Arrests at Chicago Cubs regular season home games dropped 45% this year compared to 2016, with just 48 arrests being reported compared to 87 last year. Overall, the home game arrest ratio this year was one for every 66,658 fans in attendance.
Incredibly, two people with multiple arrests account for more than 10% of this year’s total. More on them in a second.
First a few stats on this year’s arrestees: 83% male with an average age of 32.7 years. That’s up from an average of 28.6 last year.
Battery, trespassing, and unlawful sale of admission tickets were the most common charges filed. Although one distinguished fellow managed to get smacked with a count of “teasing of a police animal.”
Arrestees were most likely to be taken into custody at Wrigley Field (14) followed by Old Crow Smokehouse (3) and Cubby Bear (2).
Their most common hometown is Chicago (29 arrests) with Englewood being the most common neighborhood of origin. Lakeview and the Near West Side tied for second place.
Notably, no Schaumburg residents were arrested during the regular season, down sharply from three last year. However, Evanston—with two of its citizens winding up in jail—picked up much of the slack.
No arrestees were tazed this year. That’s down from two last year.
And the teams that sparked the most arrests were the Pirates (9); Cardinals (7); Brewers (6); and White Sox (5). Last year’s top three: Brewers (20), Cards (19), Reds (9).
Most commonly-arrested names: Tyewon (3); Nicholas (3) Jerry, Gregory, and Inshirah (2 each)
Which brings us back to those two folks who managed to get arrested multiple times at different games.
|Tyewon Haywood (left); Tyewon Haywood (center) and—Yep!—Tyewon Haywood (right) | Chicago Police Dept|
The easiest to explain is Tyewon Haywood, a prolific ticket scalper who was arrested on July 24, August 29, and September 13. Haywood is personally responsible for three of Englewood’s four arrests this season.
|Inshirah Khatib…..and Inshirah Khatib again | Chicago Police Dept|
Not-so-easy to explain are the adventures of Inshirah S. Khatib.
Police records show that Khatib was charged with trespassing at Wrigley Field on July 4 and with battery at Old Crow Smokehouse after the Cubs’ September 9 game.
Khatib provided police with a St. Charles address in July and an Aurora address in September.
Editors determined if arrests are “Cubs related” by reviewing police reports for all police detentions made within a quarter-mile of Wrigley Field and within 3 hours of any Cubs home game.
When individuals face multiple charges, we only include the first two counts on each arrest report.