Hello Town Creek Residents!
Now that your rain gauges are full and the weather outside is nice, the bad guys are more comfortable spending time casing the neighborhood. Please be vigilant as we all spend more time outdoors and never hesitate to call our officers regarding any suspicious activity. There have been quite a few reports of strangers walking in the alleys. We all know why they are there, so let’s keep the garage doors down and the gates locked!
In addition to the many alley walkers, there have been several instances of solicitors in our area that have turned out to not be solicitors after all. Be very careful who you speak with at your front door and never let them in your house.
Town Creek / Forest Meadow Criminal incidents in March:
- March 5, in the 9600 block of Arborhill, vandalism / criminal mischief – damage to fence
- March 10, in the 9400 block of Meadowknoll, vandalism / criminal mischief – broken windows
- March 12, in the 9400 block of Timberleaf, burglary of a motor vehicle
- March 15, in the 8800 block of Flint Falls, burglary of a motor vehicle
- March 19, in the 9200 block of Meadowknoll – two separate vehicular hit and run incidents
- March 22, in the 9500 block of Millridge, burglary of a motor vehicle
- March 23, in the 9600 block of Timberleaf, burglary of a motor vehicle
- March 25, In the 9100 block of Arbor Park, burglary of a motor vehicle
Calls to Crime Watch Officers in March:
- Suspicious Persons 8
- Suspicious Persons Located and asked to leave 1
- Open Garage Doors 2
- False Alarm 1
- Nuisance in the area 5
Other notable incidents in the neighborhood:
- March 1st call reporting shots fired in Hidden Ridge apartments
- March 12th report of a coyote in the neighborhood
- March 27th report of gunfire in the creek
Again this month several door-to-door solicitors were identified in the area and 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.
We have noticed a substantial drop in calls to Crime Watch regarding suspicious persons, and we have likewise noticed an uptick in criminal activity in the neighborhood. 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.