Thursday, April 10, 2014

WHIFFS: (Slightly) Warmer Weather Brings Little Samples Of What Lies Ahead

When it comes to ambulance runs, the Boystown boys have been out-doing the Wrigleyville boys this week.

Saturday, 1:14AM: Fight outside of Circuit nightclub. One victim is down and unconscious. Report of a male attacking security. Officers accompany one victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Sunday, 1:44AM: 21-year-old man is down and bleeding at Buckingham and Halsted. Cause of the blood flow is unknown. He is taken to Illinois Masonic.

Sunday, 2:35AM: A caller from Progress bar reports a man with blood pouring from his face yelling on the street at Halsted and Roscoe. Officers say the man has been "cut pretty good" by a glass or bottle. He, too, is taken to Illinois Masonic. At 6:30PM on Sunday, a nurse requests police service at Masonic to file a battery report for the victim who claims he was "assaulted in a bar." Based on his allegations, officers secure license information at Progress. The incident is recorded as an aggravated battery in case HX213495.

Belmont Gets Its Groove Back

Mmm. You can almost smell the "springtime excitement" returning to Belmont.

Today, 12:38AM: Belmont and Halsted. Resident says there's a man dressed as a woman in his back yard and he won't leave.

Today, 12:39AM: The Subway restaurant, 901 W. Belmont, reports their first three cross-dressing prostitutes of the new year. The three are walking in and out of the store, soliciting for business.

Today, 10:41AM: Officers come across a battery in progress at the Belmont Red Line station. One arrest.

Burglary Beat

Yesterday, 11:30AM: A man calls police from Sheridan and Irving Park Road. Someone burglarized his apartment while he was asleep. Case HX216723.

Other recent burglaries:

  • 3800 block of Wilton. Forcible entry to an apartment in a 3-story graystone. 
  • 2700 block of Pine Grove. Unlawful entry.

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16 comments:

  1. Willie Nelson MandelaApr 10, 2014, 8:45:00 PM

    "the Boystown boys have been out doing the Wrigleyville boys"

    Love the double entendre!

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  2. Note to self: Buy stock in Illinois Masonic

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    1. they have more security then all of 19

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  3. Start your engines and strap yourselves in, ladies and gents; it's gonna be one helluva Summer!

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  4. Prepare - the weekend is bound to be crime free this week **cough** **cough**.

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  5. Is it "legally" better for a bar to move their troublemakers out into the street before calling the police?

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  6. All thanks because Rahm won't hire more police due to the Pension issues and he is too cheap yet he finds money for the DePaul Arena. But if I have a team of Police protecting me then I won't care either about average citizens.

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  7. The 4AM and even 5AM liquor licenses are resulting in some of this crime. It is just too late to be serving people who are already under the influence. Some of these drunken bar patrons make easy targets on the street.

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    1. So tired of this complete non-starter. People can go out and get drunk and act like idiots at ANY time of the day. What's funny is that the vast majority of the bars' customers can stay out until the wee hours without attacking each other and acting like trash.

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  8. Late bars have been here for years. The problem is the criminals, not the patrons.

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  9. I think the problem are social justice warriors with the control of large sums of taxpayer cash.

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    1. I would substitute "con artists" for "social justice warriors."

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  10. We have bars open every morning till 5AM here in Tokyo - it's not an issue. The problem in America is that there is a criminal class that thinks nothing of assaulting and robbing. That's something Japan doesn't have.

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    1. You are 100% correct.

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  11. The late night hours make it too tempting to overindulge. The bar/liquor store at Belmont & Sheffield has been a menace for years. Bartenders and store clerks are not suppose to serve to visibly intoxicated people but they do.

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    1. The economy isn't quite as grand again as everybody is led to believe by the MSM. Vote with your head, not your heart.

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