Friday, March 25, 2016

Man Bashed With Bottle In Latest Wrigleyville Robbery As Cases Soar Over 100%

They’re letting it slip away.

Wrigleyville and Boystown suffered through three consecutive years of record-setting robbery rates between 2011 and 2013 before a focused 19th district police commander took action after a certain fledgeling website drew attention to the long-festering problem.

Robberies were down 35% in the hood during in 2014. And last year had the lowest recorded robbery count on public record—128, a nearly 50% cut.

But it’s slipping away. Every month this year has seen at least twice as many robberies as the same month last year. And we are on pace to record the third worst year for robberies since at least 2000…unless somebody wakes up in the executive offices at 850 W. Addison.

Newest Attacks

The latest mugging came early on Wednesday when a man was beaten over the head with a bottle by two men who robbed him of his cell phone around 3:10AM near the L tracks at 3700 N. Sheffield.

The offenders were described as two black men dressed in all black clothing, according to police. The victim was transported to Thorek Hospital for treatment.

Another man was robbed just after midnight last Friday outside of Slugger’s sports bar in the heart of the Wrigleyville bar strip.

He told police that a car with four occupants pulled up and at least one offender got out of the vehicle and demanded the victim’s valuables while brandishing a knife.

The offenders were described as four black men with dreadlocks. They were last seen driving away southbound on Clark.

Lousy Start

Wrigleyville and Boystown have recorded 37 robberies so far this year, up from 16 at this point last year.  2016's robbery rate is on pace with the opening months of 2012, which ended as the second-worst robbery year ever in our neighborhood.

Only 2013—the single worst year for robberies here—recorded more than 37 robberies through March 25th. It had 44.
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19 comments:

  1. Tunney will put some twisted, asinine spin on this increase. If he were in charge of the water supply in Flint, Michigan, he would be telling everyone that lead is good for them.

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    1. ".....he would be telling everyone that lead is good for them."

      Absolutely. And sadly, he will be remain in office as the lemmings continue to vote for him time and time again.

      The problem is....most people are completely unaware of our police staffing shortages and all of the increased crime. City Hall & their tightly controlled media try to keep a lid on it the best they can, people blindly accept what they're being told.

      There has been discussion of posting several billboards with some cold, hard facts, and pointing people to this website. I think this is really needed to 'get the word out' to the public. I'd be happy to donate.

      Perhaps we need to start a drive for this & get a volunteer committee together...someone who knows a bit about advertising, a graphic artist and perhaps a lawyer who can let us know if we could be sued, etc....

      Until residents/voters are fully aware of the bag of goods we've been sold by Tunney (Cappleman, Smith and others) they will continue to vote for (or not vote at all), and these worthless, rubber-stamping alderbeasts will remain in office as our neighborhood continues to go down the drain.

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  2. I'm going to assume that Tunney got "extra police" confused with "another property tax hike", because after this week's court rulings another hike is definitely on its way.

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    1. Sickening, isn't it? And as a resident of Chicago and specifically of this Ward....doesn't Tunney care about his property taxes going up? And doesn't he care about all the crime? Both will cause people to flee the area and his property will be worth less and less. We all know he doesn't give a shit about his constituents, but seems he doesn't even care about his own interests either. I wonder how (or with what) the mayor bribes all these aldecreeps to vote in line with his agenda? Been going on for years...same thing under Daley. Sickening.

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  3. Do you think the CAPS office can handle all the extra security that tax payers will have to pay out of their pockets to guard their property and shops? Now how how much of an increase has happened since Tom promised us in more Police Officers when he voted for the $200 + Million increase in our property taxes ? Hum . . . . I am sure people will vote him back in office the next election . You get what you vote for.

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    1. Yep. Apparently being gay is the sole qualifier for being re-elected time and time again in this ward. Too many people only see that, and don't bother to look beyond it and examine the candidate's track record. Alderman Tunney has an horrific track record on almost all fronts during his tenure in ward 44, particularly so during the past few years, in the areas of crime, reporting, consistency with his public statements, and so on. However, he does excel at fudging ... the truth.

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    2. It's a $600 million tax increase, plus probably just as much when you add the fact that the assessed value of properties in many communities increased over 50%. Will soon be a steady stream of moving trucks heading out of Chicago, people just can't afford these massive increases in taxes for no return in services. And sadly, Chicagoans will keep voting for the same morons that brought us this mess.

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  4. The only reason Tunney is re-elected year after year is because either one people go in that booth and just vote straight democrat or republican or two they dont vote at all. Either way these are the results of both actions.

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    1. It's chicago. Either you for the machine or against it. Personally I am done wth the machine. In ok with being on the outside of a corrupt incompetent machine. If new york can elect a republican mayor can't we get she fresh blood?

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  5. No one ran against Tunney... why is that? He is probably the least trusted public official next our MAYOR. He is automagically elected. Not good. Crime in my hood is out of control. Time to make a change.

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    1. Somebody actually did run against Tunney, but the wide majority of residents once again voted for Tunney. Yeah it's the definition of insanity, he'll most likely be voted in against next election also.

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  6. Wait until the Cubs start playing and the amount of victims increases in the neighborhood by a factor of 5.

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  7. this is what happens when you vote for a great mayor!
    mccarthy laughs somewhere lol

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  8. There is no leadership in 019 right now. The Cmdr has been on medical leave for weeks on end and the newly promoted Capt is over head. Hasn't been on the street in years -- Youth Unit -- and is scared of her own shadow. Has no idea of how to run a district effectively.

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    1. Sounds just like Tunney and Cappelman.

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  9. Who the hell wants a leader? I want a representative, and the current crop of (I won't mention party affiliation) do NOT represent me or anyone I know who is still rational and sensible.

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    1. I'll be more than happy to turn that place around at 1/2 the price. I'm not party affiliated and although I'm gay I won't tell anyone or use my status to get votes. Don't Ask, Don't Tell. It's possible I could eventually be outed and it will cause a scandal though.

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    2. I'm not a party member either (and I'm gay too!) but I've been throw out of more than my share of parties for refusing to identify before we sup. No soup for me.

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  10. why did they get rid of volgaris(sp)?

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