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Neighborhood Watch

December 04, 2019

Holiday Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

I am just sending this information out to all Bettendorf Neighborhood Watch Groups as a reminder that it is that time of year again for package thefts.  There was a report of theft of packages from the front steps of a residence in northeast Davenport yesterday.  There have been no reported package thefts in Bettendorf yet.  Here are some tips for the holiday season if having packages delivered to avoid package thefts: 

 

1.Have packages delivered to your place of employment if possible.

2.Schedule deliveries for times you will be home.

3.Ask a trusted neighbor to get your packages for you.

4.Require a signature.

5.Consider using a lock box at your front door steps to secure the packages until you arrive home.

6.Monitor your front porch if you have security cameras or video doorbells when your packages arrive.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

jnelson@bettendorf.org

August 09, 2019

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department investigated a report of juveniles on bicycles entering unlocked vehicles around the area of Hillside Drive and Hillside Court early this morning.  Officers were not able to locate the suspects. 

 

Even though reported vehicle thefts and burglaries have dropped significantly in the last several months, you still need to remember to always lock your vehicles and residences.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

June 11, 2019

Neighborhood Watch Alseyt 06/11/19

The Bettendorf Police Department investigated reports of stolen vehicles and a burglary to vehicle overnight.  The reported thefts happened sometime during the late night and early hours of 06-09-19 to 06-10-19.

 

4000 block of Tanglefoot Terrace – reported stolen vehicle

 

3500 block of Blacklion Circle – reported stolen vehicle

 

3600 block of Welshire Drive – reported burglary to vehicle with items stolen

 

Please remember to lock your vehicles.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

jnelson@bettendorf.org

March 06, 2019

Neighborhood Watch Alert 03/06/2019

QUAD CITIES (KWQC) -- A new scam call is targeting customers of MidAmerican Energy. Customers say they are getting calls from people claiming to be MidAmerican employees.

They say the callers threaten to shut off power unless the customer pays them by phone using a prepaid debit card. The company warns the calls may appear legitimate because callers can manipulate caller ID to display MidAmerican Energy name along with a phone number.

The company says they do not call customers demanding payment by phone. They urge customers to hang up and notify the police. 

MidAmerican Energy recommends customers take steps to stay safe. The company says it does support many forms of payment but doesn't demand a specific payment method by phone. They also recommend never giving personal or financial information to anyone that calls you.

 

Stay safe,


Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

May 01, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert 05/01/2018

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department took several reports of burglaries to motor vehicles early this morning, along with one reported stolen vehicle.  The reported stolen vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys inside the vehicle.  All the crimes were reported in residential areas south of 18thStreet and 53rd Avenue in the:

 

18th Street/East Dale Court area – reported that juveniles were attempting to get into vehicles by trying door handles

4800 block of Bald Eagle Court – several vehicles burglarized, left unlocked

2500 block of Hunter Road – stolen vehicle

2300 block of Lindenwood Drive – vehicle burglarized, left unlocked

 

As always, please remember to lock your vehicles and keep your garage doors closed and locked.

 

Also, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about telephone scams that also continue to happen in Scott County.  Suspects are posing as Scott County officials and demanding money immediately be paid in lieu of arrest for past fines or warrants.  Sheriff Tim Lane stresses that the sheriff’s office does not call citizens and demand payment over the phone.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

April 17, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert 04/17/18

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department took two reports of stolen vehicles yesterday.  Both vehicles were left unlocked with keys inside.  The reported stolen vehicles happened in the:

 

1000 block of 39th Street

100 block of Custer Terrace

 

Both vehicles have already been recovered.

 

Also, citizens have reported numerous telephone scams this week.  The callers are posing as Scott County officials and demanding payment be made immediately by purchasing debit cards in order to pay your fine for missing jury duty.  Other scam calls have been an automated voice recording stating they have a formal complaint against someone and need you to call them.

 

Please do not fall for any type of telephone scams where they are demanding money immediately in forms of pre-paid debit cards in lieu of arrest, IRS tax issues, or any other type of complaint.  Just hang up the phone on these types of calls immediately.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

April 09, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert 04/09/2018

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department took several reports of burglary to motor vehicles over the weekend.  Vehicles were left unlocked, but fortunately no vehicles were stolen.  The burglary to vehicles were reported in the:

 

2400 block of Hunter Road

3300 block of Westwood Road

3300 block of Wakonda Drive

3400 block of Wakonda Drive

 

Please remember to always remove your keys and lock your vehicles.

 

Stay safe,


Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

March 30, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert 03/30/2018

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

Two things:

 

1-The Bettendorf Police Department has had several more car burglaries and two stolen vehicles over the last several days in the northeast part of Bettendorf.  Please keep locking your vehicles as these types of crimes are still continuing all over the Quad City area.

 

2-The Bettendorf Police Department has also received several calls this week in reference to phone scams.  These phone scams are similar to the grandparent emergency scam but have taken on a different variation where suspects are now threatening bodily harm to the victim’s family members if they do not pay a certain amount of money via pre-paid debit cards.  The suspect callers have told the victims that their relatives had been in a car accident and needed to pay them for the damage they caused.  Suspect callers said they were holding family members hostage and would kill them if they called the police.  All victims have called their relatives to determine that they were all fine.  This appears to be a new variation to all of the phone scams that are happening.  If you receive a type of scam call like this, just hang up the phone immediately.  Call your relative with the phone number you have for them to determine that they are fine.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

jnelson@bettendorf.org

March 22, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert 3/22/2018

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department had two reports of vehicles being stolen overnight in Bettendorf.  Vehicles were reported stolen in the 5200 block of Red Fox Road and 2000 block of Edgewood Drive.  Both vehicles have already been recovered in Davenport.

 

Please talk to your neighbors, co-workers, friends, or anyone else you know about our vehicle theft problem that is happening all over the Quad Cities.  These vehicle thefts can easily be prevented by keeping your vehicles locked and not leaving the keys in the vehicles.  Thanks.

 

Stay safe,


Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

March 19, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department took reports of four stolen vehicles over the weekend and also several burglary to vehicles.  These reported crimes happened from March 16th through March 18th.

 

Stolen Vehicles Reported:

 

1100 block of Lincoln Road

2500 block of Chesterfield Drive

2800 block of Villa Court

1000 block of Parkway Drive

 

All vehicles were left unlocked with keys inside.

 

Burglary to Vehicles Reported:

 

1100 block of Lincoln Road

4600 block of Mayfield Drive

3300 block of Winston Drive

2900 block of 48th Avenue

3400 block of 43rd Avenue Court

 

All vehicles were left unlocked.

 

Please remember to keep your vehicles locked at all times.

 

Stay safe,


Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

March 01, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert

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To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department has taken several random burglary to motor vehicle reports over the last several days that have occurred all over the city.  Reports of unlocked vehicles being entered were reported in:

 

2200 block of Coleman Street

1100 block of Brown Street

1300 block of Coffelt Avenue

1100 block of 23rd Street

3900 block of 53rd Avenue

 

Please remember to lock your vehicles all the time.  The stolen vehicles have slowed down in Bettendorf, but Davenport still continues to have some reported.

 

Also, the police department continues to get reports of the IRS SCAM telephone calls due to it being tax season.  Remember, the IRS will never call you.  If you receive any type of message or call stating the IRS is seeking arrest or legal action against you, it is definitely a scam.  Just hang up the phone and do not talk to these people.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

February 08, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The below news article is from the Quad City Times website that just came out.  The Bettendorf Police Department arrested two suspects for committing a daytime residential burglary yesterday on 02-07-18.  The residential burglary happened in the 800 block of 28th Street.  Our Investigations Division is working with several agencies on this case.

 

 

Two charged in daytime residential burglary in Bettendorf

A Davenport man and a Moline woman were arrested Wednesday after police say they burglarized a Bettendorf home.

Kalandis R. McNeil, 30, no address given, faces charges of second-degree burglary, trafficking in stolen weapons 2nd or subsequent offense, second-degree theft, conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony, interference with official acts, possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon, and third-degree criminal mischief.

He also was wanted on a parole violation and on charges of failure to register as a sex offender second or subsequent offense, a Class D felony, and third-degree criminal mischief in an unrelated case.

Bond was set Thursday at $45,000 cash or surety. He has a preliminary hearing on the burglary-related charges Feb. 16, and will be arraigned on the other charges March 1.

Erica E. Kauer, 26, last known address in the 3500 block of 45th Avenue, faces charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony.

She also is wanted on a warrant out of Rock Island County for failing to appear in a misdemeanor battery case. 

Bond was set Thursday at $10,000 cash or surety. She has a preliminary hearing Feb. 13. 

According to arrest affidavits filed by Bettendorf police in support of the criminal complaint:

At 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, McNeil and Kauer were observed by a plain-clothed officer pulling into a driveway on 28th Street.

McNeil was seen at the rear door, while Kauer, the driver, waited in the vehicle. A short time later, the officer saw McNeill carrying a large TV to the vehicle.

When other officers arrived, McNeil began to run and ignored commands to stop. He was arrested after a short foot pursuit and had in his possession a Sig Sauer P229 9mm handgun with ammunition, which returns stolen from a different residential burglary in Scott County.

McNeil has multiple felony convictions and is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.

He also had the remotes from the television and earrings stolen during the burglary. The estimated value of all stolen items was $3,300. There also was about $750 in damages to the door that McNeil used to gain entry into the house.

McNeil admitted that he had stolen them from the house. He and Kauer said they did not know who lived there.

The two are suspects in multiple similar daytime residential burglaries in the Quad-City area, according to the affidavits.

The burglary and trafficking stolen weapons charges are a Class C felony each punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 

The theft, conspiracy, interference with official acts, and possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon charges are a Class D felony each punishable by up to five years in prison.

Third-degree criminal mischief is an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison.

 

Stay safe,


Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

January 25, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle from 3718 State Street (Shell Station) yesterday at approximately 5:30 p.m.  Suspects are still stealing vehicles all over the quad cities.

 

Also, there was a report of a package stolen from the front porch of a residence in the 1300 block of 19th Street last weekend.

 

Please remember to always lock your vehicle even if you are away from it for a short amount of time.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

jnelson@bettendorf.org

January 17, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department investigated several reports of burglaries to vehicles yesterday morning.  The reported crimes happened during the late night of 01-15-18/early morning of 01-16-18.  All vehicles were left unlocked and rummaged through.  Fortunately, there were no stolen vehicles.

 

The reported crimes happened in:

 

4500 block of 31st Street

4700 block of Norfolk Drive (2 vehicles)

3300 block of Summertree Avenue

2700 block of Aspen Valley Drive

 

These are residential areas west of Crow Creek and Devils Glen Road.

 

Please remember to always lock your vehicles.

 

Stay safe,

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

jnelson@bettendorf.org

January 11, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

Please read the below media release from the Bettendorf Police Department.  If anyone would have any information about this reported crime, please contact Detective Jeff Buckles at 563-344-4039.

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE:

 

 

DATE: January 11, 2018

 

SUBJECT: Residential Burglary

 

CONTACT: Lauran Haldeman, Public Information Officer, 563-344-4033 or lhaldeman@bettendorf.org

 

 

BETTENDORF, IA: The Bettendorf Police Department is actively seeking the public’s assistance with a residential burglary incident.

 

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at approximately 5:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 5200 block of Taylor Avenue, Bettendorf, reference a burglary to a residence where the homeowner was present. The suspect brandished a firearm and forced his way into the home. After an altercation inside, the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was described as a white male in his early to mid-30’s, approximately 5’8” tall, and 175 lbs.  He was wearing dark pants, a black jacket, and stocking cap.  

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Buckles, Bettendorf Police Department, at 563-344-4039.

 

 

END

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

jnelson@bettendorf.org

December 02, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department investigated several reports of burglaries to garages in our lower west part of Bettendorf yesterday morning.  The reported burglaries happened during the late night/early morning hours of 11-29 to 11-30-17.  Suspects entered vehicles that were in the garages also.

 

700 block of 6th Street

1300 block of Broadlawn Avenue

300 block of Holmes Street

500 block of Mississippi Blvd.

 

Please remember to lock your residences, garages, and vehicles.

 

Stay safe,

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

 

November 01, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The below information came from the Quad City Times this morning about a scam that the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has received calls about.  As of today, there have been no incidents reported in Bettendorf reference this type of scam, but still wanted to warn everyone.  Please read the below information.

 

 

The Scott County Sheriff's Office says it has received several calls recently about a telephone scam circulating around the Q-C area. Residents are being told they have missed a court date with the Federal Grand Jury and are being asked for money to pay fines for failing to appear. The telephone number the calls are coming from is (563) 362-0903 and the message at this number says you have reached the Sheriff's Office warrant division.

 

The Sheriff's Office warns that this is a scam and do not give any credit card information or wire money. They advise never to give credit card information over the telephone to someone with whom one did not initiate the call.

 

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

 

October 04, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department has had numerous reports of burglaries to motor vehicles early yesterday morning (10-03-17) and early this morning (10-04-17).  All vehicles have been left unlocked.  In some cases, vehicles were entered inside the garages.  The areas of the vehicle burglaries have been in the northern part of Bettendorf:

 

5700 block of Judge Road

5500 block of Julie Ann Road

5500 block of 54th Avenue Court

5700 block of New Castle Lane

5100 block of Greystone Drive

 

The Eldridge Police Department also had reports of several vehicle burglaries and a stolen vehicle last night/early this morning.  The reported stolen vehicle was observed in the area of our vehicle burglaries last night in Bettendorf.  The Bettendorf Police Department is currently investigating these reported crimes.

 

It is common for suspects to use garage door openers left in unlocked vehicles outside in driveways to open garage doors to steal items.  Please remember to always lock your vehicles to prevent all these crimes from happening. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

October 03, 2017

FIre Safety Reminder

Dear Glendale Mobile Home Park Resident, 

 

As you may or may not be aware, we lost both a four-legged resident and a home in our community early this afternoon to fire.  

 

I want to remind everyone that fire safety is a serious matter and ask that you please take the time to check your home for the following: 

 

1. Smoke Detectors - Make sure you have at least one in every room of your home or in the hallway outside the bedrooms. Replace the batteries at least twice a year and replace a detector that is not properly functioning. You should also have a properly installed and functioning carbon monoxide (CO) detector in your home. 

 

2. Breaker/Fuse Box - Please have a licensed electrician inspect your fuse/breaker box at least once a year and make sure it is NOT overloaded and in good working order.

 

3. Furnace - Cold weather will be here soon, please take the time to change your filters and make sure that your furnace is clean and free of combustible dust. It is also a good idea to have a heating professional make sure your furnace is in good working order, properly vented and free from any cracks that may allow deadly CO gas to leak into your home. 

 

4. Hot Water Heater - Make sure your hot water heater is in good working order, properly vented and free from any cracks that may allow deadly CO gas to leak into your home.  

 

5. Doors and Windows - Please make sure that you have an egress available from every room in your home.  Fire spreads quickly in a manufactured home and sometimes a window may be your best way out.  Please make sure that your back door is not blocked or sealed shut and your stairs are in good working order and free of clutter.

 

6. Electrical Outlets - Please do not overload your electrical system and outlets. Make sure you do not exceed the amperage available to your home and use surge protector strips when plugging multiple items into an outlet. 

 

7. Insurance Policy - Take the time to review your insurance policy and make sure that it is in force and sufficient for your home. You may want to make sure that the contents of your home are covered as well as the structure.

 

8. Candles and Electronics - Please do not leave lit candles unattended. Make sure curling irons, flat irons, clothes irons, and any other electronic device that may cause a fire is unplugged and properly stored when not in use.  

 

9. Heat Tape - Please inspect your heat tape and replace if needed.  Make sure the heat tape is free of corrosion, cracks, and breaks in the protective coating.  

 

 

Thanks and be SAFE. 

 

 

Brandon

August 24, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department took several reports of burglary to motor vehicles yesterday.  These burglaries to vehicles happened sometime during the late night (08-22) to early morning  (08-23) hours.  The reported burglaries happened in several parts of our city:

 

2800 block of Villa Court

5600 block of Barcelona Street

2600 block of Heather Glen Avenue

5100 block of Greystone Drive

5100 block of Brentwood Drive

2000 block of Ashford Drive

 

Two burglaries had windows smashed out of locked vehicles, but the rest of the vehicles were left unlocked.  Two unlocked vehicles had been inside of garages with the overhead doors left open all night also.

 

Please always remove all items of value before locking your vehicles.  Criminals will smash out windows to locked vehicles if they can see purses, laptops, or other valuable items inside.

 

Also, there was a press release issued for the bank robbery yesterday.  Bettendorf Police were dispatched to a bank robbery at Great Southern Bank, located inside Hy-Vee at 2900 Devils Glen Road on August 23, 2017 at approximately 2:34 p.m.  Suspect description was a white male, white goatee with facial hair, mid 40’s to mid 50’s, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing blue jeans, light blue shirt with stripes, tan ball cap, wire rim glasses, and a light-colored do-rag covering his hair.

 

If anyone has information about this bank robbery, please call 911 to report the information to our dispatch center.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

August 17, 2017

New Bettendorf Emergency Alert System

The City of Bettendorf is no longer using Code Red as their emergency notification system and will be using a new emergency notification system called Alert Iowa, which is through the Scott County Emergency Management Agency and the State of Iowa.

Alert Iowa is a statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system that can be used by state and local authorities as well as the National Weather Service (NWS) to quickly disseminate emergency information to residents in counties that utilize the system. In the event of an emergency, an alert will be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided by voice, text, and/or email. Alert Iowa will allow citizens to sign up for the types of alerts they would like to receive. Once you sign up, you will automatically get some weather notifications – warnings of flash floods, tornados and floods. If you would like to receive alerts for additional weather events or any other types of alerts from Scott County or National Weather Service, you will have to sign up through the link below. If you would like to receive specific alerts issued from the City of Bettendorf (similar to past alerts you may have received from Code Red), you will have to select “Bettendorf” in the community section when you are signing up.

This new Alert Iowa emergency reporting system is operated by the State of Iowa and Scott County Emergency Management Agency, not the City of Bettendorf. The City of Bettendorf is an authorized user of the system and has the ability to send out alerts when it affects Bettendorf residents only. Please note, if you select weather warnings/watches or select any other community to receive alerts from, these notifications do not come from the City of Bettendorf. 

You may register multiple phone numbers or e-mail addresses by clicking “add” below the first number or address you enter. You may also register for multiple addresses for alerts by simply submitting and then starting over again at the Bettendorf website. Example: you can register to receive alerts for your home and your place of work (even if in another town in Scott County) or you could register to get alerts for the address of a family member or your children’s school.

To learn more about Alert Iowa or to sign up for this service, please click on the link below, this will take you to the Scott County Emergency Management Agency website. 

You still need to sign up to receive Alert Iowa notifications because your previously registered information from Code Red is not transferable.

Click here to view frequently asked questions.

If for some reason, these icons do not send you to the correct locations, please visit our City of Bettendorf website at www.bettendorf.org for the same information.  The Alert Iowa information is at the top of the website on the banner that scrolls through with all new City information.

August 14, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department received reports of two stolen vehicles from the 5100 block of South Richmond Circle around midnight on late Friday night (08-11) to early Saturday (08-12).  Both vehicles had keys left in the ignition and were taken out of an attached garage.  It is believed that the garage doors were possibly left open.  This is a residential area just south east of Middle Road and Crow Creek Road.  Both reported stolen vehicles have already been recovered in Davenport.

 

These types of vehicle thefts have been starting up again throughout our entire city.  Please be vigilant in closing garage doors, locking all doors to residences, garages, vehicles, and not leaving keys in vehicles.  Also, please call Emergency # 911 to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods immediately when observed.

 

Stay safe,


Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

August 09, 2017

Neighborhood Watech Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department investigated a report of burglary to vehicles and a stolen vehicle in the 3900 block of Rolling Hills Drive early this morning.  Rolling Hills Drive is a residential area just northeast of Utica Ridge Road and Tanglefoot Lane.  The information received was that suspects entered an unlocked vehicle in the street and then were able to use the garage door opener to open the garage door which then gave them access to the unlocked door into the residence to retrieve the keys in the kitchen to steal the vehicle.  

 

Please remember to lock all of your doors including vehicles, garage doors, and all doors leading into your residence.  This is the second time that suspects have used garage door openers from unlocked vehicles in the street to gain access to garages and now actual residences to obtain keys to steal vehicles.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

June 27, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department has received a few reports of the IRS telephone scam circulating our area again.  Most calls seem to have been a pre-recorded message and use the threat of arrest or lawsuit against you unless you send money immediately.  Remember, the real IRS will never call you.

 

Just hang up on any of these types of calls.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

June 09, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

*****Update******

 

Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

There is one female named Greete Poderat who does have a license to solicit in Bettendorf for children’s books.  Just letting everyone know.  Apparently, however, there are atleast three females in their group.  It is unknown if Greete is the only one soliciting in Bettendorf.  She is aware that she needs to show her license if requested.

 

Jeff Nelson-BPD

 

 

 

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department has received some calls in reference to subjects going door to door selling children’s books.  As of right now, there are no permits through Bettendorf to solicit for children’s books.  The information received on these subjects did verify they have permits to sell in Davenport, but not in Bettendorf.  The Davenport Police Department did call them to advise them they needed to obtain solicitor licenses for Bettendorf if they continued to stay in Bettendorf, but as of today that has not yet happened.

 

Please call 911 or 563-344-4015 (press #9) for a dispatcher if these subjects are continuing to solicit in Bettendorf without licenses.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

May 03, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

A group of vehicle burglary and car theft suspects were in Moline, IL early this morning committing crimes, then came over to Bettendorf.  The Bettendorf Police Department received a report of attempted vehicle theft/burglary in the 5500 block of Kristi Lane this morning around 6:30 a.m.  The resident scared the suspects off by hitting the panic button on the key fob from inside the residence, but was able to provide a vehicle and suspect description.  This matched same description given in Moline just one hour earlier.

 

Please stay vigilant in locking your residences, garages, and vehicles.  All quad city area law enforcement agencies are working together on all of these vehicle thefts that have been happening.

 

Stay safe,


Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

563-344-4037

April 25, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department has investigated more stolen vehicles, vehicle burglaries,  and garage burglaries in the last two days.  Suspects are also, now using the garage door openers to open garage doors  if the vehicles are unlocked.  The areas of these crimes were:

 

2400 block of Baron Court

1100 block of Brown Street

2700 block of Heather Glen Circle

6500 block of James Road

2500 block of Crow Creek Road

5000 block of Wyndham Court

5100 block of Auburn Court

 

Please remember to lock your vehicles and garages.

 

Also, the Bettendorf Police Department has put out a Code Red Alert telephone message notification to all Bettendorf residents who are in the Code Red database.  If you received a voice message from the Bettendorf Police Department it is legitimate and pertains to these crimes that keep happening in Bettendorf.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff 

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

February 27, 2017

Neighborhood Watch

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

Bettendorf Police Department investigated several reports of burglaries to motor vehicles early this morning and one reported stolen vehicle.   Early this afternoon, our police department recovered a separate stolen vehicle from Davenport that had been abandoned in the area of our vehicle burglaries and stolen vehicle.  At this point it seems logical that the suspect(s) came from Davenport in a stolen vehicle and drove into this Bettendorf neighborhood and abandoned it. The suspect(s) then went through unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood committing vehicle burglaries and then stole a new vehicle they found unlocked with keys in it.

 

1500blk of Plymouth Drive – keys left in unlocked vehicle, vehicle stolen

1700blk of Queens Drive – two vehicles left unlocked and gone through

1800blk of Bristol Drive – vehicle left unlocked and gone through

3900blk of Tam-O-Shanter Drive – recovered stolen vehicle from Davenport

 

These areas are residential neighborhoods near Paul Norton School and Kiwanis Park just northeast of Tanglefoot Lane and Greenbrier Drive.

 

Please remember to lock your vehicles.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

February 24, 2017

Neighborhood Watch

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

This is a general safety reminder due to an increase in vehicle thefts recently around the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities area.  The Bettendorf Police Department did have one report of stolen vehicle from a business in the 1700 block of Kimberly Road last week.  The victim left the vehicle running and was only in the business a few minutes when the theft happened.  Other quad city law enforcement agencies have had more reported stolen vehicles.

 

In speaking to the other Quad City law enforcement agencies, it seems there is a group of suspects who are routinely targeting convenience stores, gas stations, and businesses where victims might leave their vehicles unattended with the keys in the ignition.  It only takes a few seconds to jump in and steal the vehicle.  These group of suspects then use the stolen vehicles to commit other crimes and usually end up damaging or crashing the vehicles.

 

Never leave your vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.  Always remember to shut your vehicle off, lock the doors, and take your keys with you whenever you leave your vehicle.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff 

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

February 09, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

I have two neighborhood watch alerts that I am sending out, first one being more vehicle burglaries, and the second one being scam alerts.

 

1-The Bettendorf Police Department received reports of several vehicle burglaries and one garage burglary yesterday on 02-08-17.  The burglaries happened in the 1100 block of Holmes and Jones Street.  Please remember to lock your vehicles and garages.

 

2-The Bettendorf Police Department has received several calls about different telephone and text scams this week.  These telephone, email, and text scams all have different variations, but are all similar in the fact that they want you to send them money or to give out personal information.   They can be threatening in nature saying that you have a warrant and will be arrested if you don’t send money to pay fine immediately, they can say that you will be sent a large amount of money for a grant and you just need to send money back to them for fees, or they can pose as a grandchild or relative asking for money due to a bad situation.  Typically, the callers will give you specific instructions on purchasing prepaid cash cards and having you call them back with the account numbers on the back of the prepaid cards so they can receive the cash.  Also, with tax season starting I am sure the IRS scam phone calls will be starting soon as well.

 

Please don’t fall for any of these types of scams.  Hang up the phone immediately or delete all emails or text messages.  Do not communicate with these subjects.

 

Stay safe,


Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

January 23, 2017

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

There were approximately four reported vehicle burglaries over the weekend in the lower west end of Bettendorf.  The reported burglaries happened in the 400-500 block of Grant Street and 700 block of 6thStreet.  No suspect information.

 

Please remember to always lock your vehicles.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

December 07, 2016

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To al Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department received one report of stolen package from a residence a couple of days ago.  If anyone has or will be ordering items online for the holidays to be delivered to your residence, here are some crime prevention tips for you:

 

Request package be held at the terminal for pick up

Use delivery tracking services/notifications online to arrange for someone to be home to receive package

Have a trusted friend or neighbor pick up package for you

Require signature for delivery of package

Have package delivered to local retail store and pick it up there

 

These are just some suggestions for preventing your packages from possibly being stolen if you are gone all day at work.  Every year the police department receives several calls of stolen packages.

 

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

November 01, 2016

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

On October 31, 2016 at approximately 5:30 a.m., the Bettendorf Police Department received a report of a home invasion/burglary in the 1100 block of Grant Street.  Suspect entered a residence where the residents were home and a physical altercation started.  The suspect  fled the residence, but was apprehended on foot by third shift officers.  Further investigation determined the suspect had also burglarized a school and vehicle in the area.

 

Suspect arrested was Daniel Webb and he is currently in custody at the Scott County Jail on charges of the following:

 

Burglary 1st Degree (Class B Felony)

Willful Injury (Class D Felony)

Assault while Displaying a Weapon (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

Assault with Injury (Serious Misdemeanor)

Assault with Injury (Serious Misdemeanor)

Interference with Official Acts (Simple Misdemeanor)

Burglary 3rd Degree (Class D Felony)

Criminal Mischief 5th Degree (Simple Misdemeanor)

Burglary to a Motor Vehicle (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

Criminal Mischief 4th Degree (Serious Misdemeanor)

 

Crime Prevention Safety Reminder:

 

Please always lock your windows and doors to your residences.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

September 20, 2016

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department investigated a report of a residential burglary overnight in the 2900 block of Halcyon Drive.  This is a residential area west of Devils Glen Road and just south of Middle Road.  The burglary happened sometime between 09-18-16 at 10:00 p.m. and 09-19-16 at 5:30 a.m.  Suspect(s) entered the residence through an unsecured window and stole items.  The residence was occupied at the time of the reported burglary.

 

Crime Prevention Reminder:  Always lock all windows and doors to your residence.

 

Stay safe,


Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

September 13, 2016

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department  received a call last night in reference to a reported attempted child luring.  The following information has been provided as public safety information:

 

On 9/12/2016 around 7:30p.m., a 12 year old female was walking on a sidewalk in the 3900 block of Wakonda Drive in Bettendorf when a white male, described as approximately 50-55 years old with gray/black hair, no facial hair or glasses and a deep voice, pushed open the passenger side door of his vehicle after approaching, and told the female to “Get in the truck”. The vehicle is described as a purple/plum colored Ford truck, 2 door with “Fender Flares” over the wheel wells. The vehicle was in poor shape with lots of dents and the bed appeared to be empty. The vehicle was seen heading south on Wakonda Drive towards Tanglefoot Lane. If anyone has any information on this suspect or vehicle, please contact Lt. Poirier in the Investigative Services Division of the Bettendorf Police Department at 563-344-4042.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

July 28, 2016

Neighborhood Watch Alert

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department received two reports of stolen vehicles early this morning on Dodds Drive and Appleton Road.  Third shift officers investigated immediately and were able to arrest one of the subjects involved.  At this time, both reported stolen vehicles have already been recovered.  Further investigation is ongoing for other suspects.

 

Crime Prevention Tips:

 

1-Please don’t leave keys in unlocked vehicles.  Always remove anything of value from your vehicle and make sure it is always locked.

 

2-Report any suspicious activity immediately to the police department by calling 911.

 

Stay safe,

 

Jeff

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

1609 State Street

Bettendorf, IA 52722

July 11, 2016

Neighborhood Watch Alert 07/11/2016

The Bettendorf Police Department had two reports of residential burglaries over the weekend.  Suspect(s) broke windows to gain entry to the residences.  The reported burglaries happened in the 900 block of Holmes Street on July 8th and 1100 block of Brown Street on July 9th.

 

Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods immediately by calling 911.

June 23, 2016

Copy Of -Neighborhood Watch Alert

The Bettendorf Police Department took six reports of vehicle burglaries yesterday.  The reported burglaries happened sometime during the late night of June 21 and early morning hours of June 22.  Most  vehicles were left unlocked, but two vehicle burglaries reported had passenger windows broken out to gain entry.  The forced entry burglaries had valuable items sitting in plain sight in the vehicles.

 

The reported vehicle burglaries happened in the 2900 block of Hawthorne Drive, 1100 block of Summit Hills Drive,  and 1700-2100 blocks of Fairmeadows Drive.

 

Crime Prevention Tip:  Please remember to always take all valuable items out of your vehicles before locking them.  Also, don’t forget to close and lock your garage doors before night.

January 28, 2016

Neighborhood Watch 1/28/16

To all Neighborhood Watch Groups,

 

The Bettendorf Police Department took another report of a stolen vehicle early this morning from the 2400 block of Navajo Drive.  The vehicle was in the driveway unlocked with the keys in the ignition.  There were also several burglary to unlocked vehicles in the same area this morning.

 

Also, on a side note:  The Bettendorf Police Department  received several calls this afternoon of subjects going door to door selling meat out of the back of a truck again.  At this time, there are no solicitor permits granted in the city.  Officers did stop these subjects and advised them to quit soliciting door to door without a city license.  Please call the police department at 563-344-4015 (press #9 for dispatcher) if any subjects come to your door attempting to sell meat.

 

Crime Prevention Reminder:  Please remember to lock your vehicles and always remove the keys from the vehicle. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Sergeant Jeff Nelson

Crime Prevention

Bettendorf Police Department

January 20, 2016

Neighborhood Watch 1/20/16

The Bettendorf Police Department had two separate reports of stolen vehicles last night and early this morning.  The first reported stolen vehicle was in the 3000 block of Somerset Drive around 8:11 p.m. last night and the second reported stolen vehicle was in the 4000 block of 31st Street shortly after midnight this morning (01-19-16).  Both vehicles were left unlocked and running in their driveways.  Both vehicles have already been recovered.

 

 

January 14, 2016

Neighborhood Watch 1/2016

The Bettendorf Police Department has received several reports of telephone scams circulating our community again.  The scams are the IRS telephone scam and Windows Technical Support scam.  I know I have sent out information on these scams before, but citizens continue to get these scam phone calls, so this is just another reminder for the start of the new year.

 

The Internal Revenue Service does not:

1.      Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call
         about taxes you owe without first mailing you a bill.

2.      Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the chance
         to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.

3.      Require you to use a certain payment method for your taxes,
         such as a prepaid debit card.

4.      Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

5.      Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement to
          have you arrested for not paying.

 

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the
IRS and asking for money, here’s what to do:

·         Hang up the phone immediately on the scam caller.

·         Never give out any personal information over the telephone
           to someone you don’t know.

·         Call your local law enforcement agency to report the scam
           phone call.

 

The Windows Tech Support scam:  Scam callers pose as computer support technicians, most often claiming to be from Microsoft, and try to trick victims into believing that their computer is infected, usually by having them look at a Windows log that typically shows scores of harmless or low-level errors. At that point, the sale pitch starts, with the caller trying to convince the consumer or business worker to download software or let the "technician" remotely access the PC.

 

The scammers charge for their worthless "help" or sell subscriptions to useless services, and sometimes install malware on PCs while they have the machines under their control.

 

If you get a call from someone claiming to be from
Windows Tech Support, here’s what to do:

·         Hang up the phone immediately on the scam caller.

·         Never give out any personal information over the
          telephone to someone you don’t know.

·         Call your local law enforcement agency to report
          the scam phone call.

 

 

 

 

 

October 21, 2015

Neighborhood Watch

The Bettendorf Police Department is investigating a report of two stolen vehicles and several burglary to vehicles this morning.  The reported incidents occurred sometime during the early morning hours today (10-21-15) in the 2800 block of Willow Drive in Bettendorf.

One of the reported stolen vehicles have already been recovered in Davenport.

 

Citizens are reminded to always lock your doors to residences, garages, and vehicles to prevent these types of crimes from happening. 

 

If anyone has any information reference these reported crimes, please call 563-344-4015 (press #9) or emergency # 9-1-1.

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