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Burglaries now take 90 seconds; gold rings top target in local homes

The Plano Police told local homeowners associations this week that burglars no longer spend four or five minutes in your home or garage. A burglary averages 90 seconds or less these days.

Big screen TV’s are not the top target anymore. Burglars are bypassing the big TV for the jewelry in the master bedroom. If you keep your valuables in the dresser, guess where the burglar would look first. Thieves know they can melt down the gold and sell it at gold and silver shops.

Plano Police said burglars will knock on your door, ring your door bell, knock again to make sure no one is home. Police said you can answer the door by talking through the door to whoever is outside. If you don’t answer the door, you might hear a brick crashing through your back window and you may be confronting that burglar in your kitchen. When answering door, don’t indicate you are home by yourself, police said.

If you open the door, the person will pretend they are at the wrong house, police said, adding with maps on cellphones, no one goes to the wrong door any more.

Crime Prevention Tip: Install cameras so you can see who is at the front and back doors or on garage. Then, even more important, register the camera with the local police department so that if there is a crime, police will have a better chance to get your property back by catching the suspect.

Police said every day someone is touching your front door when you are not home. Add a No Soliciting sign to keep some from playing with your door handle.

Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you see someone or a few people walking down your street that look suspicious. Police said everyone will call 911 when there is a wreck or fire, but for some reason folks hesitate when seeing someone suspicious or a garage door open.

If you see someone leaving a house fast and jumping into a car outside your neighbor’s home, that may be a burglar.

How long does it take to burglarize your home?

Less time than it took for you to read these crime tips from the Plano Police.

It is OK to call 9-1-1.

 

Frisco Station, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Ford Center at The Star featured in Frisco TX Year-in-Review Town Hall meeting Monday

Join Frisco city leaders on Monday, February 20 for a Town Hall meeting, where residents can learn more about city projects and programs and ask questions.

During the meeting, the City of Frisco will showcase its ‘Year in Review’ to residents attending in person. This video presentation will feature the major accomplishments of 2016, including events like the opening of The Ford Center at The Star, and major groundbreakings for projects like Frisco Station and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Also on the agenda for discussion are topics affecting Frisco residents this spring, including:

  • New emergency alert system
  • Road construction updates (featuring projects on F.M. 423 and U.S. 380)
  • Urban Wildlife in Frisco

Residents will also have the chance to ask their own questions.

The Town Hall meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the council chambers at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Various city department representatives will staff ‘information stations’ beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium.

Can’t attend in person? Residents can listen in and participate by dialing 888 – 409 – 5380, toll free.

The ‘Q & A’ portion of the meeting will follow staff presentations.

New this year, Frisco’s registered voters will be invited to join the call by either mobile device or landline. Mobile users will receive a voicemail message with the call-in phone number and instructions prior to the event. Landline users will receive a phone call Monday night, inviting them to join the meeting.

Town Hall meetings last approximately two hours and are typically held three times each year.

John Keating, Brandon Burden win spots in March 25 runoff in Frisco TX special election to fill vacancy on city council

The votes are in for the Place 1 Special Election to fill a vacancy in Frisco TX, with John Keating receiving 45.72 percent of the votes cast Saturday. Keating will face Brandon Burden in a Place 1 city council seat runoff on March 25. The winner of the runoff to fill a vacancy on the Frisco city council will serve Place 1 through May 2018.
Keating had the strongest turnout in early voting, where he received 1,477 of his votes. On Saturday, he gained 532 to finish with 2,009 total votes.
Burden received 18.57 percent of the 4,394 total votes cast in the Frisco city council special election. Burden had 547 after early voting and gained 269 on special election day for 816 votes.
K.D. Warach had 226 votes Saturday, Feb. 18 after finishing early voting with 269. Warach ended with 495 for 11.27 percent.
Stanley Wang received 234 early votes, 130 on special election day and 364 total. He received 8.28 percent.
Only 4,394 votes out of Putting up signs doesn’t work these days. No one looks at the Election Sign Polution littering up the street corners. It still takes getting out your own friends and putting in time with civic clubs and public service on city boards along with making calls and meeting your neighbors.
As you can see, not all of their facebook friends turned out to vote, although they do have many of the same friends. There are 88,745 registered voters, including 51,483 in Collin County and 37,262 in Denton County.
Henry A. (Hal) Thomas gained 123 early votes and 49 Saturday for 172 and 3.91 percent. Dan Stricklin had 93 early votes, 68 more election day for 161 and 3.66 percent.
Stacy Plummer picked up 106 in early voting, 51 Saturday and 157 total for 3.57 percent.
Davon Vinci had 77 early votes, 40 Saturday and 117 total for 2.66 percent. John Redmond had 58 votes early, 45 on Saturday and 103 overall to finish with 2.34 percent.
In Frisco, Texas, in 2017, 2,984 votes were cast early.  The election came down to 1,410 votes on election day and 4,394 votes.
GENERAL ELECTION 2017
The 2017 General Election will be Saturday, May 6, 2017. The election will elect candidates to fill Place 5 and Place 6 on the City Council, as well as the position of Mayor.

For information regarding candidates who have filed for a place on the ballot or submitted campaign finance reports, please click on this link.

If you have any additional questions regarding the upcoming General Election, please feel free to email the City Secretary’s Office at citysec@friscotexas.gov or call 972-292-5020.

To candidates: If you want to do better next time, get in touch with Collin County Magazine’s Brian Bearden. We will interview you and tell your story on online and on video.

Frisco Police investigating crash after vehicle crosses median on Preston Road

The Frisco Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash. On Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at approximately 12:37 p.m., a vehicle travelling southbound on Preston Road, near Camfield Road, crossed the median and stuck a vehicle traveling northbound on Preston Road.

Two patients were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 85-year-old Ruby Kesner of Plano was also transported to Medical City Plano, where she was pronounced deceased.

Introducing Jeff Cheney – Candidate for Mayor in Frisco TX

Choose Cheney?

Consider checkingout the Cheney Campaign Kickoff night.

From the Jeff Cheney team:What a night! The Cheney Campaign Kickoff was a time for friends, community and servant leaders to come together in a shared vision for Frisco. You could feel the energy, the fun, and the passion for our city. Look back with us… or see what you missed… but don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to come, to #ChooseCheney.”

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