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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
6:55pm - Person 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.