Thursday, March 21, 2013

Follow-up @ Cortland/Sawyer, Parker In 14

Good afternoon, everyone, it's 5:56pm. It's a sunny afternoon with temps in the mid 30s, and it will remain clear through this evening. Today, as you all know, I've officially implemented my new blogging plan, and I am starting this new plan by monitoring Zone G (Armitage to North Ave., Kimball to Humboldt), which is a Zone in 14. I plan on monitoring this area until 11pm, then I have to go to bed. I'll continue monitoring it tomorrow (I'm also going to monitor 14 in general at this time tomorrow) through at least Saturday, when I go flyer that area. I've explained this a few times, but I will be kind to do so again. I, not the Chicago Police Department, nor OEMC, or CAPS, or etc., have made up the new plan. It was me alone, and it is not boundaries of any Beats, Wards, Districts or hot-spot patrol areas. I made these Zones up based on monitoring and readership demands, and I thought it would be best to break the neighborhood up into Zones so that I have a better idea of areas in the community where I need to focus my monitoring efforts, and this is to give all of you a more localized feel of what's going on in your corner of the communities I serve. Zone G is one of my "priority" Zones, and it's going to be the first area I flyer since it has some of the lowest readership and high crime issues. Zone H (Palmer to Armitage [Keeler to Pulaski]/Bloomingdale [Pulaski to Hamlin], Keeler [Palmer to Armitage]/Pulaski [Armitage to Bloomingdale] to Hamlin) is next in line. With all of that said, here's crime in Zone G for a few hours.

6:13pm - Some unit is doing some kind of follow-up at Cortland and Sawyer.

6:28pm - Parker. On 1495's PDT.

7:06pm - Just a heads up for everyone who lives on Zone L (Belmont to Palmer, Central Park to Sacramento), but there's been a couple of reports of teens fighting at Kedzie and Milwaukee Ave., right in the Square.

7:07pm - Narcotics. On 1422's Beat.

7:17pm - I have to go eat. I'll be back soon.

7:18pm - And just another heads up, this time for the residents who live on Zone K (Belmont to Fullerton [Kilbourn to Keeler]/Palmer [Keeler to Central Park], Kilbourn [Belmont to Fullerton]/Keeler [Fullerton to Palmer] to Central Park), but something occured at Kelvyn Park a little earlier. Not sure what it is, but it sounds kind of serious. Perhaps a shooting, which I'm hoping isn't the case.

7:35pm - I'm back. Good evening, everyone.

8:10pm - I'm too sleepy to continue my monitoring. I'll continue to monitor Zone G tomorrow night from where I'm leaving off. Have a good night, everyone!


Jim Bridger said...

I think those zones are part of the CPD's Violence Reduction program. I heard some of these cars (45XX) being assigned to these different areas. They get an event number and start stopping people walking around in their zone. Heard a couple cops say its for contact cards.

AvondaleLoganSquareCrimeBlotter said...

Yes, Jim, CPD does have Violence Reduction Zones. However, their Zones are NOT my Zones. Their Zones are based on crime patterns and rates, mine's is based on readership demand and giving readers more localized crime reports. Also, CPD's Zones are numbered, not lettered like mine. Lastly, I haven't heard any of these Violence Reduction cars in 14 being in Reduction Zones, as 14 probably doesn't have any. The Reduction Zones in our neighborhood are mostly in 25 so far.