Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fund Raiser Scam

A report came in from a neighbor:
We had a lady come in to ask if our school (DPM) was doing a fund raiser at this time.  She was told we are not.  It turns out she does not even live in DPM's  attendance area (she lives up by Pope Ave).  She had a little Hispanic girl about 3rd grade with her mother who seems to speak good English, has long hair and is thin.  Mom was pushing a stroller with a little one in tow and the young girl was trying to sell items that I believe came from the dollar store and she said she was representing Del Paso Manor.  Please help put the warning out there to all our neighbors  

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Home Burglaries

DPM Burglary:

A resident on Kino reported their house was burglarized while they were out of town between Saturday, 11/17, and Weds, 11/21.  They believe the thieves gained access to the house through a side gate and a little used unlocked door.  The burglars took a laptop computer, a backpack, and a number of movies.

Burglary in adjacent neighborhood: 

A resident on the 3800 block of JoAnn Drive, (Near Robertson and Marconi) reported a burglary of opportunity similar to the one in our neighborhood.  It appears the burglars payed attention to the family's absence on Thanksgiving Day.

They took an Xbox 360, a controller, a PS2 controller, a PS2 game, all the jewelry (despite it only being either costume or sentimental), a jar of $150 in coins.  Oddly, they did not touch any other electronics or DVDs/games.

[Note:  there are enough differences in the burglaries that these probably aren't the same criminals, but the similarities can be instructive:  the burglars clearly took time to note when the houses were vacant.  Be sure to watch for unusual activity in your neighborhood and don't be afraid to call the police.]

Additional Vehicle Burglary

We have another vehicle burglary to add to the ones previously reported on unlocked vehicles.  $3 in change was taken from an unlocked vehicle on LaPaz.

Chuck's note to Victims and Neighors:

To victims, please file a police report.  Remember that even if the police do not have the resources to do much about your burglary or you only lost $3 in change from your unlocked car, reports lead to increased police presence and therefore decreased crime in our neighborhood.

Be proactive!
If you notice a strange vehicle parked on the street, check with your neighbors to see if they know who it belongs to.  If it is unknown, it doesn't hurt to call the CHP, and report it.  They can check to see if the registration is current, ignition switch is damaged, or if there's any other suspicious irregularity.  Car thieves may dump cars here, but more important is that this vehicle may belong to someone breaking into your neighbor's home.

We often feel relief when we aren't the victims of the crimes posted here, but vigilance and a call to the Sheriff's Department or CHP might keep you or your friends from being the next to come home to find your home and privacy violated.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Vehicle Burglaries

Chuck sends:  Well the quiet spell is over, these were reported in the last two days.

3700 Block of Font on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My car parked in my driveway was opened and gone through.  There was some cash taken as well as a few cards for free car washes and the most valuable thing was an iPod.  I normally always lock my car but came in last evening with an arm load of items and may have forgotten.  There were no signs of a break-in.  The irony of it all is I'm in a court and generally the only one who has a lot of lights on as well as motion lights that shine brightly on my car.  My dog was barking to the front of the house last night and I should have paid more attention.  I just assumed it was a cat cruising through to get him all riled up.  Whoever went through my stuff searched through everything and I mean everything as it was a mess when I opened it up this afternoon.  It's not horrible as it can all be replaced but the iPod was given to me by Jim and he put all my personal favorites on there and I think of him when I'm driving around.....just sentimental.  I guess plus it's always creepy when someone goes through your personal things. Sure makes me wish I had a garage!

[Please note that if you had insurance information in your car, you may want to sign up with an identity protection service, as it can be used in identity theft if it was taken.]

2500 Block of Maryal, Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My truck was ransacked last night, I may have forgotten to lock it, but just thought I would share...near Avalon & Maryal.  Nothing was actually taken.
I will call the Sheriff & let them know.

Someone is walking through the Hood & checking doors...don't forget to lock up!

3700 Block of Duran Circle, Tuesday, November 20, 2012

An unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway was ransacked.  Only loose change was taken.

2600 Block of Ione and 2600-2700 Block of Maryal, Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Over the weekend, someone slashed numerous cars' tires on Ione Street and I believe on Maryal, as well.

Reminders from Chuck 

Remember, it gets darker earlier and lasts longer.  In addition, people tend to stay indoors with the colder/wetter weather and this gives thieves more time and less chance of being seen.  Lock your vehicles, and remove any valuables.

If you have security lighting, make sure it works properly. "Dual-brite" lights are nice, because they always give some light until they detects motion, whereupon they brighten up.

Enjoy your holidays, be safe, and protect your property.

A note from me:

Be sure to say hi to your neighbors.  Be sure to look for the normal cars and patterns in your neighborhood.  If you see something out of the ordinary, call the police and call your neighbors.  If I had to guess, I'd suspect all Tuesday's incidents were perpetrated by the same person or group.  If we'd been paying attention, we might have had them apprehended by the police.  Let's make sure nobody gets to engage in that kind of spree again.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Several burglaries, Marijuana Bust, and an Awareness alert

From the Cowan NW group  October 10, 2012

I wanted to let you know that at approximately 5:30 AM this morning I received a telephone call from a neighbor letting me know that a maroon vehicle (possibly a newer Hyundai) was parked near the corner of Regent and Brookwood. A Caucasian man in his mid to late 20's had gotten out of the car and was walking throughout the neighborhood. He appeared to be casing the cars and houses as the neighbor observed him going up and down the streets. He walked with a swagger (get out of my way attitude) and was wearing long shorts and a ball cap.

The neighbor had already called the Sheriff’s Department who dispatched an officer to investigate. Unfortunately, by the time the officer arrived the individual had already left. When he drove away his vehicle made a significant amount of noise even though it appeared to be a newer model. The noise was probably from an exhaust system that had been modified.

Upon leaving he kept his headlights off and on seeing us he give the middle finger salute. We do not know why he was in the neighborhood but his mannerisms were very suspicious.

Our neighborhood:
Marijuana Bust

Last Thursday at approximately 11:00 AM, a muti-jurisdictional task force executed a search warrant on a house in the North part of our neighborhood.  One person was arrested and 750 marijuana plants were seized.

This grow house has apparently been in operation for a couple years.

There were a couple of oddities about this house that you can look for in your area.
The blinds were always closed.  The artificial lighting both draws a lot of power and generates a lot of heat.  If the house has turbine-style vents, they will spin faster than those on surrounding houses due to the heat venting.

For the privacy of the neighbors, the address of the grow house is not being disclosed.

Burglary in the 2800 block of Becerra

This burglary wasn't reported to the network.  Since Becerra has many neighors on the network, we'd guess the house affected probably isn't.   This crime and the one below were found on the crimereports.com site the Sacramento Sheriff's department is now using.

Crime Report:
Crime Type(s):  PC 459 Burglary Residential
Date:  2012-09-16
Address:  2800 Block BECERRA WAY
City, State:  SACRAMENTO, CA
Police Narrative:  PC 459 Burglary Residential

Chuck talked to the resident and they said that they had a dog that could be coerced.  On an earlier date, an intruder entered the open man door at the rear of the garage and ransacked but didn't take anything.  The resident secured the door after that incident but believes the burglar returned on the date above and broke a rear window, then stole jewelry and other items.

Burglary in the 2600 block of Catalina

(still have no details on this)
Crime Report:
Crime Type(s):  PC 459 Burglary Residential
Date:  2012-09-28
Address:  2600 Block CATALINA DR
City, State:  SACRAMENTO, CA
Police Narrative:  PC 459 Burglary Residential

Friday, September 28, 2012

Car Burglary

Monday night/ Tuesday morning September 16 on Villavista Way
A vehicle burglary occurred, unknown if vehicle was unlocked, or slimjimmed, but windows were not smashed.  The vehicle was ransacked.
In nearby neighborhoods:
September 13, 2012
Nearby Crime Alert
This crime occurred on Von Bauer and Whitney, about 1 1/2 miles from our neighborhood-
There was a theft of 3 catalytic converters from 2 Toyotas on Thursday early AM ( best guess around 12:30AM). The vehicles were in a driveway with a motion sensor floodlight and alarms on the car. The alarm did not activate since the activity was under the car and not breaking into the vehicle. The damage to repair is estimated at over $5000. We need to make sure people are kept aware of the danger of vehicles not in a garage. They are now going to add a bracket over the converter and a motion alarm for the car.
September 13, 2012
Nearby Crime Alert

This Crime was located on the 4300 block of Engle Road-
On Tuesday, Sept 11th, at approximately a few minutes before 1:00 PM, I was watching TV when a pickup drove up and backed into my neighbor's drive way. It looked to me like someone was there for a repair job. The driver stayed in the truck; the passenger got out, rang the doorbell, when no one answered (neighbor was at work and her 11 year old daughter was at school), he nonchalantly walked around to the side of the house and went into the back yard, closing the gate behind him (they have a dog) as though he was familiar with the place. Meanwhile, I went to the bathroom and when I came back into the kitchen, the pickup was gone. This all happened in 10 minutes or less. I didn't find out until 7:30 that night when my neighbor got home that her house had been broken into, trashed, and jewelry, games and a camera had been stolen. The sheriffs finally showed up about 10:30 saying they had been busy earlier with a couple of murders.
I sat right there and watched this happen but I didn't realize what was going on. The 2 guys were white, the passenger looked like a normal guy, clean clothes, neatly combed black hair, there was nothing that alerted me that something might be amiss. They looked to be in their late 20s, early 30s. The only thing that caught my attention was the color of the pickup. It was a full size Ford (maybe Chevy), about 1980, in good shape, two tone ORANGE WITH CREAM TRIM, I don't recall seeing a tool box, it had no metal frame or roll bars, and there was a long ladder in the back. I feel absolutely awful about it. It amazes me that this stuff is happening in our neighborhood in the middle of the day and these guys are so brazen.
sept 12th  (edison and pasadena)
I want to inform you about a crime that happened in my neighborhood this afternoon. I am located near Edison Avenue and Pasadena Avenue.

Around 12:30pm today, a neighbor was returning home from shopping. She carried her purse into the house, dropped it on the floor and went into another room. She was going back outside and saw a hand on the door and her purse was gone. She yelled and went outside, but the thief was nowhere in sight. She immediately notified the Sheriff and us so that we can notify everyone in the neighborhood.

This was a bold attack in broad daylight on a neighbor in her own home. Even though this occurred during the day, our neighborhood is relatively empty with people at school and work. This means that there are no witnesses to these crimes or to help victims. What happened to my neighbor could easily happen to anyone. We have to be very careful and aware of our surroundings, especially after this incident.
Thank goodness no one was not hurt.

10-11 sep 12
Late Monday night or early Tuesday morning the catalytic converter was stolen from my Toyota Sequoia. My car was parked in my driveway on Los Coches.

I've read about other people that had the same thing happen in our neighborhood but never acted on getting a lock or protective case put around my converter. Now I wish I had. If you have a Toyota Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra etc, particularly if it's parked outside at night, I highly recommend you get one. It's a lot less expensive than an insurance deductible and the inconvenience of not having your car for a few days.
The following occurred in our neighborhood today-Vehicle speeding recklessly through our neighborhood has been reported to the CHP on 9/15/12 at approximately 2:00 pm. The most recent violation was witnessed at approximately 12:30 pm on 9/15/12. A few neighbors had an impromptu meeting with the parents of the diver. Unfortunately, they have been unable to control their son's behavior. It was also discovered that the driver is an adult, unlicensed and using the vehicle without permission. The CHP officer who took the report (log# 1178) said to call dispatch at 916-861-1300 when the vehicle is in the neighborhood and they will send a patrol to investigate.
Please call and report any sightings of this vehicle to 916-861-1300 and reference log# 1178.
Vehicle description
Make: Toyota
Model: Camry
Color: Tannish/Gold
License: 4CMD481
And this vehicle has been seen quite often at Gibbons Park.
further info
I previously wrote you about a troubled young man driving recklessly and at high rates of speeds in our neighborhood. He was driving a Tannish/Gold Camry 4CMD481. Please let your neighbors be aware that he is now
driving a black Chevrolet Blazer, no license plate yet and a white great white shark decal on the back windshield. He still wears a red baseball hat. We are not sure if he still has access to the Tannish/Gold Camry, so please keep an eye out as well. Please contact the CHP for any vehicle related concerns at 861-1300.
I am so glad we are able to alert each other. This man's behavior can now spill outside our neighborhood and we wanted everyone to be aware. A big thank you to Sherrie for organizing us

Monday, September 10, 2012

It's been quiet in the neihborhood

Not much has been happening in our neighborhood, at least that we've heard of.  Below are some Arden Park incidents with descriptions that all should be aware of.  Sac Sheriff "cyberwatch" has been replaced.  If you haven't received a notice or were unaware of it, below is a link to access the new system.

Also from the Sheriff's Department:  FREE CERT (community emergency response team) training. (see below)

Attempted Burglary, September 5th

My brother lives on Stewart, between Arden and Berrendo, and at 10:45 this morning stopped someone from breaking into his house. Fortunately my brother is fine, and was quick enough to call 911 & give a description of the guy.

white male, about 20 years old
Russian accent
purple t-shirt, jean shorts
white shoes, no laces
The guy sped off in a silver Toyota Camry, plate 6UNA812 with tinted windows. The car was parked down the street from my brother's house.

The guy knocked on my brother's front door a couple of times before going into the backyard and being caught at the back sliding door. The Sheriff Dept. came out right away, but were unable to find the guy.

Equipment Theft 

Last week my gardener's new blower was stolen out of his truck (parked on La Sierra near cresta) He had observed a newer model silver silverado parked behind his truck with two male occupants. When he approached his truck, the other truck abruptly pulled away and then he found his blower missing. Another regular AP Gardner reported a similar experience - same silverado observed- nearer to San Ramon. Security patrol driver was alerted but didn't appear to take interest. Keep your eyes open for a newer Silver Silvarado truck parking on your street when gardners are at work. Tell your yard workers to be on the look out. Call security to check it out or 911 if you suspect equipment theft in progress. 

CyberWatch User,
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has discontinued its use of CyberWatch as our tool to notify citizens of crimes occurring in their neighborhood. We have moved our crime mapping and crime alert notifications to a new service called crimereports.com. If you would like to continue to receive crime alert notifications, you will need to go to http://www.crimereports.com/agency/sacsheriff and sign up for your alerts again.
Some of the features of the our new crime mapping website are:

    Email Elerts
        You can sign up for multiple alerts and multiple addresses (E.g. Home, Work, School).
        Each alert is customizable by crime area, crime types and frequency of emails.
        You can also be alerted if a sex offender moves into your neighborhood.
        Email provides you with a summary by crime category with a link to view the crimes on the online map.
    Fast Google™ Mapping Technology
        The new crime mapping system uses fast Google™ maps and features.
        You can turn on/off mapping layers and satellite photos.
    Registered Sex Offenders
        Registered Sex Offenders information is included along with crime data on the online maps.
        The sex offenders’ information and photos are accessible directly within the online map.
    iPhone App
        There is a free iPhone™ App in the iTunes Store™ for doing crime mapping on the go.

Helpful links:
CrimeReports.com Information Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cSlTbV6g8Y
Download iPhone App - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crimereports/id343636598?mt=8
iPhone App Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNX1YTOeU8U

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department will also be launching additional features in the coming months to help us share valuable crime information with our citizens.

Thank you,

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department



Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

When participants have completed this training, it is important to keep them involved and practiced in their skills. Trainers should offer periodic refresher sessions to reinforce the basic training. CERT members should receive recognition for completing their training. Communities may issue ID cards, vests, and helmets to graduates.

FEMA supports CERT by conducting or sponsoring trainings for members of the fire, medical, and emergency management community. The objectives are to prepare attendees to promote this training in their community, conduct trainingss at their location, conduct training sessions for neighborhood, business and industry, and government groups, and organize teams with which first responders can interface following a major disaster.


CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.


Metro Fire CERT Basic Training Class (There is NO CHARGE for this training. Notebook, helmet and work gloves will be provided to all attendees)

Thursday, October 4th – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, October 6th – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, October 10th – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, October 13th: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Graduation Day!!)

To register or to request additional information: cert@metrofire.ca.gov or 916-859-3776

Metro Fire CERT Rummage & Bake Sale

Saturday, October 6th

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Parking Lot of Sams Club in Citrus Heights ( 7147 Greenback Lane )

All proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for Metro Fire CERT Program & its volunteers. (Hoping to raise enough through our fundraising efforts for a gator to be used to support large events to transport medical equipment and personnel to an injured victim rapidly.)

All unsold items will be re-donated to a domestic violence shelter.

Items range from clothing, dishes, DVDs to a gun cabinet. Loads of spooky desserts and shockingly yummy treats will be available for purchase and your taste buds delight!

Great California ShakeOut Awareness Event

Metro Fire CERT is Teaming Up with the City of Rancho Cordova and the Cordova Community Council to host this event.

Wednesday, October 17th

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Parking lot of Rancho Cordova City building ( 2729 Prospect Drive )

“Starter” Preparedness kits will be handed out to the first 100 attendees (1 kit per car/family please)

Safety Demonstrations on “Earthquake Survival” will be offered and CERT Volunteers along with Rancho Cordova City Officials will be on hand to answer questions.

Kits include:

Metro Fire CERT 72 hour Checklist, Hill’s Pet Goody Bags, First Aid booklet, Packets of Hand Sanitizer, Pair of First Aid Disposable Gloves, Flashlight, Dust Mask, Whistle, Tooth Brush, Metro Fire CERT Pencil, Comfort Food (Halloween Candy!), Emergency Medical Information Packet, Prepare For Emergencies (FEMA publications): Pet Owners/Older Americans/People w/Disabilities/Businesses and Ready Kids Activity Booklet

Friday, May 25, 2012

Recycling Scavengers Again

This morning on Watson Street there was a recycling scavenger.  He was an African American man probably in his 50's, thin with some grey to his hair and beard wearing a grey jacket, green t-shirt, sun glasses and black pants.  He was pushing a stolen shopping cart with black garbage bags tied to the side stuffed with recycling.  I called it in to the Sheriff's Department, but I don't think they responded before he left the area.

Please be sure to call these in.  See previous posts on why it's important.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Homocide Victim Vehicle Search, Stolen Mail

May 21, 2012

Detectives Search for Homicide Victim’s Vehicle

Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing vehicle that belonged to the victim of a homicide yesterday. Stephen Sieck, 60, was found dead inside his burned apartment in the 200 block of Selby Ranch Road in Sacramento yesterday afternoon.

Investigation into this incident led to the discovery that the victim’s vehicle was missing from the scene. Sheriff’s detectives would like to locate the vehicle and speak with anyone found to be in possession of it.

The vehicle is a black 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, with New Mexico license plates. There is an Oakland Raiders emblem on the rear window, as well. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of this vehicle is asked to immediately contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.

Deputy Jason Ramos
Sheriff’s Spokesman

From the Cowan NW Group:

I received two separate emails from neighbors about stolen mail from Montclaire and two smashed in car windows.

Thanks to them for keeping us all informed.

Please see their emails below.

Just wanted to let you know that I saw two large vehicles on my street (Northwood) heading towards Thornwood that had their drivers side windows smashed in. No other cars had been touched. Just a large truck and a company van.

Upon arriving to my office building at 3110 Watt Ave., corner of Robertson, I found a pile of mail in front of the gate to the complex. The mail was from the 2900 block of Montclaire. I returned the items to the address, actually to the neighbor, as no one was home. It appears actually that the mail, based on its contents might have been stolen from the vehicle at the address. The vehicle registration and AAA info was among the items.

While out this morning my son and I also saw the two vehicles mentioned below. Both were on Northwood near Woodcrest and before Thornwood. One was a white van and the other a silver truck. To add to these, our neighbor's car, white Chevy sedan, on Becerra across from the park at Cowan, had the back window smashed in overnight.

Vehicle Theft from the Arcade Church 05/14/2012

A white Ford F-250 pickup was stolen from the parking lot.  It has the arcade church logo on both doors.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Important update on Scavengers and new Suspicious Activity

Regarding the scavengers who threatened the homeowner on Butano

The Sheriff's Department reported the following:

The plate returns to an 1987 Dodge truck.
The owner of the truck with that license plate is of interest to the Sheriff’s Department, and other agencies.

Please call the Sheriff department if you see this subject or vehicle again.
This is not a 911 call, call 874-5115, and advise the operator of this notice.

Suspicious activity - 2500 block of Roslyn Way

Wanted to let everyone know about a woman that came up to my house this (Sunday, 5/13/2012) evening at 9:26 PM. Before she got to the front door I asked what she wanted. She said she needed directions but when I asked where to she asked if she could come into my house and charge her cell phone so that she could call the friend who's house she was looking for. My reply was no and that she might be able to use an outlet at the Subway sandwich shop around the corner. She politely, though very quickly, returned to her car and drove off in the direction of Subway. A few moments later one of my neighbors called because they saw her stop at my house. They had also seen her stop at another house, knock on the front door, look around the cars parked in the driveway, and try to see into the backyard. Almost all of the houses on our street have their porch lights on. Mine was not. I reported it to the Sheriff's Department. Just seemed suspicious to me. She is a younger, somewhat heavy set, black woman with a tattoo on the left side of her upper chest. It was writing but I couldn't tell what it said. She was alone and driving an '03 - '06 silver Kia Spectra (might have been an Hyundai Accent), CA lic. # 6KCX559..

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Recycling Scavengers

Friday morning, 5-11 at approx 3:30 AM-4:00 AM on the 2700 block of Butano
Three black male adults in a "old beat up" silver and red Ford f-150 (cal lic 3H67844), were going thru  the recycling cans, (set at the curb).  The noise of their activity awakened the residents of a house and the resident asked the "recycler's" to keep the noise down.

One, of the three individuals then made threats against the resident, saying that "they" know where you live.

The sheriff's dept was called and a patrol unit drove past, (may not have gotten the call in the system yet), the "recycler's went on their way.

I/we know times are tough, but threats against a person during the commission of a crime is not good for the rest of our neighborhood.

[Editor's note - this is opinion]
The sheriff's department has asked that we call in garbage scavengers.  Why is it a good idea?
1.  We're all contributing to county revenue by voluntarily giving our recyclables to the county.  The theft of community resources to benefit scavengers is no different from stealing the copper from our power lines and ultimately might cause raised taxes.
2.  Scavenging activity may be used to hide theft of bills and other documents to be used in identity theft.  It may be used to conceal casing of homes for later burglary.  If we don't call the police, it shows the intruders our neighborhood tolerates suspicious activity (don't confront them, just call).
3.  Such activity directly impacts you by lowering your property values.

The "I'm entitled to your community's resources and will hurt you if you object" attitude of these scavengers is particularly galling.  Please don't let this happen in our neighborhood!

Getting the license plate was great work.  If we see them again, the police will have multiple reports, making them more likely to take action.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Update on Daylight Burglary Post

New information has arisen from the daylight burglary of May 7th:

While walking in the neighborhood, two witnesses saw a hispanic male with mustache and a short ponytail driving a bluish grey BMW sedan.  He was driving around and then picked up another hispanic male with mustache and short ponytail, stocky build, who ran from the DPMWD well compound and sped away.
 A third person actually talked to the driver as he sat across from the victims house texting concerning the loose dog.
No license plate information was obtained.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Burglary, Suspicious Person, Theft

Daylight burglary 3900 block of Lasuen  05/07/2012

At approximately 12:30 PM, the resident returned home from lunch and found her large screen flat panel TV in the kitchen.  She realized that there was a burglary in progress, exited the house and called 911.  Relatives arrived shortly after and the resident entered the house, finding her bedroom ransacked with loose change and jewelry missing.  The criminals apparently accessed the house by jumping over the backyard fence (which backs up to a DPMWD, well compound).  They then tried to pry the back door open and when that failed, entered through the kitchen window.  The culprits also left over the backyard fence where some of the loose change, and one of the resident's items of electronics were discovered.  The gate to the compound was left open by an AT&T tech working in the area.  A sheriff CSI arrived approx 4 hours later.  The resident has a dog which runs loose in the back yard, but didn't seem to be a deterrent to these crooks.  The dog was let loose out the front gate, but is back at home.

Cowan NW group report, 05/05/2012   catalytic converter theft

During the night of 4-5 of May, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Toyota PU in the Cowan school area.  Toyota PU/SUV owners, please be vigilant.  (Toyotas seem to be preferred due to their great ground clearance--a desirable feature in a vehicle, but also allowing easy access to the catalytic converter).

Suspicious person 2500 block of Catalina

On Monday 4/16 at around 3:30 pm a black male wearing a Raiders football jersey, black beanie and a necklace with a drivers license hanging from it approached my house and knocked on the front door. He mentioned that he was low on gas and needed some money to fill it up. I told him that I couldn't help him and he walked off. He drove away in a Black car. Very hard to get the make of the car but it sounded like a motorcycle. Please keep an eye out for these random visits as I feel he was scoping out the neighborhood to see if people are home or not. My car was parked in the driveway.

Suspicious circumstances 2800 block of Ione St.

On tuesday 4-17, a resident in the 2800 block of Ione St. had someone come to her door at approximately 8:30 PM, banging on the door.  It happened again at approximately 10:30 PM, another person banged on the door.  She did not know what to do, and did not call the sheriff dept.

Especially at the late hour call 911 from a landline or from a cell phone call 874-5111, (this will connect you directly to the sheriff dept without going thru CHP, which handles cellular 911 calls).

In any case, make the person at the door, aware, that the house is occupied, and that you are contacting the police. NO ANSWER is an invitation to break in. (you do not have to show yourself, just yell through the door).

Vehicle break-ins late Sunday, early Monday, 4-15/16 2500 block of Butano

I think someone ransacked a car at 2533 butano, late Sunday/early Monday.  I saw the door ajar and the glove compartment open and notified the resident. He seemed to dismiss it as his "flakey" kids.

That would have been the same night and the same scenario.  I'm on the 2500 block of Butano.  My car was ransacked. (I don't keep much in it because it is a convertible).  The console was open, AND they found my garage door opener. They made off with a $4000 + mountain bike, and a lot of other sporting good items. Probably over $8000 total. It was dumb to have the garage door remote in the car, but maybe you can send a reminder to people, telling them to not leave their garage door remotes in plain sight.or in the vehicle.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Newspaper Solicitors Again

Tonight, March 26, 2012 there was a newspaper solicitor on Watson street. A boy perhaps in his very early teens, apparently unescorted was trying to give out free copies of the Bee, but he only appeared to have one of them.

He had dark hair and spoke with an accent that sounded Eastern European.

Catching up--multiple events

I'm tremendously sorry for the delays in updating the blog. Unfortunately, the neighborhood has not been quiet in the interim. I will post everything, but may not be able to do my usual touch ups to the reports.

March 23, 2012

Arden Park Burglary
Friend's Mom's house broken into on Monday

Here is the info:
I thought I would send you the info on my mom's break in so you could post it on the Arden Park site. She lives on the 4000 block of Esperanza Drive. We are unsure of the time of day but it was Monday March 19th. Gloves we warn so the crime scene investigator was not able to get prints. They came in through a downstairs bedroom window at the rear of the house. Some obvious items, in plain view were not taken, so we believe that she may have come home and disturbed them. I was there around 10am and she was there around 3pm and then back again around 7pm. The front door was unlocked and believed to be the exit route.

Her house is on the north side of Esperanza just past the park towards La Sierra. They took some cash and other items.
There was another break-in on Esperanza two weeks ago (between La Sierra and Los Molinos). The break-in took place between 9:30 and 3pm while my friend was at work.

Sherrie, Crime Prevention Specialist
Sacramento County Sheriff
North Division

Just about every day, someone calls to tell me about a man that was knocking on doors selectively in their neighborhood and asking if:
1) he could clean something
2) he could sell you something
3) he could have $40 to fix or buy something for kids
4) you would donate money for his cause

He may or may not have a flyer, or a business card, and sometimes he knew your neighbor's name or name of their children or was a friend of a neighbor.

He had no business license. He seemed to be going to homes where neighbors did not appear
home. Or maybe he followed you into your house and directly asked for money. Solicitors often look very decent.

PLEASE CALL THE SHERIFF on ALL SUSPICIOUS SOLICITORS!! You could be saving your own home, or your neighbor's. Be an unofficial Neighborhood Watch. It's about helping to watch out for others, not just your own property.
1. CALL IMMEDIATELY - Don't wait. Let us talk to him. SHERIFF 874-5115
2. The Sheriff can detain and identify him. You can't. The Sheriff can run him for warrants, probation status and check out his car. You can't.
Don't tell him that you are calling the cops. Let him work the neighborhood and let him think that you're not on to him. Also alert neighbors down the street that's a suspicious solicitor is going door to door. But, if you see him going into a backyard or house uninvited, call 9-1-1. Now he's a burglar or a prowler.
3. Be a good witness. Get a description of him; race, age, height, weight, hair, facial hair, clothing
description, vehicle description and direction of travel. Tell the dispatcher what makes this solicitor suspicious.
4. Ask the dispatcher to send a deputy to identify and talk with this man.
5. On the next business day, call the Sheriff Service Center to start a Neighborhood Watch on your street. Volunteer! Its easier then you think!Solicitors are everywhere.

March 19, 2012

these are reported incidents, in the last week, by the people on our network

March 15, 2600 block of Catalina
Shortly ago (11:00am, March 15th) I was in my kitchen in the 2600 block of Catalina, making breakfast and talking the phone, and a bronze-ish/tan American made pickup (likely Ford) with the front bumper missing and two to three occupants (40s to 50s) drove head-on up to the edge of my property and started to honk. And repeated to honk. And honked some more. And stared right at me, noticing that I failed to flinch at the honking. Then honked some more. Finally (ostensibly due to my failure to stop doing what I was doing and come outside), the front passenger got out of the vehicle and came up and rang my doorbell. I opened the kitchen window and the person proceeded to try to give me a tree trimming sales pitch. I said “IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE HONKING ABOUT?” “REALLY?” “IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE?” “REALLY?” “YOU WERE TRYING TO GET ME TO COME OUTSIDE SO YOU COULD OFFER TO TRIM MY TREE?” Whereupon the driver shouted out from the vehicle that he was crippled and couldn’t get out of the car. Whereupon I pointed to the ambulatory individual standing on my porch and said “WELL HE CAN!” (I did not ask how he planned to trim my tree if he couldn’t get out of the car). The dialog spiraled from there as I was unable to contain my shock and dismay over their horribly ineffective and RUDE sales antics. And they left in the barrage of verbal crossfire. Thought I’d give the neighborhood the heads up. Their actions were disruptive and disrespectful. I am shocked that strangers would sit out front of my house in their car, staring at me through the window, and continue to honk their horn like that

March 16, 2500 block of Andrade
Hi, my husband and I live in the 2500 block of Andrade Way and there was a guy who just came by our door (at about 3:45pm (3/16). I think he said his name was Cody, wearing a gray jacket that said "Bulldogs" on it, black jeans, and had a shaved head. I spoke to him through one of our front windows but he kept trying to get me to open the door. He said he was a part of a youth program (he looked to be at least mid 20s) and he had to meet 100 people to help ease his fears of public speaking. He said no one had been 'good' enough to open the door for him and waited for me to open the door which i didnt. He said id be getting 200 more knocks behind him if i didnt answer and was just trying to save me from them. Then he offered to sell me magazine subscriptions. When I politely declined about 3 or 4 times he got a bit rude. He told me our next door neighbors had sent subscriptions to soldiers oversees and we could do the same. I again declined. And he asked again why I wouldn't open the door. And then he got very rude and told me he was merely projecting how i was treating him. After that i said i had things to take care of and he left, walking down our street toward El Camino. Thankfully our dogs were inside and would not stop barking at him but he made me very uneasy. I just wanted to let you know this guy was going around the neighborhood.

March 16, 2800 block of La Paz
Had a situation here yesterday (5/16 @ 1550 hrs) where a WMA approx 18 came to the door claiming to be soliciting signatures sponsoring him to a Public Speaking Class. Dorothy spoke with him at the door and immediately felt uncomfortable with him and declined his request. He persisted and told her to open the door so he could show her the letter he wanted her to sign. Again, she refused. He subsequently left in a huff. I have it on video and some of his actions were "curious" at best. He was wearing a gray hoodie sweat shirt and torn and shabby pants. He was carrying a can of some type of beverage. Initially, he had no paperwork in his hand. While he was talking to Dorothy, he reached inside his pants and pulled out a folded piece of paper similar to a letter. He had no clip board nor pen, yet he wanted her to read and sign his letter. He made a rather curious and vague statement to Dorothy acknowledging her reluctance to open the door for him due to "boy girl things". That was the clincher for her and she told him firmly, "No, I'm not interested" and she closed the door. He left in a huff heading north bound on La Paz.
Can you send the info to log on for me so I can post a "bulletin" for the group should something like this occur again?

March 17 3900 block of kings way
When Ron was doing his morning walk, he saw someone had driven over a lawn on Kings Way. When I drove by to go grocery shopping, I noticed that it looks like it was done on purpose as the tracks start at one end of the lawn and go all the way to the other. I don't know if it has been reported to the police or not.
NOTE: similar occurrence, on a house in the 3700 block of kings way
also, the sheriff dept, "cyberwatch, reported a burglary, in the 2800 block of verna.
i haven't gotten any details on this as of now.
and another "local" incident, reported by a neighboring neighborhood.
cowan neighborhood watch group march 18

This happened on North Edge in the daytime.

Here is part of the email from another neighbor.She left around 11:30 am and was back about 11:40am and when she was gone a older red car pulled up with a older black man, he got out and kicked in her side door. Her home alarm went off and he fled. She filed a police report.

March 03, 2012

a resident on butano, noticed a plastic bottle, next to her mother's vehicle this morning, and determined that it was a chemical "bottle bomb". she contacted me, and as i was on my way out the door, i drove by. it appeared to be one, and the sheriff dept was called. two unit arrived, and were able to disable the "device". (apparently there wasn't enough chemical in the bottle to cause an explosion), but in the photo (attached), you will notice that the "gatorade bottle", is distorted to the shape of a football.
this is getting more common.
the below text, is from the cowan NW group, and describes the "device"
EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN, NOT TO TOUCH ONE OF THESE. and call the sheriff dept immediately, upon finding one.
this device was collected by the deputies, and they said they would be checking it for fingerprints.

feb 6 2012 area of montclaire and pope

Last night (Saturday) at about 9:20pm we heard two loud pops outside in the street. My car alarm also was triggered.
By the time we got outside to investigate, no person or car was seen. However, we did find the remnants of two plastic bottles, warm to the touch, and containing some fluid and pieces of aluminum foil. No damage was done.
I called the Sheriffs office this morning and a deputy came out to investigate.
One additional bit of information provided by a neighbor is that the bottles may have come from a beige or brown SUV traveling west on Brookwood Rd.

Some more information from the web. (THANKS GEORGE!)
Apparently, these were "bottle bombs", made from a common cleaning agent, some water, and pieces of aluminum foil. When mixed, there is a chemical reaction which produces a lot of gas very rapidly. 25-30 seconds after they are mixed in a closed container, the pressure of the gas causes the container to explode. The force of the explosion can cause serious injury.
A warning. Sometimes a "bottle bomb" is left unmixed either intentionally (eg, in a mailbox) or unintentionally. If picked up by a unknowing person, it could then mix and explode. If you find a plastic bottle or other closed container, examine it carefully before picking it up. If you can see a small amount of fluid and aluminum foil in the container, do not pick it up and call proper authorities. If you find one of these already exploded, be careful because the fluid remains caustic. Making one of these is a felony.

February 29, 2012

a resident reported, that a CHP officer informed her that, (in our area), unknown individuals, were pushing shopping carts, containing a manikin, into the lanes of traffic, as a car approaches. i sent an email to the CHP POP officers to confirm this.
i have had several reports, and have witnessed a couple of times, individuals driving thru the neighborhood, and then a passenger jumps out of the vehicle, to place a "preprinted note", saying that they want to buy your car, and leaves a first name, and a phone number.
there was also an incident on carrisa, last sunday, where a person, knocked on the door of a house, (the residents just got back from a vacation), and startled, the solicitor, by answering the door. the solicitor than asked if the resident wanted to sell their car, and the resident replied, with, 'what will you give me for it?', to which the solicitor, stammered, and said that she only had a few dollars, and could pay the rest later. the resident said no,and the vehicle left. a license couldn't be obtained, as it was obscured by bushes.
if you get a note like this on you vehicle, get a picture of it, and send it to me, along with time date and location. i am going to create a file, to see if we can track any coincidental, crimes in the area, with these "solicitors"

February 23, 2012

some good news for the good guys,
the 2500 block of andrade, has a problem house, that until monday, 2-20, resided a felon parolee, that was using stolen vehicles for transportation, and parked them at the other end of the block, from where he lived. with the neighbors being aware, the chp auto theft task force, maintained a watch on the vehicle, until wed, the 15th, when it left the area at approx 9am. on monday, neighbors noticed that the subject had returned to the residence, and called the CHP, (according to ofcr yager, approx 3 separate calls). the subject relented to a parole search of the residence, which revealed a "zip gun", (home made gun).
he was arrested and booked on 3 felonies.
the 2800 block of verna, has been dealing with a "problem house", and with the persistant neighbors, it looks like the final nail, has been hammered into that problem. the county has posted the house "unsafe for occupancy".
with the warmer weather, activity, (of all sorts), is going to increase, remember to roll up your car's windows, lock the doors, AND REMOVE ALL VALUABLES.
(had a phone call, from a neighbor that said their was someone on a bicycle, riding around a car, parked on kings way, and the bicycler left, when the neighbor made a u-turn, to check out what he was doing).

February 09, 2012

lacy lane, (south of marconi, between morse and fulton)
We have a Neighborhood Watch issue.
This morning, we found KXX's car had been broken in to and contents of the glove box and trunk were rifled through.
There were some items removed from the car that we later found down the street: the first aid kit was found near the island opened & many contents removed but appears nothing taken, car safety kit (jumper cables, tools, etc.) was found in the WXXte's yard, with contents removed, but doesn't appear anything was taken.
The door to KXX's gas tank was open, but no gas was taken. The dome light was lit, but not sure for how long. (Probably not all night, since the car started right up.) It doesn't appear anything is missing. Not even the loose change. As far as we can tell, the car was undamaged.
She's 99% certain her car was locked last night, but the alarm didn't go off when they opened the car, nor did our dogs bark from any sound.
GiXXr and BXX's Highlander and ChrXXs truck were also broken in to.
Could you pass this along to the Neighborhood Watch etc.?
Thanks much
3800 block of duran circle
attempted vehicle burglary
the rear driver's side window was smashed, but nothing was taken. it was deduced, that the "motion detecting" security light, came on late, and scared off the thieves. the vehicle had tinted windows.

February 06, 2012

Last Friday night, a vehicle parked on the street, on barbarell, had it's driver's side window smashed out, apparently, the car was not ransacked, so it seems, that it was broken out, on the move.
information below, is from arden park, and you should be aware of "the approach", to avoid being a victim, or providing information, so that your neighbor may be a victim.....(unfortunate times!)
Over in the south part of Arden Park this week…..a middle aged female told a neighbor that she was new to the neighborhood and was trying to get ahold of the person next door. She told this neighbor the other next door neighbor’s name and seemed to be very pleasant. The middle aged female got the whole scoop on who lived there and the best times that they would or would not be home.
Later it was found that the person next door was burglarized. A 3rd neighbor has an older female on video surveillance coming out of that house and a vehicle description. It wasn’t until several days later that all the neighbors figured out that the middle aged female was probably the burglar.
So if an unknown person asks you questions, please think twice about giving out information about others. Please take their name and phone number and tell them that you’ll get back to them.
The only description was a dark truck, not very specific. The main point of the information was the approach the woman took to gain information. If someone tries this approach again, try to get a picture of them and more specific info on their vehicle, ie license plate number and make/model.

January 31, 2012

reported from maryal/kings wy

in regards to the "explosion" Sunday evening. We did not see anyone, but our living room lit up like a huge spot light was shining in and then there was the "explosion". We actually felt the percussion and thought it was right outside our house. We went out and found nothing, but we did see a large puff of smoke above the school property. Looking from our driveway it was located above where the playground area behind where the cafeteria is or maybe in the grassy area. So..... "VERY bright flash then a very loud explosion. Could this possibly be a "Flash Bang". You might check with Sherrie Carhart or one of our neighborhood Officers. We did see that the Fire Department responded, but when we noticed them they were going around the corner at Ione, tried to catch them but they were gone.

from sherri -- sheriff dept
Please let neighbors know…….Odd but end the end nothing was found. At 1/29/12 at 718pm, numerous calls came into Sheriff dispatch and some into FIRE. Calls came from Watson, Avalon, Verna, Birgit and Louisiana . Many nearby residents heard a big boom. Some saw a flash of light which lit up the sky or 1 or two others say that they saw a flash of light over a nearby roof. Others said that their house walls shook. One neighbor from Cathay Ct said that work has been going on gas lines all week and another resident on Catalina said that they can smell an odd smell in the air. FIRE went to ck out area. PGE, was called and said that they have not been in the area. All source witnesses were pointing in different directions of where they saw or heard it. Because we and FIRE were unable to locate any explosion or source of the noise, it was cleared at 754pm.

Reported from a neighbor on Becerra
It was a transformer that blew behind the (2800 block of Becerra) house. SMUD repaired it Monday morning.

A green Honda, had been left on the 3700 block of font for several days. The vehicle, without a license plate, had a jack under the driver's side front wheel. A neighbor called parking enforcement, who in turn called CHP, which towed the car. It was mentioned that a green Honda was used recently in an armed robbery.

January 27, 2012

After yesterday's alert, I learned that an attempted burglary occurred on Alamitos on the same day, and coincidentally, the house was approximately the same distance from Marconi, as the Kino house. the action took place behind, an unlocked gate, where the perpetrators, attempted to pry a side door open, but were unsuccessful.

If you see anyone in your neighborhood or on your street who looks out of place, write down their license plate, (if available), take their picture, (without exposing yourself), or do anything you can, (even step out the door and look around, criminals don't like to be seen).

Tonight, another wave of "Advantage" sales people canvassed the neighborhood. I contacted the "controller" from the last "canvass", and he is not currently in this neighborhood. If you have a contact with any of these people, and they act inappropriately or unprofessionally, contact the sheriff dept at 874-5115, or you can ask them for the number of the van that dropped them off. if you see the van, (usually a 9 passenger van), get a license plate.

January 25, 2012

A 15-year old Mira Loma student reported being approached and followed by an unknown man on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 as she was on her way home from school at approximately 1500h (3:00 PM). The student mentioned that the subject called out to her several times saying “hey, I know you, I know you girl” in addition to asking her where she was going. A Mira Loma parent pulled up and asked the student if she knew the man and if she wanted a ride.

The student went with the parent, and the man left. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has been made aware of the incident.

Suspect Information

Hispanic male adult, dark skin, in his 40’s.

Suspect Vehicle

1970’s light blue-silver car, “banged up” on the driver’s side. No license plate number was obtained.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Burglary, Peeping Tom, Stolen Property

Stolen Property
11-12 January 2012
3900 block of Lasuen
Sometime during the day, two red colored metal porch chairs were stolen. These were reportedly quite heavy. This sounds like the same kind of grab and run tactic used by the people that stole the jogger stroller on October 11, 2011.

The description of that vehicle that stole the jogger stroller is of a dark green Dodge Caravan, CA license 3EMM316. At that sighting, there were 3 White male adults in their mid to late 30's in the van. It's worth keeping an eye out for it. if you see suspicious activity, call the police.

Peeping Tom or possible casing of a home for burglary
23 Jan 2012
Reported by a resident on the 2800 block of Ione St.

This morning around 9:00 AM I discovered fresh, muddy footprints on my porch leading directly from the porch steps to one of my large front windows. The tracks, which looked like about size 11 feet and belonging to a person with a long stride, went straight to the window and back off of the porch. This could have occurred anytime between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM. I am particularly alarmed because 1) I park in my garage and I can't imagine a person walking up to a house if they thought it was occupied and 2) one of my neighbor's rarely used vehicles was parked directly across the street, making me wonder if someone might be watching the area.

[Note: Burglars and robbers have been more brazen in recent weeks, doing daylight burglaries. Though we're not aware of any home invasion robberies in the area, this is not out of the realm of possibility. Imagine and prepare for the worst with regard to criminal acts.]

Daytime burglary
24 Jan 2012

Evidently the burglar(s) entered the backyard of the residence, through an unlocked gate and tried to gain entry through several windows after removing the screens. When this failed, they kicked in the rear door of the garage. A laptop and other easily transportable items were stolen.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Scavengers, potential burglars in Arden Manor

From a neighbor in the Arden Manor area:
This morning (01/19/2012) as I was preparing to depart from my home for the day at 4:15 a.m. I witnessed two white males looking into trash cans and shinning their flash lights into my neighbors windows. I got into my car and locked the doors and called the non-emergency number 874-5115, for the sheriffs office. They said they would dispatch a unit. I called back 3 hours later and spoke to Seargant Atkins he was awesome he said the unit detained 2 white males in their forties. First white male 6 feet tall medium to heavy set. No address so he is considered a transient. Second white male also in his 40's 6 feet 6 inches tall and heavy set, they had no outstanding warrants and were released. He told me that I should have called 911. So people be on the look out for these 2 sketchy characters.
Remember, if you see garbage scavengers, especially tomorrow morning during recycling pickup, call the police. If they're detained, they're very unlikely to return to our neighborhood.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Catalytic Converter Thefts investigated

Looks like we aren't the only neighborhood experiencing catalytic converter thefts. The good news is that police seem to be getting together and shutting down recyclers. If you can't fence your stolen cat, there's no reason to steal one:

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Second Car Burglary Christmas Eve or Morning

I received a report today of a second car burglary Christmas Eve or early morning near the corner of Avalon and Maryal. The back door had been opened (the owner had locked it, but saw no signs of force used on the door) and the glove box was left open as well. Nothing was taken. The owner suspects the thief or thieves were interrupted by passing car and fled.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Recent Events

Car Burglary

Late Christmas Eve or early Christmas morning, a thief stole a gps, camera and other valuables from an unlocked car on Barbarell. While you absolutely should be able to leave your car unlocked, please remember to lock your vehicle.

Suspicious Activity

We have a second hand report with sketchy details, but it's so important we're posting anyway.

In the afternoon on or about December 14th, within the Del Paso Elementary school grounds, a white male adult under 30 years old and wearing a baseball cap, long coat, and carrying a backpack, approached a group of boys saying that he wanted to show them something while reaching into his pack. The boys ran away, but this individual attempted to do it again. When an adult approached, the individual got into a silver Chevrolet sedan and left the area.

That's all the information we have, so be alert and warn your children.

Lawn Jobs

On the night of December 15th, two lawn jobs were done, one in the 3900 block of Lasuen, and the other on Carrisa. this took place at approx 2:30 AM, as one resident awoke thinking that there car was being stolen. No description was obtained

Daylight Home Burglary

On Wednesday, December 28th between 9:00 AM, and 2: PM, a burglary of a residence in the mid 2500 block of Andrade occurred. A screen was cut to gain entry while no one was home. Some old, collectible coins and other items were stolen. A neighbor on the street, behind the victim's, stated that their dog was barking constantly at around 10:00 AM. The neighbor thought it was a squirrel, but there was no squirrel. the dog stopped shortly thereafter, and neighbor thought nothing further about it until hearing about the burglar.
This is the second residential burglary on the 2500 block of Andrade this month. The first, reported by the sac sheriff cyberwatch, happened on Dec 1. No details were available for that one.