The following text originally appeared on the wardscornernow.com web page on March 25, 2011:
In the past two weeks there have been several attempted and successful break-ins of homes in Greater Wards Corner neighborhoods. Suburban Acres, Restmere and Talbot Park have all reported incidents. It appears that these violators are walking and driving around looking for opportunities and casing the neighborhoods. In order to reduce this type of crime, listed below are a few suggestions made by the Norfolk Police:
- Make sure that you keep all doors and windows locked at all times.
- Do not open doors to strangers; especially if they are soliciting something.
- If you have an alarm system, use it. If it’s broken, fix it.
- If you see something suspicious, strangers going door to door or unusual activity, please call the police with good and accurate information. 911
Communication will be key in alerting our neighbors and the police of suspicious activity. Call 911 first and when you get the chance, please send Louis Eisenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org an email to describe the activity in order that it be posted on Wards Corner Now.
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Additionally, you are encouraged to send information to email@example.com Ray Henson (SACL neighborhood watch coordinator), and firstname.lastname@example.org to have information posted on suburban23505.com.
If you’re not already on the neighborhood watch email distribution…contact Ray.
Be safe…and look out for eachother.