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Lafayette police respond to more calls on city's north end

Police said the calls have all come from the 1700 block to the 2100 block, and more of half of them ended up being drug related.

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 6:52 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Police said the calls have all come from the 1700 block to the 2100 block, and more of half of them ended up being drug related.

Neighbors said many people living on Charles Street are elderly people or families with young children, with the exception of a few rental homes in between.

If you ask people what it's like to live on Charles Street, most will tell you it's pretty quiet. Kay Pickett has lived there for many years. 


"I feel safe here, I don't have any qualms about being here," said Pickett. 

However in the last month, things have gotten a little louder.

"There was a lot of people there that night and a lot of noise," said neighbor Margaret Wherle. 

Over the weekend, she and her husband saw police pull more than ten people out of a house down the street.

"I just knew there was something very bad with that many policemen," Wherle said.

Of the five calls police responded to in the last thirty days, three were drug related. One of those happened over the weekend when twelve people were arrested.

Neighbors think a big issue is the large number of vacant homes and rental properties. They said for the most part they still feel safe in the area. 

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