Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BOYSTOWN: Buckingham Burglar Bleeds Bountifully

That's gonna hurt.
A sharp-eyed Boystown resident came close to helping cops catch a burglar Monday evening, but the offender managed to slip away.

Around 5:20PM, the neighbor called 911 from the 800 block of Aldine upon seeing a man dumping items from a purse in the alley.

Officers found the purse and its contents covered in blood and deduced that the offender cut himself, possibly by breaking out a car window.

They were close.

Just five minutes after the initial 911 call, a resident across the alley, in the 800 block of Buckingham reported that his home had been broken into. Officers connected the dots and said that the man with the purse would now be wanted for burglary.

He was described as a black man with tattoos on his chest. He was wearing a blue and white striped tank top and probably has a good-sized gash on his hand.

Recorded as a forcible entry burglary in CPD case HX277372.

Lively Youth Group

Working with the youth isn't as easy as it may seem, apparently.

For the second time this month, police were called Saturday to handle a fight at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 Broadway, during the church's twice-a-month Youth Lounge program.

Multiple 911 calls were placed around 5:10PM Saturday, with one reporting "20 people beating up one" inside the church basement. According to a police dispatcher, the church "pastor says they have a youth meeting underway and big fight has broken out." The situation was resolved without a report being taken.

Two Saturdays ago, on May 10, police were called to the church basement at 5:15PM after an anonymous 911 caller reported that a man was bleeding after being attacked by another man. Paramedics reportedly waited outside for police to arrive before making their entrance. Again, no report was filed.

CWB sent a message to both of the church pastors as well as to the church's general information account this weekend. No response has been received.
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20 comments:

  1. Maybe instead of a "youth lounge program" they should start a "youth work program" so these "youths" might learn the meaning of responsibility and respect for others and their surroundings.

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  2. Take, take, take and giving nothing back to society. I love this town!
    Happy Summer!

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  3. Kick the offenders out of the program. It should be as simple as that if the program is on the up and up.

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  4. With the warm weather the panhandling in Lakeview has gone way up. There usually a little "off kilter" or winos that are sometimes very aggressive in getting money.

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  5. If people are serious about doing something to get the attention of the media, we really do need to get the masses to boo Rahm and Tunney at the Pride Parade. This would be a lot more productive than attending those CAPS meetings or whatever they are called where we are made to look like the bad guys of society for wanting to be safe. Them getting booed loudly and chased out of the neighborhood would definitely get on the news. This is a rare opportunity for us to unite and let these clowns know we're not taking their BS.

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    1. No offense, but please do the math.

      If it's like last year, there are maybe 750,000 people on the parade route. If every single living breathing resident of Ward 44 came out and did as you ask, that is 56,000 people out of 750,000, or less than 10%.

      Pride Parade is not a Ward 44 event, as it now belongs to the world. Were I to guess, I would think that less than 5% of the attendees live in Tunney's Ward, and less than a third live in Chicago. Of the third living in Chicago, my bet is that the majority won't vote in the next mayoral election.

      The power of the vote is far greater than the power of booing. And as long as we live in a country where a 60% turnout for a presidential election is considered "great", we are destined for the leaders we deserve.

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    2. I have loudly booed Joe Berrios during the parade the past couple of years. I'm not sure that Tunney or Rahm rises to the level of Berrios-worthy booing.

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    3. Who in the blue blazes is joe berrios

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    4. > Who in the blue blazes is joe berrios

      The guy who's got his whole family on the public payroll at exorbitant salaries.

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    5. He is the corrupt Assessor of Cook County, who shifts the property tax burden onto residential homeowners, because the attorneys that represent the commercial and industrial property owners that contest their assessments are able to hand thick envelopes of cash under the table to Joe and his family members who are all "employees".

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  6. I'm one of those affluent, NIMBY, law-and-order boring types who doesn't have the basic human decency to want violence-prone people recruited to come to my neighborhood and bring physical harm to themselves and others (perhaps even members of my family). Maybe I should see the great and powerful Oz and get a soul. Then I'll see how the COH and these other programs really are logical and purely good efforts at reform that yield demonstrable, quantifiable results, and I am totally wrong and purely bad.

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    1. Anonymous, I love you.

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    2. And I 2nd that love. Excellent comment!

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    3. I was called a "horrible person" by someone in Lakeview for saying basically the same.

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    4. That idiot with the "horrible person" comment hasn't been robbed yet. Give it time.

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    5. GREAT COMMENT!! Here, here!!

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  7. Anonymous, I wish YOU would run for Alderman...or Mayor...or Governor...or...!!!

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