An APD program is helping to fight crime inside Austin apartment complexes by encouraging residents to report suspicious activity. It’s called the AROW program and it is short for Apartment Residents on Watch. It works like a neighborhood crime watch with a captain for each apartment building.
You read that right. Authorities say the economy is to blame for this huge spike in burglaries. They tell us the crimes are mostly occurring at apartments in Northwest Austin. The biggest ticket items crooks are after? Authorities say it’s flat screen TV’s and GPS systems. A reminder to lock it up.
I don’t want to live in an unsafe place. Everyone should check out the Austin Police department records. I am even a fan of having a gun at your place. I don’t care at all about those security gates at apartments. They don’t make me feel any safer. They shouldn’t make you feel any safer. […]