Town Watch Group Walking Center City After Sex Assault - FOX 35 News Orlando

Town Watch Group Walking Center City After Sex Assault

Posted: Updated:

"We walk the streets mainly for eyes and ears for the neighborhood. We look for drugs, it could be someone breaking into a house. We also look for things like broken manhole covers and street lights out," said Karen Adams. But after hearing a 29 year old woman was sexually assaulted last week in Center City this group is taking more aggressive steps to help protect residents. Adams heads the Public Safety Committee for the Washington West Civic Association.

"It kind of prickles the hairs on the back of our neck a little because it is rare," said Adams who also says it's frightening to know that at 11 o'clock at night in a busy area of restaurants and clubs someone could get away with such a violent crime. Police say it happened on the 1200 block of St. James Avenue when the victim left a bar to feed the meter.

"First we were surprised then we were horrified that it happened. We were angry that it happened," said Adams.

Larissa Prewitt is also concerned. She says, "I worry about walking home at night, walking to the grocery, my friends and my family's safety." She's part of the town watch too. They always carry radios but now they're also armed with flyers to hand out with a description of the suspect.

"Be aware, be aware, be aware. Keep your phone in your pocket, don't text or talk or walk at the same time. Be aware of who is behind you and in front of you," said Prewitt.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Police Search For Missing 16-Year-Old In Camden

    Police Search For Missing 16-Year-Old In Camden

    Police Search For Missing 16-Year-Old In Camden

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:27:11 GMT
    Camden County Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old from Lanning Square.Police say Zebedee Matthews was reported missing Sunday, April 20th from his home on the 600 block of Benson Street.Police describe him as a black male, 5'6 ½", 115 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He has been reported missing three times before and is known to frequent Leonard Avenue in Camden, according to authorities.If you have information on his whereabouts, please call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.
    Camden County Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old from Lanning Square.Police say Zebedee Matthews was reported missing Sunday, April 20th from his home on the 600 block of Benson Street.Police describe him as a black male, 5'6 ½", 115 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He has been reported missing three times before and is known to frequent Leonard Avenue in Camden, according to authorities.If you have information on his whereabouts, please call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.
  • Kraft Foods Group Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Hot Dogs

    Kraft Foods Group Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Hot Dogs

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:24:54 GMT
    Kraft Foods Group, Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners.
    Kraft Foods Group, Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices