Saturday, August 24, 2013

CAPS OFFICER TO ROBBERY VICTIM: Walk To The Police Station If You Want To File A Report

A woman's purse was taken around 2 o'clock this morning by a man who ran off through an alley in the 800 block of W. Cornelia. The victim's call for help was assigned to a police unit that could not respond because it was tied up on another matter. About an hour later, an officer on Halsted Street foot patrol made contact with the victim and told her to walk to the station to file a report.
The desk officer classified the case as a theft/purse snatching under case #HW421236

11 comments:

  1. Good lord - another case of "walk to the station to file a report" . . . No walk to the station = no report = no crime. What is wrong with the officer on the street who told the person to go into the station? To good to make out a report ?

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  2. CAPS officer on the street at 2 AM ? ? You must be on drugs . . . Caps officers work Mon - Fri ( weekends off ) and their hours are 9 AM - 5 PM. They do adjust their hours if there is a beat meeting in the evening. Just a tip - don't try calling the CAPS office after 3 in the afternoon - they are done for the day.

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  3. Jeff on BuckinghamAug 24, 2013, 11:33:00 AM

    Can you clarify how you know it's a CAPS officer? Is it because they are the only officers who work foot patrol? Just wondering.

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    1. A variety of ways, Jeff. Sometimes because we see them on the street. Sometimes because we recognize their voice. Sometimes because they use a radio number that is reserved for community policing officers.

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  4. Anonymous said...
    CAPS officer on the street at 2 AM ? ? You must be on drugs . . . Caps officers work Mon - Fri ( weekends off ) and their hours are 9 AM - 5 PM. They do adjust their hours if there is a beat meeting in the evening. Just a tip - don't try calling the CAPS office after 3 in the afternoon - they are done for the day.
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    Largely true, Anonymous. However, for the past two Fridays, some CAPS officers have been assigned to Halsted foot patrol. The Friday before that, they made a late appearance for the "midnight march" tv cameras.

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  5. Jeff on BuckinghamAug 24, 2013, 3:12:00 PM

    Thank you CWB for answering that. I was just curious what a CAPS officer does aside from attending CAPs meetings. I assumed they have regular assigned patrol duties. But, was second guessing myself, thinking a CAPs officer has other duties that take he/she off-the-street.

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  6. Jeff on Buckingham said...
    Thank you CWB for answering that. I was just curious what a CAPS officer does aside from attending CAPs meetings. I assumed they have regular assigned patrol duties. But, was second guessing myself, thinking a CAPs officer has other duties that take he/she off-the-street.

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    They do little if any patrol and they rarely see our neighborhood before sunrise or after sunset. The current presence of some CAPS officers at night is a new Friday night thing. Dont expect it to last long.

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  7. ain't he suppose to take a report right then and there?

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  8. oh that's right
    less cops less contact with lawbreakers less reports
    WaaLaa "Crime IS Down"

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  9. I would rather walk to the station and get a report...that way the officer can stay on the street. If no one is injured or had a weapon pointed at them, why not? I'm sure desk officers do their fair share of reports.

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  10. I know for a fact the officer and his partner escorted the young lady and her friend to the police station. He told the desk officer what had happened, and the desk officer did a report for her.

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