Mountain Preserve BlockWatch

Mountain Preserve Block Watch

Block Watch- Reporting Suspicious Behavior

Debra Wehr of the Phoenix Police Department offers some good advice for reporting suspicious or criminal activity:
First and Easiest, If a crime is in progress call 911 IMMEDIATELY. Give the dispatcher detailed information as to what you are seeing. Be a good witness and give gender, race, a physical desription and clothing of the people involved. If a vehicle is involved give make, model, color and the license plate if possible. Do not place yourself in harms way to get this information. Do the best you can from a safe location and distance. If you are comfortable with your position and can snap a photo of the people or vehicle that may also assist in the investigation.

Second, when you see something that doesn’t look quite right, out of the ordinary, or a bit ‘off’ call Crime Stop 602-262-6151. Please don’t call your friends, neighbors, Block Watch Captains or post first. You will have plenty of time to do these things after you notify the police. In addition, the sooner the police are notified the sooner they can respond.

Third, don’t second guess yourself. If it doesn’t look right it probably isn’t. Who knows the neighborhood better than the people living there?? It is not going to hurt to call. (Yes, there are other calls and yes we are busy, but you and your community are important too). The dispatcher will prioritize the call accordingly. Just call!!

So, there you have it…very simple. CALL THE POLICE FIRST!

Mountain Preserve Block Watch Meetings

The next Mountain Preserve Block watch Meeting(s) will be Wednesday April 22nd from 6:30-7:00 at 9451 N 33rd Way, Phoenix, AZ 85028.

basin park 2or attend the one Sunday April 26th from 4:00-4:30 pm at Mercury Mine Basin Park.

If you can’t make it call Louisa at 602-769-6699 or email at to be sent email updates about neighborhood safety.





Mountain Preserve Block Watch Meeting

Call or Email Louisa Block Watch Leader at 602-769-6699 | for more information February Agenda 

Boundaries are North: Mountain View Road South: Hatcher Road West: 32nd Street East: 36th Street

Block Watch Meetings: Meet your neighbors, learn about grants and future projects, including the 32nd Street revitalization project at the next block watch meetings.  Please join us February 25th from 6:30-7:00 pm at 3234 E Vogel Ave and/or February 28th from 4:00-4:30 at Mercury Mine Basin Park to learn more about how we can work together.

If you cannot attend, call or email Louisa and provide your contact info so we can keep you up to date with future meetings and events.

Did you know? In 2014 in our area there were 5 House Burglaries, 3 car break-ins, 2 aggravated assaults, 2 acts of vandalism and 6 general thefts reported? (statistics provided from RAIDS online) The more we get to know our neighbors the better off we are at preventing crimes.

Join the block watch, together we can keep our Neighborhoods Safe.


Home Burglary Prevention Tips from your Phoenix Police Officers

Let’s talk Burglary Prevention
It happens…you leave for the day only to return and find someone has been inside or on your property without your permission. You call the police and a report is completed. What do you do now? Is there something I could have done that would have prevented this??
Let’s answer these questions and get to work…
First, there is a lot you can do to prevent this from happening again. Second, with knowledge you can implement simple safeguards that will Detect, Deter and Delay a burglar.
Let’s get started…

Patrol your neighborhood – be the eyes and ears of the police department
o Report suspicious activity – you know what is ‘normal’ for your neighborhood
o Crime Stop 602-262-6151 (non-emergency) or 911 (EMERGENCY)
Landscaping –
o Get rid of hiding places by trimming trees up and shrubs down to below window level
o You can also plant thorny plants near fences or areas difficult to secure.
Lighting – bad guys don’t want to be seen
o Inside lighting gives the appearance someone is home
o Timers are a good investment
o Use outside light throughout the night
o Use steady lights at front and rear entrances and address
o Photocell attachments allow dusk to dawn lighting
o Motion sensors set close to the house can also be a benefit
Locks –
o Doors – should be solid core with 180 degree peephole with 180 degree peephole
o Sliding doors/windows – use anti-slide bolt, anti-slide pin and anti-lift device
Garage doors –
o Keep closed when not in use
o Watch doors close as you leave
o Lock door from garage to house
o Unplug opener or lock from inside when on vacation
Gates –
o Repair or replace weak/broken gates
o Use strong hasps and padlocks – KEEP LOCKED
These are just a few suggestions to empower our community members and keep the bad guys away…

Vacation Safety Tips for your Home

Going on Vacation??

Some Tips to keep your home safe while you are away…

An empty house is a tempting target for a burglar. Use these tips to help safeguard your home while you are on vacation.
• Have good locks on all doors and windows, and use them!
• Ask a neighbor to watch the house while you’re away. It’s a good idea to leave your vacation address and telephone number with a neighbor so you can be reached in case of an emergency.
• Never leave your house keys hidden outside your home.
• Stop all deliveries, or arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail, newspapers and packages.
• Plug in timers to turn lights and a radio or television on and off at appropriate times. This helps to disguise the fact that you are away.
• Leave your blinds/shades in a normal position. Don’t close them unless that is what you do when you are home.
• Close and lock the garage door. Ask a neighbor to occasionally park their car at your home as you normally would. Vehicles parked outside should be moved occasionally to appear that they are being used.
• Tell your police department you plan to be away. Patrol officers may have the opportunity to periodically check your residence.

Have a great vacation!!