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Residents of one local
community are determined to increase safety and reduce crime. They're forming a
block watch group and partnering with the sheriff's office to do it.
Officials say the most
common crimes they see in Swanton Township are break-ins that happen during the
day and theft from parked cars. They say block watch programs are key in
reducing the number of those cases.
"I keep my eyes open," said
resident Karen Lorenzen. "I think nowadays you have to."
Township trustees say they're
working with the sheriff's office to get a block watch program up and running.
The group will meet ever
few months, and someone from the sheriff's office will be in attendance at
"It's all about community
engagement," said Trustee Jim Irmen. "Neighbors getting to know neighbors, and
we're just providing a forum for that to happen."
Residents are asked to be
alert and know what's normal for their neighborhood. That way, if they notice
something out of place, they can call officials.
"I think it will help
people look out for one another," Lorenzen said.