Sunday, September 22, 2013

(VERY) ODDS & ENDS: Weekend Points of Interest In The 19th District

Some calls that caught our attention this weekend:

Friday 8:47PM: As a big high school football game plays out at Lane Tech, the following call is dispatched: "Behind the chicken place [across from] Lane, there's a bunch of high school kids in a dark colored car getting high. One of them is dressed in a banana costume."

Friday, 10:44PM: A woman calls from the 600 block of Surf Street. She met a guy on Craigslist. He got $600 from her somehow. Now she's outside of his house and she wants the police.

Saturday, 12:50AM: Both of the 19th district's squadrols, the large truck-like vehicles that transport prisoners, are assigned to take arrestees to various hospitals for meds. "Now you have no [transport] wagons," an overworked officer says, "Isn't it wonderful?"

Saturday 2:25AM: A large fight is reported inside the McDonald's near Wrigley Field. At least one ambulance is on the way to treat "two men who have been cut." Officers issue an alert for four to five male, whites, one of whom is "covered in vomit and blood."

Saturday 10:04PM: Officers briefly interview Mr. Edwin Love in the 800 block of Barry, which is not particularly interesting. Although, Mr. Love's mugshot from July is.

Sunday, 6:06AM: A highly intoxicated man tries to enter a home in the 2900 block of N. Racine and gets a sobering response. The homeowner starts beating the hell out of him. The drunk male, white is described as being about 30 years old, 200 pounds, with a shaved head, and a beard. He's last seen walking westbound on Wellington. CPD case #HW462116

Sunday, 6:23AM: A passer-by reports seeing a roll of carpet that appears to have human legs sticking out of it in a dumpster behind the 3400 block of Clark Street. Resolution unknown.

27 comments:

  1. The Windy City Times was able to cover a crime story in last week's issue. Unfortunately it was a crime that occurred in Cleveland, Ohio. In their minds, all is well in Boystown.

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  2. Windy City Times is a joke and as a gay man it really does pain me to say that!

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  3. CWB should have a meet-up @ Ann Sathers!

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    1. I think its a great idea. But everyone here is anonymous

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  4. I'm betting it won't be long before the Pride Parade and Market Days moves to another location to get away from the thugs. Won't be much left to Boystown in the near future with all the crime going on.

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  5. The govener says he is willing to send in the state police to help fight crime, if the city asked. What do you think the chances are that twinkle toes will ask for help?

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    1. Absolutely 100% will not happen. Political grandstanding by Quinn. I think Blago offered the same thing when he was there.

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    2. Agreed here, anonymous. Quinn is willing to talk about blah blah if asked blah blah. More layers of bullshit than a barnyard.

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  6. Windy City Times is just a PR vehicle for certain GLBT businesses in Chicago. They won't bring bad press to Boystown.

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    1. Yes. It correct. When pressed, they said there are better sites for that...crime is down

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  7. With all due respect, I hardly find sending in the State Police, or National Guard, a qualified strategy for resolving crime in our neighborhood.

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    1. Don't think it was meant for us. Were not getting shot...yet

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  8. The Windy City Times was relevant a long time ago when we were targeted for punishment by society at large. Now we are pretty birds that politicians and journalists like to have their picture taken with. The WCT is no longer relevant unless you have an aquarium to clean.

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  9. There is no man power in the 19th District. At your next meeting with Tunney, ask him how many beat cars are routinely down on midnights because of no man power. The answer is 4 to 5. That means 5 beats with no police coverage.

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  10. Is that a Banana costume you're wearing, or are you just happy to see me?

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  11. Anonymous said...
    There is no man power in the 19th District. At your next meeting with Tunney, ask him how many beat cars are routinely down on midnights because of no man power. The answer is 4 to 5. That means 5 beats with no police coverage.

    Monday, 23 September, 2013
    Unacceptable. This is why the area is a free fire zone for thug strong arm and armed robbery crews. And the Mayor lives in this Police District !

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    1. You'all need to show up then at a caps meeting we know its a song and dance, but I do know they get upset when there's standing room inly

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  12. Monday, 23 September, 2013
    Unacceptable. This is why the area is a free fire zone for thug strong arm and armed robbery crews. And the Mayor lives in this Police District !
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    Mayor doesn't care he has armed CPD officers 24/7 as his personal valet. Be smart people don't vote for him next time. He doesn't care about the regular people.

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  13. The National Guard would go a LONG way to solving cime issues not only in our nrighborhood, but in our city at large.

    The idea is that the National Guard would stand at intersections all across the South and West sides of the city, freeing all of the city police to be relocated across the North Side. We would get really good police coverage across the North Side, with the police able to actively deal with any problems, while the NatGuard would deal with controlling intersections in gang-ridden areas that would cause them to not be able to function anymore. They coudl confront gangs with guns, disperse gangs hanging out on corners, and perform other actions that would severly limit the ability of gangs to operate; it would shut down their mobility. They would also be able to stop gangs who are running drugs from Mexico, etc. The benefits are amazing.

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  14. Rahm would have to admit he can't afford to control the city if the National Guard were called in.

    Last week's FBI declaration was statistically flawed. Murders surpassed NYC's, but Chicago has had triple the murder rate for decades. There is really nothing new, except Rahm is even more inept than Byrne. Nothing matters to him except power, maintaining secret stashes of capital funds, and ribbon-cuttings to keep him there.

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  15. IMO, I don't think there's any way the RahmDon will voluntarily submit to Quinn's suggestion, though at least it's potentially a very practical limited solution for the extreme horrors from the murderous southside gang/drug thugs .. but for how long .. and what's the ultimate remedy that would permit them to leave? That rests with Rahm, McCarthy and their immediately stepping up and staffing up.

    No, Rahmbo would dread such an armed presence for his precious tourism/convention image and agenda and the casino dreams over which he's so obsessively salivating.

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  16. So, I've noticed that some of these posts have happy endings. That is progress, no?

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  17. We really shouldn't be complaining about our low crime in this neighborhood. WGN News just had a story about a crime alert in River North - there were THREE robberies in the last MONTH. And we thought we had it bad lol.

    Oh that's right, we normally have that in a couple of hours.

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  18. Wonder if the city's murders, infamy of being the murder capital of the country, and the explosion of attacks in Lakeview/Wrigleyville are on the mayor's mind? I don't think so.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-marriott-mccormick-place-20130923,0,2394996.story

    ABC News just now reporting the alert for the near North
    Side for thugs rushing up, pushing
    folks down and mugging them. Then
    there's this:

    Man shot in apparent Gold Coast road rage incident

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/chicago_news&id=9256881

    So much crime, so little dang @#%* help, but yep .. let's spend some more taxpayer $$$ and sue to add on to the property size at McCormick. Jeeeeeeze!

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  19. I'm still hung up on the banana. And wondering it if was possibly connected to the human carpet burrito.

    Oh, look, Little Debbies!!!

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  20. Anonymous said...

    We really shouldn't be complaining about our low crime in this neighborhood. WGN News just had a story about a crime alert in River North - there were THREE robberies in the last MONTH. And we thought we had it bad lol.

    Oh that's right, we normally have that in a couple of hours.

    Monday, 23 September, 2013
    Are you serious, here in 019 you might have 3 robberies in a 20 min. period from same offenders, then 2-5 more robberies from other offenders. And that is on a Good weekend night Lol. SO sad but so true. Why the news isn't all over this district showing how short of police there is on nights and how bad it is Every weekend on Clark st. Halsted st. and Belmont .

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  21. WEll if this district was Greektown instead of Boystown I bet there would be all kinds of police around at night to keep the people safe and not living in fear of being robbed or hurt just trying to get home.

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