Monday, April 06, 2015

OPENING BLIGHT: 3 Arrests (But Only 2 Fights At Barleycorn) During Cubs Opener

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Sunday evening's Cubs home opener brought some of the season's firsts:
• The first crime against a Cubs fan was reported 1 hour, 51 minutes before the first pitch as a woman got pick-pocketed at the Addison Red Line.
• The first ambulance was summoned for a fan 4 minutes before the first pitch. A 20-year-old male fan "split his head open" outside the Addison Red Line.
• The first reported street fight of the season came 41 minutes after the first pitch when the 19th district commander wandered into a brawl involving at least three men outside of the Irish Oak bar, 3511 N. Clark.
Other reports from opening night:

8:23PM - Citizen reports a man selling fake tickets to the game at Addison and Sheffield. The offender, last seen running southbound, is described as male, black, 25-years-old, and missing his two front teeth.

8:27PM — Ambulance on the way for a man bleeding from his head after a fight at Deuces and the Diamond Club on Clark Street.

10:32PM — Woman bleeding from the mouth at Topper's Pizza, 3404 Sheffield.

11:21PM — Officers witness a fight at Red Ivy bar.

11:55PM — Cubby Bear requests police for three men fighting inside the bar. 2 arrests.

11:57PM — 19th district commander witnesses his second fight of the season. This one's outside of John Barleycorn. One arrest.

12:35AM — A sergeant wanders into a fight near Clark and Newport. Ambulance summoned.

12:58AM — Group of people fighting in the middle of Clark Street at 3500 North.

1:02AM — Officers witness a fight in front of Old Crow Smokehouse.

1:04AM — Group fighting in front of Barleycorn. Again.

2:04AM — Five men wearing Blackhawks jerseys fighting on the street. 800 block of Cornelia.

As a Chicago police dispatcher repeatedly reminded our officers last night, "we are very short on cars" in the 19th district. And by "cars," she meant cops. And by "tonight" she meant for the past three years. Thanks for sucking up the manpower, Wrigleyville!
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26 comments:

  1. Topper's pizza is a very new addition to the neighborhood. Glad they got a proper Wrigley welcome!

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  2. Once the ice melts this city goes to hell - I miss winter already!

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  3. Play ball and let the games begin!

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    1. I thought it was just me but read the reports about the volume of the organ and announcer. I was at Diversey/Sheffield and turned my car 10 speaker system down because I thought I had the ball game on the radio. Complaints are coming in from further distances and Wrigley is "working on adjusting the volume of the new speakers". There were also cups filled with pee left in all corners of the stadium because of some bathroom/trough problem.

      Good luck all homeowners, condo owners, renters.

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  4. Any word on what happened on Burling St. south of Diversey last night? There were police in someones yard, and then I saw them take a guy away in an ambulance who was having trouble walking and was hand cuffed.

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    1. Resident held a man who was found on his property. Not yet sure about the full details.

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    2. They always have an asthma attack or "sugar" when being arrested allowing them to be taken to the hospital rather than the clink. You're paying for that too.

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    3. .....but hopefully the resident beat his ass down first. Take back your streets!

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  5. The average Wriggleville patron would have been disappointed if none of this occurred. Yes, I'm blaming the victims.
    But kudos to the cops for keeping traffic flowing on Clark Street "to keep those damn people out of the road".

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  6. Overheard on the #147 bus - "I just moved here from Wisconsin. Yeah, Lakeview. When do those street festivals start here, are they not until Summer?".

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  7. Well they have these idiots taking off a week or 2 when we have so many officers on furlough now. If they wanted a vacation in April they should take their furlough in April. Who are these idiots just taking off a week or 2 to go on a vacation and not even being on their furlough. How about you go on a vacation when it's your furlough time like the rest of us. What a joke it is I came from a district where this would never be allowed.

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    1. Wow... Sour grapes and posting on a blog... You must have been very popular growing up...

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    2. How do you know who is taking days off (that Officers earn by the way) and who is on furlough?

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  8. The Cmdr and Sgt didn't "wander" into anything, they were on the street helping us, their officers. Your continued use of that word is disrespectful. I was going to call you on it previously, but let it go. Be glad we have white shirts that are out on the street and not hiding in their offices, like most districts.

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  9. Cubs new slogan. Urine on the floor and crap on the field!

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    1. Urine on your porch and vomit on your car. Play ball!

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  10. I can;'t understand why Tunneys hasn't shut Barleycorns down yet. Oh, wait. They're listed on his political contribution records. There you go.

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  11. Rahm, Tunney and Cappleman all re-elected. The morons in these districts deserve all the misery they've voted to continue. Congrats, enjoy!

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    1. Well *I* didn't vote for those idiots. But yeah, several more years of shit-on-wheels coming because they were retained in office. Wish I had a crystal ball to see what this area will look like in four years.

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  12. Game on Tuesday night called because of weather? ? ? ? Hum - no rain and a little chilly. They haven't cleaned up the mess from Sunday night. Urine filled cups and cans . . . . .

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  13. The people of Chicago have to be some of the dumbest people on earth to keep voting the same rejects in. With Rahm back in I expect crime to keep climbing. And the Alderman won't stand up to bully Rahm.

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  14. Rahm, Tunney and Cappleman all re-elected. The morons in these districts deserve all the misery they've voted to continue. Congrats, enjoy!

    What is WRONG with people?!! The voters (or those who abstained) deserve what they get, but the rest of us will now be suffering martyrs with them. Tunney? Cappelman? DearLord. The only saving grace is you HAVE to know that rahm was scared out of his wits, having to go through the first ever mayoral runoff. That could alter his dictator complex and blockheadedness about the police #'s going forward .. we can only hope. But, nothing's changed with the red ink from the decades of corruption and negligence that's drowning IL and Chicago. Whatever comes, it'll cost ...

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    2. Why in the world would Rahmmy change his evil ways? He won the majority and is safe. People must now be so consumed with the Kardashians and Facebook that they think politicians are just a reality show that have no real consequences - nothing could be further from the truth.

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