First Posted: 3/22/2013
The Avoca Crime Watch hosted State Trooper Marty Connors at its meeting Tuesday.
Thirty members were on hand to hear Connors speak about meth labs and how they harm communities.
Avoca Police Chief Dave Homschek read the monthly police report. Avoca police responed to 94 calls and made several arrests, four for drugs, during February. A clean up day to be held in April was discussed. Also, a policy to deal with abandoned and run down properties was discussed. Citations for poorly kept properties will be issued.
Jim Brogan gave a report on contributiions received for a new “Welocme to Avoca” sign ordered by the watch. The hand-carved sign will be installed on South Main Street entering Avoca from Dupont.
Contributions are still being accepted for the sign. To donate send a check to Crime Watch, c/o Jim Brogan, 708 Hawthorne, Avoca or call Jim at 457-8446.
West Pittston Tomorrow Safety Neighborhood Watch Committee will meet on Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. West Pittston borough building. Individual citizens or West Pittston business representatives are invited to attend to discuss Emergency Plans and Block Captain roles. Block Captain assignment areas will also be determined. Interested persons can contact Grace Hosier at 655-7566.
Hosier said, according to National Crime Watch, benefits of a local Crime Watch include, basic crime prevention, disaster preparedness, the building of stronger communities.