Small turnout for crime watch meeting

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Neighborhood Watch

Ashley Stephen, crime prevention specialist, addresses Murietans at Tuesday night's meeting. (Click for larger image)

A Neighborhood Watch meeting that had to be postponed last September drew only 16 residents Tuesday night at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. The essential crime-fighting advice: Get to know your neighbors and talk with them. Read more » Read more » about Small turnout for crime watch meeting

Neighborhood Watch meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday

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The Sacramento Sheriff's Department will conduct a Neighborhood Watch meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rancho Murieta Association Building, 7191 Murieta Parkway. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions, listen to community concerns and discuss the basics of the program. Rancho Murieta Security will be represented too. This session was originally scheduled for last year but had to be postponed. Read more » about Neighborhood Watch meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday

CSD: Annual reviews, concealed weapons

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The Community Services District board last week heard annual presentations from the Security and Field Operations departments and approved a policy on workplace violence after the board president commented that it leaves him unable to carry his licensed concealed weapon on CSD property. Read more » Read more » about CSD: Annual reviews, concealed weapons

Joint Security Committee meets Thursday

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The Joint Security Committee, which has had an on-and-off history over the years, makes a comeback 6 p.m. Thursday at the Community Services District Building, across from the South Gate. Read more » Read more » about Joint Security Committee meets Thursday

CSD looks at digital answer to gate backups

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A technology solution to holiday backups at the gate was discussed – and given a warm welcome – at the Community Services District’s Security Committee meeting Tuesday morning. The new system would use electronic codes on visitors’ smart phones. Read more » Read more » about CSD looks at digital answer to gate backups

Burglary report prompts patrol cars, copter

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The helicopter booming over Murieta North and patrol cars racing up Murieta Parkway around 9 p.m. Monday were due to the report of a possible burglary on Venado Drive. It turned out to be a false alarm. Security Chief Jeff Werblun said a resident reported seeing a silhouette inside her house when she came home and lights were on. Multiple sheriff's cars raced into the community and the sheriff's helicopter circled for 15 minutes before the home was entered by authorities and checked. Read more » about Burglary report prompts patrol cars, copter

Christmas gate delays 'won't happen again'

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New Director Tim Maybee hit the ground running at the CSD Security Committee. At left is Security Chief Jeff Werblun, at right is General Manager Mark Martin. (Click for larger image)

Barely 90 seconds into his first Community Services District Security Committee meeting, newly elected Director Tim Maybee delivered his bottom line on the Christmas Day traffic problems at the North Gate: “I would probably say: That never happens again. We have the ability, the staff, the technology. That does not happen again.” Among other topics covered: community security cameras and recent break-ins. Read more » Read more » about Christmas gate delays 'won't happen again'

Preventing crime starts with a watchful eye

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Rancho Murieta Security offered some further thoughts Friday about recent burglaries in the community and how we can all look out for each other. And it appears the community's long-awaited Neighborhood Watch meeting is still on hold with the Sheriff’s Department. Read more » Read more » about Preventing crime starts with a watchful eye

Holiday gate backups can be avoided

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Did your Christmas guests have trouble getting through the gate? RanchoMurieta.com received an email from a former Murietan who says she spent 38 minutes in line at the North Gate. The Security Logs show two incidents of visitors getting unruly at the gate Christmas Day because they didn’t want to comply with gate-entry procedures. Here’s how we can all help this situation. Read more » Read more » about Holiday gate backups can be avoided

Community shares views on Security issues

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It may not have been the meeting some audience members expected, but last week's session on Security improvements gave the Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District a long list of community suggestions they say will be addressed in upcoming meetings. Read more » Read more » about Community shares views on Security issues

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