Monday, June 23, 2008

Crime We Know About

I would like to try to keep as many people as possible informed about what I know about local crime. I know we had a shooting at the 2'nd West and Main Street area. Police said it was just a fight, but they did shoot a fire arm. If you want to comment back about local crime; so we can all stay involved and get a better idea of how we can stay safe, feel free to comment. Also we started a Neighborhood Watch meeting with the help of Det. Tiffany Layson. For now it reaches the span of Main Street from 3'rd to 6'th West. After we get more organized we can span out to those neighbors interested in joining. If you would like to start a neighborhood watch of your own, please contact Det. Layson with the Atlantic Beach Police Department and she can help you out with your block organization.
Cuddos to Pam H. for catching robbers in the act a few months back. We, on our block, have had minor theft. Several residents have had delivery packages taken from there porches while they were away, these are all things that we have to keep an eye out for. Please report them to the local police non-emergency number, so they can focus on the issue at large.

Lets Stand up For our Neighborhood

Over the years, we have had a horrible relationship with the Atlantic Beach officials. As you all know up until the most recent years we were simply the eyesore of AB. Now we are gaining attention, and in a positive way. The City of AB has employed a representative for the Mayport Corridor, Dale Hatfield, who is going to help up get the attention we need. They are taking the right steps towards improving our communications with the city and police. But it is our job to make sure that they are not going to do this until things settle down and we quiet down. We need to make sure that this becomes years of an on going program. This Blog is a way for all of us to let each other know about the issues in our neighborhoods. I personally know how hard it is to make it to the city meetings and/or the neighborhood meetings, hopefully this will help all of us to stay informed as to the happenings on OUR side of town. Just remember one thing, when we point our fingers in a negative way towards our officials, it is a natural response to block out negativity. We need to prove that we are here because we love this neighborhood and are a part of this great city of Atlantic Beach. We also need to take steps to get rid of the crime and make sure we all are informed about the issues. We can take back our neighborhood it will just take the assistance of all of us to do it.