Hello Crestmont Neighbors!
Please come to the CCA meeting next Thursday August 21st at 8pm at the Crestmont Hall. We need your help…
- We are trying to form a crime watch committee and looking for leaders
- We have our 2nd annual Kids Day event coming on Sunday September 7th and need volunteers for the event
- We are looking for a Vice President for the CCA
- Other CCA Director positions are open
- We have development updates you should be aware of
- We will be voting on upcoming events, new committees, and new Directors
Come on out next Thursday and show your support to the Crestmont community, we need your help.
CCA – Crestmont Community Association
Here is a message from a local resident on August 5th, 2014…
10:15 am today I saw the same guy who has been going through our recycling bins and weaving in between homes in our community.This time he was working with another man. They would load up their large green bag and other garbage bags and empty them in their red car.Once again I reported this to the police and they said they would send someone out.What was interesting is that another man (blond hair) in a FJ Cruiser with custom BC license plate approached one of the men and had a conversation with him. The FJ Cruiser was also driving around our neighborhood but then parked on Cresthaven Rise and Cresthaven Way.Not sure if these guys are linked in any way or why the driver of the cruiser would stop to speak to one of these characters but please keep your eyes out and report anything even if remotely suspicious.
Please stay sharp and report any suspicious activity to the police immediately, it does not matter if you think it is important or not.
Update: Apparently the guy from BC is going door to door with a clipboard and a backpack. If anyone has any information please let us know… are you on the WhatsApp community network?
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.