Friday, December 2, 2016

Leaf Pickup

The City of Fort Wayne has agreed to make a third pick up of leaves on the South Side of the city. Leaves are to be raked to the park strip by 7:00 am on Monday, December 5, 2016.

We were the first part of the city to get a pick up and at that time very few leaves had fallen. I know that because of this many association members called 311 to request another pick up. I can't be sure that this effected the city's decision to add another pick up, but it didn't hurt. Thank you to everyone who called.

Please tell you neighbors about this pickup in case they haven't heard about it.

Thank you.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Update November 14, 2016

We have had another incident in our neighborhood.
A young, maybe 20, black man approached a woman working in her garage. He asked if she knew of any work for him. She went into her house to get something to write his name and number down. He followed her into the house and he left with her purse. The police were called and all information taken down. If you saw this person or have any information regarding this incident, please call the police at the non-emergency number, 427-1222.
Please beware when you are approached by people you don't know. If you see someone in your area that just doesn't seem right call the non-emergency number. The police will be happy to check it out if they have time. If it is an emergency call 911.

Leaf Pickup
We have been told that the city will not be picking up leaves again in our area. However, I spoke with Jason Arp, our 4th district rep today. He suggested everyone  call 311 and express their concern that we still have so many leaves to be picked up. Our area was first on the schedule this year, when very few leaves had fallen. It may not do any good this year but the city might reconsider their schedule for next year. When the city is considering changes the first place they go is the 311 log of calls. This tells them how many people have complained or commented on a certain situation.
As of right now it will be necessary to bag any remaining leaves and call 311 for pickup. Hopefully next year this will change.

Please share this information with your neighbors.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Neighborhood Vandalism

You may have heard on the news about the widespread acts of vandalism that have hit the city. Individuals driving through neighborhoods are shooting at vehicles and homes breaking windows and causing other damage, presumable with a bb gun. Our neighborhood has not escaped these acts of vandalism. The police are asking your help. If you heard or saw anything during the early morning hours of August 29, please call the desk sergeant at 427-1222 and ask to speak to Officer Cornell Wiley. They did receive an anonymous call with some information. Police are asking if you made that call to please call again. They have some more questions. You will not have to give your name or phone number.  

Friday, April 22, 2016


The April 25 General Meeting of Lake Shores Community Association will be held at Avalon Missionary Church on the East Campus in  the new building. Please pass the word  to your neighbors.Thank you!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


The Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest Community improvement program and Fort Wayne has taken part for 20 years. This year's event will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. We would like to get 20 or so volunteers to pick up trash along Airport Express Way between Lower Huntington Rd and Winchester Rd. The city will provide bags and gloves. Please contact us through this blog or president Walt Halley, at 747-0165 by April 21, if you can participate. We will need to register with the City to be assured of supplies. More information will follow. Thank you for showing pride in our neighborhood and city.
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Monday, March 7, 2016

New Liaison Officer

Officer Greg Addison has been appointed the Liaison Officer for the Lake Shores Community Association. Greg will be reporting to us on a regular basis and we will post his comments on this blog spot. Welcome, Greg! We look forward to meeting you.

Continue to be aware of your surroundings and any suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Don't hesitate to call 911 in an emergency situation or the Sergeant Desk, 427-1222, in a non-emergency situation.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

House break in, February 26, 2016

Dear Lake Shores resident,

            Around the noon timeframe today, a home on Lakewood Dr was broken into. Fortunately, around that same timeframe, a suspicious car (Burgundy colored Olds Intrigue) was noticed and the police were called. The police did talk with the driver of the car but it wasn’t until later that the break-in was known. When the police arrived to investigate the robbery, another resident was able to provide a description on another individual who had been seen at the house that was broken into. Based on the timeline, it appears that the police were talking to the driver while the house was being robbed by another individual. Due to the diligence of several residents being aware of suspicious activity, the police have a name of one individual and a description of the other. 

            A couple of weeks ago, a strong-arm robbery took place, also on Lakewood Dr, in which a man walked into the garage of someone just coming home and stole her purse.

            This is just a reminder to be aware of your surroundings as well as suspicious activity. You can report suspicious activity by calling the Desk Sergeant at 427-1222 or 911 in emergency situations.


Lake Shores Community Association Board
Tony Landon – Treasurer