Youngstown police install LED lights on houses throughout south side to deter crime

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Wednesday afternoon, two Youngstown policemen volunteered to install 74 outdoor LED, solar-powered lights on houses along South Avenue, Marmion Avenue and other neighborhoods on the south side.

It’s part of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation’s community-based crime reduction program.

“Well, the more lighting you have, the better. Obviously, it’s less of an opportunity for people to hide or less of an opportunity for them to look at a house and say, ‘Hey, this is a target.’ The more lighting you can put on a house, the better,” said Youngstown Police Captain Jason Simon.

Many of the homeowners are thrilled to have these type of lights as a way to illuminate the entire neighborhood.

Some houses have them installed on either the back or front of the house, while others have them on both.

The lights were paid for with a grant from the Raymond John Wean Foundation.

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