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Neighborhood watch president applauds crime stoppers effort

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Colonial Village Neighborhood Watch president Harold Williams was in the comfort of his home Thursday evening doing what he does on most nights, watching WALB News 10 at 5, but today's newscast was a little bit different for him, he saw someone he knew featured on our Street Sweep.  

"Oh yes I Saw someone on that screen just a while ago that I know, I've known for a long time, I don't know where he is, but he's on that screen," said Harold Williams, president, Colonial Village Neighborhood Watch.  

Williams applauds the collaborative effort to get wanted fugitives off the streets and into jail.

"Well I think it's a very good thing, when I heard about it on the news earlier today, I said it would be very good because a lot of these people are repeaters if they get them off the streets it will help us," said Williams.  

Williams knows firsthand what it's like to be a victim of a crime.

"Just stole chairs from my porch and stole some stuff out of my storage house some years ago, we organized a neighborhood watch over here so," said Williams.  

With all of the crimes happening in Albany, Williams says he wants to see more neighborhood watch groups emerge.  

"I think every block like Colonial village, East town, South Gate, everyone needs the neighborhood watch," said Williams.  

Now if you would like to create a neighborhood watch group to combat crime in your neighborhood you can do so by calling the Albany Police Department. The number to APD headquarters is (229) 431-2100. About 100 individuals provided APD with tips tonight.

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