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SEX ASSAULT: Fondler Flees, Victim Gives Chase

The intersection of Cornelia and Halsted, as seen on Google’s Streetview. Monday 20 May 201312:19 AM A female victim called 911 to report that she was sexually molested by a man on the corner of Cornelia Avenue and Halsted Street. The caller bravely followed her attacker east on Cornelia Avenue all the way to Broadway,

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SUSPICIONS CONFIRMED: Arrest on Aldine

Sunday 19 May 201311:49 PMChicago Police Department Case #HW282182 A concerned citizen called police to report a suspicious man sitting in a blue Ford Expedition on West Aldine Avenue between Broadway and Halsted.  Police arrived quickly, ran the vehicle’s expired Indiana plates, and took the man into custody on a marijuana possession charge. UPDATE 28

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STEAL WHEELS: 2 Stolen Cars Found, 4 Perps Cuffed

Image source: Google, Inc Sunday 19 May 20133:31 AMChicago Police Department Case #HW271670 & HW279744 There was at least one ray of light in last night’s police coverage of Wrigleyville and Boystown. Undercover officers spotted two occupied stolen cars on Fletcher Avenue at Sheffield. Up to 8 suspects bailed out of the vehicles upon seeing

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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