Friday, October 06, 2006

The perks of being an alderman...

Last night we went to our CAPS meeting (community policing-most usually entertaining). We found out that some criminal decided to steal the Alderman's car. (he lives in the next block over). The criminal apparently used a new method of stealing, by using a flatbed tow truck to take the car back to the chop shop. Some alert police office saw the tow truck driving down the street and decided to run the plates, noticed that it was the Alderman's car, and decided to follow the tow truck right back to the chop shop in another police district.

Turns out, the alderman also had his wife's anniversary gift in the trunk (a diamond ring) so he was particularly happy about the alert police officer.

Of course, if my car was stolen, I think it may have turned out differently, but alls well that ends well.

Oh, and we live in the city so these things happen. With the air compressor theft, now this, I've made it sound like we are in some crime ridden neighborhood. (just Chicago). Actually, we have the highest concentration of police in our district and the lowest crime rates in the city as a result). Our "hot topics" yesterday surrounded the triple parking outside the school when school lets out, speed bumps in the alley, and a park overrun by dogs. Sometimes, we do get more colorful issues brought up, and the police are very attentive to all those issues.



Anonymous jmm922 said...

we go to CAPs too. By us crime is down, but we have problems with drug dealers and derelicts and gangs. It's "transitional" in Rogers Park as you may know.

But we are in it for the long haul and things are improving.

October 08, 2006 7:35 PM  

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