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HERDING CATS: Six Hours To Clear Area Sidewalks

Police handled call after call after call of large groups of people harassing pedestrians, fighting, whooping, hollering, and blocking access to businesses and sidewalks overnight. From before midnight until commuters awoke to go to work this morning, the calls to 911 never seemed to end. Sunday, 7 July 2013 11:26PM: A local business reported 25

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AGAIN: 30 Minute Response Time For Belmont L Robbery

Sunday 7 July 2013 5:35AM Chicago Police Department Case #HW351540 911 received a call at 5:35 this morning of a phone being stolen at the Belmont L station, 945 W. Belmont. Unfortunately, no officers were available to take the call, giving the perpetrators a 30-minute head start on their escape before police started working the

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BELMONT: Baseball Bat Beating

Sunday7 July 20132:58AMChicago Police Department Case #: No report taken. A witness flagged down officers on patrol outside of Big City Tap, 1010 W. Belmont, to report seeing a 20-year-old man getting beaten with a baseball bat. 911 handled a call about a similar incident around the same time. No victim was found. Officers may

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BLOTTER: Machine Mischief

Saturday, 6 July 2013 8:16PM: The Closet bar, 3325 N. Broadway, reported that 4 offenders—2 black men with 2 women, stole the money from inside a gaming machine. The offenders were last seen driving southbound on Broadway toward Belmont in a red Dodge Caravan with a temporary license plate. Case #HW351086. 9:25PM: One arrest for

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DOPE WITH DOPE: Butterfingered cokehead goes to jail

Saturday6 July 201312:11 AMChicago Police Department Case #HW350096 A man accidentally dropped a bag of cocaine as he walked along Halsted Street at Aldine Avenue this morning. Unfortunately for him, an off-duty Oak Park police officer saw him do it. The Oak Park cop detained the druggie and summoned Chicago officers who made the arrest.

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SEX ATTACK: Man victimized in Boystown

A male victim reported being sexually assaulted in the 3200 block of N. Dayton Street this morning. The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment. Dayton street is the short street that runs between Belmont and Aldine, one block west of Halsted. This is the second criminal sexual assault involving male victims reported

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'HAWKS WIN AGAIN! Clark Street overrun by "animals"

Image: ibtimes.com At least 15 officers converged to secure the area near Clark Street and Cornelia Avenue this morning as patrons from Wrigleyville bars poured into the streets and, in the words of an officer on scene, started “acting like animals.” The initial call came in shortly before 2 o’clock, reporting a mob of people