Grandview break in on 10/17/2017

Crimewatch Update

A break-in that occurred on Grandview last night at 1:58am? The man entered a car and was caught on video. There are screenshots that the homeowner would like to share with people in this neighborhood in case they have seen him or know anything about this. Police have been alerted.

Information Alert

The information contained in the email came from posts on Next Door and was shared for posting here.

On Wednesday, Aug 24 in the 2400 block of Northcrest, 2 Hispanic males were observed looking into a resident’s windows & then going into their backyard. The vehicle they were in was a 1999 Chevrolet Black Silverado pickup, license plate # GXV-6631. Please be aware of this vehicle & call the PPD if you see it.

On the weekend of Aug 19 in the 2400 block of Westridge, there was an attempted vehicle break-in of a vehicle parked on the street in front of the resident’s home. The back windows were broken into & nothing was taken.

Also, on the weekend of Aug 19, there were many reports of paint vandalism of vehicles, homes & alleys in the 2400 -2700 blocks of Northcrest, Westridge, Grandview & streets further north as well as Liberty Recreation Center.

Please be aware of these occurrences & call the PPD immediately if you see ANY suspicious behavior or vehicles.

Also, a reminder of the PPD recommendations:

  • Please turn your outside lights on at night.
  • Please lock your vehicles with no valuables inside.
  • Please park your vehicles in your garage if you are able.
  • Please keep your garage door closed at all times if you are not in the garage.
  • Please do not leave valuables in clear view day or night.
  • Please check your surveillance cameras to make sure they are working properly.

Wishing you a Safe & Happy Fall!

Unconfirmed Home Burglary!

Now Confirmed with exception to the pet.  See Officer Foreman’s comment for more information.

There is an UNCONFIRMED report of a home burglary in the 2500 block of Westridge on Monday, Sept. 29. It occurred in the early afternoon right after the homeowners had left their home. The burglar gained entry through a high bathroom window between the houses. The PPD think pepper spray may have been used to neutralize their unharmed dogs. The burglar appeared to be interested in jewelry, but may have been interrupted & fled the scene, fortunately, with little property.

Since we are coming into the Holiday season, it is important to be extremely aware that THIS IS PRIME TIME FOR HOME BURGLARIES!! We MUST BE EXTRA VIGILANT about watching for any suspicious activity in our neighborhood! Burglars ARE watching our every move so they can take advantage of when we leave our homes so they can burglarize them! This is why I cannot stress enough the importance of watching your surroundings when you come & go for ANYTHING suspicious. If you observe anything out of the ordinary or just something that doesn’t “FEEL” right..PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY & let the PPD come & check it out. You will NOT be bothering the PPD, they encourage all homeowners to CALL 911 when they observe anything suspicious.

HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF THINGS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS & WOULD BE A REASON TO CALL 911:

1. An UNFAMILIAR  vehicle driving slowly through the alley.

2. An UNFAMILIAR vehicle driving slowly down the street.

3. An  UNFAMILIAR vehicle parked in your neighbor’s driveway when they are not home.

4. An UNFAMILIAR vehicle parked  in your driveway or near your home or in the neighborhood with or without someone inside.

5. An UNFAMILIAR person walking slowly through the alley or down the sidewalk (if that person seems to be “out of place” in our neighborhood).

6. Anyone ringing your bell who gives you a “bad” feeling.

7. Anyone ringing your bell & asking “odd” questions at your door like…”Can you give me directions to a certain destination?” or “Does John Doe live here?”.  It could be a burglar trying to determine if someone is home. Do not open your door to strangers but do acknowledge that someone is home – see # 8 below in the Safety Recommendations.

8. All commercial business solicitors MUST have a Plano permit. Charitable, political & religious solicitors DO NOT have to have a permit. Business solicitors MUST be able to show you their permit & if they cannot..CALL 911! We don’t want people soliciting in our neighborhood who are not authorized to do so!

9. Anyone on or near your property, looking in your windows or your vehicles or trying to tell if someone is home or just giving you a “bad” feeling.

It is better to be safe than sorry…DON’T HESITATE TO CALL 911 IF YOU FEEL SOMETHING IS “OUT OF PLACE”…calling 911 long after a suspicious event has taken place only reduces the chance to prevent a crime.

If you are able, Please try to keep an eye on your neighbor’s home if you know they are gone during the day (without leaving the safety of your home).

If we all keep our eyes peeled we can make things very uncomfortable for potential burglars. They DO NOT like neighborhoods where the homeowners are watching THEM!!

Remember these PPD Safety Recommendations:

IF YOU SEE ANYONE or ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS…DO NOT HESITATE…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!

  1. USE YOUR BURGLAR ALARM if you have one.
  1. If you have outdoor surveillance cameras make sure they are working, the PPD encourages all homeowners with outside cameras to register them with the PPD as they can help them solve crimes committed in the nearby area.
  1. Keep your doors, windows and fences locked.
  1. Keep your garage door closed.
  1. Park your vehicles in the garage, if possible.
  1. Keep your vehicles locked if they are not in the garage.
  1. DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS! If someone knocks, approach the door WITHOUT OPENING IT and say loudly “I’ll get it” or “Who is it” to let the person at the door know that someone is home (burglars prefer to burglarize an unoccupied home which is why you always want to let the person at your door know that someone is home).BUT DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS!
  1. Keep outside lights on at night.
  1. Keep your valuables in your home and vehicles out of clear view day and night.
  1. Close your blinds at night.
  1. IF YOU SEE ANYONE or ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS…DO NOT HESITATE…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!

I do want to tell you that Will Alt is our new Crime Watch Coordinator and will take over Crime Watch duties from Lisa Bloomfield who had scheduling conflicts. Will has registered with the Plano Police Dept. & was previously on the DNE HOA Board for many years. Please contact Will with any Crime Watch information or questions you may have as he will be coordinating our Crime Watch. His contact email is…crimewatch@dnehoa.org

Please don’t forget to tell & encourage your neighbors, particularly the many new homeowners in our neighborhood, to sign up on the DNE HOA website  www.dnehoa.org  if they have not done so, so they can receive all Crime Watch & DNE Neighborhood emails.

Thank you for being very vigilant & continuing to help keep our DNE Neighborhood safe!

If you have any questions, please contact me president@dnehoa.org

Wishing all of you a very Happy & Safe Fall!  Go Rangers!!! Go Cowboys!!!

Robert

Happy Early Fall to All!

As most of you know school in the PISD began Monday August 24 and so many of you are extra busy getting the kids off to school and running out the door to work etc. So this is a good time to remind you to be extra vigilant watching out for anything suspicious in our neighborhood. Unfortunately, potential burglars know when school starts too and would like nothing better than to take advantage of our very busy schedules by burglarizing our homes and property! So please..when you come and go, notice your surroundings and if you see anything suspicious, CALL 911 ASAP and if you know your neighbor is gone during the day, try to keep an eye on their home if you are able (without leaving the safety of your home). 

Because all of us have been making a point of watching out for anything suspicious in our neighborhood and have been calling 911 if we observe anything out of the ordinary, the PPD says CRIME HAS GONE DOWN in our neighborhood..YAY..we can all give ourselves a big pat on the back!! But please..don’t let your guard down..the crooks aren’t going away…we need to continue to make our neighborhood a VERY UNDESIRABLE place for them to conduct their “business”!

Remember:

1. USE YOUR BURGLAR ALARM if you have one.

2. If you have outdoor surveillance cameras make sure they are working, the PPD encourages all homeowners with outside cameras to register them with the PPD as they can help them solve crimes committed in the nearby area.

3. Keep your doors, windows and fences locked.

4. Keep your garage door closed.

5. Park your vehicles in the garage if possible.

6. Keep your vehicles locked if they are not in the garage.

7. DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS! If someone knocks, approach the door WITHOUT OPENING IT and say loudly “I’ll get it” or “Who is it” to let the person at the door know that someone is home (burglars prefer to burglarize an unoccupied home which is why you always want to let the person at your door know that someone is home). BUT DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS!

8. Keep outside lights on at night.

9. Keep your valuables in your home and vehicles out of clear view day and night.

10. Close your blinds at night.

11. If you see ANYONE or ANYTHING suspicious…DO NOT HESITATE…CALL 911!!

If you have any questions please contact me at president@dnehoa.org.

Let’s continue to keep our neighborhood safe by watching out for anything suspicious and each other! 

Wishing all of you a Happy and Safe Fall!
Robert A. Miller

Crime Watch Bulletin #2, May 2015 – Burglaries & Robberies

Crime Watch Bulletins – from Plano Police Department
Burglaries & Robberies
For Month ended May 31, 2015

Incident #1:
OFFENSE TYPE: BMV
LOCATION/STREET: 6000 N. Central Expwy (N. Central Expwy/W. Spring Creek Pkwy)
DATE: 4/22/15 TIME: 4:30 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: The victim left her purse on the floor of her vehicle and when she returned from the store, the purse was missing. The incident was captured on video and observed by two witnesses. Suspect #1 opened the passenger door and took the purse off the floor.
Residents are reminded to LOCK your doors, HIDE (or better yet, REMOVE) your valuables, and TAKE your keys. If something is valuable to you, it is valuable to someone else.

SUSPECT INFORMATION: Suspect #1: Black male, 20-25 years old, 5’9″-5’11”, thin build, weighing approximately 150-160lbs, brown short haircut, wearing a white t-shirt; Suspect #2: Asian female, 20-25 years old, 5’0″-5’5″, 100’135lbs, thin build, black hair, gray leggings, pink shirt.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: Gold Honda Odyssey, displaying buyer’s plates.

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Incident #2:
OFFENSE TYPE: BMV
LOCATION/STREET: 1900 Papeete Drive (Custer Rd/W. Parker Rd)
DATE: 4/25/15 (Saturday) TIME: 10:35 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: Witness/victim was unloading groceries from her vehicle. When she came back outside from the house she observed the suspect standing by her car. When the suspect saw the witness, the suspect quickly walked away down the alley. The witness discovered that her garage door opener had been taken from her vehicle.

SUSPECT INFORMATION: White female in her 20’s, long blond hair that was in a bun, wearing a black shirt with unknown pants.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: On foot.

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Incident #3:
OFFENSE TYPE: Burglary
LOCATION/STREET: 2500 Webster Drive (15th St/Independence Pkwy)
DATE: 4/29/15 (Wednesday) TIME: 12:45 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: The victim heard a noise coming from outside. Upon investigation, the victim observed the suspect inside his shed. Once the suspect saw she’d been discovered, she ran to the small car and left the area.

SUSPECT INFORMATION: Black female, last seen wearing black sweatpants and a black shirt.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: Smaller car, possibly gray in color.

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Incident #4:
OFFENSE TYPE: BMV
LOCATION/STREET: 6100 Alma Drive (Alma Dr/W. Spring Creek Pkwy, Mapsco 658D)
DATE: 4/29/15 (Wednesday) TIME: 10:40 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: The witness/victim was inside a store when a subject contacted her and advised her that someone was breaking into her vehicle. The victim went out to the parking lot and observed the suspect standing next to and looking inside the victim’s vehicle. The victim asked the suspect what the suspect was doing. The suspect replied that he was looking for a lost item.
The victim went back into the store. When she returned to her vehicle, she discovered that her wallet that she left in her vehicle was missing.
Residents are reminded to LOCK your vehicle, TAKE your keys, and HIDE (or better yet–REMOVE) your valuables.

SUSPECT INFORMATION: Black male, thicker build, 5’6″ tall wearing a light brown leather jacket and a brown and beige hat and reading glasses.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: Tan Lexus

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Incident #5:
OFFENSE TYPE: BMV
LOCATION/STREET: 900 S. Medalist Circle (W. Spring Creek Pkwy/Alma Dr)
DATE: 4/27/15 (Monday) TIME: 8:45 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: The witness/victim looked out her apartment window and observed the suspect standing next to her vehicle with her driver’s door open and the interior vehicle light was on. The witness opened her apartment door to confront the suspect and observed the suspect was now leaning inside her vehicle. The victim yelled at the suspect and the suspect fled southbound through the apartment parking lot on foot. The victim advised that she left her vehicle doors open. At the time of the report the victim believed nothing was missing.
Residents are reminded to TAKE your keys, LOCK your doors and HIDE (or even better – REMOVE) your valuables.

SUSPECT INFORMATION: Black male, light skinned, 5’11” tall, slender build, wearing gray sweatpants, a light colored shirt, and a Chicago Bulls beanie on his head.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: On foot.

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Incident #6:
OFFENSE TYPE: Robbery
LOCATION/STREET: 6000 Coit Road (Coit Rd/W. Spring Creek Pkwy)
DATE: 5/27/15 (Wednesday) TIME: 5:10 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: The suspect entered the Chase Bank located at the intersection of Coit Road and W. Spring Creek Pkwy., made threats to the teller and robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of money. Afterwards the suspect exited the bank. No vehicle description was given.

SUSPECT INFORMATION: White male, mid 20’s to mid 30’s, 5’11”-6’4″, thin to medium build, last seen wearing a red and white plaid shirt, khaki pants and sunglasses.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: On foot.

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Incident #7:
OFFENSE TYPE: Burglary of a Business
LOCATION/STREET: 700 Central Expressway (Central Expwy/Plano Pkwy)
DATE: 5/31/15 (Sunday) TIME: 4:25 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: The two suspects were observed burglarizing a retail business.
SUSPECT INFORMATION: Suspect #1: White male, 20-25 years of age, thin build, wearing a black hoodie, black gloves, black shoes and white basketball type shorts with a vertical stripe; Suspect #2 white male, 35-40 years of age, medium build, last seen wearing black gloves, a gray jacket with white stripes down the sleeves, black shoes and an orange colored cap with “Texas” written on the front in white lettering.

VEHICLE INFORMATION: Unknown.

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Residents are urged to immediately call 911 upon observing any suspicious person,
vehicle, or circumstance.

If you have any information regarding suspicious persons or activity in your area,
please call the Plano Police Department at (972) 424-5678.

General Safety Information:

Please BE AWARE of what is going on in your block and neighborhood! LOOK AROUND as you leave your home and make sure that nothing looks “out of place” in your surroundings.

If you see ANYONE suspicious or ANY suspicious vehicle or ANYTHING that seems unusual…CALL 911!! The police will come out and check out the situation ASAP. DON’T be afraid to call 911 even if you think it’s not worth “bothering” the Police Department about. Let them come out and make that determination!

Remember:

1. USE YOUR BURGLAR ALARM if you have one.

2. If you have outdoor surveillance cameras make sure they are working, the Plano Police Department encourages all homeowners with outside cameras to register them with the PPD as they can help them solve crimes committed in the nearby area.

3. Keep your doors and windows locked.

4. Keep you garage door closed.

5. Park your vehicles in your garage if possible.

6. DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS! If someone knocks, approach the door WITHOUT OPENING IT and say loudly “I’ll get it” or “Who is it” to let the person at the door know that someone is home. DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS!

7. Keep outside lights on at night.

8. Keep your valuables in your home and vehicles out of clear view day and night.

9. Close your blinds at night.

10. If you see ANYONE or ANYTHING suspicious…DO NOT HESITATE…CALL 911!!

Thank you for watching out for our neighborhood! You are the eyes and ears of our neighborhood and we are the eyes and ears of the Plano Police Department. With everyone’s help we will continue to keep our great Dallas North Estates Neighborhood safe!!

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Bloomfield, our DNE HOA Crime Watch Coordinator at treasurer@dnehoa.org (mailto:treasurer@dnehoa.org) or me at president@dnehoa.org (mailto:president@dnehoa.org) .

Crime Watch Bulletin #1, May 2015 – Suspicious Persons / Vehicles / Behavior

Crime Watch Bulletins – from Plano Police Department
Suspicious Persons / Vehicles / Behavior
For Month ended May 31, 2015

Incident #1:
OFFENSE TYPE: Suspicious Person
LOCATION/STREET: 7400 Red River Drive (Legacy Dr/Custer Rd, Mapsco 558T)
DATE: 4/23/15 (Thursday) TIME: 3:00 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: The custodian was cleaning the school around 3:00 a.m. and observed a white male, approximately 16-20 years old inside of the school. Upon seeing the custodian the suspect fled out through the doors on the south side of the school. The custodian advised that he did not know how the subject got inside the school, all the doors should have been locked.
SUSPECT INFORMATION: White male, 16-20 years old, medium build, wearing white shirt and blue jeans.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: On foot.

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Incident #2:
OFFENSE TYPE: Suspicious Vehicle
LOCATION/STREET: 1600 Cherokee Trail (W. Spring Creek Pkwy/Custer Rd)
DATE: 5/1/15 (Friday) TIME: 11:50 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: Witness got a call from a neighbor advising her that two black males were in a black Nissan Altima slowly pulling out of her driveway. The resident had no idea what the subjects were doing at her house. No signs of a criminal offense were observed. Subjects were last seen driving eastbound through the alley towards Rainer Road.
SUSPECT INFORMATION: Both suspects were described as black males, 30 years old.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: Black Nissan Altima with tinted windows.

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Incident #3:
OFFENSE TYPE: Suspicious Person
LOCATION/STREET: 7400 Red River Drive (Legacy Dr/Custer Rd, Mapsco 558T)
DATE: 5/4/15 (Monday) TIME: 8:15 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: An eleven year old girl was riding her bike in a park and then got off and walked close to the creek. She thought she heard someone walking and when she looked up she saw the suspect on the other side of the creek. The suspect told the girl to come to him. The girl turned and ran away from the suspect to a family in the park and phoned her mother to come pick her up. Police searched for the suspect, but did not locate him.
SUSPECT INFORMATION: Large white male, brown hair, goatee, last seen with no shirt and dark basketball shorts.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: On foot.

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Incident #4:

OFFENSE TYPE: Indecent Exposure

LOCATION/STREET: 7400 Hamner Lane (Just West of Coit Rd, between Legacy Drive and Hedgcoxe Rd)

DATE: 5/31/15 (Sunday) TIME: 1:00 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: The adult female victim was jogging near the intersection of Legacy Drive and Coit Road when she noticed the suspect vehicle kept driving by her. At one point the car stopped ahead of the victim. As she jogged past she could see the suspect was exposing himself to her. The victim went to a nearby house and called the police. The suspect was gone prior to officers arriving.

SUSPECT INFORMATION: White male, 40-50 years old.

VEHICLE INFORMATION: Late model dark metallic Honda Civic.

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Residents are urged to immediately call 911 upon observing any suspicious person,
vehicle, or circumstance.

If you have any information regarding suspicious persons or activity in your area,
please call the Plano Police Department at (972) 424-5678.

General Safety Information:

Please BE AWARE of what is going on in your block and neighborhood! LOOK AROUND as you leave your home and make sure that nothing looks “out of place” in your surroundings.

If you see ANYONE suspicious or ANY suspicious vehicle or ANYTHING that seems unusual…CALL 911!! The police will come out and check out the situation ASAP. DON’T be afraid to call 911 even if you think it’s not worth “bothering” the Police Department about. Let them come out and make that determination!

Remember:

1. USE YOUR BURGLAR ALARM if you have one.

2. If you have outdoor surveillance cameras make sure they are working, the Plano Police Department encourages all homeowners with outside cameras to register them with the PPD as they can help them solve crimes committed in the nearby area.

3. Keep your doors and windows locked.

4. Keep you garage door closed.

5. Park your vehicles in your garage if possible.

6. DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS! If someone knocks, approach the door WITHOUT OPENING IT and say loudly “I’ll get it” or “Who is it” to let the person at the door know that someone is home. DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS!

7. Keep outside lights on at night.

8. Keep your valuables in your home and vehicles out of clear view day and night.

9. Close your blinds at night.

10. If you see ANYONE or ANYTHING suspicious…DO NOT HESITATE…CALL 911!!

Thank you for watching out for our neighborhood! You are the eyes and ears of our neighborhood and we are the eyes and ears of the Plano Police Department. With everyone’s help we will continue to keep our great Dallas North Estates Neighborhood safe!!

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Bloomfield, our DNE HOA Crime Watch Coordinator at treasurer@dnehoa.org or president@dnehoa.org .

Week Ending 5/10 Police Bulletins

Crime Watch Bulletins – from Plano Police Department
For week ended May 10, 2015

Incident #1:
OFFENSE TYPE: Suspicious Vehicle
BLOCK NUMBER, LOCATION/STREET: 1600 Cherokee Trail (W. Spring Creek Pkwy/Custer Rd, Mapsco 658B)
DATE: 5/1/15 (Friday) TIME: 11:50 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: Witness got a call from a neighbor advising her that two black males were in a black Nissan Altima slowly pulling out of her driveway. The resident had no idea what the subjects were doing at her house. No signs of a criminal offense were observed. Subjects were last seen driving eastbound through the alley towards Rainer Road.

SUSPECT INFORMATION: Both suspects were described as black males, 30 years old.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: Black Nissan Altima with tinted windows.

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Incident #2:

OFFENSE TYPE: Suspicious Person
BLOCK NUMBER, LOCATION/STREET: 7400 Red River Drive (Legacy Dr/Custer Rd, Mapsco 558T)
DATE: 5/4/15 (Monday) TIME: 8:15 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: An eleven year old girl was riding her bike in a park and then got off and walked close to the creek. She thought she heard someone walking and when she looked up she saw the suspect on the other side of the creek. The suspect told the girl to come to him. The girl turned and ran away from the suspect to a family in the park and phoned her mother to come pick her up. Police searched for the suspect, but did not locate him.
SUSPECT INFORMATION: Large white male, brown hair, goatee, last seen with no shirt and dark basketball shorts.
VEHICLE INFORMATION: On foot.

Immediate Crime Alert!

This happened yesterday!

May 5, 2015

ANOTHER HOME BURGLARY!!

On May 5, 2015 in the 2200 block of Grandview another home burglary occurred. According to the homeowner’s account, around 9:00 a.m. the homeowner’s back patio door was smashed. The burglar alarm was not set because the homeowner was in a rush. The neighbor next door saw a black Dodge Caliber with the hatchback up in the homeowner’s driveway with two African American men moving around and called police.

There has also been another possible home burglary that has not been directly confirmed that occurred within the last few days in the nearby vicinity on Glencliff also through the back door.

According to the PPD these burglars are coming into Plano from Dallas off of 190. They are coming into our neighborhood because it’s close to 190 and they can get away quickly. They are walking up to the front door and ringing the bell to see if someone is home and if no one answers, they are kicking in the front door and burglarizing the home. They are fast and go straight for the master bedroom looking for jewelry and cash. In the case of the home on Grandview, they broke in through the back patio door instead of the front door because the home is across from the elementary school and is in clear view.

PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR A BLACK DODGE CALIBER!!! If you see that vehicle with people inside who match the description given…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!

PLEASE DON’T LEAVE YOUR HOME WITHOUT ACTIVATING YOUR BURGLAR ALARM AND MAKE SURE YOUR OUTSIDE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ARE ON IF YOU HAVE THEM!!

IF SOMEONE RINGS YOUR BELL OR KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR…APPROACH THE DOOR WITHOUT OPENING IT AND SAY LOUDLY “I’ll GET IT” TO LET THE PERSON AT THE DOOR KNOW THAT SOMEONE IS HOME!!!

DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS!!!  IF SOMEONE RINGS YOUR BELL OR KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR AND YOU DON’T RECOGNIZE THEM PARTICULARLY IN THE EARLY MORNING OR DURING THE DAY…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!

PLEASE BE EXTRA VIGILANT…if you know your neighbor is gone during the day and you are able, try to keep an eye on their home  (without leaving the safety of your home).

If you see ANY UNFAMILIAR vehicle moving slowly through the alley or ANY UNFAMILIAR vehicle parked near your home or in a your neighbor’s driveway or anywhere you don’t normally see a parked vehicle with or without a person inside…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!

If you see ANYONE UNFAMILIAR loitering around or walking through the alley or neighborhood for no apparent reason or something seems “out of place”…CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!

These criminals are looking for an easy opportunity crime and are very brazen!! DO NOT GIVE THEM THAT OPPORTUNITY!! PLEASE HARDEN YOUR HOME, KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED and GARAGE DOOR CLOSED and BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS WHEN YOU COME AND GO and CALL 911 IF YOU SEE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS!!

If you have any questions please contact our Crime Watch Coordinator Lisa Bloomfield at treasurer@dnehoa.org or Robert Miller at president@dnehoa.org

Thank you for staying vigilant and with everyone’s help, we will help the PPD get these guys caught and off our streets and out of our neighborhood IMMEDIATELY!!!

Robert A Miller

 

Neighborhood Crime Update

Crime Alert!

There have been two daylight home burglaries in the 2300 and 2400 Blocks of Northcrest within the last two weeks. There is a possibility of a third home burglary that has not been directly confirmed in the nearby vicinity.

These burglaries have taken place during the daylight hours when no one was at home. The front door was kicked in and jewelry was stolen in at least one case as well as TVs being stolen in both cases.

Please BE AWARE of what is going on in your block and neighborhood! LOOK AROUND as you leave your home and make sure that nothing looks “out of place” in your surroundings.

If you see ANYONE suspicious or ANY suspicious vehicle or ANYTHING that seems unusual…CALL 911!! The police will come out and check out the situation ASAP. DON’T be afraid to call 911 even if you think it’s not worth “bothering” the Police Department about. Let them come out and make that determination!

 Remember:

1. USE YOUR BURGLAR ALARM if you have one.

2. If you have outdoor surveillance cameras make sure they are working, the Plano Police Department encourages all homeowners with outside cameras to register them with the PPD as they can help them solve crimes committed in the nearby area.

3. Keep your doors and windows locked.

4. Keep you garage door closed.

5. Park your vehicles in your garage if possible.

6. DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS!  If someone knocks, approach the door WITHOUT OPENING IT and say loudly “I’ll get it” or “Who is it” to let the person at the door know that someone is home. DON’T OPEN YOUR DOOR TO STRANGERS!

7. Keep outside lights on at night.

8. Keep your valuables in your home and vehicles out of clear view day and night.

9. Close your blinds at night.

10. If you see ANYONE or ANYTHING suspicious…DO NOT HESITATE…CALL 911!!

Thank you for watching out for our neighborhood! You are the eyes and ears of our neighborhood and we are the eyes and ears of the Plano Police Department. With everyone’s help we will continue to keep our great Dallas North Estates Neighborhood safe!!

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Bloomfield, our DNE HOA Crime Watch Coordinator at treasurer@dnehoa.org or me at president@dnehoa.org.

Our DNE HOA website, dnehoa.org also has much information on the crime watch tab as well as what is happening in our neighborhood.

Wishing all of you a Happy May!

Robert A. Miller, President of Dallas North Estates HOA

Update on crime watch information as it relates to Plano PD

March 3, 2015

I want to update you on how our DNE Crime Watch has been organized so all of you will understand how a Neighborhood Crime Watch works.

LISA BLOOMFIELD, OUR DNE HOA TREASURER IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH COORDINATOR/CAPTAIN.

LISA’S CONTACT INFORMATION IS  treasurer@dnehoa.org

Lisa has registered with the Plano Police Department and will receive direct alerts and or communications from the Plano Police Department about any issue the PPD wants to alert the DNE neighborhood to. Roberta Clark, our DNE HOA secretary, will then send that information out to the neighborhood via your email. The email will say PLANO POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME WATCH BULLETIN  so you will know the information has come directly from the Plano Police Department.

In the hopefully unlikely event you have had a burglary of your home, vehicle or property or any other issue or suspicious event AND you HAVE contacted the Plano Police Department DIRECTLY and the PPD HAS  been to your home to investigate and you want to inform our neighborhood about it, please contact Lisa and the information will be emailed to the neighborhood. We want our neighborhood to be aware of as many crime related issues as possible but we also want to make sure all Crime Watch reports have been verified by the Plano Police Dept.

It is important for you to know when you receive a PLANO POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME WATCH BULLETIN email, the information is either directly from the Plano Police Department or it is about an individual neighbor’s issue who has had DIRECT contact with the Plano Police Department.

As you already know, Lisa is contacting our neighborhood volunteers who are our neighborhood block captains and they will be contacting you to make sure we have your email. Even though you are receiving emails, the crime watch volunteers will not know this so let the volunteer know you are already on the list. Please let your neighbors know someone may be knocking on their door and asking for their email for the dnehoa.org website. Remember, the more “eyes and ears” we have in our neighborhood, the safer it will be. By the way, we do NOT share the email addresses with anyone!

AGAIN, FOR ALL CRIME WATCH RELATED ISSUES PLEASE CONTACT OUR DNE CRIME WATCH COORDINATOR/CAPTAIN LISA BLOOMFIELD AT: treasurer@dnehoa.org

For those who missed our CRIME WATCH MEETING in February, Officer Christopher Bianez from the Plano Police Department recommended ways to harden your home by strengthening doors, windows and garage doors. Information about that is on the dnehoa.org website under the Crime Watch tab.

I want to remind you of the actions the Plano Police Department recommends you take to make your home safer:

  1. Keep your doors and windows locked.
  2. DON’T leave your garage door open – Officer Bianez said there were 1000 burglaries in Plano last year and 500 of them would NOT have happened if the victim’s garage door had been closed! It only takes seconds for someone to steal something from your garage OR gain access into your home through your garage door.
  3. Park your cars in the garage if possible.
  4. DON’T open your door to strangers. Officer Bianez said if someone knocks at our door the PPD recommends you approach the door WITHOUT opening it and say loudly ”I’ll get it” or “Who is it” to let the person at the door know someone is home. DON’T open your door to strangers!
  5. Leave outside lights on at night, many people use motion sensors.
  6. DON’T leave your valuables in clear view day or night in your home or vehicle.
  7. Close your blinds at night.
  8. If you see someone or something suspicious CALL 911. The PPD recommends you DON’T go outside to investigate yourself..stay in the safety of your home and CALL 911!

If you have any questions please contact any of the DNE HOA Board members at:

Robert A. Miller (President) president@dnehoa.org

Bill Fell (Vice President) VP@dnehoa.org

Roberta Clark (Secretary/Website/Newsletter) mail@dnehoa.org

Lisa Bloomfield (Treasurer & Crime Watch Coordinator/Captain treasurer@dnehoa.org

Annette Swaggerty(Director)) AS@dnehoa.org

With all of your help we will make our Dallas North Estates neighborhood the safest neighborhood in Plano!

A Happy and Safe March to all!

Robert