Information Meeting and Fall Renewal Drive
We will be holding an open house information meeting on NOCUPP Tuesday October 28th at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont Av. starting at 7 pm where you can learn more about NOCUPP and crime issues in our neighborhood. It is also a good place to learn about preventing crime in your area.
Come early as wine and cheese will be served beginning at 6:30 pm and you can meet other NOCUPP members and the NOCUPP board.
The fall membership drive is now underway. Please be on the lookout for your renewal letter, and and if needed update your property information form with any changes. We really would like to get email addresses for all members, since most of our communications go out by email. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Members/New Members can also create a new Property Information Form now using PDF Property Information Form
Please be on Alert for People Posing as Utility Employees
There has been several reports lately of a burglar going around to North Oak Cliff homes posing as a utility company employee. The clipboard toting suspect in his 40s or 50s knocked on the door and asks questions, and then in one case asked the residents to evacuate the home so he could turn off their gas line. In the one case he was pretending to work for Oncor and the resident told him they were leaving soon, and he said he would come back. He did come back when they were gone and robbed their house. A legitimate employee would have had an Oncor or Atmos truck and he would have been in full uniform with a photo id badge showing the company logo.
We have also had reports of people posing as AT&T or Cable or security alarm company employees and asking inappropriate questions, which we believe was a chance to determine if the house was worth robbing at a future date. The security alarm scammers offer a “free inspection” of your house to “show you” where you have security issues while they are finding your weak points and checking out your valuable so they can come back. These burglars and scam artist particularly pray on the elderly, but they can scam anyone. Legitimate employees will be wearing uniforms with the utility logo on them, and should always have a id badge showing their picture and the company logo and should be driving trucks marked clearly with the utility company brand logo. Don’t be fooled, and please be extra cautious of any people coming to your door or walking door to door in your neighborhood. It is VERY rare for legitimate businesses to do this, and people soliciting for curb painting and other things have been known to come back and rob houses later on.
Please report all suspicious people to the Dallas Police by calling 911 immediately. If people call 911 we can get these people out of our neighborhood as the officer will respond and find the people, check id’s, etc. and either arrest them or get them out of our area for other reasons.
President, North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol, July 2014
Residents of Kings Highway Conservation District are considering joining into the North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol. NOCUPP is very excited about this possibility as it would link our neighborhoods together and help reduce crime for the entire area.
If you live in Kings Highway and are interested in joining NOCUPP, please contact Jason Melton firstname.lastname@example.org who is coordinating the effort.
Areas of North Oak Cliff have continued to see problems with a pack of stray dogs. Animal Control picked up several dogs from a pack in the Winnetka Heights area, but they are still looking for the rest of the pack. From Councilman Scott Griggs’ office:
If you have tips of stray dogs in your neighborhood please follow instructions below:
If someone is being actively menaced or attacked by a dog, call 911. If it isn’t an emergency but you see dogs loose in the area, please note as much information as you can about them (number, color, location, direction of travel, etc.). During business hours, contact the Animal Rapid Response line at 214-670-FAST (3278). If it’s after hours, please call 311 (For mobile phones, call 214-670-5111) and be patient. Please also pass along the information to our office, so that we can ensure Animal Services management is on the case. Pictures and videos are gladly accepted by us.
Animal Services can’t dispatch its officers based on each report, so they compile the reports from 311 and other sources on a weekly basis to plan systematic sweeps of areas with frequent reports of dog problems.
Thank you for assistance with catching these dogs!