Sunday, June 29, 2014

HALFTIME REPORT: 14 Arrests Along Parade Route; Fewer Batteries Than Last Year

Image: B Michelle Pippin
Fourteen people have been arrested so far today along the Chicago Pride Parade route.

The day's events have so far been marked by fewer batteries than last year, but a significant number of calls for medical assistance, many of which received long-delayed responses.

As of 6:40PM, this afternoon's arrests include:

  • 11:23AM — Female arrested for underage drinking at Halsted and Barry.
  • 11:49PM — Female arrested for battery at the anti-gay protest staging area near Diversey and Pine Grove. HX323676
  • 1:02PM - Arrest at Belmont and Clark. Details unknown.
  • 1:52AM - Male arrested for criminal damage to city property at Halsted and Aldine. Case HX323835.
  • 1:57AM - One arrest. Details unknown.
  • 2:33PM - Two arrested for battery at Montrose and Sheridan.
  • 2:47PM - Another battery arrest at the anti-gay protest zone. HX323855
  • 4:00PM - Off-duty sergeant is assaulted outside of the Cubby Bear. One arrest.
  • 4:49PM - Female taken into custody for throwing a bottle from a roof at Roscoe and Halsted, striking a pedestrian.
  • 5:10PM - Woman who threw the bottle is released. Victim refused to press charges.
  • 5:11PM - 2 arrests for unknown reasons.
  • 5:33PM - Roscoe's Tavern signs complaints against two females. 
  • 5:45PM - One man arrested at 925 Belmont
The real test, of course, will come later tonight as late partiers make their way home—particularly along Belmont Avenue, which has seen at least 10 robberies since June 8, including two early this morning.

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