Sunday, July 06, 2014

OUTNUMBERED: Three Robbed, Battered Overnight

As if having two people shot and another stabbed in the neighborhood overnight wasn't bad enough, at least three people found themselves getting robbed on the streets of Wrigleyville and Boystown, too.  CWB expects that local police beat 1924 will once again become Chicago's #1 beat for robberies this year—possibly as soon as tomorrow.

The locations of this morning's known robberies
in Wrigleyville and Boystown.
This morning's attacks:

• A man was jumped by a group of five offenders and robbed of is iPhone 4 near Addison and Lakewood around 2AM. The victim reported that the offenders—all black men, one of whom wore a red hoodie—fled westbound on Addison after the crime. CPD case HX333086.

• Another victim was strong-arm robbed at the iconic corner of Roscoe and Halsted at 3:20AM. The victim lost his iPhone to an offender who is described as male, black, 6-feet tall, wearing blue jeans, white shoes, a black hat with a design, and a red jacket that has leather patches.  CPD case HX333144

• Also overnight, a Wrigleyville bartender was jumped and robbed near Clark and Newport. Three offenders attacked the man and took his camel Woodland wallet, which contained various credit cards and ID. The robbers, described as black males in their late teens or early 20's, fled westbound on Cornelia. One was about 6' tall, 180 pounds, with dreadlocks. He wore blue jeans and a black shirt. Another suspect is 6-feet tall, 180 pounds, with dark eyes. He wore an orange sweatshirt. CPD case HX333153.
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18 comments:

  1. Both offenders in the last mentioned robbery were walking up and down Sheffield two-three times while I stood outside of my house. At least it sounds like them and adds up all things considered. Do you know the approximate report time on the last robbery? I saw them lurking around between 1 and 2. I did at one point see the kid in the orange sweatshirt running south on Sheffield. Within 15 minutes I saw him circling back headed north around 1:30.

    Based on observation over the last two weekends - I have noticed that a group of black male teens/early 20s have been congregating on an apartment building stair case directly south of Redman's Bar. They meet up and then split south and north either by themselves or in a group of two.

    I wish I called the police now. It might have stopped one of these robberies before they happened.

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    1. The timing of that robbery is not clear because the victim filed a report over the phone rather than with dispatched officers. The report was filed around 4AM.

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  2. Okay I'm absolutely sick and tired of reading what is becoming the same exact storyline. You can't walk around with a phone in your hand, you can't rely on the police to show up within thirty minutes, you can't rely on politicians to push for change. I'm fed up and before I make the final decision to move out of this neighborhood for greener pastures, I'm prepared to do whatever it takes. How do we make sure we are heard as a collective? How do we get Tom Tunney OUT OF THE WAY? How do we get Rahm and McCarthy that when you shift too much resources away from any area, the idiots will find out and move in. I've not seen a single beat cop on a non-Cubs game evening in three years living here and certainly NEVER on Broadway. Come on people. There have been enough of us complaining how we need change here; let's do it.

    I'll take the lead, I just need someone to tell me what needs to be done!

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    1. @Anonymous - I am with you. I will help. I think, and if anyone has better ideas please chime in, that we need to become a physical presence instead of just words on a website. There are so many of us who are angry and scared and everything in between, but posting here, while cathartic and positive, is not going to noticed by CPD, Rahm, McCarthy, Tunney, etc. Many people have suggested marching, picketing, or otherwise gathering at Rahm's home, the 19th District, Tunney's restaurant, etc. We need to 1) get the word out more broadly about increasing crime because far too many residents are STILL totally unaware of what's going on in the neighborhood, and 2) we need to assemble a physical presence to show these politicians that we aren't just a bunch of people hiding behind our computers and posting vitriol on a website and not actually doing anything. We're not intimidating or even worth recognizing if we're only words on a website - we need to show that we exist, that there are A LOT of us, we're pissed, and we DEMAND some action.

      Again, I am happy to help and will have plenty of time soon enough (quitting my job on Friday - so if anyone knows of any Marketing opportunities, let me know!), so please contact CWB and they can put you in touch with me. Let's do something to demand some action and attention from these politicians.

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  3. Why are people getting robbed Every weekend night? If people keep getting robbed should they not bring in more police to take back the streets?. Reading here what happens every week is a joke, the police lost control of the streets. Now shootings and stabbings happening, there will be no police around.

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    1. It's as of the police and powers that be have surrendered the streets and the park (Waveland Clock tower for sure) to the gangs and criminal element. My God.....they gangs are at the park EVERY NIGHT. The police could arrest them and put them in jail. Easy! But they just allow them to do what they want to do..... Sick.

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    2. You have a problem reading don't you? Many times it's been stated here, minor arrests take officers off the street, 10 gangbangers in the park? Several cars to handle, wagon to transport, at least 4-6 to process over most likely 2-3 hours, call the wagon back to transport the offenders to Belmont and western, 2 hours later bonded out and back on streets... In the meantime you've clogged up manpower for hours on something that will be thrown out of court anyway. Officers must pick their battles until manpower returns to proper levels (currently a minimum of 2000 short citywide)

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    3. When you call 911 you give CPD probable cause to stop and question someone. If people are in the park after hours, they can be told to leave. They are not going to be arrested unless there is obvious illegal activity like drug dealing, weapons, etc. the officers should get contact cards. This helps them track down people when crimes occur. That might not seem to be helpful advice, but groups like the ACLU have somewhat forced us to enforce the laws and keep neighborhoods safe with one hand cuffed behind our backs.

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    4. "When you call 911 you give CPD probable cause to stop and question people."

      Not true! The Supreme Court has been very clear about this. Anonymous call (which 80% of calls are) do NOT necessarily grant probable cause. Even if the caller leaves a name, how good it the description? Generalized descriptions like "4 male Hispanics that look like they are up to no good and might be in a gang" doesn't cut it either.

      The statement about groups like the ACLU is absolutely spot on though. See we have, as a society made it incredibly difficult for police to put innocent people in prison, and this is a good thing. However in doing that we have also made it extremely difficult for our police to put guilty people in prison... And the criminal element knows this! And for most hardened criminals prison is a step up in their life anyway, food a bed, structure, television, excercize, and the same types of illicit activities on the inside as out.

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  4. Can't wait until our property taxes are raised to pay for the pension shortfall after the next Mayor election. Rahm is a horrible Mayor. No money for police period. When they say crime is down they really are saying Police Manpower is down.

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    1. In Rahm's defense, he's just trying to clean up the mess that he inherited. And it IS quite a mess.

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    2. What the hell is he cleaning up? He's spending our tax dollars on thinks like building an arena for a private catholic university, he's spending 62 million to build a roadway into Chinatown - that already has existing roadways into it, he's spending 55 million to build Maggie Daley park - in a land area that already was a park, he wants to kick in money to build a library for president Obama - when every other presidential library was privately funded, he pissed away millions fighting against gun ownership even though the city was warned they would lose the case and now the city must pay the lawyer fees for the other side...

      Wake up he hasn't cleaned anything up, he's done what Daley did but on an increased pace. Vote his stealing conniving crooked ass out! But let's try, please let's try and find a good candidate and encourage them to run...

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    3. Yeah Rahm messed up. First off he thought he knows it all. He doesn't. He brought in another outsider as police boss; allowed the depletion of manpower in the CPD; consolidated police districts; gave up on the middle class areas of the city; runs Chicago on overtime instead of a balanced budget; and thinks the answer to everything is bikes lanes. Not only has he inherited a mess; he's created an even bigger one.

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  5. Have you heard of any activity at Clark and Racine around 4am Saturday morning? I had a cop car, fire truck and eventually an ambulance right out side of my house and am wondering if it was crime related.

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    1. Seem to recall something about a person down. Nothing criminal, that we're aware of.

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    2. If you had a cop car fire truck and ambulance in front of your house @ 4am on a Saturday morning then consider your self lucky to be alive.

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  6. I would like to run for Tom’s position. There is definitely a need for change, and I bet Tom doesn't even know about this website. I could develop a website and app that residents could use to report these issues we are discussing on here. I think a close partnership with CIWB & the alderman’s office would be the best decision for Lakeview residents.

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    1. would you actually like to run for his position? we have been waiting for an informed, savvy candidate to step up. if you are serious, let us know your ideas - i know i speak for most of us when i say that we would STRONGLY back a candidate that represents the needs expressed on this blog!!

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