As you know, we recorded the meetings so neighbors can share the conversations with others and to be able to go back to revisit details. The links and passwords to each meeting are below:
∙ Link to the Noon ZOOM recording:
∙ Link to the 5:00pm ZOOM recording:
During the ZOOM meetings, we discussed ways for everyone to stay informed. Below are some handy links to resources for you to get helpful updates.
∙ Sign up to receive Crime Alerts and communications on the RamseyHill.org website: https://ramseyhill.org/Crime-Alerts-Subscription
∙ Follow the Saint Paul Police Department Western District on Facebook to get updates on initiatives in our neighborhoods: https://www.facebook.com/SPPD.West/
∙ Join the Saint Paul Police and Fire scanner followers Facebook group to get real-time readouts from the Saint Paul Police scanner: https://www.facebook.com/groups/419807545084465/
∙ Listen to the Saint Paul Police scanner, you can livestream it here https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/13544
∙ Explore crime statistics for neighborhoods in the Summit-University Planning District (including Ramsey Hill) here: https://information.stpaul.gov/Public-Safety/District-Council-8-Summit-University-Crime-Inciden/psv5-gz3n
∙ Here's a link to the Screecher on Amazon if we want to include it the same way we mention Ring cameras (i.e. not an endorsement)
Patty Lammers from SPPD gave us some useful tips for personal safety. Below are more resources for you to explore.
∙ Helpful documents that Patty Lammers presented regarding personal safety, alleyway lighting, home premise security assessments, and the “house watch program”
∙ This is by no means an endorsement, but if you’re in the market for a security doorbell with a video camera, Ring has a sale going on the hardwired Video Doorbell Pro (https://shop.ring.com/products/video-doorbell-pro) and the battery operated Peephole Cam (https://shop.ring.com/products/door-peephole-security-camera). In addition to providing you some additional safety, these cameras have proven helpful to investigators to piece together evidence after crimes have occurred. Ramsey Hill may be creating a map of cameras in the near future for the police to use if needed.
∙ When you’re outside, be sure to stay alert and aware of your surroundings, meaning:
Not talking on cell phones while coming and going from your home to your car.
Carry your keys in your hand and have them ready to unlock or lock your car doors.
Check your backseat prior to getting into your vehicle.
Lock your doors as soon as you get in the vehicle.
Do not roll down your window to people approaching your car if you do not know that person.
Look around your car prior to walking out to your car.
If you see someone approaching that makes you uncomfortable get into your car or home as quickly as possible.
If you see suspicious behavior such as cars driving slowly down streets looking at or in other car windows, people concealing themselves in bushes, etc. CALL 911.