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Tires Stolen Off Honda Fit: A Recurring Trend? – Updated

By Laura Pearson

Last spring we reported on Honda tire bandit(s), and now the trend seems to have resurfaced in the neighborhood. Center Square Journal reader Chris Keller, who parks his Honda Fit on West Pensascola Avenue between Damen and Hoyne, was recently a victim of this crime. “As I was trying to put the car up on Read the Rest…

Beat 2032 CAPS Meeting: Trash Talk

By Cody Prentiss

Beat 2032‘s monthly CAPS meeting, held last Thursday, July 29, at Ravenswood Evangelical Church (4900 N. Damen), covered neighborhood issues both new and old. Sgt. Jeffrey Sacks said burglaries saw a sharp increase from the previous month with 13 incidents, in addition to 33 reported incidents of theft. A few arrests have been made, including Read the Rest…

Center Square Burglary Stats by District

By Laura Pearson

Center Square Journal obtained statistics from the Chicago Police Department showing the total number of cleared burglaries (forcible entry) in Districts 17, 19, and 20—the three districts in our coverage area. The graph shows the number of burglary incidents for 2008, 2009, and through May of 2010 (representing the most recent statistics available for this Read the Rest…

Crime on Brown Line Among Chief Concerns at Beat 1713 CAPS Meeting

By Laura Pearson

Yesterday four police officers and 15 residents met outside in Ravenswood Manor Park for the monthly Beat 1713 CAPS meeting. Between June 24 and July 22, 42 arrests were made in the area that covers Wilson to Foster and Kimball to the Chicago River. The same number of arrests were made during the previous evaluation Read the Rest…

Beat 1724 CAPS Meeting Addresses Car Break-ins

By Cody Prentiss

This past Tuesday residents gathered in the hot second floor meeting room of the Horner Park Field House for Beat 1724′s monthly CAPS meeting. Officers reviewed incidents in the area (the beat covers Ravenswood Manor south of Wilson) between June 15 and July 20, and 15 people were in attendance. Topics of discussion included waste Read the Rest…

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