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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.

Residential Districts Review proposed map and code changes. Public hearing: Dec 16, 2008

12/16/2008 - 3:00pm
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City of Gresham Planning Commission Residential Districts Review proposed map and code changes. Public hearing: Dec 16, 2008

Proposed map and codes changes available for review

When: Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008 3:00PM
Where: Council Chambers
Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Proposed changes close to approval

The Planning Commission on November 10, 2008 recommended that the City Council approve the map and code changes proposed as part of the Residential Districts Review project.

The proposed changes are described at www.tinyurl.com/GreshamCode.

Planning Commission suggests staff take another look

The City Council is scheduled to conduct a public hearing at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2008. The Planning Commission suggested staff take another look at the proposed map changes for a few locations. Staff will describe those suggestions and its recommendation to the City Council in the materials for the Dec 16, 2008 meeting.

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!"

Residential Districts Review proposed map and code changes. Public hearing: Nov 10, 2008

11/10/2008 - 6:30pm
11/10/2008 - 10:00pm
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City of Gresham Planning Commission Residential Districts Review proposed map and code changes. Public hearing: Nov 10, 2008

Proposed map and codes changes available for review

When: Monday, Nov 10, 2008 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Where: Council Chambers
Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Proposed changes available for review

The Residential Districts Review project is proposing Development Plan Map and Development Code changes. The latest map (and other information) is available at www.tinyurl.com/GreshamCode.

Rockwood businesses urged to participate in survey

Rockwood Business Coalition, 18709 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97233, (503) 618-2899. Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses

Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses

PRESS RELEASE

September 24, 2008

Rockwood businesses urged to use their voice for change

All Rockwood businesses are being asked to speak out about their interests and concerns through a survey specifically targeted to doing business in Rockwood. The information from Rockwood businesses will be used to develop strategies to advocate for action on issues within the community, and to capitalize on the assets of being located within these boundaries. The Rockwood Business Coalition (RBC) is spearheading this effort.

Capri Terrace Car Prowl Alert, Oct 2008

Car prowler ransacks vehicles in Capri Terrace. Valuables stolen

Car prowler ransacks vehicles in Capri Terrace. Valuables stolen

Prowler ransacks vehicles

Friday night October 17, 2008 several neighbors in the Capri Terrace area of west Gresham (NE 167th, north of NE Glisan) were victims of car prowls, including ransacking and theft.

One lucky neighbor reported that motion sensor lighting and the car's alarm scared the perpetrator(s) away from their vehicle before the prowler could gain access.

Don't be a victim

Capri Terrace Neighborhood Watch coordinator Glenn Mathew said "items we leave in our car might not be of great value to us, but beware that to the criminal, when they see anything (big or small) it is reason enough to commit a crime". Mathew recommends that loose change, CD’s, MP3 players, bags and boxes, even coats not be visable through your car windows.

Keep your eyes open

The best deterrent to neighborhood crime is an active Neighborhood Watch group.

Escalating illegal drug sales at Glisan Center hurting area businesses

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Drug dealers outside ZLB Plasma Services impact Glisan Center businesses

Glisan Center
NE 162nd Ave & NE Glisan St

Drug dealers outside ZLB Plasma Services are driving away Glisan Center customers. Local merchants frustrated by the lack of help

Drug dealing rampant

Illegal drug sales outside of ZLB Plasma Services located at the Glisan Center 16225 NE Glisan St, continue to impact the surrounding businesses and their customers at this west Gresham shopping center. First reported in May, customers of DeLeon's Tortilleria Y Tienda have complained of drug dealers approaching them in the Glisan Center parking lot. Still, after numerious complaints to the Gresham Police little is being done to solve the problem. In fact, illegal drugs sales in the Glisan Center parking lot has soared.

Milestones: Katherine Rubina Voge 1929-2008

Katherine Rubina Voge
Dec 11, 1929-Oct 11, 2008

Gresham resident Katherine Rubina Voge, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 11, in Clackamas.

Katherine was born Dec 11, 1929, in Heppner to Thomas and Lucybell O’Brien. She attended boarding school in Pendleton, graduating from St Mary’s Academy in 1947. She then attended beauty school in Walla Walla, Wash., and completed her course work in 1949.

On May 12, 1952, she married Warren Voge in Pendleton. They moved to Portland in 1962 and lived in East County for more than 40 years.

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