Important Neighborhood News & Notices

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03/24/17 – 3 fliers sent from Darlene Schnoor @ Washington County Sheriff’s Dept.

Spring Drug Turn In Flyer

Scooping with a Sheriff March 2017

2017 Coffee With A Cop Aloha Flier

02/24/17 – from Darlene Schnoor: an announcement to receive a free home security inspection

“On Saturday March 4, 2017, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office will be offering free home security inspections. Take advantage of this service and learn precautions to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime.

Please contact Community Outreach Specialist, Doreen Rivera at 503-846-5578 or more information or to reserve your inspection.

Inspection times are:
9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m

Darlene Schnoor
Community Outreach Specialist
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (503) 846-2774| www.wcsheriff-or.com”

02/09/17 – This email was received by me on this date.

Good afternoon community members,
Do you have concerns in your neighborhood???

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is wanting to come and visit your neighborhood/community during the month of April.  Starting in March, we will have our deputies rotate to new shifts, and they want the opportunity to meet the community we serve.

Darlene Schnoor
Community Outreach Specialist
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (503) 846-2774| www.wcsheriff-or.com


11/18/16 – Below is a link to the Washington County Sheriff’s article on people calling dispatch about coyotes. Please do not call dispatch unless physical harm to humans is actually happening or you are in imminent  or immediate danger. 

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11/06/16 – While we’re on the subject of nasty, invasive creatures, please see this page on the Audubon Society website.
http://audubonportland.org/pressroom/press-clips/merc-aug17-12/?searchterm=possums

11/06/16 – I found a link on the Audubon Society’s website regarding raccoons, please read.
http://audubonportland.org/wcc/urban/raccoons/?searchterm=raccoons

11/06/16 – This information is courtesy of a person who works at the Audubon Society.
1) Link to report coyote sightings: http://www.portlandcoyote.com/mhome.html.
2) Link to the Audubon’s page on Urban Coyotes.
http://audubonportland.org/wcc/urban/coyotes#living-with-urban-coyotes

11/02/16 – I mentioned bird/squirrel feeders in the notice about coyotes. (See below.) Another problem with these feeders is that they are a very convenient food source for rats, which are a much larger problem than coyotes. If you have these feeders, I suggest you take them down. Rats are much more aggressive than coyotes and will not hesitate to attack humans. The rat population will blossom exponentially if they have a steady food source and a comfortable (for them) place to inhabit. Please make sure that any stored lumber, yard debris, and other items outside that are not in use are removed and disposed of properly. Lots of bushes are also great hiding places for these pests. If you must have dense foliage, be sure to thin out the dead parts and go through them regularly. Look for small burrows in the ground that suggest rat habitats.

Multnomah County has a rat problem. https://multco.us/health/staying-healthy/pest-prevention-and-control/rats

Some folks nearby to us have also been complaining.  http://www.kptv.com/story/33284535/residents-in-washington-co-neighborhood-say-theyre-dealing-with-a-rat-infestation

11/02/16 – Due to the ever-increasing coyote population, it is advisable to keep your beloved pets (especially the smaller ones!) in at night. While cats and dogs aren’t primarily at the top of the coyote diet, if a coyote is hungry and a cat is in its path, the unthinkable might happen! The primary diet for a typical coyote is most any rodent, particularly voles, rabbits, & possibly woodchucks. They also consume deer, geese, and even berries – making them omnivorous. The link (below) to the downloadable document has a table in it with the percentages of what they eat. Coyotes become a nuisance when people feed them. Please do not do this! Also, please make sure you are not inadvertently doing this by leaving pet food out and maintaining large bird & squirrel feeders.

Here is a helpful link to more detailed information about coyotes and how we can peacefully co-exist with them. It’s a little bit of a long read, but very informative . Please make the effort to read to the end so you have a better understanding of the coyote situation and how to deal with them. http://urbancoyoteresearch.com/sites/default/files/UrbanCoyoteManagementPDF.pdf

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