Police and Fire Donation Solicitation Phone Calls

Please note that the Boise Police Department does not solicit for donations, however, other police organizations do solicit throughout the year.According to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), they are not conducting any fundraising at this time.  In a few months, they will start the Heroes vs Heroes event, however, they will send out letters to surrounding agencies and notify the Better Business Bureau beforehand.   The Boise Police Association (BPA) finished the Christmas Shop-with-a-Cop soliciting back on December 12th and will not start again until May in preparation for the Back to School event.

Carrie Demirelli
Boise Police Crime Prevention

Boise Fire Department
News Release

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan says the department has received several inquiries lately from citizens who say they received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Boise Fire Department asking for a cash donation for the firefighters. The phone number is originating from area code 209.

The Chief wants to remind citizens the fire department does not do telephone solicitations. Nor does the Boise Fire Union. Anyone calling on the phone asking for donations is unknown and not affiliated with the fire department.

The Boise Fire Union Burnout Fund does operate on donations but again, does NOT do telephone solicitations.

Dennis Doan
Boise Fire Chief

Contact: Tammy Barry
Communications Coordinator
Cell: 208-982-0737

Table Rock Quarry Blasting Notice
see notice for additional details)

Current – Ada County Parks & Waterways Fall Newsletter
see flyer for Healthy Hills Initiative)

Boise Police Announcements
Shred-It – Sept. 27th
Drop off 1) any unused or expired medications, and 2) bank statements, bills, or other documents, to be securely disposed of by a legitimate company.
Donations support Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho and Drug Free Idaho.
(More info)

August Crime Bulletin (Link to all Bulletins)
Southeast (V5) Bulletin:
east of Gekeler, south of Warm Springs, but taking in Warm Springs Mesa and Harris Ranch

Dog Attacked by Mountain Lion on Aug 27th (Link to news release)

Report Suspicious Activity
No police department can function effectively without the concerned assistance of responsible citizens so thank you! Law enforcement depends on you to call when you observe suspicious activity or behavior. Please do not feel that you are bothering the police. If it is unfounded then no harm done, but if it assists police then another crime is potentially solved or even prevented. If you report suspicious activity, consider the details – what, where, when, how; description of person, vehicle, and direction last seen.

Non-Emergency Dispatch 377-6790
Emergency Dispatch 911

Below is a media release referencing a robbery suspect and the help of good witnesses – another example of how your eyes and ears help make this a safe and livable community!
Officers track down robbery suspect with the help of good witnesses

Warm Springs Avenue Reopened
Phase 1 (Update)
 – between Pioneer Cemetery and Adams Elementary, continues with varying lane restrictions around the construction. It will be completed in late October.
Phase 2 (Update) – Work is finished and the road reopened August 6th, a few days ahead of schedule.
PHASE 3 – Warm Springs Golf Course to Starview Drive: Full road closure between Starcrest and Starview Drive.
Scheduled Construction Timeframe: Mid-September 2014 – Mid November 2014*NOTE: Entire stretch of road will not be closed at once during this phase.The dates are subject to change. For the latest detour plans and project updates, visit City of Boise Public Works

Warm Springs Mesa Fire Wise Report – January 2014

Attached (see links below) are the most recent of BLM reports on the Fuels Reduction activities that we have been engaged in here on the Mesa with the technical support of the BLM and the SW Idaho RC&D Council providing fiscal oversight.

Please note that the Quail Testing site for the control of sage brush (above the Park) does not show up in this report and the number of chipping and fuel removal projects funded by the City of Boise either through Reinvestment Grants or Mini Grants (2009 – 2013) are separately funded and therefore are not reflected here.
(Click here to continue reading) 
Click below to view additional files mentioned in report:
Attachment 1 Attachment 2,   Attachment 3

Ridge to Rivers Ranger program. 
Your MNA Board is posting this information on behalf of the trail system and we hope that some of you will be interested in helping out.  From our Neighborhood Surveys the trail system has always held a top interest for many living here on the Mesa.   Ridge to Rivers is seeking volunteers to serve as Rangers.
For joining or additional information please contact David Gordon at dgordon@cityofboise.org or 493-2531.
Nextdoor.com – Social Network for our Neighborhood (Click to watch intro video)Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. The Warm Springs Mesa and other close-by neighborhoods have subscribed to the plan. We encourage each household to click on the link and become a member of the Mesa Nextdoor.com group. (Click here to join