Sunday, April 15, 2012

CAPS Beat 1732 Meeting Wednesday Night (4/11/12)

Good evening, everyone. I attended 1732's CAPS meeting Wednesday night. This was my second visit to that meeting, and last visit for this year. There were about 20 people at the meeting.

The old issues that were 3500 N. Hamlin, 3823 W. School, 37XX W Eddy and 3900 block of W Eddy. There was another problem, but that was for north of Addison, and that is not in the community, so I will not mention it. The problem 3500 N Hamlin had was with a female White, 20 to 30 years old, brown jacket and white shirt was trying car doors to homes in the area. She got into a green Buick, which an elderly male White was driving. The problem 3823 W School had was with gangbangers loitering and smoking pot. This is actually at Parkview Park (School/Avers). 12 contact cards were done and there was an arrest. The problem 37XX W Eddy had was with cars sharing plates and permit parking. The problem the 3900 block of W Eddy had was with prostitution, and the complaints have been turned over to a special unit, that will look into it and investigate.

New problems:
* 36XX W. School - Gangbangers in a car were riding around on Monday evening (4/9/12), imtimdating the community. This building was tagged the next morning, on Tuesday (4/10/12).
* 35XX W. School - Cars parked all over the place, including the backyard. Car repairs are taking place, daily, as if there's a business there. Happens usually in the early afternoon hours.

There is a current problem, too. There was discussion regarding an on-going problem with permit parking at Avondale Park.

Other observations:
> A man who was expressing some frustration regarding CPD's response to the 37XX W Eddy let out the "f-bomb" a couple of times, and right away the Beat Faciliator and CAPS Sergeant told him to watch his language, due to the presence of children.

For this Beat meeting post, I'd like to say thanks to the residents for being involved in this meeting. Work still needs to be done, however. 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 9th, 2012, at Atheltic Park (3546 W. Addison), at 7:00pm.

Thank you,

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