Break-ins, theft, vandalism, Loves Park residents living on East Pearl Ave. see these crimes over and over again. Now they are standing up and saying no more. A neighborhood watch program is starting up.
Local residents believe an increased amount of transient and homeless people frequenting the area behind Frances Park may have something to do with the crime in their neighborhood.
Residents are concerned that letting these crimes go could lead to more serious even violent crimes in their otherwise pleasant neighborhood.
The Pearl Avenue neighborhood watch is hoping other areas of Loves Park follow the trend and help keep crime not only out of their neighborhood but out of the city all together