Greenacres Place homeowners looking into Neighborhood Watch program
Their actions come in the wake of the death of an airman and neighbor who was gunned down
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - He was a husband, a new father and an airman who signed up to protect our country.
And neighbors say the morning 30-year-old Tech. Sgt. Joshua Kidd was gunned down, he likely trying to protect his family and property.
Neighbors in Greenacres Place, a normally quiet Bossier City subdivision, have since been on guard.
Days after the homicide, KSLA News 12 was the only station to have a crew at Riverwood Apartments when Bossier City police officers were serving a warrant.
The apartment complex is about three miles from Kidd’s home. It also happens to be the same apartment complex where 17-year-old Jareona Crosby lived.
She and a 15-year-old boy are accused of killing Kidd. Both are expected to be charged as adults.
Jim Donaldson, who has lived in Greenacres Place for 10 years, said the homicide was quite a shock.
“We had quite a few break-ins been going on for about four years and, ironically, house break-ins along the boulevard.”
Now Donaldson is leading the charge to set up a Neighborhood Watch program in the subdivision.
“We are going to put up the Neighborhood Watch signs to let them know be aware.”
Donaldson presented his plan to Greenacres Place Homeowners Association board members Monday evening.
He told them he is looking for four volunteers to be trained by police.
Board members asked questions and shared concerns about liability. They made it clear that if a Neighborhood Watch is formed, it would be independent of the board.
Greenacres Place resident Ken Webb said he would serve as a volunteer.
“The Neighborhood Watch is a national program. I know that Bossier City supports it ..." he said.
Webb also discussed their goal.
"We don’t want it to get out of control where we are trying to replace the police. That’s not the intent of it. It’s for neighbors to get together and get out and see if you belong here.”
Donaldson said he still is doing research and will update the board once he gets his four volunteers.
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