Saturday, March 15, 2014

SHAMROCK SCUFFLE: Friday Full Of Flying Fists

The first residents will move into Halsted Flats today. That's the brand new luxury apartment building next to IHop. If yesterday evening is any indication (and it is), our new neighbors are in for an interesting summer.

The rooftop dog walk park at Halsted Flats.
On the plus side, the rent on their $2,400/month one-bedroom includes a rooftop dog park, so they won't need to deal the stuff going on outside their front door:

At 6:05PM, two callers reported a disturbance with anywhere from 7 to 20 people hanging out on the corner of Halsted and Waveland, "harassing pedestrians" and blocking the sidewalks. A responding officer reported sending three people on their way from that location.

A few minutes later, though, a sergeant called for cars to respond to the Halsted Flats address, 3740 N. Halsted, for "five idiots" who were later reported to be fighting on the street. At least six units arrived to break up the disturbance, which included at least one known gang member who is currently on parole. ("Uh...Let's go to the rooftop, Fido!")

And THEN, at 6:45PM, residents reported people getting ready to fight in the street at 707 Waveland. Those rabble-rousers were gone when police arrived.

Other activity reported as the neighborhood vermin start warming up for the spring and summer season:

8:51PM: Four men "who look like bangers" are bothering customers for money inside of the McDonald's across from Wrigley Field. When diners refuse to hand over money, the men throw the customers' food on the floor.

9:02PM: Fist fight on the patio at McDonald's across from Wrigley Field. Police confirm that the incident is related to the previous matter, but "the problem is gone" now.

9:09PM: Officers stumble upon a fight at Byron and Sheridan. One arrest for battery. Case HX185144.

SATURDAY

1:54AM — The police department's Clark Street detail reports a fight outside of Exedus II, 3477 N. Clark.

2:03AM — Officers ask for an ambulance at the 7-Eleven store across from Wrigley Field. A female battery victim is "bleeding pretty bad from the face." While officers are there, another fight breaks out nearby. One arrest for battery. Case HX185364.

2:57PM — Multiple call of a fight in progress reported outside of Clark's Diner, 930 W. Belmont. One arrest. Case HX185384.
Image: Halsted Flats