UPDATE 8/03/2012 @ 10:45 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, WVa. (WSAZ) --- A recent rash of violence in one Huntington neighborhood as residents on alert.
Huntington City Councilman Scott Caserta, who represents the 7th District, confirmed to WSAZ.com there is now a meeting scheduled on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, to talk about the possibility of creating an organized Neighborhood Watch in that area.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church. The address is listed below:
3000 Washington Blvd.
Huntington, WV 25705
Meeting will be held August 7, 2012
Caserta says, as of Friday, representatives from the Mayor's office and Huntington City Police will be on hand to help address any issues.
One Huntington neighborhood is hoping Facebook can help band people together, to protect themselves from becoming victims of crime.
On Wallace Circle, in Huntington, residents there have been targeted. Roughly half of a dozen people, randomly targeted, in one night alone.
"It's causing us to loose sleep. "says resident Amy Stowasser. "That affects our jobs, it affects our life -- it scares our children."
Right now, there's no official neighborhood watch in that part of town. Councilman Scott Caserta, tells WSAZ.com he's been in contact with the Huntington Police Department to have an informal meeting, with residents, about what needs to be done to set one up.
"Well, I just got on Facebook" says Amber Holly. "People check it everyday. I was just trying to let people know just go out and check your cars, your outbuildings, because the thieves are back."
Residents hope the Facebook alerts, can help people in the neighborhood be on alert of any suspicious activity.
"We have great neighbors" says Stowasser. "But we're becoming more aware. If you don't belong here, we want to know why. We want to catch these people."