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In the Squad Room - Sobering Thoughts Not About DUI - March 20, 2014

Posted by Charliese Agnew on Mar 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM in Safety

WEEKLY DEPLOYMENT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room - Sobering Thoughts Not About DUI We were warned. The Evanston Police Department was out in force patrolling the roadways for drivers who shouldn’t have had that second pint of Guinness. There wasn’t a single DUI arrest during the extended…

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In the Squad Room -Crime Definitions Part I - March 7, 2014

Posted by Charliese Agnew on Mar 7, 2014 at 4:32 PM in Safety

WEEKLY DEPLOYMENT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room - Crime Definitions Part I Tantalizing crime stories that can make the weekly Deployment Meeting an exciting hour for an Ordinary Citizen like me were in short supply this period. Crime Analyst Marianne Ring-Targonski kicked off the meeting with an…

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In the Squad Room - Elevating the Telephone Prank to a Federal Crime - February 27, 2014

Posted by Charliese Agnew on Feb 27, 2014 at 1:32 PM in Safety

WEEKLY DEPLOYMENT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room  - Elevating the Telephone Prank to a Federal Crime We all remember, with some embarrassment, the telephone pranks of our middle-school years.  These, of course, were sprung on unsuspecting victims in the days before good manners, grown-up responsibilities and Caller…

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In the Squad Room - Spring Thaw Maybe - February 21, 2014

Posted by Charliese Agnew on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM in Safety

WEEKLY DEPLOYMENT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room - Spring Thaw Maybe While the Snow Command may catch a break in the coming week, the TAC and other EPD units continue to sharpen their efforts in combating incidents of potential escalating gang violence. Warmer weather in the past…

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In the Squad Room - Focusing on Street Gangs - February 14, 2014

Posted by Charliese Agnew on Feb 14, 2014 at 3:15 PM in Safety

WEEKLY DEPLOYMENT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room - Looking at Street Gangs Ongoing investigation of the South Evanston robberies continued to be a topic of discussion in this week’s meeting, along with details on the shooting of an 18-year old in the 500 block of Howard Street…

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In the Squad Room - Snow Command & South End Robberies - February 6, 2014

Posted by Charliese Agnew on Feb 6, 2014 at 4:50 PM in Safety

WEEKLY DEPLOYMENT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room Snow Command & South Evanston Robberies The beat goes on.  With nearly 60” of snow this winter, making it the 8th snowiest Chicago winter on record, members of the Evanston Police Department will continue to ride along with tow trucks…

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In the Squad Room - Year-End Crime and Who You Gonna Call? - January 31, 2014

Posted by Charliese Agnew on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:50 AM in Safety

WEEKLY DEPLOYMENT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room The Year-End Crime Report and Who You Gonna Call? If you read a newspaper, watch the local news or listen to the radio, you probably know that crime in Chicago was down 16% in 2013. While our neighbor to the…

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In the Squad Room - Police Manpower - January 27, 2014

Posted by Charliese Agnew on Jan 27, 2014 at 4:45 PM in Safety

WEEKLY DEPLOYMENT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room Cabin Fever and Inquiring Minds Between January 14th and the 23rd, anyone living here who hadn’t escaped to warmer climes experienced a one-two punch of more snow followed by a brief return to sub-zero temperatures. Even if it didn’t feel…

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In the Squad Room - Graffiti Issues are Highlighted - January 17, 2014

Posted by Charliese Agnew on Jan 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM in Safety

WEEKLY DEPLOYMENT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room It’s no secret that there is graffiti in Evanston.  My garage was tagged when I first moved here and when I lived in Chicago, I knew what IUK meant when I saw, to my horror, those letters spray-painted on the…

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Weekly Police Deployment Meeting Highlights - January 12, 2014

Posted by Luke Stowe on Jan 12, 2014 at 10:57 AM in Safety

Weekly Deployment Meeting Highlights Every week, ordinary citizen and Freelance Reporter Linda Hansen attends the Evanston Police Department’s Deployment Meetings and takes notes on the various agenda topics. Below is her report for the week. In the Squad Room Studies don’t necessarily agree on the effects of weather on crime.  While double-digit below-zero temperatures may keep miscreants indoors (some say planning their next crime), there’s also a potential uptick in domestic disturbances as we’re all quarantined inside.  But in…

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