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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30 comments:

  1. 41 days until the 48 hours of drunken messes at Market Days!

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  2. The moron that didn't file a police report should be hit on the head with another bottle. People like this are as guilty as the human debris carrying out the crimes.

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    1. Throw a bottle and hit a person, go to jail. If you're assaulted, press charges. Otherwise you're part of the problem and not the cure.

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    2. No they are not. Don't be ridiculous. There is too much blaming the victim and not the criminals in America, especially Chicago.

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  3. The real fun will begin tonight.

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  4. Turn Out The Light's The Party's Over. Yea right.

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    1. Yes, they sure did rush out that press release about only "eight" arrests, didn't they? Parade's over! Everybody's gone.

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    2. Just before the double shooting at the lake front. Bad management all the way around. 911 was in a coma with to many calls on z-2. with no EMS in route. Zone 2 was shell shocked and the whole thing went down hill. EMS took the bike path to get in to the shooting victims

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  5. The Trib is reporting that two women were shot at Montrose Harbor. It happened around 6. I hope this is not indicative of the rest of the night.

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    1. I reported it live off of zone 2 long before the Trib.

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  6. At about 7:40ish just north of the liquor store on Belmont and Sheffield I saw a woman down on the ground. Police was standing over her and the paramedics were just arriving when I drove by. She was was on a bike and wearing a helmet but it was a pool of blood around her head area. She was definitely unconscious but I think she may have been dead. Does anyone have any details?

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    1. Not clear what happened. Officers said she "fell" off her bike and suffered seizures (not necessarily in that order). Suffered a head wound even though she was wearing a helmet. Unfortunately, we have little to offer.

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  7. I sure hope they are enforcing that strict "drinking on the public way" ticket that increased to $1,000 for the parade.

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    1. If they would have enforced this law the pension crisis would have been resolved with drunk fees today.

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    2. I saw and officer open the gate to get to the sidewalk. He stepped over a 12 pack of Lime-a-rita's.

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  8. First of many videos I took today.

    http://youtu.be/fslrjuzHSXs

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  9. Sounds like the North Side acquitted itself well with somewhere north of 750,000 people coming to a very compact area. The usuals from wherever made their annual drunken appearance, but all in all it seems like the daylight was good to those of us who live in proximity to the route.

    Hoping now that darkness has set in that things will continue to be positive, and we will be able to look back at this years' event as a better outcome than last years' pitiful display of drunken criminality.

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  10. Montrose beach just had a shooting.

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  11. ^love this post!^

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  12. I know that commander Volgarus will get the blame for the bad that happens here but let me firmly state this: General Patton couldn't win this one. Too much against him. Blame this on where it should, the mayor, the alderman and the organizers. They have known for years that this parade is too big for the neighborhood, yet they keep it here because of what? $$$$$$$

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    1. This is why the parade needs to be done downtown. More staffing, more space, less problems.

      Of course, the problem with moving the crowd downtown is that the organizers will be caught inflating their statistics about attendance. We all know it's nowhere near a million.

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    2. This is all been so interesting reading about the "organizers", who so many see to want to make the problem. Can someone who has made some pretty strong accusations please confirm them with link to where the "owner" of the parade has gotten rich off of it.

      I don't know who they are, nor do I care who they are. Let them claim that 9 million people came to the parade downtown. Who give a damn if it just gets moved.

      My own opinion is that getting off topic about who runs the parade and what he gets from it, etc only serves the ends of the scum who are ruining the North Side 365 days a year. This bacchanalia is one day...who the hell cares about some dude with a ego and his parade.

      Lets focus on the real issue...the daily attack on our neighborhoods by gang bangers and the like who are taking advantage of our understaffed police force.

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  13. Apparently there was a male robbed at gunpoint by 2 armed men on 1153 W Belomont.
    https://twitter.com/Chicago_Scanner/status/483423312916123648

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    1. Actually happened a bit south on Racine, they called for help from the 7-Eleven on Belmont. We'll have a story up by morning

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    2. I'm glad you guys are on top of it along with all the other lunacy from today.

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  14. And 4500 broadway had a shooting.

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  15. This day/night has solidified my case for getting involved to spread the word about this. We need to band together and fight for our neighborhood. Trouble is brewing on Belmont. Huge pointless crowds. It's only a matter of time before the serious incidents commence. The police presence is great but remember, we don't need more police!!! We need you to stay in well lit areas and that will solve all the problems! Cough cough.

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  16. great job from zone 2 and city wide 6 today and now. Its not over yet. the animal force texts.

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  17. Get Ready. 460.050 Lock them all up.

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  18. Any idea what happened around 1pm that caused the CTA red line trains to bypass Belmont for a couple hours? A friend riding the red line at the time said that the trains did stop at Wellington and Diversey instead of Belmont. http://www.nbcchicago.com/traffic/transit/CTA-Trains-Bypass-Belmont-for-Safety-Reasons-265125291.html

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