New city-wide initiative calls for watch groups - KMOV.com

New city-wide initiative calls for watch groups

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(KMOV) – St. Louis city officials have created an initiative involving neighborhood watch groups to deter crime.

Police say nearly 70 residents have been trained by officers to know what to look for and how to respond.

In February, a Tower Grove man caught a burglar breaking into his neighbor’s home and contacted police immediately. The suspect was apprehended.

Police say crime is down nearly 50% in some St. Louis neighborhoods

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