Saturday, March 01, 2014

NOTES: Items Of Interest From A Slow Week

Burglary Reports
An intruder awakened a man who was sleeping in his Boystown apartment Sunday morning. The victim called 911 at 5AM to report someone apparently trying to break in through a window. As it turned out, the break-in was successful as the burglar managed to knock over a grandfather clock before fleeing.

A sergeant handled the initial call and a beat car was later assigned to file a report. It is not clear if contact was made with the victim. The report number, if any, is TBD.

Other known burglaries this week:
• Wednesday - 700 block of California Terrace, forcible entry, residence
• Wednesday - 1200 block of Cornelia, unlawful entry, garage
• Thursday - 3700 block of Marshfield, forcible entry, residence
Goodbye and Thank You
Our district will be losing three more police officers after today. The officers recently submitted requests to fill vacancies in other police districts and their transfers take effect now. They are not being replaced here.

Police manpower in our district has been slashed 26% since October 2011.

RAP'ed
The 19th district experienced its sixth RAP of 2014 this morning. A RAP, which stands for Radio Assignments Pending, is established when a district runs out of police officers to handle incoming calls for service. This morning's RAP was relatively short-lived, lasting "only" an hour or so from 5:19AM until approximately 6:15.

A First Time For Everything
The news is filled with reports of people stealing and robbing others of their Apple products. A Lincoln Park man had a much different experience on Thursday.

Police responded to a his home in the 2600 block of Sheffield at 8:05PM after he came home and found his neighbor's iPad sitting on his coffee table.