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    Security Update March 19, 2018

    Aggregated Crime Reports

    Tuesday, March 13th @ 3AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Robbery reported on the 200 block of Woodward Avenue. No additional details are available. 

    Saturday, March 17th @ 2:45AM 
    From Buffalonews.com

    A woman sitting in her car early Saturday morning was robbed at gunpoint in the Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo, according to Buffalo Police.

    The woman, a Crescent Avenue resident, told police she was sitting in her car at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Crescent Avenue at 2:45 a.m. when two men approached her vehicle. One tapped a black handgun against her car window and made a gesture with his fingers indicating he wanted money, the report stated.

    The woman reached into her purse, took out about $60, rolled down her window slightly and passed the money to the man with the gun, according to the report. The man then said "phone," after which she handed over her iPhone before the two men fled in a beige vehicle. The men are wanted on second-degree robbery charges.

    Upcoming Meetings

    Tuesday, April 10 @ 7PM

    PCA Quality of Life Committee Meeting. This committee meets monthly at the PCA office (2318 Main Street) to discuss issues pertaining to issues such as housing, neighborhood beautification and crime prevention. If you are interested in getting involved, please consider attending one of these meetings or contacting us at [email protected]

    Recap: Buffalo Police Department
    D District March 7th Community Meeting

    For those of you unable to attend last week's community meeting, please see below recap:
    It was stated that the new Commissioner, Byron Lockwood, would like to expand BPD's Community Policing initiatives.
    The BPD Operation Strikeforce has been disbanded, with the resources previously allocated to this initiative now being directed to an increase in traffic patrols, which will start on 3/12.
    D District will begin "Park and Walk" police details in communities starting the week of 3/12.
    A police detail will be assigned to Delaware Park once the weather breaks.
    A "meet your policeman day" will be scheduled in each neighborhood this summer, to help introduce officers in each sector of D District to residents.
    A traffic detail was assigned to the 198 on February 12th. Since that time, more than 100 tickets have been issued to drivers.
    There has been an intermittent detail assigned to Parkside to address traffic and speeding issues.
    There is a person of interest in connection with many recent car break-ins, and BPD is pursuing this individual.
    The person responsible for recent robberies of 7-11 stores has been apprehended by BPD.
    The largest concentration of calls from residents within D District comes from the Parkside neighborhood. It was stated that the percentage of crime in the neighborhood is not higher than elsewhere in the district, but that residents are more active in making reports. Due in part to this high level of calls, patrols are rarely, if ever reassigned from the Parkside area into other sectors.
    A new class of 40 officers will soon be joining the BPD. This would add to the current roster of over 800 officers on the force.
    For D District, there are 8 officers scheduled per shift, which is 10 less than when the department operated under the precinct  structure.

    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 [email protected] or call 716-838-1240. Thank you.

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    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!

    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.