A Holiday Note From STHCW

As presents get laid out under the tree, so goes the opportunist to nab them. Here are some thoughts to keep your home safe from Grinches this holiday season:

  • Keep your shrubs trimmed low so criminals can not hide behind them.
  • Use your outdoor lights; porch and driveway coach lights.
  • If you’ve got the space park your car in the garage.
  • Just having an alarm system isn’t enough. Use it.
  • If it looks suspicious, call it in.

Those were just a few tips to keep the Grinches of the world moving on down the road. Here are some more holiday tips.

As the year comes to an end, Arline and I would like to thank all the people that have helped out with the Block Watch. Starting with the PCSO all the way to the folks that make the phone calls to the PCSO. That’s really the crux of a successful Block Watch, those two support systems. It’s getting the eyes and ears of the legal system and having people willing to get involved. That’s what makes it happen.

Here are a few people of note we’d like to thank as the year comes to an end:

  • Lt. Doug Brown for being so responsive to our requests throughout the year. Doug is the “go to” guy in the PCSO for Block Watches.
  • All Officers and Directors of our HOA Board (past and present) for their support and encouragement.
  • Crime Map cartographers Emily Varga and Rob Kroeger.
  • Jack Malpass for his unending dedication to the community.
  • Warren Arblaster and Rod Vandiver for their efforts on graffiti.
  • Jennifer Codd, John and Julie Cruse, Joanne Vandiver, John Banfield, and all the others that stand up and speak out when something is not right.
  • Our Citizens On Patrol (COPs) volunteers Gus Bell and Steve and Jacqueline Zapp.
  • All of the Block Watch Captains in San Tan Heights (past and present); Emily Varga, Jack Malpass, Jeri Allen, John and Julie Cruse, Maryellen Simmons, Nicholas Verini, Warren Arblaster, Rob Kroeger, Tracy and Ron Szatkowski and Tori Shaw

There is no way to mention every single person that has helped out but we wanted to acknowledge as best we could and thank everyone for their efforts to make San Tan Heights a better place. We’ve all seen the improvements and it’s because of the people that do something, say something or pick up the phone.

We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday!

Jeff and Arline Studley


About Jeff

Long time volunteer in the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area of Arizona.

Posted on December 19, 2010, in From STHCW and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thanks Jeff and Arlene for the great work you do!

  2. Merry Christmas, Julie!

  3. Thanks Jeff and Arlene for all you do. I feel well connected and informed all year round because of your excellent reporting and information.

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Ron Woodward

  4. Thank you Jeff and Arline and everyone mentioned for all the hard and dedicated work you due for STH. Merry Christmas to all

  5. Thank you Jeff & Arline!!

    You two are at the top of the list of all the wonderful and dedicated people who volunteer in our Community. No two people are more dedicated to making this Community a better place to live than you two! I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!

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