Sunday, August 11, 2013

ROBBED, BEATEN, BEATEN, ROBBED, ROBBED, ROBBED, BEATEN: I Went To Lakeview And All I Got Was This Lousy Medical Bill

While the immediate Wrigleyville and Boystown area had "only" its usual robbery activity around Belmont and Clark overnight, residents in adjacent areas of Lakeview fell victim to our lot of night crawling criminals.

A thought occurred to us. If we were to have a properly-staffed police district, we might be able to catch some of these guys. Until then, we have this to look forward to:

A thief described as male, black, with glasses and a backpack, stole an iPhone from a victim near Byron and Kenmore. It is not clear if this is related to the criminal sexual assault that was reported in the same area around the same time. The offender descriptions are similar.
UPDATE 18 AUGUST 2013: CWB has confirmed that 2:57AM robbery was the same incident as this criminal sexual assault attempt under case #HW402666.
The offender's full description was given as as a male, black, 5'10" to 6' tall, about 160 pounds, with a shaved head, wearing glasses, a blue-white striped shirt, and blue jeans. He was last seen headed southbound on Seminary from Byron.
A 31 year-old man was jumped, beaten, and robbed outside of Chicago Apartment Finders 906 W. Belmont, just west of Clark Street. The victim suffered a serious head injury in the attack and he could not offer any description of the offenders. Overworked police officers managed to arrive on scene 25 minutes after the call for help came in. By that time, the victim had been transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Case #HW402711

Yet another Lakeview robbery victim was rushed to Illinois Masonic Medical Center after being beaten a block south of Belmont on Racine Avenue. The two offenders are described as being male, black, about 5'11" tall, in their 20's, with shaved heads. A witness told police that they believe that a third person was involved. The third individual is described as a male, black, with dread locks and wearing a white t-shirt. All of the men were last seen running northbound on Racine. The victim lost his iPhone with a light blue cover in the robbery.  Case #HW402753

Thorek Hospital personnel reported a 28 year-old man was being treated in their emergency room for injuries he suffered in a robbery. The location of the robbery could not be determined.

There were also two calls that did not result in reports:

Shortly before 3AM, a 911 caller said that a man tried to rob him by displaying a handgun near Dunkin' Donuts at Clark and Belmont. The victim did not have any valuables and the offender left empty-handed. Officers could not locate the caller upon arrival and no report was taken.

Then, around 5:15AM, concerned citizens called 911 to report that an intoxicated man had been pinned against a fence near Belmont and Clark by two men who were going through his pockets. Police could not find a victim or a caller upon their notably tardy arrival.


  1. So sad to see all of this happening in what WAS a great place to live. Vote this jerk out!

    1. Which jerk? Tunney or Rahm?
      The both of them out!!!

  2. Why wouldn't you come here to rob and beat people? If I were a criminal I would do the same. If it takes 20 minutes for a police car to come ..even after people have been badly beaten, this is a smart area for criminals. You can rob someone, and by the time the cops come you could already be transferred and on the green line halfway home counting your cash. They need to make this area a total police state. We still have time before one of our young people are killed by this senseless violence.

  3. Helen Schiller: She was basically run out of Uptown, and guess where she lands advocating for non-profits?

    Very interesting!

  4. Thugs go where the pickings are easy. Cowards, criminals.

  5. It occurred to me last night, listening to the ambient sounds of rare sirens, frequent verbal attacks, and tranny fights. (I'm a 25 year Clark & Belmont resident so I feel confident in my descriptions), that THE CITY OF CHICAGO HAS LOST CONTROL OF CRIME ON THE NORTH SIDE.
    That is a mighty powerful statement and a sobering realization.
    I, nor anyone else should feel that we can expect freedom from harm and that if harmed we can feel that at least someone will be at our aid quickly.
    I have known to not venture out at night or early morning for the last five or six years. That makes me really angry. But now, it has finally sunk in that I LIVE IN A SHITTY, HIGH CRIME CRAP HOLE, THAT I WOULD NEVER VISIT, NEVERMIND LIVE IN, AND THE CITY HAS LIST CONTROL OF A FORMERLY GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD TO A BAND OF THUGS WHO NEED TO BE ROUNDED UP AND LOCKED AWAY!!!!
    I don't want to live in Gary, or Detroit, or Newark, or DC. But I might be better off there.
    I see no change coming fast enough to reverse this trend. The mayor and CPD and that fucking liar asshole spineless Tunney will welcome Winter and use the lowered number of crime reports to skew their stats into making Lake View a great place to live.
    It's not a great place to live. I hate living here. For no other reason than for fear of my partner and I's safety.
    We pay far too much tax to not have a sense of security in our home.
    We are renters. Some renters are stupid enough to believe that because they don't write a check as property owners do, to the city for property tax, they don't pay property tax & can't complain.
    Wake up! Smarten up! The reason rents are high here are because you are paying your property taxes to your landlord who then pays the city.
    I called 911 for an insanely out of control party on Saturday night. Yes I felt guilt. To even bother the understaffed, overworked police. The phone rang about twenty times.
    This party was outside in a tiny space, surrounded by three story & higher buildings creating a deafening indescribable noise. There was a DJ with all his equipment and about two to three hundred fucked up barely twenty year olds, stoned on everything, losing their collective marbles seemingly in unison. It looked like a definite problem was soon to start up.
    I don't know if the cops came, I can't imagine a loud music call warranted a response on a night with RAP status. I went back to bed with head phones on. Great if the smoke alarm hues off.
    My point is, there are police cameras all over the place. Belmont & Clark, Belmont & Sheffield, undoubtedly cameras at the Belmont L. What do those cost, they might as well not be there. They do nothing.
    What will happen when the shit really hits the fan one night. Say an extra busy thug night. Then a black-out. So no lights and twice the thugs.
    Who do the police call? How long does that take?
    Chicago has lost the war on crime and no one really seems to care.
    No one in city hall that is.
    This is a lawless hell hole and we need immediate permanent help.
    Something really, really awful is just waiting to happen. Everyone can feel it.
    I will hopefully be gone to another state by then.