“Alert! A person is stealing Daylily plants from the newly planted renovation on Grand Forest.  So far 10 plants have been stolen, please be on the look out for any suspicious activity and please notify DSI at 433-0643 or Carey Guard at 208-353-0348.  This hurts every dues paying owner in Columbia Village.  Don’t let this person steal our improvements!”

Neighborhood watch

Neighborhood watch is designed to help reduce crime in residential area’s. Talking with your neighbors and working with local law enforcement to take a bite out of crime.

On your next visit to the Rec Center take a minute and read some of the Neighborhood Watch material to stay informed on how to better keep your neighborhood safe. We keep Neighborhood Watch information in the clear pamplet holder next to the bulletin board at the Rec Center.

Article On Burglary


Security Company – Carey Guard: 353-0348

 Columbia Village Security Report March 2017

Carey Guard noted the following items in the month of March 2017:

  • It has been noted that there are more animals outside at night. Please keep pets under your supervision, especially at night.
  • Warmer weather and longer daylight hours mean more people are out later in the evenings. Please avoid leaving garage and cars unlocked and park in well-lit areas at night.

November Security Report


East Boise, to include Columbia Village, has recently experienced an increase in the burglaries of cars and garages. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight. This includes garage door openers which can be used at the time or in the future to access the garage and possibly the house.

Photograph and document the serial numbers of all valuables, especially firearms, bicycles, lawn equipment and power tools. Jewelry may not have serial numbers so good photographs are very important to help identify if stolen.

Officers also want to remind residents to please not leave firearms in vehicles, even if the vehicle is in a garage. Many stolen firearms are those taken from vehicles



Graffiti is a serious crime that impacts all the citizens of Boise. Properties can be devalued and business owners can lose customers from the negative image that graffiti generates. Moreover, the presence of graffiti can send the message that a neighborhood is in decline or over-ridden with crime. In addition, the immediate cost of removing graffiti can run into tens of thousands of dollars in private and public expense. Removal within 24-48 hours is most effective in discouraging repeat vandalism. To report graffiti vandalism and get it documented for an investigation, immediately report graffiti to non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790. To learn more about preventing and responding to graffiti in our community, go to: http://police.cityofboise.org/media/2453/GraffitiBrochure.pdf


Remove mail from mailbox as soon as possible after delivery

  • Never leave mail in mailbox overnight. The US Postal Service will hold mail for you at no charge when you are away.
  • If you travel frequently, consider the security of renting a post office box.
  • Deposit outgoing mail only in official Postal Service collection boxes or  at your local post office. Do not place outgoing mail, especially checks, in your personal mailbox or in your apartment complex outgoing mail slot.
  • Do not use the red flag on your mailbox…It flags thieves too!
  • Have financial card and boxes of checks mailed to your bank branch for pick up or to your workplace if delivery is secure.
  • Keep track of monthly financial statements
  • if you do not receive an expected financial statement, credit card or check, report it promptly to the issuing entity.
  • Purchase a paper shredder or otherwise destroy any unwanted mail that contains financial or personal identifier information.
  • Use a gel-type ink to write checks. It is much more difficult to chemically remove and alter.
  • If your mail is stolen, report it immediately to police and your local post office.



If you fear you have been the victim of mail theft, call non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790 or log onto http://police.cityofboise.org/online-crime-reporting/


For information on home security and crime prevention, go to




Important Numbers:

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: (208) 377-6790

BPD-Neighborhood Watch: (208) 377-6676

Security Company – Carey Guard: (208) 353-0348

Local contact numbers
The Boise Bark

Neighborhood Watch Information

If you see any suspicious activity or have any damage to your home or property, please call the Boise Police Department at (208) 377-6790 immediately to file a report. Do not call the Rec Center office. You need to file a report so that the Police can keep track of criminal activity in the area.

“take a bite out of crime”®

Carey Guard security vehicles that you will see patrolling Columbia Village.

McGruff  Patrol 1 Patrol 3 Patrol 2

There are still many streets throughout Columbia Village that don’t have a designated Block Captain. If you see your street on this list and are interested in helping, please contact Nikki  Hampton at 208-761-4373.

  • Adonis (Townhomes)
  • Amaryllis
  • Anemone (West of Adonis)
  • Aphrodite (West and East of Adonis)
  • Arborvitae (off Hollyhock)
  • Aubrietta
  • Begonia
  • Basalt Trail
  • Baytrail (off Kelton and Lake Forest)
  • Baytree
  • Caper (North of Lake Forest, Townhomes, and off Pegasus)
  • Carnation
  • Cory Barton Homes (off Grand Forest)
  • Daffodil
  • Eastgate
  • Felly Rim
  • Firethorn
  • Hollyhock (off Lake Forest and Grand Forest)
  • Impatiens
  • Ixion
  • Kalmia (off Anemone
  • Kelton
  • Kelton Crossing
  • Liveoak
  • Lodgepole
  • Mangrove
  • Moonflower
  • Nasturtium
  • Olearia
  • Onaga
  • Pecan
  • Pegasus
  • Pierre
  • Plateau View
  • Rock Rose ( South of Grand Forest, North and South of Lake Forest)
  • Sedum
  • Snapdragon (off Lake Forest)
  • Snowdrop (off Lake Forest and Tanoak)
  • Sweet Pea (East and West of Adonis)
  • Sweetwater
  • Tartarus
  • Teak
  • Teton Peak
  • Trailwind
  • Tulip
  • Ulex
  • Veronica
  • Wallflower
  • Whistler Point
  • Wormwood (East and West of Adonis)