Crime in one Kanawha County community is on the rise. Now, police in South Charleston say they plan to add extra patrols in the Spring Hill area of the city. This comes after neighbors asked city council last week for more police presence.
Harry Weiner says he misses the good old days. He says he remembers when he could leave the house and not worry about locking his doors.
Police are taking notice. They're calling the Spring Hill area of South Charleston a hot spot after a series of thefts and vandalism in this neighborhood. Now they plan to beef up patrols.
Officers say most of the problems are caused by kids. City Councilwoman Gerri Jude believes more patrols will keep children off the streets and out of trouble.
Giving hope to harry and his neighbors that the good old days could be a reality again in their community.
Police say they are in the process of hiring more officers to help fix the problem.