Neighborhood Watch Alert

July 13 Neighborhood Watch Recent Incidents

We are in the midst of a wonderful summer and it is very easy to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. However, even as you are relaxing, please do not relax your awareness or forget those things you do to prevent home & vehicle crime. As you can see from the list below, the “bad guys” do not relax or stop their criminal activities.

The most current AlertID incidents within Hidden Valley are:

  • June 25, 2013 9:28 am – Destruction of Property 3500 Block of E Hidden Valley Dr
  • June 26, 2013 2:13 am -Shots Air Center Cir and Mira Loma Dr
  • June 26, 2013 10:07 pm -Residential Burglary 100 Block of Cedarbrook Ct
  • June 30, 2013 11:27 am -Suspicious Behavior 7400 Block of Rough Rock Dr
  • July 3, 2013 11:30 pm -Prowler 7200 Block of Cheltenham Way
  • July 8, 2013 11:47 am -Larceny 3500 Block of E Hidden Valley Dr
  • July 9, 2013 2:13 pm -Destruction of Property 2300 Block of Tamarisk Dr
  • July 12, 2013 8:00 am -Residential Burglary 4200 Block of W Hidden Valley Dr

While we do NOT have details on these listed incidents, which can be frustrating, we can still use this information for our own benefit.

  • We just need to be sure we are “awake” and “alert” to all suspicious activities and REPORT all to the Washoe County Sheriff’s dispatch at 832-4110, unless 911 is appropriate
  • We can ensure that our contact information with our neighbors is accurate and current
  • We can work with each other to cover each other’s homes during times of absence

So, while we might want to relax during these lovely summer months, remember that the criminals are rarely on vacation. Please take a little time to follow these basic common sense guidelines:

  • Lock doors and windows in your home and vehicles
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Keep those garage doors closed
  • Keep the newspapers picked up from the driveways
  • Ensure your home doesn’t appear vacant or unattended
  • Use night lighting on doors, gates and sheds
  • Keep shrubbery trimmed so windows and doors are visible from the street
  • Keep the children’s bikes away from easy grabbing – perhaps even engrave them

Plus, the biggest help of all = Be a GOOD Neighbor!!
You are the BEST crime prevention tool around!!

Want to present your ideas or suggestions to improve our Neighborhood Watch Program??? Please contact us – we are looking for some new members to join our core planning group.

We wish you a SAFE and FUN summer!

Fran De Avila & Leon Mills
Co-Chairs of the Neighborhood Watch