A note to our neighbors: November (going into December) is historically the time with the most incidents of theft—not just in the OWE, but nationwide. We have been lucky to have very few incidents of break-ins in several years, but I wouldn't call it "luck".

Please make sure your home is secure, exterior lights are on at night, and watch over your neighbors' houses. Do not leave anything in your cars, especially if you park on the street. Consider motion-detector lighting outdoors.

Another way to ensure we have extra eyes on our homes is to support Old West End Security. Every new supporter adds patrols.