Friday, October 18, 2013

BLOTTER: Thursday's Items of Interest

11:21AM Thursday
A woman calls 911 to report that a cross-dressing offender is threatening to shoot her and others inside the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Officers arrive about 9 minutes later. No arrest or report.

3:29PM Thursday
Police are called to the 3500 block of N. Southport after a man allegedly steals a cell phone from a nearby store. The offender is described as a male, black, 20 years old, with a tattoo on the right side of his neck, wearing a black sweatshirt, camouflage cargo pants, and carrying a messenger bag. No report filed.

10:33PM Thursday
Officers conduct a routine street stop after happening upon a 24-year-old man lurking in the alley behind 911 W. Belmont. A records check indicates that the man, whose last known address is at State and 95th, is wanted for failing to appear in court on a theft charge. He is taken into custody while officers researched the warrant.

14 comments:

  1. Any idea why there was not at least a police report for the incident at Center on Halsted?

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  2. Anonymous said...
    Any idea why there was not at least a police report for the incident at Center on Halsted?
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    The police department cannot file a report if no one will sign the complaint.

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  3. The Center on Halsted works hard to make sure it doesn't have these arrests because it will show it for what it is and make it hard for it to get donations and grants. They go out of their way to make sure they only get good PR. It's the Chicago Way! Now drink the Kool Aid folks. I wonder if people in LA or NYC are so gullible?

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    1. @Anonymous I wonder if people in LA or NYC are so gullible?
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      LA is a city that thousands of people flock to yearly, for decades, because they think there's some remote chance they can become a movie star.

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  4. No arrest, no report, no problem...see how that works. I am surprised though that a report involving threats with a gun didn't result in some sort of sweep of the place.

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  5. Well, regarding the CoH incident, remember the little weenie who dared to show up at a CAPS meeting and proclaim that his facility did not contribute to any crime in the area, after all. So it must true. No crime happened, no report, no nothing.

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  6. COH -- Shooter threatens and NO REPORT? UNBELIEVABLE

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  7. This is RIDICULOUS. I am absolutely appalled that no arrest was made and no complaint filed. This is artificially managing the crime down because no reports are being filed. There HAS to be some way to file a report when a complaint like this is made. Come ON!

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    1. What if the caller made the whole thing up? What kind of report would there be against the CoH then? What if the caller was anonymous? There are so many different variables here that to expect a report done when you were not even there is ludicrous

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  8. A victim must be willing to sign the complaint. If no one will sign, there is little the police can do in these cases.

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  9. COH -- Shooter threatens and NO REPORT? UNBELIEVABLE
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    To be clear, there is no indication that any weapon was present. As, the nature of the threat is not known. Did the offender whisper it into someone's ear or did they shout it from the rooftops? Did the victim stick around to speak with police? Etc.

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  10. This is what happened: The police arrived and found no one fitting the description and they also did not find the caller. The staff at the desk said they saw no such incident occur...POOF! VANISHED! Nothing happened! No problem there! There's nothing the police can do.

    Can you imagine what the staff training is like at that place? I'll bet it's fascinating.

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    1. I wouldn't stick around either if I were the victim OR the thug

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