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21 Arrests, 17 Ambulance Runs In Wrigleyville During St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

By Jon Graef in News on Mar 16, 2014 4:30PM

Where there is St. Patrick's Day, there is alcohol, and where there is alcohol, there is Wrigleyville, and where there is alcohol and Wrigleyville, there are inevitably arrests, fights, and broken windows.

The Crime In Boystown blog reports that 21 arrests were made, and 17 ambulance runs, occurred Saturday evening and into Sunday morning during St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Wrigleyville.

Amongst alleged activities were: A man and woman having sex in the alley at 3521 Seminary; a woman passed out in the John Barleycorn rest room at 9:15 p.m.; and, at 1:00 a.m. Sunday, a tazering.

"After a unit asks for several back-up cars, two unruly celebrants are arrested at John Barleycorn. Officers had to taze one of them," Crime In Boystown wrote.

Further, someone broke a window at the Cubby Bear.

Oh, there was also this terrifying skirmish: "The public transportation police commander reports 10 to 12 people fighting, including a man with a knife, at Clark and School. The man with a knife is said to be black and wearing a leather jacket with khaki pants. He is not found."

Lastly, the actual best, at 11:15 p.m Saturday: "An officer dubs Clark and Addison 'the epicenter of nonsense.'"

We'll say.