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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH REPORT – November / December 2016

During the last half of NOVEMBER to the present date of DECEMBER 12, 2016 based on Orange County Sheriff’s crime statistics on OCSO web site we have had TWO Residential Burglaries. One in the 18500 block of SABAL and One in the 20500 block of PEABODY. ONE stolen VEHICLE in the 18500 block of SABAL ST. We also had 9 AUTOMOBILE BURGLARIES. 2 on ABBY in the 2200 Block and 4 on ALABASTER in the 2500 Block and 1 on PEABODY in the 20500 Block, and TWO on STARREY one in the 18500 Block and one in the 19500 block.

All were listed on the OCSO web site so I guess the election cycle is over for another 4 years.

I also received a phone call regarding vandalism in the 2800 block of BANCROFT damage to a fence. Additionally, I have received 2 calls regarding tampering with outside water faucets. One actual theft of water on MACON (homeless in the woods) and the other left running on ARCHER.

On a disturbing note I got a call about racing cars on HWY 520 at about 11:30 PM by a knowledgeable resident that said he reported it to OCSO but the operator would not dispatch because the caller only heard them and did not see them. Additionally, I have seen posts on Face Book about DALLAS BLVD. being shut down for similar acts. Definitely anyone observing such actions needs to call OCSO immediately and you should also ask if CHASE is available to track selected vehicles as they flee.

As we start the Holiday season I am reminded of the 12 Don’ts of Christmas– they still work, and for many of us have worked all year.
1.  Don’t become distracted when shopping.
2.  Don’t carry a purse or wallet in a careless manner.
3.  Don’t carry cash or valuables not needed (sometimes a  credit card is all you need).
4.  Don’t overload yourself with packages.
5.  Don’t park in dark or unpopulated areas.
6.  Don’t ignore strangers as they approach you .
7.  Don’t leave your car unlocked.
8.  Don’t shop with children without a plan if separated.
9.   Don’t forget to arrange for mail and paper if leaving town.
10.  Don’t leave your home looking vacant.
11.  Don’t leave your home door or garage door open or unlocked.
12.  Don’t let holiday stress keep you from enjoying the season.
And I will add TWO more – DON’T put your tree and all the gifts in the front window for all to see and after gifts are opened do dispose of gift wrappings and boxes properly in county provided bins.

On a happy note EVELYN RODRIGUEZ PEREZ continues to keep our Wedgefield NHW Face Book page neighborly and smooth running AND I received notification that Evelyn will be recognized on the 13th of December by our Sheriff for her actions in support of NHW here in Wedgefield. Keep up the good work Evelyn we thank you.

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)