August 2018 

July Crime Watch Report

Hello Town Creek Residents:
We hope everyone has had a safe and fun filled summer. As a result of shift changes within the Dallas Police Department, as well as rank advancement, we have several new officers in our Crime Watch Patrol. We encourage each of you to take the time to visit with our patrol officers when you see them in the neighborhood. Just flag them down for a few minutes of conversation. They always enjoy the visit, and they like getting to know the residents. We are very grateful for the service to our community and our neighborhood.
If you have joined Crime Watch, Thank You! If you have not, please support your neighborhood and join TODAY.
Don’t Hesitate, Report Suspicious Persons!
In recent years we have had excellent engagement from Crime Watch members regarding calling our patrol officers to report suspicious activity. Most of these calls lead to a direct confrontation with the suspect or suspects, and each incident is handled accordingly. This type of vigilance and engagement has a direct impact on the level of crime in our area. Over the course of the last two years, the suspicious person calls have dropped off significantly, and we do not believe that it is a result of less activity in the neighborhood.  Please never hesitate to call the Crime Watch officers or 911 to report suspicious activity.
Texting photos or messages to the patrol officers is an efficient way to report any suspicious activity, although we have discovered that SMS and MMS text protocols vary between carriers — and, do not always play well together. If you send a text to the patrol number and do not receive a return confirmation, please try to call their number. Phone calls always connect.
July Report
Further explanation of the nuisance incident listed above: July 6, at 10:00 p.m., the officer on duty commented in the logs that there were multiple reports of gunshots called into Northeast Dispatch and that the calls were concentrated in the apartments across the creek. The officer confirmed hearing the shots, and confirmed they were not fireworks.
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 individuals with bad intentions that this is not a neighborhood for criminal opportunity.

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