Neighbors Chase Suspected Thieves From South Side Community
Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:02 PM EDT By: Marcus Thorpe - email COLUMBUS, Ohio -
Community members in a south Columbus neighborhood are taking big steps to help police officers and push crime out of their neighborhood.Ganthers Place is just four city blocks wide, but community members say they have plenty of work to do, and more people willing to do it."The cohesiveness and camaraderie we have are stronger and we get more accomplished," said Tara Mullins.That togetherness has shown through twice in just a week. On Thursday, a neighbor spotted a man trying to force entry into an abandoned house in the area."We made it loud and known, had several people come out and chase the perpetrator to the gas station," Mullins said.
On Sunday night, another neighbor spotted people carrying out items thought to have been stolen from various homes in the neighborhood. The suspects were taking the items out from inside of the same abandoned home."They ran out of the house and we scoped it and he was in a lady's yard next door, wouldn't recommend it but they were in for a surprise," Allen Carrel said. Another neighbor followed the suspect, called police and it led them to the suspect's home across town. "Stay out of this neighborhood if you come to this neighborhood, you're going to get caught," Chad Miller said.
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Ganthers Place Civic Association
Our Neighborhood Association is a volunteer group of residents, business representatives, and other interested stakeholders that works together to improve and enhance the neighborhood in which they live. People come together at our association meetings to exchange ideas, propose solutions, prioritize potential projects, and generally talk about things that affect our neighborhood. Ganthers Place Civic Association and Block Watch meet the last Thursday monthly to discuss neighborhood events that might enhance neighborhood pride, the publishing of newsletters, etc. Our monthly meetings will be held at the Community Grounds Coffee and Meeting House. 1134 Parsons Ave.
Ganthers Place Meetings
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755 East Whittier St.
The Ganthers Place Civic Association is a diverse group of residents and businesses organizing to preserve and promote the unique character of the Southside from Whittier to Cline and Parsons to Heyl. The volunteer membership works to build a united and informed neighborhood, increase resident safety, promote artistic and cultural appreciation, and hold events to bring neighbors together. This creates a deeper sense of community making Ganthers Place an attractive and desirable place to live.
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