Elkville Crime Stoppers Back in Action


By Sam Jones
By Benjy Jeffords

JACKSON COUNTY-- People in Elkville are re-launching the community's neighborhood watch after a series of break-ins.

The Crime Stoppers haven't met for two years, but that all changed Tuesday. The group hosted its first meeting and now plans to actively patrol the area in shifts. They also want to raise money for new streetlights.

Teresa Clanahan thinks most of the crime in the area could be prevented by eliminating the dark areas in town.

"I'm walking outside with a flashlight and in the mornings with a flashlight when it's still dark. So yeah there's definitely some streets that need light very bad," she said. 

Long-time resident Henry Stockton is the man responsible for re-starting the initiative.

"If we come in here and work as a group, as citizens we can do something and help the police out," added Stockton.

Elkville only has a police chief and one officer. That’s why Stockton says it's time for the community to give them a had.

The next Elkville Crime Stoppers meeting is set for June 3.

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