Property Crime on Rosina Street Sunday, Dec 9 2012 

On December 6 on or near the 2000 block of Rosina Street, a property crime occurred indicating or relating to fraud.  Miscellaneous  items stolen from offices on the 1300 block of Maclovia Street.  Needles and other drug paraphernalia located on private property throughout various areas of the neighborhood including in one residence’s mailbox.  Violent offense occurred on or near Maclovia Street Park within the last 2 weeks.  Drug users seen driving around the neighborhood looking for drugs to purchase.  Five vehicles logged into CAN database in case they are connected to a property crime.

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Monthly Meetings Replaced with Saturday Patrols Monday, Oct 1 2012 

The monthly meetings seem less productive than the Saturday patrols.  We are alternating Saturdays, some mornings, some evenings patrolling and observing the goings on in the “hood”.  We are taking names and numbers and PHOTOS.  If you want to cruise through the Casa Alegre Neighborhood, down into Gallegos lane to get your drugs, your vehicle will be photographed and your license plate will be called in to Dispatch.  The regular folk here are not in the illicit drug trade.  Take your business elsewhere.  We know who you are.  We know about your sales of drugs from your government housing, your car and your bike.  We are taking back our neighborhood from YOU.

Please do not think that you are protected by your day job, your cousin or family member that has a job in on the police force or works for the State or the bank.  Everything is changing.  It is time to make a decision about how important it is for you to throw your life away and hurt others in the process.  If you are an addict, the time has come to face your demons, get help and turn your life around.  The devil is right outside your door with a list of endless promises.  He does not like being denied but he is also blinded by the light of a true life which means you become automatically protected.  Your job is to protect the children growing up in New Mexico, not hurt them by peddling drugs.  Drugs Hurt Kids.  Have a good day.

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Got drugs? Thursday, Sep 20 2012 

https://local.nixle.com/alert/4889244/?sub_id=963051

The above link will take you to the details of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office program to safely and anonymously drop off unused drugs.

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Updates Sunday, Sep 16 2012 

A theft occurred on the 2500 block of Rosina on September 13.  No details available.

Neighborhood participation is on the rise even during these difficult times.  Thank you to those that are taking the time to be involved.

We think the next City wide block captain meeting will be on the 17th at 6pm.

Some neighbors have been observed being rude and belligerent.  These are difficult times.  Think of what we can do to help.

Monthly neighborhood meeting scheduled for next Saturday… monthly meetings may occur when we have confirmed attendance.

There are 3 neighbors in the Casa Alegre Neighborhood that are participating in roving, observing  and reporting suspicious activity.  THANK YOU!

Meeting this Saturday Friday, Aug 24 2012 

There will be a small neighborhood meeting this Saturday at 10am at the Maclovia Park.  Open to anyone interested.

National Night Out Thursday, Aug 2 2012 

Hello everyone-

National Night Out helps strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and it sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

There will be a National Night Out event on the Plaza on Tuesday, 8-7-12, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  There will be members of the Santa Fe Police Department, Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department, New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe County Fire Department, Santa Fe Fire Department, and the New Mexico Department of Public Safety there.  The Santa Fe Police Department will be conducting child ID operations.  There will be several specialty vehicles from different agencies in attendance.  

Please come to the Plaza with your families to join Law Enforcement to show support for our community.

Casa Alegre Neighborhood will have assigned patrols during National Night Out!! :0)

Residential Burglaries Drop Dramatically in the First Half of July Friday, Jul 20 2012 

Mayor Coss wants Comprehensive and Regional Effort

 Santa Fe, NM – July 17, 2012 – Residential and automobile burglaries are both down more than 50% in July compared to the same period last year according to the Santa Fe Police Department’s latest statistics. The Santa Fe Police Department is attributing the drop to Operation Full Court Press which aims to reduce property crime by focusing on repeat offenders and high crime areas. Operation Full Court Press has been underway since mid-June.

 “We’ve worked hard to redeploy resources to address this problem and it’s great to see some preliminary results. We need to stay vigilant and keep working with the courts, neighborhoods and the rest of the community to continue to improve this problem,” said Chief Raymond Rael of the Santa Fe Police Department.

 Many burglaries are rooted in drug problems according to property crimes detective Sergeant Jerome Sanchez, “It’s clear that heroin is the main driver of property crime.  Every single burglar we’ve talked to this month has clearly been using heroin.”

 In an effort to address the root cause of the issue, Mayor David Coss is co-hosting a forum on Wednesday, July 18 with the Drug Policy Alliance that will look at an innovative program designed to break the cycle of addiction and crime in a community.

 “We clearly can’t arrest our way out of this problem. We need a multi-disciplinary and regional approach, so we’re hoping to work closely with Espanola, Santa FeCounty and other regional governments to address all aspects of this complex issue,” said Mayor Coss.

 The Santa Fe Police Department is asking that members of the community help reduce crime by not leaving valuables in plain sight in vehicles. They also ask that people be the eyes and ears of the police and report suspicious activity to (505) 428-3710.

 Keep up the good work.

We are grateful to the men and women of the SFPD!!

MEETING THIS SATURDAY Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

There will be a casual, anyone is welcome, Neighborhood / Maclovia Block meeting this coming Saturday, July 21 at 10am at Maclovia Park.  Spread the word!  Let’s see if we can generate some interest and participation.

Gallegos Lane Tuesday, Jul 17 2012 

The Hearbeat of drug dealing in Casa Alegre.  It’s not really anyones fault.  Maybe the education system in America.  Anyhow, we can try to wear them down slowly by continously reporting suspicious vehicles and activity in our neighborhood until hopefully they move.  Drug use in America is an epidemic.  Don’t think it’s just here.

Other news:

Recent crimes in Casa Alegre:

THEFT FROM VEHICLE
09 Jul 2012
1200 Block APACHE AVE
Ientifier: 121910577(CFS)
BURGLARY OF MOTOR VEHICLE
 
THEFT FROM VEHICLE
 12 Jul 2012
1100 Block OSAGE AVE
Identifier: 121940402(CFS)
BURGLARY OF MOTOR VEHICLE
 
THEFT FROM VEHICLE
 05 Jul 2012
1000 Block OSAGE AVE
Identifier: 121870055(CFS)
BURGLARY OF MOTOR VEHICLE
 
BREAKING AND ENTERING
05 Jul 2012
1300 Block MACLOVIA ST
Identifier: 121870137(CFS)
BURGLARY
 
lARCENY OF BICYCLE
01 Jul 2012
1200 Block APACHE AVE
Identifier: 121830441(CFS)
LARCENY OF BICYCLE
 
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
23 Jun 2012
1200 Block VITALIA ST
Identifier: 121750328(CFS)
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
 
BREAKING AND ENTERING
01 Jul 2012
1300 Block LUJAN ST
Identifier: 121830013(CFS)
BURGLARY
 
Hopefully this is motivation to get involved, leave comments, send emails, sometimes it becomes very helpful and WE NEED THE INVOLVMENT OF ONE EXTRA PERSON.  LET IT BE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
 
This guy does not care about you, your posessions, your house, your family, your life.  His friends are robbing our homes and stealing the value and enjoyment from our lives.  Take action.  Stand up and fight for what you believe this world should be.
 
MEETING THIS SATRUDAY AT, JULY 21, 10AM, AT MACLOVIA PARK.  BRING A CUP OF JOE AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

Block Capitan Meeting Update Thursday, Jul 12 2012 

1.      The reason you’re seeing more police cars on our streets is that the Department has instigated a FULL COURT PRESS against home burglars. They’ve added four more police cars and crime has decreased for seven days. But we were warned that this is just a lull before the storm; they will be back, so stay vigilant. If you want NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SIGN order them from WWW.NNWI.ORG.

2.      The police depend on our telephone calls to help them  catch burglars. They want to know specific descriptions (saying someone is brown skinned, wearing blue jeans and “wife-beaters”( which are sleeveless T-shirts—see, you learn something every day!) and sneakers isn’t a lot of help since most Santa Feans look and dress like that and drive a white Ford. Tell them about tattoos, be specific about shoes, get tag numbers—-paint a picture. Tell them a man has been up the street three times, has no dog, carries a bag of tools and acts suspicious. DON’T BE A ZIMMERMAN. DON’T CONFRONT ANY ONE. Let the police do that.

3.       Report panhandlers to the police by calling 428-3710. If you have a soft heart take this story seriously. Every time you give a panhandler $2.00 he spends it on a jug of beer, gets drunk and passes out. The police are called and he is carried off to the hospital. Police hours add up because they have to go to the hospital twice and have to appear in court. Your $2.00 gift has developed in several thousands of dollars of tax money. Send your two dollars to the police fund or to a shelter.

4.      Did you read the letter to the editor last week, describing how one neighborhood has reduced a problem similar to ours? They did it by signing up over sixty block captains, having neighborhood walks every week, having street parties, yard sales, etc., etc. Some of us tried to float that idea in Casa Alegre but we threw a party and nobody came. The difference in our neighborhoods? One person took charge and made it happen. Everyone did their share.  We don’t have any volunteers who will do that, and until we do I’m afraid things will continue to deteriorate.

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