From: Lou Tharin

To: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 5:06 AM

Subject: Discovery Hills


Nice job Marc. We are the Tharins and live at 10429 Carmel Mountain AVE. On the subject of the neighborhood watch program, I would also like to see it in place. In addition, I think we need to be a gated community. This would be a farily simple project because we only have two ways in and out. An automatic/key entry type gate would be easy to use and control traffic flow.



From: farmnag (RF Naglik)

To: MarcGohres@Earthlink.Net

Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 9:24 PM

Subject: Community Concerns



 Thanks so much for stopping by and introducing yourself.  As newly arrived residents of Discovery Hills, we are willing to assist you in any way we can to help improve our neighborhood.  We believe that a neighborhood meeting is a great idea.  We also concur with the proposal of a gated community.  Installing stop signs throughout our neigborhood would also be a step in helping to insure the safety of all our residents.  Again, thanks for all your efforts and hard work. 

 Ray & Ocene Naglik, Pacific Palisades Ave.


Thursday, May 11, 2006


Yet another instance of one of our neighbor’s brand new car broken into and vandalized at 1212 Benicia Hills. This situation is out of control and we need to come together as a community and resolve it.







From: farmnag (RF Naglik)

To: MarcGohres@Earthlink.Net

Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2006 7:03 AM

Subject: Street light


Hello Marc,


I called the city of Las Vegas about the defective street light on the corner of Firelight and Hualapai at the entrance to our tract.  They told me that they would be out that evening to repair it, and amazingly they did just that!  I spoke to the repair crew and thanked them for their very prompt service.  Again, please let me know how we can assist you.  Don't hesitate to call or stop by. 


Ray & Ocene Naglik

From: The Stockwell's

To: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 3:01 PM

Subject: Hello Good Neighbor


Hello Marc and Family,


We're the Stockwell’s on Benicia Hills St.  We have lived in Discovery Hills for 9 1/2 years.  We have seen many friends’ come and go.  Fortunately, we have been privy to a fairly cohesive group of good neighbors  (reference the article in the May SUMMERLINES as well as online at Be a Good Neighbor!) within our subdivision.


As of late, our attentions have been focused on burglary, theft, vandalism and a 'bad' neighbor.  We would be very interested in attending any meetings that would entail gating our area, installing speed bumps, revitalizing the ‘watch’ program any of which making this neighborhood safer and more secure for all of us.


Thank you for setting up this forum.

 From: Diane Eggers

To: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 4:03 PM

Subject: Discovery Hills


Hi Marc,


I love the website – thank you very much!  I hate to say this, but I just don’t think becoming a gated community is the answer to deterring crime.  It sounds like a false sense of security.  It is so easy to get the access code, and they rarely ever change.  Check out the following article from The Orlando Sentinel:  I think education on making your house a harder target with topics such as landscaping, lighting, securing doors & windows, etc. would be more beneficial.  If somebody wants to get in your house they will find a way, gate or no gate.  On that happy note.......enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!



Diane Eggers


From: farmnag (RF Naglik)

To: Marc Gohres

Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 5:07 PM

Subject: Re: Discovery Hills


Hi Marc,


Thanks for this latest e-mail.  We support all your efforts toward the gated community.  Getting all of the homeowners to agree to it will, we think, the biggest challenge!  Our feeling is that we should go forward with having a Discovery Hills homeowners' meeting.  Let us know how we can help with this, and let us know when the next SNCA Board of Directors meeting is to be held.


Ray & Ocene Naglik

Pacific Palisades Ave.

From: The Stockwell's

To: Marc Gohres

Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: Discovery Hills


Hi Marc,

Thanks for initiating the steps in our becoming a gated community.  We would love to see this process through and provide any support possible. 

Shannon Stockwell


From: Jared

To: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 10:44 PM

Subject: Egging of Property



It was nice speaking with you today.  Over the last month our house and automobiles have been "egged"  on 3 separate occasions.

We truly support a gated community.  This would not only deter potential criminals but "lock 'out" the lazy soccer moms and dads who don't use the parking lot on the other side of the park, rather, they use Snow Mountain Street as a parking lot.  Also, we live in the most expensive development in the Crossing with the average home selling over $500,000+  ----- there are much less prestigious communities which are gated.  Also, I am in favor of having a "community meeting".  We must do something ASAP to deter crime, it has gotten out of hand.  Let me know what we can do to help.  If we do nothing, the value of our properties will (continue to) decline. 


The Gilman Family

Snow Mountain St.

Residents of Discovery Hills 10 years


From: Lisa St. Martin


Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 9:09 PM

Subject: Neighborhood Watch


Hi Marc - I am the neighborhood watch block captain on Falls Church.  A few months ago, I called our Metro rep Kathy to talk about the recent incidents in the neighborhood.  I asked Kathy why I hadn't been contacted by anyone at Metro to advise me of the recent activity.  Kathy said that there has been so much crime on the west side, that they didn't have the resources to contact the block captains as they once had.  Considering that I travel with my job, it makes it even harder to keep in touch with everyone. 


I have discussed this with a few of the neighbors, and there is interest in organizing a community meeting with Metro.  Are there any plans for that type of a meeting?  I would like to help with the meeting if possible. 


 Thanks Marc..... 

-Lisa St. Martin


From: Marc Gohres

To: Lisa St. Martin

Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 10:15 PM

Subject: Re: Neighborhood Watch


Hi Lisa,


Your help would be greatly appreciated, I have set up the discovery hills website as a communication tool in between mailings, but I realize that a lot of people still don't use the internet. I was planning on sending out a mailing in the next week or so with a meeting time, place and date.


I thought perhaps we would meet at the trails center facility where the SNCA meetings are held each month, but then I thought we might get a better turn out if we had it here in our development. The park playground area perhaps where the picnic tables are?


Give me your thoughts and feel free to call me 768-8598, let's coordinate with Kathy at Metro and I will get the mailing out ASAP. Please check in at the website at and click on the recent emails link to see what other residents have expressed. I hope you don't mind, but I posted your comments there as well, along with this reply.


Look forward to hearing from you,




From: farmnag (RF Naglik)

To: Marc Gohres

Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 6:58 AM

Subject: New Vandalism




This morning as a got the morning newspaper, I discovered that most of the front pathway lighting in front of my home was ripped out of the ground by some vandals overnight.  I have attached photos.  Once again, I agree with you that we need a gated community or a night time armed security patrol.  You can count on my wife and a I to support you and help with your efforts.


Ray Naglik

Pacific Palisades Ave.




----- Original Message -----


Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 7:48 PM

Subject: Gated Community or not?


I tend to agree with Diane Eggers on the gated community idea. I think it does give a false sense of security. I also think that its quite possible some of the problems may be coming from people inside our community. Gates dont fix that. Nor does it stop anyone who wants to come in on foot from the soccer park. I would be interested to see what the expense for gates would be compared to hiring a private security company to patrol Discovery Hills. I personally would have no issue spending $100 a month if that's what it takes to cover costs. If every resident pays toward this expense, I doubt it would even be that much. Another idea is Security Cameras on the streets to record events. How much would that cost? Again amongst everyone, it may be feasible. Just some thoughts. I lean toward hiring a private security firm just for Discovery Hills, If word gets out that this whole sub division is constantly under patrol at night, I think our problems will find a softer target elsewhere. Just my two cents. Mark Millard, Ventura Hills st.


----- Original Message -----

To: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 12:10 PM

Subject: Discovery Hills


Thank you for the letter advising us of the website, we appreciate your interest in our area.  Since we purchased our home in this tract we thought it was set up to be a gated community but the builder never followed up on it.  We would support the gated community as long as it included some kind of determent for people accessing the tract through the park.  We have seen an increasing number of children with motorized scooters coming through the park into the tract.  We do realize it's not a 100% guarantee to get rid of crime, but the "lazy" criminal would have to find another way.  We have only been victims of "eggings" one time but understand that the vandelism is getting well out of hand.



----- Original Message -----


Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 8:11 AM

Subject: last night's meeting


Hi Marc,


Thanks for hosting last night’s neighborhood meeting.  I have lived in Discovery Hills for 8 years and didn’t realize how many of my neighbors I didn’t’ know. It was nice getting to meet so many of my neighbors.  Since many of us live such active lives, I’d like to be able to communicate with neighbors via email. Is there a way we can ask people to put their email addresses on the website? 


When we first moved into DH we received a bio on all our neighbors w/ their names, addresses, phone numbers and a little info about each of them and their families. 


Thank you,


Marie Makinson



----- Original Message -----

From: "sherrie.killion-kuzmanovic" <>

To: <>

Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 10:30 AM

Subject: discovery hills


> Hi! Marc, I thought the meeting last night was a great first step to making our community a safer one. We should have regular meetings, to get to know each other and to give all neighbors a chance to voice. I see two things that we discused to be really good ideas, SPEED BUMPS and SECURITY PATROL. Maybe at our next meeting we could have costs etc. Keep up the good work! 

----- Original Message -----

To: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 5:00 PM

Subject: Discovery Hills


Hi Marc,


I'm glad to see the meeting went well and I am so sorry I had to miss it.  I hope there will be more in the future.  I'd like the chance to get to know my neighbors better too.


I'm also glad the issue of speed bumps was brought up because I think the corner of Ventura Hills/Falls Church is a dangerous one.  I live on the corner of Ventura Hills and I've lost track of how many times I've almost gotten nailed either pulling out of the driveway or walking across the street.  Some people take that corner way too fast and/or way too sharply.  People need to realize that there are two families with small children that live in that corner, not to mention kids riding motorzed scooters (without helmets) up the middle of the road.  I don't like speed bumps, but I don't want to scrape a kid off the street either.  Maybe just discussing the issue at a meeting would help. 


I wholeheartedly agree with some type of secuity patrol.  As a stay-at-home mom, I've noticed an increase of unwelcome "activity" on Ventura Hills lately.  A security patrol would definitely be more effective than a gate.


Thanks for all your hard work Marc - it is greatly appreciated!


-Diane Eggers



----- Original Message -----

To: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 12:30 PM

Subject: Meeting


Marc,  Thanks for your efforts Thursday evening.  A patrol service using TSI or some other armed security would be beneficial.  I will do some research as I am well acquainted with the ownership of TSI.  Speedbumps.  As I mentioned I did some preliminary work with Lynette Boggs-McDonald.  She was extremely supportive but all went away when she left for the County Commission.  Our city councilman is Steve Wolfson.  We need to contact him and bring him into the development.  I am sure if we are united it won't take too long install speed bumps and signs, etc.  We as a community need to let him know,, however a first contact from you and perhaps other Summerlin representatives would be the way to start. 




----- Original Message -----

To: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:37 AM

Subject: Broad daylight burglary at Ventura Hills


Hi Marc, Thanks for the web-site. Though I think it might be time to resend the address to those who don't frequent it.  Can I help pass it out for you?  I hope you received my phone message the other night.  Just last week a neighbor reported to us that his neighbor's house had been burglarized, on Ventura Hills St.  Well it just so happened that he has a very neat system that recorded the whole event.  3 men came in 2 cars.  One man attempted to go towards one house but apparently heard people inside.  The man left quickly and hit the house next door.  He probably rang the doorbell and when nobody answered the door they simply kicked it in.  The 2 cars left while the man stayed in the house for 45 min!  He loaded up their SUV and left with their valuables including guns.  All of this is on tape and has been given to police.  This happened at 3:15 pm.  On his surveillance it is noted that the 2 cars were driving around the neighbor at noon.  I feel horrible for the woman who came home by herself to find her house like this, but it makes us wonder what else one can do.  It's scary that someone could SIMPLY kick in one of our doors.  I would recommend we all check our doors for the length of our deadbolts,etc.  Also if you have one of those side windows at the door you install a double key deadbolt so they just can't pop the window, reach in and unlock your door.  We ourselves are now looking into a similar surveillance camera system.  We have an alarm and being a day sleeper and not answering my doorbell all the time, I sleep with the alarm on but now will sleep with my motion detector on.  Looking on the Metro web site there are several burglaries in our neighboring areas (including the Vineyards).

Marc, I would like to use this venue to network any security vendors that we all use, ie:security doors, surveillance cameras/companies, alarm systems, etc.  We personally have a security door though I wouldn't recommend the company as I wasn't completely satisfied with the aesthetics of their job.  Comments/suggestion?

Chrissy Millard



Thursday, August 10, 2006

From: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Subject: Truck vandalized and broken into.


Well, my truck was broken into for the third time now, this time they stole everything in the truck and vandalized it, smashing in the side of the door and front quarter panel. After seeing the amazing video from the above burglary I think I am going to get a camera system installed. If anybody wants a copy of the surveillance tape from the above burglary, let me know and I let you borrow the DVD to make a copy.



----- Original Message -----


Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 10:59 AM

Subject: Discovery Hills Last Night




I do not know if you are aware of what happened last night on my street in Discovery Hills.  Either you were awaken by the huge fight with drunken teenagers, or the Police chasing them in our neighborhood, or the helicopter spot light that lighted up your back yard and house at 1: 00 AM  !!!!!


It is the same house on Benicia where the mother has moved out and left the 4 boys to live there. It is out of control. We feel like we are living on MLK & 4th in the ghetto !!!!  We awoke with drunken cars sketching and kids fighting in front of my house on my lawn with blood and beer cans all over our street.  It was so out of hand that people were out of their houses with guns in their hands trying to protect their lively hoods. 




Is there any thing in the CCR rule book about abandoning your house to children that are out of control. ?  don’t you have to live in the house or can you just leave it for kids ?.  Either they need to do something or the neighbors are and it is not going to be good.  We are living in fear of these kids in our neighborhood. 


The Summerlin board makes sure they write you a notice to lien your house if you do not keep your lawn maintained or you do not have a trash can out too long, or your tree is too over grown, but they are letting these kids (or this mom) ruin our Summerlin homes.  ??? They need to get their act together now.  Ever since this mom with no husband and 4 kids have moved in our neighborhood has been vandalized, trashed with empty beer cans all over the streets, noise that is out of control, parties every weekend, our street is so packed with cars from this house that it extends all the way down to Carmel Mountain and illegal outbursts of yelling, etc. 


The mom has since moved out and has moved in with her boyfriend who will not let the kids over his house so the mom has left them to this house on Benicia and she comes once every two weeks to get the mail and that is it.  


We need to take care of this NOW. 


Thank you for listening.



----- Original Message -----

To: Jill Steele

Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 1:05 PM

Subject: Re: Discovery Hills Last Night




Be assured that your entire message below was faxed immediately to the Summerlin North council, and I will forward their reply to you when I receive it. I realize your frustration and have tried my best efforts in uniting our neighborhood to work together. I am currently driving a rental car as my truck had been at the dealer getting repaired for the third time due to a break-in, attempted theft and vandalizing of the exterior body with what appears to be a bat or some other blunt object, so I too know the problem is out of hand. The question remains is what are WE, Discovery Hills going to do about it?


I am open to all suggestions and will post them here for a public forum on how to get this under control.





----- Original Message -----


Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 1:32 AM

Subject: Want to know about who owns a house on your street, or crime?


I am going to include 2 links, that some of the concerned residents may find helpful. One link is to find out about crime in the area, the second is a link to who owns any house in the valley. So if you want to know who the owner of any house is, you can find out. Both links are a matter of public record, and given to me by Metro. I know your busy, as we all are, but I would like to hold a meeting at my house on how we change the problems. I have seen nothing posted (on this site) of any resolution to problems. I would like to say on a positive note that someone has been arrested in possession of the vehicle stolen in the 1200 block of Ventura Hills St burglary. Also, what happened to posting the video of the burglary mentioned above so we can be aware, and look for those cars / people again? Thanks, Mark.

The second link was down when I tried to attach it, but it is the same link that Kathy from metro gave before. Let's do more then talk about it on a web site? Thanks again, Mark.


----- Original Message -----

From: Jill Steele

To: MarcGohres@GohresCompanies.Com

Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 3:19 PM

Subject: Dried out landscapes


Why are there so many dried up  front yards in Discovery Hills ?  Are they not passing out notice?  we have maybe 4 houses with burned out front yards, and the side yards that homeowners are responsible for are all dried up ?  Did they turn the water off?

One house 1212 Benicia Hill on the corner is all gone.  This is such a fire hazard and an eye score, and our Discovery Hills is looking like ghetto houses. !!!

I get a notice because my trees are over grown, but these homes are all dried up and no notice ? Even if they are empty they need to keep up the yards.






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