Thanks to a neighbor for bringing Durham’s Adopt-A-Drain program to our attention! Residents sign up to maintain a nearby stormwater drain. This small commitment can produce big benefits, especially during the strong storms of spring and summer.
If you are interested, please go to http://www.draindurham.org/ to check out what is involved, and to see which drains are available for adoption.
A neighbor has reported that her all black cat ran off Tuesday Oct 27. It is not used to being outdoors. If seen please contact Margaret at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Another neighbor on 3000 block of Oxford recently reported $20, no tools or electronics, was taken from an unlocked truck, I called the Durham non-emergency line today and requested the police patrol our area during the next few days/nights. Hopefully this might help…
A neighbor on 3000 block of Oxford reported that sometime last night (Thursday) or early into this morning (Oct.23) someone went through the items in their unlocked car but it looked like nothing was taken. Just a reminder to lock your car ……
Earlier today (Wednesday Oct.14) a female was walking around and looking at houses on Oxford/Yorkdale while talking on her cell phone. A neighbor, who was working from home with the windows open, overheard them talking about “houses that looked like no-one was home”. Yesterday, a young man rang my doorbell and it appeared he wanted to talk about voting. After checking his cell phone, he addressed me by name which I thought was odd and I quickly ended he conversation. So, in light of these two recent instances, please up your awareness level of unfamiliar people in the neighborhood. Thanks, Mary Ann
As we begin the change of the season from Summer to Fall we just wanted to remind neighbors that this is also Copperhead breeding season and Copperheads will be more active this time of year.
Copperheads are mostly nocturnal but they can be active day or night. To humans their bites are serious though rarely life threatening. To smaller pets they can be more serious. As the day light hours are shortened and many of our neighbors like to get their walks and runs in the early morning or late evening it is highly suggested to use a headlight or some sort of illumination that will allow you to keep an eye out for a Copperhead that may be in your path. We know a neighbor in the Yorkdale area recently experienced an encounter while walking their dog and it was good to hear the dog will recover.
There is no need to exterminate the snake since these snakes do play a vital role in keeping the population in check for other vermin such as rodents. Simply give plenty of space between you and the Copperhead.
If you find one in your yard in an inconvenient location you can use a jet stream of water, from a distance, to move it in another direction.
They are obviously also well camouflaged so stay aware in any areas where grass or shrubs may not be as well maintained.
Neighbor on Yorkdale reports a dog is wandering about on Yorkdale.
No other details available at the time of this post other than occurred Friday afternoon around 5 pm.
A cryptic flyer was left at three homes (see image). Not certain if this was random or targeted. Two (possibly all 3) of the homes are on Stanford Drive. We are asking if any other neighbors also received the same note to please let us know.
A key ring with a fair amount of keys was found near the corner of Yorkdale and Oxford. The keys were left hanging on a pole at the drive entrance of 3010 Oxford but so far there has been no claims on the keys. If you have any idea on who these keys may belong to please contact the owner to make them aware of where the keys can be found.
Stay safe everyone!
For the past three weeks, a bicycle has remained abandoned and propped up against a road sign on the 3100 Block of Oxford, corner of Oxford and Bexley.
Durham One Call has been notified.
If you or someone you know is the owner of this bicycle, recommend it be retrieved / removed ASAP.