Spring Meeting Recap

Mar 18, 2012 in Crime Alerts, Miscellany, Neighbor News

It was an awesome West End Spring Meeting. Over 50 neighbors and friends came out to hear the latest news, discuss recent issues and to meet up with other neighbors. We heard how we can work as a collective team to fight crime in the neighborhood. We also had our newest neighbor attend (see photo  below).

Our newest West Ender was at the meeting

 For those of you who did not attend, Jennifer Watson has prepared this brief recap of our featured speakers.

Sergeant Rich Celli and his colleague Officer Dan Marincik attended the neighborhood meeting last week to speak about the recent drug-related arrests and to commend the neighborhood on our involvement.  Sgt. Celli and Officer Marincik want to encourage neighbors to continue to call to report suspicious activity, people or vehicles.   Remember that this is our neighborhood, not the drug dealers.  Let’s work together with the Police so this crew gets the message that selling drugs is not OK in our neighborhood! Here is how you can help…

Non-Emergency Dispatch, 528-5222 – To report suspicious people, vehicles or activity.  Remember that any description you have can really help (gender, race, approx height, weight, clothing, car color, address, etc.)

Graffiti Hotline, 543-3499 – To report graffiti.  There has been a spike in graffiti around the city and in our neighborhood.  There is once again a member of SR Police actively responding to reports called into the Graffiti Hotline.  If you see graffiti ‘in progress’, please call Non-Emergency Dispatch.

We are extremely fortunate to have the Downtown Enforcement Team covering our neighborhood. If you are aware of an emerging or existing pattern of issues report to Non-Emergency Dispatch (available 24/7) first and then follow up with Sergeant Celli or Officer Dan Marincik (Not on call 24/7, they will respond when they are able.)

Sergeant Rich Celli, 543-3639, rcelli@srcity.org – Sergeant Celli is in charge of the ‘Downtown Enforcement Team’ and Beat 9 (he also handles Traffic.)  He works on the ‘big picture’ and is also out on the streets of our neighborhood.

Officer Dan Marincik, 543-3600 ext 3879, dmarincik@srcity.org –Officer Marincik is part of the ‘Downtown Enforcement Team’ and his active patrol area includes our neighborhood.

For more information about the March 12th arrests on Lincoln & Ripley Streets, read the press release from Sgt. Richard Celli and view the Press Democrat article

Ripley Street rock cocaine arrest -SRPD Press Release

(Excellent report Jennifer! )

Graffiti? A pothole that needs filling? Just released: An app for iPhone or Android called “My Santa Rosa” that allows citizens to report problems to the City directly. Description: Issues submitted with this application go directly into the issue tracking system in Santa Rosa, CA. This ensures the fasted response as your issue is automatically routed to the appropriate employee to handle your issue. Please report issues as you see them so we can make Santa Rosa, CA an even better place to live and work.
Crime Alert: Somebody broke into a Carport storage area on the 200 block of W. 6th Street. Locks were cut- mostly tools stolen. This happened on 3/16, Friday sometime after 11:45 p.m. A police report was filed.

 Do you have a crime to report? Post it on our Facebook page so the whole neighborhood hears about it. http://www.facebook.com/groups/45503934491

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