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Albany police crack down on gang activity

September 24, 2007

Albany -- Albany Police say they are trying to crack down on gangs. Police say they have extra officers patrolling neighborhoods known for being gang hot spots.

The areas they target change by day. The locations are inspired by crime stats and any information they may get.

The push in preventing gang activity was inspired by the shooting of a Monroe high school honor student Wednesday.

"We pick certain areas that we target each day and the units are out patrolling, and we are stopping and talking to people and that is a big help," said Albany Police, Lt. James Williams. 

But police say they need your help for their efforts to be a success. They are asking anyone with information on gang activity to report it anonymously it on the crime stoppers hotline.

Anyone with information can call 436-TIPS. The number is checked daily for information.

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