Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Our neighborhood Community Resource Officer keeps beating us over the head – “keep your doors locked and valuables out of sight.” Police patience amazes me. Most if not all thefts in our area were do to open windows or doors. Car doors left open with valuables in plain view is another frustration for the police. Let’s give them a hand and at least LOCK YOUR DOORS!
Sliding Glass Door Entry Prevention Mechanism
The other day there was another burglary in the Countryside Neighborhood on Mattaponi Dr. The offender made entry by cutting the screen on the screen door and probably gently prying open the sliding glass door from underneath. We have also had similar burglaries where the offender threw something threw the glass to break it out.
The method they used on this last offense did not damage the door at all. If they had screws in place in the upper track above the door the door would not have been able to be lifted up to defeat the locking mechanism. Even still.. the locking mechanisms on these doors are not that great. You can buy some type of Charlie Bar or shove something in the door track to prevent someone from getting the door open. They also make window film that can be purchased to make the window on the sliding door break resistant. You will still have property damage during a burglary attempt, but hopefully this will discourage them and cause them to give up. The noise could also attract unwanted attention to the perpetrator.
Please encourage neighbors to hide any TV boxes, etc this Christmas and to dispose of them discreetly so that anyone prowling the area won’t be turned on to the new Christmas goodies!
Officer W. D. Wood
Zone 4 Community Resource Officer
Patrol Division – Zone 4
Roanoke Police Department
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Community, Crime
Tags: Countryside, crime, neighborhood