Sunday, July 28, 2013

COOL BREEZE: A Calmer Night

An entrance door to the Starbucks at Clark and Belmont is boarded up this morning. Image: CWB reader email.
Belmont Brawlers
Witnesses reported a fight involving 10 people inside the Belmont Red Line station at 4:20 this morning. A citizen told arriving officers that the parties involved had gone their separate ways.

About an hour later, at 5:32AM, an officer on patrol witnessed "two groups" fighting at the intersection of Clark Street and Belmont Avenue. The officer reported that the two groups appeared to be breaking up.

Just four minutes later, though, things got wild again and the officer asked for back-up units and an employee at the corner Starbucks called 911 to report a six-person "riot" in progress.

Once the dust settled, officers took two people into custody under CPD case number HW382416 and HW382430.

UPDATE: 3:40PM: A CWB reader sent a photo that shows the front door of Starbucks has been boarded up today. Passers-by tell CWB that chunks of broken glass can still be seen in the street, sidewalk, and on window ledges near the entrance. Another CWB reader wrote in our comments section,
Robert Jeffrey Salon on Halsted & Newport had one of their large windows broken out overnight. 
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Robbed After Work In West Lake View
An area restaurant employee was robbed at gunpoint behind the Dairy Queen, 3747 N. Southport, at 11:05 last night. The suspects, described as two young Hispanic males wearing all black, displayed a handgun during the robbery and fled northbound in the alley behind Southport in a beige vehicle.

The victim's book bag, which contained currency and a Samsung phone, was taken in the hold-up.

The robbery is recorded as having occurred at 1358 W. Grace according to Chicago Police Department case #HW382119.

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Whamo! Fights Break Out At Wrigleyville Cantina
Two sizable fights broke out in the waning hours of Saturday's operations at Moe's Cantina, 3518 N. Clark Street. The first punches were thrown at 1:50AM. As officers brought that incident under control, they reported seeing another fight break out inside the bar at 1:57AM. Additional officers arrived and the final hour was calm, "moe" or less.

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Aaaaand, Finally: Yer In Trouble Now, Buddy!
A man urinated on the windows of Little Jim's Tavern early this morning. Employees of the Halsted Street tradition detained the offender, who was taken into custody at 12:28AM. A CWB reader wrote in our comments,
I saw the incident at Little Jim's. I am so thankful that no less than 8 Northalsted Security officers were on scene for over 30 minutes to properly subdue the short old man who had been over served. He was clearly a "threat" to the safety and well being of everyone on Halsted, even after he was handcuffed and seated on the sidewalk. I can only hope that any other incidents on Halsted also received such a show of force. And I also noticed the CPD squad that circled the area repeatedly during the time. Can that mean that the Entertainment Detail was staffed last night?

UPDATED: Added reader comment.

7 comments:

  1. I saw the incident at Little Jim's. I am so thankful that no less than 8 Northalsted Security officers were on scene for over 30 minutes to properly subdue the short old man who had been over served. He was clearly a "threat" to the safety and well being of everyone on Halsted, even after he was handcuffed and seated on the sidewalk. I can only hope that any other incidents on Halsted also received such a show of force. And I also noticed the CPD squad that circled the area repeatedly during the time. Can that mean that the Entertainment Detail was staffed last night?

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  2. I sent you a picture of the boarded-up window at Starbucks.
    I almost, almost engaged the brunch crowd at Ann Sather's and wanted to somehow tell them they're lining the pockets of a crooked alderman, but thought better of it.

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  3. Robert Jeffrey Salon on Halsted & Newport had one of their large windows broken out overnight. And a friend who lives near the Jewel on Broadway is headed to the precinct this afternoon to report a car robbery. It appears someone entered their yard, made their way down a lighted driveway and opened the car (which was mistakingly left unlocked!) and had everything inside the car stolen. So now this shows the criminal element finds it safe enough to lurk through yards to try doors and windows in the middle of the night. What's next in Lakeview? - home robberies and home invasions?

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  4. Sincere thanks to all of our readers for their contributions today. We appreciate your photo, Anonymous, and we've added it to our story. Thanks, too, to the next Anonymous for the Robert Jeffrey Salon information. We've added your info to the story, too.

    We truly appreciate your readership, contributions, and concern for our neighborhood!

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  5. Why the fuck do I live here?

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  6. Sarcasm: If people would stop carrying their glass pane windows, and cars openly it would cut down on the robberies.

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