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AFTERNOON APPLE PICKING: iPhone Swiped on Newport

A woman’s iPhone was snatched away on Newport Avenue between Halsted and Clark around 4:30pm yesterday. An officer came up empty handed in his search for the suspect, described as a male, black, in his late teens, wearing a red shirt and black shorts, last seen running toward Clark. Chicago Police Department case #HW357964 Editors’

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BLOTTER: House of Hookah Hustlers Halted

Thursday, 11 July 2013 3:28PM: An aggressive panhandler punched a passer-by on the street at Broadway and Grace. The victim followed the bum northbound on Broadway until police arrived. 4:59PM: An angry girlfriend stabbed her man in the arm during an argument in their apartment on Briar Place, east of Broadway. The victim refused medical

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NEARBY: Overnight Home Invasion

Wrigleyville and Boystown are waking up from a generally peaceful night, but a family just west of us was terrorized by an overnight home invasion. A woman fled her home shortly after 2 o’clock this morning and called 911 after two men wearing masks broke in while she was sleeping in the 3700 block of

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INBOX: Emails And Editorial

The CWB crew truly appreciates the emails and comments we’ve received from so many of our readers. Thank you for being a part of this project and for sharing your opinions and points of view. Even if you don’t like our sense of humor sometimes. We’re okay with hearing that. From our inbox: I absolutely

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CAPS: Meeting This Thursday At 7PM

If you weren’t able to make last week’s Chicago Police Department CAPS meeting for Wrigleyville and Boystown’s beats 1923 and 1925, you have another chance to experience the blood boiling BS session this Thursday. Beats 1924 and 1933, which cover the area from Addison to Diversey and Halsted to Southport/Lincoln, will meet at Illinois Masonic

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HANGOVER: City Data Details Pride Sunday Crime

Chicago’s 2013 Gay Pride Parade is a memory now. Only the glitter and the police reports remain to remind us of what it was. The parade and its aftermath brought hours of mayhem to Boystown streets and police reinforcements were brought in from at least six North Side districts as the Town Hall commander tried to

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UNFRIENDLY CONFINES: Robbery Victim Refuses Police Aid

Image: Ron Cogswell Several witnesses reported that two men knocked a woman down and stole her purse at Sheffield and Waveland, next to Wrigley Field last night. The first caller at 7:05PM said the attackers fled northbound on Sheffield in a blue, four-door Volkswagen with Minnesota license plates. Officers arrived very quickly, but they could