During the last half of DECEMBER to the present date of JANUARY 12, 2017 based on Orange County Sheriff’s crime statistics on OCSO web site we have had THREE Residential Burglaries. One in the 19500 block of PEABODY, One in the 2500 block of DECKER and One in the 2800 Block of Babbitt. We also had 1 AUTOMOBILE BURGLARY in the 19500 block of STARRY All were listed on the OCSO web site. After taking the agency to task about hiding crimes prior to the election, it must have had an effect because they are now being posted as they occur.
Changing the subject, this is the time of year to look back and be thankful that we live in the Great Community that is Wedgefield. It is one where neighbors look out for each other and crime is kept to a minimum in comparison with our neighbors to the West. This is all because of community involvement in Neighborhood Watch and a strong sense of doing what is right. Special thanks go to our Wedgefield Home Owners Association for their support for our crime watch programs and the financial support of our youth programs. Ranger Drainage not to be missed is also thanked for their immediate response to several safety items that have occurred often after hours or on weekends, response that prevented accidents from occurring. Again, it is GREAT to LIVE in WEDGEFIELD.
On a different note we are from time to time required to leave our wonderful community and based on events of the past day or so it behooves us to be very conscious of our surroundings. Our deputies and OPD officers have their hands full trying to control crime and keep everyone safe and we owe it to ourselves and our family to also use our head regarding personal safety. If we are headed to a known area that has problems in the past like Wal-Mart or Publix or to get gas we need to do those things that will keep us safe. Parking in well lit areas, being aware while loading groceries, locking the car when pumping gas should all be second nature.
Last but certainly not least with the cooler weather everyone is out walking after sun down and we need to dress in light colored clothes, walk against traffic if there are no sidewalks and be conscious of vehicular traffic. I often see the walker or bicyclist often almost challenging the driver by crowding into the vehicle’s space. Let us all be safe out there.
As we look forward to a safe and prosperous new year do remember that the best crime prevention device known to man or woman is a good neighbor and a good neighbor knows what to do when things do not look right. They call OCSO.
On a happy note EVELYN RODRIGUEZ PEREZ continues to keep our Wedgefield NHW Face Book page neighborly and smooth running 1,405 MEMBERS!
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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 CALL:
PHIL UNSER at 407-679-6644 (24hrs)