The information below is from an
email sent to all residents of the
Valley View HOA. Valley View
HOA is bounded by Spring Valley,
LBJ, Coit and Hillcrest. That
is very close to most of us. The
email contains details of 3 recent
home burglaries and some excellent
tips on how to help prevent more.
"We have had
three home burglaries in the past
few days in the Valley View area.
I wanted to alert you that thieves
are breaking into homes and taking
items that appear to be able to be
sold for cash. We all
need to be alert to this new rash of
incidents. We have had
few burglaries in recent months and
I hope these three this week are not
indicative of a new trend.
Three reported incidents include:
between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm
intruders climbed the locked
fence; entered the home through
a window and took numerous items
including musical instruments,
electronics, a coin collection
and apparently departed through
the garage. The left the
garage door open when they left.
Incident occurred in the 13400
block of Spring Grove Ave.
On 8/7 on
the next street – 13300 block of
Purple Sage, it was reported
that thieves entered the home
through an unlocked door and
stole electronic equipment
including an I-phone, a video
camera and a laptop computer.
According to the report the
incident occurred at 12:30 in
8/7 burglars entered a home at
13094 Meandering Way at 2:30 am
entering the home by lifting the
garage door and entering the
home through the garage.
The thieves reportedly took
DVDs, video games, a wallet,
cash and other items.
Here are a
things we should all do to help
deter criminal behavior/home
alert to strangers or suspicious
activities including strange to
the area automobiles in
Keep your doors and windows
locked and secure.
Lock your gates on your fence.
sure your home alarm system is
activated if you have one.
Leave lights on in the home if
you are gone during the evening
Leave a radio or TV on if you
are going away….it may indicate
to the thieves that people are
Report suspicious persons or
events that seem out of the
ordinary to 911. Give all
the details of the persons
(clothes, height, weight, kind
of vehicle, etc.)"
WARNING - Credit Card Scam.
Real Estate Fraud
Yes, it is
happening in far North Dallas.
So be on the lookout for those deals that just don't seem right.
At least five homes have been flipped in the last few months on
Winterwood Lane. Winterwood is just south of Arapaho and
In my opinion,
it is the same as robbing a bank, except no guns are involved.
Hopefully, the perpetrators in the Winterwood scam will be indicted and
convicted before they can do more harm. Webmaster
Be on the alert!
A few Safety Tips
From the Dallas Police Department
- Video tape the interior of your home and property to remember
what you have ---- or had. Store the video in a safe place. Make
sure to include jewelry and new gifts.
- If youre going out of town for any holiday tell a trusted
neighbor how to reach you. Call the North Central police station /
214-670-7253 for an extra patrol.
- Put lights and possibly a radio on timers so the house looks
like someone is at home.
- Dont display gifts where they may be seen through a window or
- Prevent purse snatches. Wear a fanny pack for work and every day
- If carrying a hand bag dont lay it on the counter or leave it
in your shopping cart. AND if you do leave it in the shopping cart
use the baby seat strap to buckle to the shopping cart. Dont put
your shoulder bag over your head.
- Be cautious if you take packages out to your car and go back in.
Always put your purchases in your trunk.
- Avoid wearing valuable loose fitting jewelry.
- Remember that criminals work in parking lots. Try to take
advantage of VALET parking.
- Shopping at night always park under light poles.
- Dont walk to your car alone if parked in a dark area; call for
security to watch as you go to your vehicle and park close to the
- Dont leave visible items in your car.
Don't bite on tax refund "phishing" line
What's the worst kind of "phishing" expedition you can
I asked myself that question and came up with this answer:
"the one that affects me" and the latest one I've run across
certainly affects me. In fact, it affects everybody who pays
taxes and who sometimes anticipate a refund.
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