This is a cross-posting from the CNA Chat (Colman Neighborhood Assn.) email list. I’m just copying and pasting — I’m not the writer. Thought it was important to spread the word.
“Hey all, on top of the gang/shooting news I just found out my roommate was mugged tonight on his way home a little before 7pm on 25th Ave between Dearborn & Charles. He called the police soon after but other than taking a statement there wasn’t much else they could do.
“5 African Americans between 17-20 age started swinging punches and kicked him to the ground. They made off with his backpack, camera, phone and wallet. He’s doing ok but is shaken up and trying to get his business in order.
“If anyone living around there saw or heard anything please let me know. Also he’s having a hard time with documentation and I’m assuming that the perps probably threw his wallet somewhere. If anyone finds a wallet with cards and ID with the name “Timothy” please let me know, as he’d really appreciate them back.”
Further useful comments on the thread:
1. “On the topic of crime: I’ve noticed a significant drop in the number of police driving by on a daily basis. It used to be that I would see 2 or 3 each day and for the past couple of months, I’ve seen maybe 2 or 3 a week. Given the recent shootings and break-ins I would think there would be an increased police presence, not the case unfortunately.”
2. “I have attended a number of BlockWatch type meetings over the years and have heard repeatedly from our police that neighborhood calls correlate directly to the amount of police support we receive. If you see anything suspicious (even if it’s just the usual drug activity), I have been advised to call and voice our concerns.
Non emergency number (“if you feel an incident should be reported but does not required an officer to be dispatched to the scene”) 625-5011
Community Policing Officers 684-4370
Crime Prevention/Block Watch Sonja Richter 684-7717 (this was current about a year ago)”