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March 28, 2023 at 2:32 pm #8012Rana GoodmanKeymaster
SCA Neighborhood Watch Program Resident Update – March 25, 2023
Crime Report: Since January 17 we have had only one burglary, but that was a serious one. On March 2 the son of a recently-deceased homeowner was checking the status of his late father’s home when he encountered a burglar. He shot and killed the intruder. It was reported that no criminal charges will be filed against the homeowner’s son in this incident.So far in 2023, we have had 6 burglaries, an annual rate of about 26, compared to last year’s 40 burglaries. Keep up the good work! If you “See Something, Say Something”and call 311 for suspicious activity, call 911 for a crime in progress or a threat to personal safety.
Reporting crimes: I check the HPD website daily for SCA crimes that have been reported to HPD. However, it sometimes takes a few days for the HPD to post crimes. If you are aware of a burglary or theft that occurs in SCA, please let me know as soon as possible. I can then issue a community-wide alert about the crime, if appropriate. Don Manning 702-453-1492 Don.firstname.lastname@example.org
Use your car keys as an alarm: If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack or in case you fall outside and you can’t reach a phone.
We have two very interesting Neighborhood Watch events coming up:
- CPTED: Crime Prevention Through Environments Design – HPD Neighborhood Resource Officer Alex Alcantara will present this program on March 27 at 2:00 pm in the Delaware Room. This international law enforcement program focuses on how you can make your home more secure and less susceptible to criminal activity. You can sign up for this presentation by submitting this form:
- Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) – On April 4 at 10 am in the Penn Room (Independence Center) there will be a presentation on the proposed 2024 SCA Budget item to install 20 ALPR cameras on the main roads in Sun City Anthem. It will be presented by Carlos Concepcion and Don Manning of the SCA Neighborhood Watch Program. The event is hosted by the Lifelong Learning Club. All SCA residents are invited to attend.
Safety Diamond:The Neighborhood Watch Program has special concerns about the safety and security of folks living alone. Shown below is the “Safety Diamond”, which provides contact information that is especially important for folks living alone. The importance of this has been emphasized by the Henderson PD. Please fill out the Safety Diamond for your home!
Thanks for being “Neighbors Looking Out for Neighbors” and helping to keep Sun City Anthem safe!
Learn more home security tips on the SCA website at http://www.sca-hoa.org , under Community / Neighborhood Watch.
Don Manning, Leader
Sun City Anthem Neighborhood Watch Program
Neighborhood Watch “Safety Diamond”
Neighborhood Watch recommends getting to know your neighbors so that you can all do a better job of watching out for each other. The best approach is to get to know the neighbors within your “Safety Diamond”, which is the neighbor directly across from you, the ones to either side, and the one behind you. Those are the neighbors that have the best view of your house and would probably be the first to know if something looked wrong or out of place. If they have your contact information (and you have theirs) they can contact you to make sure everything’s alright. The attached sheet is a convenient place for you to record the contact info for every home in your “Safety Diamond”.
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