Foothills residents ramp up security in light of break-ins
Foothills residents ramp up security in light of break-ins Video by kgun9.comvideo
Reporter: Cory Marshall
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Al and Ann Fishback have lived in the Catalina Foothills for 36 years.
"There's an awful lot of burglaries in this particular neighborhood now and there didn't use to be at all but there is now," Ann Fishback said.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department says the only thing new about break-ins is surveilance video. Residents are fencing in their homes with security monitors -- ensuring the bads guys are caught on camera.
Residents then turn the video over to law enforcement. It may seem like there's an increase in burglaries but deputies say we're not necessarily seeing more incidents, just more evidence.
Some Foothills residents disagree and say their street is proof that break-ins are on the rise.
"We had an alarm installed this year. We've lived here for 30 years and never felt the need to have one," Foothills resident Nola Bull said.
"I'm not going to say that I necessarily feel safe, but for the most part [I do]," Bull continued.
The longtime resident has security cameras mounted around her house and keeps cars parked out front. She says it's a warning to potential intruders that someone is home.
"I think most of the neighbors in the neighborhood are concerned. We're being careful," said Fishback.
In the nearly four decades the Fishback's have lived in the community, the couple has never been burglarized. They intend to keep it that way.