LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -
The LMPD's 7th Division held a crime prevention meeting to discuss a recent rash of robberies, gun theft, and strategies for block captains to get the community involved in fighting crime.
A rash of burglaries and guns stolen from unlocked cars means police are reminding residents to lock up.
LMPD Sergeant Brimm said he and the Division Seven team have emphasized building a strong relationship with community members. He creates an open dialogue with the community of
Okolona, Fern Creek, Ford
and surrounding areas. This dialogue
includes various websites, crime updates and reports sent to the neighborhood.
Tuesday during a crime prevention meeting in the 7th Division, and LMPD officer asked the crowd, "How many of you have guns in your car?"
According to Brimm, the division has seen an increase in firearm thefts from unlocked cars in the past few months. In one week of February, three firearms were stolen from unlocked vehicles.