Low turnout at Lowellville crime watch meeting

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – The first meeting of a community watch group in Lowellville only had one community member in attendance along with two police officers.

The meeting was held Sunday evening at City Hall on Liberty Street.

The group watch was started by Village Police Chief Ryan Bonacci in order to decrease the small amount of crime in the village and to prevent further instances. Bonacci also wants to build a stronger relationship with the community and to enlist the eyes and ears of residents.

“Even in our small town, we can’t be everywhere at once so it is nice to have information from residents in different parts of our town,” Bonacci said.

The turnout at the meeting did not disappoint Chief Bonacci. Another meeting is planned at Lowellville High School on Sept. 16. That meeting will be focused on helping parents be more aware of drug use in kids and common hiding places.

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