Thursday, September 05, 2013

BEATEN ON HALSTED: 2 Offenders Elude Officers

Two men are being sought for beating a victim on the street near Sidetrack bar, 3349 N. Halsted, at 10:40 last night.

Officers engaged at least one of the men in a foot pursuit eastbound on Buckingham from Halsted, but the offender was lost at Broadway.

The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center via ambulance as a precautionary move for what appeared to be minor injuries, according to an officer.

The two suspects are described as:
1- male, Hispanic, early 30's, wearing a dark shirt, shorts of unknown color, with plaid boxers hanging out.
2-male, Hispanic, with a beard, early 30's, 5'7" tall, wearing a black t-shirt, tan shorts, and glasses.
The battery is recorded in Chicago Police Department case #HW438053.

27 comments:

  1. No it can't be crime in front of Sidetrack? Can't be.

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  2. Jeff on BuckinghamSep 5, 2013, 10:28:00 AM

    Someone answer this for me: How come there appear to be semi-regular reports of criminal activity inside Roscoes BUT never Sidetracks?

    It seems like Roscoes has their collection of purse/phone thefts, assaults/fights and other related issues.



    Sidetracks is a larger space that can accommodate larger amounts of people. It attracts the same patrons as Roscoes, right or wrong? Does it have better security?

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  3. Someone answer this for me: How come there appear to be semi-regular reports of criminal activity inside Roscoes BUT never Sidetracks?

    It seems like Roscoes has their collection of purse/phone thefts, assaults/fights and other related issues.



    Sidetracks is a larger space that can accommodate larger amounts of people. It attracts the same patrons as Roscoes, right or wrong? Does it have better security?

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    Hi Jeff,

    There is no way to know for sure, but, as we've stated previously, Roscoe's does not hesitate to get the police involved in appropriate matters.

    Roscoe's may have more reports because they call the cops.

    We've been doing this blog for almost 5 months. We can count on one hand the number of times that bars neighboring Roscoe's have called police. They see the same things. But only Roscoe's takes the time to get police involved.

    The Boystown section of the neighborhood needs more Roscoeses.

    The same can be said of certain bars on Clark Street. Some take an active role and get police involved. Most do not. On Clark, there are a couple of establishments that, in our estimation, could be classified as nuisance establishments that routinely cause trouble for the police and sap our limited resources.

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  4. I have stated it before, what the City needs to do is to:

    1. Hire more police
    2. Station those police (alogn with squadrols) 24/7 in certain areas of Lakeview...specifically at the Belmont and El stops, at the corner of Belmont/Clark, Belmont and Halsted, Halsted and Addison, and up and down Halsted Street, as well as up and down Clark St (between Belmont and Addison). We need to FLOOD the area with police, 24/7, to the point where ANY criminal conduct (mayhem, disorder, robberies etc) are IMMEDIATELY dealth with, leading to arrest...this will send a signal that trying to mess with people on the sidewalks here in Lakeview is FUTILE and then this nightly mayhem will stop.

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  5. I would bet money, that Rahm knows about this blog (and the comments), and reads it on a regular basis...I wonder if he just chuckles at our frustration and goes about his day?

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  6. Roscoes and Sidetracks does not attract all the same people. Jim Ludwig and his staff at Roscoes is not afraid of Roscoes getting bad press like Sidetrack is so they will do more than throw someone out. They will call the Police. In fact Jim Ludwig cares deeply about the neighborhood since he not only owns a business here he also lives on Roscoe.

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  7. At a CAPS meeting 3 years ago ( yes these are not new problems) I spoke with Jim Ludwig the owner of Roscoe's.. I told Im I used to enjoy going to his bar , but sadly I no longer feel safe walking the few blocks home. He seemed perplexed as to why, but told me that If if ever felt unsafe leaving his bar that I should inform one of the bartenders and they would be happy to have some one escort me home. I thought that was a rather dismissive piece of advice rather than dealing with the problem at hand so I simply never went back to Roscoes, But please in the future,, take him up on his offer if you attend his establishment.

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  8. The idea that Jim Ludwig cares about this neighborhood because he owns a business here and lives here truly escapes me after having several conversations with him over the years at CAPS meetings. Jim Ludwig seems to care about Jim Ludwig. The same can be said for our Bun Baking Alderman, as it is my PERCEPTION, that he cares nothing for the ward that he has been elected to serve. Please dear god I hope someone runs against him next time.

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  9. I am perplexed at why people can't blame the right person for these problems. It's simple, it's Mayor Murder Rahm Emanuel's fault. The Alderman, the Police Superintend and the business owners can't do anything. Rahm runs this town like the short Dictator he is. Anyone that turns against him he will destroy. Rahm refuses to hire more police in fact he hates the Police and Fire workers. You get what you vote for.

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  10. Oh, Tommy Tunney will definitely NOT be running alone next election. And he WILL be defeated. The residents of this neighborhood will see to that.

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  11. Maybe David Letterman can ask Rahm about crime when he on his show next week.

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  12. " It's simple, it's Mayor Murder Rahm Emanuel's fault."

    Exactly. I've had my run-ins with Tunney, but blame for this lands at Emanuel's feet. Both tunney and Jim Ludwig live and own businesses in the neighborhood. Of course they're not happy about what's happening. They'd be crazy if they didn't care.

    "Maybe David Letterman can ask Rahm about crime when he on his show next week."

    Maybe people should stop by Letterman's facebook page and post the link to this blog.

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    1. A couple of things are missing from the alderman's handling of the crime issue. First is a sense of ownership and leadership. No, he cannot create police officers. But he can take a stand and lead. It seems obvious that other aldermen are ready to follow such a leader. Second, he continues to suggest that things are like this because it's a busy area. Complete BS that we've outlined repeatedly and anyone who has lived here more than five years knows that.

      He does not get a free pass. He needs to LEAD.

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    Que the "DUH-DUH-DUUUHHHHHH" music.

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  14. "He does not get a free pass. He needs to LEAD.

    I agree, but I think people are beginning to pin all of our neighborhood's problems on him. This goes all the up to the top...remember Harry Truman's famous plaque on his desk. The buck stops at the top. I don't think Tunney is a strong leader. It might be fun to brand him as evil, but it's more of him be ineffective.

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  15. The crimes on Halsted street has got to stop. Where the hell are the beat cars patrolling our streets here? Where are the entertainment detail they promised us? This part of the city is a joke, seems all the mayor cares about is the southside and west side areas flooding those streets with police sitting on corners to prevent shooting. How about the city starts to flood this area in boystown and wrigleyville with extra units and take back the streets from the thugs who pray on us every day and night. Almost time to move from this area which used to be safe and fun. Now I pray to make it back home every night without getting robbed or beaten up.

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  16. I agree with Michael that Harry Truman is an example of a strong leader. Now, let's compare Tunney to another President, HOOVER!

    HOOVER: Prosperity is just around the corner.

    TUNNEY: More cops for Ward 44 are just around the corner.

    Both got away with that b/s for 4 years. Let us voters make sure this time that Tunney suffers the same fate at the polls as did Hoover! And the same for Rahm, where the buck stops, whether Tunney is man enough to just come out and say there is nothing he can do about crime in Ward 44 or not!

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  17. Rahm is calling for a 10% cut to the police budget go 2014. That scares the shit out of me.
    Knowing the mayor is cut from a different mold, and Tunney is a big useless yes-man, I've been stumped about reducing crime in our area.
    Walking my dog early last night, after nearly being run over by a woman texting, I noted that almost every single person I passed was either texting, talking, or listening to music on white ear-buds.
    Time to press goddamn Apple to take some responsibility for their product being the cause of crime nation and worldwide.
    Enable a kill-switch on your fucking iPhones!
    They have discussed it, now do it.
    If they can be rendered dead by a text or call or app, they will have no value.
    We should start to press and embarrass them to their core for a solution to an issue that is costing our cities millions in wasted police dollars.
    Danny in Lakeview

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  18. The kill switch is coming to Apple, Samsung, and LG.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/08/26/samsung-lg-plan-anti-theft-tool-for-phones-tablets/?mod=WSJBlog

    There are skeptics who believe the kill switch will not be effective in dissuading thieves, particularly those who steal phones for a living.

    http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/stories/why-a-smartphone-kill-switch-wont-deter-theft

    But it's a start.

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    1. I like the idea of instead of killing your phone with a text allowing the battery to send electic current throughout the body of the thief with a text... But people say I'm a bit extreme

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  19. King Rahm is not the problem. The voters that continue to vote these same clowns in office are the real problem.

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    1. I honestly believe he wasn't elected at all. I think the fix was in from the get-go. Call me a crazy conspiracy theorist, but that's how I feel.

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  20. Is this actually factual (from DNA Info/Chicago quoting a PD spokesman)??

    "Collins emphasized that hundreds of officers have been moved from desks to street duty as part of those efforts, and that Chicago has more officers per capita than any major city in the nation."

    Source link:
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130905/uptown/ald-cappleman-repeats-call-for-more-uptown-cops-but-skips-budget-talk

    Thank you. Not computing to me, in light of the notable crime increase in all the North side of the city.

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  21. Anonymous said...
    I honestly believe he wasn't elected at all. I think the fix was in from the get-go. Call me a crazy conspiracy theorist, but that's how I feel
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    I know he wasn't even a legal resident of Chicago so he should have never gotten on the ballot. If leaving a few items in a crawl space and forgetting them when one move qualifies as residency I am still a resident in many states. Recall Rahm!

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  22. He's drowning in cash, so he'd certainly be re-elected, but he's pretty much been a disaster. I wouldn't be surprised if he announced that he wasn't seeking re-election so he could take a position in the coming Clinton campaign. They are his buddies, and it would put him back in the center of things in DC.

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  23. I've started the process to relocate. Bye bye, Chicago!

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  24. Anonymous said...
    Is this actually factual (from DNA Info/Chicago quoting a PD spokesman)??

    "Collins emphasized that hundreds of officers have been moved from desks to street duty as part of those efforts, and that Chicago has more officers per capita than any major city in the nation."

    Source link:
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130905/uptown/ald-cappleman-repeats-call-for-more-uptown-cops-but-skips-budget-talk

    Thank you. Not computing to me, in light of the notable crime increase in all the North side of the city.

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    Hello Anonymous,

    In 2010, Chicago ranked #4 in officers per capita. Keep in mind that only a handful of new officers were brought in 2010-2012, so the CPD lost officers through attrition, about 500 officers per year is a widely-used number.

    Also important to look at is the total number of law enforcement employees. By that measure in 2010, Chicago ranked 9th. Other departments use civilians in positions that Chicago has filled with sworn police officers.

    Here's a sortable spreadsheet using FBI data from 2010.

    http://www.governing.com/gov-data/safety-justice/law-enforcement-police-department-employee-totals-for-cities.html

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