This Tuesday at 7PM, July 13th At the Ardmore United Methodist Church
Please join the Ardmore Neighborhood Association for a discussion lead by Ben White, Assistant DA and ANA Police Liaison. He will review the role of Law Enforcement in the community and ways in which we can prevent crime.
Your ANA board and the city staff have listened to you! The city, state and federal government all hope to improve our transportation and safety. There is currently work on all levels, but we need your statements to actually get the work done!
The Cloverdale Pedestrian plan is in first draft and can be viewed at http://cityofws.org/Home/Departments/Transportation/Planning/Articles/DraftCloverdaleAvenuePedestrianAndBicycleStudy. Please send comments to Matthew Burczyk , Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator Department of Transportation City of Winston-Salem (336)747-6884 or gro.swfoyticnull@kbttam by December 18th. Your comments could get the needed funding.
There has been a report of a coyote on Melrose St. It has been there two weeks and is staying in the back yard. The home owner is not feeding it and requests that no one else does! Animal control and wild life officials have been contacted. We have been told that they can not do anything at this point and that if not fed, it will go away on its own. We will continue to follow up with the state. Like most coyotes it is not aggressive to people, however cats and rabbits have disappeared.
** We received word today (8/30/07) that a suspect had been arrested in this crime **
The following alert was issued by WFUBMC on 08/29/2007 and passed onto the ANA through a concerned resident. Please read and be alert for anything suspicious. As always, be aware of your surroundings and report anything suspicious to the police. The WSPD’s non-emergency number is 773-7700.
“Security Alert – Assault/Purse Snatching
At approximately 3:21 PM yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 8/28), an assault/purse snatching took place near the Dental Clinic located at 140 Lockland Ave.
A female individual had exited the clinic and was approached on the street by a white male, mid-fifties who attempted to take her purse. The female resisted, striking the male several times, at this point the male struck the woman in the face and was able to grab her purse.
The male ran to a 1990s black Toyota Tacoma, as he was fleeing the scene he struck a Volvo that was parked on the street. The female thinks he drove off toward Hawthorne Road but was not 100% sure.
WSPD believes the suspect fits the description of an individual responsible for a home robbery a few blocks from the Medical Center and may live in the Ardmore area. They will be providing additional patrols throughout the areas that surround the campus.
Many of you may have heard about or even received a recording from the WSPD advising about an alleged attack on a female jogger at Miller Park earlier today (5/1). A second recorded message has been received this evening that the female involved recanted her story during the investigation and admitted that the attack did not occur. It is good news that there was no actual crime, but it is a good reminder to all of us to be aware of our surroundings and not take our safety for granted.
Many of you know that crime is on the rise; not only in Ardmore, but throughout the city. Many of our residents have recently been the victims of vandalism, car theft and house break-ins. These incidents are not just an inconvenience to those affected. Unresolved crimes results in higher cost for taxpayers and property owners as well as the uneasy feeling that anyone could be next.
There are approximately 5000 homes in Ardmore and the board is often unable to get important information circulated throughout the neighborhood. We need your help! For many months now the board has been trying to come up with viable solutions to help take a bite out of crime. Do we want the local newspapers to publish a weekly crime report? Do we need a map outlining hot-beds of criminal activity? Should citizens be alerted to crime patterns? Do we need to concentrate on area Neighborhood Watches? Is it appropriate for us to post a crime report on our web site? Continue reading
What are those white lines on Hawthorne Road? Continue reading
Stan Polanis of the City Transportation Department offered traffic calming measures to problems for the Elizabeth, Irving, Craig, Miller, Academy, and Fenimore streets between Miller and Hawthorne on March 3, 2004. Continue reading
This crime report (1/5/2004-1/28/2004) covers the greater residential Ardmore area bordered by Stratford Road, Miller Street, First Street, Peters Creek Parkway, and Silas Creek Parkway. There are approximately 4500 residences within this area.
The second Ardmore traffic area study has been completed and findings presented by city transporation officials Stan Polanis and Rod Ring. Continue reading