Posts Tagged ‘community_watch’

Neighborhoods Celebrate Crime Prevention with National Night Out

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Several communities in Southwest Raleigh are participating in National Night Out™ (NNO), on August 2nd. National Night Out is an opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, safety awareness, and neighborhood camaradarie. National Night Out is designed to: (more…)

Trailwood Hills – April 5, 2011 Meeting Notes

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Following is a summary of the meeting from April 5, 2011 with the Raleigh Police at our annual homeowners’ meeting.

Last night at the Trailwood Hills HOA annual meeting, the Raleigh Police Department talked at length about the new Community Police Squad, as well as other concerns regarding our neighborhood. The following officers came to the meeting: (more…)

Spring is in the Air…..

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

My husband’s grandma always said “Spring is sprung, the grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is?”  I’m just wondering where Spring is!!  Regardless of the temperature outside, the calendar has told us Spring is here and the IRS is telling us taxes are due!

If you are like me, you are thinking about the spring cleaning you promise to do every year,  and wondering where to put all that junk!  You might also be scrambling to get your taxes done, and going through piles of paper that you kept around all year “just in case”.   Many people make the mistake of just putting those unneeded papers in their garbage, not bothering to shred it, leaving themselves and their personal information available to some very crafty people. (more…)

Wheeler Park Community Getting Organized

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Wheeler Park

Image courtesy Google Maps

The Wheeler Park Community/Neighborhood will host an organizational meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2011. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and will be at Carolina Pines Park in the large meeting room. The purpose of this meeting is  to address several topics and concerns.  The following are some of the identified topics/concerns: (more…)

‘Tis the Season for …. 13 tips

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

’tis the season….Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Years, birthdays, traveling, visitors, break-ins…

Yep, I said it.  The B word.  BREAK-INS.

Unfortunately this is the time of year that as many of us prepare for Christmas, traveling, celebrating with family and friends, someone else is preparing to make our holiday one we won’t forget.

There are times you can do everything right and someone will still break into your house.  However, there are many things that you can do that will make a potential burglar think twice and possibly even deter them.  Here are a few tips as we get ready to say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011: (more…)

PRR-Watch Holiday Lights Brighten the Neighborhood

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community watch - prr-watch.org

Raleigh, NC – The Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community Watch, building a safe and informed family community, held their annual Holiday Lights event on Sunday, December 12 from 7pm – 8:30pm. Neighbors got to explore the outside light display at 2144 Balboa Road and got an exclusive tour of the holiday decorations.

Poole's House

Light display on Balboa Road

The view from the street, shown above, is fabulous. (more…)

Community Watch Nabs Burglars

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Raleigh, NC – The Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community Watch, building a safe and informed family community, is hosting a pot luck dinner and their final meeting of the year on November 16, 2010. All Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community Watch members are invited to attend. The pot luck will start at 6:30 pm at Lake Wheeler Pentecostal Church (back room) and the meeting starts at 7pm.

We’d like to highlight the community watch in action. Watchful neighbors helped stop an in progress robbery on October 26, 2010. An email was sent to our neighborhood wide Alliance list titled: Burglars Bagged and it promptly boasted, community watch works! It summarized that Raleigh Police Department (RPD) arrested at least two suspects coming out of the house at 2408 Sierra between 4:30 and 5:00 pm on that afternoon.

Bad guys bagged by RPD

Bad guys bagged by RPD

A neighbor was grilling outside when they noticed a young man in a hard hat in a neighbor’s backyard. They thought he might be working on the house or something, but then (more…)

Shredding Events October 23 and November 13

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Help prevent identity theft. Get your old documents safely shredded, for free.

This message brought to you on behalf of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.  Check with local sponsor for event changes.

October 23, 2010

RALEIGH SHRED-A-THON (Wake County)
“Secure Your ID” Day
Saturday, October 23rd | 8am-12:30pm
Coastal Federal Credit Union
1000 St. Albans Drive, Raleigh
Local Sponsors: BBB, National Foundation of Credit Counseling

November 13, 2010

CARY SHRED-A-THON (Wake County)
“America Recycles Day” (more…)

High tech / low tech ways to help your neighborhood flourish

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

I had the privilege to present along side Eugene Weeks and Mark Turner, two outstanding community leaders, at today’s Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange. The neighborhood exchange was held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the McKimmon Conference Center and is a chance for citizens across Raleigh to interact, attend a variety of sessions, and share information. My favorite part is the cross-pollination and idea swapping that occurs. It’s a vibrant event where neighbors learn from each other, then take these ideas and apply them to their individual neighborhoods.

Eugene Weeks talked about getting feet on the street, meeting neighbors, and implementing a yard of the month that motivated his neighbors to spruce up their yards. He walked attendees through some “low tech” ways that allows his community to thrive. they use yard signs to attrach people to their meetings. Block captains help distribute flyers. Weeks said that one way to motivate is to have people spread the word. Folks tell people: “you missed a good meeting” or “aren’t you concerned about crime?” (more…)

9-1-1 vs The Non-Emergency Number

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

On our neighborhood email list, we’ve had lots of discussion about quality of life issues such as noise complaints, parties, fireworks, parking violations etc. Needless to say, people are confused on when to dial 9-1-1 versus the non-emergency number (919) 831-6311. The Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community Watch program has helped educate neighbors about 9-1-1 and sponsored tours of the 9-1-1 center in the past.

Raleigh ECC

I decided to ask Walt Fuller, Deputy Director of Operations for Raleigh-Wake County Emergency Communications Center to help clarify some of the confusion. Our Q&A is below:

1) What happens when a call comes in to the Raleigh-Wake County Emergency Communications Center for a Raleigh Police officer? (more…)