Chicago’s 2013 Gay Pride Parade is a memory now. Only the glitter and the police reports remain to remind us of what it was.
The parade and its aftermath brought hours of mayhem to Boystown streets and police reinforcements were brought in from at least six North Side districts as the Town Hall commander tried to get things under control.
CWB has compiled a list of “official” crimes that were reported to the police department between 10AM Sunday and 4AM Monday in the vicinity of the parade route as well as on streets affected by the post-parade madness. It’s important to remember that the police only record crimes in which a victim files an official police report.
Of course, many incidents went unreported.
Things started to go down hill quickly as the sun set. Four robberies were recorded, all between 8:30PM and midnight. As CWB reported in near-real time, suspects in a vehicle with Wisconsin plates were arrested for the 8:50PM robbery on Broadway. One of our readers commented that he was the victim of the 8:30PM robbery on Broadway and that the two attacks were committed by the same crew.
You can get a sense of what the streets were like when a victim was robbed in the 3200 block of N. Sheffield at midnight. CWB posted a reader photo of the 3200 block of N. Sheffield that was taken at 12:14AM on Monday.