The Crime Coalition was formed and organized in June of 2006. It was a spin off the Eastside Crime Prevention Coalition. We have now expanded to cover all of San Antonio & Bexar County. You may register for free to participate. We currently do not solicit government funding, and we maintain zero assets.
The Crime Coalition is not now a 501c (3) Federal Tax Exemption organization due to an internal complaint by a disgruntle suspended official. (Revoked as of June 13, 2011- Appeal in process) However, we still remain a State Chartered Non-profit Public Interest Corporation.
The coalition is a collaboration of businesses, homeowners, churches, schools, neighborhood associations, community groups, and law enforcement agencies. The Coalition provides valuable information/intelligence as a tool in dealing with criminal activity in the public interest within our communities.
Because of the concern of the fear of retaliation among the populace, the Coalition acts as a go-between in receiving and passing on "tips & information" to police authorities for appropriate action. The "save a Life, Give'em Up" campaign that was initiated in 2007, has been very successful and has aided in apprehending many offenders.
As a result of expansion, we now cover 380 schools, 298 Neighborhood Associations, thousands of households & Businesses and hundreds of Churches and Community Groups within a 504 square mile geographic area. To become a participant please register by contacting Dan Martinez
Alert for Northwest & Northeast Areas: For those who live in gated Apartment Complexes, be aware of those strange vehicles that may follow you in through the open gate. Get a license plate number and description of the vehicle, then call the Apartment Manager. Apartment Burglaries occur after a person leaves for work. Leaving a radio on within the apartment may deter a break-in.
Burglary of Homes & Businesses continue to rise: Home break-ins occur more frequently during the hours of 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, thieves are taking TVs, Labtops; Jewelry; DVDs; IPODs; Cash and Weapons. When leaving for work, again. leave a radio or TV going if you do not have a security system in place!
Business break-ins and robberies are occurring late at night, make sure you know & trust employees! Employees or ex-employees and their friends in many cases are the most likely to have inside information on the operation of your business.
Vehicle Burglaries still remain at the top of the list for crimes that are occurring in San Antonio. While burglary of vehicles are occurring at all hours, most of the vehicle burglaries occur during the hours of 10:00 PM and early morning.
Posted May 20, 2010: Investigator's helpful website on Texas Prison Inmates www.texastribune.org/library/data/texas-prisons/
Posted August 6, 2010: SAPD added another work shift "D" that started up on August 21, 2010. The D Shift hours will be from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. and will have 226 officers to operate from all 6 substations. Good news for Businesses & Vehicle Owners!
Posted Sept. 12, 2010: The SA Crime Coalition welcomes our newest Advisory Board Member Barbara Scharf-Zeldes. Barbara is a highly respected Board Certified practicing Attorney with more than 17 years experience in Probate Court.
Posted January 4, 2011: New member to our Advisory Board is Judge Gloria Saldana, who is the former Judge of the Bexar County 224th District Court. Judge Saldana is currently a Certified Mediator and will focus on a mediation and Arbitration practice. Another New Member to our Advisory Board is James Howard, who is currently Board President of the San Antonio Independent School District. (SAISD)
Posted June 27, 2011: The "Official" Board of Directors met on June 22, 2011, and took the following actions. Suspended Patricia Doria for alleged misconduct, voted unanimously to file a sworn criminal complaint against Ms. Doria on a Perjury charge in connection with filing materially false and fraudulent document with the Texas Secretary of State's Office; unanimously voted to null and void Doria's appointees, and file a Certificate of Correction with the Secretary of State undoing the amendments made by Ms. Doria without board authority.
Posted June 27, 2011: The East San Antonio Crime Coalition, Aka San Antonio Crime Coalition does not engage in selling Security Company Referrals, Garage Sales; selling Ice Cream, nor engaging in fundraising activities. The Crime Coalition from time to time relies on "Sponsors" to underwrite special events, and are given recognition in the published programs and in the our Website.
Posted September 8, 2011: The Crime Coalition's Board of Directors welcomes our latest Advisory Board Member, Grace Stafford. Grace is a Coalition Specialist with the Circles of San Antonio Community Coalition and the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Posted November 19, 2011: Disclaimer, the East San Antonio Crime Coalition, aka San Antonio Crime Coalition is an advocate for not only its members, but also for the General Public. While our primary goal is to reduce and deter criminal activity, it is also an advocacy organization in seeking Justice for Victims of Crime! The Coalition holds those responsible who perpetrate and victimize innocent victims no-matter how important or influential they might be. No One Is Above the Law! All Professional Organizational whether it be in Law Enforcement, Lawyers or Doctors are govern by rules of Conduct which they must adhere to. From time-to-time the Coalition will post those rules to inform the general public as to what those rules are in order to hold accountable those who violate those rules of professional conduct. (No Exceptions)
Posted December 13, 2011: The Crime Coalition's Board of Directors continues to receive notification of Ms. Patricia Doria imitating and impersonating as an Officer/President of the Crime Coalition. Residents from the Keystone Neighborhood have indicated that Ms. Doria distributed hundreds of flyers in the area that she was leaving their association to pursue her new position as President of the Crime Coalition. A criminal complaint was filed against her for submitting fraudulent documents to the Texas Secretary of State's Office in an attempt to hijack the Crime Coalition under a new name. In addition a complaint was filed against her recently for using an email address as the sacrimecoalition. Ms. Doria was indefinitely suspended from membership on June 22, 2011 by the Board of Directors. She is not affiliated with the S.A. Crime Coalition in any capacity!
Alert: Jan. 30, 2012: Beware of CPS Inpersonators who show up at your home or business on work they would be doing behind the premises. DO NOT ALLOW THEM ON YOUR PROPERTY! While one of the them distracts you, his accomplice is busy stealing your valuables. A victim had his safe in his closet broken into which contained his life's savings of $15,000.00.
Posted February 3, 2012: Once again Patricia Doria continues to represent herself as President of the San Antonio Crime Coalition. Ms. Doria was interviewed by WOAI TV Station on February 2, 2012 wherein she identified herself as the President of the Crime Coalition. Legal Action is Pending.
Posted March 23, 2012: Our Beloved friend and Devoted Board Member, Lena Harris, was called home after a life of service to humanity. She loved, cared and rescued dogs that had been abandoned at her own expense for many years. She devoted years of service to the Lakeside Neighborhood Association, Charter and Board Member of the Crime Coalition, Planning Team Member of the Eastern Triangle, and Board Member of the Man & Beast Corp. Active in so many ways in our community and in the Santo Nino Catholic Church was a blessing to all of us. Lena will never be forgotten and will dearly be missed.
Posted August 2, 2012: The Board of Directors welcomes our newest Advisory Board Member Joe Vidal Lopez. Mr. Lopez is retired from SAWS and has a passion in fighting and deterring Crime in our neighborhoods. He founded the organization VOICE (Vigilant,Organizations, Inspiring, Community & Empowerment) in 2010.
Posted September 21, 2012: The Board of Directors appointed 3 new Board Members, Deborah Sandheinrich, Judge Rogelio Lopez, and Jay Wilson to serve out the terms of vacancies on the Board. The Board also welcomes Elizabeth LaBarge to serve on the Advisory Board.
November 27, 2012: The Crime Coalition lost one its beloved members Mary Kopecki, she will always be remembered.
January 10, 2013: The Board welcomes Frank Anaya, Jarvis Soileau, Jo McCall, Vickie Adams, and Jo Ann Murillo to serve on the Advisory Board.
January 26, 2013: The Crime Coalition in its Annual Meeting Honored Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz for his Lifetime service in law enforcement; Michelle Mondo, for her Social Justice/Humanitarian in Journalism; Michael Barajas, Outstanding Investigating Reporting, and Awarded the Families of Lena Harris and Mary Kopecki with Memorial Plaques for their Past Service to the Crime Coalition and San Antonio at-large. The Speaker for the event was Ms. Anna Vasquez, via Video Transmission.