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.
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.
A greedy thief who may have struck two victims within 10 minutes made a critical mistake when he opted to hide inside of a 24-hour pharmacy. Police received an initial report of a cell phone snatching around Belmont and Orchard at 3:10AM. The offender in the incident is described as a male, black, 6′ tall,
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
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
August 2013 may go on-record as the single worst month for robberies in Wrigleyville and Boystown in at least 13 years. As of August 23, the neighborhood had racked up 32 robberies for the month, six shy of the record 38 robberies reported in June of last year. Considering the mayhem that swept through the
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
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.
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,
A witness reported two men behaving suspiciously in the alley between Buckingham and Aldine, east of Halsted around 5 o’clock this morning. According to the caller, two men, one of whom wore khaki pants, were looking into car windows and pulling on car doors as they walked along. Quickly-responding officers arrived in time to see
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
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
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