Phoenix Police Crime Stop 602-262-6251
Approximately 9:15 P.M. on Monday evening a resident saw and followed
a suspicious person at a safe distance.
This muscular male, about 5' 6" tall was walking fast as if he had
somewhere to go. He was wearing a bandana on his head, carrying a large
straw bag with handles and wearing a medium size backpack.
He circled a central complex, of units walking on the sidewalks and across
parking areas, detoured off the sidewalk to look in a couple of windows
in the units South of the clubhouse, turned a corner and disappearead.
The Phoenix Police Crime Stop number was called from a cell phone and
a police officer arrived within 10 minutes. He walked the area with our
resident while his pardner drove the area in another car using his spotlight.
This surspicious person was not found. Hopefully he left, but, he may
have went over someone's patio wall.
One possible reason for his presence may have been that he was only looking
for a "safe" place to spend the night, either behind some bushes
or on someone's patio.
A Few Recent Events
Police reccently found a transient male with a knife in one of the clubhouse
Another stolen car was dumped in the complex. This makes at least three
dumped here within the last six months.
A male on an old bicyle riding within the complex rode to the West end,
weaved around and between some units via sidewalks and left via the entrance
when he saw a resident watching him.
Two teenage boys, one on a bike and the other on a skatebord left the
complex via the South wall near the West end of the complex. Of course they
lifted the bike & skateboard over the wall.
This wasn't as bad as the attack several years ago when a man followed
a resident into her house. She was returning from the store and entered
her house with her arms full after being dropped off by a friend.
A number of residents have been reassured to see the police cars parked
in front of the club house.
The officers inside are usually completing paperwork, or perhaps taking
a lunch break.
Their radios are always on and their response time to a call in Orangeaire
is only a minute or so.
We bet some people on Citrus Way don't enter the complex when they see
the police presence. Perhaps they have a guilty conscience.
No More Police Presence
We have wondered why we no longer see any police cars outside the clubhouse.
The police say we have been removed from their list of authorized places
where they can stop.
They will not be able to enter the clubhouse unless they are again authorized
to do so by their department.
An officer responding to a late night call in the complex told me they
miss being able to use our clubhouse as a base to take reports by phone,
write reports, etc.
Any request for their return will have to come
from a person authorized to do so by the OVTA.
The person to contact is Commander Kyler, Squaw
Peak Pct., Phoenix PD at 602-495-5007.
July 23rd, 4:45 AM
Three people were walking within the complex. When questioned, they said
they were here to pick up someone for work at a telemarketer.
No car was observed.
About 15 minutes later they left, strolling across the street and were
last seen walking North through the parking lot between the Tennis Courts
and the Adult Center.
10-2002 another car was broken into.
A leaf blower was taken from an open garage two weeks ago.
Several days ago a step ladder was taken from a resident's garage, again
on 22nd Dr.
We should all be aware of the importance of keeping garage doors closed.