Neighborhood Watch Alert

9-8-15 Neighborhood Watch Updates

Neighborhood Watch News – September 8, 2015

We would like to bring your attention to 3 separate areas of information:

  1. Alert-Id Bulletins
  2. Some Crime Prevention Reminders
  3. Additional resource on the HVHA website


Jun 4      22:01PM         Residential Burglary              4800 Block Sinelio Dr
Jun 6       5:27PM          Shots                                      7500 Block Rough Rock Dr
Jun 6       1:42PM          Shots                                      Codexa Way & Alexander Lake Rd
Jul 21     12:01AM         Vehicle Burglary                     4100 Block Sleepy Hollow D
Jul 26       7:20PM         Shots                                      5200 Block Rosehill Ct
Aug 2       6:21PM          Aggr A&B, Attempt Murder    5400 Block Mira Loma Dr
Aug 20     2:32PM          Assault & Battery                   2100 Block Alphabet Dr
Aug 22   11:14AM          Destruction of Prop                Mia Vista Dr & E Hidden Valley Dr


Crime Prevention Reminders

One of the best keys to crime prevention is Neighborhood Awareness & Involvement!

?  Watchful eyes in the neighborhood can spot suspicious activities or persons and then an appropriate call to our local Sheriff’s dispatch at785-WCSO(9276) or 911 if that is appropriate.

?  As our days are getting shorter with the approaching fall/winter seasons, remember to re-set your timers for your lighting – both indoors and outdoors.

?  When you are through with your outdoor tools or summer items, please ensure that they are in a locked or secure location for those months when they will not be used.Visible items or open doors are open seen as invitations to a thief.


  • Eyewitness information is the key to solving many crimes. The following tips will assist you when you call. First, call immediately – even a five-minute delay can reduce the chance of catching criminals.
  • Tell the WCSO deputy as much as you can. No fact is too trivial. In many cases, what victims and witnesses tell law enforcement about the incident will help in it’s resolution. You may be asked the following when reporting a crime:
    • Who, What, When, and Where?
    • How many suspects were there?
    • How would you describe the suspect(s)?
    • How would you describe their vehicle(s)?
    • What was/were the license plate number(s)?
    • What did they do?
    • What did they say?
    • What did they take?
    • Which way did they go?

NWP Information Available on the HVHA website:

There is a variety of valuable NWP information on the Hidden Valley Homeowners website. You do not need to be a member of the HOA (however, it is well worth it) to take advantage of this resource. Please click on the following link: Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP). Please take some time to browse around. You will find various articles of interest, suggestions for crime prevention for various seasons, the monthly Washoe County Sheriff’s Newsletter, some forms to use in evaluating your home, etc.

Our home is our castle – we want to protect it!  Most burglars look for the easy targets – let’s do those things that make it a little harder for them!  LOCK UP, WATCH and OBSERVE and REPORT!

Let us all work together to keep Hidden Valley safe.

  • Work with your neighbor and watch each other’s homes as though it were your own.
  • Make sure that no one in your area is advertising their absence.
  • Please share this email with friends and neighbors – if they aren’t already getting this email, they can sign up (for free) on the website just mentioned.
  • Join our committee – we would love to hear your ideas.


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Fran De Avila & Leon Mills
Co-chairs of the HVHA Neighborhood Watch Committee