Hello Town Creek Residents!
The late summer months brought a nice respite from the local crimes of opportunity. Sadly, we have seen an uptick in criminal activity this fall. As we have discussed previously, most of these crimes are directly related to opportunities presented by the neighborhood.
There continue to be people that walk through the neighborhood day and night looking for easy opportunities. Please do not make it easy for them by keeping all of your doors and windows locked, yard gates locked, garage doors closed, and please park your cars in the garage overnight if possible.
On a similar note, there has been a resurgence of mail theft / mail tampering. If you witness this activity firsthand, please call Crime Watch immediately and then call the police. The United States Postal Service will only seriously investigate mail theft / mail tampering if there has been an increase in reported problems within a given area. We need to get those incidents reported.
Town Creek / Forest Meadow Criminal incidents in September:
September 4, in the 9400 block of Meadowknoll, vandalism of a vehicle.
September 6, in the 8600 block of Clover Meadow, burglary of a motor vehicle. Suspect broke the vehicle window and removed property.
September 11, in the 9400 block of Heatherdale, burglary of habitation, no forced entry. Suspect entered the home and took property.
September 24, in the 8800 block of Flint Falls, burglary of a motor vehicle. Suspect entered vehicle and removed property.
September 27, in the 8600 block of Middle Downs, burglary of a motor vehicle. Suspect entered vehicle and removed property.
September 30, in the 9400 block of Loma Vista, theft.
Calls to Crime Watch Officers in September:
- Suspicious Persons 20
- Suspicious Persons Located and Asked to Leave 11
- Open Garage Doors 4
- False Alarm 2
- Nuisance in the area 6
Other notable incidents in the neighborhood:
9/5 There was a report of a stolen package in the 9500 block of Robin Meadow
9/16 Patrol Officer rescued a cat that was stuck in a resident’s garage.
9/21 Patrol Officer flagged down regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area. The Officer located the vehicle and the driver had prior arrests related to drugs. He could not provide a reason for being in the neighborhood.
9/23 Patrol Officer received several calls regarding loud music at party in the park at Arbor Park and Whitehurst. The crowd was so large that the Officer called dispatch to get backup to confront the group. They were asked to turn down the music, and they eventually left the area. The Patrol Officer on duty monitored the party during the course of the evening.
Several door-to-door solicitors have been identified in the area and were found noncompliant regarding required permits and allowable hours of operation. Those identified by our patrol officers have been asked to leave the neighborhood. This continues to be a problem in the area.
Please never hesitate to call the Crime Watch officers or 911 to report suspicious activity. Notifying Crime Watch or 911 of suspicious activity can help prevent problems before crimes are committed, and it sends a message to any people with bad intentions that this is not a neighborhood for criminal opportunity.