Tuesday, February 04, 2014

TUESDAY: Library Threat; Broadway Fight; Double-Burglary On Newport


Police responded to the Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont, after a woman told 911 operators that someone had threatened to “cut” her. No weapon was seen in the 2:15PM

The offender is described as black, transgender, and about 20-years-old. 

The aggravated assault with a knife is recorded in CPD case HX138998.

Another Fight On Broadway
Witnesses reported a battery in progress with a “large group of kids threatening each other” at Broadway and Surf around 3:20 this afternoon. Officers resolved the matter with no report.

Double-Dip Burglary On Newport
The top two residences of a 3-story graystone in the 1200 block of Newport were found burglarized around 5PM today. Over the past 10 days, our neighborhoods—particularly Wrigleyville—have seen at least 15 home break-ins.
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17 comments:

  1. Really scary about all the burglaries. These can turn really dangerous fast if someone is home or walks into one in progress. This escalation of burglaries needs to be brought up at EVERY neighborhood meeting this month. I would be particularly vocal if I lived on a ground floor unit.

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    1. I totally agree ! I understand that the team that were responsible for the decline in Burglaries were dismantled recently ! We should bring that up at the next meeting ! Great move for the police department ! NO BRAINER , BRING THEM BACK !

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  2. What were the ages of the "kids" at 3:20pm? I would have to assume they got out of school early and rode the Bullet Train. Or maybe they're not "kids" but what do I know?

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  3. I have reported to the librarians at the Merlo front desk that a black transgendered tall person is often loitering in the women's restroom. This person stands by the sink staring at whoever comes in, and this person remained there in the womens restroom on one occasion, at least 30 minutes, while I was in the library.

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  4. Broadway and Surf is about 1 block from the BYC, where the drop in program ends at 3 p.m. This "large group of kids threatening each other" at Broadway Surf, as reported here by CWB, occurred at 3:20 p.m.

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    1. Tunney needs to be tarred and feathered with every incident associated with that place.

      Apparently, the incident yesterday involved an altercation between the woman and her (recognized) attacker from the Fall. They were both at BYC from what I heard. So why didn't BYC keep him there until the police arrived so the matter could be sorted out, and did they turn his identity over to the police?

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    2. Of course there's no way to point the kids to the BYC...yet.

      But for giggles, here's something to digest. From Their websitre:

      Drop In Services: BYC-Wellington
      615 W. Wellington (At Broadway)

      Offers a safe space for LGBTQA and youth experiencing homelessness to access:

      A place to hang out with your friends, dance and listen to music, make some phone calls, pick up some supplies, and get something to eat

      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Noon-3:00 p.m.

      Notice the time that program ends and the time the altercation took place.

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    3. "A place to hang out with your friends, dance and listen to music, make some phone calls, pick up some supplies, and get something to eat" Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Noon-3:00 p.m.

      They should be ion school not hanging with friends and dancing.

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    4. I left Walmart about 3:15PM on Monday and had to walk north on Broadway through a group of somewhat intimidating people. Not all looked particularly young. When I turned down my street, I literally looked behind me a few times to make sure I wasn't being followed. Now, that is truly a sad state of affairs. I know enough to know that too may things happen in broad daylight on side streets like mine.

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    5. But it's a "drop in" in service. Isn't it funny how even the Tumble Inn motel now makes you present i.d. and a holds a deposit on your credit card even if you're only staying for an hour or so? The Heart Of Chicago doesn't even allow dogs either. And the PNC bank has a sign posted on their front door to "Remove all hats and sunglasses for security purposes". Even the bath house makes you show i.d.

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    6. You frequent some classy places, amigo.

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    7. I know. You have to show an I.d. At Sidetrack too tho.

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  5. I tell my kids to use the bathroom before we go to the library. And if they have to go while we're there, we pack it up and go to LVAC. That said, I've seen the security guard there making people leave. Here's hoping that the staff there know who this person is and can do something about this. They're usually really good there!

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    1. If people are experiencing problems at that library location they should complain (loudly) to whoever overseas Chicago Public Library and copy Tunney, Voullgaris, and McCarthy.

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  6. The City can't afford to properly staff 911 or 311-ARP, but has no problem pumping Two Million+ dollars a year into crime generators like the CoH.

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  7. That description is hysterical...like a 1950s venue...are these "kids" homeless??..are they "kids?"...aren't those school hours?...what a joke...where did these poor kids get their cell phones?.....

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  8. My burglar alarm, my two large dogs that would rip off an intruder's head, and two pieces of 'hardware' owned legally courtesy of the 2nd amendment provides greater peace of mind….but the fact that these burglaries are on my block is concerning.

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