High Crime Areas

By: Meg Gatto Email
By: Meg Gatto Email

In response to Wednesday night's shooting, Staunton Police say there are some areas of the city with high crime. Walnut Street is one of those areas.

In a one month span, police received more than 25 calls to Walnut and Thompson Streets, where the shooting occurred.

They say, in order to cut down on crime, residents are encouraged to contact police should they see anything out of the ordinary.

Neighborhood watch groups can also help.

Staunton Police Officer Lisa Kline says, "It really takes constant communication between the police and the people in the neighborhood. They need to feel they're listened to and we also need to get information, because as you point out, we can't be everywhere all the time. So we really rely on citizens."

Kline says officers will continue to patrol Walnut after this shooting.

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