Tuesday, April 01, 2014

BLOTTER: Phone Snatch; A Halsted Street Reunion

A bike-mounted phone snatcher struck near Broadway and Irving Park around  8:15 last night.

Last seen pedaling westbound on Irving Park Road was a black male wearing navy blue track pants with orange stripes running down the legs. He was on a dark mountain bike.

Recorded as a theft in CPD record HX206151.

Fancy Meeting You Here

Tip: If you're going to beat someone up, try to do it in an area where you aren't likely to be seen again.

A man who filed a report early Saturday after he and his roommate were beaten up at 3458 Halsted, the address of Hydrate nightclub, called police upon seeing his two alleged attackers walking in the (Wait for it!) 3400 block of Halsted this morning.

Police arrived around 1:45AM, verified the victim's account, and took two suspects into custody.

Saturday's battery report is CPD case HX202792.

Lighter Side

Has Boystown changed? Ohhhh yeah.

2:34AM DISPATCH: "Halsted and Cornelia. See [name] outside the club. She's been drinking and three men are trying to get her to go home with them."

Officers gave the woman a ride to the police station so she could wait safely for a friend to pick her up.

Neighborhood Watched

Hot on the heels of last Wednesday's bust of a Boystown burglary crew, another observant neighbor gets a cyber fist bump for quickly and accurately reporting suspicious activity to police.

Around 2:15 on Friday, a neighbor saw someone take recently-delivered packages from a porch near Sheffield and School.

Ten minutes later, officers had the man stopped nearby. The stolen goods were recovered, the victim signed a complaint, and the thief was hauled away.

Nice work all around.
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16 comments:

  1. Yes, excellent work all around. Thanks to the victim for signing the complaint. Everybody needs to sign the complaint, OK? Don't call the police and then refuse to sign a complaint. Why should the police risk their lives for you then?

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  2. It's not always that easy to just "sign the complaint" against the offender. It can be intimidating especially when the offender lives or hangs around where you live. The chances are good that you will run into the offender again at some point.

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    1. And when they see you, they will know that you're a good target since you don't file police reports.

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    2. Best comeback Crime in boystown! Spot on!

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  3. To the people who keep saying that we should walk away and leave our neighborhood and who encourage others to not come to the hood would you please PUT A FORK IN IT!!! This is our neighborhood and I for one am NOT moving....People like you are part of the problem, get it? The good people of this neighbourhood including the dedicated people who run this blog need to continue what they are doing and we all need to keep putting the squeeze on both Mr. Cappleman and Mr. Tunney. We all need to get involved! We need to watch each others back and show the predators that we will not give up and that we will never surrender the neighborhood to them!

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    1. .......and vote democratic!

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    2. Couldn't agree more. I love this neighborhood and by luck or smarts never had a problems and I go out a lot.

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    3. Hear, hear!

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  4. We'll, you may feel differently if you have been attacked....as a woman I feel much, much safer west of Ashland....and thanks to this blog, I may never get rid of my dated slider phone...

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  5. From dnainfo.com : 15yr.old brings loaded gun to school and takes selfie... Here's. the problem...this punk,who was previously charged for armed robbery brings a loaded gun to school and his bond is only 50,000. What could the prosecuting attorney be thinking potentially letting this predator OUT ON THE FOR AS LITTLE AS 5,000 dollars? this prosecuting attorney should be fired!!!

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    1. Bail is about showing up not punishment for the crime.

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    2. Um... The prosecuting attorney doesn't set the bond... The judge does...

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    3. Judges granting a low bond isn't the problem. Judges giving him a slap on the wrist is the problem.

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    4. Wrong on both accounts. Higher bond's after you build more jails. Lock them all up.

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    5. Hay I Know You! So long Tunney you did not know us or represent us

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    6. Did he make bail?

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