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NEARBY: Man Robbed Near Clark & Diversey Overnight

A man was strong-arm robbed of his cell phone and a Nokia camera shortly before 1 o’clock this morning near the Clark/Broadway/Diversey intersection. The hold-up took place near Drummond and Lehmann, about a block south of the Potbelly restaurant on Diversey. According to the victim, there were two male offenders, one black and one white.

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SOURCE: Strangers, Beating Victim Met On Red Line

Nightout.com A Chicago police source is “hopeful” that charges will be brought in the case of Jacob Klepacz, a 32-year-old West Town man who died after being severely beaten early Monday morning. After watching Sunday’s Blackhawks game with his best friend in Streeterville, Klepacz found his way to Wrigleyville where he “checked in” at the

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LOCK BLOCKERS: City Takes Aim At Stolen Phone Enablers

The City Council’s Public Safety Committee approved an ordinance that would require anyone who unlocks cell phones for a fee in the city to send transaction information to the police department by noon daily. According to the Sun-Times, information to be sent to the police includes a copy of customers’ IDs and the unlocked phones’

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BLOTTER: Weekend Events

All-in-all, it has been a relatively quiet weekend. The Clark Street “Entertainment Detail,” which is a minimal operation at best, was not deployed Saturday night. Friday, 6:32AM – A bloody 22-year-old man seeks help into the lobby of 3600 block of N. Lake Shore Drive and says someone jumped him. Battery case HX235086 Friday, 2:38PM

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BYE BYE BYE: More Cops Leaving Our District

Good news: 11 police officers are transferring into our 19th district. Bad news: At least 14 are leaving. That’s the bottom line after the latest round of promotions, transfers, and reassignments. Nine of our officers transferred out, three got promoted, one went to detectives, and another was transferred this week. A total of 14 departures.

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DEJA VU: Boystown Rape, Robbery Suspect’s Free Pass

The so-called “man” who has been charged with raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint in a Boystown alley last week was accused of sexually assaulting another woman in December, but prosecutors refused to file charges. We told you about that last week. This morning, Second City Cop has a few more details of the December

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OVERNIGHT: Robbery At Knifepoint On Belmont

A victim was robbed at knifepoint at 909 W. Belmont, the address of Ann Sather Restaurant, overnight. Officers on patrol were flagged down near Clark and Belmont shortly after the hold-up at 2:20 this morning. CPD case HX232452 As we reported on Sunday, the 900 block of Belmont was the most robbery-plagued block in the