TRLA NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018
6 P.M. – TRLA RANCH HOUSE
Please join us on the evening of July 18th to talk about any current concerns you have with our Neighborhood Watch Group. Deputies from both McKinley and Cibola Counties have been invited, so if you missed meeting them at the Annual Meeting, this will be your chance to get acquainted with them. Our good relationship with our local law enforcement agencies has continued to grow over the past several years.
Julie Farrell from our local Volunteer Fire Department will also be in attendance to provide us with current fire restriction information, etc. PLEASE BE AWARE AND REPORT SMOKE, ETC. ASAP since we are in horrible drought conditions right now.
Volunteers for the Watch Group and the Volunteer Fire Department are always needed.
Contact either Mary Jo Wallen at 783-
Although there have not been any reports of vandalism this year, we continue to have
reports of suspicious persons and/or vehicles in our neighborhood. It is very important
to get a license plate number and description of the vehicle/persons in question.
In any emergency, call 911 first. Tell Dispatch that you are in District 55 in
Timberlake. Since personnel are not available at our Fire Departments all the time,
it is best if you call Andy Wilson at 783-
A very disturbing incident occurred on the evening of June 18th around Timberlake
Road and Aspen. A white car driving out of Timberlake hit a deer and did not stop.
Fortunately, a neighbor saw the incident (although it was dark) and reported to
us. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY TO PROTECT YOURSELF AS WELL AS OUR LOVELY DEER AND OTHER
WILDLIFE IN THE AREA. It took over an hour for the incident to be reported (Game
& Fish rep was out of town), so it was determined that we needed our Volunteer Fire
Dept. to euthanize the deer. Our Game & Fish Rep is Storm Usrey and his number is
See you all on the 18th.
July 9, 2015 AT 5:00 PM
TIMBERLAKE RANCH HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER
By Linda Shoppe & Mary Jo Wallen
McKinley County’s under Sheriff, Paul Lucero will be in attendance. The main purpose
of this get-
Contacting Law Enforcement Authorities
Call 911 -
McKinley County Sheriff 505-
Cibola County Sheriff 505-
To Report a Game Law Violation
Call Operation Game Thief 1-
Timberlake Ranch Neighborhood Watch (posted 7-
“SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING”
First, I would like to personally thank Jim Zwerg for all his help in coordinating
our Timberlake Neighborhood Watch Program. Our team of volunteers worked well together
under his leadership. After the Annual Meeting this year, Jim had to resign because
of some personal issues. Nancy Wills has taken his place, so Nancy and I are Co-
We also want to thank Lt. Harry Hall, Cibola Sheriff’s Dept. for attending the Annual Meeting. Lt. Hall always has advice to help us help ourselves as well as the Sheriff’s Dept. to deter crimes in the area. We had good attendance at our table that was set up at the meeting. If you didn’t pick up your Timberlake green sticker for your vehicle windshield, please contact us or any of the Board members. It really helps us identify a landowner’s property when a vehicle is left on the side of the road. One such incident occurred during the spring “muddy” season and if the sticker had been on the vehicle, we could have saved time by not calling the report into law enforcement. It takes time to get an answer back and in the meantime, it creates unneeded concern that a “suspicious person” could be roaming around the area.
We are happy to report that there has only been one incident reported of a break-
We’re hoping to have another law enforcement meeting later this summer. When the date and time is available, we’ll notify everyone via the website and flyers on all the bulletin boards in Timberlake.
Another reminder for ATV’ers…please remember that you should not be driving on electrical easements and/or private property. One incident occurred in the McKinley County portion of the development. ATV’s are only allowed on the road or your own private property. Children should be wearing helmets and the speed limit is 20 mph, regardless of the signs for vehicles on the roads.
If you have any suggestions or questions for the Neighborhood Watch Group, please
send to us at or call Mary Jo Wallen at 783-
We’ve made a lot of progress the past couple of years and we want to thank everyone who helps patrol the area and who are just “more aware” of what’s going on in our community. A list of the Coordinators and other valuable information can be found on the website and the bulletin boards.
Mary Jo Wallen, Co-
Law Enforcement Forum Sept 2014
Emergency 911 databases
These address numbers are standardized and provided by the county. (You don't go
buy decorative ones on your own.) These same numbers are used by Fed-
On to a different, but related topic. There have been many instances across the country
of physical addresses not matching up with the telephone number associated with that
address in the 911 emergency databases. If you have such a mismatch it can be disastrous.
When you call 911 the dispatcher notes your physical street address in the database.
If it's wrong, emergency services may be directed to the wrong location. It's very
simple to check this out. DO NOT CALL 911 TO DO THIS! Instead, call 505-
The importance of obtaining a rural address marker for your property, making records of serial numbers of valuables, making photo records, adding automatic lights that come on when someone approaches at night, and proper door locks were also discussed. Certainly there is much that can be done to reduce crime in our community.