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Tucson neighborhood hit by rash of property crimes

Published: Apr. 4, 2016 at 12:10 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:12 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A recent rash of property crimes has a Tucson neighborhood upset.
 
The crimes are happening in the midtown Samos Neighborhood, near East Glenn Street and North Campbell Avenue.
 
"Violation. My nice and beautiful neighborhood has been violated," Leah Dickinson said.
 
Dickinson has lived in the Samos Neighborhood for two years. But she says within the past few months, she has noticed an increase in crime.
 
The laundry room in their housing complex is typically locked. But when Dickinson's husband went in to get his clothes, some items were gone.
 
"He started folding it when he was inside and started noticing his sweaters missing," Dickinson said.

Other neighbors, like Valeria Solorio, had clothes stolen as well.
 
"I went in and everything was gone," Solorio said.
 
Solorio has also noticed graffiti popping up in the area. Now she and others plan to be more vigilant.

"Just keep a record of things so if it escalates, TPD officers have what they need, so we can get it squashed before it gets any worse," Dickinson explained.
 
The city of Tucson has a graffiti phone app. To download the free app, search "MyTucson." Then,
with one click you can snap of picture of the graffiti and the location and report it. The city has a team that will come out and clean it up. You can also call 792-CITY (2489).

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