"I just don't feel safe," says Lucy Gambotto, after 9 break-ins in her neighborhood off Delta River and Waverly Roads.
She describes brazen break-ins during daylight hours where neighbors had TV's, computers, and Christmas presents stolen.
The Eaton County Sheriff's Office's Lt. Jeff Warder says the department has put full resources behind the investigation. They've upped patrols in the area, and they do have a lead on suspects. Wednesday, they will meet with neighbors to answer questions--and to do something to prevent waves of crime like this one.
Gambotto and another neighbor have spear-headed a search for people interested in a neighborhood watch. It's a move she calls "taking the neighborhood back."
The meeting will take place in the Waverly Middle School auditorium at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. Warder and a community policing officer will be present to help the neighbors set up a watch.