Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beat 2523 Meeting Tonight (4-28-10)

Good evening, everyone. Our Beat, 2523, meeting continues to grow even more. This particular meeting had lots of new faces, which is great.

The old issues that were talked about from last month's meeting were the one on Hamlin, the one on Fletcher, the one on Kenosha and the one at Diversey and Lawndale. For Hamlin, Sergeant Weiglein stated that he went by there, spoke with the complaining resident several times and basically he did what he could do. For Fletcher, he went by there, but people who lived at the place told him there was no people selling drugs from there. For Diversey and Lawndale, two men were arrested for drugs. One for having two grams of weed, the other for having cocaine. I don't think I'm forgetting any other issues, but if I am, please let me know (I had several of you, my readers, in attendance tonight of the meeting).

Now on to the problems:

  • On Davlin, there's been trespassers.

I'm not aware of any other new problems since I had to leave, but maybe those of you who were there with me can tell me (please)?

Other observations:
> We had a guest speaker, a dispatcher, from OEMC to come out to the meeting. She explained to us that the 911 calls come in priorities. Priority #1 jobs, for example, are like "Shots Fired", "Battery in progress", etc. Those jobs have to be dispatched immeadiately. Priority #2 jobs are like "battery", "robbery" and so on. Prority #3 jobs are ones like barking dogs, parkers, narcotics, etc. She told us that ALL jobs are [to be] dispatched. EVERY 911 call gets an event number and the call taker MUST create an event for it. No call can be held or canceled. The dispatcher urged citizens to call 911 for anything and everything we see. Unless we're vitcims of a crime, we DO have the right to be ANONYMOUS. Call takers are required to ask callers regarding gangs and drugs if they'd like to be anonymous. She also urged us to try to tell the call taker everything of what's going on with an incident, for officer's safety and their safety. She also urged us to call 311 for reports.
> A woman came to the meeting and talked about the drunks on Milwaukee Avenue. She was saying things like we should have sympathy for them, how come Salvation Army isn't in the neighborhood, etc. At first, it sounded like she was blaming us. As she continued talking, however, she seemed to have been on our side somewhat more than she as. She meant well, I think.
> The most incidents took place in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee. The most crimes were, as usual, battery (25 reported incidents), criminal damage (16 reported incidents) and narcotics (13 reported incidents). The most incidents took place on Mondays and Fridays. Most incidents took place on the street (30 reported incidents) and in apartments (26 reported incidents). The most incidents took place in the 4pm, 9am, 12pm and 8pm hours.

As usual, I thank everyone for being involved in this meeting. We can still make Avondale better, if we all do our part. I still thank everyone for coming to the meeting. It's encouraging to see all of you care about the neighborhood. And, for my readers who were newcomers, nice to meet you! For those residents who read the blog but don't come to the meetings (because they don't want to), please, come! We need all of the help we can get.

Thank you,


Anonymous said...

CrimeBlotter, I would make one correction to your comments on the CAPS meeting. The woman you noted was rambling on about drunks in the neighborhood wasn't rambling. She vocalized a very important and good point on which the entire community agrees- the drunks are a major issue, especially with a new school opening in the neighborhood. I commend her for arriving at the CAPS meeting with a proposal to resolve the problem. If more people to arrive with possible paths to resolution, we might actually solve a problem. Imagine that! While I don't agree with her initial proposal, I really hope she talks with residents and refines her idea. We need everyone to start thinking of possible ways to solve the problem. Complaining about it does little good.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Well, personally, she said basically everything we knew already. We know that the drunks are a big problem and we know about the school situation.

I also said she was rambling because when she first started speaking, she sounded like she was trying to suggest we're the problem.

I had to keep stepping out of the meeting due to the urgent phone calls I kept getting, so I didn't hear what her solution was. What was her solution?

I'll most likely change the comment, however.

Anonymous said...

Where do I get information about what my beat is and when the next beat meeting transpires? I live on the 3200 block of Monticello. Also, I'd like to attend the beat meeting for whatever Beat or Beats patrols Belmont between Central Park and Hamlin, don't know if it'd be the same beat. Thanks!

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 11:44, you're on Beat 1732, since you live in the 3200 block of N Monticello. The next meeting for Beat 1732 will be held at the Athletic Park fieldhouse (3546 W. Addison) on May 12th at 7:00pm. You will see this information again on Saturday when I do my monthly post of the Beat meeting dates and times.

South of Belmont is Beat 2523 (the Beat I live on). North of Belmont is Beat 1732 (which is your Beat).

Anonymous said...

Thanks Timmy, appreciate the help and your service to our

Anonymous said...

The drunks reside around that shit liquor store IRY's owned by the guy who charges NO taxes.
He sells dollar cans, bottles, etc and opens the store when he feels like it.
All the drunkards hang out in front of the store until it's open on most days.,-87.949842&sspn=0.010379,0.01929&g=2900+North+Milwaukee&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2900+Milwaukee+Ave,+Chicago,+Cook,+Illinois+60618&ll=41.93434,-87.716016&spn=0.001321,0.002411&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=41.934397,-87.716107&panoid=jgvQpA-8q8rRDmanBTywog&cbp=12,217.53,,0,5.55

Iry's is the problem.
They continue to hang around and than grab their shit and chill on the nook of Drake and Milwaukee.
If anything they hide behind the buildings and near the garages in the alley between central park and Drake.

That rehabbed building on Drake/Milwaukee with the new mural on it has taken steps to even keep them out and from setting up shanty towns behind there. I applaud that.

I'm seriously about to get a pellet gun and start sniping these vagabonds near my house. I can't even walk down Milwaukee without having one ask for change or a ciggarette.

Than at night, they wander around and check fences and gates. I caught one in my backyard and chased him out with my K-Bar. I've had enough with that shithead liquor store. Seriously. It's gotta stop or something has to be done.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Anonymous 3:08, I am actually aware that the drunks like to hang out at Iry's. I've gotten an earful about it before in the past. Yes, he does do illegal business, and someone definatley needs to look into that.

I've been past Drake and Milwaukee a couple of times in the last few weeks, and I've seen them over there. They were layed out on the ground, blocking the sidewalk, you name it.

I'm glad that the building is trying to do something about them from setting up shop over there.

Something's really gotta be done about these drunks.

Thanks for your comment.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Residents on Beat 1412 (the Beat Iry's is one): Start complaining to the officers about Iry's a lot. Keep complaining until the get the message. Why do we on Beat 2523 have to be the only ones who try to do something about Iry's?

ally said...

Anonymous 3:08-
Your comment about getting your pellet gun made me giggle. Reminded me of the time I lived in Savannah. We had a row of three townhouses and single guys lived in two. When the neighborhood ladies of the evening traveled south around our places, they would sit up on the roof at night and shoot close to them as they walked the streets. I don't know if they ever hit the ladies but I remember hearing shots hit the stop sign every once in a while. These were good old southern redneck boys who wanted to keep the neighborhood as good as possible. Their actions may have been a little harsh but their motives were good. And I still laugh about it to this day.