Woodgate has an active Neighborhood Watch program. Our Police Area Representative (PAR) area is District 3, Area 25. Our assigned PAR is Officer Rick Garcia, (303) 627-3174. Officer Garcia’s normal work hours are Tues – Fri, 6:30 am – 4:30 pm. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not contact him for crimes in progress, call 911. If you are not sure whether it is an emergency, the 911 dispatchers will decide the urgency of the report.
If you do not know what is suspicious, or to see what data the police dispatcher may ask for when you call, see:
Important numbers to remember:
If there is an emergency or crime in progress call 911
|Aurora police dispatch (non-emergency)||(303) 627-3100|
|Vandalism reports (front desk)||(303) 739-6050|
|PAR Officer Rick Garcia||(303) 627-3174|
|Neighborhood Watch (Nancy Charbonneau)||(303) 766-1619|
|Animal Control||(303) 326-8280|
|Parking complaints (driveways)||(303) 739-7000|
|Parking complaints (on street)||(303) 739-7338|
Keep this bookmarked for your information and see the Woodgate HOA newsletter for additional information
Neighborhood Watch Update
To view area crime reports, you can log onto Nextdoor.com (you have to create a login account) and look under Crime & Safety (and also under Woodgate). There is also a website that shows crimes that have been reported to the police. It is communitycrimemap.com (you simply enter your address, the date range you want to see, and the crimes/events you want displayed.)
Things We Can Do to Reduce Crime in Woodgate
Home Security Checklist to Avoid Being a Victim of Crime
Does the door have a 180 degree peep hole?
Are the locks that can be opened from the inside at least 40 inches from the glass? Can someone break the glass and unlock your door?
Do you have a dead bolt lock?
Ensure hinge pins are on the inside of the door or if they are outside they can’t be removed.
Does the door fit securely in the door jamb?
Does the dead bolt extend into the strike plate?
Do the locks need to be rekeyed? If you lose or misplace your keys just rekey the locks.
Does the dead bolt use a key to unlock it from both sides of the door?
Do sliding glass doors and windows have auxiliary locks? (Bars in doors or putting a dowel in the track of the window)
Pet doors can they be secured and locked? Your pet door should be secured if you are out of town.
Can windows be left open for ventilation also be secured? You can use thumb locks that fit in the window track to secure the windows while they are open.
Do curtains or drapes cover you windows? Don’t let the bad guys see all your nice stuff.
Is a window air conditioner or swamp cooler secured from the inside? Make sure they can’t be removed from the outside.
Can basement windows be secured and do you have window well covers that can be locked and unlocked from the inside so you can exit the basement in an emergency?
Do you close your door when it’s not in use? Remember crimes of opportunity.
Do you lock your door leading to the backyard or into the house?
Do you leave your keys or valuables in the car when it’s parked in the garage? Always take them into the house.
Do you have motion lights?
Is the rear and the front of your home well lit? Remember burglaries don’t like to be seen.
Do you set light timers? Keeping them on the same schedule when you are in town as when you are out of town makes your home less obviously unoccupied.
Are trees and shrubs cut to eliminate hiding places? Look to see if someone can gain access to your home and not be seen.
Are you home numbers visible at night? Gold numbers are hard to see. Also, emergency vehicles may have difficulty finding your home, and it is an Aurora city code to have house numbers no less than 4″ in height and in sharp contrast to their background.
Do you have a neighbor watch your house?
Do you have someone pick up your mail or papers?
Do you have someone take care of your lawn or remove snow from your driveway?
Do you set light timers? Try to keep them on the same schedule when you are in town as when you are out of town.
Record all serial numbers on your valuables. If there are no serial numbers, etch an owner applied number on them. Take pictures of your valuables and put the information in a safe place.