At least one resident is taking matters into his own hands. He’s hosting a neighborhood crime watch meeting Thursday night at his store, Concealed Carry Courses, with the hopes that he’ll empower his neighbors.
“Breaking into cars, breaking into houses, so on and so forth, it has been going up,” said Kim Rodecker.
Rodecker owns the concealed carry classroom in Old Brooklyn, where he teaches others how to protect themselves. So, what better place to host a community neighborhood watch meeting to address the uptick of crime on the normally quiet city streets?
“Usually during the daytime, a majority of them, which is when they’re not home, when they’re away somewhere else, like maybe at work,” he said.
One look at the Old Brooklyn neighborhood watch Facebook page and many residents are seeing a surge in crime they thought would drop-off after Glen Adkins Jr. was arrested.