BLOTTER: Drug Bust, Red Line Fatality

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7 June 2013

Tactical cars worked Belmont Avenue last night and wrangled a few knuckleheads in the process.

  • 12:33AM: Eight men believed to be selling drugs were dispersed from the sidewalk in front of 903 W. Belmont, right next door to everyone’s favorite late night Subway restaurant. Among those involved is a former parolee and Mafia Insane Vice Lords gang member who lives in River North.
  • 12:47AM: A Wisconsin man was arrested at 960 W. Belmont on a drug charge under case #HW307833

1:08AM: A displeased citizen reported that a woman was giving oral sex to a man at the Waveland and Broadway bus stop. Either the man was quick or the cops were slow because no one was there when officers arrived.

1:41AM: For the second night in a row, police handled calls of a man on the Addison station Red Line tracks. Unfortunately, this morning’s incident resulted in a fatality. The victim, who was electrocuted and suffered a massive head injury, was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center by Ambulance #6. He was pronounced deat at 2:16AM. Chicago Police Case #HW307854 and HW307902.  The Chicago Tribune and have additional information.

3:39AM: Police were dispatched to look for a white male who was “tearing down trees” around the intersection of Roscoe Street and Broadway.

3:45AM: Officers scoured Belmont Avenue between Halsted Street and Sheffield Avenue in search of a black male wearing glasses and a white sweater who was reportedly carrying a handgun in his waistband. The man was not found.

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