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Monday, April 22, 2013

Be on the look out

Dear Neighbos,

We wanted to let you know about some criminal as well as suspicious activity that seems to be going on in the neighborhood.

This past week a neighbor who lives on Sycamore near Dublin was broken into. Jewelry and electronics were taken. The neighbor was out of town at the time of the break-in. It's is likely the perp/s knew the owner was gone. No one saw who broke in.

Since then, there have been two suspicious individuals hanging around Palmer Park and near the houses around the park. One is a white male about 18 years of age, short blond hair, medium build. He was seen this morning pacing around in the park near the play-set, then out of the park near the corner of Dublin and Sycamore and then back in the park. He was nervous acting and seemed to be scoping things out. Tonight, an hispanic looking male, medium length curly dark hair, around 16-18 years of age was seen lurking around a house on the corner of Neron and Dublin. The owner of the house came out because of barking dogs, confronted the individual and was told he was just passing through. He walked off toward the corner of Neron and Dante but soon reappeared at the same spot of Neron and Dublin when he saw that the owner had gotten into their car and droven away. Another Neighbor who was walking by saw this same individual hanging around in the yard of the house on Dublin and Neron.

It seems as if these two males may be acting as spotters or lookouts. Please email back if you have any information you wish to share. Make sure you lock your doors and use your alarms if you have one and most of all- DO NOT HESITATE to call 911 if you see anything that doesn't look right!!! That is what 911 is for. If you feel more comfortable calling the non-emergency number it is: 821-2222.

Be safe.

Your neighbors from Palmer Park

Date: Apr 22, 2013 10:58 AM

UPDATE: Sunday afternoon, the police stopped and talked to the teen who has been seen around the park and described by several as acting inappropriately toward women. Police told the neighbor who called them that the boy, who is 15, would be taken home to his mother in handcuffs, and he was told not to hang around the park again. Police said his older brothers are known to them, and have been arrested before, though they didn't say on what charges. They also cautioned that the mom likely wasn't the kind to sternly discipline him, that she has problems of her own. This is the guy who is dark-skinned, perhaps Hispanic, with shoulder-length black hair and generally baggy pants. They've taken his picture and have his name now. Police thanked us for making them aware of the problem to begin with, and they said they were waiting for such a call so they could talk to him. This is a great example of neighbors looking out for each other and sharing information. Perhaps none of us would have called the police based on our individual encounters with this kid, but knowing what our collective experience was made it clear that this was a problem that had to be addressed quickly. It's good to be in a neighborhood where we all look out for each other.

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