Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or love one's life

It never hurts to be careful In this crazy world we live in. 1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do : The elbow is the strongest point On your body. If you are close enough to use it, do! 2.. Learned this from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you.... Chances are that he is more interested In your wallet and/or purse than you, And he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION! 3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole And start waving like crazy.. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives. 4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars After shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their chequebook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this Is the perfect opportunity for him to get in On the passenger side, put a gun to your head, And tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR , LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it . As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body In a remote location. 5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, Or parking garage: A.) Be aware: Look around you, Look into your car, At the passenger side floor , And in the back seat B.) If you are parked next to a big van, Enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims By pulling them into their vans while the women Are attempting to get into their cars. C.) Look at the car Parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, And the passenger side... If a male is sitting alone In the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back Into the mall, or work, and get a Guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.) 6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!) 7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern! 8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim. 9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..' The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night. 10. Water scam! If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and then attack. Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors! Please pass this on This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on America 's Most Wanted when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle.. I was going to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it onto them, as well. Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it's better to be safe than sorry...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Security - What you can do for the community

Increasing Our Neighborhood Security As neighbors we need to take some individual security measures so that the entire community remains safer. • Be aware of your surroundings starting when you drive into the subdivision. • Get to know the vehicles on your street - take down tag numbers of suspicious vehicles. • If you see something out of the ordinary say something to someone about it even if it's just your husband or wife. 2 heads are better than one. • Ask questions / don't confront unless you know it's safe to do so. • Call 911 if you see something illegal or suspicious. • Get your neighbors contact information • Speak to your neighbor (you don't have to make friends) • volunteer for the Security Team (link on Mountain Cove website) • Think positive we're all in this together, we can be part of the solution.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Meeting With Our Police Precinct

I stopped at our police precinct the other day to inform them of our security blog so they can keep abreast of our information about subdivision security issues. I met with Sgt. Eisenhower and gave them the web address of our blog and told them about our security team. They were interested and he told me he would give our information to the community outreach team so they could monitor our blog. He stressed the importance of calling 911 if we see something suspicious again, so please don't hesitate to post your comments here and call the police if you see something out of the ordinary. Thanks for keeping your eyes and ears open...we are our first line of defense.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Suspicious Vehicle

Suspicious vehicle parked in the Mountain Cove Road cul-de-sac for 30 minutes. The same car drove by a couple of hours ago. Looked like thre occupants. Light Blue Cadillac with tinted windows. GA tag A2J 1128

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Unusual cars late at night

Yolanda Anderson our front entrance person told me she saw a white older model pickup truck coming in and out of the subdivision late last night around 1am. It drove out of the subdivision and back in several times. Later a flat bed truck came in and stopped down by our info sign and 2 men got out and went into the woods. She called the non-emergency number to report it. If anyone sees this truck again please call the police 911 number and report it. Today I went down to the pool area to inspect the progress on the pool and a black Honda was sitting in the parking lot. It had one black male in it and he told me he had been there about 10 min. I waited to see if he would leave but he didn't - I sat there for about 20 min. Later today I saw Cathy Hatfield in her yard as asked her to be our lookout since she can see the parking lot from the upstairs of her house and she told me she has seen that black Honda on a number of occasions sitting down there in the parking lot. I asked her to call the police the next time she sees it. Please don't hesitate to call the 911 number if you see something supicious, now that it's getting close to summer with the kids out of school crime might pick up and we need to be vigilant.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Break-In

Unfortunetly we had a break-in this morning at 4:00am at 3526 Hadley Place, someone broke into our neighbor's car and stole radio equipment, the police were called; and an investigation has begun.

Arrest in neighborhood

Gwinnett County Detention Center ANDREW GARNET WILKS 3631 WILSON COVE CT SNELLVILLE GA 30039 Admitted: 3/01/2009 9:43 AM Charges: BATTERY

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dogs running loose in neighborhood

I know of several incidents in the neighborhood where dogs have either attacked people or roam freely without the owner's taking any responsibility to remain in compliance with County Ordinances pertaining to the proper restraint of their animals. I have one such longstanding problem in my area of the neighborhood and I finally e-mailed Gwinnett County Animal Control yesterday. I had been Calling 911 to get the Police to dispatch an Animal Control Officer every time there was a problem and it seemed to be useless with no response from Animal Control ever taking place as far as I could determine. I receive a reply almost immediately from the supervisor of the Animal Welfare Enforcement Division for Gwinnett County and he indicates calling 770-513-5100 whenever a problem such as this occurs is the route to take and they will "respond to complaints as often as is takes to resolve the situation". (This is the County Communications Dispatch Number). Regardless, if anyone on the security team has similar situations they may want to have this number on hand. Marc McQuary

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Attempted break-in on Trumble Terr.

Winn Fowler reports- At about 7:00 pm tonight I was standing in my drive way and saw 3 young men walk up Trumble Terrace, past house at 4575, stop at mail box for 4565, then turned back to driveway for 4575, walked though the drive way to the back of the house. I went down to investigate and found them crouched down on the small railed back porch of 4574. The were very quiet, and had flashlights. I then went home, called 911 and reported a possible break-in in progress. Gwinnett police (2 cars, 2 policemen) responded and arrived within 5 minutes of my call. They investigated and the 3 young men had left. I spoke with the police and they appreciated my calling in the event.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Some Thoughts on Security

Saturday evening 7:10 p.m. Jim and I just had to drive down to the clubhouse to make sure everything was locked up. Before we left I decided to leave some lights on in our house just so when we got home I could think about how criminals might view our house and what they could see. I tried to think like a criminal. I tried to think about what a juvenile might think when he came upon my house with the lights I had left on and one car home, and then I started to think about what a person might think that was planning on doing a home invasion, whether or not their mindset might be different. Maybe they were invited by the number of lights on, what were they thinking? I always remarked that driving around our neighborhood you would see no lights on. When Jim and I first bought this house we were so excited about it that we used to drive out here, 26 miles from our other home, just to drive by the place. During those months we wondered why the front of the houses were always so dark. Once we moved in, we realized that everybody lives in the back part of the house. So, the front of the house could be completely dark and no one would know that you're home. Maybe that's our best defense, the fact that nobody knows whether or not we’re home? Now I believe in the Girl Scout motto "be prepared" so I am constantly thinking of potential scenarios against which to defend. Part of it is because I spent 23 years as a flight attendant and I always needed to discover the exit route. My thinking became focused in that direction and I've always believed there’s a solution or at least something you can do to prevent potential outcomes. So some things that make sense to me are: If you have speed dial on your phone make 911 one of the numbers, keep your phone handy and by your bed at night. If you hear strange sounds in the middle of the night use your car alarm to scare off possible intruders. Keep at least one light in a room at the front of your house on, even if you’re only in the back. Pay attention as you're driving into the subdivision to anybody that's driving behind you, did they follow you up your street and do you recognize the car? Become familiar with your neighbors and the cars they drive. Become familiar with teens that walk your street and say hello. Make your neighbors your friends, were all in this together. Be more aware of your surroundings.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Crime Report for Mtn Cv

Gwinnett County Police Department 07-30-08 to 01-30-09 Crime Report #1 080098776 September 25, 2008 16:16 3701 MOUNTAIN COVE RD SW SNELLVILLE 241021/SS 3104 - Marijuana - More Than 1 oz. #2 080102621 October 06, 2008 00:02 4561 HADLEY PL SW SNELLVILLE 241021/SS 7200 - Missing Person/Adult #3 080110297 October 27, 2008 10:00 3841 MOUNTAIN COVE RD SW SNELLVILLE 241021/SS 1611 - Unruly Child #4 090001349 January 05, 2009 15:23 3610 MOUNTAIN COVE RD SW SNELLVILLE 241021/SS 2621 - Motor Vehicle Impound

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gwinnett County arrests


Monday, February 2, 2009

Lunchtime breakins in our area

I received this email this morning after checking with police to see if it's legit - it deserves our attention. Please pass this on to all persons you may know within the Shiloh Cluster. Through communication with others that have had their homes broken into, it appears that the incidents are occurring between 10:00 am through 1:00 pm (during the lunch periods at SHS).It appears that several are occurring at the same time which limits the police department from arriving to homes immediately. Additionally, some of these homes if not all have security alarm systems but due to the police responding to other homes for the same reasons during the same time period, the alarms are being ignored.If you hear alarms going off in your subdivision, please contact the police and look outside your windows to see if you notice any unusual behavior or see anyone that may not live in your area.If you hear dogs barking unusually pay close attention to that as well because if these dogs are anything like mine, they bark even if a vehicle pulls too close to my home that is not a vehicle that comes in my part of the cul-del-sac on a regular basis.Let's pay attention and do all we can to try to stop these incidents from occurring. Additionally, talk to your children, nine times out of ten if it is high school kids...they cannot keep their mouths shut about what they have done and it will leak out who these kids are. If your child knows something please report it to the police.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thanks, Enid for setting this up. I know this will be yet another way for us to effectively communicate info on the neighborhood. If we all work together and keep our eyes and ears open, we can continue to make Mtn Cove a great place to live. Let's not let a few folks that don't care steal the joy of living here away!!! And thanks for all your hard work!!

Mountain Cove Security Meeting

Thank you all for braving the cold to be there we had a good turnout. I think we're on the way to having a more secure community with all the eyes and ears on the streets with your help. Have a great weekend and look for the info I promised to send in your email next week. In the meantime, take a moment to respond to the email from blogger to create your account so you can post to the new Mountain Cove Security Blog. I have sent all of you an invitation. Marty, sorry you weren't at the meeting, I can't believe I missed your email address when I sent the notice out. You are on my list and have also received an invitation to start blogging. Anybody have questions call me or email me. Enid


This blog has been created to increase awareness of criminal activitiy in our neighborhood and provide resources to combat it. Mountain Cove Subdivision is located in Snellville Ga just outside Atlanta. Please post your comments about problems you discover inside our community so we can all be aware of them. Non-emergency police nmber is 770-513-5100