LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A surge in break-ins and vandalism has some people in Germantown searching for ways to reduce crime.

Neighbors say a group of teenagers has been vandalizing homes, breaking into cars and harassing people who live in the area. But Fourth Division Commander Maj. Josh Judah said LMPD has made progress in investigating these cases.

“Working with the neighbors, we’ve identified who some of these troublemakers are and are following up with in the court system," Judah said. "In addition to that, we’ve dedicated more patrols to the area."

Neighbors like Debbie Hagan said they have noticed more police patrols in the area.

“I’m impressed that I’m not seeing the gangs walking through here," she said. I see (officers) three or four times a day."

On Tuesday night, LMPD held a peace walk in the area to meet with neighbors.

“The Germantown neighborhood has seen some challenges with kids and some vandalism, and there’s some concern and fear about crime," LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said. "This is a great opportunity for us to get out and meet some of the people who live here in Germantown."

If you see crime in your neighborhood, you call the LMPD tip line at 574-LMPD.

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