Sunday, July 27, 2014

FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE: Cops, Ambulances Called To Massive Wrigleyville House Party

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At least fifteen police units and four ambulances were called to Fremont and Waveland around 12:30 this morning when a massive house party spilled into the streets and fists started flying.

Police were called to the same block twice early last Sunday to handle large crowds on the street.

Today's incident began at 12:38AM when callers reported a large group fighting in the street around 3722 Fremont. The first police unit on-scene reported 35 people fighting in the streets. Four ambulances were eventually called to treat and transport male and female battery victims.

Officers cleared a massive party out of the 3722 Fremont building, with one unit estimating that "at least 200 people" were shooed out of the complex.

After police departed, residents reported that some party-goers had returned and broken into the apartment building to steal bikes. A next-door neighbor also reported that a group of rowdy partiers were trying to break into her apartment. They did not succeed, according to police.

Officer detained at least one suspect in the battery cases, but all parties either could not or "refused" to identify the perpetrators and it appears that no arrests were made.

One battery report is known to have been filed at this time: HX361936

Repeat Performance?
Police twice responded to the same part of Fremont Street early last Sunday morning to handle large groups on the street.

Later that day, a woman who lives on the block woke up in her apartment to discover that she had been drugged and sexually assaulted after "partying with her neighbors." The perpetrator also allegedly burglarized the woman's apartment.

That incident is recorded as a criminal sexual assault in case HX352803.
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35 comments:

  1. OK, isn't it about time that Ald. Tom Tunney invoke the Chicago Troubled Building Initiative [TBI] and initiate action against the building owner who has presumably allowed this nefarious activity to continue unabated? It's a residential neighborhood. If you want to party like fools, go to the clubs and bars that inundate Wrigleyville and Boystown.
    Background
    The Troubled Building Initiative was established to compel landlords to maintain safe and drug-free environments for City residents. Primary areas of concern include:

    Neighborhood gang and drug activity Disconnection of utilities that place residents at risk Lack of maintenance or repairs that creates dangerous conditions for residents

    The TBI Program Coordinates the response of City Agencies to address existing conditions that pose a threat to the community and help prevent properties from going into a state of disrepair that leads to non-viability and property abandonment. The City is focusing its efforts to target problem properties and ownership through assessment of fines and economic disincentives. Lenders and mortgage holders are also brought into the process to help address the City's concerns about vacant and abandoned buildings

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    1. 3722 N Fremont is in the 46th Ward

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    2. According to the City Clerk, it's the 44th, Tom Tunney.

      https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/ezbuy/geoWardLookup.do

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    3. Fremont is the dividing line until 2015, so the evens on Fremont North of Waveland (3722-24) are 44th Ward, and the odds are 46th Ward. In 2015, Wilton becomes the dividing line and the odds east go to the 46th Ward at that time.

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    4. Not according to this... http://www.44thward.org/site/epage/115864_1026.htm

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    5. Been through this when I worked in another district. CAPS facilitator working with the police got the neighbors to call 911 on the residents of a building anytime any law was being broken -- double parking, loud music, loose dogs -- but the residents were known gang bangers and drug dealers. They also had the occasional shots fired, domestics, etc. Once the 911 calls for service totaled in the dozens, the State's Attorney, Alderman and Commander worked to get the owner into court. At that point, the building dept went in and whacked the owner for the most minor code violations with huge daily fines. The owner, in this case the mother of the bangers, was given a choice -- kick your thirty-something jagoff sons out, or the City takes your building cause you can't pay the fines. Mama booted the"boys" and the calls for service for that blocked plummeted to non-existent.

      Point is, to get this into that court, you have to start building a case. You might want to see if there is a neighborhood association who can organize an effort to pound this owner with calls and letter and get the 911 calls up.

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  2. This isn't fraternity row, kids. Grow up.

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    1. Looked more like gang members than frat boys. And they all looked to be under 21.

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  3. If its an apartment building, the landlord can evict the offending tenants. If its a condo building, the board can take action against the owner. It would be a longer, more complicated process, but they could have the owner removed from the building. There are actions that could (and should) be taking place beyond the police. There is no excuse for this to pass without serious consequences.

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  4. Neighbors and building mngment need to sign and call more on those kids. I was a responder, hardly anyone there was from that neighborhood, most were beligerant and drunk or high. Loud, dirty, destructive and could not care less about who they offend or what they destroy. Im sorry for the way a good neighborhood (actually all the surrounding neighborhoods as well) are being destroyed.

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    1. Thanks for this info as a first responder, Officer! And thank you for the sometimes thankless work you do. I know I appreciate it!
      I understand there was only one arrest made (according to CWB) for battery. Isn't there some law like disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace or something else (not a lawyer) that would cause police to arrest the tenant holding the "party"?
      Thanks for your sympathy of what has happened to our 'hood. It is one of the most unexpected, maddening and sad things I have seen in a long time. Never thought I'd have to leave this place I loved so much.
      The kind of crap that is going on in this city will drive homeowners once again back to the suburbs and the large tax base will not be able to sustain it. I hope our politicians figure this out soon. It's almost too late.

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    2. Thank you, Officer, for responding to our block's calls last night. This rental property has always had issues of loud parties, but nothing like we have seen in the past several months. CPD has interrupted a rape in progress (she wouldn't report), broke up a party of 500+ a few months back in one officer's estimation, responded to break-in's (doors locked), and have broken up fights and stopped drug use and underage drinking. To all of this we thank you. Now, how to change this pattern? We will all call the rental agency tomorrow and they will evict the renters, but next time it will be more of the same. We have been down this road many times with this building, but this crowd is not the old DePaul crowd it attracted in the past. This party-going crowd is violent and looking to steal personal property. We need to get Alderman Tunney to fine the owner of this building like the original poster suggests. Everyone I have talked to outside of Lakeview says their Alderman would be involved. Thanks again for your quick response last night, or should I say responses...We appreciate it.

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    3. Sorry for all the trouble you are having.

      At this point, the landlord is VERY aware of the shit that is going on. Seems to me that the landlord is allowing this. Good god. I just don't understand all this BS that is going on...

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  5. The Cook County Treasurer shows the tax bill for 3722 N Fremont (14-20-221-031-0000) delivered to FREMONT P&A LLC 3654 N LINCOLN AVE CHICAGO, IL 60613-3536

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    1. I just did an LLC search at the Secretary of State's website, and that "LLC" is not listed.

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    2. LLC is short for Limited Liability Corporation (all the LLC's will have this after their name). You needed to search on "Fremont". Only one record comes up with this address which has a satus of "Involuntary Dissolution" and the agent name is Philip Pappas file number: 00705047. A little further digging and we find it's part of LG Properties (File Number: 56019294) which has a status of dissolved with a President of PHILIP PAPPAS 835 W GRACE CHICAGO 60613.

      A google search on Philip Pappas results in the settlement for the famous porch collapse:
      http://www.corboydemetrio.com/news-257.html
      http://balaspa.hubpages.com/hub/The-Chicago-Porch-Collapse-Disaster
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Chicago_balcony_collapse

      http://lgprop.com/

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  6. When the agencies that own and rent these buildings pay or "donate" to the Politicians, they are not going to be held accountable.

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  7. I now live in Scottsdale ,Arizona. In order to lease an apartment you have to pass a background check.

    The prospective renter must have no felony convictions. Misdemeanors such as theft or damage to property are also disqualifiers.

    The convicted felons here have to seek out private parties to rent from.

    Many give-up and move back to LA or Chicago.

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    1. Don't know if the renters have a criminal background, or if the people who get to their parties via social media or being their dealers are the culprits? The others seem like normal college kids and have also companied about the level of crazy. If they don't do a background check, then that is shameful altogether.

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  8. Somebody needs to check out the rental property above the defunct tapas place at 3445 Halsted. I live on Elaine and my apartment faces the back of two bars and a restaurant and the sound level from that is nothing compared to the idiots who camp out on their back balconies and yap loudly until the sun comes up.

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  9. Tunney isn't going to do squat folks...when you are an ineffective spineless leader, logical action is simply not a reality.

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    1. Sadly, you are most likely correct. Our spineless Alderfool will not hold the renters, landlords or whoever is ALLOWING this bullshit to continue...to be held responsible for this crap.

      I almost bought a condo in this area a few years ago, thinking it was a great family neighborhood. Thank GOD I did not. I feel very sorry for those law-abiding citizens who have to deal this bullshit night after night.

      Whys is it that those who pay all the taxes and fees have to put up with all the lawlessness of all the morons who continue to get "get out of jail" passes over and over again??

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    2. Tunney is making his money, so he doesn't care.

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  10. I have confirmation that they are being evicted this week. Job well done folks. We can put this one to rest.

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    1. If anonymous says it, it must be true.

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    2. Looks like everyone here is anonymous. If the poster is right, time will tell.

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    3. Second "Anonymous" here with word from management of eviction coming this week. They had to confirm which unit/s hosted the party by hearing from enough neighbors today, which obviously they did. I spoke to them early today and they heard the same story over and over again.

      It seems that old out of commission LLC is no longer the owner, so who is the owner, the management company? Seems like a big secret since even those with access to such things can't seem to find the information. Has anyone else had luck today finding the actual owners of 3722-24 N Fremont?

      Time to keep a paper trail because only a couple months back renters got evicted from the very same unit for the 500 person party with the same types of party attendees with a massive fight on Fremont following the CPD breaking up the party. Same story, different month. Glad these guys are leaving, but is it only until the next group moves in?

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  11. Allegedly 5 of the 6 units in the building are moving out on Thursday. Apparently the building owners would not renew the leases. Sorta unclear then if these hooligans are being evicted or its coincidence their lease is up. We shall see. I'm okay with being skeptical and not letting up until this is resolved. Meanwhile continue to contact 911 when there are dangerous issues, and continue to contact Ald Tunney with issues/complaints.

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  12. I'm a neighbor. I'm told that the building owner was contacted by Tunney and that 5 out of the 6 units in the building are moving out Thursday. They have been bad tenants for a while so the landlord refused to renew their leases.

    My guess is if they knew they were getting booted, they probably figured, "why not have a blowout party!?"

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    1. The one unit that was staying is the one that is getting evicted, their lease started 6-8 weeks ago following the party with 500+ people, when the tenants from the same unit got evicted. The other units leases were up, but they weren't hosting the party. I am sure if you saw the party, then you can imagine that not all the tenants wanted to be a part of that party. It wasn't a normal house party. From my observation, half of the tenants are normal, and half I can't wait to see go. Actually, we saw 2 kids moving out early with their parents, one yesterday and one today, both "good" kids/ tenants. It's obvious which units are the ones that cause problems. THURSDAY!

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    2. The property management company said one girl asked to move out early because she didn't feel safe living there. Wonder if she was the one they tried to break into early Sunday morning or if she was drugged or...wonder why she didn't feel safe? So to say not all leases were renewed by the landlord is not exactly correct, some people wanted to get out of there too.

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  13. I can not believe there were that many cop cars and ambulances showing up ....and only one arrest??.....and here i am thinking twice about jay walking

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  14. Chicago Apartment Place is the landlord for that building. That building has caused problems for the neighbors for years.

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