Sunday, May 25, 2014

TICK TOCK: With Cops Depleted, Robbery Victims Wait; "Shots Fired" Calls Near Wrigley Bonafide

Silicon Valley Leadership Group
NOTE: Reports of gunshots near the 7-Eleven across from Wrigley Field at Addison and Sheffield around 3:20 this morning are bonafide, according to a CWB source. We are not aware of injuries. CWB will update when additional information is reliably verified.

Further info on shots fired is now up.

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Here's a little tick-tock that demonstrates how our decimated police resources were squandered on Clark Street bullshit overnight.

At least two robbery victims—one who claims a knife was held to his throat and another who said two "women" robbed him and tossed him from their car—have stories to tell.



Saturday, May 24

11:09PM - One arrest for battery at Clark and Eddy, near Slugger's bar.

11:12PM - The police unit normally assigned to patrol the North Center neighborhood and west Lakeview is assigned to a post on Clark Street in Wrigleyville instead. (For more about where your neighborhood's officers were last night, see our earlier report.)

11:15PM - Battery in progress at Slugger's, 3540 Clark. A customer "started hitting everyone inside bar."

11:20PM - The police unit normally assigned to patrol the northwest section of Lincoln Park is assigned to a post on Clark Street in Wrigleyville instead.

Sunday, May 25

Midnight - The police unit that is normally assigned to patrol the North Center neighborhood is assigned the Halsted Strip instead.

1:15AM - Officers witness a fight outside of Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark.

1:47AM - 19th district runs out of officers, enters Radio Assignments Pending status. The RAP will continue for nearly five hours.

2:52AM - "Gangbangers" randomly jumping on people along Belmont Harbor and Recreation Drive. Call is assigned 6 minutes later.

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3:04AM - Officers request another unit near Slugger's. The police unit that is normally assigned to patrol the southeast corner of Lakeview is assigned to the Clark Street location instead.

3:12AM - Clark Street "entertainment detail" requests more cars to clear the area of Clark and Cornelia in Wrigleyville. The police unit that is normally assigned to patrol the north end of Wrigleyville is assigned to the Clark Street location instead. Also being "held down" on Clark Street: the police unit that normally patrols the east end of Wrigleyville and Boystown.

3:36AM - Security at Hydrate bar, Halsted and Cornelia, is holding a battery offender. The 911 call came in a long time ago, but dispatch needs to assign it. A unit eventually arrives at 3:52AM. Hydrate had already let the guy go.

4:10AM - A man reports that his phone has been stolen by a black female who put a knife to his throat. He is at Halsted and Waveland. An officer cannot find the man.

4:44AM - Police are flagged down at Belmont and Sheffield for robbery or theft of a phone. Report filed.

5:13AM - The man who said his phone was taken at knifepoint has called back. He has tracked his phone to Halsted and Waveland. An officer is unable to find the victim.

5:15AM - Five people fighting at Clark and Belmont.

5:20AM - Battery just occurred, 3458 N. Halsted. Victim was hit by "a man acting crazy."

5:21AM - A woman calls from the BP gas station at Southport and Diversey. She says a man needs help because he was robbed by two "women" who gave him a ride in a white car. The "women" robbed him and shoved him out of the vehicle, which was last seen eastbound on Diversey. An officer becomes available to handle the call 12 minutes later.

5:27AM - Battery in progress at Belmont and Sheffield.

6:32AM - The backlog of calls waiting for officers to become available has been depleted. RAP status ends.
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