GOOD START, LOUSY FINISH: Saturday Night Falls Apart

Police managed to keep a lid on things until around 2am, largely because someone decided to keep four cops posted at the corner of Belmont and Sheffield. Don’t get used to intelligent decisions like that. Once they were gone, though, things returned to normal.

2:21AM: Roscoe’s security detained a person for trying to pass counterfeit money. No report filed.

2:49AM: A newspaper delivery man’s baby blue Dodge Caravan was stolen while he was tossing papers on the sidewalk around 900 W. Newport, between Halsted and Clark. The van, bearing Illinois plate R313090, has not been found. Case #HW341531

3:23AM: Officers on patrol saw a fight outside of Roscoe’s and made one arrest. Case #HW341547

4:05AM: Witnesses reported seeing a black male offender in a baby blue shirt beating a woman outside of Slugger’s sports bar, 3540 N. Clark Street, in Wrigleyville. The woman was taken away in an ambulance.

4:17AM: Security at Big City Tap, 1010 W. Belmont at Sheffield, detained a person for trying to break into a car outside their establishment.

4:17AM: A group of fighting “prostitutes” had a victim on the ground outside of Einstein Brothers bagel shop on the corner of Belmont and Sheffield. Three were arrested on a variety of charges, including pot possession. Case #HW341613

4:42AM: A male victim was beaten up by a female at Hydrate, 3558 N. Halsted at Cornelia Ave. The offender was last seen walking westbound on Cornelia toward Clark Street. Case #HW341606

UPDATED 14 JULY 2013: Updated case number information for cases in which that had been “to be determined.”

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