Small turnout for crime watch meeting

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Neighborhood Watch

Ashley Stephen, crime prevention specialist, addresses Murietans at Tuesday night's meeting. (Click for larger image)

A Neighborhood Watch meeting that had to be postponed last September drew only 16 residents Tuesday night at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. The essential crime-fighting advice: Get to know your neighbors and talk with them. Read more » Read more » about Small turnout for crime watch meeting

Neighborhood Watch meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday

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The Sacramento Sheriff's Department will conduct a Neighborhood Watch meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rancho Murieta Association Building, 7191 Murieta Parkway. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions, listen to community concerns and discuss the basics of the program. Rancho Murieta Security will be represented too. This session was originally scheduled for last year but had to be postponed. Read more » about Neighborhood Watch meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday

Country Store broken into again by burglars

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In a repeat of a crime a month ago, the Country Store was broken into early Thursday – its front door smashed and cash, lottery tickets and tobacco items stolen, officials report. Read more » Read more » about Country Store broken into again by burglars

Burglar breaks door at Country Store

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Country StoreRancho Murieta Security reported Monday that a person on a bicycle rode up to the Country Store around 1:15 a.m., broke through the front door, took the cash box and lottery tickets, and then fled on the bike. The suspect is visible on video but was covered up and wearing gloves and a mask over his face, Security said. The Sheriff's Department responded and handled the investigation, according to Security Chief Jeff Werblun. The broken door was covered with plywood. (Click for larger image) Read more » about Burglar breaks door at Country Store

Burglary report prompts patrol cars, copter

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The helicopter booming over Murieta North and patrol cars racing up Murieta Parkway around 9 p.m. Monday were due to the report of a possible burglary on Venado Drive. It turned out to be a false alarm. Security Chief Jeff Werblun said a resident reported seeing a silhouette inside her house when she came home and lights were on. Multiple sheriff's cars raced into the community and the sheriff's helicopter circled for 15 minutes before the home was entered by authorities and checked. Read more » about Burglary report prompts patrol cars, copter

South sound wall hit by graffiti

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GraffitiThe Rancho Murieta Association said it expects to be out Friday removing the graffiti that appeared overnight on the South sound wall on Jackson Road. The black and white spray paint is on the wall at the Bent Grass Court cul-de-sac – inside the chain-link fence, which is topped with barbed wire, that seals the west end of the wall from Jackson Road access. (Click for larger image) Read more » about South sound wall hit by graffiti

Christmas gate delays 'won't happen again'

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New Director Tim Maybee hit the ground running at the CSD Security Committee. At left is Security Chief Jeff Werblun, at right is General Manager Mark Martin. (Click for larger image)

Barely 90 seconds into his first Community Services District Security Committee meeting, newly elected Director Tim Maybee delivered his bottom line on the Christmas Day traffic problems at the North Gate: “I would probably say: That never happens again. We have the ability, the staff, the technology. That does not happen again.” Among other topics covered: community security cameras and recent break-ins. Read more » Read more » about Christmas gate delays 'won't happen again'

Preventing crime starts with a watchful eye

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Rancho Murieta Security offered some further thoughts Friday about recent burglaries in the community and how we can all look out for each other. And it appears the community's long-awaited Neighborhood Watch meeting is still on hold with the Sheriff’s Department. Read more » Read more » about Preventing crime starts with a watchful eye

Two South garage burglaries reported

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Security received two reports of daytime garage burglary attempts on the South Wednesday afternoon – one successful, one not successful. Read more » Read more » about Two South garage burglaries reported

Series of attempted break-ins in RM North

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Neighbors have reported three incidents in recent days of someone trying to break into their homes, two of the incidents by attempting to force the front door. The incidents have taken place at different times – in the middle of the night, in the middle of the afternoon and in the evening. Security says it is doing extra patrol in the area involved, around Laguna Joaquin.  Read more » Read more » about Series of attempted break-ins in RM North

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