Neighborhood Watch
Area Captains Assignments

Orange - Floyd Thorton  328-4054
481 Montecito Drive

Yellow - Art Bare  727-6319
370 Inverness Ave

Light Blue - Dan Lane  727-9807
Montecito Drive

Green - Ed Shea 537-1913
411 Candlestick Ave

Pink - Marjorie Stephan 537-6180
Montecito Drive

Red - Charles Lackyard 537-6913
Montecito Drive

Dark Blue - Chuck Davis 751-9640
Montecito Drive

If you are signed up for Neighborhood Watch and need your house watched while you are away, call your neighborhood caption.

If you are unable to reach your caption, call Floyd @ 328-4054.

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - Second Tuesday of Month- 1pm

Tips from Chuck Davis

Safety---  The speed limit at Desert Greens is 15 mph (somebody at approx. 05:55 am comes down Montecito on weekdays doing 25-30 mph)

 Safety -- Put lights and reflectors on your bikes so you can be seen at night when your riding.
 Security--- Lock all cars and sheds at night and when your gone (this is the second time someone has broken into unlocked cars in the last few months)

I received this tip via email from Linda.
 Linda who? Don't know, but a great tip! dennis

 PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT   Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.'s Office, the check out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neigh borhood watch coordinator.  Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation.  Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your  house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.
If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break in your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around... After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that!
And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there.  This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or prevent a sexual assault.
My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear  him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.
P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. It would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone.