08/10/2011 10:00 PM
A man stabbed in the chest on the 100 block of South State Street the evening of Aug. 3 is in serious but stable condition.
A witness told police that the offender began beating the man about the head and body with his fist. Witnesses were briefly able to pull the offender off the man, who at this point was lying on the ground. But the offender then jumped back on the man, pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the chest. The offender then tossed the knife into a nearby garbage can, which officers were able to recover with the victim’s blood still on it.
The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital. The offender was taken into police custody, but a formal charge had not been made at the time of the police report. The police report notes that the offender and victim were acquaintances but does not provide a possible motive for the assault.
South Loop armed robbery
An armed robbery happened on the sidewalk along the 800 block of South Wabash Avenue in the early morning hours of Aug. 8.
The offender approached the pedestrian from behind and grabbed her purse. The victim reacted by exclaiming, “Are you f------ kidding me?” and the offender responded by pulling out a black handgun and hitting the victim on the arm. The offender then took the purse and ran southbound on Wabash.
‘Dog Man’ arrested
Daryl K. Hudson, 53, of Chicago, was charged with cruelty to animals in the vacant lot at 1500 S. Clark St. on Aug. 1.
Police patrolling the area approached the vacant lot at 1500 S. Clark and heard several dogs. The officers then noticed that the dogs were tied up to trees and iron fences without food and water and under extreme heat. Police contacted animal control to assist in removing the animals.
As police waited, they were informed that a man known as the “dog man” was returning back to his makeshift camp ground with several other dogs. So officers returned to the vacant lot and observed a man — Hudson — exiting the campground.
Shortly thereafter, police saw a white and grey pit bull running and attempting to attack an officer. Fearing great bodily harm, the officer discharged one round at the attacking pit bull and the dog fled.
Police instructed Hudson to secure his animals and he and his girlfriend secured the remaining dogs. Hudson allegedly informed police that he fights dogs and lives on the vacant land.
Stealing Lollapalooza passes
Two teens from Evanston waiting to get picked up by a parent at Lollapalooza were the victims of an armed robbery August 7. The crime took place at 7 p.m. on the 100 block of North Michigan Avenue.
Two offenders approached the teens and inquired if they were returning to the music festival. One victim replied no and one of the offenders then grabbed the wrists of both victims, pulled out a knife, and cut off the wristbands. The wristbands indicated that someone has bought a pass to Lollapalooza, which cost $250 each.
After stealing the passes, each offender walked away in a different direction.
Fights at Lollapalooza
A 17 year-old from Evanston is suspected of battery and interference with a police officer after a fight at Lollapalooza, around 7 p.m. August 7.
Police observed a group of people fighting and tried to disperse the crowd. As police were breaking up the scuffle, the offender walked from behind the officer and wiped two muddy hands against his back several times. The police report notes that after being placed into custody, the offender was unable to produce proof that he was a paying Lollapalooza customer.
In a separate incident August 6, music festival attendees were observed fighting on the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue. Two offenders were seen fighting on a crowded sidewalk, while the festival was taking place.
“Large amounts of people were put in danger of receiving bodily harm due to the offender’s actions,” the police report said.
This summary contains information taken from the crime reports and arrest records of the 1st District of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.
—Compiled by Matthew Blake