Wednesday, August 07, 2013

BLOODY BELMONT: Strong Arm Robbery Caps The Night

It doesn't seem right to phrase it this way, but things got back to the new normal last night. There was "just" one beating and robbery last night, conveniently contained to the predictably awful 800-900 block of Belmont. It almost seemed quaint. If only an innocent person hadn't been beaten to the point of needing medical attention.

The strong arm robbery capped an hour of craziness on that notoriously dangerous-after-dark stretch of Belmont Avenue.

3:19AM: Two white men were reportedly harassing customers outside of Berlin nightclub, 954 W. Belmont. One of the men was wearing a blue shirt, the other wore a white shirt with blood all over it.

3:36AM: A sergeant ordered additional cars and a squadrol to Belmont and Sheffield.

3:48AM: The squadrol was assigned to keep a presence in the 900 block of Belmont Avenue.

3:55AM: The robbery report came in. Two black male cross-dressers beat a man near the Dunkin' Donuts at Clark and Belmont. They took his phone and wallet, then fled in an unknown direction. A fire department ambulance was called to the scene to treat the victim. Chicago Police Department case #HW396801.

Then, after nearly 90 minutes of peace, came another call.

6:22AM: Ten teens "creating havoc" at the Belmont Red Line station. They're opening the emergency door and letting people in.

6 comments:

  1. Remember tonight is the August CAPS meeting at the police station on Addison. While it appears Tom Tunney, exhausted from his appearance Monday night, will be a no-show, Police Commander Voulgaris is said to be the scheduled star attraction of tonight's event. Judging by the angry, defensive, excuse-ridden response he sent to several residents I think tonight might be an entertaining time for one and all. Please plan to attend and make sure the Commander is encouraged to offer some viable actions and solutions to address the problems plaguing our neighborhood...not excuses or accusations of the residents' "perception" of a problem.

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  2. That's because there were tons of squads patrolling the area because of Market Days this weekend.

    See the presence of marked squads does reduce crime. Most cops I have seen in the area in two years. I was even a little paranoid as a law abiding citizen.

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    1. Gee I worked last night and we had normal staffing it was just a quiet night... See us beat cops to read this blog

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  3. Anonymous said...
    That's because there were tons of squads patrolling the area because of Market Days this weekend. See the presence of marked squads does reduce crime. Most cops I have seen in the area in two years. I was even a little paranoid as a law abiding citizen.

    --- You can bank on them being out this weekend, to cover up and prevent and sugar coat the problem so our out-of-towners might not see it. Check back next weekend, August 17-18, and I'll bet there will be plenty and I do mean plenty of madness and mayhem on our streets.

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    1. paul@justoneperson.netAug 7, 2013, 4:23:00 PM

      Don't u mean after the market days close? Like pride I bet Belmont and Sheffield will be crawlibg with trespassers in CTA property

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  4. I like that bloody Belmont el stop logo -- make those into t-shirts and you've got a winner.

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