Friday, September 27, 2013

CRIME IS DOWN: Wrigleyville Man Was Absolutely NOT Robbed Overnight (Yet)

Editors' Note: As of October 15, 2013, no report has been filed in this case. The incident has been added to our growing list of known robberies that have not been documented in police reports.

If you ask the Chicago Police Department, they will insist that a Wrigleyville man was absolutely NOT robbed shortly after midnight this morning at Roscoe and Sheffield. That's because they have so far failed to take a report of the incident. And, as loyal CWB readers know, if there's no police report, there's no crime.

The man summoned police to his home at 12:35 this morning. The police tactical unit arrived and took the victim's initial information: A black male wearing a red Blackhawks jersey robbed him around midnight at Roscoe and Sheffield.

The tactical unit left, telling the victim to expect a beat car to come over and complete a report.

When the beat car arrived at 1:20AM, they could not locate the victim and the 911 operator got voicemail when they dialed the number that was used to report the robbery.

The incident has been closed out as a "miscellaneous incident - no person found."

So far, no report has been generated and, thus, no "crime" occurred. Can't you just taste the crime rate falling?

No report was ever filed in this case.

8 comments:

  1. 'Abandon all hope, ye who enters here'
    Reads the sign at the gates of hell/Chicago

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  2. So sick of seeing CTA bus driver's letting the thugs on the bus for free. I've seen it happen at least 3 times in the last 6 months. I called the the CTA to complain to a supervisor and they hung up on me twice! Wtf, no wonder the cta is broke half the time. Between the Center On Halsted giving the the thugs Free bus fair and their buddy's the bus drivers we are screwed!

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  3. This is not an incident directed to the 19th District alone. Being a retired Chicago Police Officer who was a Dispatcher in the "OLD" Communications Room at 1121 S. State St for 17 years, before it was relocated to the new location at 1411 W. Madison - I saw the same scene played out thousands of times. The "CALL" goes out on the radio - Tact Car arrives - talks to the victim - Not shot, stabbed or injured - tells the dispatcher to send a car to handle "The Paper" and takes off down the street to another assignment or who knows where. Now there may be no cars available to handle the paperwork - so the assignment is on hold for who knows how long ??? You think Mr/Ms victim is going to stand out front for how long ??? NO VICTIM - NO CRIME.

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  4. Ummmm....arent tactical teams police? Why dont they take reports if no one is available for another hour? They were on scene...for the sake of accuracy, why would a report not be generated on the spot? This seems like inattention to duty.

    It isnt like those teams come in with big time arrests...they caravan 8 at a time to arrest one drinker. That is ridiculous. Sounds like a robbery victim got the big CPD blow off by the illustrious tactical team...

    Thanks for nothing AGAIN bob

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  5. Next year, with the inception of HB183, the total dynamics of this will obviously be changed. The victim selection process becomes much more critical. This is a double edged sword that will solve some problems and create others. I hope to see less people being victimized at this time next year. I want the violence reduced, plain and simple.

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  6. It isnt like those teams come in with big time arrests...they caravan 8 at a time to arrest one drinker. That is ridiculous. Sounds like a robbery victim got the big CPD blow off by the illustrious tactical team...

    Thanks for nothing AGAIN bob

    These teams are to answer in progress calls, not cut a report after the fact when no offender is on scene. If theres no bad guy to grab, the tact team is off to the next "man with a gun in someones face" call, dope being sold, etc.

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  7. Crime is down my ass, crime numbers are hidden and messed with. You want the truth listen to your scanner every weekend for this district

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  8. Is the District Commander hiding how bad it is here from his bosses Downtown? Can they not see through the bullshit and fake numbers?

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