Friday, February 14, 2014

BELMONT BUS BATTERY: Offender Arrested After Attacks During AM Commute

The hits keep coming on Belmont today. After a night in which three incidents led to four people being taken into custody along Belmont, another arrest was made this morning.

911 callers reported a man beating passengers onboard a CTA bus at the Belmont Red Line station around 7:15 this morning. Arriving officers found two or three victims, including a school crossing guard, had been battered by the offender who fled eastbound on Belmont.

A search was launched for the attacker, who is described as male, black, about 20 years old, 5'8" tall, 170 pounds, sporting a black North Face jacket, blue jeans, and a mouth full of braces.

Officers quickly detained a suspect outside of the Chase bank, 3032 N. Clark, and took him to the CTA station where he was positively identified and arrested.

An ambulance was called to assist one victim who was already sporting a black eye from the attack.

This case is recorded as a simple batter in CPD case HX150598.
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16 comments:

  1. Where was the offender commuting to?

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  2. Well they shouldn't have been walking down a dark alley by themselves o wait it was 7:15 AM and they weren't alone. My bad. Hey, crime is down. Our new Policing strategies are working. These are isolated incidents, isolated to the 19th district.

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    1. If you think these are isolated to the 019th you're living in a bubble. An armed robber was shot and killed by a ODPO less than a block from the 016 station in a neighborhood that's filled with cops and firemen. Now that Tiny Dancer and McWhiskey have flooded the south and west side districts with cops spending $100M in OT, the criminals are invading the north side where the cops are fewer and the "take" is better.

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    2. I was kidding. Just talking like the Tiney Dancer and McWhiskey

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    3. its no joke though, these 2 assclowns dont give one tenth of one shit about us. "just pay yer taxes, fines and fees and don't question our "AW-THOR-I- TAAYYYYY".

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  3. It use to be bar patrons in the evening/til closing. Now it's AM/PM 24/7. Woman on the way to work at 5:30 AM in front of Trader Joe's and now at 7:15 AM on a bus at the Belmont L station. Burglary at all times of the day and night. Assaults on Halsted, Broadway and Clark. When will our Alderperson, Mayor and Police wake up and get us some help ? Do we have to wait til the Medical Examiners Office sends someone out to pull up a sheet over a victim ?

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  4. I am sure the Alderman is outraged since the Belmont Red Line incident is only 1/2 a block from his restaurant.

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    1. there would only be outrage if it were IN the restaurant.

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    2. yep, the only time we saw an official photo of a woman who had maced someone was when it was done directly in front of his restaurant, ann sathers, on belmont. have we seen any photos of perps before or after that?

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  5. Whew, good thing concealed carry is illegal on the CTA. Oh, wait.

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    1. Is it? I think I read it is which is ridiculous. Kind of defeats the purpose if you can't take it anywhere you might need to go or be. I'd think there'll be Constitutional challenges to this and other restrictions Chicago (and Illinois) are trying to implement.

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  6. Freezing cold. Five feet of snow. Brutal winds. Fourth worst winter of all time. People, when the weather warms, the snow melts and the thugs come out of hibernation, all the success of reduced crime we have been experiencing will reverse itself. As the cliché goes, "You ain't seen nothin' yet."

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    1. It's been pretty consistent year round for the past few whether what they do is reported or not.

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    2. Dear Saint Patrick, say a prayer for us.

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  7. Glad you have such a positive outlook on life.

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  8. So this is random: I was on the 77 headed east today when out of the blue an older lady started talking to me about the battering guy on the bus. (She's a friend of the crossing guard who was involved in the incident.) She said he was sitting in the three sideways seats and when people would enter the bus he would put his feet out to trip them. Eventually, another rider called him out on his behavior and a fight began. As soon as the bus got to Belmont everyone got out as soon as possible (she said it was a very full bus), the guy ran, and the police picked him up.

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