Residents Take Heed!

Although gated, Deercreek is a restricted access community that provides checks on vehicles entering the premises. It is not a totally secured environment as there are no moats or fences surrounding the entire community. Month after month, year after year, our Board continues to remind residents not to leave valuables in their vehicles and to lock their car doors. And by the way, home, garage and other doors should also be shut and locked.

Once again, over the last thirty days, some residents have experienced unfortunate thefts. Several of them reported losses from their cars; however, in all cases the cars were not locked and contained laptops, phones, wallets etc. Although two young men were arrested, this does not solve the problem if residents continue to leave valuables in unlocked cars. The Board cannot over emphasize the need to pay heed to the message about securing valuables inside one’s home or garage.

This brings to mind the question – “Why would you leave your valuables outside, unprotected and in an unlocked vehicle while your other boxes, rakes, shovels, etc. remain locked up in your garage?”
Let these recent incidents be a reminder of the recent Board request for residents to use their garage space as it was intended ... to store their vehicle (s). While it is understood that some homes only have a two-car garage, if you must leave any vehicles parked in your driveway, please use common sense and keep them locked.

Take these simple steps to avoid tempting the intruders: Clean out your garages, utilize garages for your cars; if you have more vehicles than your garage space allows, please lock your car when it’s left in the driveway and leave nothing of value visible.