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TPD honors block watch volunteers at picnic

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Citizen crime fighters were honored at the 24th annual family block watch picnic on Saturday at Ottawa Park.

The event was sponsored by the Toledo Police Department.

Organizers say block watch members often see and hear things police might not notice and today the department wanted to say thanks.

"We work together as a team. We report crime, any suspicious behavior. We stress to people to call 9-1-1," said Lou Shaver a block watch leader from Toledo.

There are now 140 block watch leaders and hundreds of block watch volunteers across Toledo.

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