Saturday, September 17, 2016

Assault In Progress @ Belmont/Karlov, Robbery on North Ave.

Good afternoon, everyone. It's 2:57pm. .

2:58pm - Assault in progress. Belmont and Karlov.

2:59pm - Robbery. 3850 W North Ave. At the North-Pulaski Fresh Market. Male Hispanic that has a white tanktop and black shirt with a knife just robbed the store.

3:02pm - Beat car 2535 is at the 2:59pm job. The man fled north on Avers towards Wabansia in a gold Ford 4-door Windstar.

3:19pm - Holding the offender. 3940 W Fullerton. At the CVS.

3:37pm - Traffic accident. 31XX N Central Park.

4:25pm - Beat 2500 wants some barricades set up at Diversey and Central, based on last night's fiasco that took place there (I'll have a post up from the calls that took place at this corner last night). This was a part of the Mexican independence festivities.

4:38pm - Beat cars 2512, 2514, 2522, and 2524 will be doing lunch reliefs this evening for the early cars assigned to the celebration to take place tonight.

4:39pm - Suspicious person. 20XX N Kedvale. Two unknown male Blacks just hopped the fence to the neighbor's yard.

5:13pm - Panic alarm. 3708 W Diversey. At the Boost Mobile store. Slient motion.

6:14pm - Gang disturbance. 1700 block of N Harding. Group out there causing problems.

6:55pm - 1) Battery. 25XX N Kildare. Group of 20 people are threatening someone working on a home, and someone was hit in the process. 2) Reckless driver. 3065 N Milwaukee Ave. Man drinking behind the wheel of a parked car, caller thinks he may take off.

6:56pm - Beat car 2522 is relieving Beat car 2523 while they go on lunch at Fullerton and Kostner.

7:15pm - Vice complaint. Lawndale and Barry.

7:49pm - Person w/ a gun. Fullerton and Kimball. Call is coming over from the 14th District in regards to a male Hispanic in a red Honda who has a gun, last seen heading west on Fullerton towards St. Louis. This information is being given to the units who are on the Fullerton detail this evening.

8:16pm - I'm going to go eat. I'll be back soon.

8:53pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

9:00pm - Beat 2550 is releasing all early cars (9:30pm time out) from the detail this evening. All other units are to remain on the detail.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Unit Involved In Accident; Active Friday Night

Good evening, everyone. It's 7:30pm. .

7:32pm - Beat 1506Eddie was involved in an accident at Milwaukee and California. Beat 1420 and Beat car 1422 are on the way. Beat 1506 is notified.

7:35pm - 1) Disturbance. 17XX N Harding. 2) Parker. 4436 W Fullerton. Car in the loading zone. 3) Recover the stolen vehicle. 30XX N Kenneth.

7:36pm - Sounds like there's some activity on Fullerton tonight. Also, Beat 2500, 25th District Commander, is coding out all parkers in the District as of now.

7:37pm - Beat 6732Boy has a traffic stop at Kostner and Fullerton.

7:40pm - Beat 2550 is having all rapid response units detailed to Fullerton this evening. This is for the festivities related to the celebration of Mexican Independence Day.

7:43pm - Beat 4311Boy is doing an ANOV at 4318 W Fullerton. Event number is 15316.

8:00pm - Reckless driver. Palmer and Springfield.

8:07pm - A unit is reporting that the street lights are out in the 4400 and 4500 blocks of W Fullerton.

8:08pm - 2500 is thinking of having the horse units block a couple of intersections to have traffic flow more freely.

8:19pm - Reckless driver. 30XX N Hausseen.

8:51pm - Gang disturbance. Lawndale and Fullerton.

9:12pm - Person w/ a gun. Kostner and Altgeld. Male Hispanic, 17 years old with a sleeveless shirt showed the caller a gun.

9:15pm - Municipal ordinance violation. 27XX N Lawndale.

9:17pm - Person calling for help. 28XX N Avers.

10:31pm - 1) 2500 wants a car to go to the gas station at Kostner/Fullerton for the crowds. 2) 2599 wants 2521R at Kostner/Fullerton.

10:55pm - Beat 1567Charlie is pursuing a white car with Florida plates of CTVC57 that has two occupants who reportedly have guns at jackson central. Car is headed south on Central. Per two informants, the two people in the car are armed with guns.

10:56pm - Still southbound on Central, headed towards the Eisenhower Express. Beat 1567 is asking 1567C is terminate.

10:57pm - The car is on the Eisenhower now, headed towards Cicero. 1567C has terminated. 11th District as well as Illinois State Police will be notified.

11:02pm - 2500 really wants a Tac car to go back over to Kostner/Fullerton at the gas station, as things may get out of hand over there.

11:05pm - Gang disturbance. cortland pulaski.

11:07pm - Beat car 2512R has a large crowd at diversey central (5600W). There's been a couple of calls in the last 15 or so minutes for a large disturbance at that corner. I was over there during the time of these calls, just doing some bus riding, and it was CRAZY! Beats 2561 and 2562 are sending their teams over now.

11:52pm - 1) Battery in progress. 4103 W Fullerton. 2) Battery in progress. fullerton pulaski. 3) Battery in progress. 2700 block of N Monticello. 4) Attempted suicide. 37XX W Lyndale. Multiple calls.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Gang Disturbance On Avers, Traffic Stop On Diversey

Good morning, everyone. .

2:29am - Gang disturbance. 30XX N Avers. They're in the alley.

2:33am - Beat car 2523Robert has a traffic stop at 39XX W Diversey.

2:55am - Check the well being. Diversey and Avers.

3:13am - Beat 2530R has a white Pontiac taking off from him at Ridgeway and Division following a "Shots Fired" call on the 1100 block of N Ridgeway. It has a plate of Z678431. Westbound on Division.

3:14am - The car has pulled over. Division and Keystone. 2530R's okay.

3:26am - Check the well being. 2827 N Pulaski Rd. At the CFD Firehouse. Woman requesting CPD, not sure what for.

5:03am - Burglar alarm. 3603 W Armitage. At the Metro PCS.

5:30am - I'm going to go for a little while. I'll be back.

7:15am - I'm back. Good morning, everyone.

7:21am - Shots Fired. 31XX N Springfield.

7:22am - Receiving multiple calls for "Shots Fired" on the 3100 block of N Springfield. Man wearing a green shirt. All anonymous callers.

7:29am - Beat car 2523 is giving a disregard on Springfield. Nothing seen or heard.

7:38am - Request for a supervisor. 31XX N Harding.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Traffic Accident On Central Park, Traffic Stop On Milwaukee Ave.

Hello everyone, I hope all is well. Sorry for being gone for two and a half months. I have gotten very busy once again, and although I haven't promised to blog as much as I once used to, I do want to do this again on a regular basis. So my sincere apologies. .

4:54pm - Traffic accident. 26XX N Central Park.

5:09pm - Beat car 2523 has a traffic stop at 3094 N Milwaukee Ave.

5:17pm - 2523 is getting something on their PDT.

5:26pm - Beat car 2534 is reporting that there is a group of gang members walking north down Pulaski from Armitage. This is stemming from a gang fight on the 4000 block of W Armitage on 2534's Beat.

5:32pm - 2534 is asking for Beat 2530 to come over to Armitage and Keystone.

5:34pm - 2523 is with a couple of gang members at 3950 W Diversey.

6:20pm - Assault. Avers and Belden. Male White with a white t-shirt in a black car just threatened the caller.

7:36pm - Burglar alarm. 26XX N Hamlin.

8:20pm - 2523 has a handwaver at Fullerton and Lawndale, indicating that they were shot at over on the 3000 block of W Diversey.

8:37pm - Disturbance. 30XX N Hauseen.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Puerto Rican Fest Continued Coverage

Good morning, everyone. Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful dads out there! I have been following the events from the Puerto Rican Festival from earlier today (yesterday), and it has been steady throughout the day, until about 10pm or so. Since that time, things have gotten crazy. Now, I know by the title that some will get a little upset or angry with me, but I feel that it is important to monitor this festival, among others. I will try my very best to monitor other large events throughout the year that have relevance to our community or our city. I will be monitoring the 14th District today. Usually, with this District, I cover from Belmont to North Ave., Central Park to the Chicago River. However, I will extend those boundaries today a bit. I will also be covering from North Ave to Chicago in between Kedzie and Western, as well as between North Ave and Division from Central Park and Kedzie. This extended coverage will be for today only, and includes a small portion of the 12th District. This will include Beats 1211, 1212 (a very, very small portion), 1422, and 1423. Of course, along with this coverage, I also will be covering the rest of 14 north of North as well, as part of regular coverage. I will be doing this for at least an hour or so this overnight, and perhaps again later today (though, I'm thinking of covering 25 as well). Please leave any questions or concerns in the comments, or by emailing me at Thank you, and please enjoy the coverage.

12:05am - Narcotics. 33XX W Beach.

12:06am - 1) Shots Fired. 17XX N Kedzie. 2) Shots Fired. Altgeld and Campbell.

12:09am - Battery in progress. 1400 N Talman. Fight by the Humboldt school.

12:16am - Parker. On 1422's Beat.

12:17am - Loud music disturbance. 27XX N Drake.

12:18am - Beat 1268Adam is doing a post-shooting mission in the area of California and Division. Event number is 19315.

12:23am - The outside Tac teams are being released, per Beat 6793. Also, from the Haddon shooting, Beat 5193 is the assigned detective.

12:29am - Burglar alarm. 22XX W Dickens.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Puerto Rican Festival, Day #3

Good afternoon, everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. I realize it's been a little while since I've blogged. Got busy with some other things, unfortunately. While I still have some of that stuff to do, I've also decided to blog today as well. Now, I know by the title that some will get a little upset or angry with me, but I feel that it is important to monitor this festival, among others. I will try my very best to monitor other large events throughout the year that have relevance to our community or our city. I will be monitoring the 14th District today. Usually, with this District, I cover from Belmont to North Ave., Central Park to the Chicago River. However, I will extend those boundaries today a bit. I will also be covering from North Ave to Chicago in between Kedzie and Western, as well as between North Ave and Division from Central Park and Kedzie. This extended coverage will be for today only, and includes a small portion of the 12th District. This will include Beats 1211, 1212 (a very, very small portion), 1422, and 1423. Of course, along with this coverage, I also will be covering the rest of 14 north of North as well, as part of regular coverage. Please leave any questions or concerns in the comments, or by emailing me at Thank you, and please enjoy the coverage.

12:52pm - A unit is doing an ANOV at 2805 W North Ave., at the park. Event number is 08494.

1:01pm - Check the well being. 19XX N Sawyer. Kids crying on the 1st floor.

1:07pm - Barking dog. 1300 block of N Rockwell. Dog constantly barking due to M80's in the area being blown off. Beat 1407Adam is coding it 19Boy.

1:09pm - A unit has a traffic stop at Chicago and Mozart.

1:10pm - Beat 1406 is meeting with 1400, the 14th District Commander, at California and Division.

1:18pm - Disturbance. 27XX N Richmond. Problem with the contractor.

1:20pm - Shots Fired. North and California. TMA #1517 heard some gunshots.

1:21pm - Shots Fired. Mozart and North Ave. 10 shots fired.

1:23pm - Beat 1407 is giving a slow down on the 1:20/1:21pm calls. Citizens are saying they haven't heard anything.

1:38pm - Beat 1464Adam is doing a couple of ANOVs at California/Division. Event number is 09195.

1:45pm - Shots Fired. North Ave./California. TMA #1517Boy is screaming for help, there's some apparent gunshots.

1:46pm - 1407 is giving a slow down once again. He was in the area and did not hear any gunfire, and the TMA on scene is saying they didn't either. Strange.

1:47pm - Okay, I'm listening to a couple of Citywide channels in addition to 14, and apparently this happened at Crystal and California. But, per Beat 1672, it's a domestic incident. Everyone is being given a disregard.

1:49pm - Shots Fired. Kedzie and Augusta. Anonymous caller is reporting 20 gunshots.

1:52pm - 1464A is doing an ANOV at 12XX N California. Event number is 09426.

1:56pm - 1407A has a group on motorcycles causing some problems at North and Kedzie. It's nothing major at the moment, but as an FYI. Citywide will be notified. They went north on Kedzie, towards Wabansia.

1:59pm - 1407A has a traffic stop at North Ave./Kedzie.

2:03pm - Check the well being. Whipple and Armitage. Male Hispanic, approximately in his 30s, white t-shirt, is standing in front of a GMC, refusing to leave a female move.

2:04pm - 1) Disturbance. 2840 W Armitage. Issues with a customer refusing to leave. 2) Traffic accident. LeMoyne and Washtenaw. 2-car accident, non-derivable. 3) Narcotics. 31XX W Walton. Two males in a car are shooting up drugs. 4) Parker. 2700 block of W Thomas.

2:15pm - Flash message: Taken from 18XX N St. Louis was a 2002 beige car. Occurred between 2:00am and 11:00am this morning. It had the keys in it. This is under HZ313060.

2:16pm - 1407A has a traffic stop at Mozart/North Ave.

2:22pm - Suspicious vehicle. Haas Park. With occupants.

2:23pm - Gang disturbance. Division and Homan. Group of males stopping cars and harassing people.

2:25pm - Beat 1400 has an on-view gang disturbance at Sawyer and North Ave.

2:26pm - Fire. 8XX N Mozart.

2:27pm - Beat 1461Charlie is giving a slow down at Sawyer/North Ave. No one's out there.

2:31pm - Command Post is asking for EMS at 2625 W Division. Elderly man is down.

2:38pm - CP is requesting an ambulance at 2744 W Division, inside of the store. Someone's down.

2:39pm - Traffic accident. 14XX N Washtenaw.

2:43pm - Dog bite. Norweign Hospital.

2:48pm - 1) Criminal trespass in progress. 35XX W Wolfram. Homeless woman sitting on the steps, drinking. 2) Loud music disturbance. 1500 block of N Rockwell. Loud block party. 3) Person down. North and Western. Man in his 40s or 50s is down on the southwestern corner.

2:57pm - Beat 1461Adam is on a traffic stop at 34XX W Wabansia.

3:02pm - 1) Disturbance. 24XX W Homer. 2) Holding the offender. 3552 W Armitage. At the Rico fresh market. Male shoplifter. 3) Vice complaint. Cortland and California. 4) Recover the stolen auto. Damen and Charleston.

3:10pm - 1) Disturubance. 24XX N Fairfield. 2) EMS run. 28XX N Central Park.

3:15pm - 1) Disturbance. 28XX W Division. Caller is being blocked in by a car. 2) Traffic accident. Francisco and Augusta.

3:25pm - Disturbance. Evergreen and Washtenaw.

3:27pm - Traffic is backed up on Kedzie all the way from North to Division. Units are needed to get this cleared up.

3:40pm - Traffic is starting to move better on Kedzie. Per Beat 1410, if traffic starts slowing down again, CPD will need to try and move it along as much as possible. Traffic needs to keep flowing.

3:44pm - Someone has a traffic stop at 2802 W Division.

3:48pm - 1) Disturbance. 1600 block of N Sawyer. 2) Person down. 27XX W Francis Pl. Male down on the sidewalk. 3) Reckless driver. Kedzie and Belmont. Car with a partial plate of 023 is driving erratically. 4) EMS run. 16XX N California. 5) Parker. 16XX N Richmond.

3:52pm - Suspicious person. On 1422's Beat. 2) Panic alarm. 28XX N Francisco. 3) Parker. 27XX W Haddon.

3:58pm - 1464A is doing an ANOV at 2744 W Division. Event number is 11402.

4:03pm - Traffic accident. 32XX W Crystal. Person hit by a car. 1410 is on the scene.

4:05pm - Person w/ a gun. Haddon and California. Male Hispanic with a dark hat and a black cut-off shirt has a gun. He's with 10 other guys in red hats and white t-shirts, representing and throwing bottles at cars.

4:10pm - Gang disturbance. 16XX N Washtenaw. 50 males flashing gang signs and blocking traffic.

4:13pm - Check the well being. 19XX N Richmond. Man sleeping in the alley, caller's concerned that he may get hit by a car.

4:16pm - Traffic accident. Western and Armitage. Firetruck involved.

4:18pm - EMS run. Bloomingdale and Rockwell. Three teenagers sleeping in a car with the engine running.

4:19pm - Traffic accident. Kedzie and Evergreen. Motorcycle involved.

4:24pm - 1) Disturbance. 32XX W Wabansia. Kids riding on some kind of scooter have been causing a disturbance for the last three days. 2) Disturbance. 2700 N Sawyer. Something about a piano on the street. 3) Parker. 3200 W Crystal. Tow zone.

4:38pm - Burglar report. 26XX W Hirsch.

4:42pm - EMS run. Armitage and Sawyer. Man is requesting an ambulance, he's on his back on the ground.

4:44pm - Gang disturbance. 3006 W North Ave. 10 males in front throwing up gang signs.

4:45pm - 1461C is doing a gang suppression mission. Event number is 06202.

5:00pm - Beat car 1422 has an open hydrant at Drake and Bloomingdale. Water Department will be notified.

5:02pm - Commercial alarm. 1950 N Elston.

5:08pm - Reckless driver. 12XX N Campbell. White and gray 4-door is speeding recklessly down the street.

5:18pm - Parker. 18XX N St. Louis.

5:28pm - Disturbance. Milwaukee and Maplewood. At the CVS. Unknown male in a black vehicle threw something.

5:35pm - 1) Battery in progress. Washtenaw and Crystal. 100 people fighting on the street. 2) Battery in progress. Homer and Western. Seven people fighting on the street.

5:38pm - 1410 is giving a slow down at Washtenaw/Crystal.

5:54pm - Traffic accident. Armitage and California. Three cars with injuries.

5:57pm - Beat 6793 is on the scene of the 5:54pm call. He says the accident is blocking the entire intersection.

5:59pm - EMS run. Western and Fullerton. Man passed out at the bus stop.

6:01pm - A car is needed at Cortland/California to block northbound traffic from the 5:54pm accident. Beat car 1423 is being assigned to do this. Beat 1430 is blocking southbound traffic on California at Francis.

6:06pm - 1) Disturbance. 2700 N Milwaukee Ave. People playing a piano on the street. 2) Parker. 1600 N Rockwell. 3) They're calling back on the 1600 block of N Sawyer. 4) Burglar report. 2835 N Western. At the Public Storage. Storage units were broken into overnight.

6:10pm - The #52 California buses will need to be rerouted from the accident.

6:20pm - Gang disturbance. Spaulding and LeMoyne. 12 to 14 on their way to the PR Fest, representing. They're wearing black and red. They're taking videos as they walk north on Spaulding, and word on the street is that there is going to be a fight.

6:30pm - Person w/ a knife. 25XX W Augusta. Male Hispanic with a gray tanktop and black jeans is waving a knife at a man parking his car.

6:39pm - 1) Parker. 2744 W Division. 2) Disturbance. 2137 N Maplewood. In front of the Vineyard Church. Eight kids causing a problem in front, they jumped the gate.

6:40pm - EMS request. 26XX W Evergreen. Unruly patient.

6:43pm - Vice complaint. 2744 W Division. Large group drinking in front, refusing to leave.

6:49pm - Gang disturbance. Division and Kedzie. Several flashing gang signs.

6:52pm - 1464A is doing an ANOV at 2802 W Division. Event number is 14265.

6:53pm - Alarm. 33XX W Crystal.

6:55pmPerson with a gun/Battery in progress. Washtenaw and Division. 40 people are fighting, and a male with a red shirt and white shorts has a gun. It appears to be gang-related.

6:56pm - Multiple calls are coming in at Washtenaw/Division. Large fight on the street and there are guns.

6:58pm - Beat 1262Adam is giving a slow down at the 6:55/6:56pm calls. The crowd is dispersing and heading north on Washtenaw, towards Crystal.

7:00pm - 1) Person w/ a gun. Potomac and Campbell. Two male Hispanics, one with a white shirt and blue jeans, just ran through the alley with guns. 2) CP needs an ambulance at 2547 W Division for a man who was stabbed.

7:02pm - A slow down is being given at Potomac/Campbell.

7:03pm - Traffic accident. Kimball and Fullerton.

7:05pm - Person w/ a knife. Washtenaw and Potomac. Male Hispanic with a maroon shirt and khaki pants has a knife. He was cleaning it off with his shift.

7:09pm - 1) Backlog in 12 at 19:09 hours. 2) Disturbance. Wabansia and Albany.

7:11pm - 1) Vicious animal. 25XX W Cortland. Brown and white pitbull walking around outside. 2) Information for the CPD. 27XX W Evergreen. Taken from this location between yesterday and today was a 2000 Chevy with a plate of Q336189.

7:17pm - Residential alarm. 23XX W St. Paul.

7:22pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 2654 W North Ave. 2) Gang disturbance. Campbell and LeMoyne.

7:25pm - Shots Fired/Fireworks. Mozart/North Ave. One call says 15 to 20 shots were fired, another says 30 cars are in the parking lot of the Burger King firing off fireworks.

7:29pm - Beat 1251 is requesting more cars at Augusta and Rockwell. Beat cars 1211, 1215 and 1223 are heading over.

7:30pm - A slow down is being given at the 7:29pm situation.

7:31pm - A disregard is now being given at Augusta/Rockwell.

7:36pm - Parker. 2500 block of W Haddon.

7:38pm - Assault in progress. Damen and Bloomingdale. Two groups of gangbangers are threatening parents with their kids. 2) Reckless driver. North and Spaulding. Cars are not stopping through the stop signs between Division and North on Spaulding.

7:40pm to 7:42pm - I had to step away from the radio. Sorry about that.

7:43pm - Beat 1463Adam has a stop at 15XX N Washtenaw. They're running a name.

7:44pm - 1463A's person is coming back gang-affiliated, to a Luis Carmona.

7:52pm - I'm going to take a break. I'll be back in a little bit.

8:20pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:21pm - Information for the CPD. Central Park and McLean. Gangbangers in a black vehicle with a plate of N310597 just grabbed a female and put her in the vehicle.

8:23pm - The 8:21pm job is now coming in as a "Battery in progress". The female had a kid with her, and she was getting beaten up.

8:25pm - Beat 6739 needs EMS at Luis Munoz Marin Dr. and Humboldt for someone who was hit by a car.

8:30pm - Beat 1430 has an on-view fight at Rockwell/Division. He needs some more cars. Beat 1406David is on the way.

8:31pm - Check the well being. Milwaukee Ave./Diversey/Kimball. Man throwing up in the garbage can by the Foot Locker.

8:32pm - Assault in progress. 18XX N Central Park. Landlord's daughter breaking down the caller's door.

8:34pm - Suspicious vehicle. 2900 block of N Troy.

8:37pm - 1) Gang disturbance. Thomas and Rockwell. 50 gangbangers throwing bottles and running northbound. 2) Beat 1430 wants to have barricades set up eastbound on Division to block traffic going east. He's going to block westbound traffic.

8:43pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 1500 block of N Rockwell. 2) Fireworks. 33XX W Division. People blowing off fireworks in front. 3) Gang disturbance. 16XX N Washtenaw. 50 gang members in front, throwing up gang signs and causing a ruckus.

8:51pm - Gang disturbance. Rockwell and Haddon. Group on the street.

8:52pm - Fireworks. 29XX N Wisner.

8:53pm - Someone is doing an ANOV at 12XX N Kedzie. Event number is 16464.

8:55pm - Cage car needed at Augusta/Rockwell.

8:57pm - Criminal damage in progress. 29XX N Wisner. Six to 12 teens aiming fireworks at abandoned buildings.

9:00pm - Shots Fired. Fullerton and Rockwell. In the alley. One call only for three shots heard.

9:01pm - Vice complaint .On 1423's Beat.

9:03pm - Shots Fired. Haas Park. Eight shots fired from the park.

9:05pm - The 9:00/9:03pm calls are actually fireworks, per citizens that Beat 1462Adam is talking to.

9:09pm - 1) Battery in progress. 32XX W Evergreen. Ten males beating up on one in the alley. 2) Assault. 12XX N Washtenaw. 14 year old daughter was threatened by a 28 year old female Hispanic.

9:20pm - 1) Shots Fired. Kedzie and Potomac. 2) Disturbance. 2518 W North Ave. Bunch of guys in front loitering, smoking marijuana, etc. 3) Fireworks. Division and Spaulding. People blowing off fireworks in the area.

9:22pm - Beat car 1412 is recovering a stolen vehicle from the 8:34pm job.

9:29pm - Backlog in 14 being taken out at 21:29 hours.

9:30pm - Animal bite. Norwegian Hospital.

9:36pm - 1) Disturbance. 11XX N Mozart. Group of people in the middle of the street getting ready to fight. 2) Disturbance. Sacramento and Augusta. Out of control large crowd on the street.

9:38pm - Drag racing. 1200 to 1600 N Kedzie. People are driving out of control at high rates of speed on Kedzie from Division to North Ave.

9:49pm - Disturbance. 2805 W Division. Group hanging out at the gas station.

9:52pm - Check the well being. 3355 W Belmont. At the Blue Line station. Man sleeping on the train.

10:00pm - Gang disturbance. 12XX N Campbell. Group of four on the street.

10:02pm - 1) Shots Fired. 18XX N Rockwell. 2) Shots Fired. 2554 W Moffat. At Lucy Flower Park.

10:04pm - A unit is dispersing three for gang loitering at 15XX N Spaulding. Console time is 22:04 and the event number is 17172. 2) Shots Fired. Fullerton and Western. 3) Shots Fired. 2300 W Belden. 4) Shots Fired. 2200 W Lyndale. 4) Explosion. 18XX N Rockwell.

10:05pm - Beat 1490Robert is saying all of those "Shots Fired/Explosion" calls are fireworks. Coded 19Paul.

10:07pm - Loud music disturbance. 2700 block of W Thomas.

10:09pm - 1) Burglary in progress. 33XX W Division. Someone's trying to break into the caller's home. 2) 1462A has a street stop at Kedzie/Potomac.

10:10pm - Assault in progress. California/Division. Male Black named Martin Sanders, dressed in a ComED uniform, threatened to hit the caller. 

10:11pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 12XX N Artesian. 2) Gang disturbance. Western and Potomac. 3) Gang disturbance. 15XX N Washtenaw. People drinking, flashing gang signs, and blasting music.

10:12pm - Shots Fired. 23XX W McLean.

10:18pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 29XX N Dawson. 2) Loud music disturbance. 35XX W Medill. Black car with rims keeps circling the block with loud music.

10:27pm - 1) Check the well being. 27XX W Cortez. Female in front is rocking back and forth, appears to be on drugs. 2) Fireworks. Thomas and California. 3) Some call on 1211's Beat.

10:29pm - 1) Loud music disturbance. 34XX W LeMoyne. Loud backyard party. 2) Disturbance. Spaulding and Beach. People loitering and playing loud music.

10:31pm - 1) Fireworks. 2600 block of W Belden. 2) Person down. Division/Kedzie. Man passed out and not breathing, CPR is being administered.

10:34pm - The person passed out at Division/Kedzie is actually at 12XX N Kedzie. He's down on the sidewalk.

10:39pm - 1) Information for the CPD. North Ave./Kedzie. Someone broke out the caller's car windows, caller is headed to the police station to file a report. 2) Assist the citizen. 1916 N Elston. Caller got stuck behind a gate at the Public Storage. 3) Fireworks. Armitage and Humboldt.

10:41pm - 1462A has a traffic stop at 12XX N Washtenaw. Event number is 18494.

10:42pm - Gang disturbance. 1600 block of N Washtenaw. They're loitering. Street lights are out and cars are coming down the street the wrong way.

10:43pm - Gang disturbance. Washtenaw and Bloomingdale.

10:45pm - Battery report. 18XX N Central Park.

10:48pm - Battery in progress. 27XX W Haddon. Group pushing and yelling at each other.

10:49pm - Battery in progress. 1600 block of N Washtenaw. Large fight between 50 people.

10:50pm - Multiple calls are coming on the 10:49pm job.

10:51pm - Beat car 1422Robert is requesting more units at the 10:49pm job. They should come off of Wabansia.

10:52pm - 1) A slow down is being given on Washtenaw. 2) Battery in progress. Augusta/Rockwell. Fight on the street.

10:54pm - Car 43 and his team are now on Zone 3 from the Citywide.

10:55pm - Assault in progress. 12XX N Washtenaw. This is from the 9:09pm assault call. There's a crowd trying to jump the caller's daughter.

10:56pm - 1) Battery in progress. Armitage and Drake. Several males fighting on the street by the fresh market. 2) Loud music disturbance. Western and Wabansia. Loud music with people screaming.

10:57pm - Beat 1407 is going to shut down eastbound traffic on North from Kimball.

10:58pm - There's gang members all over North per 1407.

10:59pm - Some units are needed to start moving people off of the corners on North Ave., as traffic is getting backed up.

11:01pm - The 10:09pm burglary job is bona fide.

11:35pm - CFD request. Cortland/California. There's smoke in the area. Couple of calls coming in. Not sure what's going on.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Message From Tim Re: ALSCB Return

Hi everyone, this is Tim Granzow, the founder and author of the ALSCB. As many of you know, this was a crime blog that monitored crime in the Avondale/Logan Square communities from November 2008 until around July 2014 from live recordings from a police scanner. I covered the 25th, 14th, and 17th Districts. I also reported on CAPS meetings, and other items pertaining to the community. For many reasons, with disappointments of community engagement/involvement being honestly one of them, I had stopped the blog back in 2014.

Which leads me to this announcement. As of yesterday evening, May 6, 2016, I have decided to return to one of my first loves, and do this blog once again. Over the last couple of months/weeks, I have been seriously thinking about it, and with some maturing I've done over the last year or so, I see things differently now (for the most part). BUT, things will be different this time around, in the aspect of coverage. Since I work and also go to school, my coverage will mostly be limited to the weekends and most weeknights, along with special events. Although this coverage is nowhere compared to what I used to do, I would like to keep the neighborhood informed/educated on crime in the community. I want to arm you to be able to make changes once again in your community, and hold your elected officials as well as the police, accountable.

Speaking of CAPS and the community, this will also be different this time around. I do not have the time and resources to go to various CAPS meetings as I did before. I will try to get at least somewhat involved again, particularly on my own Beat, 2523, but I cannot make any promises. This also goes for the Avondale Neighborhood Association that I was once apart of.

I also want to say, being upfront with everyone, that I'm not sure how long I will be doing this effort again. It may be for a few weeks, a few months, maybe a few more years. I really don't know, honestly, and only time will tell. But again, neighborhood involvement is important to me. Even if I do not continue this effort on a long-term basis, I want this to be an on-going effort, as well as a record of how the neighborhood has progressed over the years.

With that said, I am delighted to be returning. Please feel free to leave any comments, questions, etc. as means for me to improve on my second time around, or anything you see fit.


Tim Granzow
Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter Founder/Author

Another Busy Weekend Night

Good morning, everyone, it's 12am. Second day and counting that I am returning to this blog. As previously mentioned, it's great to be back. More details to be posted in the next several hours. Covering crime on this beautiful early May overnight.

12:10am - Beat 2510Robert says that he wants all of the anonymous calls for loud music, disturbances, etc. to be coded. Limited manpower, and it's busy.

12:29am - 1) Shots Fired. Fullerton and Lawndale. Caller heard several shots, possibly near the alley. 2) Shots Fired. 23XX N Ridgeway.

12:43am - Disturbance. Kelvyn Park. Large group hanging out on the NE corner of the park, and it's closed.

1:00am - I'm going to bed. Have a good night, everyone.

8:00am - I'm back. Top of the morning!

10:05am - Check the well being. 17XX N Lawndale. Female caller said she needed police, but hung up.

10:48am - Parker. 24XX N Harding. Car parked in the no park zone.

11:00am - Beat car 2535 is asking for a post-shooting event number on their PDT for their Beat.

11:46am - Pole fell in the alley at 39XX W Schubert.

11:49am - Commercial alarm. 16XX N Springfield.

12:56pm - Disturbance. 37XX W McLean.

1:41pm - I have to go. Have some things that need to be taken care of. Have a good day everyone.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Return of ALSCB -- Somewhat

Good evening, everyone. Tim here. Yes, as indicated by the title of this post, I have decided to return to doing this blog. Though, not as expansive as before. Please check out a forthcoming post that will have more details on this -- I should have it up tomorrow morning. It's great to be back! I've missed doing this. I hope everyone is well. It's a beautiful early May evening. Wow, this is surreal for me, to be honest. But, I am back. Please check out tonight's happenings below....

8:44pm - 1) Gang disturbance. 39XX W Dickens. Former tenant went back into the apartment. 2) Criminal trespass. 23XX N Hamlin.

8:45pm - Parkers. On 2523's Beat.

8:54pm - Battery in progress. 39XX W Dickens. Several gang members on the porch fighting.

8:55pm - Beat 2565Adam is asking for another vehicle at the 8:54pm job. Beats 2500 (the 25th District Commander) and 2590 will head over. There's been some skirmishes in this area today.

8:56pm - 2500 would like to have a wagon over on Dickens. Beat 2573 is en route.

9:06pm - 2500 says that it's a 19Paul for now, but that the police will probably be back at some point this evening. Maniac Latin Disciples are on the block over there.

9:07pm - Parker. 37XX W Wabansia.

9:33pm - Gang disturbance. 36XX W Dickens. They're arguing in front.

9:41pm - Commercial alarm. 3078 N Milwaukee Ave.

9:42pm - Information for the CPD. 40XX W Armitage. Someone in the garage is mentioning that they have stolen items.

10:15pm - Fire. 2400 block of N Springfield. Building.

10:32pm - Person w/ a gun. 3801 W Belmont. Female flashed a gun, fled southbound on Hamlin.

10:38pm - Beat car 2523Robert is giving information on the 10:32pm job. Wanted is a female Hispanic that fled southbound on Hamlin in a gray Honda Civic. The license plate started with Z99. Victim says the lady flashed the gun at her.

11:31pm - Beat 2500XRay is relating that Beat 1600X is pursing a hot car at Wellington and Cicero. It's heading southbound on Cicero. The car has a plate of Z89892.

11:32pm - The car is now at Cicero and Diversey, turning east onto Diversey.

11:33pm - The car is now stopped at Diversey and Kilpatrick.

11:39pm - Check the well being. 30XX N Milwaukee Ave. Caller believes their neighbor, who lives at 29XX N Ridgeway, was murdered.

11:40pm - Battery. 3002 N Milwaukee Ave. Male was battered on the street, EMS is en route.

11:43pm - Beat 2563Eddie is going in with one from 3856 W Fullerton.