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ABRACADABRA: Burglary Attempt Disappears From Statistics

Listen up and take notes. This is how you reduce burglary stats, people. The gated entrance to tiny California Terrace in Boystown. Around 6 o’clock last night, a resident in the 700 block of California Terrace—that’s the tiny street that sits behind an iron gate on Halsted, south of the Briar Street Theater—returned home to

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(VERY) ODDS & ENDS: Compilation of Curious Calls

Monday, February 24 9:14PM A resident of the 1500 block of Grace told police that he was robbed at gunpoint of $1,500 by a man he identified by first and last name. He also gave officers the offender’s exact address in Back-of-the-Yards and stated that the gunman gets around town exclusively on foot and CTA

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MAPPED: The Neighborhoods’ Robbery, Burglary, Theft And More

Chicago Spectrum has updated their informative map of crimes reported in Wrigleyville and Boystown this year. Their maps—which plot robbery, burglary, theft, assault, battery, and narcotics cases—let you zoom down to street level and click on incidents to learn more about each incident. ——————— CWB is now on Facebook. Come “Like” us.

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CUT: Still More (Yes, MORE) Officers Reportedly Leaving Our District; 27% Cut In Manpower Since Fall 2011

CWB reported earlier this month that the Chicago Police Department posted 48 transfer opportunities for officers who want to move to new assignments. None of the openings was in our severely-depleted district. Once again, our district stands to lose critical manpower as information from two readers indicates that officers will be transferring out of our

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WRIGLEYVILLE: Woman Followed Home, Choked

A Wrigleyville woman was attacked by a man who followed her home from the Sheridan Red Line overnight. According to the victim, the unknown offender continued to follow as she entered a multi-unit residence in the 3800 block of Sheffield around 2:40AM. There, he suddenly began choking her. The man fled when the victim screamed