Sunday, May 26, 2013

OVERNIGHT BLOTTER: Fists Fly, Cop Cars Beaten

Saturday night's alright for fighting
Get a little action in
--Elton John

1:55AM: Report of a large fight at the intersection of Clark and Roscoe, followed by one report of shots fired. The crowd dispersed as police arrived. Shots fired could not be confirmed by officers.

1:58AM: An off duty police officer working North Halsted security reported a large fight at the intersection of Halsted and Newport, with a 40 year old man bleeding from the face. An ambulance treated the man. Responding officers chased a group of suspects north through the alley and arrested one at 805 W. Cornelia, along side Hydrate

2:18AM: A major fight involving at least 12 individuals broke out near the Chase Bank at the intersection of Clark and Cornelia. A police squad car was damaged in the melee. Police case #HW291200 

2:51AM: A witness reported that a white Dodge Charger with four Hispanic male occupants in Blackhawks jerseys struck a police squad car at Clark and Addison, then fled northbound. The Charger has not been found.

3:11AM: A witness walked into the 19th district police station with the following tip: He was just at the Subway restaurant, 901 W. Belmont, where he saw a man get out of a black Crown Victoria, open the trunk, retrieve a "large gun," then get back into the vehicle, which was then driven off by another male, black. The witness gave police a license plate number. Officers toured the area without success.

5:18AM: Police assisted a fire department ambulance crew in scooping a battery victim out of the street at Belmont and Halsted.