Wednesday, May 01, 2013

HEATING UP: "Transient Youth" Snared In Overnight Dragnet

1 May 2013
1:45 AM
Chicago Police Department Case #HW255062

Street activity was heavy on the heels of Chicago's first 80 degree day in 7 months. Things got so "interesting," the police sergeant responsible for supervising Wrigleyville and Boystown  overnight activated an impromptu robbery mission team at 1:45am.

Mutliple street stops were conducted in the neighborhood during the mission and several people were interviewed. Among those stopped was a member of the La Raza street gang, whose most recent address is the Howard Brown Broadway Youth Center. It's unclear how being on the street at 2:45AM advanced his "transition."

In addition, the robbery team arrested two individuals at the intersection of Sheffield and Belmont at 3:50AM. Details of the arrest will be forthcoming.

UPDATE 9 MAY 2013 1:03AM: The two individuals arrested at Sheffield and Belmont were charged with criminal sexual abuse/public indecency for having sex on the sidewalk. This is Chicago Police Department case #HW255062.


  1. Great job, Chicago PD! I am glad that the police are now taking proactive steps to aggressively patrol the area; hopefully this will result in these types of offenders being scared out of the neighborhood for good.

    I support our Chicago Police Department!

  2. The police should have been doing this years ago (if they were allowed to). The area is now tarnished and has made national headlines.

  3. ...and they should keep doing this.

    Great job on this blog whoever started it. it's a lot of work - if you need help, holla!

    Let's just remember to keep it real, honest and report all shapes, sizes, colors, creeds, etc when it comes to crime in our area - and this will be a great tool.

  4. Thank you all for your support. We're committed to reporting every story we can find. If someone's ruining our neighborhood, we're going to report it, no matter who they are or what they look like. Be safe and be well.