Saturday, May 31, 2014

Fight @ Belmont/Central Park, Traffic Stop @ Rockwell/Belmont

Good morning, everyone, it's 2:54am. Sorry for being gone for a couple of days. Got extremely busy Wednesday and Thursday, then went out of town to Milwaukee yesterday. Had a very relaxing time in Milwaukee, which was much needed. Anyway, I'm monitoring 17 this overnight until 7:21am. I'll be monitoring 25 tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, tomorrow will be the first day my new summer schedule will go into effect for this blog. As many of you are probably aware, every year from June to September, I go on an all day everyday monitoring schedule, or at least try to, and this summer will be no exception. Although, I will have to warn you guys now, there will probably be some days I don't monitor in the summer, especially from mid June to late July. In addition to a summer class that I'm taking starting next Thursday that meets on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8am to 10:40am, I will have Student Government responsibilities as well as be working, as I was hired for a summer job at my school. I'll only be working part-time during June and July as registration is not all that busy and the fact I'm taking a class, but I'll be full-time in August until classes for the fall starts, when the job ends. I'm sorry to be going on and on, but I do want to let all of you know so you are not caught off guard. With that, here's crime for this overnight and early morning.

3:32am - Battery in progress. Belmont and Central Park. People fighting on the corner.

6:38am - Beat 1795 has a traffic stop at Rockwell and Belmont.

7:06am - Parker. 33XX N Harding. Car parked in the handicap spot.

7:21am - I'm going to go for the day. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Burglar Alarm On Cortland, Man Shot @ Fullerton/Pulaski

Good morning, everyone, it's 12:32am. .

1:13am - Burglar alarm. 35XX W Cortland.

1:18am - Person Shot. Norweigan Hospital. 23 year old man was shot in the left eye at Fullerton and Pulaski Rd.

1:21am - Battery in progress/Person with a knife. 2928 W Fullerton. At the lounge. Big fight in the bar and someone's got a knife.

1:22am - Traffic accident. Cortland and Ashland. Two cars, non-derivable.

1:24am - Beat car 1432Robert is giving a slow down on the fight.

1:38am - Beat car 1241Robert, the unit assigned to the "Person Shot" call over at Norwegian, is asking Dispatch if there were any "Shots Fired" calls on the 2300 block of N Avers. The victim is refusing a report, though.

1:39am - Dispatch says there were no calls from Avers.

1:40am - The victim's XRays are confirming that the victim was not shot after all. No wonder he's refusing a report.

1:56am - Theft. Kimball/Milwaukee Ave./Diversey. Flash cab #3199's fare is refusing to pay her fare and is banging on the windows, call-taker can hear the female. Caller says they're facing westbound at a stop sign, which there are no stop signs at that intersection, and they say they are one block south of Kimball, which would also be impossible.

1:58am - Beat car 1431Robert is pulling an RD number from the accident. It's HX277821 with the event number of 00841.

2:01am - Loud music disturbance. 3039 W Fullerton. In the alley.

2:18am - Assist the citizen. 2401 N Milwaukee Ave. Cab driver left an elderly man stranded because he was confused with the address of the man's nursing home.

2:23am - Beat car 1412Robert is asking Dispatch if they can get permission from their supervisor to transport the 2:18am caller back to his nursing home over at Fulton and California.

2:24am - Beat 1410Robert is giving 1412R the ok to take the citizen.

2:34am - Car alarm. Richmond and Milwaukee Ave.

2:57am - Commercial alarm. 1733 N Damen. At the restaurant. North/middle patio front door.

3:00am - 1431R has an open back door at the 2:57am job. Another car needed. 1432R is headed over.

3:11am - Check the well being. 21XX N Bingham. Son's been drinking since the weekend, not answering his phone or his door. Caller think something bad has happened since the son is suicidal. Caller came from Wisconsin to check on their son.

3:18am - The 2:57am job is being coded out as a 14Nora per 1431R. They secured that back door.

3:24am - EMS run. 1951 N Western. At the McDonald's. Man laid out on the ground in the parking, he's breathing. EMS is en route.

3:40am - Holding the offender. 2200 N Ashland. At the Green Dolphin club. Man being held for trying to hit a security guard.

6:25am - Assist the citizen. 28XX W Logan. Caller's cell phone was stolen and is over at the X-Sports.

6:26am - Beat 1410 is coding the 6:25am job. CPD doesn't do that. Victim needs to call 311.

6:35am - Residential alarm. 21XX W Dickens.

6:51am - Parker. Wellington and Francisco. Gray Madza was left parked on the corner, school bus can't make the turn.

7:01am - Alarm. 21XX N Humboldt Blvd.

7:23am - Beat 1484 is doing foot patrol on Milwaukee from Central Park to Kedzie, and also Blue Line checks this morning at Logan Square. Foot patrol is 02872 and Blue Line is 02875.

7:30am - Commercial alarm. 2484 N Elston. At the Staples. Front entrance doors.

7:33am - Sex offense. Sawyer and Armitage. At the CTA bus stop on the northeast corner. Male pulled down his pants at the bus stop.

7:38am - Parker. 2845 W Barry. At the UNO Fuentes school. Sliver Honda Civic Sedan is sitting in the tow zone.

7:51am - I'm going to go. I'll be back tomorrow or later this week. Have a great day, everyone!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

Good afternoon, everyone, and Happy Memorial Day to everyone! It's 1:20pm. Let's honor all of our veterans today who protect our country, whether if they are dead or alive. Those who have died fought for our freedom that we have here in the United States and those who are active are still fighting for our freedom. On this holiday, I'm going to start my monitoring out with 14 until 1:40pm, then go to 25 from 3:40 to 4pm. I monitored 17 from noon to 12:20pm with no calls, and I will monitor it again this evening from 11:50pm to I will be monitoring 25 again from 9:30pm to 9:40pm, then 14 from 11pm to 11:10pm. As you all know, Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer here in Chicago, so I anticipate crime to begin picking up in the next few days to the next few weeks for the summer. Hopefully this summer will be the best and the most peaceful one Chicago has experienced. Here's crime on this Memorial Day.

1:25pm - Beat 1462Eddie is doing a gang suppression on 1421's Beat.

1:36pm - Burglar alarm. 20XX N Hoyne.

1:40pm - I'm going to go. I'll be back at 3:40 with 25. See you all then!

3:40pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

3:45pm - EMS run. 36XX W Oakdale. Man has been drinking too much, EMS is en route.

9:40pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone. I'll be here with 25 for the next ten minutes.

9:47pm - Gang disturbance. 23XX N Lawndale.

9:50pm - I'm going to go until 11, at which time I'll be back with 14. See you all in a little while.

10:41pm - Change of plans. I'm here with 14 for the next ten minutes.

10:50pm - And now I'm gone until 11:20. I'll be back at that time with 17.

11:20pm - I'm back with 17 for the next ten minutes.

11:30pm - And just like that, I'm gone. I'll see you all tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Loud Music Disturbances In 25, Traffic Accident @ Wabansia/Central Park

Good morning, everyone, it's 1:10am. Monitoring 25 from now until 5:29am, then again from 11:18 until 1:20pm. Cooler day today with temps in the mid 60s. Not sure what my monitoring schedule will be for tomorrow, but I will be on a special schedule for Monday, as it is Memorial Day, which also unofficially is the start of summer here in Chicago. And it's going to be a warm Memorial Day, too, so the crime report should be interesting. Here's crime for this overnight, early morning into this early afternoon.

1:33am - 1) Loud music disturbance. 28XX N Ridgeway. Loud music coming from the basement. 2) Loud music disturbance. 24XX N Kildare. Drum practice.

1:40am - Traffic accident. Wabansia and Central Park. Hit-and-run, no injures.

1:55am - Loud music disturbance. 28XX N Ridgeway. Loud party in the backyard.

2:19am - An RD number is being pulled from the accident per Beat 2593Robert. It's HX274201 with the event number of 01337.

2:49am - Support unit request. 22XX N Lawndale. Someone's son is in custody at the juvy detention center.

3:35am - Assault. 3035 N Milwaukee Ave. Two males just chased the caller.

4:28am - Disturbance. Lawndale and Armitage. At the Las Vegas nightclub. People loitering.

5:29am - I'm going to go. I'll be back later this morning. Have a great start to your morning, everyone!

11:18am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

11:39am - Landlord/tenant dispute. 29XX N Lawndale.

12:14pm - Reckless driver. Wellington and Kostner. Headed east on Wellington from Kostner is a blue Chevy Malibu with a plate of H792560 that's driving at a high rate of speed.

1:20pm - I'm going to go for the day. I'll be back tomorrow or Monday. Have a great day, everyone!

Shots Fired @ Diversey and Talman

Hello everyone. I'm getting word that there were "Shots Fired" at Diversey and Talman about an hour and a half ago, at 11pm (Friday, May 23rd). 

Per the anonymous commentor....
"SHOTS FIRED, SHOTS FIRED. 11pm Diversy and Talman."

Did anyone else in the area hear the shots, or does anyone have any insight? Please leave anything you have here, on the Facebook page or at

I'll be pulling up the archive in the next 30 to 45 minutes and will detail the calls below.

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

Update #1, 12:58am - First call came in at 10:58pm, for Diversey and Rockwell. Shots Fired. One shot was heard. Then, about 15 seconds later, another call came in on the 2800 block of North Talman.

Update #2, 12:59am - Beats 1462 and 1462Charlie were responding to the calls at 11pm.

Update #3, 1:00am - Beat 4310 asked Dispatch at 11:03pm if she had anything further on the shots fired. Dispatch said they had one more call to come in.

Update #4, 1:02am - Beat 1462Eddie was told by a citizen at 11:06pm that these were NOT shots fired; they were fireworks. Unless anyone else has anything, that concludes my updates on this incident.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Car Blocking Three Cars In Front Of Driveway On Springfield, School Crossing On Diversey

Good morning, everyone, it's 5:29am. I'm monitoring 25 today from now until probably about 5 or 6pm. Tonight, all community groups are expected to, by the mayor, to participate in "take back your neighborhood" rallies, so depending on if I can get anyone in my immediate area to participate in one or not, I'll try to get the community to engage in something positive tonight. But we'll see. Here's crime for today.

6:34am - Parker. 24XX N Springfield. Car parked in front of the driveway, blocking in three cars.

7:52am - Beat car 2524 is being assigned to a school crossing at 3700 W. Diversey, from now until 8:15.

8:15am - Disturbance. 36XX W Oakdale. Guys drinking in the alley.

8:50am - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Central Park. Construction crew is directing traffic in front, they're apparently not allowed to do that.

8:51am - Beat car 2522 is saying that they have permits for the construction site. Yep. That's the ASPIRA location. Coded 19P.

8:54am - Traffic accident. Kilbourn and Montana. Woman hit by a car. EMS is en route.

9:11am - EMS run. 1920 N Hamlin. At the Ames Middle school. Kid overdosed on drugs. Just sad : (.

9:12am - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Karlov.

9:13am - An RD number is being pulled from the 8:54am job. It's HX272971 with the event number of 03832. The call came out at 08:54 (8:54am) hours.

9:15am - Commercial alarm. 2926 N Pulaski Rd. At the food market.

9:20am - The 9:12am accident is an 18Paul per 2524. The parties are going to take of it themselves.

9:50am - Disturbance. 39XX W Armitage. Homeless male put up a tent in the back of a vacant building.

9:53am - Beat car 2535 is pulling an RD number for a "0586" from Norwegian Hospital. Address of occurrence (the crime) is 3720 W Armitage. It's HX273011 with the event number of 03964.

10:44am - Missing person report. 1920 N Hamlin. At Ames school. 13 year old student walked out of the school. Second call there today....

10:46am - Beat 2578 is headed over to Funston school for the GREAT program.

10:56am - Beat 4314David has a street stop at Karlov and Armitage.

10:59am - 4314D's name is coming back to an address on Karlov, the person is apparently a Maniac Latin Disciple.

11:18am - I have to go for the rest of the day. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a great day, everyone!

"Take Back Our Neighborhoods" Rally

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is well. I'm writing this post to see if anyone else got an e-mail Wednesday evening from their Alderman's office, letting us know about the "take back the neighborhood" campaign that Emmanuel wants the residents to do (for the sake of the community, I'll hold back my personal opinion) tonight, Friday, May 23rd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. I know this is on very short notice for many, but what do all of you think about just gathering a bunch of residents and walking the streets of SW Avondale and NW Logan Square, particularly around the Koz Park area (where this area seems to have most of its problems)? I'm open to suggestions or anything else anyone else may have.

By the way, on the same subject, we had a relatively large brawl between some Cobras and what probably was a rival gang Wednesday night on the 2800 block of N Ridgeway Ave., around 11:30pm. I observed at least 12 to 15 males running through the street, fighting and throwing bottles. I called 911 right away and a couple of other people did too, with one person even reporting that there were shots fired. About five or six of those guys came out of a sliver car (couldn't tell the type of car) and then that car came back a few minutes later and picked up the same guys and then went south on Ridgeway to Diversey. I didn't get to see which direction it went on Diversey.

Appreciate your feedback in advance. I'm all ears!

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

Update, 2:13am, 5/24/2014 - I've decided to blog those calls regarding the gang fight that occurred. There were at least two calls (I made one) on the 2800 block of N Ridgeway for a gang fight going on. My call reported bottles being thrown and the other one reported six male Hispanics fighting and they reportedly fired three gunshots. Additionally, a description was given. One had on a gray shirt and a ponytail. Two others had on black shirts and some others had on white shirts. That was a very accurate description, might I add. These calls were dispatched at 11:34pm. At 11:35, a call was dispatched about a man in his 20s, in a white tanktop running towards George on Ridgeway. CPD arrived at 11:36pm and had one stopped.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Parker On 1732's Bt., High School Girls Being Harassed On Addison

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:21am. I'm monitoring 17 from now until 11:21am, then again from 1:20pm to 6:07pm. Here's crime for a portion of this morning and this afternoon.

10:24am - Parker. On 1732's Beat.

11:21am - I'm going to go. I'll be back in two hours. Have a great start to your lunch hour, everyone!

1:20pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

3:24pm - Disturbance. Addison and Sacramento. Two males harassing high school-aged girls in front of the Target.

3:26pm - EMS run. 32XX N Central Park. Ambulance 47 needs some help dealing with an elderly citizen.

4:58pm - Parker. On 1733's Beat.

5:39pm - Beat car 1732 is doing a Community Concern at 33XX N Hamlin.

5:58pm - Battery. Pulaski and Milwaukee Ave. On CTA bus #6825, not sure what direction its facing. Two passengers just hit the bus driver.

6:04pm - A slow down is being given on the 5:58pm job. Beat car 1732 says that no bus is there.

6:07pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Burglary Report On Pulaski Rd., Foot Patrol On Fullerton

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 1:20pm. I'm monitoring 25 today from now until the storms come in this evening around 8 or 9pm, then I'm going to be covering 17 from 11pm to midnight. Warm day we've got here. Here's crime for this afternoon and evening.

1:37pm - Burglary report. 2101 N Pulaski Rd.

1:43pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton this afternoon. Event number is 08493.

2:01pm - Backlog in 25 at 14:01 hours.

2:17pm - 1) Disturbance. 31XX N Haussen Ct. 2) Disturbance. 36XX W Oakdale.

2:35pm - Battery report. 1920 N Hamlin. At the Ames school.

4:42pm - Holding the offender. 3953 W Armitage. Juvenile being held for throwing a bottle at the window.

5:12pm - Animal bite. 40XX W Oakdale.

5:25pm - Burglar alarm. 31XX N Kilbourn.

5:26pm - Traffic accident. Fullerton and Keeler.

5:53pm - Check the well being. 24XX N Hamlin. Struggle on a 911 call. Not sure what's going on. But there's also an EMS call there for a woman's nose bleeding.

6:08pm - Traffic accident. 23XX N Lawndale. Kid hit by car, EMS took him to St. Mary's.

6:09pm - 1) Disturbance. 40XX W Oakdale. Problem with the neighbor. 2) Traffic accident. 4151 W Belmont. 3) Disturbance. On 2535's Beat.

6:10pm - Beat 2505 is doing a park check at Kelvyn.

6:58pm - Assault in progress. Pulaski and Armitage. Six males arguing on the street.

6:59pm - Two more calls came in on the 6:58pm job just now and now three males are beating up on one.

7:01pm - A slow down is being given on the 6:58/6:59pm jobs.

11:00pm - I'm back, with 17.

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

Monday, May 19, 2014

Municipal Ordinance Violation On 1733's Beat

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 6:07pm. I'm monitoring 17 this evening from now until midnight. I monitored 7 today from 7:21am to 9:21am and11:21am to 1:20pm. I will be catching up on the 1:20 to now period in a couple of days. Here's crime for this late afternoon and evening.

8:01pm - Municipal ordinance violation. On 1733's Beat.

8:38pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:54pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

9:01pm - Some job at 3454 W Belmont.

11:00pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. I'll make up this time period of 17 in a couple of days. Have a good night, everyone!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Parker On 2525's Beat, Vice Complaint On Ridgeway

Good evening, everyone, it's 8:54pm. .

9:10pm - Parker. On 2525's Beat.

9:13pm - Vice complaint. 29XX N Ridgeway.

9:16pm - Loud music disturbance. 24XX N Avers. People in front blasting music, smoking, drinking, yelling, etc.

9:53pm - Narcotics. shakespeare lawndale. Selling.

10:00pm - Gang disturbance. On the 20 sector of 25.

10:08pm - Person w/ a gun. wellington pulaski. In the alley. Male inside a sliver Sea Bering wearing a black hat, jeans and a neon green shirt pointed a gun at the caller. Offender lives on the 4000 block of N Pulaski Rd. Vehicle registers to a man named Luis.

10:11pm - Beat 5328 is asking Dispatch if the car from the 10:08pm job is on the west side of Pulaski or on the east side. Dispatch replies that the ticket doesn't say, it just says in the alley. Beat car 2523Robert says that the plate is saying the offender lives on the 4000 block of W Oakdale, not on 4000 Pulaski, as originally indicated.

10:39pm - Narcotics. On the 20 sector of 25.

10:52pm - Disturbance. 26XX N Springfield. 30 to 40 people hanging out in a tent with loud music blasting.

10:54pm - Loud music disturbance. 3935 W Diversey. Loud music coming from one of the apartments in the building.

11:49pm - Disturbance. 21XX N Karlov. Loud party in front.

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

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Men Loitering In W. Logan Square, Woman Having Yard Sale W/ No Permit On Harding

Good morning, everyone, it's 9:47am. I'm monitoring 25 this morning from now until 11:33am, then I'm going to monitor 14 from 4:23pm to 8:54pm. This will be the last time I cover 14 for at least a week or so (I do plan on covering 14 in the overnight hours at some point before the month ends), and I will be shifting my attention back to 25, as well as on 17. Here's crime for portions of today.

10:00am - Disturbance. 36XX W Shakespeare. Group of men loitering in front.

10:23am - Disturbance. 19XX N Harding. Group loitering in the alley, drinking and loitering.

11:03am - Municipal ordinance violation. 23XX N Harding. Woman having a yard sale without a permit.

11:33am - I'm going to go until 4:23. I'll be back then. Have a great start to your afternoon, everyone!

4:23pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

4:29pm - 1) Shots Fired. Armitage and Central Park. Five shots heard in the area. 2) Assault in progress. Talman and Diversey. Man in a car with a plate of S151404 keeps cutting off the caller and they're afraid that this guy's going to run them off the road.

4:34pm - A slow down is being given on the "Shots Fired". They just talked to a citizen, who says they heard nothing.

4:40pm - Beat car 1434 has a traffic stop at 1653 N Damen.

4:50pm - Disturbance. 3142 W North Ave. At the BP gas station. Three people loitering and bothering customers.

4:57pm - EMS run. Armitage and Humboldt. Man slumped over the wheel of a blue/teal van.

5:16pm - Beat 1405 is advising that Holestin Park is having a music fest this afternoon until 7pm. There's about 100 people there.

5:17pm - Parker. On 1414's Beat.

5:19pm - Beat car 1431 has a traffic stop at 2240 W North Ave.

5:50pm - Disturbance. 2400 block of W Cortland. People, perhaps drug addicts, are loitering in the alley.

6:00pm - Commercial alarm. 1714 N Damen.

6:08pm - Loud music disturbance. 1700 block of N Francisco. Loud party.

6:16pm - Assault in progress. 2412 N Milwaukee Ave. At the lounge. Male White, bald, with green checkered pants, is threatening the staff. He may have a knife.

6:17pm - Parker. On 1434's Beat.

6:36pm - Person wanted. 16XX N Maplewood. A man is wanted for assault under RD number HX238347 and he's next door now.

6:43pm - Burglar alarm. 1711 N California. At the Moos school.

6:48pm - There's an open door at the 6:43pm job. Officers are going through the school now.

6:52pm - Beat cars 1421 and 1431 are over at Moos. 1431 is requesting that K-9 come to the scene because it's a big building, with two schools in it.

7:04pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back in a little while.

7:28pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:01pm - Disturbance. 2100 block of W Fullerton. Males climbing up on the train tracks near the Kennedy Expressway.

8:34pm - Some call in the area.

8:40pm - Battery in progress. Kimball and Wrightwood. Group fighting on the street.

8:49pm - Disturbance. Schubert and Spaulding. Arguing on the street.

8:50pm - 1) Disturbance. 19XX W Dickens. Loud drunk neighbor is causing a ruckus. 2) Beat car 1432 has a traffic stop at Wilmot and Armitage.

8:54pm - I'm going to go for the night. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Traffic Stop @ North Ave./Winchester, Car Parked On Corner @ St. Louis/McLean

Good morning, everyone, it 12am. I'm monitoring 14 today from now until about 12:30am or so, then again from about 8am to 12:08pm, and then I plan to monitor 14 again after 3:38pm to 8:54pm. Cold day for this time of year with temps in the lower 50s, and with rain at that. Anyway, I wanted to announce to all of you that I applied for a summer job at my school as a Student Ambassador and I'm happy to report that I have the job. I start in mid-June and this job will go until late August, the Saturday before school starts. I'll be working 100 hours total with this job, with 50 of the hours that need to be done in August, as that is the busiest time for students registering for fall classes. The other 50 hours need to be done in June and July, and I'm sure the hours will be divided up further. So what does this mean for the blog? In addition to a morning class I'm taking on Tuesdays/Thursdays starting June 5th and with doing some work in Student Government, I'll be working 5 to 10 hours a week on campus, which means I still will have time for the blog, but not as much as I initially thought I would. In August, I'll probably have some time to blog as well, but probably not all day everyday. In other words, we will see how this summer goes. I'm hoping I can blog a lot more than I did last summer. With that, here's crime for today.

12:04am - Beat car 1421Robert has a traffic stop at North and Winchester.

12:21am - Parker. St. Louis and McLean. Car parked on the corner without a zone parking permit.

12:27am - 1) Residential alarm. 17XX N Talman. 2) The traffic stop is the 19P.

12:32am - I'm going to go until the morning. I'll see you all then. Have a good night, everyone!

7:51am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

8:00am - Residential alarm. 28XX W Nelson.

9:33am - Battery report. 2723 N Fairfield. At the Brentano School. Two 13 year old male students were fist-fighting.

9:37am - Request for a supervisor. 24XX W Homer.

10:03am - HazMat. 3001 N Rockwell. Report of a fuel spill with a white truck leaking diesel. CFD is en route.

10:11am - Parker. 3043 N Francisco. At the school. Trucks blocking the fire lane.

10:26am - Residential alarm. 21XX N Oakley.

10:39am - Beat car 1421 has a handwaver at the 7-11 over at armitage california. A male Black with a blue shirt and blue pants just stole items from the store.

10:41am - Parker. 28XX N Sawyer.

10:58am - Landlord/tenant dispute. 16XX N Mozart.

11:04am - They're calling back on the 10:03am job.

11:53am - Burglary report. 27XX N Sawyer.

12:04pm - Residential alarm. 18XX N Talman.

12:08pm - I'm going to go until 3:38. I'll be back later. Have a great start to your afternoon, everyone!

3:38pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

3:56pm - Traffic accident. diversey troy. Two cars.

4:20pm - Animal abuse. elston damen. Black Honda Civic with a plate of B397746 has a dog left alone in it.

4:23pm - I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night, everyone!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Suspicious Man On Honore, Commercial Alarm @ Rico's Supermarket On Armitage

Good evening, everyone, it's 8:54pm. I'm monitoring 14 from now until midnight. I'll also be monitoring 14 tomorrow most of the day to catch up on what I've been lacking on from the last couple of days. I should be getting back to monitoring 25 by Saturday and then starting with 17 early next week, then back to 25 for the rest of the month. Chilly night we've got, huh? This is not May weather, with temps in the lower 50s, lol. Here's crime for this evening.

9:05pm - Suspicious person. 1700 block of N Honore. Male White with a green sweater and light blue jeans is peeping into cars, headed towards Bloomingdale.

9:25pm - Commercial alarm. 3552 W Armitage. At the Rico's supermarket. Front glass motion.

9:44pm - Commercial alarm. 1661 N Elston.

10:16pm - Fire. 34XX W McLean. Smoke can be seen and smelled from this location.

10:17pm - 1) Suspicious vehicle. 23XX W Armitage. Sliver 4-door blocking the alley. 2) Disturbance. Homer and Campbell. People dressed in all black standing on the corner.

10:52pm - 1) Parker. 19XX N Kedzie. Honda Accord is parked in the caller's handicap space. 2) Parker. 30XX N Christiana. Permit violators.

11:03pm - Burglar alarm. 17XX N Talman.

11:19pm - 1) Animal abuse. Western and Schubert. Seven dogs being hit by a male in a van. 2) Loud music disturbance. 2212 N California. Boiler room bar is blasting their music.

11:23pm - Animal abuse. Elston and Western. Man beating a dog in the alley by the Burger King. No good, no good :(. This is the same guy from the 11:19pm job. Caller believes the guy lives in that van.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Suicidal Student @ ASPIRA School, Potluck Fire On Sawyer

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 12:04pm. I'm monitoring 14 today. Here's crime for today.

12:05pm - Threatening suicide. 1711 N California. At the ASPIRA School. 13 year old student trying to kill himself.

12:17pm - Fire. 27XX N Sawyer. Potluck on a stove was burning.

12:36pm - Battery. 2001 N Central Park. Ice cream vendor was pushed on the corner.

1:46pm - Battery. 3552 W Armitage. Female Cuban, who is tall and slim, with a brown hat, black pants, red sweater and brown shoes, jumped on the caller. She fled towards Central Park on Armitage.

2:30pm - Burglar alarm. 25XX N Kimball.

2:58pm - Holding the offender. 2021 N Point. At the Chase school. Child being held for Department of Family Services.

3:03pm - 1) Assault. 19XX N St. Louis. Tenant threatened the landlord. 2) Parker. 19XX N St. Louis. Car with no stickers.

3:04pm - Landlord/tenant dispute. 35XX W Dickens. Issues with the landlord.

3:19pm - Reckless driver. Chicago and Ashland. Female Hispanic in a burgundy-colored truck is driving recklessly when it almost ran the caller over trying to cross the street. Headed towards Iowa on Ashland. Just passing this on from the 12th District, as it may be coming into our coverage area in a matter of minutes.

3:24pm - Burglar alarm. 23XX W McLean.

3:38pm - I'm going to go for the day. I'll be back tomorrow, or Friday for sure. I'll see you all then. Have a great day, everyone!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Foot Patrols In 25, Dog Gets Stolen On Karlov

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 1:09pm. I'm monitoring 25 from now until 2pm, then again from 4:24pm to 8:20pm. Nice day we have here, with temps in the 70s. Here's crime for this afternoon into this early evening.

1:36pm - Beat 2582 is doing foot patrol on Fullerton this afternoon. Event number is 08608.

- Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey this afternoon. Event number is 08861.

2:00pm - I'm going to go for a little while. I'll be back. Have a great start to your afternoon, everyone!

4:24pm - I'm back. Good afternoon, everyone.

4:53pm - Theft. 23XX N Karlov. Caller's dog was just snatched by a male in a red car with a plate of N673733 fled east on Belden to Pulaski, then north on Pulaski towards Fullerton.

4:54pm - Gang disturbance. 3700 W Fullerton. Group of males throwing up gang signs.

5:18pm - Person down. 36XX W Oakdale. 40 year old man is passed out after drinking all day.

6:17pm - EMS run. Armitage and Pulaski. Male cut his hand on a bottle.

6:35pm - Theft. 39XX W Fullerton. Link card was stolen.

7:29pm - 1) HazMat. 21XX N Karlov. Plastic barrows that are 3 feet tall had some gas or oil in them, and they were knocked over. In the alley. 2) Municipal ordinance violation. Karlov and Armitage. Man walking his dog without a leash.

7:45pm - 1) Battery. 20XX N Karlov. 16 year old beat up the caller's 9 year old son. 2) Loud music disturbance. Belden and Ridgeway.

8:20pm - I'm going to go for the night. I should be back tomorrow. If not, I'll see you all on Sunday. Have a good night, everyone!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Kids Fighting @ ASPIRA School On Pulaski Rd., Fight @ George/Karlov

Good morning, everyone, it's 11:33am. Sorry for being gone for such a long time, but as you all know, I've been very busy with school, and particularly in the last couple of weeks for finals. I'm happy to report that this is my last day of school until the first week of June, and I'll only have one class over the summer. Today, I have one class that I need to go to, and that's just to turn in a paper, so I'll have my microphone recording calls. Very warm day we have here, for the first time in who knows how long. Mid 80s today. I'm sure crime will likely pick up, but we'll see. Not totally sure what my monitoring schedule will be for today or for tomorrow, but I do plan on monitoring 25. With that, here's crime for today.

12:56pm - Battery in progress. 3121 N Pulaski Rd. At the ASPIRA School. Group of kids fighting in front.

12:57pm - Beat 4314 is in front of the school now and says no one is fighting. 19P.

1:07pm - Battery in progress. George and Karlov.

2:01pm - Beat 2506Charlie is doing a follow-up at 26XX N Lawndale.

2:07pm - 2506C is taking one in from the Lawndale stop.

2:44pm - Person down. 28XX N Harding.

4:15pm - Burglar alarm. 30XX N Lowell.

5:06pm - 1) Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Wrightwood. Two male Hispanics, one who is 6'1, 350 lbs, with a yellow hat and the other one who is short with a red hat are standing on the corner, looking at people as they go by. 2) Beat car 2524 is getting a call stacked on their PDT.

5:09pm - Gang disturbance. 24XX N Monticello.

5:36pm - Municipal ordinance violation. Wrightwood and Central Park. Male selling ice cream on the street.

5:40pm - Disturbance. 36XX W Oakdale. Seven homeless males sleeping in front.

5:41pm - Parker. On 2523's Beat.

5:42pm - Beat 2583 is doing foot patrol on the 4400 block of W Diversey. Event number is 12992.

5:56pm - Battery in progress. Central Park and Oakdale. Three guys fighting in front of the bar.

6:07pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 23XX N Harding. They're harassing people in the alley. 2) Vice complaint. On 2525's Beat.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

CAPS Beat Meetings For May 2014

1411/1412 - No meeting in May.
1413/1414 - Thursday, May 8th @ 7:00pm, Logan Square Boys & Girls Club (3228 West Palmer St.)
1421 - Wednesday, May 14th @ 6:30pm, Humboldt Park Library (1605 North Troy St.)
1422 - No meeting in May.
1431 - Thursday, May 15th @ 7:00pm, Haas Park (2402 North Washtenaw Ave.)
1432/1433 - No meeting in May.
1434 - No meeting in May.

1732 - Wednesday, May 14th @ 7:00pm, Avondale Park Fieldhouse (3516 West School St.)
1733 - No meeting in May.

2523 - Wednesday, May 28th @ 6:30pm, St. Joesph's (4021 West Belmont Ave.)
2524 - No meeting in May.
**2525 - Tuesday, May 20th @ 6:30pm, Mozart Park (2036 North Avers Ave.)
2535 - Tuesday, May 6th @ 7:00pm, Maternity BVM Church (3647 West North Ave.)

* In addition to CAPS Beat 2523's meetings, the following Beat meetings I need/want to attend are: 1411/1412, 1413/1414, 1431, 1432/1433, 1732 and 2525.
** I plan on attending this meeting in May.