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Block watch considers Signal 88

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Block Watch members in Point Place are eyeing the possibility of rolling out a new form of security to put more eyes on the streets.

The group will welcome a representative from Signal 88 to get more information on having mobile patrols on their streets. Residents say they've noticed an increase lately in vandalism and break-ins in their normally quiet neighborhood. They hope Signal 88 could help.

The Burroughs neighborhood has Signal 88 patrols. Homes there pay $5 per month to cover the cost. The amount of patrols can go up based on the amount of money raised.

The Block Watch captain in Point Place says their neighborhoods don't have as much violent crime as other areas of Toledo, so officers assigned out there frequently get pulled away. Having Signal 88, however, could help keep things under a watchful eye.

"If we can have this patrol going around, they're not called away to some other area," said Al Crawford. "Know that they're going to be out here, I think will help a lot."

Residents from the Point are encouraged to attend the next Block Watch meeting on May 21 to learn more about Signal 88. The representative will be there to share the costs and benefits.

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