OVERHEARD: Things That Make You Go Huh?

Hey, it’s Friday. Let’s loosen up a bit around here…

TSA: On The Case!
Wednesday, November 6, 3:22PM—The Transportation Security Administration asked 19th district police to check on the well-being of an employee who lives in the 700 block of Waveland.

The TSA said that the employee “hasn’t been to work in three weeks” and they’re “getting concerned.”

GOOD CALL: Iffy Description
Friday, November 8, 12:31PM—A witness saw a man breaking into a home a couple of blocks west of Wrigley Field in the 3700 block of N. Janssen.

DISPATCHER: [The burglar] is a man. We know that. Unknown race. Unknown pants. Unknown jacket. 

OFFICER: So he’s invisible!?!

On a serious note, the caller was absolutely right about seeing a break-in. A burglar had crawled through a front window, then burgled an apartment before fleeing out the back door.

Officers arrived quickly—within 3 minutes of the call being dispatched—but the burglar was already gone.

Recorded as a burglary in CPD case #HW525625.

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CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets.