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Lee Co. residents form neighborhood watch in light of crime

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County residents are taking a stand after a series of car break-ins, and vandalism at the Huntingdon Subdivision.

They decided to form a neighborhood watch program. They got together, and held their first meeting at the Lee County Library on Saturday.

About 15 people have signed up to become block captains who will be responsible for reporting suspicious activity.

"That they get information out to those ten homes that they would be in charge of anything from crime prevention tips to phone numbers to the Lee County Sheriff's office," says coordinator Ana Harkins.

Sergeant Daphne Lindsey with the Lee County Sheriff's office will help train people.

She's encouraging everyone to report criminal activity before taking matters into their own hands.

"If you see anything suspicious please call the Lee County Sheriff's Office, 759-6012, and let us know there's something suspicious. Don't take matters into your own hands and get you hurt or someone else hurt," says Sgt. Daphne Lindsey, with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Lindsey says they've increased patrol in the subdivision. So far, two arrests have been made. The group plans to hold monthly meetings.

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