Fairway Ridge and Rolling Ridge Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/10/12

Fairway Ridge and Rolling Ridge

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The police department gave a presentation at the Fairway Ridge and Rolling Ridge Neighborhood Watch meeting on 05/10/12. The meeting was attended by Mayor Kovarik, officers Kalinowski, Heerdegen, and McClanathan, along with Commander Meyer and Chief Woodside. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

Chief Kevin Woodside introduced himself to the group and shared his thoughts on the importance of neighborhood watch.

Patricia Fix; Chief of the Felony Trial Division of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office gave a short presentation on the criminal prosecution process.

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Fairway Ridge and Rolling Ridge are contained with the bounds of 2 police sub-beats; 117 and 131. 512 police calls for service were responded to in those 2 beats during 2011. Historically, the average is 588. 

43 (roughly 8%) of the calls received from the neighborhoods in 2011 were for IUCR crimes. The average is 45. 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 and criminal damage to property remain the predominant crimes in the neighborhood. There were 2 residential burglaries in 2011 and 2 in 2010.

Since January 2006, 3,530 calls for service have been responded to in the sub-beats; 268 of them crimes. These calls are generated by approximately 600 addresses in the area.

Crimes and calls for service that speak to quality of life issues in residential neighborhoods have remained relatively stable in neighborhood for the past 6 years, as has the total number of actual crimes being reported each year. The highest number of crimes (72) were reported in 2007. The lowest (34) in 2008.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently slated for 11/01/12 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Gurnee police station. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.