Fifteen people have been arrested around Wrigleyville in connection with the Cubs post-season play so far, according to police and court records reviewed by CWB Chicago editors.
But the real messes would likely uncork if the Loveable Losers advance to the World Series by defeating the Dodgers on Saturday or Sunday.
Among the more, uh, interesting arrests so far:
• Police arrested 37-year-old Patrick Hill of Elmhurst after the October 16 Cubs-Dodgers game for allegedly breaking a 56-year-old Lakeview man’s ankle by charging at the victim and knocking him to the ground inside the stadium, according to court records.
A witness told police that Hill then stood over the victim and screamed obscenities as the man curled on the ground in pain. Another witness told police that Hill continued to hit the man after he was downed.
The victim underwent surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center to repair a compound fracture of his leg.
Prosecutors charged Hill with battery.
• Terrence Slaughter, who lists Lakeview Lutheran Church as his home, is charged with reckless conduct and possession of a deadly weapon for an incident after the October 15th home game against the Dodgers.
Police responding to a call of a man with a knife said they saw Slaughter “waving a switchblade in the air with several hundred Cubs fans around…causing them to fear for their safety” in the 3700 block of North Sheffield.
• Police arrested Wassaza and Darrick Martin of Chicago Lawn after a dispute over their right to drink on the public way evolved into a threat to shoot up a Wrigleyville bar.
|Darrick (L) and Wassaza Martin|
Witnesses told police that the Martins were drinking alcohol while sitting in the open window of Beer on Clark, 3415 North Clark Street, around 10:30 p.m. on October 16th.
When a bouncer took away one of the men’s drinks and told them that the bar could get in trouble for drinking in the window sill, Darrick Martin responded, “I’m not no bitch. Give me back my shit or I’m gonna fuck you up,” according to police records.
Darrick Martin then punched the bar’s front window, causing it to shatter and raised his fist in the air, witnesses said.
Meanwhile, Wassaza Martin pulled his shirt up to show off an old bullet wound and announced, “I’ve been shot before. I’ll go home and get my gun and come back and shoot all you and this place up,” the police incident report says.
Darrick Martin, 31, is charged with assault and criminal damage to property. Wassaza Martin, 33, is charged with assault. Both men are members of the Gangster Disciples street gang, police said.
• 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamud of Uptown was arrested after he and another man fighting over a Cubs t-shirt sought assistance from vice division officers on Clark Street. While Mohamud explained the t-shirt dispute, the other man blurted out, “He’s got coke! He’s got coke,” which piqued the vice officers’ curiosity, according to court records.
A protective pat-down of Mohamud turned up three baggies of suspect cocaine, police said.
Mohamud is charged with possession of cocaine.