Friday, August 16, 2013

COFFEE CLASH: Victim Gets Beaned Outside Halsted Caribou

Multiple callers reported an assault, then a battery, in progress at Cornelia and Halsted around 8:25 last night. According to one 911 caller, a "group of 5 gang bangers" was fighting on the corner. Another caller said that someone had thrown a table through a window at Caribou Coffee.

A police unit arrived quickly. So quickly, in fact, that they could see the offenders walking south on Halsted Street. The officer said it was a group of four males, black, two of whom may have been cross-dressers. Witnesses told officers that the offenders talked about walking to the Thursday evening Night Ministry meet-up at MB Bank.

Additional units stopped the group and at least one was taken into custody on a battery complaint filed under CPD case #HW409433

All  of the store's windows are intact this morning.

The victim was given a ride to a residence in the South Side Back-of-the-Yards  neighborhood.

Other Odds, Ends, and Items of Interest
• At 11:30 last night, three men were reportedly fighting over a parking space at Halsted and Brompton. An update moments later said that one of the individuals left the scene and "everyone else is hitting each other."

• At 5:10AM today, officers were working on a "battery/robbery" report with a patient at Illinois Masonic. The intoxicated victim did not know where the beating/robbery happened, although he does know that he was somewhere around the Belmont Red Line.

• At 1:40 this morning, a taxi passenger's phone was snatched through the cab's open back window north of us at Irving Park Road and Wolcott.

• At the DePaul area McDonald's, Fullerton at Lincoln, a man, described as white and drunk, refused to leave the restaurant at 3:30AM, then threatened to vomit on the manager.

19 comments:

  1. I have a few suggestions to reduce crime besides adding more police.

    Catch a criminal
    Close bars at 2am
    East Lakeview board of commerce collect dues for private security
    Cubs hire additional security year-round so police can allocate officers else where.
    CTA put officers at stations at night.
    Ask big companies (Sports Authority, Petco, etc) to donate money for security.
    DUI stops at major roads at 1am to 5am.
    Places with multiple incidents (such as DD and McDonalds) should hire private security.

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    1. Some of your ideas are interesting, a few don't make sense. You start by saying don't hire more police but your first suggestion is to catch a criminal. Who? Citizens? And then what turn them over to what police force? The DUI checkpoints can run into a civil rights issue plus you also need manpower to do that. CTA put officers on platforms at night, again who?
      I do like your ideas about no 4 AM bars and troubled spots having to hire security though

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  2. Earlier, and earlier. How much do you want to bet winter will offer little relief this year?

    I've mentioned at CAPS meetings that it's not the Center or The Night Ministry or The Crib or Howard Brown Youth Center that's the problem...it's ALL of them as one singular problem. I huge effort has to be made to see that all of these places are regulated with oversight put in place. They should have to conform to very strict rules for working within a residential area...if that proves impossible for them then they can move to a better suited location.

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  3. • At the DePaul area McDonald's, Fullerton at Lincoln, a drunk male, white refused to leave the restaurant at 3:30AM, then threatened to vomit on the manager.




    is that really a crime?

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    1. Yes, it would be an assault

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  4. Anonymous said...
    I have a few suggestions to reduce crime besides adding more police.

    Catch a criminal
    Close bars at 2am
    East Lakeview board of commerce collect dues for private security
    Cubs hire additional security year-round so police can allocate officers else where.
    CTA put officers at stations at night.
    Ask big companies (Sports Authority, Petco, etc) to donate money for security.
    DUI stops at major roads at 1am to 5am.
    Places with multiple incidents (such as DD and McDonalds) should hire private security.

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    You have some interesting suggestions, Anonymous.

    FWIW, the Wrigleyville McDonalds and a very small handful of other businesses do have private security on duty during late night hours, particularly on weekends and after Cubs night games.

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  5. The commander cannot get more officers to come to 19. He has a boss too. The Area Deputy Chief, Dean Andrews, has to put it in to his boss. CPD is very top heavy.

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  6. Anonymous said...
    The commander cannot get more officers to come to 19. He has a boss too. The Area Deputy Chief, Dean Andrews, has to put it in to his boss. CPD is very top heavy.

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    True. And we do not mean this in a flippant way, does the commander also need his boss' permission to be truthful with the public about the violent crime surge we've seen since 2010?

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  7. Excellent. Another cross-dressing, tag-team WWE match right across the street from me.

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  8. The Commander of the 19th District gets a daily briefing from Dean Andrews, Area Deputy Chief, who gets his information from the bean counters at HQ which is a rubber stamp to say that crime is down - no need for more officers. As the Supt says at his weekly meetings " Learn to do more with less ".

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  9. Maybe the place to go is a city council meeting. Do they have open meetings ?

    Let Tunney act like jerk in front of 49 of them when confronted.

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    1. That would be normal, for the most part the city council is staffed with subhumans

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  10. I didn't say not to hire more police. I said here are some ideas besides just adding more police.

    Catch a criminal was serious but also a "dig" at the current police given how I read this blog and zero of the offenders are caught.

    Catching some of these criminals will cut down on repeat offenders but also scare other criminals from committing crimes.

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    1. And while I am thinking about it, start turning your anger towards the judge sitting in branch 42 who lets many of these offenders go. I have spoken to the states attorneys and they describe judge Luckman as a very "defendant sympathetic" judge

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    2. This is a great suggestion, if there are enabling judges here they should be "no" retained. CWB how about some research on this front?

      To the poster, as a long time resident of 19, I think the vast majority of readers and contributors understand that the officers on the beat (and sargents) are not the issue here.

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  11. Some of the offenders are caught, but a lot of them do get away because we are short-staffed on police and because a lot of the creeps comitting the crimes are able to run to the EL train as their getaway.

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  12. Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981) is an oft-quoted[2]

    District of Columbia Court of Appeals (equivalent to a state supreme court) case that held police do not have a duty to provide police services to individuals, even if a dispatcher promises help to be on the way, except when police develop a special duty to particular individuals.

    y a 4–3 decision the court decided that Warren was not entitled to remedy at the bar despite the demonstrable abuse and ineptitude on the part of the police because no special relationship existed. The court stated that official police personnel and the government employing them owe no duty to victims of criminal acts and thus are not liable for a failure to provide adequate police protection unless a special relationship exists. The case was dismissed by the trial court for failure to state a claim and the case never went to trial.[3]

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  13. Anonymous said...
    And while I am thinking about it, start turning your anger towards the judge sitting in branch 42 who lets many of these offenders go. I have spoken to the states attorneys and they describe judge Luckman as a very "defendant sympathetic" judge

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    Hi Anonymous,

    We're doing some work on what happens post-arrest and how some of these vermin wind up back here literally within months of being arrested for felonies.

    If you are able and willing, we would like to have your input. Stories, examples, etc.

    You can email us at the email address at top right. Whip up a one-time email address if you want to remain anonymous.

    We're particularly interested in learning about the usefulness of court advocacy. Success stories would be great.

    Thank you for being a part of CWB.

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  14. The Circuit Court of Cook County is the most bloated inefficient and ineffective branch of government. My family has dealt with pursuing charges of attempted murder and the case has consistently been continued and extended going on over four years. IMHO, the entire judicial branch needs to be overhauled but it will never happen. How many people reading this even remember how many judges they voted for much less who they voted for. Our leaders set up the court to be a dumping ground for their friends not for delivery of justice.

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