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We have received the following information from a crime data specialist at the Portland Police ….
I spent two hours today going through the Brooklyn neighborhood where the tire punctures have been occurring. There were several new cases we found as we canvases the area. So you know the tire punctures continue. Encourage your neighbors to report and be as specific as possible about what time it happened. Another help is watch for people walking or riding a bike/skateboard down the middle of the street after midnight and up to sunrise. If they pause or stop at the front tire on the street side, that would be suspicious. Most people do not walk in the middle of the street. Most bike commuters do not stop when commuting and wear appropriate lighting. Unlikely to be a local transient(s) because the area of these cases extends well beyond I-84.
There has been several repeat tire punctures. Tell people that if you were a victim once, you have a much higher probability to be a victim again.
We are working the cases and understand the stress this puts on an individual and family to pay for the damage.
Here are some recent stats as of Sept 7th.
Because of the entry time into our database, I do not have a complete week after the 7th. I will shortly.
Station Wagons are primarily from the Subaru all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive family.
Remember: If it was not reported it will not show up in the police data
Crime stoppers has listed this as a Featured Crime and is offering $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in this case
If you ever came out in the morning to this scene, you know how frustrating it could be.
TV Channel 6 News had an article in their evening news on Thursday 9/5 about the occurrences of this in the Portland area. Unfortunately the report was based on incomplete information.
With all the incidents happening in Brooklyn, a request was made to the Portland Police Dept to supply us with some related crime data. The crime analyst developed a map showing the areas where the crimes had occurred. The map used for the news program showed no crimes in Brooklyn. Further queries showed Brooklyn with a concentration of occurrences as follows.
Brooklyn neighborhood incidents are concentrated in a small area covering 12th from Holgate to Cora and then 9th from Cora to Rhone. Then there are several on 10th and 11th from Center to Rhone. On 8th there are 2 near Franklin. The following link to the crime statistic map shows the major concentrations.
Keep in mind that this information is only for incidents reported to PPD. If it happened to you or a neighbor make sure it is reported. Reports can be made on line at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/
This problem has not ended as there was a report of an RV flat tire on 9th Ave this week.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case or any other crime.
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Do you have a family member or friend serving in the Armed Forces? Did they live in the Brooklyn Neighborhood?
We have neighbors who have donated black “Brooklyn 97202″ t-shirts that they would like to make available for shipping to our neighbors serving in the military.
The active duty service member could be your son, daughter, grandchild, brother, sister, mother, dad, aunt, uncle or a friend as long as they were a Brooklyn resident. Just let us know where they are. When they wear this t-shirt it will let people know where they are from.
One of the things that makes Brooklyn such a great place to live is our beautiful lawns and gardens. Local residents also have a strong commitment to preserving the community’s natural resources – and we frequently hear from Brooklyn gardeners who are looking for new and better ways to save water while keeping their gardens green and healthy in the dry summer months.
Good news: the Regional Water Providers Consortium has some great free resources to help Brooklyn residents do just that.
The first step is knowing how much water your garden actually needs. The Consortium makes that easy by posting a “Weekly Watering Number” (www.conserveh2o.org) that tells you exactly how many inches of water your lawn or garden needs for the week, based on the weather in your zip code. You can even sign up to receive the watering number by e-mail each week.
Another step to reduce outdoor water use is selecting low-water and native plants, and using smart watering techniques. The Regional Water Providers Consortium offers plant guides, information about lawn alternatives and how-to videos on waterwise irrigation on the Outdoor section of their website: http://www.conserveh2o.org/using-water-efficiently-outdoors
Here are the Regional Water Providers Consortium’s “Top Five” waterwise tips for Brooklyn gardeners:
- Water lawns and gardens early in the morning (before 10 am) or later in the evening (after 6 pm) when temperatures are cooler and evaporation is minimized.
- Adjust your sprinklers so that they are watering your lawn and garden, and not the street.
- Water in several short sessions rather than one long session to allow for better absorption and to prevent run-off.
- Adjust your mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn provides shade to the roots and helps retain soil moisture, so your lawn requires less water.
- Group plants with similar watering needs together, as different plants require different amounts of water.
Finally, the Regional Water Providers Consortium will offer free outdoor watering gauge kits from July 1 – August 10. The kits include a water gauge and timer to help you measure your sprinkler’s water use and ensure that you’re giving your lawn and garden the right amount of water. Kits are available while supplies last—one per customer—to metro-area residents who receive water service from one of the Consortium members (visit www.conserveh2o.org/about to confirm your provider).
To receive a free kit, call 503-823-7528 or email RWPCinfo@portlandoregon.gov. Please include your mailing address, water provider name and how you heard about the offer.
About the Regional Water Providers Consortium
The RWPC is a group of 20+ local water providers plus the regional government Metro. Visit the Consortium website – www.conserveh2o.org – for more information and resources to help conserve water at your home or business.
- East Brooklyn Patrol – 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 pm. Meet at 3623 SE 14th
- West Brooklyn Patrol – 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7 pm. Meet at Loaves and Fishes Building
- Daytime Patrol – Tuesdays (Next one is on June 4th). Meet at 3825 S.E. 10th
Help plan the future of the new light rail station areas at OMSI, Clinton, Rhine and Holgate!
The new Portland-Milwaukie light rail line is under construction and will open in 2015. It’s time to update the long-term vision for our new inner Southeast Portland station areas.
Join the City of Portland at a series of meetings and events held this summer to explore the future character of four station areas: OMSI, Clinton, Rhine, and Holgate. All interested community members and stakeholders are invited to participate.
Inner SE Station Area Events - Tentative Schedule Summer 2013
|Event||Time and Place||Topics|
|Station Area Working GroupMeeting #1||Thurs, June 65-8 pm
St. Philip Neri Hall
2408 SE 16th
|Introduction and orientation|
|Neighborhood Walk: Rhine & Holgate stations||Sat, June 89–11 am
Meet at Brooklyn Park, corner of SE Haig and Miklwaukie
|In field tour and discussion of community goals, issues and opportunities|
|Neighborhood Walk: OMSI & Clinton stations||Thurs, June 134–7 pm
Meet at OMSI main entrance, 1945 SE Water
|Station Area Working GroupMeeting #2||Wed, July 175-8 pm
St. Philip Neri Hall
2408 SE 16th
|Identify and discuss issues, opportunities and constraints in the 4 station areas|
|Concept Development Charrette||1 ½ day event held the week of Aug 12Date and location to be determined||Focused work sessions to generate ideas about the future character of the 4 station areas|
|Station Area Working GroupMeeting #3||Wed, Sept 185-8 pm
St. Philip Neri Hall
2408 SE 16th
|Review ideas from charrette and select alternatives for further study|
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