Meetings: Meetings are on the third Tuesday every other month. Please check home page for the next meeting date. Meetings are held in the clubhouse, which is located at 20361 Susan Leslie Drive.
Chairperson: Joyce Cimbalista
Members: Rick Thetga, Fernando Beltran, Mary Callahan
Courts and Ridges is proud to be an active participant in the Neighborhood Watch Program.
Non-emergency activities in the community should be reported to the Sheriff’s Department using the following numbers:
Sign up for Emergency Alerts (Alert Loudoun 2.0), Traffic, Weather, County News via text/email.
Community Liaison is Deputy A. J. Raughley, 703-771-5670 #6514, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may contact him for general questions or information. For suspicious activity or emergencies, do not contact Deputy Raughley. Please use the non-emergency numbers shown above or call 911 for emergencies.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service – report Mail fraud, Mail theft, Identity theft, Vandalism to mail receptacle: 877-876-2455
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Committee Meeting Minutes
The Board of Trustees wants to bring the neighborhood together to fight crime. Our major objective is removing opportunities for people to commit crime. We are very lucky to have volunteers who have stepped up to the plate and taken charge of this endeavor.
If you are interested in helping out with this project please contact the Neighborhood Watch Committee.
The members of the Courts and Ridges Community can help prevent crime before it begins, and in the process, build our community into a safer, friendlier, and more caring place to live. Statistics tell the story. Police and sheriffs’ departments in cities, small towns, and suburbs throughout the country report substantial decreases in crime and fear due to local crime prevention efforts, especially involving Neighborhood Watch programs.
We are looking for Committee members and Neighborhood Watchers. Sign up to help with the neighborhood watch program here.
Review of Crosswalk Laws for Drivers and for Pedestrians:
The drivers of vehicles entering, crossing, or turning at intersections shall change their course, slow down, or stop if necessary to permit pedestrians to cross such intersections safely and expeditiously. Reference Virginia State Code, 46.2-924 Drivers To Stop for Pedestrians. Pedestrians may believe they always have the right of way. NO pedestrian shall enter or cross an intersection in disregard of approaching traffic. Reference Virginia State Code, 46.2-923 How and Where. You are only to cross when traffic yields to the pedestrian not just jump out.
The community can not ban solicitors, and even if signs were installed they could not be enforced.
To try to discourage solicitors at your door, you could post a small ‘No Soliciting’ sign.
See downloadable No Soliciting sign below that you can print and post.
This is the law in Loudoun County regarding solicitors (from the Sheriff’s website):
All for profit solicitors must register with the Sheriff’s Office. During this registration a criminal history check is performed and if the solicitor meets the requirements they are issued a solicitor permit.
Some solicitors do not need permits, such as those selling meats or vegetables.
To see a sample permit, see pg 3 here:
Solicitors are also given a copy of the solicitor regulations which includes the hours they can solicit and a code of conduct. This regulation can be found in Chapter 828 of the County Code:
If you encounter a solicitor and you do not believe they have registered or their behavior is aggressive, rude, or threatening, you should call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 703-777-1021.
Deputies will respond to check their status and to ensure that they are conducting business lawfully.
Download printable No Soliciting signs for your front door/window.
The National Crime Prevention Council On-Line Resource Center offers crime prevention tips for self, home, and family; community policing; neighborhood building; plus information on McGruff the Crime Dog and his nephew, Scruff. Find out how you can help Take A Bite Out Of Crime!