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Cordelia crime meet draws crowd

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Fairfield Police Officer Cade Beckwith addresses residents of Cordelia Villages at a crime prevention meeting, Wednesday night, at Oakbrook Elementary School. Mike Corpos/Daily Republic

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FAIRFIELD — More than 100 residents, mostly of Cordelia Villages, turned out Wednesday to meet with local police to discuss how best to get a handle on neighborhood crime that’s increased in volume and severity.

The meeting in Oakbrook Elementary School’s multipurpose room came less than a week after an apparent gunbattle near the intersection of Capistrano Court and Lakeview Circle. No one was injured in the shooting.

Police Capt. Darrin Moody, Lt. Randy Fenn and Crime Prevention Specialist Jeff Conner led the discussion and fielded questions.

Fenn, the public service area commander for Cordelia, which includes Cordelia Villages and Green Valley, lauded residents for being vigilant and helping solve a rash of burglaries last year.

He also addressed the Jan. 16 shootout on Capistrano Court. He said two people are in custody and the district attorney was looking at charges for a third suspect. Fenn said detectives continue to search for additional suspects.

“We’re looking at everybody involved in the incident,” he said.

Fenn also attributed an increase in nonviolent property crimes, such as burglary and auto theft, to the state-mandated release of some 33,000 nonviolent offenders to ease the burden on state prisons.

“There’s no way for that to happen without some repercussions,” Fenn said.

Cordeila, from 2012 through November 2013, saw a 10-percent increase in burglaries, according to statistics Fenn displayed during his talk.

In response to questions about increasing the police presence in the area, Fenn discussed the stark reality that the roughly 100-officer Police Department has its limits in terms of where it can be and how many officers it can assign to certain areas.

“We can’t be everywhere at once,” Fenn said. “We rely on the eyes and ears of you folks out there.”

People asked questions about everything from installing private security cameras to the possibility of getting a police substation in Cordelia to cut down response times.

Many residents in the area have been organizing community meetings through social media and discussing specific incidents through several groups, including Cordelia Crime Fighters and Cordelia Community Awareness, both on Facebook.

Officer Cade Beckwith encouraged that, but also reminded people to keep police informed.

“You have to call the police,” he reminded the crowd. “If you call, we have to do something. I want you guys to see something that doesn’t look right and call dispatch.”

Karen Lorrayne Delp-Judkins, administrator of the Cordelia Crime Fighters group, said she was pleased with the meeting, although she had hoped for more question-and-answer time.

“People are scared,” Delp-Judkins said. “They want a police officer on their doorstep at all times, and they have a right to be scared. I was really pleased. I think they did a very good job of explaining what they were doing.”

Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.

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  • Hmm....January 23, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Karen's comments seem ludicrous. I hope the police do not get the message that we want "a police officer on our doorstep at all times.." That would make us a police state!! What we do want is for residents to be aware of what is going on in their community and we want them to call the police and we want the police to respond and help us! I think it is a good idea for people to install high quality private security cameras and turn them over to the police when criminals come into our community, That is a GREAT start!! But we also need people to understand that this is OUR community, and we cannot rely only on the police to solve all our problems. We need to work together and with the police. We need to be aware of what is going on in our neighborhoods.

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  • sammyJanuary 23, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    i don't believe we should turn anything to help cops its their job not mind to work the streets r u freaken kidding me right now? out off ur ass HMM.... n b a rat out here.we don't get payed y should we take a chance of getting blasted n for u to say for us to instal cameras n then take them in omg ur funny first of we r are not rich like u ok.get a life

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  • Hmm....January 23, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Sammy, you clearly have no vested interest in your community. When each member of the public stands up to crime it is significantly more powerful than anything the police department can do. Cooperating with the police and providing them with information is what helps keep a community strong and crime free. I am not worried about talking with the police, and will share any information I have with them. Thank you to the Fairfield Police Department for all you do, you have a lot of support and I am glad you took the time to explain to us what is going on in our community.

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