EGG-STRAS: Weekend Blotter

Some notes and less serious items from the weekend:

Burglary Beat

A couple of forcible entry burglaries in LSD/Sheridan highrises. Rather unusual.

• 3000 block of Sheridan. Forcible entry. Friday.

• 3700 block of Lake Shore Drive. Forcible entry. Sunday.

• 3800 Sheffield. Forcible entry. Sunday.

• 2900 block of Racine, a burglary through the rear basement door while the homeowner was upstairs around 10:30PM Friday. The offender escaped.

Not “Smart”

Police were called to Halsted and Waveland at 12:08PM Friday after a woman complained that a motorist took her off her bike and threw her to the ground because she “got smart” with him for almost hitting people. One arrest for battery in CPD case HX228166.

Party of The Year

A massive party with 200 to 250 revelers kept the 3700 block of Fremont hoppin’ late Friday and early Saturday.

The first 911 call came in around 11:45PM, reporting that a woman was in the alley trying to disperse 200 party-goers, but “they won’t listen to her.” Officers arrived and called for additional units to handle “250 people walking around and acting like idiots” at Fremont and Waveland.

A couple of hours later, the party had re-assembled in the alley behind the 3700 Fremont. It was dispersed. Then, at 2:50AM, multiple 911 callers reported seven men beating up a lone combatant in the 3700 block of Fremont. Officers arrived to find “30 to 40” people scrambling away. The man who got beat up refused EMS services.


Thursday, 7:15PM – A man reportedly threw rocks and damaged a vehicle passing Halsted and Waveland.

Sunday, 12:07AM – The doorman at 3730 N. Lake Shore Drive reports that two 8-foot-by-6-foot plate glass windows at the building’s entrance “shattered at the same time.” Criminal damage to property report taken.

Sunday, 12:26AM – A CTA bus at Lake Shore Drive and Stratford reports that someone threw an object and shattered a window. Criminal damage to vehicle report taken.

Offender Description of the Week

Easter, 9:53AM…

Dispatcher: If you can believe it on this Sunday morning…There’s prostitution, 5XX West Aldine. Female. Black. Prostitute. Green sweat pants, gray t-shirt, and a bad wig that needs to be removed.”

We think the prostitute needed to be removed, not the wig. Although…

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