All posts by Joe Garza

Reported Robbery on 2500 block of Yorkdale

It was reported today that on Wednesday the 22nd between the hours of 9AM and noon a home on the 2500 block of Yorkdale Court was burglarized.  Entrance was gained via an unlocked 2nd floor window using the homeowners ladder.  Jewelry and watches were taken along with a backpack allegedly for holding the items.

If any neighbors have any information regarding the burglary or witnessed anything on that day please reach out to your block captain or contact us here.

Incident Reported Oct. 31

Reported by the Block Captain of 3000 Oxford Drive:

This morning, very early and while still dark, I was sitting on my porch when I saw a person walking along Oxford Drive (3000 block) with no flashlight. He turned and started walking down my driveway. I immediately turned on my porch light and asked what was he doing.  He said he was looking for his dog then went back up the driveway onto Oxford towards Bexley, now with a head light turned on. I called 911; for those who have video cams, please check for unusual activity that may have occurred this morning.”

Additional Road Closure on University Drive starts July 15

Greetings Neighbors.  Wanted to keep the neighborhood informed of an additional road closure on University Drive that will start on July 15 and last for about 90 days.  The closure will start near the intersection of James Street (the street between Nana’s and NuvoTaco).  This construction will replace a pipe culvert.  Please plan your drive routes accordingly.

 

Beagle found, Reynolds Ave., Hope Valley

We were notified and asked to distribute to the neighborhood a report of a little beagle that wandered into a yard in the Hope Valley – Reynolds Ave area. The homeowner is holding on to her until they can find her humans. No identification on her collar but she will be taking her to check for a microchip this afternoon if no one has picked her up before then. She appears to have just recently gone to the vet (shaved leg). I’m sure someone is missing her dearly. Please let us know if she’s yours or if she looks familiar and we can pass on the contact information.

Person walking onto property on Stanford Dr. Sunday morning

A suspicious person wandered onto a homeowner’s property on Sunday morning at the end of Stanford Drive.  The time stamp according to the ring device that captured the video was 8:41 AM.  Although the person is suspicious it does not appear to be highly criminal. Since we take all such events seriously we are posting the video of the person caught on camera.  Hopefully this was just someone who made a mistake.

If anyone knows who this person may be please let us know.

https://ring.com/share/6697912532184647453

 

Road Closure at University Dr and Hope Valley Rd Intersection

Hello neighbors.  No doubt by now you may have noticed some signage that has gone up from NCDOT regarding the closure of the intersection at University Dr. and Hope Valley Rd. (NC-751) and more signs were being installed today (though they are covered at the moment).  The closure will be due to the start of the construction of the roundabout that will be installed at the intersection instead of having traffic lights.

I am sure many of our neighbors are concerned as to how the traffic flow will impact our neighborhood for not only thru traffic but also local traffic.  An inquiry was submitted to NCDOT and below is the response that was provided.

The length of the closure will be for approximately eight months, from 3/4/2019 to 11/1/2019. Here are the detours:

– University Drive (from east to west): Turn right onto Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, exit off to Academy Rd, turn left on Academy Rd, and turn right to continue on University Drive.
– Hope Valley Road (from north to south): Turn right onto University Dr. Turn left to Old Chapel Hill Road. Turn left onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy., then turn right to continue on Hope Valley Road.

All local access will remain for all local roads in the neighborhood, such as Cornwallis Rd, Stuart Dr, and Bexley Ave. You will simply not be able to cross the intersection of Hope Valley and University at the Epworth United Methodist Church due to the construction.

Here is a link to the press release that was sent out on 2/18/2019 that you can share: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-02-18-durham-intersection-pipe-replacement.aspx

To be completely upfront there is no real way to know what to expect come Monday and how much traffic may try to come through our streets.  Hopefully any spike in increased traffic will be temporary as drivers learn the correct detour routes.