February, 2018

The Doral HOA Needs YOU!

The Doral Home Owners Association (HOA) is looking to fill a vacancy on its volunteer Board of Directors. Becoming a Board Member is one way to give back to your community and allows the opportunity to help make good decisions that will have a positive impact on everyone!

A Board Member must be a homeowner in the Doral Community and be in good standing with their HOA Assessment. If you want to make a difference in your community please contact our President, Jean Langbein, at doral.hoa.board@gmail.com for more information.

How to Prevent Burglary and Theft from Auto:

Most thefts from autos in your neighborhood occur because cars are left unlocked. After hours, criminals walk up and down neighborhood streets trying to open the door handles of vehicles. They are looking for easy opportunities to take your belongings. Many homeowners leave their house keys or garage door openers inside their cars. Criminals then use these to enter garages and to enter homes through unlocked garage doors that lead into the house. Here are ways to avoid becoming a victim:

  • Lock your car doors. NEVER leave them unlocked.
  • Do not leave valuables in plain view: (GPS devices, lap tops, PDA’s, cell phones, change, MP3’s, wallets, purses)
  • Do not leave windows or sunroof open.
  • Never leave your car keys or home keys in your vehicle.
  • Do not leave the garage door opener in plain view.
  • Do not leave personal information in your car. This can be used to commit identity theft crimes.
  • Do not move valuable items to the trunk while in public view.

Littering in the Community.

If you see someone in a vehicle in the act of littering on our community streets you can report it to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department at 301-279-8000. If you can get the tag of the vehicle and any other information, a follow up investigation can be done. The person littering can be cited for the violation by an officer (this could require your testimony in court as a witness to the incident). This is an ongoing issue in our community caused by some who live, visit or just drive through our streets. If we can start citing individuals, we might be able to curb, or at least reduce the amount of littering on our community streets. Together we can keep Doral clean!

Thanks to Officer Katie Beard for these great tips. Officer Beard plans to attend one of our community meetings soon – check back for an update to when she’ll be coming!

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