Here are a few odds and ends from Monday, July 29, 2013: 2:01AM 911 operators received several calls from people reporting a large crowd blocking traffic in the street at Clark and Addison. Within a minute, the callers were reporting fights in the street at that location and one block south at Clark and Eddy.
Another robbery attempt failed this morning in the area of Halsted and Buckingham. Officers stumbled upon the remnants of the incident around 3:10AM at Halsted and Aldine, immediately making contact with four individuals who were associated with the would-be thieves, but who were not directly involved in the crime. One of the offenders, a heavy
Out of the 274 police beats in Chicago, Wrigleyville and Boystown’s beat 1924 ranks #10 in overall violent crime reported in the past 90 days according to the Chicago Police Department’s CLEAR Map web site. Violent crimes are the most serious classification of crime, comprised of homicides, criminal sexual assaults, robberies, aggravated assaults, and aggravated
An entrance door to the Starbucks at Clark and Belmont is boarded up this morning. Image: CWB reader email. Belmont Brawlers Witnesses reported a fight involving 10 people inside the Belmont Red Line station at 4:20 this morning. A citizen told arriving officers that the parties involved had gone their separate ways. About an hour
Friday, July 26, 20139:50PM: Rockit Burger Bar, 3700 N. Clark, called for help after a customer threw a glass across the restaurant “almost hitting people.” The glass hurler, described as a male, white, bald, wearing a blue plaid shirt, was last seen walking southbound on Clark Street. Saturday, July 27, 20131:52AM: Officers handled two battery
The 19th district ran out of officers to handle calls this morning. A couple of units popped back into service during the shortage and were quickly assigned priority calls. Dispatch notified supervisors that the district was going into a RAP, which stands for “Radio Assignments Pending” at 4:36AM. The day crew came on duty at
We’re putting the details together now…. At least 2 robberies in Wrigleyville, 1 in Boystown UPDATING 6:57AM Update complete.
Image: CBS2Chicago.com The Chicago Tribune reports that this weekend may be the coolest July weekend in 30 years. CWB always hopes that cool weather will lead the “bad elements” to opt for indoor activities, leaving our streets a little bit safer. That doesn’t always pan out, though. Stay on your game, particularly after dark. We’ll