Break-in in the Anthem Country Club

Elizabeth Medora~ 9/10/2014

ANTHEM – A break-in occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 2 in a home on Congressional Drive in the Anthem Country Club. The break-in happened in the early hours of the morning.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s office is investigating the case. MCSO Media Relations Office Christopher Hegstrom could not provide many details of the case, due to the ongoing investigation. He reported that there were no injuries connected to the break-in.

The Anthem Country Club is a guarded, gated facility. When driving in, residents use transponders to open the gate. Visitors driving into the Country Club have to check in at the guarded gates to gain entry. The Country Club’s perimeter is open to the desert in some areas, and a walking tunnel also provides access.

In an email to residents dated Friday, Sept. 5, the Anthem Country Club Community Association noted that they had received reports of two entries into Country Club homes.

“The Board would like residents to know they are in communications with the Anthem Community Council, Anthem Neighborhood Watch and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) regarding these events,” the email stated.
 
The Board email further stated that suspicious activity needs to be reported to the sheriff’s office, via 911 or the non-emergency line, (602) 876-1000.
 
“Do not call the manned gate personnel,” the email noted. “They cannot leave their posts, and that call may only delay an appropriate response by a trained security professional.  If you are calling from a cell phone, please be sure you know your location and cross streets and tell the operator you are located in the Anthem Country Club, east of I-17, as your location affects the law enforcement agency called to assist you.”

The Board also advised residents to take safety precautions and to consider becoming involved with the Anthem Neighborhood Watch. For more information on the neighborhood watch, see www.onlineatanthem.com/anthem-neighborhood-watch.