Fresh this morning on CWB: Man stabbed along lakefront path. He’ll be OK District has run out of cops repeatedly this weekend Saturday night cluster as Wrigleyville bars suck up a third of the district’s patrol cars ———- Email us. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
It would be difficult to do justice to the ridiculousness of last night in paragraph form. Calls for police service stacked up like cordwood, waiting for officers to become available. In addition to the dedicated “entertainment detail,” at least four of the district’s 14 active beat cars were tied up on Clark Street, dealing with
The 19th district ran out of officers to handle emergency calls for three extended periods between Saturday afternoon and sunrise on Sunday, going into “RAP” status for at least eight of the 17 hours between 1PM Saturday and sunrise today. “RAP” stands for “Radio Assignments Pending.” It’s a status declared by the Office of Emergency
A stabbing victim was found along the lake front jogging path near the tennis courts at 3600 N. Recreation Drive at 11:55 Saturday night. The victim suffered a knife wound to his back, but was reported to be “walking and talking” when officers arrived. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment. According
What can (Wavey) Brown do for you? Chicago Police picked up an alleged package thief with a serious criminal record and delivered him to jail Monday afternoon. After a brief foot chase, Wavey Brown is taken into custody nearBelmont and Lake Shore Drive. Image: CWB Reader “We hope this eliminates one of our chronic problems,”
What is it about our neighborhood that makes it so darned irresistible? Within weeks of wrapping up a four-year prison sentence for robbing and beating a man with a chain near the Belmont Red Line station, Semaj Jones returned to Wrigleyville and Boystown where he has been no stranger to the police. Jones was just
Updated information from the Chicago Police Department reveals that ten robberies were reported last month on the three police beats that cover the bulk of Wrigleyville and Boystown. Eight cases were reported in March of last year. A total of 21 robberies were reported on police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 through the first quarter.
FBI A bank robber who made his debut performance at the TCF branch inside of Boystown’s Jewel-Osco store last month held up his fifth bank since March 16th this morning. The FBI says the so-called “Benchwarmer Bandit” held up the Citibank branch at 111 W. Jackson around 8:20 this morning. A $5,000 reward is being
Chicago magazine and the the City of Chicago Inspector General have each released reports today that raise questions about Chicago Police Department statistics. • The Inspector General’s office reviewed one category of crime (assault) for one year (2012) and found that the Chicago Police Department underreported “victim offenses” by 24%. Guess what? The police department