During the last half of APRIL to the present date of MAY 12, 2017 based on Orange County Sheriff’s crime statistics listed on the OCSO web site we have had 3 residential burglaries One on PADDOCK in the 19xxx Block and One on ABNEY in the 27xx Block and One in the 2200 block of BALLARD. We also had 1 reported auto burglary on DALLAS in the 5xxx. And we have had a host of un neighborly actions reported or attempted to be reported on Face Book. Everything from dog bites to reckless driving. I was told of a pursuit that almost ended with gun play, all to obtain a picture to post on Face Book. We have no idea now days who is carrying, so we need to be safe and do what is right.
REMEMBER Wedgefield NHW No pursuit, No patrol, No confrontation, JUST WATCH and REPORT.
I had a phone call regarding a motorcycle in the Nettleton canal near Abney where the canal branches North to Nettleton. I also had a call regarding trespassers on the canal North of Reynolds. The Deputies responded but as with the motorcycle they were gone by the time the deputies arrived. Interestingly, I noted 2 additional vehicles that probably would have joined the one on the Reynolds canal if I had not been at the entrance to the canal. Our residents just do not understand the canal issue as evidenced by face book posts regarding a waste of deputy time. If because of damage to our canals we wind up with EPA fines, these fines will be passed on to the residents. Additionally, each land owner on the canal has land boundaries that extend into and often through the canal to the other side. So any vehicle or person on the canal is trespassing.
Summer time is great and the activities are calling. Transportation for the youngsters often consists of the found bicycle that is ridden till arrival at the desired destination. Again it is left for the next opportunist to take it to another destination. The bike was initially carelessly left in the yard or was stolen from the once owner and that makes no difference. The now discarded bike is noticed by a responsible resident and a call to OCSO was made and the deputy tries to match the serial number with a reported theft of a bike. Had the owner noted the serial number and relayed it in the theft report the bike would come back. The serial number is located in one of the following places; underside of crank, head set label, rear stays, seat down tube next to crank, and top of the crank.
On a happy note EVELYN RODRIGUEZ PEREZ continues to keep our Wedgefield NHW Face Book page neighborly and smooth running with 1,500 MEMBERS.
Now let us all be good neighbors and make the effort to be observant and take appropriate action “SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING”
To report a crime in progress, fire or medical emergency Dial 911.
The number to report suspicious activity or a crime committed Dial 407-836-HELP (4357).
After dialing the appropriate OCSO Number THEN PHIL UNSER at 407-679-6644 (24hrs)