Whether you know it or not or have been victimized by crime or not, these incidents have cost you too in the form of higher insurance premiums and will cost all of us, if enough of these crimes happen in the neighborhood, in declining property values.
After talking to several neighbors, it appears many of us in this neighborhood have been subject to this or similar crimes. And said crimes have occurred too repeatedly and too consistently for them to be unrelated. We also know that many of these issues have been repeatedly reported to the Casper Police Department without apprehension of those responsible (although many have not). We've found there are many reasons crime victims don't report to the Casper Police Department. Yet, the only way we'll catch those responsible is by working with them and making sure every crime is reported to the Casper PD and us.
We've created this survey in order to gather better information about these crimes so that we can better focus our efforts to capture the person(s) responsible as well as raise awareness in the neighborhood about the same. The more intelligence we can gather about the movements of those responsible, the more likely our focused efforts will be at successfully catching them in the act.
If you'd like to be alerted of new crimes or crime waves in the neighborhood (just this morning [11/4/13], we had someone going door to door suspiciously raising funds for the homeless before 8 AM on a work/weekday morning; we think they were casing out homes to see who was home during the day or possibly might have been interested in stealing dogs [there have been a rash of dognappings across Casper recently]), please make sure to include your email address AND mobile phone numbers (which are optional). Alternately, you can bookmark the "Announcements" page on our website or subscribe to its RSS feed if you don't want to provide a mobile number or email address.
NOTE: If you do provide an email address or phone number, we won't share it with anyone including law enforcement (we want you to feel safe reporting your crimes to us and that there is no fear of retaliation). Your privacy is very important to us. We will forward block information only onto them and not addresses either (for whatever reason(s), some neighbors have been afraid to report crimes fearing retaliation if they do).
Once again, we want to emphasize the importance of reporting every crime to the Casper Police Department AND the Night Watch as well so that we can both better focus our efforts to apprehend those responsible.