Good evening, everyone. The meeting this month had a pretty good sized crowd, I would say. I have no old problems I personally have to report, so I'm going straight to the new problems.
* Milwaukee and Belmont - Five Latin guys disguise theirselves as day laborers are really selling and doing drugs.
* On Kostner, there is drinkers and loud music.
* On Hamlin, there was a bike theft, several problems with drunks, among other things.
* A building in the area is getting tagged heavliy.
* Large gathering of drunks in the alley behind Mulica's (Milwaukee and Haussen). They gather in groups of 15-20.
> This was one of the greatest meetings I've ever been to. I was applauded for the work I've been doing by CAPS Sgt. Timothy Weiglein and the entire room. I was applauded because they say I've been doing great work. I appriecate the praise I got for my work. Remember, it's for all of you. I'm here to help make this community safe for all. And, right back to the CPD, thank you so much for the work you do to keep all of us safe. You guys put your lives on the lines everyday, and I thank you for serving and protecting all of us.
> The most incidents took place in the 2900 block of N Avers. As usual, the most crimes were battery (24 reported incidents), theft (14 reported incidents) and criminal damage (12 reported incidents). The most incidents took place on Saturdays and Fridays. Most incidents took place on the street (38 reported incidents) and on the sidewalk (16 reported incidents). The most incidents took place in the 6pm, 8pm and 10am 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 work still needs to be done. Further more, I am very thankful to be welcomed at the meetings by everyone. At first, I thought I would get the boot because of this blog, but the complete opposite has happened, which I am grateful to everyone there for. 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! It only takes ONE hour of your time, and we need all of the help we can get.
Just FYI -- I will NOT be attending the August CAPS meeting, which is on the 25th of August. I will be on my small vacation from the blog and CAPS at the time of the next meeting. As much as I like coming to the meetings and doing the blog, I need a break :). But I definitely plan on coming back in September.