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TAZED: Victim Gets Zapped, Robbed

Image source: Google, Inc Saturday 19 May 201311:59 PMChicago Police Department Case #HW280856 A group of attackers tazed a woman in her mid-20’s and stole her iPhone a couple of blocks southwest of Boystown at the intersection of Seminary and Wellington Avenues. The victim told police that 4 to 5 black women, including one who

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AFTERPARTY: Friday Mayhem Pales In The Shadow of Thursday's Main Event

Friday night’s Belmont Avenue festivities weren’t nearly as “festive” as Thursday night’s, but that doesn’t mean the punches didn’t fly and the handcuffs didn’t click. Police worked calls on Belmont between Sheffield Avenue and Halsted Street throughout the night, with the Belmont L stop being the center of attention. The first flareup came around 12:45AM

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WOMAN BEATEN, ROBBED: Her Screams Are Heard A Block Away

Image source: Google Wednesday 15 May 201311:19 PMChicago Police Department Case #HW276360 A woman in her mid-20’s was beaten in an attempted robbery Wednesday night in the 3500 block of N. Pine Grove Avenue. 911 callers from as far as a block away reported that they could hear a woman screaming for help and a

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TRIPLE PLAY: 3 Robberies In 30 Minutes

This cat was about the only thing not robbed last Wednesday. An offender armed with a handgun pulled off three robberies in 30 minutes early last Wednesday, netting three cell phones and a fair amount of cash. The first robbery was at 2:30 AM in front of the parking garage at 3224 N. Halsted. Minutes

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RED LINE CONSTRUCTION: The Answer To Our Crime Problem?

  The CTA is shutting down Red Line service from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th/Dan Ryan beginning this Sunday. Some area residents who believe South Side “commuter” criminals are responsible for the surge in Wrigleyville and Boystown street crime expect the shutdown to result in lower crime rates and safer streets. But they may be miscalculating. 19th

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LIGHTER SIDE: I'm Gonna Jump!!

Saturday would not be Saturday without ordinarily normal citizens getting liquored up and beaten down. Among the incidents that will have people creating “explanations” for injuries and absences that their co-workers are certain to ask about on Monday: • Patrolling officers wandered into a battery in progress outside of Dimo’s Pizza, 3463 N. Clark Street

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LIGHTER SIDE: Who Ya Gonna Call?

Saturday 11 May 20134:52 AMChicago Police Department Case # N/A A resident of 420 West Belmont reported that there was a bomb outside her apartment door. As officers knocked on the resident’s door, she called 911 again to report that she was in the closet, on fire, talking to her dead ex-boyfriend, and she could

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ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: Police Search, Gunman Escapes

Image source: Google, Inc Friday3 May 20138:45 PMChicago Police Department Case #HW259236 A local resident was robbed at gunpoint on Cornelia Avenue, one block east of Broadway, last Friday night. The victim’s Samsung Galaxy III phone was stolen in the robbery. While the gunman fled north on Pine Grove Avenue, the victim walked to the

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LIGHTER SIDE: Romance in Shadow of 1000 Liquors

Thursday 9 May 2013 Chicago Police Department Case # See Below We’re wrapping up a sleepy Wednesday night in the neighborhood with only a couple of routine items to report: • Officers responded to a report of 3 to 5 people fighting inside Roscoe’s Tavern shortly before closing time. One offender was arrested for simple

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THE HANGOUT?: Cops Eye Garage In Robbery Crackdown

The garage driveway and staircase entrance at 3224 N. Halsted A cop who works the Wrigleyville and Boystown area thinks his fellow officers should give  a little extra love to the area around a parking garage at 3224 N. Halsted. The garage, which is used for parking by the public as well as residents of