|A Night Ministry outreach underway in Boystown.|
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Charges in a different Night Ministry battery on August 14 were dropped when the alleged victim failed to show up in court. Stevens currently has another battery case pending in connection with an incident near Halsted and Addison on October 2.
A 36-year-old woman told police last week that a verbal altercation with Stevens turned physical when Stevens "knocked a cup of coffee out of her hand and proceeded to beat the victim about the face ...causing her to fall to the ground," court records say. Stevens "and other offenders [then] began to kick her about the body before fleeing." No one else has been charged in the case.
The victim was treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center for swelling and abrasions.
Police arrested Stevens in the 900 block of Belmont a few minutes after the alleged battery as she attempted to climb over a fence to escape pursuing officers. Police say they found a "black-handled kitchen knife with an 8-inch blade" in Stevens' bag during a custodial search.
Individual Believes We Need Our Ass Whooped
Miedo expressed his opinion in a re-share of our weekend recap, which pointed out that The Crib youth shelter summoned police to help remove a problem resident. We also pointed out that while The Crib has no trouble calling when they need help, they did not reciprocate when officers believed an offender had taken refuge in their facility.
As CWB readers know, we support The Crib's mission in Boystown, but we find the operators to be two-faced and not particularly good neighbors.