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Westchase Crime and Accidents: July 2014

With school buses back on the road, do you know what driving laws you must observe?

In Florida when a school bus pulls to the side of the road to load or unload students and extends its stop signals, all motor vehicles – traveling in both directions – must come to a complete stop and not pass the bus until the bus withdraws the signal. You must stop even if you’re going in the opposite direction of the bus.

The only exception to this law is if you are driving a vehicle on a divided road with an unpaved space of at least five feet, a raised median, or a physical barrier between lanes, such as exists on Countryway Boulevard and Linebaugh Avenue. On such divided roads, traffic must stop only in the directional lanes occupied by the bus.

Penalties for illegally passing a stopped bus are $165 and four points on your license for the first infraction. If you pass on the side of the bus where children are loading or unloading, however, the penalty is $265, 4 points and a mandatory hearing.

If you see a bus stop to load or unload, odds are, you need to stop too. It keeps kids safe.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/4

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/9

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Drugs/Narcotics

7/23

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                   

DUI

7/1

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Grand Theft - All Other

7/28

12200 Glencliff Cr.                                                                           

Shoplifting

7/1

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Theft From A Building

7/4

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Theft From A Building

7/17

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Theft From A Vehicle

7/14

11900 Middlebury Dr.                                                                         

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

7/12

10300 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

7/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

7/18

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

7/28

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Violations

7/23

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: June

What goes on in Westchase while you sleep?

On two separate nights in June and July homeowners in The Bridges who happen to be night owls have had to check their truck, parked in their driveway, because its alarm has been triggered. While they remove valuables from the truck, one of its locking mechanisms has been broken, making it possible to still open the door even when locked. This has occurred on two separate nights this summer alone.

While the vast majority of teens are honest, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office regularly warns that summer vacation represents an opportunity for small numbers of them to walk the community long after everyone else has gone to bed. Deputies say they approach vehicles parked in the streets and driveways, checking for unlocked doors.  If you leave valuables like wallets, purses, music players or phones in your unlocked, un-garaged vehicle, you can bet on one outcome.

Eventually your luck will run out – and Westchase’s car burglars will have a good night.

Battery-Simple

6/27

10100 Montague St.                                                                            

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

6/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Fraud-Swindle

6/6

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                     

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

6/21

Countryway Blvd./Citrus Park Dr.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/28

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

6/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

6/10

10900 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

6/26

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Obstructing Courts

6/27

10100 Montague St.                                                                            

Warrant In County

6/5

10300 Saville Rowe Ln.                                                                      

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: May 2014

Going on vacation this summer?

Most residents are unaware of a valuable service offered by the Westchase Community Development District (CDD). The district operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

Battery-Simple

5/12

Montague St./Bayboro Bridge Dr.                                                                   

Battery-Simple

5/31

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

DUI

5/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

DUI

5/9

Bradwell Pl./Sudbury Ct                                                                            

DUI

5/20

Montague St./Tate Ln                                                                              

DUI

5/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Shoplifting

5/13

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Theft Of Bicycle

5/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

5/20

11800 Derbyshire Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

5/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

5/1

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Homicide

5/2

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/3

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/3

Gretna Green Dr./Chelmsford Wy.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/3

10200 Radcliffe Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

5/8

Countryway Blvd./ Oaksbury Dr.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/9

Sudbury Ct./Bradwell Pl.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

5/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

5/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

5/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/15

12200 Lexington Park Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

5/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

5/25

Countryway Blvd./Bennington Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Disorderly Conduct

5/7

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Warrant Out Of County

5/1

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Public Peace Crimes

5/7

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Privacy Violations

5/31

12400 Seabrook Dr.                                                                           

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: April 2014

In May Westchase’s beautiful median held a stark reminder of an old safety adage.

Excessive speed kills.

On May 2 at 3:30 a.m., Lloyd Jong Yia, 21, lost control of his Honda and crashed into an oak within Linebaugh’s median. His estimated speed was 70 mph, nearly 25 mph above the posted limit. He died at the scene from his injuries.

One of Westchase residents’ most common complaints relates to speeding through neighborhoods. Westchase is filled with kids who play on and near streets. In the mornings and afternoons when the school day begins or ends, many Westchase streets, including Linebaugh Avenue, are flooded with students. Often kids take careless risks, crossing against lights or darting across streets outside of crosswalks. When you speed, you limit your ability to react in time to children’s mistakes.

With summer vacation, children will fill the neighborhood. Observing speed limits not only keeps you safer while driving, it also keeps everyone outside your car safer as well.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/03

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                            

Drugs/Narcotics

4/08

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

4/27

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                          

Curtilage With Theft

4/09

9500 Cavendish Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/Forced

4/16

9700 Woodbay Dr.                                                                               

Theft from a Vehicle

4/21

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Theft from a Vehicle

4/24

9700 Westchase Dr.                                                                             

Shoplifting

4/06

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Shoplifting

4/26

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

4/02

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

4/4

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Violations

4/06

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/09

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

4/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

4/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

4/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

4/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

4/17

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

4/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

4/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

4/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/26

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

4/29

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

4/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Race Track Rd.                                                                      

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: March 2014

This column’s repeated warnings about removing valuables from cars and keeping garage doors closed may be working.

Unless you were involved in a fight in March, you likely experienced no crime. Only four thefts appear below. Three match the pattern this column warns about nearly monthly. The fourth is a home burglary – apparently to a house whose doors were left unlocked.

Westchase home burglaries and thefts fall into two categories – the quick grab and dash from open garages and, less frequently, the burglary of the home itself. The latter most commonly occurs during the morning hours after residents have gone off to work. If you leave, lock up and set the alarm. If you are at home, help your neighbors by keeping an eye out for suspicious people and vehicles. Note their tags and call them into the sheriff’s office.

Battery-Simple

3/12

9900 New Parke Rd.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

3/25

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

3/25

10500 Chilmark Wy.                                                                           

Burglary Residence/No Force

3/4

9800 Emerald Links Dr.                                                                        

Drugs/Narcotics

3/19

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

DUI

3/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                      

Fraud-Other

3/20

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Petit Theft-All Other

3/27

9800 West Park Village Dr.                                                                         

Shoplifting

3/22

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Theft from a Vehicle

3/26

10200 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

Theft Vehicle and Other Mobile

3/15

10400 Brentford Dr.                                                                           

Warrant Out Of County

3/24

11600 Countryway Blvd.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

3/5

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

3/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/13

Countryway Blvd./Bennington Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

3/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/16

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/17

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

3/19

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/21

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

3/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/31

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                    

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: February 2014

You can be sure that one will happen in Westchase at least every two and a half days.

No, we’re not talking about thefts from cars and open garages, Westchase’s most common yet most easily avoidable crimes.

We’re talking car accidents. In 2013 142 car accidents (reported to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department) occurred on Westchase roads. Most occurred at the community’s major intersections with Linebaugh Avenue: Sheldon Road, Montague Street, Gretna Green Drive and Countryway Boulevard.

Vehicular accidents are surprisingly common, with an average of 12 occurring each month in Westchase. You can enhance your family’s safety by observing speed limits, avoiding distractions like cell phone use and eating and respecting traffic signals. Don’t speed up to make lights, always wear seatbelts and, when turning, always look for walkers and runners before proceeding.

Burglary Residence/Forced

2/8

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                               

Burglary Residence/No Force

2/3

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                 

Crimes Against Person

2/16

10600 Ashtead Wood Ct.                                                                      

Drug Paraphernalia

2/17

10500 Montague St..                                                                   

Drugs/Narcotics

2/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                     

Drugs/Narcotics

2/17

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Dui (Driving Under Influence)

2/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Fraud-Other

2/25

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Other Weapon Violations

2/16

10600 Ashtead Wood Ct.                                                                    

Petit Theft-All Other

2/24

10300 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Petit Theft-All Other

2/28

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft From a Vehicle

2/15

11900 Marblehead Dr.                                                                           

Throwing Deadly Missile

2/22

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Trespass Misdemeanor

2/25

9800 Montague St.                                                                              

Warrant Out of County

2/21

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Warrant Out of County

2/21

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

2/6

Sheldon Rd/W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

2/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/13

Countryway Blvd./Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

2/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

2/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: January 2014

A Fords resident made a startling discovery in her garage last month.

In the hours before dawn she returned from her workout and entered her home, leaving her garage door open. Returning to the garage a short time later, she encountered a man inside, who ran off when she began screaming.

Westchase is a very safe community in which to live, which often prompts residents to take security for granted. We leave valuables in our cars parked outside and our garage doors open. As the result, Westchase becomes a convenient target for opportunistic thieves. As we report here nearly every month, the most common Westchase crimes are always thefts from open garages and thefts of valuables from autos parked outside of garages. If you secure your valuable and shut your garage door at all times, you’ll frustrate Westchase’s petty thieves. 

Last, to help foil the rare home burglary, always arm your home alarm.

Battery-Simple

1/03

9800 Montague St.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

1/16

9500 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Battery-Simple

1/21

9700 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

1/29

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Burglary Residence/Forced

1/22

10700 Tavistock Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/No Force

1/13

9600 Montague St.                                                                             

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/17

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                           

Curtilage With Theft

1/12

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                         

Curtilage With Theft

1/12

9700 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Petit Theft - All Other

1/20

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Petit Theft - All Other

1/27

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Theft From A Building

1/29

11900 Marblehead Dr.                                                                          

Theft From A Vehicle

1/08

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

1/08

12200 Glencliff Cr.                                                                           

Theft Of Bicycle

1/12

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Theft Of Bicycle

1/19

10300 Welbeck Ct.                                                                             

Theft Of Bicycle

1/25

9900 Montague St.                                                                              

Traffic Accidents

1/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

1/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

1/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

1/09

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

1/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

1/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

1/17

Countryway Blvd./Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

1/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

1/20

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

1/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

1/25

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

1/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

1/31

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: December 2013

While Westchase crime rates are quite low, the truth about Westchase crime is captured by one WOW staff member’s experience.

A resident since 1998, he has seen a single home burglary on his block (the homeowners were at work and failed to use their alarm) and he’s had a bicycle stolen from his own garage, left open and unattended (curtilage with theft). What were the rest of the crimes over 15 years? All of his neighbors who regularly left valuables in their cars and then parked on the street or in their driveways eventually had items stolen from their vehicles – some of the slower learners more than once. The majority of his neighbors who have garaged their cars – or who have removed all valuables and locked them – have remained completely crime free.

If you leave valuables in your car parked outside your garage, know this for certain: You will eventually be listed in the table below.

Battery–Simple

12/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                     

Battery–Simple

12/15

9500 Harpender Wy.                                                                            

Battery–Simple

12/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Drugs/Narcotics

12/4

10500 Montague St.                                                                           

Drug Paraphernalia

12/4

10500 Montague St.                                                                           

Burglary Residence/Forced

12/5

10300 Millport Dr.                                                                        

Theft From a Vehicle

12/7

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                     

Theft From a Vehicle

12/11

9800 Westchase Dr.                                                                 

Theft From a Vehicle

12/12

12300 Wycliff Pl.                                                                       

Curtilage with Theft

12/27

11900 Wandsworth Dr.                                                                          

Theft From a Vehicle

12/30

9400 Edenton Wy.                                                                       

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/5

12300 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Drugs/Narcotics

12/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/7

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

DUI

12/8

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Harassing/Obscene

12/14

9600 Gretna Green Dr.                                                           

DUI

12/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.                                     

Theft of Bicycle

12/11

10100 Montague St.                                                                             

Theft from a Building

12/29

9800 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

12/1

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

12/3

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

12/4

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/6

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

12/17

Whitmarsh Ln./Countryway Blvd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

12/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

12/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

12/24

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: November 2013

Three simple New Year’s resolutions can dramatically reduce your chance of falling victim to crime.

A glance at November’s statistics shows the most common crime in Westchase is opportunistic theft. A criminal passes by, notices valuables in a car (usually left unlocked) or items left unattended in a yard or an open garage (curtilage with theft), and helps himself to the items. What can you do? First, garage your cars instead of using it for additional storage. Second, remove all items from your cars – including garage door openers – and lock them if you park them outside. Third, close the doors of unattended garages, lock your home’s doors and use your home alarms. These simple steps will virtually eliminate your chance of experiencing crime in Westchase.

Battery-Simple

11/03

12300 Asheville Dr.                                                                            

Battery On Elderly-Simple

11/14

10500 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                        

Battery-Simple

11/19

10600 Chambers Dr.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

11/19

9500 Greenpointe Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

11/04

10000 Montague St.                                                                             

Curtilage With Theft

11/04

12200 Lexington Park Dr.                                                                      

Curtilage With Theft

11/04

10300 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Business/No Force

11/09

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.                                                                      

Theft From A Building

11/09

10000 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

11/16

10600 Weybridge Dr.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

11/17

11900 Keating Dr.                                                                             

Theft From A Vehicle

11/19

10600 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                         

Theft From A Vehicle

11/25

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Theft From A Vehicle

11/26

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                      

Theft From A Vehicle

11/26

9700 Montague St.                                                                         

Fraud-Impersonation

11/12

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                              

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

11/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Drug Paraphernalia

11/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

11/30

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                   

Trespass Misdemeanor

11/13

12300 Glencliff Cr.                                                                            

Warrant In County

11/19

10500 Greencrest Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

11/02

10400 Countryway Blvd.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

11/02

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

11/08

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Violations

11/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

11/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

11/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

11/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

11/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

11/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

11/27

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: October 2013

With the shopping season upon us, it’s important to take some precautions to avoid property damage and losses.

Each holiday season reports appear in the local media of criminals breaking into vehicles parked in mall parking lots in order to steal packages left inside. If you are out shopping at multiple stores, place all packages in a locked trunk. Lock your vehicle doors and never leave any valuables in sight. It takes less than 30 seconds to break a vehicle window, open the door and remove your valuables.

Battery-Simple

10/10

11800 Lancashire Dr.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

10/16

9800 Woodbay Dr.                                                                               

Battery-Simple

10/19

11900 Middlebury Dr.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

10/28

10100 Kingsbridge Ave.                                                                          

Curtilage With Theft

10/04

9500 West Park Vlg Dr.                                                                        

Theft From a Vehicle

10/20

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                     

Burglary Residence/No Force

10/23

9000 English Silver Wy.                                                                       

Theft From a Vehicle

10/29

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Theft of Bicycle

10/01

10000 Bradwell Pl.                                                                           

Theft Vehicle and Other Mobile

10/03

11600 Countryway Blvd.                                                                          

DUI

10/05

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

10/06

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

DUI

10/26

10000 Tate Ln.                                                                             

Criminal Mischief Felony

10/29

9800 Emerald Links Dr.                                                                        

Burglary Residence-No Force

10/30

9400 West Park Vlg Dr.                                                                        

Theft From a Vehicle

10/30

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Disorderly Conduct

10/06

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

10/19

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Warrant In County

10/14

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

10/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/08

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/10

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

10/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/16

W. Linebaugh Ave. /Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

10/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/18

Belgrave Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

10/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

10/21

Whitmarsh Ln./Countryway Blvd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

10/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

10/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

10/26

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

10/26

Tate Ln / Brompton Dr.                                                                              

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: September 2013

Crossing Westchase streets, many pedestrians quickly learn that few drivers understand state law.

If a pedestrian enters a cross-hatched crosswalk when the walk sign is blinking (or when she has a green light), all vehicles must yield to the pedestrian (even if Don’t Walk sign begins to flash). If a pedestrian is present in a crosswalk that has no signal (like those on Gretna Green Drive in The Fords and The Greens; Montague Street at Westchase Drive; and at the entrance to Keswick Forest/Westchase Swim and Tennis Center), all vehicles must stop, yield and allow the pedestrian to cross before proceeding. If another vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk, it is also illegal to pass it as it could be obscuring your view of a pedestrian.

Always yield to pedestrians and joggers in crosswalks.

Battery-Simple

9/20

9800 Bennington Dr                                                                           

Burglary Residence/Forced

9/13

10000 Montague St.                                                                             

Burglary Residence/No Force

9/10

11800 Lancashire Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/20

9800 Bennington Dr.                                                                            

Drugs/Narcotics

9/10

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Fraud-Swindle

9/18

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Theft From a Building

9/7

11800 Lancashire Dr.                                                                          

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

9/19

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                              

Theft of Bicycle

9/17

9800 Montague St.                                                                             

Warrant in County

9/2

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Warrant out of County

9/11

11900 Middlebury Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

9/4

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/4

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

9/5

W. Linebaugh Ave./Preserve Lake Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

9/9

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

9/12

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

9/15

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

9/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Lake Aston Ct.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/23

Keating Dr./Middlebury Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

9/24

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

9/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                  

Traffic Violations

9/10

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

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Sleepless Yet Satisfied

While Woodbay’s Ira Hoffman has spent the last several years operating a family business his father worked hard to expand, Hoffman recently experienced an expansion of another kind.

The Woodbay voting member and his wife Cindy recently welcomed a baby daughter, Sophia.

Originally from Delaware, Hoffman has been in Florida long enough to consider himself a native. “We moved from Delaware to Florida then Texas and back to Florida,” he explained.

As a floating manager for a pool business – no pun intended – Hoffman’s father had a job that moved the family to various locations. After graduating from nearby Countryside High School, Ira went on to the University of South Florida (USF), where he majored in theater arts and business. “Business took over,” he said when asked about where that major eventually led him in life. His current career, however, didn’t take hold before he had the opportunity to dabble in a couple of others.

After graduating from USF, Hoffman stayed on with the night club he had worked for while in college. “That was a little ridiculous,” he recalled.

For several years he would go into Ybor City, begin work around seven o’clock in the evening and return home around 5 a.m. “I didn’t want to get stuck in that,” he said of the night club career.

A move to Home Shopping Network (HSN) was next for Hoffman, but eventually the family business beckoned. “The pool business was growing and this is what I know,” he explained.

His father’s business, Progressive Pool Products & Services, Inc., had expanded by buying out other area pool service businesses and they needed Hoffman’s help. “Dad asked me to go full time and I did,” he said.

While his father has since passed, Hoffman continues to run the 25-year-old business alongside his mom. The company offers maintenance, service, remodeling and sales. “We do everything except put the pool in the ground,” he said with a chuckle.

Hoffman made sure life wasn’t all work and no play while running the family business. He recalled striking up a conversation with Cindy in the bakery department one day while grocery shopping. “We haven’t spent a day apart since then,” he said of the encounter five years ago.

With a desire to live closer to his Oldsmar office and start a family, Westchase was the obvious choice for the couple. Proximity to his job and Westchase’s family environment drew them to their Woodbay home.

One day, however, a letter landed in his mailbox advising him he needed to pressure wash his driveway. “I was really upset. But only for about thirty seconds,” he said with a smile. “I always liked homeowner associations and I liked people to be held accountable.”

His involvement with the community came by way of his volunteering to help get new mailboxes approved for Woodbay. “I met a lot of people during that time and I was approached and asked to run for voting member,” he recalled.

Jumping in seemed like old times for Hoffman. His father was always involved in community efforts and volunteer groups when Hoffman was a child. “If he saw me sitting around, he’d drag me to his meetings and I found these meetings to be the way I remembered them then.”

His personal goals as a voting member include seeing that some of the older neighborhoods in Westchase are not overlooked when the community considers aesthetic improvements. “I just don’t think they’re looked out for,” he said of some of the first Westchase neighborhoods along Countryway Boulevard.

The arrival of daughter Sophia has certainly put a stop to the boating and lazy weekends he and Cindy previously enjoyed. Sleep is now top priority for all three. “We get three-hour streaks now with a six-hour night thrown in sometimes,” he said with a fatigued nod.

For the Woodbay resident, life seems a lot more hectic during the week while navigating Sophia’s schedule. With a baby on board now, Hoffman explained their goal is to get up and get out on Saturdays for lunch to spend some fun time together.

Yet this new dad wouldn’t have it any other way. “Being with Cindy and Sophia at the end of the day makes it all OK.”

Stephens, a resident of West Park Village, is always looking for interesting Westchase residents to profile. She can be contacted at lmsfla@verizon.net.

By Lisa Stephens

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: August 2013

Is your curtilage secure?

Read the crime and accident statistics long enough and you’re bound to learn some interesting words. Curtilage is the area, usually enclosed, that encompasses the grounds and building of a home and used in daily life. Your curtilage includes your garage, shed, barn, smokehouse and chicken coop. Being that we’re in Westchase, which looks askance at barns, sheds, smokehouses and chicken coups, the first crime listed below likely was a theft from an enclosed yard or garage.  

Curtilage With Theft

8/5

10700 Ayrshire Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Other Structure

8/8

11600 Countryway Blvd.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

8/24

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

8/30

10500 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                       

DUI

8/3

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

DUI

8/3

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Burglary Residence/Forced

8/29

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                    

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/5

9800 Bennington Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/11

12300 Lexington Park Dr.                                                                      

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/14

9600 West Park Vlg Dr.                                                                       

Obstructing Courts

8/30

9700 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

8/4

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

8/8

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.                                                                

Traffic Accidents

8/9

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

8/9

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

8/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Cavendish Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

8/13

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

8/20

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

8/26

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/27

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

8/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Cavendish Dr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: July 2013

Criminals who hit Westchase have a lot of help.

Unfortunately their success is often unwittingly aided by their victims. Recent media reports have shown that 83 percent of automobiles stolen in St. Petersburg had their keys left inside the vehicles. Taking three steps can virtually eliminate your chances of falling victim to Westchase crime. First, always close unattended garages when you’re not in sight (note the burglaries with no force that appear below each month). Second, remove all valuables – purses, wallets, phones, GPS units and music players, etc. – from vehicles and keep them locked. Third, parking vehicles in your garage overnight will likely eliminate any chance of them being broken into. Nearly all Westchase auto break-ins occur overnight to vehicles parked in driveways and on streets.

Burglary Business/No Force

 7/5

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Battery-Aggravated

 7/19

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Battery-Simple

 7/26

9900 Montague St.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

 7/30

12300 Ashville Dr.                                                                         

Drugs/Narcotics

 7/5

9700 Westchase Dr.                                                                            

DUI

 7/7

10200 Talbot Pl.                                                                     

Drugs/Narcotics

 7/12

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                          

Drug Paraphernalia

 7/12

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

 7/14

10000 Brompton Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/No Force

 7/14

10500 Greensprings Dr.                                                                        

Burglary Residence/No Force

 7/17

10500 Greensprings Dr.                                                                       

DUI

 7/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Burglary Business/Forced

 7/20

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

DUI

 7/24

10900 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

 7/05

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

 7/15

10500 Chamberlain Ct.                                                                         

Shoplifting

 7/15

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

 7/16

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

 7/18

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

 7/23

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                           

Fraud-Swindle

 7/29

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

 7/12

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                          

Obstructing Courts

 7/12

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Obstructing Courts

 7/19

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Trespass Misdemeanor

 7/5

9700 Westchase Dr.                                                                            

Traffic Accidents

 7/8

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/10

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

 7/11

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

 7/13

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

 7/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Belgrave Rd.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

 7/20

Bentley Wy./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Violations

 7/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

 7/23

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

 7/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

 7/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

 7/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: June 2013

School returns Aug. 20.

With reported serious crime quite low here, the largest amount of law-breaking each month in Westchase is likely done by parents taking their children to and from school. From dangerously jay-walking school children across Linebaugh Avenue to committing parking infractions on side streets, we’ve all seen parents do it. Some of us engage in it regularly. Yet our kids are watching and they will learn from our behavior. The rules aren’t for other people; they’re for everyone. Remember to drive and park courteously and legally, follow school drop-off and pick-up policies and observe all posted parking signs. All are meant to keep our kids safe.

Assault (Domestic Violence)

6/21

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

6/03

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Battery-Simple

6/21

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/Forced

6/20

10500 Chambers Dr.                                                                             

Burglary Residence/No Force

6/18

12300 Glenfield Ave.                                                                          

Carrying Concealed Weapon

6/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/07

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Drug Paraphernalia

6/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                         

Drug Trafficking/Delivery

6/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                      

Drugs/Narcotics

6/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                       

Drugs/Narcotics

6/19

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                    

Drugs/Narcotics

6/23

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                           

DUI

6/22

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

DUI

6/29

9800 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Harassing/Obscene

6/01

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                      

Obstructing Courts

6/21

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                           

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

6/23

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                          

Theft From a Building

6/29

10200 Woodford Bridge St.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

6/02

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

6/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

6/6

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

6/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

6/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

6/16

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

6/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

6/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

6/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                               

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: May 2013

Going on vacation this summer?

Most residents are unaware of a valuable service offered by the Westchase Community Development District (CDD). The district operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

Battery-Simple

5/4

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

5/8

9800 Montague St.                                                                              

Burglary Residence/No Force

5/31

10500 Brentford Dr.                                                                           

Drugs/Narcotics

5/10

10500 Montague St.                                                                             

Drugs/Narcotics

5/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

5/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Fraud-Other

5/6

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Harassing/Obscene

5/5

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                      

Obstruct-W/Viol-Aggravated

5/28

New Parke Rd./Belgrave Rd.                                                                         

Shoplifting

5/27

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Shoplifting

5/27

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Stalking Violations

5/22

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Theft From A Building

5/16

10600 Marlington Pl.                                                                          

Theft From A Building

5/23

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

5/22

9300 Rockport Pl.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

5/28

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                              

Theft From A Vehicle

5/28

10000 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

5/31

10500 Brentford Dr.                                                                            

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

5/14

10300 Millport Dr.                                                                            

Traffic Accidents

5/5

12300 Seabrook Dr.                                                                             

Traffic Accidents

5/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/8

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

5/9

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

5/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

5/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/17

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/20

New Parke Rd./Montague St.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/21

Countryway Blvd./Peabody Ln.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

5/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                

Traffic Accidents

5/27

Montague St./Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/30

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: April 2013

Going on vacation this summer?

Most residents are unaware of a valuable service offered by the Westchase Community Development District (CDD). The district operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

Battery-Simple

04/08

11900 Derbyshire Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Other Structure

04/27

11600 Countryway Blvd.                                                                         

Theft From a Vehicle

04/27

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Theft From a Vehicle

04/27

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                       

Battery-Simple

04/29

Countryway Blvd./Glenfield Ave.                                                                     

Drugs/Narcotics

04/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

DUI

04/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

DUI

04/27

Montague St./Westchase Dr.                                                                         

DUI

04/27

Montague St./Westchase Dr.                                                                         

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

04/12

10500 Chambers Dr.                                                                             

Traffic Accidents

04/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

04/07

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

04/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

04/08

Countryway Blvd./Glencliff Cr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

04/11

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/16

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/18

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

04/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Way                                                                        

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: March 2013

March was a challenging month to be a driver in Westchase.

As the crime and accidents report for the month shows, crime that affected individual households was virtually nonexistent except for a solitary burglary. Odds were far greater you were involved in an accident at one of Westchase’s busy intersections. The report is a good reminder of practices related to good driving: use your seatbelts, avoid cell phone use, don’t try to beat red lights and never drink and drive.

Battery-Simple

3/21

9800 Westchase Dr.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

3/27

10400 Applecross Ln.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

3/04

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Felony

3/16

9800 Sheldon Rd.                                                                               

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

3/12

9400 Georgian Park Ln.                                                                        

Drug Paraphernalia

3/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Drug Paraphernalia

3/21

Radcliffe Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

Drugs/Narcotics

3/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Drugs/Narcotics

3/21

Radcliffe Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

DUI

3/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

DUI

3/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

DUI

3/21

Radcliffe Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

DUI

3/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Grand Theft-All Other

3/04

10500 Montague St.                                                                             

Petit Theft-All Other

3/28

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

3/12

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

3/01

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

3/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

3/05

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

3/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

3/19

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

3/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/21

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

3/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

3/29

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: February, 2013

Most residents are unaware of a valuable service offered by our CDD.

The Westchase Community Development District (CDD) operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

Battery-Simple

2/10

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

2/20

11900 Derbyshire Dr.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

2/22

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/16

Woodbay Dr./Countryway Blvd.                                                                          

Drug Paraphernalia

2/16

Woodbay Dr./Countryway Blvd.                                                                         

Drug Paraphernalia

2/17

10600 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                         

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

2/23

10400 Snowden Pl.                                                                             

Fraud-Credit Card

2/23

10300 Abbotsford Dr.                                                                           

Fraud-Credit Card

2/23

10300 Abbotsford Dr.                                                                          

Possess Tools/Impede Services

2/11

10200 Rubury Pl.                                                                               

Possess Tools/Impede Services

2/12

10500 Montague St.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

2/20

10000 Bentley Wy.                                                                              

Theft From A Vehicle

2/20

10000 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

2/22

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                        

Theft From A Vehicle

2/01

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/2

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Trespass Misdemeanor

2/11

10200 Millport Dr.

Traffic Accidents

2/05

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/07

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

2/10

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/12

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/20

Countryway Blvd. / Ashville Dr                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

2/20

10500 Montague St.                                                                             

Traffic Accidents

2/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

2/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

2/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

2/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

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Crime and Accidents, December 2012

One thing is notable about December’s crime and accidents in Westchase – the absence of reported burglaries.

Burglars avoid occupied homes. With schools out, burglars perhaps felt they too should go on vacation.

Westchase home burglaries and thefts fall into two categories – the quick grab and dash from open garages and, less frequently, the burglary of the home itself. The latter most commonly occurs during the morning hours after residents have gone off to work. If you are at home during those hours, keep a sharp eye out for suspicious people and vehicles. Note their tags and call them into the sheriff’s office.

Liquor Violation

12/07

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

12/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

12/23

9700 Montague St.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

12/26

9800 West Park Vlg Dr.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

12/31

10800 Spring Mountain Pl.                                                                     

Drugs/Narcotics

12/04

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Felony

12/06

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                         

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

12/07

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Fraud-Swindle

12/10

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/10

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                                                           

Drug Paraphernalia

12/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

DUI

12/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Drugs/Narcotics

12/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

DUI

12/13

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/17

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/21

9900 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                            

Petit Theft - All Other

12/24

10700 Ayrshire Dr.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/27

10000 Seymour Wy.                                                                             

Traffic Accidents

12/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

12/07

Belgrave Rd./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

12/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

12/08

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

12/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/12

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

12/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

12/13

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

12/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

12/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

12/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/25

West Park Vlg Dr./Brompton Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

12/25

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

12/26

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/31

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: Nov. 2012

The Westchase Community Development District (CDD) offers a valuable service to homeowners who plan vacations over future holidays or the summer.

The CDD manages Westchase’s patrol off-duty Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies. Each day two patrol cars drive Westchase neighborhoods at pinpointed times to help prevent crime. If you plan to be away from your home for vacation, you can call the CDD at 920-4268 and they will place you on a list of homes that the off-duty patrol will keep a special eye on during their owners’ absences.

Battery-Aggravated

11/03

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

11/04

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

11/10

10500 Brentford Dr.                                                                         

Theft From a Vehicle

11/04

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Theft From a Vehicle

11/15

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                     

Theft From a Vehicle

11/15

10500 Weybridge Dr.                                                                  

Burglary Residence/No Force

11/25

9100 Crystal Commons Wy.                                                                      

Harassing/Obscene

11/07

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

11/02

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

11/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

11/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/09

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/11

9400 Cavendish Dr.                                                      

Traffic Accidents

11/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

11/14

Montague St./ W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

11/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

11/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

11/29

Belgrave Rd./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: October, 2012

Cpl. Ben Coddington of the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office attended November’s meeting of the Westchase CDD.

Speaking to Community Development District (CDD) supervisors, Coddington emphasized that Westchase has a very low crime rate and most of its crime can be easily prevented. Most Westchase incidents involve thefts from open garages and unlocked cars. “I’d say 85 to even 90 percent of vehicle burglaries are from unlocked cars,” he stated, adding that when mowing his own grass, he shuts his garage door when he’s not in the front yard.

Battery-Simple

10/2

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Battery-Simple

10/8

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

10/21

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

10/22

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/4

9400 West Park Vlg. Dr.

Harassing/Obscene

10/5

10400 Green Links Dr.

Grand Theft-All Other

10/8

10600 Ashtead Wood Ct.

Shoplifting

10/16

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Other

10/19

10600 Weybridge Dr.

DUI

10/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

DUI

10/26

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

10/30

Montague St./Brompton Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

10/2

9500 West Park Vlg. Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

10/22

9900 New Parke Rd.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

10/23

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Obstructing Courts

10/10

10100 Montague St.

Trespass Misdemeanor

10/15

10000 Parley Dr.

Warrant Out Of County

10/5

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.

Traffic Accidents

10/1

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/5

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/5

Montague St./Brompton Dr.

Traffic Accidents

10/6

Millport Dr./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

10/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

10/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

10/11

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Traffic Accidents

10/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.  

Traffic Accidents

10/24

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.  

Traffic Accidents

10/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.  

Traffic Accidents

10/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.  

Traffic Accidents

10/30

9800 Montague St.  

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: September, 2012

September’s incident report shows that one thing figures most prominently in the month’s crime and accidents.

That’s an automobile. Your car is the thing most likely to get you listed on this page. Seventy percent of September’s incidents are either car accidents – particularly at Westchase intersections with traffic signals – or thefts from cars parked outside of garages. Remember to use your seatbelts and avoid use of any cell phones while driving. Studies show that use of cell phones while driving affects car safety as much as drunk driving. When you’re home safely, lock your cars and be sure to remove all valuables.

Battery-Simple

9/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

9/21

9400 Georgian Park Ln.                                                                        

Battery-Simple

9/25

12300 Marblehead Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

9/05

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Theft From a Vehicle

9/10

9400 Georgian Park Ln.                                                                         

Theft From a Vehicle

9/11

10500 Chambers Dr.                                                                            

Theft From a Vehicle

9/12

10600 Chambers Dr.                                                                            

Theft From a Vehicle

9/20

9800 Westchase Dr.                                                                            

Theft From a Vehicle

9/26

9800 Westchase Dr.                                                                             

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

9/23

Wandsworth Dr./Middlebury Dr.                                                                      

Fraud-Credit Card

9/07

10700 Tavistock Dr.                                                                           

Harassing/Obscene

9/14

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                                                          

Harassing/Obscene

9/25

12100 Clear Harbor Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/02

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/11

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                                                          

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/30

12400 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

9/10

10600 Weybridge Dr.                                                                          

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

9/28

10100 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

9/01

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

9/02

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

9/05

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

9/06

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

9/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                                                                                            

Traffic Accidents

9/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

9/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

9/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

9/14

Millport Dr./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

9/16

Countryway Blvd./Bennington Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/17

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

9/24

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/27

Montague St./Tate Ln.                                                                            

Traffic Accidents

9/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

9/28

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

9/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

 

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Crime and Accidents, Aug. 2012

In September a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy attended a meeting in Westchase.

At the meeting, the deputy, who performs the off-duty patrol under the Community Development District (CDD), stated that in recent months he had noticed a decline in the number of garage doors being left open by residents. He cited this as helping to lower the number of thefts in Westchase. The list of reported crimes below is one of the shortest monthly reports that has ever run in WOW.

The deputy also reminded those present that the most common crimes in Westchase are the most easily preventable: thefts from open garages and cars parked outside. Residents are reminded to remove all valuables from cars parked outside of garages and to lock all vehicles.

Battery-Simple

8/4

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

8/26

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                         

Theft From A Vehicle

8/21

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

DUI

8/4

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

DUI

8/19

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

DUI

8/25

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/5

12300 Wycliff Pl.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/10

9300 Rockport Pl.                                                                             

Petit Theft - All Other

8/11

12200 Glencliff Cr.                                                                           

Grand Theft - All Other

8/30

10100 Montague St.                                                                            

Shoplifting

08/31

13100 Race Track Rd.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

8/2

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

8/3

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

8/11

9800 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

08/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

8/23

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

8/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Forgery

8/20

10500 Montague St.                                                                             

Trespass Misdemeanor

8/24

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                         

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: July 2012

In August a Bridges resident reported that a security company representative came to his door.

The individual questioned the resident about his home alarm system. When the homeowner later contacted the security company, he was told they never send representatives to homes. The lesson? Never discuss your home’s security with solicitors. Soliciting is forbidden in Westchase; often burglars posing as solicitors simply knock on doors to determine targets. All solicitors should be reported to the sheriff’s office as suspicious persons. For a free Westchase No Soliciting window decal (which does diminish soliciting), contact the WCA office at 926-6404.

Assault (Misdemeanor)

7/7

10100 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Battery - Simple

7/7

10100 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

7/23

9900 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

DUI

7/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                       

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/02

12400 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Felony

7/12

9900 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

Grand Theft - All Other

7/02

9900 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Theft From a Building

7/02

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

7/08

12300 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

7/09

10300 Abbotsford Dr.                                                                          

Petit Theft - All Other

7/26

9900 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

Petit Theft - All Other

7/27

9500 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Obstructing Courts

7/04

9900 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Obstructing Courts

7/10

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Ordinances - County

7/02

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Stalking Violations

7/16

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

7/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/09

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

7/09

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

7/10

Countryway Blvd./Oaksbury Dr.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

7/28

9600 West Park Vlg. Dr.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/28

West Park Vlg. Dr./Cavendish Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

7/30

Green Links Dr./Welbeck Ct.                                                                        

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: June 2012

This month residents are asked to keep on the alert.

From Aug. 27-30 the Republican National Convention will occur in downtown Tampa. Given demands for security for the convention, many local police forces will be kept very busy downtown.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are therefore encouraging all Westchase residents to keep an extra eye out throughout the community and report suspicious individuals or activities immediately to the sheriff’s office.

Battery-Aggravated

6/09

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

6/22

9800 Emerald Links Dr.                                                                      

Burglary Business-Forced

6/02

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Burglary Residence-Forced

6/18

10000 Seymour Wy.                                                                             

Burglary Residence-No Force

6/05

9700 Montague St.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/07

11300 Countryway Blvd.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/21

10300 Abbotsford Dr.                                                                         

DUI

6/01

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

6/29

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

DUI

6/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Felony Battery

6/17

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Other

6/17

9800 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Grand Theft-All Other

6/03

9800 Montague St.                                                                           

Harassing/Obscene

6/13

9500 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Petit Theft-All Other

6/18

10000 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                      

Shoplifting

6/12

10600 Sheldon Rd.                                                                             

Shoplifting

6/26

10600 Sheldon Rd.                                                                             

Theft From a Building

6/05

9800 Montague St.                                                                             

Theft From a Building

6/27

10100 Montague St.                                                                             

Theft From a Vehicle

6/06

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Theft From a Vehicle

6/10

10000 Brompton Dr.                                                                            

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

6/20

9900 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

6/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

6/06

Clear Harbor Dr./Marblehead Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

6/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

6/09

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

6/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Belgrave Rd.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

6/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

6/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

6/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                                                                                                

Trespass Misdemeanor

6/11

9700 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                         

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: May 2012

One particular crime this month may make Westchase parents gulp.

On May 11, a kidnapping is listed for the corner of Linebaugh Avenue and Sheldon Road. Debbie Carter of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department provided additional details. “It was a false imprisonment,” she explained.

Carter stated that an ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend, neither Westchase residents, had a fight that began in the nearby woods. The boyfriend threatened the woman with a knife and wouldn’t let her depart. Escaping, the woman ran to the intersection’s 7-Eleven, where she called police.

When reading the crime stats, keep in mind that many of the crimes occur on Westchase boundaries and commercial properties and do not involve homeowners.

Aggravated Assault

5/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Battery-Aggravated

5/6

10600 Esher Wood Ct.                                                                     

Battery-Simple

5/3

11200 Sheldon Rd.                                                                      

Battery-Simple

5/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                      

Battery-Simple

5/13

9800 Woodbay Dr.                                                                   

Battery-Simple

5/19

10400 Greenmont Dr.                                                                           

Battery-Simple

5/22

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

5/23

9900 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Battery-Simple

5/24

10100 Montague St.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/Forced

5/2

9700 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Burglary Residence/Forced

5/14

11800 Middlebury Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

5/26

9900 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/No Force

5/31

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

5/16

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.                                                                      

DUI

5/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

DUI

5/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

DUI

5/18

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

DUI

5/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

DUI

5/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.                                                                

Fraud-Credit Card

5/22

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Fraud-Swindle

5/16

11900 Wandsworth Dr.                                                                          

Grand Theft-All Other

5/1

Countryway Blvd. /W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Grand Theft-All Other

5/7

10000 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Grand Theft-All Other

5/19

Brompton Dr./Montague St.                                                                          

Kidnapping

5/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Shoplifting

5/21

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Theft from a Vehicle

5/25

10100 Parley Dr.                                                                               

Theft from a Vehicle

5/25

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Theft from a Vehicle

5/29

10000 Parley Dr.                                                                              

Traffic Accidents

5/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/3

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

5/4

Magnolia Blossom Dr./Brompton Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

5/5

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/11

Royce Dr./Rowlett Wy.                                                                              

Traffic Accidents

5/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

5/18

Countryway Blvd./Glencliff Cr.                                                                       

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: April 2012

April saw an uptick in residential and auto burglaries in Westchase. While Westchase’s crime rate is quite low, the community occasionally experiences an increase in home and auto burglaries – often perpetrated by the same individuals. Westchase’s off-duty deputy patrol reports that many Westchase homes that are burglarized often have home alarms that were left off. As summer begins, keep an eye out for suspicious individuals and vehicles, remove valuables from cars and remember to activate your home alarm when you step out.

Battery-Simple

04/13

9900 New Parke Rd.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

04/20

10700 Tavistock Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/Forced

04/05

10000 New Parke Rd.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/Forced

04/12

10500 Weybridge Dr.                                                                         

Burglary Residence/Forced

04/13

9800 Emerald Links Dr.                                                                        

Burglary Residence/No Force

04/15

12400 Ashville Dr.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

04/19

12300 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

04/19

9900 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

04/25

Stockbridge Dr./Montague St.                                                                       

Theft From A Vehicle

04/27

9400 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Drugs/Narcotics

04/01

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Fraud-Impersonation

04/03

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

DUI

04/03

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

04/06

10700 Ayrshire Dr.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

04/19

12400 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

04/20

10000 Bradwell Pl.                                                                            

DUI

04/28

Countryway Blvd./Oaksbury Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

04/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Petit Theft-All Other

04/05

10000 New Parke Rd.                                                                           

Grand Theft-All Other

04/26

9900 New Parke Rd.                                                                            

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

04/10

12400 Seabrook Dr.                                                                            

Theft From Elderly/Disabled

04/12

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Grand Theft-All Other

04/13

9900 Hartwell Bridge Cr.                                                                      

Trespass Misdemeanor

04/19

12400 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

04/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

04/01

Countryway Blvd./Glencliff Cr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/13

Countryway Blvd./Oaksbury Dr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

04/21

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/24

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

04/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

04/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

04/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

04/27

Kingsbridge Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

04/29

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: Feb. 2012

Westchase Crime and Accidents: February, 2012

Since WOW began running community crime and accident statistics last year, February’s statistics achieved a notable first.

In February there were no thefts from vehicles parked in front of Westchase homes. That month also saw no home burglaries. The one burglary noted below happened in Tree Tops, which lies outside of the Westchase Community Association. Nearly all crimes that occurred in February were related to Westchase’s commercial properties except a charge of simple battery, a drugs/narcotics charge and a charge of minor theft. Residents should be applauded for taking valuables out of their cars and locking them. Combined with keeping garage doors closed to prevent quick, opportunistic thefts, these simple preventative steps reduce Westchase’s residential crime to near non-existent levels.

Assault (Misdemeanor)

02/19

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Battery–Simple

02/19

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Theft From A Vehicle

02/05

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery–Simple

02/24

12200 Bishopsford Dr.                                                                         

Drugs/Narcotics

02/01

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

DUI

02/15

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

02/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Belgrave Rd.                                                                       

Burglary Residence/No Force

02/20

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Harassing/Obscene

02/04

10500 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                        

Shoplifting

02/21

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Harassing/Obscene

02/26

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                                                          

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

02/26

Montague St./Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                    

Theft From A Building

02/27

10500 Montague St.                                                                           

Petit Theft–All Other

02/29

10300 Springrose Dr.                                                                          

Theft By Employee (On Duty)

02/20

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

02/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

02/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

02/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

02/16

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

02/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

02/17

Woodbay Dr./Bennington Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

02/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

02/24

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

02/28

8801 W. Linebaugh Ave.

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: Jan. 2012

While our crime rates are low, one cost that is borne by all Westchase residents is vandalism at our parks, which are maintained by the Westchase CDD. On a late afternoon in January, a young, white male of high school or college age rode his skateboard down a Baybridge Park sliding board, punching through its bottom, causing $1,900 in damage. The individual is tall, thin, dark-haired and, at the time, had a trimmed beard. He is a frequent visitor to the park and is often seen skating along Linebaugh Avenue. If you can identify him, please contact the CDD office at 920-4268.

Battery-Simple

1/06

9700 Montague St.

Battery-Simple

1/09

10000 Tate Ln.

Felony Battery

1/15

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/03

10200 Millport Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/03

10500 Greencrest Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/04

9800 Royce Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/05

10500 Castleford Wy.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/24

10500 Greencrest Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/02

Oaksbury Dr./Derbyshire Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/03

9400 Cavendish Dr.

DUI

1/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/07

10700 Ayrshire Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/11

10700 Tavistock Dr.

Criminal Mischief Felony

1/17

10000 Bridgeton Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

1/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Fraud-Credit Card

1/23

10100 Parley Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/25

10500 Montague St.

Traffic Violations

1/02

Oaksbury Dr./Derbyshire Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

1/03

10600 Rochester Wy.

Petit Theft - All Other

1/05

10500 Castleford Wy.

Petit Theft - All Other

1/10

10600 Tavistock Dr.

Grand Theft - All Other

1/09

10500 Chambers Dr.

Grand Theft - All Other

1/17

12300 Lexington Park Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/22

10200 Woodford Bridge St.

Theft From A Building

1/21

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

1/09

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

1/09

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

01/10

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

01/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.

Traffic Accidents

01/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

01/13

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

01/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

01/18

Countryway Blvd./Berkeley Square Dr.

Traffic Accidents

01/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Traffic Accidents

01/21

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

01/23

Race Track Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

01/24

Whitmarsh Ln./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

01/30

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

 

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Artists’ Holiday Market a Success!

The Westchase Artist Society’s second Annual Holiday Market proved to be an even bigger success than last year.

With nine members of the group participating along with other artists and vendors on Dec. 10 at the Westchase Golf Club, shoppers were able to find the perfect gift for everyone on their lists. Visitors were also treated to samples from area restaurants like Catch 23, Burger 21, FroYo and Tijuana Flats.Jennifer Joyner, the Holiday Market chairperson, was thrilled to announce that this year’s Market raised just over $1,000 for Autism Speaks. Be sure to keep an eye out for next year’s Holiday Market so you can take part in this great event.

The November meeting of the Westchase Artists Society was hosted by Dona and Ron McCaslin of Speedpro Imaging, located on Tampa Road in Oldsmar. Members were treated to a tour of the facilities and were able to view the equipment used in the large format printing in which Speedpro specializes. At the front of the shop, the artists got to see a sample of photographer Liz Rylan’s work blown up into a large trade show display. In addition to seeing how an image was enlarged to create custom wallpaper, artists had a chance to compare various materials used for large printing as well as examples of mounted prints.

The next meeting of the Westchase Artists Society will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center. The evening’s agenda will include election of officers for 2012. Make sure to check out the group Web site at http://www.westchaseartists.com for complete details. You can also friend the group on Facebook to stay updated on events.

The Westchase Artists Society is open to all types of visual artists from the Upper Tampa Bay area. Those interested in learning more are invited to drop by a meeting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center on Countryway Boulevard. Bring your creativity and a piece of artwork to share.

By Teresa Trubilla

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: November, 2011

Westchase Crime and Accidents: November

As we begin a new year, make a resolution to lower crime in Westchase by avoiding the two most common crimes in the community – theft from vehicles and open garages. Remember to close your garage doors. Also remember to remove all valuables from cars before locking them.

Battery-Simple

11/16

9800 Woodbay Dr.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

11/21

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                     

Battery-Simple

11/30

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Burglary Residence/No Force

11/01

9900 Tate Ln.                                                                                 

Theft From A Vehicle

11/02

10000 Tate Ln.                                                                               

Theft From A Vehicle

11/02

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                        

Theft From A Vehicle

11/02

10300 Green Links Dr.                                                                       

Burglary Residence/Forced

11/03

12000 Wandsworth Dr.                                                                         

Theft From A Vehicle

11/04

9000 Spring Garden Wy.                                                                        

Theft From A Vehicle

11/10

10200 Woodford Bridge St.                                                                     

Burglary - Armed

11/16

10400 Greenmont Dr.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

11/16

10400 Greenmont Dr.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

11/18

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Burglary Residence/No Force

11/20

11900 Wandsworth Dr.                                                                          

Theft From A Vehicle

11/21

10300 Abbotsford Dr.                                                                          

Drugs/Narcotics

11/16

Gretna Green Dr./Green Links Dr.                                                                    

Drug Trafficking/Delivery

11/23

8801 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                               

Drug Paraphernalia

11/23

8801 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                               

DUI

11/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Bl.                                                                     

DUI

11/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Fraud-Swindle

11/22

9900 Montague St.                                                                             

Criminal Mischief Felony

11/14

9900 Montague St.                                                                              

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

11/19

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

11/20

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Grand Theft - All Other

11/06

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.                                                                      

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

11/11

9700 Montague St.                                                                             

Grand Theft - All Other

11/12

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.                                                                      

Theft From A Building

11/18

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Petit Theft - All Other

11/20

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Grand Theft - All Other

11/22

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Grand Theft - All Other

11/24

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Grand Theft - All Other

11/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

Grand Theft - All Other

11/30

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

11/01

Cavendish Dr./Langham Pl.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

11/01

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Bl.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

11/05

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

11/05

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

11/07

Cavendish Dr./Langham Pl.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

11/10

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

11/16

Montague St./Westchase Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

11/16

Woodbay Dr./Bennington Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

11/19

9900 Montague St.                                                                             

Traffic Accidents

11/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

11/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

11/23

8801 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                              

Traffic Accidents

11/28

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

11/23

8801 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                             

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

11/23

8801 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                             

Warrant Out Of County

11/06/2011

9900 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: Oct. 2011

What steps can you take to keep your family and properties safe and secure for the holidays?

The most common crimes in Westchase are thefts from cars and open garages. Be sure to secure all doors and remove valuables from autos. If you’re traveling for the holidays, ask a neighbor to keep an eye out on your property. Last, if you attend a holiday party, select a designated driver to keep everyone safe on the roads. Happy holidays!

Battery-Simple

10/05

12000 Wandsworth Dr.

Battery-Simple

10/07

12900 Sheldon Rd.

Battery-Simple

10/23

10400 Springrose Dr.

Battery-Simple

10/25

9900 Brompton Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/07

11900 Keating Dr.

Burglary Business/Forced

10/11

10500 Montague St.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/22

10500 Weybridge Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/22

9800 Bayboro Bridge Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/22

9800 Bridgeton Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/30

10000 Seymour Wy.

Drugs/Narcotics

10/20

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

10/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.

DUI

10/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Fraud-Credit Card

10/06

10300 Millport Dr.

Harassing/Obscene

10/12

10500 Chilmark Wy.

Criminal Mischief Felony

10/16

10500 Montague St.

Grand Theft-All Other

10/06

10500 Weybridge Dr.

Grand Theft-All Other

10/09

9500 Cavendish Dr.

Grand Theft-All Other

10/22

9800 Bayboro Bridge Dr.

Grand Theft-All Other

10/27

10100 Parley Dr.

Obstructing Courts

10/20

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Obstructing Courts

10/20

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

Traffic Accidents

10/02

W. Linebaugh Ave./Belgrave Rd.

Traffic Accidents

10/06

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/12

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Violations

10/20

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

10/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

10/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

10/27

Countryway Blvd./Glencliff Cr.

Traffic Accidents

10/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: September, 2011

As always, what’s the best way to avoid crime in Westchase?

A look at September’s statistics makes it clear again. Remove valuables from vehicles and lock or garage them. Make sure you always keep your garages and doors closed and locked. Taking these simple steps will nearly eliminate your chance of falling victim to crime.

Burglary Residence/Forced

09/12

9400 Cavendish Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

09/19

9800 Bridgeton Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

09/27

9800 Meadow Field Cr.

Theft From A Vehicle

09/30

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

09/30

10500 Montague St.

Drugs/Narcotics

09/30

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

09/25

Brompton Dr./Magnolia Blossom Dr.

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

09/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Loose Animal - Agriculture

09/01

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

09/16

8800 Hampden Dr.

Obstructing Courts

09/13

10100 Kingsbridge Ave.

Public Order Violations

09/08

10300 Springrose Dr.

Grand Theft - All Other

09/06

10100 Downey Ln.

Petit Theft - All Other

09/13

9400 West Park Vlg Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

09/16

10700 Countryway Bl.

Petit Theft - All Other

09/22

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

09/23

11900 Sheldon Rd.

Petit Theft - All Other

09/25

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Other Weapon Violations

09/22

10500 Montague St .

Shoplifting

09/26

10100 Montague St.

Traffic Accidents

09/02

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

09/03

Weybridge Dr./Kingsbridge Ave.

Traffic Accidents

09/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Bl.

Traffic Accidents

09/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Bl.

Traffic Accidents

09/08

Countryway Bl./Oaksbury Dr.

Traffic Accidents

09/12

Race Track Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

09/13

Cavendish Dr./Langham Pl.

Traffic Accidents

09/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

09/15

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

09/15

Countryway Bl./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

09/16

Countryway Bl./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

09/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Bl.

Traffic Accidents

09/21

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

09/22

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.

Traffic Accidents

09/23

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

09/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Bl.

Traffic Accidents

09/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Bl.

Traffic Accidents

09/25

Brompton Dr./Magnolia Blossom Dr.

Traffic Accidents

09/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

09/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: August 2011

How is a Westchase resident most likely to make this unpopular list?

Odds are, if you made August’s Crime and Accidents list, it was because you were in a car accident within Westchase. While we often remember to take important steps like securing valuables and locking doors to protect our property, we sometimes forget to take those extra steps to protect ourselves and loved ones. Always use seatbelts, don’t drive under the influence and avoid distractions like fiddling with the radio and using your cell phone.

Battery-Simple

8/2

9900 Montague St.

Battery-Simple

8/6

9800 Bridgeton Dr.

Battery-Simple

8/7

9900 Montague St.

Battery-Simple

8/26

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

8/27

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft From A Vehicle

8/9

9400 Greenpointe Dr.

Burglary Other Structure

8/12

10700 Tavistock Dr.

Burglary Residence / Forced

8/19

12300 Glenfield Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

8/18

Montague St./Kingsbridge Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

8/31

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI(Driving Under Influence)

8/6

9800 Bridgeton Dr.

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

8/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

8/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

8/27

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Felony

8/5

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/14

12400 Seabrook Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/27

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Petit Theft - All Other

8/15

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Grand Theft - All Other

8/17

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

Traffic Accidents

8/3

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

8/8

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

8/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

8/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Traffic Accidents

8/16

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

8/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

8/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Traffic Accidents

8/17

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

8/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Traffic Accidents

8/19

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

8/20

Countryway Blvd./Oaksbury Dr

Traffic Accidents

8/23

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

8/23

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

8/24

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

8/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Traffic Accidents

8/29

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

8/30

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Stolen Property

8/23

10200 Millport Dr.

Other Weapon Violations

8/22

9900 Stockbridge Dr.

Warrant Out Of County

8/3

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Warrant Out Of County

8/18

Montague St./Kingsbridge Ave.

 

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Crime & Accidents: July 2011

In August, a resident e-mailed WOW stating his car had been burglarized and asked we inform residents and encourage them to remove valuables from cars. WOW pointed out that we print Westchase crime statistics and recently we’ve made a point of mentioning the most common crimes in Westchase (which has a very low crime rate) were thefts from cars and open garages.

In July’s statistics, after removing commercial crime, the predominant crimes in Westchase remain thefts from cars and unsecured homes and garages. These crimes are easily preventable. Please remind your neighbors to protect themselves from the most common crimes in Westchase simply by removing all valuables from their vehicles, locking all doors and closing garages.

Battery-Simple

07/15

10200 Bennington Dr.                                    

Battery-Simple

07/18

10300 Saville Rowe Ln.                                     

Theft From A Vehicle

07/02

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                  

Theft From A Vehicle

07/14

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                  

Theft From A Vehicle

07/21

10000 Tate Ln.                                      

Burglary Other Structure

07/22

10400 Springrose Dr.                                     

Theft From A Vehicle

07/22

9400 Georgian Park Ln.                                     

Theft From A Vehicle

07/22

12300 Glenfield Ave.                                     

Burglary Other Structure

07/22

10400 Springrose Dr.                                      

Theft From A Vehicle

07/23

12400 Danby Ct.                                       

Burglary Residence/Forced

07/26

10600 Rochester Wy.                                     

Theft From A Vehicle

07/28

10600 Gretna Green Dr.                                     

Theft From A Vehicle

07/28

9800 Bayboro Bridge Dr.                                  

Theft From A Vehicle

07/28

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                      

Theft From A Vehicle

07/28

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                      

Theft From A Vehicle

07/28

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                      

Burglary Residence/No Force

07/28

10200 Woodford Bridge St.                                  

Drugs/Narcotics

07/08

12400 Seabrook Dr.                                       

Drugs/Narcotics

07/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                     

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

07/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                     

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

07/18

10600 Sheldon Rd.                                      

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

07/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                    

Harassing/Obscene

07/05

10600 Sheldon Rd.                                      

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

07/11

10700 Countryway Blvd.                                      

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

07/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                    

Grand Theft - All Other

07/05

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.                                   

Theft From A Building

07/12

10100 Bennington Dr.                                      

Grand Theft - All Other

07/14

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                  

Petit Theft - All Other

07/14

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                    

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

07/17

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                    

Petit Theft - All Other

07/21

10500 Greensprings Dr.                                     

Theft From A Building

07/21

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                     

Grand Theft - All Other

07/25

12400 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                     

Traffic Accidents

07/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                     

Traffic Accidents

07/07

Sheldon Rd./Citrus Park Dr.                                     

Traffic Accidents

07/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                   

Traffic Accidents

07/09

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                  

Traffic Accidents

07/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                 

Traffic Violations

07/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Sheldon Rd.                                     

Traffic Accidents

07/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                 

Traffic Accidents

07/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                   

Traffic Accidents

07/25

Sheldon Rd./Old Linebaugh Ave.                                    

Traffic Accidents

07/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.                                 

Stalking Violations

07/12

10500 Gretna Green Dr.                                     

Trespass Misdemeanor

07/17

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                   

 

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