Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Neighborhood Happenings

Courtesy of the "Pioneer Press Police Blotter"

23rd District:
• An 89-year-old man was beaten by another octogenarian during an argument in a nursing home on the 500 block of West Wellington Avenue 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan 11, police said. Police said the 84-year-old assailant punched the victim numerous times, leaving the victim with a swollen eye and a bloody nose.

The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was said to be in good condition. The attacker was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for psychiatric observation, police said. Police said the attacker had transferred to the nursing home earlier that same day from the St. Joseph Hospital psychiatric unit, police said.

• A 28-year-old man was arrested for attacking a police officer on the 4100 block of North Sheridan shortly after 5:20 a.m. Jan. 12, police said.

Police said the suspect was yelling and throwing lawn furniture at other residents of a building on the 4100 block of North Sheridan when the officer asked him what he was doing. The offender lunged at the officer, who subdued the offender who later admitted being on prescription drugs. Asked why he tried to attack the police officer, the offender said "that's the way I roll."

Police declined to release the name of the suspect, who was charged with aggravated battery.


• Burglars got $2,000 from the Socca Restaurant, 3301 N. Clark, sometime between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12, police said. Officers found a basement door forced open and the safe empty.


  1. >>"Asked why he tried to attack the police officer, the offender said 'that's the way I roll.'"

    That is too funny. Hopefully he'll roll that way all the way to jail.

  2. Crazy Shiller Voters just out trying have a lil old time Uptown fun. Ah the days when the police whould just turn the other way. Shiller you are losing control of your voters rights.

  3. Might have been a crazy post college overgrown fratboy given the block mentioned. Probably too drunk to vote. The "roll" comment sounds about right for that kind of stupidity.

    The buildings on that block of Sheridan are largely condos and the apartments there are mostly filled with college and post college types.

  4. Yeah, I always call that stretch "frat row". There are alwasy a lot of college banners hanging from the buildings there for some reason.

  5. The "Derrig" buildings on the east side of the street just north of the health center appeal to the post college crowd. Four bedrooms, 3 baths, stumble to bar, split the rent and take the EL.