Sunday, January 26, 2014

ENTERTAINMENT WEAKLY: Overnight Drunk Blotter


Arctic January nights have helped keep a lid on things in the "Entertainment" District. It seems that the drunken brawlers got a little cabin fever and ventured out Saturday night. 

Here's a taste of what will be tying up our severely-limited police resources in the warmer weeks ahead:

2:09AM—Fight outside of Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted

2:20AM—Man says he was battered at Dark Horse Tap 3443 N. Sheffield.

2:53AM—Police paddy wagon crew calls to “get some [police] cars on Clark or we’re going to have a problem” outside of Deuce’s & The Diamond Club, 3505 N. Clark. Large group of "trouble" moving north on Clark.

2:55AM—Traffic is shut down on Clark between Addison and Newport while the area is cleared out.

3:05AM—Clark Street traffic re-opens

3:17AM—A victim reports that he was grabbed by the throat after refusing to give up his money to a man in an alley behind the 900 block of Newport. The assailant is described as male, black, 32 years old, wearing a black jacket and covered in snow. Police arrest one “combative” individual. The event is classified as a battery in case HX127933.

3:50AM—An officer is flagged down to assist with a battery in progress at Halsted and Waveland.
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17 comments:

  1. wow lots of activity lately on newport!

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  2. oh there were two incidents at center on halsted yesterday that required police and ambulance asst. do we know what they were for? Any time i hear an cops go by my place now i just think.... well something must be up at the COH, and low and behold there they are at COH. stupid kids.

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    1. Somebody probably stubbed their toe. I can't wait for a major "slip/fall" lawsuit in that place what with all the drama and all.

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    2. Anonymous, let us know if you have approximate times of those incidents. We are not currently aware of any activity and would appreciate the info for follow-up.

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  3. My comment on donors for COH was meant to go here :-)

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    1. Sorry, the system does not allow us to move comments around. Pls repost.

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  4. I know this would never happen. However, in my utopian world it would. I would love to see all the bars in this area shut down alcohol sales and allow marijuana smoking in their bars for one day. Just one day and see how much patron's attitudes change. Alcohol causes so many unnecessary problems.

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    1. Sure... Is your name cheech or chong?

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    2. ....so do pot heads.

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  5. Nuts on Clark indeed.

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  6. Its not even spring/summer, I live down the block and there was no police on Clark street. This is going to be a bad spring/summer. I seen people parked drinking in their cars and walking down the street with cocktails. Its like marti gras and anything goes. At least in New Orleans they have a lot of police, not here.

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    1. Really? U should go to the eye Dr! There were at least 3 cars on Clark ALL NIGHT. Keep your uninformed ignorance to a minimum

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  7. were the police working last night? I didn't see any patrol cars at all, all night long. Are they not patrolling the areas that they should be? maybe there bosses needs to keep track of them and make sure they are out there for us, to serve and protect the public.

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  8. There were several cars on Clark St. and the beat cars were all up. The police cannot be everywhere at all times. If you see something illegal occurring call 911 the police won't know about it unless you make them aware. Observing any crime and not calling 911 but crying on a blog a day later is useless. The police are understaffed, you all know this, therefore if you see an illegal activity report it! The more and more calls and reports will make someone higher up eventually notice and forced to do something about the manpower. Until then stay safe folks you are great people and deserve a quiet crime free place to live.

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  9. When calling 911 isn't there a follow up report number that can track your call? Is it CRS or something?

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  10. When/if you call either 311 or 911, make sure to ask for the City Service Request (CRS) number. That way, you have a tracking number when you call for results and/or status of your call. You can say, "What is the status of CRS#1234?"

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    1. Bad information. Your city service number is only assigned to things like street lights out or tree trimming not to batteries or robberies

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