Good evening, everyone. The meeting this month had an ok turn-out. Certainly not as big as meetings in the past, but hey, it's the holidays. Not as big as some of the previous meetings, but still, it was a good turn-out. So, moving on to the old issues late October/November:
* 2800 N. Ridgeway - There were 8 calls for service on the block, two gang disturbances. CPD has made a presence on the block. This issue is the one I mentioned back in October regarding gangbangers hanging out on the block and what not, and also the new incidents of fights/shots fired.
Before I move on to the new problems, I'd like to let you all know about the changes coming to CAPS effective January 1, 2011. Meetings will be held every two months for each Beat (in our case, it'll be ODD months, meaning January, March, and so on). For Beat 2523 in particular, we will still meet at Copernicus on the 4th Wednesdays, but we now have a start time of 6:30pm. Our next meeting will be January 26, 2011.
And now to the new problems:
* On Milwaukee, drunks are loitering in front of a medical center.
> As I said before, this meeting didn't have much attendance, and it was rather on the short side, but it was still informative as always.
> The most incidents took place in the 2900 block of N Ridgeway. The most crimes were theft (19 reported incidents), motor vehicle theft (16 reported incidents), and burglary (14 reported incidents). The most incidents took place on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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. 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.