Sunday, January 12, 2014

OVERNIGHT BLOTTER: Wrigleyville Comes Alive; Second RAP of 2014

The neighborhood continued a nice streak of robbery-free streets overnight, but Wrigleyville's street fight problem returned and the district entered its second Radio Assignments Pending status—meaning no cops were available to handle 911 calls—of the new year. Details follow.

1:50 a.m. — Fight at Exedus II, 3477 N. Clark. Additional units are brought in to disperse the parties.

2:40 a.m. — Ambulance and police go to Old Crow Smoke House, 3506 N. Clark, for a man who was beaten up. Case #TBD.

3:03 a.m.— Sizeable fight at Deuce's & The Diamond Club, 3505 N. Clark, ends with one combative man and an equally violent woman being taken into custody. The woman is eventually taken to Illinois Masonic for treatment of an eye injury. CPD records the incident as reckless conduct in case HX111359.

3:52 a.m. — Belmont and Sheffield produces a head scratcher when an officer happens upon a man who got run over by a car outside of 1015 W. Belmont. Later, the matter is recorded as both a traffic accident with injury and a stabbing/slashing at the 1015 Belmont address. One person taken into custody. Traffic accident case HX111396. Aggravated battery with a knife or cutting instrument case HX111402. UPDATE: This incident is believed to be gang-related, according to

As a side note, another person was reportedly run over by a vehicle near Halsted and Roscoe at 1:12 a.m.

The district's second Radio Assignments Pending (RAP) status kicked in at 4:11 a.m. and ended about an hour later.