Delano residents using social media to stop neighborhood crime

Delano residents are cracking down on crime in their neighborhoods in a new way.

 

Frustrated neighbors took matters into their own hands by starting a new Facebook page called 'Delano Neighborhood Crime Watch.'

 

"Unfortunately, we cannot be everywhere and being our eyes, if you will, gives us more opportunity to deter crime," Raul Alvizo, Delano Police patrol commander, said.

 

The founder of the page, who did not want to be identified, said the page was created to give residents a place online to report crime in their neighborhoods and alert the community.

 

"The community is working together and they're not afraid to speak out," he said.

 

As of December 9, 2013, the Facebook page has over 1,300 'likes' since it started on December 6, 2013.

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