Saturday, July 06, 2019

Diversey Harbor: Overnight burglary ends with 9-person brawl

A fistfight broke out at Diversey Harbor when a boat owner and his friends confronted a group that was seen on his vessel without permission early Saturday, police said. Two offenders are in custody.

Three men and a woman intercepted a group of four men and one woman who reportedly stole property from the boat, which was moored at “A” dock on the north end of the harbor around midnight. An argument broke out, followed by a physical altercation, police said. One 23-year-old woman was reportedly struck in the mouth with a bottle.

Police came upon the brawling group outside of AMITA St. Joseph Medical Center, 2900 North Lake Shore Drive. One person was treated at the hospital and released.

The two offenders were taken into custody after being identified by the boat owner. Charges are pending.