Neighborhood Watch News
Here it is July! Half of 2016 is already over! For these beautiful and warm months, we have several topics of interest:
Current Criminal Activity
We are so happy to report that the crazy, increased crime spree of May appears to have been resolved. We did receive confirmation from a Washoe County Sheriff deputy that an individual was apprehended and charged with many of the vehicle and residential burglaries that occurred on and around May 23rd.
However, just because things appear to have slowed, we cannot let our guard down but need to remain alert & aware of suspicious activities. Unfortunately, there is always more than one ‘bad guy’. Here are the June Incidents from AlertID:
- 6-20 9:27PM Reckless Driving Hidden Valley Ct & W Hidden Valley Dr
- 6-26 9:13AM Drugs – Possession 2100 Block of Silky Sullivan Ln
Summer Crime Prevention & Safety Tips
With our warmer weather, we are more apt to see an increase in door-to-door solicitors and/or possible scams for home repair and/or maintenance. We have many resources and helpful tips on the Hidden Valley Homeowners Associations’ (HVHA) website. The HVHA sponsors our Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP) and you will find the NWP information under the Community Area tab.
We strongly urge you to check out these 2 particular headings:
- Crime Prevention Articles – great tips on protecting your property, handling door-to-door solicitors, suggestions for window & door security and more…
- Seasonal Safety Tips – great articles with tips for when you go on vacation, summer safety tips to keep your home safe, etc…
Sometimes it is worthwhile to take a break from our busy schedules, slow down, refresh our minds with these tips and look around our homes to assess if we are making ourselves an easy target.
So take a minute, click on this link and explore the HVHA website While you are there, if you are not already a member, consider joining the HVHA (it is only $25 a year).
Save the Date – “Safety & Emergency Preparedness Fair”
Please mark your calendars for August 18th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Washoe County is hosting a Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair at Hidden Valley Elementary School. Various emergency agencies will be there to answer questions with a few select speakers. Plan to attend and bring a neighbor. More details to follow. . .
Our Neighborhood Watch Program promotes “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” We watch out for each other and share information. We know when something is ‘not right’ in our own neighborhood and report all those suspicious activities to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) at the non-emergency dispatch number… 785-WCSO (9276).
Let’s work together to keep Hidden Valley safe! Please share this information with your friends and neighbors.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Fran De Avila & Leon Mills
Co-chairs of the HVHA Neighborhood Watch Committee