Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

Where are our plants going?

Planting the roses

Planting the roses

Every Fall, the project managers in our two parks plant new or replacement landscape plants. This is usually done after the first rains of at least 0.3 inches or more in 24 hours. Well, we haven’t had those rains yet; but we have experienced a problem with recent plantings. Plants are either being removed or they have been pulled from the soil and placed on-top of the soil near the plant location where they wither and die! Either way, this is a drain on our Martin-Fontana Parks Association resources, both people and money. We would appreciate if those residents using our two parks, T.J. Martin and Jeffrey Fontana, would keep attentive. If you see anyone carrying a plant, with the dirt root-ball exposed, crossing the park to their transportation, please use your smart phone to record the event and/or write down the license plate number. Direct confrontation is not advised. Any information you may provide that gives us a clue to whom and when would be greatly appreciated.

Pulling Weeds

Thanks, Pat Pizzo

Neighborhood Safety Meeting has big turnout

Photo by Margie Heldt

Photo by Margie Heldt

Per the latest Almaden Blossom Valley News:

“Sunday night hundreds of Almaden residents gathered at the Amato’s restaurant for a community meeting on crime. Members of the Police Department and City Staff were asked to answer questions on the recent rise in crime in the area. The restaurant was packed and hundreds gathered outside to hear answers to their questions.

Police handed out fliers with suggestions on how to be safe in your homes and talked about being pro active in our neighborhoods to be as safe as we can be.

ABV news talked with the woman who was taped up and in her home this past week along with her husband in the Shadowbrook neighborhood. The suspects stole two cars and some personal items in the home invasion robbery. She wanted to make sure everyone knows she feels the police did an outstanding job in handling her case. She believes all the suspects will be in custody soon. She and her husband are doing well.  Check out the follow-up to the story.

City Councilman Johnny Khamis told the crowd he does not believe Measure B has anything to do with the exodus of officers from San Jose to neighboring departments.

A San Jose officer disagreed with Khamis saying Measure B is the reason for the departures and why according to him morale is at an all time low. Khamais said he believes the release of prisoners statewide is the reason for the increase in crime, though he had no stats to support this.
Asked twice what he would do to stem the tide of officers leaving the city Khamis did not have a plan and each time went back to Measure B and the lack of city funds to pay for more officers.”