Report on San Elijo Hills neighborhood watch event

Most home break-ins are from 10 A.M-3 P.M and last 3-7 minutes

98% of alarms in San Marcos are false with a 27 minute response time

1st place they go is master bedroom

2nd stop- family room for electronics and DVDs

99% of all car break-ins are cars not in a garage…typically Midnight-4 A.M

Don’t leave garage clicker in car parked outside of garage

Don’t leave any type of bags in car..diaper bag, backpack etc..

Typically who is doing the break-ins: Age 15-23 and live within 1/2 mile…not pros and have a drug habit looking for $20-$50 item to sell for cash to support drug habit

Call the non-emergency line on solicitors who are pushy 760 510-5200..give direction of travel..San Marcos sheriff like to check up on solicitors

Solicitors are bad news..the city of San Marcos has only given out 3 permits this year

Make contact through the door to let solicitors know your home, but don’t open door..”I’m busy or my husband is sleeping”

Always give physical address when you call 911…never say I’m in Crest View etc dispatchers are in Claremont for San Marcos sheriff and CHP is in Riverside.

If you call 911 on your cell phone it may not ring the sheriff dispatcher for SD county..it may go to CHP dispatcher in Riverside…this is being corrected but is dependent on your cell phone carrier

110 calls to San Marcos sheriff in last 4 months for San Elijo…69 for disturbances

Frustrating for Sheriffs to drive San Elijo and see garages open

349 beat or San Elijo Hills is safer then Rancho Santa Fe

To participate in Neighborhood Watch program call 760 744-1050 x 3111

Good numbers to program into your cell phone:

San Marcos Sheriff (non emergency line) 760 510 5200

San Marcos Fire (non emergency line) 760 744-1050 x 3405

Graffiti Hotline 760 591-9100

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