In Ventana Lakes We CALL THE POLICE!
The next Block Watch meeting
is August 30 in the Lakeside (Old Card Building)
Block Watch Flash - July 29 - Attempted
break-in of house
At a home
in the 10300 block of W Potter, at about 6am in the morning, a
neighbor heard glass breaking next door and saw that the gate was
open. The neighbor called the Block Watch Captain who
immediately called 911. None of the neighbors went into the
back yard. Peoria PD immediately responded and found screens
off a number of windows on the side and back of the house. One
window was broken but there was no entrance into the house.
Whoever did this was gone. Another neighbor next to the house
was working in the back yard and thought maybe they scared off who
ever it was. A neighbor across the street told police he saw
several teen aged boys running from the yard. Police called
the residents and found out that they were on vacation. A
police report was filed.
VL Block Watch Says:
This was handled well - 911 was called and no resident
went to the house or back yard to investigate. However the
neighbor who initially heard the breaking glass should have been the
one to call 911 and not the Block Watch Captain. Yes do call
the Block Watch Captain after the police are called first.
Always call 911 yourself immediately if you see or hear anything
suspicious and in this case the breaking glass and open gate were
suspicious. And never investigate a suspicious situation
because you could get hurt - leave that to Peoria PD. We were
also told that Officer Pat Kief went around and put all the screens
back up so kudos to him. And we thank all the men and women of
Officer K. Smith is a Contact for
Officer Foote is a Contact for
Ventana Lakes Block Watch
Captains taken on January 25, 2014
Watch Captains with Officer Katelyn Smith and Office Aaron Foote taken
on February 22, 2014
Ventana Lakes Block Watch:
Block Watch is a community partnership crime prevention program
where residents in a community
such as Ventana Lakes work together, and with their local police department to
help reduce crime in their neighborhood.
can support Block Watch
by getting to know their neighbors, watching out for each other, serving as the eyes and ears
of the community, and reporting
any suspicious activity to the Police Department. Block Watch supporters do not confront people or put themselves into potentially dangerous situation. Block Watch supporters do become active partners with the police by watching each other's homes
and calling the police to help
reduce crime in our community.
In Ventana Lakes, Block Watch is a community wide approach with our Ventana Lakes neighbors working together with the City Of Peoria Police
Department. Neighbors watching out for neighbors who call the police if they see or hear anything suspicious. In Ventana Lakes
we want you to always CALL THE POLICE...
If you see any crime in progress or emergency situation call 9-1-1 immediately. If you see or hear any suspicious activity or see
just doesn't appear right call the Peoria Police at the non-emergency number (623) 773-8311
(You can press zero expedite the call). The Peoria Police will investigate and take the appropriate action.
After you have called the police and the situation is under control, Ventana Lakes Block Watch would appreciate you sending us a Crime Incident Report by clicking on the "Report A Crime Incident"
The Chairperson of Ventana Lakes Block Watch is Chuck Schumm.
The Co-Chairperson is Nancy Kimberlin.
City Of Peoria POLICE Phone Numbers:
Non-Emergency: (623) 773-8311
Please Remember To Always
Keep Your Garage Doors Closed And Vehicles Locked