Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Randy Valentine Police

You will notice new signs popping up around town. A big thank you goes out to the anonymous donor who made them possible.  If you would like one of the signs please go the Village office and request a Neighborhood Watch Sign. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting, the date and time of which can be found by going to the Village calendar.

Tonight’s meeting was very productive and Chief Coln proved to be a valuable resource while answering questions and providing insight into the wonderful ideas that the group came up with. I would also like to acknowledge Bill and Rayola Barkowska, as well as Lindsay Mertens. If it were not for these dedicated individuals, we would not have a Neighborhood Watch program. I would like to share some neighborhood watch tips from tonight’s meeting, by working together we can help eliminate neighborhood crime. Please watch out for these activities in our neighborhood.

  • Someone running from a car or home
  • Someone screaming.  If you can’t explain the screams, call law enforcement and report them.
  • Someone going door-to-door in the neighborhood or looking into windows and parked cars.
  • Someone asking about past residents
  • Someone who appears to have no purpose wandering through the neighborhood.
  • Unusual or suspicious noises that you cannot explain, such as breaking glass or pounding.
  • Vehicles moving slowly without lights or without an apparent destination.
  • Business transactions conducted from a vehicle. This could involve the sale of drugs or stolen goods.
  • Offers of merchandise available for ridiculously low prices. The merchandise might be stolen.
  • Someone walking or running while carrying property at an unusual time or place
  • Someone removing property from unoccupied residences.
  • A stranger entering a neighbor’s home which appears to be unoccupied.
  • A stranger in a car who stops to talk to a child.
  • A child resisting the advances of an adult.


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