Beat Meeting Update 2322
Thursday April 3, 2008 7pm
Discussed old problems in the Beat Loitering at Public Storage and U-Haul at 4050 N. Broadway. Local Community Taskforce members spoke about progress getting neighbors to call 911 regularly and how it has dramatically lowered the arrests in this area.
Group discussed graffiti and how to report it to 311 and make sure a tracking number is given.
New problems that were discussed:
1. Loitering at the bus stop at Broadway and Cullom. Neighbors will attempt to watch to see if it is residents of the Nursing Home drinking and using drugs on this corner or other loiterers from the neighborhood.
2. Problem building at 851 W. Montrose that has rented rooms to people with severe mental health and substance abuse issues. Noise from loud music and threats have continued to come from open windows and police are regularly called about the problem but can not get into building. Community policing is going to follow up with the owner of the building.
3. Ruth Shriman Home at 4040 N. Broadway which is an apartment building for elder adults is having trouble with management of the building who have refused to provide more security. Men from the neighborhood are regularly getting into the building and creating a feeling of danger. Community police has been in contact with management and will again follow up.
4. New crime has been observed stealing copper wires from utility poles in alleyways. The criminals may break wire free during the day posing as utility workers and return at night to pull out several hundred feet of wire. It is then taken to scrap yards for $. Please call 911 any time someone is working on wires that is not wearing a utility clothing, or driving a truck clearly marked. All workers are required to have ID on at all times.
Buena Park Neighbors mentioned that the owner of Nicks Uptown has told his employees that they are to walk anyone home from his establishment upon request. This offer is for anyone living in Buena Park.