This is how a neighborhood watch is supposed to work.
Neighbors watch out for each other on Bangor’s west side
BANGOR, Maine — A year ago, Lisa Prescott didn’t know her neighbors by name. Now she’s volunteering alongside one of them — in both a community theater play and a neighborhood watch program.
“We bought this house in 2006 and up until last fall, I didn’t even know my neighbors’ names directly across the street,” said Prescott, an Old Town native who lives in a 122-year-old Victorian-style house on Second Street with her husband, David.
That was before an attempted break-in at her residence and a daylight robbery at a house diagonally across the street galvanized the neighborhood last fall.
“And it was already bad before that last summer because we had an apartment house down the road where there were all kind of problems — loud fights and parties, drug-related behavior, BB gun vandalism — going on at all hours,” Prescott said. “So we started talking with neighbors and looking online to find out about a neighborhood watch program.”