Community group looks for ways to reduce summer crimes

    Community group looks for ways to reduce summer crimes

    SAN ANTONIO - People on the West Side worked to improve safety for kids and families on Wednesday evening. The West End Hope in Action Organization hosted a community walk and talk. They went door-to-door in a neighborhood near Culebra and Zarzamora asking residents what they would like to see done in order to reduce crime over the summer.

    According to online crime records, last summer SAPD responded to 10 burglaries in the area.

    “We’ve got a lot of breakins. We’ve got these prostitutes up and down the street,” one man told the organizers.

    SAPD Chief William McManus, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino, District 5 Shirley Gonzales joined the block walk.

    "We want to find ways to address public safety issues,” Trevino said. “We're talking about a youth program here for the Frank Garrett Center."

    West End Hope in Action also collected signatures asking the city to return safe summer activities to the park.

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