As next week's Pride Parade approaches, police and organizers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the near-riot conditions that followed last year's event.
Here is the weekend tick-tock:
Saturday1:16AM - Man has been beaten up at 3505 N. Clark. One arrest. Victim treated by ambulance crew. Simple battery case HX312364.
2:29AM - 3 people in a fist fight outside of Hydrate nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted. Report taken.
6:00PM - That wasn't lightning, that was a Taser, sir. As severe weather rolls in, a huge crowd seeks shelter under the awnings of the Circle K/Shell gas station at Halsted and Addison. Officers are called and, for some reason, a guy decides to get himself tazed by police. He is taken into custody. CPD case HX313339.
7:24PM - Police are asked to help a fire department ambulance crew that is responding to the Addison Red Line station to help a man who is "bleeding from the neck for unknown reasons." The man declines all assistance and "wants nothing to do with the police." He boards a train and leaves.
10:22PM - One arrest at Roscoe's Tavern after a man spit in the doorman's face. CPD case HX313527
11:46PM - Disturbance at Roscoe and Halsted. One arrest. Case HX313603.
Sunday12:51AM - Man knocked unconcious and robbed at Belmont and Sheffield.
1:15AM - "20 to 30" people fighting in front of Steamworks, 3246 N. Halsted. One is reported to have a knife. No arrests.
1:24AM - Man is jumped on and robbed at Halsted and Belmont.
2:34AM - Dust-up outside of Red Ivy, 3511 N. Clark
2:50AM - Man "busted his head on the street" and is unconscious at 1011 W. Belmont.
3:42AM - Officers call for back-up to handle a melee outside of Steamworks.
4:17AM - Woman beaten up by a group of other women near Dunkin' Donuts at Clark and Belmont.
4:39AM - People fighting in the street at 922 Belmont.
5:08AM - A man reports that he has been robbed at the Belmont Red Line station. He provides a description of the offender, who is said to still be on the platform. Officers cannot find the caller when they arrive at 5:20AM.
6:20AM - Large group fighting at Belmont and Sheffield. At least five additional police units assist one who reports being, "a little busy with a mob over here."
6:42AM - Battery in progress at the Belmont Red Line station. A group of men fighting on the platform.
6:13PM - A man reports two other men are "trying to attack" him at Broadway and Waveland.
8:14PM - One arrest for battery at the Taco Bell across from Wrigley Field. CPD case HX314672
8:36PM - One arrested at Roscoe's Tavern for battering the staff. Case HX314701
9:11PM - A citizen reports that a man brandished a handgun near the Circle K/Shell gas station at Halsted and Addison. Photos are later provided to the 19th district desk. The man is not found.
9:21PM - One arrest for refusing to come off the roof at Kit Kat Lounge, Halsted and Waveland.
9:27PM - Burglary confirmed in the 3400 block of Elaine Place. Case HX314735.
10:31PM - Assault in progress near the Belmont Red Line turns into a battery in progress with 10 people beating up one in the middle of the street. An officer confirms the calls.
11:00PM - Seven to ten people fighting outside the 7-Eleven at Halsted and Roscoe. Police confirm the call and report the crowd is dispersing on its own at 11:06PM
Monday1:33AM - Officers witness a large fight near the Dunkin Donuts at Clark and Belmont.
1:34AM - Fight at the Belmont Red Line.