More privately-funded security cameras are coming to Ohio City.
The nonprofit Ohio City Incorporated said ten more cameras will be installed throughout the neighborhood, after an initial ten surveillance cameras were installed along Bridge Avenue late last year.
“Our next phase is going to be the same model,” Kerry McCormack with Ohio City Incorporated said, “10 camera system, but this is going to be a little further into the neighborhood, and we’re working with residents in those neighborhoods to find specific locations for those cameras.”
Eventually, between 40 and 60 cameras will pop up. McCormack said the video is sent directly to police if suspicious activity occurs. Neighbors hope the cameras will solve crime.
“We have security issues,” Cassidy Clark said.
Clark told newsnet5.com he was mugged two years ago outside the West Side Market, shortly after moving to the area, but says he has no plans to move.
"We want to be part of the effort to try and bring this community back,” Clark said.
Cleveland Police said the Wednesday one of the new cameras, located at West 28th Street and Bridge Avenue caught crooks involved in a smash and grab-style burglary at Dave’s Market fleeing the scene.
The crime happened on Dec. 29, while the store was closed. Crooks made off with an ATM and left extensive damage and a stolen pick-up truck behind. Police said they have not been caught.
A carjacking that happened Friday morning in the same parking lot has also not been solved.
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