One of the things we can do on this blog is to share information and tips about neighborhood crime - kind of like a large blockwatch group. If there's something going on in your neighborhood, shoot me a quick e-mail and I'll share your tip - but I will not share your address.
Thursday morning, someone was peering in windows at a home in the area around Eighth Avenue and Hatch. The homeowner and the homeowner's dog woke up around 2 a.m. because of the commotion on the front steps. No one was spotted outside, but the incident was reported to Crime Check at 456-2233.
Neighbors report repeated 'drug running' in the 500 block of South Hatch Road, between Sherman and Hartson. If you suspect drug related activity on your block - lots of comings and goings from one house, at all hours of the day; frequent stops by many different vehicles - the thing to do is to write down the time of day, a license plate (if you can safely see one) and the nature of the activity - then call Crime Check.
The COPS Station that covers South Perry is located at 3001 East Fifth Avenue and the front desk is staffed most days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. East Central COPS can be reached at 625-3330 or simply by stopping in during opening hours.