A Google satellite view of the area around Broadway, Buckingham, and Aldine. UPDATE 12 AUGUST 2013: The Chicago Police Department classified this case as a theft. For the second time this weekend, a robbery has been reported in the area of Broadway and Aldine. Tonight’s incident began to unfold shortly after 11PM as 911 callers
The additional officers that Alderman Tom Tunney promised will be deployed to handle overnights in our area weren’t on duty last night and they cannot get here soon enough. Our 19th district completely ran out of officers again overnight, leading to hours of long waits for people in need of police services. Even a Chicago
The sign outside of the 24-hour Clarke’s diner at 930 W. Belmont reads, “Oh my, you should eat.” Perhaps they should add, “Oh my, you shouldn’t leave your two iPhones and two credit cards lying on the table.” Especially since you are in a restaurant that’s about 50 yards from the Belmont Red Line station.
A man told police that he was jumped by five offenders described as male, black, in their teens or early 20’s, around 3:15 this morning at Broadway and Aldine Avenue. The intersection, one block north of the 24-hour Melrose Restaurant, is home to Nettlehorst School, Caribou Coffee, and several retail shops. Officers drove around the
What is it like to be robbed at gunpoint in the neighborhood? This morning, we can tell you. A CWB reader who has occasionally sent police reports our way, sometimes in support of our reports, and sometimes to set us straight, emailed another set of documents last night. This is the narrative from the police
A couple of CWB readers have asked about a large police response that was seen in the area between Halsted and Broadway on Cornelia Avenue around 11:15 last night. They were responding to assist with a foot chase after a man fled from police when they ran his ID during a street stop. The 22-year-old,
Alderman Tunney has posted the complete CPD alert regarding armed robberies in which offenders approach victims on the street and rob them at gunpoint. The offenders often escape in a vehicle. CWB believes there are far more robberies connected to this operation dating back to early July. The alderman’s site includes a link to a
Image: CWB Reader As we walked past Chipotle down on Diversey and Clark this week, we couldn’t help but notice huge, giant swaths of graffiti on the exterior of the new build-out at 606 W. Diversey, next to Chipotle. The markings have been scrubbed off, but you can still see the shadows of them there.
A man was tackled from behind and robbed on Seminary Avenue and Belmont about a block west of Sheffield shortly before 1 o’clock this morning. Initial reports indicate that the offenders had, or claimed to have, a gun. The attackers, who were described as three males, black, between 5’10” tall and 6″ tall, wearing black