The following email was forwarded to Wards Corner Now. Please be safe this Holiday season.
On 12/7/11 at 4:15 PM a robbery to an individual occurred at 205 E. Little Creek Road, Kroger Parking Lot. A suspect in a black dodge driving with a handicap lift gate in the rear of the vehicle pulled behind the victims vehicle while she was loading her groceries into her truck. Suspect pulled out a firearm and stole victims purse. Suspect vehicle was last seen on E. Little Creek Road. ( Please be observant when out in the public. This robbery happened in broad day light and in a crowded parking lot. Always keep your wits about you.)
On 12/7/11 at 7:44 PM a commercial robbery occurred at 1033 W. Little Creek Road, Universal Marts. Two black males suspects entered the business and displayed a silver firearm. Both males tall, and skinny wearing dark pants, dark green hoodies, and black ski mask. Last seen running East bound on W. Little Cree Road.
On 12/7/11 at 10:20 PM a commercial robbery occurred at 1011 W. Little Creek Road, Little Ceasers. Two black males both about 6”00 think build, both wearing ski mask entered the business and displayed a shot gun and demanded money. After receiving the money they left the business and was last seen on foot heading towards Hampton blvd.
If you know anything about these crimes please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCKUUP. You can be anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you could receive a cash reward.
300 blocks of E. Little Creek, Fort Worth, and San Antonio continue to be criminal cancer of Wards CornerDecember 6, 2011
The 300 blocks of E. Little Creek Road, Fort Worth Ave, and San Antonio Blvd continue to be a criminal cancer for Wards Corner. In the month of November there were 15 reported crimes in those three blocks. The crimes committed included aggravated assault, burglary, narcotics, robbery, larceny, vandalism, home invasion, and fraud.
The revitalization of Wards Corner must start with the blighted substandard apartments in these 3 blocks. The City of Norfolk must continue to purchase those substandard housing blocks. The result will be less crime in Wards Corner, less substandard housing in our City, and the ability to attract new businesses to the adjacent business district. The statistics for the month of November 2011 are below:
Crime Description: Location: Date/time: ROBBERY-HOME INVASION 300 BLOCK SAN ANTONIO BLVD 11/29/2011 17:50:00 NARCOTICS VIOLATIONS 300 BLOCK FORT WORTH AV 11/28/2011 21:35:00 VANDALISM 300 BLOCK E LITTLE CREEK RD 11/27/2011 16:50:00 LARCENY (ALL OTHERS) 300 BLOCK SAN ANTONIO BLVD 11/26/2011 10:45:00 ROBBERY-INDIVIDUAL 300 BLOCK SAN ANTONIO BLVD 11/21/2011 22:05:00 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 300 BLOCK SAN ANTONIO BLVD 11/21/2011 21:54:00 STOLEN VEHICLE 300 BLOCK E LITTLE CREEK RD 11/20/2011 20:00:00 LARCENY-FROM AUTO 300 BLOCK E LITTLE CREEK RD 11/20/2011 13:20:00 LARCENY-FROM AUTO 300 BLOCK FORT WORTH AV 11/19/2011 21:51:00 FRAUD, CREDIT CARD/ATM 300 BLOCK E LITTLE CREEK RD 11/19/2011 0:01:00 BURGLARY-RESIDENCE 300 BLOCK SAN ANTONIO BLVD 11/17/2011 20:20:00 VANDALISM 300 BLOCK FORT WORTH AV 11/15/2011 19:20:00 VANDALISM 300 BLOCK E LITTLE CREEK RD 11/15/2011 18:00:00 BURGLARY-RESIDENCE 300 BLOCK E LITTLE CREEK RD 11/6/2011 9:00:00 LARCENY-FROM BUILDING 300 BLOCK SAN ANTONIO BLVD 11/1/2011 12:00
With economic revitalization and re-development preparing to happen at Wards Corner, now is a great time to come participate in the monthly Wards Corner Taskforce meetings with Councilpersons Protogyrou, Winn, Williams, & Whibley. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
8:30 a.m. – Thursday, December 8, 2011 @ Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center
1. Development Activities – Development –Charles Rigney, Acting Director
2. East Little Creek Road Traffic Plan – Department of Public Works –Alice Kelly, Assistance Director
3. Landscape and Irrigation Update – Recreation Parks and Open Space – Shawn Krawetzki, Landscape Architect III
4A. City Departments: Written reports for the following topics were provided:
• NPD Crime Statistics
• Department of Development Update
• Department of Utilities Update
4B. Community Reports
5. New Business