Posts Tagged ‘RPD’

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…)

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…)

SWCAC Looking to 2011

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The SouthWest Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) starting looking forward to 2011, eyeing goals for the new year, at their monthly meeting on Monday, December 13, 2010. This month, we hosted our friends from the West CAC to discuss items of interest to both groups. The agenda included the usual parks report and Raleigh Police Department (RPD) call log with joint CAC items for boundary discussions and rezoning case Z-1-11.

Toward the end of the meeting, SWCAC attendees discussed goals for 2011 that included an awareness campaign to target neighborhoods currently not active in the CAC and getting more businesses involved with the CAC. More details on this a little later. About 25 residents from both the West CAC and SWCAC gathered to discuss the topics. (more…)

DDNA November Meeting (Notes)

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

The District D Neighborhood Alliance (DDNA), a group of neighborhood leaders passionate about their neighborhoods and Raleigh, had their final meeting of the year on November 20, 2010 at the Renaissance Park clubhouse. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month and will not host a meeting in December. Today’s meeting was a time for the group to reflect on the past year, enjoy a potluck breakfast, and generate some ideas for future meeting topics.

There was a special guest that joined the DDNA today, (more…)

Drug Violations Considered for PROP Amendment

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Back in 2008, Raleigh City Council strengthened the PROP (Probationary Rental Occupancy Permit) by adding in a variety of criminal elements that would result in a strike against the property / landlord. Those elements included: prostitution, possession of stolen goods violations of certain state alcohol and liquor regulations, unlawful weapons, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, gaming violations; and, disorderly conduct.

In October, the City Council started exploring adding drug violations to the list of criminal elements of the PROP. This would further strengthen the PROP and help ensure that landlords are getting quality tenants on their property. I am uncertain at this time if the drug violations would require a conviction before (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…)

SWCAC Supports Rezoning Case Z-21-10

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Last Monday, September 13, 2010, the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) held their monthly meeting. Over 20 attendees got an update from Raleigh Parks & Recreations, including a short recap on the future renovations to Carolina Pines, our meeting place. Then we welcomed Captain Neimann, the new South West Raleigh Police Department (RPD) district commander. He gave a brief introduction, provided some calls stats, and took questions. Some of the stats included 54 noise / party calls and 18 break-ins. Some progress was made on the break-ins. One person was arrested and they were tied to at least four cases. Additional progress is being made on the break-ins.

Attendees also heard from (more…)

Parties and Calling 9-1-1, an RPD Perspective

Friday, September 10th, 2010

We previously posted an interview with Walt Fuller, Deputy Director of Operations for Raleigh-Wake County Emergency Communications Center about when people should dial 9-1-1 or the non emergency number concerning some of the quality of life issues that we want to improve in our  neighborhood. We also wanted to get the perspective from someone in the field that has to determine if, in fact, there is a violation, and determine whether or not to issue a citation.

We interviewed Officer A.P. Draughon III from Raleigh Police Department (RPD). He is probably one of the most knowledgeable people on the City of Raleigh’s PROP ordinance (Probationary Rental Occupancy Permit) and has years of experience as the one of the CLAMP-DOWN officers, whose sole purpose was to issue Noise and Party Ordinance (NPO) citations in the South West district.

We posed some of the same questions to Officer Draughon that we asked Walt Fuller. See his responses below, from an RPD perspective, and look for a meeting announcement about PROP education later this month. (more…)