CRAWFORD, Ala.- Tuesday night, close to 40 citizens from the Crawford and Salem area gathered to discuss their concerns over recent break-ins, drug problems and other crimes in the area.
Russell County Sheriff, Heath Taylor ; Russell County District Court Judge, Buster Landreau and Russell County Judge, David Johnson; Russell County Commission Member, Chance Corbett and others were in attendance to answer any questions from residents.
During the two hour meeting, members from the community stressed how important it is for the neighborhood to look out for each other. Neighborhood watchers Benita Catrett and Vanessa Butler said, “It’s probably thing when you’re living in a rural area. We’ve all gotta get together be there for one another and look out for each other, and feeling safe is one of those things even with the crime the way it is today. We’ve gotta know we feel safe in our own homes.” Event organizers say they are planning another meeting for the near future.
Sheriff Heath Taylor added that if anyone in the community hears or sees anything relating to a crime to call authorities.