Monday, December 8, 2014

Making Effective Police Reports

From Lt. Scott Timmons:


There have been some issues raised about police reports and I'd like to take a moment to address them.

 

               First: If you see a crime occurring right now, call 911. This is exactly what 911 is for. Don't send me an email about the crime, or send an email to the rest of your group, call 911. This would include when you notice a suspicious car or person in your neighborhood. If they don't belong and you think they are up to no good, call 911. I am not at my computer all day and night, waiting to spring into action when you send me a message. I have the primary task of supervising all the NorthWest Property Crimes Detectives and their investigations as well as numerous other duties. The 911 center is, however, full of people who are sitting at their computer waiting to take your call and get you the help you need.

              

Secondly, on a similar note, although I include my office phone number on these emails, please don't use that to call in a need for a police car to come to you. As above, I'm not always in my office and therefore I may not get your message in a timely manner. Call 911.

 

Third, we have a misdemeanor report line set up to try to relieve some of the pressure from the 911 Call Center. This is designed to allow officers who are injured in some way and not able to work the street to take your report by telephone, thereby saving you time and relieving some pressure on the 911 Center. This system (501-918-3585) operates during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday. If you call and they are on the other line, voicemail will pick up. At that point, if you are calling to make a misdemeanor police report, leave your name and number and someone will call back in a few minutes to take the report. If you are calling about something that is happening right then, call 911.

 

Onto crime news:

 

This is the season for stealing and we are seeing an increase in purse/wallet/billfold thefts. Typically, you are in a store Christmas shopping and you step away from your cart for a moment to look at something, check a size, etc., and when you turn back your purse is gone. Frequently, the thieves will try to use your credit or debit cards very quickly to buy items. One of the most popular uses is to go to Walmart and buy gift cards which are just like cash then for other purchases. (Interestingly, Walmart tells us they cannot track gift cards to tell us when they are used subsequently or turn the gift cards off to prevent the thieves from realizing profits from the theft.) If your purse is stolen, you will want to notify your banks and issuing agencies about the theft as soon as possible. There are services that will list all of your credit cards and will notify them for you when they are stolen. The advantage here is that you only make two phone calls (the police and the notification service).

 

We are also seeing numerous vehicles stolen, when someone starts their car to warm up, and then goes back in the house leaving the car running. We see groups of young men who drive around till they find a car running without anyone in it, then they drop off one person who takes the car and hides it elsewhere for use in future crimes. In the meantime, the bad guys keep driving, looking for more cars to steal. After they are done, they pick up the friends at the hiding spot. These hiding spots are typically apartment complex parking lots where people come and go all the time and the cars won't be noticed for a while. The cars are then later used to commit burglaries, robberies, or other crimes. The moral of this story is, when your car is running, don't leave it unattended.

 

Be Safe,

 

Lt. Scott Timmons

Special Assignments Lt.

Northwest Division

Little Rock Police

501-918-3506

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fwd: Warning on Cold Car warm-ups!!!

Folks,

               I know it's cold but please don't leave your car running to warm it up if you are not in it. We have had four stolen so far this morning, and five were stolen Friday morning. In each case, the owner started the car to warm it up and left frost melt, then went back inside. We are seeing that groups of thieves are stealing the first car, picking up friends, then driving around looking for additional cars to grab. When they find one, one guy takes it, while the group continues looking for more cars to take. They are then stashing the cars at different locations so they can be picked up later to be used in house burglaries or other crimes.

               These are not joy-rides, these are being stolen to be used in other crimes. That means that many of them may be wrecked while fleeing a crime or just never recovered. Please, do not leave your car unattended, even for a moment, while it's running.

 

               On a lighter note, our Detective Sergeant, Joe Miller, has been promoted to Police Lieutenant and transferred to the Downtown Division. We have started the search process for a new detective sergeant but it will probably be three weeks or so before that position is filled. In the meantime, I'm doing both jobs, so bear with me if my reply to emails, etc., is a little slow.

 

Lt. Scott Timmons

Special Assignments Lieutenant

Northwest Division

Little Rock Police

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fwd: update from Lt. Scott Timmons


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From: StCharlesCrimeWatch <jo.paulus@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 8:17 PM
Subject: update from Lt. Scott Timmons
To: edwardswaim@yahoo.com


This from Lt. Timmons:

We have been seeing an increase in thieves using a particular tactic to break into homes. They walk up and knock on the door, if you answer they ask about yard work or ask to talk to someone you don't know. When you answer the door, they leave quickly and go to another house a block or two away to try again.

               If you don't answer the door, they go into the back yard, knock again, and if no answer, they kick in the door. Once in, they may open your garage to pull their vehicle inside or just carry everything to their car (usually a borrowed or stolen car, often taken during a previous burglary.)

               If someone knocks on your door, please try to look out and see the vehicle they are driving. It's up to you whether you answer the door; however, if you don't answer and they go to the backyard, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY and stay on the phone with the 911 call-taker! People with legitimate business do not wander off into strangers' backyards. If it's a meter reader, he won't knock and he should be carrying a clipboard or more often, a digital meter reader machine.

               We have recently arrested an entire crew of young men who were using this technique and recovered several stolen vehicles from them. The stolen gray 2014 Dodge Charger they were using was traded for drugs and we haven't yet found it. Please don't leave your keys in the car (even a spare set).

               One vehicle that we are interested in finding is a white, 2001 Ford Expedition, bearing Ark License 277-TZD. We believe this vehicle is being driven by James Foley who is well known to us. He uses the same tactics as described above, sometimes accompanied by his girlfriend. If you see this vehicle, please call the police and report it as suspicious.

One last thing, we've learned that many of our young thieves are selling their stolen electronics on the street to passers-by. So, if you pull onto a parking lot and see someone selling TV's or X-boxes, or other electronics from their car, please write down the license number and car description and call 911, or call or email me. Don't confront them, just let us know so we can start some follow-up. Being our eyes and ears out there is extremely helpful.
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Be on the lookout for a white 2000s GMC Yukon extended model (looks like a Suburban) lurking in your neighborhood. On Monday there was one parked outside a house on Amherst for at least an hour occupied by two people just watching the world go by. The homeowner called the cops and watched the officer come and go. This same person (while running at 6:15) saw a vehicle of the same description on Apache Road in Briarwood near Sun Valley stopped in front of a house, shining a flashlight into the flower beds of a house. When this person passed in front of the headlights a few yards ahead, the car started moving and sped off after the stop sign. The police were notified.  It was the same body style and had rear privacy glass but no tinted windows in the front, just like the car that had been seen on Monday.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Final quarterly Neighborhood meeting for 2014



Northwest Division Meeting, N.W. Substation, 10,001 Kanis Rd. October 23rd

Time: 6:30 P.M.

 

 

Dwight Davis

 

Important news: Entergy Warns Customers of Scam Efforts.


Entergy Warns Customers of Scam Efforts.

 

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Entergy Warns Customers of Scam Efforts.

Scam AlertThere have been multiple reports of a scam targeting Entergy customers through out the entire Energy service area including small businesses. The con artist gives you a call and says that your electric bill payment is past due, and that your service will be disconnected within the hour if you don't pay up. Then you are directed to transfer funds electronically, sometimes through the system known as "MoneyPak."

Entergy doesn't want you to fall victim to this scam and reminds you:

 

Entergy NEVER demands immediate payment from customers.

 

While you may pay your Entergy bill by phone or credit card, it is ONLY through BillMatrix, a third-party vendor we use for this purpose.

 

You shouldn't give your personal information to strangers. If a call sounds suspicious, call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) to speak with an Entergy customer service representative.

Also, you can manage your Entergy account and review account alert options to stay better informed by downloading the free Entergy smart phone app or visiting entergy.com to register for myAccount.

You should only use authorized methods and legitimate banking information to pay your Entergy bill. We offer several convenient ways:

 

Pay online — For no additional charge, you may securely log in to myAccount at entergy.com to conveniently pay your bill online.

 

Pay by phone — You may pay your bill by credit card, debit card or electronic check by calling Entergy's pay-by-phone provider, BillMatrix, at 1-800-584-1241. BillMatrix charges a $2.95 service fee.

 

Walk-in payment centers — Want to pay in person? You may pay your bill by cash, check or money order at an authorized Quick Payment Center in your community, or at one of the two Entergy Customer Care Centers in New Orleans. A convenience fee may apply.

 

Bank draft — You can avoid late fees by having your Entergy payment automatically deducted from your checking account each month. Entergy will mail a monthly billing statement to you for your records, showing the bill amount and bank draft date.

 

Pay by mail — You can send a check by U.S. Mail to the remittance address shown on your bill.

If you believe you're a victim of this scam, you should notify the proper authorities, such as the local police or the state attorney general's office. If you believe your Entergy account has been affected, call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) to speak with an Entergy customer service representative.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sequoyah Center Event

The University District Senior Network and AARP is sponsoring a preview of the new exhibit at the Sequoyah Center.

The Exhibit is entitled:  Toy Tipis and Totem Poles: Native American Stereotypes in the Lives of Children

Saturday, September 6

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Sequoyah National Research Center, University Shopping Center

RSVP by calling 501.217.1628

Refreshments included.

Please plan to attend and also invite your friends and neighbors. 

 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Alert from LRPD




Please READ the following safety tips...

 

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Watch your purses!


VOW Residents: Below is a message from Lt Scott Timmons with LRPD.  Please read and take appropriate precautions.  As Lt Timmons says, please contact LRPD if you see anything suspicious.  I would also encourage people to sign up for anextdoor.com account and let fellow VOW residents know if you (after contacting police) to keep your neighbors on alert.  The more people we have communicating the safer our neighborhood will be. Thanks!

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Folks,
               We are seeing some indications that a group we call the “Florida Felony Lane Gang” is back in town. This group (originating in Florida) travels across the country breaking into cars to steal women’s purses. They then use the checks and ID in the purses to drain a bank account through the use of wigs and disguises to make one member look like the account holder (usually based on Driver’s License pictures). They then go to a bank, using the farthest drive up lane away from the teller (known to bankers as the felony lane), pretend to be the account holder and cash large checks.
               This group is very prolific and comes through Central Arkansas 2-3 times a year. We have arrested a number of their members, but they seem to readily replenish their ranks. They generally target cars at shopping centers, gyms or fitness centers, parks, etc. We have seen multiple cases where they target joggers at the Big Dam Bridge and Two Rivers Park.

               They generally use upscale rental cars from out of state, particularly Mercedes Benz Sport Utility Vehicles with extremely dark window tint.

               We think they are back in the area, so please follow a couple of guidelines:
 
1.       Don’t leave your purse in your car. Not in the passenger compartment and not in the rear cargo area. These folks watch women park their cars and then hit the car after the owner is inside and out of sight. If they see a woman put her purse in the rear cargo area, they will go there.
2.       Unlike most car burglars, these folks are not afraid to break windows as they are generally out of the area within seconds of the break-in. Just locking your car doesn’t stop them.
3.       Take your purse with you and keep it close, don’t leave it in the shopping cart while you are two aisles over looking at merchandise.
4.       If your purse is stolen, call 911 immediately and then notify your bank. These thieves will hit in 20 or 30 minutes sometimes after stealing a purse.
 
If we get some pictures of these people’s vehicles, I’ll get that out to you.
 
As always, if you see someone acting suspiciously, please call the police.
 
Lt. Scott Timmons
LRPD NW Division
 

 

 



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mayor Casts Deciding Vote for Gas Station Against Neighborhoods

Report by Fair Park Residents Association president on last night's vote by city board against the interests of our area:

All,

While the turnout at City Hall tonight in opposition to the proposed Murphy gas station at 12th and University was impressive (it was a packed room, of which we made up more than half), it came down to a 5-5 vote on the proposal to allow it to proceed.  Mayor Stodola broke the tie by voting in favor of the gas station.  The city voted to allow it to be built in direct opposition to the advice of the city's planning commission, which was opposed to it.  It was also voted for in direct opposition to the overwhelming concerns from representatives of the neighborhoods that will be negatively impacted by its presence.  This, after just voting against the construction of a Mapco gas station downtown close to their offices.

To say I'm disappointed in our city leadership tonight is an understatement.  But, I was encouraged to see how many people came out to voice their concerns and other thoughts, even proposing alternatives to this particular development.  Though I detected a whiff of animus toward us from the mayor, we still stood strong and told truth to power.  Unfortunately, that power favored the business interests of just a few over the quality-of-life interests of many.  I guess that's just how it goes sometimes, especially in an election year where votes tend to follow trails to campaign contributions.

Joe Busby and several others from our partner neighborhoods within the University District gave great speeches, and the fact that we lost against corporate bulldozers does not in any way reflect a lack of passion and leadership Joe and the others demonstrated tonight.  I was and am proud to be a resident not just of Fair Park, but of the University District.

We still have a possible hotel to contend with, so even though we're now going to have yet another gas station and all the issues that come with them (just look at Kum & Go at Asher and University with the numerous police cars that have to reside in their parking lot with lights flashing on a regular basis), we might still be able to keep the old Brandon House site from being used for nothing but businesses that are terrible for our neighborhood.  I hope you'll join us again when that battle comes down the pipes.

-Larry Rhodes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Boyle Park Workday August 9

On Saturday, August 9th, from 9 am - 12 pm, there will be another important work session taking place at Boyle Park.  There have already been numerous work sessions at this great park, since the beginning of this year.  Many wonderful groups have been working to make needed improvements to Boyle Park.

One of our biggest goals is to prepare this park for a very special event that will take place on October 4th, when Arkansas Outside will host "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day."  For those of you who may not be aware, Boyle Park has many miles of mountain bike trails that are "ready for riding."

The newly formed Central Arkansas Trail Alliance (CATA) Mountain Biking group plus a number of other great partners, plan to make this a spectacular event.

The Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department Commissioners have made Boyle Park their focal point.  The Awareness and Outreach Committee is taking the lead on the August 9th Cleanup.  Commissioner Jason Hamilton is the Chairperson for the A/O Committee and can be reached by email at:  jasondavidhamilton@gmail.com 

Please contact Jason as quickly as possible, to let him know if you and your organization will be able to come and help make a difference on August 9th.

Boyle Park is some 140 acres in size, with all sorts of great amenities for all ages of visitors.  There are a number of great areas for fishing.

Here are some of the different projects that we've been working on, that we need people to bring their own tools to help continue with what has already been started.

·         Litter pickup (we'll have trash bags available)

·         Brush and invasive overgrowth clearing (gas-powered brush cutters, heavy-duty string trimmers, limb loppers, swing-blade weed cutters, small chain saws, extendable pole pruners, trucks and trailers to allow the hauling of cut brush to our burn pile areas)

·         Raking of leaves and yard debris (bring your own leaf rake)

·         Raking of Playground area (bring your own rock/ garden rake)

Please dress appropriate for an outdoor and wooded environment and bring your own work gloves, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray, if needed. Open-toe shoes and sandals are not advised to be worn in this type of environment. 

If you are coming alone or with your family, consider bringing a picnic lunch.  At the end of the work session, there will be an opportunity to eat and fellowship with those who come out to work that day.

If you know of other individuals and groups who might be interested in coming to help us on this date, please share this invite with them.  

Thanks so much,

Norm Berner | Volunteer Park Ranger Program Coordinator

501-371-6856 office | 501-353-9519 cell | 501-371-6832 fax

500 W. Markham | Rm 108 | Little Rock, AR 72201

nberner@littlerock.org | ParkRanger@littlerock.org |www.lrpr.org<http://www.lrpr.org/>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Neighborhood Connections Meeting July 26

The next Neighborhood Connections meeting will be Saturday, July 26, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., at the Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC), 3805 West 12th Street.  Parking spaces are available around the building on the streets on the east and south sides of the building.

8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.              Continental Breakfast

8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.              Call to Order – TBA
                                                Pledge of Allegiance
                                                Acknowledgement of Elected Officials

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.              Community Programs – Youth Intervention             
                                                Barbara Osborne

9:15 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.              LRSD – Update
                                                TBD

9:25 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.              City of LR/NUSA – Update
                                                Director Adcock/A. Bernard                                     

9:35 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.              LRPD
                                                Chief Kenton Buckner
                                              
9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Neighborhood Issues and Concerns  

10:00 a.m.                               Adjourn

Boyle Park Work Day August 9

On Saturday, August 9, from 9 am - 12 pm, there will be another important work session taking place at Boyle Park. There have already been numerous work sessions at this great park, since the beginning of this year.  Many wonderful groups have been working to make needed improvements to Boyle Park.

One of our biggest goals is to prepare this park for a very special event that will take place on October 4, when Arkansas Outside will host "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day." For those of you who may not be aware, Boyle Park has many miles of mountain bike trails that are "ready for riding."

The newly formed Central Arkansas Trail Alliance (CATA) Mountain Biking group plus a number of other great partners, plan to make this a spectacular event.

The Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department Commissioners have made Boyle Park their focal point.  The Awareness and Outreach Committee is taking the lead on the August 9th Cleanup.  Commissioner Jason Hamilton is the Chairperson for the A/O Committee and can be reached by email at:  jasondavidhamilton@gmail.com

Please contact Jason as quickly as possible, to let him know if you and your organization will be able to come and help make a difference on August 9th.

Boyle Park is some 140 acres in size, with all sorts of great amenities for all ages of visitors.  There are a number of great areas for fishing.

Here are some of the different projects that we've been working on, that we need people to bring their own tools to help continue with what has already been started.
  • Litter pickup (we'll have trash bags available)
  • Brush and invasive overgrowth clearing (gas-powered brush cutters, heavy-duty string trimmers, limb loppers, swing-blade weed cutters, small chain saws, extendable pole pruners, trucks and trailers to allow the hauling of cut brush to our burn pile areas)
  • Raking of leaves and yard debris (bring your own leaf rake)
  • Raking of Playground area (bring your own rock/ garden rake)
Please dress appropriate for an outdoor and wooded environment and bring your own work gloves, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray, if needed. Open-toe shoes and sandals are not advised to be worn in this type of environment.

If you are coming alone or with your family, consider bringing a picnic lunch.  At the end of the work session, there will be an opportunity to eat and fellowship with those who come out to work that day.

If you know of other individuals and groups who might be interested in coming to help us on this

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

All Broadmoor Residents Welcome to Attend July 10, 7 PM

The Broadmoor Neighborhood Board will meet on Thursday, July 10th at 7:00pm in the clubhouse at 19 ½ Belmont. Open to all who wish to attend.

Other meetings you may wish to attend:

History Committee meets the second Monday each month 7:00pm at the Club House

UD Garden Club meets on the second Monday each month 7:00 pm at the UDDA Building


 

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

University District Senior Network Luncheon Tuesday, June 10, at the Centre at University Park.

University District Senior Network Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, at the Centre at University Park.


The "free" lunch begins at 12 noon, but we would like for folks to come early to check out the resource agency tables and to meet their neighbors.

I'm attaching the invitation card that we mailed and emailed to our various community based networks.

If you want to attend, please call and register at 217-1628.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Joycelyn Elders.

Hope to see you there. You'll see some of the results of our work with AARP and older adults within the University District.



Monday, June 2, 2014

UD Senior Network Lunch Features Dr. Elders

There is a  University District Senior Network luncheon for Tuesday, June 10. Register by June 6 by calling 217-1628.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Chancellor Anderson - UDNA Meeting / University Ave Redesign

UALR is working with the City of Little Rock, AR Highway Transportation Department, University District residents, businesses and other stakeholders on a redesign plan for University Avenue. Chancellor Joel Anderson wants to provide an update to the UDNA on progress to date, and receive input as the redesign process moves forward.

A meeting is scheduled to take place at the UD Building on the evening of Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30. Please make plans to attend. We hope to see you and/or representatives from your neighborhoods in attendance. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Police Meeting Thursday 6:30 PM

The Northwest Patrol Division neighborhood LRPD meeting will be this Thursday 24th at 6:30 at the substation on Kanis Road, near Baptist Health.  Please come meet the officers who work for all of us!  They do a great job, but need the public's input as to what is happening in your particular part of town.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lost dog

Our Chocolate lab is afraid of storms and bolted out if our door when
the thunder began this afternoon. We live in Broadmoor, but I think
she may have tried to cross University because I heard horns blowing
while I was looking around the lake. If you will please contact me if
you see her. She is brown & weighs about 78 lbs. sorry to add this to
the garden feed, but I am hoping more eyes will help us find her.
501-680-5720

Coleman Creek Greenway Dedication Ceremony


Please plan to attend the Coleman Creek Greenway Dedication Ceremony on Monday, April 21 at noon.

This event celebrates the completion of the Coleman Creek Greenway Trail from 20th Street to Asher Avenue.



Ron Copeland │Director
University of Arkansas at Little Rock │University District Partnership
O: 501-683-7358 │ M: 501-772-2625 │http://ualr.edu/universitydistrict
Follow us: http:facebook.com/universitydistrictpartnership





Broadmoor Pool Opens May 24...join the city's best pool!

We are just a few short weeks away from opening weekend at the Broadmoor Pool! Join by May 5 and get a $10 snack card. See the pool's Facebook page for more information.

Memberships are available for people who live outside the neighborhood. Come discover Little Rock's best-kept secret—a family-friendly pool in the heart of midtown!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Citizens’ 311 Sweep of the University District

You are invited to be a part of the citizens’ 311 sweep of the University District.

What is a Citizens’ 311 Sweep?
The City of Little Rock recently launched a new “311 App” for reporting 311 issues quickly and easily. A citizen’s 311 sweep is when citizen drive areas of their neighborhood and report via their smart phone 311 issues.

You are invited to meet on SATURDAY, APRIL 26 at 9 am at the University District office and join your neighbors for a 311 sweep of the University District.

If you are you tired of seeing cars-in-yards, unsafe-houses, trash-piles-on-the-curb, uncut-grass and graffiti this is your chance to help improve your neighborhood.

Neighbors will be matched up as teams to sweep the neighborhoods.  One smart phone owner/ operator and one driver will be assigned a specific area of the University District.  Maps will be provided to insure full coverage of the entire University District.  Teams will cruise an assigned area and report via the 311 App any violations you think need to be reported.  It’s that simple!
If you want a clean neighborhood, here is your opportunity to make it happen!

What:   311 Sweep of the University District.
When:  Saturday, April 26
Time:    9 am
Where:Meet at the University District Building (in front of Harbor Freight), 5820 Asher Avenue 

For more information about the City of Little Rock’s new 311 smartphone app:

Download the City of Little Rock App at:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parked car damaged

 Parked car damaged

Please let the community know that someone driving a 1990's white cadillac ran into my parked car this morning, in front of my house. They drove off before anyone could get the license plate number, but one of my neighbors saw the car before it drove off. 

The right front portion of the cadillac must be damaged because the right rear of my car is damaged. The collision occurred at a high enough speed to move my parked car about 6 feet forward in front of my driveway.

If anyone has any idea of who this car belongs to, please contact me at 569-8226. Thank you.

Nick Jovanovic
5 Belmont Drive 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Clubhouse Contact

The Broadmoor POA Board is pleased to announce Stephanie Myer has accepted the position of Clubhouse Liaison.  Call Stephanie at 680-5720 to schedule clubhouse rental. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gardening Training and Free Raised-Bed Garden



UD offers garden training and free raised-bed garden at March 18 event.

The project provides free raised bed gardens (8 by 4) to the first 30 University District residents who register for a garden training session. Persons who have received a raised bed garden in previous years aren't eligible to receive another garden, but may attend the garden training session.

The garden training is provided by Beth Phelps, Pulaski County Extension Agent. 

We are continuing the program this year and we have scheduled the garden training for the evening of Tuesday, March 18. Sign in will begin at 6Pm and the training session will begin at 6:30 at the University District building. The training lasts about an hour.

http://ualr.edu/universitydistrict/garden-registration/

Thursday, March 6, 2014

University District Garden Assn. will meet at 6:30 Monday, March 10

The University District Garden Assn. will meet at 6:30 MondayMarch 10 at the University District building.

Presently, there are two agenda items.

1. Finalize plans for garden training and distribution/installation of raised bed gardens for Growing Healthy Communities 2014. (The March 4 garden training session was cancelled because of inclement weather. New date is March 18. We'll put out notice today).

2. Discuss spring planting and what gardeners should be doing in March and early April.

Do you have other agenda items? Please let me or Karen Walls know. 

Please plan to join us.

Thanks, Ron Copeland
Ron Copeland │Director
University of Arkansas at Little Rock │University District Partnership
O: 501-683-7358 │ M: 501-772-2625 │http://ualr.edu/universitydistrict
Follow us: http:facebook.com/universitydistrictpartnership

Hoops and Hash

This is a reminder of the AARP-sponsored "Hoops and Hash" at UALR this Saturday evening. Dinner and tickets are free for the first 30 who sign up.

Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. at the University District Building and the game starts at 7 p.m.

We have tickets remaining. Call 501.683.7356 and reserve your ticket. Spouses and friends are welcome to participate. Order their ticket at the same time you sign up.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Home for Sale by University District Development Corporation

1616 S. Harrison St.
1,100 square feet
University District

NEW PRICE $99,500

$20,000 First Time Homebuyer Subsidy

Includes:
•  2 Bedrooms
•  2 Bathrooms
•  Separate Dining Area
•  Laundry Room
•  Dishwasher/Microwave/Stove
•  Ceiling Fans in All Rooms
•  Downstairs Living; Heated & Cooled Bonus Room Upstairs
•  Stand-Alone Garage & Off-Alley Parking in Back

Substantially Rehabilitated:
•  New Heating & Air System
•  New Windows & Doors
•  New Tile/Carpet/Refinished hardwood floors
•  New Cabinets & Countertops
•  New Fixtures & Hardware
•  New Appliances
•  New Paint
•  New Dry Wall & Insulation
•  New Landscaping
•  New Wiring
•  New Deadbolts on All Entrances

Call Barrett Allen, 501.683.7361, for appointment.

Subsidy Available for First-Time Homebuyers

University District Development Corporation is offering eligible first-time homeowners up to a $20,000 subsidy to be used towards down payment, closing costs, and/or home purchase price reduction.

To qualify for the subsidy, prospective buyers must have an annual  income of no more than 80 percent of the area’s median income.

Maximum  gross annual income to qualify:
• $33,700 for one person
• $38,500 for two people
• $43,300 for family of three
• $48,100 for family of four

A first-time  homebuyer has not financed a home within  the last three years prior to the date of closing on a home in the UDDC program.

For an appointment or to learn more about the program guidelines or application process contact Barrett Allen at 501-683-7361 or blallen@ualr.edu.

University District Development Corporation
2801 South University Ave. University District Building Little Rock, AR 72204
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Clubhouse Liaison

If you want to rent the clubhouse for an event, please contact:

Stephanie Myers
(501) 680-5720
stephanie@myers1963.com

Friday, January 24, 2014

Northwest Patrol Division Quarterly Meeting Report

From the St. Charles Community Association

Report on Quarterly LRPD meeting, NW Division on Thursday 01-23-14:

We had a good turnout, always good to see so many people being active and proactive in helping keep our town as crime free as we can manage, with the resources we are given.  Capt. Ty Tyrrell gave us updates on personnel, equipment, and shift improvements.  We will have about 12 new officers (to train with experienced officers) in our division from the new class of graduates.  Officers are also allowed to sign up for a 10 hour day, which will result in getting more officers available at peak times, instead of having everyone change shifts at the same time.   We will also change over to the new radio system in early February.  There are currently 68 “beat” cops for our area (#71).

There are about a dozen visible surveillance cameras that give the LRPD access to video in real time.  They are placed in various areas around town, and can be moved at any time, to respond to a more high-crime area.  Apartment complexes are sometimes one of the more dangerous places.  You have people who cycle in and out constantly, and you don’t really know who your neighbor is.  Their parking lots are also easy pickings for car thieves.  Where else can you find a lot of neat cars with neat stuff in them (and some of them are UNLOCKED?)  For the nth time, please lock your cars and don’t leave anything in them you wouldn’t want to lose.

The way Little Rock reports crimes, our petty thefts are different from grand larcenies.  If you see a generalized report in the media that Little Rock is lagging behind other cities, you have to take into account which statistics they are using.  Mention was made of clerks who take your credit card and never ask you for your ID.  Crooks know where this happens (everywhere), and are fairly confident that they can take your stolen card and immediately use it.  There was also mention made of the recent burglary (in St. Charles) where they were able to arrest the perpetrator, impound the vehicle, and return the stolen electronics to the rightful owner.  This was possible because the person had downloaded the free tracking software available.  This is an excellent way to keep a hold of your own stuff.

In general, the crime stats were fairly constant.  Business robberies were steady, individual robberies were about the same (tending toward theft of cellphones), business burglaries were up slightly (uptick at the holidays, as usual), residential burglaries were down slightly, auto B&E’s are up more in the NW Division than others, auto thefts are slightly down, and copper/metal thefts are still happening, but have moved from residential areas to more commercial.

Please call 911 to report a crime in progress, or anything that might be a crime in progress, or any suspicious activities that just don’t look right to you.  The calls are prioritized by the 911 call center.  They would rather you call in something that turns out to be nothing, than hesitate and lose the suspect for whom they have been searching for months.

Please call Officer Michelle Hill at 918-3502 or email her at mhill@littlerock.org.  She will come out to your home and give you ideas about how to make your home less vulnerable to crime.  (You don’t have to be home for her to do this.)  She will call or email you the results.  Better her to tell you where you need improvement, than be the victim of a crime because you did nothing. Have good locks on all your doors and windows (and use them)!

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St. Charles Community Association.