Monday, December 27, 2010

Catalytic Converter Theft 2500 block of Cambon

If you have a Toyota pick-up, 4 runner, or similar design be aware, they're primary targets. Between the night of 12/23 and the morning of 12/27, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Toyota pickup on the 2500 block of Cambon.

A couple of years ago 9 were stolen in a small area of this neighborhood over a two week period. These were ones Chuck heard about before the network was started.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stolen Package, Scammer in Country Club parking lot

'TIS THE SEASON! Many packages are being delivered and many are being stolen. If you are expecting a package, leave instructions for the carrier (USPS, FedEx, UPS, or any other) with regard to what to do with the package. You may worry about the inconvenience you would have to go through to get your package if you are notified, but no one wants you to lose your package to a thief.

Bare (exposed) porches and small mailboxes leave few options

I want to report that we had a FedEx package stolen from our front door on Thursday afternoon between 3:20 and 4:15 pm. We were only gone a shot time. We live on 1900's block of Maryal Dr.

The empty box was recover from the park on Gila and St. Mark. I made an online report to sheriff web site. Just want to let others know what is going on.


Please be aware that there is a scammer in Country Club parking lot. He offers a 2 step clear coat on your car while you shop - with a 4 year guarantee. It is just oil that will wash off. The scam artists are out in full force this year. Be on guard!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Odd Solicitor

The below incident took place in the area of Maryal and St. Marks.

I had an odd contact with a door-to-door solicitor about 4 pm Thursday, (Dec 16). He knocked on the door and when I answered it, asked me, "Do you live here?"

I said, "Yes."

Then he said, "This is Thursday, isn't it?" I nodded, then he went into a spiel about a low-cost attorney legal plan. Told him I wasn't interested and closed the door. When he left, he didn't close the gate of the little fence out front, so I went out to close it and saw him walk around the corner, not visiting any other houses.

I just thought it was a little off. Description -- a middle aged, somewhat heavy set African American man in a rumpled beige sport jacket and wrinkled chinos carrying a briefcase.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vehicle Theft

During the night of 15-16 Dec:

From Andy: A Toyota pickup was stolen. The truck is a 1989 Toyota pickup standard cab. It is painted Flat (not glossy) Beige, with raised suspension and black wheels. It also has a very distinctive marking stenciled on the tailgate in black paint that reads 2 Wheel Drive. If anyone sees this truck please call the CHP Communications office at 861-1300. The license plate is 7X16481.

On Villa Vista, a Christmas decoration was stolen. It was a motorized see-saw, with Santa on one side and 3 reindeer on the other. It was stolen from the house that was awarded the "Rudolph" award by DPMHOA.

Please remember that if are a victim of a crime (no matter how small)to make a report with the Sheriff's Department.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Multiple Vehicle Burglaries - 3800 block Duran, and Loreto

Last night between 11 PM and 7 AM, four vehicles had their vehicle windows broken. One, on Duran Circle, had the rear hatch window broken and several thousand dollars worth of professional equipment was stolen. One vehicle on Loreto had the passenger window broken and the vehicle was ransacked. Another had the driver side and passenger side window broken, and the glove compartment rifled through. The fourth vehicle had the rear hatch window broken, but entry was not made. The vehicle with 2 windows broken had a garage door opener in the glove compartment which the owner believes was accidentally activated, and caused the thieves to leave the area. A dark, "newer" possibly Chevrolet truck was seen speeding away from the houses.