The streak of police presence at neighborhood meetings continues and a wildly active discussion sprouted from a Q&A session between Manito/Cannon neighbors and Captain Dave Richards and neighborhood resource Officer Tim Ottmar.
There hasn't been any one particular increase of crime in the neighborhood. Nathan D. Moore continues to be on the minds of homeowners. One woman attended Wednesday's meeting because she wanted to know if he was out on bail again or not. Richards answered that question - he is out on bail.
Though there is no spike of crime, Richards understands: "If you're the victim, it's out of control."
Vehicle prowling is on the rise in the downtown area. Ottmar says thieves are walking by and smashing windows out. He responded to a call this week on the northside of town. Two girls had their purses stolen.
"Don't leave your purse in plainview," Ottmar said.
He added that valuables should be placed in your trunk and not left on the seat. These seem like obvious measures to take, but apparently it escapes some.