IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Ironton residents and police fed up with recent crime had a neighborhood watch meeting Wednesday night at Ironton High School.
Helping spur it on were a string of tire slashings on Monday that affected nearly two dozen cars.
Residents and even church pastors said they are determined to put their frustration to good use -- finding solutions to stop the growing crime.
"We've had our campers vandalized, batteries stolen, our cars vandalized, bikes stolen. We're just sick of it. We're tired of these thieves doing all this," Ironton resident Adam Brown said.
The Rev. Richard Carter said, "It's just wide open. I mean, you don't have to be a detective to really know what's going on in your neighborhood."
Police said they have a person of interest in the tire slashings.