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Crime  Watch

Crime Watch Patrol Meeting Minutes are here.

The Richardson Police Department has a new Property Inventory Program to assist in the recovery or replacement of personal property should it be lost as a result of theft, fire or other catastrophic event. For more information on this free program click here.

BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK!

This is  your chance to be pro-active!  Don't let the crooks ruin your day, sign up now to become one of the first people to be aware of scams and other malicious activity in and around our neighborhood.  The best defense against the bad guys is information.  That information is available to you from the Richardson Police Department by click here to receive weekly crime stats for our neighborhood via email.

For those of you who would like to receive additional information from the Richardson Police Department regarding crime trends, unusual happenings, scams, etc., please send an e-mail to crimewatch@uenha.org.  I will then forward information to you as I receive it from the police department.  Information received in the past include an incident involving “gypsies” in our fair city and a scam involving Wal-Mart.  These reports are not disseminated on a regular basis, simply as they occur. 
Also, please remember that if anything unusual or suspicious occurs, your police department is there to serve you if you simply call them.  The regular police phone number is 972-744-4800.  I have called more than once asking that an officer check a solicitor to be sure the solicitor has a solicitor’s permit.  I have also called when I observed petty vandalism in progress.  The officers have always been prompt and courteous.
If all else fails, call 911 and tell the dispatch operator that you do not really have an emergency, you just can’t find the main phone number.  You might be put on hold while the operator deals with a real emergency, but you will eventually get the help you need.
Information is the best weapon we have against crime.  If you don’t report the information you have, we all lose.

Do yourself and your neighbors a favor – spread the news when a burglary or attempted burglary occurs.  Many times there is a trend and simply being aware of the technique being used by the bad guys can help keep you from being their next victim.

December 18, 2014 - Burglary

Date Reported: 12/18/2014 9:44:27 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 220
Offense Description: 220 Burglary/breaking & Entering
Block: 1900 of Drew Ln
Service Number: 201400141944

December 3, 2014 - Burglary

Report taken from a resident in the 1800blk of Normandy Dr. Home alarm activated just after 3pm. Burglar(s) threw a landscaping rock through a back door to make entry. Jewelry and a coat were stolen. No suspect information.

October 24, 2014 - Burglary

Date Reported: 10/24/2014 7:18:56 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 220
Offense Description: 220 Burglary/breaking & Entering
Block: 2000 of Brandeis Dr
Service Number: 201400122597

July 14, 2014 - Vehical Burglaries

Report taken this morning (07/14) from resident in the 2000blk of Ridge Creek Dr. Sometime overnight, someone entered the residents unlocked vehicle parked on the street and removed various items included the garage door remote opener. They used the remote to gain access to the garage and then stole a power washer. No suspect information.

January 19-20, 2013 - Vehical Burglaries
Friday night and Saturday morning, Jan. 19-20 was a busy night for thieves in UEN.  There were three incidents in our area:
- Theft of vehicle parts/accessories - Briarwick Ct.
- Theft of vehicle parts/accessories - Campbell Pkwy.
- Theft from a vehicle - Portsmouth
There was also a vandalism on Campbell Pkwy., it might be related to the thefts.
January 5, 2013 - Vehical Burglaries
Lock you cars to reduce crime! The morning of 01/05/13 eight reports were taken for vehicle burglaries in the same general area that occurred overnight. Only two of the vehicles had property taken and the others only appeared to have been rummaged through. All eight reports indicated the vehicles were left unlocked.
26xx Sherrill Park Ct. – nothing missing
27xx Sherrill Park Ct. – nothing missing
27xx Sherrill Park Dr. – nothing missing
14xx Broadmoor Dr. – Credit cards and valet key taken
15xx Braeburn Dr. – nothing missing
20xx Oakwood Dr. – jam box and misc. change taken
19xx Campbell Trl. – nothing taken
17xx Chestnut Hill – nothing taken

November 4, 2012 - Vehicle Theft
There was a home burglary / vehicle theft overnight 11/04-05 at 21XX Briarwick Ct., a vehicle was stolen from the garage. According to RPD, the keys were left in the vehicle. RPD was not clear if the garage door was left open during the night. The vehicle was equipped with LoJack and was traced by RPD to a shopping center in SE Richardson. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the owners.
Please keep your garage door closed at all times. If you are doing some work outside and do not have a direct view of the garage door, close it!
 
October 24, 2012 - Theft
On 10/24/12 a report was taken at 19XX Chestnut Hill Ln, regarding a theft of mirrors from two vehicles.  Resident said between 10/23/12 at 10:00pm and 10/24/12 at 8:00am unknown suspect(s) stole both sets of side mirrors on his truck and suburban.  The vehicles were parked in the rear drive.  The mirror glass has embedded signal lights.  The glass was pried out without damaging the vehicles.
Side view mirrors have been a target lately in other areas of Richardson and the metroplex.  Keep outside lights on during the night to decrease dimly lit areas.  Report anyone suspicious to 9-1-1.


July 21, 2012 - Vandalism
Multiple instances of vandalism were reported in 2000 block of Oakwood.  Around 5 or 6 mailboxes were pushed over and a pickup truck parked on the street had both left side doors kicked in. 

May 2012 - Police Reports
Early Thursday morning 05/31 there was an attempted theft of pool equipment in the 2100 block of Chestnut Hill.  In this case, the thieves partially dismantled a pavestone wall in an attempt to get to the pump equipment.  A noise alerted the residents who checked outside and the thieves fled with no equipment.

December 2011 - Police Reports
Date Reported: 12/12/2011 8:54:00 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23F
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 1900 of Campbell Trl
Service Number: 201100126967

Date Reported: 12/2/2011 2:34:06 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 220
Offense Description: 220 Burglary/breaking & Entering
Block: 2000 of Oakwood Dr
Service Number: 201100123097

Date Reported: 12/2/2011 2:34:06 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 290
Offense Description: 290 Destruction/damage/vand Propty
Block: 2000 of Oakwood Dr
Service Number: 201100123097

Date Reported: 12/2/2011 2:34:06 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23F
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 2000 of Oakwood Dr
Service Number: 201100123097

27 November 2011 - Police Report
Date Reported: 11/27/2011 9:26:55 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23G
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 2100 of Oakwood Dr
Service Number: 201100121510

05 November 2011 - Police Report
Date Reported: 11/5/2011 9:47:37 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23F
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 1800 of Campbell Trl
Service Number: 201100110232

26 August 2011 - Police Report
Date Reported: 8/26/2011 12:57:00 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 220
Offense Description: 220 BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
Block: 2100 of CHESTNUT HILL LN
Service Number: 11-085827

10 July 2011 - Police Report
Date Reported: 7/10/2011 12:07:00 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 220
Offense Description: 220 BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
Block: 2000 of OAKWOOD DR
Service Number: 11-067782

Door knockers at work: April 2011

There have been several incidents of door knockers looking for homes to burglarize dover the last several weeks.
Most burglaries occur between 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday when most people are at work.  If you are home and a stranger comes to your house during these hours and says they are looking for someone and have ended up at the wrong house, call and report it to police, we would rather respond to the area and check for criminal activity, than let it go unchecked.  Make sure all your doors and windows are secure on a routine basis.

08 April 2011 - Police Report
Date Reported: 4/8/2011 6:56:00 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 240
Offense Description: 240 MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
Block: 1900 of DREW LN
Service Number: 11-033925

01 April 2011 - Police Report
Date Reported: 4/1/2011 7:54:00 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23G
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 2000 of RIDGE CREEK DR
Service Number: 11-031347

08 March 2011 - Police Report

Date Reported: 3/8/2011 11:23:00 AM
IRA: 7920
UCR Code: 240
Offense Description: 240 MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
Block: 2100 of CHAMPION CT
Service Number: 11-023059

28 December 2010 - Police Report
Date Reported: 12/28/2010 10:59:00 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23F
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 2000 of BRANDEIS DR
Service Number: 10-124455

25 December 2010 - Police Report
Date Reported: 12/25/2010 5:52:00 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 290
Offense Description: DESTRUCTION/DAMAGE/VANDALISM OF PROPERTY
Block: 2000 of OAKWOOD DRIVE
Service Number: 10-900201

14 December 2010 - Police Report
Date Reported: 12/14/2010 1:39:00 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23G
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 2000 of BRANDEIS DRIVE
Service Number: 10-900194

26October 2010 - Police Report

Date Reported: 10/26/2010 7:30:00 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 290
Offense Description: 290 DESTRUCTIVE/DAMAGE/VANDALISM OF PROPERTY
Block: 1800 of CAMPBELL TRL
Service Number: 10-103983

October 2010 - ID Theft

A neighbor has been fighting this issue for over a year, there is a new item this past week.  Despite credit bureau fraud alerts and all other precautions, the ID thieves were able to open a new CapitalOne credit card with a limit of $20K!  He did not know this account had been opened.
They used a new name but could not change the address.  The card arrived in his mailbox last Thursday.  Subsequently, two vehicles have been observed "shadowing" the mail carrier in the vicinity of this home:
- A black male in a Toyota Camry, no other details on the car or driver;
- Two black females in a Lincoln Towncar, silver in color, the females looked to have hair extensions or braids.  This car was seen in the area over the weekend.
 
Please watch for either of these two vehicles and occupants, especially in the time period following our mail delivery.  Although they are targeting a particular address, they may be checking out other mailboxes while in the area.  If you spot either of these vehicles, please try to get additional details and notify RPD.

09September 2010 - Police Report

Date Reported: 9/9/2010 8:11:00 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23F
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 2000 of PORTSMOUTH DR
Service Number: 10-087607

22August 2010 - Police Report

Date Reported: 8/22/2010 11:45:00 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23G
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 2100 of BRIARWICK CT
Service Number: 10-081028

Date Reported: 8/21/2010 2:22:00 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 290
Offense Description: 290 DESTRUCTIVE/DAMAGE/VANDALISM OF PROPERTY
Block: 1900 of DREW LN
Service Number: 10-080713

25June 2010 - Police Report

Date Reported: 6/25/2010 5:40:00 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23G
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 2000 of PORTSMOUTH DR
Service Number: 10-059633

10June 2010 - Police Report

Date Reported: 6/10/2010 6:18:00 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 290
Offense Description: 290 DESTRUCTIVE/DAMAGE/VANDALISM OF PROPERTY
Block: 2000 of PORTSMOUTH DR
Service Number: 10-054551

03June2010 - Exploding Bottles

Richardson Police warn of exploding bottles. 
That plastic bottle found in your yard may have been put there as a dangerous prank.
The miscreants are mixing aluminum foil and liquid Drano.  If those two components are combined and then shaken, the reaction causes the bottle to swell and explode.  The components are placed in a bottle then set in a yard.  When a person picks up the bottle, thinking it's trash, the mixing starts as you walk around with it and within 20-30 seconds the explosion occurs.
A recent news story and video that explains the danger.

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/100526-bottle-bombs-seen-as-prank-but-can-be-deadly

03June2010 - Burglary

Tires and wheels stolen from a Tahoe in the 1800 block of Campbell Trail.

22May2010 - Burglaries

Date Reported: 5/22/2010 1:35:00 PM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23F
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 2000 of PORTSMOUTH DR
Service Number: 10-047691

Date Reported: 5/22/2010 10:32:00 AM
IRA: 7820
UCR Code: 23F
Offense Description: BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE
Block: 1900 of CHESTNUT HILL LN
Service Number: 10-047632


12May2010 - Know Your Stuff

The City of Richardson Police Department recovered over 21,000 stolen items in 2009.  Of those, only 6,415 were identified by property owners.  Creating a property inventory of your personal valuables can increase chances of a return of the property.  “Know Your Stuff”, located at www.knowyourstuff.org is an online property inventory software which allows you to store information about your personal belongings including serial numbers, descriptions and pictures.  Inventorying your property increases the chances of it being returned in the case of burglary.  RPD volunteers can aid any Richardson resident with the “Know Your Stuff” process.  Appointments can be made at 972-744-4955.  More

03February2010 - East Richardson Burglaries Update

Sent to: East-side Neighborhood Crime Watch areas

Our Patrol Officers would like me to pass on some information to hopefully raise awareness regarding recent burglaries.
We were very fortunate to have seen a sharp decrease in the number of home burglaries in December on the east side of Richardson.  Unfortunately that number has risen to approximately 15 for the month of January 2010.  A lot of the activity is taking place in the Duck Creek and Yale Park neighborhoods (area bounded by Campbell Rd south to Belt Line Rd.., and Plano Rd. east to Jupiter Rd.).
The common method being used by these burglars is as follows:
A persistent loud knock, it could almost be more accurately described as a banging at the door, that will last for a minute or two.  Most legitimate solicitors will knock a couple of times, and leave after about 30 seconds to a minute if nobody answers.  The burglars are knocking or pounding hard enough to make sure if someone is home, they will definitely respond to the front door.  The burglars want to be sure nobody is home and this is how they find out.  After getting no response to the knocking, they will then either return to a car and drive around back or walk around to the back and find a window or glass patio door to break, then make entry to commit the crime.  Always answer the front door, keep it closed and speak through the door, telling them you are not interested.
Owens Park area offense:
In the most recent case, on 02/02/10 at 8:45pm (1700 blk of Woodcreek), the homeowner arrived home to find three individuals had broken in through a back window and were removing property.  The homeowner held one subject at gunpoint and the other two ran.  Officers responded and all three subjects were arrested.  This case does not appear to be random at this time.  These burglars arrived to the location on foot and no car was being used, they jumped over the back fence and used a rock to break the glass window.

Please be extra alert for any suspicious persons in your neighborhood.  Subjects walking in the alley, cutting between houses, jumping fences, loitering on the street.  If you see someone knocking at your neighbors house, keep watching to see where they go, if your neighbor answers or not.  Call in anyone who look suspicious..

Officer Mike Wieczorek, C.C.P.S.
Richardson Police Department

Crime Prevention Unit - East Sector
972-744-4908
www.richardsonpolice.net



31August2008 - Richardson Police Offers Online Reporting
Beginning in August, the Richardson Police Department began offering an online police report submission. The incident must have occurred in Richardson and only misdemeanor offenses can be reported. Go to www.cor.net/PD and click on the Online Police Reporting link.

02August2008 - Richardson Police Interactive Crime Map
have you taken a look at the new crime statistic map put out by the Richardson Police Department? Go to
www.cor.net/PD and click on the Google Map View of Crime Statistics map. Recent incidents include mischief and theft from motor vehicles. Can you say "lock your car"?


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