Notes from the Whittier Heights crime prevention meeting

About 40 concerned community members met with Crime Prevention Coordinator, Terri Johnston, and community police officer Scott McGlashen at a crime prevention meeting last week.

Brad Wakeman with the Whittier Heights Community Council sent this information:

In our North Precinct District of “Boy 3” (which incorporates the boundaries of 85th to Market Street and Greenwood to 15th NW):

The big news is the increase in residential burglaries from March 1st 2010 to June 15th 2010 there were only 18 burglaries….However for this same time period March 1st 2011 to June 15th there currently has been 41 burglaries which means they have more than doubled. The majority of these burglaries happen during the day and are non-owner occupied.

We need to keep more eyes on the street and do not be afraid to call 911 if something does not look right. If a vehicle is involved, get the license plate and write it down, give it to the 911 operator. If possible include type of vehicle, color, direction of travel, how many passengers….anything that will help the officer justify a stop.

Car prowls are down from 81 last year…to only 56 this year for the same time frame March to June.

There will be a Crown Hill Crime Prevention & Public Safety meeting this coming Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Crown Hill Center Gymnasium. More information here.

The North Precinct is holding their annual open house on July 9th from noon to 4 p.m. There will be music, free food, ice cream, tours of the precinct and high-tech police toys on display. The North Precinct is located at 10049 College Way N.

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