The police department’s Boystown/Wrigleyville robbery mission detail is not comprised of additional police officers brought in to attack the area’s problem. Rather, regularly scheduled beat cars that would ordinarily be patrolling other parts of the 19th District are being pulled out of their usual patrol operations to sit in Wrigleyville and Boystown hot spots. As
Sunday 21 April 20133:21 AMChicago Police Department Case #HW241338 REPORT: A 25-year-old South Side man was shot on the sidewalk across from Wrigley Field this morning by a gunman with a tattoo on his face and a White Sox hat on his head. The victim, who sought help at a nearby 7-Eleven, said his assailant—a
Saturday 20 April 20133:46 AMChicago Police Department Case #HW240148 REPORT: Callers reported a huge fight in the street outside of Berlin, 954 West Belmont, in which a white male wearing a dark shirt and white jeans was swinging a pole at the nightclub’s bouncer. RESOLUTION: A female officer was injured in the melee and transported
Friday 12 April 20134:10 PMChicago Police Department Case #HW230245 REPORT:Cell phone snatched from a pedestrian on the sidewalk outside of the Marshalls and DSW at Halsted and Clark. Citizens chased the thief, a black man aged 18 to 20 years old, with a “weird design in his hair,” wearing a gray hoodie, oversized jeans, with
Here’s video of the Bacci Pizza store at 3515 N. Clark going up for grabs in a brawl on March 24.
Friday29 March 20132:52 AMChicago Police Department Case #HW210728 REPORT: Witnesses heard customers inside the Subway sandwich shop at 901 W. Belmont screaming and yelling “drop the knife” at a black male wearing a black jacket. RESOLUTION: One victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital with knife wounds. There is no indication that the assailant was
Friday29 March 20134:05 AMChicago Police Department Case #HW210771 REPORT: Just an hour after a stabbing at the Subway restaurant at 901 W. Belmont, a black male with dreads possibly known as “Blaka” attacked a patron inside a different Subway restaurant just one block away and took the victim’s phone. RESOLUTION: The assailant was immediately jumped
Tuesday2 April 201312:39 PMChicago Police Department Case #HW216282 REPORT: A male victim reported that a known acquaintance pulled a “large knife” on him and threatened to stab the victim’s sister. The assailant then ran inside the Center on Halsted. Police arrived within 30 seconds of the call. RESOLUTION: The suspect, a short, medium complected black
Here are a few recent news reports that detail the ongoing robbery problem in Boystown and Wrigleyville: Patch: “Cops Desperate To Cut Down Robberies in Lakeview” Patch: “Local Robberies Nearly Triple in 19th District” dnainfo.com: “Belmont Red Line Stop A Hub For Thieves, Cops Say”
Sunday 14 April 20132:27 AMChicago Police Department Case #HW232234 Five occupants of a vehicle were arrested on as-yet unknown charges southwest of the Belmont L station. One suspect, described as a white Hispanic man, fled southbound in the alley behind N. Kenmore from W. Barry Avenue. He was apprehended in the garage at 3020 N.
Sunday14 April 20132:02 AMChicago Police Department Case # NO REPORT WAS TAKEN. REPORT: An idling Papa John’s delivery car was stolen from Buckingham and Broadway. The hot silver Toyota Tercel was last seen heading northbound on Halsted. RESOLUTION: The vehicle was immediately spotted one block away, abandoned outside of Minibar by a police unit that
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