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BLOTTER: Belmont Battery, Two Suspicious Fires

Saturday15 June 2013 1:57AM: 911 callers reported a battery in progress at 850 W. Belmont, near the “Punkin’ Donuts” parking lot. A shirtless male carrying a white tank top and wearing black shorts walked up to a woman, smacked her in the mouth, and continued westbound on Belmont. He was arrested by undercover officers at

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GIMME GIMME GIMME: Phone Theft on Roscoe

Friday  14 June 2013 1:23 AM Chicago Police Department Case #HW317717 An Apple picker stole a man’s white iPhone 4 in a purple case in the 1000 block of West Roscoe this morning. Police searched for the thief, described as male, black, in his 30’s, 5’10” tall, wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans, who

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JUMPED BY SIX ON HALSTED: Victim Fights Back

The area of this morning’s six-on-one robbery attempt. (Image: Google) Thursday  13 June 2013 12:49 AM A male victim was jumped by six offenders described as male, black, in their early 20’s wearing all dark clothing at the corner of Halsted Street and Newport this morning. The gang attempted to steal the man’s cell phone,

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CRIME IS DOWN: But Not Around Here

We were inspired by a recent online posting that detailed the increase in Wrigleyville and Boystown robbery cases over the past 13 years. Our lone Excel whiz cracked open his spreadsheets and did a bunch of filter stuff with $ signs, semi-colons and all that jazz. When he was done, we checked his work. His

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BLOTTER: Bong Shortage Sets Man Off

Sunday 9 June 2013 6:25PM: A man standing on the Sheridan Red Line platform was smacked in the face by an arriving train. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he died of his injuries at 12:08AM Monday. Case #HW311564 8:58PM: A clerk at Halsted Smoke Shop, 3448 N. Halsted, called for help