Neighbors fight back after spike in burglaries

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Posted: Feb 23, 2014 8:33 PM by Troy Gaulden
Updated: Feb 24, 2014 7:39 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: neighborhood watch, zachary, police, david mcdavid, surveillance, crime

ZACHARY - Residents are banding together to keep their community safe after a spike in burglaries.

The number of burglaries nearly doubled in the last year, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. He says population growth may be driving the rise in crime.

Now, he is calling on residents to be the police department's eyes and ears to help them curb crime. He is putting together a city-wide neighborhood watch program.

Residents say it's about watching out for one another.

"I think that if neighbors watched out for each other, that's the best option we have and that's what my neighbor and I talked about that the best thing we could do for each other is to watch out for each other's place," said Debbie Darcy.

Police say they're working with homeowner's associations to install camera systems.

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