Metro police host Easter event in crime-ridden neighborhood
Metro officers are helping residents in one crime-stricken neighborhood reclaim their park so kids can feel safe this Easter.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Metro officers are helping residents in one crime-stricken neighborhood reclaim their park so kids can feel safe this Easter.
On Friday, Metro hosted an Easter egg hunt for families as part of the department's community outreach.
The event at Molasky Family Park was more than just an Easter celebration. It was a chance for Metro police to get into the community.
"This is their park and their community and we're going to help them take it back," said Sgt. Redell More.
Parents say on any other day, the park can be dangerous.
"A lot of bums, alcoholics, drug addicts, they hide out in the park and up in the play area and it's not really safe for the kids at all," said Cathy Pascoe, a local parent.
The park is located in an area called the Cambridge Corridor. Police say it's crime-ridden and they're working to change the neighborhood.
As part of the Easter fun, kids got their faces painted, ate free hot dogs and cooled off with water activities.
All the while, police stood by, reminding families that they don't just make arrests.