Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beat 2523 CAPS Meeting Tonight (6-25-10)

Good evening, everyone. The meeting this month had low attendance, probably due to the insane weather we had earlier.

The old issues that were talked about from last month's meeting were the ones on Avers. Before I arrived, there was a long discussion about both.

New problems:

  • On Kenosha, there is a problem with one man coming up to cars, possibly making exchanges. Big bags of drugs found. Drug selling is going on, basically.
  • On Davlin, there is a problem with suspicious vehicles between 2am and 5am. The people in them drink, do drugs, etc.
Other observations:
> I am told that the owner of Bristol's on Milwaukee came, and a resident and him had heated words.
> The shooting at 3942 W. Barry earlier this month was talked about a little. An offender was arrested. The victim and offender had previous altercations. On the night of the shooting, the offender came with three other men. The victim's mother came to the door. The offenders pushed their way in, shot the victim and beat another victim (who tried to stop the incident) over the head with a, believed, blunt object.
> The most incidents took place again in the 3000 block of North Milwaukee. The most crimes were, for three months in a row, battery (18 reported incidents), theft (16 reported incidents) and burglary (9 reported incidents). The most incidents took place on Wednesdays and Fridays. Most incidents took place on the street (30 reported incidents) and in apartments (18 reported incidents). The most incidents took place in the 10am, 7pm and 10pm hours.

As I do in every Beat meeting post, I extend my thanks to all for being involved in this meeting. We are making progress for sure, I think, but a lot of work still needs to be done. Once again, I ask 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,