By: Chris Brunner
Car thefts and burglaries aren’t just a problem in the Woodlands, it’s a county-wide issue. But for the residents that live in the community, it’s important for them to feel like their possessions are safe at all times.
Year to date, the Woodlands Country Club has had four burglaries and four burglary conveyances – typically meaning car burglaries. The rest of the crimes include aggravated assault, battery, theft and criminal mischief.
2018 Crime Year-to-Date
Burglary 5300 Block Mango Circle Jan 12, 11:27 a.m.
Burglary Conveyance 4500 Block Queen Palm Lane, Jan 26, 10:22 pm.
Burglary 5400 Block Red Cypress Lane, February 9, 3:15 p.m.
Burglary Conveyance 6100 Block White Oak Lane, Feb 12, 12:19 p.m.
Burglary 5100 Block Travelers Palm, Feb 16, 10:17 p.m.
Criminal Mischief 4600 Bayberry Lane, March 1, 10:54 p.m.
Theft 4900 Block Umbrella Tree Lane, March 4, 11:42 a.m.
Burglary 6000 Block Royal Poinciana Lane, March 28, 1:35 p.m.
Burglary 5700 Bayberry Lane March 30, 6:20 a.m.
Battery 4900 Block Umbrella Tree Lane, April 5, 10:09 p.m.
Burglary Conveyance 5900 Block Blue Beech Ct., April 15, 11:31 pm.
Aggravated Assault 5700 Block Bayberry Lane, April 20 1:23 a.m.
Fraud 5300 Block Bayberry Lane, April 26 2:05 p.m.
Burglary Conveyance 4600 Block Woodlands Blvd, May 13, 2:30 p.m.
Thefts are typically crimes of opportunities. Make sure you have your alarms set and all entrances covered. Set up cameras around the perimeter of your homes. Buy a door camera device like a Ring Doorbell so you always appear to be at home when someone comes to the door. Always park your car in your garage at night, and if you cannot, then lock the doors and bring all important items inside. Do not leave your garage door openers inside of your car where a thief can get them and gain access to your home.
If you see anything suspicious, call 9-1-1 immediately. Or, if your section is part of the WHOA, call the roving patrol at 954-632-6337. Always report any crime no matter how small. BSO watches crime trends and will patrol accordingly.