Our mission is to maintain and enhance the safety and security of neighborhoods in the Shadow Creek Ranch master planned community, through continued education of our residents, dissemination of important information, and patrolling of our neighborhoods to identify and report suspicious behavior.
Membership in the SCR Neighborhood Watch group is open to all eligible residents, business owners, and members of the community organizations who live or conduct business within the neighborhoods of Shadow Creek Ranch community and current property owners within the community.
The key person in any Neighborhood Watch group is the Block Captain. This person is an integral component to keeping the block actively involved in crime prevention efforts as well as the important process of information exchange between neighbors.
We are looking for additional “block captains” to improve communications among SCR residents and help maximize the results of our programs and community events. The Block Captain duties are still being developed with input from the actual volunteers who agree to serve. Generally, the following duties exist:
- Develop a neighborhood communication system to distribute vital information to neighbors pertaining to criminal activity and other concerns that develop in the area. This can be a periodic newsletter, telephone tree, and/or a one-page notice that can be quickly distributed.
- You are encouraged to arrange for your group to meet socially at least twice per year to exchange information and renew relationships as well as to get acquainted with new neighbors. People who communicate regularly will care more about each other and be more willing to keep an eye out for suspicious behavior. The annual National Night Out (NNO) celebration is one example that will bring your neighbors together.
- Encourage neighbors to advise you concerning criminal activity. It is the victim’s responsibility to contact the police. However, you can keep a record of break-ins, vandalism, graffiti, and/or any activity that becomes a concern for you and your neighbors. Provide this type of information to neighbors at your next block meeting.
Your position as a Block Captain does not give you any law enforcement authority. You are simply the person who facilitates the unity of the group, distributes information, and coordinates activities. The job you are doing is important and appreciated by law enforcement, but it carries no authority.
The following neighborhoods are still in need of one or more block captains:
|Biscayne Bay||Briarwood South|
|Biscayne Bay||Riverside Place|
|Biscayne Bay||Sagecrest Pointe|
|Biscayne Bay||Shadow Ridge|
|Biscayne Bay||Silverleaf Glen|
|Biscayne Bay||Trinity Shores|
|Biscayne Bay||Village Green|
|Diamond Bay||Arbor Lakes|
|Diamond Bay||Autumn Brook|
|Diamond Bay||Blackberry Crossing|
|Diamond Bay||Country Glen|
|Diamond Bay||Lake Meadows|
|Diamond Bay||Orchard Village|
|Diamond Bay||Pelican Shore|
|Diamond Bay||Piney Trails|
|Emerald Bay||Bay Front Estates|
|Emerald Bay||Bay View Terrace|
|Emerald Bay||Emerald Landing|
|Emerald Bay||Enclave Terrace|
|Emerald Bay||Half Moon Terrace|
|Emerald Bay||Island Manor|
|Emerald Bay||Lakeside Terrace|
|Emerald Bay||Mallards Landing|
|Emerald Bay||Oakwood Terrace|
|Emerald Bay||Osprey Pointe|
|Emerald Bay||Sunrise Creek|
|Emerald Bay||The Estates|
|Emerald Bay||The Gables|
|Emerald Bay||The Island|
|Emerald Bay||The Strand|
|Reflection Bay||Crescent Landing|
|Reflection Bay||Haley Landing|
|Reflection Bay||Iris Shores|
|Reflection Bay||Jasmine Pass|
|Reflection Bay||Kelsey Pointe|
|Reflection Bay||Oak Hollow|
|Reflection Bay||Reflection Pointe|
|Reflection Bay||Southview Terrace|
|Reflection Bay||Waterside Landing|
If you’d like to volunteer as Block Captain for one of the above sections, please contact us using the information here: http://www.scrwatch.org/contact-us/
Pearland PD, in connection with First Service Residential and SCRMA, sponsored a Partnership in Crime Prevention Town Hall Meeting on January 26th for Shadow Creek Ranch residents.
The meeting was well attended by SCR residents (estimates are over 300 attended). The agenda is attached, and the meeting began with introductions of participants.
*NOTE: Due to equipment issues, there is no audio for the videos related to the first part of the meeting (the formal presentations). We have thus omitted those videos (Parts 1 & 2) and apologize for the technical difficulties. A brief overview of those presentations is below*
Officer Jeff Evans began the evening discussing the two most recent violent crimes, the homicide involving a homeowner and the shooting in the parking lot of the basketball courts. Although no detailed information could be provided due to the ongoing investigations, Officer Evans and Pearland PD confirmed these were isolated, targeted incidents, and not random acts of violence. Officer Evans then ran through the crime stats for the area as shown in the attached images. In general, overall crime in the neighborhood has decreased year over year; however, violent crime has seen a sharp uptick, but is still relatively low for a community of our size. The two major changes in violent crime were aggravated assault and robbery. Questions were raised re: the calls to the basketball courts. A discussion ensued that explained the confusion some residents had over the large number of “security checks” at the courts. These are not reports by residents to the non-emergency line, but rather stops by PPD during ordinary patrols to further examine the area and assess whether anything illicit is occurring. The actual number of reports by residents to PPD about the courts is small. Another concern raised during this discussion pertained to the lack of reporting to AISD of the incident. Lt. Lopez admitted that fell on PD’s shoulders, and that the department has since had discussions with AISD and will continue to develop a comprehensive list of public and private schools and daycares that should be notified when incidents occur nearby. Officers Evans and Cohen, both SCR residents, concluded the Incident Discussion by stating they have no concerns about their families sleeping at night in Shadow Creek Ranch – the incidents were not random, and SCR is generally safe. SCRMA President and Maria Shaw with FSR both attempted to answer specific questions regarding the courts; however, resident jeers and heckling prevented any useful discussion. However, SCRMA President noted that no decision would be made until the SCRMA board meeting in February. One option is to re-secure the courts and add signage stating Private Property – this gives PPD more power to check ID’s and take action against non-residents.
Pearland PD continued with a discussion of their policing methods. Just a couple of weeks ago, the patrol districts were redrawn. Section C now covers west of 288 to 521 and north to BW8. The number of patrol officers has increased from 4 to 6 for our section. They also discussed the use of DDACTS, which is their Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety. Officer Wells gave a lengthy presentation on crime prevention as it pertains to your person and home. We won’t go into detail on those here as most have already been covered in previous neighborhood watch meetings and presentations. The information is either already posted on this site, or soon will be.
*VIDEO begins here – see links at end*
Michael McManus gave a brief overview of the Neighborhood Watch group and its activities. Please consider volunteering for block captains, patrols or to serve as an officer. The group is calling for assistance in stepping up patrols, encouraging block captains to organize block parties to get to know your neighbors and will continue to provide safety and security training to residents, such as through the SCR Self Defense classes and through firearm education and range outings.
Q&A session began. Please view linked videos for the Q&A.
Great Job Pearland PD!!!!
From the Pearland Police Department:
Police Make Arrests in Residential Shooting
Pearland, Texas – On January 22nd, 2017 at approximately 7:10 pm Pearland Police responded to calls of shots fired at a home located in the 2100 block of Windy Shores Drive in the Shadow Creek Subdivision. Upon arrival police found a deceased male inside.
Detectives now have three suspects in custody. Investigators have arrested Jarret Angst (20 yoa) and Stephen Heiman (21 yoa) in the death of 39-year-old Don Allen Weido. Angst and Heiman have been charged with Murder, a First Degree Felony. Also arrested was Rita Young (56 yoa). Young has been charged with Capital Murder, a Capital Felony.
The investigation remains ongoing and releasing any other information at this time would jeopardize the investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective C. Arnold of the Pearland Police Department at 281-997-4100.
Did you know that you can report certain crimes online? Using the Pearland Police Department’s P2C portal, you can report: (1) credit/debit card abuse, (2) theft, (3) criminal mischief/vandalism, and (4) lost property to the Pearland Police. As our city grows and the department has an increasing workload, we as citizens should be considerate of our officers’ time. Rather than calling the non-emergency number for an officer to report these types of incidents, click here to access the portal to report them yourselves: https://p2c.pearlandpd.com/ReportIncident/IncidentEntry_Disclaimer.aspx
Did you know your security camera might help solve a crime against your neighbor? Most camera systems are always recording, while some only react to motion. It’s possible that YOUR camera caught the guys who just broke into your neighbor’s home and crossed your yard to escape.
Registering your security cameras allows Pearland PD to know where cameras are near a crime scene that may have valuable footage of the perpetrators. You can do your part to fight crime by registering your security cameras here: https://legacy.crimereports.com/camera_registration#/
EDIT: This includes non-traditional security cameras, such as the newer video doorbells such as those offered by Ring.com. In fact, footage from these video doorbells has been used to solve some recent Pearland area crimes.