Crime and Vandalism Report for Coto de Caza and Ladera Ranch
May 20, 2012
Coto de Caza, CA -
The quarter to quarter crime and vandalism report ending June 30,
2011 for Coto de Caza showed that larceny/theft increased 300%
while disorderly conduct increased 200% since new OCSD management
responsible for the community was installed. Since we could not see a
plausible explanation for the overly wild swing, we attributed this to
the management change, as we have seen this effect a couple of times
in the past. The quarter to quarter results for the month ending
March 30, 2012 again showed a similar wild swing. As in the
past, we show the actual Orange County Sheriff Department (OCSD)
actual data below, as well as a monthly average from 2Q2011.
Such average indicates still a higher than normal criminal activity,
where the major categoirt3es are Larceny/Theft at 18% of total
incidents, 4% for fraud and 9% for vandalism.
|Coto de Caza
Crime and Vandalism Report 1Q2012 - Source OCSD
||Coto's Crime and Vandalism
Report 2Q2011 - Averaged from 3Q2009
Coupled with the previously
reported negligible CHP's presence in Coto de Caza
- less than 60% of the 120 hours per month, as originally
contracted for and total inaction by the local governing body anent
public safety, the community is certainly begging for trouble
||Coto's Public Safety Ticking
Woolsey died (December
7, 2005) in the first traffic fatality in Coto de Caza in the
last ten years, followed three months later by a traffic
accident that claimed Mr Morteza
Similarly, the quarter to quarter crime and vandalism
report ending June 30,
2011 for Ladera Ranch showed a 300% increase in vandalism and a 100% reduction in
narcotics violation. The figures for the quarter ending March
30,2012 do not show such major swings, although larceny accounts
for 30% of the reported incidents, while fraud and vandalism account
for 4% and 47%.
As in most of
the previous reports, while the violations in Ladera Ranch seem
to involved the younger generation, in Coto de Caza, whether it is
traffic violations or crime, the adults claim the largest share of
|Ladera Ranch Crime and
Vandalism Report 1Q2012 - Source OCSD
Ladera Ranch Traffic Accident Rates Stabilize, Coto de Caza continues at all time high
Coto de Caza, CA - While Ladera Ranch registered 16 injured, 16 property damage and 4 DUIs during the fourth quarter of 2011, the community experienced seven injuries, 12 property damage and no DUIs in the first quarter ending March 30, 2012, according to figures from the California Highway Patrol San Juan Capistrano Office
Coto's Public Safety Ticking Time Bomb, Ladera's Traffic Accidents Double in Second Quarter of 2011
Coto de Caza, CA - While the number of traffic accidents for the second quarter of 2011 in Ladera Ranch more than doubled, resulting in nine injuries and three driving under the influence, according to the figures supplied by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) San Juan Capistrano (SJC,) it appears that the traffic accidents in Coto de Caza are trending down.
Coto Continues on Dangerous Course of Traffic Incidents
While Incident Rate Lower, Still at Critical Levels
Coto de Caza, CA - The good news for Coto de Caza residents is that the quarter-to-quarter accident rate for the quarter ending March 31, 2011 is significantly down from the previous quarter. The bad news is that it is still at the same levels as when the community experienced its two traffic fatalities within a three month period between December 2005 and March 2006
de Caza and Ladera Ranch 1Q2011 Public Safety Review
Coto de Caza, CA –By its own words and actions, it is fair to argue
that Coto de Caza’s local governance is not only apathetic when it
comes to public safety, but its own actions actually result increase
the risk to residents. Worse, seems like adults in Coto de Caza have
similar views as the local governance.
Our research over close to ten years indicate that whether a community
is safe or not, is primarily a function of residents and local
governance, not law enforcement. Consider that when a city in Orange
County is deemed the safest city, what about the other 11 cities or
the unincorporated areas? What about Coto de Caza with the highest
crime rate in history in early 2010. After all, only common
denominator is that the OCSD is the law enforcement agency. What does
the OCSD do differently in the safest city, as opposed to the least
safe city under its watch?
de Caza's Traffic Incident Rate at Critical Danger Levels
Coto de Caza, CA - While the Coto de Caza's total population has been
shrinking for the last ten years, including placement of 17 property
liens for the month of January 2011 out of roughly 3500 homes, the
policies pursued by the CZ Master association board of directors, the
local governance, have consistently increased traffic with a reduction
in CHP patrol hours, with predictable results. Consider that for close
to a decade, we have consistently shown conclusive evidence that there
is a direct correlation between the extent of the CHP traffic
enforcement efforts and the number of traffic accidents in the
Continues on Dangerous Course of Traffic Incidents
While Incident Rate Lower, Still at Critical Levels
Coto de Caza, CA - The good news for Coto de Caza residents is that
the quarter-to-quarter accident rate for the quarter ending March 31,
2011 is significantly down from the previous quarter. The bad news is
that it is still at the same levels as when the community experienced
its two traffic fatalities within a three month period between
December 2005 and March 2006
Caza Fires the CHP - Again!
Coto de Caza, CA - The CotoBuzz Journal has documented the one-sided
hate-hate relationship between the CZ Master Association board of
directors and law enforcement agencies in general, and the California
Highway Patrol (CHP) specifically (CHP). In an open board meeting for
example, a board member called the Orange County Sheriff's Department
(OCSD) extortionists! Despite the public abuse the CHP has received
from the Coto de Caza board of directors ever since the board was
coerced into bringing the CHP back for pro-active traffic patrol,
figures indicate that the CHP has been doing its job: - The Chart
below was published Sept. 30, 2006.
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