25th Ward Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez pledges ward support for the McKinley Park neighborhood at the Beat 912 CAPS meeting on September 11.

Cops Report Late Summer Crime Drop for Neighborhood

Published October 8, 2019

Beat 912 of the Chicago Police Department enjoyed falling crime rates in late summer, according to reports shared at the Beat 912 Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meeting in September 2019. Ninth District Community Policing Officer Jason Sollis reported crime falling "right back in line" with historic neighborhood lows following a summertime increase, including a July 23 homicide on the border of the 12th and 25th wards.

New 25th Ward Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez attended the September 11 meeting as part of increased involvement from his ward, which covers parts of the northwest and northeast areas of the McKinley Park neighborhood.

"We want to make sure you know we haven't forgotten about McKinley Park," Sigcho-Lopez said.

CAPS Beat 912 meeting 20190911 Officer Jason SollisOfficer Jason Sollis speaks at the September 11, 2019, CAPS meeting for Beat 912.Sollis said no arrests had been made in the ongoing investigation of the homicide, in which neighborhood teen-ager Anthony Finley was slain near Edward Everett Elementary School in a gang-related drive-by shooting.

Crime Stats

For the period of August 14 to September 10, Beat 912 received 1,249 calls for service, nine reports of shots fired and conducted nine arrests, Sollis said.

Sollis reported three violent crimes for the period, including two robberies and an aggravated battery involving a late-night vehicle fracas on Archer Avenue on September 2. 

Non-violent crimes included one motor vehicle theft and two burglaries: a September 6 garage burglary and an August 26 apartment break-in.

Policing Events

The Chicago Police Department also invites the public to attend its Community Conversation about the 9th District's 2020 Community Policing Strategic Plan. The meeting takes place 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, 1823 W. 47th St., Chicago.

The next CAPS Meeting for Beat 912 is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, at St. Maurice Church hall, 3625 S. Hoyne Ave., Chicago.

  Chicago Police Community Conversation 20191016 posterThe Chicago Police Department's 9th District invites the public to its Community Conversation on Wednesday, October 16, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.


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