Saturday, October 26, 2013


A CTA employee was injured in an attack on a bus outside of the Belmont Red Line Station at 11:45 Friday night. The 19th district police commander happened to cross paths with the incident before the 911 calls could be dispatched. With most of his district's manpower tied up at the Clark Street fire and an Uptown shooting incident, Commander Elias Voulgaris handled the  call personally.

The offender became highly combative with the commander and back-up officers were called in to help make the arrest.

An aggravated battery report has been filed under CPD case HW507566. Additional reports are likely to be generated.

Also Overnight...
2:17AM: A customer reportedly punches out a security guard at the McDonald's across from Wrigley Field.

2:19AM: Battery in progress at Belmont and Sheffield.

2:32AM: Six or seven people are reportedly fighting in the alley behind the 3400 block of N. Sheffield.

2:42AM: A customer claims that he was "just having a conversation" with a Wrigleyville bar bouncer when the doorman suddenly punched him in the face and threw him to the ground.
Image: NBCChicago


  1. The Cmdr after working many hours, commanding the fire, happend upon this dusturbance and remained even keeled and professional. He had every legal right to use serious force against his combative attacker. Leading by example, not from behind his desk. Next time, ride along with someone!

    1. You are correct, Anonymous. The commander stumbled upon the incident before it was dispatched. We've now clarified that in the story. Thank you!