March 2019 Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting Recap and Minutes

The official minutes of the Suburban Acres Civic League meeting held on March 11, 2019 have been posted.   Go here to see the minutes

The meeting was headlined by an insightful discussion with Norfolk Sheriff, Joe Baron.  Sheriff Baron ran the members and guests through his department’s priorities for the year and provided helpful clarity for everyone on the functions and values of the department.

Click here for more photos from the meeting.

Next meeting will be on April 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Suburban Park Elementary.  Featured guest speaker will be Ward 2 City Council Member, Courtney Doyle.

Sheriff Baron 3.11.19

[Reminder] Suburban Acres Civic League General Meeting, March 11, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, March 11, 2019

Speaker:  Sheriff Joe Baron

When:  6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.

Where:  Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street

Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood.  Our Community Resource Officer from the Norfolk Police Department will give updates.  And . . . a chance to win a free door prize gift certificate.  Hope to see you!


Dec 2011 – Crime Prevention Connection




Season’s Greetings,

This month’s Norfolk Crime Prevention Connection newsletter is ready for viewing.

Please click on the link:


Highlights include:


  • Protecting Your Packages
  • Domestic Violence During the Holidays
  • Secure Vehicles from Thieves


 The NPD Crime Prevention Section wishes you Happy and Safe Holidays!!


Update on Homicide at Cromwell House

Eugene Willimas Jr

Originally reported on June 16, 2011 as Homicide at Cromwell House, the killer of Louis A. Daniel, Jr. has not been caught and police ask that anyone with information on the death call (757) 664-7023.

Nonetheless police have arrested a man in connection with the homicide and charged him with burglary.  The alleged criminal is Eugene Williams Jr. of the 1400 block of Long-dale Drive.  He is currently being held without bond in the Norfolk City Jail. See the Virginian-Pilot article and the WVEC article.

Distracted Driving!

April is Distracted Driving Month!

What is the number one distraction behind the wheel – using a cell phone!

Unfortunately, you are four times more likely to crash if talking on a cell phone.  Hands-free is often considered a safe alternative, but studies show hands-free devices provide no safety benefit because it’s the conversation , not the device that creates the danger.  Cell phone use while driving isn’t just a visual and manual distraction, but a cognitive distraction.  In addition to taking their eyes and hands off the wheel, cell phone talkers take their mind off the primary task of driving.  They display slower reaction times and tend to have difficulty staying in their lane.  They are also less likely to notice exits, red lights and stop signs, as well as other relevant objects and visual cues.  Cell phone conversation is just one type of distracted driving.  Texting while driving is extremely dangerous and illegal in Virginia and Maryland- it increases your chances of a crash by up to 23 times.  Other common distracting behaviors behind the wheel include tending to pets and children, reaching for a moving object, smoking, personal grooming, reading, eating and drinking, looking at an external object and drowsy driving.


Top 10 Tips to Minimize Your Distracted Driving

  •  CHANGE YOUR WAYS and recognize the activities that distract you such as eating, conversing on the phone, or changing a CD.  
  • MAKE A PLAN.  Get directions, study your route, and check weather and road conditions.
  • MANAGE YOUR TIME so that you do not have to multitask or drive aggressively on the road.
  • SCAN the roadway to make sure that you are aware of others on the road at all times. Be prepared for the unpredictability of others.
  • CONCENTRATE on your driving.  Make sure that you are not upset or tired when getting on the road.
  • PULL OVER to a safe place if you need to do something that will take your eyes and/or mind off of the road.
  • REDUCE THE USE! Use GPS and other technology sensibly. Program devices before you hit the gas.
  • TAKE A REFRESHER CLASS! A driver improvement class can raise your awareness and help you assess your driving behaviors and might save you money on your car insurance.
  • BUCKLE UP, EVERY TRIP, EVERY TIME.  Making sure that everyone is properly buckled up is the best defense against distracted drivers.