(Shared from Neighborhood President, Jaci Maguire)
I hate to inform you again that there are individuals wandering our neighborhood checking for open cars again. This has been turned over to the police department and I have requested additional patrols during the early morning hours. If you recognize the individuals in the video below, please let us know or if they show up on any of your cameras.
Please keep valuables out of sight if they have to be in your vehicles. Make sure the doors are locked. Light up the neighborhood and keep your outside lights on. While out on patrol we have started to notice only a few houses have lights on at night and some streets can be very dark. Criminals don’t like lights. We have had several garage doors left open but we do not have everyone’s contact information to call you and let you know. Patrollers are not to get out of their vehicles and go to your doors. We are only allowed to call you, so please make sure we have your information. I know it happened to me when we first moved in years ago, thinking I closed the garage but something was in the way and it went back up. We were thankful, my neighbors contacted us and let us know.
We have also had several complaints about a solicitor coming by and asking information about your home and your neighbors regarding cameras. He is very aggressive and does not take no for an answer. If you do answer the door, the first thing is to ask for their permit. It is against the law in OKC to solicit without one. If they have one you can still tell them you are not interested and to leave. This individual has been reported to the police. He asks questions about who on your street does not have cameras. It is suspicious since we had not had issues until he came into the neighborhood. It could be just a coincidence. Regardless, you need to be careful and not disclose information about your home or your neighbors. They might look and act like really nice people but you never know.
Our entrances are starting to look much better! A HUGE thank you to Neighborhood President Jaci Maguire, Jaci’s mom, Tom Maguire, Vic and Julie Hall, and Ron Kistler for pulling weeds, laying mulch, and making the 82nd street entrance look great!
Want to help? There is more work to be done at the other entrances. The crew is planning to work on the entrances at Harvest Hills Rd and McKee Blvd tomorrow, July 3rd!
If you are interested in coming to help out for any amount of time, please email email@example.com.
We still need more volunteers to join us for the Neighborhood Crime Watch Patrol. If you are interested in being a part of our group, please meet us at the Hefner Rd Police Department. Training is at 6:30-7:30PM Monday night.
This training is sponsored by Neighborhood Alliance and the Hefner Road Division Police Department.
The sooner we complete training the sooner we can start to schedule our patrols!
Thank you for your interest in Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association.
We had an excellent general meeting Thursday evening and we wanted to share with those of you who could not attend.
The agenda of the evening revolved around crime prevention and neighbor participation in crime watch activities. There were 51 of your neighbors in attendance!! In addition, we were joined by MSgt Robert “Officer Bob” Skalla with the Hefner Division of the Oklahoma City Police Department.
HHSNA Crime Watch Meeting
Click on the link below for a copy of the presentation. Read about the success story of 79th Street neighbors coming together and “Dreaming Big” and getting a Street Light installed! More information to come on how we can “light up the neighborhood” with additional street lights, sign toppers and improvements.
HHSNA will hold our first meeting of 2018, Thursday, March 15th
Northridge Elementary School
Over the last several months, Harvest Hills South has experienced vandalism, break-ins and other issues. We have heard from several of you and have decided to address these issues.
According to the OKC Police and Neighborhood Alliance, Harvest Hills South has a low crime rate compared to other neighborhoods in the general area. Something we must keep in mind is that we live in a very large metropolitan city. As a nice middle class neighborhood we are prone to be targeted by criminals because we are perceived to be easy targets. Complacency, a feeling that no one will hit us or someone else will take care of the issue, has been and continues to be a problem in our neighborhood. We are all neighbors and need each others help.
At our meeting, we plan to address these issues and how to combat the problem. I strongly encourage you and your neighbors to attend this very important meeting. Without your interest and help, we cannot move forward. Moving forward, our theme will be “TAKE BACK OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!”