Tuesday, July 17, 2007

CAPS Meeting Last Night

The best news from last night's CAPS meeting at Chavez was that someone was arrested on Monday in connection with the car break-ins that have been taking place near 50th and Wood.

Sadly, the great sergeant who came last time has been replaced. The new sergeant did not seem to have any grasp of what had gone on at the previous meeting and was much less cheerful and welcoming to the community. He didn't even introduce himself or the other officers before starting the meeting. I hope I have time to call the district and complain this week. It was pretty frustrating.

The 5000 block of Marshfield is having problems with fights, drug sales and prostitution. Two or three families who don't come regularly made a point to come last night and ask for help. It was decided this is the top priority from now until next meeting. Other hotspots are on Hermitage and up along 48th between Paulina and Hermitage.

Ald. Cochran's representative was there again. Ald. Thompson has yet to send a representative. I heard that Ald. Thompson will be at Holy Cross for a meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday night. If you live in the ward and can attend, please do. I'll be working, unfortunately.

Next meeting for Beat 931 is Monday August 20th, 6 p.m. at Chavez. City services will be discussed at 6, and Emilio Carrasquillo from NHS will be speaking on home ownership. The police will arrive at 6:30 p.m.

1 comment:

Hermitage 49 said...

Thanks for the update Maritza, i do appreciate it. Although there are many issues to tackle within this community I feel that the main issue that can help evolve this community would have to be quality education in our schools and sadly enough i dont feel that we get that in our schools. I am talking from experience hopefully we can break through this threshold and sometime in the near future we can have change in our school system!

Anyway these are just some rambling thoughts!

Ohh Maritza one question, Why did you decide to move into this neighborhood knowing the dangers of living in this type of neighborhood? And if possible I want to know what is it that you do for a living?

Take care and have a great day!

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