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Block Watch a community asset

Jon and Jodi Crimmins, left, with staff members Melanie Wolfe, Hailey Way, Quinn Ianniciello serve fresh Northwest coffees. - Michaela Marx Wheatley
Jon and Jodi Crimmins, left, with staff members Melanie Wolfe, Hailey Way, Quinn Ianniciello serve fresh Northwest coffees.
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Marian Bates and the other Block Watch volunteers in Honeymoon Bay have the right idea about fighting crime.

They know the police are the main line of attack against crime, but they also recognize that each of them also has a responsibility to help keep crime at bay.

ItÂ’s their community and they want to keep it quiet, clean and relatively safe.

By establishing Block Watch, they can give the police some extra eyes and ears in the fight against crime.

Another positive side effect is that if 75 percent of the community gets involved, property insurance premiums can drop by 15 percent.

Block Watch is a worthwhile program that all our communities should establish.

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