Avoca Crime Watch is now incorporated

June 27th, 2015 1:30 am

First Posted: 2/27/2013

The Avoca Neighborhood Crime Watch held its monthly meeting at the town hall on Feb. 19.

Jeff Pisanchyn, Avoca Borough building inspector, spoke about apartment inspections and ordinances and how they are applied. David Homschek, Avoca police chief, reported 92 police calls were responded to during the month.

The group also discussed abandoned properties in the town.

The Avoca Neighborhood Crime Watch is now incorporated and non-profit, filing all required papers in Harrisburg and Luzerne County.

The Crime Watch organization’s 75 members and board ordered a Council-approved hand-carved “Welcome to Avoca” sign which, when completed, will be placed at the south end of Main Street.

Residents who would like to donate to the beautification project or would like more information are asked to call Jim at 457-8446 , Ned at 457-6109 or Gene, at 457-0776.

The Avoca Neighborhood Crime Watch organization will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the town hall.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Matt Connors will inform those attending on meth labs.