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Ogden's Crime Reduction Unit Hits the Streets

Ogden's Crime Reduction Unit Hits the Streets



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Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio Residents are relieved the crackdown is finally ready to go down in their neighborhood. Ogden's new, no-nonsense crime-reduction unit is setting up shop this weekend.

Sheri Shaver paces along Adams Avenue with apprehension. "I try to stay inside or have somebody take me in a car rather than walking," she said.

Why? "All the gangs and the homeless people," Shaver explained.

Kent Hite says it's about time. "I can't walk down the street without somebody asking me for something. They break windows in my apartment," he said.

Lt. Mike Ashment says known criminals are on notice. "They'll know that we're there; we'll be there watching," Ashment said.

The city created extra jobs to make this happen. Police say the city understands the cost of cleaning up its worst neighborhood.

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