Friday, May 31, 2013

Interesting Crime Reports from all over Town

A recent grab-bag of reports put out by St. Charles Crime Watch:

From Point West:  On Sunday, it was reported that a lawn mower and an edger were stolen out of a shed sometime this week.  Be aware of anyone you don't recognize walking or driving around on your street.  (This happened on Wagon Wheel Court.)
 
From Midtown:  On Thursday 30th around 11:00 am, a resident reported a man who appeared to be casing the neighborhood with a lawn mower.  The resident heard it running for a short time on Harrison, north of Lee.  Then the guy pushed it across Lee and began mowing a strip of grass next to the street at a house a few doors down.  Then he disappeared.  When the resident encountered him again, he said he lived nearby and "mowed for the neighbor" when he was out of town.  Then he went north on Tyler and ran the mower a few minutes while he was going up that street, as well.  This man is white, about 30 years old, maybe a little older.  He was about 6 feet, wearing gray clothes, a gray baseball cap, has red hair, and a well trimmed red beard.  The police were notified.
 
There was a burglary reported on Thursday on Greenbrier Road, somewhere between 10:00 and 2:00.  The police were notified.
 
From The Ranch:  They now have surveillance cameras up and running in their neighborhood.  There were a few ATV's stolen this past weekend.  Remember to contact the LRPD and file a report, no matter how annoyed you are, or whether or not you think there is a chance of recovering your stolen property.  If they don't know where the thieves are operating and what they are taking, they can't catch them.
 
There has also been a report of people stealing mail from mailboxes in that area.  A few weeks ago, a resident saw a black male about 40-50 years of age with a 10-12 year old boy opening a neighbor's mailbox from the passenger side of a brown 2000-ish Dodge Caravan around 7:30 am on a weekday.  They have not been seen since, but this is something that happens periodically all over town.  The weekend mail carrier reported seeing mail items from Hilltop addresses in the street on Ranch Boulevard, so someone is throwing away what they don't want.  Please report anything suspicious, in timely manner so they can catch these guys.
 
From Fair Park:  A recent report of trouble with a speeding teenager on Fillmore reminds us all of what to do in that situation.  The police would advise you not to confront these individuals, as tempers can flare easily.  Report it when you can, take a picture with your cellphone of the license plate, and report details so that they can be addressed.  The more neighbors that report the same thing, the stronger case you have of getting speeders, litterers, etc., to be held accountable for these problems they are causing.
 
 
Jo Paulus
St. Charles CrimeWatch

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Burglary Suspect-Keep an Eye Out

From Midtown:  If you see a dark green Impala with lightly shaded windows and specialty hubcaps, please call 911 to report.  The occupant (described as a thin black male) is wanted in connection with a home burglary on N. Cleveland last Friday.  Primarily high end jewelry was taken in this crime.
 
Jo Paulus
St. Charles CrimeWatch

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Playground Program

Registration online at www.lrpr.org

Camp Dates:

June10-August 1

Camp Locations (ages 6-11)

Brady Elementary
Dunbar Community Center
Geyer Springs Elementary
Romine Elementary
Stephens Community Center
Terry Elementary
Ten Camp (ages 11-15)

Forest Heights Middle School
*Students entering 6th-9th grades

Camp Registration Fees:

One Child…$90.00
Two Children…$115.00
Three Children…$140.00
Four Children…$165.00
The summer Playground Program onsite activities include:  checkers, dominoes, chess, cards, board games, jump rope, basketball, kickball, movies, time outside on the playground, arts & crafts and many more.  Field trips will include fishing, swimming, roller skating, movies, visits to the Stephens Nature Center, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Clinton Presidential Library, the Museum of Discovery and an end of the year visit to Wild River Country.

Need more information call Mike Garrity at 501-371-6858 or email mgarrity@littlerock.org.

 

Kathleen A. Countryman

CVSS Alert Center

2715 W. 7th St.

501.372.3856

501.372-3139 fax

kcountryman@littlerock.org

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Please Take this UALR Safety Survey

Chancellor Joel Anderson created the Chancellor’s Committee on Public Safety to examine safety on campus and to make recommendations to ensure that UALR is a safe place and is perceived as a safe place to study, live, and work. One of the tasks of the committee is to gather information about safety and perceptions of safety from those on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. To help in gathering this information, the committee is surveying students on campus, students in residence halls, faculty and staff, and residents of the community. 

I encourage you to fill out the survey at the link provided and give feedback to the committee on your experiences and perceptions of safety on campus. This is an important part of continuing to ensure we have a safe and inviting campus. 

If you have any questions about the survey or the committee, please contact Dr. Jeffery T. Walker, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice at jtwalker@ualr.edu.

http://studentvoice.com/ualr/ualrcommunitysafetyassessment

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Safety Baby Shower on May 18

If you or someone you know is expecting and lives in the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood (most of 72204), please sign up for the Safety Baby Shower this Saturday:

There is still time to register!!! Arkansas has one of the highest child injury rates in the nation. Infants are at a particularly high risk for injury due to their small size, lack of strength, and biological development. Deaths due to unintentional injuries can often occur in the home and in motor vehicle crashes, and many are unpreventable. In an effort to address these issues, Arkansas Home Visiting Network and the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood will host a Safety Baby Shower at the Children’s Library, 4800 W. 10th on May 18th at 10:30 a.m. This event is geared towards new or expectant mothers who live within the Promise Neighborhood (zip codes 72202, 72204, or 72206).

This is an educational session, in a festive, shower-themed atmosphere, complete with refreshments, decorations, games, and prizes. Education is provided on home safety, safe sleep, shaken baby syndrome, and child passenger safety. Shower gifts include various home safety products, instructional dvds on infant crying, and each participant will receive a car seat and meet with a Child Passenger Safety Technician near her delivery date. This will ensure that parents are properly trained on installing their child’s car seat correctly.

Arkansas Home Visiting is a network of free programs available to help parents and their children. These programs focus on working with a family in their own home on a regular schedule to address basic needs, resources, referrals, parenting skills, and providing information about how your child is developing. Home visiting is an added benefit to a child and the family. A new baby can be a welcome addition and a stressful time for any family. Every parent struggles with questions and doubts about what the correct things to do. The goal of every parent is to create a better life with unlimited opportunities for their child.
Home Visiting opens the door to a brighter future!

Currently, Arkansas Home Visiting Network is recruiting 60 families to enroll in home visiting services who live within the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood. Families who are prenatal or have children not yet enrolled in kindergarten could be eligible for FREE services. If you know of any currently prenatal families that would be interested in attending this event or interested in home visiting services please feel free to contact Nichetra MaGee at 501-682-9528 or mageen@archildrens.org.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Second Pool Work Day - Saturday May 11th, 9:00pm

We accomplished a great deal at the pool last Saturday , but there are still several tasks to complete. We need volunteers on Saturday, May 11th at 9:00pm to finish preparation for opening the pool at the end of May.

Pat and Cal Mitchell

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Please Take This UALR Public Safety Survey

UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson created the Chancellor’s Committee on Public Safety to examine safety on campus and to make recommendations to ensure that UALR is a safe place and is perceived as a safe place to study, live, and work. One of the tasks of the committee is to gather information about safety and perceptions of safety from those on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. To help in gathering this information, the committee is surveying students on campus, students in residence halls, faculty and staff, and residents of the community. I encourage you to fill out the survey at this link and give feedback to the committee on your experiences and perceptions of safety on campus. This is an important part of continuing to ensure we have a safe and inviting campus. If you have any questions about the survey or the committee, please contact Dr. Jeffery T. Walker, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice at jtwalker@ualr.edu.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Pool Work Day Saturday

Find those winter clothes you were just about to store away for the summer and meet Pat and Cal at the pool Saturday morning at 9:30. It will be chilly, but the work will soon have us warm!!!

A major task will be to remove the pool cover so we are in need of all the muscle we can get!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Yard of the Month

The Yard of the Month for May goes to a longtime resident of Broadmoor. It is located at 42 Lakeshore Drive. For many years, people walking around the lake in the spring stand and marvel at the beauty of the back yard of this home. The front yard has a display of beautiful iris and roses to enjoy. The resident cannot take care of the yard as before, but the flowers continue to bloom to bring joy to all of us.