Category Archive: Safety tips

Apr 18

Evening Police event

An important evening Police Meeting will be held next Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the German Village Meeting Haus (588 S 3rd St.). Commander Strausbaugh and our 11th Precinct Officers will be joined by Commander Meader, Head of the Stolen Property Bureau, to discuss present safety concerns and recovery of stolen property. Warmer …

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Feb 26

South Side Community Blockwatch Meeting tonight

Note this is separate from the GV Police Luncheon tomorrow at 12:30. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the February 26th Block Watch Community Meeting for the South Side.  These meetings are held at the Barack Recreation Center (580 E Woodrow Ave), the fourth Wednesday of every month (except December) beginning at 6:30pm.This …

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Feb 01

How to protect your gutter downspouts from theft

Here are ways to make it harder to steal downspouts and can look great on your house too! Criminals are looking for this equipment from hardware yards, on houses under construction, and even hanging on homes where people are living. They pull or cut the gutters and downspouts down and flee quickly; often, the theft …

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May 03

Alley Parking TOP Of May 14 GVS Board Agenda

Refuse collection and Columbus police have noted several alleys where cars are regularly parked illegally, but the alleys are not necessarily marked with no-parking signs. The city is considering adding signage to a handful of alleys, and will make a presentation and take public questions or comments at the top (6 p.m.) of the May …

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Mar 05

Remember to KEEP YOUR HOME DOORS & WINDOWS LOCKED!

Hello Neighbors! At the last Police Luncheon the officers reported while out investigating a potential break-in they found 2 homes with the doors unlocked.  Please keep doors and windows locked at all times. Visit CyberBlockWatch’s Prevention and Safety Tips Page for more hints on keeping yourself and your home safe. http://www.cyberblockwatch.com/crime-prevention/ Next Police Luncheon is Thursday, March 29. …

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Jan 31

Helpful neighbor safety tip

Just a helpful tip worth sharing. I put a baby monitor on my back porch so I can hear everything going on and it works great! No one can come through my back gate without me knowing. Paid $10 for it at the flea market. I can hear up to 100 yards away!  

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Dec 29

NYE safety tips

Going OUT for the evening? A few tips to follow below… Bring only what you need in your handbag or wallet, such as your driver’s license, money and one credit card. Beware of sharing plans on social media sites, you will be publicly alerting others that you are not at home. If you plan on …

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Nov 23

Avoid a home break-in while traveling this holiday!

Headed out for the upcoming holiday weekend?  Ensure your home is safe while away, by remembering these safety tips … Ensure all doors and windows are locked and alarm is turned on Close curtains or keep the same as you would if at home Have a neighbor pick up mail, add bags and newspapers Leave …

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Oct 28

Halloween safety

Halloween is this Monday 10/31, trick or treaters will be out from 6-8PM.  Please be extra cautious in the neighborhood while the little ones are out! For more Halloween safety tips check out this great website: http://www.halloween-safety.com/ Happy Halloween!

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Oct 17

Neighborhood Best Practices Conference this Saturday

Come one come all to The United Way and the City of Columbus Second Annual Neighborhood Best Practices Conference. Cyberblockwatch will be a presenter at this year’s event. Saturday, October 22, 2011 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Columbus Downtown Highschool (364 South 4th St.) The conference welcomes community residents, renters, homeowners, youth, civic, blockwatches, grassroots, faith-based, and …

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Sep 07

Crime Prevention Program downtown

Friday September 9 11am–1:30pm 20 E. Broad St. Crime Prevention Program downtown this Friday. German Village & Schumacher Place residents encouraged to attend! Citywide there are 13,000 car break-ins annually. It is the most common crime and often can be prevented. Attendees will talk with police officers who patrol downtown and Capital Crossroads safety ambassadors …

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Aug 27

Police Luncheon minutes

This month’s Police Luncheon with the CPD had a great turnout with positive discussions. If you missed it, click the link below to read every thing, including … A police report from the CPD: Car batteries are the new AC units, Outdoor tips for your home to make it less appealing to burglars, a recent “Exposer” in …

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Jul 14

Window Static Clings are in!

Cyberblockwatch.com received a $1,000 grant to promote and/or expand the website! We are pleased to announce some of our grant money paid for these great WINDOW STATIC CLINGS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP AT THE GERMAN VILLAGE MEETING HAUS, located at 588 S. Third St. Please limit one static cling per household to ensure there’s enough for …

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Jul 02

Police luncheon minutes, Thurs. June 30

German Village Meeting Haus Unofficial Notes include Recent activity reports from the CPD Tips to prepare your home for vacation Do your own home Safety Audit Neighbor general discussion with questions Crime Reports® — see real-time crime on your block And more. Read the entire post and learn what’s happening in our neighborhood! The Columbus …

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May 28

BLUE PICK UP TRUCK ALERT

During last week’s German Village Police Luncheon it was advised to be on the watch for an older white male and white female in a blue extended cab pick up truck (possibly a 95 or 98 Ford Ranger) with NO tags. This truck has been associated with several area home break-ins. If you see this …

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