From Lake Effect News:
"Uptown Man Charged With Weapons Violation. A 17-year-old man was charged with weapon violations after he was apprehended by 20th District police on Dec. 13. Police came to the 900 block of W. Castlewood Terrace after receiving a call around 3a.m. reporting three males who were loitering on the front steps of a residence drinking beer and smoking marijuana."
Read more about this 17-year-old with an unregistered gun (holding five live rounds) and the merry chase he led the police on, in Lake Effect News.
I can't wait for some of the fine readers of Uptown Update to start defending his right to smoke the marijuana, ignoring all other elements of the story.ReplyDelete
Im sure this kid was just unwinding after a long day of hitting the books at the local library. I bet BOTH his parents are deeply upset and plan harsh discipline when he gets home. I bet he only uses the Marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Five shots were fired in the alley behind my building at 3am...at Berteau and Greenview. I called the police and they sent cars pretty quickly.ReplyDelete
At least they are causing trouble at 3am instead of 3pm.
haven't seen you post in awhile.
I figured you were caught between your Ayn Rand and Sarah Palin life size dolls.
Anyhooo, look at this as a happy situation.
Asshole and gun taken off street.
I'm sure he'll be back soon enough, but count this as a teeny victory.
Of course it would have been better if that when running from the po po he had slipped and shot himself in his "Mayor Daley", but we can't have everything can we?
I'm sure the kid was just engaging in the time honored act of civil disobedience. He was protesting the infringement of his 2nd amendment rights. He should be lauded, not vilified.ReplyDelete
Thanks to Lake Effect News for not calling him a "teen" like the Trib loves to do.ReplyDelete
Lived on the 4800 block of Winthrop.ReplyDelete
Good to hear that someone called about people hanging out on the street and smoking and drinking. Like people here have said before, stop the little crimes and you might prevent the big crimes. Calling this in may have prevented the guy with the gun from doing something more serious, possibly resulting in death. Public drinking and smoking, blocking the sidewalks, threatening people simply trying to walk down the street...call it in if you have to. You might be stopping a bigger crime.ReplyDelete
Now to just keep an eye on the entire residence to see if the landlord is doing anything to prevent this from happening again...
MOS - please clarify "smoking." Smoking plain old tobacco cigarettes is not good, but it IS legal, and in fact just about the only place one CAN smoke tobacco nowadays is either on the public sidewalk or in the privacy of one's home. If by "smoking" you mean non-tobacco products, yes this is an illegal act that the authorities can be called about.ReplyDelete
MOS - please clarify "smoking."ReplyDelete
Illegal substances. Marijuana, crack, etc. Not that I'm totally against marijuana, but if reporting it means that the thugs won't dominate your street, then by all means report it.
And no, not everyone who smokes marijuana is a thug.
"Now to just keep an eye on the entire residence to see if the landlord is doing anything to prevent this from happening again..."ReplyDelete
The 900 block of Castlewood is exclusively single family homes. The unwanted activity apparently happened on the front steps of one of these single family homes.
"Police came to the 900 block of W. Castlewood Terrace after receiving a call around 3a.m. reporting three males who were loitering on the front steps of a residence drinking beer and smoking marijuana." Lake Effect NewsReplyDelete
I don't care if it's plain ole tobacco or anything else, I don't want strangers gathering on my front steps to smoke. Anyone doing that, especially at 3am, is probably up to no good. It sounds like the 911 caller thought the same and luckily acted on it.
If people can't smoke in their homes, they can smoke away on the sidewalks or some other designated area, but you don't smoke on the front steps of a stranger's home.
What about the curfew for this kid?
Castlewood? That beautiful street?Wow, that nabe's really gone downhill now that Studs Terkel's gone.ReplyDelete
The 900 block of Castlewood is exclusively single family homes. The unwanted activity apparently happened on the front steps of one of these single family homes.ReplyDelete
Understood. Now do any of the people in question who were arrested own those single family homes or are they renting? If they're renting (which I suspect) then the landlord issue still applies.
"Castlewood? That beautiful street?Wow, that nabe's really gone downhill now that Studs Terkel's gone."ReplyDelete
I'm sure he's thrilled that his neighbors now get to live on the "grittier street" that he always claimed to want to live on.
(Of course, nearly every street in Chicago is "grittier" than Castlewood.)
Kudos to the person who called noticed the impromptu party and called 911.
MOTS: No one on Castlewood is renting out their home. I think that is why the report was so shocking to some people. Its a short one-way street of owner-occupants. As someone else said, who sits down on someone else's front steps at 3AM and smokes some weed...packing an illegal firearm no less...and doesn't expect that the cops will show up?ReplyDelete
MOTS: No one on Castlewood is renting out their home. I think that is why the report was so shocking to some people. Its a short one-way street of owner-occupants.ReplyDelete
Gotcha. I was under the impression that one of the people doing the smoking lived at the house.