BATTERIES INCLUDED: Fists Flying, Blood Flowing In The Weekend’s Early-Going

First one’s free. A bouncer catches a right hook outside of
a Wrigleyville bar in this fresh YouTube posting 
(NSFW). Question
to ask: Where IS the police department’s “Entertainment Detail?”

Keep your hands to yourselves, people. Among the asinine activities that are soaking up our police resources this weekend:


12:15AM – One female arrested for battery at Scarlet bar in Boystown.

12:30AM – Ten to fifteen teenagers fighting at Newport and Halsted. Officers catch up with a couple of them.

1:44AM – Two men fighting in front of Sluggers in Wrigleyville. It is not clear if this (NSFW) video, which appeared on YouTube yesterday, documents the shenanigans. As you watch, keep your eyes peeled for the widely-hyped police department “entertainment detail” to swoop in. We didn’t see them. Maybe they have super-secret invisibility cloaks? More likely is this: There are only about 7 cops on the detail any given night and they cover 8 city blocks.

1:48AM – Fight outside of Houndstooth, Clark and Roscoe.

1:52AM – Side note: Guess what happened when a guy left his keys inside a black Chevy Colorado for “just a second” at Belmont and Racine? Yep. Officers gave the man a ride home.

4:12AM – An ambulance is called to Belmont and Sheffield. Victim is taken to St. Joseph’s hospital so someone could stem the flow of blood pouring from his head. Battery case HX349719

4:25AM – Two large groups fighting at 3300 N Halsted.

11:08PM – Side note: Shortly after the Billy Joel concert lets out, a minor traffic accident takes place at Addison and Sheffield. One driver, suspected of being drunk, takes off running down Sheffield. Officers impound his car.


2:01AM – Some meathead busted out a window at Sluggers. They’re holding him for police.

2:06AM – 3455 Clark. Officer: “Send an ambulance over here. This guy has injuries to his face. I’m not sure if he’s a battery victim or what.”

2:07AM – Fight in front of Subway restaurant, 901 Belmont. Dispersed.

2:08AM – Some guy just put his hand through a window at Bar Celona, 3474 Clark. Ambulanced to Illinois Masonic.

2:15AM – 902 Belmont. “Fifteen people fighting with prostitutes.”

2:44AM – People fighting in the street, Belmont and Sheffield. Dispersed.

3:36AM – Side note: Someone just grabbed $100 out of a guy’s hand at the Subway restaurant, 1020 W Belmont, and fled in a silver van that has recently been reported stolen from Blue Island.

3:38AM – Battery at 1000 Liquors, Belmont and Sheffield. Battery case number is TBD.

3:42AM – Officers at the 1000 Liquors call look down and see some guy lying there, bleeding from the head. Ambulance takes the man to Illinois Masonic. Battery case HX351149.

4:16AM – Officers on their way to Illinois Masonic to check on the guy they found on the ground are flagged down at Belmont and Clark. A pedestrian says two guys rolled up in a silver car and poked a gun in his face. The victim did not want to stick around.

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CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets.