• Tuesday, October 08th, 2013
The Glendale Police Department will be hosting a Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch Update Meeting at Joe Bridges Clubhouse at Glenoaks Park on Monday, October 14, 2013 beginning at 6:30PM. Our Area Commander, Tim Feeley will join us and provide his insight on trends and answer questions.
You may RSVP to Officer Shine at:firstname.lastname@example.org
• Sunday, October 06th, 2013
According to the Glendale News-Press, a small brush fire started on Saturday afternoon along the hillside along the eastbound 134 and northbound 2 around 2:15pm. LA Fire department was dispatched and the fire was quickly put out. The fire burned about a quarter acre.
Its that time of year again. Everyone please be vigilant. Lots of dry brush and high winds this time of year.
Small brush fire quickly extinguished near Glendale – Glendale News Press
• Monday, July 29th, 2013
Come join your neighbors and spend the evening under the stars at Glenoaks Park. National Night Out is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime, drugs and disorder in their neighborhoods [http://www.natw.org/about-nno/].
Ice cream will be served!
And, this year, in conjunction with National Night Out, we will be having our very own Glenoaks Canyon Art Show. The show will be held at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse in the park. Please see flier below for more information.
Hope to see you there.
• Monday, June 10th, 2013
There have been several sightings of a young mountain lion in the area. Remember, if you encounter a mountain lion, do not run. Instead, face the animal, make lots of noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms and throw rocks or objects to scare it away. If attacked, fight back.
The Pasadena Humane Society has posted a Mountain Lion Awareness flier and the City of Glendale has created a wildlife sighting website where you can see and post sightings of different types of wildlife in the city. The site is relatively new so there are not many postings yet. You can read more about this website in this article by the Glendale News Press: http://articles.glendalenewspress.com/2013-06-06/news/tn-gnp-mountain-lion-spotted-in-glendale-neighborhoods-20130606_1_mountain-lion-rossmoyne-wildlife-sightings
On behalf of all of us living in Glenoaks and Chevy Chase Canyons, I would like to thank all the brave firefighters, helicopter pilots, police, and other service personnel that so efficiently and effectively put out Friday’s fire. They did an incredible job and it was truly enlightening watching their efforts in saving our homes and keeping all of us safe.
• Monday, January 07th, 2013
The Glendale PD has released their year-end Crime Trends Report. You can view the report here, or sign up to receive the report on the Glendale Police Department’s website by clicking here.
Final Crime Trends Bulletin 2012
• Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Although a majority of the thefts have been in Chevy Chase Canyon, it is still important for us to be aware and vigilant as well.
For many months, we have been experiencing late night thefts from mailboxes in the Chevy Chase Canyon area. The mailboxes are at the curb and the area is more remote and, therefore was targeted regularly along with adjoining areas in La Canada and La Crescenta. This trend has widened and now Glendale PD is receiving reports of thefts of mail in boxes attached to homes as far west as Valley View. Some apartment buildings are victims as crooks make entry into the lobby and the boxes as well. What the thieves are seeking is a means to steal your identity. This information is more accessible than you think. Every credit card application and those weekly blank checks to the accounts you do have sent to you are easy to complete and with a little more digging, they can get all kinds of things shipped to them at your expense.
- Please alert neighbors to the activity and notify apartment managers
- If there are folks on your street that keep later hours, let them know in order to have eyes out for suspicious cars late at night
- Retrieve your mail as soon as practical and do the same for neighbors if you have opposing schedules
- Locking mailboxes may deter some theft, but some crooks carry pry tools.
- Remember to remove any package deliveries from the porch immediately and do the same for neighbors
The USPS has an 800 number on their website to report mail theft. If, however, you witness suspicious behavior or are certain of a theft, inform the Post Office, but also report it with the Glendale Police Department (818) 548-4841 to request an officer respond to take a report, if a crime has been committed. The Glendale police have been actively stopping and searching suspicious vehicles and pedestrians and have made a recent arrest of a prolific mail thief with prior arrests for the same behavior. Patrol officers have been alerted to the trend and will continue to be vigilant.
As with all criminal behavior, it is best to report all suspicious activity and continue to remove opportunity from the thieves. Remove items from your car and lock it. Illuminate your home and make it a hard target. Don’t be so distracted by your shopping to be careless. Watch where you are walking to and from and make eye contact with all you encounter. Don’t act like a victim and it is much less likely you will be a victim!
Have safe and happy holidays!
• Thursday, August 16th, 2012
There will be a Neighborhood Watch training and information session next Tuesday, August 21 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glenoaks Park. Everyone is welcome to attend. Officer Sue Shine of the Glendale Police Department will be presenting information that will help make our community safer and an even nicer place to live.
• Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Come enjoy a summer’s evening and hang out with your neighbors at the 2nd annual National Night Out.
Tuesday, August 7th
6pm – 8pm
Glenoaks Canyon Park
Hope to see you there!
• Wednesday, June 06th, 2012
The Glendale Police Department has begun putting out a regular bulletin outlining some of the crime trends going on in our city. Glendale Police Chief Ron DePampa (email@example.com) attributes the increased crime in the city to the release of “realigned” felons into the community. These felons are considered by the state to be lowrisk offenders: non-violent, non-serious, and non-high risk sex offenders. But, the reality is that these felons are also career criminals: five felony convictions already, 56% have mental health issues, 56% have substance abuse issues and re-offenders with a 70% recidivism rate. It is estimated that the state will be releasing 55,000 of these felons by the end of 2012. To read more about this problem and how it affects our city and neighborhood, read the full bulletin here:
If you would like to subscribe to the Crime Trends Bulletin, a sign up form (name and email address) can be found here:
Be safe and vigilant out there and report anything suspicious you see in the canyon.