Monday, August 26, 2013

OVERNIGHT: A Case of the "Mondays"

2:14AM
A "homeless person" brandished a knife and threatened a man at Halsted and Roscoe. The assailant, described as male, black, 5'10" tall, 210 pounds, wearing a white shirt and jeans, was last seen walking near Cornelia and Elaine Place.


3:00AM
Police handled a verbal altercation at Belmont and Halsted. An I.D. check of one participant revealed that he is:
-A prior parolee
-A member of the Traveling Vice Lords
-Flagged as being violent toward law enforcement
But, he was not wanted today, so he was sent on his way.

5:10AM
A strong police response brought a fight involving 10 people under control on the Belmont Red Line station's southbound platform. One highly combative man was taken into custody on a domestic battery charge. Case #HW423962

12 comments:

  1. There are no gangs in boystown, never!

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  2. Gangs are all over period and many people that are middle class to upper middle class have family members that are part of gangs especially people that grew up in Chicago. I have nice co-workers that have family members that are part of gangs. Not that it's right it's just the facts. Another fact is just because someone is GLBTQ doesn't mean they aren't a criminal. Boystown is not a gated community folks. That's the problem people have is thinking they can change people. That is the problem with the Center on Halsted people's hearts were in the right place in supporting it and building it but many of the supporters never came from the background the Center now serves. You were all buffolowed by the dream of perfectness. Bad people come in all colors, shapes and identities. Evil is evil.

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  3. For the most part, gangs don't control the streets of Boystown or have a large presence in it. There is one known territory in the Belmont/Sheffield area. This is far different from neighborhoods like Uptown or most neighborhoods on the south and west sides, however, where gangs are deeply entrenched. Boystown does have a very high number of sex offenders and drug addicts, however.

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  4. Has this blog ever detailed the opening of the Center on Halsted? I've seen its opening referenced several times w/r/t the resulting spike in crime, but can't find any info about its actual opening. Thanks!

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  5. Have you seen all the gang tags? They are trying to take over the Boystown/Wrigleyville territory. A new place to sling dope. Which is exactly why we need police NOW.

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  6. Anonymous said...
    Has this blog ever detailed the opening of the Center on Halsted? I've seen its opening referenced several times w/r/t the resulting spike in crime, but can't find any info about its actual opening. Thanks!
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    CWB has never written any editorials about or opinions of COH, other than when crimes happen in or near the center.

    Readers may note that we've never advocated for its closing or for it to be stripped of funding. There's a reason for that. In fact, this particular CWBer is having hard time remembering the last time we mentioned the Center.

    Something that we would like to see is for the COH to curtail its "the troublemakers are not our clients" approach in favor of a "we want a safe neighborhood, too, we want to get involved" approach.

    That, with meaningful follow through, would be an important step toward uniting this community against crime.

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  7. I would say possibly the gangs are branching out since they know the area is under policed. What a good area to set up shop. Am I the only that thinks we are on slippery slope where we could very easily lose Wrigleyville/Boystown to gangs and gang control? I am not talking about them staying in the hood but ganges controlling the illegal activity. Whether it's robbery or slinging dope. If you don't think bangers come to the area take stroll down Clark about 11 PM Saturday night. They are here. Plus gangs already reside in North Lakeview and Uptown. This is serious people.

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  8. I second the comment about all of the gang tagging everywhere. I've really noticed a huge proliferation of them within the last year (maybe even time.) Not quite as far east as Halsted, but very near there. And I mean there are still taggings Halsted and parts east; I just mean I've seen more and more just west of there.

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  9. Take a stroll to the lake and look at the steps by the lake. They are covered in gang stags for stretches at a time. Walk from Addison to the walkway and all the way past the Clock Tower Cafe. Just a few dozen feet from tons of golf club swingers.

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  10. Those of you who can recite in such specificity where the gang tags are, have you reported them to the city? You can report graffiti to the city both online and by calling 311. I've done it countless times, and the result is always that the graffiti is removed within a couple of weeks.

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  11. Remember they cut the Graffiti busters budget. Shouldn't the Alderman be strolling through the wards reporting these things? I mean what do they get paid for exactly? Or the Street and San Ward Superintendent? I got to work my real job and run this City too?

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    Remember they cut the Graffiti busters budget. Shouldn't the Alderman be strolling through the wards reporting these things? I mean what do they get paid for exactly? Or the Street and San Ward Superintendent? I got to work my real job and run this City too?
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    We have added a direct link to the city's online graffiti reporting form. It takes less than a minute to make a report. The form also allows you to upload a photo of the site.

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