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Who is casing our neighborhood?
« on: July 14, 2009, 12:55:02 PM »

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For those that live off Texas road, and Sherriff King.... I stayed home with visiting in-laws last week and noticed a bunch of out of place cars driving suspiciously slow through our neighborhood.  I live on a dead end street to make matters even more obvious.  I wasn't thinking to write down descriptions because I was a bit taken by this.  In comparison, weekend traffic (when people are actually home) was way less.  I am also concerned about door to door soliciting during the week when people are obviously at work.  Why wouldn't a person try to sell something when people are home unless they are looking to see who is not.  For those of you that are casing homes....google castle doctrine.
 
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Re: Who is casing our neighborhood?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 10:16:37 AM »
SPRINGFIELD -- City police urge people to watch for crooks cruising neighborhoods. Because of budget cuts, fewer officers are on community patrols. That’s why people are stepping up security. More homeowners are creating Neighborhood Watch units, an old system to fight crime. Families also are tapping into new technology to protect their property.
  The sounds of car alarms are becoming familiar for people who live near Horton Smith Golf Course in southwest Springfield.
  “We've got a 7-, 9- and 2-year-old that are afraid.  It's scary,” said Kris Spurlin.
  Crooks have been on a crime spree that includes vehicle break-ins and thefts while people are sound asleep.   
  Robert Filtingberger got a rude awakening.
 "As you can see, half of my dashboard is gone. They even had enough time to try to take the door panel off and remove the speakers,” he said.
  His driveway has been hit twice.
  "Stereo equipment out of this was about $3,500,” said Filtingberger.
  Thieves also rummaged through his fiancée’s unlocked car.  Then a neighbor reported something much more disturbing.
  “It was midnight and she saw somebody hiding behind the trash can.  When she backed up, he ran off,” said Spurlin.
 The man was hiding behind a tree in the neighbor's front yard. The next day the family cut back the branches and put up floodlights.
  Micki Moseman can’t believe someone was right outside her daughter’s bedroom window.
 "For her room to be right there, it's frightening,” said Moseman. "Our neighbors' homes are a little dark so we wanted to make sure we gave them no opportunity to hide in our yard."
 Springfield Police Maj. Ron Hartman says Neighborhood Crime Watch units are crucial now, especially after budget cuts left fewer officers on the streets. The department lost more than half of its officers on neighborhood beats.
 "I've cut from ten to four; our goal was 15 to 20. We never got there. Now we're at four officers -- two on each side of town -- and that's very difficult for them to handle,” said Hartman.
 Hartman says thefts typically spike in the summer and resources are tight. Springfield is short 54 officers from its authorized strength, including military deployments, injuries and resignations.
  “The next time I have to pull, I don't know where from.  It's getting that difficult,” said Hartman.
  Marlborough Woods residents near Horton Smith are updated on incidents through e-mail messages.
  Bruce Colony is a night owl.  When he saw a suspicious car, he didn't just watch.
 "I went ahead and followed them, just to get a license plate number just in case something did happen,” said Colony. “They didn't like that, so they took off."
 More families are buying motion lights for driveways and dark spots. Others are spending more money on security cameras to catch the crooks on tape.
   Spurlin set up her surveillance system this week.
  "We want to catch them.  I want my kids to feel safe in their own home,” she said.
 Besides calling the police department about suspicious activities, people can also file a police report online. There's a form to see if that's the best option for you. Hartman says, with cutbacks, the department will soon rely more on its Web resources.
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