Salem and Crawford residents gather to discuss concerns over crime

Members of the community during the meeting

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.

Members of the community during the meeting
Members of the community during the meeting

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.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s