Police targeting car break-ins in Lincoln Park

Thefts top the list of crimes in the Lincoln Park police beat 2333, officers told residents who attended a Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy meeting Thursday.

Car break-ins accounted for most of the 49 thefts reported on the beat over the past two months, according to Officer David Sufczak.

Sufczak told the gathering that patrol officers have been gathering tag numbers of parked cars containing frequently stolen items, like dash-mounted GPS units, left in plain sight.

The vehicle's owners are then sent a notice advising them to take the items out of their cars.

Other crimes making the area's top 10 list were criminal damage, battery, burglary, deceptive practices, criminal trespass, narcotics violations, assault, robbery and public peace violations.

The district's next CAPS meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 17 at the Inn at Lincoln Park, 601 W. Diversey Parkway.