National Night Out at BAYLES – October 1st 6pm-8:30pm – NOTICE

CANA is preparing now for our annual National Night Out celebration on October 1st.

If you are interested in planning, volunteering, or participating in this fun event contact:

Vikki Martin, Community Liaison for CANA [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Safety Tip: Know your neighbors.

The importance of knowing your neighbors cannot be overstated.  Know whether they work during the day, whether they have children (and, if so, what they look like), and what their needs are. Do you live next to an elderly couple that stays home, but sometimes needs help? Or is there a teenage driver in the family? Are there small children you need to look out for? Knowing these things helps you be aware of who is in your neighborhood and what could be suspicious.

Have a enough of a relationship with your neighbors so you will know if they’re gone and something is wrong or unusual happening.  Be able to contact them if you see any out-of-ordinary or suspicious behavior around their home or if you’re gone and would like them to check up on your house.

Come the annual CANA National Night Out event and meet your neighbors on the 1st Tuesday of October. It’s the one time in the year we all get an opportunity to meet each other.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please CANA CrimeWatch.  If you have incidents to report, call 911.   Make sure you contact the police.

Please tell your neighbors.  Stay safe and look out for each other.

Safety Tip: Going out of town? Be Cautious.

Before you leave home for an extended period, talk to your neighbors and arrange for someone to mow your lawn, shovel your walks, or pick up your mail and newspapers. Use timers on your lights, or find a smart security system that will allow you to turn lamps off and on remotely.

Make sure someone is able to inform you if something happens while you’re away.

When leaving your home, don’t broadcast your leaving by showcasing luggage and packing efforts to the street.  No one should be able to tell you could be gone for a few days.  But if you have no other choice, WATCH WHO’S WATCHING YOU!

If you have any questions regarding the above, please CANA CrimeWatch.  If you have incidents to report, call 911.   Make sure you contact the police.

Please tell your neighbors.  Stay safe and look out for each other.

Safety Tip: “Blind the House!”

A home media system is a less enticing steal if no one knows it’s there. Leaving your blinds open and lights on at night provides a free look into your house, its layout, and the habits of its occupants.   THEY CAN SEE YOU, BUT YOU CAN’T SEE THEM!

And keeping windows open at night or when you’re away is an invitation for an intruder to come in.

 

If you have any questions regarding the above, please CANA CrimeWatch.  If you have incidents to report, call 911.   Make sure you contact the police.

Please tell your neighbors.  Stay safe and look out for each other.

Scammers Calling Citizens and Posing As Dallas Police Officers

The Dallas Police Department is aware that the public is receiving phone calls from suspects who pose as Dallas Police Officers. Suspects accuse the citizen of missing a required court date or jury duty and demand the citizen obtain pre-paid cards and give the card number to the suspect or face immediate arrest.

These calls can be alarming and are meant to intimidate the citizen to the point that they don’t realize it is a scam until it’s too late.

If you get one of these calls, hang up:
■The Dallas Police Department would never call or email you to demand payment for a fine you have never previously received a letter about.
■The Dallas Police Department would never demand that you wire them money or pay using a specific prepaid card.
■Never give out private information (your Social Security Number or account numbers) to any person who calls you.

If you are a victim of this crime, please contact the Dallas Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit at (214) 671-3517.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please CANA CrimeWatch.  If you have incidents to report, call 911.   Make sure you contact the police.

Please tell your neighbors.  Stay safe and look out for each other.

DPD Physical Evidence Section

Did you know you can make a request to have the Physical Evidence Section of the Dallas Police Department come to your to site in the event of a crime?  Although, the officer on the scene may make the request at their discretion, you can ask the officer to make the request on your behalf.

So, if you think there is evidence on site that could help the police solve the crime or catch the criminal, make sure to request the Physical Evidence Section.  Be advised, that it may take some time for the PES to show up, and you will have to be present when they do show up.  But if the situation is serious enough, know that this is one more thing available to you.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please CANA CrimeWatch.  If you have incidents to report, call 911.   Make sure you contact the police.

Please tell your neighbors.  Stay safe and look out for each other.

National Night Out at BAYLES – October 2nd 6pm-8:30pm – THANK YOU!!!

On behalf of the CANA Board, I would like to thank everyone who came out to CANA’s National Night Out event yesterday.  We had a great turn out at Bayles Elementary.

We are most grateful to Mrs. Gloria Kennedy and Bayles Elementary School for allowing us to host National Night Out on school grounds and providing tables, chairs, and a portable building for restroom facilities and power.

 

I would like to give thanks to Councilman Kevin Felder and his staff, The Dallas Fire Department, and The Dallas Police Department for taking time to visit us.  Mr. Felder’s office provided water and the large NNO sign for the event.  Our neighborhood received great support from our public officials and servants.  We are most grateful for your service and willingness to attend.

Special thanks also to Nate Corley and the FemPyre Troupe for entertaining the children and parents with mock fire and ribbon dancing.  The kids had a great time dancing with and learning from the team.  Parents expressed their appreciation to me many times, as your efforts allowed them to interact with and be adults – not just parents.   You were a hit!  Thank you much for participating.

Finally, I would like thank everyone who provided food, utensils, or a helping hand – everyone that supported this effort.  It would not have been a success without you.  We really appreciate your willingness to serve as volunteers and strengthen the neighborhood.  Anyone who took pictures that they are willing to share, please email them to me for an NNO scrapbook.

Thank you all!

 

Jeffrey L. Bennett, CANA Board President

 

THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO BAYLES

THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO BAYLES

On behalf of the CANA Board, I would again like to thank everyone who participated in our CANA National Night Out (NNO) donation drive for Bayles Elementary School.

 

In my initial transmission I failed to give proper acknowledgment to Texas State Representative Eric Johnson for his generous online donation to this campaign.   We are grateful and apologize for the oversight.

 

Our treasurer has also provided a breakdown of the donations to date.

Received Online Donations: Cash or Online Donations

minus PayPal Fees

Donor 25.00 23.97
Donor 20.00 19.12
Donor 100.00 96.80
Donor 10.00 9.41
Donor 10.00 9.41
Donor 100.00 96.80
Donor 25.00 23.97
Donor 10.00 9.41
Donor 35.00
CANA 250.00
Total 573.89
Wal-Mart
($250 in uniforms; remainder socks & toiletries)
294.13
Bayles 275.00
Balance 4.76

We thank you again for your contribution and hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Stay safe and look out for each other.