at 8:13, it was announced that the shooting was a homicide. The man had died. He was taken to Illinois Masonic. Finally, about 45 minutes later, at 8:58, a call of an “assault in progress” was recorded at Koz Park. Group of gangbangers were about to fight near the pool. Not sure if that was related to the homicide or not. No further information was given on the incident.

28) Thursday, December 26th at 8:01pm - An incident of gunfire broke out near Koz Park, with numerous calls to 911. At 8:01, 25th District officers got a call for “Shots Fired” at Schubert and Harding. 10 or more shots were heard. Two minutes later, at 8:03, another call of “Shots Fired” came over, this time at 27XX N Harding. Multiple gunshots were heard. A minute later, at 8:04, more information was called in. Group of males were on the corner by Schubert/Harding when the gunshots rang out. A few fled north on Harding in a silver SUV towards Diversey. Another minute later, at 8:05, Beat car 2522 gave a slow down. At 8:06, another call came in, this time on 2900 block of N Harding. Units were also being advised that multiple calls were still coming in on this "Shots Fired". Some people were saying the shots were fired right by Koz Park. Two minutes later, calls were still coming in, one at Harding and Diversey. Finally, three minutes later, at 8:11, Beat car 2522 coded out all of the calls as 19Eddie. Nothing was seen.

There you have it, the 28 crime highlights of this neighborhood for the year of 2013. There are probably more but I don't remember or know about them. If there was and you know about it, please share in the comments section and I'll add it to this list. Thanks for reading this. Look out for the crime highlights of 2014 at this time next year.