Neighborhood Watch

Posted: May 1, 2013 in Safety
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I’ve spent a lot of time helping in our community neighborhood watch… It even made the newspaper today!

 GOOD NEIGHBOR—Ryan Ramsey gets a positive response from his neighbor Sandi Patterson on April 27 about Nextdoor.com, a website that creates a safety network for residents.  RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

A large number of commercial and residential burglaries—108 from January through March— has prompted some Thousand Oaks residents to reach out to their neighbors through Nextdoor.com, a private social network that allows people to quickly share reports of suspicious activity in their neighborhood.

“It’s really taking off,” said Senior Dep. Tim Lohman of the Thousand Oaks Police Department. “Back in the day, if someone moved into the neighborhood, it was, ‘Here are some cookies. It’s nice to meet you.’ Now, we don’t see that as much.”

READ the entire article: http://www.toacorn.com/news/2013-05-02/Front_Page/Website_serves_as_crimefighting_tool.html

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