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Burglaries Prompt Sanders Watch

In one burglary, a Coeur d'Alene resident returned home to be greeted by a stranger coming out her back door. She turned and ran. In another, the victim was convinced a burglar was inside her home when she arrived with her grandchildren. She locked herself and the kids in a car until the home was searched. Burglaries are on the rise in the Lake City, and burglars are becoming as brazen as ever, even trying to break in when someone is home. Victims of one burglary in a Sanders Beach home are fighting back by forming a Block Watch program, and will hold a meeting this week. It will make a difference, said Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Christie Wood. “Neighborhood Watch is a proven deterrent to crime,” she said. “When neighbors are organized and aware of who their neighbors are, and who belongs in the neighborhood, they are much more likely to call the police when they see suspicious activity”/Bill Buley, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Are you part of a Neighborhood Block Watch?


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