After the shooting incident in the neighborhood a few months back, it became obvious that we needed a quick method for disseminating information during emergencies to a large group in the neighborhood. One of our neighbors volunteered to put together a alert system that works similar to Amber Alerts. Anyone in the neighborhood can subscribe to the alert system by sending the word “details” from their cell phone to 55678.
The system will be used ONLY for emergencies such as verifiable threats that impact our neighborhood. This could be criminal, weather, long term power outages or other incidents that impact our residents.
The LHHA board encourages all of you to participate in this free opportunity. You will NOT be enrolled in the program unless you follow the instructions below:
Remember – SEND the word DETAILS to 55678 on your cellphone.
This is a summary of what your Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Association Emergency Response Team leaders have been able to confirm about the Friday May 24 “emergency” incident occurring in our neighborhood. We have been told that the lead officer is still actively working the case. There are reports and statements that may contradict what various witnesses have said and what people have been told. This is not unusual for reports to do this given many different statements and viewpoints provided to the police during the initial investigation.
The renter (female) of the house (2641 Lynbrulee Drive) was charged with Reckless Endangerment. She stated that she shot a gun at the intruder (male) at the rental address. The report states that the female renter chased the intruder in her car on Montlake Drive. A resident in the neighborhood witnessed the female shooting out of her car window at the male who was eventually apprehended at 3824 Maloney Road. The male was booked on several charges such as aggravated assault, vandalism, evading arrest, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm and intent to go armed dangerous felony, theft, and simple possession of a controlled substance. He is to appear in court on June 6.
As a result of this incident (thankfully no one was hurt) we now recognize the need for a “quick notice alarm” neighborhood system for any emergency or suspicious situation. We have identified a system which will allow for immediate notices going out to 1) our website e-mail, 2) a text message and 3) a Facebook message and will be working on rolling this out.
We are also beginning negotiations for the best contract pricing on additional cameras at the other two entrances whenever the Alcoa Highway project is completed.
We have also been in touch with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to establish more details of the investigation.
In the coming weeks, we will advise you of whatever progress is made. In the meantime, your ideas and/or participation will be appreciated. If you see a need to have a community meeting at the church, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set it up.
Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Association Emergency Response Team Security Subgroup
Mike Parker, John Haynes, Bob Proctor