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 when citizens flagged down police officers to report a series of fights inside the Belmont L station.
Police arrested two troublemakers, including one juvenile, at Belmont & Sheffield around 4AM.
And shortly after 4AM, a man was beaten on the sidewalk outside of Philly's Best restaurant, 907 W. Belmont, just west of Clark Street. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in ambulance #80 for treatment. Police recorded the battery under case #HW279640.
Other miscellaneous mayhem included a reported purse snatching at 1:45AM outside the Irish Oak bar, 3512 N. Clark. The thief, a male, black, between 6'1" and 6'2", fled north on Clark Street and was not found. Case #HW279517