Neighborhood Watch

Cypress Park neighbors join-in National Night Out 2009

Cypress Park joins Nation Night Out 2009

Cypress Park neighbors send a message to criminals!

Residents join-in the 26th National Night Out

Neighbors gather against crime

The Wasco St. Neighborhood Watch (NE Wasco St. from 172nd to 179th) celebrated their first National Night Out "block party" Friday, Aug. 7, 2009 from 6PM-9PM. Two watch members took the initiative to prepare a flier invitation and others members distributed it.

Great participation

The block party attracted 40 members of the neighborhood, some who had never met. Conversation was fun and lively, one student performed magic.

The neighborhood potluck consisted of wonderful dishes from all families including Russian and Philippine cuisine. Everyone commented on what a great time it was.

An annual event

Wasco St. Neighborhood Watch plans to host an annual National Night Out block party each year.

Capri Terrace holds June 2009 Neighborhood Watch meeting

Officer John Pemberton, East Metro Gang Enforcement Team (EMGET) speaks to the Capri Neighborhood Watch group June 14th
Officer Pemberton discusses local gang activity. Click to enlarge

East Metro Gang Enforcement Team slideshow brings local gang activity home to Capri Terrace residents

Neighbors hear gang presentation

Officer John Pemberton, East Metro Gang Enforcement Team (EMGET) spoke to the Capri Neighborhood Watch group in mid-June. 17 families along with 8 children heard about graffiti & gangs in the surrounding areas.
During the slideshow presentation neighbors learned in East Multnomah County alone there are over 129 active documented criminal street gangs, over 700 active documented gang members, and only 7 cops dedicated to combating gangs and gang violence. Officer Pemberton reminded everyone to photograph any graffiti they found before removing it and to mark the location & date the tagging was found before sending the photo to the Police. Neighbors were urged to report gang activity to 503-666-1844.

Bob & Mary Lundbom & their grandson hosted the event with hot dogs, multitudes of toppings along with lots of potluck sides and goodies.

Member presentations

Jerry Dunn gave an update on neighbor Gail Anderson. She is still in the hospital in Charlotte North Carolina. Everyone had signed a card for her the previous week & had been received by her with much appreciation.

Discussion regarding Code Enforcement & debris on a couple of neighborhood sites was discussed. A reminder about the up coming neighborhood Clean-Up and the Capri Terrace Neighborhood Garage Sale were mentioned.

Glenn Mathew, Watch Coordinator, gave an update of the happenings in our Watch area, which were relatively ZERO. He had hand outs, but also reminded members to check out the website CrimeReports.com, to follow crimes in the Gresham area.

Pacific Drive holds Spring 2009 Neighborhood Watch meeting

Pacific Drive holds Spring 2009 Neighborhood Watch meeting. Start your watch group today!

Pacific Drive group shown
'mapping' project.
Positive real estate news presented.

Spring meeting well attended

Pacific Drive Neighborhood Watch group held a Pot Luck luncheon for their Spring meeting on Saturday the 25th of April with 10 households represented.

Meetings are open to all neighbors in the vicinity of: NE 168th Ave (between NE Pacific Dr and NE Oregon St), and NE 169th Pl (between NE Hassalo St and NE Pacific Dr). Get map!.

Member presentations

Art Abbott showed his neighborhood 'mapping' project to the group and asked the group for additional information in order to complete it.

Jim Kunkle, realtor, spoke to the group regarding real estate values in the Wilkes East area. Jim described some of the creative ideas brokers and contractors are using in our area to sell homes. He also mentioned there were no foreclosures recorded for our area.

Capri Terrace holds Spring 2009 Neighborhood Watch meeting

Capri Terrace holds Spring 2009 Neighborhood Watch meeting. Start your watch group today!

Shamrock & Springtime

Luncheon has 99.9% turnout.
Near-zero crime reported

Great turnout, great entertainment

99.9% of the Capri Terrace Watch Group along with 2 new households gathered for their first quarterly meeting of 2009. 2 families had phoned indicating they were ill and couldn't make it (they missed a good time). Billy & Laurie Simmon's along with their twin daughters Alex & Andie hosted a lovely Shamrock & Springtime luncheon/dinner. 13.5 lbs of stew meat (none was left-over) was prepared for the occasion along with lots of desserts and salads. A huge display of Easter Egg cupcakes fit for an Easter Bunny King were seen brightening up a very windy, but sunny day. We also were entertained with some Irish Violin music by Laurie & Alex Simmon's.

Free! Neighborhood Watch Workshop: Mar 10, 2009

03/10/2009 - 7:00pm
03/10/2009 - 9:00pm
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City of Gresham Police Department: Neighborhood Watch Workshop, March 10, 2009 7PM

Free Workshop!

Learn How-To Start Your
Neighborhood Watch
Tuesday, March 10th 7PM

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7PM - 9PM
Where: Gresham City Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

The Gresham Police Crime Prevention Unit invites all citizens to participate in a workshop designed to increase crime awareness and identify safety methods that reduce crimes to yourself or within your neighborhood.

Download the flyer here!

City of Gresham Police Department invites you to...

  • Share neighborhood concerns
  • Learn more about crime prevention
  • Form or join an exiting Neighborhood Watch
  • Be active in developing your Watch Group “Action Plan”

At the workshop you will learn how to...

  • Reduce the opportunity for crime to occur
  • Identify suspicious behavior/activities
  • Report emergencies and non-emergencies
  • Learn about Home, Identification, Car, Personal Safety
  • tart-up or join a Neighborhood Watch Program

This workshop is for established Neighborhood Watch groups as well as those who wish to initiate new Neighborhood Watch programs.

Neighborhood Watch is sponsored by the National Sheriffs Association and supported by the Gresham Police Department. For the latest information on crime in your neighborhood visit CrimeReport.com.

Capri Terrace Neighborhood Watch Meeting: Mar 15, 2009

03/15/2009 - 3:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood: Capri Terrace Watch Group meeting Sunday Mar 15, 2009 3PM

Mark Your Calendar!

Capri Terrace -- Winter 2009
Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Sunday Mar 15th 3PM

Meet your neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference.

When: Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 3PM
Where: 17104 NE Oregon St
Gresham OR

Who should attend?

This meeting is open to all neighbors in the vicinity of NE Hoyt St (between NE 167th Pl and NE 169th Ave), and NE Oregon St (between NE 166th Ave and NE 171st Ave).

Click here to view the Capri Terrace Neighborhood Watch area map

Hosted by: Billy & Laurie Simmons

Join us to discuss issues we feel are important to our safety, and hear our special guest speaker!

Neighborhood Watch groups hold Fall 2008 meetings; increase members


Boris the Burglar-National Neighborhood Watch info

Pacific Drive and Capri Terrace groups hold Fall meetings


Pacific Drive Neighborhood Watch

The Pacific Drive Neighborhood Watch Group met Saturday November 15th at Art & Gail Abbott’s home. Several households were represented and 3 households were added. The group heard a presentation from Glenn Mathew’s about observing and current 'non-activity' in their area.

Click here for Pacific Drive boundary information.

Kris Freiermuth attended representing the WENA Board and gave an update on upcoming events such as the upcoming Nadaka Park Clean-Up this December (date to be announced), WENA Semi-Annual Meeting next February 16th, and activities in conjunction with the Gresham Police regarding the criminal activity at the corner of NE 162nd & NE Glisan.

The group talked about future meetings & activities including a summer Block Party. Refreshments were served.


Capri Neighborhood Watch

15 Households and about 35 adults and 5 young people met at the Kevin Hansen home for “Soups On.” Desserts and salads were added to Tammy Hanson’s wonderful homemade soups (great for the beautiful Fall day!).

Glenn Mathews, Watch Coordinator, gave an update of the happenings in our Watch area, which were relatively ZERO. Glenn suggested members check out the website CrimeReports.com, to follow crimes in the Gresham area. The group requested this website address be added to the Wilkes East Neighborhood website.

Glenn also recapped those things we need to continue to do:

  • porch lights on
  • motion lights kept fresh
  • locking your car doors
  • don’t leave anything valuable in the car or around your property
  • walk through the neighborhood periodically
  • and, be alert to new people in the area

Glenn says "we must be doing something right, so --- let's keep it up!"

SE Sandstone Neighborhood Watch Meeting: Nov 3, 2008

11/03/2008 - 7:00pm
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Neighborhood Watch Sign

SE Sandstone - Fall 2008
Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Monday Nov 3rd, 7PM

Meet your neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference.

When: Monday, Nov 3, 2008 7:00PM
Where: 2011 NE 169th Ave
Portland, OR

Meeting is open to all neighbors in the vicinity of: NE 169th Ave (between NE Hancock Ct and NE San Rafeal Dr).

Click here to view the SE Sandstone NeighborhoodWatch area map

Hosted by: Kathy & Larry Farlow

Join us to discuss issues we feel are important to our safety. This meeting will include a short class on a skill we all need presented by Glenn Mathew, Capri Terrace Neighborhood Watch captain.

Block Captain Training Workshop: Sept 30, 2008

09/30/2008 - 6:30pm
09/30/2008 - 7:30pm
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How-to Start A Neighborhood Watch info

Neighborhood Watch
Block Captain Training Workshop,
Tuesday Sept 30, 2008

When: Tuesday, Sept 30, 2008 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Safety Buldling
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Or

Get Involved

Neighborhood Watch "Block Captain" Training Workshop. The Neighborhood Watch (NW) workshop trains all participants on how to form their Watch, complete NW forms, prevent home burglary and ID theft.

Contact Sylvia L Milne, Crime Prevention Specialist, Gresham Police Department by phone (503) 618-2824, or email sylvia.milne@ci.gresham.or.us.

Fighting Crime, One Block At A Time

Neighborhood Watch depends on citizen involvement to prevent and discourage crime. You're not asked to take personal risks, only to serve as extra “eyes and ears” and to report information on crimes and suspicious activities promptly.

Start Your Own Neighborhood Watch!


Boris the Burglar-National Neighborhood Watch info

Taking A Bite Out Of Crime,
One Block At A Time

Start your own Neighborhood Watch

Benefits of Neighborhood Watch

The benefits are many… beyond preventing crime and reducing fear, Neighborhood Watch (NW) builds pride, forges bonds among block residents - by really getting to know and look out for neighbors, improves citizen-police relations, and can address other block issues and concerns like child safety, youth development, senior citizen welfare, and quality-of-life.

Neighborhood Watch depends on citizen involvement to prevent and discourage crime. You're not asked to take personal risks, only to serve as extra “eyes and ears” and to report information on crimes and suspicious activities promptly.

Neighborhood Watch groups in your area

To locate a Wilkes East Neighborhood Watch group in your area, or to start a new group, contact neighborhood association members Lee Dayfield at leedayfield@wilkeseastna.org, or Kris Freiermuth at krisfreiermuth@wilkeseastna.org.

What is Neighborhood Watch?

The Neighborhood Watch Program is a highly successful effort that has been in existence for more than thirty years in cities and counties across America. It provides a unique infrastructure that brings together local officials, law enforcement and citizens to protect our communities.

Around the country, neighbors for three decades have banded together to create Neighborhood Watch programs. They understand that the active participation of neighborhood residents is a critical element in community safety

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