Thursday, July 25, 2013

ODDS & ENDS: Assault; Reports of Shots On Pine Grove

1:15AM Roscoe's Tavern Staff Assaulted 
Roscoe's Tavern reported that a black male wearing a brown baseball cap and white tank top presented a fake ID, then threatened staff members who refused to let him in. The offender was reportedly seen walking southbound on Halsted with a large group of people. Officers quickly located the man, the victim signed a complaint, and officers took the man into custody.

"Mob" Throws Garbage, Bricks At Halsted and Roscoe
A series of calls came in to report a situation at Halsted and Roscoe:

2:19: 10 people outside throwing rocks at the windows of Progress bar, 3359 N. Halsted. As well as 5 to 6 people arguing outside a home on Roscoe, east of Progress bar.

2:20AM: 7 people throwing bricks and cans at a building at Halsted and Roscoe.

2:22AM: A "mob of people" at Halsted and Roscoe

2:24AM: 5 to 6 people throwing rocks at windows in the east alley behind Halsted Street between Roscoe and Buckingham.

2:32AM: A caller told 911 that he was "stunned that officers have not come out of the station around the corner" in response to his call about this incident.

2:32AM: A officer reported that he was on-scene speaking with the displeased citizen.

If the police seemed slow to respond to the previous reports, it is because many of them were dealing with the following reports.

Shots Fired? Multiple Calls at Pine Grove Near Addison
A series of at least 4 callers reported shots fired on Pine Grove Avenue between Addison and Waveland at 2:19AM. One caller gave a description of a possible offender, a male, black, dressed in all black, wearing a head scarf, who was seen heading southbound on Pine Grove.

Officers on-scene made contact with a citizen in the area who offered a similar description at 2:34AM. A person matching the general description was soon stopped on Brompton Avenue between Broadway and Halsted Street. He was released at 3:40AM.

Speechless
Thanks to a news reporter at WLS-AM, there is a late nominee for induction to the political speech hall of fame. "Ich bin ein Berliner." "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." And, now, Alderman Tom Tunney stands up to the Cubs:

"You have to be a good neighbor. Otherwise, I'm gonna be up your butt every day. And I’m gonna tell ya, I’m gonna be up the butt everyday to make sure that the commitments the Ricketts make and that the commitments that the mayor makes are absolutely solidified by your support!”