Lazybrook News

from the Lazybrook Civic Club

August Security Update

by Matt Herring, Security - September 15th, 2011.
Filed under: Security.

Citizens on Patrol Hours Logged

  • June 2011 – 49.5
  • July 2011 – 68.5

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

7/18 – Theft, 2200 Lazybrook, 5pm
8/2 – Vandalism, 2200 Lazybrook late pm, broken window, bottle thrown through glass
8/24 – Suspicious vehicle noted in driveway 2400 Brooktree, vehicle plates were reported to HPD, truck was stolen from another location and later recovered.
8/25 – Theft from Vehicle, 2600 TC Jester, over night, GPS, glasses stolen
8/31 – Theft, 1800 Haverhill, wheels stolen from vehicle

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
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.

August PIP Meeting
The August PIP meeting was held on August 24 and we were fortunate to have a guest speaker from Crime Stoppers.  Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization that gives cash rewards for tips that lead to the capture of criminals, aiding police officers in arrest and conviction of offenders.

They offer these crime prevention tips:

  • Lock all doors and windows, including upstairs windows
  • If you are just moving in, you should change your locks
  • Ask for identification from delivery and service providers
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Store valuable property in a safe or safety deposit box
  • Report suspicious people and write down license plate numbers
  • Stay alert when entering your home
  • Report bad lighting or overgrown shrubbery to the city (311)
  • Use initials on mailboxes or doorbells to avoid being an easy target

Since 1981 Crime Stoppers has been involved in the arrest of over 22,000 suspects with over $9 Million in cash rewards given out.  To report a tip to Crime Stoppers, call 713-222-TIPS or visit their website at www.crime-stoppers.org.

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.

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