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Delhi residents discuss recent break-ins

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DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - With break-ins on the rise in one ArkLaMiss town, people in Delhi met to find out how they can keep their homes safe.

Dozens of people in Delhi are concerned about a recent string a break-ins in Richland Parish. Thursday night, victims of these crimes spoke up and decided they're taking matters in their own hands.

"I had gone to the doctor that day, and came back in and my house was open," says Mary Wafer, 80, "I was violated, I haven't gotten over it yet, it's been a hard thing, it messes your whole life up."

Many people at the standing-room-only meeting have had their vehicles and homes broken into in Delhi, and their belongings stolen. Many with no arrests made in the case, even after months of searching.

"Just talk to their neighbor, 'Hey, this is what's going on, and please report it," says Bubba Jackson.

Jackson organized the community meeting because he thinks the people of Delhi are the key to solving and stopping these crimes.

"I ride my golf cart from 11:00, usually until 2:00 or 2:30 in the morning, around all of your homes," Jackson says, but he knows a neighborhood watch takes more than just one man. He's asking residents to step up to the task.

Sheriff Lee Harrell gave advice to the group of how to get a neighborhood watch started, and reminded everyone to always report a crime or any suspicious behavior in your community.

According to the meeting's organizer, Delhi leaders and police were invited to the meeting, but none attended.

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