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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COORDINATORS MEETING—-May 28th

neighborhoodwatchby Mary Weatherill

The Elk Grove Police Department held it’s second meeting of the year.  They had us view a video showing what to do in an “active shooting” situation.  It suggested that escape was the main goal—get out of harms way.  Run-Hide-Fight  see www.readyhoustontx.gov if you would like to view this video.

They trends in criminal activity lately…

---Copper thefts mainly from street-lights—the criminals are using trucks and cones to look like the real workers.

---Catalytic Converters are still a hot item for theft.

Jiffy Lube will be etching/painting converters between 10AM and 5 Pm on Saturday, June 4

---Purses—they are seeing at least 4 thefts per week, mostly from the shopping cart.

Don’t hide your purse in the car—if they see you exit your car without a purse,   they think it’s in the car or the trunk—remember most cars have trunk releases.

They are also using a bump or distraction method when 2 thieves are working together.

---ID theft is still the #1 crime in the country!!!

Animal Control is now part of the Police Department.

It’s kitten season…

There is a “Trap-Neuter-Return Program”. The idea is to bring the feral/stray cats in and spay/neuter, and vaccinate for free and return them to where they were found.   This keeps other cats out of a territory already marked—no more new kittens.   If you are interested in this program, call Elk Grove Animal Services at 916-687-3042.

On June 22nd there will be the 2nd Annual Dog Days Summer Picnic at Elk Grove Regional Park. From 10:00AM to 1:00PM.  It’s a free BBQ.  For more information go to www.elkgrovecity.org/calendar/printables/2013/06-22-13-dog-days.pdf

“Project Lifesaver” information was again presented. This is a free program offered to residents who might wander away because of Alzheimer’s, autism, Down Syndrome,  dementia, or other cognitive conditions and not know how to get safely home.    If you have a family member that lives in Elk Grove with such a problem, contact  Elk Grove Police “Project Lifesaver” at 916-478-8147 or email to projectlifesaver@elkgrovepd.org for more information.

SAVE  THE DATE!!  NATIONAL NIGHT IS TUESDAY AUGUST 6TH---More information later.

A couple more things I wanted to add….
On the news last evening Officer Trim was interviewed and he stated that there had been a big increase in breaking and entering cases in Elk Grove.    I got on the site www.elkgrovepd.org and went to get informed, crime stats and asked for just breaking and entering cases for just the last month.
There were 46 cases in Elk Grove.  One happened here on May 28th.   Watch for those kids who might not be here for the right reasons.
Report any suspicious activity to the Police--the non-emergency line is 916-714-5115.
The Junior High and High School students are getting out of school for the summer this Friday.  You will probably notice more kids of that age around town, including around Glenbrooke.   Not all kids are up to no good, but please watch out for each other.  Remember our residents have grandchildren who might visit.
There is new graffiti on and under our bridges--this has been reported.
You can call the Graffiti Hot Line if and when you see some new graffiti   916-478-8231 or take a picture and email to dwilliams@elkgrovecity.org
And yet another addition:
Block Captains--You may want to share this with your residents…
I was asked...


When you learn of a break-in here in Del Webb, have you any way of knowing if the homeowners had a security system?  If there was any correlation between NOT having one, and the likelihood of getting burglarized.

The original Glenbrooke homes--mostly Village 1 and 5 got as a standard--a alarm system installed by Beam that covered the doors, 1 motion sensor, and 1 key pad.

If you wanted to have the second key pad and the windows included it could be added as part of a surround system.
The monitoring fee was and still is $20 per month.
Glenbrooke stopped giving alarms as a standard but if you wanted to add it to you build contract...
Buelter had the install contract about the 3rd year of construction.
ADT was the last to get the install contract that I know of.
Now the real question--do our residents use the alarms if they have one?
Some use them faithfully.
Many consider it a nuisance to set it or it scares them--it might go off because they don't use it enough and remember how to use it.
Some have disabled them.
The thing they forget about---I am told the batteries will start to fail around the 5-6 year whether in use or not--and may sound off, malfunctioning.
All residents of Elk Grove need an alarm permit with the Police Department,  if it is hooked to power of any source.  $50
NOTE:  You can self monitor according to the Police--but who will call something in if you are not home and someone is breaking in???
For more information you can call the Alarm Bureau at 916-478-8155.
The house on Barnsley has an alarm--but they don't set it or have it monitored.
There are no stickers or alarm company signs on the house.
They also do not lock the door from the garage into the house.
These are choices.
The Sheffield house, hit some months ago, has an alarm--not used or monitored at the time.
The patio door was broken to gain access--nothing taken.
The residents were gone 2 weeks--when did it happen the first day gone or the morning they returned?
Alarms are a deterrent.  It's your choice to have or use one.
Knowing your neighbors and watching out, letting them know when you are gone,
and who might have access to our homes are the best things we have going for us here in Glenbrooke.
Everyone should make sure they are keeping their contact numbers listed, with the Neighborhood Watch/Block Captains, current.
If you are going on vacation, there is  the VIPS volunteers service.  Our Police Department has a free program.    They take donations.
While on vacation, they will come by each day to make sure your home is ok.
This needs to be set up 7-10 days prior to leaving.
For more information or to set it up call Jessica Narayan at 916-627-3708.
Block Captains--You may want to share this with your residents…
I was asked...
When you learn of a break-in here in Del Webb, have you any way of knowing if the homeowners had a security system?  If there was any correlation between NOT having one, and the likelihood of getting burglarized.

The original Glenbrooke homes--mostly Village 1 and 5 got as a standard--a alarm system installed by Beam that covered the doors, 1 motion sensor, and 1 key pad.

If you wanted to have the second key pad and the windows included it could be added as part of a surround system.
The monitoring fee was and still is $20 per month.
Glenbrooke stopped giving alarms as a standard but if you wanted to add it to you build contract...
Buelter had the install contract about the 3rd year of construction.
ADT was the last to get the install contract that I know of.
Now the real question--do our residents use the alarms if they have one?
Some use them faithfully.
Many consider it a nuisance to set it or it scares them--it might go off because they don't use it enough and remember how to use it.
Some have disabled them.
The thing they forget about---I am told the batteries will start to fail around the 5-6 year whether in use or not--and may sound off, malfunctioning.
All residents of Elk Grove need an alarm permit with the Police Department,  if it is hooked to power of any source.  $50
NOTE:  You can self monitor according to the Police--but who will call something in if you are not home and someone is breaking in???
For more information you can call the Alarm Bureau at 916-478-8155.
The house on Barnsley has an alarm--but they don't set it or have it monitored.
There are no stickers or alarm company signs on the house.
They also do not lock the door from the garage into the house.
These are choices.
The Sheffield house, hit some months ago, has an alarm--not used or monitored at the time.
The patio door was broken to gain access--nothing taken.
The residents were gone 2 weeks--when did it happen the first day gone or the morning they returned?
Alarms are a deterrent.  It's your choice to have or use one.
Knowing your neighbors and watching out, letting them know when you are gone,
and who might have access to our homes are the best things we have going for us here in Glenbrooke.
Everyone should make sure they are keeping their contact numbers listed, with the Neighborhood Watch/Block Captains, current.
If you are going on vacation, there is  the VIPS volunteers service.  Our Police Department has a free program.    They take donations.
While on vacation, they will come by each day to make sure your home is ok.
This needs to be set up 7-10 days prior to leaving.
For more information or to set it up call Jessica Narayan at 916-627-3708.
Crimes of opportunity will happen and we won't see everything but the Police know we are one of the best organized Neighborhood Watch
 programs in Elk Grove.   They give us compliments all the time, when speaking to other watch groups.
If you have other concerns--let me know.
Mary Weatherill-Watch Coordinator
686-3390
Crimes of opportunity will happen and we won't see everything but the Police know we are one of the best organized Neighborhood Watch
 programs in Elk Grove.   They give us compliments all the time, when speaking to other watch groups.
If you have other concerns--let me know.
Mary Weatherill-Watch Coordinator
686-3390

 

 


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