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Want to Weigh in On Fighting Crime in NPR?

Share your ideas with the City Council Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

City Council members want to talk about ways to curb crime in New Port Richey and are inviting the public to come share ideas.

The City Council is hosting a workshop on resident concerns about crime  Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at 5919 Main St.,  New Port Richey.  

Last week, a group of residents from the River Road area went to city leaders to complain about crime in their neighborhood and offer solutions on how to fight it.

These solutions included suggestions to start a neighborhood watch and increase the police presence in the area.  

At the forefront  of the concerned residents last week was Dr. Donald Cadle, who was home last month when a bullet sped into their house on the Pithlachascotee River and lodged in the living room wall.  

The council work session tonight is in response to the resident concerns about crime. City Council members are going to talk about citizen ideas and confer with Police Chief Kim Bogart about his suggestions on how to lessen crime. Residents will also get a chance to talk.  

Got something to say about crime in the city and how to fight it?  Go to the meeting at 7 p.m. at 5919 Main St., New Port Richey.




Susan Washburn September 10, 2013 at 09:07 AM
Since it seems that in order for the police to get anything done as far as crime goes, they have to have a video of someone doing it and also the indentity of the wrongdoer, perhaps New Port Richey should make a deal with some companies that hook up infra-red cameras to homes and businesses by funding discounts for people who buy them to use in New Port Richey, rather than posting cops at every home and business. It would be a little less expensive I think. Also, there should be rewards for people who report usable evidence of a crime and the identity of the criminal funded. The police can't do anything but arrest the perpetrator. We'd have to have one at every house 24/7.
Nancy MacDonald September 10, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Sounds like a sensible idea Susan Washburn. Nancy

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