Neighbourhood Watch - Morwell LTB1:
June Newsletter NHW area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW62)
NHW in Victoria, Police Band Concert, NHW at work, Latrobe City Council Community Township Meeting, Crime Statistics,
Homw Security Tip.
By Malcolm Lawrence - 6th June 2002 - Back to News
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Neighbourhood Watch Inc. No. A0037920V You are in Zone _______
Neighbourhood Watch Area LTB1, Bridle Estate.
Area Coordinators Carmen Cook 5134 1920, Val. Bartholomeusz 5133 9685.
When: Monday the 17th of June 2002.
Time: 7.15pm to 8.30pm,
Where: Salvation Army Hall,
Bridle Road, Morwell.
This will be our Annual Meeting, please come and show your support.
Did you know that Neighbourhood Watch Victoria is Australia’s oldest and largest Neighbourhood Watch Program? Commencing in 1983, Victoria’s Neighbourhood Watch Program now has over 1,280 individual Areas, covering 950,000 homes and 2,850,000 Victorians. There are almost 40,000 registered and accredited Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers across the state.Only the Country Fire Authority, with some 60,000 members, has a larger volunteer membership. This is a clear sign of the strength of purpose and level of commitment to Community Safety & Crime Prevention by Victorian residents.
Police Band Concert
The Police Band Concert featuring the world class Police Highland Pipe Band and the Police Show Band, will be held at Kernot Hall on Wednesday 17th of July, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. First class entertainment is assured from these highly talented musicians. Tickets are $6.00 each and are available from Carmen or your zone leader.
Neighbourhood Watch At Work:
During December 2001, a Neighbourhood Watch resident, saw a male climbing in the back window of her next door neighbour’s house. She rang 000. Police attended and arrested an 18 year old male and his female accomplice (who was waiting in the car parked in the street). Both were charged with 6 counts of burglary and theft. Thanks to the Neighbourhood Watch resident for her observation and quick action.
In November 2001, two Neighbourhood Watchers saw a vehicle in the driveway of a neighbour, whom they knew to be away. They then saw property being carried from the house and placed in the vehicle. They called 000. The police intercepted the vehicle shortly after in a nearby street. All the stolen property was recovered. The 20 year old male offender was charged by police with Theft of Motor Car, Theft from Motor Car, Burglary, Theft, Escape, Drug Offences, Traffic Offences. The Neighbourhood Watchers are to be commended for their quick action, which led to the arrest of this criminal. (NHW Sentinel)
Have a Say In Your Towns future:
Latrobe City Council is conducting a community township meeting in Morwell. This meeting is aimed at gauging community perceptions on the future of our town. Morwell recently underwent a community photographic and township survey, and Latrobe City is to present the findings at the meeting. The Council seeks your input and thoughts on the presentation. You are urged to attend as the Council plans to use the information gathered to develop a community development project from the group consensus. You are invited to share your thoughts and play a part in defining your town’s future. The meeting will not be intensive or time consuming.
A light supper will be provided and children and families are most welcome.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd July 2002, at the Council Chambers—Latrobe House (Corner of Ann St. and Hazelwood Rd.). Time: 6.00pm.
To RSVP and for more information please call Marilyn Marino on 1300 367 700.
Police Crime Statistics for May 2002, N.H.W. Area LTB1 Bridle Estate
1/10/01 Bridle Road 3 offenders charged with possessing and trafficking cannabis.
1/3/02 Airlie Bank Road Theft from a residence.
12/5/02 Garden Street Burglary at a premises.
15/5/02 Airlie Bank Road Criminal damage by fire.
16/5/02 Park Avenue Burglary at a unit.
21/5/02 The Boulevard Wilful damage to a house.
26/5/02 Bridle Road Theft from a motor vehicle parked at a dwelling.
28/5/02 Spring Court Criminal damage to a dwelling.
Home Security Tip:
A former criminal told of driving around with the "boys" one day, and noticing that alongside the usual rubbish collection, the owners of a particular house had placed many empty boxes which once contained valuable items such as TV, stereo, VCR, etc. A few days later the same couple of blokes were in the local hotel selling the merchandise which had been contained within those boxes. All of it was practically new. Dispose of large boxes in a discreet manner or store them flat in your garage/spare room to be re-used when moving house.
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