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HEAD SCRATCHERS: Strange Calls And Random Notes

Doormen at Spin nightclub at Halsted and Belmont probably couldn’t believe their eyes around 11PM Wednesday night, after a man walked up, busted out one of their windows, and then strolled across the street to the Lucky Horseshoe Lounge. An officer on patrol was flagged down by a Spin employee. He and another unit went

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UPS & FROWNS: Resident Posts Pix Of Alleged Package Thief Online

An area resident has posted surveillance photos on Reddit that he says show a package thief striking his building on Tuesday afternoon. The Reddit poster has not been more specific about where his building is located, other than to say “definitely East Lakeview.” He describes the alleged thief as being male, black, “young,” between 5’10” and 6’2″

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GOING SOLO: Cop Needs Back-Up, No Cars Available

Regular CWB readers know that the 19th district is dangerously understaffed. The district police commander has said that the district has lost 15% of its manpower since March 2012. We believe the actual number of officers lost is significantly greater than that. Running low or completely out of police officers is not only bad for

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PREPARED: Torch Makes Bike Theft A Breeze

It’s not nearly as ridiculous as Saturday morning’s Looney Tunes-inspired break-in, but Pie Hole Pizza Joint has now posted video of their delivery bike being stolen in April of this year. The really interesting part comes around 3-1/2 minutes into the video.  It appears that this guy drives around with a torch in his back

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OF NOTE: A Few Notable Items From The Weekend

7:42PM Sunday Police are called to the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, after a woman wanted for battering a man there one week ago is spotted. It is not clear if police located the suspect, who is described as female, white, 20 years-old, wearing a gray hoodie and pink/white pants. Three other individuals who were said