Newsletter readers: To view charts of crime stats please visit this article on the WHCA website.
The Constable Patrol operates on a fiscal year ending March 31. Through August, we have approximately 380 subscribers, and 460 are needed to make two shifts sustainable long-term. We will make a push in September to get people to join for the second half of the year, and I’m hopeful we will ultimately meet our long-term targets. You can also find information for membership on the Woodland Heights webpage. Please support the Constable Patrol.
WHCA Crime Report
Around 50% of theft from vehicles was on Studewood and White Oak in and around commercial areas, and is as likely to occur at lunchtime as at night. We had one burglary of a building (800 block of Studewood) and two burglaries of residences (300 block of Pecore and 3300 block of Beauchamp).
The assault consisted of a threat made in the 700 block of Woodland. Robberies occurred in the 2600 block of White Oak at 3:01 am on a Tuesday, and the 900 block of Studewood at 7:49 pm on a Saturday. While not in the neighborhood, most months we see one or more assaults or robberies in the 3600 block of North Main. In July, things calmed down a bit with only a few car break-ins in that area of North Main. Please be aware of your surroundings when you are in the commercial areas that surround our neighborhood.
WHCA Constable Patrol Statistics
We remind everyone for a crime in progress, please call 911 first. If our deputies are on duty, they should be monitoring those calls, though you can also call Precinct One dispatch after calling 911 for crimes in progress. Do not hesitate to call Precinct One for something that doesn’t look right. Our deputies want you to err on the side of calling things in. Our neighborhood is huge, and you can help direct our deputies to suspicious activity.
Our deputies come to work in our neighborhood and remain through their shift unless they are called to respond to a nearby contract. When they stop to look at something or take some action they note it in their log so we have a general idea of their activities. Here is their activity for July:
|22||Traffic stops, resulting in 6 citations. The deputies have radar and use it to monitor speeds in areas where there are complaints, and they pay particular attention to speeds in school zones;|
|5||Suspicious person/vehicle call responses (please do not hesitate to call about something that does not look right; I will take it as a good sign that these calls were significantly down in July, but this is the most effective way to direct our Constables to unusual activity).|
|13||Times they checked schools, businesses or parking lots|
|100||Times they stopped to check something in the neighborhood (not otherwise included in these statistics).|
|21||Number of times they stopped to check something in the parks (mostly along White Oak, Stude and Usener).|
|10||House alarm responses.|
|15||Miscellaneous: responses to traffic issues, various disturbances/loud noise, gunshots, mischief, stranded or abandoned vehicles.|
|22||“Meet the Citizen” – this is a conversation with a member of the neighborhood in a fashion that’s not covered above, (e.g. to introduce themselves or to answer a question). Our deputies are very service oriented, so if you see a deputy and have a question, or just want to say hello please flag them down.|
Any questions, please contact WHCA VP of Security Steve Howard.