Friday, October 10, 2014

SMOKED: Cops Detain 20+ At Lincoln Park BBQ Restaurant

UPDATE 12:11PM — CWB has learned that the police operation also included Illinois Secretary of State Police and citations were issued by them as well as Chicago Police.

Six individuals were cited for illegal consumption of alcohol by minors; three were cited for misrepresentation of age by a minor; and seven were cited for possession of fraudulent ID.  Barn and Company itself was also issued two citations.

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More than 20 people were taken into police custody at a Lincoln Park barbecue restaurant early this morning after 19th district police conducted a licensed premise check at Barn and Company, 950 W. Wrightwood, near the Lincoln Avenue bar strip.

Officers responded to a loud music complaint at that location around 11:30 last night and the police premise check came a half-hour later.

All of the detainees—referred to as “kids” by one officer—were processed at the 19th district station.

The alleged licensed premise violation is recorded under CPD case HX461912.

Late last month, a 19th district team issued multiple violations during a mission that focused on the Lincoln Avenue bars, which are popular with DePaul University students. At least two of those citations were for serving minors.
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9 comments:

  1. Yeah, that place won't be open too much longer if they're pulling these kind of silliness... my time working in bars taught me that CPD takes minors drinking in bars VERY seriously.

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  2. How was the community made significantly safer by this? I doubt it put a dent in underage drinking on a college campus. I assume a critical mass of police was needed to conduct this. No RAP last night? At least use the fines collected for the CPD pension.

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    1. No one action corrects all problems. But concerted, consistent efforts have an impact.

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  3. "Illinois Secretary of State Police..."

    Jesse White has a police force too?

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  4. It's a shame, the BBQ isn't any good either.

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  5. great job by sgt angelo hitiris and the entertainment team. Minors drinking in the bar should be taken very seriously!!

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    1. Especially when the city can go after the deep pockets of the bar owners...

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  6. Can only hope the Secretary of State P.D. will begin to aggressively conduct premise checks on Clark St. bars in Wrigleyville and Halsted St. bars in Boystown.

    Let's hope they're present for that ridiculous TBOX 2014 drinkathon sh#tshow when all the kids come out and get plastered.

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  7. Sorry, but given the rapes, muggings, break-ins, and other sundry activities that are occurring nowadays in the neighborhood (as opposed to before, when we had more officers and less 'Centers'), are some college kids drinking beers at a BBQ joint versus in a dorm room really the best use of our limited police resources right now?

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