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  1. Public Safety News & Tips -- ID Theft & Top scams 2016 You’ve probably heard the news story of a data breach where clients’ Social Security numbers and other personal information were hacked by criminals. Perhaps you have even received a letter from your insurance company or financial institution letting you know that your personal information was comprised. If so, you could be the victim of identity theft. (read more below) ID Theft & Top scams 2016 vol17issue02.pdf
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    Where: Festersen Park (Near Junction Elementary) When: TUES AUG. 2, 2016 5:00 — 8:00 pm Event free to all Westpark & Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association residents OVER 20 BOOTHS — ROSEVILLE CITY AND PLACER COUNTY RESOURCES FOR YOU LIVE ENTERTAINMENT — Sami’s Circuit, Roseville PD K-9 and Bomb Squad Units; Kids’ Carnival Games REFRESHMENT VENDORS AVAILABLE FREE ROOT BEER FLOATS Adult Raffle tickets =1 per canned good Donated for Placer Food Bank (Limit 5 per Family) Download the flyer: 2016 NNO Flyer.pdf
  3. On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, the City of Roseville honored several of our WestPark and Fiddyment Farm NA members in a Volunteer Appreciation Event held at Maidu Community Center. Our neighborhoods can be proud of the many hundreds of community service hours contributed by our West Roseville Specific Plan residents. Here are some of the volunteers acknowledged by the City dignitaries present: RCONA Executive Board -- Sue Hallahan-Cook (FFNA) and Scott Alvord (WestPark) Police Volunteers -- Joe Van Zant (FFNA), received the President's Gold Community Service Award (500 hours or more) Fire Volunteers -- Loren Cook (FFNA) -- received the President's Gold Community Service Award (500 hours or more) We can also note that some of our WestPark and Fiddyment Farm residents have already committed to run for public election positions this year. Although our Neighborhood Associations, as 501(c)(3) nonprofits, are prohibited from endorsing any specific candidates, we continue to encourage our residents to get involved with community affairs and school boards, etc. Our West Roseville Specific Plan (eventually over 10,000 homes) is about half-way built out now, and we need to make sure we have good representation within our local communities. Don't forget the primary elections are Tuesday, June 7th--make sure you check for your precinct as they continue to change with the growing population each year.
  4. Join your neighbors and other community leaders to hear about the state of crime in Placer County, common scams targeting our City, crime prevention tips, and information on how to prepare for an emergency! Speakers: Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia Roseville Police Chief Daniel Hahn Placer County District Attorney Scott Owens Roseville City Police & Fire Personnel When: Thursday, May 12th, 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM (continental breakfast provided) Where: Timber Creek Ballroom, 7050 Del Webb Blvd., Roseville Cost: Free to Attendees To register or for questions please visit www.rsvlcrimestoppers.org, email contact@rsvlcrimestoppers.org or call 916-520-2772. Sponsors: Sun City Roseville Neighborhood Watch Association Download the flyer here: Public-Safety-Forum.pdf
  5. Make Sure It's Closed When leaving your home for work, don't just hit the remote and drive away, wait to make sure the door closes all the way and doesn't reopen. Be A Good Neighbor Neighbors play a key role in preventing home thefts. Homeowners that have good relationships with their neighbors are less likely to be victimized. With good relationships comes an extra set of eyes and ears watching and listening for suspicious activity. Read more in the flyer below: Protect That Garage.pdf
  6. Citizen's Police Academy Hosted by City of Roseville Police Department Reminder: The deadline to register for the Citizen Police Academy is February 22. March 7– 17 • Mon, Tues, Wed, & Thurs New Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm at Roseville Police Department The Citizen Police Awareness Academy provides community members with an inside look at local law enforcement. During the academy, students will be introduced to Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving, K-9 Unit, Investigation’s Unit, Records Division, Search/Seizure, Gangs, Narcotics and a tour of the Roseville Police Department. This eight-day academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the Police Department’s policies and procedures as well as to get them involved in the community. Academy classes are taught by police personnel. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the Chief of Police and staff members. The Roseville Police Department hopes to instill a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in the community, through the education provided by the Citizen Police Academy, as well as provide a great resource for volunteers. Volunteer Opportunities The Citizen academy is a required course in becoming a volunteer. The Roseville Police Department offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Academy Schedule The Roseville Citizen Police Awareness Academy is offered bi‐annually; it consists of eight sessions. (Participants are required to attend all eight sessions.) Classes are held at the Roseville Police Department. Participant Requirements Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Awareness Academy must meet the following criteria: Minimum age of 18 years Live or work in the Roseville area Selection Process Citizen Academy participants are selected by the Chief of Police or his designee. Applications are available online. Once selected, candidates will be notified by mail. Enrollment is limited to approximately fifty (50) participants per academy. To register visit the Police Department website at www.Roseville.ca.us. (Select Community Services from left menu bar.) Any questions please call 774-5050 or e-mail PDCommunityServices@Roseville.ca.us.
  7. Tips to Keep Crooks Out of Your Garage and Your House Download the tips here: Garage Theft Tips.pdf
  8. Public Safety News & Tips -- 4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips The calendar says June, but in a few weeks many people will be out shopping for fireworks. So keep these fireworks safety tips handy. July 4th will be here before you know it. Auto Child Death Fireworks & Campfires Vol 15 issue 6 June 2015.pdf
  9. As you decorate your home this holiday season, remember to be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when picking out your tree. Safety Tips for the Holidays Vol 14 Issue 12 December.pdf
  10. Public Safety News & Tips -- Safe Holiday Cooking It’s November. That means the beginning of the holiday season. Make sure your holiday doesn't get ruined by a kitchen fire. Here are some kitchen safety tips to follow this holiday season and year-round. Read this and more in the November 2014 Public Safety News & Tips Newsletter... Thanksgiving Vol 14 Issue 11 November final.pdf
  11. Public Safety News & Tips -- Halloween Safety Halloween Fire Vol 14 Issue 10 October Final.pdf
  12. Public Safety News & Tips -- Back-To-School Safety Back-To-School Safety Vol 14 Issue 8.pdf
  13. WFFNA once again joins the National Association of Town Watch, City of Roseville, and Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations in hosting this event. You can help keep your neighborhood safe -- take this opportunity to meet your neighbors. Sign up for Neighborhood Watch. Find out how you can support your neighborhood association -- get active in the board and committees, volunteer your time for local neighborhood events. Join a committee to help promote communication throughout the neighborhood -- Planning & Development, Activities, Bylaws and Schools -- all promoting the exchange of information and events through the area. We have two great food vendors for you this year – Kazoku’s Teriyaki & More and California Pizza Kitchens will be present for your enjoyment. WFFNA will provide free Root Beer Floats. - Kids -- earn treats, small prizes and raffle tickets at Carnival games and play on the bounce house. - Roseville Police & Fire Departments will visit with surprises for all. - Roseville Utilities and Lowe’s will be present with water conservation ideas. Volunteers are needed -- if you can spare an hour or so to help ‘supervise’ the bounce houses, help with set-up or close-up, or refreshments, please contact Sue at Activities@WFFNA.org. We also need teens to help with the carnival games -- we will give certificates which verify their participation in a non-profit organization (most schools honor the certificates for school credit). COME AND SHARE A “HOT AUGUST NIGHT” OUT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS.
  14. Fireworks Safety & Steps to Prevent Home Burglary June Edition.pdf
  15. Public Safety News & Tips Emergency Vehicles Sirens and Lights- Pull to the Right You look in your rear view mirror and see red lights, or you may hear sirens. Your heart starts to race when you think you are about to be pulled over. Don’t panic! Don’t slam on the brakes! In most cases, the emergency vehicle is just trying to get around you. Read more in this months edition... Public Safety News & Tips - Emergency Vehicles Emergency Vehicles Vol 14 Issue 4 April.pdf
  16. Roseville Police Liaison Rob Baquera and Volunteer Coordinator Mary Helen Ivers headed the annual meeting for Neighborhood Watch Captains and volunteers. Up to six (6) captains from the WestPark – Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association -- Loren & Sue Cook (WFFNA & Ironcrest), Joe Van Zant (Settler’s Ridge), Lita Freeman(Sentiero), Dennis Kelleher (The Club) and possibly one other person that mentioned WestPark later in the meeting. We would like to have had more of our captains present, but it was good to see a cross-section of the area was represented. Two patrol sergeants, Sgt. Bosworth and Sgt. Lewis, reviewed some recent crime stats for the City of Roseville -- while property crime had risen 2% (mainly at the Galleria mall), the overall crime rate was down 9% (lower than surrounding regions) as compared to the same time in 2013. They discussed most recent crime trends -- theft of delivered packages off porches (including medications), rise of heroin use, and continued metal thefts. They reminded everyone to report any suspicious activity right away—for active crimes call 911 and for anything else call the Roseville Police non-emergency number (916) 774-5000. Residents should call the police directly, and notify their Neighborhood Watch captains after reporting the incident. Within the next year, the Police Department plans to expand its coverage, adding a Beat 7 (which would include our WFFNA area). One police officer was recently hired, but 8 officers are needed to cover another beat. The Roseville Police Department currently has about 12 staff officers on duty during peak hours. The patrol sergeants also warned about latest scams in the area: People soliciting donations around the Galleria mall and at intersections—they actually make large sums doing this as their ‘business’; People fake accidents and try to collect on the spot to keep it 'unreported'; Posing as fake company/utility representatives and then committing thefts once inside homes (usually two people – one to distract the occupant while the second one performs the theft); General reminders: Don’t leave garage doors open even partway -- the police officer on duty will knock on your door if they see garage doors open at night; Keep cars locked if they are parked on the street or in driveways (recommendation is to clean out garages and park cars inside); take advantage of free programs for ID etching on your car’s catalytic converter -- find participating agencies on the Roseville Police Department website; Watch for thefts during property sales -- keep valuables packed away, make sure someone is attending viewers at all times; Keep your side gates locked; keep home alarms in good working order (must keep City registration updated). Rob led a round table discussion about getting Neighborhood Watch groups started -- how to develop teams in areas; encourage consistent meetings; make them ‘social’ events. If needed, a conference room at the Roseville Police Department can be reserved. Remind neighbors to sign up for the ‘vacation check’ program if they’re going out of town -- the form is available on the Police website. Promote newsletters and email groups to keep communication fresh for 'alerts'. To find out more about the Neighborhood Watch program in your WestPark – Fiddyment Farm development, contact us here. We still have developments that need captains to organize Neighborhood Watch in their areas.
  17. Are You Prepared? In the event of a fire, remember every second counts. In less than 30 seconds a small flame can become a major fire. Have an escape plan. Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways out of each room. .... read more in this months Public Safety News and Tips - Fire Safety Tips Vol 14 Issue 2 - February Final.pdf
  18. Public Safety News and Tips Driving in the New Year New Year, New Laws 2014 has arrived and so have some new laws that motorists need to be aware of this year. Here are just a few of them. For a complete list visit the DMV website (www.dmv.ca.gov) Public Safety News and Tips Driving in the New Year: Driving in the New Year Vol 14 Issue 01.pdf
  19. Public Safety News & Tips Special Edition Charities A Few Facts on Charities During the holiday season many people open up their hearts and wallets to make a donation. Public Safety News & Tips Special Edition - Charities Public Safety News and Tips Special Edition - Charities.pdf
  20. Public Safety News and Tips Winter Holiday Safety Tips Did You Know? December Safety News and Tips December Public Safety News and Tips.pdf
  21. The RPCC ( Roseville Police Charitable Corporation) will be hosting a Senior Scams presentation by Sergeant Kelby Newton on November 4th at 10:00 am in the Mark White Room at the Roseville Police Department – located at 1051 Junction Blvd. More information here (click to enlarge)
  22. Body found by Dry Creek in May identified--death classified as homicide Roseville Police Department detectives are looking for witnesses or anyone with information about the disappearance and death of 19-year-old John Alpert of Palmdale. On May 15, someone fishing in Dry Creek near Atkinson Street found human remains near the creek bed. Roseville Police detectives and crime scene investigators examined the scene and collected the remains. It appeared that the person had been dead for a few months. Roseville detectives worked with the Placer County Sheriff's Coroner's Division to identify the deceased person. In late June, the Coroner identified the deceased person as 19-year-old John Paul Alpert of Palmdale, a missing person from Los Angeles County. By all accounts, John was a responsible and caring young man who had never been in trouble with the law. He lived at home, helping his parents and attending community college. He left Palmdale in March to have an adventure--traveling north with a group of illegal freight train riders. He had never illegally ridden the rails before. He stopped communicating with his family soon after he left. Concerned for his safety, his family reported him missing to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office on March 25. Detectives believe that Alpert arrived in Roseville on a freight train between March 16 and 17, where he met his death. His body had unexplained injuries consistent with blunt force trauma, and detectives have classified his death as a homicide. Detectives need help and information from the public. Anyone who has any information about Alpert's death, or who saw Alpert in Roseville in mid-March, or had any contact with freight train riders in Roseville around that time is asked to call the Roseville Police Department's Investigations Unit at (916)774-5070. ------------------------------------------------------------ Got a Crime Tip? Do you have a crime tip about any of these crimes, or any other unsolved Roseville crime? Call us! Email us! Text us! We don't need to know who you are. You can submit a crime tip online by visiting the Roseville Police Department's website at www.roseville.ca.us/police and selecting "Submit a Tip" from the menu on the left. You'll be redirected to TipSoft's website. Wireless phone users can text a tip to 274637 ("CRIMES"). Start your tip with the word "ROSEVILLE".You can also call Roseville Crime Stoppers at 916-783-STOP with information about crimes. http://www.roseville.ca.us/police ------------------------------------------------------------ Alarm Permit Renewals Have you received a notice from the Roseville False Alarm Reduction Program to renew your burglar alarm or pay an excessive false alarm fee, asking you to send payments to P.O. Box 749879 in Los Angeles? This is a valid, legitimate message on behalf of the City of Roseville and the RPD. The City of Roseville updated its alarm ordinance last year, requiring annual updates of alarm permits for a $5 fee. These updates help us ensure we have current emergency contact information in case there's an alarm at your house or place of business. We've contracted with an outside company, Crywolf, to handle our alarm ermits and false alarm billing. For more information on our false alarm reduction program, visit our website at www.roseville.ca.us/police, and click on "alarm information" on the menu on the left side of the page. http://www.roseville...s/police ------------------------------------------------------------ How Can I Find My Neighborhood News? These neighborhood updates are organized geographically by police beat. We've divided Roseville into six geographic beat areas, and there are smaller neighborhood areas within each beat. If you'd like to know which beat and neighborhood area you live in, visit our website to view maps. http://www.roseville...ces/default.asp
  23. News & Events A "snake scam" that started in the Bay Area has reared its ugly head in Roseville. Burglars posing as animal control officers visited at least two neighborhoods in Roseville on Monday. Their M.O. was to knock on residents' doors and ask to check the property for poisonous snakes. While the homeowner is distracted, an accomplice steals items from the home. According to an August 28 article in the San Jose Mercury News, scam-artists hit six Bay Area cities between August 20-27, wearing uniforms that made them look like city or PG&E workers, often targeting elderly residents. They knocked on the residents' doors and told them they needed to trim back a neighbor's tree or check their property for poisonous snakes. When the resident took the "worker" to the back yard, an accomplice entered the house through the unlocked door and stole cash, jewelry and other items of value. It's very unusual for city or other utility workers to make unsolicited calls on residents without advance notice, especially on a weekend or holiday. If anyone claiming to be a city or utility worker comes to your door, and you haven't requested service, be suspicious. Close and lock your door (or better yet, don't open your door to any stranger in the first place), and then call the city department or utility company at their published number to find out if they've sent workers to your neighborhood for any reason. Don't call a telephone number provided by the "worker", as call might be answered by an accomplice. If you have any doubt at all, call police immediately and ask for an officer to check them out. Give the dispatcher a good description of the "workers," including a description of their vehicle and a license number if possible. If you live in Roseville and were visited by a so-called city worker checking for snakes (or any other pretext) over the weekend, we'd like to know more about it. Please call the Roseville Police Department at (916)774-5000, extension 1. ------------------------------------------------------------ Police Beat 2 East Roseville Meadow Oaks: At about 3:45 p.m. Monday, September 2, a woman wearing a brown animal control uniform knocked on a resident's door on Chancellor Avenue, and asked if she could check the yard for poisonous snakes. Fortunately, the resident became suspicious, as he had heard about the Bay Area snake scam, and didn't let the woman into his house. He called police about fifteen minutes later. Officers checked the area but weren't able to locate the suspicous person. ------------------------------------------------------------ Police Beat 3 Central Roseville, south of the tracks Cresthaven: Between 5 and 5:40 p.m. Monday, September 2, a woman knocked on a resident's door in the area of Cirby Way and Inglis Drive, and told her she was from Roseville Animal Control, and that she needed to check the property due to an infestation of poisonous snakes. She asked that both the resident and her husband accompany her to the back yard, where she spent some time measuring a back yard shed. She then told the resident that someone would be back later to set traps. Later the resident discovered items missing from her home, apparently stolen by an unseen accomplice while the residents were in the backyard with the fake "animal control officer." The suspect was described as an Hispanic woman in her late 20s or early 30s, about 5'3" tall and a stocky build, with dark, shoulder-length hair. She wore a navy blue button-up shirt with a City of Roseville logo, and khaki pants. ------------------------------------------------------------ Got a Crime Tip? Do you have a crime tip about any of these crimes, or any other unsolved Roseville crime? Call us! Email us! Text us! We don't need to know who you are. You can submit a crime tip online by visiting the Roseville Police Department's website at www.roseville.ca.us/police and selecting "Submit a Tip" from the menu on the left. You'll be redirected to TipSoft's website. Wireless phone users can text a tip to 274637 ("CRIMES"). Start your tip with the word "ROSEVILLE".You can also call Roseville Crime Stoppers at 916-783-STOP with information about crimes. http://www.roseville.ca.us/police ------------------------------------------------------------ Alarm Permit Renewals Have you received a notice from the Roseville False Alarm Reduction Program to renew your burglar alarm or pay an excessive false alarm fee, asking you to send payments to P.O. Box 749879 in Los Angeles? This is a valid, legitimate message on behalf of the City of Roseville and the RPD. The City of Roseville updated its alarm ordinance last year, requiring annual updates of alarm permits for a $5 fee. These updates help us ensure we have current emergency contact information in case there's an alarm at your house or place of business. We've contracted with an outside company, Crywolf, to handle our alarm ermits and false alarm billing. For more information on our false alarm reduction program, visit our website at www.roseville.ca.us/police, and click on "alarm information" on the menu on the left side of the page. http://www.roseville...s/police ------------------------------------------------------------ How Can I Find My Neighborhood News? These neighborhood updates are organized geographically by police beat. We've divided Roseville into six geographic beat areas, and there are smaller neighborhood areas within each beat. If you'd like to know which beat and neighborhood area you live in, visit our website to view maps. http://www.roseville...ces/default.asp
  24. Published on Apr 22, 2013 City of Roseville, CA - Police Department - Don't be a victim of theft Also from one of our neighborhood beat officers - these tips: "I am Officer Bob Abbott with the Roseville Police Department. I normally work day shift patrol in beat 6, which includes the West Park Fiddyment Farms neighborhood. I have reviewed the recent crime statistics for the neighborhood and have noticed there have been several reported incidents of thefts from both locked and unlocked vehicles. The purpose of this email and my goal is to lower the risk of having property stolen from our vehicles or having our vehicles broken into. I would like to provide some tips for the neighborhood as a reminder, that can prevent some of the occurrences of this crime: 1. Do not leave valuables or anything that will attract attention in plain view no matter where you park your car. It only takes seconds for a thief to break a window and grab property. 2. Take all valuables with you, or place them in your trunk (if your car has a trunk) prior to reaching your destination. You never know when someone is watching you. 3. Do not leave signs that there may be valuables in your car, like windshield suction cups that hold GPS systems. 4 If you have a car alarm or other anti theft device , utilize it they do work. 5. Lock your car and make sure all the windows are rolled all the way up. 6. Choose your parking spot wisely. Thieves are looking for vehicles to enter with the lowest probability of being seen. 7. Report any suspicious activity that you see in your neighborhood. It is ok if we end up contacting an innocent person, all the better if not. 8. If you have been victimized, call the police immediately and be prepared to provide the most complete description of your stolen items. Commonly stolen and very tempting items for a thief to steal include cell phones, cameras, mobile GPS devices, laptop computers and tablets, money, purses, wallets and stereo equipment. If anyone has any questions or would like to contact me further, my department cell phone number is 916-871-3260. I can also be reached at babbott@roseville.ca.us"
  25. From Roseville Electric... Do Your Research with Solicitors A West Roseville resident reported this week that a salesperson came to his door selling energy efficiency audits or offering to compete with PG&E for natural gas service. The City of Roseville is not associated with either solicitation. The City of Roseville has no other information about the solicitations and does not endorse any such offers. However, the City advises its residents and Roseville Electric customers to be cautious and take time to research any such offers. Additionally, every person soliciting orders for or selling goods, merchandise or services door to door is required to register with the Police Department and present a validated registration application and photo identification upon request. Residents are encouraged to call the Roseville Police Department at 774.5000 ext. 1 with any concerns about unregistered solicitors or other suspicious behavior.

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The Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association is NOT an HOA and there are no fees or dues. We are here to:
•    To provide an open forum through which all members of the neighborhoods can participate in the identity, social culture, growth, development, and activities of the neighborhoods.
•    To identify and communicate the issues and concerns of the Association members to the Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, the City of Roseville, and other appropriate entities.
•    To keep all members of the neighborhoods informed regarding issues vital, or of interest, to the well-being of the neighborhoods.
•    To encourage and facilitate communication and cohesiveness among all the people of the neighborhoods. To act in cooperation with government and non-government agencies to preserve and improve peace, safety and property values in the neighborhoods.

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