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Security

January 7, 2017

By Joseph Schill, Security Chairperson

Security

Right off the bat, let’s give a warm thanks to Danny Oberst for his hard work over the last two years. He contributed many good ideas to the monthly newsletter and expended a good amount of energy monitoring the crime data and acting as a liaison between the neighborhood and local law enforcement. I also want to personally thank Danny for getting me up to speed with the necessary information to make a smooth transition. I have lived in BryanRead more

On-Street Parking

May 4, 2016

By Danny Oberst

Security
Parking

On-street parking will always be a contentious issue in our tightly packed urban community. Below is a summary of common parking violations and possible options available to combat unwanted nonresident parking. For more information:Parking Enforcement on the Dallas Police website or call 3-1-1. On-Street Parking Violations Blocking driveway access Parking on the wrong side of the street (facing on-coming traffic) Parked for over 24 hours in one place Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant Not in approved parking spaceRead more

Panhandling and the Homeless

April 9, 2016

By Danny Oberst

Security

You have probably noticed the articles, like I have, concerning the recent police crackdown on panhandling and the enduring homeless problem. Of course, these two concerns are intertwined since a significant number of the panhandlers are also homeless. I wanted to summarize some of the information in these recent news articles and share a few thoughts of my own. As you are probably aware, residential activity in downtown and the surrounding areas has exploded in recent years and along withRead more

Police Update

April 8, 2016

By Linda Collins

Security
Dallas Police

You may have seen articles in the Dallas Morning News recently about the increase in crime in Dallas. The Dallas Police Department is responding by forming a Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF). Our Neighborhood Police Officer, Jeff LaBarba, tells us that the Central Division, which includes our neighborhood, will see a considerable increase in patrols. In addition to our regular patrol officers, the VCTF will add an additional 170 officers who will focus on a target area, which includes ourRead more

Quarterly DPD Crime Watch Meeting

January 8, 2016

By Danny Oberst

Security
Crime Watch and Dallas Police

The Dallas Police Department Central Patrol Division had its quarterly crime watch meeting at the Meadows Foundation Center for Community Cooperation (2900 Live Oak) on December 2, 2015. The meeting was well-attended with about fifty concerned citizens, a large number of central patrol police officers and other city service representatives (including our police representative for Bryan Place, NPO Jeff LaBarba and our Code Compliance representative, Jose Ruiz). The 90 minute meeting was lively and included presentations by Mike Rawlings (Mayor),Read more

Year‐end Security Recap

December 1, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Security

It is hard to imagine that this year is coming to a close and that a new year will be here soon. I have learned much in my first year as the Security Chairperson. In looking back, I wanted to review some of the more important lessons that I have learned. The importance of knowing and looking out for your neighbor. Time and time again, I have seen helping neighbors take the initiative to prevent crime in our community. ItRead more

Speed Study Update

September 1, 2015

By Jarrett Reed

Security
Speeding

At the General Meeting concern was expressed about speeding on Skiles and Pavilion Street. We forwarded a request to the Department of Street Services to have a mobile speed monitoring sign installed. Before installing a mobile speed monitoring sign, a traffic study is conducted to determine if vehicle speeds warrant the installation. We received the results of this traffic study from the Assistant Director and City Traffic Engineer for the City of Dallas, which are as follows: On Pavilion Street,Read more

Neighborhood Robbery Reminds Us to Stay Alert

August 9, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Security
Robbery

Officer Jeff La Barba, our police liaison for Bryan Place, notified the association of a recent aggravated robbery in our community. The robbery occurred in the early morning hours of Monday (7/27) in the 3200 block of Bryan Street. “The victim was walking down the street when two Latin males approached, and one was armed with a large knife. The victim dropped his property and ran, and the suspects fled in a newer model Toyota Camry on McCoy towards Ross.Read more

Support your Police Department

July 13, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Security

Police departments across the country have been under intense scrutiny over the last few months and specifically, the DPD has been literally under fire with the recent armed assault on their headquarters on Lamar Street. Amazingly and thankfully police personnel were not injured in the attack. The Dallas Morning News has run several articles recently detailing the strain our police department is currently under in responding to these new incidents and threats. Officer Albert Sanchez wrote a moving post recentlyRead more

Alert Neighbor helps catch Home Burglar in Bryan Place

July 6, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Security
Burglary

On June 11th, in the middle of the day, two homes were burglarized in Bryan Place.  An alert neighbor saw something out of the ordinary and immediately called 911, allowing the police to apprehend the suspect on site without further incident. The suspect broke into both homes, stole two firearms, physically assaulted one of the victims and was later found to have outstanding warrants for theft and assault. The arresting officer said that “all parties in the incident did aRead more

Recent Air Conditioner Copper Thefts

July 3, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Security
Air Conditioner

The Dallas Police Department issued a notice concerning a recent increase in air conditioner  copper thefts in our neighborhood.  These unknown suspects have hit some of the large  apartment buildings several times.  It appears now that they are beginning to target townhomes  and smaller single‐family residences.  Many of the crimes have occurred in the early morning  hours.  The most recent offense was in the 3100 block of San Jacinto. If you see any suspicious  activity around A/C units please callRead more

Dallas Police Department Presentation at May 21st General Meeting

May 21, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Security

We were fortunate to have Officer Jeff La Barba with the Dallas Police Department give a presentation on crime in our neighborhood at our May 21st General Meeting. Officer La Barba is our designated Neighborhood Patrol Officer (NPO) for Bryan Place. NPO’s act as liaisons between the Dallas Police Department and the individual communities they serve. Officer La Barba reviewed the crime statistics for Bryan Place with the group and made a general statement that Bryan Place had relatively littleRead more