Wednesday, October 09, 2013

LUMP DAY: Wild Wednesday Morning In Boystown

A series of calls from citizens about large groups of men fighting, congregating, and harassing passers-by in Boystown culminated in a beating and robbery outside of D.S. Tequila Company Wednesday morning.

At 12:06AM, a resident reported several men fighting and chasing each other in the alley behind the 3300 block of North Halsted. Officers arrived quickly and found that the men were "not fighting, but there's a bunch of them" at Halsted and Aldine. The crowd was dispersed.

About 20 minutes later, someone called from the Starbucks at Clark and Belmont to report that two men were slamming each others' heads into a wall and the plate glass windows of an H&R Block store.

At 1:40AM, a caller reported a group of teens harassing passers-by at Halsted and Aldine. Officers reported that the situation was resolved.

Then, at 2:20AM, several callers reported an estimated 30 people fighting in the street and sidewalk at Roscoe and Halsted. One person was knocked unconscious and was laying on the sidewalk outside of D.S. Tequila Company.

The incident was later reported to be a beating and robbery.

A CWB editor saw the tail end of this incident and saw the unconscious person surrounded by a crowd of onlookers. The victim was black, but the editor could not determine if they were male or female.

Police accompanied an ambulance that took the victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Witnesses later called 911 to report that four to five black male offenders and  two black females "who look like males" were hiding out near the Belmont Red Line station after participating in the attack. One of the "females" was reported to have long dreadlocks and the other "female" had a blonde streak in her hair.

Officers conducted several street stops in the area of Belmont and Sheffield. It is not clear if any offenders were taken into custody.

The beating outside of D.S. Tequila is classified as an aggravated battery. Chicago Police Department case #HW485561.
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8 comments:

  1. Monthly mortgage - $1,400.00
    Monthly assessment - $200.00
    Monthly parking rental -$195.00
    Annual parking sticker - $125.00
    Home security installation and 2-year contract $975.99
    Monthly security fee - $49.95
    Cab fare home from work because your petrified to take CTA - $20.00
    Lost property value due to increase in crime in the one neighborhood in Chicago everyone said was impervious to economic downturn - $40,000.00

    Living in total, constant fear for your life and knowing that the people you trusted your well being and safety to don't care about anything you say - priceless

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  2. ^NEVER. Some of us renters are smarter than you think.

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  3. More Police are needed. Vote Rahm and Tunney out. If Mark Thomas is the only one running against Tunney and is bad vote him out next time too. If you start voting these hacks out you will get better representation.

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  4. CTA. Ever wonder about them? They are spending big $ to put LTE cell service on the lines and at the same time telling us to stay safe by putting our phones and IPads away. They also encourage use of ATM's at the stops. I no longer use the Belmont Redline stop. We go out of the way to void it.

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  5. I witnessed this mob attack.It was a female who was maybe 100lbs beaten and knocked out cold The police took about ten minuets to show up..Then men decided to keep kicking her when she was not moving at all and steal everything in her pockets.I lived in Uptown and never witnessed mob attacks like this.IT NEEDS TO STOP!

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  6. Anonymous said...
    I witnessed this mob attack.It was a female who was maybe 100lbs beaten and knocked out cold The police took about ten minuets to show up..Then men decided to keep kicking her when she was not moving at all and steal everything in her pockets.I lived in Uptown and never witnessed mob attacks like this.IT NEEDS TO STOP!
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    This CWBer saw the tail end of things, too. The victim appeared to be out cold.

    Our editor from that night tells me that police received a call that reported that the beating victim had gotten up and walked away, which may have slowed their response. Unless there was more than one victim, that does not seem likely.

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    1. Is there any way to contact CWB away from the blog? Email? Private message using FB?

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