Neighborhood Watch

  • Please e-mail or call 464-7458 with information to be posted on this page.  It is the intention of this page to keep the neighbors informed on what is happening in our area.  Please call the police when you see something suspicious going on. 
    • Our subdivision has been divided into 24 sections with each having a Block Captain.  The captain will contact you to verify your phone number and pass on any critical information whenever necessary. 
    • Please provide us with your email address, it will make it much easier to relay important and timely notices.
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  • Wheels Stolen Off a Vehicle - All four wheels were removed from a Ford Taurus car that had been parked in the street in front of a home at the upper end of Park sometime late night on 4/22/15.  The car was left resting on two paver blocks.
  • Home Burglarized, B&E- On Tues., 5/7/13, a home on Schoolcraft near Katie Lane (between Yale and Fairway) was burglarized sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Entry was gained by breaking in the front door.  A computer and jewelry were some of the items stolen.
  • Con Artists in the Sub - On Friday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2012, a middle aged couple (man and woman) came to the door of a home on Ronnie near Meadowbrook and told the owner they were  buying a home on the street and wanted to know more about the residents and the neighborhood.  They sweet talked their way into the home and sat at the kitchen table and talked for awhile. The man asked to use the restroom and return a few minutes later.  The couple then excused themselves and left.  Later, the residents found that about $450 had been rifled from a bedroom dresser drawer.  The police were called.  It is believed that this is the same culprits that attempted another scam in the City a few days later.
  • Attempted Vehicle Theft - An attempt was made to steal a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home on Yale near Barbara in the earrly morning of Thur., 10/25/12.  A window was broken to gain entry into the vehicle and the steering column lock was punched out but the vehicle could not be driven away.
  • Halloween Display Stolen - Over $300 in Halloween display items were stolen from the front yard of a home on Yale located between Yale and Ronnie Lane either late on 10/24 or on 10/25/12.
  • Vehicle Stolen - A vehicle parked in the 14200 block of Fairway was reported stolen on Friday night, Sept.21, 2012.  Over the past several weeks a number of vehicles have either been stolen or broken into that were parked at businesses located along Schoolcraft between Middlebelt and Madonna University.  One spot was just across the freeway by Yale.  It appears the thieves may also be targeting the residential area now by the freeway.  Please make sure your vehicles are locked and no valuables are left inside them. 
  • License Plate - was reported stolen off a vehicle parked on the lower end of Park around Aug. 8, 2012.
  •  Attempted Break In - on May 29, 2012, during the day time someone tried to break into the garage of a home located at the upper end of Yale near 5 mile by attempting to kick in the side door. No entry was gained.  Please be aware that there have been several burglaries in our area done during the day time, so please remain alert.
  • Sprinkler System Vandalized - on early Saturday morning of June 2, 2012, before 6 a.m., someone damaged the sprinkler system located on the Yale entrance island at Schoolcraft.  It appears they were trying to steal the brass back flow valve and copper pipe that you see in the center of the island.  The pipe assembly was bent over which cracked the copper tubing just below the ground.  This caused a water spray and a minor flooding in the area.  This is what probably deterred the culprits.  The City was called and they came out to shut off the water service valve.  The Assoc. has made repairs and the sprinkler system is now back in service.
  • Bicyclist Seriously Injured - On Saturday afternoon of June 2, 2012, a 35 year old man was riding east on the sidewalk between Yale and Ellen; he then drove down a driveway and entered into 5 Mile.  There he was struck by an 84 year old woman who was driving in the curbside lane.  The bicyclist suffered serious head injuries and remains unconscious at Botsford as of Monday.  It does not appear that the driver of the vehicle was at fault.  This caused 5 Mile to be closed for an investigation and traffic was routed through our subdivision.
  • Vehicle Accident Within the Sub. - During the period of time that traffic was being diverted off of 5 Mile as reported above, two vehicle collided at the intersection of Park and Meadowbrook.  the two vehicles were damaged enough that they had to be towed away from the scene.
  • Knock at Door - Someone knocked on the front door of a home near the intersection of Yale and Lyndon around 12 a.m. of Sunday, June 3, 2012.  When the owner got up and turned on the porch light the individual(s) fled.  Please be careful as this could be a means of seeing if someone is not at home.
  • Burglary - On Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2012, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., someone knocked on the front door of a home located on Yale near Schoolcraft and an elderly person living there was not able to answer the door and thought it may be her brother returning home.  The burglar, thinking no one was home, pry barred and broke the front door open and entered the home.  The burglar upon seeing the resident in the bedroom fled the home.  The resident only saw a fleeing shadow and could not provide any further information about the burglar.  A laptop computer was taken.
  • Planter Urn Stolen - One of the four planter vases located at the 5 Mile and Yale entrance was stolen around March 21, 2012.  The planter was upturned to dump the soil out and make it light enough to be carried away.  An old planter is temporarily there to hold the dirt and will be replaced with a new one later this spring.
  • Condo Burglarized  - One of the condo units on Katie Lane just north of Schoolcraft was broken into on March 15, 2012 sometime  between 12 - 3 p.m.  Entry was gained by breaking in through the front door.  This condo is located between Park and Fairway. 
  • Vehicle Damaged - On saturday evening, Feb. 4, 2012, a vehicle belonging to quests visiting a resident on the upper end of Barbara had their car damaged sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 12 p.m. midnight.  The side view mirror was broken and a long black mark left on the side of the vehicle.  The vehicle may have been either sideswiped (hit and run) or vandalized with a hockey stick.

         

        Suspicious Walker - Very early Sunday mourning around 4:50 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2011, a suspicious male walker wearing all black clothing was observed walking down Park, entering the Perth Cul De Sac, and then continuing south down Park. If you see something like this, please call the non-emergency police number right away and let them check out the individual.  There have been thefts from vehicles in other parts of the city. 

      • Package Stolen Off Porch - A UPS package left on the porch of a home located on the upper end of Yale was stolen on March 8, 2011 around 1 p.m. If you are expecting a delivery and will not be home, ask a neighbor to take it in for safe keeping.
      • Money Missing from Home - A resident living on Ronnie Lane returned from shopping and banking the week of Jan. 24, 2011 and left her purse containing a large sum of money in a bank envelope on the kitchen table while she went ouside to clean some snow off the sidewalk.  She later found the money envelope missing from the purse and suspects someone entered her home while she was outside.  Please make sure when you are out of your home that any unlocked entry or open garage door remains in your view.
      • Package Stolen Off Porch - A package that was delivered on Jan. 14, 2011 by FedEx and left on the porch of a home on Schoolcraft was stolen.  You may want to request that the sender of your packages request a signature when the item has value and is not easily replaced. 
      • Items Stolen From Halloween Display - Four orange safety cones were stolen from a Halloween display at the corner of Ronnie & Lyndon on Sunday evening. Oct. 31, 2010.  They were valued at $42.
      • Vehicles Broken into on Grennada -  On Thur. night, Sept. 9, three locked vehicles were broken into and rummaged for valuables. One resident awoken by his dog looked out and saw someone in his vehicle and went outside and yelled at him; a black male ran away from the vehicle.  The police were called and responded within 2 minutes but could not locate the culprit. Fingerprints were lifted from the vehicles.
      • Raccoons Getting into Trash –  It has been reported that a family of raccoons living near the upper end of Park has been getting into the trash cans and causing a mess.  These critters are nocturnal, so the best solution would be to take the trash out of the garage and place it at the curb on Wednesday morning.  Otherwise please remember to place a tightly fitting lid on the cans.
      • Chewing Tobacco Issue   Over the past year plastic bottles containing a small quantity of dark brown liquid have been spotted strewn along the streets in our area.  It is believed these bottles contain chewing tobacco spit and have been pitched out of cars by teens or young adults.  Hopefully your children have not tried this or started smoking cigarettes.
      • Barking Dogs  If you own a dog that barks a lot, please do not leave it outside for any extended period of time so that it becomes an irritation to your neighbors.  For dogs with a loud bark, please keep your windows and doors closed to reduce the noise level heard outside.
      • Trash & Recycle Container Storage -  Please remove the bins and trash cans as soon as possible from the curb after pickup; do not leave them out there overnight on Wednesday.  Please do not leave them on your front porch either.  If you need to store them on the side of your home, then try to keep it neat and as hidden as possible.  Do not detract from the beauty of your home and the neighborhood.
      • Commercial Vehicles -  A reminder to all that there is a City ordinance that bans a commercial vehicle from being parked overnight in a residential area neither on city streets or on your property.
      • Vehicles Blocking Sidewalks -  Please do not park your cars in the driveway so that they block the sidewalk or allow your visitors to do this.  You are breaking a City ordinance.  We have many walkers in our area and this is a hardship on them, especially those pushing a baby stroller.  You are forcing them to go onto your lawn or out into the street to get around the illegally parked vehicle. 
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