In response to the Tech Connect burglary and other recent crimes involving drugs, a citizen crime prevention organization, Kenai Peninsula Crime Group, has formed. It holds a meeting to discuss how people can work to address crime from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road, said orrganizer Phillip Boyle.
Boyle, who owns a company, Aurora Security, providing self-defense training and security, said he wanted to start a lower Kenai Peninsula group out of a general frustration with a rise in crime, particularly drug use. The group could do things like forming neighborhood watch associations and posting on Facebook reports of stolen cars or items.
“One of the things I’ve seen in other communities is having more individuals a lot more attentive to what’s going on — taking pictures, giving law enforcement more evidence to pursue,” Boyle said. “If we have enough eyes and enough people willing to say something, then maybe stuff would start to change and more people willing to stand up.”
Boyle said the group already has a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/KenaiPeninsulaCrime. That online group also posts information about crimes throughout the peninsula. For more information or to help, Boyle said people can call him at 399-2103.