Monday, December 23, 2013

LADIES WITH AN ATTITUDE: 2 Women Rob 2 Other Women In Boystown Overnight

Two women were strong arm robbed by two offenders at 1 o'clock this morning at 450 W. Melrose, near Melrose and Lake Shore Drive. The offenders fled westbound toward Melrose restaurant with the victims' valuables.

The robbers are described as black females in their 20's. Both were about 5'6" tall. One was heavyset and one wore pink and gray knee-high socks. CPD case #TBD.

Sunday, December 22, 2:09PM: A man who refused to give money to a male, white, homeless man who asked for a hand-out in the Internet cafe, 824 W. Belmont, wound up getting punched by the persistent bum. The bum, in turn, got more than he bargained for when the man quickly restrained him and called the police. Arrest made.

And finally…
Several callers reported shots fired around 5:15 Sunday morning in the area of Halsted and Wrightwood in Lincoln Park. Officers believe the reports are bonafide. One witness who spoke with officers reported seeing a group of Hispanic men and a group of black men arguing moments before the shots rang out.


  1. You are supposed to give $ to them even if you don't have any. That's the rule.

  2. I don't think we're supposed to call them "bums."

  3. Once again, reports from North Lincoln Park, this time down the street from homes currently listed for sale as high as $3 million. Alderman Smith, please show the same level of interest in the rising crime rate in your Ward as you are showing in protecting the wealthy homeowners who fear change on Lincoln at the old Children's Hospital. All the worries about building height won't matter if people come to realize that Lincoln Park is part of the growing crime problem on the North Side.

  4. One thing that might help keep crime lower in Lincoln Park is it being a little further away from the El stops. We're at a great disadvantage with being right next to the Belmont and Addison stops, prime getaways for the thugs.

    1. Those train stations have been there for over 100 years. The problem is not the trains. It is the lack of police to patrol the areas