Sunday, February 09, 2014

JABBIN' FEVER: A Dozen Fights And Batteries Across Wrigleyville

Knocked Out
A Wrigleyville reveler who was knocked unconscious by a punch to the head fell under a CTA bus at Cornelia and Clark early Sunday. He was not run over. An ambulance transported the victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 2:30AM. The incident is recorded as an aggravated battery in CPD case HX144569.

Cabbie Beaten On Sheffield
Multiple 911 callers reported seeing a cab driver being beaten by three men in the 3700 block of Sheffield this morning. One person was reported down in the 12:50AM incident, which took place 100 yards north of Wrigley Field. The cabbie drove himself to the 19th district police station and filed a report.

Offender descriptions:
1—Male, white, 5'11" tall, beard, black jacket, dark pants
2—Male, white, 5'11" tall, blond hair, glasses, black jacket
3—Male, white, 5'7" tall, dark clothing
The Usual
Officers were called to the ever-interesting Subway restaurant, 901 W. Belmont, after a witness reported that a man with a knife was fighting a woman inside. The man was gone when police arrived shortly after 3:30 this morning. Officers gave the woman a ride to her Lakeview home and filed a battery report in CPD case #HX144606.

The List
Here's a run down of the other "entertainment" district activity that kept our limited police resources tied up overnight:

12:31AM: Fight in front of John Barleycorn, 3524 N. Clark. "They're rolling around in the street."

1:02AM: Clark Street detail asks for an additional car at Exedus II, 3477 N. Clark.

1:41AM: Four men fighting outside of Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted.

1:50AM: Fight outside of Irish Oak, 3511 N. Clark

2:05AM: Battery in progress outside of Kirkwood bar, 2934 N. Sheffield. An offender is later found in the 3400 block of Seminary.

2:44AM: Domestic disturbance at Eddy and Clark.

3:00AM: Ambulance requested at Deuces and the Diamond Club, 3501 N. Clark, for a drunk guy who "fell down or got pushed down" in the effervescence of Wrigleyville. Transported via ambulance.

3:03AM: Fight in front of Stretch, 3485 N. Clark.

…and from Saturday morning…

1:52AM: Fight outside Dimo's pizza, 3463 N. Clark.

1:59AM: Fight outside Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark

2:01AM: Man has kicked in a window at Red Ivy. One arrest for criminal damage to property. CPD case HX143316.

3:01AM: A resident of the 1100 block of Newport reports that someone has broken out his front window. The offender, a white man in his late 20's, blonde hair, 6' tall, 180-200 pounds, is last seen running westbound.

3:55AM: Two men fighting each other on the street at 608 W. Patterson.

4:02AM: Circuit Nightclub calls for police to handle a disturbance outside of their front door.

4:05AM: Two men fighting at Clark and School

CWB has also gathered additional information regarding an incident last weekend. A man called 911 around 3:15 last Saturday morning from Belmont near Sheffield and reported that a guy was following him and threatening to kill him.

The victim fled into the 7-11 store at 1153 W. Belmont, followed quickly by the other man who proceeded to beat him up in the store.

The victim was hospitalized with a skull fracture.

Recorded as a battery in CPD case HX135127.


  1. Sounds like fun.

    I thought that Circuit closed down and wasnt going to re-open. There were ALWAYS cop cars outside that place years ago. Yet they're allowed to keep the ball rolling?

    I guess I'm old. Back in the day we were getting laid at the times of those reports. Must be slim-pickins and lots of frustration out there.

    1. I was thinking the same thing. Why aren't these guys getting laid somewhere? I suppose the answer is obvious. Youth. Wasted on the young.

    2. Do young people goto Circuit? The DJs and Drag Queens on their "marketing" materials look ancient.

  2. Really, I think it would be more entertaining to stand at Halsted/Roscoe and record this stuff. It's free too!

    1. Go ahead, but you'd be mugged and beaten. You'd end up being the entertainment.

    2. Not with a ccw and a friend nearby with another!

  3. I live at Sheffield/Roscoe and heard the most noise from the drunks than I have in a bit considering the cold. I knew there would be nothing but drunken fights all night. Drunk people are terrible.

    1. Hmm maybe you should have thought about that before moving to an area known for lots of bars and young people that like to drink? Don't like it? Move, it's that simple.

    2. Absolutely. Take your property taxes elsewhere... This guy was complaining about drunks fighting, and you just want to be a smug prick.

    3. Frankly, I agree with him. I always rented before I purchased. Went through 3 areas in another state before I settled for 11 years. Did the same in Lakeview when thanks.

  4. over-serving overpriced drinks+selfish,selfindulgent individuals=BIG PROFITS to selfish bar owners. and I'll bet at least half of these bar patrons are from suburbia? you folks who live right on top of these establishments, sorry for you. you think the BYO people are jerkoffs because they wouldnt sign a "good neighbor" agreement? how good a neighbor are some of these tavern owners? are they not just as bad, if not worse?

  5. This has been on Circuit's back door for months:
    Maybe I am mistaken, but it looks like a gang tag. When we had a tag on our building we had it removed within a few days. It makes me wonder if some of these businesses are not victims of gang violence, but are in cooperation with them?

  6. IMO it's not a gang tag, but graffiti nonetheless. I work in Boystown and I live in Pilsen. In Pilsen you'll see gang tags everywhere; one to two colors only, usually a pitchfork, a 5 point crown, six pointed stars, old English styled letters, thin lines that can be seen as lacking artistry. The tag on that door appears to be a 'civilian' tag to me. Civilian as in not having ties to a gang. Many times 'civilian' graffiti is actually appreciated as art and can be quite elaborate and colorful.