Saturday, September 07, 2013

GRAPPLING GROUPS: Friday Night Fights, Etc

Wrigleyville may be known for having rowdy, rambunctious crowds. but it couldn't hold a candle to Boystown last night.

2:18AM
A 3-on-1 fight was reported at Newport and Clark. The group of brawlers was last seen in the 900 block of Newport, fighting its way toward Halsted.

2:25AM
Security at the Wrigleyville Taco Bell, 1111 W. Addison, detained a suspect who tried to pass a counterfeit bill. Resolution unknown.

2:30AM
There were some scary moments for a man, his wife, and their daughter in the 600 block of W. Melrose. Their initial call to 911 at 2:30AM reported a suspicious person at their side door. Five minutes later, another call came in and the matter was escalated to a burglary in progress. At 2:37AM, 911 reported people screaming for help at that location because an intruder had gained entry to the home. Police arrived within seconds of the intrusion call and back-up officers were called.

Police took the offender, a male, white wearing flip flops, into custody for criminal trespass to residence as recorded in Chicago Police Department case #HW441135

3:17AM
A battery in progress was reported at 3420 N. Halsted, just north of Roscoe. A separate caller reported a fight in progress across the street at 3411 N. Halsted. The group dispersed when officers arrived.

3:38AM
Neighborhood Watch volunteers called in a battery in progress with "25 people fighting in the street" at Halsted and Cornelia, near the Taco & Burrito Palace. Arriving officers reported "a lot of people over here. We're gonna clear them out." The matter was resolved at 3:51AM.


5:08AM
Two incidents were reported simultaneously along Belmont between Halsted and Clark.

First, callers reported seeing a man being beaten up outside of Spin nightclub. It appears that no arrest was made, however officers handling this call did run a record check on an individual who lives in the far South Side's West Pullman neighborhood.

At the same time, other callers reported a large group of people damaging a red car on the street near Clark and Belmont. An officer on scene reported the presence of a "pretty big group." One person was taken into custody for reckless conduct. Case #HW441218.

Fight image: Steel Cactus