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HNA Crime Watch:


Our Neighborhood has one of the lowest crime rates in the City, but we still need to be cautious and aware of our surroundings.


To help or for more information contact Crime Watch Coordinator: Bob Beck

Email: questions@holidaneighbor.com



Subject: Information regarding CrimeWatch measures for community

To each of you, with the impending bad weather, as CrimeWatch Coordinators, Block Captains and Concerned Neighbors:

Please make sure that you are staying safe,

  • When home, be very careful when you answer a door or phone, not toput your security in jeopardy.
  • Check on neighbors regularly to make sure the are safe and well, especially the elderly.
  • If you become concerned about the welfare of a Senior or child, do not hesitate call the police. You just may safe a life.
  • Make you home looked lived in, mail and papers picked up, trash set out, snow shoveled from walk and drive.
  • Make sure to have a “just in case” home emergency kit together, with items such as a working flashlight, extra batteries, foods that do not require heating. Cellular phones and cordless phones charged, (if power goes out) do you have a hardwired telephone you can use in your home. (cordless will not work if no power.)
  • If you have children in the home, make sure to have extra batteries in for their games, and and keep them charged. You can include laptops and other such computer equipment in this also.
  • If you have to be out keep a means of communication in working order, and with you at All times.
  • Keep an emergency kit in the vehicle also.
  • Make sure someone knows your itinerary if traveling.
  • Don’t forget about your pets, make sure they have food and drinkable fresh water, as well as a warm place to stay.
  • If you are out in the weather make sure to dress in layers and do not over do, take breaks and stay hydrated.

If you have questions please feel free to contact me or go to: www.redcross.org/


Shirley Purvitis, ICCPS
CrimeWatch/Crime Prevention Specialist
North District
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department



Fraud Alert: Seller Beware


Attorney General Greg Zoeller warns of an emerging trend where classified advertisers are being targeted by con artists posing as potential buyers. The potential buyer scam typically involves an individual expressing interest in your vehicle or merchandise posted for sale. The majority of inquiries come from outside of the U.S. and are nearly untraceable.


What you can do to ensure a potential buyer is legit:

  • When posting an ad, be leery of anyone offering to pay more for your item than the listed price. This is often the first sign of a fake check scam.
  • Never accept or transfer money from a Cashiers Check or Money Order. Let the buyer know that you will be waiting for the bank to finalize the funds which may take up to four weeks.
  • Investigate your buyer and talk by phone or meet in a public place to discuss important details of the transaction, such as payment and condition of the item.
  • DO NOT ship or release interest in your merchandise until you are confident that the funds have cleared or you have the money in cash.
  • Be cautious of offers to buy an item sight-unseen.

Online and print classified ads can be safe ways to buy, sell and trade items. Remembering to practice a few precautions can help eliminate your risk of becoming scammed.

Visit www.IndianaConsumer.com for more information on avoiding frauds and scams.


Shirley Purvitis, ICCPS
CrimeWatch/Crime Prevention Specialist
North District
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department



Next Crime Watch Meeting:


What: Holida Neighborhood Association Crime Watch Meeting

When: TBD

Where: Abundant Harvest United Methodist Church (79th & Ditch)





See below for past months' crime information in the Holida Neighborhood:


May 2009 Crime Beat:


Incident Reports for May 1 – 31, 2009

  • LARCENY FROM AUTO, $50 TO $200: 3

Total: 14 for the month



April 2009 Crime Beat:


Incident Reports for April 1 – 31, 2009

  • Arrest on Warrant: 1
  • Attempted Burglary: 2
  • Armed Robbery-Res.: 1
  • Domestic Disturbance: 2
  • Narcotics Investigation: 1
  • Conversion–Vehicle: 1
  • Fire Investigation: 1
  • Larceny: 1 (under 50-from Auto)
  • Death Investigation: 1
  • Harrassment: 1
  • Child in Need of Services (CHINS): 1
  • Hit & Run: 1

Total: 14 for the month




March 2009 Crime Beat:


Incident Reports for March 1 – 31, 2009

  • Burglaries: 2 (1 day, 1 night)
  • Stolen Vehicles: 2
  • Traffic Arrest: 6
  • Conversion – Vehicles: 2
  • Larceny: 1
  • Death Investigation: 1
  • Hit & Run: 1

Total: 15 for the month




February 2009 Crime Beat:


Incident Reports for Feb 1 – 28, 2009

  • Burglaries: 7 (5 day, 2 night)
  • Attempted Burg.: 1
  • Stolen Vehicles: 0
  • Traffic Arrest: 3
  • Conversion – Vehicles: 1
  • Larceny: 0
  • Death Investigation: 0
  • Hit & Run: 1
  • Arrest on Warrant: 2
  • Threat to Life: 1
  • Invasion of Privacy: 1

Total: 17 for the month


Holida Neighborhood Association, Inc. (formerly the Holida Civic League)

- member of the Crooked Creek Community Council, Inc. (C4)

Indianapolis. IN | phone: (317) 257-3059

e-mail: questions@holidaneighbor.com


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