Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Victim Stabbed On Boystown Street Monday Afternoon

Chicago police are investigating after a transgender victim was stabbed in the buttocks during an altercation on a Boystown street Monday afternoon.

A 911 caller reported seeing the victim “stabbed and laid out” in the 300 block of W. Surf Street at 2:35PM. Officers found the victim in the emergency room at Presence St. Joseph Hospital, which is located nearby.

During interviews with officers, the victim and witnesses reported that the stabbing took place minutes earlier near the intersection of Broadway and Melrose. Police were unable to find a knife or blood stains at the intersection. The victim was listed in good condition.

According to witnesses, the attacker is a 20- to 25-year-old man dressed as a woman, standing about 5’8” tall and weighing about 120 pounds. The offender has long brown hair and wore a dark jacket, gray sweatpants with a pink stripe down the side, and black boots.

The stabbing was one of several possibly-related reports of trouble in Boystown during a one-hour period yesterday.

• At 1:30PM, a woman called 911 to report that someone pulled a knife on her at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. The offender was described as having long hair and wearing a red hat with a black top and black pants. Responding police were unable to locate the caller.

• At 2:27PM, an officer on patrol was flagged down at Halsted and Aldine by a citizen who believed that they had just seen a person getting mugged or knocked out on the street. Everyone involved was last seen heading eastbound toward Broadway in a black vehicle. The officer was unable to find the vehicle or anyone in distress.

• At 2:30PM, a UPS driver and a second person reported seeing a woman being attacked on the street outside of the Unabridged Bookstore near Broadway and Melrose. The callers reported that several people jumped out of a dark vehicle and beat a woman on the street. The group then got back into the vehicle and fled.  Officers were again unable to find a victim.
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17 comments:

  1. At least three of these four crimes will never exist in the stats.

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  2. I sometimes let my kids go to the library and/or Paciugo on their own right after school is out. I figure that the neighborhood is busy with kids, crossing guards, etc. so it's actually safe enough to allow them some independence. But no, I have to worry that they will witness (or be???) stabbed!!!????? WTF Tunney?

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  3. While I can honestly say I don't LOVE my new home in another state, I certainly won't miss any of this either. Buckle up Chicago, it's gonna be a bumpy ride this Summer.

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    1. Well, I LOVE mine AND I love reading this blog to see all the stuff I'm "missing" in ChiRaq!!!

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    2. I hear you -- we read the blog just to remind us why we sold our condo last year. Now we're enjoying the safety of living in Asia. Amazing how a city can have 24 million people (most relatively poor compared to the US middle class) but still safe compared to Chicago.

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    3. I would imaging the race problems and ignorance aren't as abundant in Asia. All White people on the north side of Chicago are "rich" ya know. I was amazed to find out I was "rich" when I ditched my car payment to be closer to work in the Loop when moving to Lakeview.

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  4. Note the times of these events ... full afternoon daylight hours, and in busy areas. I guess no place is safe now. Thanks, spineless Tunneypuss.

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  5. Not sure if this is at all related, but, I noticed blood on the sidewalk, by Nettelhorst school yesterday afternoon - although, it was closer to Aldine and Broadway. It is incomprehensible to me, that these attacks are happening immediately in front of an elementary school - during school hours - and not one person has been caught.

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  6. A butt stabbing is always notable.

    Nobodys butt got poked but we had two inidents of live gunfire 🔫 about a mile north of Wrigley.

    The police drove by. Fighting drive-by shooting with drive-by policing. Brilliant.

    Radio silence from the CappleTweeter.

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    1. I'm still trying to figure out how somebody with a stabbed butt sauntered from Broadway/Melrose all the way down to Surf.

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    2. Got it. "Stabbed and laid out" in the 300 block of xyz is slang I just don't care to learn.

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  7. That lobby at the Center on Halsted needs a security checkpoint, lol...

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  8. Can we work together to get the Center on Halsted shut down - it's the source of a lot of problems

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    1. The Center has plenty of great people doing fine work - I'll mention the Silver Fork culinary program, AIDS/HIV services, Behavioral Health services, the GED program, Computer Center, and many of the Senior (serving senior citizens) services. The Youth "Program" needs to be overhauled so as to provide more structure and direction to participants - as it is, it's just a "drop in" service that enables the disruptive behavior of the participants; they also need to provide services/outreach to the South and West Sides, where most of the youth hail from. And a major issue is the Center's CEO, Modesto "Tico" Valle - he is arrogant and entitled beyond belief, and his incompetent management style is more in keeping with a Crazy House than a very well - funded non - profit. Closing down Center is not the answer, what is needed is a re - focusing of the Youth Program and it's priorities, and getting rid of their SOB of a CEO.

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    2. "they also need to provide services/outreach to the South and West Sides, where most of the youth hail from."

      So why not just put a center where most of the youth hail from?

      Also the Silver Fork program enrolled a notorious felon who violently robbed an old woman after her husband died. Throughout his time in the program he continued to commit crimes in the neighborhood, as documented on his public facebook account. This lack of vetting and accountability doesn't inspire much confidence in COH programs.

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  9. For fellow neighbors and residents of Lakeview, please check out the following blog posting about plans to open another Youth Center on Irving and Broadway.

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/kindness/apr07-troubled-youth-center-going-old-h-r-block-7445018/

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