Sunday, January 12, 2014

OVERNIGHT BLOTTER: Wrigleyville Comes Alive; Second RAP of 2014

The neighborhood continued a nice streak of robbery-free streets overnight, but Wrigleyville's street fight problem returned and the district entered its second Radio Assignments Pending status—meaning no cops were available to handle 911 calls—of the new year. Details follow.

1:50 a.m. — Fight at Exedus II, 3477 N. Clark. Additional units are brought in to disperse the parties.

2:40 a.m. — Ambulance and police go to Old Crow Smoke House, 3506 N. Clark, for a man who was beaten up. Case #TBD.

3:03 a.m.— Sizeable fight at Deuce's & The Diamond Club, 3505 N. Clark, ends with one combative man and an equally violent woman being taken into custody. The woman is eventually taken to Illinois Masonic for treatment of an eye injury. CPD records the incident as reckless conduct in case HX111359.

3:52 a.m. — Belmont and Sheffield produces a head scratcher when an officer happens upon a man who got run over by a car outside of 1015 W. Belmont. Later, the matter is recorded as both a traffic accident with injury and a stabbing/slashing at the 1015 Belmont address. One person taken into custody. Traffic accident case HX111396. Aggravated battery with a knife or cutting instrument case HX111402. UPDATE: This incident is believed to be gang-related, according to DNAInfo.com

As a side note, another person was reportedly run over by a vehicle near Halsted and Roscoe at 1:12 a.m.

The district's second Radio Assignments Pending (RAP) status kicked in at 4:11 a.m. and ended about an hour later.

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16 comments:

  1. Exedus II needs to be shut down. I live nearby and sometimes walk to the bank over there. There are scuffles or police activity EVERY TIME I'm over there.

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    1. If the scuffles or police activity occur every time you are there, the solution is for you to stop going. We will all appreciate it.

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    2. I dont think he means he actually goes into the bar or frequents the bar as a patron; he means every time he walks past he sees trouble.

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    3. Thank you. That is exactly what I meant. Walking by. I would NEVER go to that place.

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  2. the pavement is still too slick for running(as in , away from whoever they bashed in the face and robbed) so until then i think we'll just be treated to lame-ass drunken altercations, more than likely rooted in some extreme form of special stupidity. then as the pavement dries out, like it kind of will today, my guess is you'll see at least a couple of agg. rob. or at least, attemped, before the sun comes up tomorrow. whaddya say? anybody of a betting nature?

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  3. Guessing RAP may have been caused by officers who took Sgt's exam earlier in the day having the night off.

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    1. Possibly. Also, the Belmont - Sheffield incident tied up quite a few units. The district should be properly staffed so that one incident doesn't shut down availability for anything else, a situation that occurs with some frequency.

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    2. The is no real way to prepare for that though. You never know when you will get a job that ties up say 4 cars. So you could then say minimum staffing is every beat ( 15) plus two wagons (17) plus three extra cars (20). Sounds great on paper but then on a quiet night there are too many officers out there with not enough to do and they probably aren't too motivated because they haven't been allowed time off because of minimum staffing. Conversely on a bad night you might have a big robbery arrest that ties up four cars and then a 6 car pile up on LSD that ties up three more plus fights on Clark street and then into a RAP.

      I guess my point here is so long as the 019th district has tons of bars there are going to be RAP's it's just going to happen. Look at the 020th district which is virtually silent radio wise overnight, the entire district only has 7 bars...

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    3. OT but not really, WTF is a SAFE PASSAGE detail doing at that school on Hawthorne that caters to little rock-star spawn and their cluelessaboutdrivinglargevehicles rockstar mommies/nannies? There is always at least 1 uniformed ofc., although lately its been 2, posted outside during arrival and departure times. I live a block away on LSD, there is not the remotest possibility of violence(barring a deranged ex w/visitation issues or, maybe, a CATFIGHT?) so again i ask, WTF is a safe passage detail doing there? tommy sather/rahmbelina contributors getting a protection detail perk? and what for? thats 1 to 2 ofcs tied up babysitting clueless and entitled while middle/working class under seige is getting brained and fleeced in the TI pkng lot. anyone else have a problem with this concept?

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    4. Exedus is one of the worst locations on Clark street! I live down Cornelia off Clark and can see the bar from my Apt. On Friday and Saturday nights people constantly stream out and walk int the alley across the street and do drug deals or just drink alcohol. The chug their alcohol and smoke their drugs then head back to the bar. Last night I watched a fight spill out onto Clark from the bar, people screaming punching and kicking acting like animals. I never seen anything like it There must have been 50 people fighting and the Police were dangerously out numbered. I heard someone yell "go get your gun" and I went into my apartment. I am scared to leave my Apartment Friday and Saturday nights because its only a matter of time. someone gets shot! Its got worse and I'm looking to move before it gets warm because its going to get worse. Does anyone care about us regular people? They better because us regular people vote!

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    5. "The is no real way to prepare for that though". ....

      Point being, one incident should not wipe out the district. The whole point of emergency services is to be ready at all times because, as you said, ya never know. In our neck of the woods, the problem is that the staffing levels do not meet the unique demands of the neighborhood.

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  4. Sadly nobody cares about regular people, because the regular people keep voting for the same idiots. Nothing will change until people stop voting with the way the Windy City Times tells them to vote.

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    1. Nobody and I mean nobody reads the Windy City Times. That's a fact, Jack.

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  5. My informed comment was not allowed I will not post not read this site again ... RAP's are a reality

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    1. Your comment IS up there. Search this page for the word "conversely" and you'll zip right to it.

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  6. Safe Passage ties up at least one car per school every morning and every afternoon for 2-3 hours each. Every PO across the city knows this is BS as do our bosses. This program comes from Rahm, so no one, including aldermen and commanders, have any say. This is Rahmbolina's town...We just live in it.

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