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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

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GUNSHOTS REPORTED: Aldine Resident Attacked Near Halsted

Sunday 9 June 2013 2:01 AM Chicago Police Department Case #HW310719 Officers responded to a call of four gunshots heard on Aldine Avenue, just east of the worthless Halsted Street police camera this morning. A witness on scene saw three black men and one black female drive away from the scene in a 4-door silver sedan. At

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HOTEL HORROR: Bound, Stabbed, Robbed At Gunpoint

Three guests were robbed in room 324 at the Best Western hotel on Broadway. Friday 31 May 201312:28 PMChicago Police Department Case #HW298331 Here’s something that our Police Department failed to mention at this week’s Wrigleyville and Boystown CAPS meeting. Three tourists were held at gunpoint, bound with duct tape, and then robbed inside room 324

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BLOTTER: Drug Bust, Red Line Fatality

This means you. Friday 7 June 2013 Tactical cars worked Belmont Avenue last night and wrangled a few knuckleheads in the process. 12:33AM: Eight men believed to be selling drugs were dispersed from the sidewalk in front of 903 W. Belmont, right next door to everyone’s favorite late night Subway restaurant. Among those involved is

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ACTUAL TRUTH: CAPS Meeting Detailed Online

Micro news site DNAInfo.com runs a detailed story about Wednesday’s Wrigleyville and Boystown CAPS meeting. It’s a good read. “Crimes such as robberies and batteries in Lakeview have indeed increased in the past two years, and a violent summer in 2011 ignited tensions between various those offering [sic] youth services and other members of the

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UGLY: Another Man Beaten By Gang On Halsted

Thursday 6 June 2013 12:20AM: Officers responded to a battery in progress outside of 3512 N. Halsted. Two black men, one in a blue plaid shirt and dark jeans, the other in a gray cutoff shirt and shorts, were fighting. One of the men is from Joliet and he has a history of gang activity

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$5 FOOTLONG: Not The Only "Deal" At Subway

Wednesday  5 June 2013 1:44 AM Chicago Police Department Case # NONE Employees at the always “interesting” Subway restaurant, 901 W. Belmont, reported a male, black, wearing a black hoodie and red pants was selling drugs in their store. The dealer shuffled away before cops arrived.

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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