Wednesday, October 14, 2015

(UPDATED) EXTRA INNINGS: Gunman Arrested In Wrigleyville After Cubs Celebration; 7 Arrests For The Night

One man faces weapons charges today after firing a gun near Clark and Cornelia in the waning hours of last night's Cubs victory party in Wrigleyville.

Two people are listed as victims of the aggravated assault which unfolded at 11:33PM after what had been a relatively uneventful celebration of the Cubs' division championship win.


Aside from the gun incident, the Wrigleyville party crowd was large and enthusiastic, but only six other arrests are known to have been made (times are approximate):
• 1:30PM arrest for scalping tickets outside the stadium
• 4:40PM arrest for theft of a cell phone near Addison and Reta
• 6:52PM arrest for "starting a fight with event staff" at 1040 W Waveland
• 7:12PM citation for operating a drone over the Clark Street crowd
• 7:27PM arrest for theft at Clark and Waveland.
• 9:07PM arrest for battery at Clark and Addison
• 11:28PM arrest for battery and assault at Clark and Newport.
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19 comments:

  1. What time was the gunshot fired near Clark and Cornelia? Any further details?

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  2. CPD plan to segregate Clark street bar crowd from late arrivers worked perfectly. However expect many more late arrivers as Cubs march towards World Series. If CPD uses same plan could be big trouble in surrounding neighborhoods. the1stmikec Go Cubs!

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    1. And I believe CPD has a plan for that and had Officers nearby on standby last night if such occasion arose

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  3. Did you read the story? 11:33

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  4. Having lived through two horrendous Stanley Cup victories, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the civility of last night's celebrations. No doubt it has to do with the fact that the game began at 3:30 so there weren't so many drunk yahoos on the streets. Go Cubs.

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    1. Amen. The media helicopters seem to feed the fury, but I still love my neighborhood. Go Sox (next year)

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  5. Great to see it was a pretty mellow night of celebrating, even after clinching such a big series at home.

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  6. So what I'm hearing is that as the game was nearing the end, the police basically closed the bars to new customers; nobody could get in, and if you left one you couldn't get back in. Is that true? If so, is that the first time they did something like that? If so, man, it should be come a regular thing every time there's a big sports win in the city or after the concerts they have at Wrigley. According to my friends I've talked to who went to the game it seemed to work really well; you didn't have the flood of drunken bar hoppers pouring into the street.

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    1. Same basic plan was used for the Stanley Cup win. There were some improvements last night. Overall, a successful night.

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    2. That's great to hear. Hopefully there's a lot more successful nights.

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    3. They closed all the bars after the Bulls win, of course they were torching Michigan Ave.

      Pretty tame issues with ALL Stanley Cup wins.

      Playoff games are people with money. Not a problem.

      Oh, and most CUB fans have to work in the morning. Go figure.

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    4. Even better plan - watch the game a further 3 blocks away and you watch it with neighborhood guys/gals who aren't out to start mischief.

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  7. Full sheets tonight when there is no game lol.
    Welcome back Jason and Paul we missed you guys.
    Be safe everyone, and back each other up....

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  8. Here's some food for thought .... if this plays out, the Cubbies keep winning, end up in the World Series, and it goes to game 5 ... guess when and where game 5 will be played. Wrigley Field, 705pm, Sat Oct 31, Halloween night. If that happens, I can't even begin to imagine what the CWB forum will read like on Sun morning Nov 1. Bwa ha ha ha!!!!

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    1. I can imagine I'll be spending the weekend far from the Chicago market.

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    2. Oops, I meant game 4, not game 5 ... but still, yeah ....

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  9. Funny, the radio news reported that there were NO arrests last night! I thought that was weird, what night would there be NO arrests.

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  10. I'm a frequent poster here. Neighborhood resident. Was at the game.
    I thought it went really well. 9 arrests - not bad at all.
    Congrats to all concerned.
    But, there were cops everywhere. And I mean everywhere. Even more than on Michigan Ave during a big-ticket tourist weekend.
    So....lots 'o cops, apparently = (no bullshit) less crime. Wow! Who'd a thunk that?

    CWB - any idea just what in the hell the helicopter patrol of the lake shore is all about? It started a couple of weeks ago during the big swells. Full time during daylight hours. Two or three of weekdays. Then the same thing for the last couple weekends. Seems like a spectacular waste of money.

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  11. It went really well thanks to CPD for doing a great job.

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