SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Another Springfield community comes together to combat crime.
After several car and home break-ins in the Brightwood section, neighbors began stepping up their efforts to make the area uninviting to criminals.
Brightwood resident Victor Gomez said, “"We are trying to communicate with every neighbor to at least put some flood lights out and security lights and contact police if there's any suspicious activity that's going on."
"Neighbors usually know who their neighbors are and if you see something is wrong in your neighborhood, get together,” said Hector Flores.
The Brightwood neighborhood association says so far their efforts are paying off and they have seen fewer issues in the area in the past couple of weeks.