Truck Route Master Plan – SCC Submission

Truck Route Master Plan – SCC Submission

The Strathcona Community Council conducted a survey of its membership in Fall 2020 regarding the City of Hamilton’s Truck Route Master Plan. On behalf of the members, the Executive sent the attached letter to the City to express the community’s feedback. Strathcona Community Council – Truck Routes...
Lock it or Lose it – Vehicle Security Audit

Lock it or Lose it – Vehicle Security Audit

With the nice weather comes more activity (positive and otherwise) in the ‘hood.  In recent weeks there has been a spike in theft-from-autos in Strathcona so the Crime Manager’s office would like to once again remind folks to lock their vehicles and not to leave any items in plain sight. In an effort to reinforce this advice, volunteers have begun to canvass the neighbourhood after hours to access the security/vulnerability of resident’s vehicles.  The results of their first audit appear below (and unfortunately Strathcona, the results are not great).  Please read the attached document and take the extra couple of minutes to remove items from your vehicle that might otherwise make you a target.  In the end, it could actually save you time (and spare you a major headache!). Vehicle Audit Results Volunteers conducted the first audit of Strathcona. They focused on the area of Strathcona Ave N on Tuesday May 7th. Of the 91 cars that were examined, 56 passed and 36 failed.  That is only a 62% success rate.    That means 38% of the vehicles inspected had:    A)      The vehicle unlocked; B)      The Vehicle unlocked with keys in view; C)      Window(s) open; D)      Valuables in plain view; E)      Or any combination of these 4 factors.   It is crucial that the community be cognizant of these factors as we are well aware that suspects who complete these acts only target vehicles when one or more are these factors are...

Project CAT (Combat Auto Theft)

Hamilton Police Service has announced a new initiative to help reduce the number of stolen autos, educate the public and assist officers in locating stolen motor vehicles in a more timely fashion. Motorist who don’t usually drive between 11 pm and 6 am are invited to register their vehicle for a CAT sticker which is applied to their car.  This will give police permission to stop your car to confirm that the driver is either the owner or has permission to drive the car. Visit http://www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/HPS/News/CAT+launch.htm for additional information. A brochure about the program is posted at http://www.brianmchattie.ca/download.php?id=170. A community meeting is being held on February 1st, 6 to 8 pm in the Central Police Station gymnasium, 155 King William Street. You can also register at the Central Police Station. For further information about the CAT program or to secure a spot at the community meeting, please email A/Sgt Joanne Cain directly at...

New Ward 1 Crime Manager

Strathcona We would like to welcome Sergeant Scott Moreton to the position of Crime Manager for Ward 1/West Town. Scott can be reached at smoreton@hamiltonpolice.on.ca or 905-540-5093. We would also like to thank Sargeant Sabrina Feser for all her hard work on behalf of Ward 1 residents and wish her well in her new...