Dear All,

I have received the following information from our IMPD Northwest District. Please help them spread the word by sharing it with your friends, neighbors, and family members.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
——– Forwarded Message ——–
Subject: Safety Information Regarding Burglaries
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:39:20 +0000
From: Waterman, David <David.Waterman@indy.gov>
Good evening!

 

We have been given some information that we would like to share with all of you concerning safety at your homes and the homes of loved ones. There has been a string of burglaries in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas involving a ruse. Below is the information that was provided to us by a detective working on these incidents:

 

***The suspects target residences with elderly victims and use a ruse of either posing as tree trimmers or water company. The suspects attempt to enter the victim’s home and while one suspect distracts the victims another suspect steals items. Or they try to get the victims outside to discuss tree work and another suspect enters the home and steals items while they are outside. The suspects are typically looking for cash and jewelry.***

 

Please share this information with friends, neighbors, and family members so they can stay hypervigilant. My best advice is to call 911 to report a suspicious person or activity in your neighborhood. Also, always keep a locked door between you and a stranger. Remember, you are not under any obligation to open the door for a stranger just because they knock. If you wish to speak to them through a closed door you can simply tell them you are not interested, and if they refuse to leave just call 911 to report that a person is refusing to leave your property. This information was not sent with the intent to bring worry or alarm to any of you. We just want to provide you all with as much information that we can to keep you safe while still maintaining the integrity of the investigation.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Officer David Waterman

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept.

Northwest District / Community Resource Unit F471

3821 Industrial Boulevard

Indianapolis, IN 46254

317-327-6606

 

Dear All,

“National Night Out Against Crime” is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about having an event in your neighborhood or block. This year it will be on Tuesday, August 3rd. While last year we could not have group gatherings and celebrate in the ways we had in the past, now would be a great time to get together with our neighbors, have an event, and invite our law enforcement out into our community to get to know each other better.

In the past I know that the neighborhoods in our area have had cookouts, pitch-ins, ice cream socials, desserts, cookies, pizza, and other activities. Time to be creative, but it can be as simple or more elaborate as you and your neighborhood want. I have attached an information sheet that tells more about “National Night Out Against Crime” and also the registration sheet to be filled out and returned to Kim Taylor at our IMPD Northwest District office. Her contact info is on the form. By registering with our IMPD Northwest District they will know the time and place of your event and can put it on their schedule to come by for a visit.

I do hope that many of the neighborhoods throughout the Northwest District will participate this year’s “National Night Out Against Crime”. Make sure you register your event with Kim Taylor so she can let the officers know of your event, time, and location in order for them to stop by.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

Dear All,

Can you believe that school will be starting in just a couple of weeks? You have probably noticed that all the stores have their school supplies out and are beginning to run sales on many of the items.

Eagle Creek Park is going to be a partner again this year by being the drop off location for our annual “Back to School Supply Drive”. Now through August 15th, you may drop off items at either the Earth Discovery Center inside the park Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Eagle Creek Park Office outside the park at 7840 W. 56th Street from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. You do not need to go into the park to drop off items at the park office.

Schools have a big need for these supplies. Many families cannot afford to purchase these items for their children. Children move after the school year starts, and many times enroll in a school without bringing any supplies with them. And there are always those supplies that get used up, broken, lost or need to be replaced. Having these things in the office helps teachers and other staff make sure children have the “tools” they need to do their best work and feel better about their school day. Be as generous as you can with your donations, as everything will be put to good use by the schools that they will go to. These schools are always so appreciative whenever I deliver a couple of big boxes to them.

Supplies do need to be new items. This is important due to safety regulations. Items that are needed are: Boxes of Crayons (24 or less), Pencils, Glue and Glue Sticks, Pens, Folders, Notebooks, Scissors, Highlighters, Markers (both thick and thin), Colored Pencils.

Thanks in advance for your generosity with this project. Also, I would really appreciate your help in getting this information out to others that you know who may want to participate in this very worthwhile project. I have attached a flyer with more information. Please feel free to forward it, this email, or print off the flyer and post it if you have a place that would be helpful for others to see this information, or any other way to share with others about the “Back to School Supply Drive”.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

P.S. Thanks again to Eagle Creek Park for continuing to be a partner with this!

 

Dear All,

I know this is late notice, but in case you have not seen it elsewhere – our IMPD Northwest District is having their 7th Annual “Cruisin’ with Cops Car Show” on Saturday, July 10th. Registration is from 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and you may register at the show. Awards are at 11:30 a.m. This is being held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and is a fundraiser for IMPD Northwest District’s Community Fund.

In the past there have always been a lot of really neat cars and other vehicles, which makes it a lot of fun to go and see. I would suggest if going to look at all of the entries to get there before the awards are given. Attached is more information. Maybe I will see you there!

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

Dear All,

Attached is the Eagle Creek Park Calendar for July. A lot going on at the park this month, but unfortunately some of the programs are already full (they do have a waitlist open).

Please note that  Indy Parks are now Smoke Free. While not on the calendar, the beach is not open this year – there is no swimming. Also, dogs must be kept on a leash except at the dog park.

The Sprint Triathlon will take on Saturday, July 10th. There will be no park access until 11:00 a.m. that day.

Remember there is live music every Wednesday evening through August 18th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. See the calendar for who will be playing and if it is a jazz or folk concert. This year the concerts will be held at the beach.

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful park close by. Hope you will take advantage of our terrific park and all it has to offer.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

 

Dear All,

You may have already heard this or read about it; however I wanted to share with you what I received this week from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the bullet-points I took from their web site. I know that many of us enjoy watching birds feed and having them around. I also know that we don’t want them to get sick – so I hope that everyone does take the DNR’s recommendations seriously until we hear more so that we may enjoy birds in the future.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

Happy 245th Birthday

America!!!!!!

Hope everyone has a safe, happy, and enjoyable Independence Day!!!!!!

On July 4th, 1776 our Founding Fathers approved the Declaration of Independence and a new nation was founded on freedom. This is a day where many will gather with family or friends for cookouts and fireworks to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Please do take time to pause for a moment and think about what happened so long ago in history. Remember as well all of those who have sacrificed in so many ways from the time of the Revolutionary War until now for our Liberties, so that we may remain a free nation.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

P.S. The attached picture is a painting my mother painted in 1976 in honor of our nation’s bicentinial from a photo of the original. Ihis copy she did in oil of the famous picture shows the writing of the Decoration of Independence by three of our founding fathers. What talented and forward thinking men were gathered together during that time in history.

 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
– The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

Dear All,

The monthly IMPD Northwest District Task Force meeting will be held Wednesday, July 7th, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in person at their headquarters located 3821 Industrial Blvd. The topic at this month’s meeting is “Crime Scene Management: The How & Why” presented by Sgt. Tiffany Hastin. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what is done at a crime scene as well as have an opportunity to ask questions about not only this subject, but other police related topics.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. Hope many of you will be able to attend.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

Dear All,

Just wanted everyone to be aware that trash services will operate on a normal schedule next week. They are not affected by the holiday.

 

Hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to share with others.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry