CLOWNIN’: Hour-Long Hell Raising By Boystown “Youth”

A large group of troublemakers wandered through Wrigleyville and Boystown, leading to a flood of 911 calls reporting everything from street fights to burglaries over the course of an hour Wednesday evening. At least one person was arrested.

The first call for help came around 7:40PM when a man called from Kit Kat Lounge, 3700 Halsted, to report that seven people were slamming a door and throwing things at him. Police sent the reported offenders on their way.

But, 30 minutes later, cops ran into some of the same individuals after residents reported 10 black men fighting in the alley at Fremont and Cornelia and other callers reported street fights on neighboring blocks.

“They were extremely loud and had no problem blocking traffic on Addison as they crossed the street,” one resident told CWB.

That was followed almost immediately by a call of 20 people breaking into a garage in the 3500 block of Reta.

“[They] were in the backyards with one playing ‘lookout,'” a neighbor told us.

Cops stopped several members of the group and took at least one of the individuals into custody as additional calls poured in. Among those stopped by by officers was a 20-year-old robbery parolee who lists the Howard Brown Health Center as his home address.

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