Crime is down in Colonialtown South, but the number of missing dogs is on the rise.
The Colonialtown South Neighborhood Association met on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church on Robinson. Barbie Nowick and Andrew Olejack led the forum with a discussion about local crime and the possibility of hosting a women’s self-defense course.
City Commissioner Patty Sheehan and Orlando Police Department liaison officer Eddie Rosado addressed these issues.
According to Rosado, reported crime incidents are down in the neighborhood. Sixteen crimes were reported this past March, which is fewer than the 23 reported incidents in March 2018.
It was announced also that a self-defense class will be included in the National Night Out 2019 to be held on August 6.
Commissioner Sheehan closed the meeting by advising people to keep a tag on their pets due to the rise in the report of missing dogs.
All Colonialtown South residents are invited to attend the monthly association meetings. Shae van Marsh began attending them last year.
“Community meetings help neighbors get to know one another, especially through our social media page,” she said.
Mike Bivens and Maritza Perez Bivens have been involved for years.
“We first heard about this through word of mouth and the signs posted along the street. Now a lot of people are made aware through our Facebook page,” Mike Bivens said.
Join neighbors at the CSNA happy hour on April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maxine’s on Shine.
CSNA meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 1901 Robinson St. To find out more about CSNA visit their Facebook group: Colonialtown South Orlando.