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  • Started 2 years ago by jessicadolph
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  1. jessicadolph

    jessicadolph
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    Some sort of big police happening on 85th above Gorditos. On the online scanner it sounded like they were looking for a negotiator. Crazy! I walked my dog past there a while ago (tried anyway) and got yelled at by a cop to go around. Anyone know what is going on? 85th is totally closed right there.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. Silver

    Silver
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    Hi Jessica, I'm in Ballard, but I just switched on my police scanner for some background noise and heard the police setting up a command center! Thank you for posting! I'll post more as I hear it.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. Silver

    Silver
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    Negotiator 1 just asked where the command post is. The command post is on 85th, south of Palatine.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. Silver

    Silver
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    Safe access for police units arriving at the command post is via the west, so whatever is going on must be east of Palatine. Do you know for sure that this is focused in the same building as Gorditos?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. Silver

    Silver
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    Dispatch just said that "The suspect may let the female out shortly."

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. jessicadolph

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    I heard a while ago that it was above Gorditos, but maybe they didn't know for sure then.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. Silver

    Silver
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    Okay, thanks Jessica! It may well be above Gorditos. Police have been talking about the "suspect's apartment."

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. Silver

    Silver
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    Negotiator one just said, "The victim says that the suspect still has the gun with him. A .22 caliber."

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. Silver

    Silver
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    This incident is very near Sonny Newman's Dance Hall, like right across the parking lot from it. I called Sonny, and he is not at the dance hall tonight. He did tell me that I was the fifth person to call him about it! There are classes scheduled there at 7:30pm. I'll bet that they aren't getting much dancing done tonight!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. Silver

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    "For all units on this call, media has set up on the NE corner of 85th and Greenwood."

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    The Greenhood
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    My husband was walking home from Chocolati a little over an hour ago and saw the police all around Gorditos and in the alley with guns drawn and they were escorting people out of Gorditos in small groups but not from other businesses.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. Silver

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    Negotiator nine says, "text contact with the suspect has ceased, and we are now learning that their might be a third person inside the apartment."

    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. Silver

    Silver
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    Thank you for this info, Greenhood! Anyone else have information or comments? Feel free to post!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. Silver

    Silver
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    "Employees in Gorditos are wondering if they should stay put or leave..."

    Three Union says, "Have them stay in place until an officer comes and gets them."

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. Silver

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    There are tactical comments between the officers that I'm not posting on the off chance that the suspect has access to this blog. I know it's far fetched, but better safe than sorry.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. Silver

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    Red Two: "I've got movement in the apartment."

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    MikePhoto
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    I'm listening to TAC-1 also. Just caught a comment asking for descriptions of 'victims and hostages'.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. Silver

    Silver
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    Sounds like they've got the Bearcat on scene. It looks something like this: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bearcat+police+vehicle&qpvt=bearcat+police+vehicle&FORM=IGRE

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. Silver

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    Hi Mike! I'm glad that somebody else is listening! I heard the description of a male, short in stature, muscular build, and I think they said short, dark hair. Is that what you heard? They weren't sure if he was the suspect, or a third person in the apartment.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  20. Silver

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    Update from a negotiator: there is still no reply from the victim inside. The suspect may have taken her phone.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    MikePhoto
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    The short guy is the suspect, from what I heard. There is a third person they're not sure about.

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    MikePhoto
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    Inside now. Hold the air, but no tones. One in custody?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. Silver

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    Radio traffic is being held to a minimum. They are now talking with people inside through the door.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. Silver

    Silver
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    Radio traffic is being held to a minimum. They are now talking with people inside through the door.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  25. Silver

    Silver
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    "Suspect is being taken into custody. Stand by."

    Posted 2 years ago #
  26. Silver

    Silver
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    I can hear shouting in the background when the officers speak on the radio.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  27. Silver

    Silver
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    " Suspect is in custody."

    Posted 2 years ago #
  28. Silver

    Silver
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    "We may still have a darker skinned black male inside."

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    MikePhoto
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    Only two involved; suspect in custody. Possible 3rd person was mis-identified (was suspect).

    Posted 2 years ago #
  30. Silver

    Silver
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    As of 8:30pm it sounds like this is resolved without injury. Way to go, SPD!

    This story is now on the front page: http://www.phinneywood.com/2013/01/21/major-police-response-near-85th-and-greenwood/

    Posted 2 years ago #

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