Good evening, everyone. I attended 1411's CAPS meeting tonight. This was my first and, so far, only visit to that meeting. There were old issues, according to a list I obtained from the meeting, but they were not talked about, so here's the new problems:
* There has been a lot of gang activity lately at the corner of Campbell and George. It's a gang conflict area, with gang members from 25 and other parts of 14 coming by, shooting.
* 2900 block of N. Fairfield - Problem with a residence who is causing trouble and has been for 8 years. Apparently, there's loitering, shootings and etc.
* Talman and Diversey - Sketchy-looking people constantly going in and out of the ground floor apartment.
* 2800 block of W. Barry - Parking is a really, really big problem by the UNO Charter school over there. Parents are included by ignoring the signs. The CAPS Sgt., the Commander of 14 (Linda Flores), the CAPS Organizer and the school will have a meeting about it.
> I was rather impressed with the turn-out at this meeting. There were about 15 residents in attendance at this meeting, along with the 14th District Commander Linda Flores, the CAPS Sgt., the CAPS Community Organizer, and two officers working Beat 1411 on Afternoons.
> Commander Flores is quite defensive when it comes to citizens questioning 14. She gets kind of loud when responding to people inquiring about problems, calls, etc. I actually felt uncomfortable with her attitude.
> The most crimes were motor vehicle theft (15 reported incidents), domestic battery (11 reported incidents), and theft (11 reported incidents).
For this Beat meeting post, I ask for those residents who read the blog but don't come to the meetings (because they don't want to), please, go!
Next meeting: May 4, 2010 at Resurrection Church [basement] (3045 N. Fransisco) at 6:30PM.