About 15 residents and business owners came out to the Thurs. August 16th Beat 1432/33 CAPS meeting in the basement of St. Mary of the Angels School, 1850 N. Hermitage Ave.
Over the past two months, there were 45 arrests made in Beat 1432 and 49 arrests in Beat 1433, up from 35 and 33 from the period prior. The Pipeline does not have the breakdown of arrest details, as we arrived 15 minutes late, and there were no more packets available. Sorry! If anyone has the breakdown, please add it as a comment.
32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack was in attendance and shared that graffiti had been reported- and cleaned up- at McLean and Western earlier this morning, thanks to the work of volunteers and donated paint from RustOleum.
Residents brought up the theft of a stolen bicycle that had occurred today from a second floor condo balcony. The bicycle was not locked up, and due to the rain the owner had left it out, unattended. (For additional burglaries, visit the Bucktown Neighborhood Watch Page).
A beat officer reported that he’d arrested bike thieves near the Clybourn stop off Armitage a few weeks ago. Though the thief had four pawn shop slips with him when he was arrested, without serial numbers on the bicycles, they are impossible to trace. The office encouraged anyone victimized by bike theft to know your serial number, make a police report, and then visit area pawn shops.
This writer brought up the issue of an elderly resident who seems to prefer walking in traffic, and approaching cars, usually near the six corner Milw/Damen/North intersection. Many in the area are concerned for the woman but unsure of what to do. Sgt. Bielicki told the group that the police are working on a way to keep her safe and off the streets.
The next Beat 1432/33 CAPS meeting will take place on Thurs, Oct. 18th at 7PM.