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Evasive Dogs again

DANGEROUS DOGS ALERT!

Happy winter to all!

The City of Plano has asked the HOAs to alert all residents to be on the lookout for 2 dogs that have bitten several people in Plano. They have asked all residents to CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SEE THESE DOGS! The dogs have been on the loose for several months. One dog is mostly black & is an Australian Cattle Dog & the other is a mostly white & black spotted mixed breed. They are medium sized dogs.

DO NOT APPROACH THESE DOGS! The dogs are very stealthy & have managed to allude all attempts at capture. Please be aware the black Australian Cattle Dog has bitten people from behind on the lower leg while they have been jogging or moving. This fits with the Australian Cattle Dog’s instinct to herd cattle, which they do by biting the heels of the cattle. Please be aware of your surroundings when you are jogging or walking briskly, as the black dog has surprised many who have been bitten.

Again, if you see these dogs, the City wants residents to CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT call Animal Services or any other city dept. before you CALL 911! The City wants to get these dogs off the streets & needs the public’s help in locating them as quickly as possible!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE CITY WEBSITE LISTED BELOW for photos of the dogs & much more information about the dogs.

http://www.plano.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1049
If clicking the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste the link into your browser.

Please be alert to your surroundings when you are outside & CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY if you see these dogs!

Stay safe!
Robert A. Miller
president@dnehoa.org

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!

DNE 2016 Annual Meeting

Happy Late Winter! I hope all of you had very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

We will be having our DNE HOA Annual Meeting on:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

7:00 P.M.

Messiah Lutheran Church (in the Administration Building)
1801 West Plano Parkway 75075

The meeting will be for electing officers and there will be an update from Rosewood Properties on the Heritage Creekside development, including the status of what is currently under construction and the soon to start construction of the single family homes. The discussion will also include creek improvements that are in the planning stage and the Westwood intersection.

There will also be updates on the 1 to 2 story office buildings being constructed on the Northwest corner of Alma and Plano Parkway, the Northeast corner of Westwood and Plano Parkway and the Southeast corner of Independence and Plano Parkway as well as the town homes on the Northwest corner of Independence and Plano Parkway.

Crime Watch will also be discussed.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Election of Officers
  • Rosewood Property Heritage Creekside Update
    • Status of Construction
    • Single Family Home Construction
    • Creek Improvements
    • Westwood Intersection
  • Neighborhood New Construction Update
  • Crime Watch

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

I look forward to seeing you there!

Robert A. Miller

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