BLOTTER: Center On Halsted Draws Action After Weeks Of Calm

After a few relatively quiet months, things have picked up at the Center on Halsted (COH), 3656 N. Halsted.

Love Lost

Police responded to the COH on January 22 after receiving multiple reports of a woman “pulling on a male’s privates” outside a third-floor basketball game there. The alleged “pulling” was apparently not the friendly variety.

They arrested Tatiana Love, 19, for allegedly biting and scratching a man who broke up with her earlier in the day. When a COH security guard intervened, Love allegedly punched him in the face and fled the building. Cops caught her on nearby Waveland Avenue.

Love, who lists The Crib youth shelter as her home address, is charged with one count each of domestic battery and battery.

That’s What You Think

Uptown resident Brian Conner, 22, is charged with criminal trespass and two counts of assault in connection with a January 20 incident at the Center.

Security told police that Conner was “passed out…for an extended period of time” inside the COH. When they woke him up and asked him to leave, Conner allegedly “became enraged…lunged forward” and warned, “if you touch me, I’m going to come back and kill you.”

Conner was detained by the guards until police arrived. They have not been killed.


A convicted robbery offender charged with battering a COH case worker last October was let off the hook when the victim failed to show up in court. At the time of his arrest, the convict was also living at The Crib youth shelter.

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