City of Logansport fundraising for trail security cameras

The goal is to raise $25,000 for trail security cameras.

Posted: Mar 1, 2019 6:08 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2019 11:44 PM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) - The City of Logansport is raising money to make its walking trails safer. The goal is to raise $25,000 for trail security cameras.

"I think this is the prettiest trail we have," said Deputy Mayor Mercedes Brugh of the Little Turtle Waterway trail. The money would add cameras to this trail as well as, River Bluff and Hervey Preserve, Huston Park and Sims Connector, and Cole Bridge, Eel River Run & Stonewall Park.

"We've had several citizens stress that they have used the trail and felt unsafe at some point or felt scared and are reluctant to get back on them but with the security cameras, they're excited and ready to try them again," said Marla Evanich, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor.

Evanich said they've heard positive feedback about the security cameras. Police will be able to look back on the footage up to 45 days.

"We know where the hotspots are so we want to cool those hotspots down and I think the cameras are going to help with that," she said.

Mayor David Kitchell has vocalized his support for the crowdfunding campaign. If the city can raise $25,000, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will match that.

"The cameras and the poles we want to put up to make the trails more safe is going to be $96,000," said Evanich.

But every penny is worth it to prevent what tragically happened to Abigail Williams and Liberty German in Delphi, from happening in Logansport.

"If the cameras had been present when the girls had that incident that took their lives if we would have the killer by now," said Evanich.

But time is running out to help. Logansport has until May 28th to reach its goal.

"The money is only matched if we make our goal so keep those cards and letters coming," said Brugh.

Click here to learn more about the campaign and to donate.

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