Wednesday, May 21, 2014

4 VS. 1: Two Jailed After Halsted Beating

The intersection of Halsted and Aldine on Google Street View.
Police caught two of the four people who beat a woman on Boystown's Halsted strip early Tuesday morning.

Officers responding to the battery in progress call requested an ambulance upon finding a woman bleeding after a group of "four females with one male" attacked her around 1AM.

The main offender was described as a female with long hair wearing a red letterman jacket with white sleeves. Police caught up with that person and another member of the group in the alley behind 821 Roscoe. The two were positively identified.

In the end, it appears that not all of the females were female. According to the arresting officers, they took "one male and one other" into custody.

Almost exactly 24 hours earlier, a man was beaten up by a stranger near the same intersection, outside of 3246 N. Halsted.

Halsted Assault

Two men who arrived to do some work at Halsted and Roscoe around 9 o'clock this morning called police because a stranger threatened them with a bottle and would not let them out of their van.

Officers searched the area with the victims—who enthusiastically signed complaints—and soon arrested the offender at Clark and Belmont.

Unreal

Fake money continues to be an issue at businesses in the area. Police were called to two restaurants after fake $100 bills were passed on Monday—a Japanese restaurant on Belmont and a wine bar on Clark Street in nearby Lincoln Park.
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