Neighborhood Watch Programs Helping Local Police

By: Bethany@wtvy.com Email
By: Bethany@wtvy.com Email

(Dothan, AL)--A man is behind bars after trying to break into a home on Pontiac Avenue.

According to the Dothan Police Department, 30-year-old Curtis Lee Melton was arrested after neighborhood community watch members took down his description.

“In this case, they were very helpful in helping us catch this man because they’ve had training to give accurate descriptions,” Sargent Rachel David said. “We train them to notice anything suspicious and to call us when they do,” she said.

The Dothan Police Department heads up neighborhood watch programs around the city to reduce crime.

“We have noticed in the areas where these watch programs are in place, crime goes down,” David said.

There are more than 30 neighborhood watch programs around Dothan. Police encourage everyone to get involved.


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  • by Lensai Orlock Location: Elba on Jul 7, 2012 at 10:13 PM
    Thats right we all need to watch and pay attention to what goes on. In other words, CARE, or be a nosey old bat. I wouldn't want someone to steal from me and someone see it being done and not report it. The same might happen to you if you don't stand up and look out for your neighbor.Crime goes down when thieves and other criminals are afraid someone is watching the place.
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