Southridge (patrol beat 103) Rolling Ridge (patrol beat 117) and Fairway Ridge (patrol beat 131) had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 10/10/13. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos. Officers Dave Bertaud, Dion Snyder, Tom Yencich, and Carol McClanathan also attended, as did Mayor Kovarik. Access to a 54 minute audio recording is above.
The areas next neighborhood watch meeting is currently scheduled for 04/10/14. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.
Southridge area Police Activity Summary:
110 police calls for service were generated during the first half of 2013. Historically, the average is 311 per year.
9 (approximately 8.1%) of the calls received from the beat were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The other 92% of police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.
Since January 2008, 1,869 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhood; 154 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is 8%.
Rolling Ridge and Fairway Ridge areas Police Activity Summary:
246 police calls for service were generated during the first half of 2013. Historically, the average is 507 per year.
9 (approximately 3.6%) of the calls received from the beat were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The other 96% of police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.
Since January 2008, 3,047 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhood; 195 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is 6.12%.
Officer Bertaud presented a training session to residents pertaining to door-to-door sales people (solicitors). We discussed what defines a solicitor, registration requirements for them, constitutional considerations, and how residents can best partner with us in terms of enforcement.
Odds and Ends:
Again, the next meeting for the neighborhoods is scheduled for April 10, 2014; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.
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The primary purpose of the program is to encourage community building in our neighborhoods. However, this also gives your HOA and the Village a powerful tool to help issue and facilitate our respective communications. To learn more about Nextdoor, please visit www.nextdoor.com 
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