WEEKEND UPDATE: Brawls A-Plenty; First RAP of February

Friday, February 14
2:01PM: The 19th district enters its first “Radio Assignments Pending” or RAP status of February. RAPs are declared when all of our meagerly-staffed district’s officers are tied up on assignments and no officers are available to handle incoming calls for service.

This RAP lasted two hours. You can read more about RAPS here.

Saturday, February 15
12:40AM: Officers on patrol come across a melee inside of the Subway restaurant at 901 W. Belmont. After the fight breaks up, they clear out the restaurant.

12:48AM: A transit police officer calls for 19th district assistance at the Belmont Red Line. The Subway has found its way there and is starting more trouble.

1:14AM: 911 handles “a lot of calls” about fights around the 500 block of Wellington. One caller estimates 10 people are fighting. Another puts the number at 15 “kids.” Officers move everyone along.

1:37AM: A supervisor asks for more cars at Belmont and Broadway. The crowd that got chased out of Wellington has found its way there.

2:04AM: 8 people fighting outside of Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted. The situation resolves itself before officers arrive.

2:24AM: Multiple calls of a street fight involving four men at Waveland and Fremont. Officers quell the situation.

4:09AM: A fight breaks out inside of Nookie’s Tree, 3334 N. Halsted. An ambulance takes the apparent victim to Thorek Hospital for treatment of a cut. Witnesses say the offenders, three white males aged 30 to 35, fled north on Halsted in a black Mazda. The incident is recorded as an aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon in CPD case HX151859.  UPDATE FEBRUARY 18: The Windy City Times has a bit more information on this incident HERE.

11:03PM: A woman is battered in the 900 block of Addison.

Sunday, February 16
1:25AM: Clark Street entertainment detail officers report six to seven people fighting in front of John Barleycorn, 3524 N Clark. The incident is defused.

2:00AM: A fight breaks out inside of John Barleycorn during an incident that turns out to be a theft in progress. One arrest for the theft is recorded in CPD case HX152886.

2:35AM: Fight in front of Sluggers, 3540 N. Clark.

4:01AM: A security officer reports a “gang fight” involving weapons at Belmont and Sheffield. The offenders flee before police arrive. One red Dodge Stratus escapes north on Sheffield and a black car, possibly a Dodge Charger, drives west on Belmont.

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