Sunday, November 17, 2013

INDIAN BUMMER: Warm Weather Brings Out The Goons

11:48PM (Saturday night): A concerned citizen reports a 6'2" tall white guy walking around Sheffield and Oakdale smoking a crack pipe.

1:50AM (Sunday): Wepa! The dance floor at Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted, gets a little nuts when a man jumps into the DJ booth and starts destroying equipment. Officers arrest the party pooper for criminal damage to property. CPD case HW536597.

2:16AM: Fight in front of Rebel Bar & Grill 3462 N. Clark in Wrigleyville. One man is hauled away in an ambulance. Battery report is logged in CPD case HW536616.

2:40AM: An anonymous caller reports that a cab driver is beating a guy up outside of Melrose Diner at Broadway and Melrose. The victim is last seen walking southbound on Broadway.

2:46AM: Another Wrigleyville walloping in progress, this time it's across the street from Rebel Bar & Grill. CPD records the battery in case #HW536634.

2:58AM: Police break up a fight outside of the Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark. No report.

3:00AM: Police walk into yet another fight at Wrigleyville's newest place to be beaten senseless: Old Crow Smokehouse at 3506 N. Clark. An officer calls for additional units as a show of force. One arrest made.

3:01AM: Six people fighting and throwing bottles in the street at Halsted and Cornelia.

3:05AM: "One male white, one male black, and someone in a fedora" are fighting in the street at Halsted and Cornelia.

3:07AM: A dispatcher warns a sergeant that "all hell just broke lose and your district is about to go into a RAP." (Read more about RAPs HERE.)

3:14AM: An enormous downpour rolls through Wrigleyville and Boystown, putting an immediate end to the escalating lunacy.
UNIT: Let it rain!!
DISPATCHER: Did my rain dance work?
UNIT: We could've used it about four fights ago.

5:41AM: A man says 4 other men beat him up and broke his nose outside of Circuit Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted. The incident is recorded as a battery in CPD case HW536731.