Saturday, July 06, 2013

DAYLIGHT WILDING: Jogger Attacked By 8, Some Arrests

Friday
5 July 2013
6:59PM
Chicago Police Department Case #HW349793

UPDATE 24 JULY 2013: CWB has been provided access to the Chicago Police Department report of this case. The offenders in this case threw at least one punch at the victim, but failed to make contact. The offender who is described in our report as wearing purple shoes was charged with assault. Our original report follows. Since the victim was not physically injured, this incident is no longer considered a "wilding."

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The eighth known wilding since May 31st in Wrigleyville and Boystown came to a positive conclusion Friday afternoon.

Quick action by two witnesses and 19th district officers resulted in the arrests of several suspects involved in a broad daylight attack on Waveland Avenue, a half-block east of Broadway.

Two witnesses called 911 just before 7PM to report that eight black men dressed as females were beating a male white jogger at Waveland and Pine Grove. Some of the attackers, including one wearing purple shoes, began walking toward Broadway on Waveland.

The victim escaped and met up with his wife, who also reported the attack to 911.

Less than a minute later, a police unit that was searching the area spotted three suspects matching the witnesses' descriptions including one wearing purple shoes, standing at a bus stop on Broadway at Waveland.  The three men were detained while dispatchers called the victim and told him to meet officers at the bus stop so he could take a look at the suspects.

A positive ID was made at 7:13PM and at least one offender was taken into custody for assault.

19 comments:

  1. at least the center building looks nice.....as long as u do not drive by it and see all the riff raff hanging outside

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  2. I jog up Waveland to cross LSD to run by the lake using that underground tunnel. The tunnel is full,of gang graffiti, and every time it's cleaned new ones pop up.

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  3. Close the Center on Halsted! It is a haven for criminals.

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  4. We DEMAND the COH close shop.
    Use the building for additional housing for LGBT seniors.
    Do they still say youths are aged 27 or 24 or younger?
    BOYCOTT Whole Foods, and call to let them know you refuse to shop and have your safety endangered by the attached COH youth.
    Admin, contact The Guardian Angels and request their help in our neighborhood.
    Publish their letter of denial. ( they're not stupid, and know the danger )
    We really need to meet, plan, and execute some Act Up type actions. Demand press. Picket Ann Sathers.
    Strategically write reviews for Hotels and Inns that get catered by Ann Sathers. Let potential visitors know the danger to life (literally) that comes with wandering, even jogging near their establishments brings.
    Tunney out!
    It's time for actions, not just these comments.

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  5. People are already writing on Trip Advisor about Ann Sather and the crimes infesting the neighborhood.

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  6. People need to carry pepper spray!!!

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  7. Not pepper spray. Bear spray would be better...

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  8. CoH "youths" are so wonderful that the center itself hires and stations a cop outside to keep them under control. But only on that corner. Once they're in the neighborhood (ours, not theirs) it's free range. Sorry if they have a hard time where they come from, but when they deliver a hard time to the residents here, it's time for them to pack up. Go away, CoH.

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  9. Don't call 911 right now because it will just ring and ring and ring.

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  10. Come on CWB--you removed your insinuation that this incident was tied to CoH because there's no proof of that. Good job. However, you left all of the negative comments generated from your original insinuation. By doing this you've shown that you share these views about CoH. CoH has programs and resources for and used by every demographic, not just youth. If CoH or CoH youth programs were eliminated, the youth would still come to Boystown. And what do you think would happen if the youth were hanging out in the gayborhood with no resources or activities available? Hmmm...might that lead to more incidents like this? The majority of CoH kids aren't running around knocking people in the head, and getting rid of CoH would result in more harm than good.

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  11. Anonymous said...
    Come on CWB--you removed your insinuation that this incident was tied to CoH because there's no proof of that. Good job. However, you left all of the negative comments generated from your original insinuation. By doing this you've shown that you share these views about CoH. CoH has programs and resources for and used by every demographic, not just youth. If CoH or CoH youth programs were eliminated, the youth would still come to Boystown. And what do you think would happen if the youth were hanging out in the gayborhood with no resources or activities available? Hmmm...might that lead to more incidents like this? The majority of CoH kids aren't running around knocking people in the head, and getting rid of CoH would result in more harm than good.
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    You are correct, Anonymous. We removed his comment, our response, and the references to COH in our story.

    The posters' comments about COH are their opinions. It's doubtful that our map and reference to the vicinity formed their thoughts.

    COH comments come up in the comments about stories across the neighborhood. The connection in people's minds is not something that sprouted up yesterday.

    We appreciate your comments and thoughts. We also appreciate some of the things COH does. However, we do not appreciate some of their policies and practices.

    Be safe and be well.

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  12. I posted regarding CoH and am responding now to whoever is defending the center against all evidence. I don't need "insinuations" by a blog to tell me that the CoH brings a bad element, and that things have changed since the center opened. I also don't need a weatherman to tell me which way the wind blows. Some things are obvious. CoH pus a cop on the corner for what reason? And it's fine that the center has programs for "all demographics". it's the rude and violent demographic that this neighborhood can do without. Your defense is so complete and resistant to admit that there is even a *bit" of a problem, that it seems kneejerk and without deep and unbiased consideration. I am entitled to my opinion as you are to yours, and I suspect that most east lakeview residents are not fans of the Center, not because they were predisposed to feel that way, but because rather obvious, in-plain-sight facts and observations have made us that way.

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  13. Instead of spending time trying to censor all the negative opinions about the Center on Halsted shared by most in the neighborhood, the employees of that place should spend some time ensuring career criminals are not using the Center as their hangout.

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  14. another one for the person defending the center. a lot of neighbors probably support the good programs you have for people who respect the neighborhood. those same neighbors probably also think it's careless and irresponsible to bring disrespectful people into the neighborhood. the center isn't the only problem in lakeview, but it's definitely one of the problems.

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  15. The only people defending the damned CoH are those on the payroll. If some of those thugs they harbor turn on the staff, there will be a bloodbath of dead social workers. Don't cry to me when that happens.

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  16. The CoH has been destroying Boystown long before this blog existed.

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  17. Our condo association has issued a warning to all 550 unit owners to avoid walking within 3 blocks of the Center on Halsted due to documented criminal activity, including violent assaults and robberies, emanating from that facility.

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  18. ^ Make sure that's posted in the real estate listings and the association by-laws for prospective renters review. It should be consumer law.

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  19. I have heard that the youth group that meets at the CoH is not just for gay teens anymore. Is that true? I thought the CoH was a gay community center, but they keep insisting that they're for "everyone".

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