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Tracking Crime in Our Neighborhood

You may not hear about a crime unless a neighbor tells you. Otherwise you might think Gatlinburg doesn’t have a crime problem. BUT WE DO!

The Gatlinburg subdivision has nearly 500 households and police are called to investigate crimes every week. I know this because I get a SpotCrime.com daily email summary with a list and a map of Pflugerville.

crime listing
Note the Gatlinburg streets.





Pflugerville area crime reports
Blue Icon Marks Gatlinburg

 Would you like to see a crime report map for Pflugerville? Visit SpotCrime.com.

What I like are the map icons for the type of crime showing about where it happened.  Icons like “theft,” “arrest,” “vandelism,” and “burglary” to name a few. However, one of the most common reports is the “other” type which doesn’t tell us much.

map icons for crime type
Web site map icons.

Actual street addresses are hidden so if you click on the map icon, you will only see Google’s street view near, but not at the crime’s address.

Enter your email address and SpotCrime.com  will send you daily updates with ads or product endorsements. Since its free to get this information the ads are minor inconvenience.

Neighborhood Watch

What can you do to prevent being a crime victim? Of course, you could install a burglar alarm or other devices, but why not join with your neighbors to form a Block Watch? A block watch group organizes to be alert for suspicious activity on the street by people not familiar to the neighborhood. Neighbors also meet several time a year to learn crime prevention methods from the police or educational material. Individuals can volunteer to join Citizens On Patrol and receive advanced safety training.

The Pflugerville Police Department will help you start your Block Watch. Phone Community Services Cpl. Dan Griffith at 670-5514 or email dgriffith [at] pflugervilletx.gov.

Neighborhood Watch
The Neighborhood Watch Sign


Save money with City’s toilet voucher program

The City of Pflugerville this week announced a high-efficiency toilet voucher program. Continue reading Save money with City’s toilet voucher program

Pflugerville Census 2010 return rate worse than 2000

I should have posted a link to this February 8th PfCONA video presentation on Census 2010 here earlier (see it below.) A link was put on the PfCONA and City of Pflugerville web sites. I just forgot about it. Continue reading Pflugerville Census 2010 return rate worse than 2000

What to do about junk cars, tall grass, broken fences?

Call Pflugerville Code Enforcement 670-5720

Do you know the answers to these questions?

  • Can you complain about uncut, tall grass over 8 inches?
  • Are you allowed to keep non-running cars in your driveway?
  • Do broken or leaning privacy fences have to be repaired?
  • How many days will you have to correct the code violation before a fine?

Watch this video about  Code Enforcement to learn the answers. Continue reading What to do about junk cars, tall grass, broken fences?

A Local Resource for Food & Support

The Store House Thrift Store and Food Pantry

The Storehouse Thrift Store is a non-profit and all proceeds go to The Storehouse Food Pantry right here in Pflugerville. Donations of your gently used clothing and house wares are greatly appreciated. Volunteers are welcome! Continue reading A Local Resource for Food & Support