-Minutes approved from the March 2018 SoSo meeting
-Florence Trump of 35 Walnut St. died on March 19th. Information on services to follow.
Police Officer Report from Officer Mulhollan:
-Carlisle police and drug enforcement have issued 29 warrants, 27 which have already been served, to low and high level drug dealers.
-It suspected that there is a house dealing drugs in the SoSo neighborhood. Information noted by SoSo members will be passed to the drug detective.
-The police have been driving by M+Z more often since the report of drug activity that was given at the last SoSo meeting
-There was a break-in at M+Z. Two men used the pole next to the building to climb onto the roof and they were squatting in storage unit on the second floor.
-The officer warned SoSo members that empty houses like unoccupied rentals or houses for sale are potential targets for break-ins and squatters, who tend to be adults looking for a place to sleep/live.
-An unlocked car was broken into on the 200 block of W. Ridge St, but nothing was taken. Keep car doors locked and valuables out of site. Criminals will break windows if they see a purse on a seat. It may also be a good idea to bring garage door openers into the home so that a criminal can’t use it to gain access to your home.
-The officer will request increased patrols around the Butcher Family Tot Lot now that the weather is getting nicer. Please report people in the park after dark and any juveniles out after curfew (after 10 for 16 and under and after 11 for 17 year olds). A paper trail is kept of every time the police interact with a juvenile and that information is used to make determinations for their sentencing. The new owner of the Tritt garages near the park has fixed the lights that shine into the park, which will hopefully help deter crime.
-The officer warned that with more people walking around in warmer weather, neighbors should be wary of package theft. He encourages residents to have packages require a signature or to have packages dropped off at side doors or in backyards.
-Carlisle Police have had body cameras since November. There has been a bit of a learning curve, but so far they have been pleased with them. They are getting in the habit of turning their cameras on before engaging in certain situations. The cameras help improve compliance and tends to help people cal down when they know that they are being recorded.
-The 4/23/18 opioid session the police gave out pamphlets with information on things like symptoms of overdose. There is immunity for anyone who calls in an overdose and for the victim. Overdose victims are not required to go to rehab, they are just sent to a hospital after Narcam is administered. There is a new opioid reporting system called ODIN (http://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=487) to help police track where heroin is coming from, whether it contains Fentanyl. The databse is still getting built, so the system is not yet fully implemented.
-Old pills/medications can be disposed of in a drop-box at the police station. Please do not dispose of needles there.
Meeting with the police chief:
-We would like to have a small delegation of SoSo members meet with the new police chief. We would like to discuss issues of concern to SoSo. We also discussed whether we would like to formally become a neighborhood watch. We are looking into have 2 Neighborhood Watch signs made and installed in the Butcher Family Tot Lot.
Spring Park Clean-Up: -The clean-up of the Butcher Family Tot Lot will be from 9-10:30 on Saturday, May 19th. Volunteers are encouraged to bring cuttings from their garden to plant at the park. Usually there is also mulch to spread, weeds to pull, and trash to pick up. Please bring your own tools if you have them (rakes, shovels, gloves), but extras are usually available available.
SoSo Treasurer report: SoSo has $1086 in its account. The PayPal account has brought in $155 so far.
The next SoSo meeting will be on July 11th at the Bosler Memorial Library.