Editorial: Vigilant neighborhood watch helps stop crime

Last month, the sheriff’s office made arrests at an underage drinking party because a neighbor had called in to report that teens were walking the neighborhood and throwing eggs at houses. That tip led the officers to the teens and then to the party.

This is an example of how vigilance by residents can help police both in preventing crime and helping officers make arrests.

Police officers can’t be everywhere all the time, so it’s up to neighbors to watch out for each other and to call police when they see something out of the ordinary.

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