Lazybrook News

from the Lazybrook Civic Club

May Security Update

by Matt Herring, Security - May 16th, 2011.
Filed under: Security.

Citizens on Patrol Hours Logged

  • February 2011 – 48.75
  • March 2011 – 56

I appreciate the continued support of our patrollers.We are looking for more volunteers to join our Citizens on Patrol program to help do our part to protect ourselves and our neighbors. If you are interested please send an email to security@lazybrook.org to learn more.

Crime in the Neighborhood

3/14 – Robbery, 1800 block of Willowmoss, mid morning
3/20 – Theft, 2400 block of Lazybrook, from driveway early morning
3/31 – Burglary, 1800 Tattenhall, home break-in mid afternoon
4/6 – Burglary, 1800 Seaspray, home break-in mid afternoon
4/18 – Burglary, 1800 Millcreek, home break-in mid afternoon
4/19 – Theft, 2100 Lazybrook, vehicle break-in overnight
4/19 – Theft, 1800 Nauts, vehicle break-in overnight
4/24 – Vandalism, 1800 Millwood, car window broken overnight

Lazybrook has had several home break-ins that are occurring during the middle of the day, HPD has been notified on all of these cases and reports have filed.  I have heard that an arrest has been made in relation to some of these cases but I know that HPD is still looking for more suspects in the other cases.  HPD is working to increase Officer presence and patrol in our area, but they are facing budget shortfalls, along with the rest of the government agencies.  I encourage all of our neighbors to join the Citizens of Patrol and help keep an eye out for each other.

Please call HPD to report all crimes and get a case number, this is how we are assigned manpower from HPD. HPD Dispatch 713-884-3131.

Crime Statistics
The latest crime statistics are posted on the web at: http://mycity.houstontx.gov/crime/ or spotcrime.com.

Citizens on Patrol
I am proud to announce that our neighborhood has a new Citizens on Patrol Coordinator, HPD Officer, Steve Duffy.  Officer Duffy has served for several years at the Heights Storefront and has been a great asset to our community.  He is reviewing the current Citizens on Patrol records and has plans to coordinate a new patroller training class as well as a recertification for current patrollers.  I will send an email to notify you of the training class once a time and date has been set.

The COP training class is normally about an hour-long class that covers the basic rules and safety regulations for Citizens on Patrol certification.  Since we are experiencing a rise in criminal activity, we are in need of more neighbors actively patrolling our streets to help curb this trend.  Just a few minutes a week can really make a big difference in keeping Lazybrook safe.

Patrolling is as easy as driving a car or riding a bike through the neighborhood with a cell phone and calling in any suspicious persons or activities.  We will train you, the hours are flexible to fit any schedule, and you are reimbursed for the cost of gas. Please email security@lazybrook.org to let me know if you are interested.

Lazybrook Email Network
We have over 370 neighbors signed up to receive email updates. If you are not currently receiving the email you can join by emailing: security@lazybrook.org
If you change your email address please drop me a line so I can make the change and keep the list current.

March PIP Meeting – Recap
Houston Police Department holds several meetings every year through their Positive Interaction Program.  The March meeting had guest speaker Marc Decatur, with Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission, explain the history and basic duties of TACB.  He gave a speech that included interesting and humorous stories of prohibition era “speak speakeasies,” current enforcement, and future legislation that is currently up for legislative debate.  I encourage everyone to attend these meetings for a great chance to speak with HPD officers that work in our area and hear speakers from across the state.

Clean Up After Your Pets
I have received email over the past month with complaints that people are walking their dogs and either not picking up their poop or they are bagging it up and leaving it somebody else’s driveway.  Please be respectful of your neighbor’s property and kindly pick up after your pets and dispose of it properly.

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