Community meeting set for 5:30 p.m. today

Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 04:55 PM.

“It’s kind of scary,” said Courtney Whitney, who lives on Camelia Lane. “A lot of people seem to think that because we’re military we’re good to go, we’re safe, but that’s false especially with everything that’s been happening lately. Some women do decide to stay back when they are deployed. Some women are pregnant and can’t fight back. It’s just scary.

“I have had friends that have their gas stolen and stuff. Nothing has happened to me. My concern is who’s to say they won’t make their way to my street. The fact that he’s leaving and I have decided to stay here has kind of startled me because it’s just me and my 2 1/2-pound dog and my 1-year-old. It’s scary to think that there’s some stuff happening in my neighborhood.”

Sara Costa, on Cypress Lane, said nothing has happened to her home but that while house-sitting for a neighbor, a break-in occurred in which a laptop computer was stolen.

“Also in the area, we’ve had a couple of people on several other streets that have had their cars broken into, things stolen out of their cars and vandalized,” she said. “Some patio furniture went missing from a girl just two houses down from me. We have children and some of these girls have husbands gone or soon will be gone and how are they supposed to feel safe here.”

Bratton said residents should report even the smallest incident to police.

“If residents think that people are jiggling on their doors, even if they are not sure, they should call us and we’ll be happy to send an officer by to check on them,” Bratton said.

Costa said action is needed.

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