NATIONAL NIGHT OUT….COME JOIN US

Tuesday, October 7th, 6:00- 8:30pm  

Please come join in on The National Night Out event being held on                               Carriage Way EAST cul-de-sac.

Please bring some type of snack, desert or covered dish.

We will have tables set up to serve from.  We will also have a fire pit of two.                   Bring your own chairs and beverages.

This will be an opportunity to meet some new neighbors and mingle with some you already know.  Should be a good time and we hope to see you there.  Even if only to stop by and say “HELLO”

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kate James at www.katejamesdc2003@yahoo.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN ST. PETERS letter from Officer Melissa Doss

St. Peters Residents,

There are several upcoming events I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of:

September 19th and 20th is Celebrate St. Peters at Lakeside 370.  Go to our website for more information regarding carnival tickets, featured bands, activities and parking information.  http://www.stpetersmo.net/

September 27th 110 am – 2 pm – National Take Back Initiative sponsored by the DEA will be held at the St. Peters Justice Center.  This event is to allow residents and non-residents to dispose of unused and expired prescription medications.  We cannot accept needles, used or packaged, IV bags or catheters.  We also ask that you do not bring in over-the-counter medications such as cough syrup, asprin, vitamins, Neosporin, etc.  Over-the-counter medication can be disposed of in the regular trash.  If you have questions about the event, o to www.DEA.gov or contact me.  There are approximately 100 drop locations in the St. Louis Metro area (see DEA website for further information).  *Note: We cannot accept any medication after 2 pm*

October 7th – National Night Out will be in October again this year.  We plan on keeping this event on the first Tuesday of October every year.  It used to be held in August, but due to the many years of it being extremely hot, we have decided as a City to change the date.  If your neighborhood is planning on throwing a National Night Out party, please let me know and I will add you to the list and have a police officer stop by your event.  If you have any questions about it, let me know.

Lastly, over the last several weeks, our department and our officers have received numerous phone calls, citizen contacts, and treats at the station to express gratitude for us.  On behalf of Chief Finklestein, myself and the other officers of St. Peters Police Department, we wanted to thank all of those who reached out to us to show their support for law enforcement and those who have been keeping our safety in their thoughts.  We truly appreciate it all and we are all so lucky to be working in such a wonderful city with even better residents!

I hop everyone has a safe Labor day weekend!

Sincerely,

Officer Melissa Doss
Community/Media Relations
mdoss@stpetersmo.net
636-278-2244  ext 3550                                                                                                                               

 

 

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ARCHITECTURAL CHANGE POLICY REMINDER

Homeowners planning additions and/or modifications to the exterior of their home and/or lot/landscaping,  must complete the required Plan Approval Request Form. This form must be submitted for review by the Architectural Review Board/Board of Trustees. Written approval is required prior to beginning the project.

Over the past few months it has been noticed that some homeowners are not following the above described procedure for changes being made to the exterior of their homes/ or lot/landscaping.

When this policy is not followed as written and a homeowner chooses to make these changes without prior approval, the homeowner is running the risk of having to reverse the unapproved work that has been completed.

These policies are in place for a good reason.  So please re familiarize yourselves with the indentures of our community. They can be found on the home page of this web site.  as is the Architectural Change request form.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Your Drovers Crossing Board of Trustees,

Paul Fogerty, Kevin Campbell, and Kate James

 

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SUMMER SAFTY TIPS FROM ST PETERS POLICE DEPT. (Officer Melissa Doss)

School is out and it is the time of year we see an increased amount of thefts and property damages. Here are some suggestions to secure your property this summer:

Property Damage: The main way to prevent property damage is to continually keep an eye/ear out for your neighbors by reporting anything suspicious, especially at night time.  If you see any teenager out passed curfew, contact our dispatch at 636-278-2222. When officers are patrolling the area overnight, they will always stop to check on pedestrians who appear to be underage, so we need your help reporting these individuals.

o       Curfew for 16 years of age and younger Sunday Thursday, 11 PM 6 AM and Friday/Saturday 12 AM 6 AM. Curfew means those individuals 16 and under cannot be out without a guardian after curfew in any public area. 

·       Invest in good lighting around your resident (though be mindful that it is not disturbing your neighbors). Lighting is a great way to deter people from coming onto your property to steal or damage your property

·       Do not leave loose landscaping bricks, rocks, or other tools around your property. These are frequently used to break windows to gain access into a locked vehicle.

Thefts: LOCK VEHICLE DOORS. Every single time.

o       Majority of thefts from vehicles in our area occur when people forget to lock their car doors.

o       Thieves will walk around just trying door handles on vehicles and only entering those that are unlocked. This method is preferred for two reasons: It is easy and it draws little to no attention.

·       Remove valuables from vehicles

o       We take too many reports for laptops, expensive purses, debit/credit cards and guns stolen from vehicles. These items should not remain inside the vehicle because they are easily and commonly stolen.

o       If you have to leave these items in your vehicle, make sure they are kept out of sight and when you place them out of sight, you should always do it prior to arriving at your destination so no one sees you hiding the items.

·       Close garage doors

o       Always close your garage doors when it is being left unattended, including when you are at home.

o       Thieves can steal from open garages very quickly and are very rarely caught or detected by the owner or neighbor because it can be done so fast. 

o       Most garages lead into the home and by leaving the garage door open, unattended, you are risking a possible burglary.

§       Invest in deadbolt locks on the garage door leading into your home and use them.

·       Record serial numbers on property. This can easily be done by taking a picture of the serial number with your Smartphone and storing the pictures on a cloud drive. Serial numbers can be entered as stolen so officers can identify property if it is abandoned somewhere, found in a store or on a person.

·       Report any suspicious behavior, especially overnight. Majority of all the thefts from vehicles happen overnight.

Vacation:  Going on vacation? Here are a few tips:

o       Do not announce vacation on any social media site. Do not post pictures or check-in at out-of-town locations while you are away. Make sure other family members (teenagers?) are not posting this information either.

§       Teenagers tend to have hundreds or thousands of friends on Facebook, most of which they do not personally know, which means they will be telling complete strangers no one is at your home. And yes, these type of burglars do occur.

o       Have someone watch over your home, preferably a neighbor you trust.

§       It is great to have someone to bring in your mail, feed the fish, etc. But a trusted neighbor is your best line of defense while you are away. Leave them information about how to contact you and if anyone will be stopping by your house. Your neighbor knows what is normal for the area and can best identify anything suspicious.

o       Stop newspaper/mail OR have it collected daily by a neighbor.

o       Use lights with timers to give the appearance someone is home. Also, leaving a radio/TV on or on a timer to be on during the day will give the illusion someone is inside the house which can deter a burglary.

o       Mow lawn prior to leaving  or have it mowed when out of town. Unkempt lawn will give the indication the house is unoccupied.

o       Store valuables (expensive jewelry, stocks/bonds, cash, documents) is a nondescript place while gone.

§       Nondescript would be: young childs bedroom, storage room in basement, attic, laundry room.

Non-Emergency Dispatch 636-278-2222

Sincerely,

Officer Melissa Doss
Community/Media Relations
mdoss@stpetersmo.net
636-278-2244 ext 3550

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NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY INFORMATION

Neighborhood Watch Program brochure

If you will click on the above : (Neighborhood Watch Program brochure)

Attached you will find the complete brochure that was handed out to all in attendance at the October 30 Neighborhood Watch meeting.   During the meeting Officer Doss offered to share community criminal activity which involves our area.  If we were interested we could add our email address’ to the form which was passed around.  This is a completely voluntary action.  If you are not interested, nothing else needs to be done. 

However, if you were not in attendance at the meeting, but would like to be added to Officer Doss’ blast email program you must contact her and request your addition to the list. 

As an example of what type of information we will be receiving, last week a email was sent out with reference to a 94 year old St. Peters man who had gone missing.  It was a very informative email.  FORTUNATELY, a few days later the email was followed up with the wonderful update that the gentleman had been located and was safe back at home. 

Feel free to contact Officer Doss and discuss your options if you wish. 

Hopefully this attached information will be helpful to you, your family and all of our Drovers Crossing residents who are willing to work TOGETHER to help keep our neighborhood as safe and sound as possible. 

Thank you for your time in reviewing the attached brochure.

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Thank you very much to those of you who took time out of your busy schedules to attend the Neighborhood Watch Meeting held October 30th. 

In attendance were 21 residents.   Of the 21 persons,  approxiamtely 17 households were represented.  Not too bad for our first meeting. 

Officer Doss provided quite a lot of very good information, and more importantly, a lot of VERY good advice on how to be more alert and in touch with the everyday goings on of our subdivision. 

Please be sure to check back to this web site soon.  Within the next few days a posting of the notes and important St. Peters Police/Emergency contact information will be provided.

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A neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 7:00p.m.   The meeting will be held at the Spencer Library Multipurpose room.   Officer Melissa Doss of the St. Peters Police Department will be chairing the meeting, along with the Board of Trustees.  Please spread the word to your neighbors who may not look at this web site.   We are hoping to form a Neighborhood Watch Team that same night.  Your participation in this meeting will be much appreciated and helpful to the success of the Neighborhood Watch program.  Don’t feel that if you are attending the meeting, you will be expected to join the watch team, but please feel free to consider it.  We are looking to have a group of 4-6 people who will work closely with Officer Doss and assist to keep our subdivision as secure and aware as we can. 

At this time I can report that 2 individuals have been arrested and placed in police custody in relation to the home invasions that recently took place in Drovers Crossing.  Charges are still pending.  Neither of the men are from our city.  One is 17 and from Florissant, the other is 27 and from East St. Louis.   Hopefully Officer Doss will be able to share more details  and answer any questions we may have about this subject.

Thank you for visiting our web site and we hope you’ll be able to join us on the 30th.

 

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Recently our subdivision has experienced some burglaries and thefts. 

 Please, for your own protection, lock your doors and car doors.  Remove your garage door clickers from your cars and store inside while your cars are parked in the driveways or on the streets.  Also make sure to keep your garage doors closed at all times unless you are outside  in your front yard. 

We will be forming a neighborhood watch team.  A neighborhood meeting will be held within the next few weeks, conducted by Officer Melissa Doss of the St. Peters Police Department.  The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and update everyone on whats been going on and to put together the Watch team.

Notification of the meeting date and time is forthcoming via letter and this web site. 

If you spot any suspicious activity please contact the police department directly at 636-278-2222

If you see an actual break-in in progress dia 911 for emergency assistance.

If you come home and find your home has been invaded, DO NOT GO IN!   Immediately leave, go to a neighbors and dial 911.

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