Residents of a county-operated building for senior and disabled citizens say they have grown concerned about their safety after a recent string of car break-ins outside of the Olin Building. Those concerned are asking the Madison County Housing Authority to improve lighting and consider the idea of installing cameras in and around the complex located at 310 Smith Street.
Police have responded to reports of car burglary six times since January. They have also made one drug related arrest and filed one damage to property report during that time.
The executive director of the housing authority says he was unaware of the issues and that he will now work to address them. In the meantime, police say that Ameren will put up more lighting if the area is classified as high crime, but that has not happened yet.