VENTANA  LAKES
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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 Peoria PD.

 


Officer K. Smith is a Contact for Ventana Lakes


Officer Foote is a Contact for Ventana Lakes

City Of Peoria Police Department
Become A Crime Shield Certified Property

Are you interested in doing what you can do to deter
Crime at your home.  Contact the City of Peoria Police
Department and enroll in the Crime Shield Program.

Click this Link or the Crime Shield Logo for more Information.

Ventana Lakes Block Watch Captains taken on January 25, 2014

 

Block 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.

Residents 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 something that 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" Link button.

The Chairperson of Ventana Lakes Block Watch is Chuck Schumm.  The Co-Chairperson is Nancy Kimberlin.

City Of Peoria POLICE Phone Numbers:
EMERGENCY: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: (623) 773-8311

Please Remember To Always
Keep Your Garage Doors Closed And Vehicles Locked