Welcome to the Avensong Crime Watch webpage. Here you will find lots of information about crime and crime prevention in our community including:
SLOW DOWN! Traffic calming study & speed humps!
NO Solicitation in our Neighborhood
Recent Avensong Crime Reports
Crime Prevention Tips
Neighborhood Watch Committee
Helpful crime-watch links
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you call 911 from your cell phone you MUST mention CITY OF MILTON or your call will be routed to the wrong place!
Although the HOA Board of Directors does regularly receive crime information from the City of Milton Police Department, unfortunately we do not currently have an active Neighborhood Watch (NW) Committee. If you would be interested in joining the NW, please see below for information on the NW and how you can become involved!
Scroll down for the latest Avensong Crime Report information!
Traffic Concerns in our Neighborhood
Our community has been approved by City of Milton for a traffic study to be conducted in our neighborhood and the studies have been completed. Our neighborhood does qualify for a variety of traffic calming aides including the installation of speed tables in high traffic areas. At this time, we are waiting for the City of Milton to approve us for funding assistance to purchase and install these aids.
If you would like more information on traffic calming, please visit City of Milton Traffic Calming website.
Soliciting in Avensong is NOT Allowed!
*Avensong does not allow soliciting and the City of Milton does require a permit for solicitors. If someone is coming to your home and you don't want them there, you do have the right to tell them to leave. If you're not sure whether or not someone is soliciting, call the police.
The short definition of soliciting from the City of Milton Code is...to request an immediate donation of money or other thing of value from another person, regardless of the solicitor's purpose or intended use of the money or other thing of value, including employment, business or contributions or to request the sale of goods or services. Not-for-profit, religious and political entities are not considered solicitors.
We regularly receive reports from the City Of Milton Police Department regarding crime in our community. These incidents were pulled from the agency’s electronic reporting system. This report includes all calls that officers generated a report for. Below are summaries of those reports for the past 12 months.
The following incidents occurred in Avensong between September 7, 2022 and November 6, 2022
BATTERY/CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY/FVA
The following incidents occurred in Avensong between July 18, 2022 and September 6, 2022
Theft by Deception
Theft by Taking – Less than $1500
The following incidents occurred in Avensong between May 3, 2022 and July 17, 2022
SIMPLE BATTERY/CRIMINAL TRESPASS
The following incidents occurred in Avensong between February 10, 2022 and May 2, 2022
COMPUTER INVASION OF PRIVACY/CRIMINAL DAMAGE
The following incidents occurred in Avensong between December 5, 2021 and February 9, 2022
DUI/OPEN CONTAINER VIOLATION/FAIL TO MAINTAIN
EMS DIMINISHED CAPACITY
CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
The following incidents occurred in Avensong between October 8, 2021 and December 5, 2021
SIMPLE BATTERY/FAMILY VIOLENCE ACT
FALSE IMPRISONMENT/FAMILY VIOLENCE ACT
SIMPLE BATTERY/FAMILY VIOLENCE ACT
The following incidents occurred in Avensong between August 2, 2021 and October 8, 2021
TERRORISTIC THREATS AND ACTS
The following incidents occurred in Avensong between June 7, 2021 and August 1, 2021
COMPUTER TRESPASS/THEFT BY DECEPTION
ABANDONED VEHICLE REMOVAL
What can I do to help prevent crime?
- Install a motion sensor flood light facing over your driveway and sides of your home. Consider converting your outdoor floodlights to "motion-sensor" lights. Lights turning on are a big deterrent to thieves.
- Properly dispose of trash on/around your home. Break down large appliance boxes and put them in your trash/recycle cans . Nothing attracts criminals like an empty box from a new UHD TV! Throw away the free newspapers and solicitations tossed on your driveway and left on your mailbox. (Did you know that you can call the free newspapers and ask them to unsubscribe your address?) Empty your mailbox regularly. Leaving these items laying around for days makes your home look unoccupied.
- Lock the door from your garage into your home. If someone breaks into your garage, the next step is to try the door to the house!When throwing away cartons from high-end items (TVs, computers, etc.) break down the boxes on trash day and put them in the trash/recycle cans. Don't advertise your valuables to thieves!
- Take your car key fob to bed with you. You can use the "alarm" function to set off your car alarm if there is a problem.
For your car:
- ALWAYS lock your vehicle, even if you plan to return to your car only after a few minutes. Most car break-ins happen because doors are left unlocked!
- If you park outside of your garage, make sure nothing "tempting" is visible. Bring all valuables into your home and remember to wipe "prints" left by device holders on your windows.
- Do not leave valuable in vehicles in plain sight. This includes GPS devices, music players, computers, loose change, handheld games, DVD players, bags or boxes that might entice a would-be thief, purses, wallets, cell phones or chargers, or cameras.
- Park in your garage (with the door closed and locked) or in a well-lit driveway. Do not park on the street.
Please be aware that according to the City of Milton, it is illegal to park in the following places – you can be ticketed and towed!!
- No Parking in front of a fire hydrant.
- No Parking in front of/blocking driveways that are not yours.
- No Parking within 50’ (fifty feet) of a street corner with a stop sign.
- If you see any of these parking violations, please call the Milton Police.
For more home safety tips: TIPS TO DETER HOME INVASIONS
The Neighborhood Watch Committee
Purpose of the Neighborhood Watch
Working closely with Milton Police and Citizens Together (MPACT), the Avensong Neighborhood Watch program enlists the active participation of residents to prevent crime and protect property. This program is separate and distinct from the homeowner's association or the board of directors; however, the Avensong HOA allows this group to meet at our clubhouse.
Neighborhood Watch crime prevention programs are a proven and effective means to substantially reduce not only the incidence of residential burglaries in a specific geographical area, but also the incidence of other crimes as well.
What Does the Neighborhood Watch Program Do?
The Neighborhood Watch Program involves the following:
- Neighbors getting to know each other and working in a program of mutual assistance
- Residents being trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in the neighborhood by becoming Neighborhood Watch Block Captains
- Implementation of crime prevention techniques, such as home security, operation identification, and others, thus making it much more difficult for criminals to perpetrate a crime in our community
When Does the Neighborhood Watch Meet?
Currently we are not holding regular Neighborhood Watch meetings. As we receive crime updates from the City of Milton Police Department, we will post them on this page.
How Do I Get Involved?
To get involved in the Neighborhood Watch Program or inquire about serving as a block captain, please contact the Neighborhood Watch Committee at email@example.com.
Helpful Crime-Related Links
Smart911 - Milton residents may now use the Smart911 notification system to enhance the information available for first responders in an emergency situation. To sign up, visit www.smart911.com and choose “Create Safety Profile.” You will be asked a series of questions that provide fast, reliable information to police, firefighters, and EMTs in an emergency.
CodeRed - Community Notification Enrollment - Be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.