We have neighborhood watch communities all across our area. Police tell us that an engaged community is one of the best ways to reduce crime.
An alert neighbor willing to help is part of the reason several kidnapped girls are now free. Many people may have ignored that cry for help thinking it was none of their business. If you saw something unusual in your neighborhood, would you help?
This is a reminder that neighbors watch out for neighbors. If you see something suspicious, call the police. If they find that nothing is wrong, that's great. It's a much better option than assuming everything is okay, choosing not to get involved and then realizing later that one call could have made a difference.