Wednesday, February 26, 2014

(VERY) ODDS & ENDS: Compilation of Curious Calls

Monday, February 24
A resident of the 1500 block of Grace told police that he was robbed at gunpoint of $1,500 by a man he identified by first and last name. He also gave officers the offender's exact address in Back-of-the-Yards and stated that the gunman gets around town exclusively on foot and CTA bus.

According to the victim, the not-so-random incident played out inside his home, where the offender pulled out an old-looking revolver, demanded money, and fled out the back door.

The gunman was described as male, black, wearing a blue skull cap, a black coat with a brown jacket underneath, blue jeans, and black boots, He is about 26 years old, 5'8" tall, 160-170 pounds, and has black hair.

Recorded as an armed robbery with a handgun in CPD case HX163443.

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Tuesday, February 25
A man who fell asleep on his couch in the 3600 block of Pine Grove awoke at 12:45AM only to discover that a complete stranger had entered his apartment and began engaging in a sex act.

The victim told police that the offender, described as a Hispanic man in his late 20's or early 30s, 5'10" to 6' tall, 170 pounds, fled down a nearby stairwell.

Police took the victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and recorded the incident as a criminal sexual assault in case HX163570.


  1. They knew their drug dealers first/last name and where he lived in one of those Elaine Place "robberies" too. CWB, why can't you own up and admit their are drug problems in the area and the related crime is caused by some of the residents themselves?

    1. Going out on a limb here, but I assume it's because the police reports / radio traffic upon which these posts are based don't say anything about a drug dealer and CWB is pretty good at not speculating or sensationalizing.

    2. Ditto! This site has credibility because it sticks to "just the facts". The original poster believes there are drug dealers or drug users/buyers living here. And, they are probably right. But, I see no reason why the CWB site would want to ignore this. Rather, I suspect there's not enough hard evidence to bring it to the community's attention.

    3. Right or wrong there has been drug use in Boystown long before the extreme uptick in crime. Maybe street gangs have taken over the local distribution since they have been invited in.

  2. Regarding "Victim #1," I guess it's not so simple, inviting thugs into YOUR home and (thus OUR neighborhood as you thought)!

    1. I've yet to see one of these "bleeding hearts" walk aside one of these people down the street nor invite them over to dinner. I guess they are now, huh?

  3. I think that both of the "victims" knew their "attackers" very well. People, don't invite trouble into the neighbor hood.

  4. Whether or not that second story is true, I won't be getting much sleep tonight!