Hey Crestmont Community!
It’s time to start thinking about Beakerhead (September 10 – 14, 2014), and this year’s goal is to inspire Calgarians of all ages, far and wide to join in exploring their creativity. Beakerhead is opening an entertaining door to the world of science and engineering.
There’s nothing better than engaging with Calgary’s vibrant culture, and Beakerhead wants to make sure you don’t miss out so come be a part of the craziest Art, Science, and Engineering spectacle the world has ever seen!
For more information visit the Beakerhead website.
The Calgary Board of Education will be hosting a consultant presentation on designs for the modernization projects at Bowness and Jack James high schools and the construction of Evergreen Middle School and the Christine Meikle replacement school. The presentations will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6-7 p.m. at the Education Centre at 1221 8 St. S.W.
Free underground parking is available off 12 Avenue S.W. during the event.
For residents who are unable to attend, CBE will be keeping the public informed and always welcome input on this important project on their website at http://www.cbe.ab.ca/schools/underdev/default.asp.
The CBE will also be holding another similar open house on the evening of Sept. 17.
There has been an increase in break and enters in the Crestmont area over the past couple of months. There was another break and enter today Friday May 30th.
As a result of the break and enters I have a directed patrol in Crestmont which basically means increased police patrols, so I hope you are seeing more police vehicle patrolling the area.
Please pass onto others in the Community, to be vigilant, report suspicious vehicles and persons to the police. Ensure Doors and windows are secured and alarm systems are utilized if you have them when you leave you home.
Lock vehicles left on the driveway and remove garage door openers from them – this is a common method of entry.
Doors and locks:
- Outside doors and frames should be made of solid wood or steel, which are harder to force open than hollow-core doors. Frames should fit snugly (within ¼ inch) against the door.
- Secure all outside doors with deadbolt locks.
- Ensure the lock’s throw (or bolt) extends at least one inch past the edge of the door when locked.
- The strike plate is the flat metal piece on the door frame that receives the lock’s throw, or bolt. Attach a six- or eight-inch strike plate with screws long enough (about three inches) to pass through the door frame and into the wall stud.
When home during the day, report the following to the Calgary Police Service at 403 266-1234:
- Vehicles moving slowly and randomly through the neighbourhood.
- A stranger running or walking randomly through the neighbourhood.
- A stranger looking into homes or parked cars.
What to do about prowlers or break-ins:
- If you see a prowler outside your home, call the police at once at 9-1-1.
- If someone enters your house while you’re there, call 9-1-1.
- If you arrive home to find someone has broken in, call the police at 266-1234 from another location before entering the house. If you believe someone is still inside, call 9-1-1.
For more information about crime prevention, visit the Calgary Police Service Web site atwww.calgarypolice.ca.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Constable Dylan Harris #4411
Community Resource Officer
District 2 Zone 4
Calgary Police Service
Crestmont Residents have put together a community watch program and YOU CAN HELP! Make sure that you report EVERYTHING suspicious you see to the police even if you are not sure. If you see people in the area that are wandering around ask them who they are and why they are here. Don’t think that just because there is construction going on that you should expect to see strange people in the area. DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE AND REPORT EVERYTHING! Don’t sit back and do nothing and wait for YOUR place to be broken into or worse!
If you are interested in becoming part of the COMMUNITY WATCH program the please let us know.
Further to our previous post, a Crestmont resident notified us of another similar break-in.
On Friday March 28th between 8-5pm a house on Crestbrook pl was broken into by access through a side basement window. This is a separate break in incident from the earlier post. Several people were home in the adjacent properties and these criminals were still able to enter for a length of time going through the home.
Please watch for unfamiliar vehicles and people in the neighbourhood and contact the police. One set of tracks were found leading directly to the window.
If you saw anything at all, no matter how insignificant it might seem, please contact the police.
Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Crestmont Community Association.
All of the board positions are open (as they are 1 year term positions). Your community needs your support and just a few volunteer hours a month will make all the difference. If you are interested in volunteering to get involved in your community, please let us know.
The AGM Will be held at the Crestmont Resident’s Hall on Sunday April 13th from 2pm – 4:30pm. All Crestmont Community Association members in good standing will be able to vote in the election of the new board for 2014/2015. Memberships are $25 per year.
It is important that we have as many valid members as possible as we need to vote on a few updates to the association’s bylaws. Please make an effort to attend.
The Federation of Calgary Communities, in partnership with the Crime Prevention Team at the Calgary Police Service, are working together to offer tips and tools on crime prevention and safety issues in Calgary!
Please join us and Constable Carter Duchesney on Wednesday March 5th as he introduces an interesting topic that affects anyone with a computer or smartphone – cybercrime. The Calgary Police Service uses the term “cybercrime” to refer to internet, with reference to social media scams, malware, hacking, identity theft, spam mail, auction fraud, phishing and assorted activity of this nature. Key topics of this workshop include social media safety and cyber bullying.
The NEW Partners in Crime Prevention Workshop series is geared towards helping community association volunteers and the public learn valuable information about crime prevention and safety issues in their neighbourhoods from our trusted partners, The Calgary Police Service.They will also serve as a great opportunity to network with peers so join us all at all four Partners in Crime Prevention workshops!
Workshops are FREE to the public
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Click > HERE < for the workshop series poster