100-person “large group incident” ends with 4 arrests near Mag Mile

Saturday’s “large group” arrived and departed via the Chicago-State Red Line station. | Wikipedia

Four juveniles were arrested Saturday evening in a short-lived “large group” incident near the Magnificent Mile, police said. Separately, police spent nearly an hour working to resolve a series of robbery reports in Streeterville and on Michigan Avenue.

Teens

About 100 teens arrived in the area via Red Line trains around 8 p.m., according to police dispatch records. Their arrival marked the first “large group” incident in the downtown area since April 21st when eleven juveniles and two adults were arrested in the downtown area.

The four detained teens were all charged with misdemeanors, police said. Two of them were arrested in the 100 block of East Chicago at 8:05 p.m.

• A 15-year-old girl was charged with reckless conduct after she approached a passer-by in an aggressive manner with her fists clenched, scaring the victim.

• A 16-year-old boy was charged with reckless conduct for being part of a large group that was fighting and running in and out of traffic, police said. He tried to escape when police approached him, but officers were able to make the arrest, a CPD spokesman said.

Also at 8:05 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was arrested nearby in the 800 block of North State Street for being part of a large group that “refused to obey a lawful order to disperse.” He’s charged with disorderly conduct.


Another 15-year-old girl was arrested in the 800 block of North State at 9:55 p.m. for jumping the Chicago-State Red Line station’s turnstile and then resisting arrest. She is charged with theft of services and resisting police.

Robberies

Meanwhile, a series of at least five robberies popped up one after another for nearly 30 minutes in Streeterville and the Mag Mile. No one is in custody, and a couple of the cases were not formally documented by police because the victims did not want to take time to file a report.

CWBChicago will have more on the robbery incidents later today.

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