Crime Watch

For rapid response to any crime actions or suspicious person you should contact the
Travis County Sheriff Department at 911
For Reporting of NON-EMERGENCY ACTIONS CALL 512-974-0845, Option 3
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Stoneridge Crimewatch
Welcome to the Stoneridge Crimewatch Information page. We hope you find this section to be informative, but not alarming.
The Stoneridge Property Owners Association is an active part of the Neighborhood Crimewatch. Stoneridge POA has developed sign that can be placed at the entrances of our neighborhood to alert the residents to Crime issues in our area. If you are a victim of a crime, PLEASE notify this web site so we can get the information out to your neighbors to help prevent another crime. If you notify this link, we will post a CRIMEWATCH ALERT, at the entrances. Make a difference, and get involved. Stoneridge CrimeWatch
 
Register on the Stoneridge POA Website.  We are currently working on the ability to send timely and relevant Crimewatch information directly to your inbox.  Registration is the only way we will be able reach out and contact neighbors directly to notify them of current Crimewatch issues in Stoneridge.  We are exploring the future options to notify via SMS Text alerts in real time if neighbors select this option
 

07/27/2022
Travis County Sheriff Department Public Alert
Phone Scam
A number of phone scams have been victimizing residents of Travis County. The caller claims to be an officer with TCSO or another local, state or federal agency. The scammer aggressively claims the resident has failed to do any number of things, ranging from jury duty to paying taxes and tells the resident he/she owes a fine that must be paid immediately in order to avoid being arrested. 
There is a common element in all of the phone scams - the caller seeks immediate payment via gift card or money pack. TCSO will never seek payment for anything via wire transfer, gift cards or money packs. 
If you receive a suspicious phone call from someone demanding payment, do not hesitate to contact us at 512-854-9770 to verify the validity of that call before giving anyone money. 
These scammers are diligently being pursued by national law enforcement agencies. 
PLEASE LOCK YOUR HOME AND VEHICLE DOORS AND GATES . CHECK EVERY NIGHT!!

Stoneridge Celebration of National Night Out (October 4, 6-8pm)
 
Join us for the 2022 National Night Out for residents of Stoneridge neighborhood within Wells Branch. The celebration is planned for October 4, 2022 6:00-8:00 pm. It will again be held at the south end of Bescott Drive in the cul-de-sac.  Mark your calendar and stay tuned for details!
                                                                                
National Night Out is designed to:                                                                                                      
  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.                                                                             
  • Generate support and participation in crime efforts.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations.
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
                                                                                             
  • DISCLAIMERS
  • This is a private event open to current residents of the Stoneridge neighborhood within Wells Branch and special guests invited by the organizers.
  • Communities around the Texas sponsor NNO activities the first Tuesday in October. The Wells Branch Neighborhood Association also hosts larger event for ALL of Wells Branch at Katherine Fleischer Park from 6:00-8:00. There's plenty of time to attend both, if you wish.


If you are going out of town for the holidays you can file a Close Patrol Request by the Travis County Sheriffs Office

A few tips to help avoid being a target for crime include:
  • Always lock your home's doors and windows, even if you are at home. When leaving town for an extended period, have a trusted friend,neighbor or family member take care of your home. Ask them to pick up your mail, newspapers and other deliveries.
  • Notify your police department when you are planning an extended absence, and they will routinely check your property. Also, do not tell strangers that you will be away.
  • You should neither leave notes on your door nor messages on your answering machine, detailing your schedule or return. Avoid displaying gifts where they can be seen from outside your home through a window or doorway. Leave burglars guessing at what they will find and where to find them.
  • If possible, have packages delivered to a neighbor if you are not home. Deliveries left outside are easily stolen by thieves, and they also draw unwanted attention to your home.
  • Elaborate and or expensive outdoor Christmas decorations are often stolen right from your property. You should consider installing simpler and cheaper outside decorations.
  • Do not decorate your windows to the point that your view to the outside of your home is obscured. You need a clear view of your property.
  • Dispose of packaging for expensive items discreetly. Thieves can spot something you have discarded and target your home for their next burglary or theft.
  • For example, when you make large purchases, do not leave the empty boxes on the curb. Break them down and place them on the bottom of your trash pile on the day of pickup.
  • Be alert to the UPS and Fed Ex trucks dropping off packages and moving on quickly. There have been reports of vehicles following these package delivery trucks, waiting a few minutes and then running up to the doors and stealing the packages right off the porch!
  • Do not attempt to intervene but instead CALL 911 and give a description of the vehicle and a license plate if possible. Do not put yourself in jeopardy but instead allow law enforcement to take the immediate action!

Remember: YOU ARE THE EYES AND EARS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH! Call 911 immediately if you see someone suspicious.
For rapid response to any crime actions or suspicious person you should contact the Travis County Sheriff Department by calling 911.
For reporting of NON-EMERGENCY ACTIONS, call 512-974-0845, Option 3.