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Citizens group formed to help fight crime in Batavia

A Batavia resident has set up a Facebook group and scheduled a meeting aimed at fighting crime in the city.

The Batavia Neighborhood Watch group already has 95 members.

It was set up by Michael Hough, who wrote in his first post:

There is no doubt that crime is on the rise in Batavia. This group is intended to bring the community together to deal with the issues, and to serve as a liaison between citizens and law enforcement officers.

He's calling for a meeting of concerned citizens 5 p.m., Jan. 25, at Tim Horton's.

robert fazio
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i live in elba but a good idea

Don Lovelace
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I just joined their FB group!

Kyle Couchman
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Hopefully it can help.... I joined as well. Can't rightly complain about anything without at least making an effort to be part of a possible solution.

Angelo Dispenza
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I'm thinking they are going to need a bigger venue.

Tim Howe
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Great job Mike, Proud of you cuz. Smile Hope this really takes off!!!!

Mark Janofsky
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I joined this group immediately after reading this post because I thought, “what a great idea”. This morning I found, according to his Facebook, Mr. Hough does not live in Genesee County. Curious! I hope it’s sincere.

Gary Spencer
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jKofnVkUwBA

tom hunt
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Can we recruit Charles Bronson??

Tim Howe
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or chuck Norris Smile

Hey Mark, Mike is my cousin I can tell you he is deadly serious and VERY sincere. "Mark" my words Smile

Doug Yeomans
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Mike has clearly outlined rules for the group, and he also addressed the fact that he doesn't live in the city and why he formed the group, regardless.

William Millen
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Best of luck with this venture.

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