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Despite Reports, Area CAPS Meetings Still On Schedule

By Sam Charles

Despite reports from the Chicago Reader that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy plans to eliminate the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, CAPS, budget in 2013, scheduled meetings in the 19th and 20th districts are still going to be held, according to CAPS representatives from both districts. “I haven’t heard anything yet, but [meetings] should be [held] until Read the Rest…

Despite Reports, Area CAPS Meetings Still On Schedule

By Sam Charles

Despite reports from the Chicago Reader that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy plans to eliminate the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, CAPS, budget in 2013, scheduled meetings in the 19th and 20th districts are still going to be held, according to CAPS representatives from both districts. “I haven’t heard anything yet, but [meetings] should be [held] until Read the Rest…

CAPS Beat 2031: Undercover Officers Combating Gangs

By Patty Wetli

As sure as temperatures rise in the summer, so does gang activity around Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave. At Tuesday night’s CAPS meeting for Beat 2031 (Lawrence to Foster, Leavitt to the River), Officer Librada “Libby” Godinez reported 26 calls made for the park’s address and another 65 calls for the 2700-2800 block of Read the Rest…

Rash of Gang Graffiti in Lincoln Square North

By Patty Wetli

Residents of the Lincoln Square North area (Lawrence to Foster, Western to the River) have spotted an uptick in gang graffiti over the past weeks, particularly in the blocks surrounding Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave. The five-pointed crown commonly associated with the Latin Kings was sprayed on the Gross Park fieldhouse (the park is Read the Rest…

Bank Employees Thwart Scam Targeting Elderly Customer

By Patty Wetli

ATMs are mighty convenient, but can they stop a con artist in his tracks? That’s a job for real human beings, like MB Financial Bank employees Andrew Briel and Carrie McNay. Briel and McNay, working out of the MB branch at 4800 N. Western Ave., were recently awarded Honorary Civic Commendations from the CAPS Implementation Read the Rest…

19th District CAPS Meetings Set For 2012

By Mike Fourcher

November’s City Council budget vote ensured the 19th Police District will be folded into the 23rd District, but for now how that transition will be conducted is up in the air. Part of that transition includes who will manage CAPS meetings, if the beats will stay the same and often CAPS meetings will be conducted. Read the Rest…

19th District CAPS Meetings Set For 2012

By Mike Fourcher

November’s City Council budget vote ensured the 19th Police District will be folded into the 23rd District, but for now how that transition will be conducted is up in the air. Part of that transition includes who will manage CAPS meetings, if the beats will stay the same and often CAPS meetings will be conducted. Read the Rest…

Tonight: CAPS Meetings for North of Lawrence

By Mike Fourcher

Beats 2031 and 2032 have their bi-monthly CAPS meetings this evening. This is your chance to talk to your beat cops and district police commanders about what’s been going on in the neighborhood. Beat 2031 lies between the river and Leavitt St. and Lawrence and Foster Aves., while 2032 lies between Leavitt and Clark Sts. Read the Rest…

CAPS Meetings To Be Less Frequent In 2011

By Mike Fourcher

Starting this month the Chicago Police Department will no longer conduct monthly CAPS meetings. “Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategies” meetings, which emphasize face-to-face contact between the actual officers from each beat and local residents, have been moved to quarterly and bi-monthly schedules, depending on your police district. The changes are a result of a city-wide shift Read the Rest…

CAPS Meetings To Be Less Frequent In 2011

By Mike Fourcher

Starting this month the Chicago Police Department will no longer conduct monthly CAPS meetings. “Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategies” meetings, which emphasize face-to-face contact between the actual officers from each beat and local residents, have been moved to quarterly and bi-monthly schedules, depending on police district. The changes are a result of a city-wide shift of Read the Rest…

November CAPS Meeting Beat 2031: Graffiti, an Ongoing Nuisance

By Patty Wetli

“We have a relatively quiet district,” Officer Cesar Garcia said of Beat 2013 at the most recent CAPS meeting, held Nov. 30. But when it comes to graffiti, the area (Lawrence to Foster, Leavitt to the Chicago River) receives more than its share. While much of the scribbling is tagging, some of the graffiti is Read the Rest…

CAPS Beat 2031 September

By Patty Wetli

Where theft of items taken from inside vehicles was the top concern at July’s meeting of Beat 2031, the autos themselves have now become a primary target. Eight vehicles were stolen in the past two months within the beat’s boundaries, Lawrence to Foster and Leavitt to the Chicago River.  “That’s a huge increase for us,” Read the Rest…

‘Keeping It Real’ Workshop: Get Burglary Prevention Tips From Actual Burglars

By Laura Pearson

In an effort to encourage burglary prevention, the 19th District is calling upon “experts” for their “Keeping It Real” Burglary Workshop. At this special CAPS event, some individuals who’ve actually been caught for burglary talk about how and why they burglarize—from slipping past security systems to what kind of items they’ve taken. This workshop is Read the Rest…

Mark Your Calendars: 19th District CAPS Meetings

By Laura Pearson

If you’re unfamiliar with CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategies), it’s a program designed to build and enhance problem-solving partnerships. Regular beat meetings are a key component of CAPS and bring together the police and the community to identify and solve neighborhood issues and local crimes. These meetings are a great opportunity to voice concerns, learn Read the Rest…

CAPS Beat 2031: Property Theft on the Rise

By Patty Wetli

Thefts and burglaries are up across the city, largely attributed to the state of the economy, and Beat 2031 has not been immune to this trend. Reporting to the approximately one dozen residents in attendance at last night’s CAPS meeting, Sgt. Jeffrey Sacks noted that while there’s very little violent crime within the beat (covering Read the Rest…

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