Project Broken Window
Neighbors of a normally quiet neighborhood were shocked when they learned that a police SWAT team had raided a home in the community just before dawn and found lots of cash, drugs and guns.
After a year going back and forth with City Hall, Beth Schwartz got to see her hard work pay off as crews tore down an abandoned home on her South Miami street.
The Coral Springs Police Department wants South Floridians to make a call to make a difference. The department is pushing the new program “Make a Call, Make a Difference” to keep the city’s streets safe.
The City of South Miami has moved to eliminate a neighborhood eyesore. Friday, bulldozers took down three, boarded-up houses on Southwest 60th Avenue that are abandoned “magnets” for crime.
From across the street, one building in Miami looks like any other in an industrial area, but the window coverings are made of steel.
Police arrested a drug dealer for baking marijuana into cupcakes and selling them to high school students. The cupcakes were chocolate flavor and individually wrapped in aluminum foil.
If you’ve ever wondered how to get help making you neighborhood better, safer, and more free of crime, you might want to consider asking a cop, Wednesday, CBS4 and some South Florida police departments are giving you a chance as police officers take your phone calls as part of Project Broken Window.
Homestead residents who see problems in their neighborhoods which could lead to criminal activity are urged to attend a special Community Police and Crime Watch Committee town hall meeting Tuesday night to air their concerns.
A Miami commissioner is asking for the public’s help in supporting a bill which would make it easier for law enforcement to kick-out those who make themselves at home in abandoned homes.
Can a community’s layout and environmental design prevent crime? South Florida law enforcement think it’s worth a shot.