Can crime history help set priorities?

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Mike Martel

Mapping crime incidents could help discern patterns and suggest security priorities, CSD Director Mike Martel told the community's Joint Security Committee.

The idea of mapping crime incidents in the community to highlight areas that need attention was brought to the Joint Security Committee at its meeting Friday.  “I hate that we just report what (crime) happened, and there’s no pre-thought or prevention on what we’re going to do,” said Community Services District Director Mike Martel, a member of the committee. Read more » about Can crime history help set priorities?

Neighbor reports suspicious activity on Puerto

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A neighbor broke up a possible car burglary Saturday afternoon on Puerto Drive, Security reported Sunday.

A resident told Security that an unknown woman stopped at a neighbor’s car, parked in the driveway, about 1 p.m. Saturday and tried the handle.  Security said he described the woman as about 20 years old, African-American, wearing a light blue shirt and carrying a bright yellow bag.

The neighbor who saw the woman said he came out of his garage and startled her, and she fled into nearby bushes, Security reported.  Security and sheriff’s deputies responded to a call and looked for the woman. 

A person on Guadalupe Drive reported seeing the woman heading toward Stonehouse Park.  The area was searched, but there was no sign of her, Security said. Read more » about Neighbor reports suspicious activity on Puerto

Group tries to kick in door of South home

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A South resident reported a group of young people knocked on his door and then attempted to kick it in Friday night.  The man called Security and the Sheriff's Department.  The would-be intruders ran away. Read more » about Group tries to kick in door of South home

Burglaries, North Gate fight top Security report

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Security incidents in March included a confrontation that required the use of pepper spray, a late-night gathering on Latrobe Road adjacent to Rancho Murieta that brought out law enforcement personnel and a police helicopter, and several residential burglaries with no sign of forced entry. The incidents appear in the Rancho Murieta Community Services District security logs, and Security Chief Greg Remson provided additional information at the CSD Security Committee meeting last week. Read more » about Burglaries, North Gate fight top Security report

CSD challenges developer's claims on water

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The Community Services District board let a proposed DUI enforcement policy die for lack of a second to a motion Wednesday, received the annual Security Department report and heard General Manager Ed Crouse deliver a history of the district's water treatment operations. Crouse provided perspective on negotiations for expanding the water treatment plant and challenged Murieta Gardens developer John Sullivan’s claims that his project is entitled to water. Read more » about CSD challenges developer's claims on water

Vandals slash a dozen tires on North street

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Nine vehicles suffered slashed tires Friday evening on Lindero Lane, Security reported Saturday.

Security Sgt. Jim Bieg said a dozen tires were slashed between 6:30 and 9:45 p.m. Security canvassed the area after receiving their second report of the vandalism and discovered other victims, Bieg said.

No cars were broken into, he said, although two girls’ bikes had been loaded into the back of one of the vandalized vehicles.

“This is all apparent vandalism for the sake of vandalism,” Bieg said.

One of the victims posted a comment about the vandalism Saturday morning at RM.com. Lindero Lane is on Laguna Joaquin in Murieta North. Read more » about Vandals slash a dozen tires on North street

Car burglaries hit North and South

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Security received reports of thefts from three vehicles that occurred overnight Saturday. Chief Greg Remson said Tuesday that items taken from unlocked vehicles parked in driveways on Pera and Lago Drives on the North and on Murieta South Parkway included 20 CDs, keys, a radio adapter, a ring and a GPS device.

"Don't leave property in your cars, and lock them up," Remson reminded residents.  "And call us if you see or hear anything you think is out of the ordinary because we will certainly go and take a look in the area." Contact Security dispatch by calling 354-2273 (CARE).

The victim of one of the thefts posted a classified ad on RM.com offering a $1,000 reward for the return of stolen jewelry. Read more » about Car burglaries hit North and South

After six thefts, Security says watch your cart

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In recent weeks, six golf carts have been stolen and then abandoned, apparently used as quick transportation. All six carts were recovered, Security Chief Greg Remson reported Tuesday, and some of the owners even made it easy for the thieves by leaving the keys in the ignition. Read more » about After six thefts, Security says watch your cart

Teens sought in series of vandalism incidents

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A group of teenagers on bikes is suspected in vandalism incidents that occurred on the North and South early Monday morning, Security Chief Greg Remson reported Tuesday. Incidents involved property on De La Cruz, Rio Oso, Seguridad and Via Sereno drives and the North Course.

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Vandals knocked two letters off the Fairways sign. Read more » about Teens sought in series of vandalism incidents

Thefts on North and South prompt warning

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Security received three reports of thefts Saturday. In two incidents on the South, cash and other items were reported taken from two unlocked vehicles parked overnight in driveways on Wadkins Court and Callaway Drive, Security Chief Greg Remson said Monday.  A garage on Venado Drive on the North was entered too, he said, and fishing equipment was reported stolen. Read more » about Thefts on North and South prompt warning

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