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ODDS & ENDS: Movie Buffs

12:31PM, Friday, August 30 A resident called police at 12:30 Friday afternoon upon discovering what appeared to be a porn movie filming in the alley behind 1800 W. Melrose. According to the caller, six men and two women were filming a video and “one of the men has his pants off.” Officers cleared the set.

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LABOR: Induced

The 19th district did not run out of police officers in the early morning hours today. The district has not stayed out of “Radio Assignment Pending” (RAP) status on a Saturday morning since August 3. Sunday mornings have been the real problem spot this summer. Let’s hope for the best tonight.

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PICKY: Sneaky Thieves Target Area Ladies

At least two women were victimized by pickpockets in the area between Friday evening and early Saturday morning. 6:30PM Friday, August 30 Witnesses reported that they saw offenders steal from a woman’s purse at the Belmont Red Line station and then flee the scene in a car. After speaking with witnesses, officers determined that the

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DAILY TICKER: Saturday, August 31, 2013

The CWB Daily Ticker is a dashboard of the most up-to-date robbery statistics possible for our neighborhood over the past year, 5 years, and 10 years. As we’ve often said, our problem did not spring up overnight. It has built and built over several years. Simply comparing this year to last year misses the huge

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I'LL BE BACK: Man Threatens Bar Staff

A man threatened to come back with a knife after employees at Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted, held his apparently fake ID and removed him from the premises. There just happened to be a police car on the other side of the street, so the response was remarkably quick. Officers made contact with a man

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DAILY TICKER: Friday, August 30, 2013

No new incident reports were released by the city today. The CWB Daily Ticker is a dashboard of the most up-to-date robbery statistics possible for our neighborhood over the past year, 5 years, and 10 years. As we’ve often said, our problem did not spring up overnight. It has built and built over several years.

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NOW UP: Online Petition

An online petition is now up and ready for your signature. A successful petition could bring extra weight to concerns expressed at next week’s CAPS meetings. From the comments: I’ve put together a group of neighborhood residents, and we’re planning what actions we can take to make a difference in our own way.  For starters,

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MORNING REPORT: Foot Chase; Taggers

Foot Powder? A tactical unit that went to investigate a report of narcotics sales taking place on the street at Clark and Belmont wound up in a foot chase of their suspect. Officers chased the alleged dealer from Clark to Halsted, then north to Melrose, and south through an alley before making the arrest on

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DAILY TICKER: Thursday, August 29, 2013

Details of one robbery were released by the city today: HW4185478/22/2013 12:01AM600 W BUCKINGHAMROBBERYARMED:OTH DANGEROUS WEAPONSIDEWALKThe CWB Daily Ticker is a dashboard of the most up-to-date robbery statistics possible for our neighborhood over the past year, 5 years, and 10 years. As we’ve often said, our problem did not spring up overnight. It has built

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FISTICUFFS: 1 Arrested After Halsted Street Melee

Several callers reported a crowd of 15 spectators watching a 5-person fistfight on the corner of Halsted and Buckingham at 12:15 this morning. Officers arrived quickly, but the fight was over when they rolled up. A victim who had been punched in the face remained on-scene. They searched the area with the victim in an