Stonebrook Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 4/26/12


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The police department provided a crime update for residents at the Stonebrook Neighborhood Watch meeting on 04/26/12. The meeting was facilitated by officers Bill Stashkiw and Tom Gudbrandsen along with Crime Prevention Technician Tom Agos. Patricia Fix; Chief of the Felony Trial Division of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office gave a short presentation on our partnership and the criminal prosecution process. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

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From a police department prospective, Stonebrook is a large mixed-use area covering four patrol sub-beats in district 2; 59, 60, 73 and 74. 3,078 police calls for service were responded to in those 4 sub-beats during 2011. The 6-year annual average is 3,425.

241 (7.8%) of the calls received from the area in 2011 were for IUCR crimes. The rest of the calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

A review of IUCR crimes reported during the past 12 months show property crime such as vehicle burglary (19), criminal damage to property (24) and fraud/theft (29) remain the predominant cases in the area. Given the significant retail presence, the offense of retail theft is elevated (49). Four residential burglaries reported in 2011.

Since 2006, 20,552 police calls for service have been responded to in the patrol beats considered to be Stonebrook; 1,650 (8%) were reported to be crimes.

Crimes and calls for service that speak to quality of life issues in residential neighborhoods have remained relatively stable in area for the past 6 years, as has the total number of actual crimes being reported each year. The most crimes reported (299) occurred in 2006. The least (241) occurred in 2011.

The police department will be giving an abbreviated version of this presentation at the upcoming Stonebrook H.O.A. meeting. It is being held on 05/15/12 at 7:00 PM at fire station #2 on Dada Dr.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently slated for 10/25/12 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Gurnee police station. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.