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    Security Update September 18, 2017

    Back By Popular Demand: Traffic Calming Signs

    Once again, due to the high interest of Parkside residents, the individual PCA Traffic Committee members have personally contributed the financial resources necessary to launch a traffic calming sign campaign.  The first 100 signs were dispersed in a matter of days!  These signs have gotten the attention of the media, as well as drivers and residents who are frustrated by the constant barrage of traffic infractions throughout our neighborhoods. 

        In response to the success of our initial order, another 100 signs have been ordered by the committee. Please consider contributing to this campaign to make our streets safer. Each of these signs cost approximately $10 dollars to produce, so please consider a donation of at least $10 via the below link when requesting a sign.  

    It is our committee’s hope that another successful campaign will assure future actions on our streets! Signs may be picked up, and donations may be made online (above) or at the PCA office, 2318 Main Street.

    WIVB coverage of PCA efforts: Parkside residents send message to drivers to slow down


    Sunday, September 10 @ 10:50PM
    From Buffalonews.com
    Robbery reported at the 7-Eleven store on Parkside Avenue on Sunday night, according to a Buffalo police report. Additional details are available in the Buffalo News link above. 

    Tuesday, September 12 @ 5AM
    From Nextdoor.com
    A neighbor out at 5:00am noticed an unfamiliar person in another neighbor's car. He called out and asked what he was doing? The response was "resting inside the car because it was open". Additional details are available on Nextdoor.com.

    Tuesday, September 12 - Incident occurred overnight
    From Crimereports.com & Nextdoor.com
    Larceny/theft reported near the intersection of Crescent Avenue and Willowlawn Street. Between the hours of 11pm and 6am, the passenger side window of a vehicle was smashed. Loose change and laptop bag with laptop were taken.

    Tuesday, September 12 @ 8AM
    From Crimereports.com
    Assault reported on the 2300 block of Main Street. No additional details are available.  

    Tuesday, September 12 @ 10AM
    From Crimereports.com
    Larceny/theft reported on the 400 block of Crescent Avenue. No additional details are available.  

    Wednesday, September 13 - Incident occurred in the early morning
    From Nextdoor.com
    Two cars broken into on Russell Street (between Crescent and Greenfield). No additional details are available.  

    Wednesday, September 13 @ 5AM
    From Crimereports.com
    Larceny/theft reported on the 200 block of Parkside Avenue. No additional details are available.  

    Wednesday, September 13 @ 12PM
    From Crimereports.com
    Larceny/theft reported on the 100 block of Crescent Avenue. No additional details are available.  

    Wednesday, September 13 @ 11:30AM
    From WKBW.com
    Canadian Pacific freight train went off the tracks, near Main Street and Jewett Parkway, when the train's intermodal containers hit the undercarriage of the overpass. There was no damage to the bridge and no one was injured. The official cause of the derailment is under investigation.

    Thursday, September 14 @ 4:45AM
    From Nextdoor.com
    Attempted theft of/from vehicle. A neighbor 
    heard car pull up and door open. Black male (medium to large build wearing red shirt) got out of newer model small black SUV and checked the neighbor's car to see if it was unlocked. Additional details are available on Nextdoor.com.

    Thursday, September 14 @ 10PM
    From Nextdoor.com
    A neighbor reported seeing a group of teenagers hovering around cars and looking into windows near the intersection of Russell Street and Woodward Avenue. They also reported hearing one talking about hot wiring. Police were notified. Additional details are available on Nextdoor.com.

    Saturday, September 16 @ 3AM
    From Crimereports.com
    Breaking & Entering reported on the 200 block of Crescent Avenue. No additional details are available.  

    Sunday, September 14 @ 4M
    From Crimereports.com
    Robbery reported on the 2500 block of Main Street. No additional details are available.  


    The Buffalo Police Department has issued this PDF tip sheet to help deter and prevent automobile thefts. 


    If you are aware of traffic collisions that occur in the neighborhood please report the information to the PCA office for inclusion in the weekly Security Update. Traffic information is not available from our crime reporting sources. Email PCAdirector@gmail.com or call 716-838-1240. Thank you.

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    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.