Attached is our monthly Crime Report for August. While we were up last month on total incidents, overall we are still slightly below this time last year, and over 100 incidents below this time in 2016. By continuing to work together in our neighborhoods in watching for and reporting suspicious activities, practicing crime prevention tips and encouraging others to do the same, we can help make our area even safer.
Please do note the number of larcenies and even stolen vehicles. If everyone would be a little bit more cautious on making sure their vehicle is always locked and does not have anything of value left in it, park either in your garage or in a well lighted area, keep you garage door closed when not right there, and not leave anything of value outside when not in use (bikes, tools, toys, etc.) we may send a message that our areas are not “easy pickings” for would be criminals. Also, don’t forget that as the days are getting shorter to reset automatic timers so that lights come on earlier both inside and outside. Make sure you house is well lighted after dark.
If your neighborhood has not had a Crime Watch Meeting in a while why not set one up? Contact Kim Taylor, Crime Watch Specialist, at Kim.Taylor@indy.govor 317-327-6572. Many neighborhoods have had a lot of new homeowners moving in, this is a great way to help everyone get to know each other better and learn more about what can be done to make our neighborhoods safer and less likely to be victims of crime.
Never hesitate calling 911 if you see something that does not seem right to you. You know your neighborhood and area – and if there is something that seems suspicious call 911. If something is not happening now, or has already happened – call 311 from your cell or 317-327-3811 from a landline.
Don’t forget that the next Task Force Meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at IMPD Northwest Headquarters (3821 Industrial Blvd.). This month they are having a speaker from Business and Neighborhood Services (the old Code Enforcement). Should be very informative and a great chance for you to ask questions about this department. The flyer is attached for more details. Hope to see many of you there! Remember that IMPD is collecting new and gently used coats for both kids and adults, so if you have any you could donate, please bring it to the meeting.
Please feel free to forward this on to others who live in our district. Appreciate your help in getting information out to others. Again, hope to see you at the Task Force Meeting on October 3rd!
City-County Councillor District 6