BOYSTOWN: Buckingham Burglar Bleeds Bountifully

That’s gonna hurt.

A sharp-eyed Boystown resident came close to helping cops catch a burglar Monday evening, but the offender managed to slip away.

Around 5:20PM, the neighbor called 911 from the 800 block of Aldine upon seeing a man dumping items from a purse in the alley.

Officers found the purse and its contents covered in blood and deduced that the offender cut himself, possibly by breaking out a car window.

They were close.

Just five minutes after the initial 911 call, a resident across the alley, in the 800 block of Buckingham reported that his home had been broken into. Officers connected the dots and said that the man with the purse would now be wanted for burglary.

He was described as a black man with tattoos on his chest. He was wearing a blue and white striped tank top and probably has a good-sized gash on his hand.

Recorded as a forcible entry burglary in CPD case HX277372.

Lively Youth Group

Working with the youth isn’t as easy as it may seem, apparently.

For the second time this month, police were called Saturday to handle a fight at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 Broadway, during the church’s twice-a-month Youth Lounge program.

Multiple 911 calls were placed around 5:10PM Saturday, with one reporting “20 people beating up one” inside the church basement. According to a police dispatcher, the church “pastor says they have a youth meeting underway and big fight has broken out.” The situation was resolved without a report being taken.

Two Saturdays ago, on May 10, police were called to the church basement at 5:15PM after an anonymous 911 caller reported that a man was bleeding after being attacked by another man. Paramedics reportedly waited outside for police to arrive before making their entrance. Again, no report was filed.

CWB sent a message to both of the church pastors as well as to the church’s general information account this weekend. No response has been received.

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