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Southdowns neighbors crack down on crime

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BATON ROUGE- Residents in one Baton Rouge neighborhood are putting a stop to crime before it gets out of hand.

Recent burglaries and robberies have prompted the Southdowns neighborhood to come together and take a stance against crime.

Just recently a runner was robbed and according to people in the area there's been a rash of car break-ins.

Tonight Metro Council member John Delgado, along with Police Chief Carl Dabadie and District Attorney Hillar Moore, will host a crime prevention meeting in the area.

Residents hope this meeting will help.

"We want to feel safe. So we need to figure out what we need to do in order to address the rise in crime that we've had here recently," said Michele Devall.

Tonight's meeting is the just the first of many. Next month, Councilman Delgado is planning a district crime meeting for the Magnolia Woods/Kennilworth area.


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