COMMUNITY DISCUSSION


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Monday, April 3, 2017

21st Century Crime Watch

What are your thoughts for a "crime watch" effort at Beverly Oaks.

In the 2017 annual meeting, interest in a "crime watch" type of program for the community was expressed. In the 2017 election, 53 owners expressed interest in such a program and 20 agreed to help in setting it up.

We had a crime watch committee and block captains in the 1990s. A lot has changed in terms of lifestyle and technology.

This discussion is open for community comments and suggestion. Anyone can reply. Please state your name or address in your comment.



11 comments:

  1. I think we are blessed to live in a low crime community but being proactive is always better than reactive. I think cameras are a great way to identify a criminal after the crime is committed and help deter to a point. I like the idea have a neighborhood crime watch with a contact to report any issues and someone responsible for getting the word out on anything going on in the area in and around our community.

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  2. We had property theft from unlocked cars in February (2017) and mailbox theft in September and December. We've had someone using the area behind the entry wall to take drugs. I've had petty theft from my backyard twice last year (lawn chairs) and once from my garage (soccer ball). For now, this is what we are dealing with - "crime of opportunity" which I understand to be typically kids or substance abusers. My guess is that we are dealing mostly with kids.

    There was a break and entry into one house in October, but the people involved were "friends" of the homeowner. ~ Robert (1915)

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    1. May 26 - The house number at 2001 Wilshire was stolen

      June 11 - CB antenna laying loose in a pick-up truck bed at 1920 was stolen.

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    2. I have seen two unknown females trying ti access the mailboxes at 5:00PM today. I have the car and the license plates on video. ~ Komal (2009)

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    3. We had tools stolen out of our garage and a leaf blower. I've also followed cars from Clay Cooley driving at high speeds through here, but can't get pictures due to how fast they are going. What can be done about the jerk at the end of Wilshire with the obnoxiously loud car? Or the other jerk who are his radio on his loud motorcycle? They need to go. They wake up our baby every time they drive by and I can't stand them.

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  3. I heard at the meeting that 1911 Wilshire was a drug house that was raided by a SWAT team last fall and that some of the residents are felons. I also heard that the house was broken into by associates of the owner and that one board member's life was threatened. Homes like this attract trouble and this one already has. What can we do? I'm posting anonymously just to be cautious.

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  4. Street People Sleeping in Entry Area - For several months now, we are finding clothing and sleeping gear in the front entry behind the shrubs near the flower boxes and behind the wall near 1501. Please keep an eye out and report any problems.

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  5. What can be done about the partying at the apartment complex?

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    1. Village at the Crossroads - In April, a new owner and management team took over. Our complaints about the 3 AM soccer tournaments by men using the enclosed children's play area were heard and the soccer field has been locked now 7 weeks. The new management has a security patrol and the board is authorized to call and have them come out to handle any problems on the property. The Association called for the first time this week and the service responded and removed late night partiers from the swimming pool.

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  6. WASTE PICKER

    I don't know if any of you have seen a lady that walks around our subdivision with an old baby buggy on trash day. She goes through trash and takes what she sees has value or something and also looks for aluminum cans too. The problem that I have with that is that she lives behind us and we can see from our patio the incredible mess she has that is stacked up all the way to the top of her patio. Obviously a hoarder. Last week, my husband was drinking coffee early in the morning and saw 2 huge rats running across on the power line. Now, this is a problem for all of us. I have reported her several times in the past and they'll clean it up a little but then it returns to the same mess. If anyone has any ideas about how to deal with this problem, let me know.

    Lori Hagey (1518)

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    1. Lori, I checked the Association email records and there hasn't been any prior owner concerns about the two waste pickers that come by every collection day. I checked back to 2009. I don't think anyone has been aware that the trash is being consolidated on an adjacent property.

      As far as I know,, calling the city is about the only official thing you can do about their yard. The other possibility is to call the property owner if she is a renter. I looked up the city records and the owners of the two properties behind you seem to be owner occupants:

      Gabriel H Limon
      1408 Dory Ln
      Irving, Texas 750615142

      Deborah A Self
      1404 Dory Ln
      Irving, Texas 750615142

      Criminal Trespassing If you have a name and address of the waste picker then you can send a criminal trespass letter to her. Once that's been sent, the police can be called to pick up the trespasser if they are on your property.

      The Association can also do this as the streets are also private property. The attorney would need a name/address or a license plate number. After that, if a resident see her and reports her, the police will come out.

      Trespassing by car or foot is a problem that takes a whole village to solve - individuals in the community can hopefully help with an ID, we can send trespass letters, and as neighbors, we can monitor and enforce by calling the police.

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