Good evening, everyone. I attended 1421's CAPS meeting tonight. This was my first and only visit to that meeting. There was an old issue, according to a list I obtained from the meeting, but they were not talked about it was a graffiti complaint, in which 14th District Commander Flores told us some arrests were made, so here's the new problems:
* General mayhem @ Cortland and Campbell, which is on Beat 1434, with gang members and teens causing problems on this corner and in the surrounding area.
* There's been some gang activity on the 1600 block of N Rockwell, near Maplewood Park.
* Loitering issue at Armitage and Sawyer with guys drinking on the corner.
> I was rather impressed with the turn-out at this meeting. There were about 10 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 1421 on Afternoons.
> An officer on 1421 mentioned that there was an incident this afternoon with freshmen from a high school. Not sure which school, but they were acting up on Armitage. The officers approached them, questioned them and did contact cards on them.
> There were gunshots on the 1600 block of N. Francisco last month. A window was shot out. No arrests or injures.
> The most crimes were domestic battery (20 reported incidents), simple battery (15 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: April 13, 2010 at Salem Good News Baptist Church (2038 N. California) at 6:30PM.
* Please note, this will NOT be an official meeting, meaning no data reports and no CPD presence. It is a community meeting for Beat 1421.