Good morning, everyone, and Happy New Year to everyone!!! It's 12:00am. Yes, I am blogging, but for this evening only crossing into the first few hours of this morning as we celebrate the new year of 2015. Now that we're going into 2015, our best days are still yet to come. It's time to ring in a new year of new ideas, new opportunities, new energy, etc. I have confidence that our neighborhood will only continue to improve even more and that more community involvement will come. As far as my status of doing this blog goes, I still do not have much time to regularly update nor do I feel like I have enough passion to resume this blog regularly. I am honestly hoping that I am inspired to update this blog again on a regular basis this year, and being confident that I somehow will, I will return sometime this year, most likely between March and June. Before I come back, I will give advanced notice and will prepare to make a full comeback. Until then, please enjoy this overnight coverage. I will be covering 25. I am unfortunately not able to listen to 14 and 17 at the same time. What I plan on doing is getting my subscription renewed for RadioReference by next week, and when that happens, I will start to listen to archives. With that, here's crime for first day of 2015.
12:06am - Shots Fired. 29XX N Lawndale.
12:09am - Per Beat 2599, Dispatch is to read out the calls of "Shots Fired" and keep them on their board until officers are available to check out each individual call. There is simply too much going on right now, especially in 15.
12:14am - 1) Shots Fired. Armitage and Karlov. In front of the bar. 2) Shots Fired. Harding and Belden.
12:26am - Shots Fired. Palmer and Springfield.
12:38am - Shots Fired. 25XX N Lowell. In the alley. Lots of gunshots heard.
12:46am - Suspicious vehicle. 29XX N Springfield. Burgundy minivan with temporary plates with two or three guys inside is trying to hit other vehicles, last seen heading towards George on Springfield.
12:48am - Assault in progress. 30XX N Haussen Ct. Male in a gray Taurus hit several vehicles and now several people are outside, surrounding the guy's vehicle and threatening him. One person is holding the subject.
1:02am - Check the well being. 28XX N Springfield. Female arguing with a guy over a phone line.
1:15am - Battery in progress. 2500 N Central Park. Twenty people fighting in the alley between Central Park and Drake.
1:30am - Loud music disturbance. 36XX W Palmer. Party on the 2nd floor.
1:36am - Speed chase. Speed chase. Beat 1567Adam has a car taking off from them at Central and Lake. It is a sliver Lexus with a has a plate of E152119. Headed west towards Parkside on Lake St. Not sure what he's wanted for.
1:37am - East on Kinize towards Laramie. Wanted for possible DUI.
1:38am - West on Ohio from Laramie. About 15 seconds later, 1567A has the car curved over at Race and Lockwood. There's a few units on scene now. Back to regular neighborhood coverage now.
1:39am - Beat 2530Robert just heard a few loud reports southwest of 23XX N Harding. Per Beat 2520Robert, there were a few calls of "Shots Fired" near Springfield and Palmer/Dickens.
2:02am - This concludes my coverage of New Year's Day and of our neighborhood. Over the next couple of days, I will be back to do archives from 2013 as I need to desperately catch up on those. And at some point this month, I will try my best to also start doing archives of 14 and 17 from New Year's Eve (from 10pm to 12am) and New Year's Day (12am to 2am). Other than that, I will not be regularly blogging for a while. I truly hope all of you have enjoyed this coverage and have had also appreciate looking back on the archives. I wish all of you well, and wish you and yours a very prosperous, healthy, safe and happy 2015!!! Good night everyone!