Chicago Police logged three robberies over the course of 10 recent days near the Wellington Brown Line station, according to city records. The Wellington station sits on the Illinois Masonic Medical Center campus. It is not clear if the robberies are connected or if the spike is a coincidence. One possibility is that an increased
This month’s to-date robberies are below 2012 and 2008 numbers as of November 20th according to city records. Two alleged robberies with handguns in Wrigleyville this month have gone unrecorded on “official records.” (See HERE and HERE). The city has released the following information regarding robberies in our neighborhood since the last CWB Ticker update.
It’s going to be an extra special Thanksgiving in some thief’s house. A man loaned his phone to a stranger at Halsted and Roscoe around 10:45 last night and was stunned to see the man bolt off into the night with his property. The victim gave chase northbound on Halsted Street but apparently failed to
The Lincoln Avenue bar strip in Lincoln Park, put on an admirable sh*t show performance overnight, but it couldn’t quite keep up with its big brother, Wrigleyville. Maybe next time, LP. Wrigleyville antics from Thanksgiving morning: 12:22AM—Assault in progress at Rebel Bar & Grill. 12:38AM—Battery witnessed by police officers outside Sluggers at Clark & Eddy.
Having your purse taken from a bar is one thing. Having the thieves then take your car is something else altogether. And so it went for an unlucky Boystown bar-goer overnight. The stressed-out woman flagged down officers at Roscoe and Halsted around 11:45 last night. Unknown offenders had taken the woman’s purse from a nearby
A man was spotted walking southbound on Halsted from Waveland, stuffing money from a restaurant tip jar into his pants yesterday evening. An officer later determined that the jar had been taken from Panino’s pizza shop, 3702 N. Broadway, around 3:30PM. The thief is described as male, black, 5’10” tall, 25 years old, wearing cream-colored
Continuing a recent trend of robbers striking before midnight, a Lakeview woman was robbed at gunpoint just west of Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 10:50 last night. There has been no arrest. The victim reported that the masked gunman approached her at Wellington and Kenmore, pulled out a black steel semi-automatic handgun, and took her
It may be cold out side, but things are staying hot at the Center on Halsted (COH), 3656 N. Halsted. Sunday, November 24, 6:41PM Criminal trespass in progress is reported at the COH. A man named “Robert,” described as male, black, wearing a red hoodie with a yellow and black jacket, is on the second
So, did the neighborhood’s streets seem very slick and noticeably devoid of salt Monday? Salt. CTA buses, school buses, a man in a wheelchair, cars, more cars, pedestrians, and still more cars. They were all involved in dozens of traffic accidents Monday afternoon as ice-covered roads sat untreated for hours on end. Here is a
Still more reasons to not own a car in Chicago (although this Ventra thing has us reconsidering): 4:34PM Sunday Officers on routine patrol find a silver Honda sitting on blocks in the 3600 block of Recreation Drive north of Belmont Harbor. All of the Honda’s wheels are gone. Police locate the owner at a nearby
It’s been an interesting few days around Diversey and Clark/Broadway. First, there were two robberies within a block of each other on Pine Grove. Now there’s this. Two carjackers whacked a Wicker Park man in the face with a wrench at Clark and Wrightwood shortly after 11PM last night, then sped off in the victim’s
Every weekend, we post a long list of fights that hogged our district’s shrinking police resources, often preventing officers from responding forcefully and quickly to major problems like street robberies. This weekend’s list is below. For a change, we thought we would share some videos. These are street brawls and batteries in Wrigleyville, just like
A man with blood flowing from his mouth, staggering toward the iHop on Grace Street was the first sign of trouble. What police soon found was a cornucopia of crime that left a robbery victim hospitalized and several party goers seeking reports for theft, burglary, and battery. It all started at 1:30 this morning when