Is your cart legal to cross Highway 16? It depends...

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Better buckle up -- or maybe install seat belts -- if you drive a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle or your vehicle can seat more than two.  Or make your Plaza runs in the car until this is sorted out.

[Expanded June 20] Progress marched down Highway 16 in the last decade, turning the golf cart into the bigger, speedier electric vehicle, but no one cautioned us that progress needs a warning sticker. This week, the California Highway Patrol ticketed several Murietans for driving carts across Highway 16 and not using seat belts. Read more » about Is your cart legal to cross Highway 16? It depends...

Security reports theft and string of noise complaints

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The contents of a purse were reported stolen from an unlocked car overnight, and there were a half-dozen complaints about noise and mischief, Security said Friday. Read more » about Security reports theft and string of noise complaints

Car in rollover accident was doing 55-60 mph, Security says

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The car in last month’s accident on Colbert Drive flipped over while traveling at an estimated 55 to 60 mph, Security Chief Greg Remson said Friday. Read more » about Car in rollover accident was doing 55-60 mph, Security says

CSD addresses insects at Laguna Joaquin and hears report on Security

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[Story published March 20] Residents applauded the Rancho Murieta Community Services District board’s decision Wednesday night to resume spraying for the midge fly at Laguna Joaquin. Security Chief Greg Remson presented an annual report on security operations at the session, and the board approved policy and procedural changes. Read more » about CSD addresses insects at Laguna Joaquin and hears report on Security

Security will rely on deputies to enforce handicapped parking laws

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Security patrol officers should continue to inform people who park in spaces reserved for handicapped drivers, but they shouldn't be responsible for issuing county tickets for the offense, the Community Services District Security Committee agreed Friday. And CSD staff said it may begin eliminating specific speeds from mentions of speeding violations in the security logs for consistency's sake -- because some entries give the offender's speed and some don't.

President Bobbi Belton brought up enforcement of handicapped-accessible parking at the February board meeting and it was referred to the committee for consideration. Read more » about Security will rely on deputies to enforce handicapped parking laws

Burglars break in door, steal safe at Plaza hardware store

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Burglars broke in the front door of the Plaza's Ace Hardware overnight and got away with the store's safe, authorities reported Thursday. Read more » about Burglars break in door, steal safe at Plaza hardware store

Officials discuss how to curb dangerous activities on open land

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The Pension Trust Fund for Operating Engineers is as concerned about campfires and other unauthorized activity on undeveloped property in the back area as community officials are, members of the Joint Security Committee were told this week.

Rancho Murieta Association General Manager David Stiffler said he had contacted PTF representatives about concerns that have been expressed in recent months about the fire risk and found they’re “very, very interested and concerned about what is going on out in that back area.…  They’ve got a liability issue out there.”

Stifler said at Monday’s meeting that he has met with staff and officials from the RMA and Community Services District to develop approaches to the problem that will be shared with the PTF. Read more » about Officials discuss how to curb dangerous activities on open land

South is hit in second night of car break-ins

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Car break-ins continued in the community for the second night with two overnight incidents on the South, Security reported Friday.

The difference between the break-ins on Colbert Drive and the seven break-ins reported Thursday on the North is the cars were parked in the garage, not in the driveway. The thieves entered the garages through unlocked side doors, according to Security Chief Greg Remson.

Purses and a man's wallet were among the items taken from the vehicles, Remson said. The wallet was recovered at the scene, but the purses are still missing, he said Friday afternoon. He was unsure of the total amount of the loss.

Remson said the thefts were reported to the Sheriff's Department and deputies plan to provide extra patrols for the community. Read more » about South is hit in second night of car break-ins

Changes in deputies' patrols are taking hold in RM

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If you're noticing more Sheriff's Department patrol vehicles in the community these days, it's not due to an upsurge in crime.   

As of late last month, the community no longer competes with urban areas like Rancho Cordova for deputies' attention. Now Rancho Murieta is part of the South Bureau, where the patrol areas are less populated, although staffing is the same.

"They don't get a lot of calls," Community Services District Security Chief Greg Remson said Monday at the CSD Security Committee meeting. "The minimum staffing will be four officers in South Bureau...."

Gate officers report the new patrols are driving around the community, "and that's a good thing," Remson said. Read more » about Changes in deputies' patrols are taking hold in RM

Do we want 'real' traffic enforcement? RMA may vote on it

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Square QuickPoll: Do we want 'real' enforcement on Murieta's streets?

A proposal that would result in “real” tickets for speeding and stop sign violations is expected to come before the Rancho Murieta Association board this month. How the board reacts may be an indicator of what level of law enforcement the community wants. Read more » about Do we want 'real' traffic enforcement? RMA may vote on it

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