Monday, December 07, 2015

Three More Mugged In Wrigleyville, Boystown

At least three separate muggings were reported in our neighborhood Saturday and Sunday. And a fourth person was robbed at gunpoint in Wrigleyville last Wednesday.

In the most recent case, a Lincoln Park man was found beaten and bleeding in front of Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted in Boystown, after he was attacked and robbed around 3:55 Sunday morning.

The victim told police that two men battered him before taking his cell phone and cash.

He described the offenders as two black men, one of whom was 6-feet-tall, heavy-set, and wore a black hoodie.

• About 20 minutes before the man was found in front of Roscoe's, a Lakeview resident called 911 to report that his female friend had been attacked and robbed of her cell phone near Sheffield and Wellington. The victim suffered a black eye in the mugging.

• Around 12:45AM Saturday, Wrigleyville residents called police after they heard a neighbor being beaten and robbed behind his home in the 1300 block of W. Eddy Street.

The offenders were described as two young black men who stand about 6-feet-tall. One wore a navy-colored hoodie.

An ambulance transported the victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

• Last Wednesday, a man who lives less than a block from Saturday’s victim reported being robbed at gunpoint near Clark and Roscoe at 1:45AM. The victim told police that the offender—described as male, black, about 30-years-old, 5’9” tall, 170 pounds, and wearing a blue hoodie—displayed a silver handgun.

That man was last seen running westbound on Roscoe with the victim’s wallet, iPhone, iPad, and cash.

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31 comments:

  1. "Crime is down!!!!!"
    xoxo,
    Tommy Tunney

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    1. Now that Rahm's lap dog, Garry McCarthy, has been thrown under the bus....I wonder if the "crime is down!" rhetoric will continue. They all keep yapping about "reforms" and "transparency" is needed at the CPD, so does that mean that they will stop fudging the numbers and downgrading violent crime to lesser offences?

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    2. Rahm pissed off the teachers union hugely, by taking them on for their bullshit and by calling out Karen Lewis personally. There was no way he was going to take on the cops too.
      So he told McCarthy to close down the reform stuff and make the crime numbers work. (Remember, there was an aggressively resisted Police Board red-do last year and that was just window dressing. No way Rahm was going to keep pushing on that string. Transparency....right!)
      So McCarthy's job was to babysit a time bomb.
      And he lost his job over it, while the puppet-master shirks ANY blame for this mess....and gets his 50 punks on the City Council to raise taxes half a billion dollars more!
      Rahm and his party of failure are the problem. Rahm's the CEO. RAHM should get fired too.

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  2. Tom - Tom . . . You were promised more police officers if you voted for the mayors 550 million budget increase, which you did. Where are these extra officers? Crime is increasing every day and weekend. I am sure you are " going to look into this". How many hours this weekend was the 19th district put into a " no car available " status. No officers were available to respond to crimes in progress or just occurred. Some citizens had to wait hours for the police to roll by and say that no one was there to make a report. Again, no report - no crime.

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  3. Now that all those troublesome boaters put their boats into dry dock they are running wild in the hood. right tom?

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  4. According to a statement by Tunney to DNA Info he and Commander Robert Cesario again urged citizens to hire private security to keep streets "safe". And we have a 589 million dollar increase to our property taxes ? Does this sound crazy ???

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    1. Pay more,
      ....get less.
      Pay more again,
      ....get less again.
      Anybody else see a pattern here?

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    2. It doesn't sound crazy at all.
      When civil servants can't / don't do their jobs, you SHOULD hire new people to do their jobs for them.

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  5. Now that the CPD is finally getting investigated by the US DOJ, now is the time to pile onto the DOJ with specific numbers about the various ways Rahm's CPD cheats on crime stats and Metadata:

    - downplaying some robberies into burglaries,
    - under-counting the incidents,
    - refusal to take down police reports on stolen packages,
    - "RAP status so as to under-count police reports filed,
    - wreckless withdrawal of 30% of our police headcount

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    1. I'm sure Rahm friends in Washington will make sure whatever is found will not blemish tine dancer's image.

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    2. That's just it - he burned his bridges with the Obama and Hillary. They couldn't wait for Little Caesar to pack his bag and get the fuck out.

      The passage of Obamacare was very clumsy. It was Rahm's idea to do so with no Republican input because he literally said "fuck them, we don't need their votes".

      So the Republicans will never let up in trying to repeal it. The Beltway Dems will not forgive him for that.

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  6. Easy pickin's! Not gonna stop until you all say ENOUGH!

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  7. It must take a special kind of criminal to punch a woman in her face to obtain her phone and some cash. Just unbelievable.

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  8. "An ambulance transported the victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment."

    How much does the city make on just one of these ambulance runs? Could that be what this is all about, i.e., explaining why the government treats these vicious crimes with such nonchalant tolerance - as if they didn't even happen? I can recall hearing 911 recordings from the victims of the Milwaukee state fair wildings a few years ago. All the 911 operators would say is, "Do you need an ambulance?" Over and over again. That's all they said.

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    1. "All the 911 operators would say is, "Do you need an ambulance?" Over and over again. That's all they said."

      Well, determining medical needs is an important part of their job.

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    2. Oh, forgot...

      "How much does the city make on just one of these ambulance runs?"

      Basic life support: $900.00

      Advanced life support: $1,050.00

      Advanced life support II: $1,200.00

      Oxygen: $25.00 (regardless of the amount)

      Mileage*: $17.00 per mile

      An additional fee of $100.00 shall be assessed for individuals who are not a resident of Chicago.

      From: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fin/supp_info/revenue/ambulance_bills.html

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    3. This is the city, so we can all be guaranteed that inspite of the fees charged, the city is still losing money. Therefore, your question may need to be revised to say "How much does the city lose on just one of these ambulance runs?"

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    4. "Well, determining medical needs is an important part of their job."

      I agree, but in this case, according to the audio (from my recollection), the citizens calling 911 weren't injured but were asking that police be sent to halt the brutality against others. The 911 operator responded with, "the police are there." The caller responded, "No they're not!" The operator countered, "Yes they are. Do you need an ambulance? "No, I DON'T need an ambulance, get some police over here!" "The police are there. Do you need an ambulance?" It was so odd - so obviously suspicious. I've heard that insurance companies get billed tens of thousands of dollars for an ambulance run. I was hit by a car four years ago(in another state) and spent 3 days in the hospital, without any operation, and my insurance company was billed $55,000 - didn't see how it was itemized. This is why I am asking the question - is your victimization tolerated because the powerful are profiting from it?

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  9. Dear CWB,

    What is the deal with Sheffield being unlit at night between Belmont and Roscoe a few times the over the past few weeks? I have been to third world countries where this is the case but this is insane. Its not like this occurred once and it was a rare occurrence. Or even like it went out for a day and was fixed. It was out maybe a month or so ago for a full week. Last night, coming home, it was the same thing - no street lights were on. This morning again, no street lights. Its absurd.

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    1. CWB commenters concurred years ago that more lights (or any lights) won't deter crime.

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  10. Early Sunday morning I was walking my dog and three of our neighborhood guests were walking in the middle of the street down Aldine going east towards Broadway from Halsted. They were shouting and yelling, and they smashed at least one car window just for laughs. I got off that block as quickly as I could and called 911. It's like the neighborhood has been ceded to them.

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    1. What time were you out?

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    2. It has. Should have fought back years ago. Too late now.

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    3. Are you sure it's just the neighborhood?

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    4. Great. That's whereby family and I live. Ask me again why I've purchased my first firearm.

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  11. Don't know about you but I feel so much safer that Tom's private security business protecting boystown is being run out of 19's districts caps office . who cares that our property taxes are going up as long as he profits from his company thats all that matter while all the commanders and captains keep tellin' the citizens to hire private security guards to protect their streets instead of just increasing the amount of cops which we are lacking more than 100 since the merge.I'm really sure Tunney will have his promise kept from the budget hearings of the tiny increase in cops in 19 since the police chief has now been fired.

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  12. Not to sound to Orwellian, but I wonder, considering the frequency of muggings in the Halsted, Belmont, Clark, Addison triangle (ok, quadrilateral) how there is not continuous video coverage of these streets (I am not saying there should be real-time monitoring). Do the police cameras actually work? Presumably, the thugs walk up and down the street a few times before they identify their victims. I would think there would be a decent face shot of the bad actors, almost every time. I would also think that the chamber of commerce would coordinate their resources in this regard. Am I naive? Too Republican?

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  13. Cameras that actually work ? ? ? LOL Yes, contracts that cost millions to install them are given out like candy but no contracts for upkeep. Go figure - oh, it's Chicago.

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  14. I do feel like a system of cameras a la London will be needed in every major city shortly. Between crime and and terror we need it. (I am getting old, this would have sounded Orwellian to me in my 20s).

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  15. Look at the history of cameras in Police vehicles. I can't even to think about the cost to install them. $$$ Do they work? Do they work all of the time ? Do they work some of the time ? Do they work at all ? On a good day/night it is possible that maybe 10% are functional. There is no contract with the hooked up companies that sell them to the city to keep them running. Would you purchase a washer/drier from this political connected company ?

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  16. Sold my condo for above asking 2 months ago and other than reading this blog for kicks, don't miss anything about living in the US.

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