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Citizens create a neighborhood watch team

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  People in a Lee County neighborhood are asking for help from the sheriff's office after petty crimes turned into something more serious.  

Calloway Lakes Neighborhood Watch members say crimes such as car break-ins and small thefts already had their attention. When they learned someone had been selling large amounts of marijuana out of a home on Ivy Lane, they knew it was time to take action.

More than 100 people have agreed to set up block captains and watch the neighborhood when deputies can't. 

"Sheriff Rachals is encouraging everyone to get out in the neighborhoods and he's encouraging the neighborhoods to contact us to get these neighborhood watches started," said Lee County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Houston.

Sheriff's deputies say there are a lot of simple things you can do to protect your neighborhood. Pay attention to strange vehicles and watch out for unusual activity. If you want to create a neighborhood watch program, contact your local law enforcement agency.


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