Report valley crime online
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Mar 21, 2013 | 1706 views | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Three crime-reporting forums, including one in the Barbara Day Park neighborhood of Boulder Creek, were recently founded by members of the Felton, Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek business associations.

Monitored by members of each association, the forums will allow business owners and residents to keep a record of suspicious activities in and around local businesses.

The goal is to document areas and trends of potential criminal activities so the San Lorenzo Valley detachment of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office can direct its enforcement.

“It’s just a matter of getting all the neighbors logged on,” said Sgt. John Habermehl. “The more people use it, the more effective it can be — only time is really going to tell.”

Users must register to access each of the forums online.

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March 26, 2013
I went to the free to report San Lorenzo Valley crime on line forums. My intent was to look and see what was posted and possibly to report.

There is no way to be anonymous. This means that although unlikely, if I register/post, I could possibly expose my self. I would be happy to walk into the sheriff’s office, introduce myself and get a user access code. However I am not sure I want to register on line. Especially since these same transients would retaliate by damaging my property. I do have stealth night vision and patrol my area I would love to feed info to our local sheriff. Unfortunately I cannot expose my property to vandalism. I already have dealt with this. I understand wanting trustworthy info as no one wants to waste money chasseing hearsay. Just not willing to feed personal info into yet another hackable database. I guess it is back to calling in and reporting as done in the past.

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