Monday, July 01, 2013

PRIDE NIGHT: Crime Wrap Up

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy waves to the crowd at Sunday's Gay Pride Parade. McCarthy should have stuck around after the parade. His troops needed all of the help they could get. (Image: Chicago Tribune)

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
-Heather Small

Two women were robbed at knifepoint near Halsted and Barry overnight. The suspect, described as male, black, wearing red shoes, fled the scene in a white and blue Caprice Classic. Case#HW342726.  This was the second robbery of the night. The offenders in the first attack were arrested thanks to quick police action.

A car hit a pedestrian in the 3000 block of N. Halsted at 4:20PM. About an hour later, another pedestrian was hit by a car in the 600 block of W. Buckingham.

A little after 5PM, American Apparel at 929 W. Belmont reported that three teenage black female offenders took merchandise and fled eastbound on Belmont. One had hair extensions and a rainbow hat. Another had a red crop top.

Three minutes after the American Apparel theft, CVS Pharmacy security was reportedly wrestling with a shoplifter inside the store at Clark and Halsted/Barry. The perpetrator was gone when police arrived.

A violent crowd damaged a police vehicle at Addison and Halsted shortly after 6pm.

Security detained two shoplifters who tried to steal booze from 1000 Liquors at Sheffield and Belmont.

Witnesses reported a man kicking the windows of businesses on Broadway at Wellington. A passing officer saw the same man bleeding after he broke out three car windshields in the parking lot at 3012 N. Broadway. The offender, who was described as male, white, 6' tall, with a beard, baseball hat, jean shorts, and no shirt, was taken to a hospital for treatment. Case #HW342419

The L and L tavern at Belmont and Clark called 911 around 9 o'clock after 3 black women who left the bar returned with a group of friends and threatened to beat the manager.

A man in the 3500 block of N. Halsted reported that a white male, about 26 years old, wearing a silver Speedo walked into his apartment and tried to sexually assault him at 3:15PM. Case #HW342615.

Several witnesses reported about six people breaking into the shuttered Abbott Hotel, 721 W. Belmont, at 1:40AM.

Aaaand, finally, a white male in a plaid shirt stole a bike at Sheffield and Grace shortly after 3 o'clock this morning. He was last seen peddling northbound on Sheffield. No arrest.

More Pride Sunday crime reports are posted in our earlier report.