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East Chula Vista concerns lead to plan for safety forum

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Posted at 6:06 AM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 09:36:17-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Homeowners in east Chula Vista are hoping a meeting with police and city leaders will address a number of crime concerns in the area.

The meeting started with an idea by Josh Roberts. Roberts lives in the community and was tired of seeing people complaining and reporting crime on Facebook instead of directly to the police department.

According to Crimemapping, there were 44 crimes reported from July 5 to August 1 in a two mile radius in the 91915 zip code. The crimes range from burglaries to vehicle thefts to assault.

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However, last December Wallet Hub ranked Chula Vista the safest city in the county and the third safest in the state.

CVPD says community safety is their highest priority and plans to address any concerns at the meeting.

Chula Vista Police and city councilman Steve Padilla have both confirmed their attendance. The meeting is scheduled for August 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Veterans Park Recreation Center.