We are currently looking for advocates to represent several different neighborhoods in Woodlake. Typically, each neighborhood has one representative. The box below lists each neighborhood and whether or not an advocate is needed. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Community Manager Amber Nelson at email@example.com for more information.
|Acorn Ridge||Chris Yarger|
|Beechwood Point||Amanda Strukl|
|Beacon Hill I||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Beacon Hill II||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Bent Creek||Scott Shashaty|
|Boyce's Cove||Ellin & Bob McCulloch|
|Chestnut Bluff||Margaret Gallagher|
|Clipper Cove||Nanci Drum|
|Country Walk||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Duck Cove||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Fiddlers Ridge||Debbie Gibbs|
|Forest Wood||Carmen Allred|
|Gates Mill||Georgia Perron|
|Glen Ridge||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Grove Forest||Brendan Scanlon|
|Heather Glen||Joyce Gumm|
|Hickory Grove||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Highberry Woods||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Laurel Trail||Bess Rogerson|
|Long Cove||Jim Clark|
|Manor Gate||Lynn Perry|
|Maple Brook||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Martin Glen||Georgia Cole|
|Meadow Chase||Jim Rosie|
|Mill Spring||Gale Hickling|
|Moss Creek||Becky Robinson|
|North Chase||Jim Waggoner|
|Oak Knoll||Mike Seidel, Dan & Kathy Titus|
|Orchard Grove||Trey Gregory|
|Pleasant Grove||Dave Donaho|
|Powell Grove||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Red Fern||Steve Warriner|
|Ridge Point||Cyndi Rymer/Brian Schneider|
|Rock Harbour||Tom & Annette Best|
|Rosebay Forest||Peter Doyle|
|Saddle Hill||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Sandstone Ridge||Jane Berman|
|Sedgefield Commons||Becky Parker|
|Shelter Cove||Tom Hoekstra/Harold Higley|
|Silver Birch||Sue Johnson|
|Standing Oak||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Sunrise Bluff||Marcia Marsh/Jill Hellman|
|Walnut Bend||Rob Bird/Bob Giambra|
|Water Pointe I||Danny Pendelton|
|Water Pointe II||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Water Pointe Apartments||Debbie Bachman|
|Water Crest||Lois Strukl/Karen Geczi|
|Waters Edge||Stacye Meeley|
|West Bay||Selena Browne|
|West Branch||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|West Shore||Eve Tschantz, John Zaruba|
|Willow Glen||ADVOCATE NEEDED|
|Windy Ridge||Doris Knick|
|Woodlake Apartments||John Paul Montervino, Debbie Bachman|
|Woods Walk||Kelly Clark|
|Woods Walk||Amy Henneberger|
Next Advocate Meeting
Chesterfield Police say even the most intrepid burglar is no match for their newest crime-fighting tool.
The department has launched a pilot program to distribute free packs containing a forensic, traceable liquid known as SmartWater CSI to homeowners.
When applied to household items such as televisions, laptop computers and jewelry, even a miniscule amount of the high-tech liquid contains a unique chemical signature that can help police trace recovered stolen property back to its registered owner. And because the substance is undetectable by the naked eye – it emits a bright, yellow-green fluorescent glow only under ultraviolet black light – criminals have no idea whether they are stealing something that has been marked with the cutting-edge liquid or not.
“It’s like DNA, but for your stuff,” said Capt. Andrea Riesmeyer, commander of the county police department’s community services division.
“If we find the spot you marked on your flat-screen TV, we take a swab of that and send it to a lab in Florida for analysis. It will tell us who that television is registered to,” he said. “Two things happen: we can get that TV back to its rightful owner and we can seek charges against the person who has it for possession of stolen property.”
SmartWater was developed in the UK in the 1990s by a chemist and a retired detective. The company is responsible for hundreds of criminal convictions and has been proven to reduce burglaries by as muchs as 85 percent.
SmartWater has been available in the US since 2013, when the company’s US division, called SmartWater CSI, opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
It’s no coincidence that Chesterfield is the first police department in Virginia to utilize the liquid. The county’s police chief, Jeffrey Katz, was the top cop in Boynton Beach, Florida, until last December.
“The best organizations continually challenge the status quo and seek out proven strategies to augment existing practices … and that’s what we are doing here,” Katz said in an email Friday. “Chesterfield County’s SmartWater CSI strategy empowers our community by disrupting the comfort of those who deal in stolen property.
“We want thieves to wonder what is marked, what isn’t, and what type of crime they may be tied to if they are found in possession of forensically coded property. Anytime you can stack the odds against folks who profit off the exploitation of others, it’s a win for our community.”
If you are interested in getting SmartWater CSI, please contact your neighborhood advocate or the Chesterfield County Police Department at (804) 318-8448 for details!