LETTER TO WATERSTONE VILLA RESIDENTS:
Harry, Here is a report to the Waterstone Villas home owners association concerning Mr. Siepkamp's murder. Sent to reassure residents and owners that it's safe inside our little gated community. (I don't live there, I am invested). Until this arrived, I had no idea that he was killed within Waterstone. Anyway, thought maybe you would be interested in what they had to say. I hope they find the SOB's that did this and bring them to justice...soon... Bobby W...
WATERSTONE VILLAS PHASE I HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
To: All Residents
From: James M. Hebron - President
Subject: Hans Van Siepkamp Murder Investigation and Safety review
The murder investigation into the savage murder of our neighbor Hans Van Siepkamp continues. The vehicle stolen from Hans and used in the getaway has been recovered in Mountainview on Tarlac Street. The Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) have completed their forensic investigation of the vehicle. The PNP detectives are awaiting the results of the vehicle examination and that of the crime scene itself. An autopsy was performed and initial results have been sent to PNP. They may be waiting on toxicology reports, which usually take a longer time to complete.
The police have said that the girlfriend will be undergoing a polygraph test today. The results of this and any other polygraph examinations will be included in the Police Report. When we receive a copy of the Police Report, each of you will receive a copy.
I know many of us are deeply concerned about our safety and well
being here at Waterstone. We all have a thousand questions and very few answers. There have been wild rumors printed in the media and
circulating on the internet. Most have one grain of truth and a million
grains of fantasy. Let's review our situation. In March of last year,
rather than sitting back on our laurels, we incorporated a new Security
Program. We hired a new security company with fully qualified personnel. We pay the highest salaries with the most complete set of employment benefits in the entire Region Three area. They work only eight hours per day for six days a week. They come to work fully rested and equipped for work. They have continued to keep us safe and have earned us an enviable record for having zero robberies, burglaries or assaults for EIGHT years! There is not a compound here in Angeles City that can match our record. Indeed, many of you have moved here from other very wealthy compounds with much, much larger homes precisely because of our outstanding safety record. Our thanks for this should go to the Tinio family and the Waterstone Realty Board for creating this safe environment and to our residents who pay the highest Monthly Dues to maintain it.
However, no system is foolproof. And no system ever devised by
the human mind can prevent what police are calling an "INSIDE JOB". We need look no further than the Presidents of the United States. They are the most protected people on earth. Yet four of them were assassinated. But, since this tragedy, the Board of Directors, has begun a review of our security procedures to discover new means and methods to improve our security situation. The PNP Intelligence Division will provide us with recommendations to improve our security profile. But, we're not sitting around passively waiting for their results. The Board of Directors have decided to take a pro-active stance and are seeking security reviews from our own Triple Eight security company as well as from the security companies of some of our neighbors who have graciously offered their help. We also have residents with extensive military and security backgrounds that are also providing us with their expertise. If you feel you may have something to contribute, please don't hesitate to contact me. Remember, the only bad idea is the one you didn't share. We're all in this together, so please feel free to question or advise us when something comes to mind.
In the meantime, please remember that safety is our first concern. Practice normal safety procedures like locking your door at night. Use common sense. One of our members is doing just that. He's
enhanced his home safety by adding barbed wire barricades to his roof
area. Another immediate safety precaution we're taking is stopping all
cars entering or leaving the compound to allow the guard to confirm the identities of the occupants. We ask your cooperation by lowering your windows, or turning on your dome light and turning off your headlights at night to enable the guard to see into your vehicle. We feel this extra step will enhance all our security and minimize the chances of something like this happening in the future. With this in mind, we also must not fall victim to overreaction. What happened to Hans is an unspeakable abomination, but it was an isolated incident with very unique and personal antecedents. Simply put, this was an "INSIDE JOB". This is not just my opinion. This is the opinion of over twenty police officials, with whom I have spoken, from Colonel on down to Private.
So, let's remain vigilant, but let us live our lives as normally as
possible. I would also like to ask you to remember Hans and his family in your prayers, as we enter thisHoliday season. May he Rest in Peace and may God Bless you and your families. (Very good letter to the residents of Waterstone Villas but the point is a resident was murdered, by gunfire. The killers drove his vehicle out of the compound. Yes, it is very true that no matter the precautions taken, one cannot prevent an "inside job" but damn, it sure is happening far too often. Now, no matter what additional security measures are taken the residents of Waterstone and residents of all subdivisions will be a bit more insecure. Many will wonder, who will be next?)
The following was a comment made on a local message board in regards to the above letter:
The security company must be good. They started there just last March and already have been able to retroactively earn an eight year safety record of nothing happening.
I believe I am more inclined to say that they have been there only nine months and already have had a significant crime occur without them being aware (awake).
Victor Dufort sent me that and he wonders why, if everything was going so well, why change the Security company? Obviously the Waterstone folks are doing a bit of tap dancing. No guards fired after this incident?? Maybe they should go back to the old company that kept them safe for so long.