Rollingwood Neighborhood Watch




This page is meant to be a resource for the neighbors who live in the Rollingwood area.

(Here are some local businesses and tradesmen recommended by our neighbors)

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, North Patrol Division now has a new email address.Please refer law enforcement issues which are ongoing concerns on your street or at your business to

Sign up for Sac County Updates (excellent newsletter)

Homeland Security and Defense - If you are interested in keeping up with Homeland Defense, seeking employment in related fields, or general survival guides for natural as well as man-made crisis, this looks like a good internet resource.

Crime Reports

Please take the advice given from Sherrie Carhart, our Crime Prevention Specialist. Call the numbers listed below whenever there is suspicious behavior of anykind!  Dot not wait until after the fact. 

EMERGENCY (and non emergency) NUMBERS
Sheriff: Non-Emergency (916) 874-5115 (ext. 1)
Emergency (916) 874-5111 or 911

Sherrie Carhart, Crime Prevention Specialist
Sacramento County Sheriff North Division
(916) 876-5700

Malfunctioning Street Lights*: (916) 875-5171
*When reporting have the pole number
or property address available.

Suspicious persons description forms

Hi Neighbors: Since we still have unwanted solicitors and other suspicious people, two forms are attached for your use. This info will be very valuable if you need to provide good info to theSheriff.  Photo's are always good to have IF they can be obtained safely.  Photos can be taken through the window glass. Remember, you do not have to open the door to a stranger, but always let the stranger know you are home. This behavior is not rude but important for your safety.

Suspect description form
Suspect car description form


Download this PDF on Crime Prevention in our neighborhood. It's from February but the tips are still relevent.

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Orangevale    2nd Tuesday, 6:15pm
Orangevale Recreation and Park District              
6826 Hazel Ave., Orangevale (south of Oak)       

Current scams on the internet
International (PDF)
Identity Theft (PDF)


My Hazards Awareness Map

                     The correct number for the county for flooded streets and clogged drains is 916-875-7246. After hours the county dispatcher receives the calls, so there will be a live person to talk to. You can also reach the Sac County Operator - main number at 916-875-5000 and they can transfer you.

From snow to shaking be prepared ! and a great disaster prep listing on this website in service to veterans and the community, just a reminder: food, water, shelter

Be prepared ! - 72 hour emergency kit

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Crime Prevention means being alert to suspicious activity, hardening access areas to your property, eliminating advantage opportunities and creating risk to the criminal.

*As always, be a good witness.

*Consider holding a meeting with your neighbors to build better bonds and communication.

*Determine if you have entry areas which are weak or have poor visibility.

*Secure all access points to your house, garage and rear yard.

*Tidy up bushes or things that block the neighbor's view of your house. View your property from your neighbors vantage point.

*Secure windows and doggy doors.  Add dowels or braces.

*If you have an alarm, make sure it is working properly, then use it.

*Focus outdoor security lights away from your house towards the street or rear fence.

*Don't open the door to solicitors, talk through the door. Watch door solicitors after they leave to see where they go in your neighborhood.

*Check or question visitors who may need access to meters, open cable boxes or who may have legitimate reason to be in your rear yard or possibly your house.

*Photograph valuables. Lock up or secure financial documents.

*Use an engraver to record your driver's license number on newer electronics; including cameras, i-pods, laptops, desktops, TVs.

*Consider using a safe deposit box and/or a floor bolted safe for cash, valuable coins, jewelry, documents.

*Let trusted, stay at home neighbors, know your work schedule or vacations.

*Work at being a good neighbor.  Exchange your immediate neighbor's contact information and put it in your cell phone.

Sherrie Carhart
Crime Prevention Specialist
North Division

Rollingwood Blog Site

Scams: Download this PDF (2.7 MG)


Wasp Spray instead of Pepper Spray

A receptionist in a local church in a high risk area who was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.  The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray they have to get too close to you and could overpower you.  The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.  She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use...


Felons in your neighborhood 3/10/09 (Website for finding parolees near you)

Neighborhood Watch

Remember the benefits of an active Neighborhood Watch Program-

    • Neighborhood policing by you and your neighbors, together with the Sheriff patrol, creates a greater sense of security, well-being, and reduction of  the fear of crime.  “Look out for each other”.
    • Reduce the risk of being a crime victim by taking preventative measures that substantially decrease the likelihood of becoming a crime victim.
    • The Neighborhood Watch programs trains you how to observe and report suspicious activities.  Hold a meeting on your block to talk to your neighbors.
    • Knowing your neighbors is an important feature and benefit of this program.  Being aware of the goings-on in your neighborhood is not invading anyone’s privacy or snooping.  It’s guarding against trouble or any situation which could be dangerous or criminal in nature.
    • Keeping your neighbors informed by email or phone or letter of criminal activity information helps everyone be better prepared to spot criminal activity in their neighborhood.



    Emergency 874-5111
    Non-Emergency 874-5115

    North Service Center
    2500 Marconi Ave. #100, Sacramento, CA 95821
    (916) 876-5709

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