Friday, June 13, 2014

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: More Residents Reporting Suspicious Activity, Others Remain Oblivious

There were a number of indications overnight that people are taking the time to report unusual behavior on our neighborhood's streets. That's good. There was also an indication that some people are very, very, very, very, very, very, very, slow learners.

2:48AM Friday - A Wrigleyville resident calls 911 with the description of a suspicious man who ran up to him at Eddy and Seminary, but then turned and ran off in another direction. The caller felt that the man may have been considering a robbery.

3:04AM Friday - A convenience store clerk flags down police to point out a woman's purse that has been dumped near Clark and Barry. Officers inventoried the purse, which may have been stolen.

3:34AM Friday - A man passes along some info to police: two strangers asked to borrow a cigarette in the parking lot of a convenience store near Broadway and Waveland. The man quickly drove off when the strangers subsequently attempted to get into his car.

Now, for the slow learner:

2:57AM Friday — A man walks up to an "entertainment detail" officer at Halsted and Roscoe to report that a stranger asked to borrow his phone and subsequently stole it.

Officers stopped a few suspects at Belmont and Sheffield, but no arrests were made.

The victim was given a ride to his nearby Lake View home so he could do no further harm to himself, others, or innocent electronics...at least for a while.

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14 comments:

  1. The Family Feud graphic is priceless and perfectly describes the residents voting for the same clowns to give them the crime they are getting now. Time to wake up people, there's a lot more to life than staring inside your iPhone and treating life like an app.

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    1. I agree with your comment.

      Rahm and MOST of the useless, rubber-stamping aldermen need to go. However, it's gonna be hard as hell to get them out. Most will be voted back in again and again. I'm afraid that Rahm will be in office as long as his tiny-little-highness wants to be. (Just like Daley.)

      We've all been saying, "It will take a murder before something is done about the crime." Well, poor Jacob Klepacz WAS murdered....and the city basically swept that under the rug. If it wasn't for the fine work of Crime in B/W, I would have never heard of that terrible crime.

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    2. Wether Rahm is re-elected or not all depends on who else is running for mayor,peroid!

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    3. Why not start a coalition to reduce the number of aldermen from 50 to 25? The system was created in the XIXth century when there was no internet or telephone. Now that the city has a great web page to address concerns and the 311 line, these alderbums should go the way of the dinosaurs. But it will take community involvement and media attention.

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    4. Fioretti is a law and order candidate who believes in cops not bike lanes. Rahm has to go.

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  2. " A man walks up to an "entertainment detail" officer at Halsted and Roscoe to report that a stranger asked to borrow his phone and subsequently stole it."
    Stole it? Isn't that jumping to conclusions? The man said that he was only borrowing the phone, not that he was stealing it.
    Can't we all get along?

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    1. Good point, anonymous. If the borrower and lender did not established an agreed-to time or date at which the "borrowed" phone was to be returned, then perhaps it was a simple miscommunication. You may have a bright future as a Chicago Police Department statistician.

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  3. Just wanted to say thank you for keeping this blog up. The word IS getting out, and the more of us who become aware are starting to spread the message to others in E Lakeview and Boystown. The more who are aware, the more likely it will force things to change. Even if we have to start hanging out in groups on our streets later in the evening, we're going to take our streets back.

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    1. Thank you for reading CWB and getting involved in whatever way you feel best. We're seeing signs of progress, but the challenging weeks and months have arrived.

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  4. "A stranger asked to borrow his phone and subsequently stole it."

    How DUMB do you have to be? I have no sympathy. Stand far enough away and watch them and around you so its not a setup and make the call FOR them.

    Geeze.

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    1. This is a terrible perpsective. Blame the thief not the vitcim. What would happen if your phone died after a late night and you needed to call a friend or someone for a ride? How dare this man have some sort of decency to help someone out but sadly for him it was a low life thief. Eat shit, all of you.

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    2. On behalf of "all of" "us," we appreciate your invitation to dine upon shit, but we must decline at this time, Ali. Many of "us" are trying to keep our bikini bodies. Others are vegan, though one of "us" would be interested if you know of a source for tofu shit. We did see that "Bizarre Foods" guy eat shit on the Travel Channel one time. It was a soup or something. Looked great!

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    3. I've gotten the can I "borrow" or "see" your phone requests from sketchy people several times.

      No....you're a complete stranger and I didn't just get off the bus from Columbus.

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  5. thanks,you just made me choke on my spit from laughing so hard:...

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