Serving Your Community
Lyme Bay Drive
Monterey Estates Drive
Monterey Estates West
New Ambler Court
New Arden Court
New Aspen Court
New Austin Court
Christina Beach & Robin Booth
New Banner Lane
Richard & Sara Raines
John & Amy Persil
New Banner Lane - North
New Belmont Court
New Concorde Court
New Parkland Drive
New Parkland Drive - West
A MESSAGE FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COORDINATOR:
Our Neighborhood Watch is a volunteer, passive organization mainly because there is no need for an active one with patrols. The Community has not indicated a desire to expend the time needed for an active organization and the level of incidents does not indicate that it is necessary.
What does a Block Captain do? He/she is the single point of contact in the designated Block (see website map of Block Areas) to collect information from Block neighbors and to distribute information to the Block neighbors. This information is of a crime prevention nature. This means that the Block Captain knows the names , addresses and phone numbers and/or email addresses of all his/her Block neighbors and they know his/hers. Everyone in the Block should know everyone else by sight.
If a Block neighbor sees something that requires police assistance, the neighbor gets a good description of the suspects/incident and immediately calls it in to 703-691-2131 if it is a routine (not life-threatening) situation, and tells them you want an officer to respond. If it is a life-threatening situation, call /text 911 with your detailed description. Do not physically intervene; that is the police responsibility. We do not want anyone getting hurt. The next thing the Block neighbor does is contact the Block Captain and reports the incident; the Block Captain will then notify me, as the Coordinator for the MECA Community. I can then notify all other Block Captains, the Board and the Reston District Police Service Area and Crime Prevention staff, depending on the nature of the incident. The individual Block Captains can do this too, if they are so inclined, but I would like to be copied so that I can address it in historical perspective and/or bring in additional perspectives.
Larceny Prevention Tips:
-Lock car doors at all times and close the windows.
-Do not leave valuables in your car.
-If items must be left in your car, keep them hidden from view.
-Remove your GPS unit, including it's cradle.
-Clean the area of the windshield marked by the suction cup of the portable GPS unit.
-When possible, park in a well-lit area.
Burglary Prevention Tips:
-Keep all doors and windows locked, even if you are at home.
-Keep your from and rear porch lights on; use motion sensors.
-If you hear something, do not investigate. Go to a safe room in your home, call the police at 9-1-1 and stay on the line.
-Be on the lookout for suspicious people or activity during the day as well as during evening hours.