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Truck-driving scare at Belmont Red Line

Tuesday  4 June 2013 3:06 AM How about them apples? That’s two quiet nights in a row. Just a couple of curiosities: At 3:07AM, a 911 caller said a bunch of cross-dressing assailants in a black truck threatened her with a gun outside the Belmont L station. Police toured the area thoroughly, spoke with the

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ARREST #77: Just A Misunderstood Youth

One of Amarri C. Bowens’ many, many, many mugshots. (Image: Cook County Sheriff’s Office) The Chicago Tribune today carries the story of Amarri C. Bowens. In his short 22 years on this planet, Bowens has racked up 77 arrests, including his most recent dickish move: Stealing $29.89 worth of Starburst candy from the Addison L station

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REMINDER: Community Meeting This Wednesday

The monthly Chicago Police neighborhood meeting for Wrigleyville and Boystown is scheduled for this Wednesday at 7PM at the 19th district police station, 850 W. Addison Street.  The meetings have been interesting historically in that it’s “interesting” to have uniformed police officers openly lie to you. The meetings have become somewhat more truthful in recent

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CUBS: Not The Only Losers In Wrigleyville

Saturday 1 June 2013Chicago Police Department Case #SEE BELOWIt’s been a while since the antics of Wrigleyville’s Clark Street crowd has stolen the spotlight from Halsted Street. But that’s exactly what happened Saturday night into this morning. 11:00PM: Officers found a man “with his head cracked open” in the street at Sheffield and Addison. Witnesses

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WHACKED: Man Beaten To A Pulp On Halsted

Photographic evidence proves that baseball bats were once used to play baseball in Wrigleyville. Friday 31 May 2013Chicago Police Department Case #SEE BELOW Heads were crackin’ up and down Halsted Street this morning. At least one victim seems to be okay with it. Here’s your overnight rundown: 12:42AM: A police tactical unit wandered into a

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FACTS: Occasionally Inconvenient.

The 70 most robbery laden blocks in Chicago last year. Note: The11600 block of S. Halsted and the 1600 block of W. Howard are cropped out due to size constraints. Are you like us? Do your uninformed friends, co-workers, and acquaintances roll their eyes and tell you how crazy you are when you say that