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Tuesday, March 12, 10:35 PM

DISPATCHER: Take a ride over to 59-- Nina, see Barbara there. She says her 19-year-old son took her car without permission, a white Jeep Cherokee.

812: Ten-four.

DISPATCHER: She wants to make it all reported stolen and everything now.

812: Piece o' paper to me.

Tuesday, March 19, 9:50 AM

DISPATCHER: 2573, help me out with this damage to property just occurred, you're my only other car. Let me get back to you, '73. 2514?

2514: Make it pronto, OK! There's all kindsa shit goin' on here!

DISPATCHER: Ah, make it pronto units, make it pronto. 2523, how far away are you?

2523: Comin' from the station.

DISPATCHER: Comin' from the station, he's comin' from the station, ten-four. 2573, damage to property just occurred, 52-- W. Diversey, pay phone, says somebody just broke the pay phone, tried to jimmy the phone. Offender is five feet five inches, earring in the ear, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt walking down Diversey, no further. If you come clear right away, then I'm sure they could use you over there on that fire. Ten-four, thank you.

2573: We're going to the fire first. Sounds like he needs more help than a phone.


Tuesday, March 19, 11:55 AM

DISPATCHER: What's your beat? What beat are you on? I didn't catch your beat. I know it was 23, but--ah, come on, don't make life hard, what's your beat?

2343: 2343--Tom.

DISPATCHER: Jee-sus, all right, ten-four.

Tuesday, March 19, 3:10 PM

DISPATCHER: '31, ride over to that battery in progress, Waveland and Tripp.

1731: My partner's in the station.

DISPATCHER: All right, ten-four. . . . 1731, just so you know, 7565 is walkin' over there also. You're not goin' in alone, don't worry.

1731: No, I don't worry. I got my two friends with me.


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