Weekend of TakeThe street criminals kept things interesting with a woman being beaten up and robbed behind the Wrigleyville Taco Bell early Sunday; a man being beaten and robbed near Halsted and Addison Friday; another man being robbed near Clark and Addison Saturday; and a man being punched in the face and robbed outside of the Belmont Red Line station, also on Saturday. No report on that last one. A Good Samaritan called 911, but cops couldn't find the victim.
Boystown Fire Caused By "Homeless," Cops SaySubstantial damage was cause to a home in the 900 block of Newport early Sunday morning when a mattress caught fire between two structures.
Sunday afternoon, police said the fire was "not arson" but rather a "homeless person trying to stay warm."
As a sharp reader pointed out, the 19th district's #2 officer stated earlier this month that a string of arson fires in Lake View "could be a homeless person that doesn't have anywhere to go and happened to be up at that time of night looking through garbage cans and scraps." Or not.