Two idiots who failed to comply with police officers have been tazed in the area since Friday morning. Those incidents are part of our weekend tick tock:
4:10AM — A resident reports an unknown white man trying to break in the back door of his house in the 3100 block of Kenmore. Officers arrive and engage the offender in a brief foot chase that ends with the man being tazed. An ambulance treats his probe wounds and the man is eventually charged with reckless conduct in CPD case HX263506
12:43AM — Four women fighting on the street at Halsted and Cornelia.
1:34AM — 19-year-old cut in knife attack at Lincoln and Montana.
1:51AM — Man reports that a black female and a white male just tried to rob him at Halsted and Diversey.
1:58AM — The police department’s Clark Street “entertainment” detail breaks up a fight outside of Dimo’s Pizza, 3463 N. Clark.
2:33AM — A man wakes up to discover two men wearing ski masks burglarizing his apartment in the 3400 block of Seminary.
4:30AM — A man is strong-arm robbed near Roscoe and Lakewood.
7:00PM — Four 18- to 20-year-old men are verbally threatening the staff at Circle K, 801 W. Addison. They are last seen walking “toward the Center on Halsted,” according to officers.
7:56PM — Fight at Clark and Newport.
8:38PM — Officers on patrol report that “they’re fighting in front of Stretch” bar, 3485 N. Clark.
9:22PM — A non-compliant battery offender is tazed on the sidewalk near Stretch Bar. One officer suffers minor injuries. The offender is taken to Thorek hospital to have those pesky Taser probes removed.
11:03PM — An “elderly caller” from the 3600 block of Wayne reports that a 35-year-old Hispanic man wearing a black cowboy hat, black shirt, and jeans battered him and threatened to come back and kill him. Recorded as a battery in case HX265909
11:46PM — A robber claims to have a weapon and robs a 7-Eleven store and one of its customers at 1153 W Belmont. Arrest made.
1:22AM — Officers on the Clark Street detail make a street stop and discover that the man they’ve encountered is wanted for burglary. Arrest made.
1:36AM — Battery just occurred at John Barleycorn, 3524 N Clark. Participants who initially asked to press charges change their mind. No report.
2:41AM — Officers encounter a woman who has been hit in the head and is bleeding from her left temple outside of Irish Oak bar, 3511 N Clark.
2:43AM — Officers, worried that vehicles will run over people who are flooding Clark Street in Wrigleyville, begin to hold up traffic. They are ordered to let traffic continue to flow in order to prevent the drunken crowd from “taking over the street.”
2:55AM — A man is down in the street outside of Old Crow Smokehouse. He cannot move. Ambulance scoops him up.
3:07AM — Steamworks bathhouse reports 6 to 7 men standing outside of their doors harassing customers and passers-by. They’re dispersed.
3:21AM — Officers on Clark Street make a driver pull over for suspected DUI. While they’re dealing with that, another car pulls along side and officers suspect that driver is drunk, too. He’s pulled over. Both motorists are taken in for DUI investigations.
3:24AM — Ambulance transports a bloody battery victim from Waveland and Sheffield to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Battery report taken.
4:03AM — A bar manager reports that a white man with dark hair has just spray painted a bunch of windows in the 3700 block of Halsted.
4:08AM — An intoxicated caller says four men have surrounded him at Belmont and Sheffield and are trying to force him to withdraw money from an ATM.
5:30AM — 19th district runs out of police officers and enters “Radio Assignments Pending” status. Calls waiting for officers to become available include a man who has been bitten by a complete stranger and a fight in progress in the 800 block of Cornelia.
6:11AM – Radio Assignments Pending status ends.
6:40AM — CTA reports that a passenger had their phone snatched on a train as it headed into the Belmont station. 18th district officers stop four possible offenders at Rush and State. The victim is driven to that location, but they’re not the right guys. Victim is given a ride to the Red Line station at Grand to continue their commute. No report appears to have been filed.
7:00AM — That guy who got bitten has been transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital and is still interested in seeing a police officer if one happens to have become available. Officer responds and reports that the victim has “some stitches and a big black eye.” Offenders are described as “two male whites” last seen in the 600 block of Arlington about two hours ago. Battery report #HX266212.
Thursday, 4:10PM — An adult toy store in the 3400 block of Halsted calls 911 to report that a man is in the shop smelling underwear.