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Montgomery couple helps cut down neighborhood crime

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A Montgomery couple is fed up with crime in their neighborhood, and they're doing something about it. 

Just a couple of blocks off of Highland Avenue, the couple is hard at work, and partnering with police, to clean up their street. 

Sandra O'Callaghan and her husband have lived on the corner of Buford and Locust Streets for two years. 

Sandra has witnessed countless crimes, and has worked to solve them. 

"We've actually had some drug dealers and we annoyed them enough to get them out of the neighborhood," Sandra said. "We got video of four men on the corner shooting off automatic weapons, Ross Funeral Home had their limousine stolen and we were able to catch that, and we had a breaking and entering we were able to catch."

"She's just adamant about making sure her neighborhood is safe, and that's what we need," says MPD Chief of Operations Ron Cook. 

MPD introduced Operation Domino last week and the O'Callaghans want to work with them, to help in the effort. They need to understand what police need from them and what they should expect from MPD.

"We ask the citizens to be real vigilant. If they see something, say something," Cook urges. "Anytime you see somebody suspicious walking through your neighborhood that you don't generally see, a suspicious vehicle, a lot of juveniles hanging together, those are the things we want you to call about."

O'Callaghan believes it's about communication. 

"For us, it's just a matter of keeping those doors open," Sandra said. "And being an example of what they'd like to see throughout the neighborhood."

Montgomery Police announced Operation Domino after MPD worked seven homicide cases in less than five weeks. MPD has worked a total of 17 homicide cases so far in 2014.

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